dpfan32

dpfan32

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dbladt: Good for Adobe and it's subscription followers.

I bought and used Adobe software for years. After the CC transition I've moved onto alternatives for raw processing and have been very happy.

Finally a Photoshop competitor is arriving soon for Mac users. Check out Affinity Photo. It's soon to be out of beta, for an official release.

Affinity also made a competitor to Adobe Illustrator which is great too.

I knew the subscription model would not be for everyone. It's nice to see other companies stepping in.

Thank you for this app! I will try it out :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 04:41 UTC

Nee Photos app is nice for my iPhone photo stream but that's it...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 13:40 UTC as 14th comment
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dpfan32: It still like iPhoto wants to import your photos in a different library to double the photos space on your hard drive! Ridiculous in the times of very small sized SSDs in recent MacBooks :-(
It behaves like an external app instead of leaving the photos where I put them in folders and know where they are.

And 2.nd: it's all about selling expensive cloud storage for beaming your photos on all devices possible ...
No thanx!! I'm using Picasa which takes my folders and displays them as created by myself.

Yeah... and if you move the photo? What happens? Does Photos App rescan quickly the folders like Picasa does?
The solution in iTunes is bad: When you move a Song iTunes doesn't find it anymore.... very stupid!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 12:18 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy Note 4 camera review post (88 comments in total)

over-over-over-sharpened!
Look at the Galaxy S6! This phone makes it right :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 12:13 UTC as 11th comment

It still like iPhoto wants to import your photos in a different library to double the photos space on your hard drive! Ridiculous in the times of very small sized SSDs in recent MacBooks :-(
It behaves like an external app instead of leaving the photos where I put them in folders and know where they are.

And 2.nd: it's all about selling expensive cloud storage for beaming your photos on all devices possible ...
No thanx!! I'm using Picasa which takes my folders and displays them as created by myself.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 09:29 UTC as 33rd comment | 13 replies
On Sony Xperia Z3 camera review post (152 comments in total)
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dpfan32: The whole right side of the image is totally blurry on the 8MP samples WTF!

2 years ago they reviewed a Lumia 925 with blurry spot in the middle of the frame. Exactly the same problem I had on my Lumia 925. It's pretty difficult to find a perfect unit IMHO. The only phones with good lenses I had were the 808 and the 1020

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 09:01 UTC
On Sony Xperia Z3 camera review post (152 comments in total)

The whole right side of the image is totally blurry on the 8MP samples WTF!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 22:22 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (319 comments in total)
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DPReview007: It is funny how Canon gives you better resolution, a touch screen, a better AF system (than the 6D), a pop-up flash on its cheap, entry level DSLRs but none on its full frame bodies. Why? Why?

I know and agree with you. But I expected more sharpnes. It's IMHO a class above RX100 and failed to keep up in terms of sharpnes. I didn't bought the a5100 only to sell the kit lenses for better but to keep it for a while. I was disappointed .... And the 55-210mm barely made better photos than my FZ200 with mini-sensor.... WTF ;)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 12:37 UTC
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (319 comments in total)
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DPReview007: It is funny how Canon gives you better resolution, a touch screen, a better AF system (than the 6D), a pop-up flash on its cheap, entry level DSLRs but none on its full frame bodies. Why? Why?

Oh yes... I had the Sony a5100 with the 16-50 and 55-210. Terrible lenses! Yes I could buy a better lens but at the beginning I would like to have decent quality which makes fun and leads me to additional purchases of additional lenses. But the first impression is the most important and Sony failed! I'll keep my RX100 for a while which beats the a5100 with the 16-50 lens hands down.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 20:57 UTC
On iOS 7.1 brings auto HDR mode to iPhone 5S post (15 comments in total)

It's a shame:
in early iOS7 version HDR stood enabled when you have enabled it once.
In an update this feature was removed.
Now you have to switch on HDR every time you start the camera app!

HDR on iPhone is a allways on feature for me, it's perfect (not like the artificial jagged images on the S5!).
It produces in 99.99 % of all cases better photos than standard photo and in the 0.01% you still can use the normal picture!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 11:24 UTC as 4th comment

Some good some very soft and out of focus... It's not really a PureView IMHO

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2014 at 16:17 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus Stylus 1 Preview preview (326 comments in total)
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BobT3218: I was keen till I read Richard Butler's First Impressions where he says, "...once I've made the decision to carry something that isn't pocketable, I want a step up in image quality to make up for that inconvenience."
Nothing truer has ever been said. I didn't bother reading on. Despite being unashamedly an Olympus fan boy, I no longer have any interest in this camera.

After having the RX100 it's very difficult for me to step down to a small-sensor camera ... The RX100 has much darker lens at the tele end but who cares with its excellent high ISO performance, where a ISO1600 looks better than ISO400 on small sensor cameras. + on the RX100 you can crop a lot or reduce pixel count and zoom longer or use the excellent Clear Zoom...
I won't make a compromise with this Olympus, it makes no sense to a RX100 owner..
One bad thing abour RX100: shoting with it is soooo boooring.... I have/had the S95, E-PL1, F200EXR, FZ200 Nokia808 PureView and they all make lots more fun to shoot with.

ANd the samples are not looking very good to me.... My Nokia 808 will beat this Oly hands down on wide angle comparison.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2013 at 22:44 UTC
On Olympus Stylus 1 Preview preview (326 comments in total)
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Phil of Cilcain: The only 'real' premium superzoom camera was the Panasonic DMC-FZ200? Did someone forget the Fuji X-S1? With its manual zoom its a classic.

@subbu68 at 1024 x 768 px (your flickr photo size) every photo from an iPhone will look the same like your pix of the XS-1 ...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2013 at 22:33 UTC
On The Q Camera wants you to 'shut up and shoot' post (27 comments in total)

It should have WiFi not 3G ... useless ....

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 13:47 UTC as 9th comment

Contrast of many 925 is very poor.
Especially bright objects are smeared and sharpness decreases a lot. Setting exposure compensation down does not help much, darker areas then disappear in a blurry mess as well.

You have to do heavy post processing: lighten shadows and massively lower the lights. Increasing sharpness, contrast and saturation is makes the picture look finally right.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 12:25 UTC as 9th comment
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dpfan32: My Lumia 925 has EXACTLY THE SAME F*N PROBLEM !!!!

Right in the middle of the frame a big blurry spot! This is unbelievable!

And the call this piece of junk PureView!?!?!

Strange thing here is than when I use manual focus and manage to set it right the photo is sharp!??! So only on Autofocus this issue is there.
When I turn focus to infinity the opposite effect takes place: Middle of frame is sharp and the some vignetting effect everything else blurry :(

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 12:06 UTC

Hmmm but real world performance is lightyears worse than 1020 ... strange ...

Or maybe the had a much much better unit than dpreview here:

http://connect.dpreview.com/post/6074844014/nokia-lumia-smartphone-camera-shootout-lumia920-lumia925-lumia928?page=2

LOL

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 08:35 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
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dpfan32: My Lumia 925 has EXACTLY THE SAME F*N PROBLEM !!!!

Right in the middle of the frame a big blurry spot! This is unbelievable!

And the call this piece of junk PureView!?!?!

Yes I saw many 1020 on flickr and forums with side softness. Even Damian Dinning was given such a bad unit! Ubelievable...
I think Toshiba knew hot to make good sensors. Sony is crxxp IMHO. (Oh I own a RX100 :p with some minor corner softness but on 20MP not much visible on normal viewing).
My 808 is rock solid so far I have to consider buying a new spare battery just to have one in case; or simply get another 808 for "cheap" 250-300 EUR :) (I spent 495 EUR back July 2012)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 08:32 UTC
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bigley Ling: Nokia manufacturing needs to re look into the quality control of the camera components. It is just not a good having some with soft corners, some without, some more on one side, etc.

When people buy Nokia they believe they are buying into innovative technology and quality. The quality seems to be not as good as it used to be and the competition has caught up

Yes:
My defective Nokia camera phones:
Nokia N73 - left lower corner big softness
Nokia N86 - blurry spot right in the middle
Nokia N8 - right side softness
Nokia N8 - quite big lower left corner softness
Nokia Lumia 925 - a bit worse than dpreview unit

My OK Nokias:
Nokia N95
second Nokia N86
Nokia 808 PureView (the real and ony one PureView IMHO!)

(My older Nokias like 7650 and 6600 were too bad to be mentioned)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 15:23 UTC
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dpfan32: My Lumia 925 has EXACTLY THE SAME F*N PROBLEM !!!!

Right in the middle of the frame a big blurry spot! This is unbelievable!

And the call this piece of junk PureView!?!?!

Yes 2 days ago I sent it to Nokia Care partner Arvato here in Germany.
But I have doubts they will do anything but make a simple re-flash of the firmware :(
Like on my Nokia N86 2 years ago which I got back unrepaired with keyboard light issues on top!
It had the very similar lens issue like my L925 !!! Unbelievable!
My first N8 had right side softness my second had lower left corner softness ... Thank god my Nokia 808 is (still) perfect!!!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 15:16 UTC
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