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On article NAB 2017: Hot products and trends (42 comments in total)

Blackmagic really hitting it out of the park. Totally missed the web presenter product; how'd that slip by me?

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 02:51 UTC as 5th comment
On article 2017 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (480 comments in total)
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orion1983: Keen on Nikon's DLs being added to this motley crew ;)

Saw this comment, saw that I liked it; now I'm feeling sad over what could have been. *sigh*

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 07:31 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1879 comments in total)

Well, the joystick solves one of the problems I had with the A7's UI. This might be quite a camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:18 UTC as 267th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm F2.8-4 (157 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: Just waiting to see if it delivers. In particular, I have these 2 questions:

1. Does it cause purple spots on Olympus camera? And

2. Is the distortion going to be a problem?

If no problem with these, then the only question left is - is there still any reason to buy any of the 7-14mm lenses?

7mm is that bit wider. Sounds small but not insignificant.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 12:40 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Pokémon Snap (22 comments in total)

There needs to be more photography games to catch the attention of a new generation of photographers; what are Canon, Nikon et al doing?

Eh, what am I saying, they can't even design a simple companion app on the smartphones right half the time...

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 17:32 UTC as 5th comment
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cdembrey: Motion picture and video lighting has ALWAYS been measured as Lux at three meters or Foot-candles at ten feet. That's how Arri, Dado, DeSisti, Mole Richardson, etc, etc have been doing it for decades. Now the new-kids want to muddy the waters by giving us output at one meter—total BS!

As mentioned by Alex Permit, below, where is the Extended-CRI and TLCI.

Because Fotodiox hasn't provided meaningful information, I'll ned to buy a Sekonic C-700-U SpectroMaster to run my own tests https://www.amazon.com/Sekonic-C-700-U-Spectromaster-Color-Meter/dp/B00R5JWDFY?psc=1&SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duckduckgo-d-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00R5JWDFY

I'm interested in the $695.00 FACTOR Jupiter 12, but spending $1500.00 to test one doesn't make much sense.

I agree. At the prices they're going at, it's starting to be serious business territory, and they should follow what the big boys are doing.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 09:04 UTC

Reading through the review again, I think this will be given a cold reception by the photography community.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 10:04 UTC as 86th comment

Where are the freezer compartment comparison shots? DPreview standards are slipping.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 10:03 UTC as 87th comment
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ShatteredSky: Zoom would have been either the defunct DL18-50 (since a m43 9-25 does not exist), or the 12-100 Olympus.
Single would have to be either 28 or 35 FF equivalent.

*sigh* A m43 9-25 would be very nice indeed.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 11:26 UTC
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danieljcox: Great post. I have to admit that in the days I shot Nikon, I tried 3D AF, I think it was the D3. I was photographing a dog running at the camera, the AF would regularly pick up sandy spots, where the grass was not growing that were the same color as the dog. So..... I've never trusted it. But your post is making me rethink. Have also stayed away from AF Tracking on my Lumix cameras for the same reason. Will give it a try and see how it goes. Thanks for the info.

The Lumix cameras are nowhere close to the Nikons. It might be better now with the GH5 but I doubt it can be as good as the D3. The Lumixes give this very nice focus tracking box but it just can't keep up when you absolutely need it to.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 12:33 UTC
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RedFox88: With so much DOF from the small sensor it's not difficult to get subjects in acceptable focus.

That's just rubbish, in many telephoto situations your DoF still still in the region of a few cm, your focus still needs to be spot on. It's anything but easy.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 23:29 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (891 comments in total)

Assuming we're comparing the best in each category, it's EVF for nearly everything except for very low-light situations, and that's where the OVF comes in. Being able to retain your night vision is important too.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 15:57 UTC as 304th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 real world samples (65 comments in total)
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mcshan: Would be fun to see shots with the 15mm 1.7 or even stealthier older 20mm. Glad that they kept the GM1+5 line going.

As it is with just the small kit lens these look good.

This is more of a GF than a GM though. I really liked the GM cameras, missed the huge clearance sale over them.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 08:08 UTC
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John Koch: The sample gallery has, of course, nice pictures. The real question is the "hit rate" or ratio of successful to unsuccessful outcomes with auto-focus in the default "intelligent auto" mode, face detection mode, or perhaps a sports tracking mode.

All the Panasonic G, GH, GX, GM, and even GF models have become fairly proficient at AF in stills mode. The drawbacks have been the AF in video mode, where is has been sluggish, hunts, or muffs as the subject approaches or distances from the camera. In video, does the GH5 AF approach the performance of the Canon dual pixel AF with a STM lens? Or how would it compare to the OM-D EM1ii or the (stellar video AF for its time) NX1?

It's contrast detect, I doubt it'll improve by much. DFD can tell the camera to turn the lens in the right direction but the final approach is bound to need that "jitter" for CDAF to work.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 20:05 UTC

Resolution is decent, but what's with the purple fringing? I thought those would be gone by now.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2017 at 11:04 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
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yslee1: 61g plus a body that looks like it'll be blown over easily doesn't give me the confidence this can serve its purpose.

Also, this is going to have a really high-pitched whine, won't it?

I have a couple of tiny quadcopters myself, even indoors a draft is enough to make them go all over the place. Not surprised this has similar troubles.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 15:14 UTC

61g plus a body that looks like it'll be blown over easily doesn't give me the confidence this can serve its purpose.

Also, this is going to have a really high-pitched whine, won't it?

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 09:04 UTC as 71st comment | 4 replies
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Contra Mundum: Editing images on 10-12" tablet? -- That's ridiculous. I really don't know what people do with all these tablets. I have several in my house, and they are only used for simple tasks: read the news, listen to the radio, or watch video. For anything else the tablets are useless. Large monitors, a good keyboard, a lot of memory and processor cores -- that's what is necessary for anything serious.

But these are full Windows tablets.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 08:07 UTC
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BfSkinner: Will be interesting to get the price on these things. At this point, I just can't buy a 4gb model of any Windows machine...so only interested in the top model.
I notice that there is no built-in dock for the S-pen....requiring one of those fabric loops to hold it.

I find Adobe products in general chew up a lot of RAM, and that's before opening any files, so it's not the fact that they're imaging or video editing programs. 4GB however is indeed sufficient for most people, and I can get by with it in a pinch.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 05:03 UTC
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garyknrd: Amazing times. Carrying around huge lenses, huge laptops and all the gear needed to travel and photograph are basically at an end.
What amazing times ahead await us photographers.
Photography is at a crossroads that will be talked about for decades.

Or more glass. I like the flexibility!

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 05:02 UTC
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