PhotoKhan

Lives in Portugal Cascais, Portugal
Works as a Airline pilot
Joined on Mar 22, 2003
About me:

A good photograph shows what you saw.
A superior ones conveys what you felt.

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On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (302 comments in total)

Hmmm...It seems Amazon still has some 2012 cameras to clear...

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2016 at 21:56 UTC as 86th comment | 7 replies
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PhotoKhan: It keeps happening...The 5DMKIV 4K capabilities are "inadequate", "clunky", the chosen format is "outdated", "unmanageable" and everything else bad under the sun.

...and, yet, I don't know if it is for the binning the chosen compression or whatever in these Panasonic and Sony cameras.

The simple fact is that the 4K I see out of that Canon camera as nothing to do with this, quality wise.

Anyone finding this FZ2500 4K footage anywhere near this other one, below, should have their eyes checked...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDEsNj-MYbY

The title "Check out the Panasonic FZ2500's 4K video quality" implies that it is good or noteworthy to some extent.

It isn't.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 18:13 UTC
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PhotoKhan: It keeps happening...The 5DMKIV 4K capabilities are "inadequate", "clunky", the chosen format is "outdated", "unmanageable" and everything else bad under the sun.

...and, yet, I don't know if it is for the binning the chosen compression or whatever in these Panasonic and Sony cameras.

The simple fact is that the 4K I see out of that Canon camera as nothing to do with this, quality wise.

Anyone finding this FZ2500 4K footage anywhere near this other one, below, should have their eyes checked...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDEsNj-MYbY

Unevache,
Just to make it clear: That was not my video. It's from a YouTube reviewer I admire, Dustin Abbott.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 16:15 UTC
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PhotoKhan: It keeps happening...The 5DMKIV 4K capabilities are "inadequate", "clunky", the chosen format is "outdated", "unmanageable" and everything else bad under the sun.

...and, yet, I don't know if it is for the binning the chosen compression or whatever in these Panasonic and Sony cameras.

The simple fact is that the 4K I see out of that Canon camera as nothing to do with this, quality wise.

Anyone finding this FZ2500 4K footage anywhere near this other one, below, should have their eyes checked...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDEsNj-MYbY

It was also a non-sense to me until (...very recently...) I have came to understand that you can get better 1080p from downscalling from 4K than you can from recording it directly. To this extent, it makes sense using it.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 14:56 UTC
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PhotoKhan: It keeps happening...The 5DMKIV 4K capabilities are "inadequate", "clunky", the chosen format is "outdated", "unmanageable" and everything else bad under the sun.

...and, yet, I don't know if it is for the binning the chosen compression or whatever in these Panasonic and Sony cameras.

The simple fact is that the 4K I see out of that Canon camera as nothing to do with this, quality wise.

Anyone finding this FZ2500 4K footage anywhere near this other one, below, should have their eyes checked...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDEsNj-MYbY

(cont.)

The simple fact is that, me not being a video expert (...or even a regular user...), I keep find the footage out of the 5DMKIV posted online extremely engaging, with the main attributes of image quality provided by the camera (contrast, colour, 3D feel) aptly transposed from the original recording format down to mp4 or whichever format they are finally rendered into.

Many professionals, online, explain why this happens and, yet, we are being taken hostage by an handful of bratty aspiring-professionals throwing "I want it and I want it cheaper, now and my specific format" tantrums without actually checking the amazing results they could get out of what has been offered to them.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 13:23 UTC
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PhotoKhan: It keeps happening...The 5DMKIV 4K capabilities are "inadequate", "clunky", the chosen format is "outdated", "unmanageable" and everything else bad under the sun.

...and, yet, I don't know if it is for the binning the chosen compression or whatever in these Panasonic and Sony cameras.

The simple fact is that the 4K I see out of that Canon camera as nothing to do with this, quality wise.

Anyone finding this FZ2500 4K footage anywhere near this other one, below, should have their eyes checked...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDEsNj-MYbY

Sure, it is much more than the sensor/digital IQ in a system.

...but, although I've commented here, on this particular camera, I am also referring to other systems and cameras, some of which even have access to the very same Canon quality glass.

Reliability and its related options and outcomes are the key. The absence of binning provided by the native resolution that Canon decide to get out from the sensor provides both said reliability and, in addition, thorough the chosen recording format, a much better IQ to start with, even if we consider the optical quality of lenses.

(cont.)

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 13:23 UTC

It keeps happening...The 5DMKIV 4K capabilities are "inadequate", "clunky", the chosen format is "outdated", "unmanageable" and everything else bad under the sun.

...and, yet, I don't know if it is for the binning the chosen compression or whatever in these Panasonic and Sony cameras.

The simple fact is that the 4K I see out of that Canon camera as nothing to do with this, quality wise.

Anyone finding this FZ2500 4K footage anywhere near this other one, below, should have their eyes checked...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDEsNj-MYbY

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 12:19 UTC as 17th comment | 19 replies

I will get myself two models, a male and a female one and I will ask him to kiss her.

I will paste a silly sailor hat on the man and morph the girl into an awkward back-bent position, after having digitally-dressed her into a cute nurse uniform.

A stock shot of Times Square will make for the perfect backdrop.

The final touch will be this little digital gadget.

I will hunt for the most mesmerizing of glorious skies and I will, unrepentantly, past it into the little two bits of dull skies, above the converging streets.

I will have make myself the dandiest of photography classics.

...oh, wait...

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 11:27 UTC as 101st comment
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $900-1200 (352 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: What the "Best overall" does in actual users hands:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/2924826@N25/pool/

What a Canon 80D does in actual users hands:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/2875838@N24/pool/

What a Nikon D7200 does in actual users hands:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/2678261@N25/pool/

Use your eyes. Use your brain.

Ooops, thank you for catching that. Sorry.

This is the link for the applicable group and, I must say, it is a contender, yes:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/2980020@N25/pool/

I can't now fault DPR for their choice, given all the variables and what I see in that link.

Once more, I apologize.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 15:07 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $900-1200 (352 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: What the "Best overall" does in actual users hands:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/2924826@N25/pool/

What a Canon 80D does in actual users hands:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/2875838@N24/pool/

What a Nikon D7200 does in actual users hands:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/2678261@N25/pool/

Use your eyes. Use your brain.

It is not what I am saying. It is what you (don't) see.

...by the way, there's not one camera high-measuring, image-quality-wise, versus the other 2, from those links.

It's actually 2 of them, mocking the remaining so said "overall best".

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 14:36 UTC
On article Tiny marvel: Panasonic LX10 sample photos (77 comments in total)

The "marvel" here being having blues rendered as cyans, high noise of the ugliest type at ISO1250 upwards and "flat" looking pictures for $700?

You guys are becoming so easy to impress...

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 13:02 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $900-1200 (352 comments in total)

What the "Best overall" does in actual users hands:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/2924826@N25/pool/

What a Canon 80D does in actual users hands:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/2875838@N24/pool/

What a Nikon D7200 does in actual users hands:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/2678261@N25/pool/

Use your eyes. Use your brain.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 12:36 UTC as 17th comment | 12 replies

Beautiful...

Makes me wait even more anxiously for BBC's upcoming "Planet Earth 2".

I can't begin to imagine what they've done with current drone technology and 4K.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 09:16 UTC as 21st comment
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PhotoKhan: Knowing Iceland, I can say this with certainty:
This camera renders a very poor service to landscape photography.
Knowing photography, I can venture this:
It's most probably because it is an MFT camera. The format, especially the aspect ratio, simply does not cater for this particular type of photography.

How's he doing...?
Was it an expensive séance...?

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 16:12 UTC
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: Knowing Iceland, I can say this with certainty:
This camera renders a very poor service to landscape photography.
Knowing photography, I can venture this:
It's most probably because it is an MFT camera. The format, especially the aspect ratio, simply does not cater for this particular type of photography.

Yes.

...and, yet, MFT users don't do it...I wonder why...

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 12:55 UTC
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PhotoKhan: Knowing Iceland, I can say this with certainty:
This camera renders a very poor service to landscape photography.
Knowing photography, I can venture this:
It's most probably because it is an MFT camera. The format, especially the aspect ratio, simply does not cater for this particular type of photography.

I was already clear.

I won't be clearer about what you need me to say in order to justify whatever insecurity you may have regarding your chosen gear.

I was also already crystal clear in another matter: Stop arguing here and educate yourself.

(...I also see clear. For instance, I clearly see why you used the word "ever" in your original reply...)

This interaction, as far as I am concerned, is now terminated.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 10:52 UTC
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: Knowing Iceland, I can say this with certainty:
This camera renders a very poor service to landscape photography.
Knowing photography, I can venture this:
It's most probably because it is an MFT camera. The format, especially the aspect ratio, simply does not cater for this particular type of photography.

...making it clear ignorance IS bliss?

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 10:42 UTC
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: Knowing Iceland, I can say this with certainty:
This camera renders a very poor service to landscape photography.
Knowing photography, I can venture this:
It's most probably because it is an MFT camera. The format, especially the aspect ratio, simply does not cater for this particular type of photography.

Jesus...

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 10:39 UTC
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: Knowing Iceland, I can say this with certainty:
This camera renders a very poor service to landscape photography.
Knowing photography, I can venture this:
It's most probably because it is an MFT camera. The format, especially the aspect ratio, simply does not cater for this particular type of photography.

(cont.)

Dutch masters were the precursors of photography, in the sense that they were the first to understand the importance of light not merely as representation of what any particular scene depicted but also as a discourse vector, by use of its intrinsic physical characteristics, its "properties".

Now, google "dutch masters painters" and see what their formats options were and how they changed between portraits (their means of survival) and landscapes.

I strongly recommend you visit and revisit these Dutch masters instead of exclusively frequenting photography sites (...especially gear dedicated ones...).

A single visit to the Rijksmuseum does more for any aspiring photographer than 20 of those "workshops" people seem to like so much.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 09:15 UTC
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PhotoKhan: Knowing Iceland, I can say this with certainty:
This camera renders a very poor service to landscape photography.
Knowing photography, I can venture this:
It's most probably because it is an MFT camera. The format, especially the aspect ratio, simply does not cater for this particular type of photography.

@Ashmills,

When we decide to write about something we REALLY should know what we write about.

Although it is true that there are landscape paintings from renowned artist is ANY format, wider formats are the norm (...probably because they noticed how their head had to slightly turn left and right to fully scan what they were trying to represent ... ;) )

(cont.)

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 09:14 UTC
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