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chj

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (326 comments in total)
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chj: Just got the GM1 and 20mm f/1.7. LOVE IT. Anyone asking for a viewfinder or hotshoe is really missing the point. It's SO small and easy to carry around. The touchscreen and fast autofocus is an awesome combination. You can catch so many shots that you would have missed with another camera. For street shooting, it's just about ideal (weather sealing would make it ideal). My only complaint is mentioned in the review, you have to be careful when turning the control dial so you don't accidently press it and bring up a different setting adjustment.

I have to quality my earlier glowing review of the GM1. At night with the 20mm/f1.7, it's a great camera. But with the kit lens the Canon S100 totally outperforms it. Faster shutter speed at lower iso with better zoom and more portability. To make the GM1 competitive, you'd have to buy a faster zoom, which puts the price of the GM1 well into the 1000+ range, and it would no longer be portable at all.

I think I have to hold out for a mirrorless APS-C with touchscreen and small primes to really get the camera I'm looking for.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2013 at 16:17 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (326 comments in total)

I have to quality my earlier glowing review of the GM1. At night with the 20mm/f1.7, it's a great camera. But with the kit lens in daylight/low light, my Canon S100 totally outperforms it. Faster shutter speed at lower iso with better zoom and more portability. To make the GM1 competitive, you'd have to buy a faster zoom, which puts the price of the GM1 well into the 1000+ range, and it would no longer be portable at all.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2013 at 15:57 UTC as 28th comment | 5 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (326 comments in total)
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chj: Just got the GM1 and 20mm f/1.7. LOVE IT. Anyone asking for a viewfinder or hotshoe is really missing the point. It's SO small and easy to carry around. The touchscreen and fast autofocus is an awesome combination. You can catch so many shots that you would have missed with another camera. For street shooting, it's just about ideal (weather sealing would make it ideal). My only complaint is mentioned in the review, you have to be careful when turning the control dial so you don't accidently press it and bring up a different setting adjustment.

@ maujohn I have a S100 also, the capability of the GM1 is far superior (with the 20mm f/1.7). It's considerably more expensive, but night photos at 1/125 shutter speed is no problem. The S100 can't do it, you have to settle for less than 1/20 at high iso and pray it's not a blur. In daylight, the S100 is great. But daylight ANY modern camera performs well. As for a jean pocket, it won't fit. I've always been a camera case person, but for the GM1 I use the neckband. It's actually better. You're always ready for a shot. Plus, it's a great looking camera, so it doubles as an accessory ;D. Seriously, it has helped start conversations.

@ BJN Haven't had a problem with the flash, because I use the neckband, trust me you'll love it. But, the multifunction dial is definitely its weakpoint. It could use another button or dial. I have to press too many buttons to adjust iso.

@Naveed Akhtar for photos check chee917 on Flickr. I should have a few from my first nite with the GM1 up soon.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2013 at 00:26 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (326 comments in total)

Just got the GM1 and 20mm f/1.7. LOVE IT. Anyone asking for a viewfinder or hotshoe is really missing the point. It's SO small and easy to carry around. The touchscreen and fast autofocus is an awesome combination. You can catch so many shots that you would have missed with another camera. For street shooting, it's just about ideal (weather sealing would make it ideal). My only complaint is mentioned in the review, you have to be careful when turning the control dial so you don't accidently press it and bring up a different setting adjustment.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 17:57 UTC as 43rd comment | 7 replies
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (639 comments in total)
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chj: make a 1.8, 40-50mm eq prime that fits that body and I'm sold.
Edit: ohh, a 15mm (30mm equivalent) F1.7 Leica Summilux lens available sometime next year, designed specifically to match the slim dimensions of the GM1

Yes, I know about the 20/1.7, but it doesn't fit the body. >:|
I'm buying the GM1 anyway, the combination of features makes it perfect for on the go photos. I'm also getting the 20/1.7 of course. :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 00:00 UTC
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan news story (616 comments in total)

No dual pixel?! What a waste of time. I was waiting for the next eos m for dual pixel. Looks like another aps c mirrorless is going to get my money.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 23:12 UTC as 82nd comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (639 comments in total)

make a 1.8, 40-50mm eq prime that fits that body and I'm sold.
Edit: ohh, a 15mm (30mm equivalent) F1.7 Leica Summilux lens available sometime next year, designed specifically to match the slim dimensions of the GM1

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2013 at 02:42 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2126 comments in total)
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justmeMN: A Reuter's article points out that mirrorless "has so far failed to connect with consumers outside of Japan" and "Olympus admits that its overseas marketing has been lacking so far."

If Olympus is going to stay in the digital camera business, it is going to have to improve in that area.

nah, I agree with Shamael. I want the functionality of the GX7 with an APS-C sensor. I'm holding out for a camera that shoots low light moving subjects and goes where I go. The technology is here, just give the NEX6 or XE2 a touchscreen (and weatherproofing) and I'm sold. If you just shoot stills in good light, well just about any camera will do.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2013 at 16:35 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2126 comments in total)
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Abu Mahendra: Let me see it I get this straight: Olympus wants me to pay $1399 for a camera with a Sensor smaller than APS-c? Yeah... right...

Weather sealed, live view continuous shooting, touchscreen. This combination is extremely appealing to people who take photos in dynamic situations. The only other camera with this combination is the EM-5.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2013 at 16:15 UTC
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chj: Only thing I'm interested in is sports mode and it isn't even covered. Can I actually get fast shutter speed with this camera?

Thanks for the info. But you say "the same as ... virtually every other smartphone" as if this is a common feature. Do many smartphones have this? I don't think so. I know the iphone doesn't allow any control over ISO or shutter speed. This is the first time I've heard about any form of shutter speed control on a smartphone. Those that are well acquainted with all the available features on all available smartphones may think what sports mode does is obvious. But for me, shutter speed control is the number one priority. Corner sharpness, megapixels, etc. make very little difference when the entire photo is a blur. Exactly how sports mode works is important to some of your readers. Your reply provides very useful information. I'm not looking to capture blazing fast athletes, but the iphone really can't handle ANY motion in anything less than full sunlight. If ISO/shutter speed control is available on other smartphones, I'd be very interested, and it should be mentioned in reviews.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2013 at 19:16 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (548 comments in total)
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chj: What is the Auto ISO range on the GX7?

thanks for the reply, I think the GX7 may be my next camer

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2013 at 01:53 UTC

Only thing I'm interested in is sports mode and it isn't even covered. Can I actually get fast shutter speed with this camera?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2013 at 01:22 UTC as 14th comment | 5 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (548 comments in total)
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chj: What is the Auto ISO range on the GX7?

Not just the iso range, the AUTO iso range. You may be right, but I got another response that said AUTO iso only goes to 3200.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 00:24 UTC
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chj: All the phone manufacturers keep ignoring the critical element, SHUTTER SPEED. The main reason so many phone photos come out badly is because they're shot at 1/8 to 1/20 shutter speed. It doesn't matter if you're shooting with a damn D800 at that shutter speed, anything moving is a total blur.

Although some of the comments sound like you may be able to choose ISO on this phone, which should enable you to keep shutter speed.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 22:52 UTC
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Joseph Mama: I guess it is a small improvement, but 1/2.3 vs 1/3 isn't THAT big of a gain. It also has no optical zoom and more importantly no image stabilization.

On phones, using the Shutter key is a LOSER. It pretty much guarantees a lousy picture. Phones are just too flimsy and light. Instead you hold it steady and tap the screen. The slight delay while it focuses on that point gives it time to dampen out the vibration from tapping.

I guess it depends on the phone, but on the iphone, I think tapping the screen causes less shake than using the volume button

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 22:41 UTC

All the phone manufacturers keep ignoring the critical element, SHUTTER SPEED. The main reason so many phone photos come out badly is because they're shot at 1/8 to 1/20 shutter speed. It doesn't matter if you're shooting with a damn D800 at that shutter speed, anything moving is a total blur.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 22:39 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
On The Q Camera wants you to 'shut up and shoot' post (27 comments in total)

Waterproofing is nice, but for $200 it seems like a stretch and a small market.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 22:20 UTC as 7th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (548 comments in total)
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chj: What is the Auto ISO range on the GX7?

Also, can you use auto iso in manual mode?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 15:11 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (548 comments in total)

What is the Auto ISO range on the GX7?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 14:54 UTC as 66th comment | 6 replies
On Adobe hack affects 38 million users, not 2.9 million news story (158 comments in total)

glad I bought a boxed adobe product

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 21:53 UTC as 56th comment
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