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Apple is scrambling to respond to a ridiculous design stuff up. No dongles for me thanks -- I want a clean machine with stuff required daily built in. Like I have with my 2010 MBP which I was planning to upgrade this year. If the upgrade happens, it's going to be with a used machine.

Imagine taking an MBP into a client's office to do a presentation with a bunch of dongles hanging off it! Stupid.

MBP? Nope -- MBAmateur. And MB fluster cuck amateur at that. Great image, Apple.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 03:06 UTC as 90th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 Review (677 comments in total)

One note for the reviewr regarding color, saturation, contrast, noise reduction, and whatnot of OOC JPEGS -- which is what I use all the time out of my G6 and GX7 cameras. These are easy to alter. For example, I have punched up the red a little, the saturation a bit, and the contrast, and reduced sharpening and NR, in "Standard" mode. My "Standard" pix are now a fair bit punchier although I do often sharpen them a bit, and also occasionally apply some NR, in PP.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 03:11 UTC as 44th comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 Review (677 comments in total)
In reply to:

Handiworks: Great review! I was about to nab one when the issue of the "sticky" panning video began tearing up the DPR MFT Forum and Facebook GX7 User's Group page.

Would love to see further review and a response from DPR (and one from Panny for that matter).

Thanks again for the review, I was hoping to already have the G85 in hand!

Looking at it, I am seeing a software problem in the implementation of the IBIS-OIS link-up. I suspect this should be relatively easy to solve with a firmware fix.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 03:05 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 Review (677 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: As a long time Olympus user, I say this. This is the beginning, finally, of Panasonic overtaking Olympus in stills and video, and probably also the beginning of Olympus' downfall.

Olympus won't fall, Sergey, have no fear. What is happening and will continue to happen is that Oly and Panny will continue driving each other on with the kind of innovation and development that is making them both leaders in the "real camera" field.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 23:02 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 Review (677 comments in total)

Excellent review of a very remarkable camera. One possible omission: the kit lens shift from 14-42 to 12-60. That is a big move too (although it should be noted that the Lumix 14-42 ii is an outstanding performer).

All in all, it seems to me that while the reviewer fairly points to large elements of shared technology and performance between the G80/85 and its predecessor and siblings, Panasonic has really brought it all together in a package offering outstanding capability at a very economical price. Some niggles, of course, but they are ever with us.

The G80/85 is a peak production.

Looking at the G80/85, the GH5 and GX9 are going to have to be absolutely mind-boggling to justify their flagship status in their respective fields.

Exciting times! :D

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 22:57 UTC as 49th comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 Review (677 comments in total)
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Kim Letkeman: @Dan,

Regarding the nose shifting the AF point, yes that is frustrating. But there is a mode in which it is not only not an issue, but solves the assignable issue too.

In the menu under custom settings -> touch setting -> touch PAD AF settings -> set it to "offset".

Your nose will no longer move the AF point, unless you drag it across the screen. Further, your thumb can now reach to any point on the screen and move the AF point in any direction, small or large distances. This mode allows very fine adjustments while a quick swipe of the thumb moves it a longer distance.

So ... no need for an assignable area, which would complicate a rather elegant feature.

OMG, Richard, let's hope no-one is using the screen as a handkerchief! LOL.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 22:43 UTC
On photo Solar Energy in the Solar power challenge (1 comment in total)

Great idea, brings the sun and electrical power together.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 10:48 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge Random Items - Challenge 23 (1 comment in total)

Nobody could bring together a pet wabbit n a bath tub? And throw in a sun flower? Pity.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 10:44 UTC as 1st comment

A small entry, but wonderful pictures!

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 10:38 UTC as 2nd comment

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 9th comment
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (343 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 13th comment | 2 replies

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 75th 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 76th 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
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