sunnycal

sunnycal

Lives in United States San Diego, AK, United States
Has a website at http://500pix.com/zafar1
Joined on Dec 29, 2012

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sunnycal: Can someone remind Adobe Lightroom team that this is 2017 now. We have been paying monthly subscription for the privilege of using a two+ year old product!

Is that why subscription model was put in place?

@Brarney, Aren't you being the one who is Pedantic here? How is it an update when all it does is add new camera support? Am I expected to get a new camera to enjoy this new release?

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 18:45 UTC

Can someone remind Adobe Lightroom team that this is 2017 now. We have been paying monthly subscription for the privilege of using a two+ year old product!

Is that why subscription model was put in place?

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 18:16 UTC as 34th comment | 23 replies
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ksc6000: I just don't get how western companies are supposed to compete with slave labor companies in China. I know there are those Hannity types that believe that we should just be able to pay people slave wages here as well - is that the kind of world we want to live in?

According to the report above, Bowen did have manufacturing in China. So I don't think labor cost was a major issue for them. In the world of lighting, Godox is successful, not because it is cheap but because it is leading the world with battery operated, wireless flashes with fast sync.

However I do take issue with your use of word "slave labor". While there is some slave labor going around, by and large the reasons labor cost is low is due to the lower cost of living. Though this is changing fast in major manufacturing centers, but the supply from rural areas has been able to release the pressure.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 00:37 UTC
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sunnycal: I guess DPR was in desperate need of traffic to start this PC/Mac war. But since it started, here is what I will say to all Mac aficionados.

It is great that you like Mac and it works for you, more power to you and to Apple. I However don't compare 300-500 Windows machines with 2-3000 Macs. Windows is a very reliable OS now. It is still hampered by some design choices Microsoft made back in 80's and early 90's, but for most people those are mostly irrelevant. And the flexibility and choice of hardware, features, and support (from third party) that you get is unmatched. Also, unless one is really an idiot, it is very intuitive to get around in Windows.

One thing I would say about Apple/OSX is this. Whether good or bad, Windows is Microsoft creation. Apple, on the other hand, took an open-source operating system (BSD), adapted it and made it closed source. Boo to Apple for taking from the community and not giving back.

Those machines are running windows xp from 2001. How many macs from 2001 are in use today?

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 12:05 UTC

I guess DPR was in desperate need of traffic to start this PC/Mac war. But since it started, here is what I will say to all Mac aficionados.

It is great that you like Mac and it works for you, more power to you and to Apple. I However don't compare 300-500 Windows machines with 2-3000 Macs. Windows is a very reliable OS now. It is still hampered by some design choices Microsoft made back in 80's and early 90's, but for most people those are mostly irrelevant. And the flexibility and choice of hardware, features, and support (from third party) that you get is unmatched. Also, unless one is really an idiot, it is very intuitive to get around in Windows.

One thing I would say about Apple/OSX is this. Whether good or bad, Windows is Microsoft creation. Apple, on the other hand, took an open-source operating system (BSD), adapted it and made it closed source. Boo to Apple for taking from the community and not giving back.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 06:31 UTC as 189th comment | 4 replies
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photogeek: I don't use Windows very often, so every time I fire it up it wants to install updates and reboot. No Windows for me. Linux at work, Linux and OSX at home. Beautiful.

Really? Updates are bad? and Linux and OSX don't get updates?

I use all three, and to me Linux updates can be challenging. Windows has never been a problem in several years, and neither has been OSX (except when Apple decides to take away features)

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 06:10 UTC
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Ed Ingold: I was a committed PC user from the early 1980's until recently. The continual attacks and updates for the PC were overwhelming, along with frequent crashes and reboots. Microsoft nagware to "upgrade" to Windows 10 tipped the scale for me. I bought a 27" iMac and a 13" MacBook Pro. The Magic Pad for the iMac and touchpad on the MCB are perfect for editing and design, and of course, text and spreadsheets. I will never go back to a mouse willingly.

The Retina Display on both machines has accurate color (calibrated), and uniform intensity from corner to corner. The PC laptops I own have a very narrow angle of view, dark corners, and unreliable calibration. A few dongles (adapters) are needed to use USB, FireWire and Ethernet with the MCB Thunderbolt 3 ports, but that's no big deal. I have a couple of TB hard drives, one an SSD for field use, which scream at over 300 MB/s transfer speed.

The PC laptops you own, are they in the same ballpark in price as your Apple computers?

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 06:07 UTC
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Ebrahim Saadawi: Call me a bokeh whore but a 24-120mm f/5.6-8 just makes incredibly dull and 2D images to my eye. In my opinion that is. Unsurprisingly when I see impressive m43s images they're ALL taken with the 0.95 to 1.4 max primes.

What are the cheapest fast primes for m43s? AF is no concern.

Will I find a 50mm f/1.8 STM (85mm 2.8 equi) for a 100 bucks like on my Canon land? Because I do want to go 4K and fast glass aesthetic is the way I shoot.

The bodies are so damn cheap for the video quality they offer, wonderful resolution and lovely colour (Panny that is!) and when paired with fast enough glass that give the shallow DOF and take the sharpness edge off, they look mighty cinematic!

What are the most affordable lens/adapters that can give me DOF equivalent to f/2.8 on FF? Ideally a 25mm/50mm f/1.2 would give me the same look the nifty fifty does, which is all I need really. Cheapest cheapeat. No need for good build quality, sharpness wide open, IS, AF, just the optical look.

Your needs are, your needs. They are not the needs of photographic community in general (note: photography). So don't expect camera makers to make cameras to serve your need and your need only.

I agree with Dr. Blackjack, if you can't grade SLOG to your liking, something is missing in your technical skills. Also, ask yourself why you need shallow DOF. Are the viewers asking for it? Don't use Bokeh as a crutch for your content.

Besides, ever heard of Fuji or Blackmagic?

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 07:24 UTC
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Ebrahim Saadawi: Call me a bokeh whore but a 24-120mm f/5.6-8 just makes incredibly dull and 2D images to my eye. In my opinion that is. Unsurprisingly when I see impressive m43s images they're ALL taken with the 0.95 to 1.4 max primes.

What are the cheapest fast primes for m43s? AF is no concern.

Will I find a 50mm f/1.8 STM (85mm 2.8 equi) for a 100 bucks like on my Canon land? Because I do want to go 4K and fast glass aesthetic is the way I shoot.

The bodies are so damn cheap for the video quality they offer, wonderful resolution and lovely colour (Panny that is!) and when paired with fast enough glass that give the shallow DOF and take the sharpness edge off, they look mighty cinematic!

What are the most affordable lens/adapters that can give me DOF equivalent to f/2.8 on FF? Ideally a 25mm/50mm f/1.2 would give me the same look the nifty fifty does, which is all I need really. Cheapest cheapeat. No need for good build quality, sharpness wide open, IS, AF, just the optical look.

Bokeh is just a lens effect, now more than ever it can be mimicked in the software too.

Photography is not about bokeh. It does not make good photograph on its own, neither is a good photograph depends on bokeh. Even good portraits don't necessarily require bokeh.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 18:38 UTC

Nikon has not introduced any new FF cameras in last couple of years, so how many people are going to but D750 and D810. There could be many reasons for no new FF models, but it looks to me that Nikon/Sony partnership maybe coming to an end. With Sony being a competitor to Nikon, Nikon maybe looking at alternative sensors for new cameras. The D500/D7500 are an example, which even made by Sony, is not Sony design (not the same characteristics), and that might explain different design of D5 sensor as well (with much lower DR than D4/D4s)/

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 01:49 UTC as 84th comment | 2 replies
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Terry Breedlove: Here when it is raining and it does a lot it is always windy as well. No way I wear this parachute.

why not? Who does not like to fly?

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 01:01 UTC

You can make the same kind of argument with APS-C vs 35MM and 4/3 vs APS-C.

The fact is that here you are comparing Pre-Gen-1 camera/system/sensor with a Gen umpteen system. Of course, early adapters will pay more for not that much more; but isn't this what happens with new technology (ever heard of iPhone and Tesla)? Without the additional dollars from early adapters, there will be no new technologies.

If Fuji executes this the way they did with their APS-C system, I am pretty sure that in a couple of year there new system will stand-out; not as a mainstream camera (for the price is not mainstream), but as a highly differentiated system

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 05:38 UTC as 247th comment | 5 replies
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brycesteiner: Wow! A new model for what should be included in a firmware update. Great job Nikon!

> it needs wireless because other camera makers have already successfully done this".

Not sure what you are referring to. Most wifi based implementation required to to connect mobile device to camera access point, that in itself means that you can not leave it in always on mode, because your phone loses Internet connectivity. Even those camera which have the ability to connect to external access point, and thus wifi the to your phone, can not be always on for the excessive use of battery. At this point Bluetooth is the way to go for always connected low battery usage. That is why it is the standard of choice for IoT devices.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 18:27 UTC
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brycesteiner: Wow! A new model for what should be included in a firmware update. Great job Nikon!

brycesteiner, you don't really know what you are talking about. Saying that Bluetooth can be implemented on wifi because they use the same frequency is like saying that camera should also run Adobe Lightroom because it has a processor inside.

The only other camera company to implement Bluetooth file transfer is/was samsung. No one else has done that yet.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 03:46 UTC
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brycesteiner: Wow! A new model for what should be included in a firmware update. Great job Nikon!

So you have a figured out a way to add Bluetooth support via software without adding Bluetooth wireless?

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 08:17 UTC
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sunnycal: 1.6 billion units? Are these cameras we are talking about?

The initial DPR post had Billion. It has been corrected since.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 08:25 UTC

1.6 billion units? Are these cameras we are talking about?

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 21:57 UTC as 60th comment | 4 replies

No mic port is a deal breaker. I was ready to ditch A6300 until I noticed this.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 07:37 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
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jimkahnw: I was hired as a contract worker to demonstrate the QT100 to customers visiting ComputerTown, in suburban Boston. As a professional photographer, I thought the camera was completely inadequate. 24 shots, as I recall, filled the memory, dismal dynamic range, no exposure control of any kind, not even +/- compensation, fixed lens. If some one came into the store to ask about the camera I would demonstrate it, but on one did. As I look back, I should have said something to the product team and suggest improvements. Then maybe today I'd be a big-deal photo guru. But, I won't play the what-if game.

You just played it! 👏

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 22:26 UTC

Why no touch screen, Sony? You have to leave a fly in ointment!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 06:31 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies
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