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Raw Jaw: Posted this on the FilmPack news frame in error.
Meant for this news frame:

Just bought the upgrade that includes my NX30 Raw / Jpeg files
It also included an update for the LR DXO plug-in..

Now I have the best of both worlds for my NX30: LR & DXO.

What benefits do you get from DXO that it's worth the processing time and the mangled copyright metadata?
I've given up on it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 23:10 UTC
On Canon and Microsoft sign patent agreement post (73 comments in total)
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DStudio: I'm trying to write down all the times a deal with Microsoft has benefited the other company, and I'm still staring at a blank page ...

MS bought Excel, and the writers of Excel benefited

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 23:31 UTC
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raincoat: "make faster burst shooting possible at full resolution "

how does software make generic hardware faster?

On existing generic hardware.
Buffering doesn't increase shooting speed. It and more efficient API may increase the burst size available but does NOT increase how fast the bits can be read off the sensor.

Would you believe me if I said a firmware upgrade would turbocharge your car?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 23:25 UTC

"make faster burst shooting possible at full resolution "

how does software make generic hardware faster?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 01:18 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
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MrTaikitso: 64GB of SSD in 2014 is pathetic. I'm using 1TB of SSD on my MB Pro 15", and will need more in a year. I had 256GB on my excellent MB Air 13", but filled it up in a year too before getting the MBP.

What are MS thinking? Where are people going to store all their images? (I keep all my content locally AND in the cloud, for peace of mind.)

So you want to put a $799 1TB SSD into a tablet selling for $799. Good one, retard.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 22:52 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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B1ackhat: "However, one significant change is that you can now use Auto ISO when in Manual mode - effectively creating a Pentax-esque 'Shutter and Aperture Priority' mode."

OK, this is huge. The IS on the RX100 series sucks and the camera often chooses a lower shutter speed than it is capable of stabilizing, so adding auto ISO to manual mode is truly a godsend. I still can't wrap my head around the price tag for this thing, but I am thrilled to see this change implemented.

Obviously the 3 space axes X,Y,Z then 2 time axes

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 01:18 UTC
On Nikon issues firmware update for D800/D800E article (38 comments in total)
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samfan: Nikon adding features via fw, eh? That's new. Seems like they finally fired the old management and hired someone competent.

Waaa? No ram doublers via fw?

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 00:15 UTC
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magneto shot: these phone raws are getting serious

Speaking of Long overdue promises, DXO promised 1 shot HDR back in v6. It's been quietly swept under the carpet.
They also promised to bring back the multi-point color tool, which was taken out in mid v6 or v7 I can't remember.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 06:14 UTC
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dpmaxwell: Yay!!

I mean - who cares!!

I'd like to see which phone user will spend 200 on raw conversion software

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 06:12 UTC
On Get more accurate color with camera calibration article (202 comments in total)
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B1ackhat: Nice ad for the Xrite ColorChecker Passport. Get yours today from DPR's parent company, Amazon.com.

Yeah. I expected to be informed, but the 'article' is lacking in any 'information' at all. I don't even know how the product works.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 23:55 UTC
On Canon recalls about 14,000 PowerShot SX50 cameras article (53 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: Expensive to recall 14,000 cameras but this is how a company in a competitive industry, that wants to stay in business, handles a product defect.

That's how a camera company, who doesn't want all its users to become blind, handles a product defect.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 23:06 UTC
On Canon recalls about 14,000 PowerShot SX50 cameras article (53 comments in total)

Nothing a firmware update won't fix!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 23:06 UTC as 24th comment
On Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 article (230 comments in total)
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Michael Piziak: I'm hearing more and more bad news with Nikon. Firmware updates to disable third party batteries. Suing Sigma. Now this. I'm glad I went with Pentax.

Living in a hole? Canon first disabled third party batteries 4 years ago. Sony started with coded batteries. It takes a month at most to adjust.

Suing Sigma? What do YOU usually do when someone steals your stuff? Sit and smile? Or take legal action?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 03:52 UTC
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Mark Smiles: Suppose a guy went to an hardware store to purchase a tool, say a hammer. The clerk would then run a credit check to see how much he could afford and quiz him about his intended use of the hammer including if he was going to make any money using the hammer. Then the clerk could then decide on what would be a fair price to charge for the hammer.

Suppose a gal had a sore throat and went to the drugstore to get some cough drops. The clerk would then check how much she could afford to pay, and determine how important her voice was to her earning a living. The clerk could then determine what he could then charge the gal.

In both of these examples the selling price of the product was not based upon the cost of production, but rather the intended use of the product.

I can hear the hammer manufacturer saying he used my hammer to build a million dollar house, of course I deserve a cut of the action, for I made him a tool. Likewise for the gate at the gal's concert ...

Mark you're absolutely right. And I hereby challenge you to forever only hire photographers who charge you gas money or less. For your wedding, your childrens' weddings, everything. You can even hire those guys that will pay YOU for the privilege of capturing your event.

Stand by what you say and then show us your proud photos.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 23:48 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Review preview (302 comments in total)
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SF Photo Gal: Not that I care really, but curious how the X-E2 gets a score of 80 and Gold, yet the GX7 received a 78 and Silver; the GX7 was criticized for having only a 2 axis IBIS and none for video, yet the X-E2 doesn't have IBIS at all; GX7 has a tilting touch screen and the X-E2 is fixed and no touch feature; GX7 has far superior video and seems the IQ is about the same, and they seem to be in the same "class" so what's up with that?

a tilting touch screen is a negative in any serious camera.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2014 at 04:04 UTC
On Nikon D5300 Review preview (253 comments in total)
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Horshack: Nikon includes Easter Eggs in the Live View implementation of every body. Either the refresh rate is too low (D700, D5300), or the clarity horrible (D800), or the Low Light performance is abysmal (D800), or you can't take another photo until the previous image has been completely written to the card (every Nikon body), or there is a 2 second initial lag when reaching to 100% magnification (D7100/D5200), or you can't change the aperture (every body below the flagship D4/D800), or there is no electronic first curtain shutter (every Nikon body). Happy Easter!

Yeah, the delay's probably because you have a crappy slow card.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 22:34 UTC
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John M Roberts: There will be many non professional shooters that will feel, “what the heck, I might make some money if I just invest in the join up fee. I’m not getting anything right now anyway.”

30% of a sale does not justify what work I put forth into creating my library of images. I put out all the expenses, time and effort to gather images with the speculation that the effort will pay off. The agency takes none of that gamble. Their gamble begins after selection. How cushy they can also charge for a contract. They are feeding off of the large arena of photographers that are not gambling their livelihood on photography.

It seems this trend of devaluing what the image creator receives for their work will be difficult to reverse mainly due to supply and demand yet I would encourage photographers not to settle for such a percentage.

"this is for the folks that dabble"

Do they honestly believe anyone would pay $250 for their image?
Delusional.

More chance making a sale at shutterstock.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 03:14 UTC
On Canon updates firmware for EOS-1D X article (72 comments in total)
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Photo Pete: A firmware update prompted by the upcoming Nikon D4s no doubt.

Always makes me wonder why such features weren't in the original firmware... but reassuring ongoing support nontheless.

I'm sure michonn doesn't actually own a camera. Who owns a flagship and spends their time whining about unimportant things? Next thing michonn will ask for a firmware update that increases the MP count of the sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2014 at 02:34 UTC
On Canon updates firmware for EOS-1D X article (72 comments in total)
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Murilo Gomes NT: It would be nice having a new firmware update from Nikon, too. A full 6 fps burst with my D7100 (instead of 5fps), using Lossless compressed 14-bit RAW, would be a start.

How exactly would that happen? Can you upgrade a 3Ghz CPU to 4Ghz via firmware? Can you upgrade a 16GB SD card to 32GB via firmware? Can you upgrade a 30cm ruler to 40cm via firmware?

Does anyone NOT find it strange that the performance of the AF hardware can be changed via firmware?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2014 at 02:31 UTC
On Canon updates firmware for EOS-1D X article (72 comments in total)
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clicstudio: ... And another year went by and DPR still hasn't bother to review the 2 flagship Canon and Nikon cameras...

They don't need reviews. Anyone at that level should know that the micro differences in gear doesn't make a difference. If switching brands at the top level really improves your photos, then either your skill is not up to scratch or you're that 0.000001% niche user.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2014 at 02:28 UTC
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