Horshack: I'm for any non-destructive photo editor that is destructive to Adobe's market share.
Bashing adobe on DPreview at the mere mention of another photo editor. How very original you are.
jakegrahamphotography: Why is everyone whining about battery life? Toss a few spares in your pocket and problem solved, the things are tiny
Because this is the internet and every individual snow flake thinks its their duty to find something to complain about.
happypoppeye: Compressed RAW is not RAW. Its compressed.
Oversimplified statement. It's possible to compress without loss of data. And it's always important to consider file size and the effects that come with it.
OBI656: I wonder if people in these forums are even interested about photography merits in aspect of creativity, art and commerce beside pixel piping ...
Very much all of these forums became to be boring and tasteless with all these pictures of sunsets, ducks on pons and cats in windows ...
If I like to recall some outstanding photography I have to refer to H. Newton, Mr. Brazier etc. I have strong doubt, that these photographers have ever worried them selfs with problems nowadays photographers have beside taking a great photographs.
Have I mention, that these folks have shoot film ...
OBI656. I personally come to these forums to get a general feel for what cameras are doing in the real world. You get some people who trash brands solely on their names, and others that brand worship. The answer for most of us is somewhere in the middle. In the end the community will give you uncensored info about what cameras are worth it and which are not. And then you can make the right choice and go out and shoot! (or be more confused than before lol)
mpgxsvcd: Panasonic and Olympus should buy RED. I would love a GH5 with RED technology and the 5 axis IS from Olympus.
Look up Jim Jannard. Read up about him and then tell me if you still think he'd sell the company he started to a Japanese tech giant.
Couscousdelight: There is a rumor about Ricoh buiying Red :http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/16-pentax-news-rumors/304059-pentax-ff-spring-2016-a-21.html#post3375946
It could be a clever move from Ricoh, Red build their own sensors & processors, it could give Ricoh/Pentax some independance from Sony/Fujitsu.
The user who spread the rumor, Kenspro, is pro photographer affiliated to Pentax.
^ Yes what he said. Jim Jannard is the type of guy who wants to leave his mark on the planet, he'd never sell a company just because its a good deal. The only reason he'd sell is if he wanted to get into another market and make his mark there also. Just as he did when he sold oakley with the larger plan to revolutionise the movie camera industry (which he did)
Biowizard: Wow that looks like twin cooling fans on the top ... so guess no on-camera mic'ing with this one, and a hefty battery, which will not help its drone compatibility ...
it has built in stereo mics and smaller battery options (like revolt xl), in fact its the perfect size and weight for professional octocopters. The 'jetpack' package is bundled for gimbal and drone use specifically.
Caerolle: So, I see all these Zeiss manual-focus lenses for dSLRs, and I wonder, how do people use them with modern dSLRs, which aren't very good at manual focus in the OVF?
Do people mostly use them stopped down a good bit, so they *can* be focused in the OVF? Or only use them on tripods with Live View? Or do focus bracketing?
At least you can change the screen to aid focus in the mk2, no such luck in the mk3....
KrisAK: If you're not matching a Varicam, then how much difference is there between V-Log and a custom profile (i.e. tweaking the pedestal, knee, etc.)?
Also, does it actually boost DR, or merely remap it so more tonality is retained?
The LOG profile is not just a random tweaking to make the image as flat as possible. Its correlates inversely and uniformly to the values applied when using LookUpTables (LUT), so shooting V-Log on many different cameras will yield the same results when the specific LUT is applied. Log also changes the processing of the final output by the camera, so Yes, you do get an increase in exposure latitude. So this is why Panasonic charge a fee to implement such a feature. It takes some engineering to make it all work correctly.
Lightcapture: Strangely they didn't mention that this firmware upgrade also allow users to shoot anamorphic videos with specialised anamorphic lens? They released the beta firmware to thecamerastore months ago with the vlog and the anamorphic capturing capabilities...
Anamorphic setting was already implemented in the previous firmware, so it's not new to this one.
micke69: This is going to make the majority of GH4 owners very angry. Having to pay $100 for something that should have been there from the beginning will give Panasonic a lot of bad PR. Remember rule #1: Don't f**k with the customers!
If you think thats expensive, you don't need it.
Good work Panasonic. $100 is a bargain for the research and implementation of a robust colour protocol for the pro market. It makes this amazing little camera even better.
Elandreth: "The Holga Digital camera features original optics that are known for their dark corners..."
Did they just try to advertise heavy vignetting as a positive feature?
Err.... Yeah that's kinda the point of the camera...
belle100: Judging from the price, they must all be much higher quality. However, I don't understand why it needs to be higher quality than their still counterparts. I mean the resolution of 4K is 4096x2160, which is much lower than those of still image (typical 24MP) required.
The extra cost is in cine-functional housing and how fewer they will sell than the photo version. the glass is not necessarily better.
Nuno Souto: Why anyone with more than a single brain cell would still be using photoshop is beyond me...Cut it out of my life - together with 99% of the adobe nonsense - more than 15 years ago, never ever regretted it!
Ah yes, I know: all "pros" use it. Hey, guess what: I am not a "pro" nor do I want to EVER be one.
Francis Carver: "The Speed Booster is essentially a backwards teleconverter... shortening the focal length of the lens.. as a 0.71x focal length multiplier lens... combined with the 2x crop of a Four Thirds sized sensor gives a net effective crop of 1.4x, so a 50mm lens becomes a 35.5mm lens when the adapter is added. Then ... this 35.5mm lens offers a field-of-view equivalent to a 71mm lens on full frame."
Wow, how wonderful, Metabones & Co. Who would give $649 for the privilege of giving up ultra wide angle perspectives? This product makes zero sense. You can get a pretty good lens, maybe even a pair of lenses, for that much money.
Not sure if trolling or profoundly ignorant.
justmeMN: "US $649 (Canon EF mount)" Yikes! :-)
Cheap when it saves you buying new lenses letting you use your existing L series or expensive primes on a new body. $649 wouldn't even get you a 2.8 zoom in the Panasonic range.
fmian: I just never understood why people buy into formats that don't have the lenses they want to use, and instead opt to spend more money on compromising performance...
If you have stash of Nikon or canon lenses it let's you use them on say a gh4 or an A7s which are far superior to anything Nikon or canon make when it comes to shooting video for example. And I challenge your argument that there is a compromise in quality. It's just not true. The speed booster is amazing and completely changes the feel and look of the cameras they are used on by effectively giving you another stop of blur. The camera bodies are like film these days. Change them regularly but keep your lenses which effectively last a lifetime. I shoot with a 5d3 for stills and a gh4 for video. The speed booster is one of the best things I have spent my money on as I never needed to buy a single m43 lens and get to use all my delicious L series lenses.
iAPX: Looks unnatural at best
What's your point?