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Latest comments, thoughts and reaction to our recently reviewed Photographic Equipment, including the Pentax KP Review.

Did Ricoh announce until they update for KP?
Thank you.

Made by duduilie on 1 May 2021 8:43PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

I've owned the G100 for a month with the updated firmware. Focusing in video has been vastly improved, it doesn't hunt out of focus so much when my face is moving. The simulated IS works well enough with a stabilised Lumix lens even when compared to my main camera the original Olympus E-M1 which is well known for its great IS.

I find the crop in 4K acceptable for what this camera is trying to be. The full HD is superb if you don't need 4K. Personally, I find working on the larger file size coming from 4K time consuming and not worth the extra resolution.

The image quality of the G100 is on par with that of the G9 & GX9, quite normal since they all share the same sensor. I find the still image quality very high especially when used with a prime lens. I use my G100 set on A most of the time as I like to play & experiment with depth of field.

I find handling of the body pretty good for its small size. Someone with bigger hands might struggle when handling the G100 especially when a bigger lens is attached. There are currently no accessories such as half leather case or screw-on grips available on the Net even from China. These would definitely help with the handling or the protection of the polycarbonate body.

What I find the most annoying on the G100 is when viewing through the EVF the focus point moves to wherever your nose touches on the screen, as a result there were times where I had to disabled the touch screen function, this is not a problem if you articulate the screen to the side of the body, however because the body is so small, it feels a bit weird when I'm viewing through the EVF with the screen rotated to the side, I guess this is something that I will get used to with more practice.

I can't say much about its on-board audio capabilities as I use an external microphone, It's the only way for me as I live in Suffolk near the coast where it's windy on most days.

I can confirm that the EVF on the G100 is stellar and a joy to use and so is the rotating screen. There's not much wrong with this little camera, I think it was a brave move from Panasonic to produce a new model at a time when M/43rd is presumably considered dead, at least according to quite a few vloggers on YouTube. I still think this system will survive, it offers the best performance when taking into account the size of the lenses and bodies it has to offer.

I'm an amateur photographer and my comments are based on my own personal journey with the G100 and M/43rd system. Yours of course might differ. Being an amateur doesn't mean I'm a worst photographers when compared to Pros, it's simply means that I don't earn a living from photography Smile

Made by EmmanuelFaro on 24 Apr 2021 8:13PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

If it hasn't got a stylus it's not a Note, just trading on the real thing's name.

Made by nclark on 17 Mar 2021 4:34PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

Excellent review, thank you. Great to see that the technical tests confirm what I noticed on field while using this lens. Back in August last year I made a field review of this lens. I was lucky to be among the first to be able to purchase it. Since then, it has completely replaced both my Z 24-70 f4 S lens and the f-mount 70-200 f4. Even the smaller aperture is not an issue most of the time. I like to complement it with Nikon 1.8 S prime lenses (35, 50, 85). When doing portraits or when shallow DOF is desired.

Made by lukaesenko on 15 Mar 2021 6:35PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

Xiaomi Redmi Note 1t Pro Digital filters' explanation is awful

Made by Realgrow on 14 Mar 2021 1:59PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

Excellent numbers at 70mm, very good the rest! Make you wonder what glass they use nowadays...

Made by josa on 13 Mar 2021 8:48PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

I bought my Sony A7, second hand, in great condition and little previous use, for half the price of a new one about 3 years ago and I am delighted with it.
I use the kit lens (24-70) only occasionally as I prefer to pair it up with my classic Minolta Rokkor prime lenses: 50mm f1.2, 58mm f1.2, 85mm f1.7, 135mm f2, ...
The results are exquisite, taking full advantage of the excellent definition of these lenses that I have collected over 40 years.
The menus are indeed quite fiddly, but as I use the camera mostly on the S mode, that is not a major problem.

Made by HenriquedArce on 12 Mar 2021 12:35PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

Even better value nowadays!

Made by pablophotographer on 10 Mar 2021 11:18PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

This is a very good lens, but unfortunately Tamron is not in the business of keeping the firmware updated on this model. I have one that I use on a Nikon D750 and would like to use on my Nikon Z6 with the FTZ adapter, but the lens does not work. I also have the Tamron 35mm F/1.8, the 45mm F/1.8, the 85mm F/1.8 and they all work with the FTZ adapter. Oh, Tamron still sells this lens, but they don't have a fix for the newer Nikon cameras. If you every want to go Nikon Mirrorless, you do not want this lens!

Made by rfwilliams on 3 Mar 2021 9:57PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

Another example of the reviewer using the review to tell us about his personal taste in cameras, instead of focusing on the photographer looking for a full frame compact rangefinder style camera and how he or she might use this camera.

To me the A7c is like a Lumix GX8, a great camera on it's own (got 3) but with a FF sensor which is a technological prowess and provides fantastic IQ, but all we read is the reviewer trashing the camera mainly because he doesn't like the optional kit lens.

Please focus on the end user and the camera.

Thank you

Made by pierrepoulin on 28 Feb 2021 7:37PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply