Special note, as my first “review”, I need to point out that this was paid for in full, and not being reviewed in exchange for the use of or receipt of it. All views are my own.
This day has been coming since I bought my F5 back in 2016. I’d been using a Frankenstein’s monster arrangement with my B4 HJ11 lens, which meant shooting in centre scan only… At times I also put an EF lens on it using an Optitek adapter, but for run and gun style shooting it was just clunky and awkward to maintain focus.
I love time-lapse photography. It’s something I’ve loved watching, the passage of time as life seemingly speeds up to an incredibly fast speed, whilst the camera remains firmly locked in place, or moving seemingly slowly across a set path on a slider. Particularly with a focus on Astrophotography, seeing the stars spin through the night sky, reminding all of us on the ground that we’re just one speck of dust orbiting a singular star, in a seemingly endless universe of other stars.
This scared the hell out of me. Reading a paragraph like this, written by a definite authority on the topic, about the very camera I had just purchased back in 2016. My first HDR camera, the PMW-F5, I was ready, I was keen and thought I knew what I was getting myself in for.