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On article SLR Magic announces CINE 50mm F1.1 (57 comments in total)

First look https://vimeo.com/146117080

Doesn't look like it have apsh lens, no onion ring (like the voigtlander 25mm 0.95), no cat eye bokeh associated with f1.2+ fast lens, at F1.1 it look reasonable sharp on video, probably need photos to see actual sharpness comparison to other F0.95 lens.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 20:40 UTC as 4th comment
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ZhanMInG12: I honestly don't get the "too expensive" comments in this post. The A7rII alone is $3,200. The Sony 35mm F2.8 is another $600-800, which brings the total price to close to $4,000. For the price of the A7rII body you get effectively the same sensor, with amazing sync speeds, minus IBIS and 4k, and a great F2 Zeiss lens. Sure, it's not for everybody, but neither is any other FF camera.

I've handled the Leica Q and found a lot to be desired. The sensor is okay but not brilliant, dynamic range at low ISO cannot compete with the A7rII and the files are distinctly more noisy than the A7rII files downsized to 24MP. The body is almost as heavy as an M, and operations are just a tiny bit slower at each turn than the new E-mount bodies. Leica's flash system is also pretty miserable compared to Sony. So there are trade-offs...Not to mention the fact that you can't seem to buy a Leica Q anywhere right now. At least you can know for sure that you'll have an RX1II by November if you pre-order now.

A7RII is brand new for $2699 on ebay, add $400 28mm F2 or $600 35mm f2.8 and it is the same price as this RX1R II but with far more feature, control and choice of lens.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 20:01 UTC
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Zoron: It's a Collector's Item......both in good & bad way.

Most Collector would grab Leica Q

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 19:59 UTC
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Naveed Akhtar: This really look promising to me ..
It opens many fronts .. a small concealable camera for better wild-life photography.
For drones flights .. and other risky places where you can't reach or stay too long.
Then developer's sdk can extend its capabilities beyond current limitations.
Price is also very good for this little and capable camera.
well all I can say is good luck with the project .. and I will definately buy this one over oly air or any other action or mobile-adon camera .. soon!

Yeah it does have I/O Port, so gonna be much useful for drone

What's I/O port?

It's designed for 3rd party to control the camera and get the image via composite signal. It can control the camera via a serial port by VISCA protocol. This protocol enables a lot of controls for a camera.

That means we can use smaller drones to fly instead of S900/S800 which severely limit the mobility and gain full control of the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 21:54 UTC
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tonyreidsma: Hmmm... Seems I'll be buying another camera soon, and it won't be another SONY. I have TWO a7s bodies, an a6000, and an a5100. I've been watching the 4K movement, and was hoping it would die, but it seems Samsung is serious about getting into this market. I'll be watching Samsung's reliability over the course of 6 months or so.

No camera is perfect, that why most of us have many different cameras

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 21:02 UTC
On article Red introduces 'Weapon' camera with 8K sensor option (104 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: Who is making Red's 16 DR and nearly FF sized sensor? How come that sensor company isn't selling sensor to DSLRs?


Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 23:13 UTC
On article Hands-on with Samsung's new NX500 (350 comments in total)

Does it offer the same AF performance or just stock one compare to NX1?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 20:42 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony issues firmware 1.10 for Alpha 7 II (59 comments in total)
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Cheng Bao: Actually, all three mentioned improvement are same thing: improvement over video
1. when half-pressing the shutter,
2. in 'Focus Magnifier' mode,
3. during movie recording

and SAR just posted a pretty good comparison for video IS before and after

they fixed the video with proper firmware 1.00 vs 1.10

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 09:56 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (975 comments in total)
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acidandroid: i'm seriously considering this LX100, the spec on paper is crazy
i currently have 15mm, 12-35mm and 42.5mm with EM1 body
thinking of selling 15mm and 12-35mm for this Lx100
does it make sense???

the lx100 sample photos aren't that impressive, compared to my current set up it's not as sharp, but sample photos are only reference
anyone's used it already, is the image quality comparable to my current setup or close to?

I sold my 12-35mm f2.8 for LX100, wide angle in 4K is one of my grip with GH4, the optics is surely not in the same league as 12-35mm but for video it can be more forgiving, also F1.7 at 12mm is really useful for indoor shooting.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 21:16 UTC
On Preview:panasonic-lumix-dmc-lx100 (1864 comments in total)
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esmu urdis: Possibly a bit more useful than the sony rx100's etc which are not fun to use......they are boring, though I am not tempted "..........the gx7 at $600 looks a good buy

GX7 and the equivalent 12-35mm cost another $1000

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 04:08 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (860 comments in total)
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mark moe: Shopping:

Just looked at the two cameras in person the Sony looks and feels like Leica in quality versus the Panasonic.

I like Sony's aperture ring I use aperture shift a lot the way I think. The ND filter is a biggie to me too. I know their sweep panorama auto HDR and Twlight mode are benefits to me since I already use them.

My vacations are in tropical sites mostly, so Sony's weather seal is a big plus too.


It the Panasonic's autofocus is better and 400 telephoto make it a better "family cam" for kids stuff like soccer games it makes it really hard.

I have a good pocket cam (rx100) and ok DSLT (a55) so this would be move to move the DSLR out since this isn't a pocket cam

Any thoughts on the Panny's ability to shoot sports?

FZ1000's AFC is certainly onpar with mid/low DSLR, I can track cyclist cycling through no problem


Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 11:00 UTC
On article Budget M43: Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review (137 comments in total)

I guess Pana and Olympus is giving the low end market to Kodak since Panasonic is going to discontinue G/GF series and the only Oly camera coming this year is E-PL7 (no E-PM3).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 04:52 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
On Preview:panasonic-lumix-dmc-fz1000 (1267 comments in total)
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davidodd: ...or you could buy a Panasonic G6+14-140mm which would probably cost about the same, weigh less, and have a 28-280mm/F7.1-F11 equiv lens. And you could add a fast prime for a little more.

I think this is why there is no G successor, FZ1000 is the bridge between G and FZ

Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 21:44 UTC
On Preview:panasonic-lumix-dmc-fz1000 (1267 comments in total)
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Elaka Farmor: As a PAL user, my obvious standard question; is it possible (like the RX100M3) to switch between NTSC and PAL in the menu (to get 30fps in 4K and 60p/120p in 1080p)?

At least GH4 allows u to switch between PAL and NTSC

Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 10:36 UTC

You need external recorder like 7Q to record 4K on A7R

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2014 at 22:05 UTC as 116th comment
On article Integrating the Apple MacBook Air into a pro workflow (347 comments in total)

Asus Zenbook Infinity is one of the best ultrabooks IMHO, WQHD and i7-4558u with Iris 5100 is quite bit faster than macbook air, and they both have similar weight.

Though now I prefer XPS 18 as my go anyway machine (sold my 2013 MBPR so have extra fund for other stuff), 18.4" is way nicer to work with video and photo editing than 13 or 11", and it weighs less than the typical 15.6" notebook too!

The temperature in MBPR is quite high, I regularly got over 100C when rendering videos from AE/Premiere, and my friend's 2013 MBPR's power adapter melted recently so he have to get another one, luckily it didn't burn down his whole house...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 13:38 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply

Just want to say HowaboutRaw seems like the paid poster by Samsung


I never saw this guy on M43 forum at all

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 20:02 UTC as 5th comment | 7 replies
On article Ricoh launches Pentax Q-mount ultra-wide-angle zoom (58 comments in total)
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Trollshavethebestcandy: Kudos to Pentax for both lenses. The Q has the same advantage as M43 and that is small lenses. It is a bit odd to make it $500 but maybe not so outrageously so considering Fuji will have an ultra wide zoom in a few months for $800 (yes the Fuji will have a greater output) but I don't know what the margin on this is considering R&D ect and small market but they are brave to put out a risky product and reward the owners of their midget system. Perhaps we will see a few more Q bodies in the future especially with advancing technology. Perhaps in a couple years their tiny sensor can get closer to more peoples photographic needs. Lets remember this is a TINY lens and that is the niche. Compare to M43 ultra wide zoom for a comparison. Bravo for bravery and keeping with the ethos and concept.

Canon 11-22mm IS for EOS M is only $399, I think realistically it should sell for $300~$350.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 20:27 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review (606 comments in total)
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Zayne: Dear DPReview, please just tell me why the video score is the same with E-P5 & E-M1? Don't tell me it is because it doesn't have the mic input. Spec to spec this camera even blow out of the water the video spec of E-M1. Make comparison the video quality out of the box and tell us are they really equal, hence you giving the same score?

Yeah the video is in a different league than Olympus and their crap codec, a simple video of dog running will result in macro blocking on Olympus machine

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 12:21 UTC
On article Ricoh launches Pentax Q-mount ultra-wide-angle zoom (58 comments in total)

It is even more expensive than Nikon 1 or EOS M's UW zoom lens, both of them have much bigger sensor to cover, I am pretty sure it will be much cheaper produce than either the 1" or APS-C

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 23:30 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
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