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 Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (686 comments in total)
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Timmbits: At that focal length is the test-scene shot?

Remembering my Fuji X-S1, which was very good with portraits, but fuzzy on the long end, I realise the uselessness of this test scene, if it only shows the lens at one given focal length.
Indeed, it may be showing the camera at it's best, at it's worse, or somewhere between, and this would be the case for most, but completely random from one model to another, whether it's showing it at it's best or worse.

@dpr: btw... for a test scene, try and keep the objects in the same position, will you? (I see the bottle has been rotated, and not all items seem to appear in the same spot from camera to camera.

* "at WHAT focal-length is the test-scene shot?"
I meant to write.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 02:38 UTC
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Timmbits: I find that the sweet-spot for street is the 40mm f1.8 I use.
It is quite remarkable really.

you are joking, right? because it sounds like you are talking about a camera. like an interchangeable lens camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 02:34 UTC
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (434 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 sdaniella,
downsampling is actually slower than if pixel-grouping is done by a separate set of front-line electronics, perhaps even on-chip, before it gets sent to the processor.
you can add speed all you want, but nothing beats intelligent system design.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 02:30 UTC
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cgarrard: Headline change: "Leica introduces LX100 24-75mm equiv compact with Four Thirds sensor at 50% higher price than Panasonic camera."

@Wilight: it was mentioned somewhere on here. look for it, I don't remember where. it was either the product page or the press releast or first looks... not sure.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 02:19 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (686 comments in total)
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Nomorefilmman: Interestingly, the October, 2014 issue of Consumer Reports Magazine just rated the G1X Mark II as "Our best-scoring camera ever", where it compared 16 Point-and -Shoot cameras for Image Quality, Flash Photos, Video Quality, LCD Quality, and their Viewfinder, after taking the average of scores for each category. Optional Viewfinders were not mentioned in the article.

They state that in THEIR past camera tests, the G1X "is the first to earn an Excellent score for overall image quality as well as flash photos and video", "an achievement unmatched by any SLR or mirrorless SLR-like" (in THEIR past camera tests).

THE ARTICLE DOES STATE, HOWEVER, "That doesn't mean the G1X is the perfect choice for all shooting situations". They mention several "quibbles" with it, and that consumers may have preferences for an SLR, interchangeable lens feature, a superslim camera, or waterproof camera.

So I guess it gets back to what is important to me, with the tests being simply reference info.

I like how some people are coming out of the woodwork, quoting consumer websites that evaluate everything and anything, but are experts in nothing. (especially when they say that a tiny-sensor (underwater) or slr may be better for some... sounds completely random to me)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 02:14 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (686 comments in total)
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KZMike: Canon hit a single with this offering. . . they could have hit a GRAND Slam [Go Mariners], if they had put together a package like the Lumix FZ1000 or Sony's RX10 with their !.5" sensor.

Sony and Panasonic put 1" sensors in their offering but with Canon's larger sensor [larger than a 4/3" sensor] one would think it would/could be the clear the WINNER!

As usual, Canon seems to be taking the 'easy route' to being routine. . .

bah! stop complaining about what one is not doing, if another already offers what you want!!!
who cares what label is slapped on the front!
isn't what is important, what the camera does? Why is it so wrong that it's not a canon? no one maker has a monopoly on making the awesomest stuff: get used to that, be happy. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 02:08 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (686 comments in total)

At that focal length is the test-scene shot?

Remembering my Fuji X-S1, which was very good with portraits, but fuzzy on the long end, I realise the uselessness of this test scene, if it only shows the lens at one given focal length.
Indeed, it may be showing the camera at it's best, at it's worse, or somewhere between, and this would be the case for most, but completely random from one model to another, whether it's showing it at it's best or worse.

@dpr: btw... for a test scene, try and keep the objects in the same position, will you? (I see the bottle has been rotated, and not all items seem to appear in the same spot from camera to camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 02:05 UTC as 7th comment | 8 replies

S&M...
you know you want it!

;-p

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 00:24 UTC as 1st comment

With everything (finally) migrating to mirrorless, not only did it make sense to drop Nex, but I am certain that there were also talks with Samsung that they had to drop nex anyway. Just because there isn't an ugly silly trial doesn't mean the lawyers weren't already talking pre-trial for trademark infringement out of the courts.
just saying.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 00:20 UTC as 2nd comment
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (447 comments in total)

Given the size of this thing... a little massive for a very small sensor camera by today's standards, I feel disappointed that Fuji isn't offering a 1" sensor or larger. I might even prefer a 1" from Nikon with lower megapixel count, for the larger photosites, rather than a 1" Sony sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2014 at 23:39 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (447 comments in total)
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Timmbits: Can you send me one in black and white?
And I don't mean the dress or the envelope disguising it all.
I mean the sensor of course. No queer color filter array there to mess things up. And we can do away with the microlended too - no need for those. messing things up. Just photosites, signaling whether light's on, or not, and how much of it there is, diving into each photosite.

sorry. sometimes I think my fingers are dyslexic! I meant no olpf for a B+W version.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2014 at 23:30 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (954 comments in total)

Studio Comparison with LX100:

It seems to me, that overall, the LX100, although lower resolution, is much much sharper in most parts of the screen, except in the far corners... and the upper right quarter, where it degrades much sooner than in the corner.

Perhaps I need a better and more experienced set of eyes to look at this and interpret it... but I am not impressed with the G7X's lens, and I am worried about the LX100's production quality control.

Anyone else seeing it this way?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2014 at 23:05 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (470 comments in total)
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u43: I have a GH4 and while I love the detail it provides in 4K video mode, it's jpegs are just average. I prefer Olympus and Canon jpeg colors to the GH4. The Panasonic FZ1000 however, offers excellent jpeg colors and those great colors carry over to FZ1000 video as well. This is a hint that Panasonic knows how to get the colors right and the future GH5 will get them right.

card speed would have nothing to do with color faithfulness

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2014 at 22:52 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (470 comments in total)
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pdelux: Way to go Panasonic. 85% is a respectable score!

fz200??
good sir, perhaps you would like to familiarize yourself with sensor sizes, CA in wide and long zoom lenses, and image quality with small versus large photosites.
for your own sake, at least consider the fz1000 as a good noob's camera... in this day and age, with all that is available, you need not settle for a fz200.

ps: consumertop? really? this is your reputable source? get real!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2014 at 22:47 UTC
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cgarrard: Headline change: "Leica introduces LX100 24-75mm equiv compact with Four Thirds sensor at 50% higher price than Panasonic camera."

$800+50%=$1200.
I don't know what you guys are fighting about.

Would anyone be able to tell me (with certainly, not speculation) if the Leica includes VAT (for EU) whereas the LX100 does not? That certainly could explain a good chunk of the price difference.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 12:31 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (625 comments in total)
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Mr N: Hello everyone, I've always wanted to buy the Fujifilm X100 series camera ever since they had come out. I was in college back then and it was out of my price range, and so I kept putting it off forever. I am an architect but mostly I take street photography and some architecture details (barely to be honest), could any of you guys give me a thumbs up if you think I should just go for it instead of any other camera for my use ? I know I won't be able to take wide angle shots but that's okay, I never photograph an entire building only parts of it. Thanks in advance, also the colour in the beta sample gallery seems weird, I hope I can change this, any X100 series users out there., some input would be great.

@darngooddesign, could you point us to the test comparison where this does better than other cameras in high ISO?

Does this prism stuff rob you of any of the light to the sensor, as was the case with the Sony Alpha prism design? (-30%)?

The optical overlay is cute. It is one of those features that helps distinguish it from the others. But if you have to pay more, I think not. Especially when for the extra money, you could have a build-in (fixed) zoom lens instead, like on the G1Xii. You need to distinguich between important features and nice-to-haves.

You were paying extra for all that optical overlay stuff in the previous generations... and for what? They are obsoleted with this model telling you it wasn't good and that this is good now. So why waste the extra cash for it?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 12:19 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (306 comments in total)
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whensly: wow i would like to have both the LX100 and the GM5. ( have many M 4/3rds lenses). too bad the price is so high on each. Now if these were 500 each Id buy both and call it a day.

That doesn't make sense. Why would you want an LX100 if you have all those lenses? How could you complain about the price yet spent all that money on lenses?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 12:04 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (306 comments in total)
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Timmbits: @DPR:
"allows shutter speeds of up to 120 seconds(...) To avoid shaking the camera in this mode, a smartphone can be used as a wireless remote control via the Lumix Imaging app."
You make it sound like you need a remote because of the long exposure time of 2 minutes.
I would be much more concerned with camera shake from pressing the shutter with a 1 second exposure... at 2 minutes, such a brief shake doesn't even show up.

well, of course, Peng. But think of all the little teenagers debating and arguing amongst temselves now, because of those statements.
With that, humanity's chances for world peace have been delayed even further.
@DPR, on your shoulders, you carry the weight of immense responsibilities. Don't weigh it down with BS that may be put in your path along the way... leave that sh!t on the ground and don't lose your way.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 05:09 UTC

I find that the sweet-spot for street is the 40mm f1.8 I use.
It is quite remarkable really.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 04:50 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (447 comments in total)

Can you send me one in black and white?
And I don't mean the dress or the envelope disguising it all.
I mean the sensor of course. No queer color filter array there to mess things up. And we can do away with the microlended too - no need for those. messing things up. Just photosites, signaling whether light's on, or not, and how much of it there is, diving into each photosite.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 03:49 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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