mrxak

Joined on Sep 4, 2012

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SungiBr: That's the second camera company that's dennying a Nikkei report.
Seem's like Nikkey's articles are starting to get to much gossip and less so informative.

The article was one journalist's speculation. Panasonic isn't going to sue over speculation.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 14:54 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm F2.8-4 (165 comments in total)
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shigzeo: Handsome camera and lens combination.

Heh, yeah, it's been an expensive year for me. If I buy another lens I'll have to not eat for a month. Maybe next year, but I have a feeling I'll get a wide prime instead.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 18:25 UTC
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kotepum: When will this actually hit stores? Not interested in pre orders.

Says late May.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:56 UTC
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Impulses: Oh wow, looks like the leaks had the price TOTALLY wrong, pre ordering as soon as I see it on B&H.

Yeah, cheaper than I expected. What a tempting lens with the filter threads and f/2.8 at the wide end. I've already blown through my camera gear budget for the rest of the year on other stuff though, but man what a great time to be a photographer in m43!

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:55 UTC
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Georgeee: "The LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Series lineup will expand with additional 50-200mm (100-400mm, 35mm camera equivalent) telephoto zoom lens."
When? When?

By the end of the year, I'll wager. Maybe late summer or fall?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:53 UTC
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ekaton: Mft lens options are getting better and better;) Zoom range, size, weight, all tick the right boxes. If optical performance convinces it will be a buy. The PL Vario-Elmarit line starts to look pretty compelling.

M43 has pretty much had all their bases covered for a while now. The new lenses coming out for the system are mainly geared for higher-end customers looking for specific focal ranges at nice apertures and really great glass. I'm sure the optical performance of this, and the rest of this recent line, will prove to be quite good. Once these next two lenses come out I believe PanaLeica will cover everything from 8-400mm, at a price of course. With the updated lenses now there's Lumix-branded dual-IS compatible weather sealed lenses from 12-300mm. Personally I'd love to see another macro lens out of PL, and I'll never turn down more fast primes, but it's hard to imagine what they'll do after this year, as there's little left they don't already make.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:51 UTC
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Jefftan: It can take 67mm filter!!

I expect that will be the main reason people buy this over the 7-14mm Panasonic already makes. It'll be better in low light as well.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:40 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1203 comments in total)
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tom42: No built-in flash?

Correct.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 00:39 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1203 comments in total)
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Zoom Zoom Zoom: I only have one question & one only: does ANYONE, I mean ANYONE, actually buy this camera to use it primarily as a still camera? The answer is most likely no. There is 0, zilch, compelling or outstanding reasons for its price to anywhere be justifiable over other still cameras. So, being the case that basically everyone will use this for video, WHAT IS THE POINT TO KEEP MAKING THIS CAMERA'S FORM FACTOR A STILL CAMERA, instead of simply just making it actually what 99.99.99% of people will use it for: A VIDEO CAMERA! Market it as a mini-RED or a mini-VARICAM or something else that is hip and catchy and "cinema-sounding" that works sales-wise! Done! It is truly a mystery to me that Panasonic keeps year on year making this as a still camera when just about no one uses it as as such & later have to turn it upside down, inside-out & do endless gymnastics with adaptors, cages, grips, all sorts of gadgetry & whatever else to remotely turn this more into something like a video camera!!!

It's two cameras in one rather small body that uses rather small lenses. I originally got into m43 and Panasonic cameras because of video and it renewed my love of still photography as well. I have the GH5 and a lot of the stills features on it are arguably only possible because it was designed to be such a good video camera. The post-focus and in-camera focus stacking, for example. 6K photo mode is basically just video. I imagine the dual SD slots were a feature driven by video but make it an even better stills camera as well. The ergonomics are best in the format for stills shooters, too. Can you get comparable IQ in other bodies, even cheaper bodies? Sure. But there's more to photography than just IQ.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 22:48 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1203 comments in total)
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rawmagic: Panasonic GH6 8k 30p and 4k 120p Camera comming 2020, i am gonna buy one !

I think the killer feature for the GH6 is going to be 4K VFR footage up to 180 fps. The GH5 does up to 180 fps at 1080p which is crazy. Maybe we'll see 6K 30p as well. 8K seems like a stretch and I'm not sure there's any industry demand for it.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 22:39 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1203 comments in total)
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maxnimo: So if I made a 4K movie with this GH5, would it look much worse than if I used an $80,000 studio camera?

I know of at least one Hollywood film about to be shot entirely on the GH5. Actually it may already be underway. It's not going to be a super high budget blockbuster or anything, but the camera is good enough for them. I think when the 400Mbps codec comes out this summer it'll be a very big deal in the professional filmmaking industry.

I remember hearing about movies being shot at least partially with the GH2, and the GH5 is leaps and bounds ahead of that in IQ and professional filmmaking features. Now, obviously when you pay for a $80,000 camera, you're getting features that a $2,000 camera can't match. If you don't already know what those are, I'm sure the GH5 will suit your needs just fine.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 22:34 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1203 comments in total)
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jackspra: Max Yuryev did an interesting YouTube comparison with the A6500 on autofocus.If your buying you may want to take a look.

Also check out Ken Ross and PierreTL's videos on the GH5. They seem to have none of the autofocus problems from Max's tests. I'm sure a lot more footage will come out as well as people use theirs in real world scenarios. I can't seem to make my GH5 do what Max's was doing. It's possible there was some lens difference or he had a bad camera, or maybe he just didn't understand the settings and did things weirdly. Panasonic didn't provide much in the way of good descriptors for the settings or a lot of information in the manual, so I can understand why some people might be confused. Regardless, based on my own tests, and what I've seen other people do with their GH5, I think anyone who doesn't buy one based on one internet critic's video is crazy.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 22:27 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1203 comments in total)
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QuarryCat: I hoped for a real step forward for the viewfinder...
it is a lot better then GH3 and GH4
but...
it is not as bright and as sharp that I wished for, it has more resolution, but it doesn't show as bright and clear as my Fujifilm X-T2 or Olympus E-M1II
and...
it is strongly effected by sunshine or light from the side...

What Panasonic engineered best, is the AF-selector! Far better then Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm etc.
It is unfair, that the IBIS doesn't work with Olympus-lenses.

Panasonic has offered multiple eyecups for some of their cameras in the past. It's possible they'll make a different eyecup as an option for the GH5 if enough people ask for it.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 22:14 UTC
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1507 comments in total)
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jorden mosley: I voted for the GH3.

It's probably because I do mostly video, but I thought the Panasonic's GH3 and Sony's A99 hands-down made the biggest leap in making the best hybrid cameras. But I gave the GH3 the edge due to sharper video quality, lack of moire', superior AF for video and much higher in-camera bit-rates.

Random thoughts about the poll: Kinda surprised the RX1 got more votes than the A99 (same sensor and price, one is interchangeable lens the other is fixed). Though I'm not surprised with the percentage of votes that the EM-5 got, a lot of stills only m4/3 shooters have been raving about that camera. The 5D MkIII being in the top 3 is well deserved with it's clean high iso performance and fast/accurate AF system.

I think a site like this one just doesn't appreciate hybrid, or videography. The cameras that are best for that aren't going to do as well as excellent still cameras. In the end, though, it'll be hybrids like the GH3 that bring in a lot of serious pros to the M43 system, and mirrorless generally. It's the camera that will have the biggest impact on both mirrorless and full frame DSLRs, in the long run.

But, the GH3 isn't shipping yet in quantity, and won't until 2013. It should probably not even be in this poll, but it should be next year.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 19:05 UTC
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1507 comments in total)
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Nikcan: GH3 will be there, give it time

Yeah, next year. It's only shipped a few preorders so far. Won't really be available until 2013.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 19:01 UTC
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1507 comments in total)
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macmanlou: I would have chosen the Panasonic DMC-GH3 this year, but I don't believe that any camera that is not available to the public should even be in the running.

Happy Holidays to all. Love and Peace in 2013.

And big thanks to the Dpreview staff for all they do for us gearheads every year.

Yup, it should be on next year's list, not this year's.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 19:01 UTC
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1507 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: What this poll shows is that Panasonic needs to start advertising their products better. The GH3 is one of the most revolutionary cameras in history but no one knows that because you can't even buy it in regular stores.

Panasonic's marketing department is horrible. Their engineering department is excellent. I like it that way because I know how great their cameras are. That won't help them with sales though.

It's the first pro body for M43. It's an outstanding hybrid camera, which is the future. It's mirrorless, which is the future. It's getting a lot of attention from videographers, and with the 12-35 and 35-100 lenses for it it's getting a lot of attention from Canon/Nikon still shooters. It may be simply an evolution of the GH2, but it's going to shake things up because the technology has finally arrived to bring real pros into the system and shift things away from DSLRs.

Camera of the year 2012, though? Not really. It hasn't shipped beyond a few preorders, so far. Camera of the year 2013.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 18:55 UTC
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1507 comments in total)
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James A Rinner: Two full frames and a micro 4/3 are taking over 62% of the votes! The Canon and the Nikon may produce better pictures for the pixels peepers but the OM-D EM-5 is definately the "Camera of the Year" when it comes to being a game changer for many photographers. I bet many of those Canon and Nikon voters also own an OM-D!

Yeah, the GH3 will be a big deal in the next year or two. It hasn't shipped in quantity yet, so it's not really the camera of 2012. But in 2013? It's the first truly professional M43 camera, filmmakers are already raving about it, and with the new lens combo of 12-35 and 35-100, it's really making M43 a serious system at last. Pro hybrid shooters are going to go nuts for M43 because of the the GH3.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 18:49 UTC
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1507 comments in total)

I hope the GH3 makes it on the poll next year, since it hasn't really started shipping yet, outside a few preorders. I'm actually pretty surprised it's on the list this year, for that reason.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 18:45 UTC as 334th comment
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Ahmet Aydogan: Death is the inevitable culmination of life. The feigned sensibilities of those who have an "ethical" argument against the display of death or imminent death reflects their own discomfort with this indisputable fact.

Considering death's importance to life, I think we do ourselves a disservice not documenting it thoroughly. The only thing offensive about this NY Post front page is the headline, not the image.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 09:53 UTC
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