Stubb

Stubb

Lives in United States Atlanta, GA, United States
Works as a wireless network engineer
Has a website at http://www.yank.to
Joined on Apr 30, 2006

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norman shearer: No x-trans maybe because that filter Array limits your choice in pp software? Or is it because x-trans is just a marketing gimmick?

Probably no X-Trans because of the nasty artifacts produced by most raw decoders.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 14:53 UTC
On article Raw capture coming to iPhone in iOS 10? (43 comments in total)

I'd love for DxO Optics Pro to have access to raw files from my iPhone to use Prime noise reduction.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 18:38 UTC as 14th comment
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tinternaut: A year or so back, this news would have mattered to me. Here and now, Adobe supports new cameras faster, and doesn't require me risk an upgrade too far with my OS.

Yes, raw updates mattered before Apple pulled the plug on any kind of serious still-picture support.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 12:30 UTC

Apple has hit rock-bottom with software quality and started to dig.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 19:34 UTC as 46th comment

I ditched Aperture several months ago for a combination of DxO Optics Pro (raw conversion) and Photo Supreme (metadata). It's a little extra work jumping between the two programs, but Photo Supreme plays real with DxO and actually interprets some of the info in DxO sidecars for building previews (e.g., cropping). It's somewhat reassuring not relying on one company for everything.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2015 at 02:09 UTC as 90th comment | 1 reply

I'm perfectly happy with the 16 MP on my E-M5 for travel and macro photography. Main thing I want is a dedicated raw mode that displays a raw histogram/blinkies and purges the menus of JPEG-related nonsense.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2015 at 20:55 UTC as 25th comment
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Tapper123: Always good to see more choices in mft lenses. What a great system.

I personally hope for a 90 or 100mm weather sealed 1:1 macro for long distance to subject shooting. Prefer Olympus since I don't need OIS. Would be amazing for insects and other small, skittish creatures in the field.

> Not sure why a 200mm equiv macro would be essential.

Clearly you've never tried photographing Odonates, butterflies, and the like.

The extra working distance also makes lighting easier with static subjects.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 14:12 UTC
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Tapper123: Always good to see more choices in mft lenses. What a great system.

I personally hope for a 90 or 100mm weather sealed 1:1 macro for long distance to subject shooting. Prefer Olympus since I don't need OIS. Would be amazing for insects and other small, skittish creatures in the field.

A 100 macro is the main thing missing from m4/3 IMO. The 60 macro is great for stationary objects but simply doesn't cut it for things that can run/fly away! Ditto on a Zuiko model due to not needing in-lens stabilization.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 22:04 UTC
On article Have your say: Best High-end Compact Camera of 2014 (78 comments in total)
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Scottelly: Has ANYONE worked with even half of these? What's the point of this?

What's the point of any poll on the Interweb? Seems like aggregating a large number of uninformed opinions will give an equally uninformed conclusion.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 15:51 UTC
On article Sony announces US pricing for full-frame Alpha 7 II (178 comments in total)

Let's see if there's an option for losslessly compressed raw files.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 17:37 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
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PhotoKhan: I already have "atmospheric haze correction": USM at 20,60,0
I think I'll call it "Smog Buster" and sell it as a 45$ plug-in.

You should totally do that! Add a huge lens correction database and you might get my business as well :)

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 13:18 UTC
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PhotoKhan: I already have "atmospheric haze correction": USM at 20,60,0
I think I'll call it "Smog Buster" and sell it as a 45$ plug-in.

Masking has to be automatic.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 12:17 UTC
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PhotoKhan: I already have "atmospheric haze correction": USM at 20,60,0
I think I'll call it "Smog Buster" and sell it as a 45$ plug-in.

If you'd actually take the haze tool in V10 for a spin, you'd see that it applies corrections non-uniformly based on an analysis of the image. It appears to apply stronger filtering in areas with less local contrast. In my landscape shots, I'm seeing it bring out texture in seemingly even white clouds and flat mountains while only subtly enhancing the foreground.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 11:52 UTC
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RobertSigmund: They urgently need to introduce local adjustments, in the form of layers or otherwise. It is disappointing that version 10 doesn't have them yet.

I reprocessed a bunch of my landscape and cityscape photos in v10 and really don't miss local adjustments anymore. The smart lighting and haze controls figure out image content well enough to target their adjustments appropriately. Maybe I could be better with a half hour of fiddling with brushes and layers, but the new controls and two minutes of fiddling give me results that are good enough.

But DxO still needs healing and red-eye brushes!

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 11:37 UTC
On article Ricoh announces WG-30W and WG-30 rugged compacts (77 comments in total)

No raw capability. Lame.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 17:41 UTC as 11th comment
On article Apple to cease development of Aperture (425 comments in total)

Going all-in with one company and using a product like Lightroom seems risky to me. I've started running Photo Supreme for metadata & cataloging and DxO for raw conversion. It's a bit clumsy coming from Aperture's seamless workflow but provides more insulation from a company going haywire.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 18:00 UTC as 148th comment | 2 replies
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1988 comments in total)
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utphoto: Amazing. The number of dismissive comments about 4K, especially the five to ten years before it will be here scenarios. First, it won't be even five years before it has a 30-50% penetration in to homes in the US. Within two years it will be the standard for virtually all sets 40" in size or larger except for entry level models. And these are not my guesstimates but from professional industry organizations.

The most important reason for 4K is that 1080 derived from a 4K master, even disregarding the cropping options, looks far better than 1080 shot natively. Serious video shooters are already shooting in 4K for archival purposes. As for 8K, don't hold your breath. 4K is the sweet spot for the consumer. 8K will be used primarily for commercial cinema production and presentation.

I've seen 4K video at NAB demos, and it's of course fantastic.

I see the #1 hurdle for 4K video in the US being the shamefully poor state of high-speed Internet in the country and throttling by predatory monopolists like Comcast. Here in Atlanta, Comcast slaps everyone with a 300 GB/month bandwidth cap and throttles Neflix enough that video is barely SD quality.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 11:58 UTC
On article DxO Optics Pro 9.5 now integrates with Adobe Lightroom (63 comments in total)
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ageha: Nice but I rather use just DxO standalone, LR isn't very good anyway.

What do you use for cataloging and adding metadata?

Link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 11:23 UTC
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plainwhite: It's nice to see that Aperture has not been completely neglected.

Four years since a major update, way behind on features, and a buggy resource hog? That tells me Apple doesn't care about Aperture.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 11:09 UTC
On article Shockproof flagship: Olympus 'drops' new Tough TG-3 (107 comments in total)
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Greg VdB: Still no RAW? Neeeeeext!!

Yup—no raw, no interest.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 08:20 UTC
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