borgein

Joined on Feb 7, 2012

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This is gonna be my new street photography setup!

Link | Posted on May 4, 2018 at 22:24 UTC as 8th comment
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1537 comments in total)

I've owned the X-Pro1, X-E1, X-Pro2, X-T1 and X-T2, and this is the first Fuji camera release that doesn't make sense to me. Too expensive compared to competitors, too little, too late. Bigger and heavier, but with the same crappy battery? Come on Fuji.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 13:23 UTC as 80th comment | 5 replies
On article Canon patents fingerprint reader for cameras and lenses (191 comments in total)

Great! That'll work well about 5 months of the year when I'm using the camera with gloves on. Good job innovating, Canon! Sheeesh...

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 11:04 UTC as 33rd comment
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cosinaphile: 4500 dollars get a7rlll instead
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1369792-REG/sony_alpha_a7r_iii_mirrorless.html

and yes im the champion of fuji for apsc

"That is the point, isn't it?"

If that's what you want, yes. But I wouldn't call it accurate color. The M240 is horrible with skintones for caucasian skin and people with pinkish skintones to begin with. I owned the M240 since it was released in 2012 up until a year ago when it was sold, and have done an extensive review of it. I've also owned the Leica Q and reviewed that, as well as Monochrom's and mostly all of Leica's ASPH glass. None of Leica's cameras have "accurate color". But they can have pleasing color, if a pre-baked dng (raw) is what you want. Undoing Leica's pre-baked colors is difficult however, if natural and accurate color is what you want.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 14:04 UTC
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cosinaphile: 4500 dollars get a7rlll instead
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1369792-REG/sony_alpha_a7r_iii_mirrorless.html

and yes im the champion of fuji for apsc

UH! Leica'as are not very color accurate! They're by default pre-cooked and to some degree over-saturated out of the box. This can be preferable by many of course, but it's sure as heck not "accurate". Leica's Auto-WB also tends to not be that good.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 08:42 UTC

Anyone that believes in what Adobe says is a fool.
Adobe has proven themselves to be among the worst software companies in the world in regards to screwing over their customers.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 17:01 UTC as 178th comment | 1 reply

Just cancelled my Creative Cloud subscription and installed the latest Lightroom 6.12 version. I have no plans to buy new cameras for the next years, so no problem. I'll probably replace Photoshop with Affinity Photo, and at the same time consider my options for LR: Capture One Pro (which I am familar with), and even using MacOS High Sierra's Photos for photo organizing!

I've been wanting to get rid off the Adobe Cloud subscription for a while. Not only am I tired of the subscription model itself, but also all the stinky background processes that the Creative Cloud applications load onto my computer. They always run in the background, regardless if you sign out from Creative Cloud app and quit all the apps. Yes it can be fixed in command line, but it just sucks to have to go through all that stuff every time an update is installed. This was just the drop... I'm permanently done with Adobe. Tired of having them push their business model down my throat when I don't want it!!!

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 20:13 UTC as 155th comment | 1 reply
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (392 comments in total)
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Mfritter: Silver Efex is OK, well maybe more than Ok. Any alternative LR/PS plug-ins that can be recommended - especially for monochrome rendering?

Alien Skin Exposure. In my opinion, it has always been much better at B&W conversions than Silver Efex 2. Alien Skin's film simulations are much better than Silver Efex.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 20:25 UTC
On article FilmLab is a film negative scanning app for smartphones (105 comments in total)

No thanks to subscription services. Especially for something gimmicky like a mobile film scanning app. W-T-F! Enough is enough.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 21:04 UTC as 28th comment

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 (371 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 (592 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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