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On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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TimT999: It's such a surprise to read the DP comments. So many folks who know exactly what's wrong with the new Apple laptops. ... But none of the commenters (including myself) have used these new machines. We don't know how fast these laptops are. Don't know how well integrated the new touch bar functionality and the OS are.

The folks who harp about this or that being missing don't get how Apple works, their all-around approach. These machines are gonna hit the sweet spot for most photographer users. And the fact that the new 13" model is about the same size and weight as the 13" Air (but with retina display and all that power) is particularly appealing to photographers like me who travel.

I think any grade 6 kid should know I am talking about physical escape key.

It is a touch keyboard - there are other laptop / convertible with touch keyboard - try lenovo yoga if you have never typed on a touch keyboard

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 15:50 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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Robert Zanatta: Did Apple do away with the 3.5mm headphone jack?

It is just to make sure iPhone 7 users are going to buy
A new USB to lightening cable to connect to iPhone
And the new wireless headphone - air pods from apple
as iPhone 7 owners cannot use the one that comes with iPhone 7

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 15:02 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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TimT999: It's such a surprise to read the DP comments. So many folks who know exactly what's wrong with the new Apple laptops. ... But none of the commenters (including myself) have used these new machines. We don't know how fast these laptops are. Don't know how well integrated the new touch bar functionality and the OS are.

The folks who harp about this or that being missing don't get how Apple works, their all-around approach. These machines are gonna hit the sweet spot for most photographer users. And the fact that the new 13" model is about the same size and weight as the 13" Air (but with retina display and all that power) is particularly appealing to photographers like me who travel.

I don't need to use the new MacBook Pro to find out it is missing the escape key, SD Card reader / USB 3.0 port

And the typing experience on bufferfly keyboard

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 14:56 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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davemac00: MS Surface looks more and more appealing. Once you're in an app (programme for grown ups) the OS stops being important.

I think many Mac users switched to Mac since Win XP
so they do not know Windows is now much better and safer

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 14:53 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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Angrymagpie: Are they going to make an external keyboard with the touchbar? Without such a thing, I wouldn't be able to take advantage of the function when I have an external monitor, keyboard and trackpad attached to the laptop at a work station.

I wondered why doesn't apple
just add the touch bar and keep the F keys and escape key?
Apple can make a slightly smaller trackpad

And do people really like the butterfly keyboard ?
I thought most people hate it?

I think it makes sense to make a thinnest MacBook / MacBook Air
by giving up the F keys / normal keyboard

Hey, but this is MacBook PRO
usability should be the top priority and portability should come second

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 14:49 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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barreto_co: Bought a MS Surface Pro 3 in 2014 as a replacement to my MBP. Was not sure how I would handle after more than 10 years as an ardent Apple fan. Haven't looked back. Windows 10 is fine. The difference between macOS and Windows 10 is not as great as previous versions (Apple is still slightly better). Love the touchscreen in MS Surface as Apple doesn't want to dent their iPad sales so they don't put it on MBP. My Mac Pro has been replaced by a PC computer which is 4 times more powerful and one third cheaper. Just small incremental technologic advancements but my 2012 iMac 27" will be replaced by MS Surface Studio 28" with all its innovations (Dial, touchscreen, use of screen upright or as a tablet, etc.).

Microsoft is heading to the right direction without Steve, while
Apple is heading to the wrong direction without Steve

Apple is losing market shares to Microsoft

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 14:43 UTC
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Naveed Akhtar: Silver again .. really
Even the shutter shock is gone ..
and now the small size is cons? in GX8 the big size was?
dpppppp??

It is a commercial decision
They cannot give gold award to midend camera
Or how does panny going sell the flagship camera (GX8)?

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 12:06 UTC
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joe6pack: I don't understand how camera companies can claim removing AA filter as a feature. What is their solution of dealing with aliasing then? It seems all the manufacturer cares is benchmark.

why don't you just search for "moire correction" in google?

what you said applies to noise:
"When signal is lost, they are lost, and there is no way to "enhance" them. Regardless of how much CPU/GPU power you have"
obviously, noise reduction is useful since human is not a computrer

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 15:47 UTC
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Angrymagpie: A great offering. But the articulated EVF is such an amazing feature, too bad it's not available in this form factor. Though I suspect if it did, it'd cannibalised on the sale of gx8..

I hate the GX7 EVF
It makes the camera much more bulky

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 08:43 UTC
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Raist3d: So some questions- did they allow exposure compensation in manual mode with auto ISO?

And is this the same old m4/3rds sensor or a new 16MP sensor?

EC in manual mode with auto ISO is VERY USEFUL

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 08:39 UTC
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joe6pack: I don't understand how camera companies can claim removing AA filter as a feature. What is their solution of dealing with aliasing then? It seems all the manufacturer cares is benchmark.

Because CPU is now powerful enough to do moire correction in-camera?

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 06:43 UTC
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Shake Reduction: Hey, another slow m4/3 zoom!

The lens is indeed a "24-120 F7-F11".....
but who cares......since FF version of "24-120 F7-F11" does not exist

I care about the pocket-ability of m43 system, which I can use to take nice photos 90% of the time

there are moments where a FF lens wins

That's why there are many DSLR users who owns 1" sensor camera / m43

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 13:56 UTC
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goshigoo: Because many people think f/4 is f/4 regardless of format
They do not understand m43 only cover 1/4 of 135FF

Panasonic sells fewer lenses then canikon
The R&D cost accounts for the expensive price of m43's lenses

It is more worth to buy canikon super tele lenses then m43's
And it won't be portable anyway and you will have to take a tripod/monopod when using super tele lenses, which adds another weight

M43 is makes more sense in wide / normal zoom range

My iPhone has f/2.2 aperture

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 05:57 UTC

Because many people think f/4 is f/4 regardless of format
They do not understand m43 only cover 1/4 of 135FF

Panasonic sells fewer lenses then canikon
The R&D cost accounts for the expensive price of m43's lenses

It is more worth to buy canikon super tele lenses then m43's
And it won't be portable anyway and you will have to take a tripod/monopod when using super tele lenses, which adds another weight

M43 is makes more sense in wide / normal zoom range

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 03:21 UTC as 44th comment | 12 replies
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1291 comments in total)
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goshigoo: It is bigger and heavier than Sony A7 ?!

I always think m43 is about portability.........

At this price, wouldn't it better to consider A7 / A7II, which are selling at ~950 USD and 1400 USD only in Hong Kong...

IQ - FF
Portability - m43

So the problem is why GX8 is SO BIG, HEAVY and EXPENSIVE?

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 15:13 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1291 comments in total)
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goshigoo: It is bigger and heavier than Sony A7 ?!

I always think m43 is about portability.........

At this price, wouldn't it better to consider A7 / A7II, which are selling at ~950 USD and 1400 USD only in Hong Kong...

f/2.8 is sensor size independent
because it is the amount of light per unit area

FF @ f/2.8 does capture more light than m43 @ f/2.8

if you count the total amount of light captured

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 16:12 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1291 comments in total)
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goshigoo: It is bigger and heavier than Sony A7 ?!

I always think m43 is about portability.........

At this price, wouldn't it better to consider A7 / A7II, which are selling at ~950 USD and 1400 USD only in Hong Kong...

@Trk
I totally agree on your view, Panasonic m43 camera are usually over priced and does not deliver quality
I have gf2, gx1, gx7 as well as canon 5D3
So I know the strength of each system

GX7 is just very portable and convenient, IQ is good enough
I love it's portability and user interface, touch focus is awesome

For IQ/DOF control, it is a no brainier to go for 5D3
And it is indeed cheaper then GX7+highend lens, if paired with cheap lens like 50 f/1.8, 35 f/2, etc

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 12:34 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1291 comments in total)
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goshigoo: It is bigger and heavier than Sony A7 ?!

I always think m43 is about portability.........

At this price, wouldn't it better to consider A7 / A7II, which are selling at ~950 USD and 1400 USD only in Hong Kong...

@ IarekB
Check this out
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=f5zN6NVx-hY

Regarding the RX 100 M3/4
I was referring to mark 3 or mark 4
I know RX100 has 1" sensor, of course
blue_tooth2k was only comparing the equivalent focal length and the real f number of the lens
That's why I pointed out RX100 have even better spec if he does not care about sensor size

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 12:26 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1291 comments in total)
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goshigoo: It is bigger and heavier than Sony A7 ?!

I always think m43 is about portability.........

At this price, wouldn't it better to consider A7 / A7II, which are selling at ~950 USD and 1400 USD only in Hong Kong...

@blue_tooth2k
If you don't take format into consideration, why don't you just use Sony RX100 M3/4?

It is equipped with a 24-70 f/1.8-f/2.8 in a super portable body that weights < 300g!!

It is even cheaper than the Panny 12-35 alone

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 09:57 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1291 comments in total)
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goshigoo: It is bigger and heavier than Sony A7 ?!

I always think m43 is about portability.........

At this price, wouldn't it better to consider A7 / A7II, which are selling at ~950 USD and 1400 USD only in Hong Kong...

@ IarekB
You need to pump up the ISO on the FF by 2 stops to match the exposure of the m43, i.e.
30mm, f/2.8, 1/100, ISO 100 @ m43 == 60mm, f/5.6, 1/100, ISO 400 @ FF

the amount of light that fall on both sensors are indeed the same in this scenario, IF we are in a perfect world (e.g. 100% QE)

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 09:52 UTC
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