LensBeginner

LensBeginner

Lives in Afghanistan Afghanistan
Joined on Jan 23, 2012

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racketman: Wonder when it will be available in rip off Britain at £1069, they always just change the $ to £ as do Canon and Apple.

Also usd = euro...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2013 at 13:32 UTC
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expressivecanvas: I was about 99% sure I will be moving to a Pentax system to replace my obsolete Olympus system but if Tamron is going to be passing on making lenses in Pentax mount from now on, I might need to reevaluate. I'm not implying that I think this particular lens will be a 'good' lens, but Tamron does indeed make some really nice, fast lenses. If they are dropping Pentax, I definitely need to reevaluate systems...

...which is a pity.
This one would be nice to have on a Pentax.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2013 at 13:31 UTC
On Backdraft at 1,000 FPS in full 4K resolution news story (91 comments in total)

Fantastic tech & great video!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2013 at 23:40 UTC as 17th comment
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i4s: Offline updaters for CS6

MAC
http://swupdl.adobe.com/updates/oobe/aam20/mac/PhotoshopCameraRaw7-7.0/8.3.52/setup.dmg
WIN
http://swupdl.adobe.com/updates/oobe/aam20/win/PhotoshopCameraRaw7-7.0/8.3.52/setup.zip

:-D
Funny to know in just how many way things can go wrong...
Mine was just a guess of course (the most common gotcha in the install process)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2013 at 06:45 UTC
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Sirandar: Every time I read Nexus articles I feel a little sad.

I like the design, style and price of the Nexus phones and generally like Google but the lack of microSD precludes me from ever buying these phones.

For photography 32Gb is OK but people like me also use a smartphone for music and perhaps video. Syncing is so passé as you often don't have the music you want when you want it, and it is a PITA. On-line services are not even close to being there yet ( but may be eventually).

If the 64GB models were widely available and not outrageously priced I might live with no microSD, but nothing can really compete with a 32Gb Sam S3 or S4 with a 64Gb microSD card if you actually use your phone as both a camera music player and have a moderately sized collection.

PS I use Dropbox and Google on-line services and they are in no way replacements for local storage, especially for music.

@dpmaxwell
1. You're assuming that you'll only have photos on your cellphone. In real life you'll need as much memory as you can for photos, documents, videos/movies (yes, I've watched them also on a cell phone).

2. You're assuming perfect internet coverage at all times (which is something everyone who tries to sell you the cloud always takes for granted).
Sadly it's not always the case.
Plus I don't want Google to know that much about me.

3. Even if you don't need the memory for videos and photos, you'll need it for the apps.
Just think about it: if you want (perish the thought!) to install a videogame for the occasional R&R break that could easily set you back 1GB.
Put a couple of readers, a couple of dictionaries, an office app, a couple of photos app, unit converters, scientific calculators and such on top of that and you're done.

So, yeah, Sirandar is totally right!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2013 at 22:22 UTC
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i4s: Offline updaters for CS6

MAC
http://swupdl.adobe.com/updates/oobe/aam20/mac/PhotoshopCameraRaw7-7.0/8.3.52/setup.dmg
WIN
http://swupdl.adobe.com/updates/oobe/aam20/win/PhotoshopCameraRaw7-7.0/8.3.52/setup.zip

You need to have Bridge installed in order to install Camera RAW updates.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2013 at 19:25 UTC
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rrr_hhh: Speaking of Adobe products : who took their special CC offering for photographers ?

I thought hard about it, but no : I will drag CS6 as long as I can and own LR5.

I'm still angry about the way they deals with long time customers (I have it since 1996), updated to CS6 just a few months before CC was launched and felt that last update was wasted. Then came a special offering until the end of December for owners of CS6, then a few months later they made it available for anybody, and shortened the delay to the 2th December previous owners included.. Then they prolonged the delay until the 8th December. Then their servers were hacked and my credit card number probably stolen. How can I trust such a company ? They don't know where they are going.. Apparently their offering wasn't getting as much success as they hoped, or why would they make it last longer ?

Well, those figures have started me thinking that maybe many photogs have much more money on their hands that they like to admit...
Good for them!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2013 at 10:23 UTC

Offline installer - Win - CC
http://swupdl.adobe.com/updates/oobe/aam20/win/PhotoshopCameraRaw8-8.0/8.3.52/setup.zip

Offline installer - Mac - CC
http://swupdl.adobe.com/updates/oobe/aam20/mac/PhotoshopCameraRaw8-8.0/8.3.52/setup.dmg

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2013 at 09:11 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
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Alec: On the one hand, we want Nikon to keep making innovative cameras and lenses, and it needs to be profitable in order to do so. On the other hand, I believe the hypothetical $40 lens cap does not prompt innovation - on the contrary it causes complacency.

What is in our best interest? What is in Nikon's and other makers' best interest? What does the future hold? I have not enough characters left to express that here, but I just did on my O2 blog - see http://karasevstudio.com/o2/2013/155

That's because it's a lens hood, not a lens cap ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 09:26 UTC

Hahaha!!! How different from Pentax, I can even use AA batteries...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 09:24 UTC as 83rd comment
On Homemade rig captures extreme macro shots of snowflakes news story (186 comments in total)

Wow...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2013 at 09:50 UTC as 103rd comment
On Will consumer DSLRs be 'dead in 5 years?' post (132 comments in total)

1. We've seen a new model every year in some cases, even with only minor changes (D5200, D5300, D610)

2. DSLR are built to last: you don't need to upgrade very often unless you do that for a living.

3. Technology has reached a point that's "more than enough" for many people.
Hell, if you're only posting to a blog/website even 6Mpx is absolute overkill!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 14:56 UTC as 10th comment
On Google working on RAW imaging for Android post (84 comments in total)
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cinemascope: RAW is nice, but what about something in between, say PNG?

The world needs to stop producing content exclusively and directly to a crappy lossy format such as JPEG.
JPEG is for distribution... Internet... Sharing... That's it.
JPEG is not for content production... Not for saving treasured memories...

I know phones are used for sharing, but many of its images do get stored for future appreciation too.
How many new born babies these days have their first photo taken by a phone?
Just create the crappy JPEG at the moment of sharing... Done!
And keep the proper copy. Duh?

Sure RAW might be too complicated and overkill to most phone users... Not everyone will care to change WB later, or to keep the original bayer info intact.
But it makes sense to use a proper demosaiced, non-lossy format for creation and storage.
We are in the HD era, it's not 1990 anymore, why we keep recording to a crappy distribution format?

It's like recording a feature film directly to DVD or VHS...

Sorry.
/rant

new boyz is right: a musician would not use a cellphone in the first place!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 10:24 UTC
On Google working on RAW imaging for Android post (84 comments in total)
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Benarm: lipstick on a pig...

I'd rather have pig on a stick ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 10:23 UTC
On Google working on RAW imaging for Android post (84 comments in total)
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noirdesir: This is welcome, though 16 bit is overkill. Take for example the Nikon P330 pixel of 1.8 μm size (most smartphone pixels are smaller than this) and it gets less than 12 stops of engineering dynamic range with a very flat read noise curve and a very high QE of 75% (possibly somewhat a calculation artefact). I haven't done the math but I would estimate that a 1 μm pixel with a QE of 100% and a read noise of zero wouldn't get more than 12 stops of DR.
Add one bit for over-encoding, hey even two, and anything more than 14 bit is just encoding noise. And for real sensors with a QE of less than 100% and some read noise, a 12 bit encoding is very likely completely sufficient.

Sadly, consumers buy the item with the bigger figures...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 23:25 UTC
On Google working on RAW imaging for Android post (84 comments in total)

Ah, that's good news!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 23:24 UTC as 33rd comment
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Perry Kivolowitz: "Try to be very still" Enough said.

Same as smartphone-based "HDR"...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2013 at 14:01 UTC
On Pentax K-3 real-world samples gallery news story (150 comments in total)
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naththo: I suspect this is a pre-production photos. It is not a full review yet with proper sample yet. Just have some patience. Those pre production sample won't be as nice as a proper review sample. When the DPR gets chance to get fully produced camera to do the review. DPR will get proper pentax glass lens for the full review.

Yep, my K100D Super makes 3000*2000 jpgs and 3008*2008 RAWs.

@naththo try RAW and see how many pixels you get.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2013 at 15:01 UTC
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Kodachrome200: I hate that they are ignoring the ricoh gr for lens correction

Troll.
Ricoh GR is a great camera.
...but you're obviously a nikon fanboy.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 12:06 UTC
On Award-winning wildlife photos capture candid moments news story (45 comments in total)

Fastastic pics, I concur.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 12:02 UTC as 32nd comment
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