tonywong

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Joined on Mar 1, 2002

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georgievv: Lets be honest here. How many amateur photographers were actually buying LR and PS before the subscription model? Most were using illegal cracked copies. Look at some old prices here:
http://prodesigntools.com/products/adobe-cs6-pricing-list.html
The $700 PS6 comes to almost 6 years of LR+PS subscription.

The reason Adobe is making such profits now is that the product is actually affordable and much more people are using it legally since it is not longer worth it to "buy" it from questionable virus infected web sites. $10/month - wow! This is the cost of less than 2 films + processing from the film days. In return one gets the best photo editing tools available with the biggest user base and available resources.

It is naive to think that CC is not being pirated right now, as much as CS was before or even more.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 01:56 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (495 comments in total)
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47872Mike: "JPEGs have pleasing saturated colour". So do those of my 2003 EOS 300D, when I set the saturation to high. Can we have a bit more depth to the review? It lacks substance.

I joke with my friends that Askey got "retired" like the contestants in the movies "Running Man" and "The Island".

I hope he is doing well.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 21:27 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (495 comments in total)
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T3: "You'll get a much better focusing experience by shooting in live view, which uses Canon's excellent Dual Pixel AF technology."

Yep, get that stupid mirror out of the way and get a much better focusing experience. Hmmm, what would you call that? Oh, yeah, mirrorless! Flip the mirror back down and you can take advantage of that whopping 9-point AF system through the weak pentamirror OVF, with no exposure preview, no face AF, and AF points covering only the center of the frame. Woohoo! OVF for the win! Not.

I still chimp equally as much with my A7R as with my 1Dx2, no real difference. But the A7R2 battery life is miserable, my EM1.2 is quite decent but nowhere near that of a DSLR. The Canon's AF and metering is great on the 1Dx2, if you can trust what it is doing then you don't need to chimp except to review fine detail like small expressions.

The A9 is the only current exception but EVF shooting action isn't as good as DSLR action shooting, and those you have to chimp so much more to see if you got the shot at all.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 22:45 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (495 comments in total)
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T3: "You'll get a much better focusing experience by shooting in live view, which uses Canon's excellent Dual Pixel AF technology."

Yep, get that stupid mirror out of the way and get a much better focusing experience. Hmmm, what would you call that? Oh, yeah, mirrorless! Flip the mirror back down and you can take advantage of that whopping 9-point AF system through the weak pentamirror OVF, with no exposure preview, no face AF, and AF points covering only the center of the frame. Woohoo! OVF for the win! Not.

@Kharan, if you chimp every shot you make you'll decrease your battery life, but if you use the OVF and shoot without much review it'll easily last a week.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 19:51 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (495 comments in total)
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T3: "You'll get a much better focusing experience by shooting in live view, which uses Canon's excellent Dual Pixel AF technology."

Yep, get that stupid mirror out of the way and get a much better focusing experience. Hmmm, what would you call that? Oh, yeah, mirrorless! Flip the mirror back down and you can take advantage of that whopping 9-point AF system through the weak pentamirror OVF, with no exposure preview, no face AF, and AF points covering only the center of the frame. Woohoo! OVF for the win! Not.

Might not be as glamorous as mirrorless live view, but all week battery life is a great thing to have too. Best of both worlds.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 16:17 UTC
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Kaso: This "article" is nothing but a bunch of paraphrased texts already published.

Are you saying dpreview should hire 'Eduardo Martins'?

:-)

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 02:23 UTC
On article Photo of the week: Hyena at Night (101 comments in total)
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stevo23: Hyena is the most dangerous animal in Africa - kills more humans than any other.

Citation please, I thought it was the hippo.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 14:14 UTC
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minababe: In answer to people saying how tribalism and racism are a part of human nature, just know that this is a classic tactic apologists of these ideologies resort to to defend the indefensible. It's called normalization. By taking something and making it seem like it's a "fact of life" or "human nature" or "in our genes", they are trying to get everyone to adjust to their skewed perspective as some kind of norm.

Because so many apologists are resorting to the act of normalization, these types of tweets and photos cannot be tweeted and shared enough. Racism, xenophobia and intolerance are not "norms", a fact of life, an indelible part of the human condition or "reality". They stem from the minds of individuals who are racist, xenophobic and intolerant and encourage this state of mind in others. If we don't counter this type of nonsense, we're going to allow these types of people with their skewed mindsets to redefine reality for the rest of us in the same way the Nazis did in the 1930s.

@Peiasdf,

Here you go:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZw-1BfHFKM

A Lioness Adopts a baby antelope. A short documentary that will open your eyes.

No one prompted her to do so.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 21:50 UTC
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blackcoffee17: Why would anyone trade a camera for $500 when they can sell it on the used market for much more. Except if in very bad condition or if they accept cameras with defects.

Really? No time to read the article yet time enough to comment? No wonder you got lambasted. Take the lumps and move on.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 23:09 UTC

$1800USD sounds pretty good.

$3455CAD on the other hand, not so much. >:-(
http://www.dell.com/en-ca/work/shop/productdetails/dell-canvas-kv2718d/s001pdc27usca

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 18:07 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
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BigBen08: Besides super large prints (or billboards) what can this $50K camera do that my 6D or 1DMKIV can't?

Not saying the results won't be great, but seriously a D810, A7R2, 5Dsr or an older back can get great results too. Yes, 100 megapixel advantages are real and can be seen, but will any produced piece take advantage of it, other than to make the buyer feel better about having such a massive file?

It's just like showing up for a wedding gig with a honking huge SLR vs a tiny mirrorless camera. Most of your average folks will have the impression that the photographer is more 'professional' when a bigger camera is being used.

Not saying it's right or even fair, but marketing is a huge aspect of commercial photography (or any commercial venture) that dictates success. Expensive gear is a part of that marketing.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 15:32 UTC
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FuhTeng: Interesting the lens included is the stills version of that lens, not the videographer version.

Hopefully whoever buys that kit will dump the kit lens and buy/rent a proper cine lens.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 15:23 UTC
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BigBen08: Besides super large prints (or billboards) what can this $50K camera do that my 6D or 1DMKIV can't?

Snob appeal. The Art Director won't give you the job if you don't shoot with a prestige camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 23:34 UTC
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ebarak71: I have to say that the Stutgart library photos is nice but I've seen many like it. What is special is the architecture not the photography.
As an architect myself this is a problem I have with photographing modern architecture. In most cases most of the credit for the photographs belongs to the architect.
And what about the big yacht in the Kowloon photo? nothing was said to relate to it.

It's not a boat, it's a mall shaped like a boat.

http://gizmodo.com/5027737/cruise-ship-in-the-middle-of-hong-kong-is-actually-a-crazy-shopping-center/

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 22:16 UTC
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Scottelly: Interesting . . . I couldn't find it at the Apple Store on-line, when I searched for "red raven" or when I searched for "raven" (and it's not in the accessories section of the site under Photography either). I guess Apple doesn't want their customers getting upset, if Red has problems delivering product.

Link in the article worked fine.

https://www.apple.com/us_smb_78313/shop/product/HK8Q2ZM/A/red-raven-camera-kit-final-cut-pro-x

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 21:58 UTC
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FuhTeng: Interesting the lens included is the stills version of that lens, not the videographer version.

$800 lens vs $4000 lens. Guess they wanted to get the kit price as low as they could.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 21:56 UTC
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brockmo: Does anyone know by what method the filter is attached beginning 1:35? He uses LEE in others, but in that shot there's no attached filter holder, looks like filter is stuck on something.

Looks like some kind of modelling putty, you can see it's not perfectly rounded.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 23:15 UTC
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Benna78: Made in San Cesario sul Panaro -Modena.

Does that really matter where the motor is made? Rolls Royce and Bentley no longer make their own engines, many sub assemblies are produced by outside suppliers.

The entire Ford GT is subcontracted out to Multimatic.

Anyhow, Paganis are extremely rare and valuable. You can barely find any for sale in the public listings.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 23:10 UTC
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Sdaniella: those already with EF/TSE lenses are opting for 6DMkII Body-Only option ... which are depleting Canon's ability to offer bodies paired with zoom kit lens ...

frankly, if modern digital cameras have such high demand and appeal
manufacturers should forgo with kit lens altogether, even for supposed "entry" level prosumer FF models, never mind top end "pro" FF models

afterall, when was the last time anyone bought a "kit" lens with their higher end FF dSLR (or even top end FF or Medium Format mirrorless)?

The kits make sense because if there is a big enough of a bundle discount you can sell the lens to subsidize the body, regardless of whether you need the bundled lens or not.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 23:03 UTC
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Eric Calabros: I understand tendency towards perfection. But shooting in a way that eventually abandons %99 of audience from enjoying that perfectionism​ should no longer be acceptable. Don't like to sound leftist, but this intentional practice divides people into elite art consumers and .. the rest.

Because we all deserve to eat at McDonald's with that attitude.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 04:20 UTC
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