Jump to content


Photo

Leica V Lux

leicavlux1 film video travel

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 Alex Stelmacovich

Alex Stelmacovich

    New

  • Basic Members
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
  • Student
  • Toronto

Posted 18 April 2014 - 12:19 PM

I currently don't have much knowledge at all regarding video, but am looking to get in to it. I have a very limited budget but will be going to Thailand at the end of the month and hope to get some footage. I know someone selling a Leica V Lux 1 for cheap, it seems to be a good choice. 

 

A sample of the type of footage I hope to achieve is linked here: 

 

I realize that this is made on film and to achieve that myself will require lots of editing work. I just wanted some opinions on how viable this is with the Leica V Lux, or any other entry level camera. If it isn't, I'm fine to hear it, I just am having trouble finding information. 

 

Any advice is much appreciated. 


  • 0

#2 Matt Sezer

Matt Sezer
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 29 posts
  • Other
  • Chicago

Posted 22 April 2014 - 10:33 AM

I've never heard of anyone using a Leica V Lux 1 for video. Looking at the specs, it seems like the sensor is very very small. You're also probably paying a lot more just to get the Leica name.

 

A better option for a similar price is a Canon APS-C DSLR like the T2i, T3i, T4i, or the 60D. A Panasonic GH2 or GH3 may also be a good option. These cameras have much larger sensors and allow you to use a wide array of different lenses.


  • 0

#3 Matt Sezer

Matt Sezer
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 29 posts
  • Other
  • Chicago

Posted 22 April 2014 - 10:44 AM

By "very very small" I mean in relation to the sensor on a DSLR. The V Lux's sensor is about the same size as a prosumer video camera. However, with a prosumer video camera you'd get a similar image plus all kinds of controls that you wouldn't get with a still camera.


  • 0



CineTape

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

rebotnix Technologies

Ritter Battery

Glidecam

Metropolis Post

Abel Cine

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Paralinx LLC

Rig Wheels Passport

Aerial Filmworks

FJS International, LLC

Opal

CineLab

Visual Products

Technodolly

Tai Audio

Wooden Camera

The Slider

Willys Widgets

CineTape

rebotnix Technologies

Rig Wheels Passport

Glidecam

Opal

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Tai Audio

Paralinx LLC

FJS International, LLC

CineLab

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Visual Products

Metropolis Post

Technodolly

Ritter Battery

Wooden Camera

The Slider

Willys Widgets

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Abel Cine

Aerial Filmworks