GodSpeaks

GodSpeaks

Lives in Thailand Bangkok, Thailand
Works as a Retired
Joined on Sep 6, 2002
About me:

Livin' la Vida Loca

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On article Canon patents a huge, hinged and reversible DSLR LCD (142 comments in total)

It is NOT a good idea if the screen covers (hides) control buttons or dials when closed. From the drawings above, it appears the controls/dials are not replicated on the back of the LCD.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 23:37 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1399 comments in total)

I never liked lightroom, because I never wanted to catalog my images and LR forced you to catalog them. As a result I never bought LR. I even received a free version of LR with some camera I bought a few years ago. I just threw the CD away.

When LR failed to interest me, I went looking for alternatives. I found Capture One, which I have been very happily using ever since. A few years ago, Phase One introduced cataloging in Capture One, but unlike LR, it's use was optional.

The last thing I want or need, is more monthly bills. So the whole subscription model for software is abhorrent to me.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 23:49 UTC as 117th comment
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GodSpeaks: If this concerns you so much, then use ENCRYPTION. On my android, I use an OTFE (on the fly encryption) app. It uses containers that can also be opened on your PC for easy setup and maintenance.

@fmaxwell, if you are so busy taking care of business in a grocery store (really??), who took the photos? Oh right, that security camera.

PS: You also seem to have MISSED my point.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 23:35 UTC

If this concerns you so much, then use ENCRYPTION. On my android, I use an OTFE (on the fly encryption) app. It uses containers that can also be opened on your PC for easy setup and maintenance.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 11:29 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies
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dylanear: To "celebrate" Adobe's announcement today I bought permanent, stand alone licenses of On1 and Capture One Pro. I already own Affinity Photo. I may buy a few other Photoshop/Lightroom competitors too, out of pure spite. I knew this day was probably coming, but doesn't stop me from be livid now that it has.

Bye Adobe. A very sad day for me actually. We had some great times. :(

On1 software will not install on my computers. All are running 64 bit windows 7 or 10 Pro. On1 says I need a 64 bit OS for installation?????????

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 00:57 UTC

Is anyone surprised? We all knew this was coming.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 13:20 UTC as 325th comment
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GodSpeaks: The Panasonic DMC-CM1 is a far better option and costs essentially the same. Plus you get the phone part for free.

Actually, very good phone.
Unfortunately, neither Panasonic (CM10 does NOT count) nor any other manufacturer followed up on it. The potential is there. DxO is NOT it.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 00:52 UTC

If there was ever a good reason to actually avoid buying a product, this is it.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 00:37 UTC as 23rd comment

The Panasonic DMC-CM1 is a far better option and costs essentially the same. Plus you get the phone part for free.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 13:44 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies
On article Here's why your beloved film SLR is never going digital (281 comments in total)
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fmian: Can't you buy digibacks for medium format SLR cameras?
What am I missing here?

The gist of the topic is about 35mm film cameras, not medium format.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 12:32 UTC
On article Here's why your beloved film SLR is never going digital (281 comments in total)
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medon78: The idea of putting a digital "film" into an old SLR is fascinating.
In the end though, one would combine the disadvantages of the old body with the disadvantage of DSLRs (mainly: more bulk).

So: Why?

I think actually any modern DSLR put to the "PASM" modes would roughly provide the same shooting experience. Especially, if you tape the back screen (or turn it around like in a Canon 80D).

If I remember correctly, some early Kodak DSLRs where based on Nikon SLRs?

Em, if you say so. LOL

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 12:27 UTC
On article Here's why your beloved film SLR is never going digital (281 comments in total)

Back at the dawn of digital (early 2000s), when most everyone still had a film SLR, it made some sense to be able to slap a "digital back" onto your SLR body. It never came to pass for technical, and likely cost, reasons.

But today, late 2017, when DSLRs and mirrorless are quite mature, it really makes little sense. Today, my D800E is so much better than my F2A ever was. Personally, I would give any "digital film" for SLRs a big pass.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 12:19 UTC as 1st comment
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DotCom Editor: Go back to about 1983 when IBM introduced the PC/XT, which included a 10 MEGABYTE drive. We all wondered how we would ever fill it. Of course, today, that wouldn't even hold a single RAW file.

I owned an original Commodore PET computer back in the mid to late 70's. It came with 8K memory that I had expanded to a huge 16K. It also used a cassette tape drive for storage.

Now THAT brings back memories.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 00:57 UTC
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barrym1966: Spinning disk drives will be dead long before 2025

Don't count on it. Have you checked the price per terabyte of SSD vs HD lately? Personally I am waiting for holographic crystal storage to make a breakthrough.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 00:48 UTC

This is just a rant by someone who hates the product. Pointless.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 00:40 UTC as 106th comment | 2 replies
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vadims: Michael Reichmann, who shot Hasselblads, top PhaseOne MF backs etc. once complained on his LL site that camera phones became too good and got himself some cheap ($20?) toy camera making 1Mp or so images, just to have some fun with it.

One thing I miss since film days is a sense of wonder I had while developing film and then printing it (I was always doing that myself): what would come out of that shot? And that shot? For that reason, I'm still thinking about getting a digital camera with just an optical viewfinder, w/o any LCD at all. Leica M-D obviously fits the bill, but only metaphorically; a wee bit too expensive for that sort of use... ;-)

I'm not saying Y35 is for me; those cartridges are, well, bonkers. But I wouldn't judge anyone who'd buy Y35 for fun, let alone call them "fools" (as Mr. Murabayashi did). Anyone who even mentions image quality while discussing Y35 is simply clueless; it's all about fun. And anyone who tries to tell me what is and what in't fun may go to hell.

By default, I have the LCD on my DSLR turned OFF, as is auto-review.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 00:38 UTC

No 4K video. Pass.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 00:25 UTC as 22nd comment

They had my interest, up to the point where they stated the camera has a new propriety lens mount. Groan, just what the world needs.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 01:10 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (301 comments in total)
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Ruy Penalva: That is interesting and shows Nikon was making lens with poor resolution since years. If you look at Canon, almost 5 years ago Canon is making lens with a HR profile. Not to say their Cine lens line.

Actually not true. I use some of the older (1990s vintage, maybe even late 80s) lenses that perform just fine on the D800 series cameras. The newer lenses have more electronics, in lens AF motors and improved lens coatings. Would you actually expect Nikon to recommend older lenses no longer in production, or have I missed your point?

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 01:36 UTC
On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (301 comments in total)
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PanoMax: Most Nikon users would rather use Sigma lenses on their D850, specifically the Art lenses

As I Nikon user since the mid-70s, I would not buy Sigma lenses over Nikon. In fact, I have had nothing but bad experiences with Sigma lenses.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 01:31 UTC
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