ImageAcquisitions

ImageAcquisitions

Lives in United States Atlanta, United States
Works as a Public Affairs / Photography / Video / Military
Has a website at Michaeluribe.com
Joined on Nov 6, 2012
About me:

Compelled to document everything.

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ImageAcquisitions: I'm curious why Dpreview hasn't done a full blown out review on this issue. Especially after seeing this clear example of an issue.
I wonder if:
1. dpreview is handling Nikon with kit gloves to avoid any conflict with them so they can keep getting free equipment to do reviews. Sure, they can talk about the feature differences, but exploring this potentially defective product issue may be what they are contractually not able to do? What did the article say above "Expressed concerns" Asked nikon for a comment? Nice soft approach.
He, do a full blown out review of this particular issue - don't wait for Kyle Clemens to explore it. Use your professional staff, paid no doubt, to do a full blown out investigation of the gear.

2. Nikon isn't ready for a multimillion dollar product recall. All the elements are there for a class action lawsuit against Nikon to a) Stop continually selling the defective product (maximize profits); preying on customers unaware of the situation who buy it anyway.

Well, look, there is one thing to build charts and compare and contrast, but to basically do a targeted review highlighting a publicized flaw in the product is a different flavor of a review.
Basically, they will be providing evidence to be filed in the class action lawsuit against Nikon by D600 owners, and the retailers as well who were "told" the camera is good to go.

The video here was done by who? Is that guy affiliated with DPR? Or is he a camera enthusiast.

Once DPR "authors" a position on this, then they'll step up the the critical plate.
That's okay though, because what they don't do, somebody else will - I guess somebody out there will have to carry the man size load when talking about cameras.
You see, DPR is add revenue generated - get the picture?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 00:14 UTC

It never crossed my mind to consider the D600 when moving from my D700.
I'm glad I didn't have to go that route.

Right now I just got through shooting a product using the D800. Basically handles the same as the D700 but with more megapixels - which you can adjust in the image size menu option if that is too many for any one particular situation.

The camera is basically a small part of the entire operation (lights, pocket wizards, stands, backgrounds, etc.) After a while, and dependent on your application, they all do about the same thing. Video is nice to have, but will rarely see the light of day- or, will inspire me to do those documentaries around town I've been dying to do - like the fact that the rich part of town homeowners don't have sidewalks along their streets.
They also consume the easement with landscaping, as such, making their homes look bigger - indirectly increasing property value.
I'll keep following this D600's poo poo on the sensor issue - ha ha.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 00:06 UTC as 90th comment | 1 reply

I'm curious why Dpreview hasn't done a full blown out review on this issue. Especially after seeing this clear example of an issue.
I wonder if:
1. dpreview is handling Nikon with kit gloves to avoid any conflict with them so they can keep getting free equipment to do reviews. Sure, they can talk about the feature differences, but exploring this potentially defective product issue may be what they are contractually not able to do? What did the article say above "Expressed concerns" Asked nikon for a comment? Nice soft approach.
He, do a full blown out review of this particular issue - don't wait for Kyle Clemens to explore it. Use your professional staff, paid no doubt, to do a full blown out investigation of the gear.

2. Nikon isn't ready for a multimillion dollar product recall. All the elements are there for a class action lawsuit against Nikon to a) Stop continually selling the defective product (maximize profits); preying on customers unaware of the situation who buy it anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2012 at 15:51 UTC as 102nd comment | 5 replies
On ACD Systems issues ACDSee Pro 6 and ACDSee 15 article (75 comments in total)
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Piciul: I downloaded it and it turned to be the most direct, efficient and intuitive photo editor on the market; and the default viewer, too.

This is the short version of why I like it.
Very light footprint compared to LR.
Capture One's Variant also was problematic - I think it locked files on the fly and I could not delete work or temp directories - total insane. Deleted it off my system.
But yea, ACDSee is very refreshing. I mean its colors are like this website black with white letters.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2012 at 02:14 UTC
On ACD Systems issues ACDSee Pro 6 and ACDSee 15 article (75 comments in total)
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AntonyVance: I am not a professional photographer.I have been using this for last few years. I gave a try to LR for sometime but finally settled with ACDSee due to better rendering of Olympus ORF RAW files. The workflow is really quick. Lighting tool is best in market, LR is not even close.

Some of the features I'd like are:
1. Tethered Capture
2. Green / Blue Screen or other color background replacement --> via a batch file and walla! done.
3. Shutter count access - (Come on ACDS!).
4. Better handling of video files - sluggish, doesn't portray good properties info or allow much in batch edit metadata tasks.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2012 at 02:01 UTC
On ACD Systems issues ACDSee Pro 6 and ACDSee 15 article (75 comments in total)
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Vincent He: I have been using ACDSee Pro for years. It is very fast, intuitive, organized, fast search. Just downloaded v6 and found it is much faster than V5. I love it.

I like the simplicity of ACDSee, slick and fast. V5 crashes sometimes, I don't know how good V6 yet. No import hassle of LR. I like to manage my files myself not by the stupid app where I have to export to get the output files.

I would like to see more features including

1. upload to more online album services
2. access to shutter actuation

I just went through all of the v6 options and properties for EXIF and IPTC fields and didn't find the shutter count field - therefore, not existent. I mean how come they leave this apparently in demand piece of information to well PS properties feature. I hate going into photoshop just to find out about a file. I leave PS alone unless Im working on something very juicy. Other than that its file renames, batch EXIF/IPTC Information embeds, and then I go from there. I also don't use its internal copy to one directory to the other - takes way long (probably b/c of the library system trying to track stuff).
So I then use ACDS as the browser, find the material then copy but then paste using Windows Explorer window instead. Totally fast also go for cuts too.

Getting back to the shutter counts - come on people (at ACDS) I mean this is easily fixed - that and tether capture - that would be awesome - one more reason to stay out of Adobe's products such as LR I have to use now for tethering.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2012 at 01:57 UTC
On ACD Systems issues ACDSee Pro 6 and ACDSee 15 article (75 comments in total)
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english_Wolf: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1000&message=42606320

Please read, found an important flaw that can lead to total destruction of data. I canceled my pre-order after I found it.

Basically ACDSee demands that you place the 'file delete' confirm at the OS level (recycle bin option) vs leaving it as an option limited to ACDSee image review manipulation.

Before we could select tools-option-file management confirm delete behavior on/off. Now this being set at the OS level. This means that if you accidentally select 'delete' when at the disk level or while opening a file (any program), say good bye to your data until you retrieve it from the recycle bin.

I am an IT consultnt and system administrator and ACDSee is now off my list of recommendation for those I consult for and definitively barred from the network I administer.

Note this information (use recycling option) came from ACDSee tech support.

I'm not sure what your talking about here. But I have had file names that I guess got too long for ACDS to work with. And after lets say attempting to do a drag and drop, the subdirectory just "disappeared." I mean gone. Not in the recycle bin, nothing.
So, I pay very close attention now to my directory drags and don't do them vs. using a clunky highlight right click cut and paste. But even that is worrisome because of my past experience. I make sure I look real close at the file name/directory length before doing anything.
I also had a problem where the folders directory didn't update when making a rename or what not of that structure (in the left column). I would have to click on view and refresh all to get that cleaned up. I hate how there is no right click refresh either.
I've always wondered by they don't have an "undo" feature for example to undo what you just did - Sometimes I'll drag a file and its gone accidentally in wrong place. and undo would recover it rather than search.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2012 at 01:51 UTC
On ACD Systems issues ACDSee Pro 6 and ACDSee 15 article (75 comments in total)

When I quickly started looking around for a media manager (for photo and video clips) I went through the usual suspects (LR, other third party, and noticed a buddy of mine using ACDSee Pro) I looked it up, and have been using it ever since.

One thing I like the most is ACDSee's ability to let me manage my files where as LR wants to manage my files and insulate me from the actual source media so it can "forever" handicap me having to use it to manage my material. Nope, no way. I don't care about any feature LR may offer as far as doing anything that involves working with my files - its confusing, I don't know where my original file is, or if its being masked, etc. I'm sure with hours of study I could "figure it out."
But the initial lag in just using the software caused me to stay away.
I do use LR for tethered capture however.
Something ACDSee didn't do in its previous versions unless I missed something. I'm using v6. I did have to relearn where they put the batch meta editor.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2012 at 01:44 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
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