Dougbm_2

Dougbm_2

Joined on May 25, 2010

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On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (453 comments in total)
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Eugene232: Sony RX100 m2 - Fuji X30 - 5 -1
sony won

(1 for Fuji for body design)

Better controls , better and easier to use EFV, Better dof. Better zoom range. Cheaper. Fuji 5 points. Sony better IQ (larger sensor)…Ummm. Fuji wins 5-1 ?!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 10:21 UTC
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (453 comments in total)
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ThatCamFan: And the reason to buy the Fuji X30 just went away for me, this is NOT a retro look + the optical viewfinder is WHY the x20 became such a success.
And now not even having a 1" sensor and being WAY overpriced I see this more as failure on Fuji's part rather than a success.

AngryCorgi. There you go then. Same sensor size (Fuji doesn't have a 1") but still larger than most compact enthusiast cameras but a great EVF. Seems good to me.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 10:19 UTC
On DSC_8391 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)
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Dougbm_2: Thought this had amazing DR?! Not seeing it.

Interesting. Even with my 5Dc I see little use in multiple exposure HDR over exposing to protect highlights (usually just -1/3 EV) and lifting shadows in Photoshop.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 09:39 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1575 comments in total)
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Guenter Hofstaedter: this is a half sized pic from the harley davidson meeting with the D810+58 f/1.4
http://www.pbase.com/mascular/image/156717479/original

Its not perfekt, so no comments nessesary, just take a look, thats all !

Hey reality_check…did you find a drawer full of old Quaaludes?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 09:36 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1575 comments in total)
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Guenter Hofstaedter: this is a half sized pic from the harley davidson meeting with the D810+58 f/1.4
http://www.pbase.com/mascular/image/156717479/original

Its not perfekt, so no comments nessesary, just take a look, thats all !

Oversharpened

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 08:55 UTC
On DSC_8391-ACR photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

Seeing it !

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 08:49 UTC as 3rd comment
On DSC_8391 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)

Thought this had amazing DR?! Not seeing it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 08:49 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (765 comments in total)
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chillgreg: How's a TWELVE HUNDRED DOLLAR RRP down under sound? Thanks Panasonic I needed to buy some more vaseline!!! :///

Chill Greg!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 10:17 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (765 comments in total)
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Todd3608: How many consumers actually want 4K quality. I am the geek in our family and have zero desire for 4K. 1080P is good enough for me.

@ kkardster. "Many are interested in using 4K in shutter-priority mode as an 8MP 30fps stills burst mode with zero buffer lag."

Really? Did you see a poll? I can't see that it would be that useful as it would chew up storage on your SD card and give you too many images of only average quality to look through.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 08:24 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (765 comments in total)
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Biological_Viewfinder: This review is nothing new at all.

I have purchased Panasonic cameras because of DPR reviews, and EVERY SINGLE TIME I WAS EXTREMELY DISSAPOINTED.

I'm never going to fall for it again.

Didn't like my FZ35 but do like my LF1. Progress at Panasonic.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 08:19 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (765 comments in total)

At last a super zoom optimized for the long end.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 08:09 UTC as 186th comment
On Quick Review: That Steady Thing article (69 comments in total)

Since when is 1/30 (or 1/15 sec a long exposure? I shoot 1/30 handheld without IS all the time.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 10:19 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (195 comments in total)

Look just do a 15-1500 and be done ih it. Ah what the hell 10-3000. Who cares about image quality?!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 10:15 UTC as 3rd comment
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (195 comments in total)
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mauritsvw: I don't understand all the negativity towards superzooms. Where else will you get that lens reach for the money? It's actually a very versatile travel camera if you find the image quality satisfactory (and I think many snapshooters do). Go and have a look in the Canon Powershot forum to see what owners of the SX50 are capable of.

# sderdiarian. Tony's stuff is extraordinary indeed.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 02:50 UTC
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (566 comments in total)
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Robin Ducker: Horses for courses as usual. The Sigma is obviously a very fine lens: no question.
However a point of order here: Most DSLR lenses from Canon and Nikon have very low contrast.
I am lucky enough to own a Nikkor 135 F2 DC: to my mind this has THE best bokeh of any 35mm lens. However, it has, in comparison to my MFT lenses, and particularly the 75 1.8 frighteningly low contrast. This is not a small difference: it is massive and its a key reason that Nikon and Canon DSLR's are so lax at CD. CD relies on contrast. So, my point is when are the "big 2" going to get real and start producing lenses that make crap PD systems obsolete?
Anyway well done Sigma.

What?!! Most lenses ???? Doesn't apply to any of my Canon L lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 10:02 UTC
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (566 comments in total)

OMG not even one decent image with the best lens you have ever reviewed (well maybe there was but I gave up) . Look guys I like the site but come on how about some guest photographers or something! Pretty please. : )

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 09:55 UTC as 19th comment
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Danny: The message is simple: who is supporting a CC system is supporting a very scary future. If Adobe will be successful with their CC, others will follow. Visa versa.
It is up to you how you would like to see the future. Plenty of alternatives, so no excuse.

Say NO(!) to Adobe's CC, they lie to you, and you know it.

I can understand why Adobe is doing this. With rampant piracy (especially in Asia) or users staying with years old software they need an income stream

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 20:26 UTC
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Gollan: Microsoft persuaded me to go with the yearly licensing plan for Office by offering compelling features - mobile Word and Excel, along with 5 installs and plenty of One Drive space for file syncing across machines. I'm not worried about Microsoft going out of business and leaving all my Word and Excel files as orphans. Similarly, I'm not worried about Adobe going out of business and holding all my NEF files hostage. Lots of programs read them - even my iPad 2 reads them. The main reason I haven't gone with Adobe CC for Photographers yet is that the mobile Lightroom feature just isn't there for my mobile needs; when I'm travelling and taking a lot of photos, I want keywording early in my workflow and mobile Lightroom doesn't have it.

If Adobe ever starts struggling in the photography software market, we will all have migrated away from Lightroom long before they go out of business.

Aldus was bought by Adobe and a Pagemaker replacement project had been started by Aldus and was code-named "Shuksan". It was later code-named "K2" and was released as InDesign 1.0 in 1999. A pretty average product (still) IMHO. I miss Quark!! PS: Quark have just released v10.0 and I would buy it if I used a layout program as much as I used to. Quark essentially priced themselves out of the market (I remember it was around USD $2500 in the late 90's!! Mainly they failed to make OS X-native versions of XPress etc etc

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 20:25 UTC
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Sannaborjeson: Was very interesting to try.

I have done a quick comparison: digital vs real film vs DxO vs Reallyniceimages (film simulating presets for Lightroom I currently use) and here is the result:

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/6324560453/photos/2971658/film-simulations-compared

To me DxO does not produce a distinctive look for the films I know. It just alterates colours slightly and ruins details in highlights which real film never does.

So 129€ does not look compelling to me. Especially for the film simulating software that does not support RAW, does not do none-destructive editing and produces the results that does not look like film.

# Sannaborjeson. I find the having to import files awkward and I believe problematic if you rearrange your folders on your HD. Also I like ACR as I can tab through and change parameters via keyboard. I tweak every image. I know many use Lightroom but for me Bridge, ACR and PS are unbeatable. I have tried LR and found it unintuitive and it slows me down.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 00:47 UTC
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Dougbm_2: I have been using viewpoint 2 for quite some time now for my Real Estate work but as with DXO Optics Pro it is far too slow. If I want to use Viewpoint to open files from a folder it will often refuse to save the file and I can't close the file. Also the way the keystone lines are implemented is much slower than the way it is done in Optics pro - but that is also flawed by insisting on a side by side before and after window making it awkward and forcing you to zoom and pan all the time. And we trust (?) these guys with sensor ratings. Hmmm… I am giving up on Viewpoint 2 and just using Edit/Transform/skew for all but the most awkward fixes..I don't have the time to wait for the plug-in app to open EVERY TIME or for the Desktop app to never save.

I use PT lens as a PS plugin as part of my automated PS workflow for lens correction. Then I only need worry about crooked horizons or keystoning. Yes Viewpoint is good but you have to wait for it to open every time - even as a plugin.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 00:41 UTC
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