pannumon

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On article Erez Marom: On causality in landscape photography (104 comments in total)
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AshMills: Nice pics, better without "explanation"

'Better without "expanation"', probably. On the other hand, this article is not about images, but how and why they have been captured.

I find the topic interesting and extremely important.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 17:10 UTC
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chrohrs: You should probably change the headline to clarify that this is not MICRO for thirds.

It's about the time to learn about 4/3. This is especially useful for those buying second-hand lenses.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 23:37 UTC
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3DSimmon: Good and well timed artical, I was looking into these 3 for video. 5 axis stabilization on the 2 newer models caught my eye, I wonder why it is limited it to video only though?

@rrccad We are talking about body specs here. For non-stabilized lenses the difference is huge. For stabilized lenses the difference is perhaps only about one stop.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 01:22 UTC
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3DSimmon: Good and well timed artical, I was looking into these 3 for video. 5 axis stabilization on the 2 newer models caught my eye, I wonder why it is limited it to video only though?

It's not real optical stabilization. It's done by comparing adjacent video frames and can be done in PP just as well. Personally I find it hilarious that they even advertise it, because the competition (Sony, Olympus, Panasonic) offer real optical 5-axis stabilization, which is at least 10 times better.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 22:35 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (657 comments in total)
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Shlomo Goldwasser: Could someone explain why Canon does not include 4k?

It looks like they are releasing equipment with supressed capabilities.

Still it has in-camera 5-axis stabilization. Oh wait, that's not on the sensor.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 09:00 UTC
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KKnipser: Just one year ago Nikon had 2,260 000 compact customers in this quarter.
Now they have fallen to 990 000 compact customers last quarter.
No wonder they axed these.
More than -50% customers in one year...

edit:
this compares to "just" a -18% drop in DSLR customers quarter versus previous year.

I am sure many people did not buy a Nikon (or other brand) compact camera, because they were waiting the DL-series becoming available.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 17:13 UTC
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ttran88: Do you have to pay for the update?

Actually, charging for the v-log upgrade makes some sense, because it's only meant for (semi-)professionals. Panasonic does not want to get complaints from novice/enthusiastic users just because they use features they do not understand. Most of the users should not use v-log. Without proper post-processing, it looks awful.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 00:43 UTC
On photo City Lights Movie Theater in the Your City - Movie Theater challenge (26 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: m43 low light winner = fail
1) shows a shot inside a theatre when no movie was being shown (room lighting is fully on)
2) shows projector running showing likely pre-show ads, previews, trailers, etc
3) confirmed by audience blur, evidence of ongoing audience talking/chatting before lights go off when movie actually starts (not shown; not captured)
4) this familiar non-low light scenario is easily recognized; except for m43 shooters who are too easily impressed

@Sdaniella, the lens used is 12-50mm (35mm eq.: 24-100mm). The photographer did not want to that wide. Of course the photographer could have also used for example 12mm f/1.4 or 17mm f/0.95 wide open, but the depth-of-field would have been much narrower.

Larger sensors have clear benefits in many situations, but low-light shooting when large depth-of-field is desired is not one of those.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 01:01 UTC
On photo City Lights Movie Theater in the Your City - Movie Theater challenge (26 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: m43 low light winner = fail
1) shows a shot inside a theatre when no movie was being shown (room lighting is fully on)
2) shows projector running showing likely pre-show ads, previews, trailers, etc
3) confirmed by audience blur, evidence of ongoing audience talking/chatting before lights go off when movie actually starts (not shown; not captured)
4) this familiar non-low light scenario is easily recognized; except for m43 shooters who are too easily impressed

Sdaniella, with a full frame camera the settings would have been: 26mm, f/7.3, 4s, ISO 800. This equals zero benefit over µ4/3 (in fact µ4/3 sensors typically have better quantum efficiency, not to mention much better stabilization).

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 22:41 UTC
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OlyPent: I think the kit lens you mentioned was $599 by itself, which meant the camera was only $100 or so more than the G1 was at release so not expensive really. I still have a G1 which I bought in 2008 and used extensively (the novelty of mirrorless and all those aftermarket lenses), a very robust workhorse of a camera.

Stand-alone, the lens was 700€. I was stupid not to sell it after getting other lenses. Recently, the new 12-60mm (non-Leica) was 599€, and G7 plus that lens was 499€ in the same store. GH5 with the new 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 is 500€ more than the body-only. You conclude.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 01:04 UTC
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deep7: Good article but I wonder about the headline. I'm sure my Olympus EP1 came out before the GH1 and it does shoot video, albeit only 720p. That aspect of the EP1 was very exciting at the time but I found the video could have a sort of "moving grain" in lower light which was pretty ugly.

I still have my EP1. The lack of viewfinder has always and will always annoy me but I still pull it out every now and then because it just feels good. That shutter!

@deep7 I know the feeling, I have been wrong once, but I don't want to talk about it. In the age of the Information Superhighway, I used a search engine to check the announcement dates. As far as I remember, E-P1 was almost immediately at the stores after the announcement, whereas it took four months to actually get the pre-ordered GH1. This might explain the it.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 00:52 UTC

At the time GH1 released, 5D mk II could only capture 18 or 20fps 1080p, and as mentioned, 500D only captured 20fps. Sometime after the GH1 release, 5D mk II got a firmware upgrade enabling 24fps 1080p.

One of the great things about GH1 was AF with video. I think Panasonic made the AF in video slower in the later models. GH1 could also focus well in low light, and the AF-S is still more than fast enough for most uses. It was really a revolutionary camera.

I'm really looking for comparisons between old and new cameras!

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 21:36 UTC as 16th comment
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marc petzold: The Lumix GH1 is basically 95% a Lumix G1, same Body, Size, just added Video Features, same 12 MP mFT Sensor with great Colors & Tonality. My go-to walk-around mirrorless is always being the G1 & Lumix G Vario 14-45/3.5-5.6 Lens - it delivers, and that's it. Same as for the Sony R1, i never go >ISO 400 with this combo, shooting RAW-only.

GH1 had some interface upgrades, for example how to toggle magnified view. Also the grip was less rubbery. GH1 had a 16MPix sensor that was superior at ISO 100-800, but some of the cameras suffered terrible banding at ISO 1600-3200.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 21:35 UTC
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deep7: Good article but I wonder about the headline. I'm sure my Olympus EP1 came out before the GH1 and it does shoot video, albeit only 720p. That aspect of the EP1 was very exciting at the time but I found the video could have a sort of "moving grain" in lower light which was pretty ugly.

I still have my EP1. The lack of viewfinder has always and will always annoy me but I still pull it out every now and then because it just feels good. That shutter!

E-P1 was released several months later, in June 2009. That being said, I pre-ordered GH1 and got it in July 2009.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 21:23 UTC
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CaPi: How about GPS tagging via LE Bluetooth? Would you guys @CES check if thats a possibilty?

In some interview it was mentioned it is possible. Anyway, GPS tagging does not require an active continuous connection to the camera. Just set the Panasonic image app on your smartphone to log the coordinates. At the end of the day, connect the camera to the smartphone via WiFi and transfer the coordinates to the camera. If the app asks for time sync, select 'yes'.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 22:43 UTC
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rialcnis: Not going to debate with myself as to whether I want the GH 5 over the new Oly. Both are fine.

Wonder if the use of the new Zuiko lenses with added stabilization feature will be compatible with the GH 5 stabilization.

Also wondering how the weatherproofing will compare?

With (most) Panasonic stabilized lenses, both lens IS and sensor IS systems can be used simultaneously. With lens-stabilized Olympus lenses, you have to choose between the lens stabilization or in-body stabilization. There are very few stabilized Olympus lenses anyway, but the Olympus sensor IS is very very good itself.

I have not heard any reports of weatherproofing failed for either of the manufacturers. Instead, I have heard the opposite stories. Personally I dropped my Panasonic 100-300mm (mk I) into solid rock, where it bounced into a lake. It still works perfectly.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 03:46 UTC
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FLruckas: What is going on?

Sony full frame cameras. Itty bitty bodies. BIG FAT LENSES.

GH5. BIG FAT BODY. Itty bitty lenses.

I miss the GH1/2 form factor...Itty bitty body. Itty bitty lenses.

Have you considered G85 or GX85?

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 03:31 UTC
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Androole: "The GH5 becomes the first Panasonic to allow the use of Auto ISO in manual exposure mode. It also maintains exposure compensation, when doing so. This is true for both stills and video."

Hallelujah! They listened! They listened!

Best feature addition.

@panther fan, according to TheCameraProject YouTube Video interview (https://youtu.be/8vyXs3W0RVo?t=13m17s), Auto ISO minimum shutter speed can be set on GH5.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 23:52 UTC
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noflashplease: So now it's Panasonic's "video and stills 'hybrid' lineup?" As someone who's more concerned with stills than video, color me unimpressed. The MicroFourThirds concept is increasingly irrelevant in the world of stills photography and is becoming a niche videocentric format.

The GH5 is a just another spec sheet hero. Classic Panasonic. More meh and better blah.

Spec sheet hero? You must be thinking of Sony. Panasonic excels in things that are beyond the specs, such as usability (ergonomics) and in terms of video how it actually looks.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 22:53 UTC
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maxnimo: Why no time-lapse and no hi-speed mode? Or did I miss the fine print.....

Time-lapse has been a standard feature for Panasonic Micro Four Thirds cameras for some time. It's enabled via the knob on the left. It's possible simply to save the frames, and the camera has the option to create an video as well. There is also an option for shooting direct video as low as 2 fps.

There are so many features, that it's hard to mention all in initial reviews.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 22:47 UTC
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