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BarnET

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On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (258 comments in total)
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JohnEwing: This is getting confusing: X100 - RX100 - LX100. What is it about the letter X that gives it such a aura? Chuck Yaeger's aeroplane or vague memories of school algebra spring to mind. Oh aye, X-Men too, whatever that is.

Anyway, never mind all that. This looks like a little X-E1 and very nice that is too. I'd buy it if the missus would countenance me adding a 9th camera to my already expensive kit. Apart from the zoom it does rather cover what my X100 does, though.

They did.

it went from horrendous to terrible.
This has the same 4k capability of the GH4.
Which means it will outperform much more expensive gear by a huge margin in that field.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 20:22 UTC
On Photokina 2014 Video: The Samsung NX1 article (83 comments in total)
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Sisung: Considering the number of users that randomly change settings not having a clue what they're doing, it would make sense for Samsung to program their demo cameras with a reset whenever it's turned off, or after x minutes.

And I wouldn't expect the camera so be in stores in October. I just hope that if any of these bugs are true, that they're fixed before the device is sitting in my lap.

If they bring it out in December, even better, I can justify buying it by calling it a Christmas present to myself haha.

I can agree.
Panasonic had some great products this photokina.
But someone had set the zoom-ring of the LX100 to shutterspeed(don't ask me why it has that option)

It did no longer zoom with the zoomring. It took the pana rep 15 minutes to find out.

They also couldn't tell me what the flash sync was.
It's an ridiculous 1/4000th of a second.
A key feature that could drop the jaws of any studio photographer looking for a small second camera.

After trying with 4 reps found this answer at the Leica stand.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 17:35 UTC
On Opinion: Bring on the 70-200mm equivalents article (215 comments in total)
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BarnET: Even though the Author did make a note of the equivalence to 70-200mm F4.

He also made a terrible conclusion that these lenses on Apsc save weight.
70-200mm F4 lenses are in pretty much all cases lighter then these now F2.8 zooms.

So these lenses do not allow the photographer to save weight at all.

Yes it does.

And then there is the advantage in sharpness.
The A7r got 23 p-mpix on Dxo with that lens.

The highest Apsc score i have seen was 17 p-mpix
Nikon D7100 with 18-35mm F1.8.

Maybe Samsung can do something with the 50-150mm and the new 28mp BSI Cmos. That is sounding very interesting and the technology advantage could tip the noise performance in it's favour too.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 17:17 UTC
On Photokina 2014 Video: The Canon G7 X article (91 comments in total)
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sssanti: I am disapointed Canon did not include an EVF. I would like to see another version of this camera with an EVF.

Sometimes you will blow your highlights when taking the right exposure.

So we underexpose to preserve the highlights and then pump up the shadows in post. A even better option is HDR.

But that comes with it's own artifacts which can make the files hard to edit. Like ghosting which may require some layer work to get rid off.

Claiming m43 has DR of a smartphone in good light is a good laugh. Phones can't even shoot Raw. good luck extracting shadow detail out of 8-bit jpeg files.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 17:13 UTC
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (258 comments in total)
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LukeDuciel: Is there any sample photo available from this cam?

I have not been very satisfied by Pana's automatic white balance performance, although my impression was mostly from GF1, 2 and (to some extent) the camcorder AF100.

absolutely,

I don't think the leica 3 year warranty is worth it's premium.
Resale value might be higher though.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 06:41 UTC
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (258 comments in total)
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LukeDuciel: Is there any sample photo available from this cam?

I have not been very satisfied by Pana's automatic white balance performance, although my impression was mostly from GF1, 2 and (to some extent) the camcorder AF100.

like lightroom that comes with the leica version?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 18:21 UTC
On Opinion: Bring on the 70-200mm equivalents article (215 comments in total)
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BarnET: Even though the Author did make a note of the equivalence to 70-200mm F4.

He also made a terrible conclusion that these lenses on Apsc save weight.
70-200mm F4 lenses are in pretty much all cases lighter then these now F2.8 zooms.

So these lenses do not allow the photographer to save weight at all.

your article is also mostly about mirrorless.
And the Sony A7(also mirrorless) isn't that much more expensive as the best Apsc mirrorless camera's. Nor heavier.

And it has a 70-200mm f4 available with less weight.
However i can't find any information about it in the article.
And this is the best comparison.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 17:53 UTC
On Opinion: Bring on the 70-200mm equivalents article (215 comments in total)

Even though the Author did make a note of the equivalence to 70-200mm F4.

He also made a terrible conclusion that these lenses on Apsc save weight.
70-200mm F4 lenses are in pretty much all cases lighter then these now F2.8 zooms.

So these lenses do not allow the photographer to save weight at all.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 15:57 UTC as 61st comment | 4 replies
On Photokina 2014 Video: The Canon G7 X article (91 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: tiny evf ... vs giant evf (tilt-flip screen, or vari-angle swivel screen, or even fixed screen)

folks have forgotten ...

when digicams first came out with LIVE VIEW on their rear screens
anyone complaining about inability to see it due to overwhelming sunlight overhead/behind them ...

resolved it by buying large adaptable detachable (third party accessory mfr) diopter eye-hoods

(this is what many in the video world do, if they prefer looking at a larger rear monitering screen than a smaller evf screen)

many pro v-cams have huge eye-piece diopter tunnel hoods with 90deg reflection to a medium sized side-facing articulating screen.

by doing the same on a compact dcam with a flexible screen, one gets a ginormous flexible evf

optional: that eye-hood includes a switchable flexible opening for finger touch screen access.

I agree Olypan. But this Canon is not a dismal product.
I had a hands-on today. And it looks and feels good.
Liked the relative big buttons on the body. and the 1 inch sony sensor is known to be good as well.

I did take a test shot at 24mm equiv. F1.8 and the corner performance did seem very bad.
Heavy CA and very soft rendered text.

stopped down it was much better in these regards

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 15:50 UTC
On Photokina 2014 Video: The Canon G7 X article (91 comments in total)
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Lassoni: Is it a marketing trick to say a camera has a 24-100 equivalent zoom range, and continue mentioning the 1.8-2.8 aperture, which is not the equivalent?

It is but they all do it.
So just do the math yourself.
Crop factor is 2.7x

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 15:47 UTC
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Len_Gee: Why did they leave touch screen and built in flash off this camera?

I can say that the leave shutter synced till 1/2000th on the floor today.

the Leica Rep i spoke too said the mechanical leaf shutter goes up to 1/4000th. But i didn't have the flash output available to verify this on the floor.

Still a M43 sensor with a fast aperture lens and this leaf shutter makes for a insane strobist tool.

I don't think anything close to that performance is available for that kind of money.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 13:59 UTC
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Markol: It's funny people should comment on the knowledge of the guy- of course he knows something about the camera, it's his job. Having said that, he IS a nice guy and that reminds me of Pana's french rep. He also is a nice guy and he said himself he doesn't know why they chose him because he is an unlikely choice but it seems they are happy with him as he's been doing his job for several years now.

As for "interview": this is a joint presentation, helped largely by Barney. There was not a single question if you don't consider "Why is this thing good?" an interview question.
Why didn't you ask "Why no TS?" or "Was there a lot of discussion about leaving out the flash?" or "Were you sure that the target audience would not frown an 12 MP these days?" or "Why no ND-filter?"or so many more- that would have been an interview. 95% of the stuff said in this video was already known to people who are interested in this camera.

Maybe Barney would care to chime in. If criticism is allowed, anyway...

I don't think it had anything to do with nerves.
he is looking pretty banged up though.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 13:56 UTC
On Photokina 2014 Video: The Canon G7 X article (91 comments in total)
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sssanti: I am disapointed Canon did not include an EVF. I would like to see another version of this camera with an EVF.

daniella yeah a large eye diopter cup makes a lot of sense on this nice small portable compact.

Come on let's be honest no one without mental illness would ever do that.

And the G1x does not perform that well at all.
It's about 50% worse then the Canon 60d sensor when looked at the magnification. It's the same at pixel level but who cares about that?
we look at images printed or on larg screens.

M43 sensors are now on the level of the 18mp Apsc sensors.
They have more dynamic range and cleaner shadows. however the fall apart a bit more after ISO 1600.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 13:49 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (452 comments in total)
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Mike FL: If Canon want to beat Sony in High ISO IQ, cut the sensor pixel count by half.

" but Canon made the first large scale switch from CCD and their sensor were the best for a while."

here i agree. and that is the exact reason why.
First they lead the market forward.
Then they have gotten extremely lazy. Milking the cow completely dry.

They pioneered in both Cmos and Video. in great succession.
Now they are behin everyone in Cmos and behind most in video.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 06:21 UTC
On Photokina 2014 Video: The Canon G7 X article (91 comments in total)
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sssanti: I am disapointed Canon did not include an EVF. I would like to see another version of this camera with an EVF.

or the Lx100-rx100 mk2

the G1x is let down by the quality of the sensor.
It may be larger it's also a antique.

giving no advantage in the end after the bulk of that nice but heavy lens.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 06:12 UTC
On Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X article (144 comments in total)
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MPA1: No VF no buy...!

today the whole day on the Gx7..........

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 16:18 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1117 comments in total)
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Zoron: A5100 with the tiny 16-50 zoom is a better option for daily & casual snapping....

Ebola can't be as bad as that kit lens..........

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 16:15 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1716 comments in total)
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Patrick H Lockwood: I see some comments here where they are suggesting that this camera will only have a value for sports shooters. As a wedding shooter who owns a 7d, here is the camera's value for me. First, in combo with 5d, I like the 7d's apc sensor which, in church, the extended reach using a 70 - 200 ( effective 112 - 320) is invaluable. My current7d produces very usable shots at IS0 5000 in low light ( though the exposures have to be right on ). So, if the ISO reach can go higher, that plus the focal point tracking improvement ( shooting candids ) this is a camera I definitely want to own. It won't replace the 5dmkIII, but it makes a formidable companion.

Man o man are you really blinded by brand loyalty?

It already had the

same megapixels
Same size
Same on sensor AF system

And now it has the same ISO performance.

But no it has to be different since Canon says so.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 01:18 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1716 comments in total)
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Patrick H Lockwood: I see some comments here where they are suggesting that this camera will only have a value for sports shooters. As a wedding shooter who owns a 7d, here is the camera's value for me. First, in combo with 5d, I like the 7d's apc sensor which, in church, the extended reach using a 70 - 200 ( effective 112 - 320) is invaluable. My current7d produces very usable shots at IS0 5000 in low light ( though the exposures have to be right on ). So, if the ISO reach can go higher, that plus the focal point tracking improvement ( shooting candids ) this is a camera I definitely want to own. It won't replace the 5dmkIII, but it makes a formidable companion.

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2014/09/18/canon-7d-mark-ii-first-shots-let-the-image-quality-comparisons-begin

Then go to comparometer and pick the 70d vs 7d mk2

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 01:06 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1716 comments in total)
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Patrick H Lockwood: I see some comments here where they are suggesting that this camera will only have a value for sports shooters. As a wedding shooter who owns a 7d, here is the camera's value for me. First, in combo with 5d, I like the 7d's apc sensor which, in church, the extended reach using a 70 - 200 ( effective 112 - 320) is invaluable. My current7d produces very usable shots at IS0 5000 in low light ( though the exposures have to be right on ). So, if the ISO reach can go higher, that plus the focal point tracking improvement ( shooting candids ) this is a camera I definitely want to own. It won't replace the 5dmkIII, but it makes a formidable companion.

See for yourself at image resource.
Just did 70d vs 7d mk2
And guess what a carbon copy.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 00:37 UTC
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