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ihv

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On Hands-on with the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition article (187 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 (759 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 199th comment
On Phase One announces IQ250 50MP CMOS medium format back news story (197 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
On Adobe adds Perspective Warp and 3D printing to Photoshop CC news story (158 comments in total)

"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 news story (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

double post, sorry.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 12:03 UTC as 142nd comment
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whtchocla7e: As an amateur, I will never accept the subscription model.
I don't change cameras often and I don't process files frequently. I would never get my monies worth.

If I use it Sundays only it doesn't mean I don't appreciate the pro features.

There is a nice example in the music making world - exactly the same feature set costs very different amount whether it is for personal use or for serious production (Reaper).

I applaud this approach.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 12:03 UTC
On Lightroom 5 Public Beta: What's New article (90 comments in total)

Very happy about focussing on editing. The healing brush alone makes me very happy.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 08:37 UTC as 31st comment
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RStyga: And, of course, we'll be forced to use the latest Adobe product... How nice of them... 'Sick of their "policy"... Although I own Elements 8, I have to purchase, again, Elements 10 to use ACR 6.7 for my K-01...

If you are concerned with new camera support, then Adobe has made quite a big effort for camera makers to use an open standard format. One can only blame camera makers here.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 12:30 UTC

I might get one, very nice concept.

P.S. Sony has Full HD @ 60fps, lovely.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 09:05 UTC as 42nd comment
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Morpho Hunter: Ah ...must due be the 36mp sensor ...why else would a camera that cannot produce sharp hand-held images when viewed at 100% win such an award?

You have obviously not tried the camera.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2012 at 20:54 UTC
On Nikon D800 preview (1118 comments in total)
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srimano: As a Canon user (with a quite an investment in Canon gear), I was at first too disappointed to see lower specs of Canon 5d3 and 1dx, in comparison to D4 and D800. To add to this, DxO Marks declared D800 sensor as the new 'Best' sensor leading even PhaseOne IQ180 (previous best).

From the sensor quality and image quality point of view (ignoring all other aspects like focusing etc), is D800 sensor really that good?

When I looked, like hundreds of samples images.. I am not convinced at all. I still think D3s and 1Ds3 produce more stunning images than D800/D4 and 1Dx respectively. Hell with the metrics some people use to compare those sensors..

In this case, I think I will just go with my eyes. I will continue to be Canon...

Based on my own unscientific comparisons (I have a 5D2) the Nikon D800 file has A LOT MORE of flexibility in post processing. I was surprised to see that not only the details were recoverable in shadows but also the colors were there, no comparison with the 5D2. However to make most out of extra resolution a very good lens has to be used in conjunction with good exposure speed/tripod. The D800 is a dream camera for studio-landscape shooters.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2012 at 10:46 UTC
On First Impressions: Using the Nikon D800 article (310 comments in total)
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hunk: Thanks. I own this camera two days and, coming from 20 years Canon, it's an amazing experience. I bought the camera for the megapixels in combination with the clean shadows which take some pushing around... but I'm thrilled with the other sides of the camera. It handles like a dream. AF, LOTS of buttons, the viewfinder, it's really good. Take a picture from 15 people, rotate the wheel and it shows 15 faces, one by one. Amazing stuff. One button push and it shows the pixels at the AF point in 100%... no more endless pushing the magnification button. Many buttons are customizable so you build your own ergonomics. It's all easy, even for a Canon guy.

I can't compare it to a 5DmkIII but it's a dream come true from a 5DmkII and 1DmkIII user.

How was the Nikon interface coming from Canon, easy to adjust? Looking at Canon I can't escape the feeling that they feel themselves alone in the marketplace. Time to replace my 5D2 for something modern.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2012 at 09:17 UTC
On First Impressions: Using the Nikon D800 article (310 comments in total)
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Taikonaut: After playing with D800 video Dan Chung chose the 5DMkIII.

According to the EOSHD review, at 1080p the already pretty old Panasonic GH2 has much better video quality than the 5D3. The 5D3 shines when it is about very high ISO though. Nevertheless, the codec implementation on the Canon side is no good. Overall, while there is a difference it is not a big one between the D800 & 5D3.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2012 at 09:06 UTC
On Canon announces EOS 5D Mark III 22MP full-frame DSLR news story (500 comments in total)

I don't mind the price, but I don't really see what makes it up.

Evolutionary update after 4 years is worth at maximum the price of the predecessor.

Btw. where is the F-sync? Why built-in mic downgrade to mono? Was it really necessary to change that? What about DR, no word in the announcment, huh? Why I have a bad feeling Canon has put some premium features only because they felt they cannot do anymore without because of competition?

I might first time pass the upgrade having owned both the first & second 5Ds.
For fun shooting mirrorless has a lot more innovation and pretty capable IQ.
Now looking at the SLR dinosources the mirrorless might take over some serious stuff too.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 11:56 UTC as 90th comment

Third party is doing the same much cheaper with more range and features.

0 (zero) innovation.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 11:43 UTC as 26th comment

I couldn't find any reference to the question many probably have - is LR4 beta feature complete?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 09:48 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On Lightroom 4 Review article (480 comments in total)
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Photo-Wiz: If they could only improve the Clone brush so that it works more like the one in Elements. The one in Lightroom is so cumbersome and difficult to use accurately.

I was quite surprised not to see that included. Hopefully in the final version. If no other magic, at least movements must be allowed instead of spot fixing.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 09:01 UTC
On Video Interview: Chuck Westfall of Canon at PPE 2011 news story (104 comments in total)

P.S. Looks like C.W is not really needed by Canon anymore - he is extremely limited what he can say. He used to be more a tech guy, now it is more about excuses and marketing.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2011 at 00:18 UTC as 41st comment
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