Fed ex just dropped off a new AF100 for New Years. Overall i am really impressed with the build quality and features it is impressive for such an inexpensive camera. The viewfinder is really sharp as is the LCD a HUGE improvement over my last Panny an HVX200. I will be out shooting in the morning and i will post more thoughts then. The only thing is i only got vol.1 of the owners guide in print in English and Spanish no vol 2. Luckily i had downloaded the pdf versions 2 days ago. Kind of weird that the box did not have both versions. I purchased the AF100 from Abel Cine Tech NY and i must say they did a great job taking care of me so much so i just ordered the Af100's second cousin the GH2 which should show up in 2-3 weeks. The gh2 is just as hard to find as an AF100. I ordered my Af100 back in September. So far i think it was worth the wait. Now my new AJA KiPro mini will have a nice home when it finally ships. Happy New Year Stuart Cummings
Thanks Jan, I already had the pdf so i did print it out. Any chance of getting a copy of the small version of volume 2 the print out is on 8.5x11 paper and does not travel so well. And yes i did send out the card for the new book thanks Panasonic! And i love the new camera you and all the team at Panasonic have done a great job at a good price point with this camera and i could not be happier. We are starting the build on several underwater housings and i will share some cool U/W footage by early Feb. Thanks again Stuart
I'll be purchasing an AF100 at the end of the week. I considered buying a Nano Flash, but decided to wait, as the native footage seems to be good enough for my corporate work. My biggest dilemma is deciding which Micro 4/3 lens to buy. I don't like the PL mount lenses because they're not designed for the smaller 4/3 sensor. (i.e. 50mm lenses become 100mm, etc) That being said, what lens(es) do you recommend? Abel Cine Tech has the AF100 packaged with two Olympus zooms (14-35mm and 35-100mm). That's probably the way I'll go, but would love to hear you thoughts.