DDWD10

DDWD10

Lives in United States Houston, TX, United States
Works as a Electrical Engineer
Joined on Nov 19, 2011

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Laziness on their part, leading to completely avoidable drama.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 15:28 UTC as 88th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (920 comments in total)

It would be helpful to see an apples-to-apples AF comparison between the G9 and EM1II, seeing as the AF results from the respective reviews seem to contradict DPR's conclusion here.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 14:36 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (920 comments in total)
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katastrofa: Why only silver award?

It's on par with Oly EM-1 II and it's CHEAPER than Oly is NOW. Why should the release date be relevant? Is there a third comparable camera which beats both now? No. So why not gold?

I don't see what "playing catchup" has to do with it.

I can't say I understand DPR's criticism of DFD here. I examined the AF tests on the DPR E-M1 II review and the Oly seemed to underperform relative to the Panny here. And to say the G9 is playing "catch-up" ignores all of the clear advantages of the G9 including the much, much better EVF and video capabilities.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 16:08 UTC

I still enjoy shooting with my old Fujifilm S20 Pro. It uses a SuperCCD SR with the large and small photosites for expanded DR. It has pretty impressive highlight-pulling capabilities even by modern standards, and the color output is very appealing.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 15:13 UTC as 162nd comment
On article Before and after: Shooting Raw with the iPhone X (70 comments in total)

I've shot a handful of RAW shots in Lightroom Mobile on my iPhone 7 and I appreciate the added flexibility as well as the fine detail retention. It's a nice way to sidestep the heavy-handed JPEG NR.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 16:44 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic G9 added to studio scene comparison (168 comments in total)

Nice improvement over my G85. Looking forward to seeing if 80MP High Res RAWs are free of some of the compression artifacts (not motion artifacts) I've seen in the High Res JPEGs.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 12:01 UTC as 6th comment
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras under $1000 (117 comments in total)
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DavidNJ100: I don't get it. The Panasonic matches or exceeds the Olympus step by step, feature for feature, with an edge in video. Meanwhile, Panasonic has a better selection of lenses at this price point.

Several Olympus lenses have OIS, like the 12-100mm f/4 and 300mm f/4.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 23:17 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras under $1000 (117 comments in total)
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DavidNJ100: I don't get it. The Panasonic matches or exceeds the Olympus step by step, feature for feature, with an edge in video. Meanwhile, Panasonic has a better selection of lenses at this price point.

I do, but I’m commenting on the CIPA rating of 5 stops.

On my G85, I can hand-hold a shot with my 25/0.95 down to a second and a half. I don’t see how that would be possible using your figures.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 10:04 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras under $1000 (117 comments in total)
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DavidNJ100: I don't get it. The Panasonic matches or exceeds the Olympus step by step, feature for feature, with an edge in video. Meanwhile, Panasonic has a better selection of lenses at this price point.

@ EwanMC

Panasonic’s 5-axis system is 5 stops in the GX85, G85 and GH5 and 6.5 stops in the G9. Thanks!

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 21:25 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras under $1000 (117 comments in total)
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DavidNJ100: I don't get it. The Panasonic matches or exceeds the Olympus step by step, feature for feature, with an edge in video. Meanwhile, Panasonic has a better selection of lenses at this price point.

@ EwanMC

Any lens mounted on a Panasonic body with IBIS will benefit from it, third-party or otherwise.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 12:42 UTC
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Androole: I'm a bit surprised to see the E-M10 III displace the G85 in a number of categories. The G85 is seeing some great promotions this year (including a weather-sealed double lens kit for $1000), so it seems like it is still a strong competitor in its price range given the features that it offers.

Is it mainly just the E-M10 III's size? Or that it is a new model?

I agree that the omission of the G85 from any of the categories is puzzling. It's a fantastically well-rounded piece of kit that is currently selling with some great incentives like the dual weather-sealed (and Dual IS2!) lens bundle.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 21:16 UTC
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mbot: What's with the pretentious 1.85:1 aspect ratio?? Pathetic!

16:9 is squished enough already. Douches and their pathetic 24p and 1.85:1 - totally amateur.

24p is 100 years old! Garbage from the days of low-tech, what's with these freaks that can't let it go? Oh I forgot, they think it is cinema😩

If you have the antiquated mentality that 24p is cinema, then explain to me why James Cameron shoots at 48p/50p/60p!😁

And what's with these homemade movies where they do super-slow panning? Do they think it makes them look pro? Lol just stupid. But hey, if they don't do slow panning we will see unsightly judder, because it's 24p Lol

4K, 60fps, 10bit, 4:2:2, raw DNG - or go home.

LG V30 does better-quality video BTW. But hey, if you want to pay $1100 for a device that has Apple written on it, be my guest😆

For all your ranting on 60fps, you should know that the iPhone X can shoot 4K60 while the LG V30 cannot...

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 20:56 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 first impressions (411 comments in total)
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honeyiscool: Annoyed that their idea of a high end stills-oriented camera is to give it LX100 video specs, doesn't even match the GX85 that I've had for 1.5 years. And if it's a true stills camera, then why the fully articulating screen instead of the tilt screen which I find infinitely easier to use except for in video?

I wish my LX100 had this level of stabilization in video... compared to my G85, it’s a jittery mess in 4K.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 20:04 UTC
On article Affinity Photo for iPad Review (95 comments in total)
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sibuzaru: I wonder if any of those mobile apps are capable of rating and process files directly from the SD card, culling files/processing samples right after the shoot when I'm still away from a computer would be very practical

SD Card -> Photos (Camera Roll) -> Affinity Photo is how I open RAWs. I have not tried opening them directly from Affinity Photo from the SD Card... is this possible?

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 15:32 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 first impressions (411 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: Panasonic

G9 max "SH" (electronic shutter*) burst

2.5 seconds (max ~50 shots) @ 20 fps
0.83 second (max ~50 shots) @ 60 fps

*compressed** raw (or jpeg, or both)

**12-bit? or 14-bit?***

***time will tell ... not mentioned explicitly in Panasonic specs, at least, not yet****

****extra footnotes provided for those who love unqualified PR hype

Yes, this sensor, along with the GX8 and GH5 output 12-bit in e-shutter. My G85 drops to 10-bit in e-shutter.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 00:29 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 first impressions (411 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.

I understand that limitation, as it requires pretty robust cooling. Glad to have it at all.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 20:07 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 first impressions (411 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: Panasonic

G9 max "SH" (electronic shutter*) burst

2.5 seconds (max ~50 shots) @ 20 fps
0.83 second (max ~50 shots) @ 60 fps

*compressed** raw (or jpeg, or both)

**12-bit? or 14-bit?***

***time will tell ... not mentioned explicitly in Panasonic specs, at least, not yet****

****extra footnotes provided for those who love unqualified PR hype

12-bit, since no m4/3 sensor to date can output 14 bit. I heard in an interview with Panasonic that the RAWs are uncompressed in all modes.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 19:48 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 first impressions (411 comments in total)

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.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 19:39 UTC as 43rd comment | 6 replies
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white shadow: Interesting camera except the size,, price and lack of a built-in flash. Maybe having a built-in flash would compromise the all weather aspect but without one makes using fill flash once in a while troublesome. Once you have to attach a rather large external flash, the unit becomes almost like a DSLR. Thus, defeating the benefit of the Micro4/3 system.

I think it’s more about the size of the EVF module on the G9. The G85 pulls off a flash and weather sealing, but with a much lower-spec EVF. Also, not having a flash means the G9 can have a full magnesium body like the GH5.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 17:01 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 first impressions (411 comments in total)
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OER49: 6.5 stops of stabilization with any lens is awesome.

Heck, even with my G85 I can pull off sharp 1-2 second handheld shots. If this G9 can pull off 4-6 second shots, that’s even more freedom to leave the mini tripod at home.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 16:59 UTC
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