speculatrix

Lives in United Kingdom Cambridge, United Kingdom
Works as a IT
Joined on May 10, 2007

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Andrei C: Any raw editor on android ?

Google bought Nik. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snapseed

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 22:33 UTC
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clicstudio: I wish Aperture would come back. It was amazing. Much better than the crappy Lightroom.

Apple are very good at making complex things simple, but this comes at a cost.

I think Apple look at the number of support calls and visits to Geniuses, and any features too complicated are simply removed, and if the product is costing too much to develop and support, they dump it.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 22:32 UTC
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Dean Mindock: Wow, looks like Sony got a serious competitor. Lots of innovation packed into that camera.

@ZeBebito not sure I can afford the gym membership to beef up so I can carry around the equivalent amount of Nikon "FF" kit.

i'm perfectly happy having every feature of something but one fourth the volume and weight, thanks.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 15:54 UTC
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Haim Hadar: Looks like Panasonic addressed the right issues for a stills camera. I wish this camera came in a GX package (smaller and lighter).

I'm sure there will be a GF9 or whatever they will call it with most of these features.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 15:40 UTC
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Dean Mindock: Wow, looks like Sony got a serious competitor. Lots of innovation packed into that camera.

@Photo_Graphic
on my G6 I can set image stabilisation into just vertical, both vertical and horizontal, and off. The first is for panning shots e.g in sports.
maybe your Sony has the same options?

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 15:39 UTC
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M0P03: The grip has enough room for two 18650s. I wonder, why nobody use these convenient accumulators...

standardisation is a very mixed bag.

* There are still many competing proprietary lens mounts, although m43rds has six? licensees which is a very good thing.

* SD cards are pretty much standard apart from XQD for some high end Nikons.

* there's proprietary smart interfaces for TTL flash

* Panasonic can't even make a semi universal charger - I have a G6 and a GF5, they take different batteries which are somewhat similar, which means two different but somewhat similar chargers!

About the only universal thing is the tripod screw, and the thread pitch on the front of lenses.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 15:36 UTC
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M0P03: The grip has enough room for two 18650s. I wonder, why nobody use these convenient accumulators...

Panasonic make 18650 cells. And they are partners with Tesla in their Gigafactory.
The camera batteries contain protective circuits, whereas I think the 18650 cells don't.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 21:37 UTC
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speculatrix: is it just me or is this a lot more expensive than its predecessors?
I loved everything about this until I reached the price!

yes, on closer examination of this table:

https://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=panasonic_dcgh5&products=panasonic_dcg9&products=panasonic_dmcg85&products=panasonic_dmcg7&products=panasonic_dmcg6&sortDir=ascending

the G6 was $750, the G7 $800, the G85 $900 and the G9 $1700. The GH5 is still out in front at $2000.

so I would expect there to be a G95 at some point.

I wonder if Panasonic will fix the numbering of the GH and jump to GH9?

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 21:35 UTC
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El Jeffe: I see only 3 pins on the hot shoe which means it will NOT work with their XLR1 audio adaptor. Ooops! I guess the number "1" means only compatible with one camera.
At least there is a 3.5mm input and for the first time ever on a non GH camera a headphone jack.

market segmentation at its finest.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 08:59 UTC

is it just me or is this a lot more expensive than its predecessors?
I loved everything about this until I reached the price!

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 23:17 UTC as 46th comment | 12 replies

I wonder how many schools banned Snapshat spex?

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 11:38 UTC as 20th comment

why are these called 360 degree cameras, when actually they take spherical photos, not panoramas?

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 16:02 UTC as 8th comment

"prices from..." I'll bet the $1749 doesn't include the keyboard, the stylus, any RAM...

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 16:00 UTC as 4th comment
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Najinsky: They should simply make a slot to insert your smartphone as the UI for the camera. It could provide a richer UI, reduce the cost of including a touch screen and OS to support it, tap into the GPS, and store photos both on the phone and the internal storage.

Perhaps once all smartphones mover to USB-C it might happen.

I can control my Lumix G6 with my phone exactly as if I was holding it, I can control the power zoom lens if that's fitted. No cable required, just wifi. Quite handy if camera's on a tripod with long lens.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 15:57 UTC
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larrytusaz: People who use their iPhone and call themselves a "photographer" are phonies too.

Wow, ugly jpeg artefacts in that "best photo"

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 19:06 UTC
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Sadly you can easily see the jpeg artefacts

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 19:05 UTC as 1st comment
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Peiasdf: One thing I learnt in the dating game is it is not how good you are, it is how good you say you are and how well you sell it. A lie is as good as facts if people believe it.

Eduardo, is that you?

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 19:02 UTC
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Clint Dunn: Queue the FlatEarther/FakeNews crowd.

In this case, it's Saturn that's flat.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 17:57 UTC
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scottcraig: Well this is most disturbing. I wonder what will be next.

@landscaper1 they use back-scatter xray machines already, no need to be lie on a platform and be slid through the xray machine.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 16:35 UTC

your only choice is to require payment in cash and collection if you want to prevent being ripped off; also, take a picture of the person holding the goods.

and if you're buying goods and paying cash and collect, then take a picture of the seller holding the goods.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 22:58 UTC as 2nd comment
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