Timmbits

Timmbits

Lives in Canada Montreal, Canada
Works as a inventor
Joined on Oct 8, 2011
About me:

Deutscher, living in Montreal Canada.
Cycling, chess, design, inventions, nature, photography, are some of the things I like.

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I really don't care.
Samsung is pulling out of cameras.
I don't buy stuff from companies that pull out of a sector on a whim, or because their unrealistic timetable to rule the world is taking a bit longer than expected.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2015 at 02:21 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
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Timmbits: @DPR, impressive, I am not so sure. it is merely a software mod. someone just had to think of it. as for higher res, you don't need to wait for 8k or whatever video to come out. processing power will get faster way before that. and all you will need is to implement another software update to use the whole sensor, and not just a crop of it.

but I really do like the idea. very nice feature.

time will tell, is if their software patent is enforceable, or if there are easy workarounds (like using the whole sensor for example). let's see what the competition does in this department. this might become an interesting feature in the enthusiast category.

@kkardster:
probably because they did not put enough processing power into this, to handle higher resolution (otherwise it would just be a firmware update, but I,m guessing this one's not fast enough).

that is why I said, give it time and you'll get that.

it's either because today, faster processing would up the cost, and tomorrow it will be cheap, or it is simply a case of planned obsolescence, or more likely a combination of the two.

they will give you more as hardware costs come down and when the competition catches up... but more likely the competition's models will one-up them before they one-up the competition again, and so on.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2015 at 22:12 UTC
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RonHendriks: It is still in shops. And no mention of it being discontinuït for customers in The Netherlands. Was today in a Media Markt.

@Ron, they aren't supposed to tell you, the sales people are supposed to sell.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2015 at 22:06 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon's new PowerShot G5 X, G9 X compacts (148 comments in total)
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Lassoni: The G5 X looks pretty cool. Too bad these aren't ILC, would make perfect m43s

just read the posts here and links to blog reviews that some posted here, you'll see

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2015 at 22:04 UTC

@DPR, impressive, I am not so sure. it is merely a software mod. someone just had to think of it. as for higher res, you don't need to wait for 8k or whatever video to come out. processing power will get faster way before that. and all you will need is to implement another software update to use the whole sensor, and not just a crop of it.

but I really do like the idea. very nice feature.

time will tell, is if their software patent is enforceable, or if there are easy workarounds (like using the whole sensor for example). let's see what the competition does in this department. this might become an interesting feature in the enthusiast category.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2015 at 01:22 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
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iae aa eia: In not very practical terms, Lytro is more interesting.

irrelevant

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2015 at 01:09 UTC
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Quentin Crisp: There seems to be a common misconception here that Post Focus is just a focus bracketing feature that shoots a second or two of 4K video while pulling focus. But it is far more sophisticated than that. It takes up to 49 images focused on different focus points detected in the actual image, at 30 images per second, and then assembles them into a short video file.
One can then either select any of the points it focused on and save that individual image or slide backwards and forwards through the entire focus range and save as many images as one wants - all on the camera. It is also possible to stack them (on a PC) to produce an image with practically infinite depth of field.
I have tried all this on both macro shots and telephoto shots with a G7 and an FZ330, including rapidly moving subjects, and it works remarkably well.

1. it is far simpler than that. it just does a focu range fore and aft of your selected point
2. it does not work with moving subjects

Just read.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2015 at 01:04 UTC
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nils rostedt: Can anyone help with a "Focus Stacking Freeware Workflow for Dummies"?

I installed the new firmware on my FZ330 and first tries are promising. But to my disappointment I discovered that my editing software (Photoshop Elements 13 and Panasonic's own PhotoFunStudio) does not support Focus Stacking.

The only freewares I found, ImageJ,and Picolay, look a bit complex but can evidently do the job? But can someone help me with the required workflow? To begin with, neither seems to accept the FZ300's .mp4 file format, so some kind of decomposition of the clip into stills is necessary. The other alternatives I found, Zerene and Helicon, are despite their pricing options IMHO somewhat pricey for the probably rather limited usage they'll get.

Any advice on the is appreciated.

@Aberaeon, you are on to something there.

keep it simple!

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2015 at 01:02 UTC
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nils rostedt: Can anyone help with a "Focus Stacking Freeware Workflow for Dummies"?

I installed the new firmware on my FZ330 and first tries are promising. But to my disappointment I discovered that my editing software (Photoshop Elements 13 and Panasonic's own PhotoFunStudio) does not support Focus Stacking.

The only freewares I found, ImageJ,and Picolay, look a bit complex but can evidently do the job? But can someone help me with the required workflow? To begin with, neither seems to accept the FZ300's .mp4 file format, so some kind of decomposition of the clip into stills is necessary. The other alternatives I found, Zerene and Helicon, are despite their pricing options IMHO somewhat pricey for the probably rather limited usage they'll get.

Any advice on the is appreciated.

@vadim: it is wikipedia, feel free to update/correct it yourself

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2015 at 00:59 UTC

$5K is less expensive?
not what I expected.
if it had another name on it, it would cost 1/10th that.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2015 at 00:02 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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Douglas F Watt: A bit of a shock, given how much $ Samsung spent on this bet that it could crack the rarefied air of the higher-end big-bodied camera market space.

I suspect that as great a camera as it is, the undeveloped state of the lens ecology, and the real difficulty in persuading Canikon enthusiasts and pros to jump ship was its undoing.

Curious how it's selling in the US? Anyone know?

you don't take on "big=bodied" by gradually making your camera bodies larger. I bought in to Samsung, and still have an NX20... which I never upgraded because the NX30 was larger.
they were gaining momentum, but their accelerated timeline to planned success was unrealistic.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2015 at 23:56 UTC
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RonHendriks: It is still in shops. And no mention of it being discontinuït for customers in The Netherlands. Was today in a Media Markt.

if they still have inventory, it will "still be in the shops"

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2015 at 23:52 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon's new PowerShot G5 X, G9 X compacts (148 comments in total)

I love these cameras, on the surface... but all reviewers seem to agree that the performance is not up to par. It's not like Canon doesn't have the technology, it's that they refuse to let any product like this compete with their more lucrative Rebel line! These are myopic decisions from management. If you come out with a better product in this category, you may lose some Rebel sales, but you will put a serious dent in your competition's market share in this category, and maybe even expand the market for this, in a world of dwindling sales.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2015 at 23:43 UTC as 5th comment
On article Hands-on with Canon's new PowerShot G5 X, G9 X compacts (148 comments in total)
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gnaldo7gui: This information is correct ? "and there 's a built-in microphone jack for high -quality audio recording" . For the online manual I found no references and comments on the Canon website . Its confirm ? if it is true ! it would be wonderful.

include @DPR in your posts, and it will get their attention.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2015 at 23:40 UTC
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IvanM: Barney,

I have only two questions, how responsive is the G5X (frames per second and buffer clearing time) in Raw and is it a meaningful improvement over the G7X and G3X in this regard?

See henryRichardson's post with link above. you will be disappointed.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2015 at 23:39 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon's new PowerShot G5 X, G9 X compacts (148 comments in total)
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Lassoni: The G5 X looks pretty cool. Too bad these aren't ILC, would make perfect m43s

bad joke. there are plenty of M43 to choose from. this is not an M43. if you want an M43, buy an M43 and stop nonsense posts. and it's performance is so bad, that it wouldn't compete with the other M43s.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2015 at 23:37 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon's new PowerShot G5 X, G9 X compacts (148 comments in total)
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Henry Richardson: The EVF blacking out for 1-2 seconds after a photo is horrible. :-(

http://www.amomentcapturedsimply.com/blog/

you left out the slow continuous.
Pity that Canon is still handicapping these models to protect their higher margin Rebel line. people who investigate before buying will just go to Sony.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2015 at 23:36 UTC
On article Super Raw? DxO ONE added to studio test scene (165 comments in total)
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Timmbits: It seems that this has a 32mm equivalent lens, but
what is the actual focal length of the lens?
(not equivalent, but actual)

So the f1.8 becomes 1.8x2.7= f 4.86 equivalent (or round it off to f5 if you like)
thanks.
I did not know if there was a standard crop factor for 1" and what it was. (as I presume that not all 1" are exactly the same size)

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2015 at 23:02 UTC
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Timmbits: I was going to say, send $500 to China... one of those countries notorious for not enforcing international patent and trade laws against their own...

but then I though, wait a minute, with this being announced on the web, they obviously already have a 100 pre-orders... so who wants to send a startup $500... and then sit back and wait, for it to never arrive?

That is not what I said. I was giving as an example, how it is nearly impossible to sue anyone in China from abroad! I run some interest groups for inventors and patenting, so I know a little about how the legal system in China works (or doesn't work if you prefer).
If you send them your money, you have no guarantees.
I much prefer to wait until something is available in the channel.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 22:18 UTC
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