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kbozen

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Joined on Feb 10, 2012

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On Extreme contrast edits in Lightroom 4 and ACR 7 article (168 comments in total)
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Stig Nygaard: Some people commenting seems to miss we are working in RAW here. We don't have the curve adjustment tool in the RAW editor. And if you use the curve adjustment tool in "plain" PS instead, you wont have as much data to work with as we have in the RAW editor.

I don't particular like the look in this demonstration. Looks too much like HDR which I (almost) always find plain ugly. Hopefully the new RAW editor can also do these things without getting that HDR look...

"most of the PV 2012 controls are scene adaptive"
- Hmm, doesn't that give me a problem if I want a series of shot to be processed 100% similar? For example if I want to stitch several shots together to a panorama?...

"We don't have the curve adjustment tool in the RAW editor."
maybe LR not, but Corels Aftershot Pro has a fine combination of curves and levels. using regions on layers you can do also selective editing for isolate adjustments or edits to a specified area of a photo (both blending and subtractive).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2012 at 19:56 UTC
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Ashley Pomeroy: It's a shame they couldn't build the wireless thing into the body. That's the way things are going. I've always maintained that entry-level photographers generally *need* pro-calibre cameras; they need fast, reliable autofocus to capture their kids, they need excellent high-ISO and flash metering for parties, and they need a built-in wireless transmitter to get the photos to Facebook. Until recently the only cameras that could do those things were pro-level, but now things are changing.

Entry-level camera buyers are essentially photojournalists, taking and sharing images of real life - maybe not whilst being shot at, but real life nonetheless. Something that future generations might relate to. Rather than boring seascapes and awful HDR rubbish that will die and be forgotten. The amateurs and the pros are alive; the people in the middle - with their tripods and graduated filters and waffling blog posts about their workflow - they're the dead ones. Dead inside.

really? Photojournalists works with a 4 fps?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2012 at 20:22 UTC
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Marksphoto: I can make better pictures with film and if I were a hobbyist I wouldn't even bother with digital photography. Who would want to have the same crap on their hard drives as the other million photographers do?

if you want to stand out upgrade yourself a Canon Elan for pennies on ebay and your photos will look so much better than anything digital can offer and if you have the extra $2000 to burn get yourself a decent film scanner like I did. Even scanned film is preferred to my 5D Mark2 files when shot side by side, I won't even comment how much better the prints look overall.

If you are a wedding photographer and shoot thousands of photos than an upgrade to mark3 maybe worth it to you. The rest are just equipment junkies and not photographers

wrong forum Marksphoto ;-) hint: http://www.apug.org/forums/home.php

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2012 at 13:30 UTC
On Canon EOS 5D Mark III low-light ISO series samples article (319 comments in total)
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Bodhi Dharma Zen: First tests, not useful for focusing problems and using JPEG, but still, a good effort from DPREVIEW. That said, what we are seeing with the release of the 5D3, is that Canon is way behind in sensor technology nowadays. They couldn't release a 650D for the same problem, and we can speculate that the results we see in this test are due to processing and not the quality of the sensor.

Canon... wake up... you cant ask such prices without underlying value, and obsolete sensors is not the way to keep customers.

you still not explained how you can deduce by jpegs from the net to the sensor architecture quality ...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 18:34 UTC
On Canon EOS 5D Mark III low-light ISO series samples article (319 comments in total)
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Bodhi Dharma Zen: First tests, not useful for focusing problems and using JPEG, but still, a good effort from DPREVIEW. That said, what we are seeing with the release of the 5D3, is that Canon is way behind in sensor technology nowadays. They couldn't release a 650D for the same problem, and we can speculate that the results we see in this test are due to processing and not the quality of the sensor.

Canon... wake up... you cant ask such prices without underlying value, and obsolete sensors is not the way to keep customers.

Bodhi Dharma Zen, since this is a new sensor, I'm very very interested how you can judge form a down-scaled (and in-camera noise-reduced)Jpeg the quality of the sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 18:07 UTC

FB jpeg compression algorithm is possibly the worst on the web, dark areas become awful artifacts

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2012 at 23:46 UTC as 50th comment | 3 replies
On Kodak to stop making digital cameras article (146 comments in total)
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Francis Carver: Which company is next to go down the proverbial drain, I wonder?

Sigma? Pentax? Canon? It's not going to be Fujifilm or Fujinon, of that I'm pretty sure.

Sony ?
Sony Credit Rating Cut: lowered to BBB+ by S&P, Moody’s assigned Sony “Baa1,” its third-lowest investment grade, while Fitch gave a “BBB-” rating, one level above junk
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-08/sony-credit-rating-downgraded-by-s-p-on-concerns-about-earnings.html

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2012 at 15:06 UTC
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