kpaddler

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kpaddler: "The TG-5 inherits quite a few features from Olympus' TG Tracker action camera, with the ability to log location, temperature, pressure and direction with the flip of a switch. The recorded info can be viewed in the O.I. Share app via maps and charts."

I wish TG-4 did only one of those things properly, just to be the "action camera". The only action that the camera can handle is, you taking it out of your pocket(very slowly) and point it at a rock to take picture of the rock(while you leaning on a rock wall). Because any other movement and the camera will miss it, it'll be blurry, out of focus, shaken, etc. Total waist of effort. TG-4 has been a huge disappointment, and before that I had panny TS4, just the same. These cameras should stop advertising as "action camera". The image quality and raw option is very nice when everything is steady setting, but that is not exactly "action" shot, is it!

I'm resigned to use GoPro and extract shots out of video strips with much more success.

Yes, I have used that mode. But it doesn't help with out focus or shaken camera.
Why would I settle for 640x480 when I can shoot 30fps at 4K that GoPro without any fiddling

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 14:37 UTC
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justmeMN: "Where the TG-4 used a 16MP BSI CMOS sensor, the TG-5 has dropped to 12MP, in order to improve image quality (according to the company)." -DPR

According to the company, but others are skeptical. :-)

"skeptical about getting true 16MP resolution"

You think impacts might knock some of the pixels out of the camera?

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 14:33 UTC

"The TG-5 inherits quite a few features from Olympus' TG Tracker action camera, with the ability to log location, temperature, pressure and direction with the flip of a switch. The recorded info can be viewed in the O.I. Share app via maps and charts."

I wish TG-4 did only one of those things properly, just to be the "action camera". The only action that the camera can handle is, you taking it out of your pocket(very slowly) and point it at a rock to take picture of the rock(while you leaning on a rock wall). Because any other movement and the camera will miss it, it'll be blurry, out of focus, shaken, etc. Total waist of effort. TG-4 has been a huge disappointment, and before that I had panny TS4, just the same. These cameras should stop advertising as "action camera". The image quality and raw option is very nice when everything is steady setting, but that is not exactly "action" shot, is it!

I'm resigned to use GoPro and extract shots out of video strips with much more success.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 14:22 UTC as 47th comment | 3 replies
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Daryl Cheshire: Maybe I missed something but would it make sense to comment on how it takes JPGs?
If you shoot raw, you bypass some of the processing and you do it yourself in post.
I'd like to know how it handles pictures that have been processed by the camera.
If you post process it, wouldn't that showcase your photohop skills rather than how they came out of the camera? I know some of the photos came with a post processing disclaimer.

You don't need to be concern about my sensibility:-)

***Anyone*** who spends $10000 on a camera to concern about how the jpgs look like straight out of the camera is nothing short of a ***desperate Leica owner wanna be***, or seriously needs to see a head doctor, it is that urgent!

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 01:00 UTC
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User9362470513: "Removing the Bayer color filter array removes the slight blurring effect of demosaicing while also allowing around 1EV of extra light to reach the sensor."

Or you could use a Foveon sensor ;o)

@lenspanda

Phaseone in pro business and specs. Don't get what you are trying to say.
I haven't heard of any "amateur" 100mp sensor. If you mean you were making a moot point, ok then, we agree:-)

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 19:54 UTC
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User9362470513: "Removing the Bayer color filter array removes the slight blurring effect of demosaicing while also allowing around 1EV of extra light to reach the sensor."

Or you could use a Foveon sensor ;o)

@lesnapanda

Is there a 100mp foveon?

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 14:16 UTC
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User9362470513: "Removing the Bayer color filter array removes the slight blurring effect of demosaicing while also allowing around 1EV of extra light to reach the sensor."

Or you could use a Foveon sensor ;o)

"Or you could use a Foveon sensor ;o)"

The best part about the internet is that it gave a voice to the un-giffted

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 13:16 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm F2.8-4 (161 comments in total)
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disraeli demon: I'd been saving up for a 7-14mm but this might suit me better... the Pany 7-14 was nice and compact but not weather sealed, the Olympus was faster and weather sealed but huge and heavy... this seems a good balance, weather sealed and big but not too heavy.
Downside: losing 2mm on the wide end, 1 stop slower on the long end, no clutch-focus MF
Upside: gaining 4mm on the long end (I know from experience I'm more likely to use a wide zoom with a 35mm equivalent long end than one that only goes out to 28mm), ability to use filters, smaller and lighter (than the Olympus) means I'm MUCH more likely to carry the thing...

Panny has better MF/AF interface than oly. Just press the shutter button half way and turn the ring. A lot smoother operation than the push-pull and click stop of oly....

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 19:09 UTC
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cosinaphile: so since customers perceive log as having separate and distinct value from a camera body , they don't want to "devalue" log by simply incorporation it into a camera body by design

did he actually say that , more or less ?

wow .... just ,.....wow .... is there an understanding or agreement in the industry as to the stsatus of log, what exactly would explain that mindset against the fact
that multiple makers see it as a profit producing software enhancement ?

wow

@scott_mcleod

Any product that is deemed pro (of any grade)has a price attached to it. Do you really think an Arri/Panavision really cost $200k+ to make? No, you pay for it because it is intended for money making....so you pay for it.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 01:06 UTC
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cosinaphile: so since customers perceive log as having separate and distinct value from a camera body , they don't want to "devalue" log by simply incorporation it into a camera body by design

did he actually say that , more or less ?

wow .... just ,.....wow .... is there an understanding or agreement in the industry as to the stsatus of log, what exactly would explain that mindset against the fact
that multiple makers see it as a profit producing software enhancement ?

wow

@cosinaphile

You should use your logic next time you shop for a car....
Just because it is clickable option it should be free?

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 18:39 UTC
On article GoPro unveils Fusion, a 5.2K spherical VR camera (43 comments in total)
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kpaddler: Who cares about 4/5k, give me a workable 1080p of this and I'm good.

@spledic, I do mean finished view at any given time. What I meant was not interested in 4k for each frame....

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 22:46 UTC
On article GoPro unveils Fusion, a 5.2K spherical VR camera (43 comments in total)

Who cares about 4/5k, give me a workable 1080p of this and I'm good.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 19:46 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies
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fenceSitter: A battery operated tripod head sounds like a Rube Goldberg contraption to me, and an obvious point of failure to boot. Proprietary, nonstandard batteries add insult to injury. Combined with Manfrotto's p!ss poor customer service, it's an absolute dealbreaker for me.

A contraption for gear heads. Buy a used Sachtler at half this price and see what stability and smoothness means

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 13:47 UTC
On article Lomography launches Simple Use Film Camera (50 comments in total)

BTW, this disposable junk is a lot easier to recycle than your electronic junk...come off your high horse

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 18:18 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
On article Lomography launches Simple Use Film Camera (50 comments in total)

Is it fool frame?

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 18:11 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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shmn: Most cinematographers will be renting these, not buying them. And if you have to ask how much they cost to rent/buy then they probably aren't for you. If these lenses are able to produce the "look" you want, cost is generally irrelevant.

My guess, in 200K range for the whole set as that's how they are usually bought and sold....

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 22:32 UTC
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digifan: Mirrorless is the future, but many don't realise.
Declining compact camera sales and stagnant mirrorless market require actions before it's too late.
Actions that prob Canon and Nikon are going to take too, judging the declining DSLR sales.
So getting rid of the right overhead (management and middle management and staff) normally needed to run seperate divisions is not bad at all.

Nikon is big in sporting, scientific and industrial equipment. Likely the very cpu and memory in your computer was produced by stepper system made by Nikon. That is not to say both Canon and Nikon are being squeezed in certain segments of photography and they'll have to adjust

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 13:35 UTC
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Tobamory: Long Live Olympus xx

Actually, most of that oly revenue is from sells in their scientific equipment not their photography. Oly alone can not carry m43 flag. And there are plenty of competition nibbling at heals of m43. So, no, any perceived innovation is irrelevant to business decision. Did you think people in companies like sony sit around and play with with marbles all day....

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 13:27 UTC
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Tobamory: Long Live Olympus xx

Any depression in photo industry will squeeze smaller players much harder

Panasonic's business is = ¥7.553 trillion (2016)[* 1]

Oly is: ¥847,105 million (y/e March 2011)[2]

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 00:31 UTC
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Tobamory: Long Live Olympus xx

Don't brag, if photography space shrinks, Oly will be one of the first victims of it. They don't have many line of products to keep them afloat.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 14:00 UTC
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