PhotoArtKC

PhotoArtKC

Lives in United States Aurora, CO, United States
Works as a Professional Digital Printer / Photographer
Joined on Aug 11, 2006

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What's on Mars to take high resolution pictures of anyway? After all, they have to be able to beam these back to Earth too. Imagine sending back dozens of high resolution images. That would be terribly time consuming not to mention tie up the communications system. 2MP does seem a bit "small", I could see 4 or even 6MP being used and then send 2MP files unless a higher resolution file is requested. Or even use a "digital zoom" feature since a working mechanical zoom didn't make it to the rovers cameras in time.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2012 at 04:38 UTC as 7th comment

"Hey guys, we know about the bug that could allow people to access your computer. We call the fix CS6, but it will likely have bugs that will need addressing too, those patches will be available in CS7."

Gotta love software companies that completely drop all support for still widely used versions of software when the "upgrade" comes out. More so when they know that many people who normally upgrade don't see a point in doing so this time.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2012 at 18:27 UTC as 21st comment

People should really READ the writeup, these are NOT to replace the Flex and Mini which are for TTL flashes. These are to trigger REMOTE MOUNTED CAMERAS and REMOTE FLASHES manually! They DO NOT send TTL signals.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2012 at 21:39 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D800 preview (1118 comments in total)
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Wolfe_boy: A 76.4mb raw image file? That's a bridge too far, for me.

I shot with a Phase One IQ180 (80 megapixel) medium format back once. If you want to talk about a media card killer, those 16bit RAW files are bad. It's even worse when you save it out as a TIFF or PSD with layers! (Even my 8 core Mac Pro system had trouble with those files.)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 04:42 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D800 hands-on preview article (287 comments in total)

For sale: Kidney and Lung, slightly used. Will trade for Nikon D800. LOL

Before everyone starts moaning about how many megapixels and how few frames per second this is... It's not meant to be a nimble sports camera, buy a D3/D4 for that. And before you gripe about the low light performance not being 27 billion ISO, it goes from ISO 100 to 6400 native, what more do you want?

I bet that 70% of people who buy it gripe that their images aren't sharp this or that. Because the lens is going to be the weak point in the system once you get to this level of resolution and up.

For what it's worth, unless the image quality is a disaster (which I doubt), it will be the next camera I purchase without question.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 04:36 UTC as 102nd comment
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PhotoArtKC: If photographers only spent as much time taking pictures as they did hosting online p!ssing contests about who's camera is better, before it's even publicly available, perhaps photographers could sharpen their skills and the choice of WHAT you shoot with wouldn't matter so much...

Personally, it looks like a nice camera with a very good niche market. Sure, it's not cheap... But it's not something you buy to replace every year when the next better model replaces it. (like a P&S)

And why compare it to a DSLR? After all, that is like comparing grapes to olives. Sure, they have the same shape but are entirely different. Personally, I'd like to see some real world images from it, but it looks like a kit I would actually buy into and take with me on vacation rather than hauling around a 35 pound backpack of DSLR gear.

HiRez, I see your point. But I do feel that the "system" as a whole is going to be more reasonably sized. Sure, it's not pocketable, but I wouldn't even call the Nikon 1's pocketable, and those are considerably smaller than a DSLR. (But still quite weighty.) I see this as a step between a P&S and a DSLR, which is exactly what I would want it for.

karinangelika, I agree... As much as I'd love to have a Leica M8 or M9, those are far outside of my budget. I can see this being good for "street photography" where it doesn't draw so much attention to you like a DSLR clearly would.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2012 at 17:05 UTC

If photographers only spent as much time taking pictures as they did hosting online p!ssing contests about who's camera is better, before it's even publicly available, perhaps photographers could sharpen their skills and the choice of WHAT you shoot with wouldn't matter so much...

Personally, it looks like a nice camera with a very good niche market. Sure, it's not cheap... But it's not something you buy to replace every year when the next better model replaces it. (like a P&S)

And why compare it to a DSLR? After all, that is like comparing grapes to olives. Sure, they have the same shape but are entirely different. Personally, I'd like to see some real world images from it, but it looks like a kit I would actually buy into and take with me on vacation rather than hauling around a 35 pound backpack of DSLR gear.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 06:18 UTC as 136th comment | 3 replies
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Graystar: Wasn't the new Sony EVF supposed the spell the end of the optical viewfinder? Or maybe it was the EVF before that one...or maybe it was the one before that which was supposed to kill the optical viewfinder...I can't remember.

I like my optical viewfinder...stop trying to take it away!

I see lots of people bashing EVF's, but to be honest, I was actually rather impressed with the electronic view finder of the new Nikon V1. While any EVF has a drawback to a prism, I can see many ways it is also superior too. While it will be some time before they entirely replace the OVF, this is not unlike what digital did to the film photography industry. Eventually technology became so good that it overtook the advantages film held.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2012 at 06:42 UTC
On Datacolor launches Spyder4 range of colorimeters article (25 comments in total)
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Albino_BlacMan: I don't see how you can get that much better than spyder 3. My Spyder 3 calibrated Monitor matches my prints exactly as far as I can tell

Ah, that must have been released after I purchased mine. Thanks for the correction.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2012 at 20:58 UTC
On Datacolor launches Spyder4 range of colorimeters article (25 comments in total)

WTS Spyder 3 Elite, slightly used... *grin*

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 08:46 UTC as 12th comment
On Datacolor launches Spyder4 range of colorimeters article (25 comments in total)
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Albino_BlacMan: I don't see how you can get that much better than spyder 3. My Spyder 3 calibrated Monitor matches my prints exactly as far as I can tell

All of the Spyder 3 devices are the same. The software is the only difference. The Elite software has more advanced controls and in theory is "more accurate".

In response to Albino_BlacMan, I've tested the Spyder 3 (Elite model) back to back with the ColorMunki Photo (old style) using the LaCie Blue Eye Pro Proof Edition software (which can use either devices and others) on my LaCie 324i monitor (P-IPS 30bit display) and the ColorMunki actually gave me better "deep" colors, slightly more neutral overall tones (grayscale) and based on the UDACT certification verification tests the calibrations where also better with the ColorMunki. I'm not saying you should or should not get either or device, I'm just stating my experiences and test results. The Spyder 4 may actually be better, I dunno yet as I do not own one.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 08:45 UTC
On Datacolor launches Spyder4 range of colorimeters article (25 comments in total)
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fus: interesting. Well Spyder elite runs 4.X now...

Anyhow, I just noticed their lion compatibility has been updated on their website. Back to ambient light real time recordings!

That is only the software. This is a new hardware calibration device.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 08:36 UTC
On Datacolor launches Spyder4 range of colorimeters article (25 comments in total)
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Mssimo: Anyone ever use these? Are the adjustments software based or on the monitor or both?

That depends on your hardware. "Hardware calibration" and a "monitor profile" are two different things but coexist together. My LaCie 324i uses my Spyder 3 or ColorMunki device (yes I own both) to calibrate the monitor directly using the internal 10bit LUT (look up table) without touching the video cards 8bit LUT. This is ideal since the 10bit internal LUT is more accurate. Then the monitor gets a "software profile" which is used by applications that can utilize color management. The combination of this gives me the most accurate color possible.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 08:35 UTC

Looks like something I could use. But could they have made it a little smaller perhaps?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2011 at 21:53 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon announces SB-910 high-end Speedlight article (118 comments in total)
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PhotoArtKC: I would have much rather seen the addition of built-in radio triggering, even if it cost a little more. (which it already does compared to the SB-900) Personally, I like my SB-900 but wouldn't pay MORE for basically what it should have been in the first place.

At this point, for that much money I would rather save and buy a Qflash for on-camera use or an Elinchrom Ranger Quadra RX for a portable, off-camera solution.

IIRC, the Qflash can do CLS type things. Why couldn't Nikon transmit the CLS over radio? (After all, the aftermarket is doing it and even improving upon CLS.) Nikon could even make their own plug-in modules that nest right into the flash and camera that easily meet the needs of all photographers.

For what it's worth, CLS is great, but it is still very limited. Try triggering lights behind your master, around walls, behind your subjects or inside of light modifiers. Lets not even take that outside in bright sunlight because that will diminish the reliability of it, even in a direct line of sight situation.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2011 at 19:37 UTC
On Nikon announces SB-910 high-end Speedlight article (118 comments in total)

I would have much rather seen the addition of built-in radio triggering, even if it cost a little more. (which it already does compared to the SB-900) Personally, I like my SB-900 but wouldn't pay MORE for basically what it should have been in the first place.

At this point, for that much money I would rather save and buy a Qflash for on-camera use or an Elinchrom Ranger Quadra RX for a portable, off-camera solution.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2011 at 06:48 UTC as 45th comment | 2 replies
On Adobe faces criticism for change of upgrade policy article (398 comments in total)

For some people, it would probably be LESS expensive to simply license a new copy from scratch when CS6 comes out than it would be to "upgrade" to CS5 and then pay to "upgrade" again to CS6. Way to go Adobe, just what professionals already scraping to make a living needed was to pay for double upgrades.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2011 at 23:59 UTC as 163rd comment
On NASA captures the earth at night with Nikon D3S article (159 comments in total)

Best time-lapse ever!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2011 at 00:50 UTC as 60th comment
On Web image: Texture challenge (7 comments in total)
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PhotoArtKC: So many images that are not texture. Some are neither texture nor pattern.

True.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2011 at 20:10 UTC
On Web image: Texture challenge (7 comments in total)

So many images that are not texture. Some are neither texture nor pattern.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2011 at 07:22 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
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