Bhima78

Lives in United States Sacramento, CA, United States
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Has a website at www.paulfdesign.com
Joined on Mar 27, 2010

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On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (750 comments in total)
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kingslayer: $9000? lol. If this thing was priced around $3500, it would sell very well.

@Clint Dunn Really? That seems extremely far off from what would be a reasonable cost for a company to pay for a sensor... regardless of size. Do you have an evidence to back that claim up?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 12:06 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (750 comments in total)
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Kostasm: It would be nice to have an answer from Sony. This form factor + 4k, image stabilisation at ±6000eur would be the reason of selling all my dslr equipment and turn into this New Age Medium Format. Congrats Hassy for opening the road!

There is literally no world in which a MF camera needs video. I don't even think there is a pro video camera with a sensor that large... I mean, a Red Dragon is smaller than a FF sensor at 6K with full RAW readout.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 12:02 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (750 comments in total)
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HenriAntoine: This will be excellent for those who made the most of the legendary Mamiya 7 and 7ii, which is a 6x7 rangefinder camera, highly portable with the very best image quality in film MF. This will indeed be a game changer. It looks ideal for unobtrusive handheld documentary photography that aims for the highest image quality. That was - and still is - what the Mamiya 7 does best.

@HenriAntoine
Great description of the difference between what an OMD image versus this camera would be. I agree completely, and I say that as an exclusive m43's user. MF has that extra something that justifies its cost and inconvenience for the pros who are able to use it (I'm definitely not one of them).

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 12:00 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (750 comments in total)
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dansclic: This format makes sense only if you print wall size. Otherwise, FF is thé best ratio quality/ investment

I'm of the opinion that there really is a difference between what you get out of a MF image versus a FF image. Its subtle, but there is just something about it... be it tonality or blur gradiation. Its just enough of a difference that there is a market for products like this, though it is clearly not for any enthusiasts nor even most photographers.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 11:56 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (750 comments in total)
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Fotogeneticist: 1/2000 sec flash synch! That's what I'm talking about. I'm a flash synch snob. Leaf or electronic shutters, all the way! Fill flash in broad daylight without ND filters. You don't know what you're missing if you don't know what I'm talking about. Name a FF DSLR that can do that. Not that many.

@Fotogeneticist
Oh... I know what I'm missing :(. I actually have an engineer friend that is creating a very powerful, portable, wireless continuous LED light just so I can not have to deal with shutter sync outdoors. Its definitely no where near as good a solution as a camera like this, but it'll have to do.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 11:54 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (750 comments in total)
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Thanatham Piriyakarnjanakul: Leaf shutter make this camera awesome, speed-light guy know it.

Yep! Probably one of the bigger selling points: Medium format quality with a high shutter sync for strobes.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 11:45 UTC
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StevenE: People question m4/3 format for good reason when we see lenses like this at US$1300.
This is equivalent to a FF 24 f/2.8, which can be had for Canon at US$550, less than half the price and it is smaller and lighter. Even more significantly, you can get a FF 24mm f/1.4 from Sigma for US$850, that's a US$450 savings, and there is, and likely never will be, a m4/3 equivalent to that!
So, although it has it's uses, micro 4/3 is a compromised format

@Great Bustard
To my eyes, the PL12 is at least better in the Bokeh department than the Canon 24mm f2.8. The bokeh looks smoother, with less CA. Not sure we will be able to determine which lens is actually better than the other in terms of sharpness since, most of these reviews use MTF and it works only as a measure to check IQ quality within a format, not cross format. Just need a reviewer like Gordon to take that exact same landscape shot with a Canon 6D and the Canon 24mm f2.8.

Gordon did do a review of the Nikon 24mm f1.8, Sigma 24 and the Nikon 24mm f1.4:
http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikon_Nikkor_AF-S_24mm_f1-8G_ED/sharpness.shtml

Looks like the PL12 edges them all out on wide open corner sharpness.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 22:24 UTC
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Chris2210: I think many prospective buyers might be weighing a choice between this and the GX8 [which I have myself]. It's slightly frustrating that this camera leapfrogs the 'higher' modle in some respects following on relatively soon after.

One big question which presents itself is that now that the street price of the GX8 has [as usual for Panasonic] dropped to a level where there is only a slight premium over the GX80 [as it's labeled in the UK], which represents better value?

Dat GX8 EVF is gold. I also like that it articulates, though that is in no way a deal-breaker.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 17:47 UTC
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Caerolle: "But the difference is negligible, meaning shutter shock is effectively a non-issue on the GX85. This is a serious improvement over the GX8 and G7."

Yes, and you only have to lose a stop of shutter speed and sync speed to do it. Amazing.

@goshigoo
The e-shutter work around is fine if Panasonic implemented it like they did in the GX8 (ie: 12-bit). Unfortunately, they gimped this to be like the G7's e-shutter and thus, you have roughly a stop worse performance than if you used the mechanical shutter.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 17:39 UTC
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Red Colorado: Since stills on m4/3 has 4:3 ratio and movies are usually 16:9, why Panasonic and Olympus just not make all LCDs and EVFs with the in between 3:2 ratio?

No point in compromising the EVF like that. It is clear the GX85 is primarily a stills camera (hence no microphone jack). It should be 4:3.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 17:37 UTC
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Naveed Akhtar: Silver again .. really
Even the shutter shock is gone ..
and now the small size is cons? in GX8 the big size was?
dpppppp??

Honestly, if Panasonic just put in the G7's EVF, increased the size by just a few mm to the top of the EVF to compensate, this camera would likely have gotten a gold.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 17:32 UTC
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BVV: How does this camera compares with the a5100? If you choose to mostly use the LCD screen on the back, the loss of an EVF is not a major problem. Both cameras are small, easy to carry and use interchangeable lenses.

The main differences I can think of is that you get additional sensor seize but a reduced range of lenses in the a5100. The price is also favouring the a5100.

Main differences are touchscreen and IBIS. Personally, I won't own another camera without a good touchscreen... it has become integral to my shooting both as a focus/fire one-touch and as touch to focus while looking through the EVF.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 17:31 UTC
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snuk182: > The GX85's touchscreen interface is outstanding.
Hello underrated Canon EOS M series, four years old already.

What hinders the EOS-M's touchscreen is the fact that the camera just isn't that responsive (especially compared to the GX85). Also, I'm pretty darn sure the EOS M doesn't have touch to focus on the screen while looking through the EVF ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 17:25 UTC
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StevenE: People question m4/3 format for good reason when we see lenses like this at US$1300.
This is equivalent to a FF 24 f/2.8, which can be had for Canon at US$550, less than half the price and it is smaller and lighter. Even more significantly, you can get a FF 24mm f/1.4 from Sigma for US$850, that's a US$450 savings, and there is, and likely never will be, a m4/3 equivalent to that!
So, although it has it's uses, micro 4/3 is a compromised format

No really... this lens is built precisely like a FF 12mm f1.4, just minaturized to cover the m43's image circle. Its fun to play equivalence and compare this 15-element, with 5 pieces of exotic glass to a 10-element 24mm f2.8 with one piece of exotic glass. They are not the same thing but if you want to believe that, that is your prerogative.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 13:07 UTC
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Yake: Well, I like it. If I ever get into m43 again, this lens would be one of my top choices. But yes, pricey it is, especially when you consider what a Sigma 24/1.4 costs. Unfortunately, m43 doesn't offer cost savings.

The "equivalent depth of field" and "total light gathering" arguments are pointless. Everyone knows you get more depth of field and more noise with a smaller sensor. That's a given, just part of buying into a smaller system. But you also get: a smaller system. By definition, a larger system can NEVER offer equivalence in size and weight. So there is no equivalence. Period.

If bokeh quality matters to you, this panasonic handily beats the Sigma (much smoother transitions, less haloing).

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 13:03 UTC
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BostonC: http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Panasonic_Leica_DG_Summilux_12mm_f1-4_H-X012/
Gordon Laing's review and his (usual) sample images.

Impressive performance. This lens at f1.4 looks like the Oly 12 at f4. Also, the bokeh in the real world samples is VERY smooth. Easily besting the Sigma 24mm ART, Nikon f1.8 and the Fuji 16.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 13:02 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 1 - Crop-Sensor (187 comments in total)
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mick232: I'll wait for part 2 (full frame). Why watch minor league when you can watch major league for the same price?

Not sure that is more relevant than both of these photographers are getting results with their gear that is of the quality their clients are looking for.

Does Astana not deserve the win at the last Giro d'Italia, and are Specialized bikes not good enough because the riders didn't have to pay for them?

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 13:19 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 1 - Crop-Sensor (187 comments in total)
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mick232: I'll wait for part 2 (full frame). Why watch minor league when you can watch major league for the same price?

@ThatCamFan you can add Jay Dickman to the "minor league" as well since he shoots the E-M1 for Nat Geo.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 22:08 UTC
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Bhima78: Not being able to capture the full visual spectrum sounds like quite a hurdle for this tech to ever see the light of day in a camera. I can see it having uses in other applications, but as a lens attached to my phone or camera, not likely.

Are you saying: have 3 sensors on a phone. Each sensor has one of these lenses in front of it, and each lens is set to view only R, G & B respectively. Then, through processing, the phone creates a single, full-color photo out of it. Sort of like a mini-Light camera, but instead of using 11 phone sensors to create one DSLR image, you use 3 to collect the entire color spectrum (aka: Pentax's color shift)... creating an image with the quality likely of at least today's 1" sensors, and possibly even m43's.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 17:01 UTC
On article Mosh pits and sunsets: Shooting with the Panasonic GX85 (144 comments in total)
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puffo25: Hi all, I still very confused if better to get a GX85 or an Oly Pen-F, especially if video is NOT interesting to me.
According also to the camera compare site (http://cameradecision.com/compare/Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GX85-vs-Olympus-PEN-F), the 2 cameras are very similar. Better price for GX85 but for shutter speed, EVF, shutter speed, point of focus and so on, Pen-F is superior. Plus you get the Art filters:-)
Anyone can make a final personal decision?

If you want art filters that don't suck, you can just download the Nik Collection for free and get any camera you want. The PEN-F's only "must-have" art filter is their new Monochrome-2 (which really is fantastic), though it can be mostly replicated with little fuss using the Nik Collection.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 16:56 UTC
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