Photato

Photato

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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 84th 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 14th 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 95th 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 97th 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 100th comment

Without releasing a single product Canon manages to make the M system look as it is not dead yet.
Brilliant marketing move!!

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2018 at 19:17 UTC as 12th comment

ALL zoom lenses when extending suck in air and with it, ---> DUST.
The problem with this LX100 series in particular is that its lens extends unnecessarily too many times. When camera is off and you just want to view some pictures it extends, also the inactivity timer is too short, forcing the camera to do another extension cycle when user "wakes up" the camera.
You would think Panasonic after so many years making P&S with zoom lenses they would have paid attention to this important detail but nope.
Even after so many customers complaints since the first LX100 they remain silent about it.

Lens Rental has a nice article about dust and lenses. Depending where the dust settle it could be a non issue or a big issue.

The LX100 v1 could have had a firmware fix to MITIGATE this issue, never happened.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2018 at 18:38 UTC as 36th comment | 11 replies
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2018 (528 comments in total)
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Photato: DJI as best Prosumer drone is questionable since it doent really do 4K video because line skipping, neither can do 4K at 60fps and it doesnt has a mechanical shutter.
For pristine 4K video, mechanical shutter and also 4K at 60 fps the DJI Phantom 4 Pro or Anvanced are the better PRO.

I am refering to DJI Mavic Pro 2

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2018 at 00:28 UTC
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2018 (528 comments in total)

DJI as best Prosumer drone is questionable since it doent really do 4K video because line skipping, neither can do 4K at 60fps and it doesnt has a mechanical shutter.
For pristine 4K video, mechanical shutter and also 4K at 60 fps the DJI Phantom 4 Pro or Anvanced are the better PRO.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2018 at 00:04 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies

As the production cost of image sensors comes down, the next major trend in cameras will be for oversized sensors, breaking the traditional confines of the image circle inherited from the film days.
This approach has many advantages for video, like more effective IBIS, native multi aspect ratios, roll correction, etc
Roll correction built in the camera, will allow better and compact gimbals only using 2 axis instead of the typical 3, for instance.
Lets hope the Sony rumor is true, but I think this will happen first with Smartphones, Drones and Automotive cameras given the negligible increase in sensor size required in comparison to FF cameras.
BTW, Snapchat Glasses and 360 cameras are already exploiting the benefits of full image circle coverage.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2018 at 21:28 UTC as 75th comment | 1 reply

Sigma: "we were planning to develop our own full frame mirrorless system, but we concluded eventually that it was more beneficial to our customers to enter a partnership. The customer can use a wider variety of cameras and lenses."

...and this is the reason why, I'm more likely switch to this mount.
It sucks to be stuck with Canon at the moment with their proprietary everything and ultra conservative stance.

Panasonic Body + Sigma Lens looks like a winning combo and it looks interesting to have access to a Foveon based body as well..

Competition and Collaboration is the key to success.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2018 at 11:21 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
On article Insta360 One X hands-on review (39 comments in total)

This is one the few new and exciting thing happening to photography / video. Except that is not into the mainstream yet as the number of comments suggest.
I can easily see smartphones using this concept even with a single camera for a 180 hemisphere fish eye lens rather than 360.
For regular cameras some of these features will start to show as soon as sensors start covering the full image circle.
Shoot, frame later.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2018 at 17:00 UTC as 8th comment
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laueddy: Was attempting to try, but stop 1/2 way, because it asked for Birthday & last 4 digit of social. I still don't know why social security is being used outside of Gov. needs!?

Me too, the last 4 digit of SS was too much to give to a startup.
It would be a matter of time when all that sensitive information gets stolen.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2018 at 00:19 UTC

Mount designed for the next 100 year ?!?
The mount is already obsolete for the next big thing in photography, full image circle coverage.
Smartphones will get there pretty soon making these mirroless look outdated.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2018 at 15:34 UTC as 31st comment
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kminkov: Am I the only one thinking that a camera should boot up in a matter of one or two seconds? An Android device can't do that.

The OS can be customized to give the highest priority to the camera module (as opposed to phone capabilities) and you leave it in sleep mode when in a photo session.
But I agree, I think a DSLR would woke up a bit faster, but Android would also have other advantages that a conventional cameras can't match, as customization, faster online access, computational photography features, etc.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2018 at 09:32 UTC
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