vadims

vadims

Lives in Russian Federation Moscow, Russian Federation
Joined on Mar 10, 2006
About me:

Canon 5D Mk2, Sony RX100 Mk2, Tuscen TCH 5.0 ICE (cooled CCD), lots of older cameras.
Canon 16-35/2.8L II, 24-105/4L, 70-300/4.5-5.6 DO, 50/1.4, 100/2.8 Macro, Canon 500D and lots of filters and extension tubes, SLICK Pro 400DX tripod, Canon 430EX and Metz 28AF-3C speedlights, Rekam HALO-Pro 1000 Kit MOD3.1 and other professional lighting equipment.

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On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (344 comments in total)

Why do we always have to *choose* between small size and weather sealing?

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 15:21 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
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Joed700: Just a couple of suggestions for DPreview. Instead of randomly putting articles that has very little to do with the reviewing of photo equipments, perhaps you can try to do something most Japanese photo magazines do: making direct comparison between lenses. There is a Japanese book store nearly where I live. They have photo magazines from Japan (all written in Japanese), not that I can read them...they actually take lenses of the similar focal length and shot photos of the same subject (outdoors) and let readers compare the differences in performance of each lens. Photozone did something similar, but under studio lighting. Just a thought....

> @ Teddy - you do not remember it correctly...

Barney, then there are at least two of us not remembering it correctly, because about the only photos -- besides those of gear -- that come to mind when I think of DPR's early years (I joined in 2006 and was lurking for years before that) are those of Tower Bridge that was Phil's primary test scene.

That said, I'd definitely appreciate galleries that illustrate something, teach something *photographic*. I'm by far not a gearhead; e.g. I purchased video course on composition from Tim Cooper recently, and would definitely appreciate this sort of stuff on DPR.

But these controversies that you publish every now and then? They just bring yellowish tint to DPR, which has always been a respected source of information for me.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2015 at 07:53 UTC
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Mssimo: Leica is not to blame. It includes lightroom with the camera AND apple photos app just came out. Its the the companies responsibility to verily compatibility with all software manufactures.

Also, as far as I understand, the bug keeps the photos app launching. This should not corrupt the library unless the user deletes it before apple comes out with a fix.

Leica in not to blame for the crash, that's right.

But they still guilty of deviating from DNG specs it seems.

> Its the the companies responsibility to verily

You lost me here... What companies are you talking about?

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2015 at 07:40 UTC
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Joed700: Just a couple of suggestions for DPreview. Instead of randomly putting articles that has very little to do with the reviewing of photo equipments, perhaps you can try to do something most Japanese photo magazines do: making direct comparison between lenses. There is a Japanese book store nearly where I live. They have photo magazines from Japan (all written in Japanese), not that I can read them...they actually take lenses of the similar focal length and shot photos of the same subject (outdoors) and let readers compare the differences in performance of each lens. Photozone did something similar, but under studio lighting. Just a thought....

Ok, Giklab, let's agree to disagree. Because I for one consider this whole story off-topic for the site. And yes, this is just IMHO; yes, I don't "own" this site, etc. etc. etc.

I just happen to dislike yellowish stuff like "photographing domestic violence", or "photog captures last moment of a guy to be killed by coming subway train"; and I try to get my point across whenever I have an opportunity.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 15:02 UTC
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Joed700: Just a couple of suggestions for DPreview. Instead of randomly putting articles that has very little to do with the reviewing of photo equipments, perhaps you can try to do something most Japanese photo magazines do: making direct comparison between lenses. There is a Japanese book store nearly where I live. They have photo magazines from Japan (all written in Japanese), not that I can read them...they actually take lenses of the similar focal length and shot photos of the same subject (outdoors) and let readers compare the differences in performance of each lens. Photozone did something similar, but under studio lighting. Just a thought....

> Seems like a weird place to leave this feedback.

Barney, isn't that ironic? Posts about equipment are already OT here...

IMHO Joed700 definitely has a point. Anyway, I do share his opinion. My 2c.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 09:01 UTC

" 'I can't imagine why anyone would need X' is a statement about your imagination, not X"

-- Dan Piponi

I'd suggest some people posting uber-smart comments here to re-read the above quote again and again until you understand it.

Didn't you ever take a quick shot through a window of an excursion bus of something happening outside, only to find out later that the shot is pretty much ruined by reflections? Oh, you probably don't have time for that, too busy posting smart comments on forums... OK, I can understand that. Carry on.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 08:31 UTC as 8th comment
On Hands-on with new Olympus PRO 8mm and 7-14mm lenses article (258 comments in total)
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lacikuss: Looking at these extra large lenses compared to FF equvalents I believe at this point only the Nikon 1 system has held to the original promise of a portable system

Not quite...

Sony 10-18/F4 that I have is unbelievably small and light at only 225g! (70 x 63mm)

Switching from Canon 16-35/2.8 and getting 1mm at short end and OSS at 1/3 the weight was like a breath of fresh air... Let alone size/weight difference between 5D2 and a6000.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 11:19 UTC
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brian1366: Paid $79USD last night to download and install the STANDALONE version of Lightroom 6 Upgrade.
Sure Adobe isn't promoting the standalone version much and they put the link at the bottom of the webpage, but it wasn't that hard to find. A lot of whiners on here.

> they simply wouldn't have made Lightroom 6
> purchasable anywhere!

But that really wasn't possible, was it?

My point is that they pushed it as far as they felt they could get away with... this time.

Besides, Barry, I never ever said they've decided to ditch standalone LR. What I am saying is that they decided to try it; they're testing the water, and go as far as current market and users will allow them. If one day they find out that remaining standalone LR audience is not big/important enough, that day standalone LR will vanish.

If, however, they never manage to reach that point, well, then maybe not only LR will survive, but they could even drastically improve associated services... With current 2..10 (!) days delivery of an electronic-only product, that shouldn't represent any difficulty.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 18:14 UTC
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brian1366: Paid $79USD last night to download and install the STANDALONE version of Lightroom 6 Upgrade.
Sure Adobe isn't promoting the standalone version much and they put the link at the bottom of the webpage, but it wasn't that hard to find. A lot of whiners on here.

> Next time, wait a week after launch

It's May 6th, and more than 2 weeks after launch standalone LR6 is still not available in Russia from Adobe. Their softkey.ru partner has it, but no upgrades there. But one can buy LR CC 6 in an instant. Nothing changed in 2 weeks.

Once again, that is not just intermittent problem, that's blunt deliberate attempt to herd as many people as possible towards CC.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 12:26 UTC
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mosc: The only thing I find pathetic about this is the number of DPR commenters who completely missed the joke. Wow.

Your work is lost on this bunch Mr. Crowe. It's a nice bit of satire, performance art, sculpture, and irony strapped into one... yeah.

> the number of DPR commenters who completely
> missed the joke

Not to worry, that will soon be topped by the number of comments explaining that it's actually humor...

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2015 at 20:23 UTC
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brian1366: Paid $79USD last night to download and install the STANDALONE version of Lightroom 6 Upgrade.
Sure Adobe isn't promoting the standalone version much and they put the link at the bottom of the webpage, but it wasn't that hard to find. A lot of whiners on here.

Does anyone here remember OS/2?

Its installation process was among major factors that killed it... I still remember an article in one computer magazine titled "Nine points on the Richter scale", written specifically about author's experience (rather nightmarish) with OS/2 installation.

LR6 upgrade experience "killed" that product for me.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2015 at 13:55 UTC

Only 10 pieces $6,200 a pop? That's not how you make money.

Put replica iWatch on those hands and charge $62, they would go like hot cakes...

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 15:33 UTC as 75th comment
On LG G4 puts focus on the camera post (78 comments in total)
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joyclick: LG is quietly delivering excellent phones compared to overhyped samsung and apple

@Peiasdf

As a happy owner of LG G2, I can't DISagree more...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 20:12 UTC
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Helle: I am getting pretty tired of Adobes CC policy - keep charging money from me endlessly. I wonder if there is another software that will do what Lightroom do and NOT as a subscription? Pay once - and update when I can afford it?

> ACDSee

Yes, of course... Sorry for the typo.

I was using it when it was at v. 3.1, and just bought ACDSee Complete Pack 8. They have a very nice deal; the site says it's valid till Apr 23, but it *is* still valid today (Apr 24)... as it often happens with deals ;-)

Too early to tell, but so far I'm more than happy. Yes, UI in LR is more streamlined, and there are few things missing (like, say, brush auto-masking), but that's OK with me -- especially given that browsing, viewing, and organizing photos is way better in ACDSee (for my needs).

Oh, and the ELEPHANT in the room: non-destructive editing in ACDSee is done in such a way that, should they join the dark side one day, I won't need to re-create my edits in some other SW.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 19:31 UTC
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Helle: I am getting pretty tired of Adobes CC policy - keep charging money from me endlessly. I wonder if there is another software that will do what Lightroom do and NOT as a subscription? Pay once - and update when I can afford it?

If your priority is image quality, try Capture One.

If you're mostly interested in cataloging/organizing your images, look at ASDSee, that's great software, I'm actually surprised it's not mentioned more often in this thread.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 14:00 UTC
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TheDman: Will all the whiners please switch to Capture 1 already (like you keep threatening to do, but don't) so these comments sections can actually discuss the new product and not be filled with complaining about something that happened 2 years ago?

>It's a simple yes or no question.

"Did you stop drinking vodka every morning?" <-- That's an example of a simple question that (more often than not...) cannot be answered with Yes or No. Your question is similar in that respect.

Adobe does not provide upgrades from standalone LR5 to LR6 in Russia, even though full version is available from Softkey.ru. There is no word from their support as to whether it will ever become available (yes, I asked).

I own two LR5 copies that I bought for myself and my daughter. Lack of upgrade for me means lack of respective version, period. It's not a matter of money though, it's a matter of principle. Your mileage may vary.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 13:54 UTC
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brian1366: Paid $79USD last night to download and install the STANDALONE version of Lightroom 6 Upgrade.
Sure Adobe isn't promoting the standalone version much and they put the link at the bottom of the webpage, but it wasn't that hard to find. A lot of whiners on here.

> there do appear to be regional glitches

I beg to differ. What we see are not just "glitches".

As of right now, upgrade to standalone LR6 is just completely unavailable in any form in Russia and other countries, and that seems to be a deliberate decision on Adobe's part. LR CC is being pushed down our throats.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 00:30 UTC
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brian1366: Paid $79USD last night to download and install the STANDALONE version of Lightroom 6 Upgrade.
Sure Adobe isn't promoting the standalone version much and they put the link at the bottom of the webpage, but it wasn't that hard to find. A lot of whiners on here.

> A lot of whiners on here.

A lot of smug simpletons, too. Well, business as usual...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 00:26 UTC
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TheDman: Will all the whiners please switch to Capture 1 already (like you keep threatening to do, but don't) so these comments sections can actually discuss the new product and not be filled with complaining about something that happened 2 years ago?

TheDman, you're in denial.

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/0476255060/adobe-lightroom-5-beta-google-hangout

"Adobe publicly confirms stand-alone future for Lightroom"

From Adobe Product Manager Tom Hogarty, I quote:

"Basically we have no plans to make Lightroom subscription-only at any point in the future. We have plans to make Lightroom available in its current form pretty much indefinitely."

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 20:25 UTC
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vadims: Standalone Lightroom 6 is still missing on adobe.ru... But one can, of course, conveniently buy Lightroom CC 6. (Yes, there is http://www.adobe.com/ru/products/photoshop-lightroom.html which has a "Lightroom 6 - Buy" link at the very bottom, but that leads to store selector that causes infinite page loop in Chrome and FF [and hangs browsers, eventually], and leads to Lightroom 5 in IE).

Their sales in Russia are handled by Softkey.ru. Their site does have LR6, but only full version, not upgrade. Just got off the call with their customer support, they confirmed -- no upgrades.

Now ignoramuses like David Rossberg would say that's whining... OK, Mr. Smarty Pants, tell me how I can upgrade LR5 to 6 w/o signing up to CC.

<sigh> That's monopoly for you...

> If you run any ad-blockers

No, I don't. And I tried three different browsers (Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 20:34 UTC
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