rico7578

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Not interesting... exactly the same camera as the Mint RF70, with smaller film size, and the same defaults : very difficult to frame correctly (parallax not compensated, bad framing guides), difficult to focus, ie basic rangefinder issues...
Besides, Instax film sensitivity change depending on light available : 1600 iso if strong light, 800 iso in standard light, 400 iso in dim light, so it makes it difficult to use manual settings...
And lens is soft at f5.6 (it is good beyond that)
And Mint SF70 camera is much more bulky than the legendary SX-70. (But actual Polaroid film is very bad quality - color shifts - and very/too expensive !!)

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2020 at 21:47 UTC as 29th comment
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mrkarisma: Well for me, IF i ever buy a big brick camera again, it will definitely be the Lumix S5. I own several panasonic cameras, nikon ff, nikon aps-c, two fujifilm x cameras. The cameras that my hands and heart go for everytime are the panasonics, they are just more fun to shoot with, the fujis are great, but I instinctively reach for my GX80 because it does what it does perfectly withou issues and the shutter sound is like buttery smooth.

I agree that Panasonic is the much fun / well designed cameras to use (and I tried a lot of other camera brands).
Their only pain point : continuous autofocus performance/consistency.
If they succeed to improve that point (via this new coming patent ? https://www.l-rumors.com/panasonic-working-on-a-special-micro-lens-sensor/, see principle here : https://www.gsmarena.com/sony_unveils_2x2_onchip_lens_tech_for_quad_bayer_sensors_which_promises_better_af_performance-news-40523.php), they should rule the camera world with the best overall cameras on the market !!! :)
But maybe it will be too late... (Sony and now Canon are now taking big market shares in the mirroless 24x36 cake... and lenses already bought is the main factor which sticks a user to a camera brand...)

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2020 at 13:32 UTC
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rico7578: The « Essential Film Holder » is a better solution (diffuser is far away from light source) to hold and scan the film than the « Pixl-latr » for me... (and there is an option to include borders)

Great but I use only 120 film...
6x6 mask with full borders ideally 😁

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2020 at 14:31 UTC
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rico7578: The « Essential Film Holder » is a better solution (diffuser is far away from light source) to hold and scan the film than the « Pixl-latr » for me... (and there is an option to include borders)

Not the full borders with the inscriptions it seems, only a little black space

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2020 at 20:07 UTC

The « Essential Film Holder » is a better solution (diffuser is far away from light source) to hold and scan the film than the « Pixl-latr » for me... (and there is an option to include borders)

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2020 at 15:25 UTC as 18th comment | 5 replies

I love my Zeiss Victory Pocket 8x25 binoculars so much ! So maybe we can trust Zeiss to do also great digital cameras ? Ahah :)
Anyway, I salute them for the creativity of this new camera, it’s cool to see something different in the photography world (except the price tag which is not cool at all..)

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2020 at 16:13 UTC as 132nd comment
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Patlezinc: I saw yesterday Tony Northrup's test about following heads. Oh my.. It was horribly bad :(

At 1:30 (setup shown) : https://youtu.be/wzEu8HrdCD0

Yes I already saw the Tony’s video, but as I said it is done in one of the worst case for the S5 AF

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2020 at 14:47 UTC
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Patlezinc: I saw yesterday Tony Northrup's test about following heads. Oh my.. It was horribly bad :(

The Tony Northrup's is horrible... but the S5 AF is not so horrible at all ! ;)
Look at other tests (where it can even beat Sony A7III in some cases, like shown in the test from Max Yuryev youtuber)
Tony probably tested it in worst case scenario like 4K 24p video with low shutter speed...
But I agree there is still a HUGE room for improuvements !! Especially compared to recent Sony/Canon cameras AF !

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2020 at 14:26 UTC
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panther fan: Video AF is much more demanding than stills AF, 95 or 98% hitrate is not good enough. You need 100% all the time every time. You often don't get double takes, so knowing that a camera might fail will lead to you using manual focus again.

And here most common AF tests don't go far enough. There are many scenarios that can really hurt AF performance on mirrorless cameras, like:
-low light, high ISO
-very wide apertures
-very small apertures
-low contrast Log recording
-overexposure
-underexposure
-backlighting
-lens selection
-etc...

There are only two companies that produce really reliable autofocus under tough conditions. And those are obviously Sony and Canon. But even they only got the most demanding scenarios under control with their latest R5, S III releases.

Panasonic can and will further tune their DFD system. But it has to be questioned if they will ever get to 100% without proper depth measurement systems

Can this long distance TOF sensor be the solution for future Panasonic cameras ?
https://news.panasonic.com/global/press/data/2020/02/en200218-2/en200218-2.html

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2020 at 14:19 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 initial review (696 comments in total)
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rico7578: Panasonic, please give us a new AF system using Time of Flight !
DFD is ok and was a great idea (no banding from phase detect AF, no defaults in image quality at all), but it needs WAY too much processing power it seems ! Even more in video (but video specs will continuosly grow with 8K...etc so the processing power will always increase)
So maybe for stills photo it will be very great one day (even better than phase AF who knows) with increasing processing power inside the camera, but for video, it seems to be impossible to match the required processing power...
I'm a photographer, not a videographer, so I don't care a lot of AF in video, but it is terrible for your marketing image and the sales !
Otherwise, apart AF, you make VERY great camera (ergonomics, colors, IBIS, optics, features, video specs, animal/human detection, ease of use, screens... etc), so what's a pity to still have AF unreliable...
Maybe with your next cameras family... ?(better processor, TOF AF ? organic sensor ?)

Be more optmistic please :) ahah
Yes we will see...

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2020 at 14:12 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 initial review (696 comments in total)
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rico7578: Panasonic, please give us a new AF system using Time of Flight !
DFD is ok and was a great idea (no banding from phase detect AF, no defaults in image quality at all), but it needs WAY too much processing power it seems ! Even more in video (but video specs will continuosly grow with 8K...etc so the processing power will always increase)
So maybe for stills photo it will be very great one day (even better than phase AF who knows) with increasing processing power inside the camera, but for video, it seems to be impossible to match the required processing power...
I'm a photographer, not a videographer, so I don't care a lot of AF in video, but it is terrible for your marketing image and the sales !
Otherwise, apart AF, you make VERY great camera (ergonomics, colors, IBIS, optics, features, video specs, animal/human detection, ease of use, screens... etc), so what's a pity to still have AF unreliable...
Maybe with your next cameras family... ?(better processor, TOF AF ? organic sensor ?)

And more recently a TOF sensor from Panasonic with a range up to 250m :
https://news.panasonic.com/global/press/data/2020/02/en200218-2/en200218-2.html#:~:text=Osaka%2C%20Japan%20%E2%80%93%20Panasonic%20Corporation%20announced,distances%20up%20to%20250%20m.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2020 at 13:48 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 initial review (696 comments in total)
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rico7578: Panasonic, please give us a new AF system using Time of Flight !
DFD is ok and was a great idea (no banding from phase detect AF, no defaults in image quality at all), but it needs WAY too much processing power it seems ! Even more in video (but video specs will continuosly grow with 8K...etc so the processing power will always increase)
So maybe for stills photo it will be very great one day (even better than phase AF who knows) with increasing processing power inside the camera, but for video, it seems to be impossible to match the required processing power...
I'm a photographer, not a videographer, so I don't care a lot of AF in video, but it is terrible for your marketing image and the sales !
Otherwise, apart AF, you make VERY great camera (ergonomics, colors, IBIS, optics, features, video specs, animal/human detection, ease of use, screens... etc), so what's a pity to still have AF unreliable...
Maybe with your next cameras family... ?(better processor, TOF AF ? organic sensor ?)

Can you be more precise please ?
What are the limitations of TOF linked to the camera sensor size you are talking about please ?
For me TOF/Lidar system runs on its own dedicated sensor, separated from the main camera sensor (see the additionnal dedicated hole on the recent iPad Pro)
Maybe do you mean the short DOF involves to be more precise with a FF sensor than with a smartphone sensor ?

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2020 at 13:17 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 initial review (696 comments in total)
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rico7578: Panasonic, please give us a new AF system using Time of Flight !
DFD is ok and was a great idea (no banding from phase detect AF, no defaults in image quality at all), but it needs WAY too much processing power it seems ! Even more in video (but video specs will continuosly grow with 8K...etc so the processing power will always increase)
So maybe for stills photo it will be very great one day (even better than phase AF who knows) with increasing processing power inside the camera, but for video, it seems to be impossible to match the required processing power...
I'm a photographer, not a videographer, so I don't care a lot of AF in video, but it is terrible for your marketing image and the sales !
Otherwise, apart AF, you make VERY great camera (ergonomics, colors, IBIS, optics, features, video specs, animal/human detection, ease of use, screens... etc), so what's a pity to still have AF unreliable...
Maybe with your next cameras family... ?(better processor, TOF AF ? organic sensor ?)

Yes probably, but it will need a lot/more of processing power again... And today the processor inside the Lumix cameras is not enough powerfull in many cases it seems (continuous AF in videos 4K/24P for example on this S5)
But I also like to have perfect image quality that comes with Contrast AF, without the issues associated with phase detect AF.
Time Of Flight AF (also called LIDAR sometimes, in the recent ipad or the futur iphone 12 for example) maybe the ultimate solution, and it seems Panasonic is maybe already working on it :
https://www.43rumors.com/ft5-panasonic-is-developing-a-new-tof-micro-four-thirds-sensor-for-a-new-perfect-autofocus-system/

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2020 at 12:24 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 initial review (696 comments in total)

Panasonic, please give us a new AF system using Time of Flight !
DFD is ok and was a great idea (no banding from phase detect AF, no defaults in image quality at all), but it needs WAY too much processing power it seems ! Even more in video (but video specs will continuosly grow with 8K...etc so the processing power will always increase)
So maybe for stills photo it will be very great one day (even better than phase AF who knows) with increasing processing power inside the camera, but for video, it seems to be impossible to match the required processing power...
I'm a photographer, not a videographer, so I don't care a lot of AF in video, but it is terrible for your marketing image and the sales !
Otherwise, apart AF, you make VERY great camera (ergonomics, colors, IBIS, optics, features, video specs, animal/human detection, ease of use, screens... etc), so what's a pity to still have AF unreliable...
Maybe with your next cameras family... ?(better processor, TOF AF ? organic sensor ?)

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2020 at 11:43 UTC as 77th comment | 8 replies

Excellent ! Please Lomography, do the same plastic back in Instax Square compatible with the hasselblad 500cm, around the same price, and I would be very happy :)
The chinese HVSQ back is coming, but will probably be much more expansive (but made of better materials too)

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2020 at 08:35 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
On article Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN sample gallery (DPReview TV) (204 comments in total)

I can’t find any taken at max f1.4 aperture :( Why ?

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2020 at 13:11 UTC as 63rd comment | 4 replies

Oh my god ! A possible game changer !
Better optical quality then previous Art 85mm lens (which was one of the best already !), much more compact, less expensive then native lens.
Congrats Sigma !

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2020 at 12:38 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply

I hoped to have the live view composite mode of the G90 on the G9... too bad :(

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2020 at 17:10 UTC as 13th comment
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goblin: I'm mostly an Olympus guy, and have always been impressed by all the Panasonic cameras I've had.

Things that matter to me that the E-M1mk2 has and that the G9 doesn't:

- Phase Detect Autofocus (PDAF). The only thing that can decently AF with legacy 4/3 lenses via adapter (including Panasonic's own beautiful lenses, all four of them :) )
- Pro Cap mode: sounds like a gimmick till the day you get those birds starting their flight, or catch those lightnings in a storm

Things that the E-M1mk3 has, on top:
- Customisable AF clusters. This is sweet. One can, for example, in regular landscape mode, shape the AF area in the shape of a vertical "stick" that goes vertically across the screen. Useful to shoot sports with running humans for example.

Otherwise, if not for the lack of PDAF (I still have 4/3 lenses that have no equivalent in the m43 world), the G9 would be a very worthy choice.

I don't care about the supposedly longer lasting shutter on Olys. Plenty of other can fail.

Not on the G9, it is RAW not JPEG on the G9 (pre burst modes, not 6k/4K modes)

Link | Posted on May 24, 2020 at 09:18 UTC
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rico7578: My dream : an Instax square back for my Hasselblad 500cm

Hmm... unfortunately Escura confirmed that the focus on infinity will not be possible with their Hasselback... so it will be only limited to portrait usage (or other short focus distance subjects)
So pretty useless for my needs... :(

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2020 at 08:37 UTC
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