Still waiting to hear if the lens dislodges as the zoom goes past 136mm, and whether the zoom is too uneven to use during video. That's what I hear about the RX10 II.
jakerock: Did your buffer size go up to 25? Mine shows only 23 for some reason... And I have plenty of room on the CF. Then again, I got 34 (black) pictures before slowing down..
Overall, I'm happy about the update
I just shot a burst of 60 large raw files of my desk with the update.
Individual1: Some reviews have observed poor battery performance/power consumption. Did you experience this? Also, you note the camera is slightly faster than S90/S95, any observation regarding shutter lag?
I left all the GPS stuff on (photo location and tracking log) and it seemed like I got about an hour out of it.
I have the S100. Any way I can tell if the lens is decentered?
Mark Forman: http://www.ceehere.com/Airplanes/Warbirds/Oshkosh2008HD2Star/5865310_MBXRcR#364226306_uEX2o
I shot this in 2008 for EAA Warbirds magazine.
Aviation Photography is not shot with a basic set of rules except when it comes to safety.For instance getting a sharp image at high shutter speeds is more important than blurring the prop.Enjoy my galleries.Mark FormanMark Forman Productions, Corp.http://www.screeningroom.comhttp://www.ceehere.com
We always, always, blur the prop through an entire arc if possible at "AOPA Pilot" magazine--and make sure the aircraft is sharp. We would never run a photo with stopped props. I am referring to our air-to-air shots with the aircraft about 35 to 50 feet apart, and sometimes 100 feet to get more of the background.
All good advice. I work for "AOPA Pilot" as a writer, not a photographer, but I thought I would add a few things I see our chief photographer, Mike Fizer, do. You can see the current issue on aopa.org and I wrote and flew the cover article. Mike never ever uses a monopod--always a tripod on the ground. He uses all Canon top of the line equipment. He uses a Kenyon Laboratories stabilizer for all aerial shots. He'll position me with changes as few as five feet, although he always says, "Up a little" and "That's good" to position me. (Not, move four feet 10 inches up.) For the cover shoot http://www.aopa.org/pilot/cover.html we got up at 3:45 am and arrived at the airport at 6 to do video shots of me introducing the airplane. We took off at 7 after waiting for fog to lift and flew around above it for the shoot. He will also shoot evenings right up to dark but prefers early morning shoots. He feels anything more than 135mm distorts the airplane by turning it into a bathtub.
Both are wearing microphones, but we don't seem to be getting audio from them. It sounds like the on-camera or in-camera microphone was used instead, maybe by accident.
thielges: I think that the title should read "CMOS *Image Sensor* Inventor..." CMOS itself (as a platform for digital logic) was invented back in the 1960s by Frank Wanlass.
Thanks, Eric. I didn't realize CCDs can have shutter issues as well. I'll look forward to those new CMOS global shutters.
The lecture was terrific and I have memorized several points you made to impress my friends. I work in aviation journalism, taking videos of propeller aircraft, and the older CCD sensors have less rolling shutter problems than CMOS, correct? I am talking about shutters and that is not your expertise, I realize.