hammerheadfistpunch

hammerheadfistpunch

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

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On article Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 preview (80 comments in total)
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tsiwt: I was looking to get a new cam 2 months ago I was going to get the GH2... but decided to wait for the GH3.. Now that it is out I wonder if I should keep on waiting or buy the Gh2.... I am a newbie... but would like to spend my money wisely.

Is the Gh2 hacked very close to the natural specs of the Gh3?
also do you think the Gh3 could be hacked?

thanks
p.s when do you guys think this camera is coming out.?

I think this camera will produce more dynamic range, but honestly, I think the video differences will be modest, Especially hacked. If you don't need weather sealing, I would get the GH2. I have 1 for personal and 1 for work and I was pretty excited about this release, but not because the ALL-i or the different video options...solely for the weather sealing (I do a lot in the desert or on the slopes)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2012 at 20:16 UTC
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Ryan_Valiente: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cimDfEIEiu0

I'm calling bullsh1t on the OIS ad.

That's pretty much impossible on a hand held phone. Heck even the OM-D can't manage that.

Its pretty clear the shot the video using:

scene 1 - a van with a fig rig like device to steady the camera

Scene 2 - Same rig with post processing

Scene 3 - additional strobe lighting

While its 100% true that those images were taken with OIS on and OIS off, its like shooting a video where a tiger devours a person in the jungle because he was carrying brand B's lighter in his pocket and then showing someone else who wasn't devoured with Brand A. The obvious conclusion is that is must be the brand of lighter you buy that prevents you from being devoured.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2012 at 18:10 UTC

This camera produces fairly good images (the J1) but I can't get over how cheap it felt in my hand and in use...and how expensive it was. I just think Nikon missed the boat here...sure you can put nikkor lenses on it...but if you're going to be carrying around nikkor lenses, just get a D series. and it seems like the CX format lenses aren't anything special and they just feel bad. I mean...cheap. An MFT camera is nearly as big and more usable with great lens selection (i know CX is new), and a D series nikon is in the same price range, and the RX100/LX7 give you just as good of images in a much smaller package...I just can't wrap my head around it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2012 at 18:52 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
On article Quick Guide to Video Lighting (33 comments in total)

it was on okay introduction, but the end result isn't very flattering, the key/fill ratio is all wrong and it makes the face appear flat. The backlight/hairlight is too strong as well. I use lowel U for a quick primmer, same principles with interactive tutorials and better technique.

http://lowel.com/edu/

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2012 at 22:16 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies

IQ looks good from the limited samples I've seen. $900 is expensive, but Dayum! That's a sharp lens!

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2012 at 16:04 UTC as 45th comment
On article Leica M-Monochrom Hands-on Preview (451 comments in total)
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hammerheadfistpunch: pretty images? yeah. better images? Arguable. but the thing that I keep coming back to is the term "diminishing returns". $13 grand is a lot of money for a camera that does one thing, albeit well.

The lens in the test is the one i referenced, its $4,995

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 22:49 UTC
On article Leica M-Monochrom Hands-on Preview (451 comments in total)

pretty images? yeah. better images? Arguable. but the thing that I keep coming back to is the term "diminishing returns". $13 grand is a lot of money for a camera that does one thing, albeit well.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 16:39 UTC as 80th comment | 4 replies
On article Canon working on Cinema EOS C500 4K professional rig (90 comments in total)

Cost to consumers: $30k
Cost to develop, manufacture and market per unit: probably (at most) ~$11 K

Doing business in the "charge what I want" field of profession video: Priceless

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2012 at 18:22 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
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LTZ470: Why are these better than LaCie Mini Rugged 1.5Tb?
http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?id=10564

its my personal experience (and of my colleagues) that you are better off with WD/seagate than LaCie as they have (or have had) a higher failure rate.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2012 at 18:20 UTC

I see this as a triumph of community pressure and corperate compliance to fix the actual problem. A lesser company would have said "it is what is it is." or worse, nothing at all. Also, even great companies would have done nothing without the community driving this forward. Good job community for speaking, and good job Fuji for listening.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2012 at 14:53 UTC as 16th comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 low light high ISO sample series (283 comments in total)
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coroander: You see a lot of pixel-peeping IQ comparison discussion here with things like the Sony NEX-7. The Sony is a great camera, with excellent IQ and the body is compact. But, the lack of in-body stabilisation and the larger APS-C sensor, simply means that all the lenses are bulkier and heavier (or just slower) because they not only have to have larger elements, but they have to have IS built into each lens (if you get IS). Ultimately, it's the size and weight of the lenses which defines what i'm carrying and if i wanted to carry APS-C lenses, i wouldn't be buying a compact body, because it just doesn't make that much difference (even though some of the lenses can be smaller than for APS-C DSLRs.)

This system has it all: small, lightweight, great image quality, useable high-ISO, fast (and really fast) primes, metal body, weather sealed, and even fast zooms on there way. And i can carry it with me, all the time, and use it wherever i go and whatever the conditions.

Actually, if you want to compare apples to apples, the 45 mm f1.8 is shown against the equiv 85 (90 would be accurate but the 85 is close) f1.8

http://tinyurl.com/7eth5zo

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2012 at 18:42 UTC
On article Just posted: Our Samsung NX200 in-depth review (175 comments in total)
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Ahender: A score of 77% seems pretty generous.

Same as the Canon EOS 600D and 550D.

classes are rated against each other only, and not against other classes. i.e. a DSLR isn't rated to compare with a mirrorless

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 22:50 UTC
On article Just posted: Our Samsung NX200 in-depth review (175 comments in total)
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Wenger: You made a mistake in the lens selection, the 16mm is F/2.4 not F/2.8.

Also, I think in this statement
"NX 60mm F2.8 Macro ED OIS SSA. This image-stabilized lens is capable of 1:1 macro, and uses an ultrasonic-type 'Super Sonic Actuator' autofocus motor, allowing full-time manual focus."

you meant auto-focus, not manual...but i figured it out just fine.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 22:48 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X samples gallery (425 comments in total)

Just a few of my uninformed thoughts here, but the ISO performance is pretty impressive, aside from that it doesn't stand out but it certainly performs well for its class...or if it had a class it would perform well in it. The people that complain about bokeh, DoF, lens speed, etc, etc...just remember that you can pocket it...and that's the whole point. In fact, for this type of user, and for most people i would imagine, the shallow DoF heavy Bokeh effect is way overrated anyway, as what you really want is accurate focus with snap and go convenience and razor thin DoF works against that, lest with forget "F8 and be there". My only beef is with the price, but hey its a new technology and its bound to head down.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 17:47 UTC as 41st comment
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X samples gallery (425 comments in total)
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ZAnton: To answer most of the critics here.
G1X is G-series camera with better IQ, faster and more versatile.
BUT IT IS STILL G-SERIES, THAT IS WHY IT IS CALLED G1X!!!

It is not supposed to get super-bokeh photos.
It is not supposed to compete with DSLR+Lens.
Actually it is supposed NOT TO COMPETE with DSLR.
If you need to change lenses and fast AF for sports/animals/weddings - buy DSLR.
At the moment contrast AF is way slower than DSLR AF and neither Canon G, nor m4/3 (Nikon 1, Pentax Q etc.) are suitable for such kind of photography.
This is clear marketing separation of Canon.

For those who have criticized DPR for non-artistic photos - the photos were made to show the IMAGE QUALITY (mostly lens sharpness and noise), not the photo-skills of the DPR personell, so use these photos as they supposed to be used.

"At the moment contrast AF is way slower than DSLR AF and neither Canon G, nor m4/3 (Nikon 1, Pentax Q etc.)" I think you meant that Canon G, Nor m4/3 or nikon 1 or pentax q, etc....Since the 1 and Q aren't m4/3rds, but you're right on with the rest.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 17:40 UTC
On article Mirrorless Roundup 2011 (429 comments in total)
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hammerheadfistpunch: A request for this article; a scatter plot showing DPreview scores on the y and price on the x. A little over simplified, but i would venture a guess that bang for the buck is most people biggest (or second biggest) consideration with this category. I would say brand loyalty is #1 maybe.

Well, i already bought the one I wanted (GH2) but I am a fan of organized information.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 23:11 UTC
On article Mirrorless Roundup 2011 (429 comments in total)
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hammerheadfistpunch: A request for this article; a scatter plot showing DPreview scores on the y and price on the x. A little over simplified, but i would venture a guess that bang for the buck is most people biggest (or second biggest) consideration with this category. I would say brand loyalty is #1 maybe.

yeah, as i started looking into that it dawned on me that was the case. Im still for a scatter plot of some kind though, something digestible.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 18:59 UTC
On article Mirrorless Roundup 2011 (429 comments in total)

A request for this article; a scatter plot showing DPreview scores on the y and price on the x. A little over simplified, but i would venture a guess that bang for the buck is most people biggest (or second biggest) consideration with this category. I would say brand loyalty is #1 maybe.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 17:47 UTC as 69th comment | 7 replies
On article Mirrorless Roundup 2011 (429 comments in total)
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keepreal: I do not believe any mirrorless camera is ideal for serious photography not even as a second camera. My ideal would at worst be no bigger than or heavier than a Leica M3 with a good range of compact, light weight lenses including a 12-24mm equivalent that is not severely distorted when you use RAW. Electronic viewfinders appear to suffer from problems in certain conditions, so I insist upon an optical one approaching Leica quality. In spite of my reservations about EVF the NEX-7 might have been of some interest but for the hugely inflated price.

The idea of holding a camera away from your body to peer at a LCD screen on the back obliterated by bright sunlight, compose the image properly, hold the camera steady with your arm or arms away from your body is a joke.

Micro-miniaturisation of electronic circuits has not led to compact DSLRs like it could, just large heavy models with many useless features unnecessary complexity and bloated prices. The only winners are the manufacturers.

I admit to hating the EVF on my GH2, but you would be amazed how well the image compares to APS-C and FF sensors in their IQ. of course your going to buy a more suitable camera for "serious photography" but these camera's certainly have their place because if you think about it from a marketing perspective most people who have been buying d90's 7d's and even 5d's are just amateurs or enthusiasts anyway. "serious" (professional) photographers are a small fraction of the market and these cameras serve up 80-90% of the quality at a low price and more familiar user experience. That having been said, a professional could pick up a GH2 and get stunning images out of it I have no doubt, its a remarkable camera all things considered. I guess it boils down to what you consider "serious" photography, i would say it means people making a living off their work, not people who spend a "serious" amount of money on their gear.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 17:42 UTC
On article Just Posted: Pentax Q samples gallery (135 comments in total)

Just a little note (hopefully not loaded) and many people may already know this, but doing the math the fast prime (f/1.8) works out to about f/9 in 35 mm f6 in APS-C and f/4.5 in 4/3rds. I bring it up for the sake of informing those that want to know what DoF characteristics will be like, not to pass judgement on these samples. the zoom (2.8-4.5) works out to ~ f/14 - f/22 for FF, f/9 - f/15 for APS-C, and f/7 - f11 for 4/3rds.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 17:33 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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