LukeDuciel

Lives in China Beijing, China
Joined on Mar 21, 2010

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On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV First Impressions Review (1008 comments in total)

On paper, 5D4 would be ideal for my plan of doing some serious video on travel, besides photos. Buuuuuut, why the fk sticking with MJPEG?

I can swallow the crop and marketing manager's idea of excluding C-log and XF codec and zebra . But com'on, MJPEG, really? And you call this hybrid production tool?

The dual-pixel AF is game changer. It enables pro-sumer to really get proper people video done with one-man band. Sony's A6300 and A7R2 video AF is far from smooth enough in practice. Canon insist on not getting their sh't together, not even giving a proper 1080p output.

I'd wait and see whether Panasonic can solve video AF equation as good as dual-pixel AF. If yes, GH5 would be my next buy.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 07:53 UTC as 191st comment | 6 replies

Calling it "flash" might be better. "Story" for me is something you can experience more than once.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 08:07 UTC as 15th comment
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (288 comments in total)

As a former RX100 mark I and now a mark III user, I envy this camera for:

- the menu system: I always suspect Sony cam's menu is designed by some saboteur in the company and paid by competitors.

- touch screen: I'd trade in EVF for touch screen on a compact any day. I have probably popped out the EVF for 3 times since I had the RX100M3, all for showing off only. I know I know screen is hard to see in sunlight. But there is tons of work around and touch screen makes so much more sense.

- longer lens: I miss a lot the 105mm end on RX100 mark I.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 08:10 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (288 comments in total)
In reply to:

Crotach: Isn't there a Sony RX100 IV out already, with RX100 V coming out soon? Why compare this to the old RX100 III?

Price.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 08:03 UTC
In reply to:

dmanthree: Only a mile via wifi? DJI's Phantom 4 can be controlled up to 4 miles. Why so limited on this one?

Because DJI use proprietary RF controller, not on WiFi.

and @Stefan Sobol, it is not about distance but stability. Just never trust so called "WiFi" to control any drone other than 10oz foam toys.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 02:48 UTC

Call me lay man and I just don't get it.

Does not the design just complicated things?

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 02:44 UTC as 16th comment
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utomo99: We need better image quality on low light. I hope all manufacturer including Fuji to develop new sensor which work good on low light.

How low do you need?

Seriously, my X100s serve me well with usable ISO6400 for casual shots. And for serious work, D810 give decent stuff around 6400 also. Of course, if you are into underwater and astro, then wish all you want.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 05:57 UTC
On article Zenmuse Z3 is DJI's first aerial zoom camera (53 comments in total)
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LeonT: Is the Sony QX-1 adaptable? Add a 14mm, 20mm or whatever lens you have instead of this option. Maybe a E-mount powerzoom?

This is business in the air. So every gram costs.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 02:36 UTC
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villagranvicent: Stop dreaming and start saving for the XD1. A Fuji medium format camera won't happen anytime soon. Or maybe never.

Watch Fuji this fall.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 02:34 UTC
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akjos: Major downfall is ergonomics. While specs are impressive im really disappointed fuji didnt redesign the body of the camera. I had xt10 and xt1 and they just were not comfortable in hand. You cant make DSLRish style body ( again) and but same subpar front grip on same annoying as hell strap holder that constantly pokes you into your palm between thumb and index finger , same ( or very similar) thumb grip and worst of all put shutter button on the very top ... if as much thought went to body of the camera itself as did into its guts it would have been amazing.
Shutter button is in unnatural place just like first sony a7 series was. ON TOP where you need to constantly twist your wrist trying to reach it comfortably :/
Front grip needs to be beefier and shutter button more forward like panasonic gx8 sony a6000 or a7II etc.
I had lensmate thumbgrip thing on my xt1 and while it made it little better it was still quite uncomfortable to hold for longer periods of time = not enjoyable to shoot with.
Too bad as I loved the lenses....

Well, I think it needs to be seen in relative term. X-T1 does not handle like my D810. But I also don't have 1kg lenses mounted on X-T1.

On the other hand, when I used A7R2, the ergonomics was total disaster. There I had 1kg lens mounted on a body less comfortable than X-T1.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 02:32 UTC
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justshootyou: How can you design a back pack to lug around heavy camera equipment and not have an integral padded waste belt to offset the load from the shoulders?

I have Lowe-pro Tactic pro or Tacpro (not sure about name) 450AW backpack. It does have a waist belt but I rarely use it. The cam bag is not only for lugging around the gears, but also for take'em out for shooting very often (if not, you should not lug those gears around).

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 02:13 UTC
On article Samsung launches first removable UFS memory cards (177 comments in total)
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agachart: UHS-II can provide 100MB/sec if use single row.
if you want 156MB/s or 312MB/s use second row protocal but unfortunately no second row protocal camera.

@agachart
I don't think you can call your product UHS-II supported with UHS-I pins.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 03:00 UTC
On article Samsung launches first removable UFS memory cards (177 comments in total)
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agachart: UHS-II can provide 100MB/sec if use single row.
if you want 156MB/s or 312MB/s use second row protocal but unfortunately no second row protocal camera.

Fuji X-Pro2 and X-T2

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 11:25 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1275 comments in total)

Fuji's color science is unbeaten. I look forward to a more comprehensive review on the video side. I like to shoot some video but fiddling with grading is just too time-consuming.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 03:04 UTC as 94th comment
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (810 comments in total)
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AJDVD: I wish there would be a real medium size digital alternative for 6x6 or 6x7.
Do not forget nominal 37.52cm2 for a 6x7 Mayima film camera. While the Hasselblad or any other sensor is just 21.69cm2. With all the consequences in depth of field, color-resolution, etc.
Please Sony make a 56X56 or 56x67 sensor.
Of course it means larger lenses and body but think about a modern version of Fuji's analogue folder.
Dreaming because those sensors would be really expensive right now.

As much as I long for a digital GF670-like camera with full size sensor. But i would not suggest anyone try to make one. The benefit / cost ratio for average consumer is just way too low. I'd rather manufacturers focuses on lowering cost for 135 full frame and some cost-effective mid-frame sensors.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 09:55 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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chj: Wow, and I thought it was going to be a Sony 7R with a big ugly wooden handle.

Me too. I lost my bet to a friend for this. But I am happy I was wrong.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 04:03 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (460 comments in total)

20 bucks on wooden handle A7R2.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 01:48 UTC as 27th comment
On article Apple Photos gets smarter in iOS 10, macOS 'Sierra' (61 comments in total)
In reply to:

vFunct: Big news! Raw image processing coming to iOS 10: https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2016/505/

@Francis Sawyer
You can use the Lightning SD Card Camera Reader to load RAW files onto iPad and iPhone. There is a USB version to plug your camera in to do the same thing.

I have been using this on the go. It works smoothly.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 12:07 UTC
On article Sweet spot: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 real-world samples (115 comments in total)

Seems DPR folks like this cam, at least using it. I find the general quality (easy on eye) of sample gallery implicitly goes with how the DPR likes the cam. ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 06:00 UTC as 6th comment
On article Looking Sharp: A focus stacking tutorial (222 comments in total)
In reply to:

LukeDuciel: Great piece! Thanks Chris.

Now, only if I can mark it somehow, so I can come back read it again on DPR...

@Fellwalker
Yes I have been doing all those. But isn't it immediately more intuitive to have a place on DPR to retrieve all?

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 03:28 UTC
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