Biowizard

Biowizard

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SSantana75: It's always funny to read people complaining that photoshop this and photoshop that and how adobe 'got my last bit of money with CS6' blah blah blah... yet they obviously still crave the latest versions otherwise why click through to an article about CC update and then bother to comment? Just stick to your version of PS or LR and forget about updates, that's the choice you made when you decided to buy a piece of software which everyone knew had a finite life.

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Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 17:25 UTC
On article Luna is 'world's smallest' 360-degree camera (27 comments in total)

In Artificial Intelligence, there is a concept of "Fuzzy Logic". Seems to me, they grasped half of that concept. The first half!

Brian

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 11:56 UTC as 7th comment
On article Luna is 'world's smallest' 360-degree camera (27 comments in total)

No idea WHAT that dreadful promo video was supposed to show, apart from how bad sequenced music can sound, and how fuzzy low-res footage looks compared to the 1080p and 4K stuff we are getting used to. And it showed no 360-degree effects, or anything approaching VR. In fact, my first-generation Nokia Phone-with-camera made better images.

A GoPro smothered in Vaseline would produce better video than this.

Brian

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 11:53 UTC as 8th comment
On article Apple launches battery case for iPhone 6 & 6s (147 comments in total)

Just put 3mm more thickness on the damn phone and fill it with (replaceable) battery. It's not rocket science.

Brian

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 11:45 UTC as 29th comment | 7 replies
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SSantana75: It's always funny to read people complaining that photoshop this and photoshop that and how adobe 'got my last bit of money with CS6' blah blah blah... yet they obviously still crave the latest versions otherwise why click through to an article about CC update and then bother to comment? Just stick to your version of PS or LR and forget about updates, that's the choice you made when you decided to buy a piece of software which everyone knew had a finite life.

Quoting out of context is a very weak way to make a point. My point is that I am happy with CS6, both in terms of its functionality and its perpetuity. I crave nothing from CC.

Brian

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 12:47 UTC
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Biowizard: Purchasing Photoshop CS6 both for Windows and my Mac is the last money I'm sending Adobe.

Brian

Ssantana75 - this is the exact point I made in the original post: that I am sticking with CS6! And very happy I am with it.

Brian

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 12:27 UTC
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Biowizard: Purchasing Photoshop CS6 both for Windows and my Mac is the last money I'm sending Adobe.

Brian

The difference is this: I also have work of mine in other formats (music, vector art, more) which I have created over the years with a number of software products, some of which I stopped upgrading 15, 20 or even 25 years ago. But I still want to be able to run them from time to time, to access my older work. If they had been on the CC license model, than all MY STUFF would be denied to me, unless I'd continued to pay.

Thankfully, all of this software still just works when I need it. I want the same to be true for Photoshop, which is why I still have versions 4 and 7 installed, alongside CS6.

Brian

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2015 at 15:56 UTC
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Biowizard: Only thought ... presumably this camera still has an RGB mosaic of some sort over its sensor, for regular colour photography - would it not be even more useful with that removed too? In other words, a full-resolution, no-interpolation, IR-sensitive sensor?

Brian

Sadly you're probably right ... but just think how much artistic landscape photography is done in monochrome - a bare, medium format sensor would be perfect for this. That is, until the first 8x10 inch sensor is made!!!

Brian

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2015 at 10:23 UTC
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Biowizard: Purchasing Photoshop CS6 both for Windows and my Mac is the last money I'm sending Adobe.

Brian

Don, the whole point is that I happed to LIKE Photoshop greatly. No-one other than me, myself, is "forcing" me to use it. That doesn't make me a troll, nor does greeting the latest "update" with disappointment. I would LOVE to upgrade to the latest licence, but ONLY if I could do so with perpetual rights. That's why (until and unless Adobe capitulates), I am sticking with CS6.

Brian

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2015 at 10:05 UTC
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Biowizard: Only thought ... presumably this camera still has an RGB mosaic of some sort over its sensor, for regular colour photography - would it not be even more useful with that removed too? In other words, a full-resolution, no-interpolation, IR-sensitive sensor?

Brian

In static studio situations, you could still achieve colour with a Bayer-free sensor, simply by taking multiple exposures through primary colour filters and/lighting. But for me, an IR-sensitive, non-colour-filtered sensor would be very attractive. Natually higher sensitivity to visible light (because of removal of the Bayer mosaic) and the ability to use and benefit from classical B&W filters, without losing resolution in the process.

Brian

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2015 at 17:19 UTC

Purchasing Photoshop CS6 both for Windows and my Mac is the last money I'm sending Adobe.

Brian

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2015 at 16:22 UTC as 14th comment | 13 replies

Only thought ... presumably this camera still has an RGB mosaic of some sort over its sensor, for regular colour photography - would it not be even more useful with that removed too? In other words, a full-resolution, no-interpolation, IR-sensitive sensor?

Brian

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 18:35 UTC as 25th comment | 7 replies
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MGJA: I have next to no idea about IR - what, pray tell, is a "hot mirror"?

A filter that reflects IR back out to the world, while allowing visible light in.

Brian

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 18:32 UTC
On article Lytro Desktop 5.0 introduces depth-based image editing (41 comments in total)

Good old Olympus has just afforded me 8-frame automatic focus stacking, in-camera, complete with retention of the individual frames so I can play with DoF later should I so wish. My two-year-old E-M1 has just become a new camera, and not for the first time since I bought it.

Who needs Lytro?

Brian

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2015 at 15:52 UTC as 4th comment
On article Lytro Desktop 5.0 introduces depth-based image editing (41 comments in total)

Version 5.0 ALREADY?!

Brian

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2015 at 15:50 UTC as 5th comment

TV, Phone, Fridge and Tank builder fails in Camera Market.

Jack of all trades? Master of one less.

Brian

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 13:38 UTC as 94th comment

If that product photo was taken with one of their - er - products, I think I'll pass. Single-element pressed polystyrene lenses don't do it for me, apart from in Christmas Cracker gifts.

Brian

[PS: look at the massive reflection from those uncoated lenses]

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2015 at 22:01 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply

I've been an Olympus user ever since I bought my OM-1 new, in 1976 - I still have it (and 4 prime Zuiko lenses), and it still works perfectly. My first decent digital camera was the E-1, and I have had the OM-D E-M1 for about 18 months.

Quite apart from loving all the gear I've bought from this company, I am more than happy to feel loved back by Olympus. How many other manufacturers keep offering new functionality to existing cameras? This latest E-M! firmware will make it almost as if I have bought a new camera once more!

Bravo Olympus!

Brian

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2015 at 10:45 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Olympus shows gains in first half financials (139 comments in total)

Bravo Olympus!

I have always admired the way this company has been willing to try new things and buck the trend set by Canikon and (once upon a time) Minoltax. Olympus brought us the half-frame PEN cameras, the wonderful OM-1 system SLR, the first self-cleaning digital SLR sensor (in the E-1), and truly usable, SLR-replacement mirrorless system cameras in the OM-D series.

Brian

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2015 at 10:37 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies
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