kpaddler

kpaddler

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On Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 Review preview (72 comments in total)

Generally, I like panny products. But this one is totally useless if you want to use it in condition that claims to be for. I am a WW kayaker, and this TS line of cameras are just garbage in terms of ergonomics. Try to press that tiny video button with a neoprene gloves. I have lost so many chances with ^*(^%$ piece that I'm seriously considering the GoPro. Coming back from trips everyone has something to show, and I have these fuzzy fuggy things that I can't show....

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 20:47 UTC as 11th comment

You sure that is not the fitting from under the kitchen sink

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 17:08 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)
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Stefan66: I would really like to see a comparioson between the LX100 and the GX7 with the nice 12-35 f2.8 lens because that was the camera I was going for as a walkaround camera before LX100 showed up. I am curious about the lens comparisons, price not taken into account. I know the GX7 / 12-35 f2.8 path is more expensive, what I am curious about is, would it be worth it?
Cheers!

@ LaFonte & ChrisLumix

I like Gx7 for its high quality and versatility, and I like LX7 for its size and quality.

Next time if I decide to upgrade LX7, I'll find something that replace the LX7 characteristic, LX100 is too big. And if panasonic does the same thing to GX7, then they lose me as a customer there too. I'm not a dummy that just swings in the air. I understand they aim at the low end consumers, but that market is very very flaky, and will not save the day for any brand.

There are plenty of examples of big Corps. making foolish decisions. Producing too many product lines in one sector has never been in any companies' long term benefit, it is an extremely short sighted strategy.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 18:08 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)
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Stefan66: I would really like to see a comparioson between the LX100 and the GX7 with the nice 12-35 f2.8 lens because that was the camera I was going for as a walkaround camera before LX100 showed up. I am curious about the lens comparisons, price not taken into account. I know the GX7 / 12-35 f2.8 path is more expensive, what I am curious about is, would it be worth it?
Cheers!

"...The point of the GX7 is to be small...."

No, the point of Gx7 is to be a mft, and that' what it is. LX100 is muddying the waters, and be small. I have GX7 and LX7 and both have their purpose and cover all the senarios. I don't see myself upgrading to lx100, as good as it may be. The camera manufacturers are shooting themselves in the foot as they have done so many times in decades past

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 16:04 UTC
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kpaddler: Great!

Now you can have a lens for $359 to stop down by 4X to get quality of a $500 lens from a decent manufacturer at f4

@Androbe

Given that this lens doesn't have any electrical contacts, the images that a lens like this produces can NOT be easily corrected for typical aberrations that this class of lens have.

This lens is just going to appeal to speed junkies, and the speed junkies will find out that the images look like &*(% at wide open

To put your mind at peace, for a similar reason I dismissed voigtlander 25/.95 and got panny 25mm. The extra speed was unusable.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2014 at 19:35 UTC
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kpaddler: Great!

Now you can have a lens for $359 to stop down by 4X to get quality of a $500 lens from a decent manufacturer at f4

Nobody, who knows, takes a picture at f.95 or 1.2 for sharpness. Show me night performance of the lens.

And, there are plenty of very good lenses in that range eg. Nikon 50 1.4/1.2. I use nikon 35/1.4 with awesome results.

So, no, this is just a cheap imitation. Which is fine, a $50 rolex knock off watch has its 2 months worth of show off value.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2014 at 13:28 UTC

Great!

Now you can have a lens for $359 to stop down by 4X to get quality of a $500 lens from a decent manufacturer at f4

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 23:49 UTC as 16th comment | 6 replies
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Jokica: Hydraulic lens, interesting. Is it servo assisted :-)

No, there is a tiny man with a tiny bicycle pump inside the lens that make it all work

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 12:38 UTC

Leica makes a good point with this camera, and a daring move. Maybe theiy make a simplified version(not limited production), and for a lower price than the regular one.

I wish I could configure my cameras to my liking and disable all the damn screens and buttons. On every shoot, I have to double check all my settings to make sure something stupid has not changed, even though, I shoot raw, somethings are irreversible after shoot....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 19:09 UTC as 14th comment
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iudex: My camera has the possibility to turn the back LCD off. So do I have sort of a Leica now? ;-)

Yes, if you are happy with your photographs

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 19:04 UTC
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JonB1975: Mmmm.... am I weird in wishing for something like this but with the X100T's hybrid viewfinder???

Yes

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 19:01 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)

If it doesn't have the ND filter, then, what is that button on top labeled Filter???

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 15:45 UTC as 265th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (759 comments in total)
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princecody: Anyone know if 4k mode has IS of any kind? I know 4k is limited in many ways since its fairly new.

Not sure how many years exactly, but has been for several years. There have been few experimental 8k cameras for a couple of years at least NHK have been playing with

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 17:19 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (759 comments in total)
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Rohirm: Some 4k video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5b-UhEK78U&hd=1

I doubt if youtube keeps a 4k video with that resolution for webcast streaming, they dumb it down. Your video doesn't look anything better than 720i...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 17:15 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Review preview (11 comments in total)

This was a great line of cameras for light travel for serious people.
I have a feeling they will to the same with GX series. If so, I jump panasonic ship.
I don't have time for goofy cameras. Olympus has shown some convictions so far.

Panasonic should go back to make just microwave oven and kitchen appliances.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 14:50 UTC as 1st comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (759 comments in total)

"Easy to accidentally rotate focus/zoom ring"

Yes. Of course! There should be a locking mechanism that doesn't allow focusing or zooming without you having left index finger in your left ear, and your right big toe in your left pants pocket in order to use the function.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 15:14 UTC as 154th comment
On National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite article (170 comments in total)
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cjcampbell: Hysterical. People want drones banned in national parks because drones destroy the illusion that they are all alone in one of the most crowded places on earth.

Really, if you want a 'natural' experience, everyone should be forced to walk in from 20 miles out dressed in only a loincloth made from animal skins and carrying nothing more than a stick. All the roads, trails, lodges, concessionaires, and other signs of human activity would be erased. Knock yourself out. Be sure your last will and testament are up to date before you go.

Seriously, I suspect that this rule will be about as well enforced as the one prohibiting base jumpers.

"...everyone should be forced to walk in from 20 miles out dressed in only a loincloth made from animal skins and carrying nothing more than a stick. All the roads, trails, lodges, concessionaires, and other signs of human activity would be erased. ..."

Excellent idea. Thanks for suggesting it.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 14:37 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (578 comments in total)
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Johno23: This Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 has pretty good features! It will definately please any buyer out there. However there is a newer model out which has not yet been released and is now available for preorder!
It is definately worth the wait with superb features like 4K video and new auto focus technology.
Check out the review! :) http://1stdigitalcamerasreviews.blogspot.com.au/

And how these models are in the same class???

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 16:25 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (578 comments in total)
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Little and Fierce: Does the LCD screen tilt all the way up (or down) for a self-portrait mode like the GF6?

no

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 15:47 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary article (471 comments in total)
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Jogger: Although there is a lot of hype on this forum for this camera, the fact is that m43 is a non-player in the cine market. Others such as Sony and Canon have long released dedicated S35 and FF cine cameras (C100, FS700, F55, F65, etc). This market is dominated by S35 cameras. Whereas, the only m43 cine camera, the Pana AG100 never took off. The m43 mount BMP is even more of a compromise, and after the hype, its fading away.

So the reason you dont see these specs on Sony/Canons is that they dont need to... they are already catering to this market, but, you wont see the F55, F5, etc mentioned on here.

@jogger

You need to run in a hurry and tell these people they are on a non-starter track:

http://www.arri-rental.com/camera/digital-cinematography/arri-alexa-plus-43/

oh, price you ask: 100K

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 15:53 UTC
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