Photato

Photato

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But this cap is already invented. $18 in eBay
https://www.ebay.com/p/JJC-ALC-Lx100-Auto-Lens-Cap-for-Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-Camera-Black/2254749539
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/GOIAAOSwPhdU-D9x/s-l1600.jpg

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2019 at 16:32 UTC as 46th comment

Great news but with high pixel cameras like these is about time manufacturers start offering more sophisticated and serious Crop functionality than just APS crop mode.

-6MP crop mode would help you get distant objects when you just carry a short prime with better focusing and exposure.
-Live roll correction and EIS for video.
- Multi Aspect Ratio captures including Round crops (fish eye ie) with roll correction for stills
- Smaller Raw and Video files and consequently faster captures.
-Etc

I bet none of these features (which are software based) have yet to be implemented, no wonder why the market is slowing down.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2019 at 16:26 UTC as 275th comment

I can't wait to switch from Canon to the much more diverse, competitive and exciting L mount.

Love to have that choice of 3 different OEM manufactures for the body and lenses.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2019 at 16:20 UTC as 60th comment | 2 replies

The 400mm spec needs to be clarified !

Even if that number is Equivalent to FF is still misleading because it doesn't say to what specific smartphone the number is referenced from or which lens.

Assuming the 400mm spec is based on the iPhone's Tele lens, then this lens would be ~180mm Eqv in on Google Pixel smartphone.

Also, is it Digital Zoom considered as part of the equation?

A quick check on their website proved futile to find any specifications.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2019 at 17:38 UTC as 17th comment

Wonder if the Canon Remote smartphone app works for monitoring and controling video, (it can not for the Canon M series).
I don’t see that mentioned anywhere yet that feature is even more important than a ftilting screen for solo Vlogging.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2019 at 11:01 UTC as 59th comment

I'd rather have a full image coverage sensor. 4:3 crop is the same old.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2019 at 16:46 UTC as 25th comment

I'd love to land a job at Microsoft so I can get pay to do nothing.

Almost ALL Raw file formats have an embedded JPEG thumb that can be extracted or be read by the OS in fraction of a second. These "thumbs" JPEG files are embedded within the Raw file even if you did not select Raw+JPEG mode. Some are big 4MP files.
This tool should have been part of Windows many years ago.

I use a free utility called RawDrop and it works wonders extracting these JPEGs and it does it blazing fast even with slow computers.

It makes me mad that I have to modify my whole OS in order to use this MS very simple tool. I pass.

/Rant Off !!

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2019 at 16:03 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

I don't know what happened to Canon but I want the same kind of innovation spirit they had during the '00s.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2019 at 12:13 UTC as 36th comment | 6 replies

The wide angle camera is a waste of hardware and real state, the two person photo could have been achieved by a Multi Aspect Ratio sensor at 16:9 with the regular camera instead. Time for smartphone to evolve into oversized sensors.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2019 at 11:19 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply

I have owned older Canon Cameras that have useful features that disapeared iin newer models.
Perhaps this could be a factor on top of market saturation.
Cant wait for a Silicon Valley or Chinese company to disrupt thiese dinosaurs.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2019 at 09:50 UTC as 131st comment | 3 replies

I have a list of more than 30 realistic features that Canon refuse to implement. Why would I buy new gear when they dont offer a significant upgrade?
Many are still waiting for a stupid Silent shutter, Time Lapse, 4k things like that.
Canon had itself to blame.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2019 at 09:40 UTC as 136th comment | 3 replies

Great interview.
I think Phil nailed the format from the start.
I discovered DPR around 2001 and since then still remains one of my favorite sites.
Love the Dark theme since it is much easier on the eyes and the forums has been fantastic source of information and rich diversity of opinions.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2018 at 10:51 UTC as 51st comment
On article Panasonic DC-LX100 II Review (1118 comments in total)

Does the lens still extend when turning the camera on just to Play pictures?
If so, Panasonic didn’t take the dust issue seriously.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2018 at 19:25 UTC as 83rd comment | 4 replies
On article Panasonic DC-LX100 II Review (1118 comments in total)
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Photato: DPR: "the Mark II doesn't stand apart from its competition in the way its predecessor did. "
I agree 100% with this conclusion.
I had high expectations for the Mark II, firmware functions wise.

However, I don't get the disgust about the EVF, it doesn't bother me, it is good enough to frame subjects.

I guess it also depends how frequent people use the EVF.
I use it like 25% of the time, the rest is main Monitor and through the Smartphone app.
It is quite possible that Panasonic is using that technology as a compromise in cost, battery life, latency, etc.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2018 at 17:42 UTC
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GabrielZ: The AI apocalypse inches ever closer! 🙂

Some estimates set around the year 2040 when we will reach SINGULARITY !!
Scary and exciting !!
Scary because it might be the beginning of the end of the human race and exciting because it is the birth of a new species A.I., the last stage of Evolution.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2018 at 17:31 UTC

These AI technologies have many interesting applications for Photography and Video like much better noise reduction, Raw processing, superior color rendition, etc.
Don't expect Canon or Nikon to embrace any of these though.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2018 at 17:27 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic DC-LX100 II Review (1118 comments in total)

DPR: "Unfortunately, there is a downside of this system in that you never get to use the full sensor region, so don't quite get the full image quality potential of the sensor you've paid for."
It is not really a downsize when you consider the size compromise.
You could turn this around and say that most cameras never get to use the full lens image circle you've dearly paid for with every lens.
In the near future as Image Sensors prices continue to fall, most cameras will be multi-aspect eventually reaching full image circle coverage, as in 100% lens utilization.
Most no multi-aspect cameras waste about 40% of lens image region.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2018 at 17:08 UTC as 94th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic DC-LX100 II Review (1118 comments in total)

DPR: "the Mark II doesn't stand apart from its competition in the way its predecessor did. "
I agree 100% with this conclusion.
I had high expectations for the Mark II, firmware functions wise.

However, I don't get the disgust about the EVF, it doesn't bother me, it is good enough to frame subjects.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2018 at 16:56 UTC as 96th comment | 4 replies
On article Panasonic DC-LX100 II Review (1118 comments in total)
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NCB: I tried its predecessor. The poor grip let it down; it felt very unstable and unbalanced. I need to be able to grab a camera and feel it's secure in one hand; this didn't. If only the LX100s had an effective grip, even if it was an optional add-on, then they'd be excellent cameras.

Never understood DPR's lookwarm attitude to Panasonic colour. I know a lot of people using Panasonics, and for what they're doing the colour is fine.

There is no excuse for not beefing up the grip since the lens when retracted still protrudes quite a bit.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2018 at 16:42 UTC
On article Panasonic DC-LX100 II Review (1118 comments in total)

This camera is full of potential, however Panasonic didn't try enough for me to feel excited about it.
Unacceptable that this version 2 still don't let user capture the entire Multi-Aspect region in Raw or JPEG, given that the target audience is Pro, Creative and Enthusiasts.
I know it can because it lets the user crop in "buffer mode" but with lots of limitations.
Also, there is no way to disable the permanent lens software correction which would give you a 20mm Eqv at the wide end.
I could list like 8 more items that are easy firmware features that Panasonic left out.
This is why I'm not happy with this new LX-100 so a Panasonic ILC would be a better purchase at this price point.
The lack of tilting monitor is bad, but the smartphone App is good enough or even a better approach in some cases.
Despite some negatives this LX100 II still has three times more features and customization than Canon's cameras.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2018 at 16:22 UTC as 99th comment
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