GaryJP

GaryJP

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

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sandy b: The lack of trust does not seem to extend much past DPR. 1.8 million subscribers. Up 405,000 between Jan and March.

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140318006472/en/Adobe-Reports-Strong-Q1-FY2014-Results#.U8CjFPldV8G

It's hysterical for anyone to be claiming the two million subscribers for the whole Creative Cloud suite is a success when Photoshop CS6 ALONE has almost five million downloads from just one download site and Adobe Photoshop Extended has 19 million. And this is from just ONE site, and not even Adobe's own. Adobe have always tried to bury their figures for individual users but it is tens of multiples of two million ... just on ONE product. And that's not even counting the pirates.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 00:56 UTC
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Kaj E: A small step in the right direction. The final solution is to start selling the software again instead of renting it.

Adobe would get their customers back.

It's hysterical for anyone to be claiming the two million subscribers for the whole Creative Cloud suite is a success when Photoshop CS6 ALONE has almost five million downloads from just one download site and Adobe Photoshop Extended has 19 million. And this is from just ONE site, and not even Adobe's own. Adobe have always tried to bury their figures for individual users but it is tens of multiples of two million ... just on ONE product. And that's not even counting the pirates.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 00:54 UTC
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backayonder: I don't have CC as I only have limited broadband bandwidth per month so will continue to use Lightroom and Cs5 as a photographer I don't need anything else ie upgrades to Photoshop.

I guess by moving to the cloud Adobe have cut down on pirated software?

No. They have boosted it. They admitted this was never the issue.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 00:34 UTC
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GaryJP: Why is it people keep talking about the "poor" dynamic range of Canon's "outdated" sensors and are unable to use their eyes enough to see the DR of the 5D Mk3, particularly in terms of the highlights, is smoking the Sony? Particularly on those big tripod like things in the distance.

Then it's not much of a comparison image is it? It happens to be the first part of the image that got magnified on my computer, I also note that other highlight areas (lighted windows) do not show "demonstrably" better DR in the highlight areas either. At least not on this sample. They are actually much of a muchness. Even the Seattle Tower light areas have a little more detail on the 5D. You guys shot the images. I didn't.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 23:56 UTC

Why is it people keep talking about the "poor" dynamic range of Canon's "outdated" sensors and are unable to use their eyes enough to see the DR of the 5D Mk3, particularly in terms of the highlights, is smoking the Sony? Particularly on those big tripod like things in the distance.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 15:02 UTC as 15th comment | 9 replies
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (689 comments in total)
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Solar Eagle: Why not cover the new macro capability in this review? It would be nice to know what kind of magnification you get from 5cm at 24mm, since Canon isnt telling us. Even a simple mention of the MM or coverage area would have been fine.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53953449

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53958301

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 00:29 UTC
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patcam7122: My God, is DPReview so desperate for material to fill space that it searches the globe for dull, boring nonsense like this? Instead of displaying mediocrity like this why not spend more time and space on something actually useful to the majority of viewers on this site?

There are good pictures of cats or dogs. Besides, half the time that is about all the people trashing other photographers here, and brand bashing most vociferously, even take.

That, birds, and pretty flowers.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 04:02 UTC
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patcam7122: My God, is DPReview so desperate for material to fill space that it searches the globe for dull, boring nonsense like this? Instead of displaying mediocrity like this why not spend more time and space on something actually useful to the majority of viewers on this site?

I for one will happily see more such photographs and fewer brand-bashing wars here.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 02:22 UTC
On 2014 iPhone Photography Awards winners announced article (102 comments in total)

It's the eye that counts. Not the "I".

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 11:33 UTC as 40th comment
On Nikon 1 V3: Real-world Sample Images article (175 comments in total)
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Johannes Zander: I don't like this camera!

Just to talk meaningfully about it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 06:59 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: Real-world Sample Images article (175 comments in total)
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Johannes Zander: I don't like this camera!

Is that even a necessity on DPReview?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 23:39 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Boky: Was looking at RX100III sample images....tried really hard to like them. Then for comparison I checked G1X II sample images -> and the sun is shining again! I see colour, contrast, definition, perspective.... No doubt RX100III is technological & electronics marvel... now all it has to become is a photographic apparatus. Maybe in a couple of years or so....
Nick

Owning both, I say the camera store is full of it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2014 at 06:54 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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dpmaxwell: Canon fans seem really active around here lately. Something has them all riled up...

Some of use both (or more) systems and consider this kind of comment just plain idiotic. Are you five?

But carry on ...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 07:12 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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CameraUser1: The RAWs from the new Sony were converted using ACR 8.5 beta, is it possible the worse noise performance is due to the beta not having been optimized?

The RAW conversions seem problematic for more than one camera.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53780774

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 05:50 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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intruder61: Sonys trademark...ORANGE skin....Import the image into PS and have a look at the CMYK values......not good enough.
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/2935874/dsc00182_iso125?inalbum=sony-cybershot-dsc-rx100-iii-samples-gallery

I am not a huge fan of Sony RX100 colours but I have to defend this one. That's late afternoon sunlight, and if you pull it into Photoshop and white balance it, it's fine. I get more frustrated with skin tones veering towards the green.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2014 at 11:04 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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jackpro: Was super interested after seeing comparison with G1X but colour is blah sorry but canon nails colour with no tweaking necessary :( wanting a new travel camera will keep looking)

I have too say I love the "it may look like excrement but that proves it's not" argument

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2014 at 05:17 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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dpmaxwell: Canon fans seem really active around here lately. Something has them all riled up...

Kill the heretics. Burn them. Burn them with fire.

These forums are a hoot.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2014 at 00:36 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Everlast66: Wow 2 thousand comments thats a record or probably close to a record.
And we've not even seen the review published.

Strangely the comment numbers have been rolled over as the articles have changed.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 21:03 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 and E-M1 get firmware updates article (50 comments in total)
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nekrosoft13: I got E-M1 and E-M10, amazing cameras!!! so much better then any Canon Crop camera (previous owner of 7D, and 70D user).

The nonsense is this constant DPReview background of boosterism for camera brands. I just get so damn tired of it. Does my OMD EM1 shoot more frames a second than my 1D Mk3? I don't think so. Is its autofocus faster? Transparently not. Does it compete with my 5D Mk3 for video? It does not even begin to. Is it as fast as many of my other cameras? As portable?As discrete in candid situations? Can I shoot the moon well with it?

All cameras are compromises. As I have said over and over. It's often sensible, pace your comment, to say: "This camera suits MY purposes better," which references those "experiences and perceptions".

But the "this camera is best", "this camera is the winner" in these forums is irritating as hell.

There is no best camera. If there were, everyone would have it and there'd be nothing else out there. And I am not knocking my EM1. It is a superb piece of kit.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 22:54 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 and E-M1 get firmware updates article (50 comments in total)
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nekrosoft13: I got E-M1 and E-M10, amazing cameras!!! so much better then any Canon Crop camera (previous owner of 7D, and 70D user).

I own both the EM1 and a few Canons. I love my EM1 but from my own use I don't know why people even begin to post nonsense like this.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 22:21 UTC
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