Mssimo

Mssimo

Lives in United States Minneapolis, MN, United States
Works as a Software Analyst
Has a website at www.10000photography.com
Joined on Jun 6, 2009

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Zvonimir Tosic: All right Apple, is this what you've been waiting for to release Aperture X with Photoshop-like editing tools?

I have a few friends that made LR3 and they told me quite a bit of the "core" lightroom people left Adobe to go work on Aperture. This was just before lightroom 4 came out. My guess is aperture will get even better.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 19:40 UTC

Most people will pirate if:

Software is good, convenient, and high cost

Most people will buy if:

Software is good, convenient, and price is fair (High Value)

January 25, 2012
Most Pirated Software
Application
DriverPack Solution 11
Adobe Photoshop CS5.1
Microsoft Office 2010
Microsoft Word 2007
WinRAR 4.0
Nero Burning ROM 10.5
Adobe Illustrator CS5.1
ESET Smart Security 5
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
Adobe After Effects CS4
Avast AntiVirus Home Edition
Corel Draw X5
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2399318,00.asp

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 19:32 UTC as 698th comment | 1 reply

Looking for software to convert DNG back to NEF.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 19:23 UTC as 704th comment | 7 replies
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(unknown member): How about doing a Photoshop alternative review?

Im sure Corel is a far cry from PS6 but at least they charge a fair price for the software ($69). Im sure if adobe cut the price by 75% they would get six fold in sales (many of who would be switching from the "unlimited trial" versions)

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 19:19 UTC
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Amadou Diallo: Hi everyone,
I'll be speaking with an Adobe rep in a few moments about this move. If you have any specific questions you'd like answered please reply to this post.

Ask them about sales when they cut lightroom price in half and why it would or would not work with other adobe products.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 19:09 UTC
On article David East: Stills photography with a GoPro (29 comments in total)
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carlosdelbianco: Pretty boring.

Too bad he did not have a real camera when he went to those awesome places. I guess something is better than nothing.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 17:04 UTC
On article More pictures leak of purported Olympus PEN 'E-P5' (237 comments in total)

from 43rumors

A source told me that the new E-P5 has an improved 5 axis stabilization. Compared to the E-M5 this means that it has a new IS-Auto mode that automatically detects the camera’s movements.
And here are some more E-P5 specs:

- 16 Megapixel sensor (same as E-M5)
- TruePic VI image processing engine
- improved AF (compared to E-M5)
- improved 5 axis stabilization
- 5fps
- focus peaking
- Shutter 1/8000 sec
- built-in WiFi
- 1.04 million dot tilting touchscreen LCD (no more OLED!).

announcement
- 1am on May 10 in New York City

17mm, 45mm and 75mm Black lens rumor

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2013 at 23:42 UTC as 79th comment | 3 replies
On article More pictures leak of purported Olympus PEN 'E-P5' (237 comments in total)
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farrukh: These photos are old, they were leaked yesterday, you guys are late with the news ;)

You must be thinking of CMOS. Only a few leica, medium format, and compact cameras still use CCD.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2013 at 23:37 UTC
On article More pictures leak of purported Olympus PEN 'E-P5' (237 comments in total)
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Aaron Tsuru: Oh how I love this retro design trend on great cameras!!! Your move dSLRs!!!

When they make a EVF that gives you a larger view than a mirror setup, has great response time, great quality, also get autofocus as good as DSLR..why would they not get rid of the noisy mirror. DSLR's as we know it will be dead in 3-4 years. (new gen of big cameras with no mirrors will emerge)

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2013 at 23:36 UTC
On article More pictures leak of purported Olympus PEN 'E-P5' (237 comments in total)
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AngryCorgi: Weird. You don't see a lot of "rumors" on DPR. I suppose that means DPR has not got their hands on a copy already and signed an accompanying NDA?? Or is the public nature of this rumor at other locations a loophole for reposting the information???

By DPreview posting on a current rumor...to me at least..is a confirmation of the rumor. wink wink nudge nudge! Thanks DPR!

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2013 at 23:28 UTC
On article More pictures leak of purported Olympus PEN 'E-P5' (237 comments in total)
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naftade: Is that a BLACK 17mm 1.8 on this camera???
Guys, you really should get your color-policy in order. Other brands manage to come up with their lenses in two (in best cases even matching) colors at the same time, so why don't you?
And no, I do not want to pay extra for a certain color. Your glass isn't really cheap nonetheless.

word is they will also make a black 75mm f1.8

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2013 at 22:17 UTC
On article More pictures leak of purported Olympus PEN 'E-P5' (237 comments in total)
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farrukh: These photos are old, they were leaked yesterday, you guys are late with the news ;)

DPreview staff already have a sample but they cant say anything unless someone pulls the trigger first ;)

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2013 at 21:25 UTC
On article Roger Cicala compares Zeiss and Canon 135mm f/2 lenses (87 comments in total)
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Mssimo: Review and comparison: http://lcap.tistory.com/entry/APO-Sonnar-135mm-f2-Review

Bokeh is subjective. What you see is that the Zeiss is a very well corrected lens with little spherical aberration compared to the Canon. Spherical aberration is a flaw that "looks good" to some people. Nikon did not correct for spherical aberration on the 85mm F1.4G in order to be more forgiving for any subject over the age of 20. What you noticed is real and the Zeiss will render every single skin flaw. Warning..do not zoom in to your wife's face when she is looking over your shoulder.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2013 at 14:32 UTC
On article Roger Cicala compares Zeiss and Canon 135mm f/2 lenses (87 comments in total)
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marike6: I get that this is a comparison test, but I prefer the review tests done by Lenstip and Photozone. CA, distortion, resolution, coma and astigmatism, vignetting, bokeh, flare control, are all important if you want to know how a lens performs.

Posting resolution numbers and calling it a day is great for stimulating lively discussions about the sharpness of a lens or two, but there much more to know about a modern optic than line pairs / image height.

The canon is has very low contrast at f2. Some like that look for portraits.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2013 at 01:56 UTC
On article Roger Cicala compares Zeiss and Canon 135mm f/2 lenses (87 comments in total)
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Gionni Dorelli: I have used both lenses for years, taking beauty and fashion photos.
The Sony Zeiss has an edge on the Canon on about any aspect of photography.
The Zeiss is also faster at focusing in low light.
In studio, under modeling lights, sometime the Canon never stop hunting where the Zeiss just works fine.

He thinks is the Sony 135mm f1.8 for A-Mount. Its a different design.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2013 at 23:54 UTC
On article Roger Cicala compares Zeiss and Canon 135mm f/2 lenses (87 comments in total)
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marike6: I get that this is a comparison test, but I prefer the review tests done by Lenstip and Photozone. CA, distortion, resolution, coma and astigmatism, vignetting, bokeh, flare control, are all important if you want to know how a lens performs.

Posting resolution numbers and calling it a day is great for stimulating lively discussions about the sharpness of a lens or two, but there much more to know about a modern optic than line pairs / image height.

I have my own samples posted on the forums. You need to view at full image 1:1 size to see what it can do. Make sure to look at the end of the post for more current images. Warning...full 36MP images. A bit compressed by dpreview but still good.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/51355668

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2013 at 23:15 UTC
On article Roger Cicala compares Zeiss and Canon 135mm f/2 lenses (87 comments in total)
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slncezgsi: So even if the Zeiss lens is a bit better optically and mechanically, both lenses are superb and it is matter of personal preferences and purpose to choose one over the other.

Seems like there is no bad choice to be made here :)

re: tirmite This year we should get the 56MP D4x and also a high MP Canon. Diffraction becomes an issue as pixels get smaller. Diffraction acts like a AA filter. It starts above f5.6 for cameras like the D7000 and D800e and above f4 for D7100 and others high MP APC sensors. Zeiss is making a lens line to address this issue. They will be big and expensive (around 4k) Objective: High Sharpness and Contrast from f1.4-2. Canon and nikon will have to redesign lenses in order to achieve higher resolution.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2013 at 23:06 UTC
On article Roger Cicala compares Zeiss and Canon 135mm f/2 lenses (87 comments in total)
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slncezgsi: So even if the Zeiss lens is a bit better optically and mechanically, both lenses are superb and it is matter of personal preferences and purpose to choose one over the other.

Seems like there is no bad choice to be made here :)

I have had great Olympus lenses including the 14-54, 12-60 and 50-200mm. Canon 35mm f1.4L, 50mm f1.2L and 85mm f1.2L. Nikon 35mm F1.4G, 50mm F1.4G, 70-200mm VR II. A few of those are still in my current collection. As far as Zeiss, I have three 2,8/15 2/25 and 2/135 (the lens on this article, I had it for a week) I guess you can call my a Olympus/Canon/Zeiss/Nikon Fanboy.The Zeiss is a "World Class lens" it performs wide open to meet the demands of high pixel density cameras like the D7100. It is amazing on my D800e. Yes, it takes quite a bit of skill and/or time to get the focus right but its quite rewarding. A few people are happy with a kit lens, some are happy with a standard f1.8 prime, some pay extra cash for a L lens and if you want something a bit different..that is the market Zeiss serves.
After using the Zeiss 2/135 T* APO Sonnar for a week, I can tell you by my experience, this could the best optics ever made for 35mm. Yes..I did say that and your free to refute my argument

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2013 at 22:35 UTC
On article Roger Cicala compares Zeiss and Canon 135mm f/2 lenses (87 comments in total)
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xmeda: Try 135/2.8 M42 Pentacon with 15 aperture leaves...

Roger took a look at the Zeiss 2/135 Cinema lens. Also has 15 leaves.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2013 at 21:25 UTC
On article Roger Cicala compares Zeiss and Canon 135mm f/2 lenses (87 comments in total)
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slncezgsi: So even if the Zeiss lens is a bit better optically and mechanically, both lenses are superb and it is matter of personal preferences and purpose to choose one over the other.

Seems like there is no bad choice to be made here :)

A bit better is the Nikon 85 f1.4G compared to the nikon 85 f1.8G. The Zeiss 2/135 performs at a different level compared to the Canon. The numbers will look even better on higher resolution cameras like the D800e. As a few have pointed out, canons resolution numbers get better but contrast compared to the Zeiss does not even come close. We are talking about two high end lenses, both are good but only one of them is a world class lens.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2013 at 20:15 UTC
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