steve_hoge

steve_hoge

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Looks cool - but I'm immediately suspicious of an editing app that, from the screenshot, appears to crop all the thumbnail previews of your images to a square format. Perhaps existing ON1 Perfect Browse users are familiar with this display paradigm?

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 21:47 UTC as 11th comment
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teddoman: Don't know if databases are any better now, but I hated using photo databases because if I moved a file in Windows, the database had to be rebuilt. So I love the idea of a non-database RAW editor.

I used to feel the same until my experience with Aperture, whose image relocation/consolidation, image import/export, database management - at least for my workflow - was rock-solid. Now I can't think of too many good reasons why I want to access my images through the filesystem UI (i.e., Finder.)

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 21:43 UTC
On article Look Sharp: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85/GX80 video preview (130 comments in total)

Feature set at this price point is phenomenal. Super interesting camera, will look forward to DPR's full review!

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 00:10 UTC as 4th comment
On article Look Sharp: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85/GX80 video preview (130 comments in total)
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mikey fried: good video - short and sweet - more like this please!

And yes I'm sold on the camera, will probably replace my G7 as prefer the form factor and stabilised 4K is a winner. Just a shame about the type of viewfinder.

Don't forget, you're also losing the AA filter! :)

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 00:04 UTC
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CanonKen: They going to have a 2-lens kit with the body, 24-90 and 90-280mm?

$18,795 retail, discounted to $15,999 and a FREE 32GB memory card! Woohoo!

You had me at "free memory card"

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 04:18 UTC

I'll wait for the $600 plastic Panny version

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 04:16 UTC as 67th comment

Please take it out for a spin on GX8 or EM5 MkII Hi-Res!

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 06:25 UTC as 15th comment
On article Flickr makes Auto-Uploadr tool a Pro-account exclusive (97 comments in total)
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LF Photography: Poor Flickr, desperately trying to make it's premium account more tempting.. The irony is, the Auto-Upload tool was useless what it was free. No options to sort, tag pictures or create albums. It's just a glorified "upload all" button. Lightroom with Flickr plugin was and still is a much better solution. Or simply using the normal Flickr upload.
And also... who pays for Flickr? Seriously?
It's a closed ecosystem, and like 500px, basically a popularity contest where the winner gets nothing. But to each his own, I guess..

I wouldn't call it a "closed system" - they have a really nice public API that people have built all kinds of other tools around.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 06:12 UTC
On article Flickr makes Auto-Uploadr tool a Pro-account exclusive (97 comments in total)
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quiquae: Any suggestion for a replacement to Flickr as a place to share images with the general public? I do like Flickr's proposition of community-based photo sharing, but their execution of the concept has been rather suspect for some time now.

I do not enjoy 500px as it is way too slanted towards the popularity contest aspect, and too often "the best Photoshopper" contest at that. DPR is too slanted toward gear talk, and few photo sharing opportunity apart from contests. Instagram is, well, Instagram. I generally want to brush up my photos carefully before sharing with the entire world, and Instagram runs exactly counter to that philosophy.

Since Flickr has finally settled down in the last year and they seem to have found a reasonable site redesign I've been enjoying it again. Plenty of annoyances still, but feature-rich, good social aspects and pretty useable. Though I feel like a chump that I just renewed at $45. And was anyone really using that Auto-Uploadr?

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 06:11 UTC
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pannumon: This lens seems to be an upgrade to the very good standard 14-42 kit zoom:
-Slightly better IQ (hopefully; at least on par)
-Extended zoom range in both ends
-Weather resistant
-Dual-IS support
-240 FPS readout for the latest AF-tech (DFD)

The features do not overlap with primes or the constant-f/2.8 zooms. While it's probably nothings exceptional, it's a lens a lot of people will want. Especially this lens should be interesting for any GX8 owners.

I'm wondering if the somewhat extended zoom range over the 14-42 is worth nearly twice the length and weight? (110g/49mm vs 210g/71mm)

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 17:32 UTC
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Samuel Spencer: Repeating a reply I posted below:

Conditions weren't ideal (as usual), which is why I was driving all over Oregon and Washington states trying to find decent light while working on this gallery. A balcony shootout on a tripod vs comparable lenses is in the works. For now, the gallery demonstrates sharpness that can be expected when depending heavily on IS while shooting handheld.

Thanks Samuel, will be looking forward to an Oly 300 vs Leica 100-400 shootout with same exposures and workflow on the same body. Seems like the only valid head-to-head comparison.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 22:38 UTC
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FuhTeng: I haven't seen a plot of focal length versus aperture. When does it go to f5.6 and how long does it stay there?

According to danieljcox it hits f5.6 at 300mm, then falls off to 6.3 at 400.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 22:48 UTC
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danieljcox: You can see more real world samples at http://naturalexposures.com/leica-lumix-100-400mm/

Hope we will see some Kenyan wildlife and scenery in your RS100400 test images!

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 22:44 UTC
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Capture the Moment: Compared to the quality of the DXO Optics Pro software this seems a real disappointment but lets face it so was Photos as the Aperture replacement. MacPhun extensions look a lot better.

The only real question is when will Apple push out a MacOS update that is completely incompatible with Aperture. Until then, and as long as new RAW converters interface to Aperture, everything is copacetic.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2015 at 20:37 UTC
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Nomoreheroes: Where is the firmware for my GX7?

I got genuine new features - not just bug fixes - for free from Olympus in the latest firmware update to my EM-5 MkII the other day. The only updates Panasonic ever did to the GX-7 were bug fixes and a trivial flash customization.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2015 at 05:31 UTC

Are "extensions" like this in Photos non-destructive the way the native editing tools are in Aperture? Or are they more like the interface tp external editing tools that export a version and import a new .TIFF back into Aperture after the edit?

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2015 at 05:21 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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Nomoreheroes: Where is the firmware for my GX7?

Like he said, "Where's the firmware for my GX7"? Unless they're perceived as high-end, Panny seems to drop old bodies like they were hot potatoes.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 00:30 UTC
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Ben Herrmann: The firmware update for the very old PZ 14-42 is incorrect. That is NOT one of the lenses that is being updated. I just verified this with Panasonic.

Right, that's a typo. H-HS043 is being updated, which is the 42.5mm/f1.7. It's NOT the PZ 14-42 f3.5/5.6 mentioned in this article, which is model number H-PS13042

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 00:29 UTC

This sound cool, a great development! But won't run on my Samsung S4? :(

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 03:21 UTC as 3rd comment
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