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On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)
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Fog Maker: What is not mentioned in the text above, but elsewhere, is that Apple is working closely with Adobe, to make migration to Lightroom easier. So this is truly the end.

And another quote from MacRumors: "While Photos will allow users to store, search, and edit photos via the cloud on Apple devices, it is unlikely to include the more robust, professional-oriented tools found in Aperture." I am really starting to hate Apple now. Very, VERY disappointing.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 18:45 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)

I love everything about Aperture and only hope that the new Photos app is at least as good. Having said that, I am very concerned with rather frustrating lack of innovation from Apple in a post-Steve era (which is now almost three years believe it or not). I don't like the complexity of PS with layers concept; Aperture also applies layers but in a much more friendly manner IMO. I was hoping for more features in terms of cloning in Aperture like lasso tool for example. So I would rather see Apple continue developing Apperture then changing to something else. I guess we just have to wait and see. Overall, rather frustrating news.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 18:28 UTC as 133rd comment
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vkphoto: Hello,
Thank you dpreview for featuring the project and thank you all for kind comments. I acquired ICA long time ago but used it only few times with original glass plates, and then it was collecting dust sitting as a decoration on the bookshelf.
Few comments/answers
1.I did the project purely for fun and yet after almost two years, still using the camera.
2.I chose Sony NEX because of its compact body, excellent focus peaking and tilting LCD. I think it was a good choice because now I can attach A7 using the same adapter.
3.I did little post processing in ACR, Tessar is surprisingly sharp and works well for the close-up photography
4.Old ICA’s front/rear standard has some movements for tilt, shift, rise, fall and swing.
All the best and have fun!

Wonderful. Where can we see more samples?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 20:18 UTC

Wouldn't consider it even for $0.99/month. I just despise PS counterintuitive concept of layers.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 17:10 UTC as 69th comment | 8 replies
On Panasonic FZ1000: Not just another superzoom... article (158 comments in total)
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Retzius: Meanwhile, Nikon is having a deep discussion on whether to include a touch screen and a dedicated ISO button on its next Dslr

I don't think FZ1000 is a serious threat to a DSLR. For certain applications - maybe; but there are so many things FZ1000 cannot do, so I am certainly not ditching my DSLR yet.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 16:48 UTC

Hmm, I am getting practically the same effect by taking a video with just one phone while moving the arm holding the phone in a wide arch over my head from one side to another. Sure I am not "freezing" the moment but comparing cost and efforts I don't see their point really.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 23:03 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2962 comments in total)
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iae aa eia: When it comes the aperure, I don't see the big deal here yet. Its lens has a very uninteresting range equivalent to ƒ/5.2-8.1 compared to FF, and still quite uninteresting to ƒ/3.4-5.3 compared to FT. OK, in its category it's quite a deal, specially considering how well this lens may perform overall, its compactness and beacuse it's taking the lead when it comes to aperture.

But it is rather confusing though; I thought 1.8 is FF equivalent. Thanks for clarification.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 02:18 UTC
On Canon USA brings white EOS Rebel SL1 to America article (119 comments in total)

I never thought I would say that, but with all that “avalanche” of retro-looking cameras, this body actually looks rather refreshing. I think it might become a New Retro pretty soon :)

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 18:25 UTC as 25th comment
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icexe: I think the the people saying these images are mediocre should look at the entirety of the photos in each collection. Each of these images were individual photos picked from collections that tell a pretty powerful story when viewed in their entirety.

I think if you took the time to look at them in their proper context, you will have a much different opinion of them.

I did. Went though the entire set of series in Pro category and was quite disappointed overall with just a couple of exception. And I was looking explicitly for the context, not the quality. Way too many series reminded me of a photo club-like projects that I used to participate: photographing local bridges, park alleys, social events from hundreds of different angles. Most of my projects looked exactly like some of those winners; the only difference is that I usually trashed mine instead of sending them to a contest. Just look at my album here called "Panning"; how is it different from the top three winners in Conceptual category? So when I go to see a world contest, I don't want to see the same stuff I can find in my personal amateur album; I want to see much more, I want to see Wow, I want to feel speechless, I want something absolutely breathtaking. I didn't get any of that from the Sony winners, even from those that I liked.

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2014 at 03:23 UTC
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Danny: Excellent photo's, and to those who are negative: where is your picture in this list? Or are you just too good?

There are some very good series indeed, but I have to admit - watching some "winners" made me think just that: "I am either too good or at least as good as they are". And I am just a lousy amateur who barely touches the camera throughout a year.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 17:40 UTC

Sadly Apple hasn't released anything new since Steve Jobs left this world; which is 2.5 years already.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 15:20 UTC as 3rd comment
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PERCY2: Very Popular these days: SELFIE that's the theme of the contest and of course the Winner nailed it

You can cee the reflection of the left hand along the rim at the bottom of the glass (and possibly the camera as well).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 18:08 UTC

To reduce processing time, why don't they simply reduce sensor resolution from 15x3 to 10x3? This would give them the same volume of 30mp to process as 4:1:1 but at the same time preserve true Foveon nature of "real color in every pixel". The idea of Quad seems pure marketing gimmic to me in an attampt to go back to 4.9MP sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 19:43 UTC as 101st comment | 2 replies

I make my own breakfast every day; is this enough to interview me for a cooking website? Seriously, if this is the best of instagram, I am happy I never looked at it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 06:20 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply

Beautiful work but the images would surprise me more if a typical mom who lives on a farm in rural Russia took them (most likely some time between long hours of farm work to support her kids and drinking husband). For a wealthy professional photographer, who Elena really is, they look rather standard IMO. She is definitely a talented artist, knows her gear and how to apply clever post-processing for dreamy effects but so as thousands of other professional photographers. So the article sounds more like an ad campaign to me than a true success story.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 17:47 UTC as 200th comment | 2 replies
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1605 comments in total)

Conclusion - Good, But Not Good Enough.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 21:03 UTC as 416th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Df preview (2816 comments in total)

One thing that really disappoints is lack of innovation from Nikon. The Df reminds me of an Eva character from an animated movie "Igor" - a charming monster slapped together from everything that was laying around in the lab of an evil scientist. But unlike Df, Eva at least had one unique quality that no other "creation" in the story did - Life. The Df, on the other hand, has absolutely nothing unique, nothing revolutionary, nothing that never existed before. Same old sensor, same old AF, in the same old body. It looks like it was a home project of Nikon's Marketing Department without any help from R&D. Sigh.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 05:57 UTC as 374th comment | 4 replies
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)

This is how ALL DSLRs should have looked like from the get-go IMO.

Hope there were a less expensive DF version from Nikon though. There is already a Sony A7 and I am sure other competitors will follow with something similar and less expensive but I just don't like the hustle of changing brands too much...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 22:26 UTC as 35th comment
On Olympus Stylus 1 Preview preview (326 comments in total)

The IQ of the samples is just horrible even by the small sensor standards.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 19:57 UTC as 50th comment | 2 replies

Superb. I wish there was a video showing how he actually does it ...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 18:27 UTC as 36th comment
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