StephanSchmidt

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On article Panasonic S1 and S1R: What we know so far (893 comments in total)
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StephanSchmidt: The make or break point will be AF.

CDAF/DFD will surpass PDAF some time, the question is when (as EVF on the Nikon Z seems to have surpasses OVFs). DFD quality is mainly driven by sensor read-out speed and processor speed. Both are limited by power and heat currently (There are much faster cheap processors than in your camera, just look at you phone octa core ARMs).

It will be interesting what Panasonic is using in these new cameras, or if they just reuse the GH5 processors and software.

Perhaps on of these "AI" processors some smartphones use, this might help with eye recognition a lot, and might explain their "AI" AF moniker. Apples "AI" processors helps with "face unlock" and is very fast, the same processor and code could help with face/eye AF.

Jadajadajda, OIS is better than IBIS, will never buy a camera with IBIS, jadajadajda, ah Nikon Z7, ah Sony A7III, jadajadajada OVF, jadadajada, PDAF will never buy CDAF jadajadada, mirrorless is bad, jadajadjada, ahh Canon R, jadadajdada.....

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2018 at 08:26 UTC

I assume the same sensor will be used in a coming Nikon Z camera, the real reason for the large mount (not that "more light" argument they were spinning as a smoke screen for their future ambitions) and the edge to edge sharp lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2018 at 08:24 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
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Tom Holly: What do people use that many megapixels for?

Big prints?

We used high MP MF cameras in eCommerce mostly for jewlery and watches, all other stuff was shot with normal FF cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2018 at 08:21 UTC
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ewelch: Olympus has to be worried at Panasonic going this direction.

Olympus should have stick to small bodies and and small lenses. Yes a niche, loved Olympus for that. Better the biggest fish in a small pond than the smallest fish in the ocean getting eaten by predators.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 15:00 UTC
On article Panasonic S1 and S1R: What we know so far (893 comments in total)
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Rensol: So no phase focus for video???
Same video af as for g5 gh5???

I think you forgot some "??????" there.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 12:24 UTC
On article Panasonic S1 and S1R: What we know so far (893 comments in total)
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nostradamus_8: On paper the best mirrorless offering. Unlike Sony's electronic gadgets that can take photos Panasonic knows how to build polished cameras for real world usage.

IBIS makes this a poorer offering?

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 12:23 UTC
On article Panasonic S1 and S1R: What we know so far (893 comments in total)
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panther fan: DFD! Great, at least it will miss focus faster than everyone else.

Makes you wonder why they don't want to please the video guys with PDAF

@webber15 good luck then, in 5y no new camera will have PDAF anymore. PDAF is a bridge technology.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 12:21 UTC
On article Panasonic S1 and S1R: What we know so far (893 comments in total)
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GrapeJam: "Both cameras will use Panasonic's Depth-from-Defocus system for autofocus. This takes information about each lens's out-of-focus characteristics to help the camera assess the distance to the subject, to support its contrast-detection AF system. Perhaps tellingly, this description closely matches the way Leica discusses the autofocus in its SL.. "

So the AF's pretty much gonna suck just like the rest of Panasonic cameras?

How are they gonna be "targeting people such as wedding photographers and photojournalists" with such garbage AF system?

SUCK SUCK SUCK I SAY!

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 12:07 UTC
On article Panasonic S1 and S1R: What we know so far (893 comments in total)
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panther fan: DFD! Great, at least it will miss focus faster than everyone else.

Makes you wonder why they don't want to please the video guys with PDAF

All things that will get better with faster processors and faster read out.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 12:01 UTC
On article Panasonic S1 and S1R: What we know so far (893 comments in total)
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mahonj: I see Leica as a big winner here as they will now get affordable lenses for their system.

One thing struck me is why someone doesn't make a 4:3 aspect ratio sensor for the FF mirrorless cameras: say 36 x 27 mm in size. You could select the image region you wanted, like the LX-100 series and have a more flexible camera. No mirror in the way anymore + most long focus lenses could cover the larger image circle easily (from say 60mm up).

You don't earn with the body but the lenses.

So they didn't gain more lenses, but more bodies sold by Panasonic and so more Leica lens sales.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 12:00 UTC
On article Panasonic S1 and S1R: What we know so far (893 comments in total)

Hope this cooperation doesn't go the way the Panasonic/Olympus cooperation went (no support for aperture rings on Olympus, no DUALIS support with other manufacturer, no DFD cross support,myriads of the same lenses, ...)

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 11:59 UTC as 180th comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic S1 and S1R: What we know so far (893 comments in total)
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Flashback: Maybe not now, but CD DFD can only get better with the promise of the exceptional processing power of multicore processors from the unstoppable mobile phone market. It may even surpass PD . . .

Several reviewers have said the Nikon Z EVF is the first which looks real, so I guess it's a mixture of resolution, color and refresh. Not that i care a lot, my XT2 EVF is good enough for me.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 11:53 UTC
On article Panasonic S1 and S1R: What we know so far (893 comments in total)

The make or break point will be AF.

CDAF/DFD will surpass PDAF some time, the question is when (as EVF on the Nikon Z seems to have surpasses OVFs). DFD quality is mainly driven by sensor read-out speed and processor speed. Both are limited by power and heat currently (There are much faster cheap processors than in your camera, just look at you phone octa core ARMs).

It will be interesting what Panasonic is using in these new cameras, or if they just reuse the GH5 processors and software.

Perhaps on of these "AI" processors some smartphones use, this might help with eye recognition a lot, and might explain their "AI" AF moniker. Apples "AI" processors helps with "face unlock" and is very fast, the same processor and code could help with face/eye AF.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 11:50 UTC as 188th comment | 3 replies
On article Panasonic S1 and S1R: What we know so far (893 comments in total)
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Flashback: Maybe not now, but CD DFD can only get better with the promise of the exceptional processing power of multicore processors from the unstoppable mobile phone market. It may even surpass PD . . .

DFD will of course surpass PDAF, the question is when (as EVF on the Nikon Z seems to have surpasses OVFs). DFD quality is mainly driven by sensor read-out speed and processor speed. Both are limited by power and heat currently (There are much faster cheap processors than in your camera, just look at you phone octa core ARMs).

So it will be interesting what processors they use, perhaps on of these "AI" processors some smartphones use, this might help with eye recognition a lot, and might explain their "AI" AF moniker. Apples "AI" processors helps with "face unlock" and is very fast, the same processor and code could help with face/eye AF.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 11:48 UTC
On article Panasonic S1 and S1R: What we know so far (893 comments in total)
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boy_wander: The many times "high end user" it's mentioned worries me about the pricing. If GH5 is already at 2k pricepoint and that's MFT then this must be around 3k for the S1. Not confident with the DFD AF since it's never proven itself to be reliable. I am happy that this is not a bust though and might actually be a great FF MILC. This will force Sony to step up as I'm still holding on to my Sony system

They'll go the new Nikon and Sony way (aka "Gilette-and-HP-money-making-trick"), cheap body, expensive lenses. This is what Sony learned from it's Playstation (cheap console, earn on games) and has successfully applied to cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 11:39 UTC
On article Panasonic S1 and S1R: What we know so far (893 comments in total)
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SpacemanUA: So, no PDAF? Then it will suck in video. Glad I've bought Sony.

I'm glad that you are glad.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 11:38 UTC
On article Panasonic S1 and S1R: What we know so far (893 comments in total)
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GrapeJam: "Both cameras will use Panasonic's Depth-from-Defocus system for autofocus. This takes information about each lens's out-of-focus characteristics to help the camera assess the distance to the subject, to support its contrast-detection AF system. Perhaps tellingly, this description closely matches the way Leica discusses the autofocus in its SL.. "

So the AF's pretty much gonna suck just like the rest of Panasonic cameras?

How are they gonna be "targeting people such as wedding photographers and photojournalists" with such garbage AF system?

TINY TINY TINY I SAY! SUCK SUCK SUCK I SAY! SONY SONY SONY I SAY!

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 11:33 UTC
On article Panasonic S1 and S1R: What we know so far (893 comments in total)
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GrapeJam: "Both cameras will use Panasonic's Depth-from-Defocus system for autofocus. This takes information about each lens's out-of-focus characteristics to help the camera assess the distance to the subject, to support its contrast-detection AF system. Perhaps tellingly, this description closely matches the way Leica discusses the autofocus in its SL.. "

So the AF's pretty much gonna suck just like the rest of Panasonic cameras?

How are they gonna be "targeting people such as wedding photographers and photojournalists" with such garbage AF system?

For video perhaps.

My old G7 is much much faster (e.g. 45/1.8) without PDAF compared to my XT2 with PDAF and the newest generation lenses (23/2, 80/2.8, ...)

I assume Sony eye AF is mostly software on fast processors with fast readout not from PDAF. PDFA might help by finding the rough area where to focus on with moving targets though.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 11:27 UTC
On article Ricoh announces development of long-awaited GR III (701 comments in total)

YES!

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 07:47 UTC as 154th comment
On article Canon RF 50mm F1.2L USM sample gallery (661 comments in total)
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Thoughts R Us: Beautiful lens...the rendering and colors look fabulous.

It's funny to read the critics who have never used this lens, whereas the people who have used the lens really love it!

It will be great to see what Nikon does with a 50 f1.2.

The next few years should be fun as Canon and Nikon compete with some crazy fantastic wide aperture lenses because they now both have lens mounts large enough to accommodate.

Yeah yeah, "I only do it because they do it" ... "But he started it mom" .... "I'm only a Sony troll because Thoughts R Us is trolling the Sony forums" ....

Grow up.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2018 at 08:31 UTC
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