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 (914 comments in total)
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Leo1950: Has anybody experience with the battery time. I am using the lx100 since November and have to charge the battery almost every time. I switched off nfc and wifi but that didn't help and the flash photos I made can be count on 2 hands. Thanks in advance for helpfull replies

maybe you have a defect?
maybe a short circuit somewhere... I would have it checked...
cipa rating is 300 shots

are you using a wifi memory card? that might be contributing

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 16:10 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (914 comments in total)
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nick susuki: firstly: sorry for my ignorance. Becasue i am not an expert, and i need good audio for inerriview (portable so no a dr 60d), my question is if the Dr 44wl can be connected wifi to the lx100 (which no have audio output) and rec in sync audio and video.
If not, if there any way to rec audio with an external devices be synced wuth the video wihile shooting with the Lx 100 or the only option is to rec ausio and video separeted and match them in post production?
And if there is no way and must do in post production, whick external portable microphe can u suggest?
I was thinging for the tuscam Dr44WL, but maybe is not the right and vest choice
thank you
nest regards
Nicola

I assume that the built-in stereo microphones are too far from the instruments?
why not simply try any standard stereo microphones that plug in?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 16:07 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (914 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 agree.
I suspect that they are simply not sending any power to the top and bottom bands on the chip.
some report that battery autonomy seems to be a problem with this camera, and that would only make it worse.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 15:58 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (914 comments in total)
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Leo1950: Has anybody experience with the battery time. I am using the lx100 since November and have to charge the battery almost every time. I switched off nfc and wifi but that didn't help and the flash photos I made can be count on 2 hands. Thanks in advance for helpfull replies

omg that is bad

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 15:42 UTC
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Timmbits: Samsung's 16-50mm F2.0-2.8 with OIS is looking pretty good right now...

@hugo88 do not troll by telling people they have parkinsons if they do not share your opinion. Let's get back to a more mature conversation...

Just because you had a bad experience with one lens, doesn't mean that all lenses with ios arent any good. dont let a bad experience cloud your vision. if you have a flat on a radial tire, are you going to stop using radial tires?

of course, we have ALL used cameras without ios... can you tell us, with full credibility, that you have never had an out of focus image from unwanted camera shake that you couldn't take over, and that you always have that tripod with you? seriously? you always carry a tripod, according to your own advice, despite not needing one according to your statements on the uselessness of IOS...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 15:33 UTC
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Timmbits: Samsung's 16-50mm F2.0-2.8 with OIS is looking pretty good right now...

@Hugo, I think you are confusing things... @50mm (75mm equiv) it is not wide. and I do have a 30mm f2 lens without IOS - so what? I am referring to this category. I think Fuji simply failed to impress here. I wanted to buy a Fuji in the past, for their lens specs. I am merely pointing out how humiliated they must feel being bested by Samsung. use tripod instead of IOS - ROTFL!

@Peter Bendheim, it seems to me that flaring comments are characteristics of trolls and fanboys. You hating Samsung and loving a manufacturer responsible for deplorable savery workign conditions and with a half a trillion in their bank account, doesn't entitle you to say that all companies, other than the ones you personally buy, are copycats. Retrace the history of every single camera patent, and let's see how much copied stuff is in the brands that you use! and btw, Apple ripped off Xerox's graphical user interface - they didn't invent much - just copycat and marketing doing the rest.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 15:07 UTC
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Mahmoud Mousef: Olympus management:
"We need to do something about megapixels. Our competitors are making us look like laggards. What does Engineering have?"

"Boss, they have nothing beyond 16 megapixels."

"Bring on the 'equivalent' megapixels!"

@Melvin, hasselblad also brought us an obscenely expensive rebranded sony nex camera in the past... so to me, that's not necessarily a reference.

@gwynoxy, correction, I believe that the mft consortium is on record for saying that 16mp is the sweet-spot for that given sensor size. it has nothing to do with what they think people want - it is a technical reason.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 14:54 UTC

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?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 14:53 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
On Enthusiast compact camera roundup (2014) article (26 comments in total)

@DPR:
"(...) 13MP Four Thirds sensor"

You need to stop referring to this as a four thirds size sensor, because that is not the area being used. Even the manufacturer doesn't say this, because they know that it would be misleading advertising.

What's more, removing that term, and giving us a more accurate idea of what size (used) this is, compared to the 1" sensors in other category competitors, would be most useful/helpful.

I think no one cares about the dead area - we care about the used area. (it is only an mft because it is cheaper to use an existing one than designing and tooling factories for a new smaller one - mft shouldn't be part of the bragging rights).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 14:48 UTC as 8th comment

Samsung's 16-50mm F2.0-2.8 with OIS is looking pretty good right now...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 05:21 UTC as 39th comment | 17 replies
On Enthusiast compact camera roundup (2014) article (26 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Was the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III left out of this comparo because you consider it to be pants pocket-able? Personally I don't think any of today's cameras are truly pants pocket-able. Most of them will fit into a jacket pocket though.

I would love to see a demonstration of someone putting one of these cameras in a pants pocket. That might make a really interesting video demonstration.

I have cargo pants... want to see me do it? ;-p

But I do agree with you - they also left out the G7X... yet, they have two tiny-sensor cameras in the roster, that should have been retired, as they are no longer pertinent. At this point, DPR is just helping manufactuters and amazon liquidate outdated inventory. it's the only explanation I can think of for their choices.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 05:10 UTC
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.

PS: I know the G7X looks really really really boring (and really really ugly), and can be mistaken for the cheap S120... but just because the design department was lazy isn't a reason to exclude it.
We do like to see things evaluated on what's under the skin and the controls grafted to it - not just looks.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 05:06 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (304 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.

I never saw it as a logical possibility, to have an MFT and an LX100.

I see it more in terms of an APSC or better, and an LX100.
(come to mind mirrorless from Fuji, Samsung, Sony)

I mean... if you're going to go bulkier, at least MAKE IT COUNT.

I can imagine how your love for your GM5 might prevent you from agreeing, but for me, that is how I see it anyways - otherwise, why bother with the extra bulk?
You might not have noticed, but you can get APSC mirrorless for the same size as an MFT. Look at some of the Samsung lenses, and their MFT equivalents... the better MFT lenses aren't exactly small. And you have to get a better MFT lens to have the same aperture equivalency as APSC, so those lenses being smaller, is a bit of a misunderstood myth. (please see the article here on equivalency, and do the math, before presenting examples to debunk this).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 04:39 UTC
On Lytro software update introduces Focus Spread feature article (104 comments in total)
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Timmbits: In a world where everything is done via digital editing effects, there are many features I see advertised that can simply be accomplished with a small aperture, and defocusing effect in Lightroom or whatever.

As mentioned by HenryT macro might be the killer app for this technology.

I'm not saying I like small apertures, or tiny sensors behind tiny lenses for that matter. I was just saying. just saying that sometimes you have to read through all the hype, fed to these sites by their marketing departments. I guess I'm just saying I'm not impressed.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 04:35 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 (✓)

you don't hold the holy grail of truth on what's going on behind the scenes over at the manufacturers. as a former product manager, I can tell you that you have a rather myopic vision of things.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 04:32 UTC
On Enthusiast compact camera roundup (2014) article (26 comments in total)
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PentaxNick: Why leave out the best one, the Ricoh GR?

it's a different class... no zoom, and for the majority of people, not what they are looking for. The Ricoh GR, Fuji X100n, Nikon A, have already been covered in a head to head comparison on here. And it is a dying class, with the new pocketable zoom cameras with large sensor that are available today.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 04:29 UTC
On Enthusiast compact camera roundup (2014) article (26 comments in total)

@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.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 04:25 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
On 2014 Waterproof Camera Roundup article (251 comments in total)
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Timmbits: DO NOT BUY ANY OF THESE!!! is the best advice I can give you.

I purchased the best of the past years' roundups, the Panasonic, figuring that it should be a little bit better than the dismal tiny-sensor cameras out there.
Boy was I wrong, and it was wasted money. It became an expensive hand-me-down for my 8 year old girl - at least she can drop it, we can take it out on the inflatable kayak, and she is delighted with all she does with it (stop motion video, pictures of her dog...) and she's just too delighted to discover what she can do with a camera to worry about IQ.

If you are to get yourself a waterproof camera, get at least something with a 1" sensor or larger if any are available. I haven't researched this in the past months, but I do remember Nikon has the waterproof version of their Nikon-1. That is what you should get.

If you're going to have crappy image quality that these things deliver, you may as well just get the Sony waterproof smartphone and use that instead.

well said @Kawika

about the 1aw1 system:
I do believe that in the density of water, IS is superfluous, but it is nice to have out of the water.

?maybe they detected that the physics causes wobbles underwater if the rotational frequency is the same as in atmosphere?

Regardless... with the LX100, the GX7, and other models coming out next year, having an ILS with a 1" sensor has become less relevant.

It would be nice/interesting to see if any of the cameras with fixed lens will be introduced in a waterproof version.

PS: I simply gave my Panasonic TS (a gold award winner here) to my little girl. she plays with it, takes films and pictures of her little dog, makes stop motion video, and we took a few underwater pics in the public pool. it's OK for that. but it's rather expensive for a toy.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 06:04 UTC
On High-end pocketable compacts 2013 roundup article (264 comments in total)
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Timmbits: @DPR, with a title like that "High End Compact Roundup"...

one would expect an Actual Roundup of High-End compacts.

But no... 3 out of 6 have a tiny sensor, 1 has a very small sensor, of which none are "high end"... only 2 out of 6 is a failing mark in everyone's book.

Who composes your article titles? Someone who used to work in a paparazzi sensationalism newsroom?

A more apt title would have been simply "Xmas gift ideas" I know it sounds disappointing... but so is the roundup.

PS: " large sensors (compared to those in smartphones)" seriously, anything larger than a smartphone sensor is a "large sensor"? When did this new standard come about?

@anayv
"Small sensors are needed for such smallish camera's, in case you didn't know."

I guess that's why the RX100 has a 1" sensor, Fuji has a 2/3" sensor...
the specs are right there for you to check, before shooting off your mouth with trash-talk.

With advancements in lens design, and makers going higher-end with bigger sensors to differentiate their products from smartphones, even a 1/1.7" is outdated now for a higher end product.

the title says "high end". a tiny sensor camera is not "high end"
period.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 05:41 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 (✓)

sdaniella, sometimes things are done the way they are, simply because of a legacy design they are evolving out of, because of common systems and the economics of using those, practicality, ease of design, manufacturing economics... and sometimes a design decision is made to just not compete with another model in the lineup, simple as that. They have nothing to do with what is possible or not possible as you seem to be so adamant about.
You of all people, who also studied in microprocessor design and also come from the computer industry as my entire family does, should know better.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 05:00 UTC
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