DaveE1

DaveE1

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On Mountain Magic: Shooting in the Lofoten Islands article (58 comments in total)
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bford: I"m not seeing anything special in the photos, or the landscape. The editing is inconsistent and generally very flat with little impact as a result.. If I had to say just one thing, it would be to bring up the whites. The heavy handed vignetting effect also makes the landscapes look small and kills a lot of important detail. Outside of the homes in those locations the views could be from any modest mountain range in the world. I think a bit more effort was needed to get better perspectives and views.

Sure it was, but you forgot to add the link in your reply to your own examples of YOUR better images.

Hurry up, because many people may begin to think you were being critical for the sake of it. That's never good. Never constructive. Links?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 10:16 UTC
On Mountain Magic: Shooting in the Lofoten Islands article (58 comments in total)
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bford: I"m not seeing anything special in the photos, or the landscape. The editing is inconsistent and generally very flat with little impact as a result.. If I had to say just one thing, it would be to bring up the whites. The heavy handed vignetting effect also makes the landscapes look small and kills a lot of important detail. Outside of the homes in those locations the views could be from any modest mountain range in the world. I think a bit more effort was needed to get better perspectives and views.

That's good to know. Any chance of a link to how you did all that in your own photos? I'm always keen to learn.

I am sure the photographer in this article wouldn't mind seeing how it is done "properly" too. Thanks

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 11:02 UTC
On Mountain Magic: Shooting in the Lofoten Islands article (58 comments in total)
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JacobSR: Great photos but some have no balance. The way I see it this is heavily focused on the forground. Vertical shots that shows depth but the forground taking most of the space that it ruins the backround. Some the backround is so beatifull but it is too distant and is lost: ( 2, 3, 4, 9, 14). The rest are fantastic. Just my 2c.

I like the foreground in most of those. So they are well balanced for some of us ;)

The conversion and compression for web use haven't helped them, but they are still interesting. A very large high resolution print would have a different effect on the viewer if they have sharp detail front to back.

Hopefully those who criticize these photos will post links to their own work, so that we all can be both amazed and educated. I'm serious.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 11:00 UTC
On Canon and Microsoft sign patent agreement post (73 comments in total)

Deals with Microsoft don't normally go well. Good luck Canon!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 08:22 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1070 comments in total)
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Ramjager: A stronger opponent with the 5DMk3 in terms of Autofocus?
You mean the Nikon AF system works this time or is it still sharp on the right soft on the left?
Funny how in the DPR D800 review no mention was made of the poor AF and QC issues which plagued the D800 bodies.
How many people went through multiple bodies to get one good one that had an AF system half as good as Canons...lots.
Yet hey it had 36MP its the king.
Your kidding yourseld DPR thinking some actually read and take your reviews seriously until you start reviewing properly and thoroughly.
But hey its got 36.3 MP and made by Nikon it must be good..right?

@mimot13, I have both brand badges on my gear. Not really interested in you chewing my ear off about either though.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 11:02 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1070 comments in total)
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Ramjager: A stronger opponent with the 5DMk3 in terms of Autofocus?
You mean the Nikon AF system works this time or is it still sharp on the right soft on the left?
Funny how in the DPR D800 review no mention was made of the poor AF and QC issues which plagued the D800 bodies.
How many people went through multiple bodies to get one good one that had an AF system half as good as Canons...lots.
Yet hey it had 36MP its the king.
Your kidding yourseld DPR thinking some actually read and take your reviews seriously until you start reviewing properly and thoroughly.
But hey its got 36.3 MP and made by Nikon it must be good..right?

New camera from a big name. Frenzy time for trolls.

If people love their Canon badges that much, wouldn't they be happier in the Canon sections of the site? Canon articles and forums are aplenty, so knock yourselves out.

It's a safe bet that no one commenting on this new Nikon has used it yet, much less have much experience with it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 10:31 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (423 comments in total)
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robogobo: Please, everybody calm down. Back away and look at the big picture. Much like FCPX, Pages 5, etc, the new Photos app will likely be anemic in the beginning and then have stuff added back in by request... level headed requests. For all intents and purposes, Photos is Aperture 4. Look at the screenshot. Look at the official statement. All your Aperture edits will carry over, and they'll be treated exactly like the move from Aperture 2 to Aperture 3. Old sliders will be treated as legacy and new sliders there to replace them.

All this panic and negative speculation doesn't do anybody good. Aperture will keep working just like it does now, even in Yosemite, and maybe Photos will even be better. Who knows? Let's wait and find out. And give Apple feedback through the official channels in a constructive, adult manner. https://www.apple.com/feedback/aperture.html

A number of people I know professionally, who work in video editing for large production companies, were editing nicely with FCPX very soon after its release.

But then again, they are "do'ers" not whiners, so they tend to spend less time crying over change than using the tools they have.

Some people are born complainers. Just saying.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 15:39 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (423 comments in total)
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Halstatt: Apple surely dragged this sad little saga out for us faithful. While one suspected the ultimate decision (Apple 4?, no, Apple X?, no), did they really have to do the "no comment" routine for almost two years? ("We're not worthy." ~ Mike Myers) Upgrades were hardly upgrades in that they stripped away features.

It leaves the taste of a bad apple in my mouth -- how they've handled this and the demise of their other professional software applications.

Final Cut Pro X is running better than ever! If this is demise, let's have more of it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 09:42 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (423 comments in total)
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robogobo: Please, everybody calm down. Back away and look at the big picture. Much like FCPX, Pages 5, etc, the new Photos app will likely be anemic in the beginning and then have stuff added back in by request... level headed requests. For all intents and purposes, Photos is Aperture 4. Look at the screenshot. Look at the official statement. All your Aperture edits will carry over, and they'll be treated exactly like the move from Aperture 2 to Aperture 3. Old sliders will be treated as legacy and new sliders there to replace them.

All this panic and negative speculation doesn't do anybody good. Aperture will keep working just like it does now, even in Yosemite, and maybe Photos will even be better. Who knows? Let's wait and find out. And give Apple feedback through the official channels in a constructive, adult manner. https://www.apple.com/feedback/aperture.html

Good points. robogobo.

I remember the uproar when Final Cut Pro X was released. Steadily, each frequent point release of the software added more and more. People didn't understand the reason for the changes at the time.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 09:40 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (722 comments in total)
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nikon power: It's the lens that makes the camera.
The article should be re-titled with
"Third time's a charm: Carl Zeiss did it again!"
And any any credit or praise to Sony should go to Carl Zeiss.

@nikon power... I have a few lenses lying around. Let me know how to get RX100 III quality images from them without the camera ;-)

Your oversimplification ignores factors like the sensor. It's pretty important, no?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 13:43 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (722 comments in total)
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utomo99: when Olympus will release XZ-3 ?
Olympus XZ-1
Announced Jan 6, 2011 • 10 megapixels | 3″ screen | 28 – 112 mm (4×)

Olympus XZ-2 iHS
Announced Sep 17, 2012 • 12 megapixels | 3″ screen | 28 – 112 mm (4×)

I hope Olympus releasing the XZ-3 Soon. I hope they start with 24mm and also slimmer body

@Angus Rose : Because the smart people are here. Just joking. (I just know someone will take me serious - sorry)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 11:56 UTC

An interesting approach with very nice results.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 11:51 UTC as 48th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (722 comments in total)
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Digital Suicide: How feels the shutter button? Can you clearly feel two steps on pressing it down gently? Coz on my RX100 mk1 shutter button is very unresponsive, practically I cannot feel the point between focus lock and shutter release.

Not sure if it helps with your specific question, but the MkII shutter button works fine. Never had any problems with it and I'd be the first to complain if it fired before time, so I'd be fairly sure they didn't go backwards on that feature.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 14:09 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (722 comments in total)

Great review!

I took the RX100II on a recent trip and am still amazed at how well such a compact, pocketable camera can perform.

Great to hear that the III has upped the quality and performance with negligible change in size (depth). I may wait for a IV before upgrading though, such is my satisfaction with the II. A touch screen would be a nice addition; I liked that feature on a Canon S120 that I tried out a while back.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 13:58 UTC as 160th comment
On Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know article (163 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: The complainers don't get it....

Even if they get 10 out of 100 people that formerly downloaded and used PS illegally and who now have subscribed to CC its a win for Adobe....

I'll dare to say that many if not most of the complainers on DPReview are those people that have always used PS illegally and are only mad at Adobe because Adobe took their most beloved illegally used software from them...

If that was directed at me (as it was a reply with the word "you" in it), then you are still making silly assumptions. As it happens, I have two subscriptions. A company one for employees and a personal one for non-company work.

By the way, the plural of child is children, not childs. Oh the irony. lol

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 13:17 UTC
On Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know article (163 comments in total)
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Severn Bore: Hi
This is probably a stupid question, but please indulge me.
Where do I find the update as I have gone through the update process on my version of Photoshop-14.2.1 x64 - and am told the program is up to date. However, I can find none of the changes within the program.
(Polite) comments welcomed.
Thanks

My CC version begins with a 2014... not a 14... You should be able to update it using the Creative Cloud desktop app.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 10:45 UTC
On Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know article (163 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: The complainers don't get it....

Even if they get 10 out of 100 people that formerly downloaded and used PS illegally and who now have subscribed to CC its a win for Adobe....

I'll dare to say that many if not most of the complainers on DPReview are those people that have always used PS illegally and are only mad at Adobe because Adobe took their most beloved illegally used software from them...

Too many assumptions there. Seems that, rather than address the criticisms, you choose to insult those who complain.

For your information, a lot of people use Adobe software legally through their company accounts. Professionals with legal accounts also criticize Adobe as often as anyone; they are handing over their own cash after all.

And no, Adobe CC didn't do away with illegal new versions. You really need to learn a little about the internet, or you will be doomed to making laughable comments on forums ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 09:50 UTC
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Forever Young: Then we can print the images on a curved photo paper...! :-)

Some of the old inkjet printers (unintentionally) did curved prints very well :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 11:28 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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Boky: The photos look bland, lifeless and dull with colour cast that is off completely. There is no sense of perspective, and the camera is anything but pocketable and costs $800 US (or AU$1000 !!! <- a complete joke). The latest set of sample photos are by far the most unappealing I've seen in a while. Lens extends to 70 only and is useless for portrait work.

I better go and get one because we are approaching 3000th comment -> this must be a fantastic camera.

Nick

lol, dpmaxwell. Boky has no pockets in his hotpants. That's Sony's fault apparently.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 23:39 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)

Great pocketable camera! The fanboys and fangirls of other brands will trot out their usual whining comments on this one.

That reaction shows how bothered some people have become by the likelihood that they will need to replace their existing beloved brand with a Sony (or other innovator's product) soon, or be left behind for very high quality shooting with a very compact camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 23:32 UTC as 64th comment
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