DaveE1

DaveE1

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On Phase One's Capture One Pro 8.2 software now available article (67 comments in total)
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steelhead3: Sony photographers get it for free

steelhead3 It is surprisingly easy to get used to, even if the interface looks daunting at first.

I wouldn't suggest trying it out if you have a deadline looming. It is the type of application that works really well when you establish your own workflow and the interface is customizable.

I have found it to be very fast and easy to get good results, but with enough control to spend hours tweaking an image to "perfection" :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 09:48 UTC
On Phase One's Capture One Pro 8.2 software now available article (67 comments in total)
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OBI656: CaptureOne is a great application for pro photographers however to install CaptureOne and specifically do an upgrade it is absolute pain.

I have NOT seen application in history of Mac computer being so terribly difficult to install and upgrade.

Why they are doing this so difficult for end user is beyond to comprehend.

"If I have invested in PhaseOne studio setup a hefty $60,000.00 USD pardon me but I can at least say..." etc. etc.

I paid a lot more for my house, but I still have to run up and down the stairs to get to the next floor. :D

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 21:35 UTC
On Phase One's Capture One Pro 8.2 software now available article (67 comments in total)
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OBI656: CaptureOne is a great application for pro photographers however to install CaptureOne and specifically do an upgrade it is absolute pain.

I have NOT seen application in history of Mac computer being so terribly difficult to install and upgrade.

Why they are doing this so difficult for end user is beyond to comprehend.

Drop and click. Do we really need to complain that is too much effort?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 12:09 UTC
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Papi61: Is anyone else tired of seeing HDR images or is it just me?

HDR is often overdone and when used on everything, it's amateur. Nothing screams "begginner" louder than overused filters.

But like anything, when combined with a talent and purpose, HDR has its place.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2015 at 10:48 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: Magazines like Communication Arts are full of stuff like this, and call this photography, but I don't agree with it.

This is actually digital illustration work, but done through elements of photography. So this is not photography per se.

It is staged, and unreal. Same as life in the movie set is not real life of a person, but staged. And we don't call movies real life.

Photography, likewise, is supposed to memorise elements of reality, or, the truth. And even then, when going through a mountain of negatives that showed truth, photographers would look at all of them to pick one where all nuances of truth were the most obvious and overwhelming.

There are creative photographers as well as photographers who adhere to a dogmatic, technical or perceived set of rules.

I like creativity and unique expression of talent. I don't hate something because it is different or beyond my capabilities.

Therefore, I like these photos.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2015 at 10:45 UTC
On Making 'Art': We go inside Sigma's lens factory article (190 comments in total)
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thoth22: Remember the early-mid 2000's and Sigma was often bashed, pros particularly wanted nothing to do with 3rd party lenses. It's funny how things change.

@thoth22, yes I remember... the Sigma logo was once a sign that you couldn't afford "the brand".

But I got my first Sigma product (35mm Art lens) last year and have to say it has really impressed me, even though I had already high expectations from all the glowing reviews.

Credit where credit is due. Well done Sigma.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 15:07 UTC
On Making 'Art': We go inside Sigma's lens factory article (190 comments in total)
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Deny: Love my 35mm Art, which will be joined by a 50mm Art soon. Congratulations to the Sigma family for the care and dedication shown through the article and in the final product :)

Ye, the 35mm Art is great! I'm trying to justify getting the 50mm Art to go with it - held off for logical reasons only ;)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 15:03 UTC
On Making 'Art': We go inside Sigma's lens factory article (190 comments in total)
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munro harrap: An interesting tour, well photographed, thankyou.

Did you discover why the lens mounts and zooming and focussing directions remain, even in the "Art" series, incompatible with the way you use Nikon and Canon cameras?

I miss too the essential packaging being held up to examination. Nobody in Japan actually bothers to ensure we get the goods in one piecee now, which does invalidate the entire process. If you're not a website getting specially selected and protected gear for review, or extremely lucky.

The Nikon lenses I bought recently were well packaged. I would say that they were as protected as they could be, in boxes much larger than necessary to accommodate the extra aerofoam protection. No problems with the camera packaging either. Sharpness was spot on too.

Are you or your supplier buying off eBay or second hand any chance?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 14:59 UTC
On Making 'Art': We go inside Sigma's lens factory article (190 comments in total)

I've always been interested in the "making of" things. Thanks for the article.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 14:51 UTC as 14th comment
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jpino79: I don't like Canon products. Now i know even better why...

@nandbytes, the Nikon site says "The D600 employs magnesium alloy for the top and rear covers."

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 11:52 UTC
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Mark K: As long as Canon remains the leadership in the industry, his attitude towards Nikon and Canon is well justified. There is indeed nothing to threaten Canon's position as number one.

Sure. But that number one is getting more specialized all the time. They aren't number one in the increasing mirrorless market. They haven't been my number one for high res, high DR DSLR's for years either ;-)

They make photocopiers and printers to pay for the marketing for their camera business, but be under no illusion... if Canon execs ever think that their camera division is pulling down their overall business, it would get a sharp kick in the butt, just like other large corporations have done with their TV's, computers, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 11:46 UTC

Interesting product photo. I'd like one of those cameras, but I don't think I'd like having to feed it :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 14:15 UTC as 12th comment
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riskinhos: cheaper, better, stabilized, only fanboys will buy nikon. tamron ftw. best lens of the year.

No need to go to the effort of insulting Nikon users. This lens speaks for itself. It appears to be excellent.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 13:55 UTC
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Battersea: Perv camera.

Don't blame the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 12:20 UTC
On A closer look at the Nikon Coolpix P900 megazoom article (180 comments in total)
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Wye Photography: It will be very interesting looking at sample pix from all over the zoom range especially at the long end. Will I laugh or cry or both!

An ideal camera for pedos, it's bound to sell well!

Yikes! Most people would be thinking wildlife or sport.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 11:46 UTC
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Shunda77: No bikini clad woman is safe, this thing has like a 20 mile perv radius.

Well, if it keeps the pervs at a 20 mile distance, it has a hidden feature we should praise :D

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 11:43 UTC

Why are people getting so upset?

This camera is not for most people here. But those who want it will likely have a lot of fun with it.

Should the rest of us criticize the manufacturer of your favorite camera because we think it's not for us? Some people have a lot of growing up to do.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 09:18 UTC as 52nd comment | 3 replies
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orion1983: No RAW with this 2000mm equiv monster?! Sure, Nikon?! Go home....

Getting upset that a company releases a product that is not for you, but others will love? Go home...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 09:16 UTC
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munro harrap: There seems to be a problem here. The UK's problem. Photography here has an incredibly low status........ These collections of early work are completely undervalued, despite their being unique and unrepeatable. Allowing the export of anything homegrown from this island should have been prevented by Act of Parliament many decades ago.

Why should our kids have to wait and visit websites to look at reproductions of images at all when we have the time the space and Heaven knows, the money to look after artworks of all kinds here.

The reason foreign investors buy art is that unlike the Brits, they are not stupid- they know that these artworks all reflect times and cultures we cannot reproduce.

Here they dont want to pay ANYTHING for photographs at all, if they can at all avoid doing so. And there are foreign curators moving our collections corruptly out of the UK via their connections. Do you want us to lose this war?

You say: "The reason foreign investors buy art is that unlike the Brits, they are not stupid- they know that these artworks all reflect times and cultures we cannot reproduce."

I don't really agree. As you described the buyers, they are investors. They would buy rat poo if they thought that rat poo would increase in value. Art doesn't come into it.

Secondly, calling a nation "stupid" (as implied in your comment) is stupid. Ironic, eh?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 12:20 UTC
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Elmos: Wow.. so much hostility against the UK. What is being proposed doesn't seem unreasonable to me. Nothing is being destroyed or hidden or faked. The images were made in the UK by someone living in the UK and are now considered culturally valuable what is the issue here ? do we have too much time on our hands folks ?

We live in an age where everyone having a bad day takes to the internet to express their outrage on topics they know virtually nothing about.

Online anonymity helps them exorcise their demons in a way that would cause them problems in the real world.

This is the age of social media outrage :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 09:34 UTC
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