JCoolowski

JCoolowski

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Well it's definitly a unusal form factor.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2020 at 07:57 UTC as 21st comment
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pelikansalat: Dolly zoom with phones? Don't you need zoom lenses for that? And I don't mean digital zoom or hard stops from one lens to another.

In terms of composition and distortion (assuming perfect lenses) cropping has the exact same effect as changing the focal length (while obviously reducing resolution)

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2020 at 11:23 UTC
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pelikansalat: Dolly zoom with phones? Don't you need zoom lenses for that? And I don't mean digital zoom or hard stops from one lens to another.

Well then your definition of dolly zoom is too restrictive.
I don't see why digital zoom couldn't achieve a dolly zoom effect - obviously including the possible downsides of digital zoom

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2020 at 08:26 UTC
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Prognathous: Pentax can focus on DSLRs, but without some exciting new features and real innovation I don't see why anyone would switch from other DSLR brands to them. On the other hand, I do see why at least some Pentax users will switch to mirrorless brands. In short, Pentax needs to do a lot more to make this a sustainable strategy.

If they can't innovate in the DSLR space but want to stick with K-mount, that's fine too. Just drop the mirror and pentaprism and use that big mirrorbox for some cool new features - e.g. internal physical filters (e.g. polarizer and variable ND). These can't be mimicked in software and having them available at a flick of a switch would be something that other brands can't match (and won't be able to match with the super short flange distance of mirrorless cameras). A mirrorless KP with high quality EVF + built-in filters will a unique and exciting enough camera for many to buy.

@Wiltshire of course it's nice to have the choice. And if you enjoy OVFs that's great for you. But people like you will get less and less and sooner or later there won't be enough money in the plain old DSLR market. I think film cameras have a brighter future than OVF DSLRs.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2020 at 19:54 UTC
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Prognathous: Pentax can focus on DSLRs, but without some exciting new features and real innovation I don't see why anyone would switch from other DSLR brands to them. On the other hand, I do see why at least some Pentax users will switch to mirrorless brands. In short, Pentax needs to do a lot more to make this a sustainable strategy.

If they can't innovate in the DSLR space but want to stick with K-mount, that's fine too. Just drop the mirror and pentaprism and use that big mirrorbox for some cool new features - e.g. internal physical filters (e.g. polarizer and variable ND). These can't be mimicked in software and having them available at a flick of a switch would be something that other brands can't match (and won't be able to match with the super short flange distance of mirrorless cameras). A mirrorless KP with high quality EVF + built-in filters will a unique and exciting enough camera for many to buy.

I'd love internal filters. Good idea.
Auto focus of manual lenses via sensor shift would be another cool thing.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2020 at 12:44 UTC
On article What you need to know about the new Nikon Z5 (312 comments in total)
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DejayRezme: "Although you can shoot 4K footage at up to 30p, there's a 1.7X crop."

Good camera except for this. I know pure photographers don't care, but I really think a lot of future sales for cameras are going to be in video and youtube and stuff. With a shrinking market with competitions from smartphones great looking video is really something cameras can shine. And more sales equate to healthier manufacturer and overall more technical advances.

I think the crop is horrible no matter if it's for pros or entry level.

Actually it's worse for entry level:
Many people who will buy this camera will not even know what a crop is, and once they push the red record button they will wonder "why is all the stuff around my subject disappearing when I record video?" I wouldn't be surprised if there's plenty of people complaining about this, thinking their cameras are defective.
I don't know of any smartphone with such a huge crop in video mode, and nowadays people are used to that, especially consumers.

Pixel binning or line skipping would be a preferable solution for entry level cameras.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2020 at 14:31 UTC
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Abu Mahendra: Sensor-wise the R's 24Mpix comes ahead. What about dynamic range and noise performance? Sensor-wise and for stills, is the R still the value choice?

@Abu: Both R6 and R are in the studio comparison tool now, so you can compare it yourself.
Looking at the comparison tool myself, I'd say that claim is correct.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2020 at 13:05 UTC
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Laurent khiati photographie: 3000 € or $ that's expensive the cost for a photo.

If you're willing to delete your 16MB SD-Card after every shot, you will be able to take more than 1 photo with it.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2020 at 13:01 UTC
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kobakokh: 10000 USD for this kind of camera is very cheap, to be honest! This is some new era is beginning for video shooters, as I think...

Whats your point Melindra ?
Do you honestly think people want to shoot stills with a brick shaped like that and whatever AF blackmagic has (if any) ?
If anyone needed super high megapixels for still they would settle for R5, A7RIV or go medium format.

But yes you are right there is no stills camera below 10k with 80MP or more. Here's your cookie.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2020 at 13:24 UTC
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io_bg: So Blackmagic heard the R5 overheating complaints...

I'm pretty sure Blackmagic does not care about the R5 at all. Same for the upcoming A7SIII.
Blackmagic makes video cameras - not hybrid photo cameras.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2020 at 13:16 UTC
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mmeerdam: 1st: Another class of camera (cinema) not to be compared to a hybrid mirrorless.
2nd: You realise that the r5 has a 90mp sensor in a way because of the dual pixel af architecture? Canon chooses other parameters they think a majority of people need more than ultimate resolution: reliable af, dynamic range. Creativity is not limited by specs of camera's any more. For me an allround r5 is perfect, I'm a stills first shooter and rarely some video, but I can now. For cinematographers there's the arrl LF. For vfx artists and second unit plate shooting teams a Blackmagic 12k Ursa will let them create amazing work. It's a wonderful time. it's not a competition, it's differentiating what is important. Based on comments, You all want a Ferrari that can seat 8 and carry cargo like a big rig truck and runs on petrol and electricity with zero emissions. Maybe rethink your standards?

@bernardlang:
I see you you are comparing a fullframe photocamera with some advanced video features for <5K with a dedicated S35 cinema camera for 10K - Nicely done

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2020 at 13:11 UTC
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Jon555: I struggle to see the issue, other than people desperate to knock anything Canon. How many takes for a Movie/TV/YouTube are more than a couple of minutes long? I've done the odd 5-min take, maybe 15 mins of a band.

For a long event you probably want the 4k/30 mode anyway, just to fit the stuff on the card(s).

There are a couple of uses it wouldn't be great for, although you could buy a couple of R5s and still be a lot cheaper than any options that would work (8k Raw or CLog / 4k 10-bit 422 CLog with R+G+B for all pixels).

I suspect my GH5 might turn into one of these... but I'd like a few more answers first... none are on heating though, 30 mins of the 4k from 8k is fabulous.

@Video-vs-photo
You forgot writing to flash memory generates heat too - depending on how much you write. With 8K RAW you write a lot. From what I read the R5 fills up 1TB flash card in less than an hour of 8K RAW.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2020 at 11:11 UTC
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KLO82: This camera will be a hot cake at USD 1700-1800.

At 0$ literally every human on this planet will get at least one.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2020 at 14:09 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix G95 sample gallery (75 comments in total)
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eidrag: Anyone compared this to RX100mk7?

sometimes people just want fruit and then this comparison is absolutely valid

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2019 at 18:19 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G95/G90 Review (683 comments in total)
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JCoolowski: Panasonic it's 2019 ! What are you doing with that 4K crop ? This is a horrible downgrade to my G80's crop.
Sad to say I now lost faith in Panasonic getting their act together for non pro users.
X-T30 or A6400 seem to be the way to go for me now.

I never shoot 30p anyway. X-T30's only real concern is the lack of IS in Fuji primes .... I guess there's just no crop system that really makes me happy :(

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2019 at 11:49 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G95/G90 Review (683 comments in total)

Panasonic it's 2019 ! What are you doing with that 4K crop ? This is a horrible downgrade to my G80's crop.
Sad to say I now lost faith in Panasonic getting their act together for non pro users.
X-T30 or A6400 seem to be the way to go for me now.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2019 at 08:45 UTC as 167th comment | 9 replies
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Canasonic: Seems like the original FZ1000 had a shallow RAW buffer and a pretty significant crop in 4K video. Hopefully Panasonic will resolve these issues in the Mark II.

Spoiler alert: they did not fix the crop.
Panasonic's german website allready shows the full specs of the FZ1000II:
37–592 mm (35mm eqv) focal length for 4K photo and video

https://www.panasonic.com/de/consumer/foto-video/lumix-kompaktkameras/dc-fz1000m2.specs.html

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2019 at 12:45 UTC
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probert500: Lot of camera for an itsy bitsy sensor.

yes

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2019 at 12:42 UTC

Same old 5 year old heavy 4K crop. How embarassing for Panasonic.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2019 at 10:42 UTC as 20th comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1X review (2391 comments in total)
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Rich Evans: Let me start with the good Oly points here:
-Great build quality and WS
-I am sure the camera feels great in the hand (buttons, dials, etc)
-Live ND is neat-o

And that is IT.

A 3k USD mFT cam. that:
-DOESNT beat the best EVF on mFT
-DOESNT have the fastest FPS or AF on mFT
-DOESNT improve on screen
-DOESNT increase DR/high ISO/resolution (Welcome to 2012 everyone)
-ISNT on par with the A9/D500 (let alone of the 3x cheaper a6400) in AF-C

This is an E-M1II had too MANY DOUGHNUTS! It is basically ME!

Many mFT die hards were vouching for this cam and singing its praises before they even saw it. Promising "A9 is dead", "D500 is destroyed", "on the same league as the D5". Now it is here and it is a HUGE nothing burger.

Clearly Pana saw what Oly was cooking and NOPED the hell out of mFT. And after seeing this I say: Good on them.

And for those who said that Oly was going to "rule" the mFT niche. This is NOT the way to do it.

And please for the love of ALL that is holy BUY NEWER SENSORS

A stacked sensor would have been possible and would have made a lot of sense for a sports camera.
Either Sony wouldn't make one for them or it would have been too expensive, or Olympus just didn't notice the A9.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2019 at 09:26 UTC
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