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p.2 #1 · p.2 #1 · Ken Dancan talks about the Lumix G9


Wilbus, thanks for the full summary; I just finished reading your posts in the Oly or Pana for weddings and the whole thread was very explicit. I normally only use 1 point single AF, very little movement in the fashion events I shoot and can always time, fast movements don't work with my A7R either as it is a lot slower than the EM1.2, the only thing I do ensure a very high number of keepers barely missing focus, only with fast eye movement and smiles which I just discard them.
I loose shots the same way you describe as it's hard to keep up with the sporadic or nervous unpredictable movements, otherwise I'm ok as I use my Nex7 as a back up with manual lenses only, but rarely miss a shot at 50mm, but not longer.

A friend of mine has a GH5 like yours and I've asked his to bring it for lunch tomorrow as I'd like to handle it and feel the camera and the AF; I didn't consider before as I don't do video, but well implemente HiRes with a body that can share optics, sounds terrific to me; really looking forward to their press release and see what else does it bring to the table in on camera applications



Oct 31, 2017 at 07:38 AM
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p.2 #2 · p.2 #2 · Ken Dancan talks about the Lumix G9


@Takomaru I too normally use 1 point AF as this is the most exact, I like to know what I focus on without having the camera decide by it self.

I think you will be quite surprised by the GH5 layout of menus and features, much of it is much more modern and smart compared to Olympus really and this surprised me. Try it with manual focus on an Olympus PRO lens for example, pull back the focus clutch you it works like on Olympus bodies but you get an enlarged view in the middle of the frame + focus peaking if you wish. This is better then the "all or nothing" enlargement with Olympus. You either don't use enlargement or the entire viewfinder fills with an enlarged view. This makes me loose my sense of composition.

Will be interesting to hear what you think about it!

Also, see if you experience anything like I describe with the 225af system set to a single AF point, if you have the time



Oct 31, 2017 at 08:39 AM
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p.2 #3 · p.2 #3 · Ken Dancan talks about the Lumix G9


ijm5012 wrote:
Are you certain about that? I thought I read that the pixel shift in the Sony A7R III did not combine he shots for higher resolution, but rather for eliminating false color and moire only. Also, the Sony does not do it in-camera like Olympus does.


Like you, my impression is not that the pixel shift is used to get higher res images but it enables them to get a 15-stop image from a 14-stop sensor.



Oct 31, 2017 at 09:20 AM
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p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · Ken Dancan talks about the Lumix G9


I do understand what you're saying Wilbus; I was never comfortable with the mag pop up as you totally loose it, so I use my Nex in manual with manual old glass in events and don't get sidetracked and loose any shots, like this for portraits,of models, I have a similar distaste for magnification on Fuji cameras, always used the Sonys. For HiRes on a tripod it's kool; but this is the 1st time Panasonic has offered the HighRes mode; a good friend of mine has always had a Lumix in hand since the 1st one; I will try the GH5 and keep you recommendation in mind, thanks for pointing this out.


Oct 31, 2017 at 11:40 AM
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p.2 #5 · p.2 #5 · Ken Dancan talks about the Lumix G9


Wilbus wrote:
Whaaaat?! They've managed to get that good sunbursts from it?

Now I'm even more interested in it!


The sunburst/starburst from the PL 8-18 lens is pretty good, and the flare control is more than decent. To be sure, there is some flare, but nowhere near as bad as most uwa lenses, and none of the purple flare that you get with the Lumix 7-14 lens. I used this lens quite a bit (and liking it a lot!) in the last couple of weeks in Yosemite and the Eastern Sierras. Here's another example.





  E-M1MarkII    LEICA DG 8-18/F2.8-4.0 lens    9mm    f/16.0    1/80s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  




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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · Ken Dancan talks about the Lumix G9


Unlikely that Ken will be getting any more pre-release cameras, I'd say.....

Gordon



Nov 03, 2017 at 09:20 PM
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p.2 #7 · p.2 #7 · Ken Dancan talks about the Lumix G9


flash wrote:
Unlikely that Ken will be getting any more pre-release cameras, I'd say.....

Gordon


I wouldn't surprised if it was intentional from Panasonic. One can never be sure of course but I don't think he would make a slip like that.

No matter what, I think this is a release that has been one of the better kept secrets so far. Usually almost all specs are known at least a week or two before the release.



Nov 03, 2017 at 11:32 PM
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p.2 #8 · p.2 #8 · Ken Dancan talks about the Lumix G9


I agree. Nothing gets leaked unless the maker wants it to.


Nov 04, 2017 at 07:06 AM
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p.2 #9 · p.2 #9 · Ken Dancan talks about the Lumix G9


Would be nice to see an S35 sensor (larger than APS-C) in a mirrorless camera with either MFT- (ala JVC GY-LS300) or EF-mount (ala Panasonic AU-EVA1) as it would solve some of the inevitable and unavoidable small-pixel light-gathering issues suffered with MFT sensors. Back in 2015 Panny did say that they were investing heavily in their own 8K-capable sensor technology which they planned to begin releasing in FY2018 and I should imagine that 8K (7680◊4320 = 33,177,600) with an MFT-sized sensor would result in consumer-grade daytime-only shooting capabilities. Here's hoping that S35 mirrorless shows up sooner vs later!




Nov 04, 2017 at 02:52 PM
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p.2 #10 · p.2 #10 · Ken Dancan talks about the Lumix G9


They're not going to release a S35 sensor in MFT and outdate all their lenses overnight.

The one hope they might do that was with the EVA1 (because it was targeted at film market, who'd use a wider range of lenses anyway), and they failed at it.



Nov 14, 2017 at 01:27 AM
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