Mark9473

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Aaron801: I realize that AF lenses are a bit different and this one is probably super sharp, but I'm thinking of an old Olympus lens that I have which is also 50mm 1.4 and designed to cover 35mm which has got to be less than half the size of this thing...

The difference is that with film lenses, the f/1.4 was to help focusing, but if you wanted a sharp image you knew to stop down the lens a few stops (if there was enough light). These days if a lens isn't razor sharp wide open we get these "is my lens defective?" threads on the forums.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2018 at 21:27 UTC
On article Panasonic S1 and S1R: What we know so far (892 comments in total)
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TN Args: Surprised by the proportions of the 50mm lens shown in that presentation. At first I thought it was a macro! Any reason for it to be so long?

OK, I'll rephrase: an old design for long registration distance, put into an extra long housing. Sure it's "native L-mount" but why is it so long?

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 14:09 UTC
On article Panasonic S1 and S1R: What we know so far (892 comments in total)
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abe4652: The day that I believe that Panasonic isn't "...especially focusing on video shooters" will be the day that Elvis lands in a spaceship on the front lawn of the White House.

Panasonic has been almost all about video ever since it was shocked by the unexpected love for the video capabilities of the GH2. The truth is, between Olympus and Panasonic, cameras are designed as follows:

Olympus: Make great stills, and do somewhat more than you have to do to say that you haven't ignored the video market.

Panasonic, Make great video, and do somewhat more than you have to do to say that you haven't ignored the still market.

And it is basic, basic common sense and reality that between stills and video, one cannot maximize BOTH. Given the technological and price limitations, if you concentrate on one, you will not be maximizing the other.

But I can certainly understanding why Panasonic is finally trying to get itself out of that perceived mode.

Oh then it's easy. If you don't care for jpegs then recent Panasonic cameras are clearly better than Olympus for stills photography.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 13:43 UTC
On article Panasonic S1 and S1R: What we know so far (892 comments in total)
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TN Args: Surprised by the proportions of the 50mm lens shown in that presentation. At first I thought it was a macro! Any reason for it to be so long?

I'm guessing a traditional DSLR design with an adapter built-in to make up for the registration length difference.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 13:36 UTC
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dr.noise: Ridiculous. What's the point of being pancake if it requires an adapter?
And the price... no thanks.

Adapter needed to focus the lens and to put it at the right distance from the sensor.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2018 at 10:49 UTC
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kolyy: The XT-3 can do 10bit at 4K/60p, right? That might be a pretty significant advantage over the GH5 for some people and should have been mentioned, I guess.

Well, I was quoting from this page https://www.dpreview.com/products/panasonic/slrs/panasonic_dcgh5 where it says "It can capture 4K/60p footage with no crop, 10-bit 4:2:2 internal recording, ..." but I guess they forgot to say "not at the same time".

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2018 at 16:55 UTC
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kolyy: The XT-3 can do 10bit at 4K/60p, right? That might be a pretty significant advantage over the GH5 for some people and should have been mentioned, I guess.

The GH5 does that too. GH5: 10bit 4K/60p 4:2:2 internal. XT-3: 10bit 4K/60 4:2:0 internal or 4:2:2 external via HDMI. So the GH5 is still slightly ahead on that point.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2018 at 16:34 UTC
On article What's the Nikon Z like with adapted lenses? (298 comments in total)
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chulgor: Very upset they didn't include an AI feeler on the adapter. It will work no better than a D3400 with non-CPU lenses. Sad.

@chulgor; I would not yet despair. I adapt my AI and AIS Nikkors to my Panasonic G80 and it has no problem at all with auto exposure in any of the metering modes. It is however stop-down metering but that works very well even for manually focusing with the help of focus peaking and viewfinder magnification, and the EVF image doesn't get dark.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 20:53 UTC
On article What's the Nikon Z like with adapted lenses? (298 comments in total)
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chulgor: Very upset they didn't include an AI feeler on the adapter. It will work no better than a D3400 with non-CPU lenses. Sad.

Would you mind explaining your concern a bit better for those of us not familiar with the D3400? Is it about having to do stop down metering?

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 08:40 UTC
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Wil Helm: This press Release contains almost zero Information.

It confirms sensor size, a new lens mount, lenses for the new mount, and an adapter for some existing F-mount lenses. That covers about 95% of the speculations in all the threads on this camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2018 at 11:50 UTC
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K e n n e t h: This would be an industry-leading full-frame...if it’s a full-frame medium format mirrorless system

The F-Mount lenses can be used in crop mode

I hope it’s as small as the Hasseelblad X1D, and can focus like the D850

Hopefully affordable

It's not a long press release, didn't you read it? First paragraph is crystal clear with regard to the sensor size.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2018 at 08:10 UTC

I'm happy to see this. I hope it inspires Panasonic to put better lenses on their otherwise quite nice compacts.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2018 at 11:51 UTC as 36th comment
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Per Inge Oestmoen: There is one thing that needs to be said:

An adapter is not, and can never be, a substitute for native compatibility.

There are many millions of interchangeable lenses around. Many photographers of all categories have nice, functional collections of good lenses. Many have also acquired high quality lenses that perform brilliantly on their chosen system.

These people have not bought their lenses to be suddenly forced to insert an extra device between the camera body and the lens in order to use their cameras. They have bought their lenses on the premise that they will continue to be fully compatible with their system - that means without the need for the half-way solution of an adapter.

Compatibility means full native compatibility.

When a camera comes that requires an adapter for your lenses, superglue the adapter to the camera body and your problem is solved.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 15:37 UTC
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Per Inge Oestmoen: There is one thing that needs to be said:

An adapter is not, and can never be, a substitute for native compatibility.

There are many millions of interchangeable lenses around. Many photographers of all categories have nice, functional collections of good lenses. Many have also acquired high quality lenses that perform brilliantly on their chosen system.

These people have not bought their lenses to be suddenly forced to insert an extra device between the camera body and the lens in order to use their cameras. They have bought their lenses on the premise that they will continue to be fully compatible with their system - that means without the need for the half-way solution of an adapter.

Compatibility means full native compatibility.

You seem to think you will lose some functionality with an adapter. Why is that?

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 08:50 UTC
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Richard Murdey: A memory chip and the EVF module don't add up to 100 g, so maybe it has a few metal body panels this time?

Probably a heat sink to allow for longer duration video.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2018 at 09:04 UTC
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AshMills: These look a lot better if you process the RAW in a way that might actually look like you were intending to create a decent photo rather than the opposite.

Suggest anyone interested in this lens opens the RAW files and looks there.

If I recall correctly from previous comments, it is DPR's policy not to apply any luminance noise reduction. I don't think that is typical or even understated processing, and in fact when any sharpening or contrast enhancement is applied it is detrimental to image quality.

Barney, that is just a different approach to overcooking...

So I'm completely with AshMills on this one.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2018 at 19:26 UTC

All I can say is, I hope they make it and come out better, stronger and faster.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 14:51 UTC as 40th comment | 5 replies
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1321 comments in total)
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Zdman: Who is shooting all those 4k videos anyway? All the videos my kids watch all day by those ultra popular youtubers are in 1080p. What serious 4k shooter would buy an entry level Canon anyway. This will be one of those nice to have features that never gets used. Lets pretend they released this without 4k. You have a new compressed raw, a fully articulating screen, a evf and a silent shutter. Those are pretty big deals for an entry level camera.

4K footage can be zoomed, panned and stabilised in post-processing and output as 1080p that looks a lot better (sharper) than native 1080p. It also allows to capture a pretty decent 8 MP still image from te video stream.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 09:15 UTC
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caroFoto: As a GX8 user and advocate I can only see this as a HUGE LET DOWN BY PANASONIC!

With the GX8 (1st 20MP m4/3) and then later the GX80/85 (16MP) we were let to believe they were two different ranges.

What is their message there?:
"We have invested so much in the G9. It is now the only upgrade option for you. You will have to go without the tilting EVF that we got you to use and love...isn't it so useful in so many occasions? We know you are stuck with our lenses that work better on our body than on the Oly ones SORRY for the inconvenience. We don't care about you so if you don't like it we can only tell you where to go."

They really have to announce soon a new range-finder between the bulky G/GH and this tiny GX, alphabetically speaking that would be the GP1 ;-), same or better sensor than the G9, same shutter, same EVF but tilting.

I was prepared to pay the price of a G9 but will wait, save some more and go for a Sony a7rIII.

Dear panasonic, I can only tell you where to go :-)

Thanks for explaining a bit more.

I believe that Panasonic was 200% correct in that they could not afford to release another $1.5k+ camera so soon after the GH5, G9 and GH5s. They would alienate much more of their customer base than the small group of enthousiasts stuck with the GX8 which I understand has suddenly stopped working.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 23:01 UTC
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caroFoto: As a GX8 user and advocate I can only see this as a HUGE LET DOWN BY PANASONIC!

With the GX8 (1st 20MP m4/3) and then later the GX80/85 (16MP) we were let to believe they were two different ranges.

What is their message there?:
"We have invested so much in the G9. It is now the only upgrade option for you. You will have to go without the tilting EVF that we got you to use and love...isn't it so useful in so many occasions? We know you are stuck with our lenses that work better on our body than on the Oly ones SORRY for the inconvenience. We don't care about you so if you don't like it we can only tell you where to go."

They really have to announce soon a new range-finder between the bulky G/GH and this tiny GX, alphabetically speaking that would be the GP1 ;-), same or better sensor than the G9, same shutter, same EVF but tilting.

I was prepared to pay the price of a G9 but will wait, save some more and go for a Sony a7rIII.

Dear panasonic, I can only tell you where to go :-)

The EVF does tilt - not so clear what it is you don't like.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 18:38 UTC
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