PhotoKhan

Lives in Portugal Cascais, Portugal
Works as a Airline pilot
Joined on Mar 22, 2003
About me:

"95% of what's lacking in my Photography has nothing to do with gear."

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The more I happily and effectively use LR+CC and the more I read people cornering themselves up into giving up on such a perfect software for image processing just because it so happens to have migrated from a standalone product into a subscription model - a model that makes the software always updated, full ready to run a computer for less than the price of a coffee-a-day - the more puzzled I get about human nature.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 11:17 UTC as 17th comment | 17 replies

I guess making great products that really shine where it matters - hardcore image quality - and showing appreciation for their customers by systematically enhancing camera performance through FW updates is a two-pronged approach that really pays off.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 08:24 UTC as 29th comment
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ozturert: I think Canon has also been working on this, but still could not figure out how to tackle parallax error.

...of course...

People here react like Canon has no clue about the subject when, in fact, if they have not added the functionality to DPP it is because they know the problem exists.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 10:04 UTC

There's at least one area where Canon really does innovate:

The release of hordes of "dual-pixel experts" on DPR.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 10:01 UTC as 7th comment

Errr...Wow...?

I promise to use this app and its functionality every time I may feel that my photography is being limited by (lack of) dynamic range.

As it stands, I reckon I will be using it the same number of times I missed cameras that make "1-point-whatever-more-EVs" than 5DMKIV, this last 18 months ;)

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2018 at 20:46 UTC as 21st comment

Finally, Leica gear (...camera and lenses...) that makes sense...irrespectively of the price.

Beautiful, beautiful output.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2018 at 17:08 UTC as 88th comment | 1 reply
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xPhoenix: Legal questions aside, it is some pretty sweet footage.

xPhoenix

No one needs to lighten up. You're the one who needs to wise-up.

Make no mistake, If this owner is located and tied-up to the footage in a demonstrable way, he/she can't even begin to imagine the kind of nightmare that will be unleashed.

I am not an American but, if there's anything I know about the USA, is that, once you go federal-offense, things get really ugly, really fast.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 18:50 UTC

As both an airline captain and responsible drone user I so wish the FAA can zero-in on this criminal.

We really need to set an example with someone and this surely seems to fit the bill.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 17:24 UTC as 87th comment | 1 reply

A company decided to acquire the "Kodak" name for god-knows-what.

Following that strategy, they're now into crypto-whatever.

Why is DPR, a photography site, continuously publicizing these mega-shenanigans?

...Is it because of name nostalgia?

Should we expect full coverage of the "Kodak-crack" if and when it appears?

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 17:19 UTC as 32nd comment | 6 replies
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bluevellet: sponsored content?

:D

"Nope!" is cute but it does not cut it.

The hard core fact is that DPR has been publishing story after story on how iPhones (...specifically, not smartphones, in general, mind you...) can replace all types of cameras and make photographic and/or cinematic master pieces.

If you're not being paid by Apple, you should be. This kind of brand-specific systematic promotion is quite valuable.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 15:51 UTC
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crlogic: Why so much magenta in the picture with the couple?

Because Canon colors are overrated.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 19:52 UTC
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PWPhotography: DPR reviews are still the best, more thoroughly without personal bias.

A7r III AF is (much) better than A7r II but still not on A9 level, otherwise it's no brainier to upgrade if it's on A9 AF system (exclude stacked-sensor and 20fps) therefore I still keep A7r II (and also own A9). A7r III eye-AF is much better than A7r II but still not at A9 level.

Nikon 3-D AF is more sticky and the best in AF-C tracking in sports.

Canon AF is now lagging behind, even 1Dx II as said in DPR A9 review unable to re-gain focus once lost.

Another sample shows that much hyped Canon skin tone is a myth ;-)

I have made my point. It is healthy that you see things otherwise. I will remember this exchange, though.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 15:58 UTC
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PWPhotography: DPR reviews are still the best, more thoroughly without personal bias.

A7r III AF is (much) better than A7r II but still not on A9 level, otherwise it's no brainier to upgrade if it's on A9 AF system (exclude stacked-sensor and 20fps) therefore I still keep A7r II (and also own A9). A7r III eye-AF is much better than A7r II but still not at A9 level.

Nikon 3-D AF is more sticky and the best in AF-C tracking in sports.

Canon AF is now lagging behind, even 1Dx II as said in DPR A9 review unable to re-gain focus once lost.

Another sample shows that much hyped Canon skin tone is a myth ;-)

General lens availability is far from the same as in-brand action-photography-dedicated long/fast primes + zooms availability.

I say again, those not understanding what professional action fully entails are in for some frustration.

I will be making reality checks with you guys, event after event, year after year just to enjoy whatever excuses you'll be coming up with.

You keep forgetting, the real world is not DPR nor YouTube hiper-excited pundits.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 14:59 UTC
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PWPhotography: DPR reviews are still the best, more thoroughly without personal bias.

A7r III AF is (much) better than A7r II but still not on A9 level, otherwise it's no brainier to upgrade if it's on A9 AF system (exclude stacked-sensor and 20fps) therefore I still keep A7r II (and also own A9). A7r III eye-AF is much better than A7r II but still not at A9 level.

Nikon 3-D AF is more sticky and the best in AF-C tracking in sports.

Canon AF is now lagging behind, even 1Dx II as said in DPR A9 review unable to re-gain focus once lost.

Another sample shows that much hyped Canon skin tone is a myth ;-)

So the astonishing full array of lenses and traditionally efficient and effective support on-site means nothing in your effort to hype mirrorless over DSLRs for professional action photography?

You're bound for a surprise...

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 13:47 UTC
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PWPhotography: DPR reviews are still the best, more thoroughly without personal bias.

A7r III AF is (much) better than A7r II but still not on A9 level, otherwise it's no brainier to upgrade if it's on A9 AF system (exclude stacked-sensor and 20fps) therefore I still keep A7r II (and also own A9). A7r III eye-AF is much better than A7r II but still not at A9 level.

Nikon 3-D AF is more sticky and the best in AF-C tracking in sports.

Canon AF is now lagging behind, even 1Dx II as said in DPR A9 review unable to re-gain focus once lost.

Another sample shows that much hyped Canon skin tone is a myth ;-)

As much hyped as the A9 might be, one thing is certain: They will be hard to spot at, say, the next Football World Cup.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 08:42 UTC
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PhotoKhan: It didn't take me more than to check 6 of the "most popular" comments on this section to find the first one about LR sluggishness and how Capture One is the remedy for such affliction.

I run LR on a Win10-64, i7-6700K, 32GB RAM, GTX-1060/6MB and it runs like butter.

A few days ago, I downloaded and installed Capture One 11 just to see what all the fuss was about and, to my surprise, immediately noticed very slow performance, the software routinely taking 2 or 3 seconds to update the image after a simple adjustment was dialed in.

Something really fishy is going on...

No, "Shift+F" is instantaneous in my setup.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2018 at 21:54 UTC
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PhotoKhan: It didn't take me more than to check 6 of the "most popular" comments on this section to find the first one about LR sluggishness and how Capture One is the remedy for such affliction.

I run LR on a Win10-64, i7-6700K, 32GB RAM, GTX-1060/6MB and it runs like butter.

A few days ago, I downloaded and installed Capture One 11 just to see what all the fuss was about and, to my surprise, immediately noticed very slow performance, the software routinely taking 2 or 3 seconds to update the image after a simple adjustment was dialed in.

Something really fishy is going on...

Just tried it, as I normally don't use that functionality, having a second monitor for full image display.

It took 2 seconds to display the photo in full-screen.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2018 at 19:28 UTC

It didn't take me more than to check 6 of the "most popular" comments on this section to find the first one about LR sluggishness and how Capture One is the remedy for such affliction.

I run LR on a Win10-64, i7-6700K, 32GB RAM, GTX-1060/6MB and it runs like butter.

A few days ago, I downloaded and installed Capture One 11 just to see what all the fuss was about and, to my surprise, immediately noticed very slow performance, the software routinely taking 2 or 3 seconds to update the image after a simple adjustment was dialed in.

Something really fishy is going on...

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2018 at 18:53 UTC as 103rd comment | 11 replies
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panther fan: I think in this day and age these real-world reviews are nice, but not really informative. Most lenses today offer strong optical performance and the build quality seems substantially improved over earlier versions. So, you can find something good about almost all lenses and therefore write positive reviews about them.

People looking at this lens mainly ask three questions:
What do I gain by this lens over a much cheaper 70-300?
How does it compare to it’s sister model, the sigma 100-400?
What do I sacrifice compared to the first party 100-400 F5.6?

This review answers none of those questions, and that’s why I think it doesn’t really add anything to the discussion. I know side by side reviews are more effort, than to write a fast review without scientific testing. But such a review would vastly improve the quality of dpreview.

It is a bit strange how almost every YouTube reviewer seems to be aware of the necessity to do side-by-side lens comparisons (...sometimes with less than optimal procedural approaches, true, but, still...) and, yet, the most relevant photography site on the net continuously avoids doing those, while happily and swiftly reproducing Roger Cicala's commendable work.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2018 at 15:55 UTC

It might be "the ultimate computer" for LR but there's one monitor missing.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2018 at 10:27 UTC as 14th comment
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