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On Nikon D750 Review preview (1205 comments in total)

Wow, only positive things mentioned about the video features, seems like a perfect video camera!

Except... Not a word mentioned about auto focus in video mode. Does this mean that this camera does support it? Or is it so bad that it has been deliberately left out from the review?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 13:22 UTC as 199th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (827 comments in total)
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Kodachrome200: this is to much camera to make and then not have basic controls like postioning af points be easy and something you can do on the fly. this is the problem with a lot of mirrorless cams too. My iphone has this figured out.why cant cameras made for enthusiasts realize that this is important

It takes exactly two button presses (left and down) to access the AF positioning/resizing. It takes more button presses if you want to change AF type (eg. from face detection) to single point AF and in addition change the AF positioning.

I do not understand this complaint in the handling-video at all!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 22:22 UTC

To put it simple, it is by far the smallest camera that can be taken seriously by photographers. As a bonus, you don't need a separate smartphone.

The physical ring for adjusting aperture / shutter speed / exposure compensation is very welcome for those who have used to traditional cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 06:56 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply
On Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial article (278 comments in total)

If you don't care a **** about the production costs, this system may be fine. In controverse, this system might be useful if you want to save money and don't give a **** about light setup, because you can shoo at ISO*****. But that's very controversial. So, what's the point?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 23:38 UTC as 12th comment
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2072 comments in total)
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Lee Jay: "Any two lenses 25mm diameter apertures will give the same depth-of-field of shot at the same shooting distance."

This sentence is still incorrect, Richard.

Also referring to GH1 or GH2 instead of EM5 solves the problem, as they have multi-aspect-ratio sensors. Another option is to talk about image circle.

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Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 19:24 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On Never forget a Photoshop or Lightroom shortcut again article (70 comments in total)

This application demonstrates the problem that on many keyboards (including danish) there is STILL no shortcut for some basic functions, such as rotating images.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 08:50 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies
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StevenE: How is it in low light? Compared to 5DIII
Also... is it just as good in 1080p as 4K... no moire etc?

Short comparison about low light performance vs. 5D mkIII can be seen from this video: from 2:55 onwards. There is also some 1080p footage from GH4 in this review.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 08:25 UTC
On A travel-sized large-format 4x5 camera? article (219 comments in total)
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joe6pack: And the cost of the film and to develop the film are?

Even at a price of 0.5$/€/£ shot, film is the cheapest way to go when shooting only a couple of hundred shots a year on FF or medium format.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2014 at 18:54 UTC
On Am I missing something here? article (623 comments in total)

I think Nikon sees only small market in mirrorless segment, and they invest only small money on that. The potential they see is what they have introduced in their cameras. The same goes with Canon. At the moment, many DSLR users seems to think the same way: mirrorless cameras are not real cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 09:38 UTC as 186th comment | 1 reply
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webrunner5: I was thinking about buying this but with the announced price not so sure now. That is a LOT of money with the 14-140 which you would need for video. And WAY too much for a person to buy if they are not going to use the video much.

Like has been stated below, the Sony A7 or D610 would be a better bet for the same money for pictures.

I am sure for people just into video it is probably a good deal. And worth upgrading to. But I am not going to make any money with it so hard to justify. FF cameras have gotten really cheap as of late. Some of the high end Semi Pro DSLRC cameras look overpriced to me lately.

I think my Visa card will stay in my wallet for this one.

Yep, this camera is not only about video, and the video of this camera is not only about 4k... In fact, most customer camera manufacturers have still a long way to go to catch the video quality and the manual controls of the long ago discontinued GH1 (hacked or not).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 14:44 UTC
On Two photographers re-imagine city potholes article (147 comments in total)

1. Is this really an original idea?
2. Are these photographs great?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2014 at 02:41 UTC as 39th comment
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Peter Del: I am looking forward to seeing pictures taken with the 9mm, to see how much distortion there is. The angle of view is 140 degrees as opposed to the 7.5mm Samyang, which is 180 degrees! My 9-18 is 100 at the wide end.
Peter Del

Naveed, yes it is possible to correct the distortion:

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 09:46 UTC
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ekaton: And the recipe is: pets, small children and lots of photoshop - and many will like all these real life shots. Not my cup of tea. Too obvious an exercise to push the "uuuhhhh oooohhhh how sweet grandmother buttons". By the way the world we are living in these days, at least in some parts of it, would probably react very differently if the very same pics were taken by a man.

What critique? I saw instructions how almost anyone could take similar shots if they wanted. That is not critique, that is demoting the value of the work. This kind of comment is only valuable, if it comes from a person who actually has done the same, and thus have some photos to show. Otherwise, to me, that person does not understand what photography is all about.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 09:33 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (354 comments in total)
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superstar905: Conclusion - Cons
■Poor noise reduction
■JPEG rendering of yellows a bit washed out
■Electronic shutter can produce banding under artificial light
■Video resolution tops out at 1080 30p
■Default dynamic range settings produce slight highlight clipping
■Slow 1/50 flash sync speed

Don't know about you, but the cons I highlighted above should have carried enough weight to knock the award to silver. I removed the battery con but thats another one, you need 2 - 3 batteries to run this thing for an event at best.

Most of the cons are related to JPEG shooting. OK, there is banding in electronic shutter, but how many cameras actually HAVE electronic shutter? AFAIK, video quality has not been criticized, but rather the video specifications (there is no 1080 60p). Actually, that specification does not mean much. You don't make conclusions based on pixel count alone, do you? Panasonic video is known to be one of the best, if not the best on interchangeable lens cameras. The flash sync speed seems to be the only real con, but hey, there is a flash on that tiny camera!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 18:53 UTC
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (616 comments in total)

This is Canon saying to their loyal customers that "you cannot live without PDAF" and that "mirrorless system cameras are toys".

This is partly true: If you MUST have a Canon and you want to be even a little serious, then you need to use PDAF because Canon CDAF is absolutely TERRIBLE, and you need to get a DSLR, because Canon mirrorless system cameras ARE toys.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 09:23 UTC as 60th comment
On Pentax unveils blue and white K-01 in Japan article (262 comments in total)

What's wrong with me? I kinda want one!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 21:20 UTC as 72nd comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 Preview article (107 comments in total)
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ericsan: Big disappointment as i was ready to move from DSLR to MFT...A new body with an older sensor...same as Canon recycling years after years it's 18 MPIX sensor on various bodies...
What's wrong with these brands and their policies of "minimum innovation"
will wait for the new Olympus bodies coming shortly and decide to make the move or not !!

By innovation do you mean the sensor technology? In terms of innovation, I find far more important concept the following: mirrorless system camera, short flange back distance, electronic shutter, EVF, fully articulating screen, touch screen (touch focus), WiFi, power zoom lenses, excellent manually controlled video, face recognition, PDAF that works in video, focus tracking across any part of the image, small lenses, software correction of aberrations, multi-aspect ratio sensor, stepless aperture control on a system camera lens... Of course Panasonic was not the first to introduce all of this, but you can't claim them not for being innovative. The innovations from other manufacturers includes IBIS, translucent mirror, PDAF on sensor, customizable adjustment ring in lens and focus peaking... Please, feel free to upgrade the lists.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2013 at 21:14 UTC
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ivan1973: I thought there is a build in vibration-based dust removal?

Sure there is: (see the second paragraph: Nikon's Integrated Dust Reduction System with Image Sensor Cleaning function).

The problem is that dust removal is not perfect even for dust, and does not help for oil or other liquid/sticky materials.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2012 at 18:03 UTC
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Lyndsay Williams: I designed the original version of this, Sensecam for Microsoft, in 1999. for people with memory problems and dementia. I wonder why this version is is so expensive? We always had the problem that the temperature sensor measures close to the temperature of the user (as on chest) not the ambient temperature. I wonder how this has been solved.

Measuring temperature of the temperature sensor at +/- 2 Celcius (4 Fahrenheit) accuracy is relatively easy. A calibrated sensor that is guaranteed to measure it's own temperature at +/- 1 C-deg (2 F-deg) costs quite a bit. Measuring air temperature at 1 C-deg (2 F-deg) accuracy additionally requires a shielded and ventilated system around the sensor.

It may be that the temperature measurement is quite accurate, but properly interpreting it may be quite challenging.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2012 at 19:46 UTC
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