skytripper

skytripper

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Adobe's Max conference is very aptly named. Their company slogan should be "We screw our customers to the max!"

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 22:10 UTC as 10th comment

It is very unfortunate that the GX7's grip is so chunky and just plain ugly. Looks like a very nice camera otherwise.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 20:54 UTC as 126th comment | 3 replies

Shockingly mediocre selection.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 17:06 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (269 comments in total)

"Noxia" has to be one of the worst name choices ever in the history of product branding. The word "noxious" immediately comes to mind.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 17:04 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies

Adobe MUST allow users to access their own edited images, with or without a subscription. Anything less would be outrageous. As for letting former subscribers continue to use a version of Lightroom with limited functions... this is neither here not there.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2014 at 19:55 UTC as 21st comment
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Samuel Dilworth: Paving the path to subscription-only Lightroom, as feared …

I long for the old days of selling something the customer wants at a fair price. Why is this model so untenable?

@String: It's not a conspiracy, it's an extortion racket.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 20:13 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2062 comments in total)
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Macx: 1) When considering equivalence (i.e. DoF, diffraction and total light/shot noise) sensor plays second fiddle to the lens: Given the same FoV and the same physical (virtual) aperture, you'll get the same image characteristics, no matter if you're shooting an image on your phone or on your medium format digital back. The thing that is holding your phone back in performance is for most intents and purposes the tiny lens and not the tiny sensor.

2) The difference in DoF and shot noise between different formats only come to play at the extreme ends of the exposure gamut: Bluntly, on a bright day, shooting for a wide depth of field your phone will give you roughly the same performance as your dslr. Only when the phone is out of its comfort zone the difference becomes apparent. Cameras using 1", 4:3 or APS-format sensors are a few stops shy of the comfort zone of current FF cameras. If you're not actually using those stops there is little to distinguish it.

"The thing that is holding your phone back in performance is for most intents and purposes the tiny lens and not the tiny sensor."

As written, this statement makes no sense. Tiny sensors, which almost always have large numbers of tiny pixels crammed into a tiny space, are inherently noisier than larger sensors with similar pixel counts. Unless everything I've read is in error, there's no way for that tiny sensor to produce images similar in quality to the images captured by sensors that are significantly larger.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 16:37 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (424 comments in total)
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PVCdroid: I'm convinced Apple decided that people are too slow and dumb to handle complicated software. What's strange is their focus on photography lately with a new ad campaign. Draw them in and keep it simple, stupids. And I was suspicious Apple was going to go whole hog into new sensors/cameras/lenses/software with all their dough.

Most people ARE too dumb to handle complicated software. Let's not forget that Apple's original mission was to make computers "for the rest of us". As people have gotten dumber and dumber, Apple software has followed suit.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 18:06 UTC
On Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review preview (182 comments in total)

Why is DP Review wasting time on this forgettable camera when many cameras that are much more worthy, and much more interesting, sometimes never get reviewed at all?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 16:44 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
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VadymA: Wouldn't consider it even for $0.99/month. I just despise PS counterintuitive concept of layers.

You're kidding, right?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 17:38 UTC

Adobe wouldn't be doing this if Photoshop users were flocking to Creative Cloud the way some analysts claim they are.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 17:38 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: Setting aside all the hype and hoollaballoo...

The ergonomics of this camera is starting to thread dangerously on the infamous Nikon 1 cardboard cut out... a very gruesome and ugly camera series.

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Some people just aren't happy unless they're bashing something. Imagine living your whole life thinking the glass is always half-empty.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 18:19 UTC
On bb_ISO_500_DSC08981 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

There are two photos of a young woman reading a newspaper in a cafe. Notice how much noise there is in the RAW conversion compared to the straight JPEG version.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 17:52 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
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AshMills: That's not very clear- will the "legacy" versions keep working if you stop paying?

Of course! No pay, no play. Legalized extortion at its finest!

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 22:43 UTC
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Sannaborjeson: Owl is really interesting.
The rest is just terribly overprocessed in software, to my taste.

Did somebody say something? It sounded like a squeaking rat.

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 17:15 UTC
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Sannaborjeson: Owl is really interesting.
The rest is just terribly overprocessed in software, to my taste.

Overprocessed is the new "normal". The masses have no taste, and have never had any taste.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2014 at 17:00 UTC
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balios: Sneaky. They've split the images into a checker-board pattern. A right-click save-as only gets you a tiny portion of the image. Adding to my Monet desktop backgrounds is going to take some work...

No, if you click what looks like a download icon at the bottom of the image on its descriptive page, you'll get the whole image at full size. On a Mac, you then just Control-click and select "Save image as". Dunno what the equivalent command is on a pc.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 17:56 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Neal Hood: Count me on the side of the 24-70 lens. For portraiture, just crop in raw to equate it to a 100 lens. It will work superbly and, I bet the outcome will be better than if taken with at 100 on a 28-100 lens. So there is a work around for the shorter mm lens on the series III, however there isn't much of a workaround if you really need 24 for a shot. 24mm adds more opportunity and capability than one might at first think.

Cropping an image shot at 70mm does not "equate it" to the same scene shot at 100mm because the perspective is different. The longer the lens, the more flattened the foreground/background relationships become. Conversely, the wider the lens, the more exaggerated those relationships become. You can shoot portraits even with a 35mm lens and simply crop the image, but the face will look more elongated than it would when shot with a longer lens. The 80-100mm focal length range is considered ideal for portrature because it creates a pleasing, natural-looking rendition of the human face—neither unnaturally flattened nor unnaturally elongated.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 20:21 UTC
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EssexAsh: "photographer Art Wolfe has built perhaps one of the strongest brands in his field."

Who? Guess his brand could be better. Whoever he is.

And who are you? Ignorant and proud of it!

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 16:25 UTC
On Little beauty: Nordin Seruyan's macro images article (352 comments in total)
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Prairie Pal: Mostly muddled and distracted even if you reclassify it as surrealism. I always enjoy creative endeavors, but even the better of these lack enough polish to reach "meh" status. 1,3,7,11&12 are disasters.

It's your loss if you are too jaded to appreciate beauty when you see it.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2014 at 16:09 UTC
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