keeponkeepingon

keeponkeepingon

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On Samsung Galaxy S5 camera review post (83 comments in total)
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Mike FL: "31mm focal length"? Samsung just did not get it as most of Samsung none P&S cameras.

For some reason I never take selfies with the front facing cam. I've got long arms and I gota have all 8mp for this beautiful face. (The real answer is I spent way way too long with my 3Gs (no ff camera, old habits die hard...)).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 21:00 UTC
On Canon EF-S 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 sample gallery article (94 comments in total)
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iudex: I rarely praise Canon, since it´s gear, especially lenses are very expensive, but now I have to applaud. Decent image quality for an unrivalled price, nice job. I wondered why wideangle lenses always need to be that expensive (e.g. Pentax offers only one wideangle lens, which is great as regards the quality, but very expensive and there is no budget alternative, so i fI wanted a cheaper wideangle zoom, I would have to choose at Sigma) and hope other producers will follow this example.

It's more like 22% more (Selling for 399 CAD at henrys) and I would think better build and much better optical quaility and a more useful long end are pretty darn good reasons for an increase in price?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 20:55 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy S5 camera review post (83 comments in total)
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Mike FL: "31mm focal length"? Samsung just did not get it as most of Samsung none P&S cameras.

Lars, I think both this and the iPhone review are well done; I was just theorizing as to the posters logic.

Regarding wider: wider is better for selfies hence wider is better for smartphones.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 18:23 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy S5 camera review post (83 comments in total)
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Mike FL: "31mm focal length"? Samsung just did not get it as most of Samsung none P&S cameras.

To me it looks like a fair review but I can follow his logic:

Amazon does not sell the iphone*.
Amazon does sell the Samsung Galaxy S5
Amazon owns dpreview so Lars works for the anti iphone pro S5 Amazon

*You'll find the iphone on amazon.com but all are sold by 3rd party sellers. Here's a search on iphones sold by amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_st_undefined?keywords=iphone&qid=1405071127&rh=n%3A2335752011%2Ck%3Aiphone%2Cp_76%3A2491146011%2Cp_6%3AATVPDKIKX0DER&sort=price-desc-rank

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 09:34 UTC

woot! Some EOS-M love.

I stumbled on an EOS-M with the excelent 22mm/F2 for $199 and could not resist. Gosh am I happy, what a fun little camera. It's my around the house and out and about camera. Sure it's slow as nails but I knew that going in.

I've been dragging my feet on buying other lenses though. I'm tempted by the 18-55 (cheap!) or the 11-22 but then I'm destroying the three advantages the M has over my T2i ($199, size! and a 35mm FF equiv fast prime).

IQ from even the old canon sensor is better than anything M43 and with the 22mm F2 prime it's a nice little package and (for what I paid for it) tremendous bang for the buck. There is no way that $200 could get you a better "New in the box" fast prime performance with large sensor IQ.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 10:33 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
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mantra: hi
i still have lightroom v4 64bit ,for it permorms better then v5
honestly i did not find new v5 feature to push me to buy v5

is really v5 more powerfull then v4?
is worth to upgrade?

by the way thanks for the video!

Here's a meandering video discussing the new stuff.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EcbMyqoWP8

Spot healing/removal is much much better. Pre LR5 you got to fix a dot but with LR 5 you can drag the spot removal which is incredibly useful for all sorts of stuff, from removing a hair to a light pole.

Spectro is way underselling the "straighten your image a little easier". The new tools go way way beyond just twisting your picture a bit, it can analyze buildings and correct for some forms of perspective distortion making crooked lines straight. Sometimes it falls on it's face but when it works it can be great.
I also find myself resorting to the radial filter a lot. If you take pictures of people it's so easy to just select a face and lighten shadows without affecting the entire picture. You can do this with the adjustment brush in LR 4 but it would take 4evah compared to LR5 with the radial filter.
Nice explanation of the "upright" tool
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pVX4za3Y54

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 14:28 UTC

This video is 8 months old why post it now when there are so many other good LR videos?

Because you are regurgitating reddit 4 days ago:
http://www.reddit.com/r/photography/comments/27huyh/this_is_a_fantastic_runthrough_of_the_development/

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 13:26 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

This word "bullet time". I do not think it means what you think it means!

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 08:09 UTC as 76th comment
On DxO Optics Pro 9.5 now integrates with Adobe Lightroom article (60 comments in total)

According to the DXO web site only linear DNG is supported.

They should really be more upfront about this in the press release.

Given the limitations of Linear DNGs I suspect most folks will stick with TIFF which makes this just about as integrated as any other external editor used with LR.

DP bestflow . org has a nice explanation of Linear DNGs here:

http://www.dpbestflow.org/DNG#three-types-dng
"Linearize
Linearizing a DNG bakes in much of the conversion from a raw file. Adobe has buried that option three screens deep in the DNG converter because they really don’t suggest you do it unless it’s absolutely necessary. Only do this because you have to make the file compatible with some software, when no other method works. (Backwards compatibility will make use of Linearization only when it absolutely must do so, to make a file compatible)."

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 12:35 UTC as 16th comment | 4 replies
On Never forget a Photoshop or Lightroom shortcut again article (70 comments in total)

Nice job!

CC: For LR it would be great if the global buttons were available in the shortcut mapper for every module.

For example I'm in the library module and want to know the short cut for crop, I should not have to go looking around for it, it's right there on the R key in the library module but with your system I need to bop over to the develop or global module to see how to crop from the library module.

This would make the tool a better workflow aid (something to have up while using LR) instead of a learning module (Now I will learn the global keys, here is the map, now I will learn the develop keys, here is a map).

Yeah, sorry for nit picking, really though I think this is great and thanks for nifty creation!

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 09:51 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2978 comments in total)

Bravo Sony!

It's great to see there is still something new under the Point and Shoot sun.

While I love seeing the advances and innovation I hope they go back and give some love to a R100 MK1 style camera. (wish list: make it a little thinner, a little faster, make the lens a bit wider and knock a few bucks off the MSRP)

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 08:45 UTC as 683rd comment
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (367 comments in total)

MTF charts of the 10-18mm and the EF-M 11-22mm

(Cut and pasted from canon HK and US web sites):

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/4955343973/photos/2922114/mtf-ef-svsef-m-uwapg

It looks like the EF-M is a bit better? Would it be enough of a difference (.5 vs .7 at some points) to see a difference with the naked eye?

Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 09:03 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (367 comments in total)
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Olgierd: For $300 I'll buy 10-18 for my little EOS-M. Small and fairly light, cheaper than EFM 11-22 and available in US. Good option to take while I'm hiking.

I am leaning towards the EF-M even though I loose some versatility.

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/4955343973/photos/2922114/mtf-ef-svsef-m-uwapg

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 09:00 UTC
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (367 comments in total)
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Retzius: The 10-18 is a very smart move. There is not a "budget" ultra-wide for aps-c in any other mount.

There are a lot of 12-XX options so the samsung sort of gets lost in the crowd.

This is the cheapest way to get to an unfishedeyed 10mm on any body (16mm FF equivalent). Bravo canon!

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 06:14 UTC
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (367 comments in total)
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Olgierd: For $300 I'll buy 10-18 for my little EOS-M. Small and fairly light, cheaper than EFM 11-22 and available in US. Good option to take while I'm hiking.

Ah there is that minor detail. You have to wonder why canon would shoot the EOS-M in the foot in the USA by not making the UWA available. I'm on the fence, I can get the EF-M but it would be nice to use the lens on my rebel. I hope someone does a side by side view (just for size) of the 11-22, 10-18 and 10-22.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 15:34 UTC
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (367 comments in total)
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Olgierd: For $300 I'll buy 10-18 for my little EOS-M. Small and fairly light, cheaper than EFM 11-22 and available in US. Good option to take while I'm hiking.

IF size and IQ isn't important.... go for it. (The MTF chart for the 10-18mm is a bit ugly. you get what you pay for):

http://www.canon.com.hk/en/product/catalog/getProductTag.do?tagID=5265

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup/ef_s_10_18mm_f_4_5_5_6_is_stm

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 14:39 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: Lars or Chris from interrealtime:

It would be really great to know how this differs from or compares to the alternatives.

For example cortex camera has been out for some time now and gets better reviews on the app store:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cortex-camera/id517488939?mt=8

Thanks!

Chris from interealtime

Thanks for the detailed response. I may have to try both apps.

Lars, it would be great if you put some comparison shots in, it would be nice to see how these compare.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2014 at 07:40 UTC

Lars or Chris from interrealtime:

It would be really great to know how this differs from or compares to the alternatives.

For example cortex camera has been out for some time now and gets better reviews on the app store:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cortex-camera/id517488939?mt=8

Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 14:23 UTC as 4th comment | 4 replies

Normally I think of a good kickstarter as one that creates something new that we would not have in any other way. This kickstarter is just trying to create an also-ran "me to" product that does the same things that others do or have done in the past.

An example is the Pix Star frame. It's the same price, much bigger (10 inches) and has the same or better capabilities. You can email directly to the frame or have the frame itself "Access more than 20 online providers and view pictures from web albums, including Picasa, Facebook, Flickr, Smugmug, and more"

Not mentioning current or past iterations of this same technology really gives the impression that this is just a big fat advertisement (or just very lazy journalism).

Regarding wireless, in our case my folks ISP had already provided a wireless router that they were not even using. We just had to put in the password and they were up and running.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0056HNTAU/

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 15:14 UTC as 4th comment
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (899 comments in total)

Some of the folks using the camera report that the histogram disappears when you set the exposure.

Is this true? It would seem kind of boneheaded to make the histogram disappear when you actually need it?

Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 02:27 UTC as 68th comment
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