Best Leica for Vlogging | V-Lux Buy, Test, Unbox from YL Camera Malaysia

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I fell in love with Leica last year when I saw a review from one of my favourite travel vloggers Jon Olsson (https://www.youtube.com/user/JonOlssonVideoBlog) using one of their cams. The 4k video quality was off-the-charts and looked nothing like even the BEST the videos I was producing. So when I decided that it was time to upgrade from the iPhone + DSLR setup I was using, it was a Leica that I wanted. I did my research and chatted with the guys at YL Camera, Malaysia’s largest camera retailer, for advice and decided on the Leica V-Lux for its video features and all-in-one 25-400mm zoom lens capabilities. It has been less than a week since I brought my new baby home and the quality of what it shoots is already so amazing … come check it out.

Leica has a shop in Kuala Lumpur right around the corner from where I live but YL Camera Malaysia is massive and has all of the accessories I need under one roof so that’s where I went. Well, actually I started this process thinking I’d buy everything online to save time but then I realised I wanted to test out the stabilisers and try packing up the new bag with my own gear to test it, too … so I filled up my shopping cart online and headed to YL Camera’s Jaya33 store in Petaling jaya, about 25 minutes from my condo in KLCC.

In this video I shop for the Leica V-Lux and then immediately go out for a walk around my neighbourhood in Kuala Lumpur to test out the focus and zoom and night shooting. I also unbox the camera in this video.

My plan is to start a series of videos on vlogging tips, huge mistakes to avoid, and how to improve and grow as an amateur videographer so please subscribe to my channel and follow along 🙂 I’m about to take a couple of classes as well and will knowledge share what I learn with you each month.

MY VLOGGING KIT
I couldn’t afford everything on my first go but here’s what my new blogging kit will eventually look like:

– RM 5,240, Leica V-Lux: https://www.ylcamera.com.my/products/lca-18194

– RM 999, Sennheiser MKE 400 Compact Video Camera Shotgun Microphone (I will buy this next month): https://www.ylcamera.com.my/collections/audio-video-mic/products/snhsr-mke400

– USD $459 in red or all black (still can’t decide), Bellingham Hadley One Bag that holds my laptop and all equipment (except tripod): https://www.billingham.co.uk/hadley-one.html

What I’m still not sure about and looking for advice on which brand and features I need:
– Lighting (small, mounted on cam) for night market shoots
– Video tripod
– Stabiliser

XOXO ~ Angela

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Comments

Khalifa Al Qubaisi says:

Good addition to my M 10

Patrick Chapman says:

Mmmmm I would love this camera, despite the limitations with lenses.. I think I'll make do with a cheaper old film camera from Leica for now. But once I make my first million. I will buy the whole freaking range!

Myer Werl says:

5 thousands? You shouldve spend it on a7iii!

Outback Images says:

Nice Leica, may she serve you well. Subbed and G'day from Australia.

Sarkazz Vlogs says:

its too pricey

Mark Milan Macanas says:

You have a great channel! Keep vlogging! 🙂

Hendrik Ptd says:

Where is this place in KL?

Director Big Hazzard says:

Can you connect a external HDMI monitor to the V-Lux to look at while filming?

Syafiqa WM says:

I have read your description stating that you wish to find a tripod. Based on my experience, I used the tripod that I bought from street market that cost about (RM30, NP RM35) xD I work well and has been my videographing helper for quite a well. Its quite sturdy and offers a screw cap so you can screw in your camera but, that thing is lightweight. So depending on how heavy your camera is, make sure to test out the tripods you are buying, either its cheap or expensive. Anyway, goodluck! 😊

xanithkl says:

omg, i thought iphone is enough, but the quality of the new cam…. wow sooooo much different!!! So the cam, stabilizer, and mic -.. how much of all that if u dont mind?

TropicanaTriangle says:

Wow, looks like your channel is going to have a lot of high quality videos in the future – Keep it up ! Also, thanks for your link to YL camera in description, never knew they existed – I will definitely check them out.

Walid Mohd. says:

Nice setup Angela! looking forward to more content from you.

enjoy your new purchase.

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