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The maddest thing is that the built-in flash is not capable of RC flash trigger mode -- but the accessory shoe is! Someone at Panasonic had such a serious short between the ears on that one we should be able to hear the crackling of it around the world!

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 08:00 UTC as 62nd comment | 2 replies
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cdembrey: Once again we are forced to buy a kit, with an unwanted kit zoom.

Guess I'll wait for a Body Only to become available. Meh!

If the kit includes the 12-32, grab it. A surprisingly capable lens that makes for a very light "walk around" kit. I use it a lot on my GX7 despite shutter shock issues. The lens itself and the GX7+12-32 is just so good that I am willing to work around the SS possibility and be philosophical on the odd occasion when it catches me out.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 07:57 UTC

The reviewer keeps getting tilting screen and articualted screen mixed up. A tilting screen is that the GX80/85, GX7 and other similar cameras have. An articulated screen is what the GH, G, and GX8 cameras have.

I wouldn’t be without the articualted screen on my G6 on occasion, particularly when I want to do low viewpoint, vertical format pix -- but I must amit the tilt screen on the GX7 serves me well too.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 07:54 UTC as 63rd comment
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GodSpeaks: I really must disagree with all the negativity towards the EVF. At least the camera HAS an EVF.

For me, the EVF is for framing the shot. It does not contribute one bit to final image quality. So it's not the latest and greatest EVF available. So what. The camera is not priced too high either. IF the color tearing of the EVF is an issue for you, then do not buy the camera. Simple.

I tried fire hosing the camera around while looking in the EVF. To me, I saw no issues, especially as I do not fire hose around while shooting anyway. I saw the color fringing (tearing?), but it didn't bother me. Ditto for the 16:9 ratio.

The tearing effect? I have never noticed it on the GX7 except occasionally in fluoro lighting. In bright light at the beach? Huh? Huh huh?? having said that, I find the GX7 EVF image frustratingly small. In the body size comparison pix in the review, I note that the EVF orifice of the GX80/85 is twice the size of that of the GX7. Does this mean more magnification of the EVF so it is not so darned small?

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 07:51 UTC
On photo The Walk Home in the A person and an umbrella challenge (1 comment in total)

Terrific atmosphere, ozzie. A much better picture than it looks at first glance.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 11:13 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Wet Walk Home in the A person and an umbrella challenge (19 comments in total)
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NZ Scott: Beautiful muted tones.

Right on, Scotty. I should have said that too.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 11:11 UTC
On photo Wet Walk Home in the A person and an umbrella challenge (19 comments in total)
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ian herridge: Well done, very atmospheric, why you got two .5 marks is beyond me. Is it shot in Venice?

HEH, heh - - I met a man buying a pair of wellingtons here in the tropics today, lives in a swamp and was worried about snakes. :)

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 11:10 UTC
On photo Wet Walk Home in the A person and an umbrella challenge (19 comments in total)

Lovely work, jen, really lovely work. Congratulations. The same pic might have taken out the rain challenge too. :)

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 11:08 UTC as 5th comment
On photo Super-Harvest Blood Moon over Mt Shuksan in the It Looks So Close - 200mm or Greater challenge (2 comments in total)

Most unusual shot. Great work.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 03:15 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Ferruginous Hawk in the It Looks So Close - 200mm or Greater challenge (3 comments in total)

Wonderful picture! What a deserving winner!

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 03:13 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Kirkjufell Mountain - Iceland in the HDR challenge (4 comments in total)

Agreed Kevin -- should have won, I thought. I notice a number of low votes which I simply cannot see this picture meriting. Odd.
On the other hand, the winner had 710 views vs. 198 for this pic. I do like the winner -- but I think this pic is stronger.
Maybe the winner gets home partly on the fact of being more "HDR" than this one.
There is one other factor -- people prefer to deal with the familiar. This subject is very unfamiliar for most; bizarre geological features. (I live in a land of volcanoes too, but no ice and snow! LOL!)

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 11:48 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Holy shadiness in the Window challenge (5 comments in total)

Congratulations, Spiro. The old P880 does it again!

Cheers, Geoff

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2016 at 11:55 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Devon in the The Green Green Grass of Home. challenge (9 comments in total)

Lovely picture, Mond. Mind you, this whole challenge was biased towards England (or possibly Ireland) -- NOBODY gets grass as green as you! LOL.

Beautiful tones, beautiful light, and a very pleasant composition. One for the wall, I imagine.

Congratulations -- a really well deserved win.

Cheers, Geoff

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 00:23 UTC as 4th comment
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1102 comments in total)
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rwol1970: I'm still waiting for a real, affordable retro camera:

- Only manual operation
- Simple light meter
- No monitor (wait until you're home; if you know what you're doing you don;t need a monitor) so you have full attention for real photography

Grow up, turvyT. just get a camera and use it set to the limitations you are interested in setting for yourself. What you are saying is that you need a special camera because if you have moreo ptions available, you won't be able to control yourself and will use them.

Did you have to ask your mommy to hide your pacifier for you? Come on, get mature!

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 09:19 UTC
On photo 91015 Mt. Garibaldi in the The Cascade Volcanoes - Pick your challenge winner challenge (4 comments in total)

Great work, Gary. Lovely pic.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 01:58 UTC as 4th comment
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goshigoo: Because many people think f/4 is f/4 regardless of format
They do not understand m43 only cover 1/4 of 135FF

Panasonic sells fewer lenses then canikon
The R&D cost accounts for the expensive price of m43's lenses

It is more worth to buy canikon super tele lenses then m43's
And it won't be portable anyway and you will have to take a tripod/monopod when using super tele lenses, which adds another weight

M43 is makes more sense in wide / normal zoom range

Pity you don’t understand what "f stop" means goshigoo. Or are you a canikon salesman deliverately using misinformation as you are desperately chasing commissions?

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 06:35 UTC
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Boss of Sony: Canon 100-400L IS or 400 f5.6L on APS-C would offer same focal length, similar performance for half the price.

Excellent self appointed Nobody of Sony. So go and guy a Canon 100-400L for your APS-C and enjoy it. Nobody is holding you back.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 06:33 UTC
On ChallengeEntry:10519 (4 comments in total)

Does the restriction to Canikon mean that these two makes of cameras can't hack the competition with other makes? Really, there can be no other inference drawn from this limitation.

Posted on Jan 4, 2016 at 06:42 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Hunt in the Wildlife Variety challenge (8 comments in total)

Excellent xrxss, congratulations. Terrific action catch. Did you use burst to get that fraction of a moment?

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2016 at 04:10 UTC as 4th comment
On challenge Macro - Black & White image(s) only (1 comment in total)

As a photo, drippy, your spider portrait is really outstanding; from a personal point of view, I never want to meet one of those spiders! Gack!

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2015 at 09:39 UTC as 1st comment
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