miketala

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On article DPReview TV: Canon EOS R5 review (935 comments in total)
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AccipiterQ: Ya'all are missing the point here, especially for those of us that shoot stills. They are going to have to slash prices on this thing way sooner, to get by all the bad press. Oh noooes 8K shooting over-heats it. I don't even need 4K. Stills shooters usually subsidize the cost of all those video features we don't use. Now it can be the other way around. In my humble opinion the R1 should come with a small furnace in it, for those days when you're shooting in the sub-Arctic and want warmer hands.

You’re not going to fix a hardware problem with a firmware update. The logic board has hot components next to each other, there’s no real heatsink inside... this clearly wasn’t a camera designed from the outset to handle heat. There’s a reason why the Panasonic S1H has heat sinks and a fan (and still weather proof): it shoots 6k, and that generates a lot of heat. This camera shoots up to 8k, it’s going to generate more heat than the Panasonic. Yet it has not heat mitigation built in.

Call it what it is: a turkey for real video. Canon is marketing this as a video powerhouse. It’s just not.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2020 at 18:55 UTC
On article Canon EOS R5 initial review (1837 comments in total)

Some useful overheating notes Re video by Gerald Undone.

https://mobile.twitter.com/GeraldUndone

He found he couldn’t shoot any video after having the camera on for an hour after merely taking some 20-30 pics.

Complete cool-down time is about 2 hours. One hour will get A person about 60% of total cool down time. He also talks about how room temp seems to affect overheating. He’s Clearly busted his butt to test this thing.

He’s not a paid shill. He highly praises the canon C video cameras.

Canon didn’t build this to withstand high temps generated by IBIS, a large sensor, and state of the art video. Which is odd, since their marketing is so heavily geared towards video.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2020 at 20:28 UTC as 42nd comment | 10 replies
On article Canon EOS R5 initial review (1837 comments in total)
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FH London: Im mainly interested in video, and am bitterly disappointed to find this camera does not have aperture priority automatic exposure in movie mode. I dont know why this feature is missing, its just a simple bit of software. I could put up with the overheating but this is a deal breaker for me.

https://mobile.twitter.com/GeraldUndone/status/1289584165021605888

Might not be a great video camera. If it overheats you need to let it cool ll down 1-2 hours. See the link. He’s doing some real thoughtful testing.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2020 at 20:22 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H review (569 comments in total)
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Cameron Hamill: How can you give this camera a 90% Gold Award if it has problems with auto focus in certain scenarios?

It’s a good question. Maybe they can do it bc it’s good enough for a lot of things and also bc many pros don’t rely on autofocus when making movies. What you want in a camera isn’t what they want.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2020 at 05:12 UTC
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chev3100: Configured a custom Threadripper 32 core PC at ecollege PC with 64 GB Ram for 5k. The basic Mac with 8 cores is 6k.

I run an 1800x 8 core with 32gb for two years and my custom rig is half (miniatx) the size of the Pro.

Not sure why you would buy into a ecosystem that has no drivers and software and is just a redressed Windows PC.

If you’re going to spec out a similar PC, you need 12 ram slots (tye Mac Pro can handle 1.5 TB ECC ram). It runs silent even when running at max. The Mac Pro can handle two Dual video cards (basically 4 video cards) running simultaneously as one and connected by AMDs infinity fabric. You can toss in an after burner card and render 8k video in real time. And while still remaining basically silent. You can attach five 5k monitors to it. Or four 6k monitors.
Your PC can’t do these things. I’m sure it’s a great computer, but you’re being silly if you think the Mac is just plain PC that’s over priced.
Just watch the first minute of this video

And a point re the monitor: it attaches itself to the fancy overpriced stand. Which is cool, even if not worth the price.

https://youtu.be/CUFB8xVJ9iM

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2019 at 00:29 UTC
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moga: Threadripper 3960x 24 cores any day over outdated Intel Cpus.
Check this out Lightroom and Photoshop folks:

https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Lightroom-Classic-CPU-performance-Intel-Core-X-10000-vs-AMD-Threadripper-3rd-Gen-1626/

https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Photoshop-CPU-performance-Intel-Core-X-10000-vs-AMD-Threadripper-3rd-Gen-1595/

Looks like team red is on top of the world to me. No reason to buy over-engineered outdated technology from Apple and Intel. Nowadays things are so fast paced than when Apple actually releases the product is outdated and their products are not upgradeble. So, I'll stick with AMD Ryzen 3800-3900x. The monitor looks good but man, no 3D Look-up-table, what a waste of talent... I'll stick with Eizo for that reason alone.

Stop hating on a piece of machinery you clearly don’t understand. It can take 1.5 TB of ram. Run at full bore 24/7 and not overheat. Error correcting ram. All kinds of little things you probably don’t need, but which some people are salivating over.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2019 at 05:50 UTC
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EasyClick: No thanks, already obsolete by the time users receive delivery.

Yeah, I bet your PC can take 1.5 TB of ram. Right? You’re just spewing nonsense.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2019 at 05:47 UTC
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chev3100: Configured a custom Threadripper 32 core PC at ecollege PC with 64 GB Ram for 5k. The basic Mac with 8 cores is 6k.

I run an 1800x 8 core with 32gb for two years and my custom rig is half (miniatx) the size of the Pro.

Not sure why you would buy into a ecosystem that has no drivers and software and is just a redressed Windows PC.

You’re machine is nothing like the Mac Pro. Apples and oranges. There’s nothing wrong with what you built. But it’s really not in the same league as the Mac Pro. If you don’t understand why, then the machine probably isn’t for you.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2019 at 05:45 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H review (569 comments in total)
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supersteelman: I personally I think the camera looks good albeit overpriced about $800. others will disagree and thats fine. panasonic has no market share for this new system. they should tempt people to get into the system and with the s1/r dropping prices I have to believe they just arent selling. no lens options to choose from. but thats only time.

the screen implementation is the perfect compromise for selfies or for low/high shooting-bravo! ** pay attention other mfr**

I like the fan idea. others should implement that as well. well done.
sure more noise but at least the camera wont overheat and almost mostly I have my audio off camera anyways. this is critical when I shoot weddings in the summer day and I MUST have reliable gear.

af is horrible. I dont know a single person who uses af for weddings but if its for MF and one needs AF, it should be a solid feature thats usable for $4k. maybe fw can fix that.

It’s autofocus isn’t horrible. Maybe not top of the line. But that doesn’t mean horrible. You’re being silly when you say it’s horrible.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2019 at 23:17 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H review (569 comments in total)
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HenryDJP: Couldn't see it anywhere in the article but Panasonic is going to continue to use contrast detection AF for video then no can do. Sony will continue to get my mirrorless business as they've had no issue with PDAF for video and it's super fast focusing.

Panasonic is rumored to be working towards time of flight focusing. That would trump phase detect. It can even be implemented via an add-on.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2019 at 23:15 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Panasonic S1H first look (111 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: Even Jordan appears at least a bit disappointed: he would jump onto S1H and 24-70/2.8 lens combo, but the weight difference, compared to a similar GH5 setup, is only 1 kg. Mere 1kg is not sufficient. If the difference was, say, 3kg, I think he would be very pleased.

You’re trying to guess what is in somebody else’s mind? With zero evidence? Did you even watch the video? He’s Totally Excited about the camera! And for what it does, did you miss the discussion in the video mentioning that comparable cameras are a lot bigger!!!

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2019 at 06:57 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H review (569 comments in total)
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barrym1966: And then came the a7siii, with 4k 120p and 8k 60p.....

The Sony doesn’t exist. It’s not even been announced. A Sony competitor to this may be a few years out still.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2019 at 03:00 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H review (569 comments in total)

Video shot on the S1H

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK8NvJ9pdKc

Have you seen the articulating screen? It does everything - best out there bar none.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2019 at 02:57 UTC as 95th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H review (569 comments in total)
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ozturert: Best hybrid camera in the market. Price isn't an issue for the target buyers (expensive for me but I don't need all those unique and top-of-the-line video features anyway).

The autofocus may not be best in class but it’s still good.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2019 at 00:28 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H review (569 comments in total)
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panther fan: What a strange release. Very big, very expensive, but somehow lacking.

-Why was the XQD card slot of the S1 removed?

-Why have such a big and large camera if in 4k 60p it becomes basically an APS-C camera, which can be had with far higher specs far cheaper?

-How is it competitive with the Blackmagic Pocket 6k, which can do 6k 60p RAW internal at 2500$ or the Nikon Z6 which does FF 30p RAW external at under 2000$

-Why have a DSLR style body for this at all? It’s not really a true hybrid when you have a crop switching between stills and video, it doesn’t have good enough AF for gimbal work, and for pure video work there are other cheaper and or better options

There are good answers to your questions. If you were the target audience you’d understand the answers.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2019 at 18:46 UTC
On article Is the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R right for you? (218 comments in total)

For what it’s worth Panasonic just knocked $700 off the price. If you go to Amazon or similar you’ll see that it’s now $3000

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2019 at 22:16 UTC as 5th comment
On article Is the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R right for you? (218 comments in total)
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kobakokh: except high price, its a great camera!

Panasonic US just dropped the price by $700

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2019 at 22:15 UTC
On article Is the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R right for you? (218 comments in total)
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Critical Thinker: Overpriced. Would have been competitive if it was released a few years earlier. I cant help but feel sorry for Panasonic.

Panasonic US just knocked $700 off the price. Click the amazon links and you’ll see it’s now $3000

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2019 at 22:14 UTC

What, it won’t give me a mphf-job? It must thusly be awful and unworthy of of mortal praise! Eep! Kick it in the bits!

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2019 at 08:09 UTC as 38th comment
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lnsmr: For mirrorless, a big selling point is smaller size (unless you are Panasonic or Leica). Both 35/1.2 and 12-24 zoom are huge lenses. Supposedly the shorter distance to sensor provides an advantage in optical design, but can there be a more sensible design? Really wish 45/2.8 is a little faster. Had the 40/2.8 on Canon for a long time, and the 2.8 aperture is really holding it back. But at least sigma is making native mirrorless lenses.

Mirrorless is not about smaller lenses. Bodies can be made smaller, and not having a mirror means the camera can do some things a dlsr can’t.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2019 at 21:54 UTC
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