Glen Barrington

Glen Barrington

Lives in United States Springfield, IL, United States
Works as a Retired
Joined on Mar 21, 2003
About me:

I look good fat, I'm gonna look good old. . .

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KonstantinosK: The more I see this camera the more I desire it.

Yeah, me too! But I'm afraid 'desire' is all I'm going to get!

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 01:31 UTC
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wootpile: Here's the lesson in this: regardless of if your camera/sensor (or film if doing legacy) has deep or shallow dynamic range, make sure to expose for the right middle tones to maximize your potential to manipulate at will. Capture soft & mellow images what many call "flat", save the contrast for post process. I hear people say "bleh.. just shoot raw".. well raw can't capture that which is outside the dynamic range of your equipment - that´s where the photographer´s judgement comes in. That, imho, is what Ansel was best at, capturing the right data onto the film to be able to perform art in the darkroom.

The thing is, I don't think the Hernandez print was easy. He was 'tweaking' it for years afterward. Maybe a graphically accurate print is easy, but knowing what you want a print to 'say' to a viewer is never easy.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 22:45 UTC
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toddx: What is all the hype over this photo for? I realize its somewhat subjective and I am not one who would know how to critique photography, but I don't see what all the fuss is about. I don't eve really like it to tell you the truth.

I would say it's OK to not like the photo, but it is equally OK to like it. The thing is, art triggers different responses in different people, and some art doesn't cause any response at all in some people. It's all good, even if it's hard to say why you respond the way you do.

To me, it has always evoked the Shakespearean quote from Macbeth, "The night is long, and never finds the day".

Night is coming to Hernandez, no matter how hard the sun tries to illuminate that little town, the arrival of night is inevitable. In the end, the sun must settle for lighting the moon, and Hernandez will have to settle for what little light the moon can offer. Tomorrow will come, but only in its own time. Hernandez will have to struggle on, nonetheless.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 22:41 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (789 comments in total)
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Kirk Bruner: Who are the 14 people under "I had it"? Where did they GET them?

For those of us who are 'temporally flexible', this camera is old news.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 01:16 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (455 comments in total)
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Marty4650: I just hope this won't be another Sony NEX-7, rebadged as a Hassleblad.

And selling for $7,500....

The article says they abandoned that marketing plan, but you never know. They might do something similar with a twist.

Wait.... maybe this time it will be a rebadged Sony A7R II, selling for $12,000?

They're going 4/3s NOT m43s, but a full featured 4/3s DSLR.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 23:32 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (455 comments in total)

Maybe it will be a 'game changer', but my personal expectation is that it will be irrelevant and overpriced considering what else is out there.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 23:28 UTC as 168th comment

Just think how it would perform on a Pen F!

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 00:38 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (473 comments in total)

Well, on the face of it, he might have a point. It doesn't sound like most wifi implementations, more like something cobbled together to meet some marketing talking point in a changing market.

Does this rise to the level of a lawsuit? I don't know. I have never owned a Nikon camera, I have always let OTHER camera companies treat me shabbily!

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 19:39 UTC as 174th comment | 1 reply
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ianfelix: iPad Pro wasn't a "pro" device as promised, so I had to buy a Surface Pro 4 only for raw conversion and photo retouching.
Also consider that having an iPad means I must to have an iMac (or other PC) at home; with a Surface I don't need to have a PC at home, I need only to have a lot of hard disks to store my photos (or a little server).

In the end, Affinity Photo on iPad Pro is able to manage the raw files?

(sorry for my poor english)

Photo Mate R3 is designed for Android tablets, and offers raw development and layers, and only costs $10 US. I can't say if one of these products is better than the other, but you can buy Photo Mate today

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 17:11 UTC

I can't see me EVER using a service like this. Too many bad people in the world.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 03:13 UTC as 8th comment | 6 replies
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

That little pop up reminding us of the light theme is annoying as all hell, and it's getting worse. We used to be able to minimise it, now it stays where it is at full size on the screen no matter how much you scroll, and you can't freakin' minimize it.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 12:25 UTC as 19th comment
On article DxO OpticsPro 11 brings advanced Raw noise reduction (106 comments in total)
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wjansen: I have version 10 and wonder must I pay to upgrade to 11?

Betcha do!

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 23:39 UTC
On article Motorola Moto X Force / Droid Turbo 2 camera review (49 comments in total)
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situman1: Are you guys seriously reviewing a phone that's been out for more than 9months that was completely irrelevant even before it came on market? And a mediocre phone at that with outdated software? And everyone that was interested in these phones read all the reviews there are out there already and the conclusion is the camera is worse than mediocre

You might be confusing the Droid Turbo with the Droid Turbo 2. My wife has the Turbo, and while the camera isn't all that great, it is more than adequate for the sort of shooting she does with it.

This series of smartphones are NOT for people who want state of the art in cameras, or in, well, everything else. These are phones who want upper mid-level performance at an upper mid-level price. People who buy these smartphones don't expect them to break new ground, instead, they expect it to cover the old ground really well.

It is silly to expect that your particular view of the world should take precedence over other people's view.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 18:33 UTC

This might be useful for Photoshop Elements users, and eventually Corel PSP X6, but for users of the big dog? I have a hard time people who care about the integrity of their photos would find a lot of use for this.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 21:37 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies

Google will buy the company, incorporate the technology into their online photo tools and give the desktop version away. It is written.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 01:40 UTC as 59th comment
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Glen Barrington: I just don't trust Corel's commitment to support. Will this get released and we won't hear anything from Corel for two - four years until V4 gets released?

Corel Support citation:

https://support.corel.com/hc/en-us/articles/215982518-AfterShot-Pro-Patches-and-Updates

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 13:48 UTC
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Glen Barrington: I just don't trust Corel's commitment to support. Will this get released and we won't hear anything from Corel for two - four years until V4 gets released?

Your sarcasm does not serve you well in this case. This is not about my editing skills or yours. It isn't even about how "good" or "bad" ASP is as a workflow tool. (IMO, it's OK)

It is instead, about 2 things. 1) Corel's reputation as a reliable partner in photographic processing, and 2) their record of support for their products.

Corel acquired Bibble sometime in 2011, & released ASP1 in early 2012. ASP2 Was released in july 2014. According to Corel, there were 3 ASP1 updates, the last being in summer 2013 and 2 updates to ASP2 (1/22/2015 & 1/20/2016)

Since 2011 ACDSee released ACDSee Pro 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and ACDSee Ultimate 8, an 9. each with at least one support upgrade if I recall. Version 10 is due sometime between Sept - Nov 2016.

Corel clearly is trying to step up and get serious about ASP, but they have LONG way to go before they can convince me they are a reliable partner. They might make it or their old habits might reassert themselves.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 13:41 UTC
On article Samsung offers NX1 and NX500 firmware updates (159 comments in total)
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PKDanny: Not out of business?

I personally suspect they are concentrating on mobile phone photography. By all accounts, the camera built into the S7 Phone series is VERY good.

In a way that I personally don't like, a move like that makes a GREAT deal of sense for a company like Samsung!

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 15:06 UTC
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phoenix15: Only if Lenovo let the motorola brand alive. Only moto is not enough.

Lenovo owns what Google originally from Motorola proper. Which is essentially their mobile communications business, leaving the radio communications business, alone. I'm not privy to what the agreement contained, but I wouldn't be surprised if Motorola proper was restricted from entering what we now call the 'mobile communication' business for a specific period of time. Not unlike Nokia's agreement with Microsoft (which appears to have ended)

I too am having issues with a non independent Motorola Mobile company. Even though I really like my Lenovo tablets, I admit I'm having trouble with "Moto by Lenovo". It was bad enough when Google owned Moto, but Lenovo kind of sticks in the craw.

Maybe the remaining Motorola company can get back into mobile once their contractual obligations have been met.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 15:01 UTC
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Glen Barrington: I just don't trust Corel's commitment to support. Will this get released and we won't hear anything from Corel for two - four years until V4 gets released?

Both ACDSee and C1 have a regular version upgrade cycles. Both companies have made very strong commitments for continual and ongoing improvement, and it shows not only in the tools, but it seems people ARE moving towards them as alternatives to the Adobe hegemony.

Don't get me wrong I think it's great that Corel isn't treating ASP with the same contemptful neglect that they have with so many OTHER products. But their level of commitment to ASP is nowhere CLOSE to the commitment that the PSP X series receives, and one can make a strong argument that the workflow tools like ASP, ACDSee, and C1 are now more important that the bit mapped editors to the future of digital darkrooms.

To put it bluntly, Corel needs to work harder to convince me they are serious about ASP before I spend any money on it.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 12:17 UTC
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