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On article Hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 II (103 comments in total)
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memo90061: I want it! Selling my S5 to buy the S5 II.

Saw s5 on the mu43 site for 1100, maybe that was yours.
FF is tempting, but I hated lugging my canon rebel, switching to panny GF7 was so nice. Too bad the organic sensor never materialized. M43 is almost good enough for me.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2023 at 20:42 UTC
On article Hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 II (103 comments in total)
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memo90061: I want it! Selling my S5 to buy the S5 II.

Teacher discount too? (My wife)

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2023 at 01:31 UTC
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mmarian: Are you suggesting that you are getting 43-46 min flights in warm temperatures with your Mavic 3? And in cold below freezing temperatures 26min? I do not know what you are doing with your batteries and at what % you land but the rule of thumb is to land with about 20% charge left in the battery. Following that rule if I could get 35 min in calm 70-75F I'd be very happy. So, honestly I don not know anyone who is flying for 46 min except you.

She is likely referring to time she flew plus estimated time remaining.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2023 at 05:01 UTC
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RJ74: Panasonic need an up-to-date compact G85 sized consumer M4/3 camera for around $1200.
PDAF, AI AF, 8 stop IBIS, decent EVF, full sensor HEVC 4K60, USB-C phone tethering, USB-C webcam, handheld high res with motion, Live ND etc.
Bundle it with the Leica 12-35mm/2.8 for $1500

That's what I'd like, but fear Olympus emd-5 / OM-5 will be the only such camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2023 at 18:52 UTC
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Hawkypuck: In the radio control hobby, there is something called ArduPilot, which, if programmed to do so, can control your own home built rc airplanes or drones to fly waypoints-like DJI, but they did it first-and it can do other things.

Yep, that's what I was recalling..APM 2.5 I had...lost interest though, drone is about 95% completed.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2023 at 18:36 UTC
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noegd: I find it frustrating how crude the waypoint mode is on DJI drones, even expensive ones such as Mavic 2/3 Pros. And you have to switch on the drone and connnect it to the controlling phone before you can start planning anything.
That's in stark contrast to what I experienced with my almost 10 years old Parrot Bebop - the FreeFlight app let you program flight plans fom the confort of your sofa without having to turn the drone on (or remove it from its bag or have it with you). You can even plan the flight on a larger tablet and sync it to your phone through Parrot's cloud. Isn't this how it should be done?

Was going to say APM 2.5 firmware for building your own drown around 2011 had strong offline waypoint editing/creation. Built mine 95% completed, and lost interest. Commercial drones were so good...so why bother.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2023 at 18:35 UTC
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l92: That Mini is an amazing value proposition. Kudos Apple.

Air is on sale for $1000...the slower 256 SSD instead of faster 512gb though...base model. Shame they did that.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2023 at 22:24 UTC
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LiNGo0: All this talk about how the greatest advantage of Micro Four Thirds is lightweight cameras being able to use lightweight telephoto lenses is falling on deaf ears, at least for me. Last I checked, the only super-telephoto options available for M43 suffer from either very small maximum apertures or being nearly as heavy as APSC/FF counterparts. It seems like the you don’t really get much benefit from going M43 over APSC let alone FF. You’re still going to need a dedicated bag to carry your lenses regardless, and for Gen Z phone shooters, that is a no go. You may save a couple hundred grams in weight over APSC/FF, but to me it seems negligible. M43 is in an awkward position of being next on the chopping block after 1” sensor cameras. Phone cameras are so convenient and ubiquitous that M43 needs to offer significantly better IQ or invest in things phones can’t do (I guess that defaults to super-telephoto options. Not sure what more can be done on that front). It’s a tough spot to be in.

My Canon rebel and average lenses (no telephoto) literally hurt my back to carry. My Panny GF7 and various lenses weigh nothing. I often notice I'm the only person with a camera at outdoor concerts for example, except for the pro (band's photographer I guess) with a huge cannon lens. I mostly use the 75mm (150 equivalent) F1.8 lens, which usually is fast/bright enough at iso 200 at night concerts, but I also use 400 at times.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2023 at 22:17 UTC
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sirhawkeye64: Granted they are trying to stay at the forefront of technology, but whatever happened to Jobs' original vision of a simplied product line? It seems like with all the different variations of their products, it's at a point where it is probably confusing people as to which model to buy....

VR goggles coming this year, and unfortunately an EV (as an investor, I fear it’ll be a big black hole). Spending R&D on designing their own displays and RF chip.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2023 at 19:34 UTC
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Robert Morris: I owned Mac's for over 30 years, but unless Apple does something with the Desktop's user upgradability. I might be on my last one. Why have slick and sleek computers that soon look like the Borg Queen, when you need to expand anything, and now locked down memory and internal drive space at time of purchase! Come on man, its not a joke.

External storage and ports are fast, people are even editing directly on external storage. Macs seem to not need much RAM, but if I get one, 16gb for future proofing is tempting.
I wish Intel or AMD would (optionally) put memory next to cpu. Faster and hopefully could build my pc cheaper that way instead of buying RAM separately. Would,obviously need to buy enough RAM though for future.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2023 at 19:02 UTC
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Sinuous Grace: How do these compare to, say, the nVidia 4090, for stuff like Blender?

Apple should have compared against a 15w Intel CPU: https://www.pcworld.com/article/782139/apple-m2-chip-wont-beat-intels-finest.html

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2023 at 18:54 UTC
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Foskito: As a long, long-time full Apple ecosystem user, I am not happy with the fact that they discontinued the 5Kn27” iMac.
Now if I want to upgrade mine I am forced to buy a Mac Mini (at least) PLUS a monitor, for much more money than an all-in-one. Hopefully, I can squeeze 3 more years of service out of mine.

That’s bulls...t

I think lightning was around before usbc….it’s a good connector for its day.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2023 at 22:58 UTC
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Rob890: Still no touchscreen and same outdated looking operating system.

Rumor is they might add touchscreen…I wondered if these would have it. I’m so used to iPad, iPhone (work) and my android that at Best Buy, I touched the Air’s display. Was surprised Apple has products not supporting touch, LOL. Now I remember - I couldn’t figure out how to close an app (or out of habit), so I tried swiping it off the screen!
Later I noticed the menu has a “close” option and the incredibly small icons to close, minimize or maximize the windows in the upper left corner. Couldn’t windows and Apple at least put them in the same corner for Pete’s sake?

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2023 at 22:57 UTC
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wcan: Wonder what level of M2 Mac Mini would be required to run DaVinci Resolve?

I think I’ve seen YouTube videos either reviewing the software or the laptop.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2023 at 22:49 UTC
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UllerellU: If, as a lifelong Windows user, I have to say that my macbook air M1 is an exceptional piece of hardware, it really is the best laptop I've ever owned (and my laptops have always been high-end). People have to buy products, not brands, if Apple makes an exceptional product and at a more than reasonable price there is no reason not to buy. I will only make two drawbacks, one that I still don't like the operating system, I find it anti-intuitive, and the other that it does not have the graphic power to play video games, which I no longer have the time or age to do, but sometimes I feel like it and It helps a lot to disconnect.

I think they can run apps from iPhone App Store? If so, has to be some fun games there.
M2 Air tempts me, the 14” pro that’s been $400 off for months, or the new 14 pro. Get 16gb / 512gb with the 14” pro, which add a lot of cost to the Air, plus more ports and the fan(s).
Supposedly there might be a 15” Air coming?

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2023 at 22:47 UTC

Annoying how apples always has weird display resolutions in their products. 4k for editing and playing 4k video, for example.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2023 at 22:42 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies
On article DPReview TV: Panasonic S5 II Review (108 comments in total)
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Jonathan Mac: Very nice review and good to see the S5 getting a bit of an update. As an S5 user since last April there certainly isn't anything that makes me want to upgrade but the S5 has been the pillar of the L-mount since it was released (no Leica expense, no Sigma weirdness) so it's excellent to see it get even stronger.

I can't agree that the S5 is only the best choice for video or hybrid shooters though - I barely use video at all and the S5 was clearly the best option in my price range for pure stills photography and I think the mark II will maintain that.

I wish someone would pay me to go to Japan and wander around taking pictures. I'm pretty sure I took the exact same photo of the saki barrels when I was there.

My main camera is a beat up Panny GF7. Used a 3mp ($800) Olympus C3000 and a few years later a 12mp Canon Rebel 450/XSi (no video mode back then) when my kids were young.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2023 at 20:41 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Panasonic S5 II Review (108 comments in total)
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junk1: Why to buy it? Because I think most of us shoot static images mostly so AF and video aren’t critical…therefore might as well save money by doing w/o the best AF and readout speed.

I do wish it had much faster readout though for shooting hummingbirds with electronic shutter. Hopefully mechanical sync speed (actual speed shutter moves across the sensor) is fast enough. GF7’s 1/50s is too slow and its slow electronic shutter often results in birds having 4 wings!

As for cropped video, it (size of captured area) isn’t much different than m43 if you think of m43 as being “hardware cropped”.

I wish reviews measured the speed of the electronic shutter. Some reviews used to measure it…lots of people prefer using ES (notice how few shutter activations used cameras have? That’s why.).

I later.noticed 21ms ES time is stayed in the article for video so I surmise time to read.the whole sensor is 21ms or longer....so 50 hz. I think my gf7 is similar. I get some very good shots but I guess around half ruined by low ES read/capture speed.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2023 at 03:59 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Panasonic S5 II Review (108 comments in total)
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BackToNature1: Jordan states that with Boost stabilization, it's the Best he has ever tested. I am assuming he talking FF only, but if only that, fantastic. Chris states that as a Hybrid, camera, it basically punches, Way Above it's Weight and COST. Hybrid shooting is taking over. Much to the dismay of some, to the joy of others, me included.

I was going to mention that Apple charges a fee. Notice drones charge a fee much larger than this to include ProRes video. As a large shareholder of apple though I’m glad to see this L O L.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2023 at 21:31 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Panasonic S5 II Review (108 comments in total)
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Jonathan Mac: Very nice review and good to see the S5 getting a bit of an update. As an S5 user since last April there certainly isn't anything that makes me want to upgrade but the S5 has been the pillar of the L-mount since it was released (no Leica expense, no Sigma weirdness) so it's excellent to see it get even stronger.

I can't agree that the S5 is only the best choice for video or hybrid shooters though - I barely use video at all and the S5 was clearly the best option in my price range for pure stills photography and I think the mark II will maintain that.

I wish someone would pay me to go to Japan and wander around taking pictures. I'm pretty sure I took the exact same photo of the saki barrels when I was there.

The sales on S5 with two lenses was tempting (and still is) seeing that image quality has not changed. Higher res viewfinder and the fan are nice upgrades but aren’t free.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2023 at 21:26 UTC
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