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On article Sony a9 shooting experience (1038 comments in total)
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tinternaut: For anything not requiring a large print, I think Panasonic hits the nail on the head. Take 4K video and steal still images from it.

Meh, no thanks... "4K/6K Photo" has it's uses, and it can certainly be packaged in a way that makes it easier than anything else for non enthusiasts to exploit... As currently implemented it still has significant drawbacks tho.

Even if you're willing to live with lower res lower DR JPEGs, rolling shutter is still an issue and AF is less consistent (probably due to the extra video processing) than it is with regular stills bursts.

The feature isn't an outright gimmick, like I said there's a usability and situational case for it, but it's not the way forward either. I own 5-6 Pana lenses and two bodies btw (1-2 Oly lenses & 1 body); I'm hardly biased against them.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 22:46 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience (1038 comments in total)
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ChrisH37: I'm thinking less of the a9 as a pro sports camera (I'm sure FE will be in future, but it's not quite there yet) and more of a pro wedding camera right now.

Silent shooting, excellent eye AF, dual card slots, better battery life, all the lenses a wedding photographer is likely to need. Silent shooting alone will have some guys considering a switch if it truely works in artificial lighting without banding etc.

That's the most absurd rationalization I've ever heard... E-shutter without rolling shutter is a revelation and no one is gonna truly miss the click clack. These aren't car engine exhaust notes or even the intricacies of a vinyl rig, it's always been a bother.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 22:36 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience (1038 comments in total)

Brutally honest hands on with loads of reference nods to the competition Carey, I love it. I'm nowhere near the market for the A9 but the improvements they've made in usability still have me looking forward to where they'll take the A7/RX1/A6xxx in the future...

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 22:34 UTC as 114th comment
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Old Cameras: You can see the moon as well to the left if you look closely.

Terry, they actually do mention it in a similar photo linked in the comments below!

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 18:40 UTC
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idefixx: Dpreview is making less and less efforts of hiding its nature as a PR platform

"Cheers" mate, at your service.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 18:16 UTC
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idefixx: Dpreview is making less and less efforts of hiding its nature as a PR platform

DPReview commenters are making less and less of an effort at adding anything of value to the community, making it a more welcoming environment for those new to the hobby, or generally just putting much thought into their comments beyond negativity and crotchetiness.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 12:04 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 real world samples (65 comments in total)
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Mark9473: Good images; seems like a very capable kit lens. I may have to get me that one.

The outer casing on the 12-32 coming apart seemed to be a sporadic issue, I bought one on launch from Japan and it has yet to happen to me...

I love my 9-18 but it easily feels like the cheapest lens out of the dozen M4/3 lenses I've handled, the white ring towards the mount creaks a lot when pressed... Functionally it's fine, it could really use an aesthetic refresh tho (pretty much every other Oly lens got one), and the internal ribbon cable on it has failed on some people...

No collapsible design like these is gonna be a hallmark of durability or build quality IMO. The switch on the 9-18 doesn't bother me either but the 12-32 & 35-100 kinda prove it's not totally necessary.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 11:58 UTC
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CaPi: That reminds me of an earlier one by this mission. Very similar
Darn.. I am getting old.. I remember things few do.. ;)

Nice find, and the text seems to confirm that the moon is indeed visible in these shots, pretty impressive all in all.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 11:34 UTC

Sweet photos, Grand Canyon looks like fall leaves from space... That last one of the Hawaii volcanoes is trippy, something so weird to the look...

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 11:06 UTC as 11th comment
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Sergiusbr: Earth is a dead pixel!

It's a stuck pixel, or a hot pixel if Cassini was doing a long exposure, and it's only getting hotter, literally, jokingly, and metaphorically.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 11:02 UTC
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Juggernaut122: Is it my imagination, or can you see the moon to the left of the earth at the 9 o'clock position?

Yeah, I mean, pretty hard to judge scale but that faint trying speck looks pretty far from Earth still... Someone pull out the protractor and figure out what 10mm on this photo means in miles. :P

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 11:00 UTC
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Old Cameras: You can see the moon as well to the left if you look closely.

The really really faint dot like 10mm to the left is the moon? I wouldn't have thought that it'd be visible...

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 10:58 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm F2.8-4 (157 comments in total)
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slothead: From what you told us in this review, the 7-14 sounds like the better lens (smaller, lighter)! What are the advantages of the 8-18, or are they tying to find more ways for us to waste our hard-earned $$$$?

No one is holding a gun to your head... This one is obviously faster, weather sealed, and has a more versatile range, plus it takes filters. If you don't see any of that as an advantage that's cool and everything, some of us appreciate the choice.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 18:17 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm F2.8-4 (157 comments in total)
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arunBarnard: It looks good and all, but what I really want is a smaller version of this lens for vlogging. Like a 10-18mm in size and price,

Or the 9-18, you literally can't get any smaller than that... I'm curious why you need to go this wide for a vlog tho, or is it because of an additional video crop factor?

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 18:15 UTC
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CallumG: Got really confused when I saw a Panasonic lens on an Olympus body! Then realised it's M4/3. LOL

Ehh, you can't go wrong with either IMO. I'm obviously biased towards M4/3, but Fuji would easily be my second choice over anything else. I used to envy Fuji's ultrawides (their zoom and the Samyang 12/2), but with this 8-16 and the upcoming Laowa 7.5 have eliminated that.

Fuji prices used to be higher across the board, but they've been coming out with cheaper (not cheap per se but $500-ish and under) primes that are weather sealed, I like that a lot. All of the sealed primes for M4/3 are the of the larger, faster, and more exotic kind.

Fuji's hybrid VF on the X-Pro is also pretty unique, even if not terribly versatile beyond your basic primes... And I like that like M4/3 (and unlike Sony) they semm committed to more than one body style. OTOH IBIS is a really nice M4/3 perk Fuji will never have.

There's quite a few things to weigh up beyond the relatively small sensor differences.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 18:09 UTC
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ekaton: Mft lens options are getting better and better;) Zoom range, size, weight, all tick the right boxes. If optical performance convinces it will be a buy. The PL Vario-Elmarit line starts to look pretty compelling.

Panasonic could really use a wide prime other than the 14/2.5 pancake, heck the system as a whole could. I love my Oly 12mm but its retail price isn't worth it for most (and I didn't buy it at that price either)... I'm sure people would like to see more tele primes too, since it jumps from EFLs of 90-120-150 to 600...

I guess both are kinda sorta nitpicks. I'd be intrigued by a 200/4 tho. Biggest holes used to be high quality tele in general and that was filled in spades last year (plus upcoming PL 50-200). UWA primes are another hole but I don't see that coming from Oly/Pana. I'm looking forward to a couple additional Oly Pro primes.

A 17/1.2 has been rumored and that would likely be my last lens for a good long while... It'd address the lack of a really good no compromise 35mm EFL prime too, the crop of 25mm are all far better overall than either the 20, 17, or anything near those two. Again, nitpicking, compared to other systems M4/3 is spoiled.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 00:49 UTC
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GEONYC: Just to get the true message out there. The Leica lenses on the Panasonice are not made by Leica, but by Panasonic in Thailand. They could be much less expensive.
Like $899

Lensrentals has some excellent resolution tests averaged over multiple samples of each lens btw, it's in their blog somewhere but they tested most of the older MFT primes (not the latest/greatest like the PLs outside the 25 or the Oly 25/1.2 but still). I'd trust those or Lenstip tests more than anything. Not sure if the former did the same for APS-C E mount (i know they've tested a ton of the FF stuff tho), pretty sure Lenstip doesn't review that tho.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 00:39 UTC
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GEONYC: Just to get the true message out there. The Leica lenses on the Panasonice are not made by Leica, but by Panasonic in Thailand. They could be much less expensive.
Like $899

Those Dxo links actually have the Pana lenses outresolving the Sony ones he linked... I know they aren't the Zeiss ones he originally alluded to, but this seems like a self defeating argument...

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 00:36 UTC
On article Sony a9 first look videos (300 comments in total)

Gordon Laing cameo! That thru the EVF demo is pretty neat, you should do more of those so people who haven't seen a decent/recent EVF (and don't live near a camera store, cause let's face it, that's most of us) can get a glimpse of how the latest ones behave.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 00:32 UTC as 54th comment
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm F2.8-4 (157 comments in total)
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El Jeffe: Glad I held out on the 7-14!
Is the front of the lens moving in/out for zoom or focus? Will need a filter to keep from sucking in dust.

Yes, 67mm.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 00:19 UTC
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