Timmbits

Timmbits

Lives in Canada Montreal, Canada
Works as a inventor
Joined on Oct 8, 2011
About me:

Deutscher, living in Montreal Canada.
Cycling, chess, design, inventions, nature, photography, are some of the things I like.

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On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (350 comments in total)
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samhain: Why ould anyone buy this small sensor camera over something like a Fuji x pro/x100? Hell at that price you get a k-5ii (although it is a larger cam).

Colors of course!

Colors should really help sales!

:D

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2014 at 02:20 UTC
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Timmbits: hahaha

Panasonic made the GH4 larger so it looks like something that is in the FF category. (I said "looks", not "is")

Then Sony went and made the FF smaller!

LOL

I was just making a humoristic poke. ;)

Although I would expect the GH4 to be amazing for video, the lot of us here are really amateurs, and I don't think I'll be doing and editing 4K video anytime soon.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2014 at 18:33 UTC
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Timmbits: hahaha

Panasonic made the GH4 larger so it looks like something that is in the FF category. (I said "looks", not "is")

Then Sony went and made the FF smaller!

LOL

oh please! take the comment lightly! ;)
it was intended as humor.

does the gh4 produce too much heat? if it doesn't feel hot, then it isn't overheating - as you would sense it even in a larger body.
thanks for the tip on the gm1... but the RX100 is a relatively small sensor, so there is much more than the gm1 to compete with it, like the Nikon1 series and the Samsung NX mini... and surely more to come. just need to find a bright compact zoom now, to go with one of those... ;)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2014 at 07:48 UTC

hahaha

Panasonic made the GH4 larger so it looks like something that is in the FF category. (I said "looks", not "is")

Then Sony went and made the FF smaller!

LOL

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2014 at 21:42 UTC as 16th comment | 12 replies
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (657 comments in total)
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Timmbits: Kai doesn't seem to like this camera
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KG3NlqwKCFI

I definitely agree with him regarding the annoying placement of the rarely used wifi button. hope it can be reprogrammed to do something else.

this guy sums it up quite well:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w68hQd7GPDM

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2014 at 01:15 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (657 comments in total)
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shutterbud: I think many non FF hobbyists must be discounting Canon from their decision-making process by now. Canon's sensor technology is becoming an embarrasment. This is a real shame, since it seems to be the only significant weakness. But you would not buy a film camera that cold only take crappy film, would you?
Get it together Canon. You don't want to be the next Kodak, do you?

I find the lower res kind of old-school and I actually like it, for the larger photosites, which in theory should reduce noise and help better pick up DR. But if it doesn't actually perform better than the rx100iii, for the same price, why bother?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2014 at 00:40 UTC

this thing needs a very bright pancake zoom, so it is relevant.
(compared to RX100iii and some other compacts)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2014 at 00:26 UTC as 3rd comment
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (657 comments in total)

Kai doesn't seem to like this camera
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KG3NlqwKCFI

I definitely agree with him regarding the annoying placement of the rarely used wifi button. hope it can be reprogrammed to do something else.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2014 at 00:19 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (657 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Does anyone know if G1 X Mark II have a (3nd party) add-on wide angle lens attachment?

you can get those on amazon and ebay. I wouldn't go for that due to IQ degradation... but if you must, just get the filter adapter that Canon sells, or make one yourself and glue it on (by knocking out the lens from a UV filter) and buy the batching wide-angle adapter.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2014 at 00:17 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (657 comments in total)
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shutterbud: I think many non FF hobbyists must be discounting Canon from their decision-making process by now. Canon's sensor technology is becoming an embarrasment. This is a real shame, since it seems to be the only significant weakness. But you would not buy a film camera that cold only take crappy film, would you?
Get it together Canon. You don't want to be the next Kodak, do you?

is it really THAT bad?
I mean, not so long ago, all the Canonites were lauding the sensors as being better. I'm confused.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2014 at 23:07 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (657 comments in total)
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Timmbits: Can any MFT package rival this in size?
I mean, with a pancake zoom lens, a good one?

I figure that with all the criticism about the sensor, and if I am willing to accept this size for a "pocketable" camera (with larger sensor than RX100iii), could I also be served with an MFT instead?

Does anyone know, off the top of their head, a zoom lens that collapses to pancake size on power off, that is as bright as this one? (maybe f1.7 or so when thinking of equivalencies).

hmm, ok, thanks very much for the complete info.
I bicycle and skateboard, and really seek something to take long that isn't too bulky, but takes really good pics, and without me needing to carry and swap lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2014 at 23:06 UTC
On Drone lighting could be coming soon to your studio article (129 comments in total)
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TWIZEEL: Oh! I will try it while Real Estate shooting in twilight to light down lawns and roof.

it may say that on B&H's site, but on the manufacturer's website, the official specs say that the thing alone weighs 6kg minimum which is over 13lbs. So something is not right.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2014 at 07:25 UTC
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Mike FL: There is NO ANY real low-light scene sample.

Such as samsung_nxmini_ISO12800_SAM_0046 is NOT a low-light scene as it uses 1/250 sec and F8. In the other word, the lighting condition is: ISO=100, F2.8, 1/15 sec.

Above just one example/sample, and it would be useful if DPR will add some REAL low-light scene samples.

very kind of you to offer. but for the benefit of others, is there perhaps a way that you could section the photo, so it becomes uninteresting to steal? perhaps that could allow to share with all?
I don't want you jumping through hoops just for me.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2014 at 07:22 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (623 comments in total)
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Aendie: To compare this with the RX10, I would like to know the maximum aperture for stills at 200mm focal length. Is it also F2.8? Stating F2.8-4.0 25-400mm LEICA DC Lens nicely hides the performance in between! At what point can the lens no longer maintain F2.8?

I would have guesstimated around 3.5 at half zoom...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2014 at 07:16 UTC
On Photographing Thailand with the Nokia Lumia 1020 article (155 comments in total)
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Alex Efimoff: Here is my 'Photographing TOKYO with the Nokia 808 PureView'
https://www.flickr.com/photos/partyzane/sets/72157635085002579/

I was about to say! isn't that what flikr and 500px are for? LOL

nice pics btw :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 21:51 UTC
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Mike FL: There is NO ANY real low-light scene sample.

Such as samsung_nxmini_ISO12800_SAM_0046 is NOT a low-light scene as it uses 1/250 sec and F8. In the other word, the lighting condition is: ISO=100, F2.8, 1/15 sec.

Above just one example/sample, and it would be useful if DPR will add some REAL low-light scene samples.

Andy, I don't think he was actually requesting a 12800iso scene - I think he only wanted to comment that the image that could have been misperceived as low light (or high iso rather) did not qualify for what we all want to know. I suspect that you are both in agreement.

@howaboutRAWandnotjpeg ;)
if you took some low light images with, it, care to share any?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 21:40 UTC
On Samsung NX30 Review preview (418 comments in total)
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Timmbits: Don't want a swivel-out screen (I prefer the vertical pivot type), don't want the larger size, don't want the nx300's buffer lockup.
I've waited a long time for this camera, and now I'm just learning to love my NX20 just the way it is.

yup, I am beginning to realize that, reading the reviews and feedback.

the most fun camera I ever owned was a Fuji X-S1. just so versatile! so maybe there is a FZ1000 or a RX10 in my future, along with an RX100iv for when I don't want to lug that around. what would I do with my NX20 though?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 21:20 UTC
On Drone lighting could be coming soon to your studio article (129 comments in total)
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TWIZEEL: Oh! I will try it while Real Estate shooting in twilight to light down lawns and roof.

250g is about 1/2 pound... or the smallest of point and shoots.
but lifting 6kg isn't what they say - they refer to the chopper's weight on takeoff with batteries, from 6kg-11kg. I guess you'll have to test it out to know for how long it can go, weighting X (with X-amount of batterries I suppose) and lifting Y (extra weight that is not extra battery power). an expensive piece of equipment for what I am guessing is 10min of real flight time.
but you've made your point.
thanks for the info.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 21:16 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (657 comments in total)
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Timmbits: Compact, good lens, sensor larger than mft... this can replace my APS camera!

Unfortunately, just no HDR or panorama (although we have software to piece that together on the computer instead of in-camera) - but I don't use those very often anyways. Seems like a reasonable compromise.

If I owned this, I think practicality would have me reaching for this far more often when I step out than any other camera.

thank you Sean, for the good, and honest, insight.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 21:06 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (657 comments in total)

Can any MFT package rival this in size?
I mean, with a pancake zoom lens, a good one?

I figure that with all the criticism about the sensor, and if I am willing to accept this size for a "pocketable" camera (with larger sensor than RX100iii), could I also be served with an MFT instead?

Does anyone know, off the top of their head, a zoom lens that collapses to pancake size on power off, that is as bright as this one? (maybe f1.7 or so when thinking of equivalencies).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 20:18 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
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