MarcLee

MarcLee

Lives in Australia Australia
Works as a Design Consultant
Joined on Nov 10, 2012

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On DPReview Gear of the Year Part 3: Olympus OM-D E-M1 article (396 comments in total)
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GaryJP: I have spent the last couple of days shooting an open air rock music festival. The first day, and night, I took out the Olympus. It is without a doubt my favourite M4/3 camera. But let's not keep pretending it does the job as well as a DSLR. It does not. I had far too many missed-focus shots, and the focus was slow, particularly in low light. I have used my 5D Mark III after that first session and the difference is night and day. There are situations where it is okay, but even an entry level APS-C DSLR would have outperformed it in these specific circumstances.

Anyone wanting to try this system and the EM1 would be well advised to rent or borrow first, and try it in ALL the shooting situations they are likely to encounter. The physics of a smaller lens does create limitations and it is wise to be wary of fanboy claims otherwise. Those of us who carry around heavy DSLRs for 12 hour shooting days do not do it for fun. We do it because the lighter systems do not do what we need.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2013 at 00:48 UTC
On Adobe now offers Photoshop and Lightroom for everyone news story (625 comments in total)

The funny thing here is that so many people are claiming Creative Cloud is cheaper, while Adobe are introducing it to stabilise and maximise income. So something is not adding up.

I don't manipulate the content of my photos much, just the overall look. So Capture One is fine.

But thanks to the guy who introduced Photoline further down the page. It's worth giving them some support.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2013 at 03:45 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies
On Adobe now offers Photoshop and Lightroom for everyone news story (625 comments in total)
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Andrew53: Someone finds a way to migrate my LR work to different software and I'm gone.

The problem is you can't trust Adobe. They changed terms unilaterally before. They can do it again.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2013 at 03:27 UTC
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BigCatDaddy: so "spray and pray" indeed works

When you are shooting film without a motor drive, good luck "spraying".

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2013 at 05:46 UTC

CSI has a lot to answer for. Now everyone who has ever seen an episode is a forensic specialist.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2013 at 05:45 UTC as 22nd comment

It really is quite simple. Offer both options, even if the current boxed version is a little behind in the development curve. If your "Creative Cloud" is such a good option people who want it will flock to it by the millions. The fact they are unilaterally forcing people into CC, for both photo and video editing, is a sign that they know only too well this is not an option many customers would choose. And to those customers they are saying "S***w you."

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2013 at 02:00 UTC as 54th comment
On Bolivian airline's demise documented in haunting photos news story (95 comments in total)
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Bobby Handal: Great photos, but far from the worst cases in those "People governments", it is very sad to go to countries like Venezuela, Cuba, Ecuador, Bolivia and Argentina, where now everything has gone to hell, everything deteriorated, thieves, beggars, poor people poorer, and the rich? left the country.... closed their businesses and went to Miami - leaving more people without jobs.

Before, they used to have a lot of poor, a good amount of working class with decent livelyhood , and a few rich, usually because they are industrialists and worked harder than anyone else, or stole it in corrupted governments. But now, under the "Peoples government" there is only two clases : the miserably poor and the wealthy government officials, but people are so ignorant and brainwashed that , as long that everyone is poor I don't have to covet thy neighbors weatlh I guess they are happy, even without toilet paper, and other basic stuff. Europe, USA, Australia, Nz, etc. you don't know how blessed you really are

I am having a hard time figuring out which of the two political dimwits trolling this thread is the worst.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2013 at 09:10 UTC
On Bolivian airline's demise documented in haunting photos news story (95 comments in total)
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JDThomas: As a bird lover I find it highly offensive that DPReview posted that 2nd photo.

How can they have the audacity to make that image viewable to the public knowing full well that at least 87.6% of "normal" human beings are adamantly against the death of innocent little birdies?

This is nothing short of promoting AVICIDE and I won't stand for it! I demand this post be taken down!

Shame on you Barney Britton for condoning birdie-bashing on a photography website!

Now I know why I like my comedy from professionals.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2013 at 01:26 UTC
On Bolivian airline's demise documented in haunting photos news story (95 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: That bird photo.

That single image just implodes all credibility of the whole article.

IMO

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Couldn't agree more.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2013 at 01:24 UTC

The more worrying thing is the phone clearly has not been reset. Which means whoever stole it, if this is genuine, has access to all her data.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 12:53 UTC as 12th comment
On 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months article (590 comments in total)
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plasnu: DSLR is a tool for a bad carpenter who tends to blame his tools.

There was a time when DPReview was not quite so much amateur central.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2013 at 00:19 UTC
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Gonard: DSLR cameras, like dinosaurs, are the next to go later in this century. Their capabilities will be built into tomorrow's smartphones. Wait and see.
Wow! That should generate lots of hate mail.

Maybe not, but it will show you do not understand physics and optics.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2013 at 01:22 UTC
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happypoppeye: So, to sum up to this point...

- Pulitzer is spelled wrong
- People think that local newspapers still need paid full time photographers
- wow, unions still exist ...I think its time to kill off the rest
- People think that although a paper is bleeding money and about to go under they still need to keep a full photography staff
- People are still misquoting the CEO of Flickr by using a statement out of context (by the way: a reason to keep writers and fire photogs)

...and a lot more stupid stuff.

And happypopeye comes in and whines about everyone else's posts while adding his own spoonful of bile.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 02:44 UTC
On 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) news story (450 comments in total)
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sebastian huvenaars: I'm pretty confident Adobe is getting the underlaying message in this article.

Cudos to DPR for making such a statement :)

Zen masters occasionally used to swat students with a wooden paddle at the appropriate time in the hope that the shock would provoke enlightenment. Regard Adobe's subscription model as that wooden paddle. This is what Adobe is. And the distrust spreads to ALL their products.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2013 at 01:27 UTC
On 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) news story (450 comments in total)
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sebastian huvenaars: I'm pretty confident Adobe is getting the underlaying message in this article.

Cudos to DPR for making such a statement :)

What you assume is anger is a rational business decision.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2013 at 23:52 UTC
On 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) news story (450 comments in total)
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Photomonkey: For all the anger directed at Adobe there are precious few real full featured alternatives to PS.
The GIMP might be the best but as it STILL does not have 16 bit support it falls short as a pro app for me.
I use a number of features in PS that may be available in other apps but it took me years to get my skills honed in PS and I have little enthusiasm for starting all over in some app that may not have what I need.
As a working pro I need PS but at the moment I don't need to upgrade. If I had been cutting corners by hanging on to CS3 I may be a bit peeved.
When a major upgrade comes to PS I will move to the subscription model because I will have to. BUT the upgrade will have to be magical.

It is amusing when people confuse software companies with soccer teams.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2013 at 12:59 UTC
On Adobe publicly confirms stand-alone future for Lightroom news story (615 comments in total)
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Class Four: Adobe are liars. They will tell you want you want to hear if it will get you to buy their product. Look at CS6. There was no talk of subscription based after CS6 or no one would have bought it knowing that Adobe would have no incentive to continue to upgrade it. Instead they will focus on subscription only and hope you will change over to that - wasting the money you spent on CS6. They will tell you what you want to hear to get you to buy. Then they will say market conditions changed and we had no plans but now it a direction we need to go. They will leave LR5 to die on the vine AFTER you has spent your money and then want you to go subscription. I will not pay them a monthly bill. I do not need anymore of those. Adobe leaves me no choice but to find somewhere else to spend my photo editing money. It wasn't my choice - it was there's and the smug arrogant VP that "manages' the product line. He is completely out of touch with customers and is only in touch with bottom line.

And it is also our choice whether we want to invest more time in their products. We now know the carpet can be pulled out from under our feet any time and Adobe will have no compunction about doing so.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2013 at 11:26 UTC
On 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) news story (450 comments in total)
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Photomonkey: For all the anger directed at Adobe there are precious few real full featured alternatives to PS.
The GIMP might be the best but as it STILL does not have 16 bit support it falls short as a pro app for me.
I use a number of features in PS that may be available in other apps but it took me years to get my skills honed in PS and I have little enthusiasm for starting all over in some app that may not have what I need.
As a working pro I need PS but at the moment I don't need to upgrade. If I had been cutting corners by hanging on to CS3 I may be a bit peeved.
When a major upgrade comes to PS I will move to the subscription model because I will have to. BUT the upgrade will have to be magical.

@mark smith. I know. I find it a more promising alternative than Elements right now. Going to try it out. I work dual system so Windows is fine for me.

I am just working with trial versions for now. The cost is comparable and I do not foresee any more cash going to Adobe.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2013 at 11:16 UTC
On 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) news story (450 comments in total)
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Photomonkey: For all the anger directed at Adobe there are precious few real full featured alternatives to PS.
The GIMP might be the best but as it STILL does not have 16 bit support it falls short as a pro app for me.
I use a number of features in PS that may be available in other apps but it took me years to get my skills honed in PS and I have little enthusiasm for starting all over in some app that may not have what I need.
As a working pro I need PS but at the moment I don't need to upgrade. If I had been cutting corners by hanging on to CS3 I may be a bit peeved.
When a major upgrade comes to PS I will move to the subscription model because I will have to. BUT the upgrade will have to be magical.

The problem is it is only 8 bit once I pull it in to Elements. And this is EXACTLY what you have been trashing much non-Adobe software for. For me, Elements is kindergarten time.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2013 at 11:08 UTC
On 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) news story (450 comments in total)
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MarcLee: To the people whining about "the competition does not have this", or "the competition does not have that", get real. Unless you buy a high end camera, your camera does not have a bunch of functions that owners of a 1DX for example have. Sometimes not spending so much has a small disadvantage. Taking a stand against greed may involve a little sacrifice. It's this attitude that has made Adobe the monster it is. Let the suckers pay Adobe's overheads for less innovation. There is plenty of software out there to do MOST of what MOST people need. Support it and it will do more. Find out what you need. And buy it. I would like a 5D MK III to cost no more than my point and shoot. Guess what? It ain't going to happen.

It must be great to do business with you.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2013 at 11:06 UTC
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