steve_hoge

steve_hoge

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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 13th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 real-world samples article (84 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 24th 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 4th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 offers 4K video article (124 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 (124 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 (124 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 (124 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 (124 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 (124 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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forpetessake: Poor Apple, they have no competent software developers left.

Oh, they do - they're just not working on the Mac OS.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2015 at 03:39 UTC
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steve_hoge: Will Aperture digest these invalid DNGs?

I just imported one of the Monochrom .DNG files into Aperture, and while it wouldn't display the image - Aperture's DNG support is notoriously limited - it did successfully import the file into the Aperture library and was able to display all the standard EXIF data in the file.

Of course that doesn't mean there aren't some Monochrom files out there that it wouldn't accept, but clearly the format itself is acceptable to Aperture.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2015 at 03:38 UTC
On Dan-1-ISO-640-f2 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Does DxO have profiles for this yet? Would like to see how ViewPoint applies perspective correction here.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 18:58 UTC as 1st comment
On Sources of noise part two: Electronic Noise article (231 comments in total)
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Gray Photography: Interesting article, but I keep thinking that DP Review is dancing around an issue without fully accounting for it. Dynamic Range. The simple fact is, the dynamic range of virtually all our display devices (monitors and printers) is going to be somewhere around 10 stops at best. Most printer papers can't even get that much range. But, they are talking about how important this dynamic range is but I've yet to see them talk meaningful talk as to how this all actually manifests itself in presentation. Monumentalizing the trivial.

Noise is the least of your reproduction concerns when it comes to digital photography if you ask me. Your typical computer monitor can barely handle a sRGB color space, which is about color space and dynamic range of a JPG file. Most laptops displays I've seen can't even come close to that. All this other theoretical incompleteness doesn't really make much difference in reality.

@Rishi Sanyal: Is the Dolby 19EV monitor you mentioned (I'm not familiar with it - got link?) considered the highest dynamic range monitor these days?

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 18:39 UTC

Will Aperture digest these invalid DNGs?

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 18:31 UTC as 54th comment | 5 replies
On Sources of noise part two: Electronic Noise article (231 comments in total)
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Gray Photography: Interesting article, but I keep thinking that DP Review is dancing around an issue without fully accounting for it. Dynamic Range. The simple fact is, the dynamic range of virtually all our display devices (monitors and printers) is going to be somewhere around 10 stops at best. Most printer papers can't even get that much range. But, they are talking about how important this dynamic range is but I've yet to see them talk meaningful talk as to how this all actually manifests itself in presentation. Monumentalizing the trivial.

Noise is the least of your reproduction concerns when it comes to digital photography if you ask me. Your typical computer monitor can barely handle a sRGB color space, which is about color space and dynamic range of a JPG file. Most laptops displays I've seen can't even come close to that. All this other theoretical incompleteness doesn't really make much difference in reality.

This is pretty analogous to the situation in audio signal processing; the final (typical) rendering environment has very limited dynamic range - perhaps 40 or 50dB in the average living room. But because of the necessity for latitude in all the processing that occurs in the audio signal path it's important to start out with as wide a dynamic range as possible - say, the output of a 20bit A/D converter - and use 24 or even 32 linear bits for all the intermediate data paths and coefficients in the signal chain.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 20:01 UTC
On Sources of noise part two: Electronic Noise article (231 comments in total)

Would appreciate a more complete explanation of (or link to) the Exposure Latitude and ISO invariance tests - I'm not familiar with the specific procedures used for those tests, but I assume they are used to derive the Dynamic Range graphs shown in DPReview's camera reviews?

Also, a discussion of the meaning of "neutral" or "18%" gray in the context of the camera signal path and gain structure would be very useful.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 15:58 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply
On Field Test: Sigma 19mm, 30mm and 60mm F2.8 DN lenses article (159 comments in total)
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brumd: I own the first version of the 30mm/2.8. I used it on my E-M5 body. The peculiar thing is that when this lens is on my camera, it takes ~2-3 sec longer for the camera to start up. Since I have the habit of switching on/off my camera a lot between shots, this quickly becomes very annoying. And I quickly stopped using it.

Am I the only one who experiences this? Or, is this a known issue of the first version, and has it been addressed? Or, do they still have a noticably longer start-up time than other lenses?

I also power-down to save battery and wish my MFT (GX-7) had a "force sleep" sequence, since some parameters aren't preserved across power cycles. I don't have experience with the Sigma 30mm but I can see how this would get burdensome.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2015 at 01:15 UTC
On Field Test: Sigma 19mm, 30mm and 60mm F2.8 DN lenses article (159 comments in total)

Would be interested to know the closest focus distance on all three of these.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2015 at 01:11 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
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