keeponkeepingon

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zakaria: Ok what about your 645z review .

https://www.lensrentals.com/rent/pentax-645z-medium-format-dslr

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 19:10 UTC
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Cameron R Hood: Two years later...some kind of conspiracy...it took Hasselblad two years and $3,000.00 more to get one extra point...Pentax just can't get a break from the review industry...maybe they need to think about bribes...

https://www.lensrentals.com/rent/pentax-645z-medium-format-dslr

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 19:09 UTC

Suggest adding the MSRP.

Because you know the non 1% ters here are going to be asking: Gosh how much does that cost?

(Listed on amazon for $8000 but no idea if that is the MSRP).

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 14:21 UTC as 30th comment
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Prognathous: One not so positive feature, for a camera at this price range that doesn't target selfie shooters, is the side-hinged articulated screen. Only the E-M1 Mark II and Canon 6D-II use similar designs. All the others use designs that keep the screen centered behind the lens. Panasonic should have adopted designs like those used by Sony (A77, A99 etc), Fuji (X-T2, X-T20 etc), Pentax (K-1, 645Z etc) or Nikon (D750, D850 etc), all of which are far more convenient for waist level shooting and tripod work.

Sigh. OK I looked up the A77 tilt screen. I normally ignore A77/A99 stuff as it's a "dying breed" but wow. That's really cool. My only worry would be all the moving parts.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vM1iqM_NZds

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 15:19 UTC
On article Cinematic 4K footage shot with the Apple iPhone X (308 comments in total)
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Michael B 66: I see a very well made holiday video and it's great that you can make this one with a chocolate table sized equipment + some grading afterwards. But there is no need to emphasize that it is made without tripods or other "helpers". That is obvious. And while the colors and detail are great I miss some depth in the images - maybe this isn't possible with tiny sensors for 4k at the moment.

But if I were into video I would always prefer my SL2 which has "only" 2k video but gives me very good technical and "atmospheric" quality and - much more important - access to a large selection of optics. Some technical clips (for physics teaching) show great IQ and macro lenses are best friends for that.

And I am not into real video movie editing because I am overwhelmed by the complexity of a good movie. The only thing I maybe could do is some Koyaanisquatsi like work which is more a great merging of movie + photography with a large range of focal lengths and macro lenses.

For a non-native speaker your english is great! The translation give-away is that while a bar could be considered a kind of table and a chocolate bars a type of candy, a table is never a candy.

All this talk of chocolate has me hankering for a ritter sport bar (but that's square not iphone shaped....).

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 14:12 UTC
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Prognathous: One not so positive feature, for a camera at this price range that doesn't target selfie shooters, is the side-hinged articulated screen. Only the E-M1 Mark II and Canon 6D-II use similar designs. All the others use designs that keep the screen centered behind the lens. Panasonic should have adopted designs like those used by Sony (A77, A99 etc), Fuji (X-T2, X-T20 etc), Pentax (K-1, 645Z etc) or Nikon (D750, D850 etc), all of which are far more convenient for waist level shooting and tripod work.

"cheap cameras"

This may be the first time in any forum someone has classified the G1 X Mk III has a cheap camera...... ($1300).

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 12:47 UTC
On article Cinematic 4K footage shot with the Apple iPhone X (308 comments in total)

"soft"

It's showing in 720p or 1080p for me by default. Kick it up to 4K and to me it looks fine.

But it's still a bit disappointing. Maybe it's the compression but to me it looks like typical iphone footage: Looks great in bright light but falls apart as the light dims where you loose resolution and DR.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 12:44 UTC as 17th comment
On article Cinematic 4K footage shot with the Apple iPhone X (308 comments in total)
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Michael B 66: I see a very well made holiday video and it's great that you can make this one with a chocolate table sized equipment + some grading afterwards. But there is no need to emphasize that it is made without tripods or other "helpers". That is obvious. And while the colors and detail are great I miss some depth in the images - maybe this isn't possible with tiny sensors for 4k at the moment.

But if I were into video I would always prefer my SL2 which has "only" 2k video but gives me very good technical and "atmospheric" quality and - much more important - access to a large selection of optics. Some technical clips (for physics teaching) show great IQ and macro lenses are best friends for that.

And I am not into real video movie editing because I am overwhelmed by the complexity of a good movie. The only thing I maybe could do is some Koyaanisquatsi like work which is more a great merging of movie + photography with a large range of focal lengths and macro lenses.

"chocolate table "

lol. google translate? I assume you mean a chocolate bar?

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 12:44 UTC
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Prognathous: One not so positive feature, for a camera at this price range that doesn't target selfie shooters, is the side-hinged articulated screen. Only the E-M1 Mark II and Canon 6D-II use similar designs. All the others use designs that keep the screen centered behind the lens. Panasonic should have adopted designs like those used by Sony (A77, A99 etc), Fuji (X-T2, X-T20 etc), Pentax (K-1, 645Z etc) or Nikon (D750, D850 etc), all of which are far more convenient for waist level shooting and tripod work.

"It seems to impress"

Maybe. But it's also really functional for something you are going to knock around. Unlike your beloved tilty screen the fully articulated screen can flip all the way around protecting the LCD when you throw it in your backpack.

" at this price range " Ah I did miss that. Fair enough!

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 10:38 UTC
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Prognathous: One not so positive feature, for a camera at this price range that doesn't target selfie shooters, is the side-hinged articulated screen. Only the E-M1 Mark II and Canon 6D-II use similar designs. All the others use designs that keep the screen centered behind the lens. Panasonic should have adopted designs like those used by Sony (A77, A99 etc), Fuji (X-T2, X-T20 etc), Pentax (K-1, 645Z etc) or Nikon (D750, D850 etc), all of which are far more convenient for waist level shooting and tripod work.

"Only"

And the canon 80D, SL2, 77D, G1X, and pentax K70 (am I forgetting any).

Besides selfies it's also a great feature for video bloggers.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 08:00 UTC
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bodel007: Shame about the flip out screen. On the one hand they describe the camera as especially for still photographers then they stick on a screen that is mainly useful for video.
Does Fuji have a patent on the "tilt in both directions" screen on the X-T2?

Mainly useful for video?

Ever try to take a selfie without a screen that flips all the way out?

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 07:49 UTC
On article Sigma's new 16mm F1.4 will cost $450, ships this month (359 comments in total)

Bravo Sigma!

My 16-50 is on 16 like 80% of the time so this would be a nice alternative to that awful lens.

The only thing that would give me a bit of hesitation is the size. Yeah it's only an inch or four longer than the kit but those inches area big deal when your trying to take a ...... selfie.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 07:38 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
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Dante Birchen: Looks like a Pentax if they would do mirrorless. It really needs PDAF though (and a bigger sensor :p)

I guess "design study" is how pentaxians say total failure? LoL. I'm always rooting for the little guy but Pentax fumbled the ball on mirrorless and I doubt they will pick it up again any time soon......

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 07:20 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: 60FPS AFS at full resolution?

DANG. That's could put "spray and pray" at a whole new level. I shudder thinking of the sheer size of the digital mounds of cr@p I could make with the G9.

Questions for the spec warriors: Whats the advantage of the 6KPHOTO mode that lets you take 18mp stills out of the 6K photo stream? Is it that you get both a movie and photos? But how does that work? Does it tag the stream and generate a photo when you hit the shutter button? So unlike the latest canons that can't take a picture while taking a video (stop video take picture restart video so clunky) I can "have my cake and eat it too", I can just take a video and when I see something good take a picture without stopping the video stream ?

Now that could be the perfect kids/pets camera.......

I'm guessing 4K / 6K Photomode is way to address the incredibly small buffer?

Shoot at 60FPS 20mp raws and the buffer fills up in less than a second

But I betcha in 4K/6KPHOTO you can let it run a lot longer than .8second for just a small hit in resolution (and possible big hit in IQ by loosing RAW?)

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 11:49 UTC

wow "pre-burst"? The only camera I had that did something like this was a Casio.

So I hit the shutter button and it starts the burst .4 seconds before I tried to take the picture. A cure for all the times when you just miss the good part by a fraction of a second?

Is anyone else doing this these days (beside casio who abandoned the USA)?

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 11:38 UTC as 173rd comment | 4 replies

60FPS AFS at full resolution?

DANG. That's could put "spray and pray" at a whole new level. I shudder thinking of the sheer size of the digital mounds of cr@p I could make with the G9.

Questions for the spec warriors: Whats the advantage of the 6KPHOTO mode that lets you take 18mp stills out of the 6K photo stream? Is it that you get both a movie and photos? But how does that work? Does it tag the stream and generate a photo when you hit the shutter button? So unlike the latest canons that can't take a picture while taking a video (stop video take picture restart video so clunky) I can "have my cake and eat it too", I can just take a video and when I see something good take a picture without stopping the video stream ?

Now that could be the perfect kids/pets camera.......

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 11:23 UTC as 176th comment | 3 replies
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Dante Birchen: Looks like a Pentax if they would do mirrorless. It really needs PDAF though (and a bigger sensor :p)

Pentax did mirrorless. But no one came to the party so they took their toys and went home.

(looks sadly at my aging K-01)

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 11:12 UTC
On article Canon EOS M100 review (769 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Question for Ms Rose:

Can it take a picture while taking a video?

I skimmed through the menu and can't find an answer to this simple question.

It's a popular feature with casual shooters that canon has been dropping from all of their latest and "greatest" cameras (including the 5D MKIV, 80D, EOS-M5 and M6)

Thanks!

LOL

"unfortunately, no comparison database ever explicitly lists"

Which is why I'm asking here where actual people have actually touched the camera.

If you don't know don't post stuff that does not matter. Yes or no. Can the EOS-M100 take a full resolution picture while taking a video as my EOS-M and T2i can.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 07:31 UTC

DXOMark where everyone wins! (if you have enough money).

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 07:19 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Canon EOS M100 review (769 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Question for Ms Rose:

Can it take a picture while taking a video?

I skimmed through the menu and can't find an answer to this simple question.

It's a popular feature with casual shooters that canon has been dropping from all of their latest and "greatest" cameras (including the 5D MKIV, 80D, EOS-M5 and M6)

Thanks!

sdaniella you never fail to post great walls of text that say very little.

All I was asking for was a simple yes or no and I don't think either of your lenghty posts has answered my question. From the way you write I doubt you've actually touched an EOS-M100

I would be happy if the EOS-M100 was just as capable as my version 1.0 EOS-M with respect to shooting casual videos. I just read a whole DPREVIEW review and still have no idea if the EOS-M100 can take a picture during casual video shooting.

Yes on my T2i and EOS-M I can hear the shutter. Yes there is a brief blackout and I don't care I still like to hold one camera and take a picture while taking a video.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 08:55 UTC
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