How many photographers use video function on DSLR

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mille19

Link Posted 23/12/2014 - 16:38
There seems to be a few topics on the forum about the video functions on stills cameras so I thought I'd do a poll.

swarf

Link Posted 23/12/2014 - 16:54
I voted 'Never', although to be completely honest I have played with it 3 or 4 times. If I wanted a video camera I would have brought one - they're cheap enough.

Phil
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Blythman

Link Posted 23/12/2014 - 16:56
Once about 3 years ago. Kingfisher was just sitting there and we both got bored of the same static shots in poor light. We worked out how to do a 1 minute movie instead

Mike-P

Link Posted 23/12/2014 - 17:00
As I said in another thread, only used it a couple of times (mainly because I forget it's even there) so therefore I answered seldom ... because I'm being completely honest

From what I understand it costs to include video I am happy to pay the extra and keep it as an option though.
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McGregNi

Link Posted 23/12/2014 - 17:04
swarf wrote:
I voted 'Never', although to be completely honest I have played with it 3 or 4 times. If I wanted a video camera I would have brought one - they're cheap enough.

Phil

I feel if you bought a 'cheap video camera' then you'll miss a lot in quality terms .... frankly, my K7 with high quality lens and stereo mic is capable of excellent results, better than a cheap video camera IMO.

DSLRs can be excellent video tools, especially when coupled with wide aperture lenses creating DOF effects ... also there is an increasing range of accessory add-ons to support high quality video recording.

McGregNi

Link Posted 23/12/2014 - 17:06
I use video frequently .... often in conjunction with stills shooting when out with the family. I love the flexibility of flicking between video and stills with a turn of the mode dial.
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doingthebobs

Link Posted 23/12/2014 - 17:11
Mike-P wrote:

From what I understand it costs to include video I am happy to pay the extra and keep it as an option though.

Same for me.

I'm going to produce some really good video like some of the posters on here. -------- When I get around to it!
It might not happen of course but at least I can with the camera I have already.

michaelblue

Link Posted 23/12/2014 - 17:16
If I could use the viewfinder for video I might use it more, squinting into the LCD screen is ridiculous for trying to compose video so I don't bother

widezu69

Link Posted 23/12/2014 - 17:24
I use the video function in the DSLR to save on buying a camcorder and some still lenses are well suited for the DSLR video shooter. I love the Sigma 18-35mm for video.

Mike-P

Link Posted 23/12/2014 - 17:25
michaelblue wrote:
If I could use the viewfinder for video I might use it more, squinting into the LCD screen is ridiculous for trying to compose video so I don't bother

Apart from forgetting it can do it this is the other reason I don't do video. I know you can get some weird looking thing to attach to the screen but I don't need something extra to make me look even stranger to the public than I already do when carrying a DSLR and bloody great lens.
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Last Edited by Mike-P on 23/12/2014 - 17:26

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 23/12/2014 - 17:28
A video function?

hogboy

Link Posted 23/12/2014 - 17:45
Never
Sony A6000 plus a bunch of lenses
Sony A7ii plus loads of glass
Fuji X20

MrB

Link Posted 23/12/2014 - 18:07
The very few video clips I've done (and those were several years ago) were using a compact camera with a powerful optical zoom. Never used the video mode on the K-5, nor even with the MX-1.

Cheers.
Philip

richandfleur

Link Posted 23/12/2014 - 18:28
I voted often.

Comments on why I use a DSLR for this feature are on the other similar thread, so I won't post those here.

michaelblue

Link Posted 23/12/2014 - 18:29
I hope Pentax/Ricoh take a look at the poll result above:

At the time of writing......

Often - 15%

Seldom - 20%

Never - 65%

Says a lot I think
Regards,
Michael
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