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Tord S Eriksson: My Aperture was flakey lately, but the latest update to the OS fixed all issues as by magic.

But with it came Photos, and that didn't agree with my way of doing things at all! But easily fixed with CleanMyMac3, which seemingly elegantly deleted Photos, with no ill effects!

Photos was eagerly awaited, but was definitely not for me! With it came the OS upgrade which, as by magic, improved my old iMac!

Interesting. I was also having issues with Aperture. With a referenced library, images were missing every time I opened it. Different images every time.

With 10.10.3, these issues have totally disappeared.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 15:07 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (228 comments in total)
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John McMillin: Looks like a lovely lens, but Fuji jumped the shark when they called the depth-of-field scale "perfect" for manual control enthusiasts. It looks less than one inch wide, with only two footage marks. How usable is that?

Why not manual focus? With the current firmware, its quite usable. Anytime dof is of value, I trust what I see far more than what some engineers programed for what might work for most people. Its not like we're still using film cameras and optical only viewfinders.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 14:07 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (228 comments in total)
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Maff maff: Sadly they have left out IS. If they wouldn’t it would have increase the versatility in super low light even further and I know this is a wide angle with F1,4 maybe on a body which is good for ISO 3200.
Having the possibility in the company’s to leave out IS on lenses is for me a deal breaker for body’s with no IBIS and the reason why I like systems which have this like Olympus some Sony and others. Here IS is guaranteed for all lenses and no option for the manufacturer to leave it out somewhere which will happen even on expensive primes like here.

Demographics will make in body OIS a major selling point. As we age we need it more and more.

Given your unavoidable advance in age, many of you responders will be eating your words at some point in time. I was one of you.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 14:01 UTC

"Something brought over from Aperture that continues to bug me is how photos are stored on my computer. Unlike Lightroom, which puts the original images in a logical structure in normal folders, everything in Aperture is buried inside a 'package'"

Given the author's lack of Aperture knowledge, does anyone know if Photos can deal in a referenced environment?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 13:50 UTC as 32nd comment | 3 replies
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kodos: This is one reason I will never use Apple software. They seem to get "bored" of it easily. Look at how they also nerfed Pages. I only use Adobe and Microsoft software now. Cross platform and as software companies we know they are in it for the long haul, so it is unlikely they will move resources to work on $17k Gold Watches.

"Apple is looking at "large general purpose customer base" where the business is easier to gain." Yet they constantly change their software making it more difficult for general purpose users to acclimate to their new software. I started dumping all Apple software a few years ago and Aperture is about the only Apple app still being used. I got tired of endless changes for little to no enhanced functionality.

Having use Mac's since '84, I no longer recommend it to potential general purpose switchers. If they know Windows, stick with it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 13:46 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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bauerman: Looks like a nice pat on the back to Fuji for camera design from Panasonic...to me.

Ok, it looks like a camera from 2004 few have ever heard of. The article is meant to communicate to a wide audience.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 12:50 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (650 comments in total)
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matty_boy: the x100 baffles me, admittedly the electronic shutter is not a bad addition but not an essential one, this is incremental at best. The preamble says about Fujis 'continuous improvement' but id say this is much more about re-hashing the same camera and trying to squeeze money out of an old camera. The DNA is the same but the price has gone up. If you look at the market now, you can pick up a canon EOS-M with 22mm f/2.0 lens for about £250, the system has few lenses but the x100 just has one, so when in direct comparison its not a consideration (although it does put the canon in a more favourable light) it has the same sensor as the canon 7D, so excellent DNA itself. For all intents and purposes its the same package as the x100 minus the vanity 'retro' exterior, with very marginal differences in capability. At £999 for the x100s i know which id buy and it doesn't have a Fuji badge on it...

Well, the price of the Canon pretty much tells you what the market thinks of it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 13:32 UTC
On Accessory Review: Drobo Mini RAID article (149 comments in total)
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The Squire: If you need high capacity, resilient, high performance file storage... Don't work on a laptop. Buy a workstation and kit it out properly. It'll cost you less, give you more options, and perform better. Forget about expensive, compromised, external disk drives for anything but off-site backup.

Well, my experience with G4 Mac towers certainly supports this. Zero problems over decades with a noisy, hot box full of as many drives I could cram in them. iMac's introduced me to the joys of externals. More to go wrong. I keep 2 power supplies and 1 enclosure as spares at all times.

Other than once when I decided to save money and buy some refurb'd Seagates, never any issues with the hdd's. Just the enclosures.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 09:19 UTC
On Accessory Review: Drobo Mini RAID article (149 comments in total)
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Daniel Yong: This is what Scott Kelby thinks of Drobo
http://scottkelby.com/2012/im-done-with-drobo/

And this is what he's using now...
http://scottkelby.com/2012/my-life-after-drobo/

I have/had about 20 years with OWC. 11 tb of data, probably 20 enclosures over the years. Once they switched to the Elite AL Pro series Sam referred to I've had nothing but one failure after another. None were power brick issues, the electronics failed. I'm currently having nothing but problems with 2 different OWC USB3 portables being improperly ejected or not recognized by my MBA. I borrowed a Seagate and a Lacie portable, no issues at all. So its not the OS.

I'm now looking for an alternative supplier.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 09:10 UTC
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GlobalGuyUSA: If you train an animal to push a shutter button -- is it any different from pushing a remote shutter button yourself? He created the "studio" in nature, worked hard for the opportunity, he chose the camera settings, he chose the photo, he edited it significantly, he processed it professionally, he presented, and it was his gear. He did AT LEAST 50% of the art work. More, IMO.

If a dog walks on a wet painting -- does the painter not get credit?

Unfortunately, that's not copyright law. Nor does it follow Slater's account of what happened back then.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2014 at 00:06 UTC
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GlobalGuyUSA: If you train an animal to push a shutter button -- is it any different from pushing a remote shutter button yourself? He created the "studio" in nature, worked hard for the opportunity, he chose the camera settings, he chose the photo, he edited it significantly, he processed it professionally, he presented, and it was his gear. He did AT LEAST 50% of the art work. More, IMO.

If a dog walks on a wet painting -- does the painter not get credit?

I dunno know. Who trained you, was it your camera the first time? Did you develop your first shot?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2014 at 07:51 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)
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abi170845: No leaf shutter, No high speed flash synch like the x100s. Pass.

Could you please point out one single interchangeable lens camera with a leaf shutter. You're going to take a pass on the entire category.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 15:02 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)
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xectis: Up to the end of the 70's most manufactures had a sense of purpose, passion, some honesty, integrity and sprinkle of innocence and that meant in general products lasted because they were well made and most if not all eggs were put on one basket (sort of speak). After that it was downhill. They simply caught on he idea that more in less time equalled much more $$$£££€€€ and quality control was almost forgotten.

What the camera and whatever other industry does now is they cleverly and meticulously make a product with 'bits missing' so that we the sheep can complain about it (wish it had this, wish it had that). So, they then create a 'follow up' in a mere matter of months fooling us into thinking they did it because of us. And the beat goes on and on.

Do you really think they didn't/don't have the technology and or the know-how to make the almost if not perfect camera? Of course they dam well know!

Do we want the perfect camera? Sure, the power-ball is in our court: Stop buying!

Your conspiracy thoughts are valid if you can accept an xe2 equivalent camera could have been made available 5 years ago.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 14:57 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)
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wyldberi: What's with the staff here at DPReview that they can't find time to review a significant new camera that was released nearly 5 months ago? From the comments posted here, there's obviously a strong interest in such a review.

For those that need a lot of hand holding, this is an issue. I'd like to believe most of us are easily capable of evaluating an update to an already solid camera by simply reading the forums. I'm not sure I'd do much more than a quick intro to the changes and move on.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 14:53 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)
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Miwok: Traveling compagnion?
Why would I buy an Fuji XE2 when I can find a Sony NEX-6 for half of the price. I like traveling with a backpack in some not so safe countries, and don't want to paranoid about getting rob of $2k of gear (X-E2 + a couple of glass)

Why would I buy an NEX6 when I can find a fixed lens compact at less than half the price? I like traveling with a backpack in some not so safe countries, and don't want to paranoid about getting robbed.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 14:38 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)
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Caleido: I'm quite impressed to see it's actually cleaner at high ISO than my D600 full frame.
Unsurprisingly, the 24MP D600 clearly outshines the X-E2 at base ISO in sharpness and detail.

I do wonder how a Fuji full frame sensor would perform.

Probably as good as using another raw converter with the APS camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 14:34 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1608 comments in total)

Sounds like my initial experience with an NEX-7 I returned after 3 weeks. Poor implementation of the evf switching and raw only. I admire the size but the camera has to be fun to use as well.

The lens line does absolutely nothing for me. For Alpha lenses, a big turnoff.

Good, no interest here.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 17:54 UTC as 221st comment
On PPE 2013: Hands-on with Fujifilm's newest cameras article (24 comments in total)
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Elaka Farmor: or a FF X200 with 5 axis stabilization :-)

Yes, specs are important. Must have 5-axis stabilization. On what would certainly be a fixed wide lens camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 12:20 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)
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noiseky: How much does this camera cost in US dollars?

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/fujifilm-x-e2/

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2013 at 13:20 UTC
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The Davinator: Looks good!

@Francis, yes, but adding a thumb rest takes care of this and offers a lot more secure hold and ease of operation. For me it made a big improvement (xe1 and x100).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2013 at 13:18 UTC
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