Photomino

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Wonderful to be a photographer and photographic equipment consumer in these days.
Panasonic and Sony is showing us the future of photography at this present day. And I'm sure the other leading companies will follow up.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 18:23 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 first impressions (402 comments in total)
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JoMue: Does the G9 feature auto-ISO on manual video-mode?

I was wondering this to - how is the auto ISO functions working in Manuel photo mode? Is exposure correction possible?

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 17:28 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 first impressions (402 comments in total)
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Scottelly: I'm surprised Panasonic or Olympus do not make a 300mm f2.8 for the m4/3 system. Such a lens would bring this camera into its own and attract professional photographers. Panasonic makes a 200mm f2.8 O.I.S., which is MUCH cheaper and smaller than a Canon or Nikon 400mm f2.8 lens (mounted on full-frame cameras), but a pro can put a body like a Nikon D500 or Canon 7D Mk II on that 400mm lens and have a 600mm f2.8 equivalent. That isn't a possibility with the m4/3 system. Still, with a $4,500 lens (300mm f2.8 O.I.S.) and a $1,700 body they might be willing to get the m4/3 system just to try it. That would be a lot cheaper and lighter than an $10,000 400mm f2.8 lens.

a f/2.8 lens is a f/2.8 lens. If you take a 300mm f/2.8 lens from a larger sensor format and place it in front of a smaller sensor format it remains a 300 mm f/2.8 lens. No magic here.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 21:13 UTC
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Boss of Sony: The Panasonic 100-400 allows you to shoot at a 35mm equivalent focal length of 800mm while still obtaining 20MP, plus it's not too heavy.

@osv
Acually I accept ALL what the Zeiss article included. Why don't you explain the sentence you try to ignore - The one - you know - from the Zeiss engineer....
And here I'll stop wasting more of my time on this.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 20:44 UTC
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Boss of Sony: The Panasonic 100-400 allows you to shoot at a 35mm equivalent focal length of 800mm while still obtaining 20MP, plus it's not too heavy.

@osv:
If you don't want to understand the whole Zeiss article, then at least read the whole quoted paragraph. You will end up understanding DOF.
YOU MISSED from the Zeiss engineer:
"That is because a smaller sensor format displays the same object field with an accordingly shorter focal length." = changing focal length= changing lens.
Hard to understand I guess.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 20:10 UTC

Nice set of sample pictures.
Now that you have the lens - Examples of birds in flight would be nice to.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 19:27 UTC as 8th comment
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Boss of Sony: The Panasonic 100-400 allows you to shoot at a 35mm equivalent focal length of 800mm while still obtaining 20MP, plus it's not too heavy.

@osv Here't the quote from the Zeiss paper - yes the one you linked to. You should read the very well written article some time. Remark the last line in secton 5 dof. It clearly states that the focal length is changed to keep the same field/angle in different formats - and that is the reason for changes in DOF.
Quote from the Zeiss article:
"If we select the suitable focal length to ensure that we always display the same field with different film formats, then things go just the other way round:
reducing the size of the sensor format increases the depth of field, and enlarging the sensor format reduces the depth of field, as long as we always use the same aperture setting. That is because a smaller sensor format displays the same object field with an accordingly shorter focal length.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 19:04 UTC
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Boss of Sony: The Panasonic 100-400 allows you to shoot at a 35mm equivalent focal length of 800mm while still obtaining 20MP, plus it's not too heavy.

@osv - : So you belive if you take a FF frame sensor picture, and then crop this to a forth size you change/increase the dept of field? You just invented a dof machine. Well done?
You're right in your answer to @karroly. It's not arguable - but you're the one, who is wrong.
Read the articles again and try to understand them.
That equivalence article have resulted in a lot of confusion but DOF should be beginners knowledge.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 16:11 UTC
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Wallace Ross: The first cue that you might be off base was when you mentioned SLRs and TLRs when what Yashica is mostly known for is rangefinders. If I were to get one of these cameras it probably would be for the reason that it doesn't have an LCD. It may not be as exciting as getting back a roll of developed film but I can foresee people having a lot of fun discovering what's on their camera after a party. For now though I will load some Kodak Portra in my Yashica GX and not mock people trying to experience the same feeling in their own way.

I mostly remember Yashica for their Rolleicord like TLR's, the production af Contax SLRs and a little less their own SLRs even if the company for some periods also made some good rangefinders.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 21:51 UTC
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HRC2016: Just what the world needs - more chemicals.
No thanks.
My last film cameras were both Rollei 35s. Fun to use but not very good in the image quality department.
I'll stick with digital, thank you.

I had (and have) the same two Rollei 35S and SE. Nothing wrong with the image quality from mine.
Anyway now a happy digital user.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 22:45 UTC
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kevin_r: Is there some kind of patent protecting fully articulated screens which prevents Sony from using one on their cameras?
Or is there one which has licence or royalty fees which Sony is unwilling to pay?

Just asking, because no matter how users raise their desires in online forums, Sony seems unable to either hear or see or respond to those requests for a fully articulated LCD screen on their still cameras.

I've both the Panasonic G cameras and Sony high end SLTs and I see no advance in one systems fully articulated screen to another.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 14:44 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience (405 comments in total)
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ecka84: Looks nice and sharp, but somewhat dull in terms of contrast and color saturation. Could be normal for m4/3 though. Can't see why it costs $600. Leica branding? This is more than 3 times the price of my EF 40mm f/2.8 STM.

ecka84
Now you're confused about sensibility and exposure.
That's two different things.
Technically.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2017 at 10:26 UTC
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Edmond Leung: How to compete with Panavision+Red 8K???
Sony is dying in this high-end cine business.

Full frame 35 mm film format for movies is actually 22x16mm (standard 35 mm format) or smaller (variants) or 28,66x24,89 (super 35 mm format).

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2017 at 07:32 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience (405 comments in total)
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ecka84: Looks nice and sharp, but somewhat dull in terms of contrast and color saturation. Could be normal for m4/3 though. Can't see why it costs $600. Leica branding? This is more than 3 times the price of my EF 40mm f/2.8 STM.

cosinophile. I don't think you can make the *ecka understand anything. It don't
Have a good laugh.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 19:57 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience (405 comments in total)
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ecka84: Looks nice and sharp, but somewhat dull in terms of contrast and color saturation. Could be normal for m4/3 though. Can't see why it costs $600. Leica branding? This is more than 3 times the price of my EF 40mm f/2.8 STM.

ecka84. I was wrong. It seems that no photo book can help you.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 16:11 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience (405 comments in total)
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ecka84: Looks nice and sharp, but somewhat dull in terms of contrast and color saturation. Could be normal for m4/3 though. Can't see why it costs $600. Leica branding? This is more than 3 times the price of my EF 40mm f/2.8 STM.

ecka84 Read some photo books for absolute beginners.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 07:49 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1206 comments in total)

If you have missed it:
M43 user David Thorpes review:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfqtqoGpn8I

This is the guy who knows what he talks about.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 21:41 UTC as 30th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta DiMAGE X (135 comments in total)
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Duckie: That bloody thing had a faulty Sony sensor and died prematurely. There was a product recall then followed swiftly by Sony buying Minolta before any court case happened. Yes folded optics was and is still great. But nowadays it takes a good reason to carry a "fool's camera". The mere thought of being viewed as uncool is daunting enough!

My X20 sensor suffered from the same problem. What a shame. A pocket portable camera with video, web cam function, pictures with sound, selfie function, macro, 2 MP sensor. AA batteries. Selectable shutter sound to the classics Minolta XD7 og CLE.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 21:41 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (506 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: It is quite curious the joystick is being praised, since it closely resembles what has been featured in past and current action photography cameras and I find that Implementation very inconvenient due to the short throw of the actuators.

I've always wondered why a mini track ball with click-push-to-select was never an option (...that I know of...) but, with the modern touch screens there's an even more efficient alternative, especially suitable for mirrorless cameras: AF selection through the touch screen, via total or partial areas activation.

It is featured on the EOS M6 and I find it simply genius.

Panasonic has had that for many years. A very convenient use of a touch screen.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 15:52 UTC

From the specs. What a fantastic camera. A milestone in digital camera development. And promising a bright future for all of us who use our cameras for taking pictures and videos not matter what camera brand we're using today.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 21:26 UTC as 7th comment
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