hammerheadfistpunch

hammerheadfistpunch

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

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On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X samples gallery article (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 Mirrorless Roundup 2011 article (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 Mirrorless Roundup 2011 article (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 Mirrorless Roundup 2011 article (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 Mirrorless Roundup 2011 article (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 Just Posted: Pentax Q samples gallery article (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
On Just Posted: Pentax Q samples gallery article (135 comments in total)

I think what this boils down to for most people is the price. The first time i saw one was at a show where i got to play around with it. I thought it was sturdy and well built and had a satisfying feel to it and i thought "hmm, this is the first time an interchangeable could actually pass as a compact camera, this could be big." Big was right, in price. I was floored when i looked up how much they wanted for it. The shots look good, but no better than a G12 or LX5 in my opinion. For 300-400 USD this could be a game changer, but at ~$700 it just looks silly. there are smaller cameras with just as good of images, and there are larger cameras that take better advantage of interchangeable lenses, both for less money than this. Again, seems like a fine camera, but at this price I can only really see this being sold to people with mad love for Pentax or people who have money to blow and are persuaded by its charms (small, light, feature rich) and don't care about its limitations.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 16:45 UTC as 10th comment
On Macro photography: Understanding magnification article (116 comments in total)

one question i have with magnification and macro is its benefit for portrait work and video interview. I was going to get a 45 mm macro for video interview but is there any reason to get a 1:1 lens for that type of work when a non-marco of the same focal length will do, i have heard conflicting information. whats the benefit?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2011 at 17:18 UTC as 29th comment | 3 replies

Cost?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2011 at 17:16 UTC as 40th comment
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Cy Cheze: The GH2 already shoots video at 1920x1080 (60i, 24p) or 1280x720 60p.

This alters the editing software that accompanies the GH2, but does not add any new video mode to the camera. Since the GH2 sensor is 60hz, one might think there be firmware to allow 1080 60p video, but maybe that's being reserved for the GH3.

I though the sensor drive in the GH2 was 120hz?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2011 at 16:41 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: They say it is "movie mode that's designed for video editing purposes". This won't be 1080p @ 60 FPS. Their statement implies that it is a very grade-able color profile and probably I frames only.

This will be very interesting to see how grade-able it is. However, the hack has given us a lot of that already.

24Mbps I frame only footage would suck much. maybe 4:2:2 color?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2011 at 16:39 UTC
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daMatrix: If someone wants video quality that exceeds nowadays display would this person grab a photo-camera or a video-camera that is ergonomical build for shooting video...? If detail matters most in the video?

the studio i used to work for bought a red 1 for the exact purpose of shooting in 4k to crop to 1080p

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duartix: I've really seen it all... even posters saying the 5D Mark II dominates the amateur film maker's market. LOL.
I guess they never heard of the Panasonic GH2 or they don't hang out by DVXuser.com. The 5mkII has one questionable advantage that is thin DOF and perhaps a whisker more DR, on almost every other matter it is trounced by the GH2

If such a Canon camera is to be taken seriously in this market they'll have to make 2 "little" evolutions in sensor design:
*Global shutter* (which the GH3 will have by then) and
*Proper sensor binning* which the GH2 does already do.

And I'm not even talking about a proper codec... Such a nerve... 4K on MJPEG! Will they be shipping 4TB SDVeryHC memory cards with it?

Let me tell you, this isn't even funny, it's a prospect of a joke!

Mjpeg (specifically Mjp2000 in an mxf) is actually a highly sought after cinema mezzanine format that many MANY studios use. I shoot on a GH2 btw.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2011 at 22:53 UTC
On Pentax Ricoh updates firmware for Q and lenses article (20 comments in total)
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AV Janus: Was just about to say: Has ANYONE seen this camera in stock or held a bought sample?
:-)

oddly enough i saw it first at a warren Miller ski show in salt lake. They had it at a pentax booth for show and tell. They let me mess around with it all i wanted. Felt well built and had nice sounds and response but it still felt like a fancy p&s. I wish i had an sd card on me.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2011 at 15:43 UTC
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shaocaholica: Why do they call it a lens 'cpu'? Its not computing anything. Its just a rom. Maybe on some models it reports back a focal for a zoom but thats hardly worth calling it a 'cpu'.

i microprocessor is a still a cpu. The ROM and the Controller make up a microprocessor.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2011 at 23:23 UTC

anyone else besides me really excited by the All-i codec? This is going to trickle down and be awesome!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2011 at 16:40 UTC as 82nd comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic updates firmware for DMC-G3 and DMC-GF3 article (3 comments in total)

Looks like an update for the X-lens only

https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/support/en/dsc/fts/win/GF3_GF2_eng.pdf

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2011 at 22:45 UTC as 2nd comment
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Aidan Jaros Grilli: What is a m43 camera/lens?

Correct, Micro Four Thirds (olympus PEN or Panasonic G/GH series)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2011 at 15:41 UTC
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hammerheadfistpunch: my only beef with this adapter is the price. Not that its too expensive, but that its only $450 when a stupid rod support system from red rock is more. Shows you how much markup there is on their supports and follow focus' to charge less for something that had to be engineered verses just drawn up and CNC'ed (yes i know they engineer their supports too)

trouble is, i know how much is costs to CNC the types of rods and supports that they sell...its not nearly as much as they are selling them for. The trouble isn't walmart price shopping, the trouble is "professional-itis" where you can charge what ever you want for something as long as its a "pro" item. look at continuous lighting for example, does it REALLY cost $150 to make a 250 watt fill light? they are the same bulbs as $15 home depot lights and project a similar pattern. or mount adaptors, $150 for a thin threaded chunk of machined aluminum? I wouldn't buy a redrock product because a: i make make most of what they sell myself (i know im not the average consumer) and b: its just flat out a ripoff.

Your probably right though, this is made in china and cheaper, so why isn't the rest of their gear?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2011 at 17:15 UTC

This is going to be a great camera...for a cell phone. Next.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2011 at 19:24 UTC as 90th comment
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