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On article Panasonic officially unveils 50-200mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH (300 comments in total)
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ekaton: Wait a second, do these mft makers expect me now to shlep a 1.3kg camera & slowish lens combination with a tiny chip under the hood? And all costing some 3.6k??? How about using something with a real sensor, like a A7(r) II/III & the 70-300G instead? In crop mode it's reach is even longer. Just say'n.......

there is Panasonic 45-175mm for around 200g if size and weight is concern, internal focus too.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 07:01 UTC
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PhozoKozmos: APSC EOS M50 has an overall 2.52x crop for 4k uhd
but most budget m43 4k uhd have a similar but longer 2.82x horizontal crop

so its makes their zooms into superzooms
for birders, etc

however, only if one has UWA, like rectilinear 7.5mm (m43) and 9mm (APSC)
can one shoot UWA/WA scenery
but for such WA shooting, deep dof (near infinite) and near "focus-free"
higher-rez 4k video can better take in all the detail which is in focus "near+far"
foreground+subject+background together
where AF is redundant, except in shallower dof, where foreground+background are much softer, more cinematic ... 1080p24 = perfect! (thus: cine-style touch dual-pixel pdaf)

only M1 does serious cropping, other budget m43 camera is like 2.2X crop for 4K.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 10:52 UTC
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Tape5: DJI is playing a silly game by taking these half steps with their development. Sooner or later the competition is going to kick them off their spot. What people want is significantly higher flight time and significantly better sensors both of which are possible with the current tech. Trying to cement all the little holes with in between products hoping to protect their monopoly is a waste of time.

While in reality most of their competitor have gone bust or half dead with many scale back in operation

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 19:09 UTC

A Tamron 18-400 with 200D can be had for 40% less and you get
+ much longer battery life
+ much better articulated touch screen, sony touch screen ui is pretty primitive for some reason, I mean they also make smart phone for god's sake!
+ instant on and off instead of waiting for the zoom lens to expand and retract, that is my #1 compliant with those power zoom!
+ ability to change to fast prime or fast zoom depend on situation.
+ less depreciation cause you know Sony comes out new model every year lol
+ legendary Canon colour and DPAF is top notch for Video AF.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 21:39 UTC as 127th comment | 7 replies
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Gesture: Doesn't anyone make a 4/3rds or APS-C camera that handles more like a smart phone?

It called Galaxy NX, interchangeable ASP-C system runs on Android, it was released few years back by Samsung

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 19:25 UTC
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zeratulmrye: wow...a mirrorless camera without PDAF/DFD/DPAF in 2017

That I agree, SAF on Panasonic is very fast!

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 10:38 UTC

Too bad on video you can't fake blur... for now

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 01:50 UTC as 122nd comment
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JurijTurnsek: Panasonic should be doing APS-C and FF mirrorless., looks like they've got all the know-how.

Panasonic supplied sensor to Leica Q, and pretty much the software and cpu behind the camera except leica colour, that 49 point CDAF is exactly the same one Panasonic have in their camera for ages.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 20:09 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 sample gallery (180 comments in total)
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generikku: One of the best walk-around lenses available, regardless of system.

I used to have 28mm F2, its doesn't have the same microcontrast as this lens have, more appropriate comparison will the Zeiss Batis 25mm

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 00:26 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 sample gallery (180 comments in total)

You can get DJI branded lens for half price on ebay, that how I get mine, no need to pay the LEICA tax!

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 00:23 UTC as 18th comment | 5 replies
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HenryDJP: Panasonic it's your turn now. While I'm only one consumer with one opinion, I won't buy any future main cameras unless they are full frame....and for a "B" camera I might still go for an APS-C, but m4/3 sensors are just too small and sacrifice light sensitivity as well as such a large crop.

and full support from DJI and other chinese manufacturers

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 21:43 UTC
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TN Args: The title gives the wrong impression that this lens is a cosmetic update with a better coating. Surely it deserves to be called a re-design?

Old model: 2 ED glass elements 3 aspherical elements (1 ED glass)

New model: 1 dual-sided aspherical, 1 aspherical ED, 1 ED and 3 HR elements

Also, your full spec listing for the new lens incorrectly says no hood included.

Actually if you look at lens construction diagram they are exactly the same, except 14-150mm ii got zero coating at front

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 12:32 UTC
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Miki Nemeth: Is it going to support MF Assist WHILE recording video? At the moment you have to use an external monitor to punch in while recording to check focus accuracy on all Panasonic cameras.

E-M5 II does punch in during recording, will be a shame if GH5 doesn't have it.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 10:40 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1176 comments in total)
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marc petzold: I'd say the X1D Hasselblad is the much better deal - compared to a Leica SL FF DSLM, and the all new Leaf-shutter lenses are rated for 1.000.000 actuations, according to Hasselblad. The Body size & weight looks unbelievable small for a Medium Format body, compared to the Pentax 645Z.

What i found old school tech - 2.36 MP EVF (same resolution as A7 Series) and only a 920k or 921k Display - That Screen was already being introduced into the Nikon D700, D90 back into 2008. :-) (Leica SL EVF is 4.4 MP in comparsion)

Leica S is MF, Leica SL is FF, I think you got it mixed up

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 21:21 UTC
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anchorite64: The next one has to be 45-125

wow you are right, it is the 35-100mm f4-5.6!

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 06:46 UTC
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luisflorit: This is not what I need. Please, PLEASE, I need urgently a new 45-147mm!!
Come on... what about a 300mm F4 with really good IQ??

Olympus heard your wish, 300mm F4!

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 06:46 UTC
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australopithecus: Zooms, one after the other. How about a prime 24mm equivalent. f2.8 would do me fine.

olympus heard your wish! 12mm f2.0

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 06:45 UTC

So far only Panasonic GH4 offer 10bit 4K externally at bargain price, for Sony you have to buy FS7 to get 10bit 4K or FS700 with Raw out, for Canon there is only C300 MK II, BM 4K/Ursa mini can do 10bit 4k internally.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 20:02 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies

So that means DJI/Go Pro will have 120fps 4K in their next product?

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 19:59 UTC as 5th comment | 4 replies
On article SLR Magic announces CINE 50mm F1.1 (66 comments in total)

First look https://vimeo.com/146117080

Doesn't look like it have apsh lens, no onion ring (like the voigtlander 25mm 0.95), no cat eye bokeh associated with f1.2+ fast lens, at F1.1 it look reasonable sharp on video, probably need photos to see actual sharpness comparison to other F0.95 lens.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 20:40 UTC as 8th comment
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