Reilly Diefenbach

Reilly Diefenbach

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Joined on Jul 18, 2010

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On article Sony a7 III Review (2215 comments in total)
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danny006: The jpegs from the Nikon D750 are so bad, all the detail is gone. The A7RIII has spectacular image quality in jpeg, the D850 comes close as second.
The A7III doesn't have the detail the A7RIII has but it has less noise. The A7III outperforms all Nikon and Canon camera's in jpeg quality.

Uh, no. The detail from the D850 and 7R3 is clearly superior downsized in "Comp" or for sure "Full Size," as one would expect given the pixel count. The Sony does have the best detail we've seen from a 24MP AA filtered camera in jpg. Although why anyone would shoot jpg with a $2000 camera is questionable.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2018 at 15:04 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (2215 comments in total)

Looks about a quarter stop cleaner than the D750 at 6400. Good job!

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2018 at 00:47 UTC as 316th comment | 1 reply

Ooooookey!

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2018 at 01:21 UTC as 15th comment
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cirtapfotos: Since Nikon has zero good 50mm for their excellent D850...I would highly recommend using Sigma’s Art Line 50mm. And to the ones who can afford the Otus 55mm...highly recommend.

Well, I would use the 58 1.4 over the Sigma 50 with its nasty bokeh for people shooting every day of the week, not to mention the 60G Micro. Stopped down for landscape, I doubt if many people could tell the difference between the Sigma and any of the Nikon 50s without a major pixel peep. Not that I don't agree, Nikon needs to update the 50G for better performance wide open...

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2018 at 18:40 UTC
On article Alien Skin Exposure X3 review (233 comments in total)
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TSWD: Thanks for the review, always interesting to hear what other editing software is available. I have tried several, but keep coming back to Adobe because of the highlights and shadow recovery. They are so important to the way I edit and shoot that it is difficult to move on once you have got used to them. Other products do other things better (including this one), but unless they can match the basics they will remain complementary or niche for me.

C1 has gained parity with LR/ACR for highlight and shadow control, but it is not better. Both are state of the art. And then there's Photoshop thrown in for $10 a month, which a lot of us need.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2018 at 14:17 UTC
On article Alien Skin Exposure X3 review (233 comments in total)
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I have a dream: I have a dream...
That DPReview would make a comparative test of all (or at least the major) RAW processing applications.
Does anybody share my dream ?

Already done it myself. CC wins going away.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2018 at 14:12 UTC
On article Sigma interview: 'This is just the beginning' (340 comments in total)

How about a nice lightweight 50 2.8 razor sharp prime for the landscape people? We have more than sufficient giant 1.4s for the one eye in focus brigade.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2018 at 23:36 UTC as 59th comment | 2 replies
On article Sigma interview: 'This is just the beginning' (340 comments in total)
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QuarryCat: but... no word about Nikon - who did first the groundbreaking 1.4/105 mm - I doubt if Sigma can get close. And some Sigma-lenes are to big, to heavy like the 1.4/85 mm too.
I used a lot of Sigma lenses in the past decades and I loved being first with 15-30 mm - 12-24 mm - 2.8/150 mm macro - 4.0/100-300 mm - 2.8/120-300 mm - 5.6/300-800 mm
but now, the electronic work together with the camera is essential to me.
For me Canon lost a bit of innovation, 1.4/35 mm is great, and a lot better the Sigma, 4.0/400 mm DO is unique but now it is Nikon time with best telephoto lenses and Sony time with best wide-angle lenses and sensors. And not to forget the Leica-Panasonic optics - they are marvelous.

Sigma needs:
1.2/43 mm
2.8/300 mm OS
4.0/300 mm OS
4.5/400 mm OS
5.6/600 mm OS
4.5/50-300 mm OS
5.6/100-600 mm OS
2.8/150 mm Macro OS

The Sigma 500 can't focus like the Nikon, so let's not kid ourselves about that.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2018 at 23:34 UTC
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djohnfot: I have been using Photoshop since before version 5.0 and happily paid the going rate. Now that I've retired I can no longer justify using it with its ever increasing cost of use coupled with Adobe's failure to fix many of its bugs. Despite the claims to the contrary there are reasonable and less costly alternatives to Photoshop. Right now I'm using DxO Photo and my 10-year old paid for copy of CS2 ( so I can use the NIK plug-ins). DxO develops RAW files from my Sony and Pentax cameras and its cataloging options are nearly as good. DxO is a winner. Its competition is rapidly improving their software while Adobe fiddle-farts around and gives us tiny incremental upgrades. It was a good ride with Adobe but they've lost me.

If I was still in the business I would likely have a different opinion for CC is still top dog but it doesn't seem to realize that its main competition is nipping at its heels.

I can understand of you simply can't afford ten dollars a month, but don't kid yourself. CC AI Auto is not a "tiny incremental" upgrade. It is huge. 500 pics in one or two clicks ready for publication. Don't try this at home with DXO.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2018 at 23:29 UTC
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Vik2012: That should cheer up Adobe CC users. Your rising cost for CC subscription is going to a good cause... setting Adobe revenue records!

Stop smiling smugly, all you photographers and designers who use newer, better and less expensive alternatives to Adobe bloatware. It isn't nice :D

Slight problem with your thesis: The cost of CC photo plan hasn't gone up. But don'y let spoil a good hate.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 00:28 UTC
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pgb: We should all buy Affinity to further its development but to also avoid monopolies having a stranglehold even if we don't plan to use it.

Uh, no thanks. That would be a step off the cliff of functionality.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 00:26 UTC
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Rafterman: I paid 100 bucks for a "hard copy" of Lightroom 3 back in 2012 and I owned it outright. At the current subscription price of $10/month, that same 100 dollars wouldn't even get me through a year before I was cut off. I don't pay a subscription for my laptop. I bought it once and use it as long as I want, which is two and half years so far. Subscriptions only benefit the company, not the user. I just dropped Adobe's Photography plan and am in the process of finding something new.

By using this "low monthly cost" price model, software companies make it sound like they're doing you a favor, but don't be fooled. Car salesmen do the same thing. They never want to talk about the total price of a vehicle, only how much your monthly payment will be, because it makes it sound like you're getting a deal. You think to yourself "Oh, I can afford $400/month no problem!", but in the end pay a lot more compared to if you had negotiated the final price instead of a monthly payment. Don't fall for it.

"Fell for it" the first time offered because I want the best software in existence and I can easily afford ten bucks a month. Looks like there are a couple of million paying users Adobe didn't have prior as opposed to bootleggers. Maybe if some of you had a better job or sold more pics it wouldn't be the catastrophic burden you squeal about reflexively at every single mention of Adobe. You're all annoying as hell. Get over it and go use whatever software you wish. The only serious competition is Capture One at $20 a month with no Photoshop. Every serious photographer needs Photoshop. The new Lightroom (which is plenty fast, btw) AI Auto button is worth ten bucks a month just on its own to a high volume shooter. 500 pics close enough in one or two clicks, ready to send. Can anyone else do that? Nope!

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 15:46 UTC
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Deliverator: Just use DXO PhotoLab or Capture One or any of the myriad other photo editor and management tools out there.

Gerard DC sounding like a typical DC resident these days. We'll fix that in November.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 15:27 UTC
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milkod2001: CaptureOne looks more and more attractive now.

I don't understand what Capture One is designed to do? Really? Hate Adobe all you want, gentlemen, but never confuse C1 with a program that will do the things Photoshop does on a routine basis. At least half of all C1 users are ALSO using Photoshop. Those who are not are simply not getting the best results.
And Gerard DC, feel free to pay twice the money for half the performance and to come in here and slam Adobe any time. I'll take you and Vik on any time.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 15:23 UTC
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mailman88: I use Adobe Elements 13 with no problems and no upgrades, no payments

Still 8 bit?

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2018 at 20:50 UTC
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Deliverator: Just use DXO PhotoLab or Capture One or any of the myriad other photo editor and management tools out there.

DXO. Sure. Now we're down to maybe a quarter of the capability of CC for $250 plus seemingly annual upgrades.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2018 at 20:50 UTC
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GarysInSoCal: This is a classic move demonstrated by a company who is witnessing a mass existous of past paying clients (the rebel rebellion is starting to work Jedi's), now attempting to recover their loses by generating a price increase. Blood-sucking (dark side) Adobe is FAR from broke or bankrupcy, but they're starting to feel the pinch... ;)

So so very wrong.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2018 at 20:47 UTC
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milkod2001: CaptureOne looks more and more attractive now.

Sure, spend 20 dollars a month on C1 and get half the functionality of CC if you're lucky. Go for it.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2018 at 20:46 UTC
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Rick Knepper: For those who are bemoaning a $12 or $36 yearly increase, perhaps it is time for you to find another profession/hobby. Seriously.

Knepper ftw!

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2018 at 20:43 UTC
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Zeee: Wow the anti Adobe trolls, haters because they can't pirate anymore, ones who don't even own Adobe products or don't own an effected plan are sure out in full force today.

First as usual incorrect information is all over the web saying the basic plan had a 30% increase. People as usual posting without providing details. The basic plan was not effected. Will it go up one day. Sure it will. Everything goes up.

The increases are about 6%. That was 5 years before this increase. 6% for $9.99 would make it $10.59. Oh my god. Time to slit the wrists. Guess the wife will not be able to go out for lunch with her friends anymore. We will see how long it takes and how much the basic plan will be.

If you don't like it use something else. People spend thousands and thousands on expensive precision camera gear and are so proud how they saved $100 and get an inferior developer. There was a list of 10 competitors going around the forums a few months ago. What is stopping all of you?

Worth ten dollars a month just for the new Auto button, but don't tell them ;^)

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2018 at 20:41 UTC
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