kpaddler

Joined on Nov 8, 2013

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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

The photography industry is one of the worst branches of consumer market. For decades they have been at this foolish game where they flood the market endlessly for few short years until they run out of space, and half of the players disappear as a result. What panasonic is going through is where all of the players will be in a very short time. My guess is panny is gonna spends most of its time in high end of the market where margins are higher, just as Nikon has already announced so. Good!

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 13:54 UTC as 31st comment

A tiny mighty camera. It took place of my other cameras on many trips and never regretted it. Printed lots of 16x20s from it....Eventually I opted for LX7

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 13:47 UTC as 73rd comment
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (497 comments in total)
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kpaddler: "...One day, it seemed as if I had the wrong lens mounted the entire day. Every time I switched lenses I'd see a shot that would have worked perfectly with the previous lens...."

And there is the wisdom of 50mm lens, it sees what your eyes see, and the rest is up to your legs...

"... you still have binocular vision even up to a huge ~110 degree field of view (up to about an 8mm rectilinear lens),..."

No, our brain only process the central ~60 degree around the axis, where vision of both eyes intersect, the rest is periphery. e.g. we can only perceive symbols in the center 60 degrees, same with perspective. For the rest of 114 degrees, our brain just makes up abstracts and if needed commands the eye or head movement. And of that central 60 degree, we process the center ~45 the best.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 14:34 UTC
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (497 comments in total)

"...One day, it seemed as if I had the wrong lens mounted the entire day. Every time I switched lenses I'd see a shot that would have worked perfectly with the previous lens...."

And there is the wisdom of 50mm lens, it sees what your eyes see, and the rest is up to your legs...

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 17:31 UTC as 107th comment | 7 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.

Maybe you misunderstood what raw is. A raw image is as "straight out of camera" as it can get. You can just hit button and convert the image as it was recorded. There is no obligation to change anything.

Beside, you misunderstood what photography is. Did you think in film era, you pressed the button and a week later just slide popped out? There were plenty of manipulations during the processing. Unless the art of "nouueau photographe" is a new wanna be thing for the pretentious...

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 14:50 UTC
On article Close-up: Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 (127 comments in total)
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keepreal: Why on earth buy a MFT camera this size and weight? Crazy.

Because a mft bundle still is half the size and weight of dslr ff.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 14:44 UTC
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Alfred S: Nice new lenses,... but the other side of the coin is : it is not so great for existing owners that want these features, as they'll likely take a decent loss to move up to a lens with about the same optics. It would have been nice to see some firmware updates for the existing lenses to increase compatibility. Of course that wouldn't work for the increased weather proofing, but perhaps the dual IS.

@Alfred

There is minimal change in at least 3 of the 4 and no need to change unless you think in digital age you change your stuff evey 18mnts, in case of 12-35, 35-100, it seems just face lift, and 45-200mm only really added seals....

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 15:47 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1194 comments in total)
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Narretz: Since I don't really need all the features, and prefer a more blocky body style, I'm excited for the next GXy. Should be a real treat. And obviously the 12-60 or 12-100mm by Olympus, depending on the test results.

By the way, I'm still disappointed Panasonic doesn't open up DFD for Olympus lenses. The bokeh characteristics can probably be acquired the same way as their own lenses.

And I also wish Oly and Pana would work together regarding Dual / Sync IS.

@magnar

This is not a shortcoming of panny, 12-14bits fall short in representing the full spectrum. I have done a side by side test of can/nikon 14bits and a 5 yr old phaseone 16bit back. The extra bit provides a lot more information. You see the difference in situations like dawn and dusk, especially. With 12-14bit sensors, you get luminous values but the colour is really missing. You could increase the saturation instead to fake the colour but you also throw everything else off...

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 15:37 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1194 comments in total)
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bleeboo: "With its ability to shoot 1080 footage at up to 180 frames per second and UHD 4K at up to 60 fps, the GH5 is able to offer an extended range of slow-motion capture: up to 7.5x slow-mo in 1080 and 2.5x in UHD 4K. The camera can also shoot down as low as 2 frames per second for sped-up footage."

But, and of course this question will probably not be answered quickly because it probably doesn't...does the GH5 let you use auto-focus when utilizing that "7.5x slow-mo in 1080 and 2.5x in UHD 4k"?

The GH4 shut down auto-focus when shooting 1080p at 96fps, which was a PITA.

My guess is Panasonic will take AF away when shooting the GH5 in slo-mo modes as well.

@bleeboo

"it doesn't explain why auto-focus is available on the GH4, and probably the GH5, in 4K 30p...and likely 4K 60p reference the GH5."

For Gearheads!

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 19:05 UTC
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