Stu 5

Stu 5

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Apr 11, 2005

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Neil-H: Here's the thing. Not only is the quality of the video off putting, but the video would actually seem to get people to remember "DSLR" rather than think "mirrorless". That isn't exactly what I would call good advertising.

If I were new to photography, I would think this was a commercial to be silly and promote a DSLR while making fun of the "hugeness" that the haters always imply, but it still reads as an advert FOR DSLRs, not against. I didn't hear the words MIRRORLESS once in there did I?

To me this gets people thinking about DSLRs, not the other way around.

And this why you are not in marketing. The idea of the advert is to get you to buy an OLYMPUS E-M5 Mark II not a mirrorless. Several companies make mirrorless cameras. Only one company make a E-M5 Mark II

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 02:21 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: It's the old story. Go with what you know. They can buy movie studios and camera companies but what they know is electronics.

Their sound systems have not been up to much for years. TVs are not great either. They use to be good.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2015 at 21:15 UTC
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montxsuz: Forget the difficulty to find the desktop version of LR6 on Adobe's website. To me that was not the biggest frustration. Worse is that LR6 does not support Flash Web Galleries. Arghhh!

So if you have an existing flash website, you cannot update it any longer. You are stuck with a small collection of tired looking HTML templates.

No, you cannot export your favourite Flash template from LR5 and re-import it into LR6. "LR6 does not support Flash templates". Double Arghhh!

Of course, all myc atlogues are now updated to LR6, new photos added, and I cannot go back to LR6 any longer. Triple Arghhh!

I bought Capture One to try alongside DXO. I reckon that is the way to go. Time to say goodbye to LR for me. I am annoyed with Adobe! Well, heck, they don't want us to use desktop software anyway. So its time for bye-bye.

Well that is no real surprise as flash websites are so out of date. It's use on website design has been dropped a long time ago.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 01:02 UTC
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KingOfAtlantis: Why doesn't LR have the ability to use masks in the other tabs like it can in Basic? Very limiting.

What are you talking about?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 08:07 UTC
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brycesteiner: Photos is certainly not for the crowd here. I'm pretty sure it was never intended to be.
Aperture is still available and it still works just fine and has been updated for compatibility with the latest OS.
For you people who love Aperture, you can continue to use it.

I like Aperture for it's speed. It does a good job when I need a lot pictures processed quickly.
I like Lightroom for it's quality. It's incredibly powerful. I don't find it's batch processing as intuitive like I do Aperture. I still use it too.

The moral of the story I have learned from this and other programs (like music software 10-15 years ago) never to trust programs to be around in the future. I still have my own file system and don't use the built in libraries for anything long term.

For existing users that compatibility will potentially last for a few more months. It buys you a bit of time, that is all. Update your OS or Mac in the future with a new OS and then you probably do not have Aperture any more.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 09:30 UTC
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brycesteiner: Photos is certainly not for the crowd here. I'm pretty sure it was never intended to be.
Aperture is still available and it still works just fine and has been updated for compatibility with the latest OS.
For you people who love Aperture, you can continue to use it.

I like Aperture for it's speed. It does a good job when I need a lot pictures processed quickly.
I like Lightroom for it's quality. It's incredibly powerful. I don't find it's batch processing as intuitive like I do Aperture. I still use it too.

The moral of the story I have learned from this and other programs (like music software 10-15 years ago) never to trust programs to be around in the future. I still have my own file system and don't use the built in libraries for anything long term.

Err no it's not still available. It has been removed from the App store.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 15:37 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1229 comments in total)
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D Webb: Very well done Samsung. This is a very capable company which outsells Apple in the smartphone market and I am very pleased they have been so ambitious and pulled this off as well as anyone could ask them to. I love the fact that this is a mirrorless DSLR. AF as good as the supposed king of sports crop cameras, wonderful video, great DR, great ergonomics. What's not to like?
IF this had been made by Nikon, the faithful would have been dancing in the streets and announced A New Age come.

You might want to read this about who is outselling who in the smartphone market.This is based on a report that came out last month based on the last quarter of 2014. That is taking into account iPhone 6 sales figures which is when Apples figures started to increase a lot. Also look at which company is making the most profit from Smart phones.

http://money.cnn.com/2015/03/03/technology/mobile/apple-iphone-top-smartphone/

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 10:25 UTC
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El Chubasco: I got a bunch of plug-ins for Aperture and I am afraid that they won't be compatible with Photos. We will see if those who make the plug-ins such as Nik Software make the updates necessary to be usable in Photos. Might be time to switch to lightroom :(

You can't even get a photo to open up in another program from within Photos.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 19:51 UTC
On Datacolor offers Spyder5 with redesigned calibrator article (113 comments in total)
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naththo: I am waiting to see review on Spyder5 to compare with i1 Display Pro. i1 Display Pro blows away Spyder4Elite. Spyder is having hard time trying to beat against X-Rite.

Thats why my next device will be X-Rite cos I would like to see less banding on any monitor after calibration that X-Rite can do better than Spyder does. After Spyder Calibration, the banding got worse. Not good thing.

Nor have I had banding as well and I have been using Spyders for years as well.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 13:06 UTC
On Datacolor offers Spyder5 with redesigned calibrator article (113 comments in total)
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Petak: The question is for how long shall we need to pay additionally for having accurate colours on our monitors. Is it really so difficult for manufacturers to have them properly calibrated as a part of the manufacturing process. LCDs keep they calibration pretty well over time. The backlight and the panels are also quite consistent in their characteristics, meaning that they don't really need to calibrate each monitor idividually.

And finally - the calibration can be fully automated and take seconds and they are already doing a pretty good job on most of the tablets (better than on most monitors,anyway).

No they do not keep their calibration over time. They do need to be regularly checked and they do vary from panel to panel. Tablets are generally out as well.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 11:42 UTC
On Sony sells half of its Olympus stake article (90 comments in total)
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DVT80111: Did Sony get some IP on IBIS via this deal?

No

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 14:43 UTC
On Sony sells half of its Olympus stake article (90 comments in total)
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Juck: They got IBIS tech,, the only thing of value in this old girl,, bailed,,, made a profit,, and still have enough shares for a seat on the board. Nice.

megrim you need to read up about the Sony system more. The you would then understand the differences between the two systems.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 08:31 UTC
On Sony sells half of its Olympus stake article (90 comments in total)
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Juck: They got IBIS tech,, the only thing of value in this old girl,, bailed,,, made a profit,, and still have enough shares for a seat on the board. Nice.

The only proof is that Sony said they developed their own system.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 07:40 UTC
On Sony sells half of its Olympus stake article (90 comments in total)
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Juck: They got IBIS tech,, the only thing of value in this old girl,, bailed,,, made a profit,, and still have enough shares for a seat on the board. Nice.

No they did not. Sony developed their own system. It is not the Olympus one which is all done in body. Sonys system uses a combination of camera and lens to achieve 5 axis. Which is why it has limitations.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 21:23 UTC
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Cane: Why does Sony let Zeis make almost all their FE lenses. It's like Ford having Ferrari make all their engines. Just because a camera is FF doesn't mean only $1000 + lenses are the only thing you should attach to it.

Maybe this is such a great plan that Canon should follow and only sell L lenses.

Everlast66 Sony produce these Zeiss lenses. They are just approved by Zeiss.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 20:22 UTC
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tom1234567: You pay for the name always the same Sony is one camera I would never buy

No they are not. They desperately need a 24-105mm or 24-120mm. That should have been their first lens out. They also need a proper portrait lens rather than having to make do with a heavy/bulky 90mm macro lens. These are the lenses that would sell in numbers as long as the quality was good and they were not overpriced. They also need to have a decent non overheating flash range. Random just about sums Sony up at the moment. They have a huge opportunity but there is a risk they are going to mess it up at this rate. They need to start thinking like a camera company and not an electronics company.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 15:23 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (481 comments in total)
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cbenge: I am a Unit photographer in the film industry and this camera is a game changer for me. It is totally silent, which enables me to discard my blimps. Usually around hour 8-9 I have a burning between my shoulder blades from my 21 pound Nikon in a blimp, and by hour 12 forward it is agonizing. With my 2 Sony7s I can get out of bed the next morning without any pain..

It is also less intimidating to my actors than the huge Nikon DSLR in a blimp.

by using the tip out screen I can get shots without climbing a ladder, I can shoot around a corner if I need to be more discrete.
I find that the low light capabilities are much more than my D4S Nikon offers.
I love this camera and I never shoot video, so I can not comment on that aspect.

I have large hands and found I needed the power grip for balance as well as the extra battery power.

It is not a total game change for film stills photographers. One the camera maybe silent but the lenses are not. That is what the lens tubes are for on the Blimp. Two the silent shutter cannot be used for everything either. It is not good for subjects that are moving because of rolling shutter artefacts. Hence why most film stills photographers will not touch them.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 11:13 UTC
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (366 comments in total)
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MnTony: OMG - this whining is still going on? Folks, the adoption rate for CC was much faster than Adobe predicted. They aren't going back. Buy into it or don't - you have the power of your choice. But whining every time Adobe is mentioned is getting very old. Alternatives may pop up, and competition is always a good thing.

Well I would not bet too much money on it as you will lose.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 17:15 UTC
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (366 comments in total)
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Martin Datzinger: I can even predict the next icon: https://affinity.serif.com/static/img/about/icon-affinity-photo.jpg

Not as the program stands. Full of bugs and missing features. It is way short of PS. Plus Serif support is a joke.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 17:13 UTC
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (318 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: Although I think the option to have a top-mounted LCD screen is great, I think this is a bit late, most entry level budding photographers will be more attracted to mirrorless cameras right now or if not now, then very soon as the technology takes off.

But they are not are they. The entry level DSLR cameras are still far out selling entry level mirrorless cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 08:49 UTC
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