brazzy: DO NOT FLY DRONES ABOVE CROWDS. NEVER.I do not know about FAA rules, as I don't live in the US, but this is the first unwritten requirement that every operator should have in his mind.Mr. Johnson did something very good by going at dawn on Friday to take his footage, then something very wrong by flying above people on Saturday afternoon. He has been unlucky he couldn't get what he wanted on the very first time, but hey, this happens to all landscape photographers.I am not against drone photography and I appreciate his work. I fly my Phantom 4 in Tokyo area and I get the same smooth videos - it works just great. But it's just too dangerous, you never know what may happen: Phantom 4 is reliable but the unexpected is always behind the corner.I do hope that watching this beautiful video and picture won't stimulate other people to do the same. Dpreview should be careful about promoting this kind of footage.DO NOT FLY DRONES ABOVE CROWDS.
I will never place people at risk by flying a drone over them. The risk is inescapable AND UNJUSTIFIABLE.
Act responsibly. Eliminate unnecessary risk.
If you CARE about your fellow human beings, you will NEVER fly a drone over people. It's a matter of simple caring, of simple responsibility.
Andrew Smallman of Camera Ergonomics has written an outstanding analytical and pragmatic treatment of the shutter-shock problem. Browse to http://cameraergonomics.blogspot.com/2015/08/panasonic-lumix-g7-review-part-2.html.
Pat Cullinan Jr: I beg your indulgence, but Imakefoto4U is right. Many of the sample photos would be great in an art show, but we need more pedestrian shots "demonstrating what that sensor is capable of." Please, please eschew the art photos. We are serious people looking for red meat.
The equivalence theorizing put forward on this site amounts to just plain incorrect physics. They could have settled the matter by consulting with a technical rep from Fujifilm or Nikon, etc. Maybe they did, and discreetly avoided the topic thereafter, for all I know. At all events, the crank science, joined with the notoriously boorish character of the commentary, and other shortcomings, have finally turned me away.
The well is dry.
And it's not funny.
Thank you very much for the thoughtful post, and admirably put.
Everyday photos aren't that a propos either. Phil Askey could take everyday photos that were technically useful, but he was a superstar.
It's not "art" or "everyday." It's "repay our time and allegiance with what we come here looking for."
DPReview is seemingly resting on its laurels. Increasingly, I'm resorting to alternative sources, like Gordon Laing at Cameralabs. My time is valuable. I have to spend it with deliberation.
This may well be my last post.
I beg your indulgence, but Imakefoto4U is right. Many of the sample photos would be great in an art show, but we need more pedestrian shots "demonstrating what that sensor is capable of." Please, please eschew the art photos. We are serious people looking for red meat.
JeanPierre Thibaudeau: Superb colour rendition with plenty of saturation.
Looks like a winner to me, although I'd cut a few megapixels, not to clog my computer's bandwidth.
You can pile 64GB of RAM on a PC without any fuss. 128GB even, if you can find someone who can put a PC like that together.
RichRMA: If the Canon can have restricted ISO and DR performance for the sake of resolution, maybe it's time to put 80mp on a Nikon FF and 32 on a m4/3rds? Do we really NEED 15 stops of DR?? Or ISO for clean images at 6400 ISO?
> Do we really NEED 15 stops of DR?? Or ISO for clean images at 6400 ISO?
I would say yes. When you need it, it'll be there.
jadot: It could also be argued that C1Pro really offers the most versatile solution for X-Trans users. While other RAW converters *might* offer slightly better rendering of Fuji's RAF files the differences are negligible, moot even when considering Capture One's feature set and DAM.
Aperture used to be good with Xtrans for noise and sharpness, but poor with DR. Great with an intuitive library.Conversely Lightroom is great for DR but very poor with noise and sharpness. Lightroom 6 has a speed advantage when handling files.
Capture One strikes the right balance between superb file/catalogue management, extremely high end professional RAW conversion and colour tools, and a highly customisable interface. If they could speed up the sometimes stop/start/beachball navigation they'd have it. There would be no competition.
Well, I didn't have my morning coffee.
I looked up DAM in Allacronyms. It means "Divorced Asian Male." [www.allacronyms.com/_technology/DAM]
I had a forehead-slapping experience when "digital access management" came bubbling up. Hey, I just got out of bed. And yes, when I get up, the first thing I do is browse to DPReview.
PowerG9atBlackForest: Am I the first? ;-)
No, no, I'm the first!
First what? I just got out of bed.
Wrong color altogether. I want mustard.
david vella: ALL these moanining minnies , what a lot of nonsense is being peddled about the GX8
Panasonic/Olympus are to be applauded for making such a broad based system with M4/3s - something for everybody size,/weight, stills or video and 4K plus great lenses and at all price levels. No other brand matches this universal appeal.
And yet , moan,moan, moan. The GX8 is another welcome addition in my book, and the price will drop.
I'm happy when I'm mad.
Tieu Ngao: Overpriced and "made-in-China"!!!No, thanks. I'm happy with my Nikon Coolpix A (APS-C sensor & made in Japan).
Foxconn is from hell.
Dimit: Nice upgrade.Not worth 1k...have fun...
technocamper: Does it have the blue LED problem?
Thanks, I'll check it out.
Hey Sony, lower the price.
Lassoni: Now if panny could just make a better version of lx100, everyone would be happy!
>I sold my RX-100 II in favor of the LX100...
You sold it? Why don't you just let the cameras pile up in the closet, as I do? No, wait, don't answer that.
Tobamory: Price of all the three new ones from Sony in my view are very overpriced I don't see how this can be 300 better than the mk3 I also don't think the RX10mk2 is worth 1200 give me the 600 Fz1000 please...if I'm spending 1200 on a bridge I'd be saving an extra month and going A7II
I don't get it, but it sounds funny, so I'm laughing.
I gave my brain the day off, so please be indulgent with me.