BobT3218

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Retired Engineer
Has a website at www.bobtrlin.com
Joined on Apr 28, 2011

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steelhead3: How can a monitor show 130% of sRGB?

sRGB is a relatively small part of the visible spectrum but enough of the important parts to give the impression of being real. At that it does a very good job. It's a kind of trick to make up for the deficiencies of current technology.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 03:42 UTC
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FuhTeng: When did "creatives" replace "artists"?

Anyway, looks like a nice display but I'm not creative (I'm an engineer) so I don't need it.

Wash your mouth out! A technician could claim to be not creative but an Engineer is not an Engineer if not creative :)

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 03:32 UTC
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Father Bouvier: So, it's a wide gamut monitor. What for? The internet and practically everything else is standardized on sRGB. And worse, most browsers and other software ignore color profiles completely. You may be proud of great edit on your monitor, but 99.9% of the world will see completely screwed up colors.

But actually, the situation is even worse than that. I recently looked at 10 popular devices (phones, tables, laptops). They all had their color profiles out of whack, all overly saturated and contrasty.

Bottom line. What you see on your wide gamut calibrated monitor is completely different from what the rest of the world sees on their phones and tablets.

Isn't it better to continually push the boundaries or should we doom ourselves to sRGB forever despite the eye being able to do better?

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 00:09 UTC
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Father Bouvier: Should you stick with sRGB? Here how the same picture looks in 6 different browsers: https://petapixel.com/assets/uploads/2012/06/ugPTu.jpg

Does your browser support ICC profiles? Check yourself: http://cameratico.com/tools/web-browser-color-management-test/

According to the The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), all untagged images and page elements should be considered sRGB by the web browser.

Thanks for the links. I can confirm that Microsoft Edge passes the tests. The reason I no longer use Chrome is that it wasn't colour managed. Does anyone know if they have fixed that yet?

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 00:03 UTC
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sibuzaru: Considering the kit's cost, they really should think on the optional kevlar ballistic vest accessory for USA, now that you are legally allowed to shot down a drone

Chopper pilots must be feeling a bit uneasy about people being allowed to shoot down drones.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 23:16 UTC

The next big thing may be drone killer drones. Get ready for Drone Wars. Better still, how about drone capture drones? If you want a free Hassy, just reach up and take one.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 23:11 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (765 comments in total)

I like the comment, "As such, being better might not be enough for Sony's a9 to make a significant dent in the pro sports market." The best is not always the best.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 22:00 UTC as 56th comment | 5 replies

Does it come in camo? :)

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 01:52 UTC as 13th comment
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BobT3218: Clearly they don't have wind in Seattle. Looks like a mini hang glider. It would probably fly. But seriously, if using a weather proof camera, a longer lens hood should keep rain off the lens.

I've often thought there must be something visually appealing in rain but I haven't found it yet.

Agreed! BTW, I have a Driza--bone and an Akubra... and Redback boots. The Dryza-bone is great when it's cold but too steamy otherwise.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 01:48 UTC

Clearly they don't have wind in Seattle. Looks like a mini hang glider. It would probably fly. But seriously, if using a weather proof camera, a longer lens hood should keep rain off the lens.

I've often thought there must be something visually appealing in rain but I haven't found it yet.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 23:13 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies

High end native lenses are so good these days, what possible commercial advantage do these guys think they have? Oh yes, you pay for the luxury of having no AF.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 23:22 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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stanislaff: I did not know, that the lenses are selling like eggs - in ten-packs. Otherwise, the price is ridiculous.

And their ancient Frankenheit temperature scale. :)

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 23:19 UTC

I wish all manufacturers offered DNG. The first thing I do in LR is convert all my native raws to DNG. It's not that I think DNG is any better, it's just that it is likely to be the longest lived and universal of all formats. It's far from universal now but it's the only format that has a chance of becoming so.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 23:30 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)
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maxnimo: It looks so simple. The assembly line workers were probably drinking on the job and forgot to add all the buttons and dials.

This camera is not for you or I. It is partly for the studio and landscape professional and partly for those where status is everything. The latter is where "Hand made in Sweden" comes in.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 07:43 UTC
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: No, not "cropped" medium format. That nomenclature should only be used for cameras where the sensor is smaller than the film area the lens mount was first designed for like the 645Z.

Agreed! I irks me when people refer to 4/3 or m4/3 as cropped.

I must admit to a little smugness that the aspect ratio of the X1D id 4:3.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 23:01 UTC
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BobT3218: OK, so I paid my $29.99USD, downloaded and installed the update. It updated to V5.1 but there was no indication of having now got Spyder5PRO+. Did a bit of digging and found Software Activation under Help. Entered the new SN they sent me by email and got a completely new licence key. Yes, now I have Spyder5PRO+. Ran it again. On getting to the Calibration Settings page, got a message that said to use the new "Room Light Switching" feature, click the Advance Settings button. No Advanced Settings button anywhere on that page. Finally found it under File>Preferences. The previous message said that once in Advanced Settings, click "Room Light Switching - Automatic". Guess what - no such feature. Frustrating!!! So I've paid my money and have got nothing. Now I have to go back to them to find out what went wrong. I knew I should have waited.

Datacolor came back to me. They admit to a typographical error in their popup instructions. Where it says to click the "Advance Settings" button, it should say to click the "Change Settings" button. I've tried that and yes, it brings me to an area where I can now activate the room lighting adjustment. They are in the process of amending the instruction. To their credit, they responded quickly.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 09:31 UTC
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Peiasdf: m4/3 is a dead end. Panasonic was in it because m4/3 use Panasonic sensor exclusively but now Olympus is only using SONY sensor, why is Panasonic still in this loss-leader business? It is not and soon Panasonic will leave m4/3 and Olympus will abandon the 3rd mount in 15 years and move to something novel again.

4/3 was off and running before Panasonic came along. Some still rave about the colour of the Kodak sensor in the E-1. Sorry to see Panasonic cut back though. I wonder what they will focus on, high end, low end or sensors?

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2017 at 12:16 UTC

OK, so I paid my $29.99USD, downloaded and installed the update. It updated to V5.1 but there was no indication of having now got Spyder5PRO+. Did a bit of digging and found Software Activation under Help. Entered the new SN they sent me by email and got a completely new licence key. Yes, now I have Spyder5PRO+. Ran it again. On getting to the Calibration Settings page, got a message that said to use the new "Room Light Switching" feature, click the Advance Settings button. No Advanced Settings button anywhere on that page. Finally found it under File>Preferences. The previous message said that once in Advanced Settings, click "Room Light Switching - Automatic". Guess what - no such feature. Frustrating!!! So I've paid my money and have got nothing. Now I have to go back to them to find out what went wrong. I knew I should have waited.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2017 at 05:42 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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BobT3218: I don't understand how such tiny camera phones produce pics so good compared to our orders of magnitude larger DSLR's etc. DSLR's should blow camera phones out of the water. Are we so bad as photographers that we can't exploit the advantages of DLSR's?

Thanks guys! So I guess what you are saying is that DSLR's etc. have been well and truly relegated to professional work. That leaves the wannabee-pro like me with a dilemma. Is the expense worth it? It's a rhetorical question.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 22:50 UTC

I don't understand how such tiny camera phones produce pics so good compared to our orders of magnitude larger DSLR's etc. DSLR's should blow camera phones out of the water. Are we so bad as photographers that we can't exploit the advantages of DLSR's?

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 22:41 UTC as 14th comment | 18 replies
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