Should I buy the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera? (Part 1)

Episode 1002 (1:44:42)

Dan from Upland, CA

Dan is thinking about buying the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. Leo says it isn't cheap, but he loves the camera. TWiT uses a lot of Blackmagic converters in the Brickhouse Studios and Leo says its a great company. The Cinema Camera is a great video production workhorse. It takes Micro 4/3s lenses.

Can he use his Nikkor lenses? Leo says Dan would have to use an adapter to make them work and it'll likely lose most of the automatic features. In fact, he may not be able to change the aperture at all. Leo also says the pickup size is smaller in micro 4/3s, meaning smaller depth of field.