fft2000

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fft2000: So the next company takes NIK just to extract the tech behind. I neither use NIK, not even Lightroom, nor Windows or Mac - but when I heard about it I downloaded it and tried to use it with wine - unfortunately didn't work :( But I'm still interested!
I think the only way to do something for the community would be to give them the source code. Something that Google already should have done. That would ensure that it stays usable in future versions of Lightroom/Photoshop/OP/... But unfortunately I think that won't happen, probably just becase of some stupid software patents...

Ehm - these are completely different things! Companies are patenting algorithms nowadays, or how the user interacts with a certain GUI element. And often basic concepts that already existed get patented! I saw it in the past where a company wanted to open their code but in the end couldn't because of software patents...

And open source doesn't mean free. You can still charge some money for the non-techy user for the pre-built ready-to-use plugin. What my comment was about: The NIK collection seems to be a great piece of useful software that got bought by a company to get the tech behind it and then abandoned, probably just waiting for a good price. And the user suffers.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 19:41 UTC

So the next company takes NIK just to extract the tech behind. I neither use NIK, not even Lightroom, nor Windows or Mac - but when I heard about it I downloaded it and tried to use it with wine - unfortunately didn't work :( But I'm still interested!
I think the only way to do something for the community would be to give them the source code. Something that Google already should have done. That would ensure that it stays usable in future versions of Lightroom/Photoshop/OP/... But unfortunately I think that won't happen, probably just becase of some stupid software patents...

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 16:19 UTC as 81st comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm X-E3 Review (772 comments in total)
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FoxShutter: It looks like the xe2s was a better camera! How come it doesn’t have a built in flash?! The entire point of these little cameras is to carry as less as possible accessories. All the rest is fluff.

Mike FL: You only replied the first sentence, which might make sense, but even if you quoted it: X-E2s has a built-in flash, X-E3 doesn't, and IMO that's why the OP thinks it's the better camera (carry as less as possible accessories)...

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 15:48 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 Review (772 comments in total)
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FoxShutter: It looks like the xe2s was a better camera! How come it doesn’t have a built in flash?! The entire point of these little cameras is to carry as less as possible accessories. All the rest is fluff.

@Mike FL Ah, now I finally understand all the fluff around back-illuminated sensors! They can produce bright light that leaves the lens, illuminates the subject and bounces back. While the light travels the sensors prepares to take the picture.
At least this would explain your comment - because Sony only makes the sensor, the rest comes from Fuji.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 08:22 UTC
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walker2000: I don't know about photographers, I personally hate these kind of tricks. It destroys photos most valuable character: Recording the truth.

I'm absolutely for recording the truth. Fake content is just lame. BUT! There are occasions when you have a great shot but one freaking item destroys it. I recently had a spruce in the wrong place that pulled the eye on it. There wasn't really a different spot as this patch of extreme red just grew there. I needed several passes of Gimp-Resynthesize to remove the spruce. Having a better content-aware fill would have resulted in a better photo and likely faster.

And hopefully having such tools at hand makes it less likely that people just remove plants of parts of them in the field to get a better composition. Which drives me crazy especially if "protographers" advertise such "techniques" in their videos.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 09:37 UTC
On photo Peekaboo ! in the Bug Eyed. Macro only challenge (1 comment in total)

And once again a really creative shot, well executed, just didn't get the appreciation it would have deserved. IMO a top-10 shot. Pops out in its simplicity of composition and colors. Damn DPR Challenges :/

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 07:58 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Lilac Breasted Roller in the A Big Year - birds challenge (5 comments in total)
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jeffpix: Beautiful picture!
Jeff

Have to agree, beautiful photo. And once again I just don't understand how anybody can give less than 3 points...

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2017 at 06:50 UTC
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pavinder: Why was this video ever considered worth publishing on DPR?

So many fails:
The shouting and waving of arms clearly annoyed many people.
The content wasn't engaging, and 2 of the examples showed completely different photographs, not "fixes".
The content is questionable anyway - what he calls "problems" often aren't.
The guy completely ignores his own advice, contradicting the content. The video itself breaks some of the rules he's talking about!
The sound quality is terrible.
etc.

With so much high quality content for photographers on the web, why feature something like this? Honestly...

@madsector yes, and the spare cloths act as a leading line to the head placed following the rule of thirds. Still I don't think it makes the photo interesting in any way.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 09:56 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2111 comments in total)
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osv: http://www.photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR.htm#Nikon%20D810,Nikon%20D850,Pentax%20K-1,Sony%20ILCE-7RM2

http://www.photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR.htm#Canon%20EOS%206D%20Mark%20II,Nikon%20D850,Olympus%20OM-D%20E-M1%20Mark%20II,Sony%20ILCE-7RM2

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 15:37 UTC
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Sessility: As expected, the owl is mushy and yuck at 100% - certainly good enough for snapshots though, so fair enough (except for the price).

@bakanecko no, I didn't, because those jpegs are quite large (raws are 20MB, jpegs are 6-9MB), so compression isn't really strong. compression also shows up first in blue and looks completely different. This looks like noise reduction because it IS noise reduction. It also would be silly from Sony to add strong jpeg compression because most people will shoot this camera jpeg only.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 15:24 UTC
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Sessility: As expected, the owl is mushy and yuck at 100% - certainly good enough for snapshots though, so fair enough (except for the price).

I downloaded some of the raw owls... owl raws and was surprised by the amount of feather detail compared to the OOC jpegs. But after starting to edit it (little bit of contrast, brigtness, ...) I got really bad noise (massive color blobs, not just small dots) that required lots of noise reduction to tame - and detail was lost, again... I know I am limited by my 4/3" sensor but things usually don't fall apart THAT fast. Still looks like a nice camera and especially a brilliant lens, unfortunately too expensive for me.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 06:19 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 50mm F2 R WR sample gallery (155 comments in total)
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xiao_xiang: Seems ok and what you'd expect from an affordable APS-C prime. Not sure what all the drooling and pandering is about.

Surely a better shooting theme could have been found to challenge and demo this type of lens? DPReview galleries too often seem to be the most convenient opportunity for the reviewer.

@Brandless1 So I am supposed to be an ignorant because I am happy with my Panasonic G81 both IQ- and fun-to-use-wise? Before buying that I was almost settled on the X-T20 but after trying it in a shop and comparing handling to the G81 I decided to go mFT. The IQ of this "bad" G81 also is good, the IQ of 24MP XTRANS might be a tad better but really not by that much Fuji fanboys always suggest.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2017 at 09:09 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 50mm F2 R WR sample gallery (155 comments in total)
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SmilerGrogan: An awesome gallery of excellent photographs. One question: that purple lake ghost you captured, was it shot through a screen door?

@Carey: Unfortunately it has nothing to do with the converter used, those patterns are present in the raw files. Search the webs for "Fuji purple grid". The usual recommendation is to watch out for purple blobs/reflections in the image when shooting into the light (light doesn't have to be in the frame) and in case it appears slightly reframe until it disappears. I don't own a Fuji camera so just can say what I've read...

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2017 at 05:58 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 50mm F2 R WR sample gallery (155 comments in total)
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Bambi24: what happened there with image 23, ridiculous flaring

fuji cheapening out by not properly coating their lenses?

image 23: https://1.img-dpreview.com/files/p/TS4000x6000~sample_galleries/7214830437/9930366813.jpg

Yeah, the purple grid pattern...
#22 is even worse, visible also in 32 and 29. Didn't look any further but it seems after all it still is a (big) problem. On rare occasions this also comes up with the Oly E-M1.II, but really only in extreme situations (think I saw it twice in this forum). I think I read about special coating on the sensor glass. As Panny doesn't suffer from this at all it might be caused by the OSPDAF...

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 14:23 UTC
On photo The meaning of "Life, the Universe and Everything" in the 42 challenge (3 comments in total)
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lost alaskan: And that has you thinking at 42? Wait until 62.

Honestly I expected quite some entries on this specific topic. Educate yourself, probably start with google: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/42_(disambiguation)

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 05:23 UTC
On a photo in the Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF Sample Gallery sample gallery (5 comments in total)

This lens is hair-splitting. Literally. Some hairs start to blur and suddenly the outline renders sharp making two hairs from one. If you look closely you can see this effect also in other portraits of her, but here it is extremely obvious. E.g. the single hair bending in the center of the image near her right ear.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 09:11 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Northern Bald Ibis in the Nature at Its Best challenge (1 comment in total)

Great and weird-looking birds they are :) There seems to be one place in Turkey where they still live wild, though the population nearly died in the 70's because of pesticides they ingested while feeding insects. And there are projects in Germany to get them out in the wild again!

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 07:16 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Thunderheads With Egret in the Wings challenge (32 comments in total)
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Buzz Lightyear: Thanks all for the votes and your comments. Yes, this is a rare image for a couple of reasons: being able to photograph an Egret with wings beautifully spread in flight like this right in front of my camera is amazingly lucky timing to begin with - but the appearance of such dynamic Thunderhead clouds, without rain involved, in the area where I live (Monterey Bay, California) is an impossibly rare occurrence. I have seen such clouds maybe twice in the 36 years I have lived here.

The lens likely is a consumer zoom. So CA in weird places is to be expected. I also think that the contrast and brightness of the bird got adjusted, the clouds in the background might have been brighter. Overall resolution (feather- and cloud detail) and noise pattern of the egret and the clouds match. There is no visible seam (besides the CA, which is caused by the lens).
Overall this is a stunning picture. I wonder how nobody mentioned the bad composition as it doesn't incorporate rule of thirds or leading lines. The bird is flying out the frame - just unbelievable! Amateur! ;) In my eyes if it was photoshopped it could have been done better! Well - I think the composition creates the feeling of the egret being "frozen in time", just floating in the air. Just stunning!

And I wondered who voted <3 stars, I think the two persons just replied ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 12:35 UTC
On photo 457201703bVARAZZE-414-Modifica in the A Big Year - birds challenge (1 comment in total)

Beautiful shot, very different to all the other entries. Would have deserved to be in the top 10 IMO. It seems like people prefer close-up shots when it comes to birds :/

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 08:14 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm F2.8-4 Sample Gallery sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Lots of CA in this shot, but RawTherapee5 seems to handle it quite well (was CA correction turned off explicitly for this conversion?)

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 06:34 UTC as 1st comment
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