JakeB

JakeB

Lives in France Paris, France
Joined on Aug 22, 2010

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On 2014 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: People article (19 comments in total)

Yes, but what GEAR did the photogs use?

If I don't know that, how can I tell if the pics are any good???

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2015 at 19:06 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1326 comments in total)

My most-used camera/lens combo is the APS-C Nikon D7000 with the FF Nikon 24-70 f2.8.

Yes, that gives me a 35-105mm equivalent range. I could sometimes use a more wide-angle fl, but that's what my wide-angle lens is for. Frankly, I appreciate the extra range at the long end.

Perhaps I'll appreciate the greater wide-angle capability if/when I upgrage to ff. The next iteration of the FF Nikon 6XX, which should feature better viewfinder focal point coverage, would seem ideal.

Personally, I'm very glad I invested in a top-of-the-line FF lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 17:53 UTC as 34th comment
On Have your say: Best High-end Compact Camera of 2014 article (77 comments in total)
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Jogger: Should have separated this into pocket camera and fixed-lens compact.. e.g. LX100/X100 and RX100/G7x do not belong in the same category.

None of them are truly pants.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 16:47 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)

Ooh. Busy day for HowaboutRAW, running around, trolling for Leica.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 19:24 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (391 comments in total)
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JakeB: I'd post a comment stating my opinion, but HowaboutRAW will just shout me down like he's done EVERY SINGLE FREAKIN' COMMENT that dares to raise even the spectre of criticism of the god-like Leica Corporation, so I'll just go take some photos instead.

Life's too short for internet bores.

You're the obnoxious bore who has to nitpick every single negative opinion expressed about a company that doesn't give a crap about you, RAW.

I'm pointing out that you're a sad little time-waster.

Now carry on.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 17:37 UTC
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (391 comments in total)

I'd post a comment stating my opinion, but HowaboutRAW will just shout me down like he's done EVERY SINGLE FREAKIN' COMMENT that dares to raise even the spectre of criticism of the god-like Leica Corporation, so I'll just go take some photos instead.

Life's too short for internet bores.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 19:25 UTC as 11th comment | 5 replies
On SanDisk unveils 512GB Extreme Pro card article (161 comments in total)

Cool!

More crappy pictures than ever before on my camera!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 19:14 UTC as 46th comment
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)

Don't be too quick to jump over to Lightroom. It's looking increasingly likely that Adobe will make Lightroom subscription-only software like Photoshop.

In the meantime, I'm sticking with Aperture for the foreseeable future while I keep an eye on the development of Apple's "Photos" program.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 15:27 UTC as 13th comment | 5 replies
On Leica T (Typ 701) gains updated firmware version 1.1 article (57 comments in total)
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Michael Piziak: So a firmware update upon release of the camera? Doesn't sound too assuring.

@Higuel

Someone needs a chill pill.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2014 at 18:11 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.

@joe6pack

Thanks for sharing your insane ideas.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 21:56 UTC

Hold on.

Not so fast, Fuji fans.

The Leica T has also upped the specs on their EVF viewfinder.

To enjoy the new feature, simply toss out your old standalone viewfinder and spend another $600 on its replacement.

Leica thanks you for your loyalty and assures you that your work reminds them of Cartier-Bresson.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 12:07 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On Gear breakdown: Behind the scenes with Chase Jarvis article (35 comments in total)

Great video.

We need more people like this guy making photography cool and less of the old farts going "birding."

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 18:53 UTC as 5th comment
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (258 comments in total)
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steelski: This is literally a waste of your front page. You can spend your time how you like. But I think this would have been beneath you a year or two ago.
Sorry to be unkind.

@stellski

I would be happy to see you and other humorless bores gone from this site.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2014 at 15:24 UTC
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Wye Photography: Personal view to which I am entitled - don't bite my head off.

I find it mildly amusing that thousands upon thousands of people abandoned film in their absolute droves and "made the switch to digital", spent $1000's (the $ is there for the benefit of my American brothers) on the new gear, computers, software only then to mimic film. If I could understand irony, I think that could be ironic.

I use digital, I also use film (B&W, just started to self process colour), I can tell you those "film packs" are just a waste of money esp BW. I can process Tri-X in D76, HC-110, Prescysol and Perceptol and have four different results.

With colour, I get a slightly different colour and rendition from my old Canon kit as I do from my RTS (and those sublime Carl Zeiss T* lenses) kit.

Personally, I think all these film sim profiles, albeit free from Adobe, are a gimmick. Quality film kit is cheap as chips thanks to digital. Buy some, have a go, do if for real. You'll enjoy it!

Your use of "genuine," "the real thing," and exhortation to "do it for real" suggests that while you may have adjusted your workflow to the digital age, you have not also adjusted your thinking.

This gives rise to your present attitudes towards digital, no matter how much you use it, as basically an inferior copy of "the real," which for you is film.

You were brought up in a world that equated reality with physical materials and chemical reactions. The arrangement of pixels to your mind is a pale imitation of these physical materials and chemical reactions.

End of the day, you are seeking to rationalize every passing generation's sense that the old ways were somehow better.

Digital vs. film is a discussion from the past, one we won't be hearing for much longer.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2014 at 16:46 UTC
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Wye Photography: Personal view to which I am entitled - don't bite my head off.

I find it mildly amusing that thousands upon thousands of people abandoned film in their absolute droves and "made the switch to digital", spent $1000's (the $ is there for the benefit of my American brothers) on the new gear, computers, software only then to mimic film. If I could understand irony, I think that could be ironic.

I use digital, I also use film (B&W, just started to self process colour), I can tell you those "film packs" are just a waste of money esp BW. I can process Tri-X in D76, HC-110, Prescysol and Perceptol and have four different results.

With colour, I get a slightly different colour and rendition from my old Canon kit as I do from my RTS (and those sublime Carl Zeiss T* lenses) kit.

Personally, I think all these film sim profiles, albeit free from Adobe, are a gimmick. Quality film kit is cheap as chips thanks to digital. Buy some, have a go, do if for real. You'll enjoy it!

Glad to hear you take pleasure from shooting and processing film.

You should also, however, keep a more open mind about the quality, convenience, and creative options offered by skillful digital processing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2014 at 15:18 UTC

F6.3?

Are you kidding me?

Is this for Leica?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 22:12 UTC as 12th comment
On Just Posted: Nikon D7100 in-depth review article (397 comments in total)
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WesWilson: As a 20 year pro who shoots a variety of projects, I purchased the D7100 as an "upgrade" to my D300. I was wrong. The 7100 has more pixels. That's it. Otherwise the 300 is simply a better camera. It focuses faster, it handles better, and it is a better made camera than the d7100. I feel the 7100 is simply Nikons attempt to lure MWACs and amateurs into their camp with a high-megapixel camera. IMHO Nikon does not make a pro-quality dx sensor camera at this time. That's a shame, since for sports especially a dx format camera has some advantages over full-frame. Come on, Nikon...where's that D400 we all want?

@Cankon.

Yeah, these D300 guys are deluded bores.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 15:34 UTC
On 10 essential time-saving Photoshop tips article (88 comments in total)
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Zeisschen: If I have a well composed shot using a good lens and nailed focus I never needed photoshop. I bit of cropping and lighting up the shadows is usually all I have to do. I won't spend more money on a software than on printing pictures. iPhoto and Aperture ist enough for me.

Thanks for contributing to the discussion of techniques for Photoshop users.

If you think of Photoshop as an advanced dark room it might help you transition into the twenty-first century.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 13:19 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1605 comments in total)
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(unknown member): I think the person who wrote this review was either drunk or is just looking for reasons to write the camera down the drain.

The quality of this review isn't worth the disk space it is stored on.

It is a fine camera, period

Translation: The reviewer had the nerve to point out flaws in a camera I own. WAAAA!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 15:21 UTC

Where are all those bitter PC users to complain that the demo is on a Mac?

Combine them with the Adobe haters and we could achieve a perfect storm of internet outrage.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2014 at 14:43 UTC as 13th comment
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