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On photo Mig-17-1 in the Low Pass challenge (19 comments in total)

A stunning capture, very well done, and a worthy winner, superb action capture!!

Allan.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 18:43 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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xoio: DJI Mavic Pro - specs ... Range 4.2 miles, Endurance 29 mins, Altitude 4200M !
Unless you're in the UK, where you'll be only allowed to hover it in your bedroom, and only then with both mummy AND daddy's permission. And if you are allowed to take it outside, you have to clip wheels on it and drive it around like a R/C car.

Welcome to the police state of Great Britain 2017!!

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 01:06 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review (526 comments in total)
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mediman30: I already sent my letter to Santa to send me the A7r III so I don’t think I will get this one as well....

It gets worse, Santa got caught by Rudolph's hoof, now that really gave him a big red nose, lol!!

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 00:46 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review (526 comments in total)
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mediman30: I already sent my letter to Santa to send me the A7r III so I don’t think I will get this one as well....

I heard Santa got badly scratched by some cats Claws!!

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 00:32 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review (526 comments in total)
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Dragonrider: This kind of lens testing (big scene at long focus) for all these cameras is a joke. Tests done on different days will have hugely different results (particularly at the long end) just due to atmospheric variables. In fact, sometimes 10 minutes can make a huge difference. Why doesn't somebody break down and do resolution chart shots at the different focal lengths? That way we would have a sensible way to compare these compact cameras with ILC lenses (unless the point is that the manufacturers don't want us to be able to make that comparison).

Well said Dragonrider, I totally agree with you!!

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 00:15 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review (526 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: with RX10M4 emphasis on high fps shooting
even in bright light, where narrow (slower) apertures is commonplace
the light could never be too bright so as to need any ND filters at all

additionally, for video in lower light, no need to always resort to widest apertures, to ensure high enough contrast for older contrast-based AF (CDAF) to work "so-so", nor need for ND filters if it gets too bright, as wider apertures unnecessary, for video with faster shutter speeds and narrower apertures associated with ultra-high fps video footage

btw:
Panasonic models still don't offer WYSIWYG-LV
but have ONLY kodakian-autogain-framing-LV ...

Canon remains the only other WYSIWYG-LV alternative to Sony
and they clearly are opting out of 4k uhd on 1" sensor consumer models

Kodakian??? is that a being from the Planet Kodak? lol!!

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 00:12 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review (526 comments in total)
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proxy: Not taking anything away from Sony RX10IV, which is still a fine camera... this review shows how great of a deal is FZ1000. Almost negligible degradation is sharpness vs. a saving of about $1000. Sharpness can be improved in post if one chooses so. FZ2500 seems to have weakest optics of the bunch. I like RX10IV but did not see a compelling argument to upgrade from FZ1000 which still has a killer 4K and 1080p + v. good photo, especially for the price. Does RX10IV have so much more to cost about 2.5x the FZ1000 (today)? I don't think so. Phase detection sensor, slightly better algorithms and a notch better optics do not amount to this extreme price difference, especially when we talk about a upgraded existing camera, not a new product.

`Some` fz2500/2000 models have/had lens problems, but it should be remembered `not all` a good copy matches the fz1000 easily in the still pic dpt, the soft lens myth was started with a couple of website reviews including this one, and being online it obviously spread through many comment Forums not unlike this one, till many folks believe/d that `every` fz2500/2000 has a soft lens problem (not true at all) however the problem seems to have started in early models of that camera and seems also to have pertained to the American market, in Europe there is hardly any mention of it, I live in the UK, and my fz2000 easily matches my earlier fz1000 (in still photo mode) that I had for over 2 years, in video mode the fz2000 has many more advanced features than the fz1000 its a no brainer if you like video, however, would I go back from my fz2000 to an fz1000 the answer would be no! the fz2000 wins hands down, it is the better camera, and the one that the fz1000 `should have been`

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 00:02 UTC
On photo A Splash of Color in the fall foiliage challenge (43 comments in total)

That is a beauty of an image, colours are fabulous, a well deserved win, congratulations!!
Allan.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 19:16 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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Mutovkin: Almost instant purchase. But why in 2017 we don't have HEVC/H265 codec for 4K video? Why is it too much to ask in 1700$ camera? Similarly Apple is finally moving industry away from horrible Jpeg towards HEIF. Which camera maker will be the first with HEIC? I want my 10 bit compressed images, I don't always need raw. Stop with this 8-bit jpeg already. Similarly USB 2.0 in 2017/2018 camera? No 5ghz AC wifi for easy file uploads? And finally would have been great to have GPS in this all-inclusive camera.

Does it have built in ND Filters like the RX10 MKII?

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 19:47 UTC
On article New Sony a9 firmware fixes overheating warning (85 comments in total)
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Azathothh: So now it just overheats and shuts down with no warning. Thanks Sony,

BUY Olympus or Panasonic....no overheating issues whatsoever!!

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 16:26 UTC
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proxy: Almost every photo overexposed, blown, would make more sense to dial it down by at least 1/3 EV. Every Raw picture is processed to taste... really? have a feeling that properly setup jpegs would give you same taste in almost every aspect. Not very demanding subjects and light, yet so many "distasteful" results. Can't wait for your FZ2000 pics. For its reach it'll be hard to find better cameras then bridge form Sony and Pana. Optics may not be perfect, agreed, but on the balance of things: reach, total cost, size, weight, convenience and ease of use bridge cams you chose seem the best (don't forget FZ1000). Sure they could be better, but still extremely capable. There is a Japanese video on YT made with FZ1000, planes and airport... very impressive.

Seems to be a heck of a lot of lens distortion on the buildings behind the plane on the second picture above!!

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 18:21 UTC
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Sucama: And best than... Pen F too!,.. woow!, this is my Camera ! jaja!

It "is" my camera, jaja, lol!!

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 23:47 UTC
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Guimar: I may have missed it, but the review left out the biggest advantage for video this camera has for video, it allows recording until you fill up the memory card or the battery runs out, the others have time cutoff limits.
It doesn't matter how good the image quality is, if it shuts of 30 minutes into a 1 hr shoot.

Guimar........Its funny how they also left out that the fz2500/2000 is equipped with a Galvanometer drive Iris which is used in "professional" Video Cameras, it assures smooth seamless Iris control regarding sudden changes in brightness, even when zooming the cam, excellent news for the Indies eh? i have a (good lens copy) of the fz2000, it can easily match my older fz1000 that i had for over 2 years, i loved it, a true classic, i look at still pictures taken with my fz1000/2000 (similar scenes etc) side by side regularly, and to be totally honest, i cannot see much difference/if any, in any of them, however, i must state that the fz2000 is the "best" still camera/Camcorder combination i have ever owned to date, the best of 2 worlds in one!!

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 23:27 UTC
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Menneisyys: BTW, the Traumflieger folks, in their December review, have concluded exactly the same regarding lens quality and its relative sharpness compared to both the FZ1000 and the RX10MkIII. That is, unfortunately, the FZ2000 indeed has an inherently soft lens.

Here's the review URL (German):
http://www.traumflieger.de/reports/Kamera-Tests/Panasonic-Olympus-Sony-Samsun/Panasonic-Lumix-FZ2000/Panasonic-Lumix-FZ2000-im-grossen-Traumflieger-Test::1233.html?XTCsid=9e83954328c6ae34baebea174918b39b

BTW, I Already read your repeated comment earlier (above) in this Forum, did you forget that you already posted it In reply to "Marshwader" or what? BTW that is only 1 website including this one, go ahead and count the positive reviews against the negatives and Utube, from what i have read/seen, the positives are vastly outdoing the negatives regarding this Lumix, so it is in my opinion that it is merely a batch problem, BTW, perhaps the FZ2500/2000 that you read about "has" a lens issue, that does not mean "all" have it as "you" pertain!!

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 22:55 UTC
On photo Pitts - Peter Pan Flying Man in the Aircraft - Close and personal challenge (2 comments in total)

An incredible aircraft capture, best I have ever seen so-far, very well captured and congratulations, a well deserved winning shot!!
Allan.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2017 at 16:30 UTC as 2nd comment
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DNature: "A problem in which afterimages appeared when recording video under high ISO sensitivity settings in using [V-LogL]" - While they are addressing that for V-Log l (I don't shoot at high ISOs, especially with V-Log L so never experienced this issue), I really wish they would fix the pink banding you get (I have only noticed it in cloudy skies)i with V-Log L.

I shoot in 10-bit 4:2:2 and you get noticeable pink posterisation issue with clouds with V-Log and pink around bright highlights in skies sometimes. I had similar issue with V-Log L on my GH4 shooting to an Atomos Ninja 2 recorder at 10-bit, so its not the codec on the GH5 that was causing it.

Have a read at this, this may help.

https://suggestionofmotion.com/blog/panasonic-gh4-setup-v-log-issues/

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 01:45 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1206 comments in total)
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vFunct: You're paying extra for m4/3 format. Remember, smaller sensors are better for video, since larger sensors are much harder to focus and end up leaving in a horrible out-of-focus blur for everything. Photographers might love it, but actual cinematographers hate the shallow depth-of-field effect.

Not only does shallow depth-of-field look ugly in video, it's also harder to control. Editors always complain about cinematographer shots being out-of-focus, ruining their videos.

Smaller sensors mean more shots in focus.

Also with M4/3 Cameras, ya don't need ta carry a cool box around with ya for the larger sensors, regards their horrible overheating issues, lol!!

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 18:30 UTC
On photo High Altitude Rocky Mountain Railroad in the On the Rails... challenge (23 comments in total)

A beautiful shot, and from the 350d, very well done!!

Allan.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 15:17 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1206 comments in total)
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NaBalam: Could this device be classified as a "video camera that can shoot stills"? Maybe somewhere around 70%-30%...?

I thought 400 lines was astonishing at the time, however, the GFS1000 could manage an incredible 420 lines, there was another (at the time) camcorder, it was the JVC GRS 707 S-VHS C with the smaller SVHS-C Tape that required a full-size VHS adaptor, the GRS707 was around the same price, if not slightly cheaper than the GFS1000, the manual controls on this thing were incredible, out classing the GFS1000, however, it could only resolve around 370 lines, 50 lines of a difference, a pure shame really, so I went with the GFS1000, but those extra 50 lines on the GFS1000 made a "big" difference when you copied your tapes to a full-size S-VHS recorder, here Panasonic made the best with manual controls, audio-dubbing, jog-shuttle dial, etc, now you look at the video quality of say the GH5 with 4K, wow, awesome! ah! but those Linier editing systems consisting of 2 leads were the days, eh, lol!!

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 23:46 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1206 comments in total)
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Elite83: Finally, an A7RII killer. For video anyway.

Do you get 12mts instead of 11mts then?

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 23:35 UTC
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