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phototransformations

Lives in United States Danvers, MA, United States
Joined on Aug 20, 2008

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Sandler Photography: Where can we download the (non release-candidate) Adobe Camera Raw 8.5?
I can only seem to find the link to the DNG converter or the RC.

Oops, that turns out to only be the DNG converter. Anyone know where to directly download the Camera Raw plugin? I would like to install it on a computer that doesn't have Internet access.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 13:57 UTC
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Sandler Photography: Where can we download the (non release-candidate) Adobe Camera Raw 8.5?
I can only seem to find the link to the DNG converter or the RC.

This worked for me:

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5794

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 13:02 UTC
On A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher article (167 comments in total)

Oy vey!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 21:11 UTC as 26th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Review preview (28 comments in total)
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Quixpeed: one Note, this camera has time lapse feature, embedded in the Creative Control mode.

Not seeing this. It has the opposite - slow motion - under creative video, but where are you seeing an intervalometer or equivalent?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 19:04 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Review preview (28 comments in total)
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Quixpeed: a question, isn't there any mod and dongle that can be fitted on this cam so that we can make a wifi connection or any method of wireless connectivity possible for the Lumix-FZ200?

Wouldn't a WiFi-enabled SD card do that?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 18:55 UTC

Maybe I'm just a bit dull this morning, but I can't find a link for ACR for CS6. The page that purports to be for both DNG converter and ACR only has a link for the DNG converter.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2013 at 14:06 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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mikeinak: all I can say is....wow!

Likewise. Wow!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2012 at 12:43 UTC
On A sneak peek at our forthcoming camera test scene article (323 comments in total)

Doesn't' seem to be anything in this scene that will give us an idea about how the camera does with highlights, chromatic aberration, or deep shadow noise. The paper clips, watch, and dark bottles helped with this.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 13:49 UTC as 95th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic DMC G5 preview (93 comments in total)
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artyone: Does it have a new battery type?
I already have a few bodies that share the G3, GX1 and GF2 battery... was hoping that the G5 has the same battery and therefore avoid carrying extra chargers and more new batteries

Can ADMIN or someone confirm please

The H-PS14042 or H-FS45150 refer to lenses, not batteries. It has a 1200mAH battery, so it's probably not the same as the G3/GX battery, which I believe is 1050mAH.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2012 at 12:19 UTC
On Practical HDR, Second Edition article (54 comments in total)
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villebon: HDR Photography.

That used to be a valuable tool until the amateurs started doing just about anything with HDR and ruined it for everyone else and gave it its bad rep.

Now, HDR resides in the basement of color photography from where it may never come out.

Perhaps you don't mean to come off this way, but this sounds like a pretty elitist comment. There are always people who use technology with varying degrees of skill, and who's to say that one of the "amateurs" you denigrate won't find something new and potentially wonderful in this technique?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2012 at 00:59 UTC
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cdlm: Brand infringement, I would understand, but copyright is ridiculous.

Should Avatar pay up to Dance with Wolves because the plot is similar?

I suppose if Avatar had actually involved Native Americans instead of aliens, in the same physical setting, Kevin Costner would have had a pretty good case. Sylvester Stallone was successfully sued by the guy whose life story he copied in Rocky, and there have been other, similar cases where the copied party won.

http://www.hecklerspray.com/stallone-settles-rocky-lawsuit-with-67-year-old-brawler/20064350.php

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2012 at 13:07 UTC
On Fujifilm patents hybrid organic/CMOS sensor article (82 comments in total)

This is an interesting example of a paradigm-shifter vs paradigm maintainer clash. According the "The Structure of Scientific Revolution," innovators who depart significantly from current theory or technology are met with resistance by those who have a stake in maintaining the status quo. Eventually they succeed, and then become the next generation of maintainers who resist the next generation of innovators. It seems that Fossum may be shifting from the innovator he was to a paradigm-maintainer.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2011 at 02:35 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies

Wow! Great resource, not only for big game but for all sorts of photography. Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2011 at 16:54 UTC as 177th comment
On Fujifilm releases X-S1 premium EXR 26X superzoom article (383 comments in total)
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PerpetuumMobile: The diffraction limited aperture (2/3 sensor @ 12MP) is ~4.3. That makes maximum zoom (aperture 5.6) useless (all settings with aperture higher that ~4.3!!!); you won't get any additional information in the image! (in real life, results will be worse than this theoretical limit!)

Would have been better to make the camera lighter/smaller while obeying the laws of physics!

PerpetuumMobile, have you actually tried your experiment? I just did, with a Samsung TL500 set to f/3.4 at about 5.2mm and f/6.7 at about 8mm, and I see quite a bit more detail in the longer shot, even though it is well into the diffraction limited range.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2011 at 19:15 UTC
On GX1: Interview with Panasonic US's Darin Pepple article (31 comments in total)
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Comapedrosa: This Pepple guy cannot be a photographer! There doesn't seem to be any understanding, let alone passion, for what they put in this camera...

or, he's simply saying what nobody here wants to hear: this is a consumer camera for the vast majority of customers who like the shape but don't want to get into frightening technicalities such as speed and exposure...

What are you talking about? He's saying they added back into the feature list of the G rangefinder-style cameras the features they deleted from the GF2 and GF3. That is, the opposite of what you propose here.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2011 at 14:01 UTC
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cesko61: Why so many useless ironic comments about chinese approach, and about the use of grammar in the press release, so much ignorance about aperture performance, and so many out-of-topic "I would like it wider" or "I would like it less chinese-cheap"? Why don't you just buy yourself an M9 and change topic?

This comment makes no sense to me. It's a 12mm, f/1.6 lens that, on m4/3, has a FOV roughly equivalent to a 24mm lens, a minimum DOF equivalent to a 24mm f/3.2 lens, and an f-stop equivalent to... an f/1.6 lens.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2011 at 02:17 UTC
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adech: The samples show its very capable wide open for indoor us and its hi tech in a sense. Its T1.6 which is more like a f/1.4 for regular photography.

f/1.6 is f/1.6 regardless of what camera it's mounted on. Its FOV is closesr to a FF 24mm lens and so is its DOF, but its light-gathering is f/1.6, not 3.2.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2011 at 02:11 UTC
On Why make a small-sensor mirrorless camera? article (285 comments in total)

I see I'm in the vast minority here, but I like the idea of this camera. It seems to me it will be a real alternative to m4/3, primarily because the lenses appear to be significantly smaller. Yes, it would be good to have a set of small, fast primes or a faster mid-wide to mid-tele lens, and I'm probably not a customer until such lenses exist, but I think this is a cool idea, particularly if the F mount adapter is not priced through the roof and allows existing Nikkor lenses to work without AF or metering limitations.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 15:10 UTC as 81st comment | 1 reply
On The Art of HDR photography, part 4 article (14 comments in total)
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Jim Lowell: I'm sorry, but I have no interest in HDR photography. I'm still missing the point of it, frankly. I shoot raw and try to take a great photo everytime using my knowledge and camera options and then post process later in apps like CSRaw and Photoshop to print later on quite well.

You don't sound very sorry. The point is that it's another way to make images, in some cases capturing something closer to what the eye sees in high-contrast situations than can be done with shooting raw, and in other cases creating a new way of representing a scene. You might as well ask what the point of a fish-eye lens is, or for that matter sepia toning. I don't personally do HDR (nor do I use a fish-eye lens or do much sepia toning these days), but they all seem like valuable artistic tools to me.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2011 at 02:33 UTC
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