hammerheadfistpunch

hammerheadfistpunch

Lives in United States UT, United States
Works as a Video Producer
Joined on Sep 8, 2011

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Roland Karlsson: Can someone tell me whats so special with GoPro? What kind of properties does it possess that makes it possible to take photos that normal cameras cant take?

2 thigns:
1. decent quality POV
2. Cheap as chips

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2013 at 20:11 UTC
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Esign: SOME professionals could use it – I think of the police, fire department and others, to catch serious and desperate situations. If nothing serious happened, they could just erase everything.

interestingly enough, I read an article recently that says that in order for it to be used in court it needs to be 3 FPS minimum.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2013 at 16:22 UTC

10,000 pictures, 6 good ones.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2013 at 16:19 UTC as 14th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Preview preview (419 comments in total)
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Steveke: Three unedited, full size, jpg photos I took with the GH3 (I tend to expose at -1/3 so as not to lose detail in whites): http://www.flickr.com/photos/steve_goddard/sets/72157632971815709/

do you like the 12-35?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2013 at 22:33 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Preview preview (419 comments in total)
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thx1138: Looking closely at the RAW output, in no area of the scene does the GH3 do better than the GH2 and in some areas it is worse - a bit less detail for sure. Also as you push the iSO it is only slightly better than the GH2 at ISO 1600+. IQ wise then it appears a wasted opportunity.

exactly, I was really thinking about upgrading, but aside from weather sealing and better native video...i don't see the point.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2013 at 22:32 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Preview preview (419 comments in total)
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Mssimo: GH3 seems to have same sensor as OMD..so if the GH3 does not have a sony sensor, does the OMD have a panasonic sensor?

They do seem to be the same if you look at performance and DXOmark.

So...Sony or Panasonic or maybe different sensors with similar performance?

The word on the street is that they are both Sony chips, and yes, the same chip with different tuning...though I could be wrong.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2013 at 22:31 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Preview preview (419 comments in total)

I was expecting a bigger improvement between the 2 and the 3. In the Raw files, there doesn't seem to be much in it until well up the ISO chain. Makes me feel good about NOT upgrading.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2013 at 22:09 UTC as 49th comment

That demo movie is pretty questionable. So they want to compare a super sensitive CMOS created specifically for high sensitivity to what? a dated 4x3 3ccd chip setup? And what a surprise, the ccd looks like crap, um, duh. Although I have no doubts this will be an amazing capture tool, and I genuinely mean that I am WAY excited to see this against something like a 1dx, the video demo is terrible You know what takes better night time video than my old Canon GL2? ALMOST ANY MODERN CMOS CAMERA.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2013 at 23:39 UTC as 47th comment
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OneGuy: Optical image stabilization is dandy but I haven't really missed it on the 20mm/F1.7. If the IS omission makes the new lens half size (of better or comparable F1.7 quality incl. flare reject), I'd opt for that. Than again, did anybody say 'sports?'

Oh, give the ring a bit of color. Maybe a touch of "optical" purple.

you don't miss it on the 20 because its wide enough to not need it. @ 150, or even 42.5, you will want it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2013 at 23:42 UTC
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goshigoo: It is a kit lens! It is always good to have version II of kit lens as most people will own it, especially beginner
This is a good upgrade of the existing one
- smaller (easy to spot from the picture)
- lighter (160g -> 110g, almost 1/3 lighter)
- shorter (63mm -> 49mm)
- standard 46mm filter size
- IF
- 12 elements + 1 asph glasses -> 9 elements + 2 asph glasses
- Plastic Mount -> Metal mount
- Minimum focus: 0.3m -> 0.2m
- Color / finishing seem better than the old one

I think it is a good upgrade!!!!

From what I've read, its actually a metalized plastic mount.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 16:44 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: I understand that this is an internal focusing lens. However, is it an internal zoom lens(like the 35-100mm F2.8) as well? Does the barrel extend when you zoom?

The picture does not make it clear whether it extends when you zoom or not.

it extends, but minimally (5 mm or so)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 16:43 UTC
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hammerheadfistpunch: pretty stoked about the idea of the BMC with active mft mounts. I think they could make the sensor fully mft sized though, and if they did...SOLD!

Thats pretty much the GH3, right? Im not sure who supplies BM with their chips but they are excellent at DR, but they aren't quite big enough. We need an AF100 sized chip (slightly bigger than the GH2/3)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2013 at 18:16 UTC
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Francis Carver: "Australian company Blackmagic Design, which already offers a movie camera with a passive Micro Four Thirds mount and is rumored to be working on a fully compliant version, also joins."

Considering that the company has no camera, compliant or non-compliant Micro 4/3 or anything else otherwise, that is good news indeed. But personally, I am waiting for a decent M4/3rd SDI capture car from them.

What? Black magic has a cinema camera with passive a MFT mount.

http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/blackmagiccinemacamera

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2013 at 23:46 UTC

pretty stoked about the idea of the BMC with active mft mounts. I think they could make the sensor fully mft sized though, and if they did...SOLD!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2013 at 23:32 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
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slncezgsi: ... so the m4/3 is going viral ;)

@manuelvilardmacedo - you must have huge hands

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2013 at 23:30 UTC
On Panasonic unveils HX-A100 wearable camcorder article (39 comments in total)
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Timmbits: this format is so much nicer than a gopro!
the lens can attach very close to a helmet, with the heavier part lower on the body - ditto for other mounting options, where there isn't the weight of the camera body to make the lens move and shake.
very nice, thoughtful design.

not to mention OIS. Though I still have no idea when CCD's aren't used in these applications instead of jiggly CMOS

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 20:27 UTC
On Panasonic unveils HX-A100 wearable camcorder article (39 comments in total)
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Andrew Butterfield: Is the earthhook the same as the earhook?

@ ovatab - it'll probably look less weird when not worn by Gozer the Gozerian.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 20:26 UTC
On Panasonic unveils HX-A100 wearable camcorder article (39 comments in total)

surprisingly competitive specs, coming from traditionally conservative Panasonic. I like it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 20:51 UTC as 17th comment
On Just Posted: Nikon 1 V2 Preview Samples article (226 comments in total)

Its not that the IQ is bad, its just that the lens system and the proprietary hotshoe are dragging the whole concept down. CX is just too far left of MFT to be taken seriously. MFT i think is the line in the sand between "semi-professional/high end" and "consumer/toy"

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2013 at 17:14 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
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zoranT: why isn t global shutter implemented in all cameras? too expensive tech? what s the disadvantage?

it is expensive and can compromise the image quality, but it does beg the question...why aren't these camera's CCD to begin with?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2012 at 16:35 UTC
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