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On Just posted: Hands-on preview of the Canon EOS 100D/SL1 article (379 comments in total)

Canon, the GM of the photography world.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 22:35 UTC as 55th comment
On Photoshop Gradient Tool: Blending Images article (223 comments in total)

I have owned Elements 9 for 3 years and don't use it at all because of the steep learning curve. And this seems to offer the same problems. I can follow every step of the tutorial, but again the author assumes that we know what we are doing and leaves us with 3 images; a Photo 1, a Photo 2 and a Gradiant mask. Then he quits! I suppose to many it is trivial how to then combine the 3 but to someone new to Photoshop it isn't.

So I have 3 images with no know way to combine them. Frustrating and precisely why I won't take the time to learn the software, it is completely counterintuitive. Likely a great tool but only for those that have the hundreds of hours needed to learn it properly.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2013 at 16:08 UTC as 57th comment | 3 replies

DxO (although I own it) is mostly irrelevant to me until they support the new Fuji X interchangeable lens and cameras.

I now use CP1 and LR

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2013 at 20:47 UTC as 7th comment

A chap named Robert Parker made himself famous as well as likely very wealthy by taking the old English Prose out of play when fine wines were tasted and described. He reduced the tens of thousands of factors that make a wine either favorable or unfavorable into an easily understandable by the "wine novice want to be wine snob" arithmetic scale that is very similar to US grade school grading systems. From the mid 80's forward you could not sell a wine that fell below his 85 rating and you would quickly sell out of anything he rated over 90 pts.

None of this translated to whether or not you liked the wine but translated wonderfully well to the marketing types at wineries and fine wine retailers.

This Mpx thing strikes me as similar. If it takes off soon, no lens will ever be made or, if made, sold without a Mpx rating of over 80% of the Mpx of the camera body it is tested on. A little like the camera body Mpx war but worse.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2012 at 23:34 UTC as 49th comment
On Aloha at the Airport photo in pkincy's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Taken one handed while riding an escalator and it ended up being 1/3 sec exposure. The OIS of the kit zoom really works.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2012 at 20:39 UTC as 1st comment

This is the major reason I don't invest in foreign securities. You don't have any idea who is really running the company and whether the books really reflect what is happening.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2012 at 22:46 UTC as 52nd comment | 3 replies

I own it, but I have no idea why. It only supports one of my bodies and one of my lens.

I suppose they have trouble keeping up but Adobe as much as we like to bash them, does a pretty good job of keeping current with new cameras, lens, and sensors.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2012 at 16:33 UTC as 4th comment
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 sample images article (288 comments in total)

What is interesting is that there appears to be no buzz on any of the Sony fora about this camera.

I could not find a single thread discussing it.

It certainly appears to have the handling and the IQ as well as a certain "look" that will attract photographers. The price is very high for what you get but still a third of the M10 and much more modern.


Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2012 at 23:29 UTC as 105th comment | 4 replies

The Panny/Leica partnership now the Sony/Blad partnership.

This follows the trend for famous authors too lazy to continue to write new novels to employ young unknown lesser writers to "cowrite" new novels using their names.

Unfortunately all this tends to do is make money as the product is definitely not up to the senior partners standards.

Oh well, the march to make money continues on.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 17:30 UTC as 68th comment | 2 replies
On Lightroom Photo Import article (117 comments in total)
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Carlos Echenique: I own several cameras and I need to separate their files by camera so I can find them easier. LR does not allow me to do this automatically, so I rely on Photo Mechanic to do this. Plus, the folder structure on my backup drive matches the structure on my primary drive. LR does not do this either.

I use a folder system by subject, but all images are first imported into a folder organized by camera/lens combination and than are PPed and than exported to the subject folders.

Try it, you will like it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2012 at 00:57 UTC
On Preview:canong1x (1032 comments in total)
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Mrrowe8: i am wrestling with adding this camera or fuji x1-pro and other then the interchangeable lens i am not seeing a huge difference to justify spending at least 1000 $$ more on the fuji...any one can come up with an answer ..i am beyond the point of wanting the cool looking toy ...i want good images already own a g-9 and tuff as hell little camera ,and use my nikon d90 for dslr stuff..help?

For me the slow lens is the deal breaker. Love the sensor size, the mfg (I have a S95 as well as LX5 and X100) however I find much of my use is at wider apertures to get subject isolation. Something the S95 and LX5 can not do. Nor will the G1X apparently.

Posted on Jan 30, 2012 at 16:12 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS preview (182 comments in total)

It will be interesting how the slow lens/bigger sensor works vis-a-vis the LX5 with smaller sensor and faster glass.

The bigger sensor will allow less noise at high iso but you will need higher iso given the slower lens.

I suspect that the GX1/Gx glass will be a bit better combo than the LX5. And hopefully we will see an x version of the smaller faster primes pretty quickly.

I plan to find out.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2011 at 22:36 UTC as 29th comment | 5 replies
On Fujifilm X10 preview (425 comments in total)
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gl2k: At first I was impressed by the body design and control elements of this cam. Additionally the larger sensor sounded very promising. So I started looking for images to check the quality. Now I'm slightly disappointed. The IQ is slightly better than that of an average P&S but definitely below the Nikon J1.

It's not that they are bad. Rather too close to an ordinary P&S.

I only went for the ISO 200 images.

Very interesting Flickr site posted above. Apparently the uplink for a Japanese photography class or club. And it has uplinks with groups of photos from different cameras and different lenses.

What jumped out at me was how good the Fujifilm X10 and x100 are and how bad the Nikon V1 is. Most of the models are the same but obviously the photographers could be diffrerent.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2011 at 02:03 UTC
On Fujifilm X10 preview (425 comments in total)
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Martin_PTA: If it goes in my shirt pocket, it's going home! I was aiming at the Canon S100, but this looks as if it will clinch the deal, especially with the hot shoe and the looks!

My LX5 doesn't fit in a shirt pocket but I have a very small belt case or I carry my S95. Both work, but I will admit that the Canon is with me more due to its size.

This definitely will be a case camera.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2011 at 01:32 UTC
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