nikonian86

nikonian86

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On Travel tripods: Comparing 5 aluminum kits article (107 comments in total)

why didnt't you include benro mefoto tripods they are prety good and cheap?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2014 at 19:13 UTC as 35th comment

Really interesting technology. if works right the next step would be to make it automatic. and applicable in raw.

But a very interesting first step indeed.

Some of you are critisizing it saying it is not userfriendly and it would not mean anything if it does not save raw. I agree with both comments but the technology gotta start someware. maybe the first device will only work with user imput but the next one will have a matrix meatering thet will automate it. and make it applicable to raw.

I think people should appreciate the thing that is being developped and think about the future potentiall before they critisize it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2014 at 20:39 UTC as 12th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (584 comments in total)
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concert photographer: Why is it not possible to use most Olympus lenses on Panasonic cameras? (and vice-versa). I thought they did work together since 7 years to achieve this goal?
I shot some pictures with the 9-18mm on the GX7: horrible! It simply doesn't WORK. Strange that nobody ever tried to do that before! before replying, please TRY yourself.
One issue will be soon the non waterproof tilted viewfinder: five minutes of rain on it in its upwards position and the whole camera is ruined.
Marc

I have been using the oly 9-18mm on GX7 and it is my favorite lens. you might have a bad copy.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2013 at 14:00 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (584 comments in total)
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FrankGr: Has anyone made excellent quality, sharp, very large prints - up to 20x30 inches with the GX7 files? Is it possible with a small sensor ?

And does it have eyepiece diopter adjustment ?

First of all the sensor on GX7 is just a little smaller than AP-C. so it actually is pretty big enough.

Also 16MP is large enough even for much larger prints. I have printed a 150cm x 100cm (59in x 39in) with a 12mp d300 and even though you do not get 300dpi the print was really good.

You do not look at a print that size with a magnifying glass. Also when you print that size the lens becomes much more important. I have also printed a 150cm x 100cm with a D800 even though the print is better with 3 times the pixels the lens was not as sharp.

The GX7 does have a eyepiece diopter adjustment.

So to summerise you can have large prints with GX7 but you also need a good lens with it

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2013 at 13:45 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (584 comments in total)
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atalaya: I have a question about the EVF:

The specs say that it has 1.39 (.70X APS-C equivalent) magnification — and this is the number you use in your graphic that compares the relative sizes of viewfinders. However, unlike the cameras you are comparing it to, the GX7 viewfinder has a 16:9 aspect ratio. 3:2 and 4:3 are crops from this.

The rectangle in your graphic looks to be close to 4:3 in aspect ratio. I am confused. Is the GX7 really .70X when displaying a 4:3 image?

It seemed smaller than that when I tried it.

I really like the form factor and handling of this camera. The M1 is bigger and quite a bit more expensive.

The thing that is giving me pause is the GX7 viewfinder. I have to try really hard to see even a hint of tearing, so this does not bother me. I presume that the $15 eyecup will cure the ambient light problem. But, indoors in the camera store, the GX7 viewfinder image seemed to be smaller and appreciably less "natural" than the M1 viewfinder image.

I have the GX7 and I am wearing glasses.

I have been using it for a while and yes you cannot use the whole view finder. I even chose the version where the shooting info is around the image not on it so the image is cropped even further so I can see it all. That being said I do not care. The resolution of the LVF is high enough that even using the cropped version does still look pretty good. I have no problems with the LVF.

The eye censor is a little bad though. it would have been much better if they put the sensor on the other side. Accidental triggering would be lot less.

I also like the form factor, the price and the looks of the GX7 to M1 and I am pretty happy with my choice.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2013 at 13:35 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (584 comments in total)

I have 2 criticisms about this review.

1. it is shorter than any other in-dept review I read on this site. it is one of the major upgrades from Panasonic and it gets 14 pages while Olympus Pen E-P5 is a practically a yearly upgrade and gets 19 pages. I am used to getting more comparisons in this site.

2. The camera is being downgraded for bad in-body stabilization while none other Panasonic had in-body image stabilization before. I prefer in lens stabilization myself and I also like having some stabilization for my Oly 9-18 as well.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 15:41 UTC as 58th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (584 comments in total)
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ArnfinnP: I've had my GX7 for a week tomorrow, and have stumbled on a rather interesting problem. In semi dark conditions I sometime get a strong stripy pattern in my pictures, especially when shot with a high ISO. An example is here: www.flickr.com/photos/arnfinnp/11131880726/in/pool-228956.... It was shot with an ISO 800 and f2 at 1/200.

These stipes where not there, though there were patterns of light and dark than might have been accentuated. I had the same problem yesterday, when taking pictures indoors during a lecture: Strong stripes that clearly was not there from the beginning. It looks like a moiré problem to me, probably due to the lack of a anti aliasing filter.

Also GX7 Does have an anti aliasing filter.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 10:46 UTC
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