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On article Video Field Test: Theron Humphrey and the Sony A7R II (188 comments in total)
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Randy Veeman: I liked your NX500 video better.
It costs about 1/8th of the A7R2 with only a 1 stop difference for image quality. 4K video looks sharper/cleaner too.
There are too many more mainstream options to consider like Panasonic.

Nice tool. Look at the astounding amount of moire in the A7R2 at 4K compared to the GH4.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr29_0=sony_a7rii&attr29_1=panasonic_dmcgh4&attr72_0=4k&attr72_1=4k&normalization=full&widget=270&x=-0.4447337787702874&y=0.09070722001466759

BUT...the moire in the a7r2 cleans up well if you shoot in APS-C Crop mode.
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr29_0=sony_a7rii&attr29_1=panasonic_dmcgh4&attr72_0=4k-apsc&attr72_1=4k&normalization=full&widget=270&x=-0.45182826109845864&y=0.11745236996615098

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2015 at 01:49 UTC
On article Video Field Test: Theron Humphrey and the Sony A7R II (188 comments in total)
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Greg VdB: Very nice video, Barney and co! The quality of the final product is definitely very good.

One thing I couldn't help noticing is how awkward it looks to hold the smallish body as soon as you attach a larger lens. Having large hands myself, I am reinforced in my conviction that my main camera body will always need to have an SLR form factor, even when I eventually switch to mirrorless.

Hey Greg VdB. I always have my camera with me, even when I'm running. I use either a Black Rapid or Optitech shoulder strap that allows me to run while only lightly gripping the camera in my hand, but letting my body take the brunt of the weight. I've NEVER been comfortable using any kind of neck strap. I also use the shoulder straps when carrying a small backpack. They are easily adjustable in length to suit the situation.

See: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_11/179-6136388-6225747?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=black+rapid+camera+strap&sprefix=black+rapid%2Caps%2C170

Or: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_8?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=optitech+camera+strap&sprefix=optitech%2Caps%2C164&rh=n%3A172282%2Ck%3Aoptitech+camera+strap

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2015 at 01:33 UTC
On article Have your say: Best High-end Compact Camera of 2014 (78 comments in total)

Does not work in Chrome on my desktop. Might try again tomorrow, might not.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 00:40 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On article Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 preview (80 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Are you sure about this being a multi aspect ratio sensor? I don't believe it actually is.

Well, yes, the GH1 and GH2 *are* multi-aspect. That's what I was saying. I guess I should have said: Not multi-aspect, as opposed to the GH1 and GH2, which are. I have a GH1 (hacked) and probably will finally upgrade to a GH3 (if its stills performance are much improved from the GH1). If not, I'll probably go for the Oly EM5 instead and use hacked GH1 for video and EM5 for stills.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 04:15 UTC
On article Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 preview (80 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Are you sure about this being a multi aspect ratio sensor? I don't believe it actually is.

Ooops. My bad. NOT multi-aspect like the GH1 and GH2. Yes, alas. They are just cropping. Sorry for the bum steer.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 01:04 UTC
On article Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 preview (80 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Are you sure about this being a multi aspect ratio sensor? I don't believe it actually is.

Yes, Thankfully, it does.

See Specs on Panasonic Site.

http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/systemcamera/gms/gh3/specifications.html

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 16:04 UTC
On article Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 review (577 comments in total)
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derfla1949: Test setup flaw or camera flaw?

in the studio setup comparison, please to look at the Irish Cream bottle, at the letters IR.
There is a dark spot around them, which does not occur in the studio scenes of most other cameras (didnt check them all). With the OM-D, the obscure effect occurs at any iso, in jpg and raw.

So, is the bottle a different one or did the camera create an artefact or did all other cameras suppress some detail (which I cannot believe) ???

never mind!

Link | Posted on May 4, 2012 at 00:40 UTC
On article Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 review (577 comments in total)
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derfla1949: Test setup flaw or camera flaw?

in the studio setup comparison, please to look at the Irish Cream bottle, at the letters IR.
There is a dark spot around them, which does not occur in the studio scenes of most other cameras (didnt check them all). With the OM-D, the obscure effect occurs at any iso, in jpg and raw.

So, is the bottle a different one or did the camera create an artefact or did all other cameras suppress some detail (which I cannot believe) ???

I tend to believe that this is a function of the lighting? I don't believe that this indicates that the u43 Oly EM5 is 'out resolving' the Canon 5D Mk III. I think it randomly shows up for differently cameras depending on the light striking the bottle's label? For example, if you choose Nikon D800, Canon 5D Mk III, and Canon G1 X, you'll see that the G1 X also shows the 'discoloration'. Does anyone really believe that the G1X out resolves the 5D Mk III? It must be that DPReview, despite their best effrots, can't always get the illumination consistent on the scene? That's my take anyway?

But, it is certainly *not* an indication of a flaw in the Oly EM5 which looks like it is quite a gem. Oly may be the 'comeback player of the year' if they keep introducing such fine products?

Link | Posted on May 3, 2012 at 21:32 UTC
On article Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 review (577 comments in total)
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derfla1949: Test setup flaw or camera flaw?

in the studio setup comparison, please to look at the Irish Cream bottle, at the letters IR.
There is a dark spot around them, which does not occur in the studio scenes of most other cameras (didnt check them all). With the OM-D, the obscure effect occurs at any iso, in jpg and raw.

So, is the bottle a different one or did the camera create an artefact or did all other cameras suppress some detail (which I cannot believe) ???

Add the Nikon D800. It shows the same effect. Right now, I consider the D800 the 'gold standard', so, the Oly EM5 sees the same effect as the "gold standard". Something has happened to the label.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2012 at 12:42 UTC
On article Kodak files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection (98 comments in total)
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guillealv: how can the same company that does such fine CCDs for leica and astronomy devices do such bad consumer point and shoot cameras??

i really suffer about the TMax B/W films and the developing products (HC110) that i still use on a regular basis....

I can answer that very easily. I used to work at Kodak's ISS (Image Sensor Solutions) Division. EK designs AND manufactures all of their CCD image sensors in a production fab in Rochester, NY. These are used for high-end cameras and camera backs.

But, EK buys all their CMOS image sensors from outside sources since EK has no internal manufacturing facilities to construct CMOS sensors. And, all the consumer cameras are built in China with image sensors NOT MADE BY EK.

Of course, ISS was sold to an investment house months ago...so..who knows what's going on now? I've not been there in 5.25 years.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2012 at 15:49 UTC
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