Mark9473

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Mark9473: Rishi, I'm a bit disappointed at how you over-hyped this feature in your writing compared to the actual improvement in image quality. Sure there's a small improvement, but unless one is using a huge screen to pixel-peep these images there's little practical benefit that I can see.

@josh ; "Large scale printing is the benefit of course"

How do you mean this? You can print as large as you want, if you view the image from a normal distance where you see it entirely, I doubt you can see a difference. Or do you mean investigating a wall sized print with a loupe?

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 23:09 UTC

Rishi, I'm a bit disappointed at how you over-hyped this feature in your writing compared to the actual improvement in image quality. Sure there's a small improvement, but unless one is using a huge screen to pixel-peep these images there's little practical benefit that I can see.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 22:13 UTC as 155th comment | 9 replies
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Franz Weber: 6.5 stops image stabilizer sounds pretty good, but what a pity that they capped it with only five axis. When the GX8 was introduced Panasonic claimed that Dual IS 1 would stabilize for six axis. Why is Dual IS2 inferior in this regard?

So I was hoping for at least seven axis, and nine would have blown us away.

"The z-axis is unable to be stabilized - it is called 'focusing'."

It is - it is called continuous autofocus or AF tracking. ;-)

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 14:46 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 first impressions (402 comments in total)
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DDWD10: Someone explain to me why the G9 has a 30 minute recording limit while the G85 does not.

Otherwise, awesome effort, can’t wait to get one.

Panasonic appear to alternate between globally identical models (G9 with and GH5 without video cutoff) and separate models per region (G8/G80/G81/G85).
The 29m59s limit comes from EU import taxes on video cameras, which is any device recording more than 30min video.

No doubt this is part of the strategy to keep the GH5 as the more compelling video-oriented camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 23:38 UTC
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flowqi: Sorry, but i can’t see the point of a camera like this.
What is it good for?
A huge cam and a (relative) small sensor??
The only reason for mft is a small camera.
This kind of cam is completely useless.

It's the size and weight of my old E-30 and I'm betting it will be just as great to hold.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 23:09 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 first impressions (402 comments in total)
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JOrmsby: M43rds isn’t going to be a serious stills system until they finally release cameras with 14-bit processing. As much as I love what these systems offer, the limited dynamic range (and lack of true ISO 100) really make it not worth the crazy prices they’re asking for.

Well, we're going to have to agree to disagree then. I have no problem with that.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 19:53 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 first impressions (402 comments in total)
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JOrmsby: M43rds isn’t going to be a serious stills system until they finally release cameras with 14-bit processing. As much as I love what these systems offer, the limited dynamic range (and lack of true ISO 100) really make it not worth the crazy prices they’re asking for.

Norman, a direct quote from the article: "12-bits provides enough room to encode roughly 12 stops of dynamic range, while 14 bits gives the extra space to retain up to around 14EV. Or to look at it from the opposite perspective: if your camera is overwhelmed by noise before you get to 12 stops of DR, you don’t benefit from more bit depth: all you’d be doing is capturing the shadow noise in your image in greater detail."

To me that means that 14-bit capture is only worth it for full frame cameras.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 19:21 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 first impressions (402 comments in total)
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JOrmsby: M43rds isn’t going to be a serious stills system until they finally release cameras with 14-bit processing. As much as I love what these systems offer, the limited dynamic range (and lack of true ISO 100) really make it not worth the crazy prices they’re asking for.

I read the article, and it says there's no point in asking for 14-bit capture if you're recording 12 bits (or less) of dynamic range. As there isn't a single camera with APS-C or smaller sensor (that I could find) that captures more than about 11 bits of DR at base iso, what's then the point?

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 16:50 UTC
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Internet Enzyme: Minimum ISO of 200 on a micro 4/3s sensor. That’s pretty bad.

If the extended ISO at 100 is giving a bit more dynamic range, like the GH5 is doing for example, then what is the drawback of using that ISO setting? Why do you consider it useless?

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 11:09 UTC
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inorogNL: The previous lumix G model introduction price was 900 dolarz....

"Starting with GX8 Panasonic changed their numbering system. With their Gx line, G# = Flagship (starting with this new G9). G## = mid level (starting with G80/85) and G### = entry level (G850)."

What nonsense. Explain why the G85 is called G8 in Japan? Or the GX850 is called GF9 there?

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 23:50 UTC
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Rensol: Dead end road for MFT
And yes Oly and Panas know that so they crank up prices to get the max out of remaining buyers.
I had EVERY OLY model up till E-M1 (original). It all started with small cameras. There were very nice and quite bit advanced (for their time) E-PM2, etc.. Small and fast. Sony cameras (at a time) did not come close to AF speed, usability, etc.. And those cameras were affordable.
Olympus sales rep. told me they are NOT aiming at Pros or semi-pros who are after quality.
They are sort of after those who like good enough quality and like camera handling, etc..
You can draw parallels between Oly and Panas. While GH5 has its full appeal for Video these "still" oriented cameras are SIMPLY WAY overpriced! E-M1 II, G9, etc...
I asked this Oly guy last week (at the local camera store) give me a reason why should I trade my Sony A7II for E-M1 II?
He honestly told me there are no reasons to do so. And this guy shoots Nikon D750.
Need we say more?

"I asked this Oly guy last week (at the local camera store) give me a reason why should I trade my Sony A7II for E-M1 II? He honestly told me there are no reasons to do so."

Why would anybody expect to hear otherwise? I use a Panasonic G80 but I have no problem with the fact that no single camera system appeals to everybody. If you're happy with your A7II, why would you even consider changing?

For the vast majority of customers, there are no bad cameras and the most limiting factor is our own skill.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 16:32 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: 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)?

It's a feature on other recent Panasonic cameras too. Useful if you need to catch a specific moment but can't anticipate exactly when it will happen.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 12:31 UTC
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M W B G: I understand that people do shoot video, but what do you do with all this 1080p or 4k video? You watch it once, then store it on a drive with all your photos and never look at it again. I try to print as much as I can but what do you do with the video?

4K video gives pretty decent 8MP stills, plenty good enough for printing an album or such. Pretty easy to capture the decisive moment when shooting video at 24, 25 or 30 fps (or in some cases 60 fps).

4K video is also great for rendering into 1080p footage if you want to apply stabilisation, zooming/cropping or panning in your processing workflow.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 15:11 UTC
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Boissez: I like the concept, but that lens is just too limiting, too slow and short at the long end. What happened to the 24-120 equiv. f/2.0-3.9 lens from the G1X mkII?

"G1xMkII had too low 13mp rez, even for 1.5" sensor (not good beyond iso 1600 !)"

Personally I think the Mk.II is fine up to ISO 6400. The noise cleans up very nicely and isn't obtrusive to begin with.
Do/did you own the Mk.II or are you just inventing this to make conversation?

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 10:17 UTC
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Sangster: What separates Nikon from the herd for me, as a Canadian consumer, is the warranty. Nikon backs up their bodies with a 2 year warranty and 5 years for their lenses. Everybody else is 1 year. So if Nikon does indeed launch FF mirrorless priced along the lines Sony's A7 series that extra peace of mind would be worth something for me.

"In Europe, we have 2 year warranty, that is the law."

No it isn't; two years is just the minimum.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 11:56 UTC
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Mark9473: "Lightest weight (39.3 oz.) lens in the ultra-telephoto zoom lens category."

The Panasonic 100-400 zoom is lighter.

I didn't see the footnote, thanks.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 14:39 UTC

"Lightest weight (39.3 oz.) lens in the ultra-telephoto zoom lens category."

The Panasonic 100-400 zoom is lighter.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 14:30 UTC as 34th comment | 4 replies

Great news, now my modest m43 camera is less than a stop behind full frame! ;-)

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 09:52 UTC as 296th comment | 1 reply
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Mark9473: What's the length of the extension?

Thanks for that Dennis.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 06:51 UTC

What's the length of the extension?

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 20:38 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
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