We're going on a short vacation on Monday. 11 people party-trip to Corfu, Greece. Since this is going to be our first "real" vacation with our son, I decided to film it properly. And because my E-M5 is unavailable right now, I had to pimp up the X-T20.
Got a stabilized lens - a kit 18-55mm f/2.8-4.0. I had no idea how hard it is in Poland to get this lens in under 24 hours. My first zoom lens in years. I've always prefered primes. But they say this is the best kit lens ever made. And to be honest I was pleasantly surprised by the quality. But the most important thing is OIS - which actually makes filming on X-T20 doable. Without stabilization it's just chaos.
Got a polarizing filter for the new lens. A must-have if you're going to Greek islands. A spare battery, since I have no idea how long one will last while recording in 4K.
And finally - got an external microphone. So far all our "movies" were silent. There was just music and some shots. I feel like we're missing a lot of the memories this way. We tend to say some amazingly stupid shit on those trips, but the audio quality was always unacceptable. I'm going to change that this time.
What worried me the most was the lack of flat picture profile in X-T20. But today I did few test shots with Classic Chrome film simulation on. And just wow! It needs no color correction at all.
Overall this is looking like a decent setup for both photo and video shooting. The RX100 will go as backup camera in case I drop the X-T20 into the sea, or something.
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