Fixx

Fixx

Lives in Finland Finland
Works as a architect, photographer
Joined on May 9, 2004

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On article 5 new must-have photo editing apps (99 comments in total)

3 is enough. Lightroom, Photomatix, Photoshop.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2013 at 12:38 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies

I still have my Kodak DC50.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 06:06 UTC as 81st comment

Does this work with RAW-photos or does the processing produce JPEG-files? That is, if I have distortion control enabled in my camera, do I get corrected NEF-files to my Lightroom library?

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 20:20 UTC as 13th comment | 12 replies
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Closely Observed Images: After decades of constantly battling with windows based architecture I bit the bullet and bought a S/H Mac Pro 1.1 that is the most amazingly capable (and stable) computer I have ever owned. I handles LR4 and photoshop apps with ease and speed, but runs Snow Leopard (IOS 10.6.8).

I have used every version of LR since it's inception.

Why no support for LR5 running under Snow Leopard then? I'm an enthusiastic amateur photographer who makes a living driving taxi's and enjoys tinkering with images.

I'm gutted that whilst I would happily pay for an upgrade. Adobe have just lost my custom by making themselves even more exclusive.

Bye . . . . .

Snow Leopard is though very stable and efficient operating system. There are few benefits in upgrading to Mountain Lion.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 11:55 UTC
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ScottRH: Why, why why - because it is a consumer body, not pro.

that has been always the case. Fastest shutter speeds were in consumer bodies even in film era, as fast shutters got easier broken.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2013 at 09:22 UTC
On article X-Rite i1Profiler v1.4 features scanner profiling (6 comments in total)

Does that replace i1ProfilerD2LionEdition? Which is quite beta and suffers compatibility problems. Or is it only for newer profiler devices?

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2013 at 15:51 UTC as 5th comment

Looks like tool for portraiture and maybe product photography. Less a toy for amateurs (who insist on interchangeable lenses).

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 12:22 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies
On article The Lightroom catalog (304 comments in total)

I find LR to be very useful and efficient tool for photo management and editing. For management part I wish it could write keywords to RAW header. They would be universally searchable that way. Of course within LR it should use its own database for speed reasons.

In export LR seems to write some metadata to images though I am not sure if it includes keywords (it should). I can find title and description (in Finder show info and in Quick Look/SneakPeek Photo) which in my case contain most of the same information. Very useful when you need to access already exported files in Finder. Command-F finds them immediately.

As for folder structures... I use folders which are by shoots and named accordingly. Generally I access latest jobs by folders but anything older I access by keywords. No substitute for that after a few years of photo accumulation.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 22:33 UTC as 13th comment
On article Canon EOS 6D sample images added to hands-on preview (252 comments in total)
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huyzer: Please DPreview, provide more portrait under high contrast light situations without fill flash. It's great to see how the sensor handles those situations. And while you're at it, can you provide RAW files for us to see how much Dynamic Range we can extract from each sample file you upload? Thanks, I hope you consider it.

May be that there is no software available that can open 6D RAW.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2012 at 09:58 UTC
On article Unified Color releases HDR Express 2 for Windows & Mac (13 comments in total)

Would be nice to have a comparison review of best HDR packages. I currently use Photomatix but it has some issues.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 09:41 UTC as 6th comment
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JohnFredC: The problem with larger sensors is the size of the lenses. As long as manufacturers persist with camera form factors where the lens protrudes from the front of the camera, the sensor size will determine pocketability. This continuing reliance on historical camera design impedes progress in the areas debated so enthusiastically in this thread.

The first mfg who combines a larger sensor (1" would be swell) with a folded optics design (similar to the Sony T-series, for instance) and a decent zoom range (6x-10x), smart camera interface via large touch screen, and SLR-style mechanical controls ergonomically placed, will change the camera paradigm forever, and get my money almost immediately.

I would buy camera like that with even less zoom range. Even bifocal 35/70mm (35mm equivalent) "variable prime" lens would be enough, if f would be around 2.8.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2012 at 08:37 UTC
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Torkn Photo: In what universe is a 1" sensor even remotely close to 1 inch?

In my day, 1" was 25.4mm, and the so called 1" sensor is only around half that size. Even the diagonal is much smaller than 1".

I guess the size is meant to be diagonal (like in TVs & monitors), but you're still right..

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2012 at 08:24 UTC
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Biowizard: Wouldn't it be great if this brilliant Korean company came out with a pro-grade, retro-styled full-frame DSLR body to go with this increasingly delicious library of lenses! Something vaguely modelled on a Canon F1 or Nikon F6, only digital of course, maybe even with interchangeable (100% coverage) focusing screens and/or prism housings. Advanced photography has lost a lot since the passing of these brilliant, true system cameras.

Brian

Not likely. Designing and manufacturing a good camera body is hard. And totally different art from lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 08:19 UTC
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David Kinston: Will it beat the Tokina 116? F2.8, AF, very sharp to the edge

in my books my Tokina 11-16 is good enough and Samyang 10mm is not necessary. But good to have competition anyway.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2012 at 12:38 UTC
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tkpenalty: they mention its rectilinear; this lens has zero distortion. If samyang manages to pull this off, this will be one of the best primes by a long shot. I cant wait to try this out on a x pro1 lol!

I do not see any mention about zero distortion. Wide angle lenses usually have more or less barrel distortion or worse.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2012 at 12:35 UTC
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Roberto Mettifogo: Are these lenses profiled in Lightroom for auto correction of vignette, distorsion, CA... ?

I have not seen any profiles that correct "moustache" distortion of Samyang 14mm lens. I do not think LR can even correct any complicated distortions.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2012 at 12:31 UTC
On article Technique: Digital Photo Collages (107 comments in total)

Nice. I too used this technique before digital cameras, and with photoshop later on. Allows also to contract space between objects (people), for example if publishing format is small and you have a group of people to present. The look of "pieceramas" is refreshing occasionally used.

I use too Gigapano Pro to stitch. Notice that it is not necessary to crop resulting image rectangular but you can keep the border original irrugular one. That way, inside part is stitched clean but outside border reveals it is made of individual shots.

BTW, ICE is win only, no Mac version.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2012 at 13:39 UTC as 15th comment

You probably can set the compression level of JPEG output in your iPhone. There is really not much difference in low compression JPEG and TIFF.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2012 at 08:12 UTC as 11th comment
On article Sigma shows latest products at Focus on Imaging (42 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Why didn't they just make the lenses interchangeable at this point? It's basically the size of a EPM1 with one of those lenses mounted.

I think there is no need to have interchangeable lenses for compact camera, IMHO. But it would really be nice if Sigma could make a zoom version like 28-70 (that is full frame equivalent). Or even a dual focal length lens (like 30mm with built in teleconverter to 60mm option (again full frame equivalent)). I understand designing such a lens is a challenge if image quality and speed (apertures like 2.8 or 3.5) are needed.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2012 at 10:44 UTC
On article Lightroom 4 Review (469 comments in total)
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sparky52t: Being a Photoshop/Camera Raw user, I tried an earlier version of Lightroom some time ago. I came away wondering why I would need, another application to manipulate my photographs. What am I missing?

My only complaint about Adobe's Camera Raw process is the lack of a "history panel" to back-away from a series of changes I may have made. (like in Photoshop) Does Lightroom have something like that?

I am photographer but I have also strong skills in graphic arts and I have to say I think PS way of editing (black/white point, gamma/curve) feels more precise and LR "photographers way" (exposure etc) feels more vague. That said, indeed when processing hundreds of photos I choose LR any day.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2012 at 10:05 UTC
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