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mpgxsvcd

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 sample gallery updated article (42 comments in total)
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Demon Cleaner: Why are all the wide sweeping landscape shots at f/2.8?

I can understand maybe one or two (for variations sake), by why would you not provide examples representative of what a competent photographer would take?

Because he knows his camera and lens instead of just relying on sweeping generalizations based on full frame camera assumptions.

The lens he was using is an exceptional lens even wide open at F2.8. On top of that the depth of field really isn’t that shallow for M4/3s. You can easily focus to infinity and still get the foreground in focus at F2.8 with M4/3s cameras. This isn’t full frame and shouldn’t be shot like that.

He also did shoot one landscape at F11 and that was the correct choice in that case. Picture 11 had a close foreground object and I assume he didn’t want the background to blur too much. F11 was the right choice there but not in any of the other pictures he took.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2015 at 18:10 UTC
On 003_LANDSCAPE_ISO200 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Did you seriously capture a tornado in your samples gallery? Talk about being at the right place at the right time.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2015 at 18:04 UTC as 1st comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 sample gallery updated article (42 comments in total)

Great set of images. That definitely highlights what the camera is capable of and what it isn’t. I especially like that the settings were well thought out and appropriate for that specific camera and lens. Great job with these.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2015 at 15:54 UTC as 6th comment

That would make a great Christmas Present.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 18:32 UTC as 24th comment
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I am guessing that Canon probably won’t be touting their mirrorless interchangeable lens offerings like Sony is. They have all but abandoned mirrorless interchangeable lens. That is a shame. A mirrorless 7D MK III and a mirrorless 5DS would be very well received I predict.

Have they actually sold all of those 360K cameras or are they just stacking up on shelves like I see at my local Costco every time I go there.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 18:53 UTC

This is the first Hasselblad announcement in a long time that has received my attention in a positive light. I am definitely intrigued by this one.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 20:28 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)

I am guessing that Canon probably won’t be touting their mirrorless interchangeable lens offerings like Sony is. They have all but abandoned mirrorless interchangeable lens. That is a shame. A mirrorless 7D MK III and a mirrorless 5DS would be very well received I predict.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 13:34 UTC as 110th comment | 8 replies

Cool. Just really cool.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 12:59 UTC as 30th comment
On GoPro unveils Hero+ LCD with touchscreen display article (42 comments in total)

GoPro just keeps finding ways to convince people to buy their products. I am blown away by how well they have been able to dominate this market segment.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 20:21 UTC as 11th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 real-world samples article (102 comments in total)
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Searching: You can hardly call these high octane samples, quite frankly I'm disappointed and was expecting more, these are quite average in every regard.

@Rishi

We need 4K video of the flogging or it didn’t happen.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 13:39 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 real-world samples article (102 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I really liked the content of the images. However, far too many of them were simply ruined by stopping down too far. That produced motion blur, shutter shock blurring, and low detail images because of diffraction.

The person taking these pictures treated the camera like it was a full frame camera. There was absolutely no reason to stop down that far in several of the images.

No wonder everyone thinks m4/3s can’t be used for action sports. If you shoot with the camera in this manner you definitely will not have a good keeper rate.

“The idea is to use as low a shutter speed as possible, that's basically the idea with panning.”
That is a very basic way to look at the problem. A more precise way to look at it is that you need to use the appropriate shutter speed to give you the motion blur you desire in the background and still keep the subject well defined.

Too slow of a shutter speed just makes everything look like one continuous object. It doesn’t portray motion if the blurring is excessive. That is what happened in several of the shots.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 04:43 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 real-world samples article (102 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I really liked the content of the images. However, far too many of them were simply ruined by stopping down too far. That produced motion blur, shutter shock blurring, and low detail images because of diffraction.

The person taking these pictures treated the camera like it was a full frame camera. There was absolutely no reason to stop down that far in several of the images.

No wonder everyone thinks m4/3s can’t be used for action sports. If you shoot with the camera in this manner you definitely will not have a good keeper rate.

@Barney

What did you have in mind? My 2nd choice would have been Turk182. Would that have been better?

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 04:34 UTC
On P1000725 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

A great image. I really like the low angle of view.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 19:59 UTC as 1st comment
On P1010102 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Cool shot. I really like the reflection of the helmet.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 19:58 UTC as 1st comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 real-world samples article (102 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I really liked the content of the images. However, far too many of them were simply ruined by stopping down too far. That produced motion blur, shutter shock blurring, and low detail images because of diffraction.

The person taking these pictures treated the camera like it was a full frame camera. There was absolutely no reason to stop down that far in several of the images.

No wonder everyone thinks m4/3s can’t be used for action sports. If you shoot with the camera in this manner you definitely will not have a good keeper rate.

I am not trying to single you out specifically. This thing happens every single time dpreview posts images for m4/3s cameras. I am just trying to express that this type of mistake makes it look like the camera is at fault when that isn’t necessarily the case.

I am sorry that I didn’t initially point out the good images that you took because there were some I really liked. Image 7 of the helmet was great and I really liked image 11 as well. And by coincidence both of those shots were at very fast shutter speeds.

With m4/3s you are better off erring on the side of too fast a shutter speed than having too slow a shutter speed mostly because of shutter shock issues but also because the lenses are usually very good close to wide open.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 19:56 UTC
On P1000325 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (7 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: A great idea for a picture poorly executed. The idea of an image like this is to make the car sharp and blur the background. Everything is blurry in this picture simply because the user stopped down excessively. No wonder m4/3s gets a bad reputation for shooting action sports. None of the dpreview photographers appears to know how to shoot with them.

Yes I agree that hindsight is always 20:20. However, it is very obvious that most people shoot with m4/3s cameras in the exact same fashion as full frame cameras. That is a mistake for the following reasons.

1. Native Electronic M4/3s lenses almost always offer more detail across the entire frame closer to wide open than they do closer to F8.0. For full frame cameras that isn’t necessarily true.
2. Diffraction starts at F8.0 but it isn’t too detrimental until F12-16. After that it becomes a real problem unless motion blur ruins the image first.
3. Shutter shock especially for the Panasonic M4/3s lenses is a big issue from around 1/100 – 1/320 of a second shutter speeds. Avoiding those shutter speeds has traditionally been a good idea with telephoto m4/3s lenses. However, there is always hope that Panasonic has resolved that issue with this latest camera.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 19:37 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 real-world samples article (102 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I really liked the content of the images. However, far too many of them were simply ruined by stopping down too far. That produced motion blur, shutter shock blurring, and low detail images because of diffraction.

The person taking these pictures treated the camera like it was a full frame camera. There was absolutely no reason to stop down that far in several of the images.

No wonder everyone thinks m4/3s can’t be used for action sports. If you shoot with the camera in this manner you definitely will not have a good keeper rate.

It has absolutely everything to do with the aperture value. If you are panning and your speed does not quite match the subject then the faster your shutter speed is the more forgiving the image will be.

He could have completely alleviated all of the issues in image 27 simply by using a faster shutter speed. The scenery still would have been blurred by the motion of panning even at a very fast shutter speed. However, the slow shutter speed he chose made it almost impossible to get this shot and keep the subject from blurring.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 19:31 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 real-world samples article (102 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I really liked the content of the images. However, far too many of them were simply ruined by stopping down too far. That produced motion blur, shutter shock blurring, and low detail images because of diffraction.

The person taking these pictures treated the camera like it was a full frame camera. There was absolutely no reason to stop down that far in several of the images.

No wonder everyone thinks m4/3s can’t be used for action sports. If you shoot with the camera in this manner you definitely will not have a good keeper rate.

@Sam

I simply don’t buy your argument. The shots at F22 were at very slow shutter speeds and absolutely everything in the image was blurry including the subject. Simply using F8.0 would have resolved the issue and still kept the wheels blurry even at 1/500 of a second.

Image 27 was the worst offender. The wheels blurred so much that you really can’t even see the blur. It looks more like a solid wheel than anything. Image 27 is not an image you could sell. It is simply a mistake on the photographer’s part.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 19:24 UTC
On P1000325 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (7 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: A great idea for a picture poorly executed. The idea of an image like this is to make the car sharp and blur the background. Everything is blurry in this picture simply because the user stopped down excessively. No wonder m4/3s gets a bad reputation for shooting action sports. None of the dpreview photographers appears to know how to shoot with them.

Using a faster shutter speed could have reduced the blurring in the car without greatly affecting the blurring of the surroundings. This shot was simply botched by the photographer because of a lack of understanding of the camera and its capabilities.

This was actually shot in program priority mode with Auto ISO according to the EXIF data. That mode would work for this type of shot if the photographer used the program shift function to increase the shutter speed.

It almost looks like the photographer intentionally made the shutter speed slower with the program shift function because the newer Panasonic cameras don’t usually stop down that much in program priority mode.

I really hope that one day the Dpreview photographers learn to do m4/3s cameras justice.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 19:17 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 real-world samples article (102 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I really liked the content of the images. However, far too many of them were simply ruined by stopping down too far. That produced motion blur, shutter shock blurring, and low detail images because of diffraction.

The person taking these pictures treated the camera like it was a full frame camera. There was absolutely no reason to stop down that far in several of the images.

No wonder everyone thinks m4/3s can’t be used for action sports. If you shoot with the camera in this manner you definitely will not have a good keeper rate.

You are far better off to shoot in shutter priority mode with Auto ISO with the Panasonic m4/3s cameras and telephoto lenses. Don’t worry about the aperture so much. It isn’t full frame. You don’t need to stop down to prevent shallow depth of field quite like you do with full frame.

Just select a reasonably fast shutter speed and let the aperture and ISO float to get you your desired exposure. This works extremely well with Panasonic m4/3s cameras.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 18:38 UTC
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