Kelvin L

Kelvin L

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on Sep 29, 2008

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Scotch 1000 would be nice. Not so sure about the slower stuff

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 10:07 UTC as 28th comment

Hi there

FYI I have Creative Cloud on my Windows 7 workstation and it appears the only 'previous versions' I can install are ones which have been upgraded with CC versions, eg. I upgraded Adobe Bridge 6 to Bridge CC, and only Bridge is present in the list. Other licences attached to my Adobe account (eg Photoshop CS5, CS6) don't appear in the app.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 12:53 UTC as 13th comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2305 comments in total)

I can't find anything in the Leica press release or the website that explicitly states a reliance on full optical correction.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 00:27 UTC as 259th comment

Thanks for this useful overview Barney. I found the photo of the converter mounted on the camera useful as it gives me a good idea of the proportions. I'm thinking it might be useful to put a Canon / Nikon 50mm 1.8 lens next to it though, to give a sense of scale (I suspect the whole package is still fairly compact compared to an SLR with a 50mm prime).

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 08:31 UTC as 25th comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2305 comments in total)
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Kelvin L: Looks nice. It's a shame that material designs such as these (and other digital appliances) outlive their usefulness due to technological obsolescence. I feel sad when I see all these solidly-built Leica M8s, Canon 1Ds and Nikon D1/D2 bodies gather dust because their utility is gone or the electronics are slowly rotting away.

dleemans that's cool. I had one of those too but the batteries didn't last long (the old NiCd style from memory). Mine also did the uncorrectable purple bloomiing thing on specular highlights. Otherwise took great photos. I'm kinda bummed that I sold it with all the lenses for a D700 - the EOS primes were pretty sweet.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 14:24 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2305 comments in total)

Looks nice. It's a shame that material designs such as these (and other digital appliances) outlive their usefulness due to technological obsolescence. I feel sad when I see all these solidly-built Leica M8s, Canon 1Ds and Nikon D1/D2 bodies gather dust because their utility is gone or the electronics are slowly rotting away.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 13:25 UTC as 669th comment | 8 replies
On A travel-sized large-format 4x5 camera? article (219 comments in total)

Fotoman has had a point-and-shoot 4x5 for quite some time. It even has shift movements. http://www.fotoman.cc/showPro.asp?id=26

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2014 at 23:31 UTC as 55th comment
On Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S article (130 comments in total)
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Kelvin L: I really like my X100, it's been everywhere for the last 3 years, but given the price of the WCL-X100 adapter (USD$315 on a well known website) I think I'd be better served putting the money for both wide and tele adapters towards another camera. I love the X100 for what it is - the digital version of the Konica Hexar AF, just grab and go.

I'd end up using the electronic viewfinder with the adapters anyway so I might as well use something else for wider or longer focal lengths. Adapters are a neat concept but pretty fiddly to use in practice.

What I find amazing are the reports of excellent image quality for the WCL adapter. This is contrary to my personal experience with converter lenses on video cameras I guess this justifies their cost.

Good point about the lack of sensor dust with lens changes too. I hadn't considered that.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 03:00 UTC
On Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S article (130 comments in total)
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Kelvin L: I really like my X100, it's been everywhere for the last 3 years, but given the price of the WCL-X100 adapter (USD$315 on a well known website) I think I'd be better served putting the money for both wide and tele adapters towards another camera. I love the X100 for what it is - the digital version of the Konica Hexar AF, just grab and go.

I'd end up using the electronic viewfinder with the adapters anyway so I might as well use something else for wider or longer focal lengths. Adapters are a neat concept but pretty fiddly to use in practice.

But on second thoughts, the adapters might make sense if I had 2 X100 cameras. One with the tele-extender and one with the wide adapter left on at all times. Grab and go x2!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 15:45 UTC
On Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S article (130 comments in total)

I really like my X100, it's been everywhere for the last 3 years, but given the price of the WCL-X100 adapter (USD$315 on a well known website) I think I'd be better served putting the money for both wide and tele adapters towards another camera. I love the X100 for what it is - the digital version of the Konica Hexar AF, just grab and go.

I'd end up using the electronic viewfinder with the adapters anyway so I might as well use something else for wider or longer focal lengths. Adapters are a neat concept but pretty fiddly to use in practice.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 15:40 UTC as 20th comment | 10 replies
On Windows XP is dead. Long live Windows XP 'Bliss' article (123 comments in total)

"he shot the image using Fujichrome"
"Corbis reps contacted him to acquire the original negatives"

*facepalm*

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 00:51 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
On Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 and Lightroom 5.4 now available article (70 comments in total)
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Donald Chin: Fix for ACR 8.4 CS6 Mac
http://helpx.adobe.com/bridge/kb/acr-84-bridge-cs6-metadata.html

Thank you very much Donald for the link - most helpful. Looks like manual updates for Adobe products are the way to go, rather than relying on autoupdate.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 01:47 UTC
On Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 and Lightroom 5.4 now available article (70 comments in total)
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rrr_hhh: OK..

I have finally managed to find a direct link to download the last LR5.4 version

here is it (window version) :
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/thankyou.jsp?ftpID=5741&fileID=5773

You have to log in to see the link probably.

Hi rrr_hhh

Looks like you might have already solved your problem, but I've had similar hiccups with LR upgrades in the past (ie. not finding it from within the application). Usually I can find the latest update version for download manually by logging on to my Adobe account then going to "My Orders" for the download link. Cheers

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 01:46 UTC
On Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 and Lightroom 5.4 now available article (70 comments in total)
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max ott: camera raw:
after updating, "open in camera raw" is greyed out in bridge, on mac osx 10.9.2, and CS 6..... do you have any advices to get it working again (downgrade or whatever) thanks for answers, max

Download ACR 8.3 plugin link: http://adobe.ly/1eccz5t

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 04:10 UTC
On Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 and Lightroom 5.4 now available article (70 comments in total)
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Kelvin L: Camera Raw 8.4 is also broken on my copy of Bridge CS6. No option to open in Camera Raw when right-clicking a thumbnail, and option is greyed out in File menu. Running Photoshop CS6 Extended on MacOS 10.9.2

Found this link for reverting to ACR 8.3:
http://adobe.ly/1eccz5t

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 04:03 UTC
On Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 and Lightroom 5.4 now available article (70 comments in total)
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Kelvin L: Camera Raw 8.4 is also broken on my copy of Bridge CS6. No option to open in Camera Raw when right-clicking a thumbnail, and option is greyed out in File menu. Running Photoshop CS6 Extended on MacOS 10.9.2

Thank you for the helpful replies, cheers

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 00:04 UTC
On Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 and Lightroom 5.4 now available article (70 comments in total)

Camera Raw 8.4 is also broken on my copy of Bridge CS6. No option to open in Camera Raw when right-clicking a thumbnail, and option is greyed out in File menu. Running Photoshop CS6 Extended on MacOS 10.9.2

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 12:25 UTC as 6th comment | 7 replies
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Zeisschen: What will be the aperture? And what will be the FF equivalent of it?

Yes Adrian you are correct; my bad, I haven't worded things properly. I probably should have said "the MAXIMUM aperture is determined by the size of the primary refractive element" which applies for a theoretical single element perfect lens; but entry pupil is also influenced by the diameter of anything behind this lens - as you have described as "virtual image of the aperture as seen through the front of the lens" - in a compound system.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 21:25 UTC
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Zeisschen: What will be the aperture? And what will be the FF equivalent of it?

What Adrian said. Max aperture is determined by the diameter of the primary refractive element and its focal length. This is usually (not always) the front element. Once you stick a front-mount converter on a lens this generally becomes the new primary refractive element, with everything behind acting as corrective elements. There are limits however based on the original lens - you can't just stick a 1 metre wide piece of convex glass in front of your 35mm f/2 and turn it into an f/0.001 (or whatever). The front element of the prime lens defines the limits of maximum aperture and light-gathering.

With a rear mount converter you are essentially 'stretching out' the light that's already being gathered, thus the loss in light transmission (t-stop) and effective f-stop.

A bit hard to explain using text; it's easier with optical diagrams.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 14:41 UTC
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Zeisschen: What will be the aperture? And what will be the FF equivalent of it?

"hmm I thought the effective aperture is the ratio between the aperture diameter and the focal length?"

Generally true for teleconverters mounted behind the lens, less so for those mounted in front (size of front element determines f-stop to some degree)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 08:14 UTC
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