TangoMan

Lives in Djibouti Djibouti
Joined on Jan 8, 2003

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On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)
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KoolKool: i use lightroom for free so i don't care! :D

^Theft... By Adobe or by Koolkool? Just curious.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 06:48 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)
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Greg VdB: Agreed entirely with the article!

The first alternative software that implements the function to translate our old LR database (which is based on sql, so easy-peasy) into their own system will strike gold!

I see "Lightroom compatible" software becoming very popular :)

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 06:42 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)
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steviewa: Everybody should cancel their subscriptions as that will almost kill them, then they will have to have a rethink of the subscription model, we the people have the power to change things if we stand together

Did you read their financial statements? From memory, I think they almost doubled their revenues with the subscription model! (or was it their benefits?) The cash cow got real fat real quick, so they will try to make it even fatter. Next they will try to make element a subscritpion software.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 06:01 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)
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russbarnes: The comments below so far about subscription models are hilarious. Everyone pays for gas and electricity this way. They pay for TV, broadband and services like Netflix and Amazon Prime. But as soon as it comes to software it's somehow a concept and commodity that is OUTRAGEOUS, DISGUSTING and DISGRACEFUL and Adobe are greedy pirates?

Grow up and join the 21st Century. This is the model for everything around you now. Adobe provide by far and away the best product on the market. If you want to use sub-standard alternatives then that's your choice, but don't complain about it. I guarantee 50%+ users below will be subscribing with Adobe within 12 months.

You are right.
Myself, I have started charging my clients by the month for the pictures I sell them. When they fail to pay, I send a bailiff to remove the photos, they can keep the frame. It's hilarious to see their face! But hey! Don't they cut the gaz when you stop paying? Same thing for me. They should grow up and join the 21st century :)

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 05:58 UTC

I couldn't help but think that as far as colors are concerned, the straight out of camera output of a Fuji X-T2 would have put both cameras to shame.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 05:44 UTC as 34th comment
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bluevellet: Thanks, but no thanks, Sony.

Thanks for sharing that with the world. Food for tought, really.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 16:44 UTC
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iZafer: Why not X-T20? same processor!

Exactly! I think the answer is "We want you to buy our most expensive cameras".

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 18:06 UTC
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Toselli: Why would I want to use the camera's processor to export jpgs if I have a 6 cores i7 at 4.5 GHz? Anyway I never liked that when I connect something to my pc it starts to charge, and I have to leave it there to finish the charge to avoid to ruin the battery... And also it is limited to usb 3.0 speed...

I believe li-ion batteries don't work that way. You will get maximum longevity of your batteries if you don't discharge them to less than 25% remaining and don't charge them over 85% of max capacity. So, plug and unplug without worry. Those are not nickel-cadmium!

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 18:05 UTC
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Terrible Photographer: 135mm T/S!?!

Omg yes plz

Thanks Mato34 and Miki Nemeth for your explanations. Very interesting uses!

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 18:03 UTC
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Terrible Photographer: 135mm T/S!?!

Omg yes plz

Terrible Photographer, You leave an awful lot to the imagination... Can you write more than 6 words? Do you use them for small product photography? For portrait? You use the tilt only?

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 20:42 UTC
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Terrible Photographer: 135mm T/S!?!

Omg yes plz

Miki Nemeth, Thank! So basically it's for the intense blur that you can get on two sides or up and down when tillting, right?

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 20:38 UTC
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Terrible Photographer: 135mm T/S!?!

Omg yes plz

Miki Nemeth, You've been using a long focal lenght TS for a long time, that's good, so can you tell me why you use a TS lens instead of a regular one? What's the benefit?

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 19:59 UTC
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Terrible Photographer: 135mm T/S!?!

Omg yes plz

Mato34, I suppose you put the camera on tripod, take a shot, then shift, take another shot and then stitch? Is that how you use it?

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 19:56 UTC
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Terrible Photographer: 135mm T/S!?!

Omg yes plz

Why is it interesting? Just curious. What is your intended use? I can see the need in a wide lens, but why is a T/S tele desirable?

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 05:52 UTC
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (531 comments in total)
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Ruy Penalva: Tilt and shift are boring and perhaps unnecessary tripod lens. I had a 17mm and to control exposition was not easy. Maybe with live view, Sometimes you take a frame and see another completely different.

TS lenses are specialist's tools and as such can be boring to most people. Try offering a multimeter as a gift to your girlfriend and see if she uses it a lot.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 05:47 UTC
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (531 comments in total)

Will get it when Fuji cameras can talk to EF lenses. Will also buy again the 135F2 if that ever happens! The XF 90 is incredible, but I still miss that 135!

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 04:46 UTC as 96th comment | 1 reply
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TangoMan: In my opinion, this is probably not an eclipse photo, but a sunrise photo to which an eclipse photo has been pasted. First, fog like we see between the mountains usually happens in the early morning. When the sun is out, it dissipates very fast. Second, why is the light coming from the horizon tinted orange, as if there was a huge light source below the horizon... a second sun? Someone can explain this to me? And third, everything seems backlit mostly, the light doesn't seem to be coming from above. The sun's corona should still be the brightest source of light I would think. I might be wrong, but that looks like an opportunistic photoshop job to me.

JKB, do you know what these words are used for in English?
"In my opinion", "probably", "usually", "why?", "Someone can explain?", "doesn't seem", "should", "I might be wrong", "looks like."
Of course you do. This wording and the tone of incertainty means that I used my jugement to the best of my current knowledge, but, unlike some posters, I invite people to tell me what I am missing.
Now try being a gentleman sometimes, you might actually like it yourself.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 17:40 UTC
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TangoMan: In my opinion, this is probably not an eclipse photo, but a sunrise photo to which an eclipse photo has been pasted. First, fog like we see between the mountains usually happens in the early morning. When the sun is out, it dissipates very fast. Second, why is the light coming from the horizon tinted orange, as if there was a huge light source below the horizon... a second sun? Someone can explain this to me? And third, everything seems backlit mostly, the light doesn't seem to be coming from above. The sun's corona should still be the brightest source of light I would think. I might be wrong, but that looks like an opportunistic photoshop job to me.

Thank you zyconium and TDSchmalz for your explanations, it all starts to make sense now.
Mr Joseph Boston, may I enroll in your school of good taste? I'd love to be able to write a post such as yours. Meanwhile, would you be so kind as to direct me to the photo information that explain what had me puzzled? Thank you.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 01:03 UTC

In my opinion, this is probably not an eclipse photo, but a sunrise photo to which an eclipse photo has been pasted. First, fog like we see between the mountains usually happens in the early morning. When the sun is out, it dissipates very fast. Second, why is the light coming from the horizon tinted orange, as if there was a huge light source below the horizon... a second sun? Someone can explain this to me? And third, everything seems backlit mostly, the light doesn't seem to be coming from above. The sun's corona should still be the brightest source of light I would think. I might be wrong, but that looks like an opportunistic photoshop job to me.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 16:12 UTC as 8th comment | 7 replies
On article Shooting the solar eclipse at DPReview headquarters (58 comments in total)

Why is everyone going crazy with filters and all? Like the camera is going to melt or something... Don't you ever have the sun in your pictures? Have you ever burnt a hole in your sensor or film? I shot the eclipse with the XF 50-230 at 230 with no filter, but an aperture of f22. Nothing wrong happened, just great pictures. I didn't use a tripod, mind you, so the sun never stayed for long at one place on the sensor. Using a tripod at 1/32000th of a second would have been little bit overkill, and risky...

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 01:51 UTC as 19th comment
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