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On Astropad turns iPad into drawing tablet for Mac post (117 comments in total)
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EthanP99: Ipad has no pressure sensitivity so whats the point.

Also ipad wont have proximity sensor to move the cursor around without you tapping on the screen. a $50 wacom bamboo would do better than this.

"IPAD CANNOT DO THAT."

When the image is being shown directly on the iPad, does it really need to? You can already see where the pen tip is, and where you are placing it.

Perhaps you should actually try something before criticizing and dismissing it?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 02:25 UTC
On Astropad turns iPad into drawing tablet for Mac post (117 comments in total)

So far there has been a bunch of posts complaining about how stupid, annoying commenters will wrongly say how this solution is as good as or better than a graphics tablet when it's not - but not one commenter who has actually said that. Fun.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 02:15 UTC as 7th comment
On Astropad turns iPad into drawing tablet for Mac post (117 comments in total)
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nerd2: Who in right mind will use stupid capacitative stylus to edit pictures?

That has nothing to do with what's being discussed. Open-minded, talented people will create quality work with whatever they have.

For example, I have medical issues with my hands, and find a traditional graphics tablet and stylus incredibly painful to use for any length of time. If I choose another solution that works better for me, does that make me stupid?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 02:04 UTC
On Astropad turns iPad into drawing tablet for Mac post (117 comments in total)
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nerd2: Who in right mind will use stupid capacitative stylus to edit pictures?

Nobody. People in their left mind, who aren't limited by false barriers, find it amazing though. Which are you?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 21:08 UTC
On Astropad turns iPad into drawing tablet for Mac post (117 comments in total)
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meanwhile: Wow, people have a lot of stuff invested in this. Chill out, FFS.

Tried it out drawing some masks in Capture One 8.1. Works great. No lag, precision is good, great to be able to just turn the iPad around to draw a curve more naturally, all the hotkeys work as expected (brush size, eraser, undo/redo, zoom).

All in a neat, low cost solution if you already have an iPad.

Whether that's something you want or need, your mileage will, inevitably, vary.

Modifier keys handled nicely (Shift/Control/etc). Zoom implementation is great, can be working on close detail on the iPad while the monitor is showing whole image. Precision is not at graphics tablet level, but with virtually zero lag, it's far more precise than a mouse.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 14:58 UTC
On Astropad turns iPad into drawing tablet for Mac post (117 comments in total)
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JP001: Wow, I'm amazed by all the people dismissing this because 'it's not as good as Wacom'. As if they are all shareholders who feel their dividend is under attack. Okay, so a Wacom is much better. But this is not meant for people who have are torn between buying a Wacom or buying an iPad with this app. This is for people who already have an iPad, and maybe a Wacom as well. I do, but I don't carry my Wacom when I'm on the road. It stays at home, attached to the Mac Pro. But I have to edit images more and more while I'm away from home, for social media, but also because clients wants them asap. On the road, I have an 11" Macbook Air and an iPad Mini. With this app, they finally could work together, and I have no doubts it will beat using the trackpad on the Macbook for editing.

This reply isn't to EricCul though.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 14:40 UTC
On Astropad turns iPad into drawing tablet for Mac post (117 comments in total)
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Netfalls: too late, dumped the ipad for the surface pro 3

Can you use a Surface Pro to wirelessly draw in Mac apps? (actual question)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 14:17 UTC
On Astropad turns iPad into drawing tablet for Mac post (117 comments in total)

Wow, people have a lot of stuff invested in this. Chill out, FFS.

Tried it out drawing some masks in Capture One 8.1. Works great. No lag, precision is good, great to be able to just turn the iPad around to draw a curve more naturally, all the hotkeys work as expected (brush size, eraser, undo/redo, zoom).

All in a neat, low cost solution if you already have an iPad.

Whether that's something you want or need, your mileage will, inevitably, vary.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 14:12 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On CP+ 2015: Sony shows off new technology article (216 comments in total)
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crashpc: No new breathtaking sensor? Whuh, it seems that we´re stuck at 24Mpx for APS-C and 50Mpx for FF. :-(

Stuck?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 13:26 UTC
On Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai article (227 comments in total)
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mediman30: Sony, it's time to rock the boat again, we are enjoying it...release the A9 soon! Yipeeee!!!!

"Still not what I said."

It was quoted verbatim. Eh.

This whole round in circles thing is pointless. You are not prepared to back up anything you say, so it is meaningless.

"And that is next to impossible."
is ever so slightly different to:
"easily find not great raws from this and other Sony A cameras"

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2015 at 05:06 UTC
On Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai article (227 comments in total)
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mediman30: Sony, it's time to rock the boat again, we are enjoying it...release the A9 soon! Yipeeee!!!!

It was your comment, if that's not what you meant that's fine.

"Then if I broke the above rule, I'd still be posting boring test shots, with people in them, and for the reasons of being boring and having unwitting models I'd not share."

Wouldn't it be 20 times faster just to post links to the images that you can "easily find not great raws from this and other Sony A cameras"? A picture is worth a 1000 words, after all. I suspect literally far more in this case.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2015 at 14:59 UTC
On Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai article (227 comments in total)
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mediman30: Sony, it's time to rock the boat again, we are enjoying it...release the A9 soon! Yipeeee!!!!

"The D800/e is well known to have similar problems at higher ISOs. So that is absolutely the wrong example to cite, and means that don't pay much attention to this problem of washed out colour and Sony A cameras. Try the A7 versus the D610."

Given that the D800/e has *lossless* compression, but a similar problem, doesn't that mean that you are perhaps blaming the wrong cause here? Just perhaps?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2015 at 08:20 UTC
On Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai article (227 comments in total)
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mediman30: Sony, it's time to rock the boat again, we are enjoying it...release the A9 soon! Yipeeee!!!!

"I didn't say anything about skin tones. Way to project."

You said the tests would have to have people in them to show the problem. Given that things people wear, sit on, use, etc couldn't show the problem (or you could just not have the privacy issue of people) - the skin, hair and eye colour is the only thing left. No projection.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2015 at 08:12 UTC
On Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai article (227 comments in total)
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mediman30: Sony, it's time to rock the boat again, we are enjoying it...release the A9 soon! Yipeeee!!!!

You seem to not live up to your name then, HowaboutRAW. Maybe change it to NotsharingRAW?

Are you saying with the above that the RAW compression only effects images with skin tones in them?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 13:11 UTC
On Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai article (227 comments in total)
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mediman30: Sony, it's time to rock the boat again, we are enjoying it...release the A9 soon! Yipeeee!!!!

"suffer" is a little overstated.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 02:53 UTC
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quezra: I like how the same people who love to bash Sony are nevertheless slavish in their attention to every move Sony does or doesn't make... jumping to comment on some very old news (all the lenses shown here are identical to those at Photokina last year).

Inasecurity perhaps? If they don't bash Sony, they fear Sony will take over? They don't seem to bash other brands with nearly the same gusto. What about bashing EOS-M or Nikon 1 or Samsung for their lackluster sales and systems? The difference appears to be that this is the one system that is threatening their beloved brand(s).

What's Samsung got to do with it? They don't have a full-frame camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 05:24 UTC
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Michael49: People keep complaining about the sizes of these lenses, but the way I see it for most outings all I need is the 28mm f/2, 35mm f/2.8 and the 55mm f/1.8 on the A7. Small enough for me, even when compared to my Fuji XE-1 kit.

I already own the 35 and the 55 - they are small enough and simply fantastic lenses. I only hope the 28mm f/2 is as good.

Eventually, I'll either add the 21mm adapter (if its decent) or keep using my Oly 21mm f/3.5 - which is tiny and very good.

Screw the E mount zooms, I agree that they are too large, but who needs them with such sweet and small primes!!

"I'd be happy if zeiss said, sorry the tiny 5mm motor has caused the lens to be 2.5 times bigger than it needs to be, would you care for a manual focus lens?"

They've already said that with the Loxia 35mm & 50mm, with more on the way.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 05:17 UTC
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Plastek: NX1 is seriously underwhelming considering all the hype around this camera.
Lens is clearly crippling it, in terms of far corner sharpness even RX 100 mk III got higher resolution and less CA in RAWs, but even if you disregard this problem - it seems to produce some weird artefacts in blue and red colors.

Take a look here - all cameras got blue rings centered to the middle and NX1 got some weird ghosts centered to the top and left edge. Smells like Samsung is heavily cooking their RAWs.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=samsung_nx1&attr13_1=pentax_k3&attr13_2=nikon_d7100&attr13_3=canon_eos7dii&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=100&attr16_1=100&attr16_2=100&attr16_3=100&normalization=full&widget=1&x=0.2994289983456964&y=-0.6154152083996184

I'd easily pick both: Pentax and Nikon over NX1. Both seem to retain more details in base and higher ISOs. Even with Pentax mushy reds in higher ISOs.

The drawing is the only area in the 50+ areas of the studio image where there is a comparison to be made really. Text and detail all through the image shows a distinct advantage to the A7ii, which is not surprising or even noteworthy given that it's full frame vs APS-C. In other areas the NX1 has advantages (FPS, ergonomics maybe), but straight image quality, nope.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2015 at 04:12 UTC
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Plastek: NX1 is seriously underwhelming considering all the hype around this camera.
Lens is clearly crippling it, in terms of far corner sharpness even RX 100 mk III got higher resolution and less CA in RAWs, but even if you disregard this problem - it seems to produce some weird artefacts in blue and red colors.

Take a look here - all cameras got blue rings centered to the middle and NX1 got some weird ghosts centered to the top and left edge. Smells like Samsung is heavily cooking their RAWs.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=samsung_nx1&attr13_1=pentax_k3&attr13_2=nikon_d7100&attr13_3=canon_eos7dii&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=100&attr16_1=100&attr16_2=100&attr16_3=100&normalization=full&widget=1&x=0.2994289983456964&y=-0.6154152083996184

I'd easily pick both: Pentax and Nikon over NX1. Both seem to retain more details in base and higher ISOs. Even with Pentax mushy reds in higher ISOs.

"But I do see the NX1 out resolve all the APSC sensor."

Then it's not surprising you don't see the other. You must be looking at different images, because you also say:

"The NX1 also has better resolution than the Sony A7II sensor at iso3200 except at the extreme edge"

which is clearly not the case.

Support the brand of gear you like, but there is no reason to make stuff up.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2015 at 14:04 UTC
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tbcass: The danger of these studio shots is it cannot recreate all the possible environmental situations a camera will be used in. It also completely ignores ergonomis and speed. Too many people use these studio scenes as the sole basis of purchasing a camera, a huge mistake IMO.

I think you are describing a danger that doesn't actually exist. I haven't met anyone in the real world, or in the forums here or on any other site that I think would do what you describe above. It's just not what actually happens.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2015 at 09:54 UTC
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