paul cool

paul cool

Lives in United Kingdom sussex, United Kingdom
Joined on Aug 29, 2010

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On article CP+ 2018: First Look - Sony 400mm F2.8 G Master (462 comments in total)
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JJBerlin: I have a stupid question:
Why are many of these big telephoto lenses at least partially white colored? Is there a technical reason for that? Why not all-black?

think it is a technical stand point black lenses absorbs more sunlight ,gets hotter quicker and probably expands more ,white reflects sunlight so stays cooler less expansion .

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2018 at 11:16 UTC
On article CP+ 2018: First Look - Sony 400mm F2.8 G Master (462 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: IT WILL BE LENSES LIKE THIS THAT COULD LURE THE CANONITES,,,, the pros to sony mirrorless

It will be i see press photographers using them now on tv ,but they buy what ever they like and do not have to pay the 20% tax

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 09:34 UTC
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paul cool: Gosh it is quite small dinky

yes if it gets close to the 200mm f2.8 it will be a worthy investment might even set new standards for a zoom.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 09:27 UTC

Gosh it is quite small dinky

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 09:06 UTC as 38th comment | 4 replies
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Ebrahim Saadawi: I would LOVE one of these for video. It lacks basically nothing for making a movie. I simply don't care about 10bit, I can't see a difference and our monitors are 8bit. 200mbps 4K with Fuji quality and colours, is so good, especially when coupled with stabilization and F-Log, is absolutely gorgeous. For me, a better proposition for video than the GH5. The footage simply looks better, no matter what specs say. I can't afford one so I'll do without F-log (with Film simulations) and stabilization (With 18-55mm OS) and shoot with the XT-20 for now.

really no one uses or needs 4k 60p

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2018 at 19:52 UTC
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Ebrahim Saadawi: I would LOVE one of these for video. It lacks basically nothing for making a movie. I simply don't care about 10bit, I can't see a difference and our monitors are 8bit. 200mbps 4K with Fuji quality and colours, is so good, especially when coupled with stabilization and F-Log, is absolutely gorgeous. For me, a better proposition for video than the GH5. The footage simply looks better, no matter what specs say. I can't afford one so I'll do without F-log (with Film simulations) and stabilization (With 18-55mm OS) and shoot with the XT-20 for now.

I,d prefer one for stills ,a gh5 for video would be better it just has all the tools and tricks with better output not just image but sound with more video centric aids and no recording limit ,better slow motion ,and 4k 60p .

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2018 at 18:02 UTC
On photo Letter A in the The Letter "A" or "a" as found NOT SIGNS challenge (9 comments in total)
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John Michael Winterbourne: I'm afraid that photograph has been annoying me all of today, given that whatever forum I'm in I seem to have to look at it at almost, but not quite, peripherally.

To me, it doesn't even begin to represent "the letter A" - it looks much more like a still from a 1950s or 1960s low budget Sci Fi movie, with some sort of Alien holding some sort of assault weapon. I really don't like it.

Funny that if i find i have nothing good to say then i say nothing and keep opinions to myself.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 18:54 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1: What you need to know (239 comments in total)
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RooksTemplar: For us slow-mo lovers how many frames can it put out in 1080?

For movie lovers get a panasonic they just work better even there budget ones are still better ,unless you are embedded in fuji glass .

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2018 at 17:21 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix G9 vs Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (256 comments in total)
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Andrew Elliott: I have the GH5 and the OMD EM1ii.

The OMD EM1ii is a far better stills camera IMO. I’m guessing the G9 is pretty similar to the GH5 here.
Using the 12-60 & GH5 and the 12-100 & EM1ii (or swapping), the AF is simply much better on the EM1ii. The EM1ii’s IS is a lot better, too. GH5’s contrast detect AF is a bit ‘hunty’ in real life, if you ask me. There doesn’t seem to be any mention of the 60 fps RAW shooting on the EM1ii here, or other great features like Live Composite. However, a given shot using either camera using the same settings, lens, etc, there’s not much in it.

I’d much rather be in a storm with the EM1ii & the 12-100 than the GH5 & the 12-60. A single battery lasts much longer, on the EM1ii, too.

The GH5 is a fuller video camera, I like it. However, the EM1ii is a ‘tighter’ travel package, is a lot better for hand-held video, & can pan beautifully on a long lens without the ‘lumpy’ sensor movement look that plagues many IS systems.

Again, these are just my findings!!

go to mirrorlessons review for a better factual representation of mirrorless for wildlife photography the olympus em1 beat the gh5 ,fuji xt2 and sony 6500 ,the d500 beat them all in c-af keeper rates as expected ,there was nothing in bif difference between the gh5 and omd em1 .2 keeper rate % just that the omd could shoot more frames both around 40/50% keepers ,the g9 i feel would now be the best option for wildlife ,comparable ibis ,better frame rate and equal c-af

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 20:35 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix G9 vs Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (256 comments in total)
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ozturert: The biggest reason that keeps me away from Panasonic is their color. Somehow blues are magenta-ish, read are strange. Especially sky color is so bad that you may not be able to correct it in post-process. Olympus color science looks better to me. It isn't life-like but colors are much more pleasant than Panasonic. I have used GF1, GF2, GF3, GM1, GM5, GH3, G5, G6 and G7 before. I hope Panasonic has imroved their color response in GH5 and later.

almost certainly raw ,sort of notice the difference when you apply camera profiles in lightroom that i assume simulate colours you get in your jpeg settings the panasonic standard is very close to adobe the oly is not close to the adobe when profile applied ,but yes in raw almost any colours can be matched .
but they are different sensors the g9 has no phase detect pixels on it.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2018 at 21:00 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix G9 vs Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (256 comments in total)
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ozturert: The biggest reason that keeps me away from Panasonic is their color. Somehow blues are magenta-ish, read are strange. Especially sky color is so bad that you may not be able to correct it in post-process. Olympus color science looks better to me. It isn't life-like but colors are much more pleasant than Panasonic. I have used GF1, GF2, GF3, GM1, GM5, GH3, G5, G6 and G7 before. I hope Panasonic has imroved their color response in GH5 and later.

It is all personal preference as to which colours you prefer the panasonic is more accurate wether you like it or not is subjective olympus over saturate and greens look a little off .
One review claimed most accurate colour for panasonic g9 over xt-2 em1.2 and shared with nikon d500,

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2018 at 19:55 UTC
On photo PA070843 in the animal motion 2017 challenge (4 comments in total)
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Tim Reidy Productions: may do a panned shot challenge thanks for the idea.

lucky you

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 17:38 UTC
On photo PA070843 in the animal motion 2017 challenge (4 comments in total)
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Tim Reidy Productions: may do a panned shot challenge thanks for the idea.

Good idea although the deer is not as low s/s as could be used .i just wanted some blur on hooves etc think 1/50th would give more perception of movement but less chance of sharp image.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 13:28 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (1024 comments in total)
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dansclic: Maybe it is a good camera but it lacks direct controls ass speed, iso, etc. Like those provided on Fuji cameras

It has something similar super spot af

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 17:24 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (1024 comments in total)
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horsth: I'm shooting in CAF now for one week with the G9 mostly birds in flight with the Oly 300mm and the PL 100-400 and have not once experienced that "wobbling" or "flutter" what the guy is talking about. I also tested my other Pana lenses, no wobbling at all. I also never experienced such a behavior with any of my older Pana bodies. Maybe it happens with some non-DfD lenses. Maybe it's a question of lighting....

I expect the wobbling flutter maybe due to the 20 fps no black out but with no live view so always showing the previous frame ?
I got mine today and really pleased so far ,a shame one reviewers expectations where curbed a little ,you kind of think if the joystick could of moved the af point in a diagonal he would of given it a gold .

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 19:08 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (1024 comments in total)
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Checat: I never bought m4/3 camera, but I always liked the idea of a small and reasonably priced camera system.

This camera on paper has great features, but… Low light/autofocus are very important aspects of “serious” gear, so who will choose it over D750, 6DMII or D500 (cameras in the same price point (!?!)?

It looks like a bit rushed approach to mimic A9, but Sony created first FF stacked sensor with fully working e-shutter, no blackout EVF and best ever autofocus system in mirrorless camera so it was/is special. After excellent GH5 I was expecting something a lot better than this from Panasonic.

Not so much my printer but the commonly used papers I buy and a sensor that 21:9 ratio would be amusing also when entering print competitions i generally use a4 or a3 which you loose some with 3:2 and 4:3 as it happens if you add a border it becomes different again.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2018 at 23:17 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (1024 comments in total)
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Checat: I never bought m4/3 camera, but I always liked the idea of a small and reasonably priced camera system.

This camera on paper has great features, but… Low light/autofocus are very important aspects of “serious” gear, so who will choose it over D750, 6DMII or D500 (cameras in the same price point (!?!)?

It looks like a bit rushed approach to mimic A9, but Sony created first FF stacked sensor with fully working e-shutter, no blackout EVF and best ever autofocus system in mirrorless camera so it was/is special. After excellent GH5 I was expecting something a lot better than this from Panasonic.

Do not use labs use my own and I do not go to the cinema to view my photographs

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2018 at 21:30 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (1024 comments in total)
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Checat: I never bought m4/3 camera, but I always liked the idea of a small and reasonably priced camera system.

This camera on paper has great features, but… Low light/autofocus are very important aspects of “serious” gear, so who will choose it over D750, 6DMII or D500 (cameras in the same price point (!?!)?

It looks like a bit rushed approach to mimic A9, but Sony created first FF stacked sensor with fully working e-shutter, no blackout EVF and best ever autofocus system in mirrorless camera so it was/is special. After excellent GH5 I was expecting something a lot better than this from Panasonic.

yes but aesthetics point to 4:3 being more pleasing to the eye and replicates most print paper sizes almost for photographic purposes ,yes if shooting video then 16:9 ratio is best and will match your monitor /tv almost

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2018 at 19:34 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 first impressions (378 comments in total)
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left eye: There's a long thread emerging about the poor optical quality of the EVF. Over the years the LUMIX EVF lenses have always been a weak point of the range, the G9 seems beyond acceptable...

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/60549465

I wish they'd given Leica the job of designing the EVF optics!

the gx8 is one the best the g85 is good also and gh5 ,ill wait on the g9 some have noted pin cushion effect and soft in corners ,think a lot will down to tolerance of user.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2018 at 10:12 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (1024 comments in total)
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Robemo: I didn't like the processing of the images (way over the top for me..), but that's a question of taste of course. So I played around with the RAW files DPR provides. And then I tried some D500 files at the same ISO and low light. Just for fun I also took an A9 3200 ISO file from pictures of a sporting event (the female long jumper). The last one was a bit tricky because it had very low contrast to begin with.
But for people that are genuinely interested this is fun to do. Try to get about similar contrast, exposure output. You might be surprised.
And it's more fun than these juvenile rants of keyboard warriors about nothing ...

by the way for a sports origin camera the d500 gallery is poor ,not as much in it as i thought the a9 has very fine grain ,but for my output i doubt i would see huge improvement with d500 although the af would be in this situation more reliable ,but not as much fun no 20fps ,no 180 fps ,no 4k 60p ,no ibis 6.5 which in term brings all back that is lost for still images .

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 18:18 UTC
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