Sranang Boi

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Kim Yee: Prefer C330 Mamiya, lens change, macro... albeit a bigger heftier setup and without light meter... but can't beat the price.

My first camera was a C330 Mamiya which was given to me by a wedding photographer friend who had upgraded to a Rollei TLR.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2021 at 08:17 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH field review (125 comments in total)
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FujifilmXT3: Seems like a rather limited zoom range

There are loads of zooms with a similar zoom factor of 2x. It's not unusual by any stretch of the imagination.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2021 at 08:06 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH field review (125 comments in total)
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Platinumkid: All it needs is a new, more capable sensor behind it. And a photographer/videographer dedicated enough to carry such a beast around :)

Show some patience. The GH6 is coming.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2021 at 09:02 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH field review (125 comments in total)
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David610: Beautiful lens but given the size and weight, some might think that MFT refers to Medium Format Titanic. Yes, I know this won't matter in a video rig, but micro 4/3 was supposed to be about being small and light.

This lens is less that 50% of the weight of the nearest FF equivalent. Camera plus lens could be held with one hand for even slow shutter speeds. No such FF combination exists that can replicate that feat.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2021 at 09:00 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH field review (125 comments in total)
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Canasonic: I love my 10-25 f/1.7 but I'm not sure I have a use for the 25-50. As the review said, it's a very niche lens. I would have to see how many wedding shots I have in the 25-50 mm range. Right now I use a 40-150 f/2.8 to pair with my 10-25 at events. It would be nice to have more light, but not at the expense of changing lenses more often.

I find that the PL12-60mm covers me for most shots at events. And if I can use flash the P14-140mm is not bad at all indoors. But for video shooting indoors I would need those f1.7 lenses if I want to film at 1/25s or faster.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2021 at 01:53 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH field review (125 comments in total)
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Photoman: Could they make it any bigger! They must have learnt that lesson from Leica.

So how small can you design such a lens then?

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2021 at 01:48 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH field review (125 comments in total)
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David610: Beautiful lens but given the size and weight, some might think that MFT refers to Medium Format Titanic. Yes, I know this won't matter in a video rig, but micro 4/3 was supposed to be about being small and light.

The advantage of m43 is that it has small and light lenses, plus larger and heavier lenses. Different strokes for different folks. And to top it all off all the equivalent FF lenses are at least twice as heavy.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2021 at 21:54 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH field review (125 comments in total)
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Bigmaac: Just buy a used FF body and a 24-105 if you have the need for this lens.

Which 24-105 FF lens has an aperture of f1.7?

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2021 at 21:52 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH field review (125 comments in total)

If I win the lottery I am getting this lens to fit on the GH5M2. Whilst it is not parfocal, zooming in and out whilst shooting video is very much an amateur thing. You hardly ever see it used in movies and even documentaries.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2021 at 18:13 UTC as 23rd comment
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Sranang Boi: I got a glance of the new Nikon and a lens I haven't seen before. It was in the hands of a photographer who was fiddling with it right behind Matt Whitlock during an interview. Matt had just won Olympic gold.

I found that clip on the BBC iPlayer and had a closer look. It was a Nikon 180-400mm.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2021 at 08:42 UTC

I got a glance of the new Nikon and a lens I haven't seen before. It was in the hands of a photographer who was fiddling with it right behind Matt Whitlock during an interview. Matt had just won Olympic gold.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2021 at 19:21 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
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BrexitDefCom3: A Lumia 950 XL by any other name would smell as sweet!

I am actually using a 950XL right now to read your comment.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2021 at 23:34 UTC

Leica already has a tie up with Panasonic. So why didn't they do this with the Panasonic CM1? That had a 1" sensor as well.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2021 at 12:40 UTC as 46th comment | 2 replies
On article DPReview TV: Panasonic Leica 25-50mm F1.7 review (55 comments in total)
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Alexis D: With its size and weight, it looks like it should match and handle really well on the Panasonic S1. Well done, Panasonic.

It's a m43 lens. So it won't fit the S1.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2021 at 13:04 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 II review (479 comments in total)
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BackToNature1: "The GH5 II will be launched with an MSRP of $1699: $300 lower than the original GH5."

Okay. Problem lies with that for just a few hundred more, there are an ton of choices in FF mirrorless cameras. Or even more when it comes to APS-C. I don't think this can survive with an niche market at those prices and or competition.

Which FF cameras are better than the GH5M2 for video?

Link | Posted on May 26, 2021 at 20:41 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 II review (479 comments in total)
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tbcass: "Then, of course, there's the autofocus. Chris and Jordan's tests so far suggest it does well in 60p mode, but that 24p still lags behind the best of the competition. We'll try to get a sense of how usable it is for casual shooting as part of our review."

I wonder why that is?

With Panasonic the camera refocuses before each image is taken. So if you are doing video the camera would be refocusing more often at higher frame rates.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2021 at 20:39 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 II review (479 comments in total)
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Gesture: How does a supposedly weak, pandemic-ravaged industry gush forth with so much new product?

Quite a few of these cameras were being made ready for the 2020 Olympics.manufacturers have been sitting on their stock waiting for the Olympics this year.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2021 at 22:09 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 II review (479 comments in total)
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BackToNature1: "The GH5 II will be launched with an MSRP of $1699: $300 lower than the original GH5."

Okay. Problem lies with that for just a few hundred more, there are an ton of choices in FF mirrorless cameras. Or even more when it comes to APS-C. I don't think this can survive with an niche market at those prices and or competition.

Which FF camera in that price range can match the video performance of the GH5 II?

Link | Posted on May 25, 2021 at 16:35 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 II review (479 comments in total)
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Richmondthefish: This is a weird update given that the GH6 is announced. Not that this is a bad update by any means but Panasonic said the GH6 is coming out at the end of year and it's going to be a 5.7k version with new processor/sensor probably lots of other things added in.

There would have been more excitement if Panasonic instead released an updated GH5SII to improve the IBIS on the 10MP sensor along with AF improvements..etc. i could see that being more of a enticing buy with the GH6 coming down the road as it would have been the opposite approach with a low MP sensor(sort of like the A7SIII).

The GH5 II is a clever update path. It now stands out as the best semi and pro vlogging camera.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2021 at 16:33 UTC

Why is Panasonic not releasing any updates for the G90 as well? That camera has huge potentials, let down by a lackluster Panasonic support for it. It's like only the G9 and GH5 exist.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2021 at 07:26 UTC as 5th comment
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