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On Olympus patent describes Google-Glass-like device post (15 comments in total)

It's glass war.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 02:47 UTC as 8th comment
On Site Update: notifications article (125 comments in total)

Immediately noticed it because it's in red next to the message area. I don't really need to see all activity in threads I participate in, but perhaps direct replies to my comments would be good.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 17:09 UTC as 76th comment
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Wally626: Seems like the close shutter, open shutter, wait, use EFC might result in less vibration in images but it would seem to introduce more lag between shutter button push and the actual image being taken. Nice thing about EFC as used by Sony and I assume the other makers is that the delay between shutter press and image recording becomes very short.

No discernible lag. I use it by default on my EM1. Basically went from getting sharp images to getting razor sharp images handheld from 1/30-1/320, as if I were using a tripod. Pretty impressive for a firmware update.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 16:44 UTC
On Win an Alaskan photo safari with Datacolor article (15 comments in total)
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DaveE1: Open to US residents only. Lucky US residents get a chance to win a trip to the US. ;-)

I live in Alaska and wouldn't mind winning a trip to Alabama, at least in the winter or late fall.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 17:25 UTC
On onOne Software's Perfect Effects 8 available for free article (117 comments in total)

Its black and white preset "deep blacks" looks pretty good at first glance.

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2014 at 22:00 UTC as 51st comment
On DSCF0813-ACR photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

This is an interesting image. It shows a nice and sharp trailer against the famous "mushy greens" that Adobe still produces. I've experimented a bit with some fuji raws and for the most part careful sharpening of the green areas and fine branches can help a lot. I think the detail is mostly still there.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 16:11 UTC as 1st comment
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OnCam: i must say the EVF is now as smooth as butter but i didnt see it unsatisfactory to start with. its still let down by shooting in daylight, i find myself covering the side of the camera with my left hand, a small eye cup would be fantastic & no a hat does not fix it for me.

Yes, that seems to be a problem with EVF's in general, that side light. I get the same problem with my Oly EM-1. I wear glasses and some kind of clip-on side shield would be perfect. They sell safety clip-ons, and perhaps with a little black paint... but for those without glasses a viewfinder cup that extended farther on one side might work well.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 03:23 UTC
On DSCF3627-Dramatic-Tones photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)

Nice shot.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 00:01 UTC as 4th comment
On Windows XP is dead. Long live Windows XP 'Bliss' article (119 comments in total)
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Lenscraft: Every time I read comments on DPReview, I'm struck by how negative and angry that they seem. This doesn't only apply to the Canon vs. Nikon vs. Sony etc comments. As a response to this rather lovely scenic, I'm reading things like this:

"Always seemed blurry to me"

"Horrible image. To avoid as background at all costs."

"Proof, if it were needed, that even a good photographer can produce an utterly uninspiring image that looks fake."

Why are folks so negative? It's a pretty picture. Not my personal style, but that doesn't mean that I tear it down. Remember, there is a human being, a photographer like you, behind that image.

Unfortunately the Internet to many people is like a megaphone you hold up to your rear end.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 22:17 UTC
On Adobe launches Lightroom for iPad post (130 comments in total)
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mlewan: And what about importing RAW files on your iPad and using this app to transfer them to your Desktop via the cloud?

Might work, but too slowly for any large pile. It sounds like you can edit raws on the ipad, and then later load the raws on your computer (quickly, normal way) and any ipad edits will show up on your computer if you want.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 15:50 UTC
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Roger Engelken: So far, more than one hour trying to update the firmware and no luck. You just have to LOVE this technology. I certainly do not. Fortunately the camera still comes on and shows version 1.1.

Roger it was a slightly longer than average download for me, but still was done in about five minutes. It sounds like you are just trickling it in. Be careful. If you unplugged it after it finished downloading that's a bricked camera.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 05:16 UTC

Certainly shows the potential, though I agree the editing needs work. I live a few miles from the glacier, and the caves have dramatically increased in popularity over the past couple years. Our photo group recently held a workshop at the glacier center and the one condition was that we show no photos of the ice caves. I think the forest service is worried about such heavy use and possible accidents. On a nice weekend day this winter you see big line of people making their way across the frozen lake.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 15:44 UTC as 26th comment

If my 17 inch laptop could play 4K without stuttering it would look awesome.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 19:19 UTC as 30th comment
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (535 comments in total)
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alffastar: Oly never made a micro 4/3 lens with 24-120mm equivalent and 2.8-4.0. Even if Oly makes such a lens it will cost more than this camera and will be both bigger and havier, so I am definitely buying this Canon to use it as everyday camera and also travel camera and will use only my primes with my OM-D!

If it's fairly sharp wide open they have a good one. Oly makes exactly this lens for regular 4/3 cameras and it's very nice, 24-120 f2.8-4 and weathersealed. I'd consider this camera, especially if they have made sensor improvements too.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 16:06 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1645 comments in total)

What always amazes me is how close the cameras are in these scenes, though surprisingly the DXO high ranked Nikon looks pretty darn noisy here. Examining the raws, the Canon looks a little better than you would guess. The EM1, which I have, looks good except for lots of red/magenta in the faces. For some reason the red also looks smoothed over, like maybe they cranked up red channel noise reduction. I haven't noticed that with mine. The Fuji is most notable for low color noise in the low-light scene. It looks like a good camera for people who don't like to do NR, because it has already been done, smooth and slightly soft looking. But the other scenes, with careful NR, would look about the same.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 01:25 UTC as 137th comment
On Challenge of Challenges 2013: the results are in article (39 comments in total)

Great job everyone, and congratulations to Gutkin.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 18:09 UTC as 6th comment
On Fujifilm X-T1 real-world samples gallery article (187 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: Too bad these 'real world' samples were made by a bad photographer.
With these pictures shown you can't judge the camera - what a missed chance.

As far as I can tell the photos look they they are taken with a high DR camera on low contrast cloudy days without PP, meant to show "out of camera" results. They do the job. It's not a reviewer's job to act as a PR agent for a particular camera. If you want to see perfect, PP'd Fuji shots, look in the forums or on Flickr.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 21:53 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 real-world samples gallery article (187 comments in total)
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iShootWideOpen: You guys need to put this camera in capable hands to get a good impression. These snaps make the camera look bad.

Perhaps in the middle of the office dart board...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 21:46 UTC
On P1260231 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

Yes, a good shot. Raw, I'm sure would look a fair bit better for sharpness.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 19:17 UTC as 2nd comment
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OBI656: So I have updated my CC version but Perspective Warp nowhere to be seen ... ?

What is going on ADOBE ?

Look under the Edit menu. Perspective Warp.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2014 at 03:21 UTC
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