ggc

Joined on Feb 12, 2011

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PBR Streetgang: Looks like I am done with Lightroom. Any suggested alternatives?

I think you should try darktable or rawtherapee. Closed source would be a bad move, imho, soon or later it could be discontinued, it could go online only and so on.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 19:49 UTC
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arqomx: if RawTherapee can do :
1. selective edit,
2. panorama and HDR merge,
3. render Fuji's XTrans RAW perfectly,

I'll happily ditch my subscription

Selective edit in rawtherapee is not yet avaible, panorama is done with Hugin, HDR Merge you can try enfuse (inside hugin) or luminance hdr, fuji xtrans are rendered imho really well with Rawtherapee (only thing that is lacking is auto ca removal, for now, but it has just gained lensfun support for distorsion and vignetting).

Of course you can help rawtherapee with help, testing, translations or even money.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 19:47 UTC
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jscalev: Dear Adobe,

I don't want my photos stored in your cloud. I don't want to lose my life's work due to an outage on your side or an unpaid bill on mine. Get over it. If this is the direction that your headed, then I'm done with you.

Just do it. Some time ago i switched to rawtherapee, and i'm really happy. Also soon in the open source world there will be darktable for windows. Don't trust another company, i think they will be doing the same, soon or later.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 13:46 UTC
On article Have it your way: which 24MP Canon should I buy? (253 comments in total)
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LDunn1: 7 different 24mp cameras, & none appeal to me.

Something's wrong!

I think the same ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 13:40 UTC
On article Have it your way: which 24MP Canon should I buy? (253 comments in total)

which 24MP Canon should I buy?

In order to have again a competitive Canon brand and great sensors, i would say NONE ;) . This way i hope Canon will be back again with great products at the right price.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 12:31 UTC as 76th comment

I don't have this phone, but also with a 12 megapixel camera jpeg, if i upload selecting high quality photo, the pictures is compressed, so i can't store the original. I can store the original one only using my non unlimited 15 gb of space.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2017 at 19:24 UTC as 26th comment
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pro photo 2011: I highly dislike this software "subscription" model. I may not use it that often, but I have to remain subscribed in order to use it WHEN the occasions arise. But once you are hooked to MS Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, etc., it's very hard to change to something else. This subscription model works for folks who use the software on a daily basis.

I use LibreOffice which is free and is compatible with MS Office. For Photoshop/Lightroom, you can use many free software available from download.com, or the one DPR covers right now called Affinity Photo which sells for $50, with no string (subscription) attached.

I agree. Soon there will be also darktable for windows.

I moved to open source free software years ago, at the beginning it hasn't been that easy, but now it has evolved quite a lot and i don't look back.

I can use the software on every pc i want without paying and asking anyone, and i've even made a bootable linux usb3 stick with all the graphic software i need.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 10:04 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-E3 (204 comments in total)
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Lee Saxon: Touchscreen as a replacement for rather than supplement/alternative to, real buttons, is a deal-breaker for me. Gloves, camera designers, what about gloves!

And please, camera designers, however much taller the camera has to be to get the 1/4-20 on the optical axis is however much taller the camera *has* to be.

ISO, white balance, film simulation, and AF mode with only touch also for me is really really disappointing :( . At least iso and wb buttons please!

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 07:43 UTC

Big brands, also known as Canon and Nikon, killed the compact cameras market themselves.

Crap models, without raw, without EVF, with slow burst.

Instead of for examples making again a G16 with some improvements they want to sell at an high price something like this without even pasm modes?

https://www.dpreview.com/products/canon/compacts/canon_sx620hs
https://www.dpreview.com/products/canon/compacts/canon_elph360hs

Good luck. Of course me, and with me i think a lot of people, won't buy them!

And yes, phone image quality is now quite good at base iso if you shot raw. Already the iphone7s jpeg for me is crap.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 16:37 UTC as 216th comment

Nice.

Would be nice to know what is the shutter speed of that camera and what film he has used.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 07:45 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
On article Nine new lens adapters announced for the Fujifilm GFX (90 comments in total)

I expected Pentacon Six, Pentax 645 - 67 or other medium format adapters... anyway i have some K&F concept adapters for Fuji X and they are really nice.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 19:56 UTC as 18th comment
On article Fujifilm X-A3 Review (238 comments in total)
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ggc: I have an XM1 and i consider it a really great camera.

From this review i don't understand if this XA3 is worser, or better. Does it have an antialias filter?

Also would like to better understand the buffer, the review isn't complete about it, with jpeg, raw+jpeg and jpeg.

Among the possible problems i have found with my XM1 use, and i would like to understand if they will affect also xa3:

1) bracketing is limited to +-1ev.
2) with non dedicated flash, using syncro flash shutter speed, the display turns nearly black after middle pressing the shutter (it simulates an exposure without flash). But flashes up to 200 or so volts are allowed, so even really old flashes are usable.

(to follow)

As for jpeg and AF, i'm satisfied with my XM1. And in the dark, it's enough for landscape usage with wideangles and normal lenses to put infinity and this gives me a 100% hit ratio, that even with my old fullframe reflex was a BIG dream, without a proper or calibrated distance scale with most lenses and non working af in the darkness.

Plus i find the 16-50 an excellent lens, whilst for example the sony one is a poor one.

And what sluggish operation means. Is it slower than xm1?

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 17:42 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A3 Review (238 comments in total)

I have an XM1 and i consider it a really great camera.

From this review i don't understand if this XA3 is worser, or better. Does it have an antialias filter?

Also would like to better understand the buffer, the review isn't complete about it, with jpeg, raw+jpeg and jpeg.

Among the possible problems i have found with my XM1 use, and i would like to understand if they will affect also xa3:

1) bracketing is limited to +-1ev.
2) with non dedicated flash, using syncro flash shutter speed, the display turns nearly black after middle pressing the shutter (it simulates an exposure without flash). But flashes up to 200 or so volts are allowed, so even really old flashes are usable.

(to follow)

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 17:41 UTC as 55th comment | 2 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: The Canon PowerShot G3 (98 comments in total)

Thank you Dale for the nice article!

I have recently bought for not many €€ a used G5 that is moreless the same, really nice images at base iso, nice lens, orientable lcd, built in ac adapter, well, i have even used it :D .

Only troubles are the sloow AF (especially at max tele) and no live view whilst focusing, the noise (400 iso is almost unusable), only raw and no raw+jpeg, control dial requires slow turning, lens cap unhandy, but overall still a really nice cam ;) . I can still have fun with this camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 16:59 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply

Another too specialized camera like the D5.

Nice comparison Sony A9, Canon Eos 5 Mark IV, Nikon D5 and Pentax K1:

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr134_0=sony_a9&attr134_1=canon_eos5dmkiv&attr134_2=nikon_d5&attr134_3=pentax_k1&attr136_0=1&attr136_1=1&attr136_2=1&attr136_3=1&attr176_0=efc&attr176_1=off&attr176_3=off&normalization=full&widget=497&x=-0.03063683304647162&y=0.011305241521068984

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 19:00 UTC as 34th comment | 8 replies
On article Canon EF-S 35mm F2.8 IS STM Macro sample gallery (98 comments in total)

Nice pictures, lens doesn't impress me that much and it's also softer on the left side (pictures 17).

And sensor noise is really really high.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 17:32 UTC as 32nd comment
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (392 comments in total)

The only great thing google could to is to open source them.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 17:17 UTC as 177th comment

Interesting. What about a similar user experience with a much cheaper Irix 11mm that should offer the same field of view, being also much smaller?

Link | Posted on May 6, 2017 at 20:49 UTC as 64th comment | 1 reply
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ggc: "The 80D has a larger viewfinder and no labels on its directional controller. "

I own a Canon without labels, and imho is one of the worst thing i've found on a camera!!!

Mine has white balance, self timer, flash mode and i remember what else mapped to right, up, down or left arrows. Without labels is a pain.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 12:50 UTC

"The 80D has a larger viewfinder and no labels on its directional controller. "

I own a Canon without labels, and imho is one of the worst thing i've found on a camera!!!

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 17:53 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
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