#5. "RE: Christmas lights w/ D5100 in Movie mode " In response to In response to 4 Sat 08-Sep-12 02:56 AM by grnzbra
Sorry, but my advice about depth (yeah, if finally looked up how to spell depth) of field seems to be wrong. See my post about apperture behavior in video mode. I've only done one video (On YouTube.com under WA2WMR)
Apparently stopping down the lens does nothing for video. In fact, an article I read today comparing video with a DSLR to video with a camcorder said that DSLRs have a shallower depth of field than a camcorder.
Hey, it's the weekend. Play with it and see what you get. Oh yes, shoot with the camera on a 5 ton granite slab or a tripod that's built like one.
Best of luck with ths - I'm looking forward to seeing the results.
WELL IT LOOKS LIKE I WAS WRONG OR RIGHT ABUT DEPTH OF FIELD. Someone just posted to my thread about apperture behavior in video mode that the lens does indeed stop down to where you set it. The reason the pic remains bright is the viewfinder brightness is increased to compensate.