GaryJP

GaryJP

Lives in Hong Kong Hong Kong
Works as a TV Production, Directing, Shooting, Editing
Joined on Mar 11, 2006

Comments

Total: 841, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (663 comments in total)
In reply to:

TheHossein: i was thinking to save for a 5D III over my 7D but now after reading this im thinking to wait more and get this, cuz most of the times im shooting outdoors but at night with NO lights on, it costs about 1dx a bit more in that range but has huge advantages over it, i guess it worth waiting more,

Wait A LONG TIME more, unless independently wealthy.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 11:08 UTC
On FAA proposes regulations for commercial drone usage article (115 comments in total)

I am less worried about the drone risk to aircraft than the drone risk to civilians. I have nothing against them being used freely but most do not have instant response to controls, and people have already been smashed in the face. Certainly, all rotors/propellers should have guards.

Incidentally, most of the drones I have seen in use are very quiet.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 01:52 UTC as 7th comment
In reply to:

art99: Where's the 4K video feature ??

4k down-rezzed to HD usually still looks better than native HD, particularly on the Panasonic GH4. Many of us shoot it for precisely this reason. It also gives you more latitude in editing for cropping video.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 01:29 UTC
In reply to:

mosc: It's gunna be f6.3 or something crazy at 400mm isn't it? Canon powershot team doesn't seem to understand what focal lengths and apertures people want, only "more zoom".

That's the way to always judge how a camera works. Even when it has a clearly dummy lens on it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 03:56 UTC
In reply to:

mosc: It's gunna be f6.3 or something crazy at 400mm isn't it? Canon powershot team doesn't seem to understand what focal lengths and apertures people want, only "more zoom".

It's not a point. It's an assumption. Based on nothing more than rather immature bashing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 23:56 UTC
In reply to:

mosc: It's gunna be f6.3 or something crazy at 400mm isn't it? Canon powershot team doesn't seem to understand what focal lengths and apertures people want, only "more zoom".

Anyone who does not want the "more zoom"will hardly be pushing it to 400mm then will they?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 01:10 UTC
In reply to:

razadaz: You cannot compare the cost of this to Photoshop. Photoshop is a rental plan with no fixed rate. It can go up at a moments notice in the same way that long standing CS6 upgrade privileges to long time users evaporated over night and without warning. As far as I can see with this software is that it performs well, and that’s the most important factor. You can always add features but base performance is hard if not impossible to improve.

To those who believe Photoshop is so established it could never be knocked of its throne I have one word to say; Quark.

When I first started in computer graphics QuarkXpress was the de-facto DTP. No one ever thought its position at No 1 could ever be threatened.

I can't trust Adobe. They proved it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 01:59 UTC
In reply to:

lawny13: I mostly do photo editing and simply use LR. I sometimes dive into PS but I do not by any means take full advantage of what the software can do.

At $108 a year or here in the EU €147 ($169 a year) I am certainly not going to switch to the adobe CC band wagon.

There is a reason why companies DO NOT upgrade their CAD software (or any software) every time there is a version/revision release. The added features do not justify the cost to benefit. They always wait for when the incentive is big enough. I have a feeling that for a lot of people this holds true for adobe products as well. I had upgraded from CS3 to CS6 because I couldn't be bothered with CS4 and CS5.

Adobe is simply taking advantage of their leading position. As for updates for CS6... no need. I am fine with the way it is running now. I hope affinity progresses so it is an option in a year or 2 when I would consider an upgrade. Rent software? Haha... those who want to get locked into the product further go ahead.

Of course. Rented software is an admission the product is mature and they can't make people shell out for updates with small incremental improvements. It's a mug's game. If it were not, they would offer both options.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 01:39 UTC
In reply to:

maxnimo: Any competition to the Adobe monopoly is most welcome.

Still won't make me rent my software. Keep trying though. Nine times out pof ten when people complain about poor interfaces they mean "One I do not use regularly". These is much that is hardly instinctive about Photoshop too.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 01:36 UTC
In reply to:

maxnimo: Any competition to the Adobe monopoly is most welcome.

Paintshop Pro is 64 bits.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 02:12 UTC
In reply to:

BaldCol: Sorry, if it's not being offered on a monthly subscription I'm not interested.

Maybe both could try offering it on both. And let people vote with their wallets.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 03:51 UTC
In reply to:

spontaneousservices: Can it do focus stacking?
and "panorama" stitching?

Try it and see.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 03:49 UTC
In reply to:

forpetessake: "cheaper than Photoshop," -- misplaced concern, Photoshop is already cheap enough so users care more about functionality than about price.

"comes with the added benefit of silky-smooth operation, at least according to its maker" -- solving the problem that doesn't exist? Photoshop is silky smooth, whatever it means.

"because it is newly created for the latest hardware, Serif says Affinity Photo offers performance that Photoshop struggles to match" -- very dubious claim, it's actually a red flag when companies choose such language.

In other words, they want to compete with Adobe but couldn't come up with any serious points why customers would want to switch.

I love the Adobe adverts here. If it is such a great deal, give us CHOICE.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 03:47 UTC

I'll give this a try. Anything but renting my software.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 04:57 UTC as 39th comment
In reply to:

forpetessake: "cheaper than Photoshop," -- misplaced concern, Photoshop is already cheap enough so users care more about functionality than about price.

"comes with the added benefit of silky-smooth operation, at least according to its maker" -- solving the problem that doesn't exist? Photoshop is silky smooth, whatever it means.

"because it is newly created for the latest hardware, Serif says Affinity Photo offers performance that Photoshop struggles to match" -- very dubious claim, it's actually a red flag when companies choose such language.

In other words, they want to compete with Adobe but couldn't come up with any serious points why customers would want to switch.

Here's a serious point. Stuff Adobe's subscription model.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 04:57 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2288 comments in total)
In reply to:

dougster1979: So if I upgrade from my 16mp D7000 my photography skills will improve by a factor of 3, obviously!!

It worked for the D800.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 08:38 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (1437 comments in total)
In reply to:

RichRMA: Canon and Nikon were idle as Sony got a respectable foothold in the DSLR and mirrorless markets. Canon and Nikon have nothing comparable to this revolutionary Samsung. Once Samsung gets its lens inventory going, it will be a force to be reckoned with. Canon and Nikon still dominate by virtue of their names, but this will not last.

"No one, least of all Canon with its dated sensor tech is competitive."

And yet .... how many of the world's greatest shooters are shooting Samsung?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 01:53 UTC
On Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America article (249 comments in total)
In reply to:

razadaz: Its price drops like these that put me off investing in any expensive camera. I know of no other manufacturing business where prices drop continuously after a product is launched. Even software companies like Adobe (where development cost is high but the production cost is zero) don’t drop their prices like this.

Any computer product pretty much starts losing value as soon as you pay for it. You are just not paying attention.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2015 at 06:50 UTC
In reply to:

GaryJP: Apple makes cameras?

(Incidentally my Samsung Note 4 has a better "camera" than my old iPhone and even shoots 4k video.)

"Is there a bigger loser on the planet than the Apple basher?"

Undoubtedly the Apple fanboy.

Incidentally, my place is full of Apple stuff. Just not the phone. But I don't get religious about it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 10:52 UTC

Apple makes cameras?

(Incidentally my Samsung Note 4 has a better "camera" than my old iPhone and even shoots 4k video.)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 00:14 UTC as 88th comment | 9 replies
Total: 841, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »