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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (916 comments in total)
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Seansprague: However, despite my atrocious experience with the LX100 'self destructing' in my jacket pocket while being turned on by mistake, I still think it is a fabulous piece of kit and I am considering buying another one, while being very careful that it does not open inadvertently. Still, I am beginning to read other owners' reviews which mention the noise it makes while zooming in (not out). Nobody else has (dared) mention switching it on in their pocket by mistake and the havoc it creates. Could I be the only one to experience this so far? Look out for other reviewers with the same comments in the near future.

On the positive side, and this is something rarely mentioned in reviews about this camera, despite having no mike socket it does have AUDIO INPUT LEVEL CONTROL (4 settings) which makes it great for videoing very loud music at festivals or night clubs, for instance, without audio distortion. As for not being as small as some cameras, that's actually a plus: its big enough to grip!

Come to think of it, it would be cheaper to take a piece of plastic tubing, cut off a slice and glue it around the on/off button so you cannot have such an accident again.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 00:23 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (916 comments in total)
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jeffinchiangmai1: Still waiting for my LX100 to arrive. 2nd try now, the first one was lost. Yeah right, but still not arrived.
The reviews I read, in anticipation, seem a little misguided. People are trying to turn the LX100 into something it isn't. I have the E-M5, the LX7 and GM1 (all great cameras in their own right). I took the E-M5 as a second camera with the GM1 on a motorbike tour in Thailand and wished I hadn't. I didn't use it and it only got in the way (too big). The GM1 with the 17mm prime and it's nice little leather case was almost perfect but the light's too bright in Thailand and I need an EVF. The GM5 perhaps? The LX100 wins because of the great lens. It's small, has EVF and great lens all in one. Perfect for my bike trips and I expect to get some pretty good pictures (if it arrives).
If I want to do other stuff, I'll use my other cameras with fixed primes.
That's my point, buy it for what it is and don't criticise too much for what it isn't.

Samsung does not offer a "pocket" model in this category.

APS mirrorless from Samsung (and Sony) compare favorably in size with MFT, but offer a 1 stop advantage over MFT.

However, when comparing this category, you should be comparing LX100, G7X, RX100iii. The LX100 doesn't even use it's whole sensor, so it's not really an MFT.

That's it (for now anyways). Discussion on MFT is under the respective MFT cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 00:16 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (916 comments in total)
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Polandmet: I dont understand BURST speed.
My LX100 have 4 burst modes: L-M-H-SH.
In H-mode Im able to take 80 shoots for ~7 seconds what is 11fps BUT in SH-mode I take 60 photos for around 2 seconds only so WTF ???
I use Sandisk Extreme 16GB
Im happy but want to understand this :)

I think your SH mode is not at full resolution.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 00:11 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (916 comments in total)
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Seansprague: However, despite my atrocious experience with the LX100 'self destructing' in my jacket pocket while being turned on by mistake, I still think it is a fabulous piece of kit and I am considering buying another one, while being very careful that it does not open inadvertently. Still, I am beginning to read other owners' reviews which mention the noise it makes while zooming in (not out). Nobody else has (dared) mention switching it on in their pocket by mistake and the havoc it creates. Could I be the only one to experience this so far? Look out for other reviewers with the same comments in the near future.

On the positive side, and this is something rarely mentioned in reviews about this camera, despite having no mike socket it does have AUDIO INPUT LEVEL CONTROL (4 settings) which makes it great for videoing very loud music at festivals or night clubs, for instance, without audio distortion. As for not being as small as some cameras, that's actually a plus: its big enough to grip!

it is saddening to learn that you feel one must buy two,
just in case one self-destructs.
I was on the fence between the lx100 and the g7x, but
this is definitely an argument in favor of the g7x where one will suffice.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 23:31 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (387 comments in total)
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chj: "GF7’s 180 degree flip-up screen. It’s great for taking selfies, but not so useful if you’re trying to take overhead shots at a concert"

Just hold the camera upside down

I get your point, and because the shutter button is underneath while holding it upside down, you can press it with your toe.
You may, however, find it inconvenient to have to remove a shoe each time you want to take a photo.
;-p

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 23:00 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (387 comments in total)
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Marksphoto: with an aperture specs like these, I normally close the page. 1.8 / 2.0 is the new standard, everything else is a waste of money.

@damgooddesign
1/2 stop you say? lets calculate that:
APS f2 has a FF equivalency of f3.
MFT f2 has a FF equivalency of f4.
that is only a half stop to you?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 22:59 UTC
On Hands-on with Samsung's new NX500 article (343 comments in total)
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scribelight: Very interesting camera that could've benefitted from more controls similar to Panasonic LX100. Also, a quality evf could put the camera over the top in popularity. Looking forward to the full review.

the VF models are NX20, NX30, NX50

the ones without the VF have an extra 0 at the end.

simple.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 22:52 UTC
On Hands-on with Samsung's new NX500 article (343 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: The nx30 was presented one year ago (jan 2014) and commercialized in feb/march. I don't think a successor is going to be launched anytime soon, considering also the fact that nx1 exists, now, to cover the needs of those wanting a bigger camera to go with bigger lenses.

Perhaps nx50 will come, eventually, but my wild guess is not before 6-9 months from now. And the price won't be low, expect something like 999€/$ at least (as it was for nx30).

I'm not sure... the nx30 might not be selling as they like it to.
it is bulky for a mirrorless aps, and there is the buffer issue.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 22:48 UTC
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LiSkynden: Looking at that one pic it looks like it has a "selfie" LCD YAY!!!

hahaha I was hoping it was sarcasm ;)
so many people on here who have strange priorities lol

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 22:32 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2340 comments in total)

I can't beging to imagine what I would do with 50MP. what print sizes do you need to go in order to even make this interesting?

I have 20MP on my Samsung, and it's already large file sizes and plenty of resolution.

imho, we need larger photosites. BSI on all sensors. higher sensitivities. improved DR.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 22:16 UTC as 223rd comment | 9 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2340 comments in total)
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nerd2: It's quite funny that in the early era of DSLRs I always envied Canon for their less noise and better DR (D70 and D2h only had ~10 stops of DR, compared to 11 stops of canon, and suffered from very harsh clipping of highlights)

Fast forward, and now sony APS sensors have 13~14 stops of DR and FF ones have almost 15 stops of DR. Even m43 sensors now have 12-13 stops of DR, which is way better than ~10 stops they used to have at first.

And Canon is still stuck at less-than-12 stop dynamic range, which has barely improved over is almost the same as their 300D they released 12 YEARS AGO!
I wonder what happened to canon - they pioneered CMOS sensor for DSLRs, pioneered first "cheap" DSLR, pioneered first usable FF DSLR.... why?

simple: it is called "sitting on your laurels"

protectionism inhibits innovation

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 22:09 UTC
On Budget X: Hands-on with Fujifilm's new X-A2 article (159 comments in total)

this sensor offers sharper images than the xsensor...
but does fuji need an xsensor in order to garner anyone's attention?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 22:04 UTC as 5th comment

knowing Canon, they will protect their high-profit DSLRs and not give this a very sharp lens.
expect lots of CA at the very least.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 22:00 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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LiSkynden: Looking at that one pic it looks like it has a "selfie" LCD YAY!!!

seriously?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 21:59 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (387 comments in total)
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Marksphoto: with an aperture specs like these, I normally close the page. 1.8 / 2.0 is the new standard, everything else is a waste of money.

you guys do realize that an f2 on an MFT has an aperture equivalency to FF of F4, right?

you need a pretty darn fast lens on MFT to justify not going with one of the smaller (mirrorless) APSC for the same price.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 21:53 UTC
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Timmbits: To achieve this, you are probably increasing exposure time by as much.

Not something I would personally care for...

although I canimagine that for some people, excessively high resolution files might have some sort of benefit?

It would still have the same aspect ratio for the same sensor. they are only going to shift it around by half a pixel space on X and Y axes. You are either going to boost sensitivity (and unless you are using a different sensor type, that means more noise), or increase exposure times.

It remains to be seen how they consolidate it all - it will be done with software algorithms - just as pixels can be paired, they will probably fill in the blanks where underexposure occurs with information from the adjacent shifted position pixel - but this has it's limitations, because if both adjacent ones are underexposed, you will probably see increased noise, or decreased sharpness as a result. It's that, or increase exposure times, but the same scene.

In order to make things ubiquitous, they will likely report one shutter speed, while the real speed is actually halved, so photographers don't have to relearn to use this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 01:40 UTC
On Canon to move camera production back to Japan article (108 comments in total)

This should benefit consumers, because there should be less quality problems with their products.

They manufacture to more precise tolerances, and have better quality control, in Japan.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 22:32 UTC as 2nd comment
On Enthusiast compact camera roundup (2014) article (26 comments in total)
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Timmbits: @DPR: It is 2015, and you still haven't updated this by adding the Canon G7X.
What gives? is the G7X that bad? Has it beeen recalled or something?

You update other evals, why not this one?
Throw out a tiny sensor model or two, and replace it with a camera that has at least 1" sensor... it's not like there isn't choice out there today.

These roundups lack coherence and consistency.

They do not compare same class models.

Each mixes up tiny sensor cameras with larger sensor cameras. It's like those who chose what goes with what don't know cameras.

We want to see pertinent roundups that compare similar models, to help us make a choice. And those are not the ones we are comparing. We have to go offsite, to visit other sources, to find better paired selections in their roundups.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 02:52 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (916 comments in total)
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jackalopemaui: Why doesn't 1:1 use the full height of the sensor? Why is it just a crop from 4:3?

I guess it's not that bad... not bad as for the G7X for example.
My comment was influenced by some feedback from others, that it isn't as good as claimed.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 02:48 UTC
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (441 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: another LX-series Lumix part-time ES-LV only (x)
fixed rear screen (x) ... touchscreen AF? (✓) or not? (x)
rainbow evf (x) ... fixed angle evf (x)
manual aperture ring on lens (✓) ... or select-by-wire in only 0.5 EV increments!!? (x) or 1/3 EV (✓)?
manual focus ring on lens (✓) ... or select-by-wire? (x)
no manual zoom ring (x) ... toggled zoom
shutter speed dial (but only 1.0 EV increments!!?) (x)
hotshoe (✓) ... tack-on mini speedlight ... (x)
tripod mount offset from lens center axis (x)
insubstantial grip (x)
24-75mm eq.ff.fov zoom (✓: 24 fov wide) f/1.7-2.8 luminance (x2.2 crop)
10.9-34mm zoom:
max.ap.diam (wide): 10.9/1.7 = 6.4mm (f/3.7 eq.ff.dof)
max.ap.diam (tele): 34/2.8 = 12.1mm (f/6.2 eq.ff.dof)
4k video (✓) ... manual? (✓) or auto only? (x)
AE comp 1/3 increments (✓)

no, what I was saying, is that you are very pretentious, and have absolutely no idea of what you are talking about.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 02:37 UTC
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