rallyfan

rallyfan

Lives in Wakanda
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Joined on Feb 5, 2011

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kkchiu215: I captured the Venus transit with Leica S2 with modified Catl Zeiss 1000mm f/8 medium format super telephoto lens. With the large 645 CCD format, I can easily enlarge Venus dot size image as appear on the white sun disk to resolve the sharp edge in detail. Which is important for high resolution astro-photography.

Very cool, congrats!

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 19:11 UTC
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kkchiu215: I personally request Leica to manufacture the professional digital camera with GPS function year ago. So that all high quality photographs capture by this famous camera not only enjoyable to look at, but also become more scientific use. The location and real time recording for each individual image is absolutely very important in astro-photography as well as ordinary photography. We have to clearly document where and when each astronomy event happen on different parts of the world. By studying each photograph, we can measure the duration of each particular astro event as we observe from different place on earth.
Leica has successfully develop the new GPS feature in both medium and regular 135mm format camera. any photographer capture any kind of image, they can easily tell others where and when exactly they see the object with popular electronic map. Is that great?

In all honesty, yes, it is great. GPS is a very useful function.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 19:10 UTC
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rallyfan: Photojournalists use the Leica M, eh? To do what, cover the Vietnam war? How many Ms are going to be at the upcoming Champs League final, between two ostensibly German teams at that?...

Either delusional or a misguided attempt at brand promotion. Poseur.

Are sports photographers not photojournalists in your view?

Are there Leica Ms at press conferences in 2013? Is that what people are using? A manual rangefinder-style camera? When Merkel speaks, are people snapping away discretely with their Leica M?... Or, when her press secretary spokeshole addresses the press, are the Leica Ms there?

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 19:03 UTC
On article Just Posted: Detailed hands-on Olympus PEN E-P5 preview (315 comments in total)

Wifi is always welcome! Looks good. Hope Amazon goes beyond a preview and there is an actual review. Very interesting; might even drop in price next holiday season I hope -- gift worthy for recipients seriously getting involved I think.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 05:26 UTC as 77th comment

Photojournalists use the Leica M, eh? To do what, cover the Vietnam war? How many Ms are going to be at the upcoming Champs League final, between two ostensibly German teams at that?...

Either delusional or a misguided attempt at brand promotion. Poseur.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 05:23 UTC as 35th comment | 12 replies
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HubertChen: Adobe is setting a very bad example for marketing

Reading and listening to their interviews you come back with the understanding that the way to make money is to be at odds to your customer and not to care about it. Worse, reading comments here it appears they already make many people believe that in order to make more money you need to be ad odds to the customer. This is a really bad example for business causing a damage way beyond the scope of Photoshop Users.

A contrast example: http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/05/09/leica-s-system-interview-at-forbes.com

The Leica interview clearly shows Leica's success of entering a complete new market segment is created by working extremely close with the customer, making the customer's success their success. This is an important role model for other marketing directors. I wish more photography company do win - win marketing such as Leica and less do Win-Loose marketing such as Adobe.

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The Leica interview did contain an idiotic statement about photojournalists and their choice if gear (as claimed, they use a manual focus, massively expensive rangefinder in... 2013) so it's a poor example of rational thought though.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 05:08 UTC
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CaseyComo: Amazon, why are you doing Adobe's market research for them? Do you think that you will lose sales with the move away from boxed/downloadable software licensing?

Amazon may not be doing marketing for Adobe with the poll; they may simply want the clicks and the opportunity to attract eyeballs without having to actually review a camera -- no reviews these past two days, just press releases. Smart.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 05:05 UTC

We're apparently moving on with the existing purchased versions and will decide what other software we will be using in the future depending on the outocome of a couple demos. It's not a tremendous rush but CC/"PS" rental is not an option for the future so we'll have to do something else. There are some scripting issues that have to be addressed and one particular specialized application, but nothing insurmountable I don't think. We'll look elsewhere before we're stuck.

By the way: I find it difficult to believe Adobe are actually paying shills, since they don't care about the vast majority of site users here by their own admission. I suspect -- and don't know whether to laugh at them or pitty them -- that the pro-Adobe posts are not from shills but from honest Adobe enthusiasts that are simply dim.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 00:53 UTC as 301st comment | 2 replies

Jeff Doubter said it best (he usually does,,,).

This is an oil-free tooling by The Man. The tooling is constant, it's horrific, and it's oil-free. We're being tooled.

Stop the tooling.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 14:47 UTC as 452nd comment
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CameraLabTester: NO.

Not participating in this poll.

Let the company find out for themselves.

THE HARD WAY.

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I think DPR are simply running a poll to increase the number of clicks. I don't think they've got some sort of different ulterior motive -- just $.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 23:26 UTC

My concern remains whether the latest version is the one that must be run on all client machines -- I'd rather not, because the latest version is by default the version that's been tested the least.

By the way: Has the halfwit from yesterday's discussion been by in this thread yet to explain how the new Adobe model means... cheaper software? He was a barrel of laughs.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 21:50 UTC as 784th comment
On article Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction (1852 comments in total)
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Adam Filipowicz: I bet most of the people that are complaining about paying a small fee to use photoshop, dont own a license and have a pirated copy.. becasue if your complaing about $20 then whats the likelyhood you bought it for $1000

I now understand the grin in your avatar. Sorry.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 04:08 UTC
On article Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction (1852 comments in total)

Much worse than I expected; much more disconnected. He fails to admit that in a professional environment the latest version of a software package is a liability, not a benefit. New versions haven't been tested in the environment. He understands this, but doesn't address it -- or rather tries to make a drawback into a benefit -- because it suits his purposes.

It doesn't suit ours.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 04:07 UTC as 694th comment | 1 reply
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rhlpetrus: Will Adobe update the DNG converter? If so, one can keep using CS6 forever (well, at least while th OS opens it).

That's not a bad idea at all. Storage isn't as much of a cost or problem as it used to be, so that may be an answer for many users.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 17:59 UTC
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rhlpetrus: Will Adobe update the DNG converter? If so, one can keep using CS6 forever (well, at least while th OS opens it).

I can't imagine why they would.

Their subscription model is apparently as appreciated as flatulence at a funeral, so they need some means of pressuring users to move toward their new model rather than keep existing (working...) software.

Also, once they commit to the new model, at some point the code bases will diverge, meaning Adobe will have to keep people working on the "old" code that doesn't generate subscriptions. They'd have little, if any, incentive to do so -- after all, they want to abandon that code right now anyway.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 17:28 UTC
On Connect post Samsung announces Galaxy Core smartphone (3 comments in total)
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DotCom Editor: Thank you for writing the grammatically proper "in its Galaxy line" instead of the egregiously incorrect "their Galaxy line."

I suspect your comment reflects parochialism; your mistreatment of collective nouns seems a bit, well... I'd rather not say...

Don't give up though, keep trying.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 17:22 UTC

Our issue with all this isn't so much the regular need for web connectivity; it's the possibility of taking away the option of running a previous version. Our experience has been that the latest release isn't always the greatest, and we don't deploy software we've not first tested -- meaning we don't update when the vendor releases a new version, we update when we know the new version works OK in our environment.

Do Adobe want the latest version running on all their subscribers' machines? If so, it's not that kind of party. We'll find another solution.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 16:39 UTC as 225th comment | 3 replies
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Greynerd: I do love it when sigma bring out a new lens for m43. There is such a massive struggle for so many users with the concept that people would want to buy a cheap lens when they can just get a better lens for lots more money.
No macro. I mean really really mega slow at f2.8, no distance scale, no DOF indicator - it just makes you shudder with the horror of it.

Yes exactly, in fact I've got an f/2.8 on my rangefinder. This is analogous. If people don't like it they don't have to buy it, and I agree that a DOF scale is pointless.

Off topic: I wonder this: are there third-party lens makes that produce lensed in Sigma mount? That'd be ironic.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2013 at 22:43 UTC
On article Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 Preview (107 comments in total)
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rallyfan: Did the G5 sell well enough that a DPR test was not deemed necessary by Amazon?

OK great then, looking forward to review.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2013 at 22:08 UTC
On article Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 Preview (107 comments in total)
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Abaregi: Whats the point if you can buy and DSLR with an APS-C for the same price?

Is it not mirrorless and if so why not NEX sized?

I don't see any evidence of moving subject focusing one way or another. The samples are almost entirely static subjects. I'd love to see something moving -- a runner, a vehicle, an aircraft, something -- in order to be able to at least get an idea of how well focus works.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2013 at 17:52 UTC
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