joe6pack

joe6pack

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On article Heavy hitter: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM first shots (117 comments in total)
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Suntan: So these spectabular lenses need vignette correction? That's kind of a letdown.

"We don't know how much correction they do or don't need."

Why not just load the .ARW file without lens correction? I assume no commercial software can correct them anyway since the lens aren't yet released. Do an A/B test between the JPG and raw and you can tell the kind of corrections applied.

As far as vignetting correction goes, I think it is the least concern anyone should have.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 00:41 UTC
On article Hands on with Sony's a6300 and G Master lenses (216 comments in total)

"This constant F1.4 lens ...". But the lens has a fixed focal length...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 00:41 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
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KrisAK: SonyAlphaRumors is officially dead.

Bookmark deleted.

Because they have been saying that for the last 5 or 6 events.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 17:06 UTC

$1000 for body only? I just bought my body-only A6000 for $350 last December.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 17:03 UTC as 310th comment
On article Yongnuo announces YN360 LED light wand (24 comments in total)

I wonder if the LED stick can do more than just even light. Can the individual LEDs be programmed to do light painting?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 18:47 UTC as 4th comment
On Connect post DxOMark Mobile report: OnePlus 2 (5 comments in total)

Optical image stabilization and a laser-assisted AF system can be found on LG G3, which once a flagship can now be bought for 50-70% of the OnePlus 2's price. The G3 supports 4K video and 120fps at 720p too.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2016 at 05:42 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article Otherworldly? Lomography introduces Jupiter 3+ lens (159 comments in total)
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Owen: Even if it took me to Jupiter I wouldn't buy one.

I'm sure a trip to Jupiter, even for one way, is going to be way more that $649.

I would buy a bunch and sell it on eBay. LOL

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 23:41 UTC
On Connect post Panasonic to launch Lumix DMC-CM10 without phone functionality (132 comments in total)
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jameslp31: Younger generations use the phone function less & less. Most important is to have (LTE) data, with which you can do everything: messaging, calling, video calling, etc.
Hence this device makes sense and is most apparently not aimed to the average readership of this website...

LTE coverage is still no where as good as 2G/3G.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 06:36 UTC
On Connect post Panasonic to launch Lumix DMC-CM10 without phone functionality (132 comments in total)

Exactly 2 months ago, the phone-equipped CM1 was selling for $499 at Adorama camera. That is New with warranty.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 06:34 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Public_domain_image_resources

much more useful

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2016 at 23:52 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
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tkbslc: After using PSP X4 for a few years I decided I needed an upgrade. My wife wanted to try Photoshop Elements 13. I was shocked at how stripped down that is vs Corel PSP. When a deal popped up over the holidays, I jumped on a license of Corel PSP X8 Ultimate. It is so much better for less money! The Ultimate version even comes with a serviceable Lightroom alternative - Aftershot.

@Cameracist, have you tried getting Wavelet denoise Plug-in? It can sometime do a better job in noise reduction than the built-in NR. And you can adjust the chroma and luminance noise separately.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 23:13 UTC
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tkbslc: After using PSP X4 for a few years I decided I needed an upgrade. My wife wanted to try Photoshop Elements 13. I was shocked at how stripped down that is vs Corel PSP. When a deal popped up over the holidays, I jumped on a license of Corel PSP X8 Ultimate. It is so much better for less money! The Ultimate version even comes with a serviceable Lightroom alternative - Aftershot.

I've used Aftershot Pro for a while. While it is fast and quite feature rich (good for fix-ups). There are some fatal flaws - white balance is messed up and lack of lens profiles for even the most common lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 17:04 UTC
On article DPReview recommends: Best Cameras for Kids 2015 (103 comments in total)

The kidizoom is actually very nice but the kids will soon realize it comes with a lot of games and not using it for photographs.

A $350 camera for kids? I'm sure there are better options...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 18:33 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies
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rsf3127: Not that $ better than my 6 USD Minolta 50mm f/2.

But we have seen the quality of a Minolta 50mm F2.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 18:17 UTC
On Connect post Lightroom Mobile for Android is now free to use (36 comments in total)

I guess there is no chance of getting it free for Windows tablet?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 07:03 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On Connect post Pulse aims to bring advanced wireless control to your DSLR (43 comments in total)
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matthew saville: A few reasons why IMO this is awesome:

As I mentioned in another comment, the main advantage of a device like this is that you do NOT have to be connected to the device 100% of the time. So you can turn off / sleep your phone during a 4-5 hour timelapse sequence, and only check up on it as needed. All the other wireless and wired apps out there usually either don't do timelapse control at all, and/or they must be connected to the camera at all times. When you're in the backcountry for days, this is a show-stopper.

The cables are replaceable. I've lost count of how many timelapse triggers I've thrown away with nothing wrong other than the cable port got just a little iffy. A huge waste.

Lastly, keep in mind that this isn't meant to be a full-blown Camranger. If you're thinking of this device as a full-fledged tethered shooting tool, you're getting it wrong IMO. The Pulse, like AlpineLabs existing Michron, is meant to be focused more on simply triggering your camera.

You should get a timelapse trigger that uses 2.5mm female plug. And then get the camera cable release that ends in a 2.5mm male.

You can find both on eBay for cheap. I even get cheaper generics and replace them with even more common 3.5mm plugs. a.k.a. stereo audio cable.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2015 at 06:50 UTC
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joe6pack: "At the moment however, JPEGmini only accepts JPEG files."

This is the key sentence. That mean most people here will consider it useless.

No. But most people who visit this site would not render RAW into JPEG and render again into JPEG for distribution.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2015 at 22:53 UTC

"At the moment however, JPEGmini only accepts JPEG files."

This is the key sentence. That mean most people here will consider it useless.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2015 at 18:25 UTC as 66th comment | 3 replies

F1.9 means nothing when sensor size is not known.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2015 at 00:19 UTC as 6th comment | 6 replies

Gimmick!

You need an app and their printer to view the life photo. Might as well just send the video.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 01:53 UTC as 4th comment
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