LJohnK2

Lives in Canada
Joined on Sep 25, 2011

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Corel Paintshop Pro X7 & X8 are great for jpeg.....more intuitive and includes some direct adjustments lacking in PSE.....the weaklink in Corels suite is the built in x7/x8 RAW converter and Aftershot 2 RAW is limited.....so hopefully this fixes it.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 01:15 UTC as 28th comment
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LJohnK2: Kodak ?.....no, Nikon....the other huge legacy manufacturer that keeps missing the mark.

...don't disagree that Olympus Camera Division also went near the brink, but as we all know now, that was much more a case of good old fashioned management corruption....be surprised if that was the case with Nikon.

Also, for the record while I currently enjoy mft I have no brand loyalty......if I could afford it, I would have kept every piece of gear I ever bought....lol....albeit that would have been rather wasteful.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 22:36 UTC
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LJohnK2: Kodak ?.....no, Nikon....the other huge legacy manufacturer that keeps missing the mark.

....head in the sand, or simply clued out, or a bizarre marketing strategy driving ill conceived product development .....all get you to the same end point.....Kodak

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 18:44 UTC

Kodak ?.....no, Nikon....the other huge legacy manufacturer that keeps missing the mark.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 17:08 UTC as 83rd comment | 4 replies
On article Hands-on with Canon's new PowerShot G5 X, G9 X compacts (148 comments in total)

Absolutely love the G5X design......everything l have wanted in a compact.... great user interface with both an evf and flip LCD,hot shoe and decent lens....hardly wait to get one !

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 03:06 UTC as 22nd comment

To date I have bought:
- DxO Mark
- Silkypix (2 releases)
- PSE (3 or 4 releases)
- Portrait Pro
- Corel Paintshop Pro ( 2 releases)
- ACAD
- Capture NX2
- PS Elements
My favorite editor is still Microsoft Digital Imaging Suite 2006 combined with Noiseware

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 23:46 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article Lens Rentals Canada closes its doors (178 comments in total)
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vaclav1: In Canada people with University education often earn less money than people with Union jobs. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has enormousness power. My postman at my previous address in Vancouver owned a new Porsche.
No wonder that I ship to Europe every package from USA and I get all packages to my US address, it is much cheaper and much faster.
This is a victory of sick socialism over freedom.

In Canada part of why everything is expensive is because we have to many stupid government subsidized university degrees....the living wage postal staff get paid is neither here nor there.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 12:16 UTC
On article Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR (334 comments in total)
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fbuis: Too late... I switched to FX camera !

I also bought the Sigma 17-70 C after a recommendation from you....glad I didn't wait for this Nikon....the Sigma is excellent....and the calibration software/dock compensates for the non existent or limited AF adjustment.

Oh yeah....Sigma about half the price to boot.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 01:17 UTC

I think a lot of the mirrorless & EVF hating comes from folks that have invested lots of $$$ into a conventional system. I think we are at a time when its hard for a Pro or even serious hobbyist to "choose" a system.

Really for folks with lots invested in DSLR's FF or APS-C the "old DSLR" will work fine until your core gear breaks down....then you have some thinking.

The best thought for anyone getting into this either Pro or serious hobby, would be simply to buy what will suit your foreseeable future....less is more.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 06:46 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply

DPReview questions = of great interest to Nikon users
Nikon answers = vague or evasive

Thoughts;
- In light of the Nikon DX comments Sigma Contemporary lenses with USB dock for multi adjustments is the only way to go
- Denial of the albatross that is Nikon 1 is comical
- FX is the only line Nikon pays serious attention to

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 04:23 UTC as 104th comment
On article Nikon releases ViewNX-i image browsing software (108 comments in total)
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coldcut: Seems nikon want to integrate this with their revamped Image space cloud storage. I hope all this evolves into something useful.

...have they ever fixed the speed of Image Space cloud ?

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 02:10 UTC
On article Updated: Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.0 software (113 comments in total)
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LJohnK2: - No mask function
- No blemish removal
- No CCP
- No generic clarity slider
- No, No, No,

Hey Nikon com'on up here to Canada.... we have Community College Programs that have 2nd year Co-op students that can produce better than this.

What the hell is Nikon thinking !!!....seriously Nikon just open source your ADL algorithm so real programs like Lightroom can include it and be done with this.

I think you've explained it Richard....it would never even occur to me that any company would build the JPEG processing engine of its entire APS-C lineup around an algorithm it doesn't own outright.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 02:31 UTC
On article Updated: Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.0 software (113 comments in total)
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Stewart McKInlay: I assume this software can interpret every proprietary detail from a NEF. HOWEVER, it is clunky and unusable! If you use Lightroom or similar why would you bother with this very poor first version of this software.

....I shot RAW but still turn on Active D-Lighting and unfortunetley Lightroom can't interpret that....can be simultaed, but its a minor pain.
Depending on what I am doing, I can sometimes get a pleasing edit quicker with CNX-2 than Lightroom, but go forward LR it is.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 14:46 UTC
On article Updated: Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.0 software (113 comments in total)

- No mask function
- No blemish removal
- No CCP
- No generic clarity slider
- No, No, No,

Hey Nikon com'on up here to Canada.... we have Community College Programs that have 2nd year Co-op students that can produce better than this.

What the hell is Nikon thinking !!!....seriously Nikon just open source your ADL algorithm so real programs like Lightroom can include it and be done with this.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 03:40 UTC as 20th comment | 9 replies

.....I just wish they could get tolerances and qc of regular DSLR gear more precise.....seems the whole sub pro camera industry is madly off in all direction...... instead of doing anything truly good....they do whole bunch of things half baked.
....well except for Olympus, the newest m4/3rds stuff seems well thought out (grudging admission), but I'm confident they will implode shortly as per past experience.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 20:39 UTC as 41st comment

I just can't understand the price, especially when you add in an EVF.......what is the target market ?

Nice camera ......but where I come from 3 k will get you two Oly Em-5 & 12-50mm kits .

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 16:29 UTC as 28th comment | 4 replies

....well by and large the journalistic quality of reporting has been in the ditch for quite a while....so now the photographic quality will follow....all very sad

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 04:26 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply
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LJohnK2: ...well.....comments like that are not surprising in a world of highly educated silver spooned 14 year old CEO's who have little life experience......if that shoe doesn't "fit" her then she is simply incredibly ignorant

By chj (21 hours ago)
Many of you are total idiots that fell for the headline just like the writer wanted you to. Want to hear the statement in context? It's completely harmless.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgoaMDfhxOw

I did listen to the complete statement and chj is correct....completely harmless....I should not have assumed this site is correct.....shame on me for jumping on the bandwagon......I was completely ignorant

Link | Posted on May 25, 2013 at 01:40 UTC
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