ovengloves

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ovengloves: Nice, but I'd rather they made their software faster, although I know that'll never happen sadly.
Big corporation software is always bloatware that relies on us updating our hardware every 6 months.

@hjulenissen, sorry but that's a typical software engineering reply. from someone who doesn't fully understand the performance of modern hardware.
It may have some credibility if LR could even give a reasonably quick preview of an unedited image but it can't.
There was something a while ago where an engineer working for Adobe had embedded some text, can't remember the the wording but essentially he was saying Adobe stuff was was unnecessarily messy and difficult. I actually think it was acrobat but that's another example of poorly written software.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2021 at 08:12 UTC
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ovengloves: Nice, but I'd rather they made their software faster, although I know that'll never happen sadly.
Big corporation software is always bloatware that relies on us updating our hardware every 6 months.

What is utter nonsense?

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2021 at 08:21 UTC
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ovengloves: Nice, but I'd rather they made their software faster, although I know that'll never happen sadly.
Big corporation software is always bloatware that relies on us updating our hardware every 6 months.

I'd say that that the vast majority of software runs inefficiently and that includes the OS.
I'm a hardware and software engineer and the speed of modern CPUs is obscene as is the RAM available, so processing images should on the whole be near instantaneous, but when you consider what's required to run windows which is essentially just a pretty mouse pointer there's no hope for us.
Software engineers are on the whole lazy, as it's easier to use more resources than be efficient or innovative, this is compounded by the programming languages which provide more "features" and make folks lazy.

It'll be interesting to see what happens when hardware can't be made to run any faster, perhaps the software may be improved. We can only hope. Although we'll probably end up with 1024bit processors then. It's cheaper to force the end user to upgrade hardware than fix software.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2021 at 13:48 UTC

Nice, but I'd rather they made their software faster, although I know that'll never happen sadly.
Big corporation software is always bloatware that relies on us updating our hardware every 6 months.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2021 at 08:49 UTC as 21st comment | 13 replies
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steelhead3: Here is the EU trying to make itself relevant again, this kind of over reaching led to Brexit. Remember the 29 minute video debacle, the EU at work.

What people conveniently ignored is the fact that the UK voted in favour of pretty much every piece of legislation that came out of the EU. If they didn't like it they blamed the EU rather than our own government for agreeing to it.
When the UK left the EU it essentially took all the EU laws and enshrined them in UK law.
If we'd still been in the EU we'd have voted for this I'm sure.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2021 at 19:21 UTC
On article What you need to know about the new Canon EOS R3 (310 comments in total)
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LJ - Eljot: In your overview page you do not list the ethernet port. Actually the english and german canon page does not list it as well.

By the way: It that port PoE?

PoE would be very useful in situations where people were using ethernet as they'd never need to worry about the battery going flat.
Also it has the potential to reduce the number of cables as you'd only need PoE not USB as well.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2021 at 16:33 UTC
On article What you need to know about the new Canon EOS R3 (310 comments in total)
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Kona Mike: "...the EOS R3 cannot be powered over USB (but it can be charged via USB, using 'Canon USB PD-compliant devices')."

In Gordon Laing's youtube first look, he shows that he was able to record a 6 hour video on the R3 using the USB cord. Using a single battery alone, he got a little over 2 hours recorded.

@mikeRan, you can't use a battery as a regulation device.
What's probably happening is that the battery is supplementing the USB supply as it can't supply enough power.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2021 at 20:15 UTC
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ExNewt: Name me all the times Apple disabled the camera when the glorious iPhone was “jailbroken.”
I’ll wait…

If apple had their way they'd brick your phone just for talking to someone with an Android phone.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2021 at 11:30 UTC
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Brian Homer: Was this first posted in April by any chance? :-)

We've already got them, they're mirror lenses!

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2021 at 15:04 UTC
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SVCguy: Wonderful pics....and I'm first to say so!!!

Special needs? LOL

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2021 at 09:55 UTC
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Stephen Strangways: Meanwhile Olympus E-M1 Mark II owners have been shooting 60 fps raw 20 megapixel images for the last 5 years... Is 30 fps 24 megapixel really all that exciting?

The speed of electricity isn't so much of a problem, with longer tracks you get more capacitance and that is usually what causes things to slow down and draw more power.
Also, I'd think a small sensor will be less prone to distortion even if sampling at the same speed because it's sampling a smaller area of the image circle. I may be wrong though, it's tricky to picture what would happen.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2021 at 12:02 UTC
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Ruy Penalva: Nikon needs to hire a designer.

I know a camera is a tool, but it's a 12 on the fugly scale.
But Nikons have generally been unattractive or just old fashioned in their looks to my mind.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2021 at 11:53 UTC
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Stephen Strangways: Meanwhile Olympus E-M1 Mark II owners have been shooting 60 fps raw 20 megapixel images for the last 5 years... Is 30 fps 24 megapixel really all that exciting?

@Stephone Strangeways, if you think locked focus is OK then I suspect you've never shot moving subjects.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2021 at 08:36 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Apple M1 iMac vs. Intel PC for photo/video (470 comments in total)

At the end of the day both operating systems are pretty much bloatware.
All most people want is an operating system with a filing system and graphical user interface that supports a mouse.
Looking at the performance we get these days with the obscene amounts of RAM and CPU speeds I'd be embarrassed if I were responsible for these operating systems.

All this RAM and CPU speed has done nothing other than make software houses/engineers lazy.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2021 at 16:03 UTC as 39th comment | 7 replies
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IamJF: "Remeber, this lens can not autofocus in the corner"
Cheap but useless ... no thanks.

@olgierd
Crop mode does not make any difference other than to crop the centre of the image. It's only there for when you use EFS lenses, there's no benefit in using it.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2021 at 08:27 UTC
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Anastigmat: f/11 means diffraction, and it will limit sharpness. It also means the need to use high ISO settings (above 400) when the sky is not sunny That also limits sharpness because of noise reduction software used in cameras. A Sigma 500mm f/4.5 or APO Tele Macro 400mm f/5.6 lens would be a lot more useful for wildlife photography. They are very sharp, even when used wide open. I would pick the Canon 6DMKII over mirrorless Canon cameras for wildlife photography.

I have considered buying an older 1D just to be able to fondle as I do miss it's handling.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2021 at 12:20 UTC
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Anastigmat: f/11 means diffraction, and it will limit sharpness. It also means the need to use high ISO settings (above 400) when the sky is not sunny That also limits sharpness because of noise reduction software used in cameras. A Sigma 500mm f/4.5 or APO Tele Macro 400mm f/5.6 lens would be a lot more useful for wildlife photography. They are very sharp, even when used wide open. I would pick the Canon 6DMKII over mirrorless Canon cameras for wildlife photography.

What mirrorless cameras are you comparing the 6DMKII to?
I've bought a Canon R5 and now sold my 1DXII as there was no point keeping it to collect dust.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2021 at 11:55 UTC
On article There can be only one: why isn't the EOS R3 an EOS R1? (582 comments in total)
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ovengloves: I think they're testing the water. There are some things that a DSLR trounces a mirrorless camera with and if the R3 is a success with the professional users we will see an R1, if the professional users keep buying the 1D over the R3 then it will be a much longer wait for an R1.
I'm not convinced the 1D range will cease to exist anytime soon.

I went from a 1DXII to R5 and I can assure you that the R5 is much much worse than the 1DXII when it comes to focussing on close objects from infinity. In fact it's a problem I rarely encountered until now.
Also, mirrorless is much worse at focussing on strongly backlit subjects.

I've got used to the mirrorless flaws and have workarounds to most things other than the backlit subjects but it's still a pain.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2021 at 20:28 UTC
On article There can be only one: why isn't the EOS R3 an EOS R1? (582 comments in total)
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ovengloves: I think they're testing the water. There are some things that a DSLR trounces a mirrorless camera with and if the R3 is a success with the professional users we will see an R1, if the professional users keep buying the 1D over the R3 then it will be a much longer wait for an R1.
I'm not convinced the 1D range will cease to exist anytime soon.

You can't beat an optical viewfinder
If a mirrorless camera is focussed on a distant object it will often never then focus on a closer object.
I shoot wildlife and if I'm trying to focus on a bird in a tree or hedge then I really do wish I had a DSLR. I've missed countless photos.
Battery life.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2021 at 11:42 UTC
On article There can be only one: why isn't the EOS R3 an EOS R1? (582 comments in total)
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Sonylover1: Speculations, speculations...
Soon we will now all about R3. In fact, we already know it is placed in between 1DX III and R5. R3 is simply a new niche for Canonians, More interesting is the development of R1 and the news about R6 and R7.
As long as the EVF of the R-serie is so inferior to the mark 5 and 1-serie we will see even more 1DX:s in the future.
My prediction:
R1: 100mpix super-duper beating Sony A1
1DX: DSRL-pro serie continues
R3: new pro serie, 30 mpix , ”EVF-1DX”
R5: substituting the mark 5-serie in the future
5D-serie continues DSRL-enthuisiast serie. Next release Mark V
R6: cheaper R5 substituting 6D
R7: substituting 7D and 90D-serie
7D: killed of (sadly)
90D: discontinued

I don't think the 1D range will be dropped that quickly.
There are things a DSLR can do which beat mirrorless hands down and I think always will.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2021 at 11:57 UTC
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