caterpillar

Lives in Philippines Quezon City, Philippines
Joined on Sep 16, 2002
About me:

Equipment: Lumix G85, Sony a5100, nex-5T, Canon 5D II, 20D. Panasonic fz-1000
Lenses - ef 85 f1.8 usm, ef-s 10-22 f3.5-4.5, Tamron 17-50 f2.8 Di-2, ef 70-200 f2.8L IS, efs 18-135 STM,
The Tamron 17-35 f2.8-4.0 Di, ef 50mm f1.8 mk2. Sony 16-50 f3.5-5.6 OSS, 55-210 f4.6.3 OSS, 18-105 f4 PZ OSS. Lumix 12-35 f2.8 I, 12-60 f3.5-60 OIS.
Plan to get a sony sel 18-104 f4.0 G, Panasonic G85 with 14-140 and 42.5 f1.7, metabones, in the future.

Love sports/action, portraits, candid, street, photography. Love doing weddings and happy events.

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Tobamory: GAS invoked.... need 1 :), tip to Panasonic, make it affordable and not sky high like the EM1-ii I appreciate its a pro level unit, but you'd smash the market if you priced it nicely :) plus I can also hide it from the wife..... and get her curtains too :)

@wvlad, you wrote,
"I (like most people) don't travel only to take pictures. I travel for the experience and memories. The photos I take are just a byproduct. Should my camera die, I would use my phone for the rest of the trip. I'm a tourist, not a National Geographic photographer."

Then you can't speak for for all the wildlife, sports, wedding, landscape, etc shooters. Though almost all of us want smaller, there is a point where when it is smaller, it is disadvantageous. YMMV.

Bottom line, don't impose your standards on those types of photography you know nothing about or don't even intend to do on a regular basis. Same way we don't tell you to just use a P&S or smartphone to do yours.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 23:27 UTC
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wlad: Is there a market for cameras the size of a DSLR with a *tiny* m4/3 sensor at all ?
I fail to see the point of such camera. At this size, you might as well pick up an APS-C DSLR, or heck even a full-frame mirrorless for the same price...

The G9 is the right size for what it intends to deliver. Making it smaller will compromise its performance. It's not just about ergonomics and size.

And it's not as if Panny abandoned small cameras. There's still the GX850, etc. But to go any smaller is probably to compromise 4k-60p or 20fps shooting and other things. People should recognize this.

Some people like small cameras fine. But it seems more people go for other features than size. Yes, size can be an advantage. But it is not the end-all. If it were so, the GH5, and the G9 will be as small as the GM1's. But wait, why doesn't Panny make those anymore? Maybe because there are more people that want the "right" size body to get the performance from a camera?! Companies will tend to release products that sell well over and over. And why not? So, maybe, there's more people clamoring for just a bigger camera than those who want it smaller.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 23:21 UTC
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wlad: Is there a market for cameras the size of a DSLR with a *tiny* m4/3 sensor at all ?
I fail to see the point of such camera. At this size, you might as well pick up an APS-C DSLR, or heck even a full-frame mirrorless for the same price...

Yes, there is a market for larger size MFT cameras.

Not everybody is a tourist, or want something small. Some who attach large lenses, other accessories like a rig, microphones, lights, larger LCD screens, want something hefty. This is most true also for those who put in long and large lenses. Also, a larger body lets one put more buttons, dials, more inputs, a larger battery, etc.

Being able to hold a chunky camera is an advantage in some types of photography. Let's not assume that everybody wants the same thing we want.

Finally, when you shoot at 4k-60p with a fast buffer or 20fps to 60fps, heat is going to build up. A larger body gives the camera a larger surface area to dissipate the heat. I very much doubt you can shoot long in video or high frame rates if your body is small. They will have to cap your shooting to 10-15min or not give you 4k-60p, 6k photo, or have no 20fps or higher frame rates. The body, batts, etc won't be able to handle those performance benchmarks.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 09:29 UTC
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eddie_cam: Looking at the G9 specs, I wonder what Panasonic will do with the GH line? Seems kinda redundant now, if you ask me ...

Nothing. The GH line is just fine. It will do well for those serious into video and film making. The G9 won't have those tools.

But if the AFC of the G9 is superior, then that will be a sticking point for the GH5. Most video shooters of this type usually manually focus though, so maybe they won't care. But for events and wedding shooters, sports shooters, even wildlife and birders will find a good AFC very useful.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 09:27 UTC

A BIG improvement. In fact, if the AFC is going to track and not lose the subject, this will be ground breaking! And at 20fps AFC, 20mp, that is something! I just don't know how many shots one can take before the buffer fills. How many in raw? Unlimited shots or 200+ in jpeg?

The other features are also interesting.

I was right at the price U$1,699. For those who think this is expensive, it is. But I think it is justified. It brings in so many improvements that would put other brands to shame. I can't wait to see the 20fps shooting and not lose tracking! Now sports/action shooters have a worthy camera on par with many DSLRs, maybe even with the A9.

Congratulations, Panasonic! You've raised the bar a bit higher again!

Will be looking forward to the reviews, sample shots, sample everything! :)

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 09:24 UTC as 205th comment | 3 replies
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Jacques Cornell: Disappointed to hear that, despite having 4+ years to copy Panasonic's Touchpad AF feature, Sony still hasn't got it right. I won't buy a new camera that doesn't have a good implementation of this feature. Yes, it's that useful.

osv - Relevant. Your contention was without DFD non Panasonic lenses will not focus fast. The videos have shown they do.

Fact - DFD is just a form of CDAF. So, everybody is really focusing using basic CDAF. So what are you talking about? DFD is still CDAF! Duh! I thought you read and know the DFD technology?

Olympus lenses focus fast with panasonic with DFD.
Olympus lenses still focuses fast with panasonic without DFD.

Conclusion? - Olympus lenses focuses just fine with panasonic cameras.

The issue is not whether non panasonic lenses use DFD. The issue is whether they do focus fast in spite of it. At the end of the day, that's what is important. We do not care about marketing hype.

BTW, clean up your posts and be nicer. You leave a hefty crumb of posts that are mean, antagonistic, argumentative and overall negative.

And trust me, when it comes to logic, and reasoning, you're not so hot. You need honesty and sincerity. Not sure why. You need help, basically. :)

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 03:30 UTC
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Jacques Cornell: Disappointed to hear that, despite having 4+ years to copy Panasonic's Touchpad AF feature, Sony still hasn't got it right. I won't buy a new camera that doesn't have a good implementation of this feature. Yes, it's that useful.

@osv - And the hits just keep on coming!

Here is David Thorpe again, with the Panasonic GX8 shooting with the Oly 40-150 f2.8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k69P8f-DKg

Go to 7:53 to see how the Oly lens focuses on the GX8.

At 8:07 he finally says, "... In practical terms, it's just as fast (as the Panny 14-140)...."

At 8:12, he mounts the Oly 40-150 f2.8 to the Oly EM1 camera.

Darn, the Oly 40-150 even focuses faster with the Panny GX8 than in a flagship Oly body!!!

At 8:20, he had to say about the EM1 with the Oly lens, "... It's a bit slower as you can hear ...."

Can you imagine an Oly lens even focusing faster in a Panasonic body without the benefit of DFD? Wow!

Had enough, Mr Theory-only guy? :)

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 00:42 UTC
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Jacques Cornell: Disappointed to hear that, despite having 4+ years to copy Panasonic's Touchpad AF feature, Sony still hasn't got it right. I won't buy a new camera that doesn't have a good implementation of this feature. Yes, it's that useful.

@osv - You're a glutton for punishment!

Here is a David Thorpe again, comparing the GX8 and Pen F.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49nC9VW3bAQ&t=51s

Go to 8:28 to see how the GX8 focuses with an Oly 12-40 f2.8 lens! In fact, the Olympus lens focuses faster with the Panasonic camera than with its own Olympus camera! Ha! :)

So, can DFD actually helping the Olympus lenses to focus? Even if you say that it only works with Panny cameras? Think - DFD is in the camera. It evaluates the image that gets into its live sensor. It is NOT in the lens. Will Panny purposely cripple and not make DFD work if it does not find an P lens there? That would cause a big uproar, not just from Olympus, but the rest of the MFT world! That's unfair competition!

But that is irrelevant already . The videos are the proof. Even without DFD, Oly lenses already focuses fast with P bodies!

Knowing how dishonest you are intellectually, and have high side bias - you will deny this too!

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 00:29 UTC
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Jacques Cornell: Disappointed to hear that, despite having 4+ years to copy Panasonic's Touchpad AF feature, Sony still hasn't got it right. I won't buy a new camera that doesn't have a good implementation of this feature. Yes, it's that useful.

@osv - Busted! LOL!

Now you have got yourself in a bind!

1 - The DFD was introduced with the Gh4, then G7. All cameras after that had DFD. He used a GX8 and G7 in his test! All with DFD. Succeding cameras were the GX7 and in that video with the cyclist, he used a GX80! Were you or were you not listening or watching the video? You have a selective attention or what?

2 - Even if those cameras had no DFD, then it is even worse for you! That means, that Olympus lenses will focus fast even without DFD. Thus DFD is just a marketing cool-aid hype that you bought hook-line-& sinker!

So, what's that DFD we need to read and study again?

No need! Olympus lenses focuses fast in Panasonic bodies, with or without DFD!

LOL! Busted!

Intellectually dishonest! A bully too!

We already know who you are osv! Readers should check your past posts to see who you really are! Your past posts show how low level thinker you are! Start changing your ways, man! You're already busted! :)

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 00:11 UTC
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Jacques Cornell: Disappointed to hear that, despite having 4+ years to copy Panasonic's Touchpad AF feature, Sony still hasn't got it right. I won't buy a new camera that doesn't have a good implementation of this feature. Yes, it's that useful.

@Jacques Cornell - yes, I might also put him in my ignore list too.

People better be careful how they behave or respond in this site and any other sites who has a long memory of posts. Some even archived. It reveals one's personality, his inclination or bent. If we trace their posts, it's so easy to see whether a person is honest, a bully, or helpful, or cynical, gullible, friendly, intelligent, serious, humorous, etc. I very much doubt one can erase those and it does show the type of person one is having a conversation with. I decided to follow his posts and true to form - osv is a bully. Mostly not helpful. Just wants to rub others the wrong way or show his superiority with facts.

Well, I hope he changes because it is not very helpful to others when one belittles others or spread wrong information. Other readers might thing that what people like osv is the truth or factual.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 13:19 UTC
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Jacques Cornell: Disappointed to hear that, despite having 4+ years to copy Panasonic's Touchpad AF feature, Sony still hasn't got it right. I won't buy a new camera that doesn't have a good implementation of this feature. Yes, it's that useful.

@Jacques Cornell, osv is an armchair theorist. All books and tech specs, but no real world experience. Problem is he denies real world experience who have actually used the product. Instead of acknowledging and have an open mind, he tries to discredit and pushes forth hypothetical scenarios in spite of overwhelming evidence. He poses as if he knows a lot. But in reality he does not. He just read it somewhere and he writes as if it's gospel truth.

He is a bully too. I checked his past posts. I'd say over 50% of them he is argumentative, even combative, and not helpful. He just wants to show he is smart and knows a lot. He thinks he can push over people and hope they back down. Go ahead, follow his posts. Thank God for youtube and clear video posts to prove he is wrong! :)

He is exposed for what he really is - intellectually dishonest, and a bully who just wants to put people down.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 12:10 UTC
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Jacques Cornell: Disappointed to hear that, despite having 4+ years to copy Panasonic's Touchpad AF feature, Sony still hasn't got it right. I won't buy a new camera that doesn't have a good implementation of this feature. Yes, it's that useful.

@osv - Here is the same lens I have, the Oly 45 f1.8.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zv7tENWP0I

go to 3:35 - 4:08.

David Thorpe even does a disservice here. His aperture was set at f5.6. I get to focus faster at f1.8! :)

Theory and bookishness vs REALITY! :)

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 07:06 UTC
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Jacques Cornell: Disappointed to hear that, despite having 4+ years to copy Panasonic's Touchpad AF feature, Sony still hasn't got it right. I won't buy a new camera that doesn't have a good implementation of this feature. Yes, it's that useful.

@osv - Here is the focusing speed of the oly 17 f1.8 on a P body.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyjQp7W5A9c&t=104s

Go to 3:58 - 4:35. Notice how he compares it to the slow Panasonic 20 f1.7 which can use DFD.

In 4:34, David exclaims! "Stunning!"

That's how impressed he was with the AF of an Oly lens on a Panasonic body!

Theory vs REALITY! :)

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 06:50 UTC
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Jacques Cornell: Disappointed to hear that, despite having 4+ years to copy Panasonic's Touchpad AF feature, Sony still hasn't got it right. I won't buy a new camera that doesn't have a good implementation of this feature. Yes, it's that useful.

@osv - Here is a very good review of David Thorpe with GX80/85 with an Olympus 40-150 f2.8 starting at 5:19-6:25. Watch it and weep. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr0uPSOF0jE&t=7s

Fast forward to 6:11 to 6:25 - "...Oh, by the way, this is with the Olympus 40-150 f2.8 set at 150mm wide open, so no Panasonic Depth of Defocus wizardry here! And precious depth of field to mask any focus inaccuracy."

There goes your DFD theory vs real world experience! Do we need to know the tech details of DFD? Do we need to know if it is compatible or not? Nope. Real world experience! Same results I get. Same results most get. That's the REALITY of it. That is what counts! Not some marketing specs you get from the manufacturer! LOL!

I suggest you quit while you are ahead. ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 06:42 UTC
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Jacques Cornell: Disappointed to hear that, despite having 4+ years to copy Panasonic's Touchpad AF feature, Sony still hasn't got it right. I won't buy a new camera that doesn't have a good implementation of this feature. Yes, it's that useful.

@osv - are you daft? I am not saying those links are false. I believe them!
But do I deny what my experience is telling me too? So, what do gazillions of people out there!

What do I care how DFD works? Do most people know how a switch and a lightbulb work? I bet 90% don't. But if it works it works. If it doesn't, then no science is going to assuage me if it does not work. And that's just a simple lightbulb. Imagine explaining a car engine. Do we need to know how it works? No. What we do have to know if it will take us from point A to point B and how fast.

FYI, I am a technical person. I can understand and explain even how nuclear fission works. But the simple truth is, which you deny, is Oly lenses focuses fast without DFD on P bodies. Period.

If you claim to know how DFD works, explain why the P 20mm f1.7 is slow to focus even with DFD and yet Oly lenses aren't. You still have to answer that Mr. Bookish! LOL!

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 05:56 UTC
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Jacques Cornell: Disappointed to hear that, despite having 4+ years to copy Panasonic's Touchpad AF feature, Sony still hasn't got it right. I won't buy a new camera that doesn't have a good implementation of this feature. Yes, it's that useful.

@osv It's you who are not well informed. I am not stuck to the marketing hype of companies. Have you ever thought that Panny just said that so that people will buy their lenses?If the Oly still focuses fast with P bodies, then who cares if it is not DFD compatible?

IF there is a problem with AF with Oly lenses and Panny bodies, we would have heard about the slow AF posts a long time ago. And yet you skirt the real world examples cited to you. Answer me this - why is the P 20 f1.7 (DFD compatible) slow to focus vs the O 17 f1.7 which is not DFD compatible in P bodies?

LOL, and you now discredit DFD as having issues with P bodies! Hah! LOL! So P can't even get their lenses right with their own bodies? LOL!

Theory vs REAL WORLD! Go stay in your technicalities. Let us enjoy our O & P lenses on any MFT body! Thank god, many people are more sensible than you!

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 05:00 UTC
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Jacques Cornell: Disappointed to hear that, despite having 4+ years to copy Panasonic's Touchpad AF feature, Sony still hasn't got it right. I won't buy a new camera that doesn't have a good implementation of this feature. Yes, it's that useful.

@osv - You are stuck with technicalities, while someone who has both Oly and Panny lenses already is attesting that even non-DFD compatible lenses work well with panasonic bodies. It's not as if there is a gargantuan difference in AF speed. There isn't. The proof is in the eating. The AF is fast - even without DFD with Oly lenses!

At the end of the day, that is what matters, not some official statement that it is "not compatible." As far as the user is concerned, that is more important. Or would you rather have a lens, like a panny 20 f1.7, which is DFD compatible, being beaten in AF speed by an Oly 17mm f1.7 in AF speed, but is not DFD compatible? And the Oly is as accurate and sure in focusing too.

Theory vs actual REALITY.

And that's your problem - you are too bookish.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 03:24 UTC
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Jacques Cornell: Disappointed to hear that, despite having 4+ years to copy Panasonic's Touchpad AF feature, Sony still hasn't got it right. I won't buy a new camera that doesn't have a good implementation of this feature. Yes, it's that useful.

@osv - you can quote whatever you like. Those are theoretical constructs vs reality. You are quoting compatibility. I am saying, and actually experiencing lightning fast AF. Panny's DFD may only work with Oly in theory, but in practice, I can't see the difference. Maybe there is a minute 0.01 or 0.05 sec difference but are those significant? In the real world, the Oly lenses focus fast in the G85, compatible to DFD compatible or not. So, why should I care if it is compatible or not. The proof is in the performance!
The only thing I did notice is the dual-IS of the panasonic. Without it, at longer FL's, the Olympus takes a small hit in stabilization. You can't go as low shutter speeds with the Oly. For example, I can hit 1/2 sec with a panny but am limited to 1/8 with Oly at over 100mm. But at wider FL's, the gap narrows. Again, as long as you don't go longer FLs and slower shutter speeds, IBIS only works for Oly lenses.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 01:10 UTC
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Jacques Cornell: Disappointed to hear that, despite having 4+ years to copy Panasonic's Touchpad AF feature, Sony still hasn't got it right. I won't buy a new camera that doesn't have a good implementation of this feature. Yes, it's that useful.

@osv, Olympus lenses AF just fine and fast in Panasonic bodies like my G85. The IBIS also stabilizes the non-IS lenses! Dual-IS is better of course, but nonetheless, the newer Panasonic IBIS really has improved greatly!

I have the Oly 45 f1.8, 40-150 f4-5.6 mk1, and the 14-150 f4-5.6 mk2, and all 3 focuses very quickly with Panasonic's DFD, especially that 45mm prime!

Let's not spread misinformation and FUD.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 05:24 UTC
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matthew saville: Good job Sony, dual SD card slots and a bigger battery, in a $3200 package.

Bet a whole lot of A9 buyers are feeling pretty dumb right about now for spending $4500 on a camera that wasn't really the right choice for them. Just wait until the A7mk3 comes out at $2200 and ALSO has dual SD slots and the A9 battery...

@mathew saville. Not really. In terms of AF, and fps, the A9 wins. The A9 is not a landscape camera. It's made for speed. And it is the test camera for the A9ii which will be used in the Tokyo Olympics.

Plus, there is the U$2,000 A7 iii we are still waiting for now in 2018. This is the ship that will sink the 6d2 and 5d4 at the same time.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 17:17 UTC
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