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FocusPuller

Lives in United States Los Angeles, CA, United States
Works as a Assistant cameraman
Joined on Sep 29, 2006

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FocusPuller: Google made the same offer after they bought the NIK Collection, which I took advantage of. At the time I was using Aperture and the plug-ins worked great. After the Great Apple Betrayal of Aperture users, I eventually switched to Capture Pro One, which I am slowly getting acclimated to. And lo and behold, Capture One will allow a round trip to a Nik component for a raw file converted to jpg and I believe TIFF as well! I did download the Collection again to see if it has been updated, and the Installer message actually reads "A newer version already exists,' so I guess nothing has changed.

In any event, my conspiratorial mind requires me to ask what other shoe is going to drop, since giving away the Collection cannot be the end of this story.

Aperture sucked because Apple stopped developing it. What Apple replaced Aperture with REALLy sucks.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 15:28 UTC

Google made the same offer after they bought the NIK Collection, which I took advantage of. At the time I was using Aperture and the plug-ins worked great. After the Great Apple Betrayal of Aperture users, I eventually switched to Capture Pro One, which I am slowly getting acclimated to. And lo and behold, Capture One will allow a round trip to a Nik component for a raw file converted to jpg and I believe TIFF as well! I did download the Collection again to see if it has been updated, and the Installer message actually reads "A newer version already exists,' so I guess nothing has changed.

In any event, my conspiratorial mind requires me to ask what other shoe is going to drop, since giving away the Collection cannot be the end of this story.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 19:37 UTC as 66th comment | 3 replies
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probert500: "Eviscerate" has a very strong negative connotation - misleading headline.

Totally inappropriate use of "eviscerate", which means to disembowel, NOT disassemble for purpose of analysis. Some creative commenters could get work spinning for Donald Trump. (He didnt actually MEAN...)

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 21:28 UTC
On Connect post Apple iPhone 6s Plus camera review (161 comments in total)

WOW. Pic #3 an update to 1984.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2015 at 02:33 UTC as 30th comment
On article Nikon releases ViewNX-i image browsing software (108 comments in total)

Haven't installed yet, but it appears from comments that the best that can be said is that it is "blazing fast", which is good because it also seems like one would want to get to another app really quickly to do any real work. Sounds like another step backward for Nikon software, which I was very happy with until Nikon started "improving" things. Oh well.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 14:37 UTC as 13th comment

Not so sure about the drone application. At $40k with lens and at least 6 lbs this isnt going on the toys everyone is obsessed with. Big-budget films, maybe, but that would be a very small market.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 16:56 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
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MayaTlab0: Thanks for talking a bit about Arri. I think this is a brand many camera manufacturers should give a long, careful look at. Arri was late to the digital party and yet right now in many areas they are considered the reference. It isn't because of the Alexa and Co specification sheet, which has nothing particularly extraordinary, but simply because of a better overall design that actually cares about users and helping them achieve their artistic intentions.

"...noone owns a camera but rents it."

Not completely true in the digital age. ARRI film cameras were always available for sale.When Panavision was a major player in film cameras, one could only rent them. Now, with ARRI and RED the predominant camera players, more filmmakers and DP's can and do own their cameras.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 16:45 UTC
On Connect post Apple reveals Photos beta for developers (125 comments in total)

Aperture users should look into Capture One Pro 8. Very good and very Mac-friendly. I think Apple made a BIG mistake abandoning Aperture users and steering them to LR. Very fishy.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 15:58 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies

WOW.

Amazing. This is actually pretty much worthless. Artifacts all over the place. Guess they were using The Surface to render?

Thanks, Microsoft. Another winner.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2014 at 18:51 UTC as 21st comment
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InTheMist: Downgrading my account.

Adobe, you suck for forcing this subscription mess on users.

So hateful, Henry, like so many internet commenters you debase honest discussions about ANYTHING. You think you're clever? Grow up.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 15:56 UTC
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Gavin Abegglen: Really a $1000 , for a toy for under $200 you could get something that can do the same and even better . For a $1000 you could something , like a DJI Phantom or Wakera QX 350 PRO, which did even more including flight time .

have to agree with :By RichRMA (2 hours ago)
Annoying, Apple-like, 20-something hipsterism.

Hilarious, snark-like, 40-something superior-ism

Link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 14:25 UTC
On Connect post Sony's next flagship Xperia smartphone may shoot 4K video (60 comments in total)

Because what the world needs is YouTube videos of cats, babies, and people falling down in 4K? Thanks, Sony.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 17:31 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
On Connect post Make your own Google Street View virtual tours (8 comments in total)

The GOOGLE march to world domination continues apace. Resistance is futile.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2013 at 16:23 UTC as 1st comment
On article Studio comparison widget (13 comments in total)

Of what use is comparing a Sony with a Zeiss lens to a Nikon with a Nikkor lens? Is that a test of lenses or cameras, or what?

Also, what are we looking at in RAW mode? Isn 't it another jpg? Is the same raw processor used in all cases?

Seems like all one can do is compare "this" lens with "this" camera to "that" lens with "that" camera.

What am I missing here?

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2013 at 18:38 UTC as 2nd comment

Useless pretty much on a smartphone. Navigation in Safari dodgy. So far, no good.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 01:30 UTC as 19th comment
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IcyVeins: Why are cine lenses measured in T stops and regular lenses in f stops?

To which I would add depth of field is still a function of the F/stop, and would be somewhat less than the T/stop.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2012 at 20:46 UTC
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