My first lens for the Panasonic G85? Lumix 15mm f/1.7 Review!

New cameras are cool, but better than new cameras are NEW LENSES! Here’s my first piece of glass for the G85, looking to get that tasty TASTY bokeh!

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360VLOG: A beautiful day in a park, and getting a new camera…

It’s a beautiful day, and I needed to get outside, get out of the studio, and see the sun. I’m about decided on what to do about my camera situation, so let’s chat about repairs and upgrades.
This video shot on the 2017 Gear 360, which failed at the end of this video. It’s still in BETA. Cut it some slack.
My camera died vlog https://youtu.be/m7n4eag08rM

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Goodbye Canon 70D And Hello Lumix GH5 (Hands On & Impressions) – TK Bay

For years I have been using the Canon 70D and it has been my work horse. I have to say I was disappointed in the 80D and have been looking for a new camera that has a flip screen and is somewhat future proof. The GH5 in my opinion is the answer, and I move over to it with excitement and anticipation for the new features it holds.

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My Samsung Camera is DEAD, my lenses are useless, I’m bummed…

It’s dead Jim. I am without a camera, and replacing this busted shooter is a frustrating endeavor. Looks like it’s finally time to properly leave the Samsung NX system and start shopping a proper replacement…

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IFA 2013: Panasonic Toughpad 4K – a 20 inch tablet running Windows 8.1

panasonic toughpad 4k ifa somegadgetguyIt’s audacious. PC sales are slowing up, so tech companies need to come up with new product lines to excite the public. Microsoft is blurring the lines between tablets and PC’s with Windows 8, and manufacturers are starting to develop hardware based on that shift.

Panasonic is making the Toughpad 4K a real product. A year ago they showed off a proof of concept 4K display running Windows. Soon you’ll be able to buy one!

This 20″ display has a resolution of 3840×2560, and is being marketed towards graphics and design professionals. In addition to touch controls, there’s the option to use an inductive stylus to get work done. Powered by a Core i5, 8GB of RAM, NVIDIA graphics, and up to 256GB of solid state storage, Panasonic is smudging the lines on “portable” computing. There needs to be a new classification for these types of slate. Something like “Semi-Mobile”.

Impressively, this thing is actually battery powered, and those high performance guts can run for around two hours without being connected to an outlet. At only five pounds, you could conceivably leave the house with the Toughpad. Something you’d never really consider doing with an iMac for example. It opens up some interesting possibilities for temporary workstations and situations where you’d need visuals like presentations. Instead of lugging a laptop and a projector, just pack up your Toughpad.

We’ll see more of this type of product soon in the coming months, as even Sony is releasing a “semi-mobile” computer.

No info on a USA release, but Toughpad 4K should arrive in Europe the middle of November. Expect it to drop for around  €4,500 (about $6000).

(picture via @Windows)