The Squire

The Squire

Lives in United Kingdom Bath, United Kingdom
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Joined on Mar 30, 2007

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On Details of Google's new photo app leaked post (24 comments in total)
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BigShooter: "...than in Auto Awesome, which is largely automatic. "

Um, yeah.

...And somewhat awesome...

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 08:58 UTC

Watch you B's and b's, people.

This discussion can get lost without a pedantic approach to units.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 07:41 UTC as 8th comment
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Akusai: Now the camera manufacturers just need to release cameras making actual use of those speeds. But no, Canon and Nikon are still putting CompactFlash into their top cameras and Sony too seems happy with slow write speeds in their top cameras.

True. Few camera makers have adopted UHS-II or USB 3.0 connectivity.

I think the new Panasonic G7 is one of the few to support UHS-II.

I expect UHS-II to be more common as we see 4k video data rates increase.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 07:39 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (436 comments in total)
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The Squire: Already up on Jessops. Seems like a bit of a bargain with the 14-140mm lens, only £250 more than body, for a really decent £450 lens.

Oh yes. Think that's a typo by Jessops. Same price, but with 14-140 lens on WEX now.
£599 G7 body only
£849 G7 + 14-140 lens

So £250 for the 14-140 which normally costs £479.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 09:11 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (436 comments in total)
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The Squire: UHS-II card interface? Yey!
USB 2.0 wired interface. Boo!

When are we going to see USB 3.0 on cameras, for those of us who prefer a cable rather than popping the card out?

I suspect the problem is that micro USB 3.0 is a really awkward shape. Very wide.

I guess we'll have to wait a couple of years for USB-C before we get faster interfaces to cameras...

Yeah, USB 2.0. I guess so.

I just think 280Mbps will leave me feeling unfulfilled. Inside.

No, it'll be fine. If USB 2.0 was good enough for the year 2000, it should be good enough now.

Suck it up, Squire.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 15:52 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (436 comments in total)
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The Squire: UHS-II card interface? Yey!
USB 2.0 wired interface. Boo!

When are we going to see USB 3.0 on cameras, for those of us who prefer a cable rather than popping the card out?

I suspect the problem is that micro USB 3.0 is a really awkward shape. Very wide.

I guess we'll have to wait a couple of years for USB-C before we get faster interfaces to cameras...

I am getting over it... Somehow.

Really, I was just drawing a contrast between advances in card interfaces and the inertia in USB connectivity.

It's often easier to plug in one cable to the camera than carry a cable and a card reader. Ubiquitous micro-USB means that in an 'emergency' it's easy to get at your pics directly from the camera. It also makes using things like iPad Camera Connect or other tablets that have USB-OTG (and when you dont want to faff about with slow WiFi setup).

Just, you know, options.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 15:38 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 offers 4K video article (124 comments in total)
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The Squire: Any info on the 4K video bit-rates? Assuming 100Mbps, but not listed above.

Bit of a shame that, like the LX100, they've not offered a high bit-rate 1080p mode.

100Mbps 4K and 50Mbps 1080p would be nice to have.

Ta, Jeff.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 15:32 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (436 comments in total)
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jnxr: Has flash, 4k, EVF, large sensor, small size, good lens options, and much more at a very sensible price point.

Isn't this device more of a convergence device compared to the Canon XC10?

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/1113663915/opinion-why-the-canon-xc10-is-a-big-deal

NO! It's not expensive enough for pro use.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 13:14 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (436 comments in total)

UHS-II card interface? Yey!
USB 2.0 wired interface. Boo!

When are we going to see USB 3.0 on cameras, for those of us who prefer a cable rather than popping the card out?

I suspect the problem is that micro USB 3.0 is a really awkward shape. Very wide.

I guess we'll have to wait a couple of years for USB-C before we get faster interfaces to cameras...

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 13:03 UTC as 99th comment | 10 replies
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (436 comments in total)
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jnxr: Has flash, 4k, EVF, large sensor, small size, good lens options, and much more at a very sensible price point.

Isn't this device more of a convergence device compared to the Canon XC10?

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/1113663915/opinion-why-the-canon-xc10-is-a-big-deal

Don't start! They'll threaten to ban you ;)

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 13:00 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (436 comments in total)

Already up on Jessops. Seems like a bit of a bargain with the 14-140mm lens, only £250 more than body, for a really decent £450 lens.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 12:36 UTC as 107th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 offers 4K video article (124 comments in total)

Any info on the 4K video bit-rates? Assuming 100Mbps, but not listed above.

Bit of a shame that, like the LX100, they've not offered a high bit-rate 1080p mode.

100Mbps 4K and 50Mbps 1080p would be nice to have.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 12:21 UTC as 34th comment | 4 replies
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (436 comments in total)

Like.

4K video. Mic-in socket. Articulated screen.

This will be a great video/photog hybrid.

And I can live without NFC - Its been a bit of a fail on my LX100, having to resort to either the barcode scanning or connection-history to establish a connection.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 12:17 UTC as 108th comment
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ken224: Looks promising. Pity you still need three hands to reach into the bag. I feel access would be easier if the lid was to open away from the body...

Just, you known, wear the bag turned around?

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 14:06 UTC

Likey. A guy here in the office bought a different but similar style bag via Kickstarter. It's awesome. I have bag envy. But he did have to wait 6 month to get it after his 'order'.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 14:01 UTC as 32nd comment
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2982 comments in total)

That whole ISO-invariance thing is interesting, and a great write-up on it Rishi. Thanks.

Are we approaching the day when in-camera ISO is meaningless and we all shoot RAW base ISOs as an extreme form of ETTR?

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 08:03 UTC as 130th comment | 4 replies

My word. I saw some of those cameras in the Fox Talbot museum at the weekend.

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2015 at 14:28 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

I always thought ETTR was a bit of a hack, an urban myth even....

Great article. More please.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 08:05 UTC as 110th comment

Nice idea.

Would be good if PlayMemories installs worked like Google Play - I can look through apps on my desktop or tablet web browser. The site knows my registered devices so I can press install there and then. Next time the device is turned on and connects to wifi it downloads and installs the app. No fuss.

Do that Sony. Do that.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 08:20 UTC as 15th comment

Nice. And not as horrendously expensive as I might have expected.

Apart from the IQ, what I like about Zeiss is their modern looking designs. No retro here. The OLED is an interesting twist.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 15:42 UTC as 10th comment
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