whensly

Joined on Apr 22, 2013

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Pretty soon Sony/ Canikon will be hearing the footsteps of the Fuji XT2. If the video proves any good I'll buy one. Nice thing about Fuji besides their gorgeous glass is that they always keep improving cameras even older ones through firmware updates.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 23:33 UTC as 37th comment | 5 replies
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Nick Brundle - Photography: The overheating issue when shooting video with the Sony is very usefull in colder climates as you don't need to wear gloves.
Why didn't Canon think of that?

4k is the tab for the hospital bills for the 2nd degree burns

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 23:29 UTC
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Timbukto: No mention of rolling shutter?
http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?303559-Measuring-rolling-shutter-put-a-number-on-this-issue!

A6300 1080p quality not good but rolling shutter performance is good in that mode. 4k quality very good, but rolling shutter performance is some of the worst.

Other alternatives - NX1 great 1080p quality + outstanding rolling shutter performance, and most of the Panasonics.

Other good choices for rolling shutter, A7RII in 1080p or even Nikon D750.

The NX1? Didn't Samsung leave the camera business? Really nice cameras but would you really invest in a camera that will have NO support from now until forever?

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 23:27 UTC

You might want to contact or look up Jeff Katz and or Robert Whitman who photographed Prince for years and years. They are both exceptional photographers and Whitman really an artist. He was with Price in Minne in his teens and Jeff did most of the albums.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2016 at 22:48 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On article Video: A quick look at the Sony a6300 (217 comments in total)
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TheWhiteDog: I know this is nuts but it could be a very viable idea. We know the weakness of this system is lenses, we also know that Fuji(with their brand new, 400 million dollar lens making plant in the Phillipines) has lots of lens making capacity, and, much more important, a line of highly regarded lenses. So, Fuji should make their lenses available in the SONY mount also, can you imagine how many a6300 users would buy the 56mm f1.2 lens? I know what you are thinking, this would be suicide for Fuji's cameras, but I don't think so. Those interested in the XPro2 or the forthcoming XT-2 I doubt would be interested in the a6300 and vice versa. The controls are so different and they are aimed at totally different buyers that I doubt this would have any effect on sales of either, the handling, menus, control dials etc couldn't be more different. SONY would get a cut of the increased lens sales and Fuji would have a great revenue stream(beyond INSTAX) for their photo division.

If not fuji which I would love because I love their glass, then somebody (Sigma) please offer up some fast primes. I have the Touits . the 32 is nice but not as nice as the Fujis, the 12mm is a little too wide and the 50 macro should be a 70 macro and is WAY to expensive. Love to own the 6300 (for the improved EVF and focus points alone) but not buying $2000 lenses for it.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 21:53 UTC
On article Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal (814 comments in total)

"Another day, another new proprietary video format"..(and codec)

In their videos Canon keeps suggesting you use this as a 2nd camera. I don't want to spend over 3K (once you add the new cards, batteries and tax) for a 2nd camera. I'm guessing Sony and Panasonic will make a relic of this camera quickly.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 19:44 UTC as 221st comment

" Does the arrival of the EOS M3 mean Canon is finally taking mirrorless seriously?"

As a photog in the USA who can't have what they are now offering I'd say unequivocally NO!

I own or have owned many Panasonic, Nikon, Sony, Fuji mirrorless and pretty much love all, some more than others and all for different reasons. But I need an EVF and have had to buy too many external offerings for many of these systems.

Is Canon afraid the M3 will kill the Rebel in NAmerica, maybe it should?

If Canon wants to be serious they have to offer the camera globally (as in, to MY market:) and they have a long way to go. Innovation would be the 1st thing on the list not just sluggishly following ideas from 4 years ago.

Canon would do well to make the Rebel mirror less and geared more for video.

As they put the world to sleep I'll be waiting for Sony's A7000 and hoping Sony / Zeiss can crank out a few more fast primes.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 15:39 UTC as 257th comment
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (305 comments in total)
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whensly: wow i would like to have both the LX100 and the GM5. ( have many M 4/3rds lenses). too bad the price is so high on each. Now if these were 500 each Id buy both and call it a day.

@timbits....i have 3 great m4/3rd lenses and they didn't spend "all that money on lenses" , all what money?

Still think both these cams should be closer to $5-600 which they will be in a year than close to $1000.

If a sony A6000 is $450 for a body then i have to consider bailing on M4/3rds, and i've been in It since the gh1.

But thank you for you concern with my spending and your hosility.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2015 at 12:13 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review (490 comments in total)

I'm a big fan of Panasonic cameras, I've owned many. The GH4 is a really nice camera. Panasonic has presented a very finished instrument for image-gathering. That said, the advantages of the Sony A7s will probably make me buy one over the GH4, even though I have tons of glass for Panny.

The A7s is not a great "finished product' it does not have the pedigree of many iterations, it's the start of something but something I like, big sensor, big EVF and a sensor optimized for video and high ISO.

I suspect Panny will tweak their sensor and come out with something like the Sony and Sony will study the features in the Panny and upgrade their offerings soon. (not like Sony hasn't been making video cams for 40 years).

They say it's not the tool but the artisan, not the pen but the penmanship, and these are both great cameras but despite the thumbs up on the GH4 I think I'm going with the crazy new Sony.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 20:46 UTC as 52nd comment | 6 replies
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (305 comments in total)

wow i would like to have both the LX100 and the GM5. ( have many M 4/3rds lenses). too bad the price is so high on each. Now if these were 500 each Id buy both and call it a day.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2014 at 22:09 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies

why are they comparing the LX100 to the GX7 and not the GM5?

oh and you can find deals for at GX7's around 5-600 dollars as opposed to pre-ordering a cam noone has ever seen for $900 before tax and shipping.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 14:57 UTC as 48th comment | 6 replies

Niedringhaus was a GREAT photojournalist . Problem is with working in war-zones is it gets addictive. It's like an extreme sport (but no game) the rush you get, once you leave you have to go back, it's an addiction. Flirting with danger and death makes you feel so alive.

There are always so many high-reward images in war-zones and stories and the adrenaline rush of it all. They forget that it's a death dance.

Very very sad but not surprised.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2014 at 16:16 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply

As a doco "verite" shooter it would be a heck of a lot nicer to start at 24mms or 20mms on the wide end for documentary shooting.

Looks ok, but I'd choose the "toy" GH4 or GH3 and put some great wide glass on it before I'd go with this, and a much cheaper price-point.

Now if they offered a cam like this were you could swap out the lenses I'd be excited

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 14:35 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply

Looks like a really nice lens. I have the Oly 12mm f2 and the Panny 20 f1.7 both which I LOVE so it's a stretch trying to justify buying this one, sadly...

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 21:33 UTC as 19th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review (611 comments in total)

I checked out this camera the other day, I own a GH3, and an LX7, have owned the GH1 and 2 and G3, so I'm pretty good to go with Panny. I found it bigger than I hoped, found the EVF small and uncomfortable. If and when the cam drops to $500, maybe. With my Fuji Xpro and Sony Rx1 I would probably choose to carry around a GX7 if it was just a bit smaller and cheaper. How about EVF capabilities on the GM1?

I have been pining for breakthroughs in the M4/3rd sensors which looks like a couple of years off. I figured Panny or Oly may pull the AA filter off the sensor and offer us that config to tide us over until a completely new sensor. Now I remember that Panny always had problems with digital noise so with these sensors so I'm guessing that will not happen.

With the great small camera big sensor offerings out there from Fuji , Ricoh, Nikon and I'm sure others, if I was not a legacy Panny owner I would probably have little attraction to the GX7.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 14:17 UTC as 144th comment

Wow the 90000 lb Gorilla in the room is the fact that Canon is petrified by the idea of an EVF. Their M series camera missed it, these G9-16 continue to miss it. Obviously Canon "does not want to go there" but they have the tech and they MUST!

I would own the G16 if it had a good EVF. Earth to Canon, hello?

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 15:26 UTC as 55th comment | 4 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Real-world Samples (148 comments in total)
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whensly: Always so difficult to tell with these "sample photos"..

I am VERY interested in the GX7 but completely opposed to "pre-ordering" cameras. Besides all the other manu's have new cams being announced in late August and September. If a mirrorless Full Frame cam with interchangable lenses comes out I'll go for that.

As a matter of fact if Panasonic can fit a FF Fovenon into this body I might just pre-order :)

Ok Sal can you lend me 10K to put a Leica system together?

Sony's RX 1 is a 3k system and that is a stretch for most but within the realm of reason. Leica's offerings are for the very rich.

I might pick up a GX7 when it's in stores but before then there may be some other exciting and ground breaking offerings from Sony, Oly, Canon, Pentax and others.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 15:02 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Real-world Samples (148 comments in total)

Always so difficult to tell with these "sample photos"..

I am VERY interested in the GX7 but completely opposed to "pre-ordering" cameras. Besides all the other manu's have new cams being announced in late August and September. If a mirrorless Full Frame cam with interchangable lenses comes out I'll go for that.

As a matter of fact if Panasonic can fit a FF Fovenon into this body I might just pre-order :)

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 21:46 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies
On article Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor (757 comments in total)

I guess the folks who are going to buy the Sony NX 7 dressed up like a Hasseblad will now have another option :)

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 13:49 UTC as 341st comment
On article Just Posted: Canon EOS 700D / EOS Rebel T5i review (178 comments in total)
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Airless: Literally the same camera...lol what a joke, they must have learned from Nikon when they "upgraded" the J1 to the J2 which lasted for about three months...really sad.

these rebels are still pretty awesome cameras for the money. I carry a rebel as a backup body and it has shined for me in pro situations. 2 years later i can't tell if I used my 5D Mk II or T2i on some shots (without peaking at metadata).

I also don't think Rebels are just for people upgrading from Point and Shoots. Give me a camera where I can use about 5 modes (not 500) and a nice big sensor and I'll bring back great photos. The pixel peeping and 8999 things you can do with every camera is bluster.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 22:17 UTC
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