GodSpeaks

GodSpeaks

Lives in Thailand Bangkok, Thailand
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Joined on Sep 6, 2002
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Livin' la Vida Loca

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On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (403 comments in total)
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Rexyinc: ok thanks guys - that clears that up,

Next question as I've never used m43 before.

What lenses do I need if I need to be at 24/28mm equiv FF ?

I shoot interviews weekly using 3 cams for multicam, the group main camera is space limited in a tiny room. I'm currently using 550d and eos-m with the kit lenses at WA 18 to get them in, which at 1.6x gives me about 28.8mm guessed?. What lense will I need on the main camera to get this shot in ? the other two cameras are closer up MCU on each talking head, so a 50mm on the eos-m/550d is enough to grab that angle. Guessing the 14-42 kit glass would be suitable for that shot right?

I hear there's a 4k 2.3x crop factor we have to factor in ?

10 or 12mm will give you about 23 or 28mm eq for 4K video.

For stills, 12 or 14mm. A zoom that covers that range would give you the most flexability (7-14mm).

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 09:00 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (403 comments in total)
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Rexyinc: hey guys - lets talk G7 4k video quality for a bit..

https://youtu.be/fZllpp_y8Is?t=20s

pause it on ANY frame with motion .. is this youtubes compression making this blocky mess or something more to do with the 100mbits and h264 compression in the camera?.. in both 4k and 1080k this sample clip from panasonic looks a total mess when paused on my macbook.

You really cannot use youtube to check video quality. Download some footage straight from the camera and have a look.

My GH4 (and FZ1000) produce beautiful 4K video.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 00:49 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (403 comments in total)
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lglass12189: ...and why is 4K video a must-have feature?

Because 4K video is the next BIG THING.

To be fair though, if you have not seen 4K video you are really missing out on something spectacular. The problem is that once you see it, you then realize you must now upgrade your computer, computer monitor and TV to be able to take full advantage of 4K. LOL.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 00:43 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (403 comments in total)
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Allen Yang: I used to like Panasonic, but the skintone of indoor portraits and high ISO noise were hideous! I took a picture of my aunt in a restaurant and showed her the pic. What a horrible mistake, she almost killed me! Her face looked sort of purple in that picture. By the way, the camera I used back then was a Panasonic LX3.

Yet the skintones I get from my Panasonic GX and GH cameras are beautiful. Of course, I shoot only raw and use Capture One to process them. Capture One produces some of the best skintones possible, IMO.

Things have changes A LOT since the days of the LX3. The high ISO performance of current MFT cameras is truely excellent.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 00:38 UTC
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cruz031: Reading the comments below it appears that MIT is acronym for - "Mostly irrelevant Technology" ;)

Hardly irrelevant. Did you miss the bit about robotic vision uses? And likely law enforcement too. Not so much for the billions of cell phone snaps per day.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 22:47 UTC
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johnsmith404: While I don't really see much of a use for it as it is because the reflection is still very noticeable, it'd be a great tool if they can improve it.

I can see certain uses. The Robot vision listed above and probably some criminal investigation/law enforcement uses too.

For the majority of photographers, not so much.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 22:35 UTC
On Lily Camera flies itself and follows its owner article (148 comments in total)
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LightCatcherLT: Seems overpriced and big. Answer to this is kickstarter funded Zano http://www.flyzano.com/

BIG red flag to me too.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 00:42 UTC
On Metz mecablitz 26 AF-1 Quick Review article (69 comments in total)
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Muqdad: Something doesn't sink in here guys. The review and the pictures imply that at 0° position the light direction points downwards at a certain angle, this being supported by the reviewer saying that the flash becomes on the "normal" position when it gets to 40°. I assume by "normal" the reviewer means straightly forward for direct flash illumination. Now someone help me get this: starting from this angle of 40° at which the flash is sending light straightly forward, when we tilt it up an additional 50° to reach 90°, how could it now direct its light straightly upwards? Don't we need a stroke of 90° to change from horizontal to vertical? If the reflector sends light horizontally while the body is tilted to the 40° position because it is built at an angle with the flash body as the pictures show, if the flash body moves the remaining 50° of its 90° stroke the light should now point to 50° upwards, not vertical. Am I missing something here?

Correct. The unit will not tilt back beyond the 90 degree mark, meaning the flash fires forward of straight up.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2015 at 18:11 UTC
On Metz mecablitz 26 AF-1 Quick Review article (69 comments in total)
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Muqdad: Something doesn't sink in here guys. The review and the pictures imply that at 0° position the light direction points downwards at a certain angle, this being supported by the reviewer saying that the flash becomes on the "normal" position when it gets to 40°. I assume by "normal" the reviewer means straightly forward for direct flash illumination. Now someone help me get this: starting from this angle of 40° at which the flash is sending light straightly forward, when we tilt it up an additional 50° to reach 90°, how could it now direct its light straightly upwards? Don't we need a stroke of 90° to change from horizontal to vertical? If the reflector sends light horizontally while the body is tilted to the 40° position because it is built at an angle with the flash body as the pictures show, if the flash body moves the remaining 50° of its 90° stroke the light should now point to 50° upwards, not vertical. Am I missing something here?

Nope, you got it.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 22:05 UTC
On Metz mecablitz 26 AF-1 Quick Review article (69 comments in total)
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straylightrun: This looks huge for a compact external flash. For m43 users, the Olympus FL-LM3 (that comes bundled with the EM-5 II) is a much better size.

Actually, it is quite small.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 00:07 UTC
On Metz mecablitz 26 AF-1 Quick Review article (69 comments in total)
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Calvin Chann: Owning several brands of mirrorless cameras, it would have been really nice to have one gun fits all. Oh well.

Agreed. Whatever happened to those Auto Thyristor flash units we used to be able to buy? Now everything is TTL and hence brand specific.

Good for manufacturers, I suppose, but not good for consumers.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 00:06 UTC
On Metz mecablitz 26 AF-1 Quick Review article (69 comments in total)

I just received one for my Panasonic cameras. It is a nice little unit. The biggest problem is the 2xAAA batteries as a power source, especially if you want to do more than occasional shooting.

The unit has a microUSB port for updating firmware. It would be soooo nice if one could attach a LiIon USB battery pack to supply power in lieu of the AAA's. Unfortunately, not possible.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 23:56 UTC as 12th comment
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jrkliny: It does not seem possible that Canon's QC procedures would have missed this defect occurring in a large percentage of cameras. More likely the defect occurred as the glue dried. Perhaps vibrations or temperature changes during shipment revealed the defect. If this is true, Canon needs to recall every camera and start over.

Canon might want to consider using sensors from Sony. The initial reviews of the Canon sensor have shown that the dynamic range is still lagging. It is sad to see how far Canon has fallen from their former leadership position. For quite a few years I have regretted being a Canon user. Unfortunately I own a lot of lenses and switching would be very expensive.

@Black: Agreed

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 15:38 UTC
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HaroldC3: Shoulda went with a Sony sensor Canon.

Lest you forget, a number of years ago, Sony had a batch of sensors that when bad also.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 15:32 UTC
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aris14: Αt the bdsm (before developing social media) times we all wanted small cellphones.
Then came the smartphones and we all got some plates to serve coffee with which we can make a phone call.
Phones had a decent camera 3 to 5 Mp and then up to 8 Mp quite capable for an sm post, allowing an acceptable A4 print even for mags.
It seems they follow the same curve as ultra compacts some 5-5 years ago with a tiny sensor and a zillion Mps.
There is no reason to have zillion Mps for sm nor bigger sensors. There is no need for that except for companies marketeers just for selling phones. Nothing but with that if their phones were good enough to last 2 days heavy use.

Personally, I am in favor of MILF :-P

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 02:18 UTC
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Joe Ogiba: APS-C smartphone :
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7641/17078756579_b1626efec9_b.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7657/17078756529_e33652c25d_o.png

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8578/16114141495_619fe19449_o.jpg

Are you serious, or just taking a pi$$?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 02:15 UTC
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Nukunukoo: The Studio version has 4k but no SD. Dammit.

Carver: Why would that be?

The Panasonic GH4, FZ1000 do and the Sony ActionCam X1000V records to microSD. I have all 3 and absolutely no issues recording 4K video to SD/microSD with any of them.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 22:48 UTC
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GodSpeaks: Very interesting camera, and at a very good price.

However, what I was hoping for was a 4K version of the BMPCC (or even a 4K version of this), priced under $2000, or better yet, under $1500. Now that I would buy in a heartbeat. 1080 is just so last century. :-)

Just read about the Micro Studio Camera 4K on the BlackMagic site. Very interesting and an excellent price. But the biggest gotcha is no internel recording. Too bad the Video Assist addon does not record 4K. If it did, it would be the perfect addon for this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 00:56 UTC

Very interesting camera, and at a very good price.

However, what I was hoping for was a 4K version of the BMPCC (or even a 4K version of this), priced under $2000, or better yet, under $1500. Now that I would buy in a heartbeat. 1080 is just so last century. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 01:41 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
On Canon XC10: What you need to know article (230 comments in total)
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John C Tharp: Some goofy points:

-305Mb/s is still possible on the faster SD cards
-That baseplate looks like it will get in the way of gearing for zoom and focus pulling
-The type of AF motor used isn't mentioned- if it's a USM-type with direct manual override, cool, but if it's an STM-type, focus pullers will likely be frustrated!

SD cards are capable, but the problem lies with the manufacturers in that they push the READ speeds, while either not listing, or listing in very small print, the WRITE speeds.

If there is a standard committee that oversees this they need to change the standards in such a way that the manufacturers MUST make the sustained WRITE speed be prominantly listed as the primary criteria.

Add to that that Canon is more than capable of working with SD manufacturers and publishing a list of cards that DO work.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 01:19 UTC
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