Demon Cleaner

Demon Cleaner

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On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (537 comments in total)
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mastix: I have purchased the camera two months ago and have shot with it around 20.000 images. I also have the G7X. I was very wary about the GX8 bigger size when it came out, but I have to say it is really not a problem and now having both I like it better than the G7x. I love everything on this camera.the 20MP dinamic range,noise characteristics,AF, touchscreen,etc.

The one thing I dislike very much compared to the previous generations and that is the new retractable screen. I like much more the tilting monitor, it is much more discreet specially when you do street photography. I hope they go back to that screen. For video there are other cameras from Panasonic.for still images tilting is much more superior to the new implementation.

Shutter slap is also annoying although I mostly shoot with eshutter anyways...but when you are inside with fluorescent lamps it can be a problem

In any case when I do travel photography my DSLR stay at home....too bulky they draw too much attention.....

I find the fully articulating screen far superior for stealthy street work. Used creatively it enables you to get shots when turned at 90 degrees or more from your subject, ie, you don't even need to be facing the direction you're shooting.

It also has a nice synergy with the touch focus while looking through the viewfinder feature, as some people prefer the LCD swung outwards for this.

A tilting screen is just too restrictive and limits the types of shots one can get. I hope they keep it as it is.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2016 at 21:12 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (537 comments in total)
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art99: The video rec/pause red button seems extremely small on the top. Can any camera manufacturer ever, ever, ever come up with having the camera larger, more comfortable shutter button ALSO be used as the video rec/pause button. Seems insignificant but extremely important to those that do a lot of video. What happened to the headphone out jack ? another seemingly unimportant omission.

When in Movie Mode (on mode dial) the shutter button switches from stills activation to video record start/stop.

And you'll always be in Movie Mode when you record video, because if you're not, the camera shoots in Program Auto.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 07:34 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (537 comments in total)
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art99: The video rec/pause red button seems extremely small on the top. Can any camera manufacturer ever, ever, ever come up with having the camera larger, more comfortable shutter button ALSO be used as the video rec/pause button. Seems insignificant but extremely important to those that do a lot of video. What happened to the headphone out jack ? another seemingly unimportant omission.

Panasonic does that. In fact they have a camera called the GX8 where the shutter button can be used to start/stop video recording.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 16:09 UTC
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DualSystemGuy: The slow lens is really a bummer on this camera. Only F2.8 on the wide end (RX 100 is F1.8) and F5.9 on the long end is brutal for a P&S. I realize it goes out to 250mm but by 50mm it's already at F4 which is pretty terrible. By 100mm you're already at F5.1 - clearly they cut lots of corners with the lens, and you aren't going to get much for DOF isolation on the already small 1" sensor at such small apertures. If they are targeting enthusiasts with this I think the lens kills it.

As DPR state above, the TZ100 is targeting a currently unoccupied sector of the market: "small camera with a big sensor and a long zoom."

And there's nothing wrong with that.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 19:11 UTC
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GodSpeaks: I wish that the manufactures would concentrate on improving the QUALITY of the video, rather than trying to go beyond 4K resolutions. At least for the consumer/prosumer market.

The days of us having to put up with 4:2:0 8 bit video should be over. Instead all we keep getting is the same drek at higher resolutions.

That's an impressive level of entitlement you're expressing there GodSpeaks. The video capabilities we have at our disposal in consumer products would've cost in the --many-- tens of thousands of dollars even just a few short years ago.

The advances in video have far outstripped those of photography in recent times. So instead of the moaning and the whining how about engaging the intellect for a brief moment (challenging I know) and go and purchase a professional level camera if you want professional level output.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 16:38 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1601 comments in total)

"AF makes for very usable action shooting of moving subjects. You can expect in focus shots of crawling babies."

What if I ply it with red cordial?

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 02:50 UTC as 175th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (495 comments in total)
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Demon Cleaner: Another day another cut & paste job:

Page 4: "It lacks a couple of the more basic functions that can be really useful on some of its rivals. It would be really useful to be able to zoom in to the chosen focus point in playback mode, to check focus and shake, sadly this is something this is absent."

A double tap on the image enables selective zoom focus at up to 16x magnification. Every Panasonic camera has had this identical functionality for the past half decade.

Appreciate your patience and for taking the time to reply.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2015 at 11:44 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (495 comments in total)
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Demon Cleaner: Another day another cut & paste job:

Page 4: "It lacks a couple of the more basic functions that can be really useful on some of its rivals. It would be really useful to be able to zoom in to the chosen focus point in playback mode, to check focus and shake, sadly this is something this is absent."

A double tap on the image enables selective zoom focus at up to 16x magnification. Every Panasonic camera has had this identical functionality for the past half decade.

PS. Your arguments make all the sense in the world to anyone who:

* Currently owns or is downgrading from a high-end CaNikon camera; and
* Is consequently familiar with one-button 100% magnify; and
* Is intimately familiar with Samsung's and Sony's newest cameras; and
* Is aware that the DPR staff have been haranguing manufacturers to implement 100% magnify in lower end models.

So basically yourself, your DPR colleagues and a few select others (ie, camera nerds).

Which suggests the review is written BY dpreview staff FOR dpreview staff. The rest of us will be "misreading".

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 11:07 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (495 comments in total)
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Demon Cleaner: Another day another cut & paste job:

Page 4: "It lacks a couple of the more basic functions that can be really useful on some of its rivals. It would be really useful to be able to zoom in to the chosen focus point in playback mode, to check focus and shake, sadly this is something this is absent."

A double tap on the image enables selective zoom focus at up to 16x magnification. Every Panasonic camera has had this identical functionality for the past half decade.

All due respect Rishi Sanyal, but if you specify inside the review what the "rival" cameras are...

"makes it competitive with the likes of Sony's a6000, Olympus's E-M10 or Fujifilm's X-T10."

...then it is improper to claim the camera lacks the basic functionality of its "rivals", if the "rivals" you've nominated don't have that functionality either.

My point specifically is that if you read it from the perspective of someone who is not familiar with the cameras in question (therefore not yourself, nor I) then it will read very clearly and succinctly that the G7 lacks the ability to check focus and shake.

Which is an erroneous claim.

I happily concede that a one-button 100% magnify might be a more "efficient" means of accomplishing it, but I disagree with the implied assertion that a double-tap for between 100% to 800% magnification doesn't allow for focus/shake assessment at all.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 10:46 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1296 comments in total)
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MXC: Amateur size sensor

Well suited to your amateur sized intellect.

Do you find that offensive? Perhaps I should've been more considerate.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 12:12 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1296 comments in total)
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Demon Cleaner: * Panasonic users request IBIS to better enable the use of Olympus and other third party lenses;

* Panasonic listens and implements IBIS, so their users have stabilisation with Olympus and other third party glass;

* Richard Butler lambasts Panasonic for implementing IBIS, and suggests that in providing stabilisation for Olympus and other third party glass, Panasonic are in effect "building walls", and goes on to suggest that "it's sad if you end up being essentially constrained to Panasonic lenses."

Oh common sense, where art thou?

Revenant, your argument would have merit if Olympus lenses focused poorly on Panasonic cameras, but that's simply not the case. AF is every bit as alacrious on Pana bodies as it is on Oly bodies. In fact the low light AF is noticeably better due to the -4ev sensitivity.

So no, there are no walls. I own both the 45mm f/1.8 and 75mm f/1.8 and AF is lightning quick with both on the GH4 and GX7.

The suggestion that a lack of DFD means I'll use neither is ludicrous beyond belief. And the same goes for the IBIS argument. It's inclusion means I'm MORE likely to use non-stabilised lenses, not LESS.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 11:04 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1296 comments in total)
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Demon Cleaner: * Panasonic users request IBIS to better enable the use of Olympus and other third party lenses;

* Panasonic listens and implements IBIS, so their users have stabilisation with Olympus and other third party glass;

* Richard Butler lambasts Panasonic for implementing IBIS, and suggests that in providing stabilisation for Olympus and other third party glass, Panasonic are in effect "building walls", and goes on to suggest that "it's sad if you end up being essentially constrained to Panasonic lenses."

Oh common sense, where art thou?

Ok G-D, I'll bite, how does IBIS "constrain" use to Panasonic glass, "undermine the Micro Four Thirds system", and constitutes Panasonic "building up walls around its part of the garden."?

Please answer constructively. I'm genuinely confused and am interested in your counterpoint.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 09:30 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1296 comments in total)
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Demon Cleaner: * Panasonic users request IBIS to better enable the use of Olympus and other third party lenses;

* Panasonic listens and implements IBIS, so their users have stabilisation with Olympus and other third party glass;

* Richard Butler lambasts Panasonic for implementing IBIS, and suggests that in providing stabilisation for Olympus and other third party glass, Panasonic are in effect "building walls", and goes on to suggest that "it's sad if you end up being essentially constrained to Panasonic lenses."

Oh common sense, where art thou?

Fair comment there Narretz, but I was referring specifically to the inclusion of IBIS and Butler's fallacious argument that it will constrain use to Panasonic glass only.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 09:06 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1296 comments in total)

* Panasonic users request IBIS to better enable the use of Olympus and other third party lenses;

* Panasonic listens and implements IBIS, so their users have stabilisation with Olympus and other third party glass;

* Richard Butler lambasts Panasonic for implementing IBIS, and suggests that in providing stabilisation for Olympus and other third party glass, Panasonic are in effect "building walls", and goes on to suggest that "it's sad if you end up being essentially constrained to Panasonic lenses."

Oh common sense, where art thou?

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 08:30 UTC as 207th comment | 9 replies
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1296 comments in total)
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AdamT: Hokay Richard ..

I don`t think the IBIS/Lens IS co-working "wall" matters one jot, the fact that it has IBIS at all (like the GX7) makes it far more of an option for use with Olympus lenses than any other Panasonic , 4 Axis simply makes it even more of a practical alternative , who cares if the IS works better with Panny lenses (lets face it, Panny make the best small / slow zooms anyway by far in M43) , it still works far better with Oly lenses than any other Panasonic body and a good few Olympus ones too !

So...

Does it have an AA filter on the sensor ?

how is the E-Shutter done, full 12Bits like the GX7 or the 10Bit compromise of the GM series, G7 and GH4 - does the new sensor allow fast scan and 12 Bits ?

Most importantly - Has the thing got electronic 1st curtain - and is the shutter the clacky rat-trap that graced the GX7 or something nice and quiet like the EM5-II ?

"it's sad if you end up being essentially constrained to Panasonic lenses to get the best out of the camera."

Butler do you even read what you write? I mean, seriously.

How does the inclusion of IBIS constrain one to using Panasonic lenses any more than is already the case on any other (non-IBIS) Panasonic body?

Logic suggests that the inclusion of IBIS makes third party glass a more effective and viable option. It will actively increases the usability of Olympus lenses on the GX8.

How on earth do you twist that into a con?

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 08:10 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (495 comments in total)
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Demon Cleaner: Another day another cut & paste job:

Page 4: "It lacks a couple of the more basic functions that can be really useful on some of its rivals. It would be really useful to be able to zoom in to the chosen focus point in playback mode, to check focus and shake, sadly this is something this is absent."

A double tap on the image enables selective zoom focus at up to 16x magnification. Every Panasonic camera has had this identical functionality for the past half decade.

My comments have merit JakeB, and he knows it too. Everything I raised is factually correct and predicated on common sense and reasoned thinking.

Feel free to add something constructive to the conversation if you wish. Or continue to gutter snipe to your heart's content. I'll happily LOL along with you, although I suspect we might be laughing at different things.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 09:12 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (495 comments in total)
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Demon Cleaner: Another day another cut & paste job:

Page 4: "It lacks a couple of the more basic functions that can be really useful on some of its rivals. It would be really useful to be able to zoom in to the chosen focus point in playback mode, to check focus and shake, sadly this is something this is absent."

A double tap on the image enables selective zoom focus at up to 16x magnification. Every Panasonic camera has had this identical functionality for the past half decade.

And lastly (sorry, it's frustrating), perhaps consider reading back through the review from the perspective of those who will find it of most value, ie, prospective owners.

It will read to them that not only are there shake issues, but the camera lacks the ability to check for them. So you'll be none the wiser until you get home.

And that's going to be a major disincentive to anyone who values their photography. Hell I wouldn't buy a camera that reviewed like that.

Clearly there is some capability to review focus/shake there, and it's not a major imposition to activate (likely be second nature to those familiar with mobile phones).

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 10:45 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (495 comments in total)
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Demon Cleaner: Another day another cut & paste job:

Page 4: "It lacks a couple of the more basic functions that can be really useful on some of its rivals. It would be really useful to be able to zoom in to the chosen focus point in playback mode, to check focus and shake, sadly this is something this is absent."

A double tap on the image enables selective zoom focus at up to 16x magnification. Every Panasonic camera has had this identical functionality for the past half decade.

And that's fair enough. However the cameras you list in the review as direct G7 rivals probably should in actuality have that functionality if you go on to make the claim that they do.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 10:28 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (495 comments in total)
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Demon Cleaner: Another day another cut & paste job:

Page 4: "It lacks a couple of the more basic functions that can be really useful on some of its rivals. It would be really useful to be able to zoom in to the chosen focus point in playback mode, to check focus and shake, sadly this is something this is absent."

A double tap on the image enables selective zoom focus at up to 16x magnification. Every Panasonic camera has had this identical functionality for the past half decade.

By your logic, you're suggesting that:
1. Photographers are oblivious to where they place the AF point; and
2. A double tap on the point of focus, with 2x, 4x, 8x, or 16x magnification, which is subsequently moveable by touch, does not allow for a review of focus and camera shake; and
3. The above functionality is so lacking that it's enough to underpin the claim that the camera "lacks basic functions that can be really useful on some of its rivals."

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 10:12 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (495 comments in total)
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Demon Cleaner: Another day another cut & paste job:

Page 4: "It lacks a couple of the more basic functions that can be really useful on some of its rivals. It would be really useful to be able to zoom in to the chosen focus point in playback mode, to check focus and shake, sadly this is something this is absent."

A double tap on the image enables selective zoom focus at up to 16x magnification. Every Panasonic camera has had this identical functionality for the past half decade.

I guess I should've clarified I was referring to the touchsrceen ILC's!

The LX100's magnified review is activated with the zoom lever. 2x, 4x, 8x and 16x just like all the others.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 05:37 UTC
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