Fave Photog

Fave Photog

Lives in United States PA, United States
Joined on Jul 2, 2009

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On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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thejohnnerparty: I am a big Nikon fan, but this makes no sense to me. I'm in my 70s and I can appreciate nostalgia, but quite frankly I'd rather see improvements on the D610 - better AF, like 51 point across the entire frame, faster processor, bigger buffer for more continuous shooting, aperture control in live view, live histogram, perhaps better metering, peeking for manual focus and maybe better video - for slow motion. ..... How many MILLIONs of D610s would they sell? Hello Nikon! Are you listening?

At 'Snooked123'...

At $2,800? You bet! At your made-up $1,500 price? Then the D600.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 03:50 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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sharkcookie: Nikon comes out with another camera adding to it's already impressive lineup of cameras for every situation, all working within a comprehensive system and a huge selection of lenses that has backwards compatibility like no other brand on the market. And what do people do? They point out the 'flaws' of a camera they have never used and come up with the conclusion that they are better off with a different system. Makes total sense. I'm totally dumping my car and switch because the maker just came out with a different model that I don't want.

I most probably won't buy the Df as it doesn't fit my work. Just as much as the D4 doesn't fit my work, nor the D5300. How dare Nikon come out with a camera that I don't need and like. Let's call it silly.

You nailed it! Love the 'dig' in your last sentence. Very apropos.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 03:38 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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scrup: Perfect camera for event photography. Subjects will be guessing what camera it is. For all you haters out there, you must drive a Toyota.

NOT a good 'event' camera. Great that it has the high ISO capability of the D4, but what good is that when it hunts for focus in low-light with the questionable 39-point AF?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 01:34 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

Just correcting DPR's mistake:

"Ai lenses feature a physical tab which protrudes *backwards* from the aperture ring and meshes with a tab on the camera's lens-mount (that little bit of plastic on a sprung collar around the mount that you can see on Nikon film SLRs and higher-end DSLRs), telling the camera body what aperture is selected. Older pre-Ai lenses don't have this tab, and tend to jam when you try to mount them on camera bodies which are designed for automatic indexing."

There is no tab on AI or AI-S lenses that "protrudes backward".

What DPR is referencing as a 'protrusion backward' is actually what remains AFTER the rest of the aperture ring is machined away. In other words, there is nothing added to the aperture ring.

The aperture ring is cut away, thus leaving the 'tab'.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 00:30 UTC as 439th comment
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)
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Donald David: Like a lot of other people, I have stuck with PS since the beginning. With their new approach, I will stick with CS6 and never upgrade. I intend to look around for alternatives. At times we have internet problems and this means that at those times I would have no access to my files. The blatant grab for money is disgusting.

Goodbye and farewell Adobe!

Um, people...I'm not seeing this 'doom and gloom' scenario that you all predict. Here's why:

1. You should only save files in the industry standard, which is TIFF, in the first place.

2. If you DO have any Adobe proprietary files, such as PSD, then start doing batch 'save as' commands to TIFF format ASAP.

3. Sleep well.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 19:52 UTC
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)

We'll see how this all plays out. I think Adobe may re-think their pricing structure, at least for those wanting ONLY Photoshop, such as me. Their current subscription of $20/month (yearly subscription) for Photoshop only is a bit high.

Get it down below $15...more like $10...and I'll sign up to have access to the latest and greatest version.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 16:23 UTC as 363rd comment | 2 replies
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)
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Donald David: Like a lot of other people, I have stuck with PS since the beginning. With their new approach, I will stick with CS6 and never upgrade. I intend to look around for alternatives. At times we have internet problems and this means that at those times I would have no access to my files. The blatant grab for money is disgusting.

Goodbye and farewell Adobe!

Why is it so difficult to dispel the false rumor that a person will not have access to their image files? They're on YOUR computer's hard drive...why wouldn't you have access to them?

From Adobe, as per above:

"What happens to Photoshop CC and my files if I cancel my subscription?"

We do not delete any files or software from your computer. You will not be able to use the software but the files you've created and saved on your hard drive are left intact. - Adobe

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 16:16 UTC
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Strange Quark: As an occasional user of the Photoshop product I will not be able to afford, nor justify the use of the new subscription-based licensing model, and will instead opt to seek out free or less costly alternatives. Shame on Adobe for turning away and alienating hard-won evangelically loyal customers. They will either be content with diminishing PS product revenue from inevitable loss of scores of similar customers, or, more likely, be forced to make up the losses by charging the remaining customers more, precipitating additional customer base erosion: not a good business direction.

Sad that all the meticulous work contained in my PSD files from many years of editing will eventually become hostage to Adobe's misplaced greed. GIMP's PSD handling is surprisingly robust, but not quite perfect, yet.

@CEfan...

Your 3rd point...

Professional photographers and photo labs primarily use TIFF files, with some using JPG. Why wouldn't CS3 be able to open a TIFF or JPG file created using CS6?

Your 4th point...

A business expense is a business expense, whether paid once or monthly, so this new marketing scheme of Adobe is very much a business write-off for tax purposes.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 01:11 UTC
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Dan: I would like the ability to edit my posts at ANY time and/or remove them just as I can in Facebook. Sometimes people say things that they later regret, so this should add positively to the overall user experience.

You write it, you own it. My suggestion is to not come on this forum, or others, if intoxicated.

Besides, though I often trim the text of the person to whom I am replying, I just as often leave it all intact. So how will things change if you are now able to delete your comment, when it is recorded in full, or part, within my reply.

If you don't mean it, don't type it. Simple concept.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 23:03 UTC
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jvideographer: In the current format, my full name is used when I post. I don't want that. How do I change this. Believe me, I've tried.
I hope the new format will allow me to have more control over my profile.

Um, gee...I suppose that's because you chose as your DPR username 'John Clouse'. Create a new DPR account with a new username. Problem solved!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 22:48 UTC
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NewYorkEd: The blue text on the black background is a headache to read - BUT, what I am seeing now is harder to read - The grey text on the black background. Am I going blind?

I keep reading people say "grey text on black". I see white on black. Why do you see grey?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 22:44 UTC
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InTheMist: IMO, the default threaded view is kind of dumb. Long after the OP's topic is beaten to death, the thread is full of comments that have been duscussed ad nausium, and you have many, many duplicates statements occur because of this.

Placing half of the text of a message in the title of the message is patently ridiculous usability quirk.

Threaded forums are so Y2K Internet, if not 1990's BBS.

Flat view is where it's at.

Threaded view is the way that intelligent and knowledgeable people communicate. The flat view should be eliminated since it only causes newbies confusion and embarrassment.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 06:20 UTC
On DSC_4259 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

That building has to be one of the most detailed in existence. It hurts to even think of all the time and labor involved - and without the aid of modern construction equipment, etc. And that's just the facade.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 05:34 UTC as 2nd comment
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GodSpeaks: Will the update now support the full width of my screen?
At the monent, the forums take up only about 50% of my screen width.

Simply click on the + key while holding down the CTRL key (on Windows), and watch what happens. To shrink the screen, click on the - key.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 02:47 UTC

Huge kudos for very well thought out upgrades! The big pluses for me are: WYSIWYG; being able to upload images directly from your computer to a post; and the ability to read status of threads persistent across devices.

Skip the 'Voting on threads and individual posts'. That feature will quickly degrade into a beauty contest, and will only serve to inhibit forum participation, *especially* if said popularity/unpopularity is linked to a members profile. Bad idea! Leave that to Facebook.

While it may not become as bad as it is in the comments on Yahoo news articles, where people have many different personae and dog pile on comments they either do or don't like, thus perverting the entire purpose and process, the risk is present. Even so, such 'voting' will serve no useful purpose, and will only serve to segregate members. Each person's comments/posts should stand on their own merit.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 02:43 UTC as 268th comment
On DSC_4722a_DPR photo in Fave Photog's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

My mint condition Nikon F - the camera that revolutionized photography in 1959

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2012 at 23:15 UTC as 1st comment
On DSC_4722a_DPR photo in Fave Photog's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

My mint condition Nikon F - the camera that revolutionized photography in 1959

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2012 at 19:14 UTC as 1st comment
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Fave Photog: Is the purpose of these images to showcase the 24-120/4 or to showcase the abilities of the D600? The answer is obviously the 24-120, or else Nikon's best lenses would have been used: The 14-24, 24G, 35G, 85G, 200G, 70-200VRII, etc.

Another basically useless 'review'/'preview' by DPR.

Thanks for the clarification, Simon.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 00:55 UTC

Is the purpose of these images to showcase the 24-120/4 or to showcase the abilities of the D600? The answer is obviously the 24-120, or else Nikon's best lenses would have been used: The 14-24, 24G, 35G, 85G, 200G, 70-200VRII, etc.

Another basically useless 'review'/'preview' by DPR.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 00:00 UTC as 34th comment | 11 replies
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kewlguy: IQ must be good, but at $2800 it will also serve very well as a neck hanger...sort of cheaper version of M9

At least with a Leica hanging around your neck you can feel superior to the poor working folk, but a Sony?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 23:36 UTC
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