DuncanDovovan

DuncanDovovan

Lives in Germany Northern Germany, Germany
Works as a Software Industry
Joined on Jan 17, 2012
About me:

Would love to do more:
- Macro
- 360x180 Panoramas
- Astro-photography
- Portraits
- Participate in Challenges on DPReview or Worth1000

Comments

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Steve: Here in quebec, you would be charged for not attempting to help the man. We have this 'good sumaritan law' (sp).

In Germany you can get up to 1 year in prison for "refrained assistance". http://dejure.org/gesetze/StGB/323c.html

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2012 at 03:57 UTC
On Announcing connect.dpreview.com article (250 comments in total)
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DuncanDovovan: I'm sorry, but I do not like this decision. I'd like to see 1 site grow. Splitting off content and readers does not contribute to people opening up to new ideas in my view.

It's like having separate DPREVIEW sites for Canon and Nikon to me. Even though I am a Canon owner, I'm not a Nikon killer type of Canon owner. I appreciate to see articles and reviews of other brands and meet their users.

Personally I would have added this new connected/mobile group to this site. The forums that you run is already a good way for people with a similar mindset to connect. That way people from the old world get cross-fertilized to the new wold and visa versa.

Could it be you lack the man power to cover the connected/mobile world in the same depth as on DPREVIEW? And you felt you *had* to do something? And to not get different quality of reviews on DPREVIEW, you set up a new site so you could tick the "we too" box.

I'd love DPREVIEW style reviews for the iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy cameras.

I stand corrected on the wild hypothesis! That is an impressive review! Still I'm not sure if I like a separate site. For example, I would have wanted to compare the iPhone5 test results with other P&S cameras like I can do on DPReview.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2012 at 23:56 UTC
On Announcing connect.dpreview.com article (250 comments in total)

I'm sorry, but I do not like this decision. I'd like to see 1 site grow. Splitting off content and readers does not contribute to people opening up to new ideas in my view.

It's like having separate DPREVIEW sites for Canon and Nikon to me. Even though I am a Canon owner, I'm not a Nikon killer type of Canon owner. I appreciate to see articles and reviews of other brands and meet their users.

Personally I would have added this new connected/mobile group to this site. The forums that you run is already a good way for people with a similar mindset to connect. That way people from the old world get cross-fertilized to the new wold and visa versa.

Could it be you lack the man power to cover the connected/mobile world in the same depth as on DPREVIEW? And you felt you *had* to do something? And to not get different quality of reviews on DPREVIEW, you set up a new site so you could tick the "we too" box.

I'd love DPREVIEW style reviews for the iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 07:59 UTC as 59th comment | 3 replies

Nobody is forced to use this. So keep on using your proprietary RAW if you want.. Keep on using normal DNG if you want. Hell, keep on using TIFF or JPG if you want!

Adobe is just desperately trying to make DNG a standard that suits everybody.

For the guy who wanted to use lossy DNG for dark frames for astrophotography: that is a very bad idea. The quality of Astro-stackers entirely depends on knowledge about the sensor. Save your end result as TIFF.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2012 at 10:39 UTC as 21st comment
On iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4S: Image comparison article (94 comments in total)

It's likely the same sensor, but the chip has been placed nearer to the lens.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 09:38 UTC as 28th comment
On Photoshop CS6 Beta: New Features for Photographers article (176 comments in total)

Do you know Babylon? A nice little translator? It started off as a free software, then you needed a license. And today the upgrades are so INSANELY expensive, that I stopped using it. Adobe must be careful that they do not force the market into alternatives. Aperture/their own Lightroom/OnOne... There are excellent alternatives out there for people who used to buy PS, but do not use it to its full extent. The hundreds of $$$ for this CS5-CS6 upgrade is not worth the money for that group if you ask me, but they kind of force you into this upgrade, through their policy to only allow upgrades at a "reduced" price from the previous version. It does not feel comfortable to me. I think CS5 is the last version I will use and I will start looking for alternatives, like plugins for Aperture/Lightroom from Nick Software/OneOne.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2012 at 09:58 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On Photoshop CS6 Beta: New Features for Photographers article (176 comments in total)
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treepop: Seriously!? I just bought CS5....didn't CS5 just come out? I feel like Adobe has taken the same model as Capcom. This is like Super Photoshop 5 Arcade Edition....I wish they would just support the product that is already out.

Do you know Babylon? A nice little translator? It started off as a free software, then you needed a license. And today the upgrades are so INSANELY expensive, that I stopped using it. Adobe must be careful that they do not force the market into alternatives. Aperture/their own Lightroom/OnOne... There are excellent alternatives out there. The hundreds of $$$ for this CS5-CS6 upgrade is not worth the money if you ask me, but they kind of force you into this upgrade, through their policy to only allow upgrades at a "reduced" price from the previous version.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2012 at 09:55 UTC
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_P: For those who don't like browsing all comments from the begging. This really looks terrible:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/minami/6301640383/sizes/o/in/photostream/

OMG. That is a disaster. How can they fix that with the FW? It looks like a sensor issue where light is spreading to adjacent pixels?

Would not be surprised if there will be a big and expensive recall...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2012 at 04:19 UTC
On 'No Future in Photojournalism' Interview: Dan Chung article (278 comments in total)

I think Dan is confusing his own growth and development into video with a generic development or need.

The picture above is a good example that Journalism with videos and stills are 2 related skills. Just like color and b&w are 2 disciplines.

For example, I think this would be hard to capture in video: http://news.yahoo.com/arab-spring-shot-wins-world-press-photo-award-100153864.html

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2012 at 17:43 UTC as 25th comment
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DuncanDovovan: Hopefully the new sensor is better than the last. I upgraded to a GPS model travel zoom and I wished I did not do that. The previous model hat MUCH sharper pictures than that first GPS model, although having less MP.

I really need to see the high ISO comparisons of this camera. My current TZ20 is really really bad compared to the TZ18. Smearing is already worse at ISO80 and starts to ruin the picture at ISO400 forward.

Thanks for correcting. You are right of course.
Anyways: The big question is: How do these new models compare to the TZ20?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 01:11 UTC

Hopefully the new sensor is better than the last. I upgraded to a GPS model travel zoom and I wished I did not do that. The previous model hat MUCH sharper pictures than that first GPS model, although having less MP.

I really need to see the high ISO comparisons of this camera. My current TZ20 is really really bad compared to the TZ18. Smearing is already worse at ISO80 and starts to ruin the picture at ISO400 forward.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2012 at 15:00 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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