d3xmeister

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On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review (490 comments in total)
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StevenE: I like this camera.
But light is like money, there never seems to be enough around. So low light performance is really important to me. Great performance at ISO 2500 and useable ISO 10,000 are big consideration. This fact alone keeps me with the 5D3. Although the A7s is really tempting, it really would just fill the 5D3 spot but with no magic lantern and fewer lens options (and the A7s is fiddly, and apparently has bizzare color artifiacts in highlights).
I'm looking forward to seeing what Canon will do with the C100 mkII (and EOS-M III for pocket-sized cam), other than that I'll consider adding the new Sony PXW-FS7.

I use m43, but if you need almost as good as it gets low light, very decent action/sports, great 1080p video, outstanding landscape, I think the D810 is the best camera outhere, and Nikon lens line-up is fantastic. I think D810 is a very underated camera for low light, but people forget the resolution it has allows for huge noise reduction to be applied compared to much lower res cameras, and also the sensor is really more sensitive at the same exposure compared to competing cameras.
If size and weight is ok, with you, I don't think there's a better camera. If you need crazy low light video, A7s for sure, but you live with lots of compromises.
For me, m43 already surpass my low light needs and sports needs, so I take the smaller size. I wish I had a bit more rsolution though.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 13:11 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review (490 comments in total)
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Demon Cleaner: I'm still somewhat flummoxed by DPR's obsession with performance when compared to a full-frame camera. Most people will be weighing up whether a GH4 is worth the extra expense over something like a Canon APSC. That's where the value of the GH4 ultimately lies, and I think that comparison would be far more useful to the masses.

Filmmakers made up their minds regarding the GH4/A7s many moons ago. They don't wait 12 months for DPR to release their review.

Why ? For me is very simple. I took a look at the LX100. I shoot primary portraits, casual landscapes,and rarely daylight sports. Compared to my other m43 gears, the LX100 is much worse for landscapes (due to lower res and softer lens), too short fl for portraits and sports. Decision made in the next 10 minutes after the camera was launched.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 13:04 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review (490 comments in total)
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Demon Cleaner: I'm still somewhat flummoxed by DPR's obsession with performance when compared to a full-frame camera. Most people will be weighing up whether a GH4 is worth the extra expense over something like a Canon APSC. That's where the value of the GH4 ultimately lies, and I think that comparison would be far more useful to the masses.

Filmmakers made up their minds regarding the GH4/A7s many moons ago. They don't wait 12 months for DPR to release their review.

First reason is the A7s does not shoot 4k. Nobody will buy an external recorder except the pros who deliver to clients and make money, and they are a minority amongst dpreview readers.
Other reason being a different still shooters target. GH4 is a much faster camera, A7s is a much higher IQ camera.
Other reason being overall size and weight of the system.

Useless discussions. When you know what you want, you know what you want. Comparing these cameras or asking which to get tells me that those people have no ideea what and how they shoot.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 11:32 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review (490 comments in total)

,,No option to cqpture 1080 video from 4K crop region to minimize aliasing,,

Doesn't the 1080p ETC mode achieve that ?

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 18:45 UTC as 86th comment

So the pro comes only with android, but the lower spec tablet comes with the Win 8.1 option too ? It doesn't make any sense. Shouldn't the pro have the more full featured OS ?

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2014 at 17:28 UTC as 1st comment
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Serious Sam: The high ISO doesn't look too bad......but consider the X-trans can do just as good or even better. I am not so sure.

Best to wait for the DPR proper review and compare under the noise SD chart.

I'm not sure the EX-2 can do much more. It lacks 4K video (Iwant 4K) but more importantly the 1080p video is a joke on the EX-2. You also get a f/1.7 lens, and it is also a zoom, covering from classic landscape to classic portraiture. You also get a much better AF system. I won't comment about iq based on a one camera jpegs. I hope it will be good.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 21:28 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1984 comments in total)
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beavertown: Strange DXO Mark always bashes Canon's sensors. But the 5D Mark III produces better IQ than the newly released D810 in terms of colours, sharpness, noise performance both in JPG and RAW.

As much as I love the Mark III, it doesn't even come close in any IQ aspect to the D800

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 05:57 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary (471 comments in total)

I'm having so much fun reading Francis Carver bs, every time a new idiot rises above all others idiots. I bet he's no more than 15.

Anyway, can't wait to get my hands on this camera.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 22:08 UTC as 8th comment

Well done, Olympus, now can we have 25p/50p for us in PAL country ? 30p videos look very weird on a 50HZ TV

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 00:33 UTC as 16th comment
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mick232: Full-frame has reached the consumer market. If there was still any doubt about that, here's the proof.

In film days, even cheap plastic disposable cameras were full frame.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 23:44 UTC
On article Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera (906 comments in total)

I love that Fuji, Pentax, Olympus and Panasonic are teaching Nikon and Canon how to design cameras. But Fuji really is on top of the game.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 23:49 UTC as 95th comment | 5 replies
On article Tamas Dezso offers glimpse into post-Communist Romania (231 comments in total)

I'm romanian. The images are very nice, and I don't find them offensive. That said, nowadays you really have to travel a lot and look hard to find such things. These picture kinnda illustrate romania between 1992-1997.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2014 at 18:43 UTC as 59th comment

And this will be the official death of most APS-C dslrs. Unless Nikon and Canon decide to learn from Pentax and really support their apsc cameras with lenses, features an ergonomics at pro levels they are doomed much quicker than we thought.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 13:31 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies
On article Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows (1392 comments in total)
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vFunct: Nikon makes the best cameras - better than Canon.

Nothing else is even in the same league.

Whenever I go to a press event, all the professional photographers are using Nikon or Canon.

There is absolutely nothing else.

Mirrorless cameras are garbage, strictly used by amateurs that do not know professional photography.

This new Nikon is just icing on their top-shelf cake.

Are you on this planet ?

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 03:11 UTC
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HeyItsJoel: I'll never understand why Nikon insist on starting their kit lenses at 18mm when the ideal length to start is @ 16mm (~24mm fov).

I prefer 28mm to 24mm, maybe because that's what I had in the film days. Had a few 24mm but still fell mor confortable with 28mm

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 22:38 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R Samples Gallery Expanded! (69 comments in total)

Not really impressed. I have cheap DX lenses with better CA performance, and my D5100 is almost matching this camera's high iso performance. When I'll see clean ISO 6400 I'll be impressed.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2013 at 15:09 UTC as 9th comment
On article 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months (598 comments in total)
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cheddargav: When I can trust a small camera like this in 99.9% of situations I'll be all over it. Until then they will continue to be great for family days out and street mooching, plus as a 3rd camera at events. DSLR's are better in most situations tho.
When will the "5 reasons are shoot mostly with DSLR's" article be written? :0)

Wow, DSLR's are better ? Really ? But I don't see anybody arguing that DSLR aren't better. Sure they are. That's not the point, in any way.
What format do you use for listening music ? Let me guess, .mp3 like 95% of people ? I use only 24 bit .wav and only listen on Apogee converters, because, you know, it is better than .mp3 and onboard sound.

See the point now ? We have reached a point where a small non-DSLR camera is more than enough for anybody (except professionals and serious hobbyists)

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 20:12 UTC
On article 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months (598 comments in total)

Very good article !

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 20:07 UTC as 238th comment
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G Davidson: So this kind of card could be the fix for cameras with a fast shooting speed, but too small a cache memory? (I'm thinking of the D7100 here).

Could be. I remember one user tested the D7100 without an SD card in it and it just burst away at 6 fps forever.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2013 at 01:50 UTC
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