Marcin 3M

Marcin 3M

Lives in Poland Gdansk, Poland
Joined on Nov 19, 2005

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On Adobe to acquire Fotolia for $800 million cash article (23 comments in total)

"A" starts to remind the "Big Big Company Of America" from Monty Python's "Meaning of life".

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 10:30 UTC as 11th comment
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (539 comments in total)
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Marcin 3M: Here where I live Sony lenses are more expensive than its Nikon or Canon competitors.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but Sony's lenses IQ usually falls behind N/C, while some kind of lenses are simply unavailable (t/s is only third party lens).
But I have to agree, that Sony' offer is more and more tempting, especially for newcomers.

Is there any proofs about " more processed" raws in n/c/? On the other hand, who cares, if it works?
As to the Zeiss lenses: I've looked at comparisons between N and CZ, and have found that price is much much higher, while IQ-wise there were no real advantage.
As to Minolta lenses: Pro lenses for this system are rare, and I'm not sure if there were t/s lenses in the lineup.
As to back compatibility: I still can use some mf lenses from old good silver times on my nikon

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 07:52 UTC
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (539 comments in total)

Here where I live Sony lenses are more expensive than its Nikon or Canon competitors.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but Sony's lenses IQ usually falls behind N/C, while some kind of lenses are simply unavailable (t/s is only third party lens).
But I have to agree, that Sony' offer is more and more tempting, especially for newcomers.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 07:33 UTC as 74th comment | 17 replies
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Dorkington: I've had both the photographer bundle and the full bundle since they launched this initiative, and frankly I've been very pleased. It's a fairly cheap price (especially the photographer bundle) for applications that I use to pay my bills. The updates are often times incredibly helpful, especially some of the stuff for Illustrator and InDesign.

I have to wonder if some of those complaining would be pleased with Elements. I don't say this as an insult... Elements has a pretty comprehensive set of features these days, and it's cheap to boot.

Calicamera, the key words here are "some people".
Also, not a word about why one wants to be a pro, but rather about some "pro disguise" - which is not exactly the same stuff as "to be the amateur".

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 06:09 UTC
On Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.3 and View NX 2.10.2 article (41 comments in total)
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MPA1: Time for Nikon to enter a partnership with Adobe, give them the secret sauce from NEF files and be done with producing second rate software like this.

Why Adobe? Adobe is evolving their own concepts.
There are many fine raw developing tools. Sony picked c1p, Nikon went with Ichigawa (so did Fuji and Pentax - somehow proofing that business has nationality).
Nikon should rather build their own software, or together with Ichigawa add new features.
No need to focus on single vendor.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 23:30 UTC
On Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.3 and View NX 2.10.2 article (41 comments in total)

Raw converter without local adjustments?
It is solution from the days that gone...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 13:04 UTC as 9th comment
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misha marinsky4: Ferrania house label films were generally lower quality. They made the Walgreens house brand, IIRC.

I have been reading the comments with amusement. To paraphrase Zone Zero, 'A film camera is like a mortgage, with payments for life.'

With a digital camera, it costs zero to press the shutter release. With a film camera, it costs even if it's a dud. I can't delete the shot for another. I still have to pay for development and a contact sheet. A memory card is quite literally an unlimited supply of 35mm film.

Like the look of film? There's DXO Film Pack, for starters. There's Kentmere, an inexpensive Ilford line. There's Freestyle, which sells inexpensive silver halide products.

With the Pentax MF, bodies have dropped below $10K. It's still not cheap, but Moore's Law applies to them, too. Sometime in the future, MF will compete with 35mm FF. The Mamiya ZD used a Dalsa chip; it was only usable at ISO 100, and they're cheap on eBay.

No one can stop the relentless march of technology.

Samuel: "The money saved by going digital is why the photography industry experienced a massive boom over the last decade."
Saved by who? Rather maoney spent on digital equipment, that evolved whole generation in 2 years.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 18:42 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (646 comments in total)

Great camera at great price.
I have 2 lens (10-30 and 30-110) set for my V1, and really love this kit. Recently added "big lens" converter and 18.5 mm lens in order, makes this set really powerful toy. But price of v3 is very big flaw of this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 14:00 UTC as 6th comment
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misha marinsky4: Ferrania house label films were generally lower quality. They made the Walgreens house brand, IIRC.

I have been reading the comments with amusement. To paraphrase Zone Zero, 'A film camera is like a mortgage, with payments for life.'

With a digital camera, it costs zero to press the shutter release. With a film camera, it costs even if it's a dud. I can't delete the shot for another. I still have to pay for development and a contact sheet. A memory card is quite literally an unlimited supply of 35mm film.

Like the look of film? There's DXO Film Pack, for starters. There's Kentmere, an inexpensive Ilford line. There's Freestyle, which sells inexpensive silver halide products.

With the Pentax MF, bodies have dropped below $10K. It's still not cheap, but Moore's Law applies to them, too. Sometime in the future, MF will compete with 35mm FF. The Mamiya ZD used a Dalsa chip; it was only usable at ISO 100, and they're cheap on eBay.

No one can stop the relentless march of technology.

The statement about costs is not true. The money I've lost on deprecated digital cameras over a few recent years could be enough for a lifetime film supply. My 3880 will last for 5 or 6 years, while my 10+ years old magnifiers are still in perfect working conditions.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 11:13 UTC
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Marcin 3M: At least these films are not treated as a "service for rent"...

Well, processed film is Yours forever.
Btw, no hdd problems with stored images.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 05:17 UTC

At least these films are not treated as a "service for rent"...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 22:27 UTC as 41st comment | 5 replies
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Marcin 3M: Unified drawing in Illustrator and Photoshop.
Another feature that average photographer can't live without.

Yes, I know.
But it is place for photographers.
So far, I don't see here any info about new 4wd that can carry You and Your equipment to a place, where You can make shots.
An this 4wd is more related to photography than illustrator :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 21:29 UTC
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bunyarra: And still no sign of equivalent Android apps ... are Apple paying Adobe to keep the s/w on their platform?

Can it be, that "international business" is more national than we can expect?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 19:49 UTC
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Bruce Clarke: More features for iThings, and still nothing for Android. It's been a very long wait.

@Joseph Black.
As we know, developers are not for delivering useful software that can serve users on their equipment, they are rather to enjoy constant revenue, paid by users who rent their products.
As a photographers, we should follow this concept, and take photographs only of persons who are young and beautiful (at last corresponding to standards of a colour magazine cover), places that are unusual and breathtaking (in weather conditions that additionally enforces expression of the image) and so on.
Your explanation of lack of Android solutions exposes, what can be the most dangerous for the industry in rental model: the inherent laziness.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 19:43 UTC

Unified drawing in Illustrator and Photoshop.
Another feature that average photographer can't live without.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 16:57 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
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Bruce Clarke: More features for iThings, and still nothing for Android. It's been a very long wait.

Leave Android, but what Adobe is?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 15:59 UTC

As a result people will start drawing instead of photographing. Camera market will shrink, tax flow will be lower. Some tourists will go elsewhere, and will leave their money there. Many will move from ps cc to corel painter...
Great move.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 07:00 UTC as 68th comment

Hehe, this. fully featured image editor deserves its own place in Cc lineup.
Seriously: Still no 16 bit? No curves? No pro version when I grow up?
Competitors gives more for the same price.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 05:29 UTC as 20th comment

We should rather see LR6 (at least beta) than acr update.
Dont You think?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 08:37 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1575 comments in total)

Split screen zoom is something that can be usefull with t/s lenses.
Believe me or not, but I've sent suggestion about such feature to Nikon some time ago :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 09:02 UTC as 244th comment
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