lacix

lacix

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 First Impressions Review preview (296 comments in total)

Great litle camera, a happy owner of it!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 20:14 UTC as 4th comment
On Have your say in our 2014 Readers' Polls article (64 comments in total)

....just another scam of politicians!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 20:18 UTC as 15th comment
On Have your say: Best Lens of 2014 article (108 comments in total)

...just an other scam of politicians!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 20:12 UTC as 55th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 First Impressions Review preview (296 comments in total)
In reply to:

Andy C Knight: Hi, I have a couple of questions on the GM5, that I was unable to find in the User Manual...

1. Is it possible to turn off the LCD and set the EVF to only turn on, when you put your eye to the camera? (I'm thinking of maximising the limited battery life!)

2. Can you MF with (10x?) magnification on the LCD/EVF with a legacy (i.e. non cpu) lens attached?

Many Thanks

Andy.

:-))))) the same here!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 17:40 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 First Impressions Review preview (296 comments in total)
In reply to:

Andy C Knight: Hi, I have a couple of questions on the GM5, that I was unable to find in the User Manual...

1. Is it possible to turn off the LCD and set the EVF to only turn on, when you put your eye to the camera? (I'm thinking of maximising the limited battery life!)

2. Can you MF with (10x?) magnification on the LCD/EVF with a legacy (i.e. non cpu) lens attached?

Many Thanks

Andy.

"how quickly does the viewfinder turn on when you raise the camera to your eye?"

..its about 1/3 of second

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 17:20 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 First Impressions Review preview (296 comments in total)
In reply to:

Andy C Knight: Hi, I have a couple of questions on the GM5, that I was unable to find in the User Manual...

1. Is it possible to turn off the LCD and set the EVF to only turn on, when you put your eye to the camera? (I'm thinking of maximising the limited battery life!)

2. Can you MF with (10x?) magnification on the LCD/EVF with a legacy (i.e. non cpu) lens attached?

Many Thanks

Andy.

..Got it! Thanks!:-)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 16:54 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 First Impressions Review preview (296 comments in total)
In reply to:

Andy C Knight: Hi, I have a couple of questions on the GM5, that I was unable to find in the User Manual...

1. Is it possible to turn off the LCD and set the EVF to only turn on, when you put your eye to the camera? (I'm thinking of maximising the limited battery life!)

2. Can you MF with (10x?) magnification on the LCD/EVF with a legacy (i.e. non cpu) lens attached?

Many Thanks

Andy.

I did it, and I could not see the curtain passing by. You guys are are probably right... legacy lenses using the E shutter and 10-bit color.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 16:35 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 First Impressions Review preview (296 comments in total)
In reply to:

Andy C Knight: Hi, I have a couple of questions on the GM5, that I was unable to find in the User Manual...

1. Is it possible to turn off the LCD and set the EVF to only turn on, when you put your eye to the camera? (I'm thinking of maximising the limited battery life!)

2. Can you MF with (10x?) magnification on the LCD/EVF with a legacy (i.e. non cpu) lens attached?

Many Thanks

Andy.

Sorry!!!! I was wrong! I just tried different legacy lenses and yes the the "shutter type" changed to AUTO. But below 1/500 shutter speed is still first curtain type!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 16:23 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 First Impressions Review preview (296 comments in total)
In reply to:

Andy C Knight: Hi, I have a couple of questions on the GM5, that I was unable to find in the User Manual...

1. Is it possible to turn off the LCD and set the EVF to only turn on, when you put your eye to the camera? (I'm thinking of maximising the limited battery life!)

2. Can you MF with (10x?) magnification on the LCD/EVF with a legacy (i.e. non cpu) lens attached?

Many Thanks

Andy.

Well.. the only thing I can say about that the GM5 has a separate setting EFC this is limits the shutter speed to 1/500 (first curtain shutter.) I using this setting in A mode! basically having full auto exp. control with legacy lens on! I don't think GM1 has this option. GM1 has Auto or ESHTR only.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 16:03 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 First Impressions Review preview (296 comments in total)
In reply to:

Andy C Knight: Hi, I have a couple of questions on the GM5, that I was unable to find in the User Manual...

1. Is it possible to turn off the LCD and set the EVF to only turn on, when you put your eye to the camera? (I'm thinking of maximising the limited battery life!)

2. Can you MF with (10x?) magnification on the LCD/EVF with a legacy (i.e. non cpu) lens attached?

Many Thanks

Andy.

where are you getting this information from? Up to 1/500 shutter is a first curtain shutter (EFC) and 12-bit color. EFC is available in S, A, and M mode. By the way Im experimenting with old Leitz Elmar-C. 90mm, great feature of GM5's auto ISO and focus peak in manual mode! But legacy lenses can be used just fine in A mode also!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 15:27 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 First Impressions Review preview (296 comments in total)
In reply to:

Andy C Knight: Hi, I have a couple of questions on the GM5, that I was unable to find in the User Manual...

1. Is it possible to turn off the LCD and set the EVF to only turn on, when you put your eye to the camera? (I'm thinking of maximising the limited battery life!)

2. Can you MF with (10x?) magnification on the LCD/EVF with a legacy (i.e. non cpu) lens attached?

Many Thanks

Andy.

yes..its possible to set the LCD off and only LVF on in the "eye sensor" menu. Unfortunatelly only 1 minute is the lowest setting for auto switch off. Shutter button is to reactivate. The max. magnification is 6X and works with any legacy lenses. "Shoot without lens" most be on!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 07:49 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 First Impressions Review preview (296 comments in total)

.. on this "Studio Comparison scene" looks pretty good compare to the others @ RAW 6400 or even 12800 ISO

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 20:33 UTC as 10th comment
On All-in-one: Ona Capri bag review article (168 comments in total)

...Guys will whistle after you!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2014 at 18:15 UTC as 47th comment | 4 replies
On Sony announces US pricing for full-frame Alpha 7 II article (177 comments in total)
In reply to:

chj: To Sony (and all camera manufacturers)

Put a damn touchscreen on your cameras. It is by far the best way to choose a focus point. Anyone that says otherwise has simply not used one and is exalting their "skill" in getting around their camera's limitations. Technology trumps skill. You can't get faster, more reliable autofocus than my GM1 (unless you have another Panasonic). Don't tell me about workarounds. The GM1 nails focus more often.

OK, manual focus can get tighter focus on a stationary subject that's willing to wait for you to set up. But with that kind of time, ANY camera can get tight focus.

So stop listening to photo geeks that equate touchscreens with bad phone photos. On a GOOD camera, a touchscreen is an immensely powerful tool that has more impact on photos than pixel peeping details.

Feedback from DPR photo geeks is 0.005% of the market. The other 99.095% are using touchscreen phones. The camera market is shrinking, because you are listening to the wrong market.

:-) I'm glad to hear that! I'm right handed so I have no idea how much more difficult could be for others

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2014 at 16:26 UTC
On Sony announces US pricing for full-frame Alpha 7 II article (177 comments in total)
In reply to:

chj: To Sony (and all camera manufacturers)

Put a damn touchscreen on your cameras. It is by far the best way to choose a focus point. Anyone that says otherwise has simply not used one and is exalting their "skill" in getting around their camera's limitations. Technology trumps skill. You can't get faster, more reliable autofocus than my GM1 (unless you have another Panasonic). Don't tell me about workarounds. The GM1 nails focus more often.

OK, manual focus can get tighter focus on a stationary subject that's willing to wait for you to set up. But with that kind of time, ANY camera can get tight focus.

So stop listening to photo geeks that equate touchscreens with bad phone photos. On a GOOD camera, a touchscreen is an immensely powerful tool that has more impact on photos than pixel peeping details.

Feedback from DPR photo geeks is 0.005% of the market. The other 99.095% are using touchscreen phones. The camera market is shrinking, because you are listening to the wrong market.

..absolutely! As just described earlier, I always holding the camera with both hand, left is on the lens, (bigger lens is even better) right pointing finger on the exposure button, thumb is on the screen..
Sorry to say, but really surprised how many user don't know the basic, "holding a camera steady and secure"
Of course there could be other difficulty factors for left eye, left hand users!
No camera makers took that in considerations yet!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2014 at 20:35 UTC
On Sony announces US pricing for full-frame Alpha 7 II article (177 comments in total)
In reply to:

chj: To Sony (and all camera manufacturers)

Put a damn touchscreen on your cameras. It is by far the best way to choose a focus point. Anyone that says otherwise has simply not used one and is exalting their "skill" in getting around their camera's limitations. Technology trumps skill. You can't get faster, more reliable autofocus than my GM1 (unless you have another Panasonic). Don't tell me about workarounds. The GM1 nails focus more often.

OK, manual focus can get tighter focus on a stationary subject that's willing to wait for you to set up. But with that kind of time, ANY camera can get tight focus.

So stop listening to photo geeks that equate touchscreens with bad phone photos. On a GOOD camera, a touchscreen is an immensely powerful tool that has more impact on photos than pixel peeping details.

Feedback from DPR photo geeks is 0.005% of the market. The other 99.095% are using touchscreen phones. The camera market is shrinking, because you are listening to the wrong market.

Yeah, you right about that! I can only say that I never had a camera dangled around my neck. I hate neck traps, rather using wrist trap of some kind and a case.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 09:24 UTC
On Sony announces US pricing for full-frame Alpha 7 II article (177 comments in total)
In reply to:

chj: To Sony (and all camera manufacturers)

Put a damn touchscreen on your cameras. It is by far the best way to choose a focus point. Anyone that says otherwise has simply not used one and is exalting their "skill" in getting around their camera's limitations. Technology trumps skill. You can't get faster, more reliable autofocus than my GM1 (unless you have another Panasonic). Don't tell me about workarounds. The GM1 nails focus more often.

OK, manual focus can get tighter focus on a stationary subject that's willing to wait for you to set up. But with that kind of time, ANY camera can get tight focus.

So stop listening to photo geeks that equate touchscreens with bad phone photos. On a GOOD camera, a touchscreen is an immensely powerful tool that has more impact on photos than pixel peeping details.

Feedback from DPR photo geeks is 0.005% of the market. The other 99.095% are using touchscreen phones. The camera market is shrinking, because you are listening to the wrong market.

Well.. the Pana. Lumix GM5 got features combined of the two world, when LCD is off, touch sens is still active for focus cursor move while composing trough the EVF. Fast and very useful feature IMO!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 15:43 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (302 comments in total)
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lacix: The Lumix GM5 is a great little camera with excelent IQ and plenty of lenses to choose from! Despite the small size its easy to hold and I have absolutely no problems to handle any lens attached on it!
Sorry, but could not fine any valid complane in the comments below!

I got it! You don't

..just to give you some hint! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG4qs-pTfTA
With larger lens is even easier!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 13:53 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (302 comments in total)
In reply to:

lacix: The Lumix GM5 is a great little camera with excelent IQ and plenty of lenses to choose from! Despite the small size its easy to hold and I have absolutely no problems to handle any lens attached on it!
Sorry, but could not fine any valid complane in the comments below!

I got it! You don't

Well...its quite basic for me!
I always holding the camera with both hand, with the right as picture #6 above, and the left is on the lens ready to zoom or focus. Instead of neck strap using a wrist strap for safety.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 13:39 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (302 comments in total)

The Lumix GM5 is a great little camera with excelent IQ and plenty of lenses to choose from! Despite the small size its easy to hold and I have absolutely no problems to handle any lens attached on it!
Sorry, but could not fine any valid complane in the comments below!

I got it! You don't

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 07:38 UTC as 4th comment | 4 replies
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