Translation: checking these raw files is just taking too much damn time and money, let's just use the honor system.
IMO Canon took two different steps in the wrong direction with the G5X and G9X. On paper, many of the features (size, flip touchscreen, bright aperture, etc.) of the G7X were perfect for me. However, after reading the reviews it seemed the RAW burst shooting, lens, and AF were behind the competition. So I had high hopes for Canon's next effort. But it seems they improved none of these shortcomings and instead made a camera that was too big (G5X) and a camera that was too limited (G9X). Canon, just improve the performance of the G7X so it can take full advantage of its features, it will be perfect!
some stunning shots, and plenty that made me smile
mclaren777: Nice update, but it probably won't pull me away from Lightroom Mobile, which I find exceptionally useful.
I tried to look it up, but the Adobe website is cryptic. Can you edit RAW files on the iphone with Lightroom mobile?
37 mins? Sorry I can't. Did he acknowledge the existence of touchscreens?
TLD: The Lou Mana episode on the Studio Lighting dot Net podcast is one of the best sources of how to photograph food I have ever come across. I still use some of the little tips and tricks I picked up from that. Regarding this guide,, I was ready to be unimpressed from the image at the top of this page, but after downloading the guide, it has some very nicely lit food images.
glad to hear it, because the photo posted here is really not a good example. Doesn't make me want the food, but it really makes me hate the tablecloth.
chj: love the bar photo
they're all really good, she has a great eye
love the bar photo
chj: Well my submissions of real working women were both rejected. Not surprised really, that's why I submitted them. They met all the criteria, they just weren't the stereotypical shot of a hot secretary that's been done countless times already. I guess you'll have to choose from cliché images that limit women's worth to being sex objects.
Both sexy professionals, REAL sexy professionals. I have no idea what the photos submitted to this contest are of. Because I've never seen it in real life.
Well my submissions of real working women were both rejected. Not surprised really, that's why I submitted them. They met all the criteria, they just weren't the stereotypical shot of a hot secretary that's been done countless times already. I guess you'll have to choose from cliché images that limit women's worth to being sex objects.
Thanks for the votes everyone. Thanks to CB for the adorable lollipops.
@DPReviewguy I guess there's more to photos than just sharpness.
Lassoni: Meeh, for bokeh and shallow DoF, I'm sure the 75 f1.8 does better job. Not really sure if 50mm equiv. has ever been "that good" focal length for anything
@Jon Schick I agree, the size and focal length of the 20mm/f1.7 are absolutely perfect, especially for the m4/3rds format. It also takes really sharp photos. Unfortunately my favorite photos are low light photos of moving targets, when the 20mm's two shortcomings are most obvious. I could live without continuous AF, but the low light banding ruined way too many good photos. For others, the 20mm's benefits are likely to outweigh the drawbacks.
@ BarnET Sorry, but I have to disagree. The banding defect in the 20mm f/1.7 is very much evident when using the Panasonic GM1, same sensor as the Gx7.
I brightened the photo to highlight the defect here: http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/7902741997/photos/2804079/20mm-f-1-7-banding-issue-in-low-light
I did my best to minimize it here, but it is still quite evident:https://www.flickr.com/photos/chee917/12145324834/in/dateposted/
It's really too bad, because if I didn't have to try so hard to minimize the banding, I would have processed the second photo much differently. Hence, the lens got returned.
The 20mm is a wonderful lens, the size and focal length should make it ideal for m4/3rds. Unfortunately it suffers from 2 glaring shortcomings. No continuous autofocus and horrendous banding in certain kinds of low light. I also returned it and got the 25mm Summilux, which is an absolutely superb lens. Sharp, bright, and an outstanding performer in every regard.
Speak for yourself. Judging by your gallery, you prefer a lot of zoom. Which is fine, especially if you're shooting wildlife. But for me and many others 50mm is the most flexible focal length.
tvstaff: :) great shot
Very nice color, light, and subject. The crop makes for a nice composition.