GaryJP

GaryJP

Lives in Hong Kong Hong Kong
Works as a TV Production, Directing, Shooting, Editing
Joined on Mar 11, 2006

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TLD: Incidentally, a buddy who is heavily involved in NZ South Island UFB, came back from a software conference in the USA saying that the future for Adobe apps will go beyond the current subscription model, and that our computers would become dumb terminals with the entire process happening on a super fast remote server. Now that _is_ scary.

Someone down the thread mentioned having just 8gb/month bandwidth. Well I have 120Gb/month, but my connection speed is so dire it might as well be 8Gb. :-(

I don't need them to work for free. I just need them to give me upgrades that make me part with my money. I have ALREADY bought their software. Creative Cloud is an admission that they can't give me my money's worth to spend voluntarily, so they have to lock me in and throw away the key.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 01:31 UTC
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Bill T.: I wonder how many of the anti-CC ranters here are merely annoyed because they can no longer pirate the software?

I've never mind paying for good value received, and as far as I'm concerned CC represents fabulous value for the money, especially for those who use multiple applications.

If Adobe went back to old scheme, I couldn't afford to pay for a lot of Adobe programs (and their updates) that I now use. Just think...that would give us a whole new thing to rant about!

Bill T, first, where I live I get a tax break on legit software. Not necessarily on hiring it.

Second, Adobe long since admitted that CC will do nothing to stop pirated versions getting out. They have driven more people to it, with even less of a conscience.

Third, over the past few days, the ones running the pirated version are actually getting the better service.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 01:28 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: "I hate it" says no one.

Take note Canon. You put out the same camera over and over again with a different name and no one can tell the difference between it and the previous model.

Sony keeps telling us that it is just an updated version of the existing model and everyone can instantly tell how much it has actually improved even though the name hasn't.

Canon and Nikon have nothing that can directly compete with this camera. And no the G1 X MII doesn't compete with it. It's lens is not fast enough. It is too big. And it sensor size really isn't that much bigger.

Most detailed reviews, including DXOmark, either include images of colour charts, or sometimes detailed graphs of colour response. I agree with those who find that Sony colours, particuilarly in skin tones are sometimes - not every time - awful. And I also agree that ARWS are about the worst RAW files on the market that I have worked with.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 00:44 UTC
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mrtaufik: People keep talking that Sony's colors is the worst, is there ANY evidence to prove it? Almost every camera made by Sony or Canon or Nikon or Olympus provide feature to set-up the colors so they will match with almost any taste of their users. Then WHY people always talking about color of one camera is better than the other?

Because when you correct for, say, a green face, you throw every other colour in the picture out of whack. Having used Sony, Canon, Panasonic, and Olympus, all I need is the evidence of my own eyes. But you can find statistics on colour variance on the DXOMark so many like to quote on dynamic range, among other places. The in-camera colour profiles of which you speak do not alter responses to individual colours, they affect overall colour.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 00:39 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Everlast66: Already Amazon top seller, not only in compact category, but all Digital Cameras:
http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Electronics-Digital-Cameras/zgbs/electronics/281052/

(it is a dynamic website, so might drop with time)

Tonk,

You are living proof of the adage that Sony users spend a whole lot more time talking about Canon than Canon users spend talking about Sony.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 22:41 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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wasi2quick: I guess having to wait to save up for the mkii turned out to be a good thing? Gonna be a great travel companion. And having the built in view finder is awesome.

I wouldn't, despite having had the RX100 and still having the RX100 MkII. I don't really go for Sony colour, and I am not tempted to pay the money they are asking for a lens that stops at 70mm equivalent.

Apart from Sony colours (and ARWS), this is a nice camera, but it almost feels as if Sony have done a deal with Canon to offer an alternative, or complementary camera, not a world beater. It really comes down, as always, to which compromises you can live with for your style of shooting.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 22:06 UTC

Adobe have repeatedly claimed that not being able to log in daily will in no way affect your ability to use their software.

If this were a good deal for consumers, it would be an OPTION. There is a reason it is not.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2014 at 23:04 UTC as 79th comment | 1 reply
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (689 comments in total)
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Valiant Thor: I had high hopes for this camera but unfortunately no 60p video and with the upcoming announcement of the Sony RX100 M3, I'm gonna wait.

I shoot both. My choice in most situations of G1X Mk2 is based on hands on experience. But even if I did not, there's some info here.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53631243

Or indeed in the review, the part about noise, which shows the queen's head detail far superior

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-powershot-g1-x-mark-ii/9

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2014 at 03:55 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (689 comments in total)
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Solar Eagle: Why not cover the new macro capability in this review? It would be nice to know what kind of magnification you get from 5cm at 24mm, since Canon isnt telling us. Even a simple mention of the MM or coverage area would have been fine.

G1 X MkII shoots macros

You're welcome

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53672739

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2014 at 03:45 UTC
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EssexAsh: "photographer Art Wolfe has built perhaps one of the strongest brands in his field."

Who? Guess his brand could be better. Whoever he is.

Te US is not the world.it. It just thinks it is. Carry on.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 07:31 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (689 comments in total)
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Dailou: ..........continuation from below the need this baby fulfills and is due to canons commitment to the underwater guys and gails, they always at the time of intro have a underwater housing you can get which in comparison to underwater housings is reasonably priced. with the better wide angle, nice viewing display , fast fstop, and decent sensor size, canons good build quality, and canons commitment to providing uw housings this will be a nice small package that should get good underwater results. (see the first half of my reason i like this camera). this is why i like this camera - by the way i have been shooting with this thing for the last 2 weeks and it is pleasant to use and the results are good

You asked me specifically which m43 camera had better IQ than the GM1. If you don't think you'll like the answer, don't ask the question.

And my comparisons were with the G1X MkII.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 00:03 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (689 comments in total)
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ennemkay: No sweep pano, no auto hdr. Meh. The future is algorithmic photography and canon is a dinosaur.

Mobile phone panos are like the dog playing chess. He never wins but at least he can move the pieces.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2014 at 13:06 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (689 comments in total)
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Dailou: ..........continuation from below the need this baby fulfills and is due to canons commitment to the underwater guys and gails, they always at the time of intro have a underwater housing you can get which in comparison to underwater housings is reasonably priced. with the better wide angle, nice viewing display , fast fstop, and decent sensor size, canons good build quality, and canons commitment to providing uw housings this will be a nice small package that should get good underwater results. (see the first half of my reason i like this camera). this is why i like this camera - by the way i have been shooting with this thing for the last 2 weeks and it is pleasant to use and the results are good

I have the OMD EM1 with the f2.8 lens.

A system camera is not a point and shoot. The lens is slower than the G1X, with about half the focal length at the long end. It's not much cheaper than the G1X. And it's a smaller sensor. Slow lenses were the big bane of the m43 for me UNTIL that f2.8 came along. I am not about to take a step backwards.

Imaging resource also shows me a little more noise and less detail on the GM1 even by ISO 400, and I frequently shoot low light at that speed or more. For my purposes the GM1 sensor in no way performs better.

incidentally, I HAVE used Panasonic M43, and found the dynamic range worse than the Canon.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/masters.galleries.dpreview.com/1795662.jpg?X-Amz-Expires=3600&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Credential=AKIAJ7ICBHXPIPPMTNCQ/20140512/us-east-1/s3/aws4_request&X-Amz-Date=20140512T130408Z&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&X-Amz-Signature=e5da395c68da0b7a888209c157916c4bbc726a0b61286220997addfddb867965

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2014 at 12:56 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (689 comments in total)
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ennemkay: No sweep pano, no auto hdr. Meh. The future is algorithmic photography and canon is a dinosaur.

"You certainly haven't seen the results of Apple's sweep panorama implementation."

Well I have. Nice toy. Not stunning photographs, particularly if anything is moving in your shot. . And the same for the Samsung which I now use having dropped iPhone.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2014 at 02:27 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (689 comments in total)
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Nomorefilmman: TO: ANYONE WHO PURCHASED AND USED THE NEW G1X MARK II:

Dpreview report says several times: "Whole camera pauses for about 1.5 seconds after the shutter release is halfway-pressed."

Do you experience this? I own a G1X Mark I, and at the "Aperture Preferred" setting I mostly use, I normally experience approximately .75 sec delay for a response, or to shoot an image. I never experience 1.5 seconds, unless the camera is having problems focusing for some reason (darkness, featureless target scene, etc.).

If you experience this delay, under what circumstances?

I like my G1X Mark I a lot, having adjusted for its negatives; takes great images for me. I am interested in buying the G1X Mark II for its new features, but for the G1X II with 1.5 seconds delay each first shot, or halfway-pressing the shutter, I don't know if I could live with that; I could live with all of the other report negatives, having experience with the G1X Mark I.

Any help will be very much appreciated.

If you can, I really recommend just trying it for yourself. I just can't replicate that behaviour. Perhaps see if you can. I have mine set so that the front lens ring delivers exposure compensation.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 23:06 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (689 comments in total)
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Dailou: ..........continuation from below the need this baby fulfills and is due to canons commitment to the underwater guys and gails, they always at the time of intro have a underwater housing you can get which in comparison to underwater housings is reasonably priced. with the better wide angle, nice viewing display , fast fstop, and decent sensor size, canons good build quality, and canons commitment to providing uw housings this will be a nice small package that should get good underwater results. (see the first half of my reason i like this camera). this is why i like this camera - by the way i have been shooting with this thing for the last 2 weeks and it is pleasant to use and the results are good

"Who cares about the difference of ilc and compact?"

People who have a need for a stantalone obviously. Like me. Even though I already have a good m43 system that thrashes the GM1.

" The gm-1 and g1x fulfill the exact same role."

No they don't actually. But keep bashing.

The only real competition here is between the Canon and the Sony, and having both on my shelf at this very minute I can tell you the Sony is no competition. Mostly on colour.

I can work with the Canon sensors. Dynamic range is an issue for specific SITUATIONS, not every image, and half those choosing to use it as a stick to beat a dog here (a) don't understand that, and (b) likely never shoot RAW and make the most of the DR of WHATEVER camera they have.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 03:30 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (689 comments in total)
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Nomorefilmman: TO: ANYONE WHO PURCHASED AND USED THE NEW G1X MARK II:

Dpreview report says several times: "Whole camera pauses for about 1.5 seconds after the shutter release is halfway-pressed."

Do you experience this? I own a G1X Mark I, and at the "Aperture Preferred" setting I mostly use, I normally experience approximately .75 sec delay for a response, or to shoot an image. I never experience 1.5 seconds, unless the camera is having problems focusing for some reason (darkness, featureless target scene, etc.).

If you experience this delay, under what circumstances?

I like my G1X Mark I a lot, having adjusted for its negatives; takes great images for me. I am interested in buying the G1X Mark II for its new features, but for the G1X II with 1.5 seconds delay each first shot, or halfway-pressing the shutter, I don't know if I could live with that; I could live with all of the other report negatives, having experience with the G1X Mark I.

Any help will be very much appreciated.

Dpreview report says several times: "Whole camera pauses for about 1.5 seconds after the shutter release is halfway-pressed."

Mine does not. I just tried it twice. Perhaps this only happens if it has a problem focusng, or it may be to do with some other setting. I advise going into a shop and trying it for yourself if you can. It just does not happen for me.

I have it set on AV, RAW, and with the smaller focusing area. I also have it set to magnify the focus zone.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 03:10 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (689 comments in total)
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paqman: methinks if this had a nikon sticker on it dp would have gushed and not focused (sic) on its 'flaws'. :}

BarnET, what point of "don't like their RAWS" is causing you problems. Their RAWS are not as adjustable as those of other manufacturers, apart from which many people never touch RAW. I always process from RAW, But when I've fixed a green face at the expense of messing up every other colour in the image, I am not a happy camper.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 03:06 UTC
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Dailou: ..........continuation from below the need this baby fulfills and is due to canons commitment to the underwater guys and gails, they always at the time of intro have a underwater housing you can get which in comparison to underwater housings is reasonably priced. with the better wide angle, nice viewing display , fast fstop, and decent sensor size, canons good build quality, and canons commitment to providing uw housings this will be a nice small package that should get good underwater results. (see the first half of my reason i like this camera). this is why i like this camera - by the way i have been shooting with this thing for the last 2 weeks and it is pleasant to use and the results are good

BarnET. You seem to be having difficulties with the concept of the difference between a point and shoot and an interchangeable lens system camera. When I want the latter I'll use my OMD EM1, which does not replace the G1X MkII. And as for stock, well I do feel safer buying from a company that is not downrated to almost junk status.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/maggiemcgrath/2014/01/27/sony-credit-cut-to-junk-status-as-smartphones-cannibalize-its-tv-and-pc-businesses/

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 03:03 UTC
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Dailou: ..........continuation from below the need this baby fulfills and is due to canons commitment to the underwater guys and gails, they always at the time of intro have a underwater housing you can get which in comparison to underwater housings is reasonably priced. with the better wide angle, nice viewing display , fast fstop, and decent sensor size, canons good build quality, and canons commitment to providing uw housings this will be a nice small package that should get good underwater results. (see the first half of my reason i like this camera). this is why i like this camera - by the way i have been shooting with this thing for the last 2 weeks and it is pleasant to use and the results are good

And how will you use it without a lens or two?

I think you miss the concept of an all in one point and shoot versus a system. I have a M43 system, and, on another level, the 5D MkII, and the 1D MkIII.

I don't kid myself that the three different levels are the same. I am amazed by those that keep trying to do so. On the most basic point and shoot level, the only competition is RX100 MkII versus this. The Canon wins as far as I am concerned.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2014 at 12:09 UTC
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