Prognathous

Prognathous

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Ricoh did this 15 years ago. Quote:

"One of the RDC-7's most interesting features is its "PRO" high-resolution exposure function. There are actually three different PRO modes, two of them making use of the same basic innovation: The camera has the ability to take two full-resolution shots in very rapid succession, displacing the CCD sensor a half the width of a pixel between each shot.(For the real technoids out there, we're told this is accomplished with a mounting arrangement involving a piezoelectric actuator that minutely shifts the CCD during the second exposure of the series.) The camera then takes the two slightly offset 3.3 megapixel images and combines them together into nearly 7 megapixels of raw image data."

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/RDC7/RD7A6.HTM

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 00:30 UTC as 76th comment | 3 replies
On Enthusiast interchangeable lens camera 2013 roundup article (468 comments in total)

The comments are ancient. This "updated" roundup should have been a new article, not one that carries all the old comments.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 13:57 UTC as 65th comment

If I upgrade from DxO 9.x Standard to DxO 10 Elite, can I activate on 3 computers?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 03:26 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On Post-Photokina polls - Tell us what you think article (198 comments in total)
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Prognathous: Nobe of the options in the poll is suitable for me for me. Sensor size matters a lot to image quality, but image quality is not necessarily the most important thing for all photography enthusiasts.

There are plenty of amazing pictures taken with tiny sensors and plenty of poor ones taken with much larger one. Ultimately an enthusiast can consider any sensor size to be sufficient for them yet pay great attention to things like composition and timing and still end up with excellent pictures that are well worth displaying, even if their image quality is not very high.

I should also say that I'm mostly using APS-C (Sony A77) but have no regrets if the camera I have with me has smaller sensor. My favorite small sensor camera is the Ricoh GXR with S10 module (1/1.7" sensor) and I occasionally use the P10 module with an even smaller 1/2.5" sensor. Granted, image quality is much lower than with DSLRs, but I have ways to work around it most of the time. For example use low-ISO almost exclusively and always shoot RAW. It gets more challenging under low indoors light, but I can still get decent quality combining low-ISO and light from a small flash (Oly FL36 or Metz 20-C2). I only use bounce, never direct flash. This combination is still smaller than my DSLR and fits in a pouch and can easily fit in cargo pants pockets.

At the end of the day, I shoot with what I have and I don't (and can't) always have a DSLR with me.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 06:48 UTC
On Post-Photokina polls - Tell us what you think article (198 comments in total)

Nobe of the options in the poll is suitable for me for me. Sensor size matters a lot to image quality, but image quality is not necessarily the most important thing for all photography enthusiasts.

There are plenty of amazing pictures taken with tiny sensors and plenty of poor ones taken with much larger one. Ultimately an enthusiast can consider any sensor size to be sufficient for them yet pay great attention to things like composition and timing and still end up with excellent pictures that are well worth displaying, even if their image quality is not very high.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 06:31 UTC as 76th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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Prognathous: For the record, the auto lens cap was invented by Ricoh and then adopted by other manufacturers.

The reference to Olympus makes it unclear which of these two companies invented this type of cap, while it was clearly Ricoh.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 20:46 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)

For the record, the auto lens cap was invented by Ricoh and then adopted by other manufacturers.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 14:44 UTC as 395th comment | 2 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)

An incremental upgrade to an already very good camera. I was expecting to see some innovative features after all these years...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:23 UTC as 620th comment
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (930 comments in total)

Everything is right on this camera, except for the mount.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:10 UTC as 215th comment | 14 replies
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thx1138: Not many comments bout the actually quality of output from PSP. How does it perform as a RAW converter compared to LR5 and and say DxO 9 or C1 7 Pro?

SirSeth, have you tried the free RawTherapee? I find its output to be far superior to that of ASP.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 10:11 UTC
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thx1138: Not many comments bout the actually quality of output from PSP. How does it perform as a RAW converter compared to LR5 and and say DxO 9 or C1 7 Pro?

It sucks as a RAW converter, excels at pretty much anything else (compared to other similarly priced apps). To complement PSP with serious RAW conversion, try the amazing and free RawTherapee:

http://rawtherapee.com/

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2014 at 05:25 UTC
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newe: Are there any coupons on this? At 30-50% off this would be a good price. Not sure otherwise.

See here for a moderate discount:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54286447

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2014 at 05:22 UTC
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Robert Kovacs: Corel still doesn't get it. They make Aftershot Pro 2 for three platforms, (Win, Linux, and OSX). But PSP X7 still Win only. What a bunch of lazy developers and management. Not all of us use Windows!. Or care to!. Lost allot of respect for Corel because they buy other companies products up and lack any innovation. Of course making PSP X7 support three platforms like Aftershot Pro 2 would make to much sense. But hey it's Corel!. they even try to imitate Adobe with their subscription policy.

Linux user!

What is more surprising is that they still support Mac and Linux with ASP, not that they didn't add such support for PSP. I guess there's a slightly less tiny market for RAW conversion applications on these platforms than there is for raster graphics editors (considering what's already there and the amount of effort required to be competitive).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2014 at 05:20 UTC
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TFD: I have both photoshop and paintshop pro. I confess I prefer the Corel user interface much more that any adobe products. All of the Photoshop products feel like their interface was lifted from the 1980's Adobe Illustrator which no mortal could decipher.

I find myself using Paintshop for this reason, their image browsering function better, however X2 was the better than X6.

My only compliant is about plug-in compatibility

I also like PSP user interface more, but I wish there was a keyboard shortcut to Show/Hide all panels like in Photoshop (Tab).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 16:54 UTC
On Ricoh announces Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition article (165 comments in total)

Very un-photogenic, or possibly just ugly. I give it the benefit of the doubt.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 01:05 UTC as 47th comment | 3 replies
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KennyXYZ: It's $9.99 a month but you have to subscribe for a year. No thanks.

Paying a larger amount in advance is a lesser issue, you do it when you purchase perpetually licensed software. The bigger issue is that Adobe can increase the price at any time (after the first year it becomes $20 a month and who knows what they'll do next) and that there's no way back from paying monthly for life, because your files are not properly supported by older versions so you're practically forced to stay with CC.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 05:40 UTC
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fed2man: I have PS CS6 and LR5 so all I would get for my $10/month are the new features in PS CC. And I have to commit to a year.Adobe should at least have some concession for people who already have most of it!

What do you plan to do when the price returns to $20 a month (according to Adobe, this will happen after 1 year). Will you return to CS6? If so, how do you intend to open your PSD/CC files?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 05:36 UTC
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ovatab: C'mon it's less than 1.4 cents per hour!

Calculate it per second and it's even cheaper!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 05:35 UTC
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mumintroll: As I predicted. Adobe lower the prices to lure new stupid customers.

They didn't lower the price. It's a one year deal, after which the price returns to $20 a month.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 05:34 UTC
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Prognathous: It's a trap!

Quote from Adobe's membership contract:

"The price of your one-year commitment (as reflected in the monthly installment amounts) may change for your next annual renewal, and we’ll provide you notice of a change by email"

In short, nothing but a teaser price. Get ready to pay through the nose as soon as you've created enough project files and can't properly open them by anything else. Good luck being Adobe's hostage.

Falling into the trap, step by step:

1. Subscribe to Adobe CC for $10 a month
2. Start creating new files using Adobe's PSD/CC format
...then down the road:
3. Adobe starts charging whatever it wants for continued use of CC
4. User need to choose between leaving and losing proper editing access to existing files, or paying up Adobe's ransom

Got it?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 22:06 UTC
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