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On BPG image format aims to replace JPEGs article (206 comments in total)
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photolando: I've been shooting jpegs most of my pro career. I have never once had a problem with "jpeg artifacts". I've sold 24"x30" and have seen larger made from jpegs. They look fantastic. And yes, I shoot raw as well if I feel it is needed so lets not start that stupid amateur argument.

Maybe this is aimed at pixel peepers because I've yet to hear anyone really complain all that much about the look of a jpeg image. Ever!

and it's not like the camera manufactures don't know how to improve their jpg output. So why imagine that they would do better conversion to some new format? Somehow they'd screw that up to

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 13:09 UTC
On BPG image format aims to replace JPEGs article (206 comments in total)
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Poweruser: A solution to a problem that doesnt exist. JPG in best quality is already "good enough" for almost anything. If you want something losless, use PNG, TIFF, whatever.

14-bit is already obsolete so why push it? by the time it
became a standard everybody will be complaining about
all its limitations

ppl will expect this to be a "universal" RAW format which somehow every image application will be able to manipulate.
Remember DNG?

it's sad to see history repeat itself

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 12:06 UTC
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doctorbza: The question here isn't whether or not this is right or wrong, but whether it will produce compelling work. Seems to me the real reason behind the truck is that it's a "getaway vehicle" that allows the photographer an easy exit. If this elaborate rig exists solely for the purpose of keeping the photographer from having to interact with his subjects, then I doubt it'll deliver the content desired.

Why not just use a food truck?

First blast them with blinding light,
Then sell them midnight snack!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 22:53 UTC
On Nikon D5200 added to our studio comparison database article (186 comments in total)
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Anfy: A pity the camera has not a built-in motor for AF and AF-D lenses, it would have been the perfect choice for me.

at base ISO the D5200 shows CA at corners
check out the checker board pattern in the upper
left corner

maybe micro-lens problems at corners?

also the OOC jpegs lose lots of detail compared
to RAW at base ISO

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2013 at 07:31 UTC
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Asylum Photo: The most damning thing is the photographer taking a picture instead of trying to save a life. I don't buy the whole "I popped my flash to slow the train down" bit. Maybe this is why I could never be a photojournalist. Given the choice between stepping into the scene and doing good, vs capturing the scene, I'd choose the former every time.

don't jump on the tracks. Besides getting hit
by a train ppl can easily be electricuted by touching
the third rail

the photographer probably would have died trying
to save his life.

here's a case of a rescue that worked, but if
it hadn't the two childern would have been
fatherless, and had a bad traumatic experiense

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/03/nyregion/03life.html?ei=5090&en=bfb239e4fab06ab5&ex=1325480400&adxnnl=1&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss&adxnnlx=1167926444-QB1QoXwr/W03DnBYsNU7tQ

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2012 at 22:15 UTC
On DxO Labs unveils Optics Pro 8 with Smart Lighting article (35 comments in total)

YES! - supports winXP !!

in their new releases both LR4 and CP1 don't

i've compared it to both LR4 and CP1 and i'm very happy with
DxO and plan to upgrade

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2012 at 00:37 UTC as 10th comment
On Seduction in the Lace challenge (17 comments in total)
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RuthC: Wasn't this supposed to be a 'Lace' challenge? Not a flesh and (almost) nipples challenge? I freely acknowledge that I'm an older lady, and so have different values to younger males, who are the majority of the entrants and voters here at this website. However, I wonder how many of you who think this is a great shot would be comfortable seeing it on your young daughter's bedroom wall, or on Grandma's wall? Double standards perhaps?

have you seen all the women orientated magazines? totally jammed with images of women, in various stages of undress

btw, i agree with the contruversal subject of photoshopping images of models in advertisements - it's bad!

plus besides all the other issues the photoshopping always seems to be done "on the cheap" using unskilled workers
and such never looks natural or normal yuck!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2012 at 10:13 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony NEX-F3 hands-on preview article (67 comments in total)
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Raist3d: Not sure what the point is of the car ISO 12800 shot (and the next one), which are shot at slow apertures and rather high shutter speeds… ?

The same issue with the EM-5 gallery (ISO 6400 with 1/4000th shutter on two shots. What is that supposed to show? )

These are not real world conditions and don't show much the high iso performance. True lower light conditions are really tough on the sensor. F2.8- iso 1600/3200, 1/25th-1/35th as a start.

My years old Olympus e-300 can take fairly good ISO 1600 at high noon. What's the point?

right on! totally agree. 1+

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2012 at 07:56 UTC
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