Cdog

Lives in United States NY, United States
Works as a photographer
Has a website at www.cliffordpickett.com
Joined on Oct 15, 2012

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On article Sony warns against use of unauthorized third-party apps (178 comments in total)

Sony, do you remember how useful the iPhone was before the app store?
Open up your API. I love the Alpha series, I switched from Canon for it, your apps are terrible though.
You make cameras and you do that well, let the app developers do what they do well and be grateful they're doing it at all.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 02:41 UTC as 26th comment | 4 replies
On article mini Plaster Hand is a camera mount on a belt (44 comments in total)

Pretty smart actually. Seems like a trip to home depot and a novoflex miniconnect or peak design system could be just as effective though. Any suggestions?

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 20:50 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply

What's the next Instagram?
Would love a suggestion preferably not owned by facebook
Seriously, f there's something better out there I'd like to know, I'll switch right now.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2016 at 21:52 UTC as 13th comment | 7 replies
On article Virtual Reality: It's not just for gamers anymore (155 comments in total)

I'm sure people will have many opinions about this. Here's the deal, I just got the standard entry google cardboard goggles. It sat in my apt for months. Hired one day I tried it.
This falls clearly under the category if needed to try it for yourself. Period. Otherwise It's like trying to explain a 4k picture displayed on a high resolution screen or what a banana tastes like to someone who never ate a banana.

It's an immersive experience. Theres much room for improvement but the experience is truly something that needs to be, well, experienced. Before writing any comments, contemplating what that could be, just go out and try it. Glad I did!

Looking for ways now to include those into my work. Doing a shoot next week for a conservation society and will be adding 360 VR into the mix for marketing. Waiting for my Zeiss VR one goggles to arrive to fly my drone using cloudlight for FPV. Know that VR doesn't have to be used for output for the consumer either. I've started shooting gallery spaces in 360 to know what size prints to make and frame, to show my remote students lighting setups and to scout locations and studio space for my video clients. It's been a tremendous tool that has helped me in my business.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 18:19 UTC as 36th comment

This looks awful! It'll be fun to see how people ruin their images with this though.

Instead of water, rock, person etc. There should just be one box called FAIL. Drag it on the image and hit OK.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 21:39 UTC as 65th comment | 1 reply
On article Instagram gets a new logo, monochrome interface (88 comments in total)

Really wish they would update the app to allow for landscape orientation for, ya know, photographs!

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 23:26 UTC as 17th comment | 12 replies
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Cdog: Where's the Lightroom extension. Would be much more convenient than individually saving images in Photoshop.
Also $99? Really?

Did a comparison with the software vs Lightroom export Jpg at 40% quality. Similar file size and similar quality results from raw files. Wouldn't pay $99 for it. Adobe should be beamr and build it into LR/PS

Yes, anything that gets saved out to the web I give a preset in Lightroom at 40% quality 72dpi and typically 2560 on the long edge. You really don't need anything more than this, download the trial version and compare for yourself. $99 will get you a CC subscription for almost a year.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 14:51 UTC

Where's the Lightroom extension. Would be much more convenient than individually saving images in Photoshop.
Also $99? Really?

Did a comparison with the software vs Lightroom export Jpg at 40% quality. Similar file size and similar quality results from raw files. Wouldn't pay $99 for it. Adobe should be beamr and build it into LR/PS

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 22:55 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies

I wish they made this more clear. Not really sure why they're being so ambiguous.

Petapixel says" On the technical side, both lenses sport internal focusing mechanisms optimized for both Phase Detection and Contrast AF, both boast an all-metal design, and the 50mm lens gives you a 67mm filter thread to work with.

http://petapixel.com/2016/05/03/samyang-unveils-first-af-primes-50mm-f1-4-14mm-f2-8-sony/

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 23:47 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies

Wait, the 14mm has filter threads? If true, how would 67mm be remotely wide enough to avoid vignetting?

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 21:49 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies

Adobe, please don't come out with anything new, NOTHING, until performance issues are addressed. This is a REAL issue for actual photographers. It's a pretty blew that needs to be addresses ASAP.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 23:03 UTC as 11th comment
On article Adobe Camera Raw 9.5 introduces new color scheme (127 comments in total)

This is like putting a bandaid on a broken leg.
Adobe,if you're going to boast an integrated workflow between LR & PS as the creative cloud suggests, you need to keep the UI consistent.
It's the same RAW processing engine, give us the same interface please.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 06:13 UTC as 16th comment | 13 replies

Dear Canon,

Loyalty goes both ways. Millions of people have invested in your system. You have a duty to them to keep your system updated and remain competitive. That's the source of anger and frustration.

Dear customers, sorry to say this but you need to take some responsibility and recognize that you've been abused in this relationship. If you read between the lines of this interview is says, "you're not valued".

Here's you're solution. http://www.dpreview.com/news/8547380272/cp-2016-sigma-mc-11-adapter-allows-dslr-lenses-full-range-of-af-modes-on-sony-bodies

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 18:53 UTC as 32nd comment | 3 replies

The next interview should feature the Canon exec wearing a giant pumpkin on his head and for the entire interview he addresses every issue other than the fact that there's a giant pumpkin on his head.

Then when asked about the giant pumpkin head, he mentions he's considering looking into it in the future.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 23:48 UTC as 60th comment

Also, "would not suddenly offer a mirrorless pro camera"?
Suddenly? What's so sudden. Mirrorless has been around for over 10 years.

Mirrorless cameras only constituted five percent of total camera shipments in 2013.[1] In 2015, mirrorless-cameras accounted for 26 percent of interchangeable-lens camera sales outside the Americas. (wikipedia)

Canon are you reading this? The rest of the industry is.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 20:57 UTC as 79th comment | 12 replies

No mirrorless because of key features that need to be addressed such as AF and EVF?

Newsflash: the rest of the industry IS addressing these issues. Why isn't Canon?

If these need to be addressed, great. You have the largest R&D budget of all your competitors combined! with 100 million EF lenses out there, you have what we call a competitive advantage. You have 100 million reasons to develop a technology that bests the competition and secures the future of camera technology (mirrorless - near future at least) for you company rather than watch the mass exodus to sony and others.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 20:50 UTC as 80th comment | 4 replies

Well executed if not extremely vague responses. I wouldn't want to be in his shoes during this interview.
Why doesn't he just address the very large elephant in the room instead of dancing around the issue?

If I read this interview 4 years ago it would be appropriate. This is 2016.
You're "considering adding 4K at the lower end and we recognize that this is a feature which might be in demand in the future." ??? Future??? My iPhone shoots 4K.

How out of touch do you need to be to work here?

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 20:44 UTC as 81st comment | 5 replies

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1127489-REG/nissin_nd700ak_n_di_700a_flash_air_1.html

Sorry Nikon. Way too little. Way too late. Way too much.
Not just talking about the flash either.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 22:49 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply

I'm a gearhead and this is the first and only camera, ever, that I can think of that honestly isn't missing something. On paper at least, this looks to be the best tool for just about everything but sports. It's a frankenstein of all the best technologies currently available in the market stuffed into one camera.

Canon won't match this for years to come, they have too much invested in their IS lenses and video camera lineup to cannibalize sales, When they do finally offer mirrorless, it won't be fullframe. This camera makes the 5DMKIV out of date and it hasn't even been released yet. They've effectively positioned themselves out of the market with their lineup. Many a misstep have been taken without stepping at all.

I wish canon released something like this but they didn't. This is simply a better tool than what they are and will be producing. brand loyalty has it's limits

Agree or disagree, the real benefit is the bar that is now raised which will benefit all of us.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 02:54 UTC as 66th comment | 9 replies

Canon is soooooo screwed!!!

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 00:27 UTC as 161st comment
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