CameraCarl

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On article Phase One introduces Capture One ambassador program (98 comments in total)

"... especially now that everyone is pi__ed at Adobe." Do we really need editorializing in the news section of DPReview? Just report the news. Don't get cute about it.

(Funny: DPReview would not let me post a comment using the "profanity" in the original news article, but apparently is not so strict with staff members!!!)

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 21:47 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
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PaloAltoMark: Earlier this year, I took a family trip to Japan during cherry blossom season so many of Japan's cultural sites (castles, temples, parks etc.) were packed. The experience was made worse because of people using selfie sticks to take pictures of themselves. The stick gets extended a foot or two in front of the photographer and pretty much blocks the path of anyone else trying to get past them. When dozens and dozens of people are doing this, it leads to congestion and is unpleasant for anyone else visiting the site. I'm a camera buff and very tolerant of people taking photos, but even I was exasperated by the situation. Please note, it wasn't the pro's that were a problem; they don't use selfie sticks. It's the amateurs with camera phones. I haven't been to Positano recently, but I would suspect the situation there is similar. If so, placing fees on pro photographers won't address the real problem.

The selfie stick brigade has overrun almost every Instagram worthy sight in the world. In the past two years we have been frustrated by all the poseurs at the Louvre, Versailles, Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and the list goes on and on. I dread it when the tour bus pulls up because the next hour is lost to any enjoyment of the sight. Thank god, some museums are starting to ban the selfie stick.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2017 at 17:44 UTC

Man, that is huge compared to my 12mm Rokinon. Does it take that much more hardware to incorporate autofocus and an extra f/0.6?

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 23:11 UTC as 65th comment | 3 replies
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CameraCarl: I don't understand what is so special about a Sony camera which requires it to have a special tripod or head. You get a dedicated plate and mount the camera to whatever tripod/head you already have. That is what I do. But maybe Manfrotto found a marketing niche: people who buy a camera based on internet hype then don't know what to do with it... that is why we see thousands of "what kind of tripod should I buy" threads. Unfortunately most of those buyers also want a tripod which weighs less than a pound, can support a 600mm lens and costs less than $250. I doubt this is what the Gitzo people have in mind.

I agree. I liked the results I got with a Sony 70-300mm G lens on my a6000, but the combination was so off-balance that I returned the lens. My right hand was getting cramps trying to hold that tiny body. Now I use my DSLR when I need a telephoto lens.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 12:00 UTC

I don't understand what is so special about a Sony camera which requires it to have a special tripod or head. You get a dedicated plate and mount the camera to whatever tripod/head you already have. That is what I do. But maybe Manfrotto found a marketing niche: people who buy a camera based on internet hype then don't know what to do with it... that is why we see thousands of "what kind of tripod should I buy" threads. Unfortunately most of those buyers also want a tripod which weighs less than a pound, can support a 600mm lens and costs less than $250. I doubt this is what the Gitzo people have in mind.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 19:20 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
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CameraCarl: Unfortunately the new iPad interface makes the image much smaller because side panels now take up 1/3 of the screen space, even when not in editing mode, and can't be shrunk. I really don't need that much space dedicated to telling me what my image file name and information are.... I already know, after all I took the image! I wonder if Adobe ever asks users what we really want? If they had asked me, I would have opted for the largest image size I can get on my screen.

Thanks, but have we now lost the ability to rate images by just swiping up or down? Can you only rate by tapping a star or a flag? (OH, how I wish Adobe had provided a tutorial to go along with all the changes. I hate having to find things by trial and error or from comments like these which are useful but hard to find.)

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 12:48 UTC

Unfortunately the new iPad interface makes the image much smaller because side panels now take up 1/3 of the screen space, even when not in editing mode, and can't be shrunk. I really don't need that much space dedicated to telling me what my image file name and information are.... I already know, after all I took the image! I wonder if Adobe ever asks users what we really want? If they had asked me, I would have opted for the largest image size I can get on my screen.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 19:26 UTC as 11th comment | 8 replies
On article Domke F-803 and F-5XB review (73 comments in total)

I find the F5XB a perfect bag for my mirroless Sony a6000 with 16-70mm lens attached, plus one more lens, either the 55-210 or Rokinon 12mm. The skinny front pockets (unfortunately not sealable with a zipper or Velcro) can hold spare memory cards and a battery or two. If I need to carry all three lenses, I need my ThinkTank Mirrorless Mover 30i.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 11:48 UTC as 39th comment
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CameraCarl: Exciting new plane with narrower than ever seats and even less legroom. "Pretty cool" if you are a millionaire and can ride in first class; cramped and uncomfortable for everyone else.

To quote Travel and Leisure, May 24, 2017: "Last year, United found a way to add the equivalent of 14 planes to its fleet by moving seats closer together on its existing aircraft. Earlier this month, American announced it will add 10 more economy seats on each new Boeing 737 MAX by reducing seat pitch. " And "In 2014, author Bill McGee compared seat sizes from 1985 through 2014 on four major airline carriers: American, Delta, United, and Southwest. On average, economy class seat widths decreased 2 to 3 inches, and seat pitch (the distance between your seat and the seat in front of you) decreased 2 to 5 inches."

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 04:11 UTC

Exciting new plane with narrower than ever seats and even less legroom. "Pretty cool" if you are a millionaire and can ride in first class; cramped and uncomfortable for everyone else.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 23:01 UTC as 104th comment | 5 replies

DPR: thanks for keeping us up to date on firmware updates. While some may whine that this isn't exactly earthshaking news, or that this doesn't turn a Jetta into a Carrera, this is useful information.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 20:23 UTC as 15th comment
On article Sony announces FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens (140 comments in total)
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weixing: Look at the design and specification, it's basically the Sony version of the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II...

400 grams lighter and $500 heavier.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:55 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens (140 comments in total)
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CameraCarl: I am having difficulty reading between the lines. Will this lens fit/work on the a6000-6500 series cameras without an adaptor?

I found the SEL 70-300 G to be a bit big and awkward. My right hand started cramping up after an hour or so of shooting because there is so little of the camera to grip. It might be better with a battery grip.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:53 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens (140 comments in total)

I am having difficulty reading between the lines. Will this lens fit/work on the a6000-6500 series cameras without an adaptor?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 16:03 UTC as 29th comment | 5 replies

But still no fix for the side panel black out issue that has been affecting Mac users for five months with versions LR CC 2015.9 and higher. The best we get is an annoying workaround or the suggestion that we roll back to CC 2015.7 or .8.
https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/lightroom-panels-black-issue.html

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 13:08 UTC as 12th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta's prosumer DiMAGE 7 (214 comments in total)

It was a nice camera but later version had sensor failure problems. Unfortunately I missed the notice about replacement sensors so wound up tossing it in the trash. I would have cost hundreds of dollars to put a new Sony sensor in it.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 15:00 UTC as 97th comment
On article Grab a free copy of DxO OpticsPro 9 while you can (187 comments in total)

Odd that the Canon 7D Mark II, released over two years ago is not on the list of supported cameras. Apparently it isn't even supported in the latest version.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 21:45 UTC as 52nd comment | 4 replies

I sure hope Pete makes a book of his photos.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 17:28 UTC as 45th comment | 3 replies

My do I miss the days of slide photography where "what you see is what you shot" and the skills of the photographer were predominant... not the skills of the software developer. When I captured an accurately exposed image of a rainbow, you can be assured that there was really a rainbow there, and that I had the skills to expose it properly, and that my composition and crop were the result of years of work and art.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 17:16 UTC as 77th comment | 3 replies

Whoo-hoo, but where is the price cut on the Lightning to USB Camera adaptor? Thanks for giving me a price cut on everything I don't need! Everybody now: ding dong the dongle is dead....

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 23:20 UTC as 102nd comment
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