muppix

muppix

Lives in United Kingdom Douglas, United Kingdom
Has a website at www.muppix.net
Joined on Dec 16, 2009

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ozimax: MA2 is superb. That is all.

Oh, there are several downsides after a week of flying it. Firstly, the 3 batteries rapidly lose charge after sitting in the bag for a few days. I charged them to 100% and after a couple of days of sitting in the bag, I started to use them. They were all around 50%-60%. That's a lot of charge to lose in 3 days. I can't remember the original MP batteries depleting that quickly.

Secondly, there is almost no ground clearance at the back legs. You really have to either launch from flat ground, or hand held.

Otherwise the product is superb and more than 99% of photographers/videographers will ever need. Oh, and it's uber fast..

My Phantom 4's batteries enter 'storage mode' after being fully charged and not used for 3 days, whereby they discharge to 50% in order to prevent swelling of the cells. Could it be you're experiencing the same thing?

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2020 at 20:31 UTC
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muppix: As an existing E-M5 mk II user (and mk I before that) I’m considering upgrading to the mk III for one feature alone: USB charging. Because when you add the bulk of an external battery charger, mains lead, and international mains adapter you’ve nearly doubled the size of your travelling camera, which is a real consideration if you spend weeks on the road with just a carry-on bag. I don’t care that it’s micro USB and not USB-C - so’s my Kindle. I don’t care it’s only rated for 310 shots - I’ll appreciate the lightness afforded by the small battery more often than I’ll grumble about having to to charge it during the day using any ubiquitous USB charger or power bank. Speaking of lightness, I am slightly worried about where weight has been shaved off. Is this an all-plastic body now?

Can a stabilised lens not go some way towards making up for lack of IBIS? I know very little about video but when I shoot stills nothing I point the camera at is actually, er, still. People move, foliage moves, IBIS encourages you to shot slower and you end up with blurry photos. I guess you can always plan ahead and turn it off, but that’s kind of missing the point I guess.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2019 at 08:13 UTC
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muppix: As an existing E-M5 mk II user (and mk I before that) I’m considering upgrading to the mk III for one feature alone: USB charging. Because when you add the bulk of an external battery charger, mains lead, and international mains adapter you’ve nearly doubled the size of your travelling camera, which is a real consideration if you spend weeks on the road with just a carry-on bag. I don’t care that it’s micro USB and not USB-C - so’s my Kindle. I don’t care it’s only rated for 310 shots - I’ll appreciate the lightness afforded by the small battery more often than I’ll grumble about having to to charge it during the day using any ubiquitous USB charger or power bank. Speaking of lightness, I am slightly worried about where weight has been shaved off. Is this an all-plastic body now?

I've seen a number of reports / reviews that state the mk III is metal & plastic construction, and an equal number that state it's made of 'synthetic' materials.

Not that it matters much now, given the price of this thing I've decided to start with yet another system by ordering a Fujifilm X-T3.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2019 at 19:24 UTC

As an existing E-M5 mk II user (and mk I before that) I’m considering upgrading to the mk III for one feature alone: USB charging. Because when you add the bulk of an external battery charger, mains lead, and international mains adapter you’ve nearly doubled the size of your travelling camera, which is a real consideration if you spend weeks on the road with just a carry-on bag. I don’t care that it’s micro USB and not USB-C - so’s my Kindle. I don’t care it’s only rated for 310 shots - I’ll appreciate the lightness afforded by the small battery more often than I’ll grumble about having to to charge it during the day using any ubiquitous USB charger or power bank. Speaking of lightness, I am slightly worried about where weight has been shaved off. Is this an all-plastic body now?

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2019 at 10:03 UTC as 186th comment | 10 replies
On article Nikon Z7 Review (4441 comments in total)
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zavart: I don't want to sound like some kind of conspiracy theory advocate. But somehow I find it hard to believe that one of the biggest camera companies with all its experience and know-how plus having access to all the competition's gear which was produced in the previous years will come up with a product which is on so many levels below the par with their SLR range. Sorry but I feel that they have crippled their cameras on purpose. They know that that there were huge expectations among photographers but they still wanted to preserve their SLR ground. I'm almost sure that within 12 months there will be Z6 and Z7 markII and then 12 months later markIII . Meantime they slowly roll down the SLR business and thus make a total transition to mirrorless.

Sounds exactly like Sony crippling their high-end cameras with poor menus and no touch-screen while their low-end products enjoy both. Why innovate now when enough people will buy it as-is?

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2018 at 17:18 UTC
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muppix: I'd have settled for a Mavic Air with uprated telemetry and a decent controller. These two don't bring much to the table, IMHO.

That probably depends on what your game is. I'm happy with the image quality of my P4, but I wish it were more portable. The Mavic Pro is a big leap in that direction, but I can't help thinking I'd rather have that extra pocketability the Air offers.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2018 at 16:08 UTC
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digitallollygag: Mmm, that Sony A7III is looking better all the time.

Can't quite forgive their awful menus though.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2018 at 20:00 UTC

I'd have settled for a Mavic Air with uprated telemetry and a decent controller. These two don't bring much to the table, IMHO.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2018 at 09:51 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies
On article Shooting Kīlauea Volcano, Part 1: How to melt a drone (104 comments in total)

Why include “the log” from just 36 seconds into the flight?

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 23:25 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
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GCHYBA: I read somewhere else that it DOES have a touchscreen?

PC Mag UK claim in their opening paragraph that it as one, then contradict themselves a few inches down the page. http://tinyurl.com/zhlxkd2

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2016 at 13:02 UTC
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NZ Scott: I do wish Sony would introduce a touchscreen for the RX100 series.

I won't buy one until they do.

Same here. Touch-screen is inevitable if they intend to hold this market segment, and I just know the moment I part with an M5 sized pile of cash the M6 will come along. With touch-screen. Meh.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2016 at 13:00 UTC

Sun's awfully high for 04:00 ...

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 19:51 UTC as 32nd comment | 4 replies
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