mpgxsvcd

mpgxsvcd

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On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1262 comments in total)

Canon should have shipped their 5DS cameras sooner. They don’t even come out till next week and this announcement can’t help their sales. This Sony camera would at least give potential Canon 5Ds customers pause. The features this camera offers over the Canon camera are undeniable(4K, high ISO, High speed video…etc).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 17:45 UTC as 323rd comment | 8 replies

That is a very expensive fixed lens camera. However, it packs in a ton of really nice features as well.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 17:37 UTC as 54th comment | 1 reply

That better be one amazing lens for that much money.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 13:24 UTC as 54th comment | 1 reply
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?

One thing that stopping down doesn’t take into account is how does the lens perform when stopped down. The 40-150mm F2.8 offers the most detail across the entire field of view at F5.6. Stopping down to F8.0 will reduce that detail but it isn’t as much as some of the other m4/3s lenses.

Based on lens reviews F2.8 wasn’t the best choice for this lens, F5.6 would have been but not by a significant amount. However, F2.8 was actually a better choice than F8.0 from the lens perspective and I didn’t see an issue with depth of field at all with his landscape images.

Know your equipment and don’t just rely on past stereotypes based on other equipment to know what is best for your specific setup.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 13:19 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 sample gallery updated article (42 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Did anyone else notice that he caught a tornado/dust devil and a boat driving down the road at night in these sample images? Those are some really interesting subjects that would be really hard to plan for and yet he still got exceptional images of them.

Spur of the moment images like these are really hard to do well. It is amazing that Sam was able to use a relatively inexpensive camera to get those shots.

Have you ever done any astrophotography? Your neck of the woods is actually one of the best spots in the country for astrophotography? An m4/3s camera, an $800 mount, and a $500 telescope is all you need to get great images in that part of the country.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2015 at 18:47 UTC
On 007_LOWLIGHT_ISO16000 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

What a cool picture. ISO 16,000 was definitely essential for this image.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2015 at 18:36 UTC as 1st comment
On photo in sample gallery (1 comment in total)

What a cool picture. ISO 16,000 was definitely essential for this image.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2015 at 18:36 UTC as 1st comment
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?

"Going beyond F2.8 on Four Thirds is "diffraction territory"? The heck?"

I think he just mixed up his thoughts there. He was probably thinking of the picture where he shot at F11. He didn’t go any further than F11 because that would get into diffraction. I don’t believe that he meant any further than f2.8 was into diffraction.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2015 at 18:33 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 sample gallery updated article (42 comments in total)

Did anyone else notice that he caught a tornado/dust devil and a boat driving down the road at night in these sample images? Those are some really interesting subjects that would be really hard to plan for and yet he still got exceptional images of them.

Spur of the moment images like these are really hard to do well. It is amazing that Sam was able to use a relatively inexpensive camera to get those shots.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2015 at 18:24 UTC as 4th comment | 4 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 sample gallery updated article (42 comments in total)
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Neal Hood: Most of the pictures seem to be slightly subdued in brightness, or "life", for some reason. Maybe its my monitor - although the "Challenge" pictures look superb with regards to brightness on my monitor. And those are from different cameras.

I will be keeping my RX100. It may not be the better camera but I sure like it.

Sam shot with underexposure in many pictures. That is fine especially if he is protecting highlights. Remember we are looking at the JPGs. The underexposure and lacking brightness can be easily brought back with the RAW files. The highlights can’t.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2015 at 18:20 UTC
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?

Sam showed with these pictures that he knows more about photographing with M4/3s cameras than others do. He was able to buck the standard knee jerk choices that most full frame camera shooters make when they pick up an m4/3s camera for the first time not realizing how much different the m4/3s sensors and lenses really are.

I couldn’t find a single fault with any of his choices of settings for these images with an m4/3s camera. His images show what an m4/3s camera is capable of in an experienced m4/3s shooters hands instead of what an experienced full frame shooter would do incorrectly when forced to shoot with m4/3s for the first time.

These pictures are not perfect but unlike the first set of images that is due to the camera this time and not the photographer which is what we really want.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2015 at 18:16 UTC
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 photo in sample 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
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