Photato

Photato

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On article Panasonic DC-LX100 II Review (1118 comments in total)
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marc petzold: Seriously, i've had high hopes for a LX200, or LX100 Mk. II sucessor, weather sealing, touchscreen, no field-sequential EVF, but OLED EVF, better optics into the EVF, bigger PoV...perhaps a 24-75/F1.4-2.4 Leica Zoom Lens, Panasonics current, best mFT Sensor, and at least a tilting-screen....

These Updates are very modest, to say it clear, it's a LX100 Mark 1.5 at best, but no LX100 Mk. II into my eyes...4 years since 2014 is quite a long time...nowadays.

And why the heck never a FW Update for the orginal LX100? Fujifilm does show, how these things should work...and i mean the usual update, not especially "Kaizen" Firmware Feature Updates.

1 Grand for this is really asking too much, and a ND Filter inside the Lens is still missing...a supplied Lens Hood would also being a nice way from Panasonic, but also...failure...

LX100 II owners can forget any kind of Firmware Update...like the original one. Even their FZ-1000 received one...shame on Panasonic.

Good Night!
Marc

Amen

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2018 at 23:31 UTC
On article Panasonic DC-LX100 II Review (1118 comments in total)

I'd have liked to see more features like Active Rolling Correction, which uses the extra sensor space with the assistance of the internal gyro to take perfectly leveled horizon Photos and Videos effortlessly. At Photo 4:3 it should be able to correct +/- 20 degrees and Video something like +/- 45 Degrees.
As minimum, Panasonic should allow this time for passive level correction when converting Raw Still shots.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2018 at 23:25 UTC as 195th comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic DC-LX100 II Review (1118 comments in total)
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wed7: No articulating screen, I need to wait for the Mark III then.

Using the App is actually a better alternative in certain cases. It works great with the older LX100.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2018 at 10:59 UTC
On article Panasonic DC-LX100 II Review (1118 comments in total)
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OhWeh: Does it have an anti dust system? The predecessor did not and the result is: after some time, maybe a year, you see the typical speckles in the sky etc. And you can not clean the sensor, because you can't remove the lens.

Such a camera needs the same anti dust system as an ILC. The dust gets inside, because it has a zoom lens.

The Dust issue was mostly due to the unnecessary and frequent lens extractions-retraction cycles. Every time the lens extends (any lens for that matter) air gets sucked in together with dust particles.
But this was particularly bad with the LX100 hence the dust.
That could have been fixed with firmware but Panasonic never released any for the LX100 camera, unfortunately.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2018 at 10:55 UTC
On article Panasonic DC-LX100 II Review (1118 comments in total)
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Rich Evans: I am going to repeat here what I said before: who in their right mind will spend 1000 bucks for this camera?

Lets start with the basics: it doesnt reach the IQ of an APS-C camera, its not as portable as a 1 inch sensor and it is priced way too high while being mostly the same as previous model. Heck, buy a FF for same price. Same lens, same ISO performance, same small sensor, same number of focus points, same small battery, same screen size, same fps. This is not an update, it is barely a spec increment.

The market is moving up in pricing but there is still a segment that could use a camera like this but for 60% of the price. A price bump for the same camera they released last time? Why?

The Micro Four Thurd fans should really take a good look at why this camera has been so criticised. There is nothing here that is not done better, cheaper, smaller in other bodies but Panasonic keeps getting away with it. Like with GX9.

This camera at this price does not make any sense.

Add the cost to your GX9 the 24-70mm f2.8 Lens equivalent and that doubles the LX100 II price.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2018 at 10:50 UTC
On article Panasonic DC-LX100 II Review (1118 comments in total)

Hopefully Panasonic fixed the Lens excessive extension/retraction cycles because that was the main reason for dust intrusion. (Air with DUST gets sucked in every time the lens extends)
Please DPR, take notice on this important aspect on your review.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2018 at 10:47 UTC as 291st comment | 3 replies
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Photato: Mavic 2 with 3X Zoom Lens

Mavic 2 Pro with a 1” sensor and a Mavic 2 with 2X Zoom.
This was already leaked by the Argos Catalog from the UK.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2018 at 18:29 UTC

Mavic 2 with 3X Zoom Lens

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2018 at 18:16 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply

NYT: "Trump Attacks Amazon, Saying It Does Not Pay Enough Taxes."
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/29/us/politics/trump-amazon-taxes.html

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2018 at 11:28 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply

Wow! How can this be !?
One of the top Trump campaign promises was to CUT TAXES. (Promise #9)
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2016/jul/15/donald-trumps-top-10-campaign-promises/
This in effect raises the amount of taxes US citizens pay.
LOL

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2018 at 11:25 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies

Ultimately, it shouldn't be about supporting the nostalgia of M&P local shops but what is better for the US economy and the citizens in general.
We know we have to pay taxes, the question is what is the most efficient and just way to do it?
The majority of people won't know the answer to this question.
What we do know, as a matter of fact after the passing of this ruling is that taxes have increased especially for those that buy online. Quite ironic but not surprising under a Republican dominated government.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2018 at 13:10 UTC as 55th comment | 7 replies
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ttran88: It's about time!! Our local mom and pop shops have been at an disadvantage for years now.

Ultimately, it shouldn't be about supporting the nostalgia about M&P local shops but what is better for the US economy and the citizens in general.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2018 at 13:02 UTC

I'm "shocked" that Trump couldn't keep his promise of lower taxes. LOL
Trump made recent tweets threatening Jeff Bezos with higher taxes, I wonder how much of this has something to do with it?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2018 at 12:39 UTC as 58th comment | 5 replies
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1066 comments in total)
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Photato: It is not so much about the sensor size but the photodiode size (S/N ratio and Dynamic Range) and the total quantity of photodiodes (resolution).
I.E Take a FF sensor split it in 4 quarters. Every quarter is going to have the same performance as the FF sensor except less resolution.

Also there is the relationship of optics and sensor size and in this aspect bigger is better in regards to DoF, Diffraction, etc

Link | Posted on May 29, 2018 at 01:03 UTC
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1066 comments in total)

It is not so much about the sensor size but the photodiode size (S/N ratio and Dynamic Range) and the total quantity of photodiodes (resolution).
I.E Take a FF sensor split it in 4 quarters. Every quarter is going to have the same performance as the FF sensor except less resolution.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2018 at 00:56 UTC as 177th comment | 3 replies

They had the entire CMOS market to themselves back in 2003 but did nothing.
Then lost the smarphone boom in 2010 onwards.
Great that they have corrected course but now is too late IMO
Now they are doing the same mistake with the MILC market.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 14:54 UTC as 17th comment
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jor23: So Canon and Nikon users have to buy a mirrorless in addition to a dslr for video? They can buy a Sony or Panasonic now, especially if only a few primes would do.

I find this article flawed.

I use my very small Canon M with Tele lenses and adapter, it is heavy and bulky but I don't care, it is physics. When I need to go light and small I have the OPTION to use the 22mm prime lens or other prime.
All this without the need to spend on and maintain two systems.
A FF sensor MILC body would work the same way.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 16:05 UTC
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LandonT87: The problem for me is that I don't want to own more than one system. I want a camera that can be all things. I'll carry big zoom lenses when the need arises but can also slap on a small prime and have a great walk around lens. For me, that's a Sony A7III which is what I just bought.

And that FLEXIBILITY in one system is the main advantage of MILC. IMO

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 15:57 UTC
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RB37: The problem with Butler's overall argument is that he is calling for something that the market isn't interested in. Certainly the smaller form factor was the initial selling point for mirrorless. But the reality is that many pro photographers want the ergonomics and heft of a DSLR with the other technological benefits that come with mirrorless. Sony (along with Fujifilm) has responded to the market demands with its A7 and A9 camera lines -- and Canon and Nikon will have to follow in kind because the market has spoken.

Even if Butler's piece was written a decade ago, it is likely that the market demand was going to lead Sony to this place, and Canon, along with Nikon, would have to follow. What mirrorless has become was likely predetermined anyway.

Ultimately, Canon and Nikon can't support two systems and remain in business. They have to go mirrorless or bust. Or else end up like other firms that hurt themselves maintaining legacy product lines.

If Fuji can support an entire new system, I see no problem Canon supporting two related systems, at least during the transition. They just have to slow down EF lenses production while still selling DSLRs bodies until demand stops.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 15:42 UTC
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Eric00: Keep the horses, just in case. I imagine that when the combustion engine came along, there were a lot of very upset carriage businesses out there. Same with the airplanes, which pretty much decimated the trans-atlantic passenger shipping business. Remember when digital first came along and the old Casio cameras? Same story. So here are Nikon and Canon confronted with a new reality of drones, mirrorless, iPhone cameras, action cams, and growingly intrusive airport carry regulations and the like. Continue as if none of that were happening or adapt to a new reality? Their call, but in the era of bits and bytes, delay and procrastination are simply not the best component of a winning strategy. Perhaps the "don't change" apostles also need to take a look at that reality.

Very well stated. 100% agree.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 15:36 UTC
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