Reilly Diefenbach

Reilly Diefenbach

Lives in United States Washington State, United States
Joined on Jul 18, 2010

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On article Leica Noctilux-M 75mm F1.25 ASPH sample gallery (289 comments in total)

13000 and one out of ten in focus. Great!

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2018 at 18:22 UTC as 57th comment | 3 replies
On article Leica Noctilux-M 75mm F1.25 ASPH sample gallery (289 comments in total)
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ZeBebito: With this extreme DoF the subjects look like if they were copy-pasted in gaussian blur backgrounds with no context of where they are at all.

Coming from the worst photographer I've ever seen, that's a pretty good compliment.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2018 at 18:20 UTC
On article Leica Noctilux-M 75mm F1.25 ASPH sample gallery (289 comments in total)
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ZeBebito: With this extreme DoF the subjects look like if they were copy-pasted in gaussian blur backgrounds with no context of where they are at all.

A balloon of face floating in a sea of fuzz. Weird.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2018 at 14:29 UTC
On article Leica Noctilux-M 75mm F1.25 ASPH sample gallery (289 comments in total)

Proving once again that it's not a good idea to have only one eye in focus or to put a hoop through your lower lip.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2018 at 13:41 UTC as 81st comment
On a photo in the Leica APO-Summicron-SL 90mm F2 ASPH sample gallery sample gallery (2 comments in total)

Really?

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2018 at 00:41 UTC as 1st comment
On article Leica APO-Summicron-SL 90mm F2 ASPH sample gallery (213 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: Could we ever get an actual photographer to do these sample galleries? $11K around your neck and this is the best you could come up with? Sheesh!

I'm sorry if that stung a bit, boys. I've been stung too. After I got over it I took the useful portion of the C&C on offer and improved to the near godlike status I now enjoy :^) Seattle is hardly short of worthy subjects.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2018 at 23:21 UTC
On article Leica APO-Summicron-SL 90mm F2 ASPH sample gallery (213 comments in total)

Could we ever get an actual photographer to do these sample galleries? $11K around your neck and this is the best you could come up with? Sheesh!

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2018 at 17:25 UTC as 32nd comment | 15 replies
On article Leica SL 16-35mm F3.5-4.5 sample gallery (225 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: 12 grand for a 24 MP camera and kit zoom? No thank you.

"(in 2004 or 2018) has much relevance to image quality." The more pixels the merrier for us bird and landscape shooters :^) It's not a subtle difference either.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2018 at 19:19 UTC
On article Leica SL 16-35mm F3.5-4.5 sample gallery (225 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: 12 grand for a 24 MP camera and kit zoom? No thank you.

Superior image quality in every way to this overpriced Leica rig is 2004? Wow! I stand corrected.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2018 at 14:52 UTC
On article Leica SL 16-35mm F3.5-4.5 sample gallery (225 comments in total)

12 grand for a 24 MP camera and kit zoom? No thank you.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2018 at 14:19 UTC as 28th comment | 42 replies
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derfotograf: So you complain about some 8 or 9% tax.

In Europe you pay between 19 and 22% percent tax on each and every product you purchase, not matter how and where, online or in a local shop. That's ⅕ of the total product value. Can we complain? No. No way. Now if I would tell you about our income tax you would turn away and weep bitterly - it's up to 49%. In addition there are indirect taxes, i.e. for sugar, beverages, etc. It doesn't end there. We also have to pay for TV and Radio, even if we do NOT have any receiver.

You guys can be lucky to live in the USA or CDN. Really, I am envious.

Don't be. We don't get $hit for our tax money here but a bloated military sucking dollars away from everything we desperately need. You have free education, health care, perfect roads, etc., etc.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2018 at 20:18 UTC
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Reilly Diefenbach: The best continues to get better.

Capture One absolutely does not have better fine detail or better control of highlights and shadows than LR Develop. And you don't get Photoshop for your $300, without which most photogs will never get the best out of their pics.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2018 at 13:15 UTC
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Class A: Adobe provides a "transformative digital experience" alright. They turn calm photographers into raging, cursing, software haters. :)

When it comes to shoddy quality control, other software companies can learn a lot from Adobe.

Utter nonsense. CC runs perfectly on desktop and tablet. No other software even comes close. 500 shots close enough to export in one click. My time is worth the $10 a month for the Auto feature alone.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2018 at 13:04 UTC
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locke_fc: Great for Adobe's shareholders and Adobe's fans, bad for everyone else.

Adobe is still not providing us with an affordable option to have Lightroom and Lightroom alone.

Back in 2014 LR6 standalone was around €130, and about €70 for updates.

Since the cheapest CC option right now is €12.09/month, whether I want Photoshop or not (they just throw 1 TB of storage if you don't want PS), that comes at about 1.5 years of subscription.
This barely covers Adobe's average update cycle (1.3 years) between LR 3 and LR6 and might work for a first-time customer.

But not for people who were already customers. If I were able to buy an update for my standalone version now at €70, I'd be good for 1.5 years. With the CC model, that barely gives me 6 months.

So if you were a previous LR standalone owner and don't want PS, the maths absolutely don't work as customer.

$10 a month is too much for state of the art photographic software? Boo hoo! Use something else instead of wasting your time complaining.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2018 at 12:59 UTC
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Ergo607: I am glad to have switched to C1pro instead of LR. Never say never, but it will be a long time before I touch anything Adobe again...

Your loss. Photoshop rules.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2018 at 12:57 UTC
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Reilly Diefenbach: The best continues to get better.

I can't believe how much time the new Auto button saves me compared to the old one at a time method on both tablet and desltop. Sheesh!

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2018 at 18:20 UTC

The best continues to get better.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2018 at 13:47 UTC as 20th comment | 39 replies
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AbrasiveReducer: Given NIK's lack of "issues" and DxO's affinity for unnecessary complexity, you might be better off with the pre-DxO plug-ins. You know, don't break what isn't broken. And I say this as the owner of both the NIK plug-ins and the immensely complex DxO Photolab.

Dxo has always been a collection of solutions in search of a problem, (e.g. lens softness) Many seem to enjoy that.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2018 at 06:22 UTC
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Tape5: The smart guy who suggested this name for a drone needs cognitive therapy.

Accept existence.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2018 at 06:09 UTC

The trees thank you Shutterbug.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 21:04 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
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