jkrumm

jkrumm

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

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On IMG_3036b_2 in the Waves challenge (2 comments in total)

Lovely light. Always fun to see a small sensor camera win these things.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2013 at 21:46 UTC as 1st comment

If it's newsworthy you'd be better off selling it yourself , after registering the copyright.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2013 at 16:56 UTC as 3rd comment
On New image viewing options for forums article (162 comments in total)

This is the single biggest improvement to the forums I have seen (well the new moderators are good too). Love being able to pull up a larger version as a slide show, with the loupe if the photos are larger. Makes looking at the photographs more fun. Thanks, and nice job.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2013 at 21:50 UTC as 40th comment
On The Lightroom catalog article (315 comments in total)
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acidic: It should be noted that just because the LR Catalog file is backed up does not mean the image files are backed up. Someone will undoubtedly confuse the two and will lose their image files as a result.

My biggest gripe with LR is that it lacks metadata import/export functionality. It would be nice to be able to export IPTC/EXIF data form a catalog (or subset of the catalog) as a .csv file, as well as import that data back in. Many image databases allow this, so I'm sure Adobe is more than capable of adding such a feature.

Lightroom creates a copy of the imported raw according to your needs. You have to have a copy even to see it on the screen, a jpeg preview. You need a high res copy to work on images at 100 percent. But you can tell Lightroom how long to hold on to these previews (a month, etc) so that too much space isn't used. If you go back to look at older images, new previews are created.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 28, 2012 at 21:32 UTC
On The Lightroom catalog article (315 comments in total)
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Gregm61: Having to import images "into" Lightroom......flat sucks. That's all there is to it. I just want a program that will open up any file I have on my computer.....from where I originally put it. Photoshop does that, and that's all I need.

Lightroom works for me. I have it create new folders for each import (unless I wan't images added to an existing folder). I can tell it to copy the images or just add them from the existing location (useful if you have already put them in a folder where you want). It doesn't store images away in some secret location...they are right where I want them, in my case on a couple mirrored external drives.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 28, 2012 at 21:26 UTC
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Apewithacamera: They all look soft and whats with all the CA coming through the tree branches? :(

Take a look at the portrait of the man in the blue coat. The eyes are a little soft at %100 because it seems front-focused a touch, but the teeth and lips have incredible detail. You just have to search the images to find where the plane of focus actually is.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 22:42 UTC
On PT3C9199 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

I assume he was trying to show how it looks at extremes, and you can assume that stopping down will make it better.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2012 at 21:29 UTC as 4th comment
On PT3C9253-ACR-processed photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Another good shot, and a good lens test too. Looks sharp, though it has that slightly smooth look that I assume is from the AA filter.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2012 at 21:27 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On PT3C9329-ACR-processed photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Love this shot. Looks like a nice lens to me.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2012 at 21:23 UTC as 2nd comment
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Cane: So if you are outside and don't have wifi, you are stuck using the cable only, like it's 1980?

Oh, I guess I didn't read the fine print. I just assumed it worked off bluetooth when wifi wasn't available.

Many phones can indeed act as hotspots, though that's another fee.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2012 at 00:34 UTC
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TORN: Corner to corner sharpness, well...

http://www.pekkapotka.com/journal/2012/11/14/olympus-mzuiko-17mm-f18.html

Sure, you should have an 11x14 inch view camera.... There are times when you want to maximize the quality of any format, if you can. I really enjoy using the 12-60 on my OMD in part for the range but also for that extra contrast and resolution.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2012 at 19:53 UTC
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TORN: Corner to corner sharpness, well...

http://www.pekkapotka.com/journal/2012/11/14/olympus-mzuiko-17mm-f18.html

Sure, but actually read Potka's words and relative enthusiasm for the lens. It has better micro-contrast, so it appears sharper than the Panasonic. It also is better with back-lit situations, with less fringing. Sounds like he likes it, but he's keeping his 4/3 12-60 for the best 17mm performance on those occasions when image quality matters most.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2012 at 17:52 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A99 samples gallery article (159 comments in total)

I've also downloaded and processed a few raws in LR 4.2 that were way, way sharper than these, so I'd chalk it up to a strangely detail-mushing jpeg engine. Though according to a recent Luminous Landscape review, the A99 files definitely need good sharpening, as they seem to be using a medium strength AA filter.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 17:28 UTC as 27th comment
On Coming soon: Lens Reviews to return to dpreview.com article (272 comments in total)
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jkrumm: One strange thing about Dxo lens tests, unlike lenstip and slrgear, they rate 4/3 and m43 lenses from poor to middling, at least in resolution. Not sure what the reason is. Maybe they are not taking sensor size into account? Will be interesting to see what they get out of the new Oly 75 1.8, which appears to be about as flawless as lenses get.

So in essence they aren't rating lens performance, they are rating lens+sensor performance. I think the main problem is the way they present resolution, with a graph from "poor" to "excellent." It's a little misleading, since it implies that one lens is less sharp than another, regardless of sensor. And I suppose if they ever tested medium or large format cameras, they'd have to invent a new graph that goes beyond excellent.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2012 at 18:36 UTC
On Coming soon: Lens Reviews to return to dpreview.com article (272 comments in total)

One strange thing about Dxo lens tests, unlike lenstip and slrgear, they rate 4/3 and m43 lenses from poor to middling, at least in resolution. Not sure what the reason is. Maybe they are not taking sensor size into account? Will be interesting to see what they get out of the new Oly 75 1.8, which appears to be about as flawless as lenses get.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2012 at 17:34 UTC as 102nd comment | 5 replies

I don't care what you call them. I don't wan't a smart phone, so as soon as they make a good camera as slim as my ipod touch, or put a good camera in my ipod touch, I'm happy.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2012 at 02:37 UTC as 51st comment
On Photo contest: Enter for a chance to win $5,000 article (130 comments in total)

A couple questions... the rules say images cannot previously have been shown through any "media channels." I'm guessing they mean newspapers, magazines, and major websites where the image is featured in some way, but they could mean just putting it on Flickr. Can you clarify?

Also, it looks like the image can be from any time, not just taken after the contest started. Is that true?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 16:43 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies

Has to be the eica.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 17:03 UTC as 47th comment
On Photokina 2012: Olympus Stand Report article (48 comments in total)
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InTheMist: That's an impressive lens on the XZ-2. I just wish it had a viewfinder.

And no, I don't mean a 'stacker' viewfinder.

I was hoping for a hint of a future release. The best we have is a Terada interview from a couple days ago, but he said nothing for sure about an E7. The three year cycle puts a release at next fall...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 21:39 UTC

I wouldn't mind a re-done Picasa with some cool Nik adjustment features.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 18:48 UTC as 31st comment
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