alffastar

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Joined on Apr 16, 2009

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Angrymagpie: Depending on the quality, this is most likely as big a deal as the A7iii!

I agree. I have a comprehensive micro 43 kit: 2 olympus bodies, olympus pro 2.8 holy trinity plus 5 primes. With the announcement of a7iii I started thinking of switching to sony as I really want to have the ability to shoot social events without a flash. The 24-105,although quite nice, was not such a big advantage to my equivalent 24-80 2.8 zoom and gm 24-70 too expensive for me as I am an amateur. Now, with this lens announced I will have 2 stops or even more advantage to my current zoom! I could throw in 12-24 and 70-200 f4, along with a7iii and a6xxx body with 50 1.8, 85 1.8 and 20 2.8 aps-c and I am all set up :)

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2018 at 13:29 UTC
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Jorginho: Well no word on the Gm series and no question asked. Wonder if there will be a GM7 even though I really like the GM5. Still: some improvements are possible like 12 bit eshutter, 20 MP sensor and DFD AF. May be some IBIS and 4K video. But it is not necessary. Better EVF is possible, we already see it in the ZS200 I think.

I think that now that we have GX800 and GX9 there will be a GX90 body. I think it will be between the GX800 and GX9 - viewfinder, may be some IBIS, smaller than GX9. So not so far from the GM5.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 11:54 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review (561 comments in total)
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alffastar: Sony RX10 IV vs Pana FZ2500 video recording limit: 30 minutes vs unlimited. So the Pana has an important advantage here!

Although Sony has the big advantage of its incredible autofocus responsiveness during video I think that overall the unlimited recording together with the advantages listed in the review: "fully-articulating touchscreen, built-in variable ND filter and similar zoom range might make it the more sensible choice, especially given its lower price point" make FZ2500 the better camera for video.

Actually I found out that one could remove the 30 minute limit from sony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtqvqLPr19s

So the only advantages are the fully-articulating screen and the built-in ND filter. Of course, one can always screw an ND filter on the Sony...

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 16:51 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review (561 comments in total)

Sony RX10 IV vs Pana FZ2500 video recording limit: 30 minutes vs unlimited. So the Pana has an important advantage here!

Although Sony has the big advantage of its incredible autofocus responsiveness during video I think that overall the unlimited recording together with the advantages listed in the review: "fully-articulating touchscreen, built-in variable ND filter and similar zoom range might make it the more sensible choice, especially given its lower price point" make FZ2500 the better camera for video.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 07:27 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply

I really do not get the meaning of the constant comparison to full frame just based on sensor size... You DO understand that Panasonic is promoting a product that has many more aspects and technologies than the size of the sensor and they are charging based on the whole package, right? So, either you just do not like the sensor size and then I do not know why you are reading news about a camera which does not interest you and then commenting how uninteresting it is to you or you think that G9 as a whole package is inadequately priced. I do not understand the comments that come from the first scenario and am frankly annoyed to read tens of comments like that below every m43 pro oriented camera. Now, discussing the whole package is a different story and I think Panasonic created a great product - designed with pro needs in mind, robust, improved image and most then enough image and video capabilities for me (not a pro). Great job, Pana!

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 13:02 UTC as 149th comment | 1 reply
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Imager of: No matter how many bells and whistles you give it, it’s still a tiny sensor that sucks once the light get low or shutter speeds increase! Fine for video but not good for serious photographers. When your paying this sort of money for a camera and then you have to invest it the lenses, you’re better off going apc or full frame. Unless, you’re just a hobbies. I thought the idea of micro 4 thirds was small cameras? We’ve started going larger and larger again with these small sensors when full frame cameras are honestly about the same size. What am I missing?

You are missing this: instead of saying "you", "your" try using "I", "my/mine" and it will all come to its place, as your thoughts do not make sense to me :)

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 12:54 UTC

Was hoping for X70...

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 21:16 UTC as 5th comment
On article Metz mecablitz 26 AF-1 Quick Review (76 comments in total)

The review says that we can use metz 26 in manual mode, not only TTL, but I do not understand how to use it in this mode. Does anyone know how manual mode is set for the metz 26 flash?

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 16:11 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (437 comments in total)

Reviewer, Carey Rose, states many times that RX100 V is built to be a point an shoot and then the conclusion: "So quote us on this - if you need sheer pocketable power, the RX100 V is a gold. As an overall experience though, it hits just lower than our highest award." But if is meant to be a point and shoot why not evaluate it as such but impose your own expectations of what it should be? It is obviously a gold award and the constant complaints of the handling of RX100 series on DP review is really annoying to me! Its is what it is and not what you THINK should be - accept it and be calm :)

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 19:10 UTC as 24th comment

The fact that 12-32 and 35-100 are updated means that GM7 will have IS!

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2015 at 08:52 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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ianp5a: It's a good thing that CSC makers are offering powerful firmware upgrades. Keep it up Olympus and Fuji etc.

Lots of things to like. Focus Bracketing/Stacking especially. And you can now customise and save the control panel (SCP). (Finally)

BarnET - one thing that stopped me from buying GX7 is eye recognition during focussing! I think Panasonic could have added this through FW

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2015 at 11:37 UTC
On article Panasonic reveals Lumix DMC-GF7 with tilting LCD (80 comments in total)
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.Sam.: Hmmm... the GM1 proved impossibly hard to use without the rear wheel, and it was corrected with the subsequent model, GM5. Now Panasonic comes out with a NEW camera, repeating the problem ?

The wheel on GF7 is different to the one on GM1 (look at the pic in which the both cameras' backs are side by side in the hand on article)! It is like on the LX100 in my opinion. I have owned both GM1 and LX100 (recently sold GM1 to buy GM5) and can tell you that the wheel on GM1 was one of the reasons to sell it - just terrible. Where as the wheel on LX100 is great - deffinitely usable to change settings!

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 16:23 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (1016 comments in total)
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artbarn: I recently bought the LX100 and am really pleased with it.. but can anyone tell me why, when i go into the DRIVE mode selector, my panorama selector is greyed out?

Because you shoot in RAW. Has to be only jpg. I have setup custom 1 for jpg+panorama and custom 2 for jpg+HDR :)

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 08:28 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary (524 comments in total)

Here are some samples
http://cweb.canon.jp/camera/dcam/lineup/powershot/g1xmk2sp/expression/index.html

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 15:04 UTC as 100th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary (524 comments in total)

Oly never made a micro 4/3 lens with 24-120mm equivalent and 2.8-4.0. Even if Oly makes such a lens it will cost more than this camera and will be both bigger and havier, so I am definitely buying this Canon to use it as everyday camera and also travel camera and will use only my primes with my OM-D!

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 13:32 UTC as 108th comment | 4 replies
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary (524 comments in total)

This camera is exactly what I have been waiting for! Something between RX100II and RX10 - big sensor, at least one stop brighter lens than RX100 on the long end, at least one stop brighter lens on the short end than RX10. In addition, great range, touch screen that is not fixed and size that is bigger than RX100 but not too big! Excellent!

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 12:34 UTC as 116th comment
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary (524 comments in total)
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Samuel Dilworth: The lens specs are scarcely believable!

• image circle almost as large as before
• twice as bright as before, while roughly the same collapsed size
• 14 elements in 11 groups, with a record 6 groups independently moving (previously 11 elements in 10 groups, with 4 moving groups)
• internal focusing for faster and closer focusing (previously rear-element focusing)
• close focusing down to 5 cm (previously 20 cm)

This is very much a case of Canon showing who’s the optics boss, after all.

(Which is just as well, since that old sensor isn’t going to boss anyone!)

Thanks a lot! This is great news as the close focus distance on the long end was one of the big show stoppers with the first G1X for me. Now 5cm-40cm is totally acceptable!

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 12:28 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary (524 comments in total)
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Samuel Dilworth: The lens specs are scarcely believable!

• image circle almost as large as before
• twice as bright as before, while roughly the same collapsed size
• 14 elements in 11 groups, with a record 6 groups independently moving (previously 11 elements in 10 groups, with 4 moving groups)
• internal focusing for faster and closer focusing (previously rear-element focusing)
• close focusing down to 5 cm (previously 20 cm)

This is very much a case of Canon showing who’s the optics boss, after all.

(Which is just as well, since that old sensor isn’t going to boss anyone!)

Where have you read about the close focus on the long end?

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 11:37 UTC
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G3User: What a joke, all these cameras with no view finders. You may as well be holding up a cell phone with your head tilted way back and barley seeing the screen in bright sunlight. This is pathetic. This is the continued dumbing down of photography.

What a joke your comment is

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 04:43 UTC

What an amazing camera this seems to be!!!

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 04:42 UTC as 82nd comment
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