hiro_pro

hiro_pro

Lives in United States washington, dc, United States
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On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)
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AD in KC: OK, I'm softening on my anger at Adobe. $10/month isn't so bad - especially now it includes some cloud storage - which is fairly useless still because you can't up-load folders, but I suspect they'll fix that eventually. Dropbox and others charge nearly as much for storage alone.

And I understand that they need to make a return on their investment. PS is the very best and I gotta have it for what I do for my livelihood. They deserve compensation.

if you need cloud storage try crashplan. there are plenty of forum posts from people talking about unlimited storage for $50 a year. carbonite has been there for a while too. true online backups keep your file structure. stay away from cloud storage from people that dont know what they are doing (adobe, micro$oft, norton).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 20:26 UTC
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)

and how much is it at the end of the 12 months?

20 GB of "cloud storage." wow, sign me up. now what do i do with the other 650gb i have with carbonite? maybe i'll just convert all my NEF's and TIFF's to jpegs.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 19:32 UTC as 172nd comment
On Tamron to develop 150-600mm F5-6.3 ultra-telephoto zoom article (193 comments in total)
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Kris in CT: I shoot with a Tamron 200-500 for well over a year and it was a very good lens for the price. The recent trend with Tamron has been much improved optics. IMHO this lens will set a new standard in budget wildlife photography. If the rumored price point at 1500 is true, this lens will smoke anything near it, and I see it giving the Nikon 80-400 AF-S a very serious competitor for far less money. Seeing that AF limiter makes this a very serious lens indeed. The VC in Tamron is pretty awesome too... I have since moved on to a Sigma 120-300 OS but this new Tamron will be quite interesting. If I can put a link in here, here is a shot from the 200-500 wide open of a wild red tail.. http://www.flickr.com/photos/coastalconn/8421259528/in/set-72157632626570024

Kris in CT had some of the better birding shots i had seen in a while. isnt that why we put them out there.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 16:26 UTC
On Tamron to develop 150-600mm F5-6.3 ultra-telephoto zoom article (193 comments in total)
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Kris in CT: I shoot with a Tamron 200-500 for well over a year and it was a very good lens for the price. The recent trend with Tamron has been much improved optics. IMHO this lens will set a new standard in budget wildlife photography. If the rumored price point at 1500 is true, this lens will smoke anything near it, and I see it giving the Nikon 80-400 AF-S a very serious competitor for far less money. Seeing that AF limiter makes this a very serious lens indeed. The VC in Tamron is pretty awesome too... I have since moved on to a Sigma 120-300 OS but this new Tamron will be quite interesting. If I can put a link in here, here is a shot from the 200-500 wide open of a wild red tail.. http://www.flickr.com/photos/coastalconn/8421259528/in/set-72157632626570024

great shots. i'm not sure vs is a fair way to describe what happened to the mr rabbit.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 17:18 UTC
On Tamron to develop 150-600mm F5-6.3 ultra-telephoto zoom article (193 comments in total)

this should be the kit lens for the Nikon DF. sorry i got caught up in the hype.

i have had great success with tamron and VC. i cant wait to see this in the local shop and give it a try. i wonder if the VC will be enough to hand hold this beast at 600?

anyone want to guess how long this lens will be when racked out to 600?

and how much is a 95 mm polarizer? rhetorical. please dont answer.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 16:27 UTC as 44th comment | 5 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2816 comments in total)
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rubicon: I'm impressed! I truly like the idea of the "retro" style, yes its going to be a "niche" camera, no I doubt you will see a 600 f4 hooked up to it, even a 70 200 2.8, I don't think that is what Nikon had in mind for the potential buyer or user.
For me, it is out of my budget-- for now? right now I'd have to part with my D700, and no! not yet.
I agree with some posters that the split screen focus screen would have been a nice addition to aid in MF use.
I see me using my 28 1.8 G lens or my 50 1.4 G lens and just enjoy the "pure photography" I started out with over 25 years ago.

Rubicon:

i was walking around old town annapolis the other night with my d600 and my 50 1.4 af-d. it was overcast and i am not sure i needed the 24mp but i would love to have had the higher iso. i think it will have its place

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 14:16 UTC
On Adobe hack affects 38 million users, not 2.9 million article (156 comments in total)

i was affected and it killed my activation. fortunately i now do most of my work in capture nx2. i bet adobe will be real helpful when i need to reactivate PS CS5. "oh we lost your account why dont you try CC instead. here is a 30 day free trial."

i was contacted. fortunately i had setup a one off user name and password because i never felt any adobe loyalty.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 18:06 UTC as 93rd comment
On 5 new must-have photo editing apps post (99 comments in total)

i am always surprised at the negativity in the comments section of these reviews. i am guessing that no one here post processes their DSLR images? really?

these are quick and dirty cheap tools for cheap cameras (cell phones). they allow us to take a picture, adjust it to capture the feeling of the scene and post it without having to go home and down load the image to our computer.

to those of you who think this stuff looks like cr*p you should go back and scan some of your old film images. you will be a little humbler about how far cellphone photography has come.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2013 at 17:28 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On 5 new must-have photo editing apps post (99 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: Other than the occasional sepia effect, which itself can get very old & overdone, I'm just not feeling this "vintage" trend of making shots look like they were taken with a Fisher Price camera. What's wrong with a "straight up" shot with just a tinge of color added? This trend is just a silly fad, just like other ones like the family portrait shots of the family walking away from the camera holding hands at a railroad track, & the baby shots having 80,000 "props" in the photo. They're "click a preset" gimmicks for those who just too lazy to do things like getting the white balance correct and the eyelashes in focus etc, a "quickie" for making a so-called "boring" shot suddenly look new.

But I must give DPreview credit for one thing here--at least this article didn't have the usual "next, next, next, next, next" layout which I completely despise, they have everything on 1 single page once again, as they ought to. That's MUCH better.

with my d600 i have a ton of options for getting the photo i want that best illustrates the scene as i see it. my iphone doenst have most of those options. instead i have to do more post processing to capture the feeling of the scene. it is a cheap tool for a cheap camera.

put another way it is still a heck of a lot better than my old polaroid.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2013 at 17:21 UTC
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Frank: A cool decision from apple to not follow the Megapixel Hype.
Bigger sensor, same pixel Count = better IQ.
Who don't manages to make good pictures with 8 Megapixel will not do with 36 or 80.
8 Megapixel are enough to print a real good 30x45cm (11x17") print. But only if you have a good IQ.
Apple did understand what that means. Or why do you think a Nikon D4 has the underwhelming spec of only 16 MP compared with a Nokia with 41... Or a Canon 1Dx only 18!

Since Dpreview was bought by Amazon... such headlines as underwhelming specs are more and more common...

Good headline would have been - Apple focuses on Image Quality instead of useless higher pixel count. There are lot of things to comment critically on the new iphone but not the camera...

i feel like DXO is not relevant to smart phones. i see too many pictures online where the phone missed focus or because of low light there was too much camera shake. not to mention blown highlights or other issues. setting a cell phone on a tripod and taking 20 shots at a target just doesn't seem relevant.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 13:24 UTC

great idea but for the price i wonder if i could find a used Leica...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 17:50 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
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hiro_pro: i cant believe how defensive some of the responses are. i have a d600 and an iphone 4s. yes my d600 takes better pictures not to mention the lens options. are there times when i am out and all i have is my phone? sure. are there times when i can snap a quick iphone picture to express or capture something? yes. the iphone (any smartphone) is making photography accessible to a large number of people that may never have explored the art before. we should celebrate that. eventually some of these new photographers will want to improve their art and upgrade. maybe camera sales will increase (or prices with drop- happy thought). are these the best mobile pics i have ever seen. no. i have a ton of friends on instragram that are taking better pictures. why? because their iphone made photography accessible to them. sure, i also have friends who should black out their camera lens and delete the camera icon but i have also seen some bad pics in the slr forums here

PS. who is this group that had the contest? were these pics the most viewed on instagram cracker, bookface or tumblr? to say that the pics are the best iphone pics implies that they review a vast majority of iphone pics. i am sure dpreview could run a smartphone a week photo contest and at the end of the year pick more deserving winners.

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

i cant believe how defensive some of the responses are. i have a d600 and an iphone 4s. yes my d600 takes better pictures not to mention the lens options. are there times when i am out and all i have is my phone? sure. are there times when i can snap a quick iphone picture to express or capture something? yes. the iphone (any smartphone) is making photography accessible to a large number of people that may never have explored the art before. we should celebrate that. eventually some of these new photographers will want to improve their art and upgrade. maybe camera sales will increase (or prices with drop- happy thought). are these the best mobile pics i have ever seen. no. i have a ton of friends on instragram that are taking better pictures. why? because their iphone made photography accessible to them. sure, i also have friends who should black out their camera lens and delete the camera icon but i have also seen some bad pics in the slr forums here

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2013 at 19:04 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On Adobe releases subscription-only Photoshop CC article (398 comments in total)

call me when adobe gives up this ridiculousness.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2013 at 16:44 UTC as 136th comment
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Toemel: This is the end of flickr as we knew it...
I don't even dare to imagine what kind of "photographers" this new slimy crap will attract. At least yahoo could offer us an alternative layout to view things, to get rid of the unnecessary "features" introduced for the "gregarious" people who end up here in search of another "social" experience after playing around with twitter and facebook for hours... :[

or maybe smart photographers will see how bad their pics look at full res and learn to take better pictures.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2013 at 13:26 UTC

i like.

has anyone noticed that you can upload the same photo to different websites (dpreview, flickr, facebook, etc...) and they all show the shot differently? facebook is the worst. i think they use 4 bit color.

ps. this is day one. i suspect that we will learn more in the next week or so. i would also bet that we see some incremental updates now that it is live

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2013 at 13:23 UTC as 69th comment | 2 replies
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)

i cannot wait until Adobe's validation server crashes leaving users out there unable to re-validate their license. this model has failed in the gaming industry and alienated users. the only good news is this will make it easier for competitors to get funding and encourage more development. this also seems to demotivate camera manufacturers from taking DNG seriously.

and this is the first time i have said this but shame on dpreview for tossing adobe a softball.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 16:31 UTC as 359th comment
On Just Posted: Nikon D7100 in-depth review article (397 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: Interesting. Go to the studio scene comparison tool. Add the NEX-7. Compare. Up to ISO 6400, the NEX-7 (out since 2011) clearly wins on both raw and JPEG. Above, the D7100 may be a bit better, although both look nasty and the NEX-7 seems to have both more noise and more detail.

Here's the point: the NEX-7 raw and JPEG image quality scores in the summary at the end of the review are POORER than those of the D7100! Huh?

sorry kelly. now that i read my first post it was a tad too.. not polite.

another issue you could be seeing is nikon is notoriously soft or conservative on sharpening. my boss had a sony slr when i had a d90. i forget the details but both cameras had the same sensor and were the same basic generation. i was constantly adding a pk sharpen layer to my shots to really make them pop. his shots were sharper out of the camera but didnt respond as well to sharpening. in this case my final post processed shot was clearly sharper/better. i know sony has come a long way since then so if you are serious abut the two cameras, i would download the raw from each and run it through your workflow to see which has the final best product.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2013 at 23:20 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D7100 in-depth review article (397 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: Interesting. Go to the studio scene comparison tool. Add the NEX-7. Compare. Up to ISO 6400, the NEX-7 (out since 2011) clearly wins on both raw and JPEG. Above, the D7100 may be a bit better, although both look nasty and the NEX-7 seems to have both more noise and more detail.

Here's the point: the NEX-7 raw and JPEG image quality scores in the summary at the end of the review are POORER than those of the D7100! Huh?

if you want to see the difference take both cameras on a trip. take some sunset pics, action shots and evening shots of people. there are certain things an SLR does in the real world that other cameras just cant do as well with. i just got back from the beach where i spent most of the time with my sigma 30 1.4 on my d7000. it is amazing the separation you can get with a good prime, but you need a good viewfinder to get it right. i am also not sure how well these mirrorless camera do indoors with a flash. i know the slr can shoot manual with a flash up to 1/250th to really freeze action.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2013 at 20:25 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D7100 in-depth review article (397 comments in total)

great review. it is nice to see how this camera performs compared to its current peers. it is also good to see that if you dont need the additional features of the d7100 then you can get similar quality from the d5200 sensor.

However i suspect many people that are buying a nikon are probably upgrading from an older nikon and are already invested in nikon gear (lenses and such). i would be more interested to know how it compares to the predecessors such as the d7000 or even the d90 just to put things in perspective. i dont know that it needs to be mentioned on all 25 pages of the review but it would be nice to hear if or where the real world improvements are.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2013 at 20:19 UTC as 55th comment
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