Demon Cleaner

Demon Cleaner

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On article Panasonic officially unveils 50-200mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH (300 comments in total)
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evan ts: Is it parfocal?

Well the other two lenses in this f/2.8 - f/4 series (PL8-17 and PL12-60) both act as though they're parfocal so here's hoping this one does so too. It's incredibly useful regardless of the nature of the implementation.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 20:24 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1232 comments in total)

"this is actually one of the most exciting Canon cameras to be launched in some time."

Vicious.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 06:29 UTC as 324th comment | 2 replies
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mick232: It's called "weather-sealing" not "someone may spill sealing".

Almost water proofing? I find that very difficult to believe when the 12-40mm Pro is only rated as "drip proof" (B&H product page).

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 20:15 UTC

As a GX80/5 replacement this is a very nice upgrade. I think it would be favorably received by most if it was positioned as such.

As a GX8 successor though it's a downgrade in some pretty meaningful ways.

So to then go and name it as a GX9 is more than a little confounding. They've chosen to present the camera in a way where it will be viewed by anyone familiar with the m43 system as being somewhat of a disappointment.

Whoever at Panasonic made that decision would be well advised to re-enroll at marketing school. And this time pay attention during class.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 18:37 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix G9 vs Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (256 comments in total)

I'm surprised value for money wasn't a consideration here. One costing 18% more than the other would seem a salient consideration when otherwise differentiating between the two comes down to "splitting hairs".

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2018 at 10:51 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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Andreas Voigt: Doing it the Adobe way ... trying to give birth to a cash cow.

"Magix says that the 365 version won't replace its perpetual license option..."

Haven't we heard something like that before.... ?

@Gmon750 "So exactly what is a person to do that wants to use it, or TRY it?"

Um, they could maybe try the 30 day free trial version?

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 17:49 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Review (589 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Looks like an excellent 4/3 video companion. Things have come a ways since the GH4.

I'd say it's time for an A7S III though in any event.

@Dr-Jon You didn't just call "snap" on a non-existing camera did you? You realise that in the actual game of Snap, you lose all your cards when you make an erroneous call on a match that doesn't exist yet, yeah? I'm sure it's just a minor technicality for your everyday, garden variety brand evangelist, but still...

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 01:03 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (1024 comments in total)
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MrALLCAPS: I'll wait for Panasonic to add this tech to a APS-C sized sensor camera. Until then, I'll stick with Fujifilm. I really like Lumix cameras, but the struggles with low light and my street photography are too much to bear.

Also, bodies are getting too big. Don't care about the lens size, because I only shoot primes anyways. If Panasonic really wants to compete with Sony, then they need larger sensors. The 43 sensor has run it's course & it can't compare to larger sensors. It just physically not possible.

Confirmation bias : )

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 15:46 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (1024 comments in total)
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MrALLCAPS: I'll wait for Panasonic to add this tech to a APS-C sized sensor camera. Until then, I'll stick with Fujifilm. I really like Lumix cameras, but the struggles with low light and my street photography are too much to bear.

Also, bodies are getting too big. Don't care about the lens size, because I only shoot primes anyways. If Panasonic really wants to compete with Sony, then they need larger sensors. The 43 sensor has run it's course & it can't compare to larger sensors. It just physically not possible.

@MrALLCAPS I'm afraid you're working from a flawed premise my friend. Now, speaking of tiny blades...

http://www.photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR.htm#Canon%20EOS%206D%20Mark%20II,FujiFilm%20X-T1,Olympus%20OM-D%20E-M1%20Mark%20II

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 11:20 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (1024 comments in total)

Genuinely interested in how much more effective the reviewer felt 225 point was compared to Custom Multi for this type of subject, when the latter is essentially the former but with extraneous AF points deactivated.

I've never shot basketball but find the GH5's Custom Multi the better option for BIF and surfing.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 20:46 UTC as 196th comment
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Demon Cleaner: I'm kind of stunned they included 4K 50/60p in the G9. Was fully expecting it to remain a calling card of the GH5 for a while yet.

I think that makes this the cheapest access point to an ILC with 4K 50/60p on the market? Very alluring option for anyone who doesn't need 10 bit and unlimited recording duration. Also probably makes it the best traveler's hybrid on the planet by some margin.

It appears to be a world camera. If you check the CameraLabs preview at the 4:25 mark you'll see both 4k 50p and 60p in the Rec Quality menu:

https://youtu.be/mCnqpthbF1g?t=4m25s

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 19:09 UTC

I'm kind of stunned they included 4K 50/60p in the G9. Was fully expecting it to remain a calling card of the GH5 for a while yet.

I think that makes this the cheapest access point to an ILC with 4K 50/60p on the market? Very alluring option for anyone who doesn't need 10 bit and unlimited recording duration. Also probably makes it the best traveler's hybrid on the planet by some margin.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 12:19 UTC as 162nd comment | 4 replies
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mpgxsvcd: Most people will have no idea how to get the most out of these new features. In addition they can't possibly conceive of how much time, money, and effort shooting in anamorphic or HDR takes.

These new features are fantastic but they will be misused and abused by the people that don't fully understand them.

As long as they're not clipping their highlights.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 20:14 UTC
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Demon Cleaner: "The RX10 IV is also dust and moisture resistant [xii]"
"[xii] Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof."

@ Eric Hensel - Of course there is a standard. It's why the fine print usually specifies "splash" or "spray". Manufacturers are supposedly held accountable under consumer protection laws.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_Code

As for "nothing new in these claims", well I can't ever recall a selling point of a camera being outright refuted by the manufacturer in the fine print. Surely that must be a first?

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 16:48 UTC
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Demon Cleaner: "The RX10 IV is also dust and moisture resistant [xii]"
"[xii] Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof."

I don't even know how that can be legal. Surely the effectiveness of the weather sealing needs to be quantifiable in some respect.

Basically they're saying that it's weather sealed except for when it's not.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 15:58 UTC
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Ed B: $1700.00 for a camera with a one-inch sensor is a ridiculous amount. I'm sure Sony will sell a lot of them but I just don't see it being worth that kind of money.

Naturally, that's only an opinion and I'm sure many people will disagree with me.

@Androole Perhaps, though it stands to reason that if the move to BSI in the RX100 series didn't realise any significant IQ gains then similar results in larger formats await.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 15:54 UTC

"The RX10 IV is also dust and moisture resistant [xii]"
"[xii] Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof."

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 15:31 UTC as 212th comment | 6 replies
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Ed B: $1700.00 for a camera with a one-inch sensor is a ridiculous amount. I'm sure Sony will sell a lot of them but I just don't see it being worth that kind of money.

Naturally, that's only an opinion and I'm sure many people will disagree with me.

The 1-inch sensor advancements are almost entirely speed related though. If you evaluate the test images in the side by side comparison tool, image quality is basically identical to the original RX100 when it released half a decade ago.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 15:16 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 / G80 Review (692 comments in total)
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Petar Veliki: Interesting Pana get "gold". As i am more on pictures i am more interested in Olympus PEN-F, since new E-M1 II will probably around 2000 eur here.

Wondering, what is image stabilization compared to PEN-F. Could see numbers, suppose 4-4,5 wont be captured by Pana ? I also miss Hi-Res shot, this is why PEN-F is for picture, while this is for video best for sure.

Yes bluevellet, different image processing for sure:

"The M1 Mark II applies color noise reduction filtration on the sensor data before it is written to a Raw file."

Eric Gensel, Olympus Technical Specialist

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 01:26 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 / G80 Review (692 comments in total)
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Petar Veliki: Interesting Pana get "gold". As i am more on pictures i am more interested in Olympus PEN-F, since new E-M1 II will probably around 2000 eur here.

Wondering, what is image stabilization compared to PEN-F. Could see numbers, suppose 4-4,5 wont be captured by Pana ? I also miss Hi-Res shot, this is why PEN-F is for picture, while this is for video best for sure.

I think you may have just affirmed my theory @bluevellet! My partner and I both own and shoot current gen Oly and Pana cameras, and we're in agreement that your suggestion of marked difference in image quality is indeed a work of high fantasy. We happily concede that you've managed to persuade yourself that there is though. Happy shooting ;-)

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 00:17 UTC
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