Eigenmeat

Eigenmeat

Lives in United States CA, United States
Joined on Dec 11, 2009

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Well is dpreviews talk about it, then it's pretty much confirmed!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 11:28 UTC as 45th comment
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majicmoments: Progress is important i know... but i dont need 40 million pixels per image clogging up my i pad... How about achieving 25 iso Olympus?... or graduated filters in camera?..say grey/blue/nd grads.. now that would be a blast!

and the ipad has a camera too!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 11:10 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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Old Baldy: Nice camera! It hits a lot of my personal preferences.

But then, for pure IQ, it does not match a brand new old stock NEX-5T with a fantastically sharp Zeiss 32mm f/1.8 lens for similar price ($348+$720 = $1068) or the 5T + the three really strong Sigma primes 19mm, 30mm, 60mm $348+$199+$199+$209 = $955 - albeit with the zoom flexibility and slightly smaller size.

Pros of the LX vs the 5T+Zeiss
- better video (if that's important to you.)
- smaller, more pocketable. Perhaps its biggest advantage?
- nicer build?
- built-in VF (instead of optional add-on. Albeit fixed)
- better controls/menu system?

Cons
- Doesn't have the touchscreen (very useful to me)
- Doesn't have the tilting screen (very useful to me)
- Lower IQ
- Lens not as bright
- weaker high ISO performance
- lack of lens flexibility (telephoto, macro etc)

Regardless, this seems to be an intelligently designed, very capable and desirable camera. Would love to put one thru its paces!

Switch lens sucks. I would easily pay $300 to merge two of my lense together =).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 07:36 UTC
On Sony adds XAVC S support to Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (88 comments in total)
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Martin87: Sony posting a firmware update for their cameras? That's quite unusual for them

onlooker, take a look at my thread here:
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54173076

The FZ1000's lens is very good from 50mm onward, at wide angle though, it's not very good.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2014 at 03:12 UTC
On Dronestagram contest winners announced article (120 comments in total)

Now i need to go Tamul Waterfall!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 10:18 UTC as 8th comment
On Surf's Up: Clark Little's incredible wave photography article (55 comments in total)

awesomely done!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 10:04 UTC as 16th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1267 comments in total)
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derekmjenkins: I was starting to compare this camera to my GH1 with the 14-140 OIS 4.0-4.8 lens, and it is looking like this bridge camera beats it in every way:

Equivalent focal length: 25-400 vs. 28-200
Max aperature: 2.8-4.0 vs. 4.0-5.8
Max aperature equivalent: 7.6-10.8 vs. 8.0-11.6
ISO range: 125-12800 vs. 100-3200
EVF (dots): 2,359,000 vs. 1,440,000
LCD (dots): 921,000 vs. 460,000
Shutter speeds: 1/16000-60 vs. 1/4000-60
Flash GN (m): 13.5 vs. 10.5
Drive Speed (fps): 12 vs. 3
Focus points: 49 vs. 23
Exposure Compensation -5 to +5 (1/3 steps) vs. -3 to +3 (1/3 steps)

Oh and with the FZ1000 you also get:
- Panorama mode
- HDR mode
- Orientation sensor (try using a 20mm 1.7 on a GH1 vertically!)
- 4k video up to 30 fps!
- Timelaps video
- 5-axis in body IS
- SDXC support

The only things you do not get in the FZ1000 are dof preview and white-balance bracketing. I would miss the ability to use some higher quality primes and to get down to use my 9-18mm lens.

It's a good camera.

I disagree. The modern Sony 1'' sensor very good. Likely within 1/3 of the couple year old GH1 sensor. The lens on the FZ1000 is ~1 stop faster and has greater range on both end. The FZ1000 all also have better AF and EVF.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 06:41 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1267 comments in total)
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MAStai: The Fujifilm X-S1 is overlooked--with identical concept. Its been around since 2011 and has lower res and smaller sensor but 24 – 624 mm range.

too bad the EXR sensor killed it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 08:28 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1267 comments in total)
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Arnab Pratim Das: Finally -- looks to be a worthy successor to Fuji S100fs "The Legend"!

Yup Indeed, the first truly excited camera for me after the S100FS.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 07:13 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1267 comments in total)

PRe-ordered!!! Most exciting camera in years for me!!
Not everyone wants to shuffle multiple lens with DSLR and mirrorless.
And I am sure the FZ1000 lens will run circles around a DSLR superzoom lens.

This reminds of the FZ50/Fuji S100FS days.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 03:12 UTC as 241st comment
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 article (102 comments in total)

PRe-ordered!!! Most exciting camera in years for me!!
Not everyone want to shuffle multiple lens with DSLR and mirrorless.
And I am sure the FZ1000 lens will run circles around a DSLR superzoom lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 03:10 UTC as 11th comment

ACR is still a blurry mess compare to OOC JPGs.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2014 at 04:03 UTC as 10th comment | 5 replies

Informative interview!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 11:37 UTC as 56th comment
On A look inside Sigma's lens factory article (89 comments in total)

Aizu is very pretty!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2014 at 10:36 UTC as 52nd comment
On Nikon D5300 Review preview (278 comments in total)

Hmm... DPR wrote:
"Autofocus with the 18-140mm is speedy and accurate enough for most purposes."

"Accurate enough for most purposes" does really inspire confidence. That also implies that you are unlikely to get the most of your lens. The PDAF will only be good enough if you don't look closely...

That is one thing that really keep me some current SLR. These PDAF sensors are simply not enough to keep out with high resolution main sensor. If I am not shooting action, I pick CDAF over PDAF any day.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 04:49 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (535 comments in total)
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Eigenmeat: 12.8MP at 2014 is a bit of let down at 2014 to be honest. Especially with a sensor this large and lens this fast(less diffraction prone). Sony can squeeze fully usable 20MP 1'' sensor on its RX100/RX10 series (especially the RX10). No reason Cannon cannot squeeze a good 16-18MP on a 1.5'' sensor.

To NowHearThis:
I fully agree with you that today's main stream diplay media can rarely show more than 8MP. Peronsally, I don't print much of my image. For me, much of the fun is to zoom into images to discover all the little details you missed on a busy trip! For that, you need all the MP count you can get.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 06:36 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (535 comments in total)
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Eigenmeat: 12.8MP at 2014 is a bit of let down at 2014 to be honest. Especially with a sensor this large and lens this fast(less diffraction prone). Sony can squeeze fully usable 20MP 1'' sensor on its RX100/RX10 series (especially the RX10). No reason Cannon cannot squeeze a good 16-18MP on a 1.5'' sensor.

To R Butler:

Yup, it seems Canon completely recycled the old sensor from G1X M1. Now the lens has a smaller image circle, so we get multi-aspect shooting. The down side, we went from 14.1 MP to 13MP.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 06:33 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (535 comments in total)

12.8MP at 2014 is a bit of let down at 2014 to be honest. Especially with a sensor this large and lens this fast(less diffraction prone). Sony can squeeze fully usable 20MP 1'' sensor on its RX100/RX10 series (especially the RX10). No reason Cannon cannot squeeze a good 16-18MP on a 1.5'' sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 04:39 UTC as 165th comment | 11 replies

We now just a body with EVF/CDAF to attach this onto(I don't shoot action)... PDAF suck for accuracy, and sucks even more with a superzoom lens. When properly focused, this super lens can be quite sharp.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 10:13 UTC as 55th comment

Sony/Samsung can make a cell phone do this. Yet, for example, a $1300 Sony RX10 cannot it. It just shows how much manufacturer intentionally cripple their camera line to create "product tiers".

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 05:00 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
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