Walter

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Walter: How long to fix in the Sony lab...?

I think EthanP99 was being sarcastic... I hope you don't have toooo wait too long....

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 17:26 UTC
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Walter: How long to fix in the Sony lab...?

That sounds good....it would be worrying if there was a delay.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2016 at 14:34 UTC

How long to fix in the Sony lab...?

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 17:58 UTC as 11th comment | 6 replies
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2158 comments in total)
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Walter: Real world DR test ..Sony vrs.... 5DSR ...seriously skewed ? I downloaded the raw files and the 5DSR is exposed about 2 stops under in the dusk shot over that of the Sony...am I missing something here....?

No I was comparing the right ones...I see that the exposure is the same for both yet the 5DSR raw image without any processing appears at least a 1.5 stop darker... Opened both in ACR latest version on my calibrated monitor. I would normally expose more for the shadows and pull the highlights back as under exposed shadows will always be more noisy.... The Sony performs well in low light....correct exposure in a well lit studio will separate the two..both are good.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 00:04 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2158 comments in total)
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Walter: Real world DR test ..Sony vrs.... 5DSR ...seriously skewed ? I downloaded the raw files and the 5DSR is exposed about 2 stops under in the dusk shot over that of the Sony...am I missing something here....?

Did some more looking ..the Sony is very nice low light camera...:)

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 20:39 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2158 comments in total)

Real world DR test ..Sony vrs.... 5DSR ...seriously skewed ? I downloaded the raw files and the 5DSR is exposed about 2 stops under in the dusk shot over that of the Sony...am I missing something here....?

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 20:19 UTC as 208th comment | 7 replies

The shot of throwing the flowers is awesome...it totally captures the feeling of going over the edge... Brides have nearly drowned in lakes and more ...glad this one did not need to rely on her dress being a parachute. Great idea ...well executed!

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 15:22 UTC as 30th comment

So funny "Creative Live" free.. Lightroom Crash Course!! :)

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 17:50 UTC as 130th comment
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1980 comments in total)
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Walter: Moire used to be a nightmare on all sorts of shots in early digital years..post production was endless to remove...does the nightmare return? Or do you just use this camera for pictures that won't have it? That aside it looks great and will be very tempting for many...

I am not really convinced but that is ok...I wonder if all makers of DSLR'S will now abandon the filter....? If it makes no difference and moire is not an issue why have one? I can see that photography of nature and general photography might be fine butI struggle to believe that you will not get moire if you photograph an executive with a fine striped/patterned shirt/suit. Screens and patterns in architecture are common and can be difficult....just curious really..if no problem great.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 07:40 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1980 comments in total)
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Walter: Moire used to be a nightmare on all sorts of shots in early digital years..post production was endless to remove...does the nightmare return? Or do you just use this camera for pictures that won't have it? That aside it looks great and will be very tempting for many...

So you would be happy to shoot architecture and executive portraits with this camera...? Just curious ..I don't follow moire issues on Nikon cameras....I am sure this camera would be great for landscape.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 15:35 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1980 comments in total)

Moire used to be a nightmare on all sorts of shots in early digital years..post production was endless to remove...does the nightmare return? Or do you just use this camera for pictures that won't have it? That aside it looks great and will be very tempting for many...

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 08:21 UTC as 376th comment | 6 replies
On article Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know (181 comments in total)
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tornwald: We need to know nothing, because Adobe is dead.

Barry I agree that Photoshop these days is not necessarily a good match for the masses. I always felt that Photoshop was designed for professionals and perhaps serious amateurs from the outset. There was a phase when it seemed that everybody was talking about having "shopped" their pictures. We have all seen basic Photoshop used crudely...these days it is not necessary to use it/own unless complicated serious work is being done. Adobe know this and seem to be going back to their roots which will upset some but professionals will appreciate it. I remember when Dpreview was frequented by leading photographers prepared to share their invaluable experience...things have changed ...they have left and rather than appreciate technological advance it seems that almost every change is greeted with dissension..
I just download CC 2014 which will require updating some plugins and exploring new features but it is nice to be able to flick back to the previous version until I have sorted that.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 11:50 UTC
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Walter: The effort that Adobe has taken to make this change is obviously a response to thought out comments that mainly pros have made. There are a lot of hair trigger responses by ideologues to every post about Adobe that will not change anything. A quote from the wonderful Maya that could just make life better for each one of us is... "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."

I really believe that if there are genuine flaws in CC software Adobe will listen. Bleating on about the "Cloud" and wanting something for free just is not going to change anything.....can't change it......?

Now the Facebook app that uses your computer microphone to record everything you say and stores it ...that is worrying.....:) Anyone strong enough to give up FB?

Professional photographer for thirty five years....best years of film...worst years of digital and still trucking... no Adobe connections. Trotting out the old 101 and Adobe employee arguments are banal and weak...why not just accept that Adobe have lots of satisfied customers.... If you don't need...want or like the Adobe model fine but don't expect to be the only voice on the block. Oh yeah...try "changing" the weather.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2014 at 19:36 UTC
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Walter: Most people who did not read the headline would not have realised there was a problem - the software just kept working. The "cloud " is just a step along the way, horses to automobiles if you like. Someone earlier could not grasp the concept. In the past horses died, more recently computers crashed, of course nobody ever had an external hard drive die with all the files on it ..never to see the light of day again. Cloud backup just gives an additional way to save stuff. I still remember the horror when solicitors stored all their faxes only to return years later to blank pieces of paper.

I personally like the seamless Adobe updates... I use the software everyday and it is more stable than ever... the cost is proportionate to value for money for me. There are all sorts of other software if you want to "own"...hey ho...another storm in a " half full" teacup.

As for the article....? Keep them coming Dpreview it is nice to be updated with what is going on with links to work arounds.

Howaboutit?

Did it affect you?....anyone you know? Again you ignore a real question...what about Mary Ellen Mark? If you don't know who she is you can google but what about the comment?

Link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 14:28 UTC
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Walter: Most people who did not read the headline would not have realised there was a problem - the software just kept working. The "cloud " is just a step along the way, horses to automobiles if you like. Someone earlier could not grasp the concept. In the past horses died, more recently computers crashed, of course nobody ever had an external hard drive die with all the files on it ..never to see the light of day again. Cloud backup just gives an additional way to save stuff. I still remember the horror when solicitors stored all their faxes only to return years later to blank pieces of paper.

I personally like the seamless Adobe updates... I use the software everyday and it is more stable than ever... the cost is proportionate to value for money for me. There are all sorts of other software if you want to "own"...hey ho...another storm in a " half full" teacup.

As for the article....? Keep them coming Dpreview it is nice to be updated with what is going on with links to work arounds.

Wow ..howaboutraw...you still here arguing about cloning. After reading each post again it is interesting how quickly you shifted from "the cloud" and the 24 hour outage which affected no one. Not one of your comments is a "winner" throughout the whole thread.I would love to hear what you think about my Mary Ellen Mark quote....

Link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 08:53 UTC
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Walter: The effort that Adobe has taken to make this change is obviously a response to thought out comments that mainly pros have made. There are a lot of hair trigger responses by ideologues to every post about Adobe that will not change anything. A quote from the wonderful Maya that could just make life better for each one of us is... "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."

I really believe that if there are genuine flaws in CC software Adobe will listen. Bleating on about the "Cloud" and wanting something for free just is not going to change anything.....can't change it......?

Now the Facebook app that uses your computer microphone to record everything you say and stores it ...that is worrying.....:) Anyone strong enough to give up FB?

I was one who hoped film would run alongside digital but once the pro labs started scanning negatives I had enough and changed. I have always said that Adobe CC is not for everyone and that is fine. There are and will be alternatives that work just fine...I am one who finds certain things hard to change. I have always enjoyed using Photoshop and don't like the idea of having to invest huge amounts of time to learn a new software.(I am hate reading technical manuals ;) ) I can cope with the small incremental changes that Adobe make..... Having said that I moved to Mac this year and when I go back to my PC I can't imagine going back. Funny old world...

Link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 08:19 UTC
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Walter: The effort that Adobe has taken to make this change is obviously a response to thought out comments that mainly pros have made. There are a lot of hair trigger responses by ideologues to every post about Adobe that will not change anything. A quote from the wonderful Maya that could just make life better for each one of us is... "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."

I really believe that if there are genuine flaws in CC software Adobe will listen. Bleating on about the "Cloud" and wanting something for free just is not going to change anything.....can't change it......?

Now the Facebook app that uses your computer microphone to record everything you say and stores it ...that is worrying.....:) Anyone strong enough to give up FB?

1:Do you know of Maya and the context of her quotes....?

2: Of course things can be changed...but I can "guarantee" that you ottonis will not change the cloud. You can moan and groan all you like.....

3: What you don't seem to get is that there are over a million users happy to pay for Adobe's innovation.... there are always a very small handful of vocals telling them they are nuts for buying into CC but in reality it works fine. Yes no doubt Adobe have lost some but the groundswell is on their side and in a year or two people will have adjusted their thinking to a "change" they could not make... something new and different will take its place and the cycle will repeat. Some people just struggle to adjust and have no vision.... I still remember when people would not buy a mobile phone or get a computer....or even buy a digital camera! I remember professional photographers playing catch up because they dug in their heels....many just fell by the wayside.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 08:06 UTC

The effort that Adobe has taken to make this change is obviously a response to thought out comments that mainly pros have made. There are a lot of hair trigger responses by ideologues to every post about Adobe that will not change anything. A quote from the wonderful Maya that could just make life better for each one of us is... "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."

I really believe that if there are genuine flaws in CC software Adobe will listen. Bleating on about the "Cloud" and wanting something for free just is not going to change anything.....can't change it......?

Now the Facebook app that uses your computer microphone to record everything you say and stores it ...that is worrying.....:) Anyone strong enough to give up FB?

Link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 10:25 UTC as 14th comment | 5 replies
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carizi: Good reason enough to stay away from cloud services.

Post production is a generic term these days and includes photography. As we are discussing a still photographic editing software I don't know why you would be confused..

Link | Posted on May 25, 2014 at 14:42 UTC
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carizi: Good reason enough to stay away from cloud services.

Conclusion: For several years I was frustrated by Adobe's activation system and their strict one platform rule ...that annoyed me so I do understand the frustration of some. I think the whole system is now much easier and user friendly.....all you have to do is pay..;) Some people are determined to see the worst in Adobe CC and rather than focus on the enormous benefits of the best post production software we have at the moment they look for every argument not to use it... Answer don't buy it..there will soon be an alternative...here is the rub....it won't be perfect and it won't be free and it just might not be as good.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2014 at 08:22 UTC
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