Nikon007

Nikon007

Joined on Jan 18, 2013
About me:

Been into photgraphy as a hobby and part time work for over 30 yrs, used to have my own Darkroom and process and enlarge small to large format negatives to prints which I sold at craft/photo shows etc. Been on DPreview for a long time as a Senior member, my old account was permanantly banned for trying to post something controversial. No big deal it's just the internet and nothing more. If it happens to you just open another account and forget about it. Now of course what I was trying to post is all over the forums.

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Why does it have to be so big and ugly?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 20:37 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On Adobe's Fujifilm X-Trans sensor processing tested article (144 comments in total)

The Washington sign is clearly better but there is much more moire in the new LR version so pick you faults they both have issues.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 16:43 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies
On Pentax Ricoh discontinues K-01 K-mount mirrorless camera news story (299 comments in total)

It looks like a plastic toy camera. I'm sure it's capable but I wouldn't buy it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 00:47 UTC as 102nd comment | 3 replies
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Nikon007: My advice has always been "stay away from wide Gamut unless you know what your doing". For me it's not worth the hassle to see colors no one else can. You don't see it in print, your clients don't see it, on the web they can't be seen. So what good is it? It's great for a dedicated graphics station but for general use it causes many folks a lot of head aches. So if WG is your cup of tea go for it. If your not sure do your research first, there are lot of threads on this subject going back for years and nothing has really changed.

I have been following these discussions for years and no one has ever given me a good reason to go WG. I do shoot raw and process in LR, so the benefits of WG color space are still there and some day in the future when almost everything is properly color managed I will go to a WG monitor.

As far as ink jet printing (the better photo printers) goes there is a very small visible difference when the content is favorable to WG and you don't need a WG monitor to get those benefits although it would help to see what your getting before you print. If I remember right LR has a feature to see what is out of gamut before printing even if you don't have a WG monitor. Like a lot of folks I don't do much printing anymore and when I do I get them done at Costco. On rare occasions I will order larger HQ prints from West Coast Imaging or Black River imaging. Ink Jet printing just is not cost effective for me anymore. The main point is I never see the benefits of WG that I know of.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2013 at 06:27 UTC

My advice has always been "stay away from wide Gamut unless you know what your doing". For me it's not worth the hassle to see colors no one else can. You don't see it in print, your clients don't see it, on the web they can't be seen. So what good is it? It's great for a dedicated graphics station but for general use it causes many folks a lot of head aches. So if WG is your cup of tea go for it. If your not sure do your research first, there are lot of threads on this subject going back for years and nothing has really changed.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2013 at 01:54 UTC as 27th comment | 12 replies

SLR Lounge's LR plug-ins do just about everything a LR preset can. I don't use them but the tutorials are impressive. They also cost less.

http://www.slrlounge.com/store-product/lightroom-4-presets-system-by-slr-lounge

A few of the free tutorials.
http://m.youtube.com/user/slrlounge?&desktop_uri=%2Fuser%2Fslrlounge

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2013 at 17:40 UTC as 11th comment

Nothing more than presets, why should it cost almost as much as LR itself?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2013 at 00:41 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply

I was surprized to see how bad LR did in the noise comparison as I have been very happy with the results.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2013 at 07:11 UTC as 116th comment | 1 reply
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