AllanW

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Joined on Apr 17, 2004

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JonBush: For my needs, I’ll gladly continue to pay $.32 a day to have Lightroom and Photoshop on my desk and always be up to date. Although their quarterly earnings are of no real interest to me, I do hope they continue to make a profit and use a good portion of that money to reinvest, innovate, and improve their product offerings.

@risuk.... "I gladly pay $0 a day for a better RAW editor called Capture One."

So Capture One is free of charge? No up front payment of any kind?

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 03:29 UTC

Thanks for this! In typical Zuckerberg style you have to opt out of this instead of opting in.

Instagram is fast becoming a joke just like Facebook did.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2018 at 20:19 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies

Dpreview ...

With this version Nikon have written a code that stops us from using any third party app.

The original version was terrible and dropped out all the time but with a LOT of effort you could connect. Once connected you could leave the Snapbridge app running in the background then open any other third party app to control the camera.

In version 2 there is no way to leave the Snapbridge/wifi connection running whilst going into another app. As soon as you try to open another app the connection cuts out.

IMO this is Nikon's way of forcing us to ONLY use their app to "control" the Camera. The problem is:

1. Nikon sold a product at a given point in time with full functionality. People chose to buy that product based on those features. Then AFTER purchase, Nikon have disabled that functionality via firmware upgrades.

2. Their app is a joke with very limited functionality. They don't even offer bracketing FFS! Third party apps offer comprehensive control of the camera.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 02:18 UTC as 5th comment
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pahnson: Ooooh, I am so excited. After a long time on Adobe Camera RAW and Capture One I was trying the newest version of Lightroom (classic) but the perfomance is still as awefull as 5 years ago...
if the new capture one improved it awefull perfomance and kept the great image quality, its a no brainer =)

The upgrade is definitely faster than before but is is still way too slow for my liking. Lets face it, the old LR was a low bench mark so while there are improvements it is still not where pro's need it to be performance wise. Not even close!

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 23:14 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1256 comments in total)
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dansclic: No intervalometer on a so expensive camera ? A shame

Bizarre decision!

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 21:46 UTC

.... and Lightroom will still run slow on this beast! ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 20:14 UTC as 75th comment | 3 replies
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ifarlow: "I would like to address concerns recently voiced by our community of customers around Lightroom performance," writes Tom Hogarty, photo product management at Adobe, "as improving performance is our current top priority."

Concerns recently voiced? Recently? Really? It's a "current top priority" now? What about a few years ago? Not too bothered then?

I see this as an example of just how worthless this "confession" really is and how Adobe really isn't terribly invested in dealing with the performance issues in the software. These issues are nothing new, despite Adobe's pretending that they are.

Amen! People have been complaining about LR's slow performance for years. His comment screams arrogance!

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 19:57 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2156 comments in total)
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Mateus1: Another Canon's dinosaur... for $3600?

and I am sure it will not render colours that beutiful as 5Dmk1... as mk2 & mk3 do not.

I shoot Nikon and love them. for events, I edit both Nikon and Canon images as my co-workers use Canon. To my taste the Canon colours are far nicer than Nikon but I acknowledge that this is subjective.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 10:14 UTC
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rialcnis: The Facebook Oculus Rift TERMS OF SERVICE claims ownership of created imagery. Suddenly people dreaming of creative purposes for the new technology are naturally backing away.

Yep... If that is accurate then it's a show stopper! Why would anyone invest in a system that gives away their copyright.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 08:25 UTC
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bernardly: This is one of the most redeeming articles I have ever read on DPR because the interview transcended the exclusive focus on gear and actually raised questions of art and style. Cameras are not trophies to brag about and place on display for winning admiration, nor are they toys for big boys—they are tools to capture memories and to create art. We need more inspiring articles like this one, DPR crew.

+1 Bernardly.... I'm so impressed with the direction Dpreview is heading with these interviews. This one in particular was a brilliant read!

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 05:40 UTC
On article Polaroid-branded BrightSaber Pro wand packs 298 LEDs (41 comments in total)

DPreview.... trying to understand what output this has as compared to a speedlight. Any info on this?

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 20:13 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies

I hope it's better than the S4 and S5.

I have had two S4 phones and with the both of them cameras were beyond bad.

The first one was replaced due to poor colours in the screen. But both cameras were so bad that I could not get a sharp photo no matter how I changed the settings.

My friend has the S5 and she has the same issues.

I read reviews before I purchased and the reviews suggested the cameras were great but that is not my finding.

I bought the flagship S4 phone because I wanted the best camera and features. I love everything else about the phone but I would be hesitant to buy another Samsung without a hands on look at the camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 21:58 UTC as 3rd comment

Any ULTRA wide native lenses for this camera?

I currently shoot Nikon FF video with 12mm lens. Would be nice to shoot this camera if I can get the same FOV.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 18:52 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (643 comments in total)

The multi function dial is pretty cool!

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 18:36 UTC as 90th comment

I hope their product is better than their customer service.

I have sent two emails over the past week asking for more information.

Both times I received an automated reply stating that they have received my email and will be in touch within 24 hours. After one week I'm still waiting for someone to get back to me.

Pretty Poor effort to be honest and doesn't fill me with confidence in the company or product.

To the owners of this company...... Get your act together guys! Seriously!!!

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 10:03 UTC as 3rd comment

Nice video Rishi! Thanks for sharing!

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 02:09 UTC as 71st comment
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Thematic: https://youtu.be/ZDGnl5SHBzc

At the 20 minute mark - Mark Weir explains the incredible performance and tech that these lenses have.

They should be worth their asking price - remember how high a MP and resolution current FF Sony cameras are and will be in the future.

Smart move imo.

Interesting info. Thanks for the link!

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 19:39 UTC

Such a beautiful and touching story.... Thank you Lynnette for reminding me that the world has so many beautiful spirits.

Thank you Dpreview for this great video!

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2016 at 01:20 UTC as 8th comment

Keep 'em coming! :) I love these videos!!!

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 04:48 UTC as 13th comment
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