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lester11: Seemed to download and install fine, but nothing there for my LightRoom 6.4... The system meets the Nik requirements (Win 8, etc). Any clues, please?

Sorted, thanks!

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 17:51 UTC

Seemed to download and install fine, but nothing there for my LightRoom 6.4... The system meets the Nik requirements (Win 8, etc). Any clues, please?

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 17:27 UTC as 81st comment | 2 replies
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (398 comments in total)

Hi Damien, nicely observed! Particularly like the PEN-F as more the love-child of the Leica lll than anything from '60s Olympus....

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 07:47 UTC as 28th comment
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lester11: Trying to update desktop (not CC) LR 6.3, it seems the Adobe site forces me to subscribe to CC first. Any clues or links, please, on how to update desktop LR 6.3 to 6.4 without becoming a CC subscriber? Many thanks!

Yikes! Update standalone 6.3 to CC 6.4, then uninstall CC and I'm left with an updated standalone 6.4? I'd be frightened of being left with nothing (wry smile)!

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 10:56 UTC

Trying to update desktop (not CC) LR 6.3, it seems the Adobe site forces me to subscribe to CC first. Any clues or links, please, on how to update desktop LR 6.3 to 6.4 without becoming a CC subscriber? Many thanks!

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 08:44 UTC as 26th comment | 6 replies

As ever, whether something is good or bad, worthy or unworthy, depends on context... I have no connection with Marwell, except that I live nearby and visit with friends and the grand-children once or twice a year. I find the place really cares about its animals and really cares about educating its visitors. Give 'em £10? Sure, a worthy donation to a good cause. Let 'em use one of my photos if they think it's any good? Sure, I've seen their stuff and I know they'll use it to promote positive awareness of nature and the environment. Am I wagging my moral finger at anyone? Nah, if I had any reservations I just wouldn't enter. Simple, huh?

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2015 at 15:03 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

So I was one of the top-whack $300 investors. I had a little spare cash at the time, and was attracted to the risk/reward balance. Bought Triggertrap Mobile to get a feel for what I would be dealing with and decided it was a company to back, eyes wide open. It didn't work out, so now I have a $150 credit for existing Triggertrap products. I hang around quite a few young entrepreneurs, and management skills are not high on their resume. I could see the warning lights flick on quite early in their Ada project, but that's because I have wrinkles and grey hair and have worked in high-tech start-ups before. I've invested in three Kickstarters, one delivered, this one didn't, and the game one, well, we're waiting... Heck, I knew what I was doing and I'd back them all again.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 07:38 UTC as 21st comment

Can you say what tripped the von Karman vortex sheet? Hawaii?

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2014 at 21:10 UTC as 5th comment
On article Giotto's launches 'Air' range of lightweight tripods (30 comments in total)

Either "Giotto's launch of 'Air' range of lightweight tripods" or "Giotto launches 'Air' range of lightweight tripods" but not "Giotto's launches 'Air' range of lightweight tripods"...

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2014 at 08:22 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies

Intelligent questions, intelligent answers... Great!

"Low contrast, low contrast, low frequency, high frequency, everything is in its place." Should that have been, "Low contrast, high contrast..."?

"With a DSLR it would be different to get this kind of image". Not so sure about this one, but should that have been, "With a DSLR it would be more difficult to get this kind of image"?

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 14:06 UTC as 16th comment

"(14-bit Raw files will include full 16.9+4.9+4.9MP data)" -- might be a typo here, I'd think it should read 19.6+4.9+4.9...

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 09:23 UTC as 244th comment

"Spurred", not "spurned" copycat projects...

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2014 at 08:42 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies
On article Iconic photographer Don McCullin on war and landscapes (74 comments in total)

One point of view on what to do with the unavoidable interval between birth and death is to spend it constructing good memories. That's what's left after your actions and inactions, plans and experiences. Sad to see Don has so far mainly constructed what he feels are bad memories...

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 09:02 UTC as 33rd comment

Nice! Going Shooting, capital G capital S. Yup, the E-M5 is round my neck and the backpack is full of lenses and I've got my Goretex on and yup, I'm Goin' Shootin'. Now when I'm not Going Shooting, I'll be in my suit and tie mainly, and I really really want to have something unobtrusive but good in my jacket pocket. Darn it, I don't think I have what it takes to pop a Cath Kidson handbag on my arm...

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 20:54 UTC as 55th comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review (1200 comments in total)

The Paul Smith watch told me everything I wanted to know (for my particular taste in snaps). How the letters were sharpened (or not), how the dial ticks were resolved (or not), how the particular glittery blue of the face was smeared (or not), how the second hand suffered aliasing (or not), how the glass reflections affected the render. Every time I saw a better rendering, I bought the camera and dumped the previous (smile) or lived with the difference 'cos it was smaller than the bank balance... Can you not tuck it into a blank space somewhere, please?

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2013 at 21:12 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply
On article Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras (424 comments in total)

Comparing the studio scene shots, looking at the watch's 'Thursday', the Oly image simply stunning. But the Samsung image looks very soft, not sharply focused I guess, it surely can't be *that* bad a camera...?

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2012 at 17:09 UTC as 103rd comment

DxO oversell (or possibly undersell, I don't know) Mpix as a "single" number. It isn't, but hooks many of those commenting here into a knee-jerk rubbishing of a "single" figure of merit. Mpix is in fact a range of numbers for a given lens, one for each body it mounts on. Now that is seriously useful, and tells me something I would never have got from its MTF scores.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2012 at 20:12 UTC as 64th comment

Is the lens weather-sealed? (The link to the Oly Web site doesn't work...)

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2012 at 08:49 UTC as 58th comment | 2 replies
On article Interview - Phil Molyneux, President Sony Electronics (132 comments in total)

Contradictory? Two different ways to do similar things are complementary! When appropriate, my eye goes to the EVF -- most shots while walking, talking, or sitting. When appropriate, the OLED screen is pulled out -- shots on a tripod, low down, high up, or very close. C'mon Mark, get real!

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2012 at 07:33 UTC as 12th comment
On article A sneak peek at our forthcoming camera test scene (323 comments in total)
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Coguar: Great, but one CLOCK is missing, old blue one is must have here :)

Yup, need that blue-faced wristwatch. Saw that in the OM-D test, sold my (perfectly good) Pentax K-5 and Panny G3 and went out and bought two OM-Ds...

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 06:30 UTC
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