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    Posted: 01 February 2019 at 13:25
Information on the specs can be found here

Interesting 'high resolution mode' on the S1R mind you... Hope you've got a man enough PC to process those files!

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Originally posted by owenn01 owenn01 wrote:

Information on the specs can be found here

Interesting 'high resolution mode' on the S1R mind you... Hope you've got a man enough PC to process those files!

Best regards, Neil.

And then post 1400 px wide! Where is this madness leading?
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Originally posted by Snegren Snegren wrote:

Originally posted by owenn01 owenn01 wrote:

Information on the specs can be found here

Interesting 'high resolution mode' on the S1R mind you... Hope you've got a man enough PC to process those files!

Best regards, Neil.

And then post 1400 px wide! Where is this madness leading?


But doesn't everyone have a 65 inch Panasonic TV these days...?
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Originally posted by owenn01 owenn01 wrote:



But doesn't everyone have a 65 inch Panasonic TV these days...?



Not a chance ; ) I will upgrade from 720p at 102" when the current projector fails (work during the day anyway and have no need for anything higher res since I can't see the pixels from my sofa, don't have kids so not necessary to start the entertainment system in .2secs)
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Looks like a pretty cheap tool for the digitisation of broadsheet newspapers at 300dpi (plus a bit). Do they do a converter for A mount lenses?
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My first thoughts: they're more expensive than Sony.
 



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Yes, but unlike Canon and Nikon it is clear to me why they are more expensive. These seem well thought out, but we'll have to wait for full reviews.
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so, you guys may know that I work part-time at a camera shop, today the Panasonic/Lumix reps were at our store to demo the S1 and S1R, I didn't get to play with them much but when I looked through the EVF, it wasn't like: "OMG! THIS EVF IS WAAAAAAAAAY BETTER AND SHARPER!!!"

The AF was fine in our store where it's well lit, but when I took into our training room, with less light, it hunted quite badly, this was the S1R with their 70-200mm F4.

The build was very nice and robust, buttons, dials everything felt great, and I think this is where some of the extra cost comes in
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To me they seem very competent cameras and with the L-mount consortium there will be a lot of very high quality glass available to use on them.

However I see no reason for me to jump ship. I find the bodies too big and it's a very expensive endeavor to do so, especially since the bodies are priced quite high and this high quality glass won't be cheap either.

But no question it will be a mighty competitor vs. Sony (and the others in the FF mirrorless segment)

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Anyone had any experience using them? Especially for indoor events or comparing with the A7III using longer lenses?


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I doubt a lot of people around here have used the S1 or S1R seriously.

What do you mean by "longer lenses"? AFAIK the longest L-mount lens is the Leica 90-280 for US$7100/€6200 and that is not that long. You talk about indoor events, that means something like the Panasonic 70-200/2.8 or 70-200/4 also fits. Or are you looking at the 75mm-135mm prime lenses that are offered by Leica and Sigma? Or are you looking at adapted lenses with the Sigma MC-12? So, what do you mean by "longer lenses"?

Anyway, all the reviews mention that these cameras are let down by the contrast AF system. It seems fine for single shot, but less so for continuous AF.

Maybe ask this question over at Fredmiranda.com? I guess more people over there will have used both systems.
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Originally posted by ColiNiloK ColiNiloK wrote:

Anyone had any experience using them? Especially for indoor events or comparing with the A7III using longer lenses?


the store that I work part-time at, which is closed at the moment due to the virus, has the S1 on demo. I've played with it in the past, and in good light, the AF wasn't bad, but when I took it to a room with the light dimmed, then the AF wasn't so snappy... it's contrast-detection only, so maybe that might have something to do with it.
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Yep I agree and the Panasonic FF haven't been very popular so you won't find as many people with experience to start with.
I have only used them twice, indoors in Wex (local camera store) open days for about 15 minutes each time. The longest lens I have used is the 24-105mm. AF-S was actually better than any Sony I have used especially indoors. AF-C was perhaps the worst of the lot because of contrast detection AF as mentioned above.
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Originally posted by ColiNiloK ColiNiloK wrote:

Anyone had any experience using them? Especially for indoor events or comparing with the A7III using longer lenses?


You might want to peruse back through https://visualsciencelab.blogspot.com/ as Kirk Tuck has both.
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