kpaddler

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landscaper1: Would someone please explain to me why a DIGITAL photography web site would devote so much space to covering film photography equipment and materials. Did I miss something somewhere?

Mind you, I have nothing against those who prefer film, but I didn't choose the name for this web site.

It is a camera what medium you use is up to the user. I use mine with digital

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 17:22 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9: What you need to know (211 comments in total)
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Ben Herrmann: Although I don't have the GX8, I've always been impressed with the looks and feel of that camera (messed with one at Best Buy). I still maintain the venerable regular Four Thirds Panasonic L1 whose form factor and superb IQ (even at just 7.5 MP) remains relevant today.

So for me personally - using the ole' L1 as a form factor reference point - I was hoping that Panasonic would expand on the GX8 features along the same body style. This new GX9 looks more than the GX85. But as they say, tastes are a very subjective thing. Some will sprint to acquire this camera, while others will hold off.

I was just using the ole' Panny L1 this morning (with the awesome Leica Vario 14-50 f2.8-3.5 zoom lens). What a combo - just such a pleasure to shoot with. Maybe if I can find a good deal on a new GX8, I may bite on that one.

I replaced my leica m8 for gx7 and later gx8, and never looked back as awesome as the m8 pics were.

There have been few cameras that I got attached to over the decades, gx8 is one of them...along with leica m, nikon f3/f100

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 18:10 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9: What you need to know (211 comments in total)

Maybe olympus can feel the gap with a decent PEN now that the champion is dead

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 14:40 UTC as 67th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9: What you need to know (211 comments in total)

"an articulating screen, weather-sealing"

GX9 is missing a lot of features of GX8, not just 2

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 14:34 UTC as 68th comment
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kwa_photo: I am willing to bet that Panasonic will do the following with their mid-high end lines:

-GH5/GH5s (video-centric high end)
-G9 (photo-centric high end, DSLR style)
COMING SOON: (no idea of name) G-something, high-end photo-centric rangefinder style following the idea of the GH5s in that is it specialized for this. Maybe a GX9s with sensor tweaked for high ISO stills, super-res EVF, fast shutter sync with strobes, but still capable of quality 4K if needed.
-GX9 mid-level rangefinder style, photo-centric
-GX85 mid-level DSLR style, video-centric
-Lower level bodies as are know today

@skihound

I agree. I suspected this scenario when G9 came out. I thought G9 was up-classed from older Gs for some strange reason...

My other guess is panny is going to prune the rest of models as well. The industry has been doing itself in by over producing for awhile...

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 02:26 UTC

I bet you this was a camera in development probably for gx85 or gm replacement, and they actually don't have anything in the works for gx8 future. Some dumbass thought why don't we declare this as the new GX9.

I don't think they were this STUPID to develop this as gx8 replacement.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 18:17 UTC as 91st comment
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kpaddler: The GX9 could be the greatest flop of once a great camera linage.

Sadly I'm done with GX line.

-smaller body
-small controls
-a stupid flash
-fewer ports
-no 14 bit
-no weather resistance
-no hi res mode

Why didn't they just announce GX line is finished??? It would be more respectable end than a slow death of once a pro level camera. And no, G9 doesn't do it for me.

It looks panny is all going total consumer on this segment(which is a mistake), and anyone more serious should want G9. Well, if I wanted that form factor I could use my FF nikon.

The marketing mistake they have made is that they abandoned a very loyal and serious users for a very flaky segment. They pay the price for that. This makes a good space for olympus to do something better with their PEN line, I don't care about their retro non sense. I want performance.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 17:41 UTC
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Mastering Light: Panasonic can't win. Half the people say it is too small and the other half say it is too big.

Even the amazing GM1 was too small/big as is the GH5.

For me, this looks like a nice upgrade from the gx85 which had the older sensor. If the 179 degree shutter hack works with video AF I'll buy one.(The hack is more of just changing settings to something not obvious and makes autofocus incredibly good)

"For me, this looks like a nice upgrade from the gx85"

Except that this was suppose to be replacement for GX8, and as such it is a downgrade not upgrade.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 16:17 UTC
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kpaddler: The GX9 could be the greatest flop of once a great camera linage.

Sadly I'm done with GX line.

-smaller body
-small controls
-a stupid flash
-fewer ports
-no 14 bit
-no weather resistance
-no hi res mode

Why didn't they just announce GX line is finished??? It would be more respectable end than a slow death of once a pro level camera. And no, G9 doesn't do it for me.

@Jacques

-small is not good when I can barely fit 3 of my fingers(you want small camera buy one of their other 8 models)
-I don't know about you, I want something better than tolerable
-addition of flash means smaller viewfinder, WHICH, contradicts your desire for small+flash+big viewfinder
-missing microphone port
-again, I want a change for better, not change for a lousy compromise
-read above, I want a better camera, not one that requires a duct type on the side

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 15:51 UTC
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Stejo: If you see it as an update to the GX8 (which it isn't) it's pretty bad. As an update to the GX85 though, it's alright.

But what's with the pricing?

@stejo

"alright" is what they were going for....instead of great camera that its predecessor is

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 15:37 UTC

The product managers of this dumbed down camera don't deserve to eat tonight.

Where do I start, this camera is missing so many things and offers nothing new even in panny line. Glad I kept my gx8

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 15:36 UTC as 27th comment

The GX9 could be the greatest flop of once a great camera linage.

Sadly I'm done with GX line.

-smaller body
-small controls
-a stupid flash
-fewer ports
-no 14 bit
-no weather resistance
-no hi res mode

Why didn't they just announce GX line is finished??? It would be more respectable end than a slow death of once a pro level camera. And no, G9 doesn't do it for me.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 15:25 UTC as 133rd comment | 5 replies
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PhotoKhan: Because the Mavic Pro, which I own, is already quite compact, I couldn't care less about the size of this new offer, especially since it also translates into a shorter flight time.

What I want to know (...and probably as most will, in a photography site...) is: How much better, if any, is the Mavic Air camera, compared to the one on the Mavic Pro?

raw files will be improvement and deciding factor not for upgrade but for first time buyer....as I'm mostly interested in images it might produce

So, between a good raw file and battery life, I have to take the raw.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2018 at 17:48 UTC

Raw support could be a big deal depending on how good those raw are...

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2018 at 17:13 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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tsk1979: I think this pressure of "Thou shalt come out with a new model every year even though existing model is quite good" is causing companies to release incremental updates and say "me to". But then it makes for good sales as gear junkies buy every incremental iteration.

However, I would prefer an upgrade every 2-3 years, and be a real upgrade. As for the "Air", this is just a better spark.

As for Autel, its great to finally have some competition, but I am very worried after the Karma debacle.

@tsk1979

You are advocating collusion, how does that work???

Ladies and gentlemen lets coordinate our releases. You components makers, hang on to your parts we get back to you, oh, don't sell those improved parts to anyone else we just get back to you. You consumers, you are in mid cycle, either buy older products now or wait 18months, we are coming up with something, hang on don't go anywhere...

That's not how market works, nor should it.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 18:25 UTC
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kpaddler: The samples of three shots here is not quite clearing the purpose of this for me. Are we not adding more pixels to increase the print size? if so, why are they down sampling the results to the same size? I don't think more pixels are needed if you are keeping the print size.

@Scottelly

I would like to believe the claim H is making but I don't.

I highly doubt those lenses' resolving power. The H series lenses go back to the days of 20mp days. So suddenly they are good for 400mp is nothing but farce(a manufacturer makes what makes sense for foreseeable future not for pie in the sky which would have been 15yrs ago) Don't compare mft lenses to medium format lens, mft has by far more resolving power than MF, that is not a new finding, they have to be better for their pixel density.

The latest Fuji lenses for GFX claim to be good for 100mp sensor, that I can believe. But a lens that was design for much lower picture density is suddenly good for 400mp is a stretch. Having said that, I do buy that when you down sample a 400mp file to a 100mp you do get a very good 100mp, but if you are looking for 400mp, you can do some post production and come very similar result out of a 100mp.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2018 at 21:52 UTC
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kpaddler: The samples of three shots here is not quite clearing the purpose of this for me. Are we not adding more pixels to increase the print size? if so, why are they down sampling the results to the same size? I don't think more pixels are needed if you are keeping the print size.

@xerien
I agree

@scottelly
If the lens resolving power really is 4x the sensor, yes, the extra resolution would be some gained better resolution, otherwise it is just fancy interpolation in camera

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2018 at 15:12 UTC

The samples of three shots here is not quite clearing the purpose of this for me. Are we not adding more pixels to increase the print size? if so, why are they down sampling the results to the same size? I don't think more pixels are needed if you are keeping the print size.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 20:54 UTC as 50th comment | 6 replies
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Dante Birchen: What's wrong with 85mm Leica? And what's up with the F2 aperture?

It's not about snobbery to know what lens to make. Leica made ground breaking lenses when your dad wasn't old enough to wear a pants to pee in it....

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 14:43 UTC

How many sony a7s will fetch $10 for any purpose 20 years from now, never mind 40-50yrs

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 21:06 UTC as 61st comment | 6 replies
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