BJN

BJN

Lives in United States Salt Lake City USA, UT, United States
Works as a Graphic design
Joined on Apr 30, 2001

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1318 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: WHY IS THIS CAMERA BIG NEWS? RICOH RELEASED A FULLY POCKETABLE CAMERA WITH AN !!!APS-C!!!! SIZED SENSOR 2 YEARS AGO (RICOH GR). THE ONLY THING THIS PANASONIC HAS OVER THE GR IS THE 4K VIDEO AND AN EVF. WHO CARES? NOBODY HAS 4K TVs. PLUS IT HAS BEEN PROVEN THAT FROM A NORMAL VIEWING DISTANCE, THERE IS NO VISIBLE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 4K TV AND 1080P TV, so anybody who buys a 4k TV is mad. Most photographers are not interested in taking 4k video anyway, unless they want to make documentaries, in which case, who cares whether you have a pocketable camera or not.

You like to yell in comments. I suggest moderators give you a lesson in web comment etiquette.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 03:49 UTC
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Boss of Sony: I'd prefer an article explaining the point of photography. So far, I can't see a point. It's just people playing with high-tech toys that do nothing useful. The world is here for me to see in all its glory. I don't want reduce the time I can spend enjoying the real world just to produce and view small, 2-D representations of it on a computer screen or a piece of paper.

But you will spend your tremendously valuable time visiting a photography blog making nonsense comments. Perhaps you need a hobby. May I suggest photography?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 03:43 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Panasonic stand report article (24 comments in total)
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BarnET: The silver brown LX100 may look great with it's lens retracted. But it's a shame that the overly excited black barrel comes out.

Well at least it comes in black too.

On the flip side. I am going to checkout the ergonomics.
It seems to have everything at your fingertips with great IQ potential.

Overly excited? Eyeroll.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 20:00 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Panasonic stand report article (24 comments in total)
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ThatCamFan: The cellphone is a cool idea, downside? no lens cap & we know what happens when dust in your pocket meets a lens or a phone camera, dust inside + scratches.

The camera is ALSO a cool idea but the failure is in the implementation
"We put a micro four thirds sensor in it but you get only to use a some portion of it"
Then what use was putting a micro four thirds sensor in it?

LESS control of depth of field & more NOISE because the images are cropped instead of taking advantage of the ENTIRE sensor.

If it weren't for these down sides I would of seriously considered getting this camera as a "pocket" camera.

You're talking about two different cameras. The CM1 phone camera has a 1" type sensor, not an MFT sensor. The LX100 has an MFT sensor and uses most of the sensor while providing various crop options.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 19:56 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Panasonic stand report article (24 comments in total)

Who's the really pale guy with the backpack and trekking poles?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 19:52 UTC as 10th comment
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webber15: Actually,,I'm partly right coz I was referring to the MA which is purely mechanical...I will take that beach front property for part ex on my Fuji x10 :-)

I see a flash shoe on that camera, so it has at least one electro-mechanical circuit and current flows through the camera ever so briefly when a flash is triggered.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 19:48 UTC
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webber15: Retzius,,one of the points of this cam is a lack of electronics (less things to go wrong) so is purely mechanical...

Photons pushing on little levers... ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 19:44 UTC
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spontaneousservices: "raw [...] so you don't need to worry about white balance" (picture 5)

What?

Don't know how other people do this but in my experience noise can make it very difficult to lift shadow parts when WB was recorded badly at the moment of capture.

Anyway. The M60 must have started as a practical joke.

White balance being recorded has nothing to do with noise or shadow detail in raw images. If a noisy channel is being pushed harder by color balance (like the blue channel under tungsten lighting) then the same thing would happen to in-camera jpegs processing the same exposure. So it's not whether WB is correct at capture, it's the exposure and ISO setting. Spend more time on those - a benefit of shooting raw and not fiddling with jpeg processing settings (WB included).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 19:42 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1318 comments in total)
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okaysee: "Thus, the effective sensor area on the LX100 is really 1.5X larger than 1inch" that's from the Introduction of the LX100 preview, 3rd paragraph down.

Um, that doesn't sound right at all. 1.5X larger than a 1-inch sensor would be 1.5". The LX100 DOES NOT use a 1.5" sensor. It uses a 4/3" sensor which measures 1.333". The EFFECTIVE amount of the sensor the LX100 uses out of the 1.333" available is 1.0667". The effective sensor size is therefore 1.0667X larger than a 1" sensor, not 1.5X larger.

Jeff Keller, I hope that helps.

As cpceter points out kindly, that's a 1-inch type sensor...not a 1" sensor, Susan!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 04:48 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1318 comments in total)

I hope that multifunction switch is better than the GM1's. Panasonic could improve it by requiring a firmer press on the rotary ring to actuate the button function.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 04:44 UTC as 111th comment
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (242 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: DMC-LX100 is lot better at this point. Way faster lenses.

Lenses? Does a fixed zoom count as more than one lens to you?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 03:18 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (242 comments in total)
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Hen3ry: Not interested. No built-in flash.

What's better, a tiny, weak, delicate built-in flash like the one I don't use in my GM1 or a hotshoe that gives you the ability to use a decent flash that's actually worth firing up?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 03:13 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (242 comments in total)
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BJN: I will get one of these and be very, very careful with it. Sweet but delicate cameras.

I speak from experience. The magnesium chassis on my first GM1 cracked from a 12"-18" rolling fall. The shutter curtain jumped track and the kit lens wont' focus at the 32mm end of its range. There's not much magnesium to take a "beating". Don't even think of giving this camera a harsh scolding, let alone a beating.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 03:10 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (242 comments in total)

I will get one of these and be very, very careful with it. Sweet but delicate cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 19:30 UTC as 41st comment | 4 replies
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (242 comments in total)
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JBurnett: Yay, EVF! I know young'uns often don't care, but we who need reading glasses to properly see the LCD applaud this addition.

Yohan, it's not one or the other...having both options definitely lets you frame better under bright daylight and viewfinder shooting is more stable.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 19:27 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (242 comments in total)
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Jacques Cornell: Is the LX100 going to eat the GM5's lunch?

Not if you love working with a lens system. And there will be image quality compromises apparent in LX100 images to get that fast glass even with the smaller functional sensor area. So hold judgement until there are image samples...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 19:22 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1318 comments in total)

Looks like a sweet little camera. It's likely to be more delicate than its predecessors. There's a lot going on in a tiny chassis with little left to absorb shock before damaging delicate internals.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 19:13 UTC as 215th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1318 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: The LX100 is brilliant. Panasonic advertises it as a 4/3s sensor when it really isn’t that big because of the multi-aspect ratio. It is actually a 2.2x crop factor instead of 2x. While this means that you lose a little depth of field control when compared to m4/3s, it also means you can make the lens a little smaller.

No wonder they could make that bright of a lens so small. The sensor in this camera isn’t as big as they want you to believe. However, the real key to the performance of the LX100 is that it is only 13 effective megapixels instead of the 20+ that Sony crams onto their 1 inch sensor.

The LX100 is pure genius.

That bit of depth of field control difference is functionally inconsequential. They can also make these lenses small because the real optical performance is hidden by the image processing that corrects all manner of optical design horrors. I'll be interested to see image samples to evaluate the net result.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 18:51 UTC
On Sigma announces dp1 Quattro article (199 comments in total)
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EssexAsh: good to see some real innovation from a brand.

Weirdness doesn't qualify as innovation.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 04:19 UTC
On Sigma announces dp1 Quattro article (199 comments in total)
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KameraFever: I love the imagge quality coming from these cameras.BUT...

After reading about the terrible handling and performance combine with the lack of raw support I will pass. I can even deal with the iso limitation. I just wish the foveon tech would get liscenced to a compamy capable of creating a good handling camera like canon, nikon, olympus, or fujifilm.

It's like you see the potential for an amazing landscape camera, but it then gets put together like Frankenstien. Can someone please make a great landscape foveon camera? I pray.

Don't forget the horrible and snail-like software.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 04:17 UTC
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