wolfie

wolfie

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (741 comments in total)
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xeriwthe: ah, beautiful. but i'm still holding out for the manual zoom 1" from fuji :) fingers crossed

Nah - zoom ring means you are forced into two handed operation - should be able to run a camera like this from one hand except for menu diving.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 09:17 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (741 comments in total)
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photo perzon: Just looked at Fuji X-A1 samples in pbase, wow. Heavenly IQ.

So what is relevance of Fuji camera in this thread other than to be a PITA?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 09:08 UTC
On Panasonic unveils Lumix DMC-GM5 with EVF article (41 comments in total)
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duartix: No IBIS = no deal.
The shutter limitations (flash synch) and the fixed LCD aren't helping either. I expected a G7 and what we really got was a much improved GM2, no matter the GM5 name.
I guess I'll have to rethink the GX-7 and hopes it's price goes down a bit.

If you need IBIS then you need an Olympus ...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 05:04 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (286 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: If G7X came out 2 years ago with first iteration of Sony RX100, it would be a great competitor in 1" sensor, fixed lens segment. Since RX100 III seems quite improved and mature in comparison to first RX100, it looks like Canon is grasping the straws in order to be still relevant in compact camera marketplace. Especially, if the rumors about using Sony sensor in G7X are true. I wonder what they were thinking outside of worrying about smartphones driving their small sensor compacts into oblivion.

LX100 might spell a lot of trouble (in sales) for all advanced, fixed lens compacts, including RX100 - the undisputed king in last 2 years.

Yet, the reality could be strange for G7X. A lot of people like the "canon colors, jpegs, UI" and hate anything else. My prediction is that G7X sales would exceed anything in powershot line past G7/G9, S95, but (due to never sleeping competition) reaching the goal of once more being leader in the segment is next to impossible with the current approach.

LX100 Size is a problem? - I can stow an PEN E-PL5 with a 14-42 kit zoom (collapsed) in my pea jacket - the lumix will be much easier than that.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 05:00 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (741 comments in total)
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Hen3ry: This just looks insane to me. I was hoping for a 1" sensor, an extended zoom range, and something a little smaller. Instead I am offered something as bulky as the GM1 (yes, I have owned and used one) with a limited zoom range.

Oh -- and a built-in flash is a must have in these small cameras (I ridiculed Oly about the silly little accessory flash for the E-PL3 and this is no different).

As a marketer I see the two announcements of the LX100 and GM5 as ludicrous. They compete with each other!

And the LX100 is bigger and heavier than its "natural" competitors from other companies, notably Sony.

Anyway -- no Panny purchase for me of either of the two. I'll just carry the ever handy G6 with the 12-32 on walkabout. :)

Hmm - I'd rather have the fast lens so I dont need flash ... which would be the case indoors most of the time with the 12-32 kit zoom.
This easily replaces my E-P3 and kit zoom - smaller, EVF and much, much faster

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 04:42 UTC
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aandeg: Wow what a price for a lens without stabilization. Looks like Olympus put the stabilizer in the body and left the cost in the lenses.

Wow - you obviously don't research - Olympus does not do OIS lenses - they do in-body IS. Beisides it better built than a C or N equivalent and should be better image quality. So of course it isn't a budget price - get real!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 09:32 UTC
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qwertyasdf: This might be the first and last time that I say this to a M43 lens:

It's priced reasonably.
Given it's longer range than 70-200 FF lens, it is way way more versatile, and I have confidence in the IQ of a Oly HG lens. Oh....also, the 0.21x magnification, taking into account of the crop factor of M43 sensor, is class-leading.

Image quality is not a function of aperture - doh! Troll with a tiny bit of intelligence ...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 08:30 UTC
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Rooru S: Excellent range. Hopefully it will perform great. Now I'm questioning myself why buy again E-mount APS-C cameras...

The silly FF trolls should try doing a size and weight equivalence ... LOL

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 08:25 UTC
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (362 comments in total)

About to be shamed by the the smaller Lumix LX100 with M43 sensor and faster zoom ...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 04:27 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (660 comments in total)
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Timmbits: Compact, good lens, sensor larger than mft... this can replace my APS camera!

Unfortunately, just no HDR or panorama (although we have software to piece that together on the computer instead of in-camera) - but I don't use those very often anyways. Seems like a reasonable compromise.

If I owned this, I think practicality would have me reaching for this far more often when I step out than any other camera.

Before slagging MFT, check the studio scene for the MKII against any 16mp PEN at 1600 or 3200 ISO - Canon is totally blown away.
Pity as the lens spec is exactly what I'd want but the sensor performance is not even state of art.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 09:44 UTC
On P7190639web photo in wolfie's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

View it at original size ... enjoy

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 09:21 UTC as 1st comment
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Review preview (494 comments in total)
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Troutguy: so, $1000 bucks for a camera prone to make blurry images.

and this wins a "silver award"? lol how about you scrap this "award" system , a camera prone to make blurry images deseves no award. period.

Hmmm -reminds of certain brand with purple spot issues that got high ratings somehow ... at least no sensor has to be replaced, just a firmware fix.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2014 at 08:03 UTC
On Shockproof flagship: Olympus 'drops' new Tough TG-3 article (106 comments in total)
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brumd: "File format: JPEG"
..and that's where I stop reading. Will there ever be a small rugged camera that gives access to RAW? I'd buy it immediately. Everytime a new shockproof camera is announced I'm hoping: maybe this time..
:/

Heck I stopped as soon as I saw the same old 1/2.3 sensor size ... at least Nikon had the b@lls to offer the AW-1. I think a lot of outdoors sports people would appreciate something with better IQ similar to a ruggedised XZ-2. In fact just stuff a decent sensor inside the TG-3 and it would be OK.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 10:18 UTC
On Shockproof flagship: Olympus 'drops' new Tough TG-3 article (106 comments in total)
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Simon Zeev: Nice camera, but for being a true diving camera seed to be water proof to 40m at last.

It isnt a "true" dive camera - it's a consumer trendy tough camera. Who would think a camera with a 1/2.3 sensor for $350 is a serious dive camera?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 10:13 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (535 comments in total)

Looks like a promising design - the zoom range and speed is basically all i'd ever want in a walk around camera, and if the AF is half decent, with a big sensor and the better dynamic range it is going to be on the short list to replace my G11.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 09:44 UTC as 128th comment
On Waterproof Canon PowerShot D30 dives deep article (34 comments in total)

More of same old same old - periscope lens and teeny weeny sensor= pathetic image quality. Is no one ever going to give us something better?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 09:26 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies

Should be the progenitor of a new genre for unpocketable cameras - heck I even wonder how it will do on a wrist or neck strap!

I think Sigma have plenty of important issues like battery life and operational speed, even maybe some WR capability, before trying to take on Hasselblad for outrageous designs destined to be self-sales-killers.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 04:42 UTC as 67th comment | 3 replies

Agree with so many others - when will a decent sensor size ever make it into a rugged camera - and get rid of the resolution destroying periscope lenses! It is the 21st century now guys!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 00:53 UTC as 1st comment
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)

Wonder how good the body sealing is if the ports are behind a flimsy plastic door?
Any videos of it being splashed like the E-M1?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 07:12 UTC as 408th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (587 comments in total)
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JustDavid: 'announced alongside two equally rugged lenses' - surely not 2m shockproof lenses :)

There is a video of a journo doing his own test and dropping on the floor @ engadget or gizmodo, I think.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2013 at 12:15 UTC
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