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On ACDSee Ultimate 8 introduces layer-based editing article (61 comments in total)

Well ACDSee is my favorite image browser and as I have to stick with Photoshop CS6 because I will never ever join their cloud it's good to have some future opportunities. Competetion is very welcome and needed here!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 15:55 UTC as 13th comment
On Lomography adds Lomochrome Turquoise film to lineup article (90 comments in total)

It's kind of cool I like it!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 18:28 UTC as 3rd comment
On ACDSee Pro 8 and ACDSee 18 announced article (51 comments in total)

Zoner is awesome and certainly a better image-browser than Slowroom! But it is multiple times slower then it comes to browsing through your images in full screen viewing mode. Which is still ACDSees stronghold nothing beats ACDSee in this regard. Therefore ACDSee remains my main image-browser and fast editing tool and I just use Lightroom, Zoner, Photomechanic and Photoshop in addition to it. I agree that the update from ACDSee Pro 7 to Pro8 is underwhelming but the automatic indexing feature made it worth for me.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 09:15 UTC as 3rd comment
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Almeida: What is the equivalent aperture godmanit?!

They need three leaf shutter lenses (wide angle, normal and portrait tele) and nobody will ever look at Hasselblad and PhaseOne anymore. Yes they have old leaf shutter lenses (75mm and 135mm) but they are all manual including manual cocking the shutter.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 08:49 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2307 comments in total)

It's a beauty! Wirklich sehr schön!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 19:05 UTC as 558th comment
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (661 comments in total)
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SDPharm: I wish Pentax had made an EVF and made it tiltable like the Panasonic GX7. It just does not seem comfortable to hold such a big camera at eye level.

The 645 is a pleasure to hold don't worry no Tripod needed promised. EVF is the future but the OVF of the Pentax 645 is really great in no way comparable to 35mm cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2014 at 17:21 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (451 comments in total)

I like the fully articulated LCD on the old model much more as I do a lot of potrait orientated photos.
I don't believe in a separate viewfinder I rarely use the built-in viewfinder of my G1x but then I need its there and it works okay in the rare situations I need it.
Image quality of markII doesn't seem better than the G1x.
I'm using a Canon macro filter to overcome the shortcomings in macro of my G1x and the results are excellent.
I guess the markII is not for me would still like the improved speed though.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 10:35 UTC as 63rd comment

If you like to shoot in portrait format the new screen is a big disadvantage I will keep my old one no need to upgrade.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 09:37 UTC as 48th comment

I do see quite a lot of stitching and blending errors. Nevertheless a great innovation!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 11:28 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)

And flash sync is?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 08:50 UTC as 680th comment
On iPhone 5s Studio Comparison article (263 comments in total)

A more relevant note:
I don't see any real improvements between the 5 and 5s it's hard to see any real improvements at Apple lately, hope this chance soon.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2013 at 11:50 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies
On iPhone 5s Studio Comparison article (263 comments in total)

Austrian money at Dpreview.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2013 at 11:46 UTC as 19th comment
On Review in progress: Pentax K-5 II and K-5 II S article (42 comments in total)

Sexy cameras!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2013 at 10:53 UTC as 6th comment
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AV Janus: I must say i am surprised. They receive only 50% ??
How much did they get on Getty?

one can read does have an advantage....
read it again it's actually 90%
on Getty you do get 20% for RF

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2013 at 09:23 UTC
On ACD Systems issues ACDSee Pro 6 and ACDSee 15 article (75 comments in total)

ACDSee Pro rules!

No offence against Adobe ( I love their products too)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2012 at 18:14 UTC as 14th comment
On Photokina 2012: Interview - Stephan Schulz of Leica article (221 comments in total)
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Rachotilko: I would like to ask the informed ones here (people with actual experience with different sensor formats):

Herr Schulz talks about different image characteristics of the bigger formats compared to the 35mm FF. I take his claim seriously - at least because there are some supporting comments in this discussion.

My question is: what is the primary cause of the difference in image characteristics ? Herr Schulz used an analogy: S is better than FF the same way as FF is better than small sensor compact. Which I think is completelly wrong: excessive noise of compacts is sufficiently demonstrable in common print sizes. But D800E is capable of taking high ISO shots without noticeable drop in IQ.

The only part that can bring about advantage in terms of IQ to "above FF" (such as S or MF) systems is *optics*. There simply are limits on what FF lens can do (in terms sharpness, distortions, CA, diffraction), that can be overcome only by means of the format enlargement.

Is this assertion right ?

It's different physics. The real difference between camera systems is actually sensor size NOT noise or resolution etc.
Small sensor sizes has advantages and disadvantages.
Big sensor sizes has advantages and disadvantages.
So there is no better just different.
Buy a cheap medium film camera and start photographing you will be amazed.
I guess he is right the question only comes from photographers which has never used a medium format camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2012 at 12:13 UTC
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RStyga: I simply fail to see the advantages of this camera over a Pentax 645D. In terms of image quality, weather resistance, general built quality, handling and price, 645D is a no-brainer. Leica is for Leica users (or should I say rich followers and "successful" -financially-speaking- professionals).

I have the film 645 and probably will own a 645D and the end of the year. I love Pentax and probably will never buy a Leica S. But the Leica S is better the leaf shutter lenses at the 645 are a pain to use have only manual focus and manual cock and the choice is very limited (75mm is the widest, there is the 90mm from the 67 System and a 135mm..)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 05:31 UTC

Well some people judge from the spec sheet and never had a real Leica in their hands. I was one of them till I actually photographed with one. Everything is so smooth it's a real joy to use it one can not imagine without actually using one.
I stopped complaining and I'm sure one day I will own one.....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 05:15 UTC as 58th comment | 2 replies

There was not much improvement from 4 to 5 (still worth the 29,- Dollar upgrade price). But there was certainly a lot improvement from 2 to 5. It's certainly worth the upgrade but they have special price offers from time to time I would wait for one.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2012 at 14:08 UTC as 5th comment

Yes it's non-destructive. The Pro-Version is great IMHO it's much more stable than in past years. It's still by far the fastest image-browser I'm aware of. And it let you browse through your own file-system and still builds a database in the background, much better than in Aperture or Lightroom where you have a proprietary file-managment.
You have all important developing possibilities and they are userfriendly and fast but for more advanced developing I use either Lightroom or Photoshop.
Lightroom is more advanced with it's developing tools and the possibility of plug-ins are also an advantage.
I use three image-browser in my workflow Photomechanic for keywording, Lightroom for more advanced developing and for the use of plugins. For all the rest I use ACDSee including it's database possibilities. It's worth a look and could use in conjunction with Lightroom in a more advanced image workflow.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2012 at 14:03 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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