LukeDuciel

Lives in China Beijing, China
Joined on Mar 21, 2010

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Tick many boxes for me but lacking a big one - optical stabilization.

I will wait for gen2 if Oly' can continue this product line.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 05:35 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
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DavidsfotosDotCom: Looks great except I would rather pay hundreds of $ more & have a sensor bigger than a cell phone! How big of a print can you make with this size?

You've probably missed the point of this product.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 05:34 UTC
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vscd: "all require external filter systems like those designed by Fotodiox"

...In some cased you can use the gel filter slot instead.

Not sure about Canon 1124. The Nikon 1424 does not have a gel slot.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 02:27 UTC
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LukeDuciel: Great piece! I am really eyeing RX-10M3 for hiking too. The sensor does show its limit. But I do shoot more and more video on the road. The reach and video capability of this cam is so enticing.

Last time I hiked around Annapurna in Nepal, I brought an RX100 and a DSLR. When I look back at the photos from that trip, almost all daylight photo was taken with the RX and only some night sky series was did with the DSLR. After that trip, I started to leave the DSLR at home more and more when went out for hiking.

@tbcass
Try removing the SIM card when hiking and using iPhone as an GPS map / tracker.

My 4yr-old iPhone 5 can sustain 2 days of day time tracking (turned off when I reach camp) in this mode.

The trick is the phone continuously seeks cell network signal when it tries to locate. When it cannot get a hand-shake with a tower, it boost its radio power hence bleeds the battery.

Removing SIM card tells the system to shut down cell network radio. The GPS chip itself is not very power-consuming.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 03:19 UTC
On article Yi action camera updates original with 4K video (38 comments in total)

Finally a screen. I will definitely buy one.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 02:31 UTC as 12th comment
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sh10453: Very surprised at the disappointing amount of noise in bright sunlight conditions at ISO 100 and 40mm equiv. (looking at the 4th, full size, 1:1, image of the female hiker on top of Mount Teneriffe; arms and legs).

The noise level is basically what we have been seeing on RX100M3 and M4. It is not really surprising.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 09:43 UTC

Great piece! I am really eyeing RX-10M3 for hiking too. The sensor does show its limit. But I do shoot more and more video on the road. The reach and video capability of this cam is so enticing.

Last time I hiked around Annapurna in Nepal, I brought an RX100 and a DSLR. When I look back at the photos from that trip, almost all daylight photo was taken with the RX and only some night sky series was did with the DSLR. After that trip, I started to leave the DSLR at home more and more when went out for hiking.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 09:41 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies

I am honestly shocked by the number of self-center and cold-blooded comments that bluntly dismisse the statement as marketing stunt purely based on their own conjecture.

The Kumamoto earthquake is of magnitude 7.3 according to USGS, which is then followed by a series of strong after-shock above magnitude 6.0 in the following days. Fortunately, there is only a handful of casualties thanks to Japan's prevention and reaction systems. However, infrastructure in the area suffered significant damage.

I am not saying Nikon is a saint company. But hey, at least keep some sense of decency and sympathy, OK?

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 16:20 UTC as 4th comment
On article Zeiss unveils super-wide Batis 18mm F2.8 (176 comments in total)
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Yake: The shape of the lens is beautiful, but that smooth focus ring ... what's up with that? It almost says "Don't use me".

I think it works OK for Otus 85, at least for the several hours I worked with them. Probably wide enough? Not sure how it feels on these smaller lenses though.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 16:01 UTC
On article Zeiss unveils super-wide Batis 18mm F2.8 (176 comments in total)
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Yake: The shape of the lens is beautiful, but that smooth focus ring ... what's up with that? It almost says "Don't use me".

Zeiss's new style, I think. The Otus share similar focusing ring design.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 06:22 UTC

WATCH OUT.

HTC is producing 2 version of this model 10, one with Snapdragon 820 SoC and the other 625 Soc. The two are confusingly similar in name and shares the exterior. The good DXO score is only achieved on the 820 version. The 625 version is a cheap b*stard in disguise.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 03:00 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (260 comments in total)

Oh Canon, what happened to you?

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 18:44 UTC as 64th comment
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LukeDuciel: I'd be greatly disappointed if Mr. Cook did not push dual cam into VR or at least some immersion experience. This is what Apple as industry leader should do. So far the dual cam on Huawei or LG serves only as a gimmick.

@calte
I won't be so hopeful. P9 is not their 1st dual cam. They launched one under Honor brand in 2014, cam disaster. Huawei is a promising manufacture but they are never serious in imaging ISP and the even more important algorithm.

The Leica thing on P9 is really just "pay for the red dot" stunt. As far as I dug, Carl Zeiss actually has a department that runs the validation work for design and manufacture for their overseas plants (mainly Cosina) as well as the various "blue label" lenses. Leica does not seem to have a functional body to do these work.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 02:17 UTC
On article Look Sharp: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85/GX80 video preview (130 comments in total)
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Jorginho: And so m43s just keeps developping and developping. These are not huge steps, but the stabilsed video in 4K is a very welcome and huge step for videographers. Shuttershock: I guess it is true it happens but on my GH4 it is veyr rare.

This also holds a lot of promise for the GH5. 20 MP, 5 axis stabilsation in video, no shuttershockI bet that Leica EVF (or something similar) will be in it.
And with 5 axis something like HiRES might be on the drawingboard but I guess not in the GH5.

I wonder how well this all works with the 100-400 Panaleica (stabilisation)...

GX80/85: a very nice addition to the ever growing familly.

@Interestingness

I didn't realize 1inch closing in to M43 level on IQ is still news for some folks on this site. Direct comparison is easy on DXO. Note below link shows GX7 and A6000 both last year. You can swap in GX8. They don't seem to have results for A6300 yet. The scores basically reflect what I felt when using the three systems. Compared to GX, RX is short on high ISO but really on par for resolution (video and still) and dynamic range. Whereas, A6xxx triumphs in all aspects.

http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Sony-Cyber-shot-DSC-RX100-IV-versus-Sony-A6000-versus-Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GX7___1033_942_901

Actually, I have been heavy M43 user. AF100 + 2 G?? bodies. But when I bought into RX for my personal use. I start to loose patience with the slowly evolving M43 sensors. I also tried EM5 for several days before it went back to Amazon, EM5 seems to suffer exactly the problem "overpriced, tiny, ill-handling, cramped buttoned, teeny tiny viewfinder" for me.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 02:26 UTC
On article Look Sharp: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85/GX80 video preview (130 comments in total)
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Jorginho: And so m43s just keeps developping and developping. These are not huge steps, but the stabilsed video in 4K is a very welcome and huge step for videographers. Shuttershock: I guess it is true it happens but on my GH4 it is veyr rare.

This also holds a lot of promise for the GH5. 20 MP, 5 axis stabilsation in video, no shuttershockI bet that Leica EVF (or something similar) will be in it.
And with 5 axis something like HiRES might be on the drawingboard but I guess not in the GH5.

I wonder how well this all works with the 100-400 Panaleica (stabilisation)...

GX80/85: a very nice addition to the ever growing familly.

@thx1138 points to the core issue.

The most problematic competitor is really not APS but 1inch.

M43 sensor capability of current gen is too far from APS and too close to 1inch. I just cannot justify the small IQ improvement / bulky penalty between M43 and 1inch like Sony's RX.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 10:00 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (662 comments in total)

Overall good. But I do think you guys need new title banner for the light scheme. Also, the color of number bubble for each news, why do you change it to that blue? it is poping out on the white bkground and too distracting. Actually the grey color used for the same thing on dark would be better.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 07:16 UTC as 393rd comment
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David2553: To be honest, I'm quite disappointed by the samples but not by the lens. As I understand the photographer had been hard working on the project, I don't think I can tell much of how good is this lens by this sample set.

How many pictures of very high contrast of very bright sky and dark foreground, with no way possible to get detail on both do we need? If it's about testing the dynamic range of the camera, that'd be good samples for that. But for the lens test, I'd expect to see as much details as much as possible. There is just a couple shot that have details that can show the quality of the lens. The most we can tell from the samples may be about how the lens control the CA quite well. But I don't think it tells any much about sharpness and how the lens manage the colors and contrast which I'd see in a lens testing. Sorry DPR

Seconded. This is probably the poorest set of sample photos I have seen on DPR.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 04:02 UTC
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