KEG

KEG

Lives in Iceland Selfoss, Iceland
Works as a Software Developer
Has a website at http://www.pbase.com/k_e_g
Joined on Dec 11, 2003
About me:

To get better at this.

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7seven7: I mainly agree with that, but...
he misses the main point : #0. Windows Crashability !

Since Windows is a very Unstable and Vulnerable OS.
>> your Security is a Dual Boot System :

- Linux to Browse the internet, to Duplicate or Repair Windows

- Windows for Photo & Video Editing >> Offline when possible !

Good Luck...

I have been doing professional software development on Windows since 1999 and I have never run into any stability issues

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 10:53 UTC
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Vivid1: All the signs are there that Adobe is dropping the standalone version - too bad for photographers like me who have been loyal customers for many years - Adobe obviously does not need our money any more... I Recently invested in On1 suite - looks really good so far! Now only if there was a away to convert Lighroom adjustmens and catalogues for over 100,000 images :-(

As long as we have Linux, DarkTable, LibreOffice and other FOSS tools the likelyhood of one software vendor getting monopoly has never been closer to zero

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 12:40 UTC
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Vivid1: All the signs are there that Adobe is dropping the standalone version - too bad for photographers like me who have been loyal customers for many years - Adobe obviously does not need our money any more... I Recently invested in On1 suite - looks really good so far! Now only if there was a away to convert Lighroom adjustmens and catalogues for over 100,000 images :-(

The catalog is just a plain standard sqllite database, there is nothing propriatory to it and it is closer to hours work rather than days to extract anything interesting from it.
The images are not stored in the database and it is possible to store everything in the XML sidecar file.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 22:00 UTC
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Mike CH: I don't know what am I doing wrong?

MB Pro Early 2013, 16GB RAM, 512 GB SSD - and I can't complain about the processing speed. Sure, it took a bit of a dive, going from 5D3 to 5D4, but nothing that I can see that justifies all this complaining about it being slow.

But maybe that's just me?

I recently updated my computer from ultrabook with i7 ivy bridge to workstation laptop with Xeon V6 and everything except Lr became faster.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 22:14 UTC
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MarkoReklaam: Yes, speeding up is an important issue. Also, I'd like to rent Lightroom separately from Photoshop, 2-3€/$ per month and I think there are many more people like me. Why on earth doesn't Adobe want our money? Until then, I must find other ways...

There are lots and lots which consider USD 10 to be next to nothing.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 22:11 UTC
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richiebee: I have no issue with speed of operation on my Surface Pro 3, but I really wish Adobe would address an issue of interface that lefties have been screaming for, for years. Give us floating panels so we can put them where they're usable. There aren't many pro apps that are so discriminatory towards lefties.

I am left handed but I have had zero problems with the UI but I guess using it with touch is probably substandard experience but I don't think the Windows version is designed for touch usage in mind.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 22:09 UTC
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zakaria: DPR
Why you are trying push people to this camera.
Why the head line is considering Canon only..then after 2 sentences you mention nikon.
If i were Canon i should object to this article.

I read the article as:

Just stay with Canikon, not that there is anything wrong with that.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 13:11 UTC

Easy:

SD card reader.
2x m.2 cards, pref space for 2.5 HDD.
Expandable RAM to 32 GB at least, pref 64 GB
17" model.
bleeding edge cpu + gpu.
replaceable battery

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 12:38 UTC as 81st comment | 2 replies
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10zero10: This is why I sold all my Canon gear, and all my Nikon gear and bought Fuji. For now, and that's a big caveat, they are the only camera company who seems to get great lenses, great ergonomics, great image quality, a compact system (because it's the 21st century and my digital camera should not be bigger than my 35mm film K1000 SLR from 1978!) and MOST IMPORTANTLY--unlike other mirror-less systems--they update their old products relentlessly. This is why they have my hard earned money. Thanks

Well, the fact that one of them is weather proofed and has hundreds of focus points and 8fps more than makes up for the fact that it is lighter

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 18:31 UTC
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10zero10: This is why I sold all my Canon gear, and all my Nikon gear and bought Fuji. For now, and that's a big caveat, they are the only camera company who seems to get great lenses, great ergonomics, great image quality, a compact system (because it's the 21st century and my digital camera should not be bigger than my 35mm film K1000 SLR from 1978!) and MOST IMPORTANTLY--unlike other mirror-less systems--they update their old products relentlessly. This is why they have my hard earned money. Thanks

Fuji X-T2 with XF 35 mm f/2.0 ... 677 grams
Canon Rebel SL1 with EF 35 mm f/2.0 IS ... 742 grams.

The total weight and dimension of the system is what matters.

I am able to use the same bag for Fuji, Canon and Panasonic mirrorless which I was only able to store one Canon Rebel in.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 00:19 UTC
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10zero10: This is why I sold all my Canon gear, and all my Nikon gear and bought Fuji. For now, and that's a big caveat, they are the only camera company who seems to get great lenses, great ergonomics, great image quality, a compact system (because it's the 21st century and my digital camera should not be bigger than my 35mm film K1000 SLR from 1978!) and MOST IMPORTANTLY--unlike other mirror-less systems--they update their old products relentlessly. This is why they have my hard earned money. Thanks

XF 18-55 is pretty neat.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 00:54 UTC
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (766 comments in total)

Minolta Pocket Autopak 420 EX was my first camera.
My first SLR was Yashica AF-230.
My first digital was Canon Digital Ixus also known as Canon Powershot S100.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 11:57 UTC as 649th comment
On article Canon EOS M3 real-world sample gallery updated (95 comments in total)
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EDWARD ARTISTE: I gave up on the m3. Just ended up hating it. I tested it for over two months before returning it with the FVF.

The firmware and software just stinks. It is COMPLETELY OUTCLASSED by the m1 interface.

The new cheesy plastic that replaced the nice metal body of the m1 also sucks. the body feels soooo delicate. Forget about taking a bump or drop.

The one way moving screen is lackluster, and it horridly feeling in use. Compared to the fully articulating screens from the g5/rebel series, its just bunk. The G5's version is spectacular.

The image quality left me underwhelmed as well. The 24mp is wasted with a ultra grainy sensor. Now the M1 does have a higher amount of noise then the earlier rebel 18mp equivalents, but it is very easy to take great pictures with it.

The M3 makes taking people pictures much harder because the grain is just so heavy. I would argue there is no benefit to the 24mp sensor over the old.

Dump it. Lets see what the m4 brings.

I am not even sure that we got the same camera.

ISO 100 is very clean on mine.

The metal feels very dense and the flipscreen looks judt like the one on X-T1.

Shot to shot has been measured to be .3 seconds and I got images to prove it

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 16:52 UTC
On article Canon EOS M3 real-world sample gallery updated (95 comments in total)

Few pictures

Kirkjufell with 11-22:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10210022482260107&l=6d797703b7

Blue-berries in the wild (22/2):
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10210097026003654&l=47ff4bfc93

Goðafoss (11-22):
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10209915260379627&l=b887f7a986

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2016 at 10:24 UTC as 11th comment
On article Canon EOS M3 real-world sample gallery updated (95 comments in total)
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EDWARD ARTISTE: I gave up on the m3. Just ended up hating it. I tested it for over two months before returning it with the FVF.

The firmware and software just stinks. It is COMPLETELY OUTCLASSED by the m1 interface.

The new cheesy plastic that replaced the nice metal body of the m1 also sucks. the body feels soooo delicate. Forget about taking a bump or drop.

The one way moving screen is lackluster, and it horridly feeling in use. Compared to the fully articulating screens from the g5/rebel series, its just bunk. The G5's version is spectacular.

The image quality left me underwhelmed as well. The 24mp is wasted with a ultra grainy sensor. Now the M1 does have a higher amount of noise then the earlier rebel 18mp equivalents, but it is very easy to take great pictures with it.

The M3 makes taking people pictures much harder because the grain is just so heavy. I would argue there is no benefit to the 24mp sensor over the old.

Dump it. Lets see what the m4 brings.

Strange, my M3 is every bit as metal as my fuji x-t1.

Image quality is just about perfect, the sensor is the best canon sensor I have ever used.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2016 at 09:36 UTC
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DeepM: Where was the waterfall? Curious having just returned from Iceland. Some of that scenery deserves a 360 experience :-)

It is right next to Seljalandsfoss and is named Gljúfrabúi

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 16:21 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)
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Retzius: is "handmade in sweden" a good thing? I can't think of anything else that is supposed to be good because it is "handmade in sweden"...

Volvo for instance

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 17:20 UTC
On article Friendly Rebel: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D samples (170 comments in total)
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FantasticMrFox: Is that thing still made of the cheapest plastics and creaks when you push certain parts?

Before I got my first DSLR in 2011 I tried a friend's 1000D, and immediately knew something like that was NOT what I wanted.

I had 1000D for many years and I was more or less very happy with it, the focus system was a bit hit or miss but overall the image quality was very good

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 22:28 UTC
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noflashplease: Is there anything less "cool" than another new iPad? Somehow, the iPad became a device for elderly people? Of course, the iPad only makes a negative contribution to Apple's bottom line, as overall sales have been in decline since late 2013. Sales declined 20% last year alone.

If Tim Cook really wants to be innovative, it might be time to pull the plug on the iPad line. It's a dying product.

You saying?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/01/14/amd_arm_seattle_launch/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acorn_Archimedes

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 16:32 UTC
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