Causio

Lives in Germany Offenbach, Germany
Works as a Programmer
Has a website at http://ducav2.smugmug.com
Joined on Jan 7, 2010

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photogeek: Yeah, you don’t get to live in a mansion by letting people steal your stuff.

@surlezi: "Admire the rich, despise the poor". No please, don't leave the internet, it's much better with conclusion like this, and with one of the few (self) elected people who are giftet with sense of humor.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2018 at 08:02 UTC
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photogeek: Yeah, you don’t get to live in a mansion by letting people steal your stuff.

@photogeek, your comment actually sounds 100% like a criticism to the Northrups for asking too much money, "they live in a mansion after all". Its literal meaning, on the other side, is totally pointless, and not even true. They could live in a mansion even if they hadn't sued that company.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2018 at 11:20 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (2194 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: FF is nice to have and all that, but I think we need to get back to fundamentals.

We have long past the time of "sufficiency". Take a look at pictures taken with a D700 and a good lens and 99% of the time I am certain that everyone would be happy with them.

However, we always crave the latest new tech. So we look for reasons to justify it.

This A7III is a fine camera and I buy into the idea that it is probably the obvious purchase choice at this price level. But. But. But.....

Having had a Sony A7R2, I dig the quality but did not enjoy using it.

I am, however, enjoying Fuji Xt2. IQ is perfectly good enough and, crucially, I enjoy using it more than the Sony.

So while I accept the thesis of DPR's conclusion, this particular photographer would go for a Fuji XH-1. Smaller sensor = but it does not really matter. The fact that I would enjoy using it more trumps the theoretical advantage of FF.

The smaller sensor matters to me, to the point of being almost (but not 100%) a deal breaker: I was debating if switching to Fuji X-T2 from my Canon 5DMkIII - I decided to wait. I do shoot high iso very often and I could not stand a step back (or a stop back, shall I say) in terms of high iso noise. That's what I gathered after seeing many reviews and downloading few raws. It might be just me, but If I decide to switch to a new system, I don't want a single step back on any feature, especially IQ-wise. A small step but still too annoying to me.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 12:47 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (2194 comments in total)
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JoaoPedroAB: I would like (dreaming is always free) that Sony proposes a APS-C camera in 'exactly' the same shape and features as the Sony A7 iii (instead of this horrible shaped A6500) with about the same price as the A6500. All the technology is already there and we would have a much more pleasant camera to hold and use. I guess that it would be an instant success. Cheers.

@Mark K I think he meant the body. And I think aps-c-only lenses are smaller hence the handling would benefit even more.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 12:35 UTC
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capeminiol: What is Sony a7 followed by three lowercase letter 'L's? Is that a new model?

@Entropy512 : It's three lower case L's in the title, I copied and pasted into Notepad to verify.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2018 at 13:44 UTC
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robblackett: Scanning through some of the comments here I can only wonder at the bitterness of some people.

I wonder, if this is your reaction to what is only a camera company, how you would cope if something really important happened in your lives?

You read too much in the comments here...

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2018 at 15:12 UTC

As usual, for anything regarding Canon the keyword is "stiff". The Canon's executives' words are soaked in stiffness in any single letter... "we still want to wait, wait wait...we're not sure yet... one thing at a time, calm. Caaaaaaaaalllllmmmm... (zzzzzz)"

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2018 at 09:39 UTC as 85th comment
On article Video: Sony a7 III overview (223 comments in total)
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shadowz: I am hoping the IQ offers losslessly compressed RAW........as an option ..!

Being 24 Mp, lossless compressed raw is not as worthy as for the A7RIII.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 10:00 UTC
On article Video: Sony a7 III overview (223 comments in total)
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silentstorm: The last time I remember something so ground breaking was the launch of the Canon 10D 6MP DSLR.

Amazing what Sony has achieved in such a short time!!!

It broke the 2000$ ground, with all those features :) That is something

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 09:59 UTC
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D135ima: So. Canon will wait another 2.5 years in pride and deafness before release the update of 5d series and 4 years before updating the 6d ? Or they understand that there is something wrong with theirs FF line up and its need to do be something with all this situation ?

Here are some:
https://www.canonrumors.co/canon-full-frame-mirrorless-camera-to-be-announced-before-cp-show/
http://www.canonrumors.com/more-than-one-active-full-frame-mirrorless-project-at-canon-cr1/
http://www.canonrumors.com/canon-full-frame-mirrorless-to-use-dedicated-sensor-cr2/
https://www.digitalrev.com/article/canon-full-frame-mirrorless-rumours-send-internet-into-meltdown

Anyway, canon M cameras are no match for sony A7 line up. Canon will have to enter the FF mirrorless market sooner or later (and they're already very late...), also considering that Nikon basically stated officially that they will do. Not a chance canon will keep going on with dslr and M mount cameras only.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 13:04 UTC
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D135ima: So. Canon will wait another 2.5 years in pride and deafness before release the update of 5d series and 4 years before updating the 6d ? Or they understand that there is something wrong with theirs FF line up and its need to do be something with all this situation ?

They're preparing a FF mirrorless with EF-only mount, according to more and more solid rumors. Possible announcement at the CP+ show on early march.
I feel disappointed though, from both sony and canon with this likely "EF-only mount" feature, that they both ignored the small size factor of a mirrorless. I thought that the reduced flange distance from the sensor would help there, perhaps I'm wrong.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 09:40 UTC
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SETI: Eek. Canon EOS Rebel SL2 is smaller and lighter! Loosing mirror didn't help Fujifilm?!

And the iphone is even lighter and it can browse the internet too.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 08:36 UTC
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JensR: I am still disappointed that there is no way to get the dehaze and pano-wrap functions as a standalone .exe. It became clearer and clearer that it would not happen, but still, I am glad I stuck to the "perpetual(*)" version of Lightroom. (I kind of was hoping the last version would come out after the Sony A7iii (non-R) was released and supported, alas...)
I had a look at the alternatives and I think nothing is yet ready to replace LR for me. But it's not far off.

Otherwise, if Adobe comes up with a license where once you have subscribed to more than 12 months of CC you get a "perpetualised" .exe of the last LR version you paid for, then I'll probably sign up.

I used it. Just don't expect miracles like "de-fog", but it gave me nice results around 10-20%.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 13:44 UTC
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JensR: I am still disappointed that there is no way to get the dehaze and pano-wrap functions as a standalone .exe. It became clearer and clearer that it would not happen, but still, I am glad I stuck to the "perpetual(*)" version of Lightroom. (I kind of was hoping the last version would come out after the Sony A7iii (non-R) was released and supported, alas...)
I had a look at the alternatives and I think nothing is yet ready to replace LR for me. But it's not far off.

Otherwise, if Adobe comes up with a license where once you have subscribed to more than 12 months of CC you get a "perpetualised" .exe of the last LR version you paid for, then I'll probably sign up.

There is a way to get dehaze on LR 6.1:
https://petapixel.com/2015/06/24/this-preset-pack-brings-real-dehaze-to-lightroom-6-1/
I tried and it works! The trick relies on the fact that the feature is implemented in the standalone version, but hidden behind the lack of a slider in the interface. If I'm correct, The guy cleverly created the dehaze presets with CC, which can then be used on LR6.1. You get one preset for each 5% dehaze increment.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 16:54 UTC
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zakk9: The next thing will obviously be photo-like 3D renderings of old paintings. Those Rembrandt images are so hopelessly low-res. What on earth was he thinking?

You're talking like someone TODAY shoots b&w, and someone else brings colors to it.
Rembrandt made art and whatever he painted was his choice. The old b&w photos were not always b&w by choice... nor was the exploiting b&w as an art expression (even considering it was the only medium available). Sometimes, you know, you had to shoot a photo and b&w was the only medium available.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 10:54 UTC
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davids8560: Can somebody explain everything to me real quick?

> Oct 23: "We're not going to abandon Lightroom Classic!"
> Oct 25: "We're going to abandon Lightroom Classic!"

Lightroom 6 is not Lightroom Classic...

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 13:54 UTC
On article Hello Lightroom CC: Embracing the future (506 comments in total)

They better retire CC Classic at the next iteration, since what in the world is the point of using two different apps, with different features? Just treat the cloud as one of the storage devices, plus the local drives, and you got all in one.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 10:20 UTC as 99th comment | 1 reply
On article Hello Lightroom CC: Embracing the future (506 comments in total)
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Bgpgraebner: Geez. I'm a broke-ass student who lives on approximately $500/month (in Brazil) and even I don't mind paying $10/month for adobe products. Don't you guys get paid for your work or anything? One would think that you can easily embed the cost of a $10/month software in their paid work.

I calculated that with my LR5 and LR6 upgrades, I paid less than 3$/month during the last 4 years. And it's decreasing.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 10:13 UTC
On article Hello Lightroom CC: Embracing the future (506 comments in total)

"It's an inevitable truth that Adobe, like any other company, can't please everyone."
True, from now on.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 10:00 UTC as 103rd comment
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)

" if you spend hundreds of dollars on a new camera, it seems unrealistic to expect a corporation to accommodate that choice, unpaid." Well, it doesn't seem unrealistic to me, since that's what Affinity Photo is doing TODAY and also what Adobe always did for years before switching to CC. Now that we got subscription only, the last 20 years of software update policies became suddenly unrealistic?

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 08:24 UTC as 366th comment
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