braisim

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jc1000: They say Lightroom Classic will still be supported but I think the writing's on the wall. Adobe wants to maximize profits and lock you into cloud services. Time to move on to other products that are producing innovative desktop solutions instead of Adobe's amateur mobile products.

I agree, although the iPod Classic's death was rather long and drawn-out.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 14:42 UTC
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braisim: I think that Lightroom CC could be useful. I use Lightroom maybe twice, three times a month and I'm paying for features which I never use. I appreciate its editing functions but its interface, sluggish performance make it a bit of a drag to use to be honest. There is certainly no joy there! What's more, there are other people in my family who would like to access the photos in the Lightroom catalogue but who are not at all inclined to learn how to use Lightroom just to be able to email some photos to Granny or share some pics on Facebook. I would be happy to try out Lightroom CC but I have some concerns: that it is not possible to print from it (seriously?) and that the only sharing option is Facebook, which seems strange for a program which is supposed to be more accessible. I would like to see integration with Flickr and webmail such as Google at least. I had been hoping that Adobe would make Lightroom Mobile available on Windows 10, but maybe Lightroom CC is the next-best.

I think that even an 'average consumer' can tell the difference between a well-taken photo edited with care with LR (or other program) and a snap on a smartphone. And even if Granny doesn't care about WB, I certainly do...

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 13:51 UTC
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braisim: I think that Lightroom CC could be useful. I use Lightroom maybe twice, three times a month and I'm paying for features which I never use. I appreciate its editing functions but its interface, sluggish performance make it a bit of a drag to use to be honest. There is certainly no joy there! What's more, there are other people in my family who would like to access the photos in the Lightroom catalogue but who are not at all inclined to learn how to use Lightroom just to be able to email some photos to Granny or share some pics on Facebook. I would be happy to try out Lightroom CC but I have some concerns: that it is not possible to print from it (seriously?) and that the only sharing option is Facebook, which seems strange for a program which is supposed to be more accessible. I would like to see integration with Flickr and webmail such as Google at least. I had been hoping that Adobe would make Lightroom Mobile available on Windows 10, but maybe Lightroom CC is the next-best.

I'd like a lighter version of LR to be able to do editing on my notebook. Google Photos isn't bad a bad product but the editing tools are nothing on LR. And exporting from LR to Google Photos is a pain. Either use some flaky 'plug-in' that doesn't work half the time or export to a folder and then upload in a second stage to Google Photos.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 13:31 UTC

I think that Lightroom CC could be useful. I use Lightroom maybe twice, three times a month and I'm paying for features which I never use. I appreciate its editing functions but its interface, sluggish performance make it a bit of a drag to use to be honest. There is certainly no joy there! What's more, there are other people in my family who would like to access the photos in the Lightroom catalogue but who are not at all inclined to learn how to use Lightroom just to be able to email some photos to Granny or share some pics on Facebook. I would be happy to try out Lightroom CC but I have some concerns: that it is not possible to print from it (seriously?) and that the only sharing option is Facebook, which seems strange for a program which is supposed to be more accessible. I would like to see integration with Flickr and webmail such as Google at least. I had been hoping that Adobe would make Lightroom Mobile available on Windows 10, but maybe Lightroom CC is the next-best.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 13:15 UTC as 15th comment | 4 replies

The best thing about the video for me is the way the guy nonchalantly walks away from the scene after being blasted by the wave. Class.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 18:57 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies

The best thing about the video for me is the way the guy nonchalantly walks away from the scene after being blasted by the wave. Class.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 18:56 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies

The best thing about the video for me is the way the guy nonchalantly walks away from the scene after being blasted by the wave. Class.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 18:56 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
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Sdaniella: Sony alpha dslrs, like their 2007 APSC A700
was 2 years behind in LV, and more specifically, ExpSim LV (Canon)
already available on Canon 2005 EOS 20Da (astro photography specifically), and 2007 EOS 40D (all photography)

even though SONY Cyberdhot DSC-R1 with Exposure Sim LV (Live Preview), it was the kind of aperture stop-down type of ES-LV of Canon Powershots (and later SONY mirrorless of today, like most non-canon milc)

Sony would not offer LV dSLRs until 2009 (with restrictions: dof preview, unavailable) fifth iteration of their APSC dslr (no FF alpha had LV either, till later yet)... they did not hold the patent ... it was Canon calling the shots, Sony had to do its LV dance to stay in the digital camera game (much like every other non-canon LV dcam mfr since)

"Sony would not offer LV dSLRs until 2009". I don't think that this is correct. My first interchangeable lens digital camera was a Sony A300, purchased in 2009 but which came out, I think, in early 2008. In fact Sony's iteration of LV at that time had some advantages over Canon and Nikon, as it offered full time phase-detect autofocus due to its movable pentamirror. This is described in this article: https://www.dpreview.com/articles/4155971819/sonyalpha300350
I'm sure the camera might have had some disadvantages in other areas compared to Canon and Nikon, but its Quick AF Live View was certainly not one of them. On the contrary.
Later on the system was even improved in the A580, which I also owned and which offered a choice between the Quick AF Live View OR CD AF (Focus Check Live View if I recall rightly) which allowed for DoF preview in LV mode.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 14:05 UTC

Indeed it looks like poor packing was the main problem in this case. Since my €800 camera was stolen from my checked bags by baggage handlers at Brussels Airport a few years ago I worry about theft more than breakages.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 09:09 UTC as 104th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Adobe Lightroom 1.0 (124 comments in total)
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braisim: Yuk! What's with Adobe using Phillip Scofield in the product shots for version 1.0? Ruins what might have otherwise been an excellent product. (Brits will know what I'm talking about.)

Richard Butler I can only assume that Phil was short of files to use in the review!
Thanks for the interesting article.
braisim (another Brit)

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 23:38 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Adobe Lightroom 1.0 (124 comments in total)

Yuk! What's with Adobe using Phillip Scofield in the product shots for version 1.0? Ruins what might have otherwise been an excellent product. (Brits will know what I'm talking about.)

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 13:23 UTC as 42nd comment | 6 replies
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Mariano Pacifico: Nikon never recovered from the "earthquake". Sony's news is about its dominance in sensor not about their camera.

Sony lost in cellphone war ... portable music player ... stereos ... computers ... purchase of Nokia and so many lamentable business decisions.

(((Pedantic hat on))) - Nokia isn't Scandinavian...

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 20:43 UTC
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cbphoto123: "Sony: you've one-upped Canon and Nikon - in an ergonomic regard no less."... if you have really tiny hands I guess.

No, larger hands can also use a Sony Alpha in my opinion. What has let the cameras down in the past is the placement/design of the controls rather than the size of the body.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 15:39 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D (70 comments in total)
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braisim: Thanks for article Barney, but me no understand this sentence: "The Canon EOS Rebel T7i replaces the T6i (which will continue to exist), making it the top model in the compact Rebel lineup." I guess that the T6i remains in production but that its place as the top model in the Rebel line up is taken by the T7i. Could be written a bit more clearly. Thanks.

Thanks @Ebrahim Saadawi and @Revenant that's what I took it to mean. I just wanted to give Barney some (polite) feedback on the writing, that's all.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 14:41 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D (70 comments in total)

Thanks for article Barney, but me no understand this sentence: "The Canon EOS Rebel T7i replaces the T6i (which will continue to exist), making it the top model in the compact Rebel lineup." I guess that the T6i remains in production but that its place as the top model in the Rebel line up is taken by the T7i. Could be written a bit more clearly. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 06:54 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1581 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: not thrilled about Sony's bottom-hinged tilt-swivel screen (tripod-unfriendly)
(not thrilled Canon following any bottom-hinged tilt-screen arrangement either: some Powershots; eos m5)

whilst left-side-hinged vari-angle swivel screens (VASS) are preferred over bottom-hinged ones

its better to have top-centre-hinged fully vari-angle swivel screens (VASS) would be ideal (face-forward friendly & tripod friendly & evf friendly)

Sony's original R1 had a top-centre-hinged vari-angle swivel screen; but it did not tilt angle back down enough. yet it still had a centred-evf, too.

a better/update version of top-centre-hinged face-forward capable tripod-friendly evf-friendly VASS is long overdue on high end prosumer FF dcams (mirrorless or slt or fixed-zoom dcams)

ideally, on trimode dual hybrid evf-ovf dslrs ... :)

The only advantage of the side-hinge I can think of is for the situation where you might want the screen facing forward (selfie or vlogging mode) with the built-in flash popped up or a flashgun/lamp attached. One disadvantage of side-hinge I can think of is that it does not offer many options for low-down shooting (with camera almost on the ground) in portrait orientation. The A77/A77II/A99/A99II design allows you to tilt the screen the right way whether you are shooting landscape or portrait. A big plus.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 15:19 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1581 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: not thrilled about Sony's bottom-hinged tilt-swivel screen (tripod-unfriendly)
(not thrilled Canon following any bottom-hinged tilt-screen arrangement either: some Powershots; eos m5)

whilst left-side-hinged vari-angle swivel screens (VASS) are preferred over bottom-hinged ones

its better to have top-centre-hinged fully vari-angle swivel screens (VASS) would be ideal (face-forward friendly & tripod friendly & evf friendly)

Sony's original R1 had a top-centre-hinged vari-angle swivel screen; but it did not tilt angle back down enough. yet it still had a centred-evf, too.

a better/update version of top-centre-hinged face-forward capable tripod-friendly evf-friendly VASS is long overdue on high end prosumer FF dcams (mirrorless or slt or fixed-zoom dcams)

ideally, on trimode dual hybrid evf-ovf dslrs ... :)

I use the A77II which has broadly the same screen implementation as the A99II and I've never had a problem using the flip-out screen with a tripod. In fact because you can lift it up over the EVF hump (to face forwards or rearwards) the screen is more comfortable to use at lower tripod heights. So I don't understand the concern. The bottom hinge stays clear of the tripod mount.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 08:37 UTC
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The Name is Bond: The question for me is whether there is still visible ghosting from the mirror in strongly backlit pics. That's my favourite type of pic and it entirely stopped me from considering this line.

I've used the A77, A77II and A37 and I've never seen ghosting linked to the SLT mirror.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 16:03 UTC
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Eloise: Now I may be missing the point ... but doesn't this camera offer the worst of all worlds. It doesn't have a optical view finder, yet has the translucent mirror in the way and taking up room - or is the fact that they still use the mirror for the focusing sensor an admission that mirrorless focusing still isn't as good?

Is this camera just for existing A-mount users? Wouldn't anyone buying into a new system do better with Sony FE-mount?

As a user of both, I have to say that these A-mount bodies just handle so much nicer than the E-mount bodies such as the A7 and for that reason alone I'm happy that Sony is continuing with the line.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 16:01 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1180 comments in total)
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brycesteiner: A minor firmware update to the A6300 with a much higher price and a lower battery life?

It's not a camera for me, I won't be buying. I'm not knocking the IBIS or the AF system, but quite frankly, for $1400 (even more here in Europe) I think buyers can indeed expect better implementation of the touchscreen and better ergonomics. Why is Sony so reluctant to break the A6000 mold?

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 20:19 UTC
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