Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 05:00 PM
"Like Panasonic's new 3D-capable HDC-SDT750 camcorder but don't want to shell out $1,400 for a brand-new kit? Get a load of this Micro Four Thirds lens. That's right, Panny's just announced an interchangeable 3D lens that affixes to the standard Lumix G-series mount."
3D 3D 3D; it seems the manufacturers are betting big on this. Me? Well, let's see: Loss of light, lower saturation, annoying glasses, little value-add, a whole lot of expensive gear, new workflows to manage, and hope that your audience has the right gear to see it right. Nope, not convinced. Plus, two lenses separated by a few millimetres does not seem to be really doing anything worthwhile. 3D is about as bad as Kodak trying to invent a new consumer film format every 15 years or so. Those of you old enough will remember how well those turned out!