Poss

Poss

Lives in Canada Richmond Hill, Canada
Has a website at www.studiosolaris.com/blog
Joined on Dec 6, 2002

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On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)
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Poss: Thanks Apple for pushing me firmly into Adobe’s hands.
One of the deciding factors of getting a MBP instead of a “regular” win laptop was Aperture. I was opening my wedding business and wanted a good, project oriented, raw workflow solution that enabled me to post process and output stuff under an integrated environment all within a colour managed umbrella throughout. Aperture was that application. To this very day, its integrated album design/ book making is better than anything else on the market. I know some would argue there are better solutions out there and I agree to a degree but in terms of an integrated one app stop, Aperture is still better (no offence to other wedding folk out there with a CC-Fundy or similar workflow).
It is obvious Apple is more concerned now with its iOS/ consumer cash cows than its old pro user base. What this will mean for the working pros remains to be seen. My new workhorse is an 8 core Dell and my next laptop might end up being a high spec Asus….

I’ve switched to a LR / CC workflow about a year ago when Aperture started to be a bit too long in the tooth…

Sorry Apple. Moves like this will lose the support of the very people that supported you in the first place, at a time the consumers were getting their kicks from Napster… (I know this is prehistoric history for some of the members of this forum).

Consumers go where the cheap, cool stuff wind blows… with nothing to hold on, the rest of us might be blown the same way...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 19:37 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)

Thanks Apple for pushing me firmly into Adobe’s hands.
One of the deciding factors of getting a MBP instead of a “regular” win laptop was Aperture. I was opening my wedding business and wanted a good, project oriented, raw workflow solution that enabled me to post process and output stuff under an integrated environment all within a colour managed umbrella throughout. Aperture was that application. To this very day, its integrated album design/ book making is better than anything else on the market. I know some would argue there are better solutions out there and I agree to a degree but in terms of an integrated one app stop, Aperture is still better (no offence to other wedding folk out there with a CC-Fundy or similar workflow).
It is obvious Apple is more concerned now with its iOS/ consumer cash cows than its old pro user base. What this will mean for the working pros remains to be seen. My new workhorse is an 8 core Dell and my next laptop might end up being a high spec Asus….

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 19:33 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (574 comments in total)
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munro harrap: I do not see anything in the samples to make me buy one, and my old Nikkor will just have to do. It's great to know they can be made, but outside of controlled studio conditions,with no IS either to get that resolution, as there is no weatherproofing at all, the risk that electronically it may die, or be ruined by damp and/or dust tells me that Sigma do not care about buyers.Like most makers these days...

You would need to stop taking pictures if it rained, and now ALL of the modern fast primes we compare it to are useless outside in normal weather conditions. This from a country with a climate like our own and subject to tsunami and volcanic eruptions makes no sense at all.

Weighs three times a Nikon 50mm f1.4 does too

I’ve been out in the rain with unsealed lens more than once. The truth is you’ll be seeking shelter long before the lens will crap out. I had my unsealed Sigma 35mm gone thru the occasional beer dousing at wedding receptions with no ill effects...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 01:39 UTC
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (574 comments in total)
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Mais78: The new Sigma lenses are very good optically and shine in lab tests. But as a owner of a Sigma 35mm f1.4 who went through 3 copies I can tell you that in real life the AF is hit and miss and certainly you cannot trust any focus point that is not the central one.

People have this odd inclination to shoot wide open at close focus distances and then look at the results at 100% on their screen, while expecting perhaps not 100% perfection but at least 80% if not more. Sorry, at f1.4 the DOF of most lens is really small. To get accurate focus when shooting wide open, one’s technique needs to be flawless, down to breathing.

The response to Sigma's 35mm f/1.4 has been overwhelmingly positive… Are there bad copies out there? I’m sure they are.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 00:58 UTC

Lovely to be at Adobe’s mercy… God forbid you were logged out...

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 02:33 UTC as 46th comment
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (574 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: One of these days there will be people running a studio with SONY Alpha mirrorless camera + Sigma lenses. The horror, the horror.

Nothing compared with the ordeal ordinary pets, like cats, will have to suffer at the hands of those studio owners… or is it the rest of the world for having to wade thru all those cat pics… ?

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 04:03 UTC
On onOne Software's Perfect Effects 8 available for free article (117 comments in total)
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joe6pack: Before I install it, can someone tell me more about this software?

How big is the installation? I don't have Lr or PS.

Are there services running in the background even if I don't run the software? e.g. DRM, Update, etc

Review on Amazon isn't so exciting. I understand this is FREE but there are a lot of harm a bad software is capable of doing.

You also need a 1” thick layer of tinfoil around the computer case. I’ve heard they can take over your PC using nothing but two copper wires and thin air!!!

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 23:26 UTC
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (574 comments in total)
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Reactive: I just used this site's own lens comparison and came to an astonishing conclusion: stop down to f4 or smaller and you might as well buy Canon's 50mm f1.8. Try the comparison yourself. Above f4, the figures are near *identical* across the board, with just a slight barrel distortion on the Canon (easily correctable in software). So do I spend £850 on the 815g 100mm long Sigma, or spend £85 (yes 1/10 price) on the 130g 40mm long Canon? What could I do with the spare £765? New camera body? A new high-spec laptop to add a touch of sharpening to my Canon's images?

In the tech world even a few years are a very long time. Do you remember the cool Vista laptops we used 6-7 years ago ?
Exactly.
Unless the law of physics change in the next years (especially limitations of optical devices) it is very likely we’ll still see large lenses in use. This might not make a point to you but it does for others… I remember the predicted the death of vinyl 25 years ago… it’s thoroughly obsolete yet the entry level Project turntables sell like hotcakes…
I do understand your point it’s a valid one. You’re simply not in the target market for this lens and that’s fine. We’re ask man and ready to defend our choices, even the most odd ones to the death :-)

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 03:25 UTC
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (574 comments in total)
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Mais78: The new Sigma lenses are very good optically and shine in lab tests. But as a owner of a Sigma 35mm f1.4 who went through 3 copies I can tell you that in real life the AF is hit and miss and certainly you cannot trust any focus point that is not the central one.

My Sigma 35 works perfectly in every way. Most of the problems in the pictures taken with it have a common root. Me.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 02:49 UTC
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Poss: There is a story of despair and madness behind every single one of these. The kind of despair that makes one light them and hurl them over the barricades at someone who’s not only better equipped but also ready to use that equipment as brutally as possible.

All of those negative comments here are made by people who never experienced this kind of despair, the feeling of being backed in one miserable corner for too long to see any other exit but violent action by any means necessary.

Perhaps DPR should turn off comments on postings like these, like they did with the WTD ones.

Just my two cents...

Perhaps you are right :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2014 at 02:14 UTC
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Poss: There is a story of despair and madness behind every single one of these. The kind of despair that makes one light them and hurl them over the barricades at someone who’s not only better equipped but also ready to use that equipment as brutally as possible.

All of those negative comments here are made by people who never experienced this kind of despair, the feeling of being backed in one miserable corner for too long to see any other exit but violent action by any means necessary.

Perhaps DPR should turn off comments on postings like these, like they did with the WTD ones.

Just my two cents...

You’re not making an ounce of sense Martyr83… sorry…
When people around you are killed by security police in what was supposed to be a peaceful protest, your perspective on the world changes. There’s no way out. I was lucky to live thru this experience. The only handlers were the ones handling AK 47s right in front of us. So I speak from experience. Are you?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 22:35 UTC
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Poss: There is a story of despair and madness behind every single one of these. The kind of despair that makes one light them and hurl them over the barricades at someone who’s not only better equipped but also ready to use that equipment as brutally as possible.

All of those negative comments here are made by people who never experienced this kind of despair, the feeling of being backed in one miserable corner for too long to see any other exit but violent action by any means necessary.

Perhaps DPR should turn off comments on postings like these, like they did with the WTD ones.

Just my two cents...

Huh?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 21:25 UTC
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Poss: There is a story of despair and madness behind every single one of these. The kind of despair that makes one light them and hurl them over the barricades at someone who’s not only better equipped but also ready to use that equipment as brutally as possible.

All of those negative comments here are made by people who never experienced this kind of despair, the feeling of being backed in one miserable corner for too long to see any other exit but violent action by any means necessary.

Perhaps DPR should turn off comments on postings like these, like they did with the WTD ones.

Just my two cents...

Don’t think so… did we?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 10:59 UTC

There is a story of despair and madness behind every single one of these. The kind of despair that makes one light them and hurl them over the barricades at someone who’s not only better equipped but also ready to use that equipment as brutally as possible.

All of those negative comments here are made by people who never experienced this kind of despair, the feeling of being backed in one miserable corner for too long to see any other exit but violent action by any means necessary.

Perhaps DPR should turn off comments on postings like these, like they did with the WTD ones.

Just my two cents...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2014 at 15:05 UTC as 13th comment | 7 replies
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Marksphoto: can we get instructions on how to make these in Canada from local bottles?

Avoid Coors Light Aluminium bottles as they don’t shatter on impact…
Don’t forget to add a slice of lime if Corona bottles are used.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2014 at 14:50 UTC

Can’t wait for the new enthusiast level Aston Martin...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 04:22 UTC as 53rd comment | 3 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2792 comments in total)
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spiderhunter: I was hoping that someone who have tried out this camera for action photography would tell me how good is the AF for tracking purposes, like for fasting moving subjects ( like cheetahs or eagles) coming towards or moving away from the camera.

It’s very likely close to the D600/610 in AF capability… Nikon might try to tweak the algorithms a bit but the result will be pretty similar I would think...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 17:37 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2792 comments in total)

Funny how this camera is referred as something for the “flush old geezers” to buy… Are those the same geezers who had their life savings wiped off at the start of the current economic crisis?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 16:11 UTC as 191st comment
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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Poss: D610 in FE2 clothes?

Actually to be honest, it looks more like an F4...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 02:52 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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Poss: D610 in FE2 clothes?

I have an F3… but this looks more like an FM/FE2 (I have an FE2 as well)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 02:44 UTC
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