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PhotoLine is awesome; have been using it for quite a few years now (since v.13 -- and it is now v.19.51 and they do a version upgrade about every two years, so work it out!) and it has just got better and better. One thing I really like about it is that it is very small but does a HUGE variety of tasks (super tight coding -- I love using the sharpest tool in the drawer) nsd it is dad easy to install/uninstall so taking he free 30 day fully functional trial is no problem at all. One thing to remember -- the guys who writing it, two German brothers -- don't talk about images, only layers. They are engineers, LOL..

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 12:37 UTC as 5th comment
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (331 comments in total)

Direct battery charge in camera? WONDERFUL -- wish I had it in my GX7. Why? NO MORE POCKETFUL OF EXTRA BATTERIES!!!

Instead, you buy one regular power pack you might buy for your phone, and even a small one like I have will charge your camera three or four times. Get a big one, and you get twice that number of charges out of it.

You can even take pictures while it is charging.


Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 06:19 UTC as 8th comment

A fine photo and an interesting choice, but I'm not sure what it would tell a bunch of aliens. Until I saw this, I really didn't give this topic much thought but now I am thinking a straight family shot with parents and children of various ages would be the ideal starting point.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 02:24 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Road of Many Turns in the The winding road challenge (20 comments in total)

Great result -- congratulations, tong, on an excellent picture of an amazing road. As for the mindless plonker who said thousands of picture of this road must have been taken from the cable car? Fine! This is the best one and it is here and you grabbed the moment when the bus was there and took it!

The two pix of Dades Gorge (9th and 13th) illustrate the importance of grabbing the moment.

Heavens, if there was not merit in grabbing the moment, my gallery would be a desert!

I also was very taken with the cheeky perfectly straight road pic which got 7th (there were some other straight roads too). Good to see people picking up on the tongue in cheek humor.

Congratulations to Bren Dyer who hosted this challenge. Terrific, Bren, we got to see a lot of excellent pix of interesting (terrifying? I would hate to drive tong's road) places. I look forward to browsing (or even entering!) future such interesting challenges.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 03:52 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo The Imminent and the Aftermath in the Best Pictuere Period! challenge (2 comments in total)

Lovely pic, Lifted, well worth the win. Congratulations.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 03:23 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Enjoy in the Swimming/diving sport challenge (2 comments in total)

Nice work, Erny, excellent pic and a worthy winner, congratulations. I had a somewhat similar shot, attractive but not nearly as good as yours, which I did not enter, instead going for kids falling into the water which I got third with. Gawd, to think I could have entered the other one and got last! LOL.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2016 at 09:15 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo No butts about it in the Show us SEATS! challenge (8 comments in total)

Looks like one stitch there that looks a bit desperate, gordon, but a nice picture all the same, really well seem, and a terrific title.


Cheers, Geoff

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 08:44 UTC as 2nd comment

The maddest thing is that the built-in flash is not capable of RC flash trigger mode -- but the accessory shoe is! Someone at Panasonic had such a serious short between the ears on that one we should be able to hear the crackling of it around the world!

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 08:00 UTC as 69th comment | 2 replies
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cdembrey: Once again we are forced to buy a kit, with an unwanted kit zoom.

Guess I'll wait for a Body Only to become available. Meh!

If the kit includes the 12-32, grab it. A surprisingly capable lens that makes for a very light "walk around" kit. I use it a lot on my GX7 despite shutter shock issues. The lens itself and the GX7+12-32 is just so good that I am willing to work around the SS possibility and be philosophical on the odd occasion when it catches me out.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 07:57 UTC

The reviewer keeps getting tilting screen and articualted screen mixed up. A tilting screen is that the GX80/85, GX7 and other similar cameras have. An articulated screen is what the GH, G, and GX8 cameras have.

I wouldn’t be without the articualted screen on my G6 on occasion, particularly when I want to do low viewpoint, vertical format pix -- but I must amit the tilt screen on the GX7 serves me well too.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 07:54 UTC as 70th comment
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GodSpeaks: I really must disagree with all the negativity towards the EVF. At least the camera HAS an EVF.

For me, the EVF is for framing the shot. It does not contribute one bit to final image quality. So it's not the latest and greatest EVF available. So what. The camera is not priced too high either. IF the color tearing of the EVF is an issue for you, then do not buy the camera. Simple.

I tried fire hosing the camera around while looking in the EVF. To me, I saw no issues, especially as I do not fire hose around while shooting anyway. I saw the color fringing (tearing?), but it didn't bother me. Ditto for the 16:9 ratio.

The tearing effect? I have never noticed it on the GX7 except occasionally in fluoro lighting. In bright light at the beach? Huh? Huh huh?? having said that, I find the GX7 EVF image frustratingly small. In the body size comparison pix in the review, I note that the EVF orifice of the GX80/85 is twice the size of that of the GX7. Does this mean more magnification of the EVF so it is not so darned small?

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 07:51 UTC
On photo The Walk Home in the A person and an umbrella challenge (1 comment in total)

Terrific atmosphere, ozzie. A much better picture than it looks at first glance.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 11:13 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Wet Walk Home in the A person and an umbrella challenge (19 comments in total)
In reply to:

NZ Scott: Beautiful muted tones.

Right on, Scotty. I should have said that too.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 11:11 UTC
On photo Wet Walk Home in the A person and an umbrella challenge (19 comments in total)
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ian herridge: Well done, very atmospheric, why you got two .5 marks is beyond me. Is it shot in Venice?

HEH, heh - - I met a man buying a pair of wellingtons here in the tropics today, lives in a swamp and was worried about snakes. :)

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 11:10 UTC
On photo Wet Walk Home in the A person and an umbrella challenge (19 comments in total)

Lovely work, jen, really lovely work. Congratulations. The same pic might have taken out the rain challenge too. :)

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 11:08 UTC as 5th comment
On photo Super-Harvest Blood Moon over Mt Shuksan in the It Looks So Close - 200mm or Greater challenge (2 comments in total)

Most unusual shot. Great work.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 03:15 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Ferruginous Hawk in the It Looks So Close - 200mm or Greater challenge (3 comments in total)

Wonderful picture! What a deserving winner!

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 03:13 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Kirkjufell Mountain - Iceland in the HDR challenge (4 comments in total)

Agreed Kevin -- should have won, I thought. I notice a number of low votes which I simply cannot see this picture meriting. Odd.
On the other hand, the winner had 710 views vs. 198 for this pic. I do like the winner -- but I think this pic is stronger.
Maybe the winner gets home partly on the fact of being more "HDR" than this one.
There is one other factor -- people prefer to deal with the familiar. This subject is very unfamiliar for most; bizarre geological features. (I live in a land of volcanoes too, but no ice and snow! LOL!)

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 11:48 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Holy shadiness in the Window challenge (5 comments in total)

Congratulations, Spiro. The old P880 does it again!

Cheers, Geoff

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2016 at 11:55 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Devon in the The Green Green Grass of Home. challenge (9 comments in total)

Lovely picture, Mond. Mind you, this whole challenge was biased towards England (or possibly Ireland) -- NOBODY gets grass as green as you! LOL.

Beautiful tones, beautiful light, and a very pleasant composition. One for the wall, I imagine.

Congratulations -- a really well deserved win.

Cheers, Geoff

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 00:23 UTC as 4th comment
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