Paul JM

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Anyone aware of the timeline to release date for the firmware update that will allow 4K video on the xpro2.?

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 23:45 UTC as 1st comment
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (971 comments in total)
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String: Well I look at it as it's far far more affordable for the "average Joe" to pay $10/month for LR/PS than it ever was to buy the stand alone versions of both products and then pay for upgrades every year. One of the main reasons Adobe went to a subscription model was due to PS being one of the most pirated pieces of software ever made. And it worked, Adobes profits are higher than they ever have been.

People in these forums complain about paying $10/month for software yet have no issue with dropping thousands of dollars annually for each iteration of new body that comes out

But string, you may feel it is a bargain if you didn't buy the product in the first place. Many of us did. If I bought my house, owned it for years, and was then told that I have to start paying rental to continue living there, having spent years investing effort and time into that home, I would not be so pleased at all

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 06:31 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (971 comments in total)
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russbarnes: The comments below so far about subscription models are hilarious. Everyone pays for gas and electricity this way. They pay for TV, broadband and services like Netflix and Amazon Prime. But as soon as it comes to software it's somehow a concept and commodity that is OUTRAGEOUS, DISGUSTING and DISGRACEFUL and Adobe are greedy pirates?

Grow up and join the 21st Century. This is the model for everything around you now. Adobe provide by far and away the best product on the market. If you want to use sub-standard alternatives then that's your choice, but don't complain about it. I guarantee 50%+ users below will be subscribing with Adobe within 12 months.

Russbarnes you are completely wrong. This is fundamentally different to the standard utilities model. This software was purchased with ownership. Individuals and companies have invested massive amounts of time and effort into developing infrastructure within that arrangement and it has now been pulled from under them. It is akin to purchasing a house, renovating it, and now being told that you no longer own the house but are entitled to stay there provide you pay rent indefinitely, with no assurance of tenure.
If you think this is like buying power utilities you are a person of limited imagination

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 06:15 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (971 comments in total)

One of the most nicely written pieces on DPR ever, and I agree with every word. I have held off looking at Capture one and other alternatives, as i am now so heavily invested in LR, but I think now may be the time to jump. More than anything I am interested in the stability and longevity of my archive. I have more than 300,000 images stored in one major LR database, including scanned film files etc, all keyword coded and face recognition'd. The idea of no longer 'owning' the software the runs this database, and the 1000's of hours invested over many years in creating this archive is horrifying.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 22:24 UTC as 364th comment | 1 reply
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108: Which makes me wonder which ff body, apart from the sony mirrorless series, would be best for mf with this lens, viewfinder and live view ? Experienced ff users , any idea ?

manual focus on 5dsr I dont use the viewfinder. I tripod mount and use the kinotechnik loupe with live view. Works well for me, nice piece of kit, easy to mount and remove and has optical correction lenses available as well

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 21:46 UTC
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Sarge_: Overpriced by 50%, but it is low volume, and I'll probably still buy it if it tests significantly better than the x5s...

Overpriced by 50% ? I would be interested to hear your thoughts on which competitive product you are using for your price benchmark.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 23:23 UTC
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scoobysnapstories: well the movie industry will be happy, not regular consumers. aiming for the rich folks aye?

Oh, OK scooby. So my purchasing practices define who are 'rich folks' do they ?

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 12:27 UTC
On article Shooting with a used DSLR kit that cost me just $80 (263 comments in total)
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Mach Schnell: Aside from dynamic range, the only other substantial weak point of 10 year old cameras is the LCD screen on back. Monitor technology has improved a lot in the last 10 years.

You are getting carried away now. There are a few substantial improvements in the last ten years. Certainly focus speed has dramatically improved. May not be necessary for everyone’s use I accept it but more that just dr and the lcd.....

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 22:35 UTC
On article Shooting with a used DSLR kit that cost me just $80 (263 comments in total)
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Jonathan Mac: If you can't find any used 400Ds around, you can simulate the low dynamic range by buying a 7D mark II :-)

I buy almost all my gear used these days. If you know what to check for then it's not a problem. I still have my K200D which was available at the same time as the 400D.

I think the point JM is making regarding his disappointment with the dr of the 7d is clear to anyone reading the post and makes perfect sense

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 22:30 UTC
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chadley_chad: With the number of Flyaways and potential bird strikes at 2 miles out, I’d be very worried about forking out on this camera ... but kudos to DJI!

I had a flyaway with a Mavic but DJI reviewed the data files and replaced it free of cost immediately. So don’t worry too much. Fantastic company producing fantastic products

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 20:46 UTC
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scoobysnapstories: well the movie industry will be happy, not regular consumers. aiming for the rich folks aye?

Sorry, at what price point do manufacturers start “aiming for the rich folks”? Is it anything that you yourself can’t afford ?

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 20:44 UTC
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LaurenceSvirchev: "...the 28mm F2.8 IS USM made me slow down and focus on my compositions more."

Sorry, equipment does not result in 'slowing down' unless the photographer is unfamiliar with the gear. Focusing on the composition is the essence of photography, the result of mental discipline and 'pre-visioning'. Seasoned photographers each have their own work methods depending on the situation they are photographing.

Boss of Sony, ah, yes, slow down and focus on composition for tourist snapshots. How do you think amateur photographers learn, or get practice ? What a patronising statement to make

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2017 at 00:41 UTC
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joe6pack: Besides using for backup, I can't think of a reason when someone need such big storage. It could store a lot of data, and when it failed it would take all your data, all 12TB, with it.

joe6pack, really need to think about your responses before posting them. There are plenty of people on here who will use drives of this size for storage. I am an amateur photographer, and have a lightroom catalogue containing more than 400,000 photos collected over 40 years, archiving of scanned historical family photos, and hundreds of hours of HD and now 4k video, both for personal and work related reasons. They consume a massive amount of data. I use a Drobo 5D with 5 drives, and currently have 8TB in each slot. With single drive redundancy I have plenty of space, but that is how I want it. I also maintain an offsite drobo incase of local destruction (e.g. house fire, theft at home etc), so dont use dual drive redundancy, but many would and hence would require every bit of the storage that I have. Additionally, HDD performance with data intensive tasks starts to suffer the closer you get to 100% storage, so I prefer to have my drive operating at around 50% storage capacity maximum

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2017 at 00:38 UTC

Sadly not a single wreck shot. Some of the truly great UW photography now is by specialist wreck divers
https://petemesley.smugmug.com/WreckDiving/Specialist-Wreck-Imagry/

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 04:22 UTC as 1st comment
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Ruy Penalva: China is ready to copy and sell cheaper. Do we need tripod when we have 5 axis stabilization? Only for panorama or heavy lens or sports photo,

No tripod with this one ?

https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/9197874087/photos/2896833/

You must have very little hand tremor

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2017 at 11:02 UTC
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Ruy Penalva: China is ready to copy and sell cheaper. Do we need tripod when we have 5 axis stabilization? Only for panorama or heavy lens or sports photo,

Ruy, if your style of photography precludes the need for a tripod, then you really dont have any role contributing to a thread like this. Why pad out the meaningful information ? For many of us a tripod is an essential part of our kit.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 03:19 UTC
On article The 7 Commandments of Great Photo Walks (125 comments in total)
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Tiefenunschärfe: I can´t see any sense in a "Photo Walk".

then you are in the wrong field.
You can take photos any time, but a photowalk where you are concentrating on getting your best shots rather than worrying about other distractions works well for many of us

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 00:38 UTC
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CanonM5fan: "So far there is no professional using their products." I was at the tennis US Open this month in New York. There is a front row section of the court designated for photographers. There was 1-2 Nikons and all the rest were using Canons at the matches I went to. Still, "no professional" could be reworded to something like, "less than 5% of the current sports and wedding photographers" and then cite some study or article to support that number.

I'm glad Nikon is working on a FF mirrorless. I will give it serious consideration. A Nikon FF might make the most sense since Canon as of yet doesn't have a product in this space so maybe Nikon can get some Canon users to buy their FF mirrorless instead of waiting for a Canon that hasn't even been announced yet?

An APS-C mirrorless is also a worthwhile product, the Canon M series and the Sony A6000 series are pretty popular. Too bad the Nikon 1 wasn't an APS-C system. Then a FF Nikon mirrorless would be the perfect addition to their line.

Richard Murdey do you believe that every pro photographer on earth was at the US open? They represent just a tiny proportion of sport photographers who as a group are only a proportion of all photographers

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 06:33 UTC
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Dr_Jon: You can see the logic in avoiding the crowded APS mirrorless market, but the FF market is lower volume and so less money on the bottom line. Also it's a segment where Nikon has its best cameras, so will steal sales from them as much as the competition. Seems a little brave if Nikon doesn't want to keep contracting - maybe they are happy to do that if margins are good, but it's hard on the development and marketing budgets.
Also a weird interview, was he authorised to talk that much? Could it affect the stock price?

P.S. Thom Hogan seems pretty convinced Nikon mirrorless is quite close, so the "if Nikon do ..." part seems odd, as if that's so it will already be in production.

Crowded ASC mirrorless market? By who? Really only Fuji and some Sony.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 21:36 UTC
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jjz2: Say what? "Sony and Fujifilm can only cover a small part of that. So far there is no professional using their products. " ... kind of out of touch/condescending right? Plenty of pros are using them. Nikon is in denial.

Really DanSib ? How about the very nice medium format mirrorless cameras ? Or do they give you hand cramps too ?

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 11:08 UTC
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