Gourownway

Joined on Mar 8, 2022

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On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 review (664 comments in total)
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bluevellet: Finally the review.

But as soon as reports of "low" DR came out, along with improved but still flawed DFD system and missing features from the G9, I knew this camera would not fare as well as past GH cameras in the past with the DPR staff.

87%, silver award, those are still good grades.

I am assuming ignorance on my part, but I assumed it would not get the deserved gold. It’s close to being peerless in the M4/3 genre and actually is regarding video.
Personally I have shot with a lot less DR and with worse AF. I don’t see the performance of the GH6 as a demerit or a limitation.

For me it’s a gold and I can decide that without needing the endorsement of a review

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2022 at 18:47 UTC
On article MSI Creator Z17 laptop review: Stealing Apple's thunder (381 comments in total)
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WastingTime: I see that they still add those silly stickers in the PC world [INTEL INSIDE] [HDMI] etc... way to ruin a design.

I never understood the stickers but they don’t bother me. I did peel my work laptop stickers off , I did not want any office sniping about my APSC spec laptop , especially from the FF laptop users😆

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2022 at 11:54 UTC
On article MSI Creator Z17 laptop review: Stealing Apple's thunder (381 comments in total)
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Gourownway: This is a great product. As for stealing thunder ,i really don’t understand that language. Computers much like cameras are subject to continuous improvement more than an end state position.
If like me you have invested in apple and some expensive software it makes no sense to change systems and workflows .
It’s always a matter of time before a stronger offer at a keener price comes along

Sure, I don’t disagree with that. It does change the fact that improvement is ecological with small or larger improvements over time.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2022 at 11:44 UTC
On article MSI Creator Z17 laptop review: Stealing Apple's thunder (381 comments in total)

This is a great product. As for stealing thunder ,i really don’t understand that language. Computers much like cameras are subject to continuous improvement more than an end state position.
If like me you have invested in apple and some expensive software it makes no sense to change systems and workflows .
It’s always a matter of time before a stronger offer at a keener price comes along

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2022 at 17:30 UTC as 39th comment | 3 replies
On article Hands-on with Canon's EOS R7 APS-C mirrorless camera (222 comments in total)

I was really happy with my 7D mkii and EF long lenses. I see the benefits in the R7 but for me at least I don’t feel there is enough added value to justify the expense of moving over. When that time does come I will have had the maximum value out of existing gear and no doubt a contender will be a R7 mk xx.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2022 at 09:17 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
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ARB1: I'm holding out for the FF edition.

It’s interesting that FUJI themselves have stayed with APSC and added MF to their line up rather than FF.
I also doubt we will ever see a FUJI ff camera. There would be no reason or significant added value for existing customers or those wanting ti enter the Fuji eco system.
As for the Ricoh GR is not for everyone , it’s size and what it is a package will mean that there are some constraints. I’m happy with what it is because of what it delivers.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2022 at 08:15 UTC
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ARB1: I'm holding out for the FF edition.

I’d be surprised if it ever happens. Allegedly Ricoh had sold 7 times more of this range than expected , it’s nearest competitor is the Fuji X100V and is more expensive. Why change something that is successful and sought after?
It’s also unlikely a FF will bring any visible benefits to the IQ and the lens and possibly the body will likely have to be bigger. That would defeat one of the cameras great strengths as a truly pocketable camera .

There are plenty of options for those who feel FF is the way to go.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2022 at 06:53 UTC
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Oceanvista: Technically, "Content" is anything created for production, art, music, still, video,whatever.... Every camera and phone is meant for content creating (still images and video) the term as used by the camera makers is narrow and misleading. So, how do these two cameras differ from all the dozens of others, both cheap and expensive, as being "Content Creators"

I get that it is a niche camera , I have done training content myself. It’s easy to use most modern cameras for talking head productions in studios,, more run and gun can be easier if your camera is lighter on the end of an extension arm or gimbal.
However so much content on social media and YouTube predates the Sony and certainly the Nikon. The very existence of that content is a clear demonstration neither of these cameras are necessary for vlogging, therefore for me at least are unconvincing and no more than a marketing package. I could do as well with almost any mirrorless camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2022 at 21:37 UTC
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Oceanvista: Technically, "Content" is anything created for production, art, music, still, video,whatever.... Every camera and phone is meant for content creating (still images and video) the term as used by the camera makers is narrow and misleading. So, how do these two cameras differ from all the dozens of others, both cheap and expensive, as being "Content Creators"

I agree, I have never been convinced by so called vlogging cameras. It’s an attempt by marketing people to create a niche product for something that can already be done as you rightly say by most cameras.
Both are good devices for talking head type presentations but less so for action shoots unless on a gimbal. It’s only a personal opinion but if I was considering being a so called content creator (something every who owns a camera/phone has always been) I would be thinking Panasonic GH6, Sony A7 IV etc. I don’t see any benefits in going low budget as most phones or DJI pocket cameras do a good job

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2022 at 05:26 UTC
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DerGatekeeper: I made first tests with the Haida CPL-VND filter last week-end. More to come soon.

Here the first results.

https://schlueter-enterprises.com/test/first-test-of-the-new-cpl-vnd-filter-of-haida-on-the-river-rhine/

Thanks for posting, how did you find using an EVF? I always struggle with variable filters and EVFs in a way I never did with OVFs.

I suspect it’s a problem of the live view compensating for exposure that makes it more difficult?

My past experience has put me off but I can see the benefits of variable filters and a single solution for ND and polarisation would be very useful.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2022 at 11:49 UTC
On article OM System 12-40mm F2.8 PRO II sample gallery (106 comments in total)
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Flowchart: I am not a m43 user but the samples look fine, probably well worth it if you are invested in the system.

I would agree. I have the mark 1 so for me there is no added value in upgrading. The weather sealing improvement is welcome but I do not use my system in extreme weather. If I was starting out I would opt for this latest model.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2022 at 18:22 UTC
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nabpaw: No Olympus, sorry OM System entries here.
Didn't they have the ultimate bird shooting programs?

And the end product is what wins, seems a handful of photographers may or may not be representative of most photographers either. I didn’t miss the OP point either , which was like my posts completely off topic. I doubt you or the OP missed that this article was about the work of a small number of competition entrants.
Brand or format is trivial , it is as you put it, the end product that people view. The place you don’t see brand or format. I might add I really enjoyed some of the images , credit to the photographers.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2022 at 19:09 UTC
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nabpaw: No Olympus, sorry OM System entries here.
Didn't they have the ultimate bird shooting programs?

That was not my point , you needed label to know that because the images themselves do not say I was shot on FF. the competition was based on the images, the gear did not win it for the entrant, it was the photographer that won it. I also note that several of the cameras used are DSLR and quite old going by todays product refresh cycle , I saw nothing different between the A1 , the Fuji APSC or the canon 5D, if you did, point it out.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2022 at 05:57 UTC
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nabpaw: No Olympus, sorry OM System entries here.
Didn't they have the ultimate bird shooting programs?

That is still an assumption. It’s unlikely that a blind test would be so obvious . For one not all FF are the same, and unsurprisingly looking at the images taken by different FF cameras the difference in FF camera specs is not evident to the eye within a given image.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2022 at 21:22 UTC
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nabpaw: No Olympus, sorry OM System entries here.
Didn't they have the ultimate bird shooting programs?

This competition was about images taken, not the gear that was used. If the description of the gear was removed I doubt that any one would know what camera was used let alone which were APSC or FF.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2022 at 13:31 UTC
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Gourownway: I will take the resumption of production as an encouraging sign for the industry as a whole.

I am not using Sony at this time but I’m genuinely pleased for those who might have been waiting to buy the A64000. Despite Sony being candid about their own reasons for the suspension of production , their return may just put to rest some of the speculation on Sonys attitudes toward APSC.

It’s good enough for me that Sony is back in production, I don’t know the back story or ins and outs for other brands.

Sony cited chip shortage as a reason for stopping production and the fact they have started again does suggest they have resolved that issue.

I personally hear plenty of anecdotes about how this , that or the other photographer / influencer improved their keeper rate etc.

Equally and if you choose to look, there are as many counter points by those who would argue that most improvements are nice and add convenience but not necessarily greater success.

A review of some of the great images of the century shows that it was possible to be great using low tech. Yes many images would have been discarded.
As an amateur I have always done better than 80% keeper rate on modest gear, 30% for a pro?

Link | Posted on May 30, 2022 at 18:14 UTC
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Gourownway: I will take the resumption of production as an encouraging sign for the industry as a whole.

I am not using Sony at this time but I’m genuinely pleased for those who might have been waiting to buy the A64000. Despite Sony being candid about their own reasons for the suspension of production , their return may just put to rest some of the speculation on Sonys attitudes toward APSC.

I think we came at this from different points of view. I should have made myself clearer in that I was alluding to the chip shortage no longer impacting on production. The fact that other brands are able to proceed is also why I was making a general point for the industry.

I care less than some about updates and enhancements , I am sure that any of the current crop of APSC cameras would not hold me back if I used them. Sure enhancements are nice, but it’s all too soon yesterdays news.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2022 at 16:09 UTC

I will take the resumption of production as an encouraging sign for the industry as a whole.

I am not using Sony at this time but I’m genuinely pleased for those who might have been waiting to buy the A64000. Despite Sony being candid about their own reasons for the suspension of production , their return may just put to rest some of the speculation on Sonys attitudes toward APSC.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2022 at 14:18 UTC as 5th comment | 4 replies
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ohnodslr: 9 mm for µ4/3 is UWA? So this is euqiv. to 18 mm on FF. OK.

Every day's a school day! Thanks for sharing.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2022 at 22:41 UTC
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ohnodslr: 9 mm for µ4/3 is UWA? So this is euqiv. to 18 mm on FF. OK.

Sorry , I should have said 14mm equivalent is as wide as it gets. I was thinking the 7-14 mm F2.8. I have the 8mm f1.8 myself and I agree the de-fish is a useful tool.

You are right to point out the circular fish eyes are wider, I was of course thinking rectilinear.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2022 at 20:34 UTC
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