meanwhile

meanwhile

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meanwhile: The prices are ridiculous, but as a child of the 70's - 128GB of freakishly fast storage that big, this stuff is getting pretty amazing. I started on a VIC-20 ...

There's no magic button to get back the 6Ev of dynamic range you lost by going to ISO6400.

What reduces is the image quality - nothing to do with the lens.

You are right though, I don't even know what a RAW is. Never seen one, never adjusted one. Could you send me one of yours so I can learn about them?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 23:16 UTC
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meanwhile: The prices are ridiculous, but as a child of the 70's - 128GB of freakishly fast storage that big, this stuff is getting pretty amazing. I started on a VIC-20 ...

"What "reduces" about the lens as the ISO increases? The optical quality doesn't really change"

Why are you repeating what I said?

"But most of those things can be added or changed during extraction--especially: "Colour accuracy, vibrance, saturation"."

Ha. There we go then. You must be magic.

Bye.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 22:35 UTC
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meanwhile: The prices are ridiculous, but as a child of the 70's - 128GB of freakishly fast storage that big, this stuff is getting pretty amazing. I started on a VIC-20 ...

"Not sure what "colour fidelity" means"

Rubbish, but eh. Colour accuracy, vibrance, saturation, depth, etc. Nothing to do with the lens being optically better when it reduces as the ISO increases. Perhaps you are viewing them at wrong size?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 13:58 UTC
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meanwhile: The prices are ridiculous, but as a child of the 70's - 128GB of freakishly fast storage that big, this stuff is getting pretty amazing. I started on a VIC-20 ...

Photographyblog ISO6400 shows noise a tie, with color fidelity and detail going easily to the NX1. Shadows recover as well in both. Not sure what you are seeing.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 05:03 UTC
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meanwhile: The prices are ridiculous, but as a child of the 70's - 128GB of freakishly fast storage that big, this stuff is getting pretty amazing. I started on a VIC-20 ...

"Hey, if you want to take over and have fun with him, be my guest. I'm bored with him"

There's nothing more to say.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2015 at 23:10 UTC
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meanwhile: The prices are ridiculous, but as a child of the 70's - 128GB of freakishly fast storage that big, this stuff is getting pretty amazing. I started on a VIC-20 ...

"Generally the DPR studio scene isn't great for making solid guesses about higher ISO performance, and that's because there's little in the way of deep shadows"

If there is already noise in the midtones and the highlights, it's only going to be worse in the shadows. And there is already significant noise in the 5500 midtones - more than the NX1 at ISO6400.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2015 at 23:09 UTC
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meanwhile: The prices are ridiculous, but as a child of the 70's - 128GB of freakishly fast storage that big, this stuff is getting pretty amazing. I started on a VIC-20 ...

Nah, once you look at it equally in the DPR Studio Comparison tool, the 5500 is behind the NX1 by a noticeable amount. RAW, ISO6400.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2015 at 22:13 UTC
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meanwhile: The prices are ridiculous, but as a child of the 70's - 128GB of freakishly fast storage that big, this stuff is getting pretty amazing. I started on a VIC-20 ...

Papi, just stop. He lives for this.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2015 at 05:41 UTC
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meanwhile: The prices are ridiculous, but as a child of the 70's - 128GB of freakishly fast storage that big, this stuff is getting pretty amazing. I started on a VIC-20 ...

The other thing I'd say is, when the speed of storage outpaces the need, that fosters innovation and improvement in the products that use it, rather than playing catchup to just make existing uses more effective.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 08:31 UTC

The prices are ridiculous, but as a child of the 70's - 128GB of freakishly fast storage that big, this stuff is getting pretty amazing. I started on a VIC-20 ...

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 08:10 UTC as 9th comment | 54 replies
On Field Test: Sigma 19mm, 30mm and 60mm F2.8 DN lenses article (159 comments in total)

I only made one change to my 30mm to make it just right, for me. Duct tape around the focus ring.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2015 at 07:00 UTC as 47th comment

How does this compare to an adapted Voigtländer 40mm f/2 Ultron?

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2015 at 22:57 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies

Maybe "Earned" instead of "Owns".

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2015 at 02:08 UTC as 15th comment
On Readers' Showcase: Steve Badger article (110 comments in total)
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Altruisto: Technically ok but no "vision" , no "personal touch". Though everything has been already photographed , there's "uniqueness" in the true artistic photos that convey the photograph universe. I'm sorry to say that there's no such a thing in these photos. They look like technical photos in "gear review websites". Oh, Goodness!
With all the good amateur photographers revolving around Dpreview, why choosing this one, and why no series of photos instead of this constellation of different takes?

"number 9 have a problem with densities"

Can you outline that a bit more, if you have a minute? I find it to be a very satisfying, solid composition that is well grounded and forces the eye to where it should, taking it in and out of the photo to add movement and circulate to each of the elements in turn, each taking the eye to the next, and building to a complete feeling. What would make it even better?

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On Readers' Showcase: Steve Badger article (110 comments in total)
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mayurgogoi: i like no 9

The effect of the cloud reflection mimicking and adding swirling motion in the water is striking.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2015 at 14:17 UTC
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Stitzer23: If you like the pics and/or the article, you are free to comment on this forum. if you dont like the pics and/or the article, you are also free to comment on this forum. i am in the latter group and sick of people having the position that if it is featured on dpreview, we should all like it. and i dont have to be a chef to dislike a certain dish at a restaurant (and yes people do like me in parties).

Stitzer23 has not uploaded any photos to their gallery yet

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Rooru S: For $6200 I could hire a good looking escort for several days, travel somewhere, have a good time with her and have her take the pictures (or take some 'selfies').

That price was very specific.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 10:54 UTC
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Gazeomon: One cannot even delete PHOTOS from the hard drive and free some disc space.
Every time I import images into Lightroom, this crappy PHOTO has to be clicked out of my sight. Just another APPLE p-ss off.

Just use the Image Capture app in /Applications/Utilities.

You can change the default app to use in the application list in the bottom of the window.

You don't need to delete any apps or use external utilities to achieve this.

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madeinlisboa: Correct me if I'm wrong. Lightroom still has a huge problem. There is no list of filters applied to images, which means that an user must navigate through radial, gradients, brushes, etc, in order to check which ones were applied to an image.

For those who don't see what his problem is: Imagine working without a list of Layers in Photoshop, and you just had the history of what you'd done to work from, and to select your layers from a point in the composition. It would be unworkable. Filters are essentially Lightroom's layers.

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Michael Uschold: For those of you wondering whether you want to get the CC version or upgrade, here are some numbers. This is most relevant for those who already own a desktop version of LR, like to upgrade regularly and cannot or do not want to pay for a PS desktop version.

LR5 came out June 9, 2013, which is 681 days (22.37 months) before LR6 came out. It was only 461 days or 15.14 from LR4 to LR5.

1. CC: LR + PS $9.99/month

2a. Desktop: LR5 to LR6 average cost was $3.53/month ($79 / 22.37)
2b: Desktop: LR4 to LR5 average cost was $5.21/month ($79 / 15.14)
2c: Deskt op: LR4 to LR6 average cost was $4.21/month ($158/ 37.52)

So if having PS is worth $5.78 or so per month ($9.99 - $4.21) and you like small monthly payments, it may be worth considering PS + LR CC.

I generally don't like subscription software, but these numbers kind of surprised me. I don't happen to need PS, but for those that do, price does not seem to be a significant deterant from getting PS + LR CC.

"That's like financing a house w/o knowing the interest rate for the majority of the financing period. Who outside the US does *that*?"

The majority of Australia does.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 00:46 UTC
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