jkrumm

jkrumm

Lives in United States Duluth, MN, United States
Works as a teacher
Joined on Oct 13, 2007

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jkrumm: I've always exposed to the right, but no matter what people say, even with the blinkies on it's easy to blow some highlights, so my exposures have slowly moved a little left, and the modest increase in noise just does not matter. Digital sensors are much better at capturing shadow detail than retaining highlight detail.

Live histograms tend to be less accurate than the blinkies, at least on my camera. But it all depends on the subject. When I shoot faces, I usually want to expose for the face and let the highlights blow if needed. With nice side light into trees, I'll underexpose a little, knowing that the camera will not be right about the highlights in the raw file even in my EVF.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 20:07 UTC

I've always exposed to the right, but no matter what people say, even with the blinkies on it's easy to blow some highlights, so my exposures have slowly moved a little left, and the modest increase in noise just does not matter. Digital sensors are much better at capturing shadow detail than retaining highlight detail.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 16:47 UTC as 158th comment | 3 replies

The images look like there's a decent sensor in it, but the lens only looks ok.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 01:13 UTC as 20th comment
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grasscatcher: I hope that they've thoroughly fixed their panorama stitching engine. My experience with PSE10 stitching was that it seemed to choke on anything more than five high-resolution photos, which is why I switched to MS ICE.

Just tried it with two rows of shots, 12 total images, worked well and fairly quickly, and saved as a DNG which is nice. Not sure if it would choke a huge number of images.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 16:26 UTC
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jkrumm: I just see Lightroom 5 in my updater, but with 4 million users they likely have to control the rollout a bit so I suspect I'll see it soon enough.

That worked, thanks. Had to solve a crash at start-up problem too, but apparently that's a bug for the whole cc program that is fixed by logging out and in again.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 19:37 UTC

I just see Lightroom 5 in my updater, but with 4 million users they likely have to control the rollout a bit so I suspect I'll see it soon enough.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 16:51 UTC as 141st comment | 2 replies
On Art Wolfe: In search of Emperor Penguins in Antarctica article (31 comments in total)

I get error messages with the images after clicking.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 14:10 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
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dialstatic: Edits to stuff in Aperture do not survive the transition to Photos. I'm sure it's a nicer app than iPhoto was, but I'm making the switch to the conpetition.

It actually seems a little worse than iPhoto at first try. I think aping the iOS app was a mistake.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 22:05 UTC
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jkrumm: I think I'll get one for my ski helmet. What's the video like?

Upon further research it looks like this is real, so I will not be getting it for my ski helmet. I don't even own a ski helmet.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 13:17 UTC

I think I'll get one for my ski helmet. What's the video like?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 03:06 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
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Abdo: The only problem is not having a program to synchronize with your computer. Does anyone have a solution for this?

I suspect we will see various solutions for this, plug-ins for Lightroom, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 17:48 UTC

I just tried an 88mb 16 bit tiff and it took it just fine. Preview looks off because it's in Pro-Photo RGB is all. Looks like it could be a useful archiving service.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 17:47 UTC as 68th comment

You guys are getting good at these videos. One thing I like to do when shooting roller derby is slow shutter panning. Set a higher f-stop, lower iso and go crazy. Low keeper rate but the good ones can look awesome. Good way to test out the panning IS mode too.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2015 at 14:46 UTC as 42nd comment

It looks very similar noise wise, but that lens is either quite soft everywhere except the center, or there was a focusing problem.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2015 at 23:53 UTC as 21st comment
On B-grip launches Uno holster for compact system cameras article (108 comments in total)
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ChowMonkey: This looks rather silly.

I know my woman would be repelled if she saw me in this.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 20:44 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (755 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I have one simple question. Why did the Canon 70D receive a MUCH higher score(83 vs. 81) and the Gold award? What does the 70D do that the E-M5 MK II doesn’t?

If I picked up the 70D right now and shot it side by side with the E-M5 MK II what would the 70D be that much better for? Both cameras are still at a similar price point today and they are in the same category. So what makes the 70D so much better?

Is the issue that the 70D was rated against the competition of 2 years ago and the E-M5 MK II is rated against the competition of today? Shouldn't the ratings value always increase if the cameras are always getting better? Why are cameras like the A6000 and the E-M5 MK II rated lower than the 70D?

I still cannot fathom why I should choose a Canon 70D over an Olympus E-M5 MK II. If I purchased solely based on your conclusions and ratings then I could see no other option. Thankfully, I didn't wait for the review and bought the E-M5 MK II sight unseen. I don't regret it that one bit.

It would be nice if they got rid of the awards, but we seem trained to expect some kind of arbitrary final score. I'd rather see a list of pluses and minuses, concluding remarks, and leave it at that. But hey, I think grades are stupid too.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 15:42 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (755 comments in total)

ISO 400 pus two stops definitely looks better than iso 200 +3. Interesting. I suppose it's good to know the sweet spot for a scene.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 19:54 UTC as 172nd comment | 1 reply
On samsung_nx500_ISO-200_SAM_0843 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Pretty nice handling of highlights and shadows for a camera jpeg.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2015 at 20:07 UTC as 1st comment

I've returned to using what is basically a nice daytrip/book backpack. Works well enough to hold an extra lens and whatever, and I keep my camera in my hands. Throw a small polartec blanket inside if you want padding.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2015 at 15:31 UTC as 18th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)

Thanks for telling me what reset means when doing in-camera editing. I've used my EM-1 for over a year and always assumed it meant cancel.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 19:06 UTC as 91st comment
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