Micro Four-Thirds lenes and video production

Thursday October 16th – Jim Gwilliam will present a talk on Micro Four Third Lenses (or MFT or M43) that are used on some video and stills cameras (including the Blackmagic pocket cinema camera). The MFT system design specification does not provide space for a mirror box and a pentaprism, allowing smaller bodies to be designed, and a shorter flange focal distance and hence smaller lenses to be designed. Virtually any lens can be used on MFT camera bodies, as long as an adapter exists. The aim of MFT is to get DSLR like images without the bulky size of DSLR cameras.

Smaller and lighter cameras and camcorders can mean more creative freedom for camera operators and cinematographers. He will be bringing along a variety of lenses and adapters and explain how they are used and how they can be employed in video work to get the best results.

Second speaker to be announced (also on video production)