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  1. The difference is I do believe at their core their intent was to support and improve their country. The reason why I believe this is because they have a history of campaigning for and demonstrating consideration for social issues throughout their lives, they didn't just suddenly get into politics right when their TV career was starting to flounder. Trump by comparison has demonstrated time and time again that the only thing he cares about is his own ego. The country and the people come second to making sure everyone is always talking about him and valuing him all the time.
  2. Obviously this is a shit show, but thanks for pointing it out Andrew and not just shaking your head and keeping quiet. Almost as bad as the people who view democracy as a game of sports and want their team to win at all costs, are the "enlightened centrists" who think not participating in politics or taking a neutral stance somehow makes them better. Politics affects basically every aspect of your life, by choosing not to participate you're letting yourself be taken advantage of. And democracy shouldn't be about which party wins or loses, ideally society in general should be winning. In the case of Trump, if you divorce his words and actions from his brand (Republican) they're still at best unintelligent and contradictory and at worse dishonest and actively harmful. This would be true even if they were coming from a Democrat.
  3. In fact less and less people are owning TVs full stop. Obviously broadcast television is essentially dead, and all the content people want to watch is already on their phone. Why own a TV? Which is why I can see 8k gaining in popularity, because the only people buying TVs now are enthusiasts and enthusiasts want (and are willing to pay for) the best.
  4. Would it still be "monopolistic" and "borderline illegal" if you liked the product? Probably not, so the issue isn't the subscription based model (which, as mentioned, is actually a much better deal for people who like to have the latest software) but simply that you don't like Premiere. And what should you do if you don't like something: Write a grumpy blog post about how personally insulted you are by this product you don't like, or just stop using it? Hmmm ? There's no monopoly here, there's many alternatives and it's not that hard to switch.
  5. Not to mention import taxes :O I once bought some headphones from overseas and got slapped with a $200 bill when it entered the country. Customs held it ransom until I paid them. Although even with the import tax it was still cheaper than if I'd bought it locally ? On top of that Australia's wages are significantly higher than ours. So we get to enjoy high product prices AND low wages (although on the bright side I guess at least our government doesn't hold refugees indefinitely in offshore detention centres to the point that they set themselves on fire and then prosecute them for attempting suicide)
  6. So basically the big improvements over the G80/G85 (which I'm assuming this is a successor to) are: New 20mp sensor (from the GH5?) Better AF 120fps in 1080p VlogL Headphone jack Better weather sealing OLED screen USB Charging Better ergonomics (dedicated buttons for ISO, exposure, white balance) And the downgrades: 1.26x crop in 4k over 1.18x on the G80/G85 More expensive at launch than G80/G85 Seems like a fairly standard incremental update to the product line. Probably not enough to get me to upgrade my G80 though.
  7. To be honest I can't think what they could add to the G90 with their current technology which would make it that much of an improvement over the G80/G85 (apart from using a less stupid naming scheme!) The sensor is honestly fine, we don't need more megapixels for video (and the G85's 16mp sensor actually has better low light performance than the GH5's 20.3mp sensor), higher framerates are cool but aren't going to sell a camera. Already the G85 has incredible IBIS, a great EVF, a pretty good fully articulating screen, a mic input, decent handling with enough buttons and knobs... I suspect that's why they haven't released an updated version, there's not much to improve. Maybe improved AF? But even Panasonic's best AF isn't that much better.
  8. I regularly use an m42 mount Asahi Super Takumar 50mm 1.4 which cost $50 or so with one of those $100 eBay speed boosters for both photo and video on my G85 and it's pretty wonderful tbh... Might suit your requirements too. Definitely not sharp across the board wide open but it's more than acceptable in the centre, and for me it's sort of like a portrait FOV so I typically put my subject in the centre anyway. Manual focusing is easy enough with peaking. G85's stabilisation works amazingly even at this relatively tele focal length, just gotta set it to 35mm when you start it up and honestly it looks like a gimble. Stopped down to 2.8 or so it sharpens up significantly but I shoot mainly badly lit underground live music so scooping up as much light as possible is really important. I'd rather stick to ISO 1600 and lose a bit of side sharpness on 1.4 because 3200 is just a bit too noisy and gets turned to mush when it goes through YouTube compression. Not sure about wider vintage lenses though, since I only have an m42 mount speed booster and I couldn't really find any fast and wide vintage lenses, so I just use modern ones for that.
  9. FYI I just got one of these and the camera is not reporting any Cinelike profiles unfortunately. It's a cool little camera but it doesn't give you anything much for video. You don't even get full manual controls in video which kind of sucks... Same sensor and image quality as G85/G80/GX85/GX80 as far as I can tell, just severely gimped in software.
  10. I want to see some of those features trickling down to the G85
  11. Absolutely, it's pretty frustrating when my G85 has plenty capable hardware which is deliberately throttled by the software for economic reasons. Don't pretend locking off features in software is good for the consumer, it's not good for anyone except Panasonic's shareholders
  12. Btw out of curiousity has anyone compared GH5 colours to G85 colours?
  13. Are there any plans to drip some of these features down to the cheaper cameras like the G80/G85? I'd love that improved autofocus at least... The extra codecs would be very nice too but I assume they don't want to cannibalize their higher end market by making the cheaper ones too good.
  14. If his point is that the media does a bad job of diluting complicated messages into simple ones accurately probably because a nice outrageous simple message generates more clicks then yeah.
  15. I don't think that's it at all. Whether or not it was justified, there was a huge media furor as a result of his document. They fired him because of the huge global media pressure hurting their brand, not necessarily because they deemed his words unacceptable.
  16. My issue with Resolve has always been performance. I love the editing workflow, both for video and for audio, but It still can't handle the H.264 files any of the slightly lower end Panasonic cameras like my G85 spits out. Editing chokes and it crashes randomly. Rendering times are absurd. I think this is because it doesn't to do GPU acceleration properly, at least on my R9 290. Compare this to Sony Vegas which is as smooth as butter and renders files in around 1/4 of the time. I know it's meant for "pro's" and not designed for "consumer workflows" and "you should spend two days transcoding all your files before editing them" and all sorts of other elitist garbage.
  17. I built my own system out of some electret capsules and earplugs similar to that Roland CS-10EM kit which I use to stealthily bootleg live music. It works really nicely, captures a realistic mbience which sounds especially great on headphones. Obviously it's not very directional so if there's lots of ambient noise and you're trying to record someone speaking it won't work too well. Basically it'll capture exactly what you would hear and nothing more.
  18. I don't claim to be a pro at this (or even a semi pro) but I do run a wee website where I put up photos and video from local gigs (https://dunedinsound.com). It totally does depend on the type of concert you're shooting and where you're shooting from. Most of mine are in dingy little venues and these are really challenging to get enough light on the sensor which is why most of my glass is pretty fast. I use a vintage M42 mount Asahi Pentax 50mm f1.4 and a speed booster most of the time. At the ~80mm equivalent focal length I've found depth of field isn't too hard to manage, and it's a great focal length for portraits of the performers from my shooting position which is usually right in the front row. I end up having to be quite active and panning around to get shots of each bandmember during video. Then I usually have a Samyang/Rokinon 12mm f2 in my pocket for if I want to capture the crowd as well as the performer. As a sidenote vintage lenses are a great way to get high quality lenses really cheap. The few shoots I've done in slightly more 'proper' well lit venues have been much easier. If there's good stage lighting on the performers you'll probably be okay at f4. Obviously not everything in the shot has to be (or should be) well exposed as long as the performers are exposed. I shoot with a micro four thirds camera which gathers less light than your 7D and also means I can't really go above ISO1600 (3200 in a pinch), you'll probably need to be higher than that.
  19. What was shit about the photos the GH3 produced? I'm confused because I've never heard anyone speak so strongly against it.
  20. Yes, this is pretty annoying. I've never noticed this before since I don't usually do very long files at a time without making adjustments. You can bring it back by either lighting pressing the shutter button or lightly tapping screen though, and I think this should be achievable without introducing camera shake. I've found the peaking seems to work really well for vertical lines but not as much for horizontal. For portraits the peaking dot usually appears in the center of the persons eyes. I don't think anyone hyped it up more than it deserves. It's not the best camera in the world at any single thing but it's a very good overall package.
  21. I've been taking apart a Super Multi Coated Takumar 50mm 1.4 to clean the fungus and I've touched the radioactive elements with my fingers! How many extra heads am I going to grow??
  22. The GH2 did impress peepers with the rich detail but I think they're a bit less impressed now that the GH3 is out. The main drawbacks to the GH2/G6 are the relatively bad low-light performance and dynamic range. And of course everything looks terrible compared to the GH4 but that's not really a fair comparison.
  23. At this price I don't think there's anything else really. I shot/edited in a guerrilla film making competition this weekend with the G6 and my vintage lenses and the G6 continued to impress me. The resulting footage looks very nice indeed. Only the most obnoxious pixel peepers will be able to tell me otherwise. The touchscreen is genuinely useful and I used it for rack focusing a couple of times, and I definitely couldn't live without focus peaking anymore especially with my manual focus lenses. I recorded all audio using the mic input at max gain and while there is some noise it doesn't get in the way and the dialogue is clear. The on screen audio meters are indispensable too. I seriously don't see how you could go wrong with this camera. It's probably not as good in low light as a GX7/GH3 but I doubt they're that different and it makes up for it with all the extra features and handling bonuses. The only competition at that price is the GX7 and maybe the A6000 but neither of those have mic inputs and they're both more expensive. Oh also, the fully articulating LCD was pretty damn useful too. It allowed me to get some pretty weird angles. Also I was able to whack the camera on a tripod, put it over my shoulder and use it as a ghetto shoulder rig with the LCD swivelled out in front of my eye. I don't think I'd buy a camera without an articulating LCD.
  24. I have the Asahi SMC 50/1.4 and Helios 44-2 58mm f2. I've also tried the Asahi 55/1.8. I've had no issues with protruding elements hitting the adapter with any of these lenses. The distance is maybe around 98mm. Yeah an external recorder would most likely be better quality than the mic input on the camera but not by a big enough margin to warrant the extra effort in my opinion, especially when I'm only using a $50 mic. That's exactly my thoughts. If I was in a position where $400 was an acceptable amount of money to spend on an adapter I'd go for the slightly better one, but the RJ has no noticeable issues and is 1/4 of the price.
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