mrmut

mrmut

Lives in Korea (North) Korea (North)
Joined on Jul 8, 2009

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mrmut: It is still less useful than the old MacBook pro. Maybe some in Apple think that many adapters look sexy.

The money is not an object for a professional device, but usability and value is. Apple is something I increasingly perceive as Leica. They are an optical company that do produce some beautiful stuff, but when you take in how much those things costs and the value they provide, you see that they actually represent a kind of photographic jewelery. A good example is a camera shake on some of their first sample RAW images from their S2 system (they retracted those in the meantime).

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 19:08 UTC
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mrmut: It is still less useful than the old MacBook pro. Maybe some in Apple think that many adapters look sexy.

Needs differ. However, each time there is something more to carry, that is one more thing to get forgotten. I use 08 MBP due to its built in FireWire 400 port that I use for fixing industrial PPC machines. Dongles, and FireWire 800 to 400 adapters don't work well, tested. Of course, there are many ports today, and you could argue that one standard port is a holy grail. But just take a look at the mess Apple created with their "creative port addition/deletion". Apple Mini Display Port is the same connection as Thunderbolt, but not all devices work on each other due to different standards. Than, they introduced TB and marketed it as the next big thing. Fine, but they killed it just as it started catching breath. OTOH USB 3.0 and 3.1 are wonderful, fully-backwards compatible standards that work everywhere and are blazing fast. Apple is reinventing the wheel with their cyclical problem solving, ie. with Watch and touch-strip nonsense. And at the same time, MS Surface Book gets launched.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 19:01 UTC

Hitler also has a say: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIn_bNcVr7M

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 08:48 UTC as 170th comment

It is still less useful than the old MacBook pro. Maybe some in Apple think that many adapters look sexy.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 08:38 UTC as 173rd comment | 3 replies

It will be a good camera, and the price is not a big deal for a working professional. Compared to other systems, Oly price is laughable for the quality and portability one gets out of it. Also - E-M1 won't be phased out.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 15:12 UTC as 85th comment
On article YI M1 Sample Gallery (137 comments in total)
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mrmut: The images look really good. The prime/macro lens is very sharp, and depending on the price-point, it might be a killer deal.

Well, I wouldn't might cheap and good 42mm F.18 macro. It would focus faster in macro range than my ZD 50mm F2.0, and it very light. For a bargain price, I would buy it.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 14:15 UTC
On article YI M1 Sample Gallery (137 comments in total)

The images look really good. The prime/macro lens is very sharp, and depending on the price-point, it might be a killer deal.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 07:49 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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mrmut: No SD card reader, no USB ports, missing row of keys and sterile keyboard. LOL.

Tim McClanahan - exactly my point. From usability point of view this is hell. One thing is doing a "big sync" re same ports on all devices and stuff, but just take a look what kid of mess it is. On Iphone no headphone plug, but lightning. On newest notebook - headphone plug, but no USB plug to charge iPhone. Than you have thunderbolt, with square port connector, which not in "fashion" anymore, so you have small USB-C/Thunderbolt port. One needs to leave time for the industry to catch up. This kind of crap is annoying as hell, especially if you are a working professional. In only a few years Jobs died, Apple inflated their product line several hundred percent, making the products less and less usable and upgradeable. Apple is all cute and stuff, but it is like buying a Maserati. A very expensive car that goes relatively well, and looks great, but one you should be thinking to replace it moment when the warranty is out. Not a good investment.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 07:19 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)

No SD card reader, no USB ports, missing row of keys and sterile keyboard. LOL.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 06:27 UTC as 123rd comment | 7 replies
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mrmut: In a world where you are expected to produce loads of high-quality high-resolution images instantly, this is a joke. Of course, a professional can make a good image even with a piece of crap, but why would he/she want to? I use iPhone for documenting my family, because it is easy and instant. Torturing myself (or my clients) with something like this seems like masochism.

pnphoto: a really nice reply. Thanks.
Yes, I am in my 30s (35), and currently everything is about speed for me, don't have much time for stuff. However, I do see what you wanted to say. Maybe that will also change for me in 20-30 years.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2016 at 07:29 UTC
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mrmut: In a world where you are expected to produce loads of high-quality high-resolution images instantly, this is a joke. Of course, a professional can make a good image even with a piece of crap, but why would he/she want to? I use iPhone for documenting my family, because it is easy and instant. Torturing myself (or my clients) with something like this seems like masochism.

Feel the need? Because I want to spend rest of my time doing something useful, for example doing sports, or playing with my kid.

So, the procedure is: 1. go and shoot great images, 2. finish images and move on. It is really that simple. Having tools that will enable dong this quickly is essential. This leica is funny in my view. A curiosity with not much real value.

This is from a professional standpoint.

The other thing is hobby, or just playing with photography for fun.

But outside from professional sphere where you need images that will feed you, important is WHAT is on images, not how good those images are. The same is audiophiles - it is nice to have a great audio system, but if you listen what you like, you can do it on a 5USD radio and you will enjoy it.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 06:48 UTC

In a world where you are expected to produce loads of high-quality high-resolution images instantly, this is a joke. Of course, a professional can make a good image even with a piece of crap, but why would he/she want to? I use iPhone for documenting my family, because it is easy and instant. Torturing myself (or my clients) with something like this seems like masochism.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 22:51 UTC as 14th comment | 6 replies

This looks interesting. A dealbreaker for me would be not having DxO prime analogue technology, but it there is something like that, than rock'n roll.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 22:36 UTC as 11th comment
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mrmut: Something is seriously wrong with this camera. You simply can't have banding on the camera of this price point, and I don't really get it why it should be any banding there. It is not that 24MP is a big deal today.

Now, apart from this banding issue (which is a complete dealbreaker), the camera produces nice images of excellent color, altho a bit too noisy. It is weird to see that much noise at ISO160. The lens are excellent tho.

When you charge something for premium price, better be sure it is good before you ship it, or the community will kill you.

I don't get what is the deal with Leica and their camera lineup. They have SIX systems. Why?

HowaboutRAW - That is a decent display, how it is possible you can't see banding on other images? It is not there on all of them, but definitely is when conditions meet.

For example image 35, take a look at lower bottom door box. There is pronounced banding. If need be, increase shadows or exposure a bit. Etc. Banding not there on all images, but on some definitely is.

Is this sole camera defective, or entire series doesn't mean much. Especially if you need to go this lengths to justify shortcomings of an extremely expensive and nascent proprietary system.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 12:03 UTC
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mrmut: Something is seriously wrong with this camera. You simply can't have banding on the camera of this price point, and I don't really get it why it should be any banding there. It is not that 24MP is a big deal today.

Now, apart from this banding issue (which is a complete dealbreaker), the camera produces nice images of excellent color, altho a bit too noisy. It is weird to see that much noise at ISO160. The lens are excellent tho.

When you charge something for premium price, better be sure it is good before you ship it, or the community will kill you.

I don't get what is the deal with Leica and their camera lineup. They have SIX systems. Why?

HowaboutRAW - I too checked the RAWs, in ACR, and got the same results. What kind of monitor do you use? I use calibrated Adobe RGB screen.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2015 at 21:49 UTC
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mrmut: Something is seriously wrong with this camera. You simply can't have banding on the camera of this price point, and I don't really get it why it should be any banding there. It is not that 24MP is a big deal today.

Now, apart from this banding issue (which is a complete dealbreaker), the camera produces nice images of excellent color, altho a bit too noisy. It is weird to see that much noise at ISO160. The lens are excellent tho.

When you charge something for premium price, better be sure it is good before you ship it, or the community will kill you.

I don't get what is the deal with Leica and their camera lineup. They have SIX systems. Why?

HowaboutRAW - The banding can be seen on a number of images in this gallery, in uniform/darker areas. Image 13 is an obvious example, buy there is also 31, 35, 44, etc. Others commented on this. Banding is predominantly horizontal, but there is also vertical banding present.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2015 at 15:16 UTC

Something is seriously wrong with this camera. You simply can't have banding on the camera of this price point, and I don't really get it why it should be any banding there. It is not that 24MP is a big deal today.

Now, apart from this banding issue (which is a complete dealbreaker), the camera produces nice images of excellent color, altho a bit too noisy. It is weird to see that much noise at ISO160. The lens are excellent tho.

When you charge something for premium price, better be sure it is good before you ship it, or the community will kill you.

I don't get what is the deal with Leica and their camera lineup. They have SIX systems. Why?

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2015 at 14:19 UTC as 11th comment | 15 replies
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (470 comments in total)

Adobe makes fine products, but this cloud stuff is nonsense for the user, especially security-wise. It is virtually impossible to have completely safe storage of anything online.

Just from memory, Facebook, Linked In, Apple, Yandex (not to mention NSA) were hacked with all of their security, and now I need to trust yet _another_ company that they will be safe. Oh, yes, I forgot Adobe too was hacked.

And not to mention software subscriptions - today becomes harder and harder to just have something to work with, without constantly updating it. Hell, I have Power Mac PowerPC machines over ten years old, running Motorola-Mac software 30 years old without a problem.

It is irritating to see that wouldn't be possible with today's stuff.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2015 at 10:16 UTC as 5th comment | 4 replies

Stunning lens. I have had Contact distagon T* 25mm F2.8, and that was a great lens too, however this one is brilliant. Flare handling, OOF, SHARPNESS, etc. - WOW.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 14:52 UTC as 18th comment

Winning photo is stunning! :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 21:28 UTC as 10th comment
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