Kerensky97

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On article Close-up: Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 (110 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: That is a beast of a hybrid camera right there. Unquestionably the best performance per dollar in the video department.

From the samples so far I see virtually no rolling shutter, excellent noise performance, and simply astounding resolution. What is not to like about it? Even the price isn't really that much considering everything you are getting with it.

Dang it! Because all of the video I shoot I violently jerk the camera back and forth like that...

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 21:22 UTC
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Mike99999: Image quality is miserable. The noise levels are unacceptable.

I get the same lackluster image quality out of the tiny GM5.

Keyboard photographers always have a lot to say about who no camera is good enough when at 100% except whatever camera X they just bought but haven't taken out of the box in 6 months.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 20:34 UTC
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whumber: How was the handling of the camera with gloves on? My experience in the past has been that most mirrorless bodies, E-M1 included, are very difficult to operate with heavy gloves due to the smaller size.

I got a pair of cheap fingerless foldback mitten gloves from the local army surplus store and they are THE BEST for winter photography. #1 must have item during the cold season. You can even keep all fingers except your index finger in the mitten to shoot. Then whenever you move, or scout a new shot you can slip that one finger back in to warm up.

Amazon lists them as Vbiger brand but I think they're a cheap brand under many names so you can find the same thing all over for about $10-$20.
http://amzn.to/2h43sY8

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 20:29 UTC
On article Gear of the Year: Carey's choice - Canon PowerShot G9 X (212 comments in total)
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Tiefenunschärfe: The size is great for the pocket.

But:

1. Slow lens
2. No 4k
3. No EVF

So neither one thing nor another.

When the "1 thing you need is pockatable size, you may be willing to overlook the other considerations.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 01:26 UTC
On article Gear of the Year: Carey's choice - Canon PowerShot G9 X (212 comments in total)
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KW Phua: When a camera is on a good hand, it produced good pictures. Good pictures may not come from the best IQ camera.

That logic works really well for a general rule that you shouldn't believe that bigger is always better.

But when you're actually shopping for a camera you want an actual review, not just "Do whatever, it doesn't matter."

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 01:01 UTC
On article Gear of the Year: Carey's choice - Canon PowerShot G9 X (212 comments in total)
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rob579: Since this would not be "my backup camera, because my main camera is a blah-blah", I wanted to be sure I got more bang for my meager buck. I missed a longer zoom, plus the video quality is disappointing, so I moved on. Still looking, but maybe an Elph 360 or Sony WX350 will do.

I liked the Panasonic LX1 but eventually went to a Sony RX1000 III, their sensors are just so amazing right now. It's hard to not keep repeating it.
If only the thing was slightly thinner.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 00:55 UTC
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itsmeavi: Different variety of cameras used prove again that camera is just a tool for excellent photographs.
Well done winners

That's what I was thinking. I was hoping to see one iPhone shot stuck in there but it was cool seeing the a6000, Rebel, and Lumix in there.

The popularity of the Sony is apparent though.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 19:25 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (654 comments in total)
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itaibachar: Oly needs to rethink their naming strategy.
It used to be OM-1, 2 etc.
Now its a weird bunch of letters and odd numbers.

Agreed. You already have the OMD on the name alluding to it's film predecessor. The EM should be where you reference your Professional, Advanced, Entry markets level cameras (EP, EA, EE?) Then the numbers just tell you which revision it is.

Thank goodness they're not as bad as movie sequels.
OMD EM1
OMD EM1 MK2
OMD EM1s
OMD EM1 The Return
OMD EM1 Revolutions
OMD EM1 In Space!
Olympus

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 23:21 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (654 comments in total)
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kobakokh: Dear Lens Fanatics! Its very funny when Olympus say it, and I want to say why. I have Canon 5D m3 with 3 pro lenses. To be honest, I will buy OM-D M2 with 2-3 lenses today or tomorrow and will be really happy, because its will be enough in many situation, really... But please see to prices! with 3 equal pro lenses total price will be just about 30% less then my Canon set price (also the F4 on 4/3 sensor is a F8 on full frame!). Also in OM-D price you can buy Canon 6D or add very little money and buy Nikon D750!!! If you will see more clear, Olympus pro lens prices are 3-5 times more then Canon's equal f-stop lens prices. Yes, they are superior lenses, also looks great, but they are designed for small sensor and have very big dept-of-field. For example: new 25/1.2 Olympus lens is great, no words, but see to price - more then 1000 USD! And his real F-stop is 1.2x2=2.4! Same f-top 50mm lens (if you will find it!) for full frame cost maybe about 100 USD!

"(also the F4 on 4/3 sensor is a F8 on full frame!)"
F-stop is a measurement of lens speed not DoF. The depth of field will be equivalent to F8 but the shutter speed you'll need is still equivalent to F4. A F/4 speed lens is still and F/4 speed lens regardless of the sensor.

On the flipside of less bokeh in your portraits is if you're a landscape photographer doing hyperfocal shots, you can handhold a hyperfocal sunrise/set picture at 1/50th a second where a Full Frame user will need a tripod (especially if un-stabilized). Not to mention you're in your f/5.6 lens sweet spot while the FF courts lens diffraction at F/11.

Bokeh overuse is the new HDR overuse. And redefining one corner of the Exposure triangle as the "Bokeh level" is the sign of an unschooled photographer.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Group_f/64

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 23:13 UTC
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (338 comments in total)
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TonyPM: Depending on the damage that people cause I think they should pay a penalty of at least 6 months of jail and a heavy fine. Atleast 15000usd sounds reasonable, but for those who commit really severe damage to a natural reserve of this importance should during their entire life.

Vandalizing a building in a city can warrant upto $10k and 4 years in jail.
It says alot that we apply those penalties to destruction of a business but destruction of a natural wonder that took tens of thousands of years only gets $430.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 02:05 UTC
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (338 comments in total)
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deanfuller: Why can't people film in landscape orientation, for God's sake?

Instagram's new social feature only allows verticle orientation. Or if you want to do landscape everybody will have turn their heads while viewing it.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 02:04 UTC
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (338 comments in total)
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Deorum: Ok dont get me wrong, but technically this is not Vandalism. (damage of public of private property)
and i dont know how legally you can say that this is damaging public property
First you have to identify all the places that have potential artistic/photographic value. This is arbitrary & chaotic. Then you can conclude, that you dmged something (it has to be Specific!) that had some value.
Otherwise, (even if it's obvious to us photographers) it is just people having fun in the nature. Like cutting some flowers, or throwing some stones in the see, or digging for a camp-fire.
If this was recognised as a specific monument, sure then it's vandalism. But since it is not a recognised monument (excuse if it is, and has signs etc around) it is not technically or legally anything. It is not even cutting down a tree (there are rules that require permit to cut down trees, but no rules concerning small masses of rocks)

Needless to mention that this is something awful, nevertheless

The fact that there are so many people like Deorum defending the actions of these people show that the problem isn't just one of weak penalties for this kind of action. Something is inherently wrong with our society where people see public land as a resource that can be destroyed for their own personal pleasure.

Deorum is a perfect example of the "Entitlement society"; people who think that the world is their own to lord over others. Vandalism of public land isn't artistic expression it's a way of taking something away from everybody else and making it yours alone and in the process destroying it so it can't be given back.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 01:59 UTC
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (338 comments in total)
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Manbungo Skumbaum Chimwala: Nonsense, all nonsense.

A sneeze could have toppled that rock over. And what next? Every fetching tree stump, rock, and bush is a monument, so that we have to navigate through a minefield of monuments every time we head outdoors?

GET REAL.

Should we tear down every thing tall enough to fall on somebody? Level every tree because it might blow over in a storm? Stop people from driving faster than walking speed because a pedestrian might get hit?

We can't water down the world or put safety pads on everything so people like you don't get hurt. Is life too dangerous for you? Stay in bed where you feel safe. The world is tough and when you go outside things can be dangerous, if you don't have the common sense not to sleep under this rock while 3 other people push on it for 5 minutes (because it obviously took a lot more than a sneeze to topple it) then you deserve the Darwin Award they get.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 01:49 UTC
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (338 comments in total)
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djrocks66: I'm not sure I agree with most here. I don't know the whole story but from the video it looks like kids just having some fun not thinking they are destroying something that we all look at as beauty. I mean a heavy fine and jail time? I know its sad and all... but maybe they should just be educated on the respect and care of our environment. That formation was going to fall on its own soon enough. Just my opinion of course. I have done some stupid things in my time that I wish I could take back.

If I paint my name on the side of a manmade building that has existed for 10 years I can get upto a $10,000 fine and 5 years in jail.
If I destroy unique creation of nature that took ten thousand years to create I can get $435 fine.

One is something that you can take you grandkids to. The other will likely be torn down in a few years when a larger developer wants the land.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 01:43 UTC
On article Field Test: The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV in Mexico (135 comments in total)
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Aroart: I have the original rx100 and mixed in images from some street photography with my Fuji xe-1, Sony a6000, and Canon 7dm2 and asked friends if they can pic out the pocket camera... Most people thought the pocket camera were the images from the 7dm2.. sorry Canon. I'm sure the Canon would show its strength in lower light situations.. Sony really makes a rather magical pocket camera for street photography...

"I am not smart enough, but Canon 7dm2 is."

If you think it's the camera processor that is the brains in the photographic process you have a lot to learn.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 06:41 UTC
On article Field Test: The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV in Mexico (135 comments in total)
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M H S: You accidentally got a few shots with good light. Fortunately, most were with sol straight overhead.

Travel Photography isn't like studio or portraiture. You can't say, "Ooh! Bad lighting today, lets come back another time."

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 06:38 UTC
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (391 comments in total)

Its not just looks, it's mostly form factor. If something gets used more because it's small light and fun it's more valuable than something big heavy and ugly that sits on your shelf at home all day. Even if the bigger one is technically superior.

I've taken many pictures with small capable cameras where my photographer buddies had to use their smartphone because "I didn't want to pull out the DSLR for this short stop." The smaller fun good looking cameras are almost always at your side because you want to use them, they seek out their own photos. You don't have to pre-plan if it's worth hauling out the great black brick for a short drive or stop along your roadtrip.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 19:29 UTC as 72nd comment | 1 reply
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (391 comments in total)
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G1Houston: For how long are they going to continue milking the retro look cow? It would be nice if doing so actually makes the camera easier and more intuitive to use, which in my opinion is a major Impediment to marketing this to a wider audience, let alone that much too high asking price.

It is about time for these cameras to receive a modern re-design to take advantage of touch screen interface and modern OSs like what we see in the smartphones.

I've used the Samsung Galaxy Camera and I disagree wholeheartedly.

While I don't mind a touchscreen and some intuitive menus camera function and smartphone function should be kept as far away as possible from each other. You really shouldn't have to spend too much time in camera menus once the camera is setup. I actually prefer the swing out articulating screens because they can be flipped in and hide the screen while you shoot.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 19:18 UTC
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (391 comments in total)
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Kivivuori: PEN-F is better looking camera than other digital Pen-models. It´s quite beautiful....

But still there are far too many buttons...
I like the ON/OFF switch, large shutter button with cable release connector, exposure compensation dial and large viewfinder ocular.

.....................................

But I think that 42 different symbols are far too much in LCD display during still photography.

BR

Esa Kivivuori
Espoo
Finland

I know what you mean but whenever I've used cameras with less buttons you have to use the menu to do so many settings and that is so much worse.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 19:11 UTC

I'd like to see some astrophotography with this lens. Wide lends and gathering lots of light is ideal to take pictures of the sky.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 20:06 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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