duartix

duartix

Lives in Portugal Lisboa, Portugal
Works as a IT Engineer
Joined on Mar 6, 2007

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Joe Ogiba: A 4K smartphone with 1" sensor ! That is my next smartphone for sure.

4K @15p doesn't make any sense unless the limit is in the sensor itself, and noting that RX100 III doesn't have 4k might give us a hint.
LG G2 with an older Snapdragon 800 got custom ROMS to introduce 4K, 120fps and HDR Video.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 16:30 UTC
On Panasonic unveils Lumix DMC-GM5 with EVF article (41 comments in total)
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duartix: No IBIS = no deal.
The shutter limitations (flash synch) and the fixed LCD aren't helping either. I expected a G7 and what we really got was a much improved GM2, no matter the GM5 name.
I guess I'll have to rethink the GX-7 and hopes it's price goes down a bit.

I really need the electronic shutter for for vibration reduction and stealth. And I've been bitten by the GH2 video bug, so it's also unthinkable to get an Olympus at their present state of video codec and binning modes. :(

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 13:15 UTC
On Panasonic unveils Lumix DMC-GM5 with EVF article (41 comments in total)
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duartix: No IBIS = no deal.
The shutter limitations (flash synch) and the fixed LCD aren't helping either. I expected a G7 and what we really got was a much improved GM2, no matter the GM5 name.
I guess I'll have to rethink the GX-7 and hopes it's price goes down a bit.

A GX7 would do fine... Except my hands don't like it. :(
3 axis IBIS is more than enough for me (My Oly E510 was 3 axis and it was amazing)
Unfortunately I need the electronic shutter a lot more more than 5 axis as it won't do much for extreme telephoto.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 09:10 UTC
On Panasonic unveils Lumix DMC-GM5 with EVF article (41 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I would gladly pay $899 for a 12-37mm F1.7-F2.8 M4/3 lens. Luckily they throw in a free camera body with it if you get the LX100. I can’t fathom buying the GM5 over the LX100 unless they also announce that great lens for m4/3s interchangeable lens cameras.

What lack of flash @thx1138?
The LX100 has a flash, didn't you read the news?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 09:07 UTC
On Panasonic unveils Lumix DMC-GM5 with EVF article (41 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I would gladly pay $899 for a 12-37mm F1.7-F2.8 M4/3 lens. Luckily they throw in a free camera body with it if you get the LX100. I can’t fathom buying the GM5 over the LX100 unless they also announce that great lens for m4/3s interchangeable lens cameras.

Forget the GM5, it's just a better GM1 when it should have been a swing at the GX7 where it utterly fails.
The LX100 is the bomb of Photokina 2014.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 23:20 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (164 comments in total)

What can I do with "Sweet Child's Face" scene mode?
My child is seldom sweet (on a rainy day) and hardly ever makes sweet faces. Will this mode work on her? If this makes her sweet, I'll buy the camera in an instant.

No clear use for Appetizing Food or Cute Dessert either. :(
Is there away I can trade it for Downhill Bike Madness???

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 17:11 UTC as 31st comment
On Panasonic unveils Lumix DMC-GM5 with EVF article (41 comments in total)

What Am I going to do with "Sweet Child's Face" scene mode?
My child is seldom sweet and hardly ever makes sweet faces. Will this mode still work?

No clear use for Appetizing Food or Cute Dessert either. :(
Can I trade it for Downhill Bike Madness???

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:29 UTC as 7th comment
On Panasonic unveils Lumix DMC-GM5 with EVF article (41 comments in total)

No IBIS = no deal.
The shutter limitations (flash synch) and the fixed LCD aren't helping either. I expected a G7 and what we really got was a much improved GM2, no matter the GM5 name.
I guess I'll have to rethink the GX-7 and hopes it's price goes down a bit.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:22 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (806 comments in total)
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Dimac: what a boring cam and waste of pixels (about 12MP can be used only). Funny lens cap .... Sorry. I am out!

I can: "boring post"!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 14:49 UTC
On SanDisk unveils 512GB Extreme Pro card article (160 comments in total)
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duartix: This is interesting...
10 years from now, when you lost a file and decide to run some recovery on it, you'll be finding photos taken today!

@HowaboutRAW:
With 512GB onboard, I'd say the chances of that happening are a bit bigger than with a 1GB card from 2002...
That is what I was getting at.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 09:55 UTC
On SanDisk unveils 512GB Extreme Pro card article (160 comments in total)

This is interesting...
10 years from now, when you lost a file and decide to run some recovery on it, you'll be finding photos taken today!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 18:14 UTC as 56th comment | 3 replies
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pulsar123: It is not really equivalent to 85mm f1.2 on FF: the crop factor ratio between this "medium format" and FF is only 1.25, so 100mm f2.0 on a medium format is equivalent to 80mm f1.6. So it is not even f1.4.

Here we go... :O

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 16:54 UTC
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duartix: Come on DPREVIEW... where is the ISO tab on the very first (and most important image comparison page, given the context)?
http://www.dpreview.com/previews/panasonic-dmc-gh4-sony-alpha-7s/2

We need to know how how these cameras compare when recording video at ISOs other than 100.
We all know they are perfect at base, but what we really need (in such a video centric comparison) is how far can they be stretched.

Thank you.

You are fussy indeed. ;)
I take my GH2 to ISO800 regularly on venues and most of the videos hold up quite well, even without NeatVideo.
I can't imagine the GH24 being worse.
But I would really like to see how far can it go with acceptable video IQ.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 13:20 UTC
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duartix: Come on DPREVIEW... where is the ISO tab on the very first (and most important image comparison page, given the context)?
http://www.dpreview.com/previews/panasonic-dmc-gh4-sony-alpha-7s/2

We need to know how how these cameras compare when recording video at ISOs other than 100.
We all know they are perfect at base, but what we really need (in such a video centric comparison) is how far can they be stretched.

Thank you.

Thanks Richard.

I understand that and you're not expected to introduce another variable for EVERY camera review.
I'm saying it's justified for this PARTICULAR CASE as we are probably facing the current two best Hybrid cameras. It's very important to know how much you can stretch the ISO in video, because it's proven to be a very different matter from photos and with these two video centric cameras it's pretty much relevant.

Even if you would just publish a static page with selected crops it would already be a boon.

Thanks again.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 09:30 UTC

Come on DPREVIEW... where is the ISO tab on the very first (and most important image comparison page, given the context)?
http://www.dpreview.com/previews/panasonic-dmc-gh4-sony-alpha-7s/2

We need to know how how these cameras compare when recording video at ISOs other than 100.
We all know they are perfect at base, but what we really need (in such a video centric comparison) is how far can they be stretched.

Thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 10:49 UTC as 35th comment | 5 replies
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Percival Merriwether: In 2011, a young couple posing for photos atop a 317 ft. waterfall in Yosemite Park slipped and fell to their deaths. A third person attempting to help them also died. Now THAT was a story.

Less than two weeks ago, a polish couple resident in Portugal decided to step over the fence at Cabo da Roca to the other side probably because they felt the draw of a good photo opportunity.
The opportunity never came as they fell 140m to their deaths. :(
Their children of 5 and 6 were in front of them taking the photo. :O
Hardly one week later, this is how people are dealing with it: http://expresso.sapo.pt/o-cabo-da-roca-depois-da-tragedia-que-matou-casal-polaco=f885845
Be safe people.
Photo opportunities only come to those who are still here to take them.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 14:10 UTC
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soloryb: The logic displayed in Wikipedia's decision not to credit the photographer would mean that if a fellow uses a gun to shoot somebody, he should be found not guilty since it was really the bullet that did the dirty deed.

@Greg: You are right, but it was a beautiful syllogism.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 10:36 UTC
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duartix: By the looks of it, I'd say it would take nearly 10,000 years before the monkeys got the composition right.

Considering the images have been obviously cropped and most probably retouched, I guess the photographer has grounds to his claim, and as long as the untouched original isn't in the public domain, I believe Wikimedia will have a hard job proving that what they are selling didn't originate from the photographer's variant (which is obviously copyrighted) even though the copyright on the original may be disputable.

@Rage Joe:
No if it is "my picture", but if you picked a picture that was not mine but public domain and you cropped and retouched it, it's obvious that you are the owner of the copyright of Your Variant, which I believed might be the case.
That was the base to my argument.
Now, since the original untouched file was publicly available as @Andreas Frank as shown, it's not such a clear win for the photographer anymore.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 10:30 UTC

By the looks of it, I'd say it would take nearly 10,000 years before the monkeys got the composition right.

Considering the images have been obviously cropped and most probably retouched, I guess the photographer has grounds to his claim, and as long as the untouched original isn't in the public domain, I believe Wikimedia will have a hard job proving that what they are selling didn't originate from the photographer's variant (which is obviously copyrighted) even though the copyright on the original may be disputable.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 14:41 UTC as 316th comment | 4 replies

Long story short:
A7S is better at preserving shadows and colors at VERY HIGH ISO but A7R beats it in DR at low to medium ISO (which shouldn't be happening).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 11:13 UTC as 57th comment | 6 replies
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