gandulfc

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Positano isn't Amsterdam, it is a city on paper but has the size of a small village with less than 5000 inhabitants in real life and gets flooded by tourists. There is no way to have big sets without warning, because it can heavily disrupt traffic and cause a ton of problems. They aren't bothered by regular guys with just a camera and some lenses, they are bothered by production crews who take time to setup, with stabilisers, tripods, lighting, actors etc...

For drones, I can understand even more, if you have hundreds of morons who blatantly ignore the law (flying over private property, flying over people, just to name a few) just to have some good shots with the extra noise and trouble it causes and with absolutely no regard to the inhabitants.

I had to shoot in Paris for a commercial set, I sent all my paperwork to the police responsible for these things, they approved it and that's all it took. It's just so they know what is going on, so they can handle traffic etc...

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2017 at 14:32 UTC as 25th comment
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G W: He states "overheats in certain situations", but does not elaborate what those situations are.
I filmed at 1080p50fps with my GF7 for prolonged periods and never had an overheating situation.
Anybody else had this issue? Under what conditions?

maybe dude is filming forest fires in subtropical countries?

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 10:06 UTC
On article YI enters the mirrorless race with the M1 (55 comments in total)

Imagine if the video is quite good and they decide to add 24p 4k video... it wil become a game changer at such price. 330 dollars suggested retail will be closer to 250 dollars in store...

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 23:48 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (260 comments in total)

If Panasonic or Sony came out with this camera at this price, people would make fun of them like there's no tomorrow, and I am pretty certain they would get a much, much lower rating. The G7 with the 14-140mm can almost do everything the canon can, at half of the price, takes a lot better stills and also only got a 80% review....

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 02:45 UTC as 25th comment
On article GoPro's poor holiday sales lead to staff layoff (116 comments in total)

Skateboarders and people in extreme sports are also getting tired of gopros. Why spend 500 bucks when you can only have a fisheye and no possible way to upgrade in the future. Plenty of people I know have gotten themselves an entry dslr or mirrorless for just slightly more money.... and you can shoot in worse lightning conditions.

No removable lens is a killer too, fisheye only sucks. Especially for the regular joe.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 21:19 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
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Donnie G: No surprises from Canon here. These new cameras from Canon fit perfectly into the company's lineup and should sell very well. The M-10 is Canon's mirrorless version of a base Rebel (T-3, T-5, T-6) that offers compactness, style, Rebel level IQ, and near idiot proof operation above all else. The M-3, on the other hand, is the mirrorless Rebel for enthusiasts (T-3i, T5i, T6S), and sports the dials and other controls those buyers crave. Those folks looking for a full frame mirrorless body from Canon should forget about it and go buy the Sony, because Canon's FF bodies are going to remain DSLRs and that's that. Great work Canon! :))

@Donnie G

if the specs were there, I would not hesitate to buy a Canon camera... they are reliable cameras, too bad their products are the same as what they offered in 2010

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 21:59 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Olympus PRO 8mm and 7-14mm lenses (296 comments in total)

I film skate stuff and cannot wait to have my hands on the fisheye.... will be a lot better for night shooting

Link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 18:55 UTC as 26th comment
On article Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 (349 comments in total)

the only thing it might have over anything that brutally beats in in the other areas (lens, icl, sensor,price) is if the codec blows everything out of the water, but then, again, its bitrate will scare a lot of the "prosumers"

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 17:17 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply
On article New GF: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies (401 comments in total)
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phazelag: So Panasonic makes the LX100, FZ1000, GH4, and GM5 all of which are innovative and they make one camera with one feature possibly aimed at a younger market and people act like its a photography apocalypse is happening.

I have been told the photography doomsday has been here since I was 16 years old with my Minolta X370. These days any young whipper snapper with a disposable kodak can take photos. What will the world do with "real" photographers!

OMG with a flip screen people will actually be able to take photos of themselves to remember important moments. Whats next robotic cameras that follow us around with their helicopter wings? Oh yeah we have those too.

@brownie314 yes I can understand those... I'm more talking about people randomly taking pictures of themselves all day in random settings, at home etc...

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 20:43 UTC
On article New GF: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies (401 comments in total)
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phazelag: So Panasonic makes the LX100, FZ1000, GH4, and GM5 all of which are innovative and they make one camera with one feature possibly aimed at a younger market and people act like its a photography apocalypse is happening.

I have been told the photography doomsday has been here since I was 16 years old with my Minolta X370. These days any young whipper snapper with a disposable kodak can take photos. What will the world do with "real" photographers!

OMG with a flip screen people will actually be able to take photos of themselves to remember important moments. Whats next robotic cameras that follow us around with their helicopter wings? Oh yeah we have those too.

I don't like selfies because it makes people narcissistic, and they want to center all the attention to themselves. Once they are not in the center of attention they start feeling bummed out. The only way I think it is reasonable is when you are with friends and can't have your picture taken . It's ok to have pictures of yourself, but taking 10 pictures a day of yourself is too much.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 01:18 UTC

If its under or around 1000 euros its going to be mine. LOVED the Merill but didn't own it due to the absolutely horrendous, battery life. Curious how this one is going to feel in my hands... don't beat if before you try it.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 09:18 UTC as 57th comment | 3 replies
On article Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera (896 comments in total)
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gandulfc: I've seen the pictures of the x100 and the xpro and all I can say is they look stunning... unfortunately, for my work I also need good video, and video capabilities on the fuji are downright atrocious

Oh yeah, I'm totally aware of that, but I just think it is a stupid move from fuji to include such a horrid video function... they could aswell have left it out. Samsung... no thanks. I personally have several good apsc amd mft cameras but, out the box I prefer the fuji images. But I can't travel to certain countries with several cameras, plus that most people can't justify having two cameras (financially).
Commercialy seen, they would push a lot more units with a decent video function. No denying that.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 16:10 UTC
On article Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera (896 comments in total)
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gandulfc: I've seen the pictures of the x100 and the xpro and all I can say is they look stunning... unfortunately, for my work I also need good video, and video capabilities on the fuji are downright atrocious

what I mean is, if fuji had video as good as their stills they would have a ton more customers... not everyone has the budget to buy several cameras

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 01:26 UTC
On article Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera (896 comments in total)

I've seen the pictures of the x100 and the xpro and all I can say is they look stunning... unfortunately, for my work I also need good video, and video capabilities on the fuji are downright atrocious

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 21:51 UTC as 35th comment | 4 replies
On article Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 Preview (107 comments in total)

basically, when I read the video specs, this is a panasonic gh2 with slight photo improvements

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2013 at 13:24 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies
On article Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 review (297 comments in total)
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Timmbits: DPR obviously is here to help it's owners sell these cameras.
And the GH3 is the highest margin Panasonic they sell.
Hence the Gold award.

(yes, amazon sells direct too, not just through it's sellers. I bought a printer from them)

To me, a "camera" is still a "camera", not something nuanced into a video camera. We're here to read about cameras, not video cameras. Cameras that can do video too, yes. But they're still cameras. A gold award camera this is not.

The gh2 sold so well because of the video function... tons of productions, even big ones used them (although mainly as crash cams) and tons of indie filmmakers swear by them.

They didn't want to end up like Canon, whom everyone thought they were going to reinvent the vdslr game with the 5dmk3, so they decided to listen to their main crowd and the functions they wanted, hence, superb video...

I own a gh2, and an epm1, and I really miss the IBIS on the gh2. I'd agree the OMD takes better pictures too.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 14:15 UTC

I'm not a fan of their products but I use them. The wacom inkling was advertised to work great with sketchbook pro.... didn't work at all... i don't know if they fixed this yet... asked on their forums... no answer... sent them an email... no answer, I wasn't the only one apparently seeing their forum

i have a graphic tablet from them, works good, so i'm not hating, but they should have some customer service

fix your other products first, and then bring the tablet, i'll buy it if it rocks, hell, works

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2013 at 22:14 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
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WilliamJ: The next ones ? A Barbapapa serie, then a DragonBall serie, then a Naruto serie, then a Doraemon serie, an AnPanMan serie, a Sazae-san serie... We were waiting for a progress in photography, not a childish regression. Please reassure me, didn't we ?

not a personal attack, but reading a lot of the comments a lot of people seem to know nothing about it gets me mad.
Anyway, I'm not attacking you at all, I'm sure if some other camera company would bring out marvel comics/star wars themed cameras the same people that laugh at the evangelion stuff would buy them and call it innovating.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2013 at 13:48 UTC

If they would have brought out these colorways on the pentax K series I would have bought one in a heartbeat.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 17:13 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
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WilliamJ: The next ones ? A Barbapapa serie, then a DragonBall serie, then a Naruto serie, then a Doraemon serie, an AnPanMan serie, a Sazae-san serie... We were waiting for a progress in photography, not a childish regression. Please reassure me, didn't we ?

The only thing I can relate from your post, is 1) you aren't familiar with Evangelion, which is, actually, marketed at adults and not kids like the other ones you posted and 2nd, that you don't understand the japanese culture about them. Pentax already made special colorways like this before, and had succeeded at it too.
But I'm with you that Pentax should work harder to get better cameras out, their latest releases have been rather "meh", especially their attempt at he mirrorless market was quite the failure.... the horribly designed K-01 (takes great pictures though defeats the purpose of a mirrorless) , and the Q10 ain't wow either, but its a fun camera.
I'm a fan of odd colors on equipment, colors are fun, and like you said, people don't think they are "pro" and allow more pictures to be taken. If you have kids, you will get their attention faster too than a plain color. It also makes them less eager to get stolen, because it can be too easily recognized.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 17:10 UTC
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