contadorfan

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On article Phase One introduces 'Styles Packs' for Capture One (62 comments in total)
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tireur: Instead of working on presets they should work on the stability of C1. Version 10.x is quite catastrophic - see C1 forum.

I haven't had any trouble with C1 v10.x.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 17:06 UTC
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Arca45Swiss: Should be titled The Deplorables who elected this con artist

So we should have voted for the other con artist, Felonia von Pantsuit?

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 22:15 UTC
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contadorfan: I weep for the families of Daniel Pearl and the other beheaded victims. So their tragedy is now a joke?

"The best way to deal with horror is to joke about it."

Sorry, I can't laugh at anybody's tragedy.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 00:50 UTC

I weep for the families of Daniel Pearl and the other beheaded victims. So their tragedy is now a joke?

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 22:45 UTC as 27th comment | 6 replies
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (389 comments in total)
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PascallacsaP: What a shame. First, Apple ditches Aperture. Today, Google ditches Nik. What else can we expect? Verizon ditching Flickr?

Plenty of people still use Flickr. Plenty of people still like to use dedicated cameras too. I think Flickr gives the best quality display, so I continue to use it instead of the popular social media photo sharing apps.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 22:45 UTC
On article Nikon D3: The camera that changed everything (280 comments in total)
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User9362470513: "2. In addition to the cameras, the presentation was also memorable for a closing appeal from a very senior Nikon executive to the assembled US press. Please - he requested - please pronounce 'Nikon' correctly as 'Nick-on' not 'Nye-con' - a plea that was of course completely ignored by all concerned. That trip was also the first time I encountered a Geisha (it would not be the last)."

I am sure Americans would pronounce Japan as Nye-pon instead of Nippon.

"I am sure Americans would pronounce Japan as Nye-pon..."

Only Americans, huh? Not Canadians, or Britons, or Australians, or New Zealanders, or South Americans? Only Americans have unusual regional pronunciations, I suppose, but everybody else in the English-speaking world uses standard pronunciations for every spoken word. /s

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 18:06 UTC
On article Facebook Live: Sony a9 impressions so far (104 comments in total)
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Old Cameras: I'm waiting for the A9II. When it gets here I'll start waiting for the A9III.

The Sony HAL 9000 -- the first camera that improves your photography and boosts your ego:
"That's a very nice rendering, Dave. I think you've improved a great deal. Can you hold it a bit closer? That's Dr. Hunter, isn't it?"

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 17:54 UTC
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Average User: In your comments on the A-99II, you say it loses about half a stop of light. I've seen some pretty vigorous discussion that suggests the light loss is more like 10%. Given the many incredible features of this camera, it would be worth your time to try to do some testing to get a real answer to this critical question. Not sure the best way to do this, but maybe use a very high quality A mount lens, and use it also with the A7rII using an LAEA3 adapter. An example related issue: is it better for iq, low light, fast focus, accurate focus, to use the A7rII with LAEA3 and Sony 80-400 mm, or the A99II with the same lens?

Sony claims their sensor makes up for the deficit. All I know is that I've owned Sony SLT cameras for almost 4 years now and have yet to find any reason to be frustrated by them. I'm currently learning my brand new a99ii. So far it's been wonderful.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 22:44 UTC
On article Roger Cicala has had it with cheap UV filters (15 comments in total)
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contadorfan: Good to know that filters may affect image quality. But...know thyself. Somehow I frequently manage to get fingerprints on my lenses. Better for me to keep a filter on with an understanding when it may or may not interfere with image quality.

I do carry cleaning cloths, Mnemon, and lens wipes too from the drug store, but those things leave streaks. I figure that glass is fairly tough, but I don't know how well the coatings stand up to cleanings & solutions. Anyway, better to give the filter a rub with cloth & cleaner than the lens's special coatings. Or better yet, wash the lens with dish soap & water when I get home -- sparkling clean!

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 17:33 UTC
On article Roger Cicala has had it with cheap UV filters (15 comments in total)

Good to know that filters may affect image quality. But...know thyself. Somehow I frequently manage to get fingerprints on my lenses. Better for me to keep a filter on with an understanding when it may or may not interfere with image quality.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 11:51 UTC as 3rd comment | 4 replies
On article Looking back: Canon's eye-controlled focus (208 comments in total)
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piratejabez: Wow, I never knew about this! The main film DSLRs used when I was learning photography were the Canon AE-1 and Nikon N65... then I pretty much went all digital. I never conceived of such a technology before! I feel like with modern technology, we should be able to bring this feature back, and have it be better than ever.

"Film DSLRs" brought a smile to my face. Back in the day, young 'n, we called 'em SLRs, by cracky!

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 22:24 UTC
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aris14: No matter if photography is the subject in this forum, it is bad manners, to say the least, to show pictures w/o the appropriate caption for the viewers to understand what those people were trying to do at work...

Thank you BadScience. For those of us who didn't grow up in that era, no, it is not obvious what is going on. Now...off to Google to find out what is galley type.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 12:56 UTC

Magnificent images. They make me wish I had $2700 to spend on a lens :)

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 18:02 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On article Film vs. digital: Can't we all just get along? (44 comments in total)

I can't disagree with the author of this piece. What is it about photography that causes people to retreat into their favored cliques and brashly denounce outsiders? My camera brand vs. your camera brand, film vs. digital, mirrorless vs. mirror.

I like shooting both film & digital. Each has its own particular joys and challenges that give me much gratification as a photographer.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 12:47 UTC as 1st comment
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Evil_Sheep: Please, for the love of God, do not use footnotes outside of academia. In the now departed world of paper you just had to look down to see footnotes. Now you have to scroll to the end, and on a phone? No chance.

Do you see footnotes in the New York Times?

Such good asides in those footnotes, though. Totally worth the effort.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 17:56 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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mordor_74: After Reading the article My question was: Why should Sony care about that small niche? I really dont see the Point in invest years of developement For a 400f2.8 when there are lot of segment that already adopted Sony warmachines and may need some new topselling Lens. To be Clear i am looking at the investment vs revnue thing. Sony is pushing the Sensor market so My respect is due and already earned.

Besides, it's effective advertising to the masses when, at a sports event, you see "Sony" emblazoned across all the pros' equipment.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 16:36 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2688 comments in total)
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contadorfan: Re a7 menu diving: what functions are users frequently diving for that is the basis of the menu diving complaint? What's buried in the menus that you need often? Can't these functions be assigned to a button or customized setting or screen menu for quick access? I've not shot with an a7 series camera. But my Sony a77ii seems so flexible re putting functions where I need them when I need them, that I wonder if the a7 menu diving complaint is due to true lack of accessibility or merely due to unfamiliarity with the camera customizations.

OT to the A9 perhaps, but seems like some are dismissing the a9 because of their experience with the a7 cameras. Hence, my curiosity...

I just did some Googling to answer my own question re using the memorized settings to switch between aps-c & ff. No can do. And nologo isn't alone in complaining about this.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 00:18 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2688 comments in total)
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contadorfan: Re a7 menu diving: what functions are users frequently diving for that is the basis of the menu diving complaint? What's buried in the menus that you need often? Can't these functions be assigned to a button or customized setting or screen menu for quick access? I've not shot with an a7 series camera. But my Sony a77ii seems so flexible re putting functions where I need them when I need them, that I wonder if the a7 menu diving complaint is due to true lack of accessibility or merely due to unfamiliarity with the camera customizations.

OT to the A9 perhaps, but seems like some are dismissing the a9 because of their experience with the a7 cameras. Hence, my curiosity...

Thanks for replying, nologo. I can see how frustrating your situation would be. So you can't use the memory 1/2/3 settings to quickly switch back & forth from aps-c to ff video?

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 00:01 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2688 comments in total)

Re a7 menu diving: what functions are users frequently diving for that is the basis of the menu diving complaint? What's buried in the menus that you need often? Can't these functions be assigned to a button or customized setting or screen menu for quick access? I've not shot with an a7 series camera. But my Sony a77ii seems so flexible re putting functions where I need them when I need them, that I wonder if the a7 menu diving complaint is due to true lack of accessibility or merely due to unfamiliarity with the camera customizations.

OT to the A9 perhaps, but seems like some are dismissing the a9 because of their experience with the a7 cameras. Hence, my curiosity...

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 17:29 UTC as 414th comment | 5 replies
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Yxa: Is it SONY PR day to day DPR?

Putting various camera companies in the DPR spotlight is one of the best aspects of this site. Long live variety! Looking forward to seeing what the other manufacturers have to offer. With all the amazing innovations, these are exciting times for photographers.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 13:18 UTC
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