Dabbler

Dabbler

Lives in United States Cleveland Heights, OH, United States
Works as a Web Designer
Has a website at www.itinko.com
Joined on Oct 14, 2005

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Lan: By taking part in the Photoshop Photography Program, do we sign away our rights to any existing standalone versions, or can we continue to use our standalone versions indefinitely alongside this?

Also, any hints at UK pricing?

My CC version of Photoshop killed my CS6 license because I used the discount .. which is probably interpreted as an upgrade.. wish I hadn't done that.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 00:33 UTC
On DSC_0044 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)
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petepictures: All images are on 200 or 250 ISO. Were are the high ISO ones?

Please be sure to include some high ISO in dark scenes, a lot of testers think shooting high ISO in normal scenes suffices but the results are very different when there are lots of dark regions in a scene.

Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 20:36 UTC
On Tamrac Evolution 9 Photo Backpack Review article (106 comments in total)

These two level bags never have enough space on the bottom and too much space on the top. If you're just trying to carry camera gear, e.g. not overnight camping etc then I would rather have more camera body/lens storage up top.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2013 at 18:29 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On Adobe's Fujifilm X-Trans sensor processing tested article (137 comments in total)
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Kinematic Digit: Some improvements from what I've seen so far on one of my toughest reference images I use to compare. The Watercolour effect (colour smearing) is much improved. Details is still lower than competing products like Capture One and SilkyPix. More testing to do and will publish my own results against the rest.

Thanks for continuing your tests of the X-Trans. It appears to me Capture One still produces the best results, especially with regards to details. I think in most cases I would be satisfied with LR 4.4 results especially if I was planning to use LR plugins such as NIK or Topaz.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2013 at 15:24 UTC
On Fujifilm X20 Preview preview (201 comments in total)
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zinedi: I want to express my greatest respect to FUJI for implementing of revolutionary OVF in this compact camera category. FUJI goes against the consumerist main stream manufacturers who omit quality viewfinders or viewfinders at all. It is a good message for us who want better PHOTOGRAPHIC tool, not only spectacular toy. Thanks Fuji.

Reg I find the LCD is nearly useless on a bright sunny day. At least the OVF let me frame the shot in these cases. I have the X-E1 and it is a much bigger camera, the X10 slips in my coat pocket when I walk out the door. Eagerly awaiting the X20.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2013 at 17:02 UTC
On Fujifilm X20 Preview preview (201 comments in total)
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Marek07: Lets hope It's better made than the x10, Mine was sent back to Fuji 3 times for repairs due to no fault of mine.
The camera looks beautiful but with so many problems like the 'Orbing' issue, Ridiculous Battery life, The Camera not turning on.. etc, it became a bit of a gamble whether you purchased a fully working model.

The camera seemed rushed so maybe the x20 will be what the x10 should of been!

The only problems with the X10 I've seen were the early orb issue which was resolved with a sensor redesign.. I waited for the right serial numbers to roll around and pounced. Glad I did, have taken many high DR shots with wonderful color tones. Battery life is a non issue, I carry a spare and rarely use it. You want to see a camera with abysmal battery life take a look at Dp2M or DP1M Foveons. They ship with two batteries and I usually carry 3, often using all three on an outing.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2013 at 16:57 UTC
On Capture One Fujifilm X-Trans Raw support tested article (211 comments in total)
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ELLIOT P STERN: adobe to big to care?

The Silkypix that ships with Fuji is not based on Silkypix 5, its based on v3.x. Silkypix 5 Pro is a much improved product although still awkward compared with Adobe. I've found for sharpness the free SP is better than ACR but I like what I see in C1 7.0.2 Final and its much easier to use than SP with more better features.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2013 at 14:09 UTC
On Capture One Fujifilm X-Trans Raw support tested article (211 comments in total)
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Sgt_Strider: So can one safely say that the C1 software is the best for X-Trans sensors at the moment?

Have Adobe even acknowledged that their converter needs improvements? I wonder if they'll put in the effort to produce better results for X-Trans sensors going forward?

To get the best details you have to use something like Silkypix or CameraOne Pro. Adobe LR4.3 doesn't process RAW details and sharpness nearly as well.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2013 at 21:33 UTC
On Hands-on with Nikon V2 article (453 comments in total)
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kucink132: for the sensor size, the body isn't that small, combined with sensor size, its a big meh. sony nex offer smaller body, far bigger sensor, yeah sure sony lenses sucks, but the body is great for small legacy lenses. M4/3 offer greater lenses selection, and sensor are bigger too. to say that sensor size isnt everything, yes, its true like saying money isnt everything.

With the 30-100mm lens you get 270mm equivalent, imagine how big that lens would need to be on a NEX. I have both and carry the long lens on the V1 and the 24mm Zeiss on the NEX.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2012 at 23:13 UTC
On Connect contest winner announced! post (44 comments in total)

EXIF? What's the story behind image?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2012 at 19:30 UTC as 27th comment | 7 replies

iPhone??

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2012 at 14:54 UTC as 5th comment
On Accessory Review: Manfrotto 294 Carbon Fiber Tripod article (50 comments in total)

Tough room..

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2012 at 10:20 UTC as 8th comment
On Oh No! in the anxious challenge (8 comments in total)

Awesome shot! That's gotta hurt... aww, he'll probably just walk it off..

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2012 at 23:38 UTC as 6th comment
On Sigma 19mm f/2.8 on the NEX-7. article (9 comments in total)

I would love to see those Carl Zeiss zooms with an E mount!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 21:38 UTC as 2nd comment
On Photokina 2012: Interview - Dirk Jasper of Nikon article (220 comments in total)
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Jogger: Should have asked him about the Nikon 1 system and what he thinks of the RX100.

I have both D800 and Nikon V1, among others, and I love the V1, especially being able to reach to 270mm with the 10-30mm, not to mention what I can do with the FT-1 adapter. It isn't a FF body but it takes some terrific photos. So as far as I'm concerned (in binary at least) the 1 is indeed a 1.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 20:58 UTC

These are right on for the Abu Dabi crowd! Hopefully we'll get some more decent lenses for the e-mount now...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 15:18 UTC as 397th comment
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X-E1 hands-on preview article (277 comments in total)
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Edmond Leung: The camera size is too big.
Looks nothing special when compared with NEX7.
Good but not outstanding.

I think the tonal quality of the Fuji sensors is fundamentally different than Sony. The Fuji lenses easily best the mediocre Sony E series. NEX-7 has terrific usability/features but the IQ is just not the same. I've seen threads from wedding photographers shooting with the XPro1 while their Canon FF dSLR stays in the bag. I don't see that from NEX-7 shooters.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 18:37 UTC
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X-E1 hands-on preview article (277 comments in total)
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peevee1: "However it's still only marginally larger than either the 60mm F2.4 R Macro, or Sony's E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS for NEX."

Yes, it is only 1 cm longer when collapsed. But much heavier. Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R is 330g, Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS is 214 g. Not marginal difference.

I have the NEX-7 and save for the 24mm Zeiss the current E lenses are mediocre. I would love to get my hands on those fast sharp Fuji lenses even if they weigh a bit more.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 18:29 UTC
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X-E1 hands-on preview article (277 comments in total)
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marike6: The sample images on Fujifilm's website do look good. Don't know if this camera will match the DR of my DSLRs but man, the files are exceptionally clean.

Looking at the samples I have to concur, not good images to show off the lens and sensor capabilities. The images of humans are too soft to my liking, should have focused on their eyes. The tonal quality of this sensor is superb, a Fujifilm hallmark which has me tempted, I have one on pre-order, but I'm not entirely sold... I may already have too many cameras. Will my X10 see daylight if I have the EX-1?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 18:23 UTC
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X-E1 hands-on preview article (277 comments in total)
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jon404: As a Fuji- ignorant XZ-1 owner, could someone please tell me if Fuji makes a good sharp 'normal' prime lens for this camera... like from 35mm to 50mm equiv., f/2 or brighter? A lens that, whatever its cost, would satisfy the most critical of you as the 'right stuff' for landscape photography?

I think the 35mm on an APS-C sensor might be a bit long for landscapes.. I would opt for the 14mm f2.8 due this fall.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 18:17 UTC
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