Najinsky

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On article Affinity Photo for iPad Review (94 comments in total)
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Techconc: This should be a wake up call for Adobe. Then again, with Adobe's subscription model, they likely figure there wouldn't be any additional revenue from developing an iOS version of their full apps.

Adobe is missing the big picture and users will eventually move on to better solutions. I realize that subscriptions work fine with enterprise customers, but they are generally not preferred by consumers and "prosumers". I've already moved on and use Affinity Photo as my primary photo editor. Having it available on the iPad is a major plus, even if that's not my primary platform.

The ability to edit the image in the desktop app, then continue editing on the iPad, or vice-versa, appeals to many, so Serif may get sales of both the desktop app and iPad app as a result.

They received a lot of publicity from when they were featured by Apple at the iPad launch, and their forum site was buzzing with new users so I'm sure they got a pretty healthy cash injection from that exposure.

They will likely continue rolling out free v1 updates, for a while and at some point in the future will switch to a new paid V2 version.

It's hard to see what new features would justify a paid V2 update , I imagine their best strategy would be to upgrade the app to support new improved hardware and architectures in future iPads and to coincide their new paid versions with the release of new iPads. That would seem fair and I would be happy to buy in to that.

I doubt Adobe are worried though.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 14:24 UTC
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wabre: ok, it's (again) a DxO score. if you don't care, don't read it. But for some it might be interesting to know that a camera with this sensor has a high score which translates into great pictures when using a drone. Why would somebody like that care about any other "normal" camera and if any Nikon 7200 scores better? i can't attach that Nikon to a drone!

Could you imagine if the drone suffered a fly-away incident while carrying that Hassleblad. Shudders.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 12:03 UTC
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SarahTerra: Keep in mind Conde naste is a subversive feminist / liberal /democrat / SJW media organization. They use their publications purely for advancing thier political agenda under the banner of science and tech etc to try and "con" readers into their way of thought.

They have been caught multiple times trying to manipulate articles, stir up fake controversy, fake comments, biased accounts + moderation in order to push their political views.

Not saying this guy is innocent, but Conde Naste is one of the most biased, corrupt and dirty organizations out there...guarantee the management is just as dirty as this guy.

I wrote a long answer, but DPR ate it. So in short, make of it what you can, and try harder.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 17:14 UTC
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SarahTerra: Keep in mind Conde naste is a subversive feminist / liberal /democrat / SJW media organization. They use their publications purely for advancing thier political agenda under the banner of science and tech etc to try and "con" readers into their way of thought.

They have been caught multiple times trying to manipulate articles, stir up fake controversy, fake comments, biased accounts + moderation in order to push their political views.

Not saying this guy is innocent, but Conde Naste is one of the most biased, corrupt and dirty organizations out there...guarantee the management is just as dirty as this guy.

I'm sure many who died would have chosen not to if they could have seen how it would turn out.

But time's arrow only moves forward and the greatest respect you can pay to the fallen is not to repeat the same mistakes.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 15:49 UTC

The clue is in the name, Rangefinder.

While great AF can be critical for many scenarios, when your subject is isolated as the main focal point, the DOF of the subject's environment is mathematical, a function of the aperture and focus distance, not any artistic intent (unless every element of the foreground and background has been placed where needed).

The ability to manipulate the focus field in this way, while retaining control of the focus field, is (one of) the intangibles you refer to.

But it doesn't need a Rangefinder to achieve this. My Ricoh GXR has slow AF, but has other focusing features that allow me to achieve great control over the field and is why I still enjoy shooting with it.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 15:38 UTC as 149th comment
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Akpinxit: Does it means that on next big sport event we will see photo-pros armed with and aiming the DJI cameras ?

Already happening. And Hollywood movies use them too. Photography is all about perspectives, and drones offer real benefits in capturing scenes from many perspectives that are impossible, difficult or costly by other means.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 12:50 UTC
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wabre: ok, it's (again) a DxO score. if you don't care, don't read it. But for some it might be interesting to know that a camera with this sensor has a high score which translates into great pictures when using a drone. Why would somebody like that care about any other "normal" camera and if any Nikon 7200 scores better? i can't attach that Nikon to a drone!

DXO do two things, the first is measurements, the second is weighted ratings based on those measurements.

The vast majority of those criticising DXO are focused on the weighted ratings.

AFAIAC, the measurements are as good as any other sites measurements, and more often correlate with both other sites measurements and my own experiences for the lenses I own.

An exception is Lens Rentals, who are in a unique position to test multiple copies of a lens with vey precise equipment, allowing sample variance to be included.

So if you want to know about your lens, go to Lens Rentals.

But if they don't have info on your lens, DXOMark have the largest number of measurements available, and they let you have them for free.

You can use their measurements, but ignore their ratings, I do it all the time.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 12:37 UTC
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Najinsky: Low cost, easy fix.

DON'T TILT THE <SWEARWORD> SCREEN!

Under what circumstances is colour accuracy important when looking from oblique angles?

Hey look, I got a swearword past the swearword detector!

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 12:19 UTC

Low cost, easy fix.

DON'T TILT THE <SWEARWORD> SCREEN!

Under what circumstances is colour accuracy important when looking from oblique angles?

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 12:18 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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J A C S: The "big blue button below" is yellow.

Corrosion

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 16:23 UTC
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Najinsky: Dear Panasonic ideas dept, If you want me drop $1700 on a m43 camera, here's how you do it:

Build a body with great ergonomics and great styling. A body that makes me smile, makes me want to grab it and shoot the bejesus out of it. Think Hassleblad X1D mini.

Put your best sensor and image processor into it. 4/3 is, just, over the threshold of good enough, enough of the time. But sadly there are still some shots it where it wasn't quite good enough this time. You need to do all you can to make me sad less often.

Put your best AF features in it. My preference is for subjects to get focus over backgrounds. Sometimes they'll be moving.

Don't skimp on the EVF.

I don't need 20, 40 or 60 FPS for stills. 12 is fine. If you can make it faster, great, but it's not a priority.

I don't need 4K video, but I realise this is your thing, so I'm happy for you to include it. And I guess the 6k photo mode will offer something for those rare or speciality occasions where 12fps might not be enough.

Obviously not. If they had made a body to tempt me, I'd obviously be posting about how much I was looking forward to it, not about how it misses the mark for me.

If others like it, I don't begrudge them that. If it's their dream camera, I'm happy they found it. I'm just waiting on my turn!

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 14:52 UTC
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Najinsky: Dear Panasonic ideas dept, If you want me drop $1700 on a m43 camera, here's how you do it:

Build a body with great ergonomics and great styling. A body that makes me smile, makes me want to grab it and shoot the bejesus out of it. Think Hassleblad X1D mini.

Put your best sensor and image processor into it. 4/3 is, just, over the threshold of good enough, enough of the time. But sadly there are still some shots it where it wasn't quite good enough this time. You need to do all you can to make me sad less often.

Put your best AF features in it. My preference is for subjects to get focus over backgrounds. Sometimes they'll be moving.

Don't skimp on the EVF.

I don't need 20, 40 or 60 FPS for stills. 12 is fine. If you can make it faster, great, but it's not a priority.

I don't need 4K video, but I realise this is your thing, so I'm happy for you to include it. And I guess the 6k photo mode will offer something for those rare or speciality occasions where 12fps might not be enough.

Rod,

"5 Splash Proof is a term used to describe an extra level of protection this camera offers against exposure to a minimal amount of moisture, water or dust. Splash Proof does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this camera is subjected to direct contact with water."

Contrast that disclaimer, with the Olympus president pouring a glass of water over the EM5 and then shooting with it, at the announcement 6 years ago.

For example.

I don't know more, I'm just reading what has been written, and this announcement has a lot of written small print.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 12:59 UTC
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Najinsky: .
G1: 360g
G3: 336g
G5: 396g
G6: 390g
G7: 410g
G8: 505g
G9: 658g

The trend is not my friend.

@tkbslc,

No, I'm just ready to rationalise my disparate collection of bodies and lenses, figuring out what makes sense for me, keeping it compact where it can be.

Options for a carry everywhere compact include G1X.3, GR or M100 with a pancake prime. An LX200 would be in that group, but I don't expect it anytime soon.

At the other end, I'm thinking m43 has a genuine size USP for lenses such as the 300/4 so I want a body with the best IQ and AF tech (not features) the system can offer.

I may end up with an EM1.2 or G9, but I'd prefer something a bit lighter and smaller, with an optional grip to beef it up for bigger lenses.

That body would be a better match for my bright primes, wide zoom and 35-100/2.8, and the grip would be carried with the 300/4 when needed.

But IQ and AF has to be better than the current more compact bodies (EM 5.2). M43 IQ and AF is not so special it should only be kept only for flagships.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 12:22 UTC
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Najinsky: Dear Panasonic ideas dept, If you want me drop $1700 on a m43 camera, here's how you do it:

Build a body with great ergonomics and great styling. A body that makes me smile, makes me want to grab it and shoot the bejesus out of it. Think Hassleblad X1D mini.

Put your best sensor and image processor into it. 4/3 is, just, over the threshold of good enough, enough of the time. But sadly there are still some shots it where it wasn't quite good enough this time. You need to do all you can to make me sad less often.

Put your best AF features in it. My preference is for subjects to get focus over backgrounds. Sometimes they'll be moving.

Don't skimp on the EVF.

I don't need 20, 40 or 60 FPS for stills. 12 is fine. If you can make it faster, great, but it's not a priority.

I don't need 4K video, but I realise this is your thing, so I'm happy for you to include it. And I guess the 6k photo mode will offer something for those rare or speciality occasions where 12fps might not be enough.

@CCD FTW, yes, I'm too wordy, 999 char limit, etc.

The camera is fake Pro. The weather sealing is limited. The higher FPS comes from eShutter which will lead to rolling shutter effects and limit its usefulness. Dual IS will work with some lenses, not others, DFD will work with some lenses not others. And if there are any remaining shutter shock issues, then all bets are off to what the actual useable FPS will end up being.

What I'm saying is if they want me to pay for extra for more features, then make those features fun, interesting, useful. Not fake features designed to make it sound 'Pro'; features I don't need, won't use and likely won't work well or often (judging by the amount of small print).

Don't try to con me into a purchase, get creative and tempt me.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 09:30 UTC
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Najinsky: As an avid boater in a former life (I practically lived on one for 5 years), I learned the hard way that there is almost nothing that saltwater won't eat.

I remember a torture test on an CF card way back, it may even have been here on DPR, it survived being dropped, run over by a truck and having a nail hammered through it. It was saltwater that finally killed it.

Even just having cameras on the boat where there can be fine sea spray in the air eventually took its toll on some of my non-weather-sealed cameras.

Respect the sea, it can devour you and your stuff.

Nah, more the boatman. The waters around the islands where I lived/worked ran deep and cold, so I spent much more time on the water than in it.

Although one winter when the pier was icy I did slide right off it and into the cold water.

I was very lucky to find somewhere that allowed me to heave myself out as even just a few minutes in water that cold could have turned serious.

My Leica D-Lux 4 and Nokia 8800 were not quite so lucky. Both doa after the dip.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 07:38 UTC
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Najinsky: Dear Panasonic ideas dept, If you want me drop $1700 on a m43 camera, here's how you do it:

Build a body with great ergonomics and great styling. A body that makes me smile, makes me want to grab it and shoot the bejesus out of it. Think Hassleblad X1D mini.

Put your best sensor and image processor into it. 4/3 is, just, over the threshold of good enough, enough of the time. But sadly there are still some shots it where it wasn't quite good enough this time. You need to do all you can to make me sad less often.

Put your best AF features in it. My preference is for subjects to get focus over backgrounds. Sometimes they'll be moving.

Don't skimp on the EVF.

I don't need 20, 40 or 60 FPS for stills. 12 is fine. If you can make it faster, great, but it's not a priority.

I don't need 4K video, but I realise this is your thing, so I'm happy for you to include it. And I guess the 6k photo mode will offer something for those rare or speciality occasions where 12fps might not be enough.

Kind of. It's extracted from the video stream so it's been processed in the same way as a JPEG would be (wb, tone curve, contrast, nr, etc).

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 07:28 UTC

As an avid boater in a former life (I practically lived on one for 5 years), I learned the hard way that there is almost nothing that saltwater won't eat.

I remember a torture test on an CF card way back, it may even have been here on DPR, it survived being dropped, run over by a truck and having a nail hammered through it. It was saltwater that finally killed it.

Even just having cameras on the boat where there can be fine sea spray in the air eventually took its toll on some of my non-weather-sealed cameras.

Respect the sea, it can devour you and your stuff.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 06:34 UTC as 46th comment | 2 replies

Dear Panasonic ideas dept, If you want me drop $1700 on a m43 camera, here's how you do it:

Build a body with great ergonomics and great styling. A body that makes me smile, makes me want to grab it and shoot the bejesus out of it. Think Hassleblad X1D mini.

Put your best sensor and image processor into it. 4/3 is, just, over the threshold of good enough, enough of the time. But sadly there are still some shots it where it wasn't quite good enough this time. You need to do all you can to make me sad less often.

Put your best AF features in it. My preference is for subjects to get focus over backgrounds. Sometimes they'll be moving.

Don't skimp on the EVF.

I don't need 20, 40 or 60 FPS for stills. 12 is fine. If you can make it faster, great, but it's not a priority.

I don't need 4K video, but I realise this is your thing, so I'm happy for you to include it. And I guess the 6k photo mode will offer something for those rare or speciality occasions where 12fps might not be enough.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 06:16 UTC as 28th comment | 10 replies
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alffastar: I really do not get the meaning of the constant comparison to full frame just based on sensor size... You DO understand that Panasonic is promoting a product that has many more aspects and technologies than the size of the sensor and they are charging based on the whole package, right? So, either you just do not like the sensor size and then I do not know why you are reading news about a camera which does not interest you and then commenting how uninteresting it is to you or you think that G9 as a whole package is inadequately priced. I do not understand the comments that come from the first scenario and am frankly annoyed to read tens of comments like that below every m43 pro oriented camera. Now, discussing the whole package is a different story and I think Panasonic created a great product - designed with pro needs in mind, robust, improved image and most then enough image and video capabilities for me (not a pro). Great job, Pana!

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Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 05:17 UTC
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Demon Cleaner: I'm kind of stunned they included 4K 50/60p in the G9. Was fully expecting it to remain a calling card of the GH5 for a while yet.

I think that makes this the cheapest access point to an ILC with 4K 50/60p on the market? Very alluring option for anyone who doesn't need 10 bit and unlimited recording duration. Also probably makes it the best traveler's hybrid on the planet by some margin.

It's a G9 in name only. In terms of a model, it's much more like a GH5p (photo edition) in terms of features, size and price.

Panasonic model numbers have become almost completely devoid of any meaning.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 05:14 UTC
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