Raist3d

Lives in United States Canyon Country, CA, United States
Works as a Photographer & Game Developer (Programmer)
Has a website at http://raist3d.typepad.com
Joined on Dec 9, 2001
About me:

To continue loving video games, their programming while doing & improving my
professional photography, punish the guilty, reward the good, educate kids and fight for
all that is good. :-)

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Raist3d: Well Olympus... thanks for resetting all my settings of my OMD EM5 MKII... I guess this time a new feature will prevent this from happening moving forward? If there's another update that is? :-)

katastrofa- you can't save them on your PC. That's the point- until you upgrade.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 20:33 UTC
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Raist3d: More GX850 shots... I find the overall speed of the camera in responding to changing settings is key to get the tool out of the way when taking photographs on the street with a lot of potentially fast changing conditions.

http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/c2017_ricardohernandezmachado_p1030752.jpg
http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/c2017_ricardohernandezmachado_p1040528.jpg
http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/c2017_ricardohernandezmachado_p1010686.jpg
http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/111_observers_p1010014_dxo.jpg
http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/p1000779-copy.jpg

It was ISO 12800. But I could have gotten more rid of noise if Dxo just supported this camera, but it doesn't yet. Silky Pix is surprisingly good nowadays too.

That said, I like the noise in this shot.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 07:18 UTC
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Robemo: In the conclusions I sometimes read this sentence like in this one " ... enthusiast users, who will eventually hit the camera's limitations.". I sometimes wonder if that's correct. I have been carrying a GM5 with me for some years now next to my large FF set (for several reasons like, back-up, silence in use, inconspicuousness, etc.). Yes, the GM5 has limitations, but so has my FF set. Any experienced photographer knows these limitations of his gear and also the work-arounds which often allow you to get the shot anyway. I like these small cameras. They have not only 'saved me' in difficult situations, but they also produce great results in many situations.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4JM9GUmhyclNjAtUW1tRDd3aUU

The GX850 wheel is better than the GM1's. As for the flip screen - you need to think of it also as an articulated LCD which is what it is- many want that, and that outclassed the GM1. In some cases, it outclasses the GM5 (though the GM5 keeps the EVF).

AF is a given its better - it has DFD and more AF points, plus the same quad core CPU/processor of the GX85, GH4. Finally no AA filter gives you higher resolution and a notch better ISO/color performance. Oh, and you get double the RAW buffer of the GM5.

The 4K is not just 4k Video, but it gives you in-camera photo macro stacking also.

Finally the camera does read and write/ changes settings *MUCH* faster than GM1 or GM5.

The one thing I do find strange is the GX850 takes longer to boot up from OFF than the GM5. Weird given the faster processor. I wish Panasonic updated that as I turn the camera off/on a lot in my workflow using it.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 13:25 UTC
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Dragonrider: "Lean, mean, selfie machine". Just what the world needed - another device to further encourage narcissism :-).

@Dragon - it's internet text. And then it's dpreview. Hard to get a positive context with that :-)

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 08:06 UTC
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Dragonrider: "Lean, mean, selfie machine". Just what the world needed - another device to further encourage narcissism :-).

Certainly. The gx850 is not just about looking in the mirror. I find the articulated LCD great for many types of shots.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2017 at 08:55 UTC
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Raist3d: Taken with GX850 in the last week. Olympus f1.8 24 mm . Great for street photography. It's a quiet speed demon and focuses better than any of the okympuses I have tried (penf, em5 mkII , other pens).

http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/talkingtoheadphonesp1060050.jpg
http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/p10605012017-ricardo-hernandez-machado.jpg
http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/p10605062017-ricardo-hernandez-machado.jpg

@Vit- sure. But that by itself points to a problem no? I mean Pentax, Ricoh are super customizable yet they have a much better UI. I am perhaps fortunate that that my engineering background, exposure to UI design and camera experience of several manufacturers, allows me to keep a perspective where I can see the benefits and not so benefits of each, perhaps a bit clearer.

Maybe another trait is that I see all of these as tools and not brands the aI get emotionally attached to, as often I have seen happen at dpreview forums.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2017 at 18:51 UTC
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cosinaphile: this is an example of panny losing their way .... a viewfinder is essential.. this crippled camera without ibis of a vf is a pointless waste

i hope it crashes and burns in the marketplace so they may learn from it and stop putting crap like this into the ever shrinking lineup of interchangeable lens cameras

if i sound harsh.... well seeing this is harsh

You are right. I did. Thanks for pointing it out!

Link | Posted on May 13, 2017 at 14:44 UTC

More GX850 shots... I find the overall speed of the camera in responding to changing settings is key to get the tool out of the way when taking photographs on the street with a lot of potentially fast changing conditions.

http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/c2017_ricardohernandezmachado_p1030752.jpg
http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/c2017_ricardohernandezmachado_p1040528.jpg
http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/c2017_ricardohernandezmachado_p1010686.jpg
http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/111_observers_p1010014_dxo.jpg
http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/p1000779-copy.jpg

Link | Posted on May 13, 2017 at 11:39 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
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///M: selfie slimming + LOL pics, almost as much fun as fish eye lens selfies

@Dan - you need to try the new beautify feature in the recent firmware upgrade :-)

Link | Posted on May 13, 2017 at 11:26 UTC
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telefunk: Same as the GX85 without the built-in IS. So why the faint praise?

@Dan - but it's much smaller. Also quieter (though the GX85 is great, sure).

Link | Posted on May 13, 2017 at 11:25 UTC
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photo perzon: With horrible skin tones from Panasonic, its weakest feature. Go Fuji, Nikon instead. Canon, Olympus

Pretty clear you haven't tried the latest Panasonics, including this one.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2017 at 11:24 UTC
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OlyPent: Why buy this over the Olympus E-M10II? No EVF, no IBIS. Those are massive advantages.

If you resort to a monochrome mode, your high-frame rate option gets ghosted out with no explanation whatsoever. The focus peaking settings and the actually engagement of it are in completely separate sub menus.

The list goes on and on. I started on Olympus 4/3rds with the e-volt e-300 DSLR. As Olympus added more they didn't pause for really cleaning up. The UI now is a mess to change some settings.

Oh and for spot-focusing, Panasonic pinch focus is a charm. Compare to the Olympus super spot focus workflow- it's clear which one is much more usable.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2017 at 11:18 UTC
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OlyPent: Why buy this over the Olympus E-M10II? No EVF, no IBIS. Those are massive advantages.

@OlyPent - an intuitive interface has nothing to do with the manual. It's about workflow, how you present the options, etc. Yes, the Panasonic is certainly more intuitive at many things than the Olympus.

Quick example? See how you do the focus point for single point autofocus on the Panasonic vs the Olympuses - in the Panasonic you tap on the LCD, you get an instant response. ON the Olympus you have to set the tap/AF *mode* which is completely mutually exclusive/modal with the super control panel. I don't know who thought that was a great idea.

None of the Olympuses before the Em1.2 allow you to change the color of any markers of the screen, meaning that use of the LCD to focus, you have to make do through an alpha blended dark that it's extremely hard to see and impossible to see at night (if you use the EVF in daylight, this is not a big deal for the most part).

There's a lot more- like mutually exclusive options... on the PenF if you resort to

Link | Posted on May 13, 2017 at 11:17 UTC
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cosinaphile: this is an example of panny losing their way .... a viewfinder is essential.. this crippled camera without ibis of a vf is a pointless waste

i hope it crashes and burns in the marketplace so they may learn from it and stop putting crap like this into the ever shrinking lineup of interchangeable lens cameras

if i sound harsh.... well seeing this is harsh

The Ricoh GR is quite popular actually - amongst its target market- street photographers. Ricoh GR is not a camera for everyone and was never designed to be as such.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2017 at 11:12 UTC
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OlyPent: Why buy this over the Olympus E-M10II? No EVF, no IBIS. Those are massive advantages.

@OlyPent just because you find UI arguments tedious it doesn't make them wrong arguments

Link | Posted on May 13, 2017 at 02:04 UTC
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Raist3d: Taken with GX850 in the last week. Olympus f1.8 24 mm . Great for street photography. It's a quiet speed demon and focuses better than any of the okympuses I have tried (penf, em5 mkII , other pens).

http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/talkingtoheadphonesp1060050.jpg
http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/p10605012017-ricardo-hernandez-machado.jpg
http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/p10605062017-ricardo-hernandez-machado.jpg

But for the record- Olymous penf and omd em5 can focus well. The penf cdaf options are a different story. And olympusminterface/ usability in those models vs panasonics is sub par.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2017 at 01:01 UTC
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Raist3d: Taken with GX850 in the last week. Olympus f1.8 24 mm . Great for street photography. It's a quiet speed demon and focuses better than any of the okympuses I have tried (penf, em5 mkII , other pens).

http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/talkingtoheadphonesp1060050.jpg
http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/p10605012017-ricardo-hernandez-machado.jpg
http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/p10605062017-ricardo-hernandez-machado.jpg

@bry - no - I am not deluded. Unlike those who "talk" I actually get out on the streets at night and get photographs and even exhibit.

I own currently the omd em5 mk II, the penf. The gm5 and gx850. Even the gm5 without dfd focuses faster , can track some and has more usability / precise options for focusing (pin point focus)- and can focus into lower light than penf or omd em5 mkII. (Omd does Better than penf here)

I have not used the em1.2 so I can't speak for that model- and surely I would expect it to be much better being like four times the price and a brand new top
Pro model with a focus on new AF.

But spare me te "deluded" adjectives, I am talking from experience. Try them for yourself.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2017 at 01:00 UTC
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Robemo: In the conclusions I sometimes read this sentence like in this one " ... enthusiast users, who will eventually hit the camera's limitations.". I sometimes wonder if that's correct. I have been carrying a GM5 with me for some years now next to my large FF set (for several reasons like, back-up, silence in use, inconspicuousness, etc.). Yes, the GM5 has limitations, but so has my FF set. Any experienced photographer knows these limitations of his gear and also the work-arounds which often allow you to get the shot anyway. I like these small cameras. They have not only 'saved me' in difficult situations, but they also produce great results in many situations.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4JM9GUmhyclNjAtUW1tRDd3aUU

The camera you mentioned that is in a no mans land (gx850) is actually more capable than the gm1 or even gm5. Maybe the marketing could position a part ofmot where GM line is, but I am having a hard time understanding what exactly puts the gx850 in a no mans land when it has both better AF and better resolution. And even the in raw camera converter.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2017 at 00:54 UTC
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Thisnis great actually- I just hope te keep the zink! Printer because it's great.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2017 at 00:50 UTC as 17th comment
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Raist3d: Taken with GX850 in the last week. Olympus f1.8 24 mm . Great for street photography. It's a quiet speed demon and focuses better than any of the okympuses I have tried (penf, em5 mkII , other pens).

http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/talkingtoheadphonesp1060050.jpg
http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/p10605012017-ricardo-hernandez-machado.jpg
http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/p10605062017-ricardo-hernandez-machado.jpg

@5inchfloppy - I meant 25mm F1.8 Olympus.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 10:05 UTC
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