Lives in United States Madison, WI, United States
Works as a Photographer, Digital Artist, Fine Art Printer
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On article 2019 Guide: Apple iPad Pro for Photographers (258 comments in total)
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Fly18: I have the same and I love it. Traveling next month and I won't take my MacBook Pro with me for the first time.

They only thing I am waiting for is Photoshop for iPad which should be released soon.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2019 at 13:31 UTC
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Horshack: I just did a quick test on my 6-core i7-8750H 32GB Nvidia GTX 1060 notebook, focusing on import times with full 1:1 previews, with the assumption that would utilize the same image processing engine as the develop module when it has to generate a 1:1 preview on demand (ie, when you zoom in to 1:1 without an existing preview available):

Mix of 85 Nikon Z6/Z7 raw files, 3.61GB total, all in filesystem cache:

* Import w/full 1:1 previews - Old LR: 3:29, New LR w/GPU enabled: 3:21
* Export JPGs, 80% quality - Old LR: 2:51, New LR w/GPU enabled: 2:51

Adobe has kicked the can down the road for way too long. The under the hood software needs some serious modernization, optimization, and painful development. Their software architecture (LR Classic) is showing it’s archaic, dilapidated, truly unscalable Achilles’ heel...

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2019 at 01:21 UTC
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Adam Palmer: Tried it with my 9900k 1060 setup and it is fast. Probably twice as fast at loading adjustments than before. Almost instant. This is basically what I wanted from LR.

I updated my iMac pro 8 core today.
Fully enabled the GPU.
Felt no difference editing Sony A7R3 and Phase One XF 100mp files.
So if it’s supposed to speed up editing, I can’t sense a speed increase.
Capture One still feels much quicker.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2019 at 21:40 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm GFX 100 first look (150 comments in total)

I'm seeing banding in the shadows. ISO 100, higher ISO's noise masks the banding. ( besides the jpeg compression ) Similar to what the Z7 has.

Samples from camera here:

Link | Posted on May 24, 2019 at 15:38 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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Horshack: "Specifically, Dolby's complaint claimed Adobe was under-reporting how many Creative Cloud subscribers it had, which affected revenue from the licensing fee it negotiated and agreed upon with Adobe for its audio encoders and other software technologies."

Adobe is burning the candle at both ends - overcharging customers and underpaying suppliers.

Sounds like tRump* bizness school 101


Link | Posted on May 14, 2019 at 22:36 UTC
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Horshack: I have a suspicion this was an intention leak to stave off ongoing system defections, considering Canon's recent profit warning and how important this flagship FF MILC will be to their bottom line.

DPReview wouldn't leak it without permission. Horshack your right on...
You won't see news about the Sony A9II coming in September leak on DPR... ;)
The noisey Canon shadows (lack of DR) will help hide the 16 channel read and pdaf banding that will be present in this new sensor.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2019 at 16:16 UTC

Thoughts and Prayers

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2019 at 14:51 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies

As a Sony shooter ( and former Canikon ) I'm impressed!
If the new pro mirrorless Canon offers IQ and AF similar to A7RIII, I might add this system...

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2019 at 16:40 UTC as 69th comment
On article Review: Nikon Z 50mm F1.8 S (916 comments in total)

"Not the prettiest bokeh - onion rings and 'bullseyes' visible at some apertures and with some subjects"... says it all. For it's price tag, unacceptable. Get the sigma.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2019 at 15:18 UTC as 163rd comment | 5 replies
On article Sony a7 III vs. Canon EOS R vs. Nikon Z6, which is best? (1234 comments in total)
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Slapstick Noir: Weddings and Events - Sony
Landscape - Sony (and Nikon)
Wildlife - Sony
Portraits - Sony
Travel - Sony
And Canon wins the *crickets* award!

It depends if you want your images in focus and noise free shadows without banding. Oh, and a large selection of native lenses...

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2018 at 15:59 UTC

It's kind of like a Gremlin with a V8 ( Canon R with this lens ).
Underutilized. Imagine this lens on a Sony !
Mmm Hmm.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2018 at 19:57 UTC as 54th comment | 19 replies
On article Nikon Z6 Review (1147 comments in total)

Looks like this camera focuses like the Z7 should have, but still not up to Sony level...
Single card slot, banding, it's still a no go...

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2018 at 15:27 UTC as 204th comment | 67 replies
On article Nikon issues new firmware update for the Nikon Z7 (213 comments in total)

If you're expecting Eye AF, and other AF miracles, I wouldn't hold your breath...
It ain't happening with this model ( can't be fixed with firmware ). Wait for the replacement.
Nikon has A LOT of catching up to do.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2018 at 20:38 UTC as 31st comment | 6 replies

Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/2 is a steal.
Must have FE lens.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2018 at 22:16 UTC as 66th comment | 3 replies
On article Lightroom CC 2.0: What's new, and where is it headed? (375 comments in total)

I just shot for three weeks in Ireland. 250Gb of data.
Imagine uploading, editing, and exporting my 42mp Sony and 100mp RAWS from the Phase One via this workflow ? Um, no way.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2018 at 19:14 UTC as 100th comment | 2 replies
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ioh: The strategy by Fuji to develop MF & APS-C and not pursue FF is brilliant. The X-mount has an excellent stable of lenses, so it makes sense to commit to keeping it alive (other APS-C mounts don't seem to have this implied commitment). IMO, Fuji is taking the right gamble by being aware that it doesn't have the resources to compete with Canon, Nikon, & Sony in the FF market, and yet can take on risk by developing MF which has the potential for good returns and improving footing against the larger competitors.

It also helps that Fuji has been making Hasselblad MF lenses for over a decade.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 21:57 UTC

If priced right, might be a nice option for my Sony A7RIII ( via my $89 Kipon adapter )

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2018 at 15:57 UTC as 57th comment | 5 replies

I have to say that new iPhone looks quite nice! And a “Bokeh Slider”, very cool. Impressive how they were able to segment and mask the image with realistic edges, and the big wow, apply “apodization” like bokeh to the background. Not your average bokeh, but the bokeh you get from a lens like Sony’s STF (Smooth Trans Focus). Smooth center to edge bokeh bubbles with perfect fall off. Color me impressed ! A processing technology every future camera should have, but won’t.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2018 at 19:00 UTC as 179th comment | 13 replies
On article DPReview TV: First thoughts on the Canon R (353 comments in total)
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Matt_Anderson: No IBIS. Single Card. Crop 4K. Repurposed legacy sensor.
Chunky clunky body. Pricing too high. Battery life not good.
Nikon and Canon, your making my Sony A7RIII look even better than it already was.
Leaving my DSLR CaNikon a year ago has been a smart choice. Four words:
Native Sony Lens Offerings

@Hypoxic has never used Sony. I tested the Sony system with Pro everything compared to my Nikon in Hawaii for three weeks last year. Humid, Mist, Heat, Rain, Sand, etc. No issues WHATSOEVER. I like the lighter pack Sony provides. The images, lenses, everything is as good as Nikon. In many ways better. I use a Laowa 15mm f/2 for much of my WA work ( along with G lenses), that light little lens sings, value of the century!! The Sony G series of lenses is top notch. I will eventually test out the New Z camera from Nikon when it's on it's second generation, and, when there is a robust offering of NATIVE lenses. Lastly, I shoot to make money. These are the tools of my trade. My allegiance is to my business, not a camera brand. Right now, Sony is what I prefer. My pack is nearly half the weight of what it use to be, and I have expanded my offerings to high end 4K content as well.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 16:14 UTC
On article DPReview TV: First thoughts on the Canon R (353 comments in total)

No IBIS. Single Card. Crop 4K. Repurposed legacy sensor.
Chunky clunky body. Pricing too high. Battery life not good.
Nikon and Canon, your making my Sony A7RIII look even better than it already was.
Leaving my DSLR CaNikon a year ago has been a smart choice. Four words:
Native Sony Lens Offerings

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 15:05 UTC as 105th comment | 10 replies
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