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Mariano Pacifico: In years past lenses were measured by sharpness, contrast and speed .... they added another to the mix ...

*** BOKEH ***

Back in the days there was no mention about bokeh: ugly or beautiful bokeh ... TODAY LENSES ARE JUDGED BY BOKEH ...

I think it's just because most of today's "photographers" can't get anything in focus.

Rather than improve their technique, they have adopted the aesthetic of incompetence.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2017 at 09:41 UTC
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pdelux: I find it really strange the amount of people on here who love to put down Lenses they will never buy, on a system they do not own.

Yes, I'm thinking of abandoning taking excellent quality photos, that my clients love, and telling them to instead read the baseless, disparaging comments on this forum from those individuals.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2017 at 09:19 UTC
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Pat Cullinan Jr: Adobe is a dirty rat.

Why insult Rats?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 19:00 UTC

I'll probably eventually have to capitulate to these deadbeats, but even when I do, they'll have lost thousands of dollars I would have paid for perpetual copies in the meantime, so, choke on it Adobe.

CS6 still works pretty well. Just give me some layers and channels and I'm good.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 18:59 UTC as 33rd comment | 5 replies
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M Chambers: "I'm shocked. Shocked to find gambling here." Professionals used professional equipment and professional lighting to create the iPhone ads.

While this doesn't come as a surprise to anyone here it probably does amaze the general public.

The "General Public" is pretty easily amazed these days.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 19:25 UTC
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Saurat: The prices of those new imacs highlight just how much we are being ripped off by camera companies.

I'm looking down on Rich WASP braggarts.

I've had friends who've been mugged and sustained head trauma while cycling.

I did it back when I was young and we almost had a civilization, not anymore.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 01:00 UTC
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Saurat: The prices of those new imacs highlight just how much we are being ripped off by camera companies.

And you wonder why people run over cyclists?

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 22:43 UTC
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LarryK: The mark II was not a "fantastic piece of glass".

Not by a long shot.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 08:18 UTC
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beavertown: $1249.95 for this?


No "How do I use a Polarizer Filter with it?" comment yet?

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 18:55 UTC
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(unknown member): I did not buy a D3, because I could not understand how anyone would want a 12MP camera rather than a 16.7MP Canon 1Ds MkII, it did not figure! There was this machine that had been there four years already when the D3 eventually emerged, without sensor cleaning or anything other than live view to tempt me. I looked here at all those marbled 6400 ISO samples and was not at all impressed, though obviously it was way ahead of the Canon, because I just used fast primes when such situations occurred, instead of my zooms. I had a evil plan, and used Nikon primes bought cheap when APS-C Nikons persistence in the market had reduced prices for Nikon lenses made for full-frame 35mm to well, very little, and was waiting for the Nikon Great Leap Forward to compete with Canon, but it did not come until the D800 of 2012, when they at last decided to do reality justice. And I was ready with all those primes, waiting!!

I still own both cameras, and there's no comparison. The D3 is head and shoulders above the 1DsII.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 06:51 UTC
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cosinaphile: well ill be doing the upgrade for my pen f , but im not excited

what is this gonna do that will rock my me if im missing something here

not looking forward to the tethering nonsense necessary for oly firmware upgrades...
touch that usb cable the wrong way and you've got a nice brick

Now that I've read the firmware updater instructions, they do seem needlessly arcane.

Too many points of failure, why can't they just use a card like everyone else?

Link | Posted on May 14, 2017 at 19:47 UTC
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ewelch: The Profoto remote and better EVF color are the big ones for me! That has been a major issue in using the EM-1 Mark II in the studio when I don't need the 1DX's full frame. (On the road, etc.) The improved EVF color makes it much more accurate, and smoother tones. Good job Olympus!

Having a USB-C port on the camera is a big plus too for getting the firmware update in. But they need to fix a bug where the camera won't activate if the USB-C plug is in the port when you turn the camera on.

That's great to hear, the EVF was my biggest complaint about the Mk II.

The Profoto remote is just frosting on the cake I wasn't even expecting.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 20:57 UTC
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john isaacs: So instead of releasing a remote TTL flash specification that flash manufacturers can license (or just use), they integrate a proprietary system for a very expensive lighting system. Who got paid off here? Is there a line of Olympus shooters sitting on a few (lot of) grand of Profoto gear just waiting to use a small sensor camera for big gun pro work? Godox have announced, and Nissin have released, remote TTL radio control without the need (benefit) of integrated firmware support. Olympus hasn't put radio control into their own flashes. No support for the proletariat; it's bourgeois all the way.

I have $30K of Profoto equipment, and my Nikons and Canons have been having all the fun.

I wasn't expecting this, but I'll happily take it, and shoot with my EM-1 Mk II when it's available.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 20:43 UTC
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BSandu: I hate Fuji S5 pro. Because I love it. Because of it, I'm stuck with Nikon mount and other Nikon bodies. I think Canon 1D has a beautiful design and great specs. I'll never go thru mount switching again (I did from Pentax), so I'll never own a 1D. However, I think it wouldn't make me a better photographer...

No, it wouldn't. Cameras don't do that, and ergonomically, the 1D series is like grabbing a whale's rear-end

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 00:39 UTC

Yeah, mine showed up with a big fat thumbprint on the sensor.

Never liked that camera.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 00:19 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply
On article Adobe Creative Suite 6 has been officially retired (348 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: CC the best deal for the most capable photographic software.
Now back to your regularly scheduled whining...

Indentured Servitude: The only way to use Adobe Creative software.

Such a deal!

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 07:42 UTC
On article Adobe Creative Suite 6 has been officially retired (348 comments in total)
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jorg14: Years ago I use to drive past 'auto row' on the way to work. I'd notice all the posted prices: $16,998 for this model, $19,995 for that one, etc.
Within one year, all that changed to lease prices: $399 for this one, $449 for that one etc.
I suspect it's a harbinger of things to come for a lot of products where the manufacturer can get more for selling things piecemeal to people who don't/won't add up the total cost. For heavy users the cost will be minimal. For the rest of us we pay the price.

Of course, leasing is the most expensive way to own a car.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 07:38 UTC
On article Adobe Creative Suite 6 has been officially retired (348 comments in total)
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robbinsbox: The last results from adobe showed subscription model working for them.
Dont really like it myself and have been playing with Affinity which will be fine as a PS replacement.
But how to replace LR, whıch ıs the one I use most of the tıme.

You can still buy the standalone Lightroom, I did last month.

I actually prefer Capture One, but it was a protest purchase, and it never hurts to hedge your bets.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 07:31 UTC

The mark II was not a "fantastic piece of glass".

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 01:03 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
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LarryK: Hey, thanks Panasonic for obsoleting three of my lenses.

Fortunately, I had already moved on to Olympus's superior counterparts, glad I did.

Good, I'll give you priority over the three stiffs in front of you.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 20:28 UTC
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