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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On Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners article (353 comments in total)
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detefon: Maybe this is a stupid question but what's the point of switching photoshop to the cloud if the cloud version are also being pirated?

Piracy may have been the excuse for switching, but that nice steady revenue stream that prevents people from skipping upgrades is what Adobe was really after.

Just remember, you have plenty of other very good options, if you'll open your mind to them.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 03:29 UTC
On Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners article (353 comments in total)
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Jay A: Isn't CS6 still available in many retail outlets for purchase? I think that if it is, it kind've stinks that Adobe is doing this. While I can understand the push for the cloud, they really should wait till CS6 products have been off the retail shelves for a decent amount of time before allowing customers to spend a few hundred dollars on a product only to tell them that the camera they may buy in 6 months won't be supported. It's almost like buying a car and a week later telling the customer "oh by the way, there won't be any batteries made for that car anymore."

Does anyone buy software in retail outlets anymore? It seems it's always old software, in dusty boxes, sold at the original full list price. Logic tells me that some people must buy software that way or the shops wouldn't continue to waste the floor/shelf space, but really, even the publishers will frequently sell the software for less.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 03:26 UTC
On Capture One Pro 8 software review article (279 comments in total)
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Daniel4: I tried the previous version but I don't like the catalog concept. I want single-file editing with one sidecar datafile per RAW file, just like DxO. Easy to share via Dropbox, easy to archive, easy to organize.

If you use a PC, consider ACDSee Ultimate 8 or Pro 8 (ACDSee offers a Mac version but it is still at V3, and seems grudgingly supported).

As far as CO8 goes, I tried it by comparing it to Lr and ACDSee Pro 8, using ORF files. I liked CO8 almost as much as ACDSee. There simply wasn't enough difference between CO and ACDSee to warrant a change in my eyes, and I felt more comfortable with ACDSee's user interface. But if I ever get angry enough at ACDSee to move on, CO will be the first software I look at.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 14:51 UTC

Are the Foo Fighters even relevant any more?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 21:04 UTC as 58th comment
On Samsung launches rugged Galaxy S6 Active post (23 comments in total)
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Glen Barrington: I hope the water seal for the charging and connection port is more rugged than the one on my S5, it wore out and broke off after about a year.

Not a big issue for me personally, but I could see that some people would be put out.

Wireless charging, eh? I think that's a good idea for this sort of phone. Though it isn't clear how one charges the phone in the car. Can the charging pad be powered by the 12V power supply found in cars?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 00:30 UTC
On Samsung launches rugged Galaxy S6 Active post (23 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Ruggedized if it falls on its edge. One good hit directly on the screen and it's bye-bye.

Well if my S5 is any experience, I've dropped it face first onto concrete two or three times and haven't had any issues. To be fair, I do have one of those clear plastic screen protectors on the glass.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 00:25 UTC
On Samsung launches rugged Galaxy S6 Active post (23 comments in total)

I hope the water seal for the charging and connection port is more rugged than the one on my S5, it wore out and broke off after about a year.

Not a big issue for me personally, but I could see that some people would be put out.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 00:22 UTC as 7th comment | 6 replies
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Macro Nutrients: Oh im sure there is unlimited storage. Google definitely wants you to store your entire life, one photo at a time, on their servers. Yep, move along people, no spies here, just honest government workers....

Well, to be fair, it isn't as benign as merely looking at your photos. They do a deep analysis of them (That is what the auto categories are for) it allows them to better target the ads and offers they send to you. It IS a part of their monetization plan.

And THAT information about you becomes THEIR property which can be sold or traded away (or seized by the government).

Now it doesn't really matter that Google does this. They ALL do it. Why do you think Flickr has added auto categories as well? And Amazon and Microsoft offer cheap online storage? Google is merely reported to be the best at it, though no one really knows for sure. (No one talks about fight club, not anyone who know anything anyway).

Like I said in a previous post, we lost the war on privacy. This stuff is going to happen anyway. We need to make sure we get the best deal out of it.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 14:19 UTC
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Macro Nutrients: Oh im sure there is unlimited storage. Google definitely wants you to store your entire life, one photo at a time, on their servers. Yep, move along people, no spies here, just honest government workers....

We lost the war on privacy about the time that DARPANET became the Internet. Looking back, that was the inevitable, and probably, the only outcome of digital communications possible.

Now? We are negotiating the terms of surrender. Trying to get the best deal we can in exchange for our lives. In that light, this is a pretty good deal.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 13:10 UTC
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basale: submitting your pictures to this service means you say goodbye to your copyrights. Maybe this should have been mentioned in the original news item.

Have you read the TOS? Can you point out the passage or passages that document this? If you can't, then you're just some angry little man with an ax to grind.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 13:05 UTC
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ttran88: Who uses a DSLR, in that manner? DSLR are made for professionals and why would they shoot in live view. A real professional shots through the OVF and is willing to lie on the floor in the middle of church during a wedding. He/she is not afraid to get dirty or hurt to get the shot through the OVF. These EVF cameras are for play station loving people not PROs. Learn how to shoot properly people. Go attend a few workshops provided by Nikon or Canon. Bye

The subject of this documentary (and it MUST be true, they called it a documentary) already HAS that long arm, it is no longer possible to put a camera to his eye.

I, frankly, am shocked, SHOCKED at how litlle regard you show for the handicapped! You are nothing but an ARMIST!

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 09:48 UTC
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tommy leong: just wait till Olympus produces a FF camera.....
We know they are aching to do one.
Just didn't have access to technology.
yet.

Never happens, I hope I like my E-M10

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 09:40 UTC
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Peiasdf: This must be why Olympus abandoned the OM mount and Four Thirds system within a period of 10 years: they were hurting their users.

Like all corporations everywhere, they love their customers and only want the best for them!

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 09:39 UTC
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Rouseabout: I could never be a real man if I used a crop sensor!

Apparently, it maketh him a Big Armed man!

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 03:03 UTC
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Rouseabout: I could never be a real man if I used a crop sensor!

Yeah, but could you be a real man using a FF DSLR?

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 02:00 UTC
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Lee Jay: This is what happens when you put marketing people together with legalized pot.

That combination is a bad thing, how?

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 22:33 UTC
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KonstantinosK: But, but... Does it offer a cure for DSL-Arm lengthening? Will my arm get short back to normal after I switch to Olympus? If not, this all is a fraud.

I'm sorry but surgery will be required, the damage has been done. Using DSLRs isn't the simple mild addiction that say, cigarettes are. I'm sure this is more of a warning to future users rather than a "Fix" for those who have been contaminated.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 22:32 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (540 comments in total)
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Glen Barrington: I see it has a built in grip similar to that of the E-M10. Prospective users might want to consider they might need an optional external grip when using larger lenses. It seems a bit larger then the E-M10, so that might help a bit with balance.

In the Studio Comparison, compared it to my E-M10, since that is what I have, as well as the A6000 and the D5500, at a variety of ISO settings. In every location in the image and at all settings, I preferred the A6000 and the E-M10 versions to the X-T10, though the differences between the Fuji and the Oly were minimal. I suspect features would drive the decision between the Fuji and Oly rather than IQ.

However I preferred the XT10 to the D5500 most of the time. I was surprised at how little I liked the D5500 image overall. I thought I would like it best at least some of the time, and the E-m10 least some of the time, but that wasn't the case.

From what I've seen, so far, this seems to be a quality camera at an affordable price.

That's just it fevan, I don't think the difference in image quality is enough to use as anything but as a secondary decision point at best. I think features and other considerations will outweigh image quality for most people.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 15:52 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (540 comments in total)
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Glen Barrington: I see it has a built in grip similar to that of the E-M10. Prospective users might want to consider they might need an optional external grip when using larger lenses. It seems a bit larger then the E-M10, so that might help a bit with balance.

In the Studio Comparison, compared it to my E-M10, since that is what I have, as well as the A6000 and the D5500, at a variety of ISO settings. In every location in the image and at all settings, I preferred the A6000 and the E-M10 versions to the X-T10, though the differences between the Fuji and the Oly were minimal. I suspect features would drive the decision between the Fuji and Oly rather than IQ.

However I preferred the XT10 to the D5500 most of the time. I was surprised at how little I liked the D5500 image overall. I thought I would like it best at least some of the time, and the E-m10 least some of the time, but that wasn't the case.

From what I've seen, so far, this seems to be a quality camera at an affordable price.

Well, What *I* prefer isn't all that important though I don't mind saying what I prefer. Clearly the A6000, is tops when it comes to Image quality. But not so much better, I think, that its IQ outweighs the convenience in size and weight of the E-M10.

But if I could afford it, I'd own the A6000, the E-M10, and the XT10. I think they'd all be a lot of fun to use. But practical considerations remain, so I think the E-M10 is best for me.

As near as I can tell, there is no time when I would prefer the D5500 over the others. I don't see much there to interest me.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 14:53 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (540 comments in total)

I see it has a built in grip similar to that of the E-M10. Prospective users might want to consider they might need an optional external grip when using larger lenses. It seems a bit larger then the E-M10, so that might help a bit with balance.

In the Studio Comparison, compared it to my E-M10, since that is what I have, as well as the A6000 and the D5500, at a variety of ISO settings. In every location in the image and at all settings, I preferred the A6000 and the E-M10 versions to the X-T10, though the differences between the Fuji and the Oly were minimal. I suspect features would drive the decision between the Fuji and Oly rather than IQ.

However I preferred the XT10 to the D5500 most of the time. I was surprised at how little I liked the D5500 image overall. I thought I would like it best at least some of the time, and the E-m10 least some of the time, but that wasn't the case.

From what I've seen, so far, this seems to be a quality camera at an affordable price.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 12:44 UTC as 69th comment | 4 replies
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