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On Did Amazon just patent the seamless background setup? article (133 comments in total)

Just one more example of the US government for sale to the highest bidder.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 16:36 UTC as 33rd comment
On ISO100_DSC_0133-ACR photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

grainy sky for iso 100!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 13:49 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1879 comments in total)

Speaking of updates - most software matures in five years or so and then the updates are for the vendor's good so that they have some reason to try to sell you more. Look at Microsoft, they have been selling the same word processor for many years, but each year they "improve" the interface - causing us to have to hunt for the new location of functionality we used to know how to find and use.

I think Adobe's move is not to "improve" their software - it is because there is not much left to improve. They are running out of ways to actually improve the software so now they come up with ransom mode.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 14:07 UTC as 433rd comment | 2 replies
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1879 comments in total)

The cost is way too much for enthusiast photographers, it's probably too much for someone struggling to get a part time photography business going. I think a competitor will fill the gap with the right software at the right price.

I work in Higher Ed IT and we are re-thinking our use of Adobe software on campus - even with ed discounts our costs will be rising substantially. Adobe was way cool in the early days, not so much in the last few years.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 13:57 UTC as 438th comment

Great price break, but what do people think about the functionality. I just installed a 15 day trial and I am not sure how I would use this stuff within my normal Bridge/Camera Raw/Photoshop work flow. Isn't most of the functionality redundant with newer versions of Photoshop?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2013 at 23:28 UTC as 68th comment | 1 reply

Am I correct in thinking that the Sigma USB dock would allow me to tweak and fix any focusing issues I might have with the new 30mm 1.4 and my Canon 450D?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 14:42 UTC as 5th comment

Five steps to the perfect landscape DSLR

1. A full frame sensor with only 18 megapixels and optimized for dynamic range.
2. A large bright viewfinder
3. Manual focus only - with the kind of beautifully silky focusing ring lenses we used to have in the SLR days.
4. Enough weight to the camera to make it less shake prone.
5. A real mechanical shutter release - you guessed it, like the old SLRs used to have so that you can trip it without shaking the camera. These electronic button releases bite in comparison.

of course if you have no experience with a quality older SLR you won't get what I am talking about.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2012 at 15:48 UTC as 90th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1044 comments in total)

Wow, if the 6D falls short in the dynamic range tests, like many others I will be looking at Nikon. It will be interesting to see how the image quality tests stack up.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 13:08 UTC as 329th comment | 1 reply
On IMGP0252-ACR photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

LOVE this camera. All these iso 200 pics have the same creamy - no noise look that my Canon 300 D had - only with way much more resolution to work with. Bigger pixels are better. Period.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2011 at 14:58 UTC as 1st comment

Thanks to Dr Fossum for sharing his knowledge with us. It is a privilege to hear from one of the lead engineers in the field. My favorite take away from this talk is the clear indication that more pixels is not always better and that all else being equall I would rather have larger area light gathering units on my sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2011 at 19:40 UTC as 19th comment
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