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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (868 comments in total)
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blork: Wow, I had no idea this was coming. What a huge jump for the LX line!

I've had the LX-2, LX-3, LX-5, and now I use the LX-7. I pretty much only use ot for a particular type of street photography I do (shooting from the hip with the lens at the widest placement and manual focus set for a specific DOF range). My biggest problem with the LX-7 in this context is that I wish the IQ were better. (I use an Olympus EM5 and a Fujifilm X100s for other work, and I really see a difference.)

This might solve my problem! But I need to know more about manual focusing and if the new model has a DOF scale the way the LX-7 does. Has anyone here seen anything written about that?

Another super-bonus would be the ability to set manual exposure and have auto ISO be the variable to account for changes in lighting. The LX-7 can't do that (auto ISO doesn't work in manual exposure mode). Looking forward to learning more!

I've asked Jeff/Richard about auto iso in manual mode twice on this thread with no response.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 23:12 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (868 comments in total)

Jeff/Richard:
I'm wondering if you can float ISO when manually fixing Shutter and Aperture?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 15:17 UTC as 47th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (868 comments in total)

Jeff/Richard:
I'm wondering if you can float ISO when manually fixing Shutter and Aperture?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 17:00 UTC as 152nd comment | 1 reply
On Behind the Shot: Flames of the North article (67 comments in total)

Ezra, my suggestion to make this shot more interesting would be to position a beautiful (nude) Icelandic female model on the ice, standing tiptoe with arms outstretched above her head. That should satisfy all the critics who find the shot uninteresting!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2014 at 17:18 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 article (102 comments in total)

The sample gallery is very impressive. The skin tones of the children in particular look perfect to m eye!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 15:04 UTC as 8th comment

Critics in the use of Photoshop (or other pp sw) must all be jpeg shooters, 'cause last time I checked RAW files have to be converted and adjusted through a post-processing workflow. JPEGs go through an automated conversion process in-camera.

If the photog is not going to adjust the RAW file after opening it in software(i.e., file open>file save as) they'd actually get better results shooting straight jpegs, cause unedited RAW files look flat.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 17:29 UTC as 52nd comment | 2 replies

Wonderful images, thanks for sharing them. Wish I had that kind of talent.
As for all the douche's whining about PP, there wasn't that much done IMO. A little blur on some, a burned edge on some, perhaps some desaturation on some. Pretty minimal compared to what heavy PP would look like, and not dissimilar to film-era darkroom techniques.
Most of the work was done in planning, setup and capture with lighting and composition carefully staged. Taking the studio outdoors as it were.

Flame away!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 19:33 UTC as 75th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

Shouldn't it have a faux frame advance lever?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 21:43 UTC as 470th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

I don't get why the frame rate is only 5.5 when they are using the D4 16mp sensor and the same Expeed 3 processor.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 20:20 UTC as 505th comment | 3 replies
On Adobe hack affects 38 million users, not 2.9 million article (156 comments in total)

Adobe CC = Adobe Compromised Creditcard

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 17:26 UTC as 20th comment
On Behind the Shot: Winter Paradise article (41 comments in total)

Thanks for the tutorial. Ignore the haters. Haters hate.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2013 at 18:18 UTC as 14th comment
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)

OP: wondering if the Focus Peaking feature works through the EVF or limited to the LCD?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 20:02 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply

Last night I watched an excellent documentary on the Mexican Suitcase on Netflix.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 15:24 UTC as 10th comment
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fastprime: No support for Nikon Creative Lighting System seems rather odd considering the P7700 has this feature.

Good to know. I see that there are different models available for Nikon and Canon DSLRs but didn't see any for Panasonic. Which one are you using? Does it matter? I have Nikon 800 + 7000 but also Lumix G3. I see N1 for 800, N3 for 7000. Will these fire the remote flash from the G3?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 00:59 UTC
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fastprime: No support for Nikon Creative Lighting System seems rather odd considering the P7700 has this feature.

Not following you, please elaborate how manual mode enables this camera to control external flash.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 21:08 UTC

No support for Nikon Creative Lighting System seems rather odd considering the P7700 has this feature.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 19:51 UTC as 72nd comment | 5 replies
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NJHr: Is that weight figure correct? It seems impossibly light for a DSLR of this supposed build including batteries. Its 75g lighter than the very compact K5. Amazing if true.

Who knew a low pass filter was so heavy!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2013 at 18:19 UTC
On The shepherd in the ThirdPersonView: Modern aspects challenge (2 comments in total)

Love those doggies!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2013 at 18:03 UTC as 1st comment
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ThomasSwitzerland: As I am doing photography since more than 40 years, I have many first rate classic lenses left (from Nikon, Zeiss to Leica). I tried them by adapters (with lens, without lens) fixed to many: Canon FF, Nikon FF, Oly MFT, Pana FT, Digital Crops Nikon etc. I am not a scientific lab because it’s my hobby. But none of those adapted lenses matched digital sensor requirements. Center might be ok, but that’s it.

If you have an amount of material (your lense) and put another material (lenses by adapter system) in addition between, the output compared to the input is less. Some specifications may be lifted, others will suffer more. The net result is negative. Save your $$$ and buy for the USD 600 savings (from this funny adapter) a good lens for digital to enjoy. There are excellent quality offers.

Digital is the future, adapters are out. Don’t fall in love with things which cannot deliver.

It's difficult to have an intelligent conversation with someone whose mind is already closed. If you have legacy glass that you feel you cannot use, I'd be happy to take them off your hands!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2013 at 21:44 UTC
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ThomasSwitzerland: As I am doing photography since more than 40 years, I have many first rate classic lenses left (from Nikon, Zeiss to Leica). I tried them by adapters (with lens, without lens) fixed to many: Canon FF, Nikon FF, Oly MFT, Pana FT, Digital Crops Nikon etc. I am not a scientific lab because it’s my hobby. But none of those adapted lenses matched digital sensor requirements. Center might be ok, but that’s it.

If you have an amount of material (your lense) and put another material (lenses by adapter system) in addition between, the output compared to the input is less. Some specifications may be lifted, others will suffer more. The net result is negative. Save your $$$ and buy for the USD 600 savings (from this funny adapter) a good lens for digital to enjoy. There are excellent quality offers.

Digital is the future, adapters are out. Don’t fall in love with things which cannot deliver.

Read the Metabones White Paper specifically the paragraph dealing with legacy glass and AA filters.
Besides, lots of people have fun shooting mft cameras and legacy glass. Not everyone cares if every pixel is equally sharp.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2013 at 19:54 UTC
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