deep7

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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On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)
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nrantoul: Man, this really sucks. I've got several years worth of work on Aperture, 4 separate libraries and an heavily invested in Aperture and its wonderful controls.
Thanks, Apple.

They haven't said you can't use Aperture, not that it's no longer going to be available. If it works for you now, nothing changes!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 00:32 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)
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Stewart McKInlay: As there is no mention of the new Photos for OSX being able to manipulate photos like Aperture we can only assume a dumbing down as suggested is happening. Most of us who enjoyed Aperture will feel sorely let down. But as usual Apple will expect loyalty from us!

If you look at the screenshot above, you will see that there is definitely some manipulation available and it could be better than iPhoto.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 00:30 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)
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deep7: While I personally have struggled for years to get my head around Aperture (it just seems a total mess, compared to Lightroom or even iPhoto), I do feel sorry for the many photographers whose brains are wired in a way that allows Aperture to make sense, because they no longer have an upgrade path.

On the other hand, that might be a good thing. Each new version of Lightroom has got more complex and runs slower and slower. I would have stayed on Lightroom 1.4 (very snappy) except Adobe force an "upgrade" with every new camera purchase. At least Aperture users can now get very comfortable and stay that way for years! After all, Apple aren't actually dropping Aperture just yet and, even if they do, it will still work for some time after that.

My real worry is this trendy talk about the "cloud". If I used a whole months internet allocation for uploading photos, I would only get a third of the photos on my hard drive shifted. Even that would take ten solid days. The whole idea is nuts. Great for temporary synchronisation but absolutely not a good idea for storage of vast libraries!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 21:48 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)

While I personally have struggled for years to get my head around Aperture (it just seems a total mess, compared to Lightroom or even iPhoto), I do feel sorry for the many photographers whose brains are wired in a way that allows Aperture to make sense, because they no longer have an upgrade path.

On the other hand, that might be a good thing. Each new version of Lightroom has got more complex and runs slower and slower. I would have stayed on Lightroom 1.4 (very snappy) except Adobe force an "upgrade" with every new camera purchase. At least Aperture users can now get very comfortable and stay that way for years! After all, Apple aren't actually dropping Aperture just yet and, even if they do, it will still work for some time after that.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 21:48 UTC as 89th comment | 3 replies
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)
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Jun2: I will continue to use Aperture. Don't really need further support. It works fine for last year or two without much update.

Aperture is not like Lightroom. You don't have to get a new version to get RAW support for a new camera. That comes with the operating system. Plug-ins will work for a long time too. Apple aren't killing Aperture yet, just stopping development of it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 21:34 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)
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Benarm: *champagne bottles popping at Adobe headquarters*

Maybe just lemonade bottles. People who like Aperture can still use it. People who don't already use Lightroom or Capture One or whatever else. So the eighteen people who will now make a protest move to Adobe won't make Adobe hugely richer...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 21:28 UTC
On Budget M43: Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review article (137 comments in total)
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Esign: I find the colors very pleasing to my taste, better than the blue-grey standard of most other brands. And color is the most important feature. But the lenses could be better. I would really like to see samples shot with a top Olympus or Panasonic lens.

I can't be bothered hunting them out but I recall seeing photos here shot with the excellent Olympus 60 macro.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 07:10 UTC
On Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review preview (183 comments in total)
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LarryLatchkey: The first sentence represents quite an America-centric perspective ;)

It may well have been quite true only ten years ago...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 20:14 UTC
On Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review preview (183 comments in total)
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Kipplemaster: Small cameras like this should have USB charging. I believe this is the only m43 camera which does, which would be a very big selling point for me. I like DNG RAW too.

A "giant pain .. travelling with a bunch of different chargers"? I travel a lot for work and don't find that. Laptop charger, maybe one for my phone (or I charge it off the laptop but, unlike my camera, I can still use it while it's charging). For a short trip, I don't even take a camera charger, just a spare battery, though modern camera chargers are just not that big anyway. No pain involved.

Each to his own but to say a camera "should" have USB charging is very narrow! You still need your power supply and cable...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 20:13 UTC
On Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review preview (183 comments in total)
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Marty4650: This might be the best Kodak branded ILC camera since the DCS-14n SLR over 12 years ago.

And that was an $8,000 camera!

It might be capable of better images than the DCS-14 series too!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 09:25 UTC
On Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review preview (183 comments in total)
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forpetessake: "12-45mm f/3.5-6.3" -- really? Making such a dim lens with such a small sensor makes no sense. It's f/12.6 FF equivalent! Even the old film days P&S Olympus soap boxes were brighter. This Chinese company is nuttier than a fruitcake.

What rubbish. You would have to stop your 35mm format lens down to f12.6 to get the same depth of field but you can shoot this zoom at f6.3 quite happily, which is not anywhere near as dim as f12.6. It's perfectly usable in many situations, especially with the decent sensor and built in stabilisation. If you want faster, m4/3 provides a huge range of options, duh. That's the point of interchangeable lenses!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 09:20 UTC
On Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review preview (183 comments in total)
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Kipplemaster: Small cameras like this should have USB charging. I believe this is the only m43 camera which does, which would be a very big selling point for me. I like DNG RAW too.

Wouldn't that be a giant pain? It would mean you couldn't use your camera while the battery was charging, even if you had spare batteries. No thanks! I had a Sony V3 which charged in-camera and it was quite frustrating.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 09:16 UTC
On Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review preview (183 comments in total)

The sample photos would do justice to quite a few well-fancied cameras. For what is alleged to be a budget camera with kit lenses, they are surprisingly good. Nice sensor, nice processing, good glass. Go "Kodak"!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 09:14 UTC as 33rd comment
On 101_0071 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

There may be quite a difference in sharpness between Nelson's knees and his hat but this is perfectly usable. For a potentially budget lens, at full stretch and wide open, it's outstanding.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 09:10 UTC as 1st comment
On 101_0281 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Not perfect right into the corners but, really, this is great if it's supposed to be a budget camera/lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 08:39 UTC as 1st comment
On 101_0313 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Wide open at 12mm? These lenses seem pretty decent.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 08:36 UTC as 1st comment
On 101_0033 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Looks like it was taken with an Olympus! Which is a compliment. The lens is not too shabby at full stretch and wide open either. Good one.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 07:36 UTC as 1st comment
On P9400027_ISO125 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

The lens is sharp but the ring-shaped highlights and double lines in the out-of-focus background look pretty harsh. It's all a compromise, I guess!

Nice pic.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 23:58 UTC as 2nd comment
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Lee Jay: This wouldn't be necessary if Apple weren't such a bunch of morons.

I still can't figure out why anyone buys anything from them. Their devices stink and their "our way or the highway" attitude is repulsive, and always has been.

Some serious ignorance here. I've got better things to do.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 05:35 UTC
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makofoto: What?! Mac's are often the choice for photographers. I've never had any problems uploading to my Macs. Macs come with Image Capture, located in the Utility Folder, under Applications that is a default downloading app.

iTunes has a command to transfer music/purchases from your iPhone/iPad etc.

Also, if you click on the "Apps" heading when your gadget is plugged in, there is an option, if you scroll down, to up/download many types of files to Apps that support it. For example, I often download gps logger files like this. It's quite simple but the biggest problem is that these things don't come with realistic instructions!

However, this gadget and the important software part of you purchase does more. It seems to allow more direct access to your files and the ability to effectively increase the available storage (though the value of that is obviously limited as it uses the only available port and hangs out like a giant wart!). If I've read this right...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 00:33 UTC
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