Rolfens

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Joined on Mar 31, 2014

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tokumeino: And still no DAM while it was due late 2017 !

I think these two features are best kept separate. A DAM sofware and a photo processing software, but they have to be well integrated in the sense where you can quickly jump between the two - having some sort of API and part of the software running in standby in the background, for example.
Lightroom is a monster, it tries to do everything, and this is what you get, and you are kind of stuck with it.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2019 at 21:04 UTC
On article One month with the Huawei P30 Pro (505 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Huawei soon will be as clean as a new born baby after we left the ban.

Why?

As seem from Today news from Hiawei the Chinese dictator owned agency well known for spay, cheat, lie, steal:

"Huawei Chairman Willing To Sign A 'No-Spy' Deal With The United States

June 4, 201911:13 AM ET"

https://www.npr.org/2019/06/04/729539997/huawei-chairman-willing-to-sign-a-no-spy-deal-with-the-united-states

The expression "no spy deal" is ridiculous. Spying means illegally and secretly gathering information so that does not exactly comply to deals and laws.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2019 at 22:22 UTC
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onlyfreeman: I post photos of unclothed cats all the time on Facebook and they never get removed, so what's the problem here?

I also posted a picture of me playing with my pussy.
It's still there.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2019 at 22:00 UTC

I think that I like Spencer Turnick's work more than the work of Facebook's nudism guidelines committee.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2019 at 21:55 UTC as 60th comment
On article An introduction to our studio test scene (122 comments in total)
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Rolfens: Do you do any color correction, in processing, other than correcting white balance? By correcting white balance, I suppose you mean fine tuning the color temperature and tint sliders (in Camera Raw)?
Which color profiles do you use? Do you use "Adobe standard", "camera standard", create your own profiles, or something else?
Thank you.

Thank you.

My Olympus E-PM2 shifts colors across ISO settings in JPEGs.

However the results on your site are pretty consistent across ISO settings and across cameras.

It is good to know that Adobe Standard is pretty consistent and that it's just a matter of setting the white balance.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2019 at 21:43 UTC
On a photo in the Kamlan 50mm F1.1 II sample gallery sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Well it seems hard to get the focus right when photographing a dog with an F1.1 manual lens.
Sharp enough for practical use!
This lens seems sharp and has really nice bokeh.
F1.1 is really nice for APS-C, nice to see some bokeh on this format.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2019 at 19:24 UTC as 1st comment
On article An introduction to our studio test scene (122 comments in total)

Do you do any color correction, in processing, other than correcting white balance? By correcting white balance, I suppose you mean fine tuning the color temperature and tint sliders (in Camera Raw)?
Which color profiles do you use? Do you use "Adobe standard", "camera standard", create your own profiles, or something else?
Thank you.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2019 at 19:11 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
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Mirror_Knight22: Cameras are easy to smuggle (can just say the smuggler is a tourist), aren't banned anywhere (like drugs or guns), can be carried easily through airports and provide good money when sold. Wouldn't be surprised if there's an underground industry exploiting these qualities. Maybe cameras are the new thing to smuggle after weapons, gold and drugs?

They can be sold on ebay or craigslist.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2019 at 12:05 UTC
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chrissf: I think dpreviews constant reporting about camera robberies inspired even more people to rob camera stores..

I prefer light-hearted and inconsequential to rotten bitter.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2019 at 12:03 UTC
On article Sony a6000 Review (905 comments in total)
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Rolfens: "SVGA viewfinder" - but SVGA means 800x600 pixels or 480000 dots so this statement is incorrect - since it has 1.4 million dots on the a6000. Did I miss something?

Here is my source:
http://www.l-com.com/what-is-the-difference-between-vga-svga-and-uxga-and-does-l-com-sell-cables-for-each

Okay, I forgot about that bit, thank you for correcting me!
800x600 sounds surprisingly low, however I use an Olympus VF2 viewfinder with this resolution and it looks nice to me.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2019 at 15:02 UTC
On article Sony a6000 Review (905 comments in total)

"SVGA viewfinder" - but SVGA means 800x600 pixels or 480000 dots so this statement is incorrect - since it has 1.4 million dots on the a6000. Did I miss something?

Here is my source:
http://www.l-com.com/what-is-the-difference-between-vga-svga-and-uxga-and-does-l-com-sell-cables-for-each

Link | Posted on May 19, 2019 at 22:31 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon PowerShot G1 (171 comments in total)
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tbcass: It shows how far digital photography has come. In 2000 this was great. Today the garbage bin! :-) In all seriousness these cameras still produce acceptable IQ. My first digital was an Olympus C4000z and when I look at the photos I took with they aren't bad though only 4mp.

It's not garbage. I had no issues using this camera which is not a given. Oh and the lens is good.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2019 at 20:53 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon PowerShot G1 (171 comments in total)

The canon G5 produced nice pictures with nice colors. However the videos were the size of a postal stamp, and you could not push the ISO number very far. But it did long exposures - I think it was limited to 30 seconds.
Oh, and the lens, F2.something!

Link | Posted on May 13, 2019 at 20:51 UTC as 7th comment
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Konstantin Mineev: Sorry Meike, but ebay, avito and other selling boards are full of used manual 50mm primes borrowed from film era with more than affordable prices and good bokeh rendition.

The Meike lens looks like something you can throw around and not worry too much about. Not true about vintage lens. I would not want to abuse 30 year old collectible vintage lens, even if they are cheap.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2019 at 13:58 UTC
On article More information released on Yongnuo YN 50mm F1.4 II (90 comments in total)
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Acalthu: This has been on ebay for the last two weeks. Has anyone bought one yet?

@QuietOC Hi, I tested one on my old EOS film body, and the aperture was not working. Tested it on a 5D mark IV and the aperture worked there. Did you manage to fix this problem? Firmware update, maybe?

Link | Posted on May 5, 2019 at 14:21 UTC

I know a quiet place on a mountain top, with a gorgeous view.
A few persons know about it, often we are not alone, sometimes we are.
If I share it on social media, it might change for the worse.
I don't think it has to be between sharing it and not sharing it. I took some friends to this place. Some of them I have lost touch with. The place remains.
So yeah don't share it on social media with thousands of persons that you don't know, to get likes.
If you want to share photos go ahead, but you don't need to disclose the location to everyone.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 23:20 UTC as 12th comment
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Sebastian K: I think I know where the problem is coming from. I played around with my e-m10 + 20/1.7, and sure enough, banding at ISO 400 and above. But only with the autofocus on.
The moment you switch to manual focus the banding is gone.
So I think it's the AF motor of the lens electrically (RF) interfering with the off-sensor amp of the camera. The higher the amp is turned up (higher ISO in photographer speak), the worse the influence of this interference.
That may mean there is no fix. I assigned MF to Fn1 so I can prefocus and the switch to MF. Not great, and very annoying since the 20/1.7 is one of the best overall m43 lenses. Light, bright, short, sharp (well, in the center).

The autofocus motor works before, not during exposure. The lens focus motor still works even in MF mode. There is no other way of adjusing focus. These lenses have not direct, physical control of focus. What you experience is most probably a seemingly random variation in the banding. It's hard to find a pattern and a trigger, I've done that as well. Some people think it has to do with "warming up" something. But sometimes you just can't tell why it's here, and then not here. One thing is constant though, closing down the aperture affects banding, usually making it worse, maybe due to the extra current draw that it requires.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 02:47 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G5 Review (8 comments in total)

Used this like 10 years ago. It looks kinda cool, the size is nice, the lens is nice. It's horribly noisy (optically) at "higher" iso. Back then it was good/ok low-light performance for a digital, but we've come a long way!

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 20:06 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon D7100 In-Depth Review (126 comments in total)

(virtually) no rolling shutter!

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 04:44 UTC as 25th comment
On article Sony a6000 Review (905 comments in total)
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Rspivack: Just bought the A6000 and want to try shooting some video in addition to stills.

I have never shot video before on a real camera (only camera phones), so I 'm wondering which video mode is the "best"?

For maximum quality, is there any reason not to simply choose the 60p "highest quality" mode?

Why would one choose a 24p mode? I read somewhere that 24p is the same as traditional film frame rates, but does that matter?

I'd recommend you experience with various modes. See how rolling shutter is in various modes. Rolling shutter an make a shaky video uncomfortable to watch. Usually there is less rolling shutter at higher framerates.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 16:37 UTC
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