chadley_chad

chadley_chad

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On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 first impressions (391 comments in total)
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chadley_chad: I’m feeling a bit disaloushioned with my trusty NEX5R following a recent trip to Vegas where nighttime images often came out unfocused despite taking them in what I thought was the ‘right manner’. I also took my RX100 Mk1 and used my Galaxy S6 ... both of which seemed to deliver sharp properly adjusted images (but obviously lacking in resolution). This has further imprinted in my mind why mobile phone cameras have become so popular for the casual Facebook shooter; and I have to say I was mightily impressed with what the RX100 churned out in comparison.

As such, I’m wondering wether to just stick with the Sony RX and Samsung combo or upgrade the NEX to something like this. It’s just that 4/3rds sensor that gets me .... and whilst I know it’s better than the 1" in the RX, it’s considerably larger and less pocket friendly. Would you people say the NEX is delivering poor results as it’s getting on a bit, and would this be a viable alternative? (Or go for a 6 series instead)

Handbags at dawn

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 12:00 UTC
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chadley_chad: And queue all the camera snobs calling this rubbish and offering their opion as to why. Yawn.

Actually, I think you’ll find ITS ME that berates those that call videos uninteresting ... hence my comment!

If you’re going to stalk me and call me, at least get the story right!

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 11:59 UTC
On article DJI Spark Review: Small but mighty (119 comments in total)
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lambert4: A nice review, as someone who constantly checks out the drone market but has only played with the "toy" category, this seemed informative and easy to understand.

I wonder how it compares to the Mavic Pro though, in my mind it was the compact DJI not the Phantom?

Annoys me when people call the Spark a toy. It might be small and marketed (stupidly) at the selfie brigade, but it’s far from a toy ... an expensive one at that! I wouldn’t look at getting a Phantom 4 Pro as it’s just so big! I carry the mavic VERY easy on my walks in Derbyshire ... and it’s a breeze to launch and stow away. The Phantom would be a complete chore ... I guess like carrying a Sony RX10 compared to a full DSLR kit. Yes you compromise on image quality, but you still get fantastic quality; and for me the fun is more in getting the best shot, plus I enjoy editing in photoshop after. Unless you’re a very serious pro, I honestly think you’d regret buying a phantom over a mavic ... it’s not something I would buy, even though I’d love a 1” sensor.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 11:56 UTC
On article DJI Spark Review: Small but mighty (119 comments in total)
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lambert4: A nice review, as someone who constantly checks out the drone market but has only played with the "toy" category, this seemed informative and easy to understand.

I wonder how it compares to the Mavic Pro though, in my mind it was the compact DJI not the Phantom?

Sts2 .... unfortunately not! It’s because of this you’re really forced to buy the fly more bundle bringing the total cost up to £700. It’s because of this I cancelled my original order and payed more (well, double) for the Mavic. Didn’t regret it one bit, but there were a number of occasions where I felt the spark would perhaps have fitted in better; mainly in built up areas or locations where there were lots of people or I needed a quieter drone to avoid gazers. So, when I recently saw the Spark fly more pack at £499 ... I couldn’t say no; and like a photographer with a collection of different cameras and lenses, I now have a collection of drones which likewise I can use in differing circumstances. To be honest I think I’m going to get more out of the spark than the Mavic, as most of the droning I do is in public and built up areas. I won’t however sell the Mavic because there will be times when I’m treking in the hills that I want a drone capable of flying fast and for longer

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 01:04 UTC

And queue all the camera snobs calling this rubbish and offering their opion as to why. Yawn.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 00:39 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 first impressions (391 comments in total)
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chadley_chad: I’m feeling a bit disaloushioned with my trusty NEX5R following a recent trip to Vegas where nighttime images often came out unfocused despite taking them in what I thought was the ‘right manner’. I also took my RX100 Mk1 and used my Galaxy S6 ... both of which seemed to deliver sharp properly adjusted images (but obviously lacking in resolution). This has further imprinted in my mind why mobile phone cameras have become so popular for the casual Facebook shooter; and I have to say I was mightily impressed with what the RX100 churned out in comparison.

As such, I’m wondering wether to just stick with the Sony RX and Samsung combo or upgrade the NEX to something like this. It’s just that 4/3rds sensor that gets me .... and whilst I know it’s better than the 1" in the RX, it’s considerably larger and less pocket friendly. Would you people say the NEX is delivering poor results as it’s getting on a bit, and would this be a viable alternative? (Or go for a 6 series instead)

Fuhteng clearly doesn’t understand sensor technology - or that something newer doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better!

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 00:36 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 first impressions (391 comments in total)
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chadley_chad: I’m feeling a bit disaloushioned with my trusty NEX5R following a recent trip to Vegas where nighttime images often came out unfocused despite taking them in what I thought was the ‘right manner’. I also took my RX100 Mk1 and used my Galaxy S6 ... both of which seemed to deliver sharp properly adjusted images (but obviously lacking in resolution). This has further imprinted in my mind why mobile phone cameras have become so popular for the casual Facebook shooter; and I have to say I was mightily impressed with what the RX100 churned out in comparison.

As such, I’m wondering wether to just stick with the Sony RX and Samsung combo or upgrade the NEX to something like this. It’s just that 4/3rds sensor that gets me .... and whilst I know it’s better than the 1" in the RX, it’s considerably larger and less pocket friendly. Would you people say the NEX is delivering poor results as it’s getting on a bit, and would this be a viable alternative? (Or go for a 6 series instead)

You say it would be superior in every way ... can you back that up? A 4/3rds sensor wont deliver better results than an APSC, so in what way would you say it would be superior?

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 11:27 UTC
On article DJI Spark Review: Small but mighty (119 comments in total)
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photoMEETING: No RAW, no drone.

Seems daft moaning about its lack of RAW ... if you want RAW, spend more and buy the Mavic Pro. Put up or shut up as they say.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 11:24 UTC
On article DJI Spark Review: Small but mighty (119 comments in total)
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Gazeomon: Apart from being small and portable, this thing has very little going for it unless it's used for selfie giggles and low quality footage.

I can comprehend you comments quite easily ... you’re saying this advanced bit of electronics, that in the right creative hands, can produce some great alternative photography, video and a whole lot of fun. The fact you only see it as a selfie taking giggle machine says it all!

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 19:29 UTC
On article DJI Spark Review: Small but mighty (119 comments in total)
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Stanislav Vasiliev: 2DPR staff: I think your in-depth review miss the connectivity part. There are only few words about it and no detailed demonstration. Also there are no panoramic examples in the article too. The Spark is very convenient when you instantly download the result to your smartphone while flying or right after landing wirelessly. The DJI Go 4 can stitch panos and the 1080p video downloads fast right after the flight over Wi-Fi at speeds close to 2.5 Mbytes per second, but there isn’t a word about it in the review.

I think any non in-depth report by DPR was counteracted with the usual excellent user feedback via the comments section!

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 19:26 UTC
On article DJI Spark Review: Small but mighty (119 comments in total)
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learningthegame: I’m not familiar with drones, thinking about getting 1 though, this looks nice but isn’t the 3 axis gimbal important? Anyone recommend another drone under 1k that would be better.

I have the Mavic and the Spark ... you wont go wrong with either and I wouldn’t worry too much about the gimbal unless you’re sweeping, at speed, in and out of hills, mountains and valleys! You’ll love whichever you buy, so buy according to wallet. You’ll also benefit from fantastic resale value should you change your mind!

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 19:17 UTC
On article DJI Spark Review: Small but mighty (119 comments in total)
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raztec: I can't understand why the Drone manufacturers, instead of including their own camera, which too often has a very small sensor, don't just make a drone that has the ability to carry any small, compact point & shoot or action cam in a cargo bay. That way we can use our own cameras and get much better quality photos and they can reduce the costs and complexity of the drone.

They do ... the Go Pro Karma.

.... and it’s crap!

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 19:11 UTC
On article DJI Spark Review: Small but mighty (119 comments in total)

Sorry, but how can you call the concluding list of cons ‘cons’ when they’re simply features it doesn’t have! lack of 4K might deliver lower resolution than the Mavic, but that’s why the Mavic exists. The Spark was designed without 4K, so how can not having it be a con ... likewise for most others on the list. If you’re going to adopt that attitude, why not start with ‘unable to fly for 4 hour’ and Finish with ‘too small to be carried in both hands’ and ‘you don’t get guards or a lifetime supply of beer with it’.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 19:11 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article DJI Spark Review: Small but mighty (119 comments in total)
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photoMEETING: No RAW, no drone.

I have compared, I own both, and I’m perfectly happy with the RAW limitations of the Spark in order to utilise it’s advantages. No RAW no drone is little throwing your toys out of your pram ... but your loss.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 18:27 UTC
On article DJI Spark Review: Small but mighty (119 comments in total)
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lambert4: A nice review, as someone who constantly checks out the drone market but has only played with the "toy" category, this seemed informative and easy to understand.

I wonder how it compares to the Mavic Pro though, in my mind it was the compact DJI not the Phantom?

I have the Spark and the Mavic. I use the Spark in close proximity to other people as it’s seen as more of a toy hence less worry someone will raise issues with flying a Mavic. I use the Mavic when I need fast, high and long distance shooting. Like cameras, both have their best uses. Although the Mavic is small, the Spark is significantly smaller and lighter and quicker to get up in the air and down again. Horses for courses!

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 00:08 UTC
On article DJI Spark Review: Small but mighty (119 comments in total)
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FuhTeng: Come on DJI Black Friday deal for this and the Fly More Combo! This is what I want for Christmas. Yes, the Mavic's better, but I want to be able to fly this little thing indoors.

I just purchased the combo for £499 from a major retailer.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 00:04 UTC
On article DJI Spark Review: Small but mighty (119 comments in total)
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Lee Jay: I'm seriously dubious about the "fun to fly" claim in the tweet. This entire category seems specifically designed to be as un-fun to fly as possible. Certainly none of them I've ever flown are remotely fun to fly.

I bet you’re a blast at parties!

I’d say go get a helicopters license, but I guess you’d find that boring too. Best just stick to your photo’s of pet dogs and tree’s.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 00:03 UTC
On article DJI Spark Review: Small but mighty (119 comments in total)
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photoMEETING: No RAW, no drone.

It can fly and shoot video too you know, Mr ‘must have RAW’

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 00:01 UTC
On article DJI Spark Review: Small but mighty (119 comments in total)
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Gazeomon: Apart from being small and portable, this thing has very little going for it unless it's used for selfie giggles and low quality footage.

Wow, how miserable are you! The drone has a LOT going for it ; it’s a great starting point of entry for the wonderful world of drone flying and areial video and photography. It’s fun and challenging to fly, it takes skill and practice to deliver good results; which when achieved give a great sense of fulfilment. Then there’s fpv goggles .... the list goes on!

Might I suggest you stick to crouching in bushes taking pictures of swallows and blue tits and leave the fun stuff to those that can handle it.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 23:57 UTC
On article DJI Spark Review: Small but mighty (119 comments in total)
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Lan: Given your target audience I would have liked more insight into it from a photography perspective?

What photographic tools do we get? Bracketing? WB? HDR? Panorama (sorry thinking outside the box there, we do have a gimbal afterall)? Are all feature available in both on stills and video, or..?

Also would have liked to see a full sample gallery, and some info in the article as to which shots were taken with the drone, and which weren't. Guessing all the shallow DOF shots weren't.

The answer is non ... go buy one and have some fun!

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 23:53 UTC
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