sjprg

sjprg

Lives in United States San Jose, CA, United States
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Joined on Jul 13, 2003

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I don't know what kind of gear you are all running. I'm running a 3840x2160 32" Samsung 4K monitor with an Nvidia P2000 card and the video is beautiful.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2020 at 21:24 UTC as 1st comment
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MartynasMartynas: Tried to do some H264 editing, can see a noticeable improvement in rendering speed. Great update

Problem is all my training guides and books will no longer apply and my routine is now broken, I will have to relearn my responses. At 85 the learning comes harder. I will see if I can revert to Mojave. I had removed FCP before I installed Catalina so my 10.4.3 will not install. Still on 2013 MBP

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2019 at 13:28 UTC
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MartynasMartynas: Tried to do some H264 editing, can see a noticeable improvement in rendering speed. Great update

After updating to Catalina my FCP 10.1.2 will no longer work. Says it MUST be updated.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2019 at 12:10 UTC
On article The Samsung Galaxy A9 is the first quad-cam smartphone (112 comments in total)
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tangbunna: fast enough :D

No mention of focus stacking which gives sharp images all the way from close to infinity. To my mind that's the only reason for multiple lenses. Bokeh is BS to cover up the fact that the manufacturer can not do better and has sold it too the public.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2018 at 16:23 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI: What you need to know (439 comments in total)

"The RX100 VI incorporates an upgraded BIONZ X™ image processor and Front-end LSI. This has resulted in several improvements, including to autofocus speed (Sony claims an AF response time of 0.03 seconds) and superior Eye AF tracking, to the tune (again, claimed) of a 2x performance increase compared to the RX100 V.
The maximum stills capture rate of 24fps is unchanged compared to the RX100 V, but the new camera can shoot for up to 233 images, compared to around 150 in the earlier model."

It seems that everyone is hooked on the lens and has missed one of the more important specs. Which is why I will add the V6 to my collection of V1, V3, V5. When the V7 comes along I will probably add it also, as Sony dribbles down the A9 internals to the RX100 series. They sure beat my 4X5s, 5DSR cameras and 45lb backpacks.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2018 at 14:45 UTC as 12th comment
On article Sony announces Cyber-shot RX100 VI with 24-200mm zoom (741 comments in total)

I have the Rx100, V3, and V5 and was waiting to see what the V6 would bring. After carrying 4X5s and DLSRs for years my big guns stay in the closet more and more as I reach for my V5 for outings, no more 45lb backpacks and with the new 4K 28" UHD monitors the images are beautiful. I think after I get the V6 the big guns will be sold.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2018 at 14:47 UTC as 203rd comment

Now if they would just make this in a 17.3' or better yet 21" 3:2

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 23:13 UTC as 37th comment | 5 replies

As a gear comparision this is very poor. The ops are so busy being artistic that the review is practally useless. They need the same image from all three cameras to make a realistic comparision. Just click bait.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 17:14 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
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TheChad: I'd love to see DJI get interested in the motorized slider category!

If they make a dovetail so I can mount it on my monopod I could get interested. Holding my arm in the air sounds like hurt.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2018 at 06:14 UTC

I purchased my EOS-M from Tenso before they were released in the USA. The price was extremely low for a Canon at the time. It produced excellent images and I still use it for mountain hikes where I could lose it due to a fall, etc. The Canon I miss is the 1DS though I must say that my 5DSR is a better camera. These days I now carry the Sony A7R2 or the RX100M3 because of the lower weight. I have digital images from 2002 and using CaptureOne 10 or 11 to reprocess them shows that the cameras themselves were capable for much more quality than the existing software of the day was capable of extracting. Those of you whom have an older 2003 onward Canon should try the trial version of CaptureOne. You will be supprised.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2017 at 14:56 UTC as 20th comment
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Michael Shainblum: Hey everyone Michael here, I am the photographer for this image. I want to thank everyone for the comments both positive and negative. Thank you for taking a look at my work and for your thoughts. :)

As a landscape shooter for over 60 years, I thank you for a GREAT image. Please your self with images and let the nitpickers "go jump". I would hang this in my home.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2017 at 13:44 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1265 comments in total)
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sjprg: With all of Sony's great video cameras, what in the H* are they spending so much time and effort into putting video in the R3. Give us a STILL camera with all of the goodies to make a truly fantastic still camera. leave the D* video OUT!. If I need a video camera I'll buy a true video camera.

Armandino_ No you don't have the greatest still camera. In camera focus stacking, HDR, pixel shifting, extremely accurate focus, calibrated prophoto color accuracy, and all the other things that make large format film so good and is perfectly capable of being implemented into a camera like the A7R3 by any other name leaving out the video programing and thinking about producing a still camera. Process the R2 files in a program like Francis Sharpen Pro and see what can be done externaly with an R2 and think about where Sony could go.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2017 at 03:03 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1265 comments in total)

With all of Sony's great video cameras, what in the H* are they spending so much time and effort into putting video in the R3. Give us a STILL camera with all of the goodies to make a truly fantastic still camera. leave the D* video OUT!. If I need a video camera I'll buy a true video camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 17:28 UTC as 101st comment | 9 replies

I don't use and don't give a DAM. I tried to reload the latest LR which installed OK as a clean install but as soon as I started to create a new catalog it started creating the catalog on the C: partition which is my system partition. It also started creating a cloud folder to sync on my C: partition. I kept trying to delete it but it kept coming back. F U Adobe, my 23 year old relationship is OVER. take your product and shove it.
What happened to the old setup routines that let you put your data files on different SSD or HDs.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 06:51 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies

But they don't have the guts to post a trial version.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 02:04 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

YUCK! That hurts my eyes.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 02:02 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta DiMAGE X (136 comments in total)

I also really enjoyed my Xg and within the limitations of the sensor resolution I got two years and a half of excellent images from it. After I purchased my Canon 10D I gave it to a hiking friend who still uses it. The major problems as I see it is the crappy software that was prevalent in that time frame. I have recently gone back in my archives and reprocessed the images with the latest DXO and CaptureOne and the images I think are as good as my Samsung S4 images. Granted it's not a Canon 5DSR, but then again the 5DSR won't go in my pocket.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 00:55 UTC as 18th comment

They need to move the speaker to the top so a finger does not cover it when holding the unit

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2017 at 17:39 UTC as 5th comment

I shoot 95% landscapes and have a good collection of Canon EF "L" lenses but the lens that stays on my 5DS R is my 28-300 shot on a tripod. I carry an RX100M3 in my pocket for casual use. With the advent of image processors like CaptureOne V10 or DXO V11 one lens per camera becomes more capable. The FE 24-70 is the only lens on my Sony A7RII.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 12:57 UTC as 56th comment

As a programmer for many years, memory leaks denote a p**s poor programmer and poor QC. Inexcusable.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 10:41 UTC as 4th comment
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