deep7

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a writer/photographer/ecologist
Has a website at deeppics.com
Joined on May 10, 2008
About me:

God makes it, I see it and photograph it. Sometimes that works well!

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vFunct: This should be obvious. When I first saw the ISO range, I knew it wasn't going to be ISO invariant.

You're not going to get ISO invariance with a sensor that can do 3.2 million ISO. The sensor's electron well depth has to be larger than the base ISO range for ISO invariance. The well in a modern camera only has about 100,000 electron capacity. And you have to have a perfect readout to even get that range.

Absolutely!

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 01:38 UTC
On article iPhone SE is a compact-sized iPhone 6s (184 comments in total)
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maximme: once the phone is in your hands
you will be asking
NOW, what's the new thing i can do with it
that I can't do with the old 4S ?

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

I was so annoyed with iOS7 I chose to move to iOS8. It actually brought a useful feature (I can text from my computer) but made the phone noticeably slower again. No amount of playing with settings or "Googling" could fix that. I also find I now have insufficient RAM often, unheard of with iOS5.

If you say you have "no issues" using the current OS, you don't do much with your phone or never had it's native OS.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 03:17 UTC
On article iPhone SE is a compact-sized iPhone 6s (184 comments in total)
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maximme: once the phone is in your hands
you will be asking
NOW, what's the new thing i can do with it
that I can't do with the old 4S ?

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

I went from iOS5 to iOS7 and immediately many, many things I did required two taps where one worked before. Plain irritating and very much like using Android - a giant step back. It also started automatically downloading "updates" and jamming both my storage and my internet (these are very, very big downloads which take hours, they're not remotely trivial and I absolutely did not ask for them). I have found a way to stop that but it has cost much time and a little money. Then I had to go through the menus, turning off all sorts of things which slowed the phone or used up lots of battery power, which never happened on iOS5. Plus it was a little slower. That's all ignoring the child-like, "flatter" graphics which replaced the mature graphics it had before.

Cont'd...

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 03:17 UTC
On article iPhone SE is a compact-sized iPhone 6s (184 comments in total)
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maximme: once the phone is in your hands
you will be asking
NOW, what's the new thing i can do with it
that I can't do with the old 4S ?

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Not that I want to call a total stranger a liar but I find that incredibly hard to believe!

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 19:32 UTC
On article iPhone SE is a compact-sized iPhone 6s (184 comments in total)
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maximme: Delighted to discover ( it took some work )
that the ram is a overwhelming
1 Gb RAM

the LOWEST in the market

This link seems comprehensive. It says 2. http://www.gsmarena.com/apple_iphone_se-7969.php

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 19:14 UTC
On article iPhone SE is a compact-sized iPhone 6s (184 comments in total)
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maximme: once the phone is in your hands
you will be asking
NOW, what's the new thing i can do with it
that I can't do with the old 4S ?

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

I have a 4S and it's brilliant. Sadly, moving to a later operating system and trying to run more recent programmes has shown it's limits. The 5SE looks like a logical move now.

If I'd stayed on iOS5 I'd probably have kept the 4S till one of us died...

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 03:26 UTC
On article iPhone SE is a compact-sized iPhone 6s (184 comments in total)
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maximme: Delighted to discover ( it took some work )
that the ram is a overwhelming
1 Gb RAM

the LOWEST in the market

I just read it was 2...

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 03:21 UTC
On article Huawei P9 teaser reveals dual-camera setup (20 comments in total)
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belle100: I was expecting "MediaTek launches Imagiq ISP for dual cameras" before I enter this.

This certainly wasn't the article I was expecting.

Is the link broken??

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 03:19 UTC
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Mark9473: "23 elements (in seven moving groups), seven of which are made from glass with anomalous partial dispersion"

I have zero interest in owning this lens, but I have to admire the skill that went into designing and producing it.

That "size of lens" is extremely common. Most 70-200/2.8 zooms are right in that range...

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 10:12 UTC
On article Affinity Photo coming to Windows (144 comments in total)
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Alexdi: (4/5)

* It's also missing a lot of small features. Many tools aren't nearly as flexible. Previewing options that you can get by holding down modifier keys tend not to exist. Some raw tools have inadequate adjustment range. Exposure is +/- 2 stops, for example, and there's no ability to set negative clarity.

* Speed is a problem on my late-2013 rMBP. In the raw converter, some effects (exposure, gamma, cropping, etc.) have immediate previews and reactions. Others (CA correction, gradient masks) can be more than an order of magnitude slower than Photoshop. It gets worse in the main program when you start stacking layers. The strain is mostly CPU. My system fan (that I almost never hear) was running full-bore for most of the testing period. To edit full-res files, you'd want a much more powerful machine (even for things like Gaussian blur).

I'm very surprised. I have a modest MacBook Pro and Affinity has been very smooth. On the other hand, I haven't used Photoshop for a long time, partly because it gets very slow when it has a lot to do. Clearly it varies depending on what you are doing.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 10:07 UTC
On article Affinity Photo coming to Windows (144 comments in total)
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gembira: I love this program on the Mac. I am a long time user of Photoshop, but I like Affinity Photo better and it is so much less expensive. I am tired of Adobe's nearly yearly updates. And Affinity has plans to provide an expensive or maybe free program for file management.

I am sad to see it move to Windoze. As a Mac exclusive application, the focus stayed on Mac. I worry that they will do like many developers and issue Windows updates before Mac updates.

They said that they took on an entirely separate team to develop the Windows version and the Mac developers are still going full steam. That said, just about any software/hardware these days seems to go backwards in one respect when it goes forward in another. I'm happy enough with this software just as it is!

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 20:20 UTC
On article Affinity Photo coming to Windows (144 comments in total)
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Alexdi: (4/5)

* It's also missing a lot of small features. Many tools aren't nearly as flexible. Previewing options that you can get by holding down modifier keys tend not to exist. Some raw tools have inadequate adjustment range. Exposure is +/- 2 stops, for example, and there's no ability to set negative clarity.

* Speed is a problem on my late-2013 rMBP. In the raw converter, some effects (exposure, gamma, cropping, etc.) have immediate previews and reactions. Others (CA correction, gradient masks) can be more than an order of magnitude slower than Photoshop. It gets worse in the main program when you start stacking layers. The strain is mostly CPU. My system fan (that I almost never hear) was running full-bore for most of the testing period. To edit full-res files, you'd want a much more powerful machine (even for things like Gaussian blur).

...as does Photoshop!

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 20:15 UTC
On article Affinity Photo coming to Windows (144 comments in total)
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ihv: This is the only serious alternative to Photoshop.

Photoline has too small icons, Corel is unintuitive and by far what one call robust, Gimp lacks features (functional healing).

It's an excellent alternative.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 01:07 UTC
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