steve_hoge

steve_hoge

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Joined on Jun 20, 2005

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$150 bounty to the first person that can root this card.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2015 at 22:49 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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Adrian Harris: RX100 Mk4 appears far noisier than my Mk1, which is a great disappointment as I was hoping the new sensor was going to be a leap forward :o(
I would like an EVF but am not prepared to accept worse photo quality!

Ugh, why does this always happen? We were getting along so well there...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 20:44 UTC

Hope we will see the RX10 II added to the scene comparison tool soon! Was hoping to compare how the same sensor performed in different bodies.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2015 at 16:41 UTC as 49th comment
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Adrian Harris: RX100 Mk4 appears far noisier than my Mk1, which is a great disappointment as I was hoping the new sensor was going to be a leap forward :o(
I would like an EVF but am not prepared to accept worse photo quality!

In JPEG at ISO 3200 the IV looks noisier to me than the III AND the II. RAW at that speed looks v comparable if not identical. Less aggressive NR by default in the IV's JPEG pipeline?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2015 at 16:40 UTC
On Google and GoPro unveil 16-camera 'Array' VR rig article (45 comments in total)
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steve_hoge: Why not 16 Google Nexus 6 phones instead of 16 GoPros?

Nexus 6 claims to capture 13Mp vs GoPro's 12Mp, and it's certainly a smarter platform to network together...

I had forgotten that Nexus 6 has neither removable storage nor removable battery. So those architectural decisions may have been deal-breakers for this configuration too.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 20:52 UTC
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rfsIII: As noted below, there are once again concerns about whether Google can use the photos you store for their promotional purposes. To me it sounds very ambiguous which means that Google will push to the limits and a little beyond.

Executives in Silicon Valley are actively hostile toward the property rights of artists and photographers, so I'm going to wait a little while before I start uploading to this service.

Here's what the user agreement says:
"The rights you grant in this license are for the limited purpose of operating, promoting, and improving our Services, and to develop new ones."

"promoting" is the operant term here. Sounds to me like they can use your pix to promote their service without paying you.

Since all the turmoil has subsided I'm pretty happy with Flickr again.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2015 at 19:03 UTC
On Google and GoPro unveil 16-camera 'Array' VR rig article (45 comments in total)

Why not 16 Google Nexus 6 phones instead of 16 GoPros?

Nexus 6 claims to capture 13Mp vs GoPro's 12Mp, and it's certainly a smarter platform to network together...

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2015 at 18:56 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
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rfsIII: As noted below, there are once again concerns about whether Google can use the photos you store for their promotional purposes. To me it sounds very ambiguous which means that Google will push to the limits and a little beyond.

Executives in Silicon Valley are actively hostile toward the property rights of artists and photographers, so I'm going to wait a little while before I start uploading to this service.

Here's what the user agreement says:
"The rights you grant in this license are for the limited purpose of operating, promoting, and improving our Services, and to develop new ones."

"promoting" is the operant term here. Sounds to me like they can use your pix to promote their service without paying you.

That is also how I read it - Google can use your photos to promote their products in any way they see fit. And as far as "operating...our Services" I extrapolate that to mean that they can, for instance, publicly display your geocoded photos on Maps as well, include them in public Image Search results, etc. I don't know if there are any privacy settings to preclude this.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 16:45 UTC
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steve_hoge: The animations look cool. But I don't think I have the Brooklyn hipster cred required to download it. And where's the desktop version?

"Desktop" (i.e., web browser-based) version doesn't yet have feature parity with the mobile version - like the collaging and animation features. AFAIK, at this point it's pretty much just a re-skin of Google+ photos (aka Picasaweb.)

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 16:32 UTC

The animations look cool. But I don't think I have the Brooklyn hipster cred required to download it. And where's the desktop version?

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 00:06 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 real-world samples article (102 comments in total)

Was this production firmware or pre-release? In a handful of the shots I see oversaturated blues (esp crowd shots - see the blue shirts) similar to the weird effect I experienced in "Standard" picture style on my GX-7 before I switched to the flatter "Natural" setting.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 20:18 UTC as 32nd comment

Is it time for DPReview to do an SD card shootout?

What I really mean is "camera shootout": I'd be interested to know what contemporary camera models out there are actually limited - and in which aspects of their performance - by current SD card write speeds.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 15:52 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 offers 4K video article (128 comments in total)
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Paul Verhoeven: "4K Pre-burst records 60 images right before or after release of the shutter."

Huh?

My guess as to how it's intended to work:

1) you press the shutter to start shooting video, and the camera is continuously recording
2) the camera throws away any video more than 30 frames old,
3) you release the shutter when you see your "event of interest"
4) the camera records 30 more frames for good measure.
5) Your money shot is somewhere in that buffer of 60 frames!

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 01:00 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 offers 4K video article (128 comments in total)
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Paul Verhoeven: "4K Pre-burst records 60 images right before or after release of the shutter."

Huh?

I took that to mean that it records 4K continuously, but actually saves only the last 60 frames before and/or after the shutter is released.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 16:45 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 offers 4K video article (128 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I am not seeing a lot to dislike about this camera. They would sell a lot more of these if they advertised them more and also sold them in stores like Best Buy right from day one. As it stands right now Canon will sell many times as many T6s/T6i cameras as Panasonic will sell G7 cameras.

That is also despite the fact that the Canon cameras had a significant defect in a large portion of their initial shipments(Which they addresses quickly), the T6s only does 5 FPS vs. the 7 FPS for the G7, The G7 is cheaper, and the G7 does 4K @ 30 FPS video vs just 1080p @ 30 FPS for the Canon cameras.

Panasonic’s issue is not that they don’t make great cameras. There issue is that not enough people even know they make cameras.

Shooting in 4K allows cropping to HD and aggressive stabilization applied in post. I'd find that pretty handy as long as the viewfinder could show the HD crop frame.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 16:39 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 offers 4K video article (128 comments in total)
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pocoloco: If it just had image stabilazition...

I've got Oly's that would be nice to use on this body.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 16:36 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 offers 4K video article (128 comments in total)
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straylightrun: No IBIS?

I rely on IBIS in my GX-7 when shooting in low light with non-stabilized Olympus lenses. Would gladly accept IBIS in this camera when not in 4K video mode.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 16:35 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 offers 4K video article (128 comments in total)
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pocoloco: If it just had image stabilazition...

I'm curious that the spec list still says "Image Stabilization: Unknown". Could they still be finalizing the feature list? Did DPR staff not have a chance to actually operate the camera and check the menu options?

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 16:30 UTC
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steve_hoge: Will Aperture digest these invalid DNGs?

Sorry, should have mentioned that I'm running Mavericks 10.9.5, Aperture 3.5.1 and Apple RAW 5.07, and Aperture imports these corrupted DNGs without crashing.

No image display, and I did notice some anomalies in the EXIF display: the dimensions of these 24Mp images are shown as only 900x600px !

Yosemite-compatible RAW conversion is up to 6.04 and somewhere between these two versions is where the fatal problem crops up.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 00:34 UTC
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Jono Slack: Please Note
This is NOT just Photos - it's the CoreFoundation RAW processing in Yosemite 10.10.3 and 10.10.4 which means that it does the same with Aperture Libraries.

Also worth mentioning that it was pointed out here: http://www.slack.co.uk/2015/Elliott.html
at the end of April when the camera was launched.

Apple are on the case - and hopefully it'll be fixed soon, in the meantime if you have this problem, the only solution is to delete the Leica DNG files from the hard drive - in which case the Library will load again.

Aperture/iPhoto libraries under 10.9.x seem to be OK.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2015 at 03:43 UTC
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