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On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (361 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: I see nothing pro about shooting some dying fish in the morning sun.

More to the point:

- what is the viewfinder lag like in low light. As far as I could see, you shot as the light kept getting better. Will I get motion sickness in real low light ?

- how is the AF in low light, in both single shot accuracy and tracking. You took some demo shots in bright light.

- what is the noise in low light ? You shot as the sun was getting high in the sky, so that's no real indicator for noise as far as I am concerned.

- what is the battery life ? Is the pro going to have to change batteries every 300 shots or it will last for thousands, like the professional cameras ?

- can we really talk about a pro contender when the camera doesn't even has a multi selector for the focus points, and you have to click the screen to change focus points quickly ?

Are you suggesting that solely because it has 15 FPS, 28 megapixels and two 2.8 weatherproofed zooms, it should be a tool for professionals ?

The off-point barb deserves an impaling.

True, tough to challenge Romanians on matters of low light photography. The land spawns so many nocturnal pros, going back to Vlad Tepes. O Korean challengers, be wary of the wrath of the House of Drăculești. But don't fear too much. They fear the light, have a hard time reading spec sheets or manuals, and don't visit stores.

The NX1 can be supplemented by a grip, which is the only way the other large cameras can shoot thousands of shot, either, without battery changes. There is a YT video that illustrates use of the multiple focus point tools.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 17:13 UTC
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (361 comments in total)
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Vignes: only 144 comments and it's day 2. when the A7II was posted, the count was in hundreds and it hit 1000 mark within day2. This is the problem with Samsung brand, maybe they need to change their camera name to something else. Similar to Toyota with Lexus name. At the end of the day, it's all marketing and how you portray yourself in a particular market space.

The GH4 body has been cut to match the NX1. Some people recognize the imprint Samsung may attain. A D7100 owner may not chuck lenses to by an NX1, but not upgrade the body either. Anyone not compromised by lens investments, or interest in 4k, will look at the NX1 seriously.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 16:50 UTC
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (361 comments in total)

Nice camera. Some wince at the $1,100 price of the f/2.0-2.8 50mm stabilized lens needed to do it justice. Woud the $600+ 18-200 Movie Pro be an adequate all-in-one poor man's alternative? Too bad no IBIS.

A great new paradigm for comparing high-iso low light: dead fish. Which camera furnishes the most natural macabre look? Do the AF face mode or eye detection work post-mortem? Well, perhaps that is no less unreal that judging images of bottles, manequins, toy figures, photos, or playing cards.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 16:42 UTC as 52nd comment
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UnitedNations: I was going to buy the A7s next weekend for strictly night street photography.
After seeing this news, I ask:
What is the point of getting the A7s now if the low light shooting ability in the A7II is improved 4.5 stops due to the IBIS?
I am a little confused about Sony's marketing intentions. What camera shoudl I buy?
Can someone more knowledgeable than me please explain? thanks...

Sony will let people savor the dark, while it lasts, before announcing the A7sII. 4k likely to remain in the shadow, though.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 18:04 UTC

Did Metz leave behind any gear to liquidate at discounted prices? Or did all the inventory, last night, go in a flash?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 17:53 UTC as 26th comment
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UnitedNations: I was going to buy the A7s next weekend for strictly night street photography.
After seeing this news, I ask:
What is the point of getting the A7s now if the low light shooting ability in the A7II is improved 4.5 stops due to the IBIS?
I am a little confused about Sony's marketing intentions. What camera shoudl I buy?
Can someone more knowledgeable than me please explain? thanks...

A7sII with 4k video? Hmmm. But maybe too much sensor heat.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 17:49 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (800 comments in total)
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PILUIS: ¿Es que no se ha probado el estabilizador en 4k?
Pues falla algunas veces y se muestra inestable tanto en estabilización vertical como horizontal. Luego después de un rato se queda normal y estabiliza bien.
Esto debe ser un problema de recorte del sensor. Y de interferencia de los ejes de estabilización.
Estamos esperando un nuevo FIRMWARE de Panasonic que corrija este pequeño defecto. Con lo bien que va la cámara..... y esto empaña a las tomas con zoom y con i-zoom tanto en tomas en HD como en 4K.
Es un defecto que no puede advertir Panasonic en el manual y así se lava
las manos de hacerle trabajar a los ingenieros que han diseñado el estabilizador.
Cuando queráis os pongo videos con este defecto que me ha costado cambiar ya 2 veces la cámara y nada sigue haciéndolo.
De todas maneras es mi cámara favorita y aconsejo a todos/as su compra.

Mejor colocar los enlaces en otro hilo, acompañados por una traducción. Indique, por lo tanto, las calibraciones precisas de las tomas.

El estabilizador de cinco ejes solo funciona en video de 1080p, no de 4k. Esto se declaró desde un principio. Lo mismo occure con el LX100, salvo que se nota menos, pues tiene menos zoom. Dudo que ningún estabilizador sea "suficiente" con 4k, sobre todo si se trata de zoom largo, peor aun en casos de recorte extra para extender la vista hasta Marte.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 15:33 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (800 comments in total)
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Neodp: So it's a like Stop less in background blur isolation than a kit lens on a crop DSLR. Including worse Bokeh quality. Not with light; but in terms of DOF eqiv, and it's huge. That's not good. Not at the price.

They should NOT have listened to novices as to lusting for ZOOM X-FACTOR and just made a better camera. They should have capped the focal at 100mm (eqiv angle) and went the other way! Heck, they should have done 27-100mm on MFT. Made that a f/2.8 CONSTANT lens (built-in, so very IQ optimized optimized) and then you'd have something. Think about it. There's your do all camera. Mid small size, affordable price. Leica F2.8 27-100mm HELLO! They could even sell "X-FACTOR" extenders to the silly crowd.

But they wouldn't make that.

Birds? Why not just cats? Limit photos to cats and 50mm is the most zoom you ever need. Right? Listen to meow, not tweet.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 15:18 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (800 comments in total)
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EduPortas: Hey DPR, I think you missed Sony's recent RX10 firmware update. It includes 120fps and a new XAVC-S codec recording option. Any chance you can update this comparison with those new features?

If Sony cuts the RX10 price, that would be actionable news. An RX10ii (or RX12?) with 4k would also be actionable. 60p 4k, even if limited to short clips, would be a knockout. Firmware with 4k, even if feasible, seems unlikely.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 15:09 UTC
On Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II article (191 comments in total)

Entertaining and enlightening.

Is there a rating site for game farms and safari packages? That might help people assure people better wild animal shots than the choice of camera. The only wolves or cougars I've ever seen are only out of the corner of my eye, at dusk, and in flight into the brush. Sharp-eared bears that don't flee before I see them are probably not ones I'd want to face anyway. No kidding: wildlife encounters that facilitate photography are either by chance or require extensive patience and preparation, neither of which monetize easily. Pros who must deliver money-shots with tight turnarounds need see-'em tricks besides a camera. An early GH4 promo featured Crococun zoo reptiles. Odds are I'll never see a wild chimp in native habitat, or be in danger if I did, so maybe the zoo or chimphaven are the answer. Canon does sponsor the PBS Nature series, though, so maybe varmints will pose more willingly for that brand.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 18:54 UTC as 38th comment
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)

Hasselblad's comeuppance. Its next Lunar edition should have a capsule of real moon dust embedded atop the viewfinder.

The effective price might be only 60% of the list price, if tax authorities in some places permit deduction of camera cost as a business expense, which might not apply to jewelry. Or, if the state accountants report the charge as related to "national defense," auditors will look the other way or assume that the high costs reflects some mysterious power.

Does it come with a gold-plated SDHC card? Could be a deal-breaker.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 16:24 UTC as 72nd comment | 1 reply

Color in "zero light" would surprise owls, dogs, or even bats. 1.7 megapixels might be fine for dashboard or rear-bumper cameras. It would be an improvement over what one typically sees captured by security cameras. The resolution might even be enough for small display of night party or selfie shots.

Is the super ISO contingent on modest resoluton? Would an 1/3" 8mp sensor be difficult to engineer with the same sensitivity without incurring lots of noise? Where photons are few, maybe ultra ISO can achieve only so much, after which point sensor size must increase.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 13:45 UTC as 9th comment
On Canon introduces new $78K 50-1000mm cine lens article (173 comments in total)

Perfect for the next safari. Just be careful poachers or unscrupulous observers don't confuser it for a black rhino horn or elephant tusk. Probably worth more than its weight in ivory.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 16:22 UTC as 29th comment
On Canon introduces new $78K 50-1000mm cine lens article (173 comments in total)
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tkpenalty: I see Impossible.

Impossible to afford.

At what weekly rent? I imagine the user would have to post a substantial security deposit and fret about breaking the thing. It probably requires more than a week to figure out how best to use the thing. Not for the occasional BIF enthusiast.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 16:17 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (480 comments in total)
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Lab D: If the GH4 had the Olympus 5 axis stabilization it would be the dream camera for many, many people. As Jorginho points out it is a fantastic stills camera already, and at the moment the best ILC for video in its price range.

The FZ1000 has a sort of 5-axis stabilization, but it does not function in 4k mode. Would the Oly version work in 4k, or does Oly even intend to add 4k to OMD?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 20:05 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (480 comments in total)
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Aroart: canon...wake up....

Canon sees impossible.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 18:02 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (480 comments in total)
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tom1234567: As far as I know the Samsung is not out until the middle of November
as they were working on a new Firmware,
beats me how someone can condemn a camera before its even out!!!!

and Samsung engineers say they are working on firmware,

some people just like to rubbish cameras they troll here quiet often,

post your photos then let us ALL see,
put a video on YouTube, show us all the poor focus, poor video,
does the GH4 not need a docking station for the 4k video
The Samsung does not I wonder why, is it just Panasonic trying to get more monies out of the users
Tom G

Who is condemning the NX1? Its main handicap is that Samsung unveiled it at Photokina, but is apparently not ready to ship any to expert testers. Samsung could improve the product with timely feedback. Before alleging troll behavior, it would help to read a real review, since you are clearly under-informed about the GH4.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 17:55 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (480 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I can’t figure out what is more impressive. The fact that Dpreview placed this camera in the “Professional Interchangeable Lens Category” or the fact that it was actually competitive in that category.

I can’t believe that the GH4 is listed in the “Professional Interchangeable Lens Category” and the Canon 5D MKIII, Nikon D800E, and Sony A7R are not. Those are all listed as Semi-Professional.

If a "professional" has >$500k to spend on (rented) gear, perhaps the GH4 is shy on spec. Even then, however, it gives a lot of bang for buck.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 17:49 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (480 comments in total)

Too bad it is to early to compare the GH4 to the NX1, which will introduce h.265 4k video in a BSI APS-c device that might compete in the same niche. Unfortunately, Samsung has not been quick to send pre-production versions to people who might be able to make competent comparisons. A bit wierd, too, that Panasonic offers a "lite" version of the 4k feature in the FZ1000 and FX100, but not in the GM7. Sony's RX20 (or RX10ii?) will be a catch-up of sorts. Flabbergasted Canon sees "impossible" and Nikon opted out of 4k in the D750. Oly's 5-axis IBIS is tops, but might it be incompatible with 4k?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 17:45 UTC as 81st comment | 1 reply
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mpgxsvcd: I am going to turn the LX100’s noise reduction to its lowest setting the second I turn it on. Too bad they don’t do that at the factory in the first place.

Non-Asians are more fond of wrinkles, crows' feet, and blemishes?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 17:47 UTC
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