jboyer

jboyer

Lives in Mexico Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Works as a Retired Software developer
Joined on Mar 10, 2004
About me:

6D - August 2014
G1X - Oct 2012
7D - Oct 2009
Focal Micro Adjustment System
10-22mm
50 mm 1.8 Canon
17-40 Canon F4 L
100-400 Canon F4 L
100 mm 2.8 macro Canon
24-105mm IS L USM Canon walk around lens
Kenko 1.4 X
Canon 2X
Capture One 7.2
Photoshop CS5 - LR 4.4
580 EXII
Hoya polarizing filters
Manfrotto 190 C tripod

Comments

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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adiwsusanto: 6D body only is $1700 after rebates. I have been pondering to upgrade my 3 years old 7D. I only have 1 EF-S lens. So.... 7D Mii or 6D?

Just bought a 6D. I shoot landscape and people. I did hesitate between waiting for the MII and getting the 6D a couple of months ago. I believe both the FF and 7D MII have a place. I find the 6D SPACIOUS! For new buyers, I am not sure. It really depends on what you shoot.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 20:02 UTC
On Canon and Microsoft sign patent agreement post (73 comments in total)
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DPJoe2: Apple, are you listening? Wake up! Open your eyes. If you are as serious about media as you claim, buy Sony and Nikon. Disrupt the world!

That is why Apple ditched Aperture... it will now focus on core business.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 11:40 UTC
On Canon and Microsoft sign patent agreement post (73 comments in total)
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Michael Piziak: This should solidify Canon's slow demise.

On what basis can you say solidify slow demise?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 11:39 UTC
On Canon and Microsoft sign patent agreement post (73 comments in total)
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Sonyshine: Two of the least innovative and most conservative companies getting together ?

They will either produce something which leaves us all gob-smacked with its genius .......or will astonish us with bland dullness.....

I look forward to it.....

Least innovative? Conservative? A lot depends on what part of their business you look at. Canon introduced the Rebel, that triggered a new line of SLR and Microsoft Surface is a real gem. The patent 'blending' may prove valuable for consumers to get better and less expensive products from both companies.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 11:35 UTC

Not sure the following question makes sense: If you made a DNG file, say in LR2, and convert it using LR4, would you get the current LR4 quality as described in this review or, would the quality remains LR2?

When I upgraded from LR2 to 3 and now 4, and from Capture One Pro 3 to 7, I can say that my older RAW images got a real boost in quality. I was wondering if the same happens with DNG files.

BTW, the negative of this situation is that I am tempted to reprocess some older images... when I have the time.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2013 at 03:44 UTC as 125th comment | 1 reply
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photo_rb: Couple things I didn't see when skiming through the article. First Capture One has the ability to output a number of different formats at the same time. Just choose them, click develop, and walk away. As far as I can see with Lightroom, you have to output each one separately which takes time.

Also the keystone correction tool in Capture One is brilliant and anyone doing architectural photography should look at it, even if they use a shift lens as you don't always get the camera level.

I saw none of these features noted. I use both C1 and LR4. But, in most cases, I do the RAW conversion in C1, using LR4 as mostly a keywording application and permanent storage catalog. I am still not comfortable with Capture One database.

A good analysis, though, and I am pleased to see that your mileage may vary. I am wondering about the selection of software. What was it based on?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2013 at 03:31 UTC
On The Lightroom catalog article (315 comments in total)
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EssexAsh: can you put a catalog on a network drive yet so that multiple devices can connect in to it?

Well explained. I would not consider SQLite as a strong contender for multiuser applications. One can develop locking mechanisms for it, though, within the internal to the application, like Capture One is now doing with the same db, I believe.

There is a market for a well designed, multi user database system for storing and cataloguing pictures and other media. I am still looking. One of its features could be storing various metadata, depending on the application used to create it (like XMP for LT or CO for Capture One.)

Thanks for your information.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 15:28 UTC
On Phase One releases Capture One Pro v7 article (99 comments in total)
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Jefftan: Can some Capture One user explain how this is better than lightroom?
better color?
I have heard NR is not as good

Just curious on how anyone can say that LR4 is better than C1 Version 7 just announced?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 17:03 UTC
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JackM: Seriously who buys red cameras? I have never seen one in the wild.

My wife's feelings are now deeply hurt!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 13:23 UTC
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peevee1: EOS M with the adapter seems like a good backup camera for a professional with 7D, not taking too much space and weight (although I don't know how much the adapter weighs). But as an only system in your home, there are much, MUCH better choices from Olympus, Panasonic, Sony and Samsung.

I agree. But if your are a Canon System user, it makes a lot of sens... The G1 X was interesting, this one is worth a double, triple look. A tad steep. price wise. I like the external flash - almost a must on such a small body with these HUGE lenses (not counting any lens hood.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 13:21 UTC

I need one...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 13:17 UTC as 251st comment
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M1963: The madness has gone too far. Phones are for phoning (and texting, OK), cameras are for photographing. The sample image on flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nokiaofficial/6788333052/sizes/o/in/photostream/) is appalling: it's unsharp and noisy. I don't even care if it's far better than any other cell phone at shooting. It's a bad image, that's all there is to it. If you want to make photos, buy a camera, not a phone.
And no, I'm not 108 years old...

Maybe... the concept of binning using large pixel sensors is interesting, though. I can see some P&S looking at this 'solution' and I can also see, despite your comments, a large crowd of people happy to use whatever is available to take pictures... and that may include phone...smile you are on camera!!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2012 at 23:54 UTC
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