Smaug01

Smaug01

Lives in Chicago
Works as a electrical engineer
Joined on Jan 23, 2012

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  • Panasonic FZ1000.
  • Replied in Shutter lag
    Someone posted about it earlier in the thread, stating that the problem with smartphone cameras is that they're laggy. I said the G6's is not, as long as it is pre-focused. Now that I've used it ...
  • Replied in HTP
    That seems like a good solution. I read the description of this feature in the manual, (which doesn't give as much detail on how it works as tokumeino!) and it sounded good, so I use it by default. ...
  • Having had both the G9X and now having the G7X II, I prefer the G7X II. It's not really (pants) pocketable any more, but the touch screen is almost 100% optional. I find myself using both modes of ...
  • It would actually be worst if checking, and you answered "Yes" to the question: "Do you have any lithium batteries in the bag?" If so, they'll make you take it out and carry it on, so their ...
  • At least until you know how you like the images to look. Even with just JPGs, you can edit their exposure down a bit without noticeable degradation, right? Missed focus is a deal-killer. I have ...
  • They'll update it, so it continues to be a good seller. I would be that G3X II is in progress right now. Maybe just a new image processor chip, an ergonomic detail here and there, like they did ...
  • Maybe there's a local DPR-er with one of these cameras to try out? If you're in the Chicago area, you're welcome to try out my FZ1000. G3X would make use of your Canon Speedlite; I'd lean that way ...
  • The bolded part is not always true. My FZ1000 has much better focuse tracking than my Nikon D610 did. It goes all over the screen, as it doesn't seem to have discrete focusing points.
  • There is imperceptible shutter lag on the LG G6. As I move the camera around, it re-focuses when I obviously stop on something. It has several "sensors" clustered in the middle of the screen, ...
  • Sorry to hear about your husband's job. Does he have something else lined up? If not, go with another dumb phone to keep expenses down. The plan for them costs half as much as a smartphone w/data ...
  • First, one has to go to manual mode, which allows control of sensitivity, aperture, shutter speed, AEL, etc. Then, go to settins from there, and there's an option to shoot jpg + raw. No flashlight ...
  • The G6 has un-deletable bloatware too.  I think I'd have to root it. I'm not sure if it shoots in raw or not. I see no way to do it with its included photo app. A quick google search didn't reveal ...
  • Someone responded here, to my comment that I really liked iPhone 7+'s telephoto lens: "if you need any telephoto, you should have a real camera" My wife got the iPhone 7+; it's a really nice phone. ...
  • So I guess your vote would be for the Google Pixel XL, since it has the largest sensor of any mass market smartphone? BTW, the cell phone guy at Best Buy told me they don't carry the Pixels any ...
  • I've already got a Canon G7X II, so the compact camera is covered. Going from a smartphone, which is always in one's pocket to a real, discrete camera that is always with a fellow is a big step. I' ...
  • That there is pretty hardcore. I wish I had that kind of dedication.
  • What's ironic about it is that, with most things, the simpler way is usually the most genuine or realistic. But with B&W, it is actually simpler than our reality. Over -simple, which makes us ...
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