GodSpeaks

GodSpeaks

Lives in Thailand Bangkok, Thailand
Works as a Retired
Joined on Sep 6, 2002
About me:

Livin' la Vida Loca

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nua: Looks like the end of Sandisk...oh well just need to figure out what are my other options than WD!

I have been using Transcend for years now, without a single issue.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 05:08 UTC
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Schroedingers_cat: Given my less than stellar experience with WD drives failing, I'm not sure I'm up for this :)

Never had a WD drive (portable or internal) fail on me. But the only memory cards I have ever had fail were high end Sandisk.

I will not buy Sandisk memory cards.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 05:05 UTC
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DavidsfotosDotCom: Looks great except I would rather pay hundreds of $ more & have a sensor bigger than a cell phone! How big of a print can you make with this size?

Prints? It is essentially a VIDEO camera. None of these actioncams are really any good for stills.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 10:07 UTC
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radix1: what's the crop factor of this thing?

Does it really matter?
It has a fixed lens with a 204 degree FoV.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 10:05 UTC

Interesting design, but that lens is too wide.

I have the Sony ActionCam 4K, which has a 170 degree lens and I often wish it was less wide. 204 degrees is rediculously wide.

With the Sony, image quality is excellent when the subject fills a significant portion of the frame, but IQ falls of as the main subject gets smaller in the frame.

So for up close and personal shooting, IQ is excellent, but only ok in panarama mode.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 15:20 UTC as 24th comment
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joe_leads: May he be in a Luminous Landscape forever. Rest in peace.

Perfect. Wish I had said it.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 02:41 UTC

A sad day.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 02:29 UTC as 93rd comment
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Neez: This would have made more sense when people had unlimited data plans.

I think live streaming is limited to HD, not UHD.
Specs above list HD 30fps

Link | Posted on May 14, 2016 at 01:53 UTC

No info on the lens FoV or on the specifics of the lens at all.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2016 at 01:52 UTC as 7th comment
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Chaitanya S: Looks awkward to use with that long tubular design. Not a good design choice it seems.

Looks similar in design to the Sony ActionCam, which works just fine.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2016 at 01:50 UTC

Why the six month advance announcement? Why not wait until it is properly available?

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 01:08 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
On article Look Sharp: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85/GX80 video preview (130 comments in total)
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Vadimka: Good job Panasonic, and I would have switched to a smaller version of GX8, but the 1.39 EVF is a deal breaker for me. Switching from GX7 to GX8, you will be immediately impressed by the size of the GX8 EVF, its one of the largest in the industry, bar none. No way I'm going back to the GX7 size finder in the GX85 body. (but shutter improvements are always welcome).

Yet for me, that over sized and tilting EVF was (along with lack of a builtin flash) a deal breaker. The GX85 solves both issues and thows in some new goodies.

Go figure. :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 02:15 UTC
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cosinaphile: so much potential here , but yet a fail .....flange length is pointlessly long penalizing all those who would use adapted optics .....pentax made this foolish decision in the k-01 and their was a chorus of criticism against it for this
sigma repeats the mistake .....secondly the battery sigma needs a battery with twice the energy storage of a large slr lithium at very least

i do not understand what idiots are making design decisions at canon nikon sigma etc ....it's maddening

when a m mount with a decent evf full frame 24mp with simple controls and a nice fat buffer at a fair price is made it will sell a million pre orders the first week ....so of course it will not be made.

ricoh should do this dammit

The long flange distance would still be achieved if other brands of DSLR glass were mounted with an adapter. But that would have required a shorter flange.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 09:41 UTC

Very interesting cameras, but why oh why did they use a DSLR flange distance? Had they used a shorter flange, AND produced Sigma, Canon, Nikon and Sony mount adapters, they would have sold a lot more cameras. Doubly so, if the mount adapters were AF capable.

Who wants to buy Sigma mount lenses, other than current Sigma owners?

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 09:33 UTC as 69th comment | 4 replies
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Jefftan: why not buy 14-140mm, similar weight and similar size, 10x zoom

Starting at 12mm, instead of 14mm, makes for a much more useful lens, for me anyway.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 09:17 UTC
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JDsnaps: Is f2.8 really necessary with modern sensors? (not being argumentative, just askin')

Only the equivalence evangelists belive that f2.8 (or faster) is necessary to compete. Personally, I prefer a greater DoF to a shallower one.
If you are doing low light work, then primes are probably your best choice.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 09:12 UTC
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iudex: Given the current standard zooms for M4/3 this one is definitely the most interesting. The old 14-42 kit lenses are not wide enough and optically mediocre (well, a kit lens). The 12-32mm is wide, however too short. The 12-50mm is both sufficiently wide and long, but too slow. This one is wider than the kit zoom and longer than other two, so definitely the most interesting cheap zoom (well, cheap in comparison to Pro 12-40mm lens). So basically a counterpart to popular DLSR zooms like 15-85/16-85mm from N/C/P.
However I cannot get rid of a feeling that Pana could have used the advantage of smaller sensor and make a bit faster lens, e.g. a constant f4. This would fit nicely between f2,8 zooms (12-35, 12-40) and slow variable aperture kit lenses.

Agreed, I would have prefered a constant f4. I just hope the lens is very good optically. I have the Olympus 4/3 12-60mm, which is outstanding, just large and heavy.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 08:55 UTC

Finally, THIS is the lens I have been waiting for for quite some time.

I must admit that I am a little surprised at the low price, although, not unhappy. I just hope that the IQ is very good.

I am going to pre-order mine now. :-P

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 08:52 UTC as 41st comment
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Earthrise: I'm probably one of the few, well possibly only person, to actually like this idea. If this ever rolled out in Europe, and they bundled the CM10 with a network connection deal I'd take a close look.

My CM1 is my smartphone. I use it constantly as such, and also as my high quality always with me camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 03:48 UTC
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