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Marcio Kabke Pinheiro

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  1. 16 hours ago, PannySVHS said:

    Wanna see that combo in action! 🙂

    I love to take pictures with my GX85 and c-mount lenses. Not much into using cameras for a while now. Raw is a joy to use, great colours coming from this cool little camera. It´s a gem. Took less than 200 pictures in three years with the S1. Not enjoying the camera for photography. Holding a 5D in the hand is pure joy on the other hand. One of these silly things with cameras.:)

    GX9 colors are even better, at least to my tastes.

    When I bought the GX9, was in a good bundle price from a friend, that had the 12-60 (the non leica version) included; my intention was to keep the lens, sell the body, and continue to use the GX85.

    Instead, the (loved) GX85 gone. The GX9 was trounced because of the esxtra 4k crop, which is really a bad thing. But the return of the tilt EVF (loved it in my GX7), much faster operation, better eye AF, better colors (again, to my taste), and return of the dedicated AF mode switch, all this won me.

    Now I'm on Fuji, but I still miss it.

  2. 21 hours ago, PannySVHS said:

    With a different name and awesome manual focus lens, no simple fly by wire, gh5II video quality, below 900 USD, yes. @Marcio Kabke Pinheiro

    Even less than that. For me, just add a flip screen, a tad better EVF, take off the 4k crop, PDAF, and (specially) bring some "film" recipes to attract the same target.

    Once I had a X100s and a LX100 - and the LX trounced it for me. Better AF, much more flexible with a zoom lens, and (surprised) trounced the X100s in low light.

    I know that the X100V is a different beast, but I still think that the LX100 are more versatile. Still have my LX100 MK I, by the way, is my go-to camera. Pretty, very small, you choose the focal lenght on the fly.

  3. 1 hour ago, Davide DB said:

    Perhaps at one time, when they bought it, the site might have had some relevance in bringing sales to Amazon. It was still the glorious period of forums and blogs.

    But now all the traffic comes from influencers and fu@@ing youtubers with affiliate schemes. It's much cheaper and that's how it all runs now.

    The shameful thing is that the site is really part of the global internet culture and it doesn't make sense to shut it down in a month. They probably already have a buyer. At least I hope so.  Chris and Jordan can do the same anywhere and with anyone but the mountain of info accumulated over the years on the site has enormous cultural value. 

    These are times where people use Camera Conspiracies as a serious site to get technical information...(no joke, each day I see more people using him as a tech reference)

  4. 2 days ago, hearing about the tragic death of Ben Kweller's son (very sad news indeed - Ben almost died from monoxide carbon intoxication when rising to success, stopped his career for 9 years, and was just coming back to form, and is a very gentle guy), I remembered that I shot videos from some song in his Rio's concert in 2012 with a Vivitar Series 1 105mm f/2.5 Macro made by Kiron.

    Never used it as a macro, but as a tele...maybe is the sharpest old lens that I have, tied with the Contax-Zeiss 135mm f/2.8. In fact, is so sharp that it looks like a modern lens. Got it for around US$90, with original box, just returned from CLA - it is pristine, without a single dust spec, to this day. Good times.

    This was the video - GH2 with Sanity hack, no Ibis or manual focus aids. Vimeo dropped the resolution to 720p, the original file is much sharper. Another remembering - the GH2 mics were superb, the audio is from the on board mics, only with a little EQ.

    And all my thoughts to Ben - after this gig he spent hours talking with the fans, taking photos, always with a smile in his face. Hope that that smile returns soon.

  5. On 2/23/2023 at 8:39 AM, BTM_Pix said:

    Yeah, I don't know the ins and outs of the arrangement but there are certainly slim pickings when it comes to DX lenses in Z mount (although there are a number of them on the lens roadmap) so these Sigma lenses certainly fill a gap for Nikon to encourage sales of the two DX cameras.

    Canon have the same issue with their RF-S range being small and exclusively fairly slow zooms so could also really do with these Sigma lenses for their R-50.

    Looks like a triumph of pragmatism over ideology to me but, knowing my terrible prediction skills, Canon will now launch a raft of RF-S lenses next week 🙂

    If Nikon had IBIS in their APS-C cameras, and Sigma release their 18-50 f/2.8 for them, would sell a lot of both.

  6. On 2/11/2023 at 2:54 AM, Django said:

    Brazil I think is the worst. I'd advise grey market at that point. 😉 

    Here in Brazil is hell regarding to cameras...you almost go gray, since only Canon, Fuji and (kinda) Sony have official sales here (yeah, even Nikon walked out).

    Still no R8 in the local Canon website. But they have the R7 - using the US$ quote that would be used if I buy the camera in the US ("tourism" dollar), the camera costs here US$ 2640,00, against the US$1499 in the US. 76% increase.

    Fuji have a smaller gap (was one of the reasons that I switched to them) - the XH-2s have a 33% price increase in US$.

    Sony don't have a official store, but have some authorized sellers. The A7 IV is around US$ 3718 in one of these sellers, a 48% increase.

    Nikon, Panasonic, Sigma, OM Digital - only gray.

    Lots of people buying units from Aliexpress. There are some good sellers, but already saw some units probably refurbished...but the customs here were relaxed in the last years, and probably will get much more restricted now (already see some people taxed); and if they tax right, is a 60% to 100% increase. 

    (bought the Viltrox 75mm f/1.2 for Fuji on that 50 units preorder - a think that normalyy I would never do - counting on that more restrict customs)

  7. On 2/14/2023 at 5:47 AM, John Matthews said:

    I'm making a prediction here:

    Panasonic is not ready to let go of the LX100 series and they will release a LX100 iii in the next 1-2 months. It will have a GH6 sensor WITHOUT DR Boost and PDAF. It makes sense.

    What do you think?

    I see no signaling from Panasonic about smaller models. Yes, they said that will make smaller cameras, but always saying that "creators" wants them. Creators = vloggers. And since looks like that Panny wants to niche m43 in video, probably their next camera will be a G100 sucessor - as Sony looks like that their APS-C line will be only ZVs...

    Sensor wise, the m43 is kinda muddy now. Have the great 20mp stacked in the OM-1, but is a expensive sensor. Have the 25mp sensor in the GH6, but looks like it was designed from ground up for video (for still, from what I've seen, is worse than the old 20mp sensor). And the current 20mp old sensor. m43 needs a new sensor, 26mp probably (since APS-C upped their pixel count - for me, 20mp is enough), BSI, non-stacked but with good readout. Kinda a m43 version of the 26mp Fuji. But...no rumors about that.

    Also, I think that Panasonic is indeed missing a HUGE opportunity regarding the LX100. Everbody paying huge sums for a X100V, and...a LX100 is a much more versatile camera. Still have my LX100 mk I, and for some time I had a X100s; the LX100 trounced it, specially in low light.

    Put a better EVF (the G100 one is a good candidate), maybe a slightly larger lens that covers all the sensor, or keep the current one (in a 26mp sensor, would result in a 22mp image), a joystick where the rec button is, move the rec button to the top plate, and you're good to go.

    (I look almost everyday for a good used / new price in a LX100 II - is the only camera that will make me sell my LX100)

  8. 15 hours ago, dgbarar said:

    Hi All:

    I decided to bite the bullet and upgrade to firmware version 3.0.  I am delighted to report that communications with the RS2 did not change as a result of this firmware.

    As for for video auto focus, I took 8 clips at 60 FPS of ring tail doves against trees denuded of leaves.  Of these 8 clips, only 1 was out of focus.  Balance were sharp.

    I also took 4 clips at 120 FPS.  Three of them were of ring tail doves against the same denuded trees.  All three clips were in-focus.  The fourth clip was of grackle in the same de-nuded trees.  Because there was more contrast between the bird and trees I expected that this clip would remain in focus.  It did not.  That was a disappointment.

    More testing is required.  But my first impression was the video autofocus for version 3.0 is an improvement over 2.1.  However, FujiFilm still needs to continue to make improvements.  I look forward to the next update.



    Still don't have touch tracking in video, as it have for stills, correct? Video tracking is only for eye/face and AI modes?

  9. 18 hours ago, PannySVHS said:

    I second that @John Matthews
    But much more than that I would love a GX cam with GH5 goodies but without the pink blotchyness in Vlog under certain conditions and skin. LX100 seems cool as a concept but in reality a fly by wire lens does not need to be spoiled by 10bit prowess giving us only 80% of the sensor estate in a though compact but hardly pocketable body. Too many compromises so far. For the 1 inch line like the LX15 it would perfect to have 10bit in that kinda truly pocketable body. Though the lens is hardly covering the whole sensor, at least at the wide end it is vignetting with hard cut edges plus bending and blurring in photo Raw. FZ line, heck yeah, S16 sensor size, 28- 200 T2.8 lens, lens with hard stops for manual focus with PDAF, 12+ MP Dual Gain sensor, 10bit, NDs, timecode, SDI. But nobody would buy that thing, because it would be too expensive and too video centered plus "only" S16. Without the other goodies i wouldn't need 10bit. FZ2000 is still more than 600 EU on the second market. So GX line and LX15 successor, yes please!:)

    Would love to see it too, but I guess that in m43, Panasonic will only go with th GH line and a G100 sucessor - looks like they want to niche m43 in high end video / blogger video. Maybe a G9 sucessor. But I don't see a new GX, and for sure no more LX and FZ lines.

    In fact, I did not even understand the GH6. The "H" is for "hybrid", and the GH6 is much worse than GH5 for photos, is almost a video camera only.

    And probably the research for the S5 II PDAF started some time ago, why they did not put it on the GH6, even if it meant a new delay? Maybe the (still not named, no one look for the sensors in microscopes?) sensor manufacturer for the GH6 did not have the tech to do a PDAF one?

  10. On 1/15/2023 at 12:15 AM, Trek of Joy said:

    The rs3 mini is definitely my next gimbal. Loved thy goofy white crane that came out recently, but Zhiyun is just not as well sorted as DJI. 


    HATE that white color on gimbals, attract a lot of attention.

  11. On 1/20/2023 at 12:12 AM, kaopad said:

    Hi, so today i installed the cinelike d hack on my GX85 , but after looking at the recorded footgae of the Cinelike D profile it would appear that the profile  is not Cinelike D.  I compared it to the natural profile however the natural profile had more dynamic range and the cinelike D profile was more contrasty with more saturation. surely this can not be right? all the values and settings such as contrast and saturation are set the same betwen profiles. 

    What am i missing here? is this hack no longer working? 

    Are you shure that you're not setting Cinelike V instead of D? Cinelike V is very contrasty indeed.

  12. On 1/24/2023 at 8:27 AM, Emanuel said:

    VERY worried about Fujifilm AF after the Firmware 3.0 for the X-H2s.

    Looked like a very concentrated effort, since it was available for just one model, and the one with the best processing capabilities (faster processor and faster sensor). And STILL don't have any AF Tracking for video except for the "subject" ones.

    Panasonic already surpassed Fujifilm in their 1st camera with PDAF.

    My X-S10 misses a lot of stills of my daughter, even when the eye is detected, even with the faster focusing lenses (the Nocticrons). And was not in very fast moving moments, and even in S-AF. Around 50-60% of missed focus.

    If Panasonic makes a GX10 with the S5II AF level, will be tempted to go back, even thinking that the format is kinda doomed because it is turning into a niche format - "lucky" me that I doubt that there will be a GX10...

  13. Not exactly for video, but even after leaving m43 I still want a silver Pen F(most beautiful digtal cam ever made) and a LX100 MK II (have an MK I and only possibility to sell it is if I get a MK II).

    In fact, with all the scarcity of the X100V, I think that Panasonic is losing an opportunity without a new LX100.

  14. 1 hour ago, MrSMW said:

    Trying to find a flaw in trading my: S1H, S5 and pair of S1R’s for 3x S5ii’s…

    A. Would have preferred a tilt screen but it’s not a dealbreaker.

    B. Will I miss not having 47mp stills? Probably not…

    C. Other than the stealthy black aesthetic, does the X model (not available until May and too late for me for this year anyway) have anything over the standard model that I would want or need? Doesn’t appear so as I thought it might have a CF Express slot but the internal ProRes is limited to 1080. ‘Only’ 200 mbps (or is that mbs…but who cares) which is fine for me.

    I’m away at the moment but I think 3x bodies plus 2x battery grips is going to suit me…

    Already have: Sigma 16-28 and 28-70 f2.8 compact zooms for video plus; 20, 35 and 85 f1.4’s for stills.

    I also have the f4 24-105 if I do need longer.

    I think it’s looking healthy for L Mount 👍

    Maybe some more tests for AF in stills - looks like a little less precise than in video, but probably is already better than the DFD only in the cameras that you have. Rolling shutter could also be an issue, but you already know it since it looks like the same S5 sensor but with PDAF.

    Looks like that for your case, is a good way to go - but I would wait for more tests, if possible.

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