NarrBL

NarrBL

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Mike FL: Interesting finding:

"Xiaomi CEO"net worth is estimated to be 35 billion US dollars. In 2011, Lei was ranked #201 on Forbes list of China’s 400 Richest. In 2014, he was named Businessman of the Year by Forbes."

"Xiaomi was co-founded by eight partners on April 6, 2010. In the first round of funding, institutional investors included:

- Temasek Holdings, a Singaporean government-owned investment vehicle,
- the Chinese venture capital funds IDG Capital
- Qiming Venture Partners,
- mobile processor developer Qualcomm.
- ...

The company has over 8,000 employees, mainly in mainland China, Malaysia,and Singapore, and is expanding to other countries such as India,Indonesia, the Philippines and Brazil."

"According to IDC Xiaomi is now the third largest smartphone maker."

This turned into an interesting conversation.

Thanks, guys

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2015 at 00:28 UTC
On Connect post Apple iPhone 6s Plus camera review (161 comments in total)
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PWPhotography: When review Samsung S6/S6 Edge and Note 5 as they share the same camera and lens?

And much appreciating your photos from there. Besides the charm and interest, they bring back another life, or the kind of companionable mix I think we are headed for -- not least on DPReview. Thanks, Lars, and think you hit the target on judgment. Oh, and Apple's intention of convenience as far as photo download would be iCloud. You can download for your PC, and these days it does work; photos just appear. The arcane arrange of it is, well; but if you stick to the PhotoStream folder shouldn't have to worry about that. I use it with an iPad..

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 20:45 UTC
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JEROME NOLAS: This photo viewer is hopeless, but on the other side all pics from all cameras look great..!

Android result sounds similar to iPad result. This may help your web devs by recognizing a common cause.

My observations on landscape orientation, high should be best fit. Portrait (vertical) orientation worse, and looks like same basis, so don't they're recognizing that properly yet.

But fix the horizontal, anyway,first. Looks like media query problems.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 21:28 UTC
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JEROME NOLAS: This photo viewer is hopeless, but on the other side all pics from all cameras look great..!

And, once more, this new viewer does not work with iPads. It's very confused there, and gets worse if you try to use what there is.

The old one did work fine, even if I've forgotten it ;)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 08:01 UTC
On article PIX 2015: Tim Grey and reframing your story (16 comments in total)
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Osa25: I disagree with the presenter's example of point #2 (the "Space Needle" image. In fact the typical approach has the effect of telling a linear story that is first dominated by the the foreground in the left, and then from there, your eye is progressively drawn from the top of that building all the way right across the frame in a vigorous arc. It matters neither here nor there that there is a building behind the space needle - after all it's a depiction of urbanity on that side and this is actually enhanced by the jumble of buildings

In contrast, the presenteed recommended approach to framing the scene results in a more static image. The space needle is not as strong a focal point and the arc that your eye naturally follows is more shallow, less dramatic.

So IMO I think the "default" framing is actually spot on.

When I hear you talk, i imagine a different picture, one much more telephoto, where the Space Needle 'creeps' into consciousness beyond the magnified tops of buildings. Focus depths and distractions like clouds might enter the picture.

In the lecture's shot framed as it is, I think that Tim Grey made an excellent point, and that his revised placement indeed much improves the image.

Critique can always have different views, can't it...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2015 at 23:55 UTC
On article PIX 2015: Tim Grey and reframing your story (16 comments in total)

My, my, Seattle a tough audience, for sure.

But this fellow is quite worth listening to, and letting what you could do, which is what he is trying to encourage, seep in.

Things to do with that camera-power we tote around these days, sometimes really give it some exercise, to build up an image where we are proud...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 03:54 UTC as 11th comment
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2124 comments in total)
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The Silver Nemesis: Finis coronat opus, DPR edition.

Nice thinking, Silver, and much in tune with a broader North Asian view in your character's meaning. Enjoyed looking that up - the web even nicer than the radical-strokes book dictionaries we used to use.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 20:21 UTC
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This one of all, really bears looking into...

Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 08:01 UTC as 1st comment
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2124 comments in total)
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jakegrahamphotography: Why is everyone whining about battery life?
Toss a few spares in your pocket and problem solved, the things are tiny

Roland, I think you are at the moment getting too much involved with the infighting part of comments here.

The point on the batteries would be that there are in camera-accessories-land many ways to deal with any capacity issues -- if you have them.

I was also truly interested that by removing and replacing a battery, you are also swapping out what may be one of the main heat sources contributing when in hot climates to thermal protection interruptions.

Practical things for persons using practical cameras, yes?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 00:01 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2124 comments in total)
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Tiderace: Why is there no mention of reported problems with overheating with the internal recording of 4K Video after a short time, making the camera useless for weddings and other events, i.e., unreliable? Has this problem been overstated? Was it never a real problem? Has it been corrected?

Amused that there is even a very useful reason for less than gargantuan batteries -- a swappable heat sink. And this may actually be practical, in the field....

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 23:29 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2124 comments in total)
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The Silver Nemesis: Finis coronat opus, DPR edition.

A nice thing to say, actually, that the finish crowns the work.

I'd be a little less Latinate, though, as before looking this up on Google, I had the impression you might be saying something less nice....

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 23:19 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2124 comments in total)
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NarrBL: Just to mention, Capture One 8.3.4 is out with ability to use the A7rII uncompressed raws.

If you download the 30-day demo, this is what you are going to get.

Excellent point - I forgot this, which is something very nice you get with a Sony camera ;)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 21:50 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2124 comments in total)
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jakegrahamphotography: Why is everyone whining about battery life?
Toss a few spares in your pocket and problem solved, the things are tiny

Aren't you guys forgetting the use of properly designed video frames or external battery packs for many of these situations? For example, http://cametvblog.com/tag/external-battery/, and http://briansmith.com/external-battery-sony-a7-a7r-a7s-ii/ . Apprecated Barney's straigntforwardness here as well.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 21:47 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2124 comments in total)

Just to mention, Capture One 8.3.4 is out with ability to use the A7rII uncompressed raws.

If you download the 30-day demo, this is what you are going to get.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2015 at 22:21 UTC as 247th comment | 2 replies

Just to mention, Capture One 8.3.4 is out with ability to use the A7rII uncompressed raws.

If you download the 30-day demo, this is what you are going to get.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2015 at 07:13 UTC as 9th comment

Very late comment, but I thought this video was just great. I would watch slurred pronunciations a bit for future.

Did I learn anything? Mainly about small elements of how fashion shooting goes. The camera seemed to be liked, and able to produce the results. Interesting that she ended up liking the wifi's successfully enabling close and casual interactions. The viewfinder received compliments, and those had me wonder if such tech works as well now in less controlled lighting situations.

Good humor, and especially just at the end, with Barney's shot, and the model illustrating her possibilities also for slumped demeanor ;) And yes, the treat me as a professional woman interchanges were interesting, relieved also at the end.

Thanks, as I often feel with your guys' energy and work these days. Truly, these dimensions make a whole new experience for the DPReview site. Highly Recommended ; )

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2015 at 06:21 UTC as 16th comment
On article Adobe issues Lightroom 6.2 apology and update (229 comments in total)
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steelhead3: Capture 1 will be taking over the raw processor software (they need an improved catalogue) now that Adobe doesn't seem to care about photographers and have punted rather than invest in decent trial versions.

Here's a page from Capture One 7 when they first provided the LightRoom import, and it''s a good complement to description that's in the video. Note how many of the fundamental edits will be there, probably suiting most shots; and then you have the C-One tools where there are subtleties.

http://blog.phaseone.com/import-your-catalogs-from-other-applications-in-no-time/

A point I also wanted to make, and that they do in the lower part of this page, is that you LR catalogs will remain undisturbed, so that you can continue to use the prior images just as you tweaked them, so long as you keep LightRoom also on the machine.

So you are not going to lose work, but may like to improve some, where you see to from the Capture One side. Here again, the easy ability to capture adjustment sets as Styles may be useful if you see a pattern to shifts you want to make -- in general from conversion, or for particular photographing circumstances at any time.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 04:04 UTC
On article Adobe issues Lightroom 6.2 apology and update (229 comments in total)
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steelhead3: Capture 1 will be taking over the raw processor software (they need an improved catalogue) now that Adobe doesn't seem to care about photographers and have punted rather than invest in decent trial versions.

RPJG, I was pleasantly surprised to see how many features Capture One supports in doing imports from LightRoom.

The following video on these conversions is quite explicit, and you'll want to pause it on the early screen of the import dialog, which shows your metadata, color codes, etc. are going to make it across as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IylO2Hxegkg

There's a vocal note that subtle color results are going to differ, since the raw conversion engines do. You can see how easy and quick adjustment is when you need it. You can also set up batch settings to be automatically applied where you have preferences. Etc..

This page is from a wide variety of tutorials - and would just say I was surprised what I could later learn for example from the one on color grading in fashion.

https://www.phaseone.com/en/Imaging-Software/Capture-One/Tutorials.aspx

The best thing is to try it, including the LR import, which you can on their fully working 30 day download. Good fortune...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 03:41 UTC
On article Adobe issues Lightroom 6.2 apology and update (229 comments in total)
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steelhead3: Capture 1 will be taking over the raw processor software (they need an improved catalogue) now that Adobe doesn't seem to care about photographers and have punted rather than invest in decent trial versions.

Actually, I just tried some things with the Capture One round-trip editing, and was very pleasantly surprised. You can use it with any editor including Photoshop, and the lingua franca is a 16-bit TIFF, with layers preserved.

Thus you do your primary RAW processing in C-One, then Edit With to Photoshop if desired. At least by CS6, Photoshop writes a layered TIFF on save, if you used layers. This works roundtripped even when a layer has been converted for Smart Filters. So the result is much as if they'd used PSD, except it will work with any photo editor, not just PS.

Back in C-One, you can decide you want to do more, and choose whether you want a fresh TIFF (or converted RAW) to start with, or to rework any TIFF you have made, with its fully functioning layers. Changes will be present when you save and go back to C-One, again with any layers.

It seems they've really thought this one through, as with so many of their features, in Capture One. In my experience, anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 20:21 UTC
On article Adobe issues Lightroom 6.2 apology and update (229 comments in total)
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steelhead3: Capture 1 will be taking over the raw processor software (they need an improved catalogue) now that Adobe doesn't seem to care about photographers and have punted rather than invest in decent trial versions.

Mssimo, in Capture One you can do either way, catalog (or just use) the image where you originally put it, or have it placed in an auto generated name and folder, both with much flexibility according to how you would like to work.

You can even break out a fully managed subset for work at another location, bring the results back in after. This as everything available in two different ways, for persons who prefer catalogs or simply directory arrangements, either style.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 19:42 UTC
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