Don Kiyoti

Don Kiyoti

Lives in United States Tucson, United States
Works as a Photo Researcher
Joined on Apr 24, 2005

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On joburg air show in the Flying in May challenge (3 comments in total)

Tip: when shooting propeller airplanes, use a much slower shutter speed to avoid that awkward stopped-prop look that makes it look like the engine's quit.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 01:27 UTC as 3rd comment
On Planes on Approach in the Flying in May challenge (4 comments in total)

Massively, and badly, Photoshopped. What a joke.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 01:24 UTC as 2nd comment
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (513 comments in total)
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fisherman_lol: To DPR Moderators; This jpino79 guy is been flooding this forum all day with his inflammatory comments and you are not doing anything about it? I think if he was bashing CANIKON he would be banned for life. ;)

390 comments as of now, and most of them from the amazingly narcissistic jpino79. I wonder what goes on in that guy's noodle that makes him need to troll Pentax-related articles.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 21:50 UTC
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madeinlisboa: Correct me if I'm wrong. Lightroom still has a huge problem. There is no list of filters applied to images, which means that an user must navigate through radial, gradients, brushes, etc, in order to check which ones were applied to an image.

madeinlisboa, by deleting your history, for one. Why on earth do you delete that? It's THE LIST you're asking for. If you have a hard time keeping track of your edits, you can always use the Virtual Copy function and go nuts on that one.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 21:47 UTC
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madeinlisboa: Correct me if I'm wrong. Lightroom still has a huge problem. There is no list of filters applied to images, which means that an user must navigate through radial, gradients, brushes, etc, in order to check which ones were applied to an image.

madeinlisboa, you're doing it wrong.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 19:24 UTC
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madeinlisboa: Correct me if I'm wrong. Lightroom still has a huge problem. There is no list of filters applied to images, which means that an user must navigate through radial, gradients, brushes, etc, in order to check which ones were applied to an image.

Hugo is correct. Just check your history. You do not need to navigate through the filter menus.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 18:15 UTC
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PhotoKhan: I said this many years ago, I'll repeat it now for the benefit of avoiding any more future hassle.

The sooner any professional or advanced amateur photographer who rely in Raw output starts using LR and exploring it in order to get the amazing potential it entails, the sooner you'll be doing yourself an huge, mind-peace-inducing favor.

This has been my method since I first installed Lr. It works great and gives me huge flexibility. I export full-size uncompressed JPGS for importing to iPhoto. LRs export presets make it simple to send out JPGs for Flickr, email, Facebook, etc. I use iPhoto strictly for organizing and sharing photos with my Apple TV. I won't be using Photos at all.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 17:50 UTC
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SmilerGrogan: Is there a way to "hide" iPhoto from my system so that the update won't delete it? There are times when I need its functionality....and it sounds like Photos won't do it for me.

Wilcy, I've heard the same thing (haven't updated yet). But read this: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/55640206

So you've installed Photos and you cannot share photos from your Mac to your ATV locally? Just via iCloud?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 01:20 UTC
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jwd8002: With the release of this software AppleTV (the device that connects iTunes to home TVs) users can no longer connect to their photo libraries on their computers, rather connection is only available with their photos in iCloud. There is a monthly charge to store >5 gig in the cloud. Thus we see blatant (and I believe illegal at least in Australia) price gouging by Apple. Very poor show Mr Apple, ripping off consumers through market manipulation is not nice.

I discussed this on the Mac forum here just the other day because I had heard this exact same thing, and it seemed to be confirmed by Apple support. But one poster has contradicted this, saying he's able to share photos to his ATV just as before: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/55640206
Have you found this out from your own experience or is this something you read elsewhere like I did? (I haven't installed the update yet.)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 01:17 UTC
On Pentax K-S2 added to studio scene article (73 comments in total)
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iudex: Eagerly waiting for the complete review. The competition already posted the review and it was very positive, enthusiastic about the camera:
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/pentax-k-s2-dslr-review-27269#Verdict
However the reviewer is a Pentax user himself, so I better wait for an impartial review by DPR.

Another review here:
http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/pentax_ks2_review/

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 06:40 UTC
On Pentax K-S2 added to studio scene article (73 comments in total)
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Mike FL: The zoom seems has BAD QC issue as always:

http://www.amazon.com/Pentax-Series-16-50mm-Digital-Cameras/product-reviews/B000NO5QV6/ref=cm_cr_dp_qt_hist_one?ie=UTF8&filterBy=addOneStar&showViewpoints=0

Mike FL, what is the point of this comment and what does it have to do with this article? You choose to show only the 1-star, negative reviews. Why not the 36 out of 52 reviews with 4 or 5 stars?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 06:34 UTC
On Broken Arch in Ephesus,Turkey in the Macro - Something Damaged or Broken challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice understanding of the definition of "macro."

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 02:41 UTC as 1st comment

Better start selling off the kids so I can afford one of these!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 04:33 UTC as 21st comment
On CP+ 2015: Hands-on with new Pentax K-S2 article (170 comments in total)
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Zeisschen: Pentax is the only DSLR maker that manages to pack it's technology in a modern looking industrial design body. Canon is 10 years back, Nikon around 15-20 years...

If I went with a DSLR, for sure i'd be a Pentax

jpino79, Zesschen obviously prefers modern looking industrial design AND image quality AND reliability.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 02:47 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Hands-on with new Pentax K-S2 article (170 comments in total)
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David Hurt: Who would want a camera that color????

I might.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 18:31 UTC
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yesman12: I go to the Consumer Electronics show every year. This year I ran into someone from the Photography industry and he claimed that DP's Affiliation with Amazon does skew its responsiveness to reviews towards brands that are most popular on Amazon. to be clear he was not claiming that DP's reviews are biased but that they have a brand filter wrt what and when they decided to review.

DP should have reviewed the 645Z. Nearly all the other web sites have.

DPR is becoming less and less relevant when compared to other photo news & review sites. It's very clear what drives traffic here: the forums and the comments. Why is DPR is generally several days behind sites like Petapixel when it comes to reporting news?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 17:52 UTC
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Prognathous: Hopefully for the K-3 replacement they adopt a centered articulated screen, and not the selfie-oriented side-hinge design. There's a good reason all* >$1500 cameras that offer an articulated screens keep it centered.

* By "all" I'm referring to Pentax 645Z, Nikon D750, Sony A99, and the new $1500 Samsung NX1. I'm not aware of any camera of this caliber that uses the side-hinge design.

Prognathous, you are totally overthinking this.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 16:08 UTC
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timo: There's some more constructive and informed coverage at Imaging Resource.

No kidding! Head on over there for a good solid preview minus the usual DPR snottiness.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 06:43 UTC
On Control Room With Supplies in the Old Store Room challenge (11 comments in total)

Too bad about the hdr.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 02:02 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

Were Greg a typical dpreview forum member, he'd be complaining about his image quality, Fuji's business practices, the weather on the day of his mishap, his hospital care and Germany in general.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 04:41 UTC as 21st comment
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