Kawika Nui

Kawika Nui

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On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (495 comments in total)
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JimHohn: How about lens quality for the new Panasonic DMC-G7 ? I am new to this format.

Felice makes good observations, but misses the point. One great benefit of MFT over, say Sony E-mount is that there is a wide assortment of lenses to choose from. Therefore, your odds of finding the right lens for your uses is increased. For example, E-mount still lacks a xx-300mm lens; this is a very common and useful type of lens readily available in other major camera platforms, including MFT.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 00:20 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (495 comments in total)
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Felice62: I am quite happy with my g6 and I am not attracted by the 4k capabilities of the g7. What is the margin the g7 has over the g6 in terms of image quality in the range of sensitivity between 1600 and 3200 ISO with its new sensor? If it achieves 1 stop better performance it might appeal me. Else I'll keep my g6.

"A good photographer, like a good sniper, will make every shot count...Unfortunately, most newbies nowadays never bother to even get their skill right. 4K video is not a solution to bad photography."
And your point is? Are you saying that all those sports and action photographers who use burst shooting are wasteful newbies?
How about: "large ISO range is not a solution to bad photography" or "a good camera is not a solution to bad photography" or "a DSLR is not a solution to bad photography" or "digital cameras are not a solution to bad photography" etc.? Seems to be a comment that works with just about any product or feature one could imagine.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 00:17 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (495 comments in total)

Is there any reliable USA retail source for buying the G7 body only? (I already have all the Panasonic MFT lenses I want or need.) Can't find this option on the Panasonic USA site, Amazon and B&H don't offer it either. I've heard that Panasonic UK sells body only, but that would not be a convenient point of purchase for a number of reasons.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 00:08 UTC as 7th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 real-world samples article (102 comments in total)
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Gavril Margittai: These images are very similar to each other. I did not learn from them too much. With plenty of daylight my wife's Iphone6 can do just as well. Maybe not if you pixel peep, but these are not images worth pixel peeping.
I would expect DPR to take the trouble of putting more variety in. How about some night shots? how about a nice portrait in available (low) light inside a subway station?

Should I learn from these "real world samples" that the G7 is only good for snaps? I don't believe this is true.

Best just use your wife's cell phone and let the rest of us enjoy photography with a variety of lenses, various 4K options, etc.
And what is "pixel peeping," really? A hackneyed, despective term used by people who don't do significant cropping and/or enlarging and don't care about detail in photographs.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 02:29 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 real-world samples article (102 comments in total)
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Shadow Warrior: Despite the View finder I'll stick to my amazing NX500. Thought Panny would up the game and make a 25+mp camera that's compact with the view finder. Really wished Samsung would have created one for the NX500 but I'd rather have amazing photos and use the OLED screen/ipad to capture shots for the time being. Shame really because I was hoping for a better LX100 to compete on par with the NX500 but obviously it hasn't come yet.

"Thought Panny would up the game and make a 25+mp camera that's compact"
25mp+ on an MFT sensor would have been a bit much--smaller pixels and more electronic noise. (20mp would have been nice.)
But since there has never been any indication that MFT was going to anything anywhere near 25mp (and many comments by Panny to the contrary), why would you think that in the first place?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 02:25 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 real-world samples article (102 comments in total)
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Palau Blue: Panasonic has produced yet another rubber stamped plastic toy to try to lure you out of $1000. After the EM1 and EM5 II, hasn't the Panny dropped yet?

Why pay $1000 when that is more than they are asking for body plus 14-42mm lens? Unless you don't have any Panny lenses you like.
Moreover, if you don't like Panny, why waste your time and everyone else's with negative comments about the product? Use your Oly and spend the time shooting and enjoying.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 02:22 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 real-world samples article (102 comments in total)

Does anyone know a link to download PDF User's Manual? Panasonic UK provides manuals in exotic languages, but apparently not English. (For those who prefer Romanian, Slovak or Slovenian, here are the links for those languages.)

DMCG7
Operating Instruction 12/06/2015 Romanian All
View4.9MB
Operating Instruction 19/06/2015 Slovak All
View2.1MB
Operating Instruction 17/06/2015 Slovenian All
View9.2MB
Available Downloads

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 02:20 UTC as 3rd comment
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Biowizard: Given that this is tethered, a cheaper option, complete with greater endurance, would be a simple radio controlled boat with a GoPro dangling off a piece of line, stabilised by a simple paravane.

Brian

Tethered?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 03:26 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (495 comments in total)
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bmwzimmer: They need to hire some of the designers at Fuji. It's a great camera for sure but boy is it ugly.

"Were it pink and oval and I called it "femine and smooth" would you have disagreed?"
No, but I would have checked to make sure you were talking about a camera. The last pink oval I had in my hands was a dyed Easter egg. (BTW my girlfriend is neither pink nor oval, but very feminine and smooth nonetheless. )
BTW, does this mean that black with sharply angled corners = masculine? Where does that leave everything that is neither black with sharply angled corners nor pink and oval.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 20:15 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (815 comments in total)
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rfstudio: ehhhh find better deal somewhere else, over priced, small image sensor, you got better deal with sony or canon

You talking to me?

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2015 at 07:44 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (495 comments in total)
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Vlad S: I always wrote that Panasonic µ4/3 cameras design was kinda meh... This one looks really nice – the shape, finishes, and the controls all look very sophisticated.

"controls, grip and comfort, that are about user experience to get great photographs (every dial, button etc...) "
Can you specify what if anything was poorly laid out (in functional terms) on the GH3 or GX7, to name but two? (I mention these because I have shot thousands of stills and many hours of video with both, and found the controls and buttons to be well placed, intuitively easy to use, and a delight under difficult and changing conditions.)
The initial comment ("design was kinda meh" - "looks really nice" - "all look very sophisticated") expressed nothing about functionality.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2015 at 17:48 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (495 comments in total)
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Searching: Yuk, made in China.

What exactly is "yuk, made in China" supposed to mean?
Bad quality?
Don't like the government of the PRC?
Too much pollution from cars?
Chinese don't understand photography?
Or what?
Sounds very "superior American" (or "superior whatever").
Should it be made in Thailand or the Philippines like a lot of "Japanese" products are?

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2015 at 17:41 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (495 comments in total)
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Paul Petersen: I have read some griping about the mirrorless revolution wiping out the DSLR but seems they are only getting traction with the buyers when they mimic the gestalt of the familiar and functionally practical DSLR layout. Yet they do bring all of mirrorless's improvements such as mechanical simplification, lens size reduction, WYSIWYG in the viewfinder and tilting touchscreen. AF off the sensor has gotten really good but still has its issues but is now plenty good for most folks to take the leap.
Give the market what it wants kick back and watch the sales move in the right direction. The digital boom will never see the sales levels again but profitable stability will be found.

"seems they are only getting traction with the buyers when they mimic the gestalt of the familiar and functionally practical DSLR layout"
This is really beside the point. Mirrorless vs DSLR is not about the layout, it's about the inner workings of the camera, specifically mirror or not. There would be no purpose to changing the design just to make it different from DSLR design. Form should follow function. And in most cases with cameras, it does.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2015 at 17:36 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (495 comments in total)
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User8606253983: Looking good, but outdated sensor. When will we get new sensors on m43. Been on 16 mp a while now. Would like my next om-d to have a few more pixels if possible.

"Outdated" has nothing to do with sensor size or resolution. It has to do with the technology. The fact is that all manufacturers, including Panasonic, continue to update the technology. The "outdated" complaint here is meaningless.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2015 at 17:32 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (495 comments in total)
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jjdsyd: Impressive on a number of fronts. But, I guess I am the only one here that doesn't like how it looks. Much prefer the looks of my GX7. Perhaps they will release a GX8 with 4k capability...

Mine doesn't. How did you get it to do 4K?

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2015 at 17:29 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (495 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: Priced better than GX7 back in time...
Also than P-5 & EM-5...
Better specs than many other M43 cams...

But damn that new Fuji ! It looks awesome in silver! Even I won't buy Fuji in coming times.

Fuji is great but they need some good long zoom lenses (55-300mm or 28-300mm) like everyone else has.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 01:20 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (495 comments in total)
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bmwzimmer: They need to hire some of the designers at Fuji. It's a great camera for sure but boy is it ugly.

"very masculine and edgy"?
You are talking about a camera?

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 01:19 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (495 comments in total)
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WT21: I loved the G6 looks, and would prefer that with a better sensor, over this beast. I'll just keep on with my GX7.

It appears that except for 4K video (a must for some people, a "so what" for others) and articulated LCD, the GX7 may generally superior to the G7. And now that it is "old" it's cheaper. I love my GX7 but 8mp stills at 30fps, plus the artic. LCD, are tempting.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 01:18 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (495 comments in total)
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Couscousdelight: It looks a little like a Pentax K5.

Onlooker,
You got it right. Form should follow function but all too often "design" gets in the way.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 01:15 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (495 comments in total)
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Vlad S: I always wrote that Panasonic µ4/3 cameras design was kinda meh... This one looks really nice – the shape, finishes, and the controls all look very sophisticated.

Seems like controls, feature set and IQ should be more important than looks. It's about photography/videography.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 01:14 UTC
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