WSLam

Lives in Hong Kong Hong Kong
Joined on Aug 9, 2001
About me:

too many cameras

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ArthurS: Looks to me like a solution in search of a problem. I use Lightroon a LOT, and I've never felt the need for an "editing console". You can speed your Lightroom use up a lot by learning the keyboard shortcuts. And you don't always have to use a mouse to drag the sliders around, -you can enter numbers directly or you can use the up/down arrow keys to change the values. You can use the tab key to move the cursor from the number entry box of one slider to another, and shift+tab to move back. Are there that many people out there who can't efficiently use a keyboard and a mouse (and are easily separated from their money)?

@PhilDunn
Not nearly the same narrow range of motions and not nearly as confined as with keyboard shortcuts and mouse movements. But to each his own. I personally find the Loupedeck excellent and very helpful. I have started using LR CC mobile on my iPad as well, and that is indeed taking some time away from the desktopm which is good, but I do miss the Loupedeck even when I am using the Apple Pencil on my iPad Pro.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2018 at 17:18 UTC
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ArthurS: Looks to me like a solution in search of a problem. I use Lightroon a LOT, and I've never felt the need for an "editing console". You can speed your Lightroom use up a lot by learning the keyboard shortcuts. And you don't always have to use a mouse to drag the sliders around, -you can enter numbers directly or you can use the up/down arrow keys to change the values. You can use the tab key to move the cursor from the number entry box of one slider to another, and shift+tab to move back. Are there that many people out there who can't efficiently use a keyboard and a mouse (and are easily separated from their money)?

@PhilDunn Exactly! small repetitive movements are worse for your hands/wrist. That's the main reason for carpal tunnel syndrome. large movements over a larger area is much better for your muscles and tendons.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2018 at 07:43 UTC
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ArthurS: Looks to me like a solution in search of a problem. I use Lightroon a LOT, and I've never felt the need for an "editing console". You can speed your Lightroom use up a lot by learning the keyboard shortcuts. And you don't always have to use a mouse to drag the sliders around, -you can enter numbers directly or you can use the up/down arrow keys to change the values. You can use the tab key to move the cursor from the number entry box of one slider to another, and shift+tab to move back. Are there that many people out there who can't efficiently use a keyboard and a mouse (and are easily separated from their money)?

I avg about 1200 photos a month for the past 9 years (don't ask! haha)
I love Loupedeck. I know all my LR keyboard shortcuts, but having dedicated knobs and dials are just much quicker and less stress on my wrist/arm etc. It may not be for you, but imho, it certainly isn't a solution looking for a problem.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2018 at 19:14 UTC
On article Sony announces Cyber-shot RX100 VI with 24-200mm zoom (742 comments in total)
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Mariano Pacifico: Whopping 24-200 !!! That is 8x zoom range. Bet the resolution and sharpness is going to be soft. The ideal zoom range is between 2x to 3x to retain sharpness but with computational photography maybe Sony can eke out resolving power, sharpness, contrast and flaws of physics.

I am old-school. I am not buying into this. I have deep respect of laws of physics.

Take a look at the Olympus M Zuiko 12-100/4 zoom. Incredibly sharp.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2018 at 15:04 UTC
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CarpentersEye: Can someone explain to me why an American company can't do this? Slave shop under age kids? What? Unfair trade? USA still to much red tape and taxes? Export fees? What? Asian mafia, LOL. What?

Who wants a change? Why must the Asian world rule camera systems? The whole idea of not restricting world trade (cross sales) is WORLD wide competition. Put up or shut up. Good is as good does and per value. Why can't the USA compete? We have smart engineers? What is the problem? Make some damn great sensors!

Are you implying that the only advantages asian based companies have over american companies are because they have "'slave shop' with underage kids? Unfair trade? USA still to much red tape and taxes? Export fees? What? Asian mafia?"

MAGA! ....

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 05:00 UTC

Olympus doesn't get nearly enough love outside of Japan. Probably because of its quirky menus and translations. The Panny G9 is getting all the coverages these days, but if you look carefully, the G9 is just catching up to the EM1.2 15 months later. Maybe the G9 has surpassed the EM1.2 in several areas, but it is clear that from the grip to the feature set, Panny was copying Oly.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 10:37 UTC as 5th comment

Just bundle it with a F to Z adapter and they will sell a ton of them. It's all psychological. The Adapter could be $20 (which it will not be), but once you bundle it, current Nikon users will flock to it.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 20:00 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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Tatouzou: Has Adobe officially stated that they have stopped selling LR 6.x standalone computer licenses?
Or is it just buried deeper in their website?

standalone is gone.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 08:25 UTC
On article Google introduces Backup and Sync for Photos and Drive (59 comments in total)

The old Google Photos Backup app (on MacOS) can backup network drives (e.g. NAS), but this new one will only backup local drives.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 16:33 UTC as 14th comment
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (807 comments in total)

Any comments on the AF Speed?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 19:40 UTC as 55th comment | 2 replies

"it's optical" -> "its optical"

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 08:42 UTC as 32nd comment
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Average User: Lossless raw.

I think you meant Lossless Compressed RAW

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 16:09 UTC
On article What difference does it make? Sony uncompressed Raw (622 comments in total)
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WSLam: The processor can't do lossless compressed RAW? Really? I find that really hard to believe... Does doing lossless compression require more processing power than doing a lossy compression? I suspect the difference will be minute.

I sense there is an 'attitude' problem here. Just like the Auto ISO Minimum Shutter Speed implementation. They finally did it, but they decide to only allow users to adjust the shutter speed in full stop instead of 1/3. Makes no sense...

Here is a teardown of an a7R, there doesn't seem to be a dedicated ASIC?

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2015 at 18:54 UTC
On article What difference does it make? Sony uncompressed Raw (622 comments in total)

The processor can't do lossless compressed RAW? Really? I find that really hard to believe... Does doing lossless compression require more processing power than doing a lossy compression? I suspect the difference will be minute.

I sense there is an 'attitude' problem here. Just like the Auto ISO Minimum Shutter Speed implementation. They finally did it, but they decide to only allow users to adjust the shutter speed in full stop instead of 1/3. Makes no sense...

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2015 at 05:17 UTC as 45th comment | 7 replies
On article Analysis: Sony a7R II and RX100 IV autofocus systems (732 comments in total)
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WSLam: Which button did you assign the Eye-AF to? I received my RX100IV today. It took me a while to realize how to get Eye-AF to work But even now that I have found it, assigning it to 'C' seems awkward, but the other buttons are all taken up with 'default (and useful) functions.

Totally agree!

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 14:58 UTC
On article Analysis: Sony a7R II and RX100 IV autofocus systems (732 comments in total)

Which button did you assign the Eye-AF to? I received my RX100IV today. It took me a while to realize how to get Eye-AF to work But even now that I have found it, assigning it to 'C' seems awkward, but the other buttons are all taken up with 'default (and useful) functions.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 18:42 UTC as 56th comment | 2 replies
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WSLam: How is that 3D-like zooming effect done?

Thanks. I still wonder how they could do the hitchcock zoom effect in post processing though. It's not like she uses a special camera t take the photos...

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 14:34 UTC

How is that 3D-like zooming effect done?

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2014 at 17:55 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies

The download link seems to have been corrected. Working now.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2012 at 06:18 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
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