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svillav: You have to remember that considereng the angles covered, this is equivalent in FF to a 100mm to 400mm zoom or a 70mm to 270mm aprox. in APSC camera. ¿How much are you paying for a 100-400mm F2.8-4.0 for a FF camera? ¿And how much will it weight?

If size or weight are not of huge importance to you m43 obviously makes no sense. Yes it is more expensive than an equivalent FF lens but it is also much smaller than an equivalent FF lens. You don't pay for the light you pay for the lightness (pardon the pun).

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 14:50 UTC
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Wave forest: Nice article. Congratulations!

I think the pocket-size shouldn't be a criteria for travel as long as it is not too big, nor too heavy. I travel a lot and always takes my RX100 M1 with me. When I start to shoot, I use neck strap. I'm going to replace my RX100 M1 with a small DLSR.

In addition, I agree with you that a relatively fast and wide lens is more useful. In travel, many opportunities are once of life time. Slow lenses will miss many opportunities.

28mm can do most of shots, especially indoors such as museums and churchs. 50mm may be too narrow inside a room. 24mm is easy to shoot everything but perspective distortion sometime is too obvious. I don't like it at all.

Why do you want to replace it with a DSLR? Even the smallest ones are a lot larger than a compact. Have a look mirrorless (Panasonic, Sony) instead.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 11:44 UTC
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jimrpdx: Did he really say G8? Which one is that in my country??
The language barrier is nothing compared to Lumix naming conventions in 2017..

Depending on your country that is either the G80, G81 or G85. The newest G-model anyway.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 18:18 UTC

Scaling back could mean as well that they shut the action camera, rugged compact and small sensor compact product lines and go all mirrorless. Panasonic Imaging is more than M43 at the moment.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 08:18 UTC as 45th comment
On article Have your say: Best midrange ILC of 2016 (53 comments in total)

"you pick your favorite products by dragging and dropping. You can pick up to three, and rank them in order of priority."
I see, contrary to the other Best-Of-votes a vote box that lets me only select one option by toggling it.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 13:12 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (307 comments in total)
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Lorne C.: If I can live without an EVF, tilting screen & wifi, and don't care about video, autofocus performance or continuous frame rate, is there any point getting the Mk2, 3, etc?

I've had a MK1 for 2-3 years which developed a few minor but annoying problems recently - hopefully I can claim on my travel insurance. All I care about is image quality in raw format. Should I save my money and get another MK1?

@Zenza, the Mk1&2 lenses go to something like f4 at around 32 mm. Check the reviews of the 1-inch compacts, DPR usually made a chart comparing the apertures from different cameras. That f1.8 only applies at the widest FL, it was just a marketing trick.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 14:59 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 / G80 Review (692 comments in total)
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jxmart: Hi, I'm a novice shooter that's looking to get better at this and was planning on upgrading from an EOS Rebel T3. I want a camera that should still be a solid shooter 2-3 years down without spending much over $1K. Would you recommend this or the A6300? Types of shots I'm interesting in are landscape/outdoor, family events, maybe portraits every now and again.


You can see the comparison of specs up on this page, and DPR also recommends the G85 in this review. On top pf the specs you get a bigger lens selection and cheaper lenses with the M43 system.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 11:25 UTC
On article Ballot-selfies are now legal in New Hampshire (50 comments in total)
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angus rocks: i am a true believer in "states rights" but photography is not a crime. on military bases, embassies, and other locations with a specific need for ultra privacy, as well as public places, under stairs for up-skirts, ew, disgusting, should be photo free zones. i know up-skirt under stairs was deemed legal, but still disgusting. but states don't have the right, to deny rights. and i think more people should fight for photography rights. and i thank the 3 people who followed this threw, and pushed back against an attack on "free speech".

HAving a secret ballot is a right, but for example I believe you are not allowed to take someone else into the vooting booth (except your small child) even f you want to. And it's for the same reasons, so that no one can influence your vote, e.g. men changing their wives vote.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 07:47 UTC
On article Ballot-selfies are now legal in New Hampshire (50 comments in total)
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Impulses: How exactly do they ban cameras in half the states? Are they checking people's pockets for phones at the entrance or something?

If they find you post a picture of your ballot on FB you get fined.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 07:45 UTC

The first Leica I can think of in recent times that makes really sense. Too bad their prices are beyond reality. Another manufacturer should make the same cam for 700EUR

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 13:13 UTC as 34th comment | 4 replies
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grasscatcher: What I often hear from newbies who have an interest in photography, is that they either want everything in the photo to be in focus, or they want just their subject to be in focus. Pretty basic stuff, but difficult to do if you don't know what you're doing, and most don't want to take the time to learn it. Smartphones pretty much get everything in focus, and can isolate subjects if you get pretty close to the subject. People figure this out over time and use it to their advantage. Smartphones do often fail to offer proper perspective, but most people don't care about that.

Focus-stacking and focus-isolation are the two "apps" that I think will appeal most to newbies in the camera market. Imagine a touch-screen that offers two sliders, one for focus depth and one for focus isolation. Very simple and intuitive user-interface, and can easily be done with today's technology. The only camera makers I see moving in that direction are Casio and Panasonic. The smartphone designers/mfrs are even closer.

My XZ-1 had such sliders (although without a touchscreen). Bun Canon and Nikon are stuck in the past and they are the ones with the brand and marketing resources. So no one knows about the adavances that already exist.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2015 at 17:41 UTC

I agree totally with the author. But I think his dream product already exists.

It's the Panasonic GF7.

Almost as small as a smartphone but with a large sensor. And while it still has PASM on the mode dial it also has a Portrait, Children and Landscape mode. It also has a dedicated iA button for every situation. It's controlled by a touchscreen like a phone and the display folds for selfies. It also has Wifi yo you have all the connectivity of your smartphone. Underneath are the complicated menus, but you wouldn't need them if you don't want them but they are there so you have room to grow. It costs 450 EUR, so about as much as the author wants it to.

So it's the perfect cam for the mass market. It's also probably selling worse than the super-featured 1500 EUR (kit) GX8.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2015 at 17:15 UTC as 99th comment | 1 reply
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James Booba: Nerds use cams, the average joe uses his phone. why? easier interface, mobile connectivity. something neither canon nor nikon gets.

1. off/on switch
2. focus/shot
3. switch betweeen photo/video
4. share button

all a camera needs. maybe 3-4 "intelligent" scene modes. oh and capable of selifes.

Caerams like that exis, e.g. Panasonic GF7. But people don't know about it.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2015 at 16:43 UTC
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leica f64: Good article, sound thoughts. If I'm heading out casually I ask myself, almost daily, do I lug a camera or just rely on my iPhone. Back some time ago in the days of small film cameras I'd carry one out the door on every trip. That was my standing habit up until a few years ago. Today's cameras are too bulky, heavy and obtrusive. Forget about the menu's and the learning curve - I consider that a challenge. As my youngest daughter casually told me as I was grabbing for a DSLR "Dad, don't you know they've been replaced?" Well, in my mind - no, not really but to the next generation of casual shooters-yes, they've been replaced. As long as we have working pro's there will be a need for versatile sophisticated gear. As far as the balance of the upcoming market - phone cameras will rule.

"Today's cameras are too bulky, heavy and obtrusive"

If you only consider DSLRs sou're right. But check out the Pansonic GM1 with its kit lens? Bulky, heavy? No that's solved.
But such cameras are still to unknown. When someone thinks of a camera he thinks of a big Canon or Nikon DSLR and Canon and Nikon don't want that to change.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2015 at 16:40 UTC
On article Bang for the Buck: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review (719 comments in total)
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Jefftan: "softening brought about by shutter shock. The E-M10 II suffers from the same problem but, unlike G7, offers an electronic first curtain mode (called 0sec Anti-Shock) that eliminates it "

May I ask the reviewer or anyone in the know, Does it mean that I should always use electronic shutter in GM1 (probably same shutter shock problem as G7) or only in certain shutter speed?

Get me confused. My understanding is that using electronic shutter bring about added noise and rolling shutter effect (is this effect only for moving subjects?) and should be avoid when standard shutter can be used (1/500 or slower)

But than what about this shutter shock problem? Thanks

There is no shutter shock on the GM1 because of the electronic first curtain and because of mechanical shutter mechanism that's not a spring loaded one but a motor driven shutter.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 12:03 UTC
On photo Sea King 2 in the Mountain Life challenge (1 comment in total)

Why is the lettering on the helicopter mirrored?

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 20:07 UTC as 1st comment
On photo 05 Zugspitze goes to sleep in the Mountain Life challenge (1 comment in total)

"the highest European mountain"
That would be the Mont Blanc or the Elbrus, depending on the border definition of Europe. The Zugspitze isn't even close with more than 500 summits over 3000m in the Alps.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 21:03 UTC as 1st comment
On article Shockproof flagship: Olympus 'drops' new Tough TG-3 (107 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: So how much is 100 kgf consider it is not a SI unit. 100G?

1 kgf = 1kg * 1g = 9.81 N.
So crushproof to 100kgf means you can put a 100kg weight on it without crushing it (static load). I assume they used that unit because it's more intuitive than 981 N, even though it's non-standard.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 21:09 UTC
On Challenge:8399 (2 comments in total)

How strict is the "no snow and ice" rule? Does this mean no winter pics? Are snow capped mountains or small fields of snow in the summer OK?

Posted on Jun 22, 2013 at 10:37 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Challenge:8383 (13 comments in total)
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Buzz Lightyear: While I would not argue with the suggestion that there are a few entries clearly not following the rules, it seems to me a rather punitive, arbitrary and exclusionary definition would exclude a silhouetted landscape because somebody claimed it was "misunderstanding the point of the challenge", IMO.

I think a silhouette misunderstand the point of the challenge because it is a "picture without green of a landscape" not a "picture of a landscape without green".
The voters seem to agree with me, I think.

Posted on Jun 22, 2013 at 09:52 UTC
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