borgein

borgein

Has a website at http://www.indergaard.net
Joined on Feb 7, 2012

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Arfh. The biggest deciding factor on how film "looks" nowadays is the SCANNER and the person using the scanner, and how the tiff files are processed to taste, not the film itself (at least for color film).

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 10:17 UTC as 11th comment | 4 replies
On article Getty Images asks court to throw out $1B lawsuit (97 comments in total)
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MichaelK81: In American court of law, it's not who's right or wrong, or what can be proven. It's who's got a bigger pocket to outspend the other party.

Actually, in regards to other countries and courts, no.
The US government and country as a whole is run more like a commercial enterprise than any other country in the world, and thus the laws and courts work accordingly, mostly in favor of the companies and not citizens. I mean the US legalized lobbying way back. In mostly the rest of the world lobbying is still equal to corruption, and is thus illegal.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 12:04 UTC
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StevenE: I have a trick that prevents most thefts: whenever I set my backpack down I step one foot through a shoulder strap. If anyone grabs the bag, the strap is hooked around my leg. Thieves in these environments are only interested in fast grab and go. They will let go as soon as they see what's happened.
If I sit at a table, I snap the waist belt or sternum strap of the backpack through an opening on an adjacent chair (back or leg) or table. Nobody notices that this is done but any thief would have to drag a chair or table through the coffee shop to make off with my bag.

Thieves in these areas (and other similar extreme poor areas) also kill you without thinking about it to get your watch if you don't let them have it.

Any gear isn't worth your life. Neither is getting your hand chopped off with a machete cause you didn't let the thieves have your watch (yes, this happens in certain areas of Africa where there are tourism).

Being too smart about your easily replaceable and/or insured valuables in areas with extreme poverty might not be too smart at all. It might just cost you your life or health.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 19:09 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (368 comments in total)
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Nick932: I was waiting with very high anticipation for the X-Pro2. I like the Optical View Finders. It is as close in connection to the real world as it can get. While the electronic view finders is looking in a little TV. I had the chance for a brief test of the X-Pro2, The OVF is just a disappointment. Viewing through it was fuzy and unclear. This was just a major disappointment. Maybe in the X-Pro3 they will get it right.

Did you try adjusting the diopter?
The OVF of the X-Pro2 is just as clear as my Leica MP, and the Leica M240 I had previously. The magnification levels are slightly different based on what focal length you're using of course, but, that's about it. If the diopter of the X-Pro2 you tried wasn't adjusted to your eyes, then that explains the fuzzy and unclear image. Unlike the Leicas, you can actually easily adjust the diopter on the X-Pro2.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 13:59 UTC
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iudex: Nice. That´s exactly what M 4/3 system needs: fast lenses that take advantage of smaller sensor, thus enabling relatively smaller lenses (compare to Nikkor 24mm/1,4 with 620g and 77mm filter thread).
However given the Leica badge it will cost a fortune, so I do not expect big sales. It´s a pitty Oly or Pany do not make such fast lenses (f1,2-1,4) on their own (i.e. cheaper than Leica).

In terms of DoF yes, in terms of light gathering - no.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 08:14 UTC
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borgein: And yet, Capture One Pro still lacks the following basic functionality:

1. Cannot open 16-bit grayscale tiff files.
2. Cannot open layered tiff or psd files.
3. Struggles with some zip compressed tiff files.
4. Still lacks lens correction for ALL Leica lenses except the older Summicron 50mm f/2. Also lacks lens correction for many other brands as well.
5. Still has a subpar library functionality.
6. Still clutters the image folders with subfolders and sidecar files.

These are basic usability features that should have been fixed a long time ago. I had v7 and v8, but I will not upgrade until these basic features are implemented.

C1Pro is announced to have catalog functionality, just like LR. That means it SHOULD be able to read most image files, especially basic scanned 16-bit grayscale files (scanned B&W negatives)! It's not much of a DAM without this super basic functionality! And that is simply the ONLY reason I can't switch to using it, because I shoot film, and about 40% of my images consist of scanned negatives.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2015 at 08:18 UTC

And yet, Capture One Pro still lacks the following basic functionality:

1. Cannot open 16-bit grayscale tiff files.
2. Cannot open layered tiff or psd files.
3. Struggles with some zip compressed tiff files.
4. Still lacks lens correction for ALL Leica lenses except the older Summicron 50mm f/2. Also lacks lens correction for many other brands as well.
5. Still has a subpar library functionality.
6. Still clutters the image folders with subfolders and sidecar files.

These are basic usability features that should have been fixed a long time ago. I had v7 and v8, but I will not upgrade until these basic features are implemented.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 11:05 UTC as 15th comment | 7 replies
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Kiril Karaatanasov: Is this version of Sony A7 with monochrome sensor and bulky body?

Anyway seems Sony sold Leica all of the tech for this camera except the metal body. May be this is the next iteration of the celestial cameras from Hassleblad that were selling overpriced NEX-7 and A99 cameras for while. We got to give it to Leica they even removed the color filter!

There isn't a single piece of Sony technology in this camera. The sensor is from a European company named CMOSIS, the viewfinder is in-house Leica, etc, etc.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 10:06 UTC
On article Phase One announces Capture One Pro 8 (60 comments in total)
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Photo_AK: "... a single-user subscription is available for 10,00 USD / 8,00 EUR per month for a 12 month plan."

See Adobe? How come Phase One gets it right with their new Capture One Pro 8, and you don't at 9,99 USD / 12,29 EUR for your yearly CC Photography plan?

Media Pro is already built-in to Capture One Pro. Even Capture One Pro 7 had cataloging features, and it can import your existing Lightroom catalog and transfer most of the settings for you, however color edits will be approximations, of course.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 13:40 UTC
On article Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM review (591 comments in total)
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Der Steppenwolf: Sigma was not joking when they said that their new lensconcept will change order of things. I am pleased to see some MUCH NEEDED pressure placed on Canon and Nikon. Their price gauging just ended. Thank you Sigma on so many levels.

The 50/1.2 is not a stop faster than 50/1.4.
1.2 is half a stop faster than 1.4.
A stop faster than 1.4 would be 1.0.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2014 at 08:20 UTC
On article Adobe releases Lightroom 4.3 and Adobe Camera Raw 7.3 (68 comments in total)
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elvedhel: No support for Fuji X series pftttttt

I was one of the first adopters of the X-Pro1.
When raw support was added to LR4.1 and everyone was disappointed about the results I was one of the first who said:

Proper raw support for the X-Trans sensor will not show up until the next major version of Lightroom (5.0) and Camera RAW (8.0).

The X-Trans sensor requires a major re-design of Camera RAW. The current support is "as good as it gets" within the capabilities of the current versions.

So to everyone that cries on every minor update (point releases): YOU WON'T SEE AN IMPROVEMENT UNTIL LR5 / ACR8 - NO MATTER WHAT. So stop hoping (and crying because it is annoying tbh).

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 13:34 UTC
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borgein: It still doesn't support the Leica M Monochrom's (very simple) DNG files either!

There are no color interpolation on the mm raw files, so they should be easier to provide good support for compared to cameras with color sensors.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2012 at 00:46 UTC

It still doesn't support the Leica M Monochrom's (very simple) DNG files either!

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2012 at 15:27 UTC as 3rd comment | 3 replies
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Francis Carver: Pretty neat product, lots of amazing features here. Of course, if it was up to Apple and the weirdo civil courts in California, nobody else out there on Planet Earth would be permitted to sell any consumer electronics products besides Apple.

Very good lens -- F2.8 at 23mm equivalent, wow!!!! Thanks, Samsung.

It is easily the largest LCD screen digital camera in the world -- at a whopping 4.8-inch screen size. I am not sure what the resolution is of this 'Super Clean LCD,' but it's probably way up there.

Thanks again, Samsung, and good luck to you in your ongoing battles with Apple.

Thanks for the laugh :) Now take your Galaxy and go to a different Galaxy and take pictures with your Galaxy, of that other Galaxy, in a far, far away Galaxy.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 19:31 UTC
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Francis Carver: Pretty neat product, lots of amazing features here. Of course, if it was up to Apple and the weirdo civil courts in California, nobody else out there on Planet Earth would be permitted to sell any consumer electronics products besides Apple.

Very good lens -- F2.8 at 23mm equivalent, wow!!!! Thanks, Samsung.

It is easily the largest LCD screen digital camera in the world -- at a whopping 4.8-inch screen size. I am not sure what the resolution is of this 'Super Clean LCD,' but it's probably way up there.

Thanks again, Samsung, and good luck to you in your ongoing battles with Apple.

Does Samsung give these away for free, or are you a fanboy and hater? Take your Samsung religion elsewhere, please.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 17:53 UTC

lol

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 17:37 UTC as 44th comment
On article Adobe updates Revel cloud-based image service to v1.5 (20 comments in total)
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MrPetkus: I've been evaluating Revel and 3 glaring omissions are:
1) No Lightroom integration other than Publish. EXIF data is inaccessible to the Revel user. Therefore, it is impossible to view photo information or search by name, place, even rating. This makes use of Revel with thousands of images ungainly at best.
2) No DNG RAW support. I don't expect Adobe to support proprietary RAW files but why not DNG? As such, hopes that Revel could be a viable photo archive in the cloud are lost.
3) No way to recover images en mass from Revel. Oops, I lost 5 thousand images. Thankfully, I'm a paying subscriber - I can retrieve those images from Revel. Wait - I can only recover images one-at-a-time.

Fix these issues and Revel would look far more attractive.

DNG is proprietary. A DNG RAW needs the same decoder routines as if you were decoding the raw file itself. DNG is simply a container format, nothing more, nothing less. The file within the decoder still requires the same proprietary software to be decoded.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2012 at 08:49 UTC
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