Ashley Pomeroy

Ashley Pomeroy

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Joined on Aug 12, 2008

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On Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad article (43 comments in total)
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Ithackermike: 2 Thoughts:
1 )It's a high powered app just like this that may best expose the differences between the 2 platforms. What good is a .4 inch larger screen if the app is too laggy.

2) is the 1600x1600 restriction in place to keep from overrunning the processor power? I wonder if iPhoto for iOS has a similar restriction. I don't think iPhoto and PS are competitors on the desktop but if iPhoto iOS handles larger images then Adobe may have a problem here.

"is the 1600x1600 restriction in place to keep from overrunning the processor power?"

I surmise it's in place to keep people buying Photoshop Elements for their desktop! If this could do full-sized image editing (and raw conversion) it'd be a steal at $9.99.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2012 at 11:28 UTC
On Preview:olympusEM5 (1364 comments in total)
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Superka: I LOVE THOSE BROWN RAT!!

He's looking at us and saying "wHy my sHoulders Hurt! My liFe is PaIN!"

Posted on Mar 9, 2012 at 23:30 UTC
On ISO 12800_default photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Well, it looks fuzzy up close, but the colours are nice and vibrant and at screen sizes it's not bad (and would be better without the massive black drape accentuating the banding).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2012 at 19:09 UTC as 2nd comment
On Preview:olympusEM5 (1364 comments in total)
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Superka: I LOVE THOSE BROWN RAT!!

This is going to become a meme, I can tell. There'll be "I love those brown rat!" t-shirts on eBay, you mark my words.

Posted on Mar 9, 2012 at 19:07 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 low light high ISO sample series article (283 comments in total)
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Dan4321: Thanks but maybe the test scene can include a person next time?
I always want to see the effects of processing on fine aspects like human hair, eyes, and other features, or how the camera renders different human skin tones.

I'm sure you're lovely, but if you read that message in a Peter Lorre tone of voice it sounds... sinister.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2012 at 19:06 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D4 Studio Test Samples article (330 comments in total)
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Henry M. Hertz: now i know why nikon is stealing canon work:

http://www.steves-digicams.com/news/whoops_nikon_uses_canon_dslr_footage_to_launch_d800.html

Remember, Henry, think calm thoughts. When the rage starts to take hold, focus on a bunny rabbit or something.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2012 at 18:38 UTC
On ISO 102400 (H2) photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (15 comments in total)

It looks like ISO 400 from my Kodak DCS 760!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 20:35 UTC as 9th comment
On ISO 3200 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (9 comments in total)
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rusticus: what is that on the left side of the Black?

Looks like they've got a black card backdrop and the plate is resting on some felt. The black patches do look a bit odd, as if they'd retouched the backdrop with Photoshop, but I'm sure they didn't.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 20:35 UTC
On ISO 3200 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (9 comments in total)

It's a sign of the times that I didn't even bother looking at the ISO 1600 example.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 20:33 UTC as 5th comment
On ISO 25600 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (18 comments in total)

Rare glimpse of the new Pentax Q there, just next to the nail clippers...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 20:31 UTC as 7th comment
On Canon EOS 5D Mark III preview (922 comments in total)
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AngryJeffrey: TL;DR - Save your money and buy a 5DMkII.

Heck, if you don't want video the original 5D's still decent, and they tend to be in good condition.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 13:13 UTC
On Canon announces EOS 5D Mark III 22MP full-frame DSLR article (501 comments in total)

So it's basically a 5D II+, or 5D IIN in Canon-speak. I think I'll keep my 5D II.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 13:01 UTC as 80th comment | 3 replies

It's good that you're streamlined the review format - I always used to skip past the boring flowchart of menu options. What's the 120fps slo-mo video like?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2012 at 23:57 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
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Ashley Pomeroy: That looks really good - it's grainy at ISO 800 but it's a nice grain, and the colours are still nice. Most other cameraphones would have blotchy purple streaks at that value. Imagine this kind of sensor scaled up!

I have to apologise for using the word "nice" too often. Replace that sentence with "it's a good, honest, working man's grain, and the colours are pleasing to the eye".

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2012 at 22:21 UTC

That looks really good - it's grainy at ISO 800 but it's a nice grain, and the colours are still nice. Most other cameraphones would have blotchy purple streaks at that value. Imagine this kind of sensor scaled up!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2012 at 22:20 UTC as 169th comment | 4 replies

Never mind this arty-farty "art" nonsense - and it does seem that access to a helicopter and a pilot are the key to Laforet's art - let's hear about Nokia's new 41-megapixel smartphone. That's extraordinary, if it's really true.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2012 at 17:39 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
On Book Review: Vivian Maier, Street Photographer article (150 comments in total)

I think her work is super, although there's a tendency to pooh-pooh her for being accessible, eww. I'm a bit worried about the money, though; from what I understand her negatives were bought up by someone she'd never met or knew, who waited until after she died in order to cash in on her work. Which has made a lot of pennies; none of which she ever saw.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2012 at 22:34 UTC as 38th comment
On Preview:olympusEM5 (1364 comments in total)

Also, given that you've got an OM-4, how about an article on that? Not exactly a digital camera, but it'd be fascinating to run it through the standard battery of tests (with e.g. TMAX and Velvia) just for yucks. You could add a really high-quality 35mm film scan to the comparisons section, just to show what our grandparents had to put up with.

Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 18:46 UTC as 258th comment | 4 replies
On Preview:olympusEM5 (1364 comments in total)

You know, I think this looks much better with the battery grip than without - it's like the old Winder 1 / 2 unit for the OM, with the shutter button in front of the camera body. Nice to see a micro four thirds camera with a portrait grip and vertical shutter, too, that's always been a limitation.

Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 18:43 UTC as 259th comment | 1 reply
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Gary Dean Mercer Clark: I'm shooting with an SD1 on loan from Sigma USA right now. I can produce enlargements up to 45x60 using photozoom pro and looking at the images at 100 percent--there are no sharpening or interpolation enlargement artifacts.

The nature of the foveon image lends itself to easy enlargements without artifacts seen from Bayer sensored cameras. I shoot professionally with a Canon 5D MK II and have to be extremely careful with my enlargements to prevent enlargement artifacts/ problems.
The soft image detail is incredible---something that I can't reproduce with a Bayer sensored camera. With Sigma's very best glass and some patience, I can produce stellar images that I can't produce with any other camera system out there. I've seen the preproduction samples posted from the Nikon D800 and they suck. However, I applaud the development of the D800. Competition is good! :)

"With Sigma's very best glass and some patience, I can produce stellar images..."

Perhaps you could try posting some of these images to your website - at the moment it seems to just have a lot of placeholders.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 18:34 UTC
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