RStyga

RStyga

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lcf80: Almost every single camera provides RAW images using 12 or 14 bits per color, free tools like GIMP and RawTherapee support it. And Photoshop Elements still useless, in 2014? Open your eyes, Adobe.

That's reassuring, Lee Jay, but, still, what Adobe does is not commendable.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 00:54 UTC
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lcf80: Almost every single camera provides RAW images using 12 or 14 bits per color, free tools like GIMP and RawTherapee support it. And Photoshop Elements still useless, in 2014? Open your eyes, Adobe.

It is true that certain tools are available without downgrading to 8 bit and that during RAW conversion there are options to stretch DR-related parameters without, again, affecting the colour depth. However, it is still very restrictive once you are past the RAW conversion. Adobe is intentionally crippling Elements to force people to upgrade once they are pass the snapshot shooting style. However, although not surprising, this reflects poorly on the company and leave many amateur photographers (Elements' target group) disappointed.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 23:49 UTC
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lcf80: Almost every single camera provides RAW images using 12 or 14 bits per color, free tools like GIMP and RawTherapee support it. And Photoshop Elements still useless, in 2014? Open your eyes, Adobe.

Please, enlighten us.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 05:55 UTC
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lcf80: Almost every single camera provides RAW images using 12 or 14 bits per color, free tools like GIMP and RawTherapee support it. And Photoshop Elements still useless, in 2014? Open your eyes, Adobe.

I'm afraid it's marketing again, pushing consumers to purchase the other much more expensive products they sell. No wonder some people resort to S/W piracy...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 04:47 UTC

Still 8-bit colour depth?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 04:25 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply

If you strip these compact X Leica cameras from the self-indulgence feeling-good consumerist delusional trick of the large elaborate packaging and monolithic old-fashioned German marketing, what remains is a well-built camera with varying (mostly mediocre) performance and lack of features at a very high price. Suit yourselves...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 07:44 UTC as 3rd comment | 4 replies
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with Leica X and X-E article (134 comments in total)

I wonder HOW many versions of the model X will take to replace that unacceptable 230K LCD with a normal resolution screen!! Or is this another "feature" of the X series, like the retarded aperture dial? Leica is a dinosaur hiding behind an expiring name. I remember handling the first X1 model I was appalled of the non-resopnsiveness of the AF. I'm expecting that XE as well as the "flagship" (only in size, I'm afraid) X are the slowest AF compacts on the market. Leica, wake your engineers up!!!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 07:33 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (434 comments in total)
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luiseg: Neglected and dirty fingernails......

Yes, this is a good reason not to buy it....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 09:09 UTC
On Opinion: Bring on the 70-200mm equivalents article (328 comments in total)

These lenses are huge and heavy for a mere F4 DoF... No thanks, FF 70-200 F4 are lighter, smaller, cheaper and balance better on a DSLR. If I want compact and good performance (without good DoF control, granted) I'm happy to use the super tiny and very cheap panasonic 45-150 4-5.6 on M4/3.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 13:32 UTC as 99th comment | 3 replies
On Photokina 2014: Ricoh stand report article (150 comments in total)
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RStyga: PENTAX execs:
Recall KS-1, please! Say that the battery circuit causes led malfunction, or that the flash light turns reddish in anger when the "leds" are on. Something.. just get this "thing" out of production, now!

Z Tosic,
I was referring to the design, not performance, and I'm pretty sure my sentiment is widely shared amongst many photographers. Perhaps, you neither have reached the intellectual level to make the distinction nor have the maturity to confine your ego within your "personal space". At any rate, your idiotic bitterness is noted.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 08:00 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Samsung stand report article (70 comments in total)

No one bothered to look at page 13... :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 03:27 UTC as 5th comment
On Photokina 2014: Ricoh stand report article (150 comments in total)
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RStyga: PENTAX execs:
Recall KS-1, please! Say that the battery circuit causes led malfunction, or that the flash light turns reddish in anger when the "leds" are on. Something.. just get this "thing" out of production, now!

"Danger, danger! Thunderbirds are go!" (Ominous 60s music)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 02:49 UTC
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cgarrard: So much for sleep eh Richard? :)

I say its about time camera companies take risk and start building more enthusiast friendly cameras. I'd still like to see more risk and more niche's filled.

And maybe one of them will be bold enough to finally make a digital film cartridge we can use for our film cameras.

Carl

But it would sell and breath new life to existing SLRs:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/digipod

http://nikonrumors.com/2012/12/17/nikon-patents-a-digital-back-for-35mm-film-slr-cameras.aspx/

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 02:42 UTC
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cgarrard: So much for sleep eh Richard? :)

I say its about time camera companies take risk and start building more enthusiast friendly cameras. I'd still like to see more risk and more niche's filled.

And maybe one of them will be bold enough to finally make a digital film cartridge we can use for our film cameras.

Carl

The default wish of many photographers: a digital film cartridge; I second that! I'm afraid, however, that there is not enough space for a digital sensor without altering a 35mm film SLR's internals so no generic cartridge can be made.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 02:37 UTC
On Photokina 2014 Interview: The Fujifilm X100T article (26 comments in total)
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RStyga: I love the fact that it is marketed as a digital-rangefinder-feature camera; that will kick Leica's butt to move a bit towards better-featured products and perhaps slightly lower prices.

True but it doesn't hurt to have another "rangefinder" out there... Leica is a small company and went nearly bankrupt in early 2000 so they do care about their market share...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 01:09 UTC
On Photokina 2014 Interview: The Fujifilm X100T article (26 comments in total)

I love the fact that it is marketed as a digital-rangefinder-feature camera; that will kick Leica's butt to move a bit towards better-featured products and perhaps slightly lower prices.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 00:25 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (625 comments in total)
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Gesture: I understand your comments about the battery, but if I can afford a $1,300 camera, I'll have 4 or 5 batteries in pocket. I wish Leica has the resources and motivation to try and advance viewing systems, as Fuji has.

For Leica, it seems, lack of features is sold as a "purity" feature!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 23:43 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (625 comments in total)

Just calling this model a digital rangefinder is great since it will push -even a little- Leica to improve on specs and become more competitive in their pricing; nothing like a little monopoly disturbance!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 23:41 UTC as 37th comment
On Photokina 2014: Samsung stand report article (70 comments in total)

Samsung seems to have had internal competition with the introduction of a colourful model on page 13!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 23:33 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Photokina 2014: Olympus stand report article (75 comments in total)

Well, well, Olympus has started making the "small" and "compact" lenses, now that the initial craze about 'm4/3' equals 'compactness' has subsided...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 23:24 UTC as 6th comment
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