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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Hands-on Preview (416 comments in total)
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billbourd: I'm surprised there is not an audio in for remote mike and audio out for monitoring sound considering the cameras assumed video quality. Did I miss this in the specifications?

Guys, it's "mic" not "mike"... :)

"Mic" is short for microphone.
"Mike" is a man's name - short for Michael.

- just saying...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 13:02 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Hands-on Preview (416 comments in total)

Sore points, surprises, and stupidness IMO:

- Still no IBIS,
- Still limited to 1/4000s
- Still a 128s limit on bulb (no matter what)
- X is still too low at 1/160s.
- USB 2.0 - Not 3.0? Really?
- Only 6fps in continuous drive? (how big/fast is the buffer?)
- EC is still ±5 EV and not ±7


Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 11:37 UTC as 104th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Hands-on Preview (416 comments in total)

of course a FF sensor would have been better! But oh-well, these little µ4/3 are doing a pretty great job anyway!

The size and weight of FF glass is only a concern for weight-wimps IMHO! There seems to be a class of half-girly like photos that have risen up lately and they're very very verbal about saving an unnoticeable amount of grams and millimeters. Phewy I say!! I aint no girly photog. :) I barely notice the difference between the GH2 and the D700 in the field! Of course I usually don't carry more than 2 lenses with me unless it's a paid gig and the GH2 (or GH3) probably won't be stepping in on that territory anyway.

The news here is the weather sealing, and nice size increase, and the now adequate video codec. All of which Panasonic deserve praise for.

The rest of the improvements seemingly look rather lackluster to me. Like only 6fPS in continuous? Not 12 or 20? And how big is that frame-buffer - I bet it's too small (again), etc. etc.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 11:07 UTC as 105th comment
On article Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 1700 mm F4 lens (9 comments in total)

It weighs almost 280 kilograms. My tripod can cope! I have faith! Now just to find a camera bag I can fit it in so I can bring it up to the top of Mt. Fuji the next time I go!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 21:13 UTC as 6th comment
On Preview:olympusEM5 (1362 comments in total)
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Grandin: Love the looks, love the features and to me its perfect apart from one big flaw: no built-in flash = ARRRRGGGHHH!!!

I LOVE built-in flash and I hate the fact that it has been omitted in this camera. Naturally I have external flashes for both my systems (Canon EOS 5D Mark II which also lacks built-in flash and Olympus E-P3). But I really enjoy having a built in flash that I never forget to bring, and that I never have to mount/unmount.

For me, its a show stopper. I'll hold on to my EP-3 even though I really like the improved sensor and a couple of other things. Hopefully an EP-4 comes in the future.

I'm glad there's no built-in flash myself!

Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 12:40 UTC
On Preview:olympusEM5 (1362 comments in total)

The only bad points I can see are the weight is a little too light for me... The HDMI port is a mini... The max shutter is still 4k instead of 6 or 8k... and The USB is v2.0

I guess with the battery grip it'll be about right concerning the weight aspect...

But those are all pretty minor I guess! Overall this looks like a total winner! I think it's my next camera! :)

Set next to the Panasonics it's embarrassing how bad panasonic's styling is! Or maybe how good the Oly is! ;)

Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 03:47 UTC as 406th comment | 1 reply

Awesome! Finally a pro (or at least semi-pro) µ4/3 body!

Awesome features and cool sounding new flash unit!

Looks like a complete winner to me!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 02:27 UTC as 66th comment | 2 replies
On article Challenge of Challenges 2011 Winner announced (110 comments in total)

Good job!

I shoot these KingFishers too and I've never captured an image that clear even tho I also use pro lenses and pod stabilization!

Very nice!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2012 at 18:38 UTC as 7th comment
On article Olympus PEN E-P3 announced and previewed (84 comments in total)

No EVF means I can not use this camera. Too bad!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2011 at 14:07 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
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