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ihv

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On ACDSee Ultimate 8 introduces layer-based editing article (62 comments in total)

As an Adobe Lightroom user I wish ACDSee great success.

With the Aperture gone Adobe most certainly have slowed down a lot, not to mention the threat of subscription only.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 15:19 UTC as 15th comment
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (242 comments in total)

Interesting camera.

Don't know what might happen next in photography industry but I might be getting the 645X model in two (?) years when the FF happens to come out (well that's a call for Sony but seems feasible).

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 11:57 UTC as 69th comment
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (274 comments in total)
In reply to:

Klaus Weber: I'm still using my Canon 5DMKII, waiting for an replacement. MKIII is a nice camera, but way too small step for a change, with more or less the same IQ.

So, I think like myself many more people are sitting and waiting. AF of the 5DMKII is lousy, luckily I am rarely doing action shooting, but whenever I do it is a pain. I could use higher resolution (reproduction photography), and for landscape higher DR would be very welcome.

This camera here looks amazing, in all aspects.

So Canon - please make the rumors come true, to bring you back into the game by spring next year. I would really not like to sell all my (partly very nice) lenses for a switch of brands, but if I have no other choice, I will do. For sure I will not invest further in Canon gear until I know that they can innovate again.

I used to have a 5D2 (and many more Canon cameras before that with L-lenses) and felt the same when the the 5D3 came out.
At that point I went to Nikon D800 and am pretty happy (obviously not all is glory but the overall package for me is definitely much better).

in my opinion the trouble Canon faces is the trust towards the brand. Let's say they finally update the old sensor tech but at this point why should I believe it won't happen again, waiting long for an important update? After all, talk as much as want about the overall system, sensor is the heart of camera not a side effect.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2014 at 09:16 UTC
On Pentax 645Z added to studio comparison database article (139 comments in total)
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Marcus Antonius: It's just where you look and what you want to see.
I'm sure Sony fanboys drool over this part:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=pentax_645z&attr13_1=nikon_d810&attr13_2=canon_eos6d&attr13_3=sony_a7r&attr15_0=jpeg&attr15_1=jpeg&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=jpeg&attr16_0=100&attr16_1=100&attr16_2=100&attr16_3=100&normalization=full&widget=1&x=-0.6613612565445026&y=0.30874775614057254

And RAW

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=pentax_645z&attr13_1=nikon_d810&attr13_2=canon_eos6d&attr13_3=sony_a7r&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=100&attr16_1=100&attr16_2=100&attr16_3=100&normalization=full&widget=1&x=-0.651881034249635&y=0.3136115693701445

Lackk of AA comes at cost though there is more resolving power.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 11:36 UTC
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Dimit: Clear is:Digital photography is a joint venture of electronics as well as optics.
Sony is no.1 in electronics,no doubt.
Zeiss is no.1 in optics.no doubt.
Jointly they'll become no.1 in the near future,that's what logic says.
More lens(no doubt),more a mount cameras(no doubt) is a subdivision of this procedure..all the rest is e-whining,trolls,etc,etc...

2 things must happen for getting no 1:

1. CDAF as fast as PDAF
2. professional level service around the world

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 17:55 UTC
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Just a Photographer: "Could you summarize Sony’s camera strategy in one sentence?"
We do not have a strategy we throw everything against a wall and when it sticks we call ourselves lucky at Sony.

"How do you go about persuading someone who might be invested in another system to switch to Sony?"
We have many people on DPReview forum that go into other forums just to tell everybody how bad your camera is but that Sony is better, even if it isn't the case. But we like trolling in other forums.

"How important are new photographers to Sony compared to experts or enthusiasts?"
We aim solely at the amateur market, we have always done so and we will keep doing so. Its hard to get people over from Nikon or Canon as they know they bought themselves into the right system.

"So are you focusing on improving AF performance in the next generation of FE mount cameras?"
I want to, yes. - But if you can read in between the lines it means I want to but we are not going to.

Thank you very much for the interview....

While funny, Sony has came out with pretty tangible stuff.
Sticking-experimental part is mostly their own cameras which I see more as a proof of concepts. The outcome in the sensors business however is pretty impressive including among many Nikon and all those maybe not so big in the market size but heavyweight MF makers: Hasselblad, Leaf, PhaesOne, Ricoh-Pentax.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 15:29 UTC

Hats off to Sony as the most innovative company in the photography field today.
Admittedly not all is rosy and flawless, but this is the risk with innovation.

As per rumours, Sony might be coming up next in some months with the global shutter. Interesting times.

Pity the same cannot be said to no 1 and 2 in the photography industry.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 13:59 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1575 comments in total)
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Galbertson: Greetings,
Been researching intensly D810. Also D610 , but does not have Live View exposure preview...what a stupid deletion.

Does anyone know if new iPhone soon to be released work as as external monitor directly out of hdmi port?

Looks like the exposure preview on the live view is there in the D810 by pressing the 'ok' button.

However didn't catch that in the manual for movie mode (maybe just got unnoticed when browsing quickly).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 10:08 UTC
On Phase One announces Capture One Pro 8 article (66 comments in total)
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Photo_AK: "... a single-user subscription is available for 10,00 USD / 8,00 EUR per month for a 12 month plan."

See Adobe? How come Phase One gets it right with their new Capture One Pro 8, and you don't at 9,99 USD / 12,29 EUR for your yearly CC Photography plan?

Correct, my bad, thanks Andrew!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 09:09 UTC
On Phase One announces Capture One Pro 8 article (66 comments in total)
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Photo_AK: "... a single-user subscription is available for 10,00 USD / 8,00 EUR per month for a 12 month plan."

See Adobe? How come Phase One gets it right with their new Capture One Pro 8, and you don't at 9,99 USD / 12,29 EUR for your yearly CC Photography plan?

While I don't like subscription only model from Adobe, you are comparing apples to oranges: Adobe plan is for 2 products Lr + PS
(Lr is roughly C1 equivalent and PS is an additional software).

Adobe doesn't have any plan for Lr only.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 08:46 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1575 comments in total)
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Galbertson: Greetings,
Been researching intensly D810. Also D610 , but does not have Live View exposure preview...what a stupid deletion.

Does anyone know if new iPhone soon to be released work as as external monitor directly out of hdmi port?

Indeed, the lack of the exposure preview seems to be weird.
I wonder if that could be implemented later on in the firmware?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 09:25 UTC
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)
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ihv: Looks to me like a statement that no exciting product is coming any time soon from Canon. It kind of says that the upcoming 7D2 is still using the old sensor tech.

Well maybe you notest I did'nt take the authority to tell how it will be. This is why I used: "Looks to me", "It kind of".

It presents what I (me) believe and what I (me) consider not much of improvement myself.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 11:45 UTC
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)
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AndreaV: Funny how so many people can complain even for a price reduction! :)
I would just consider it a very good news!

Depends how you look at it. In a tech-oriented trade show promoting your "old" stuff is not really like just starting the series of announcements about new innovations.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 09:30 UTC
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)

Looks to me like a statement that no exciting product is coming any time soon from Canon. It kind of says that the upcoming 7D2 is still using the old sensor tech.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 07:24 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
On Hands-on with the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition article (215 comments in total)
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Couscousdelight: Judged by it's image quality, for me, GoPro is pretty overrated...

What are your criteria i.e. you are comparing it to with what in the same class (small action cameras)?
Not saying the IQ is overly good but useful enough for what it is.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 10:15 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (813 comments in total)

While sometimes it might feel like gambling, Sony has to be congratulated for pushing new ideas.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 20:01 UTC as 226th comment
On Phase One announces IQ250 50MP CMOS medium format back article (192 comments in total)
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quiquae: I wonder who makes this CMOS sensor...

Sony

In the first post by PhaseOne dealer: http://www.luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?topic=86478.0

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 14:05 UTC

"The update is free for Creative Cloud members".

Well, this is why membership is paid for. Quite far from being free.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2014 at 21:29 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On Canon updates firmware for EOS-1D X article (72 comments in total)
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hikerdoc: So, a 1Dx user wishes to improve AF performance he/she logs onto the Canon site to download a firmware upgrade. A D4 user wishes to improve AF performance he/she logs onto the B&H site and buys a new body at a cost likely north of $6k.

While seemingly correct, Canon had major problems with the 1D3 and 1D4. Just a moment in time doesn't always tell the whole story.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2014 at 23:07 UTC
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PhotoHawk: There are much better programs out there for editing photographs than PS Elements for the same price or less. Frankly the GIMP and Rawtherapee combination is far more capable for $149.99 USD less. If one would want a current commercial package the latest versions of Corel's products are quite a bit more comprehensive.

GIMP and Rawtherapee are both for free, though the aspect of being better might be a subject of discussion.

I don't know exactly all the features but for the same price the Corel Photopaint has 64 bits engine to render images plus it has Nik Color Efex built in (PSE12 is 32).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 18:18 UTC
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