OldDigiman

OldDigiman

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Joined on Aug 13, 2001

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XE-2 update is a big disappointment compared to what the X-T1 gets. Seems to me most if not all of the X-T1 improvements should not be hardware dependent.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 14:24 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
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GothtinPowers: So how do these compare to dedicated film scanners like the Nikon coolscans?

Coolscan IV and V both beat the Epson 750 (I've owned and tested them all). But all the Coolscans up through the 5000 are prone to flare on hgh contrast edges (the reason being a plastic cover over the CCD, believe it or not - it used to be possible to have it removed and replaced with glass which greatly ameliorated the problem. Unfortunately I no longer have any of the relevant links.) Right now I am using a D800E with the Olympus 80mm f4 macro to digitize my best Kodachromes; it has the resolution of the CSV but the grain edges are softer (like the difference between a cold light and condenser head enlarger).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2014 at 03:45 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (954 comments in total)
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fotofantom: No viewfinder? No deal.

Ditto. A dollar short and a day late.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 14:13 UTC
On Fujifilm offers silver X-T1 and firmware update article (143 comments in total)
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Grumpyrocker: I hope X-E2 isn't going to be left out on these firmware updates. It would be a shame if Fuji turned its back on customers who chose a different form factor for its latest camera.

Ditto, I'm sticking with the X-E2 because of form factor but would really like a couple of the things in the FW update. It concerns me that Fuji did not also announce for the X-E2 since I can't see any reason not to if they are going to make the features available for that camera. OTOH, the update for the X-E2 would be a different beast since it presumably would include remote control via Fuji's phone app....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 13:20 UTC

What's the color gamut of the display?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 15:01 UTC as 6th comment

Yeah, "restore confidence" until the next denial of a major problem. Nikon should ask Fujifilm how to gain customer support.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 15:22 UTC as 16th comment
On New camera app features in Apple's iOS 8 post (67 comments in total)

Still waiting for the ability to import only the jpegs from raw+JPEG shoots. Continuing fail from Apple.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 15:20 UTC as 12th comment

Say what? Plug iPhone into charging cable, plug other end of charging cable into computer, on computer navigate to phone's DCIM folder, copy files. Free.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 15:11 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies

Always loved my RX100, EVF makes this a no brainer, prefer the 24-70 FL to a longer zoom anyway.... I'm in.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 15:30 UTC as 6th comment
On 5 new must-have photo editing apps post (99 comments in total)

Blechh, tarting up cell phone snaps. As if there wasn't already enough drek on the internet

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2013 at 16:21 UTC as 49th comment

What is this doing on DPR, has nothing to do with photography. Waste of bandwidth.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 13:46 UTC as 89th comment | 4 replies
On Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor article (757 comments in total)
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xMichaelx: Even Leica can't make an add-on viewfinder that doesn't look like a ridiculous afterthought.

@Kinematic, you forgot to mention they also double the price after silkscreening the new logo.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 16:13 UTC

If this is as clunky to use as the tablet version of Photoshop, I will pass, thank you.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2013 at 23:22 UTC as 18th comment
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facedodge: These are all great tips if you want to be like William Klein... I think the real lesson of William Klein is to not try and be William Klein. I think Eric missed this point.

Number three is "go against the grain". I don't think William cared which way the grain went. He went his way and that was that. Following Eric's advise on to go against the grain precludes needing to know which way is with and which way is against.

Find your vision and have the courage to develop it regardless of direction of grain. William Klein did so and we can too.

Hey man, I happen to like my tired cliches!

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2013 at 00:27 UTC

Hmmm. Sounds like DRM to me. Your lens will only work while connected to the internet.... Oh, and you don't actually own the lens, you only have a license to use it....

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2013 at 19:11 UTC as 84th comment
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BJN: The question is how consistent the color and tonality are across the large display. I tried and returned a 30" Dell display that has wide gamut but that had very poor consistency across the display. You can't do accurate work if only a portion of your display is showing accurate colors.

I'm guessing that at $1600 that the hood and calibration package are extra.

Yeah, that's the real question. Both color and luminance are wretchedly incosistent on my 30" Dell. I'll wait to see what the real world has to say about this one before getting excited.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2013 at 00:53 UTC

Hassy lost me at the Lunar....

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2013 at 18:08 UTC as 43rd comment
On Just Posted: Pentax MX-1 hands-on preview article (173 comments in total)

Pity that no one uses a digital camera long enough for brassing to occur any more....

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 22:22 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply

Damn, I obviously am not buying new cameras fast enough!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2012 at 00:25 UTC as 12th comment
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G15 studio sample images article (144 comments in total)

Isn't the G series sort of old tech by now?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 23:13 UTC as 41st comment | 8 replies
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