Lihkin

Lihkin

Lives in United States Denver, CO, United States
Works as a Finance
Joined on Sep 8, 2007
About me:

Nikon D850, Nikon 16/2.8 Fisheye, Nikon 14-24/2.8, Nikon 24-70/2.8, Nikon 70-200/2.8 E FL, Nikon 105/5.6 El Nikkor, Nikon 85/1.4 G AFS, Nikon 200 F4 Micro, Nikon PB-6 Bellows, SB910s, Pocketwizard Flex TT5s and Mini TT1, RRS TVC-33, RRS BH-55, RRS Panorama Kit.

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On article First iPhone X hands-on field test with sample photos (384 comments in total)
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kriztian: Forgot to mention the little blop on the forehead of the Apple X (pensive). Looks like the haircut of a lunatic serial killer in a horror movie :)

😂😂😂

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 15:02 UTC
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Pauanui: Capture NX set up for U-Point is far superior than what is in Photo Lab.

You keep saying it lacks a lot of tools. What specific tools are you talking about? I have used NX2 extensively (and still do) and have been using Photo Lab for the last couple of days and I find Photo Lab to have the U point tools that are in NX2. So what specifically is lacking? And don't point me to a video - since you say you have found that it lacks "a lot of the tools" please list what is missing. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 05:06 UTC
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Sammy Yousef: No offence, but as I don't know how to put it any other way: You guys are crazy.

You're just dying to give a company money for something that use to be free in the hope that it will be improved. When history clearly shows few software products improve in the hands of new owners.

The guys that actually developed this software you know and love are probably long gone. I wonder if the source base is even intelligible or whether the whole point of acquiring it was to kill off any competition for new U-point software and incorporate it as is.

I hope I'm wrong, but as an example: did Paintshop Pro improve after Jasc was acquired? Sure more features, but also bloat and arguably spyware DRM.

If Google had opened the source, you'd have multiple companies jump on U-points would have become just another option in a lot of different pieces of software.

What makes you think DxO would never go the subscription route?

Here comes the new master, same as the old. You guys are happy about this?

Who says it is being locked up? They are offering the current version for free and that will not change. In 2018, they will offer an updated version for a price, which is fair as they will spend money creating that. If you don't want the new version, then just use this current version that you can get for free (and which has more than enough features to satisfy anyone). I don't understand what your objection is? Don't want the 2018 version, don't buy it! Your current free version will still work just fine.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 02:17 UTC
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Pauanui: Capture NX set up for U-Point is far superior than what is in Photo Lab.

I looked at the video and Photo Lab has the same implementation for the control points.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 00:59 UTC
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Pauanui: Capture NX set up for U-Point is far superior than what is in Photo Lab.

Can you elaborate how? It seems to be the same kind of controls.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 18:16 UTC
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Sammy Yousef: No offence, but as I don't know how to put it any other way: You guys are crazy.

You're just dying to give a company money for something that use to be free in the hope that it will be improved. When history clearly shows few software products improve in the hands of new owners.

The guys that actually developed this software you know and love are probably long gone. I wonder if the source base is even intelligible or whether the whole point of acquiring it was to kill off any competition for new U-point software and incorporate it as is.

I hope I'm wrong, but as an example: did Paintshop Pro improve after Jasc was acquired? Sure more features, but also bloat and arguably spyware DRM.

If Google had opened the source, you'd have multiple companies jump on U-points would have become just another option in a lot of different pieces of software.

What makes you think DxO would never go the subscription route?

Here comes the new master, same as the old. You guys are happy about this?

Huh? It was a paid set of of plug-ins until Google bought it (and then never developed it). I am super happy to give DXO $129 just for the U-point alone - the fact that local adjustments in the form of the amazing U-point technology can now be used on RAW files in DXO is amazing. And Silver Efex etc. being part of the package is the icing on the cake. Nothing in life is certain - they might make it subscription going forward. We will cross that bridge when we get to it. In the interim, DXO Photo Lab is the best RAW converter for me ATM and I am more than happy to give them a hundred bucks for this effort (rather than give Adobe monthly fees for stuff I don't use). YMMV.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 02:32 UTC
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Mike85627: Just downloaded it out of curiosity.

Totally useless on a 4K display,

Thanks for the good laugh...

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 01:58 UTC
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Majauskasson: An expensive modern version of my D70 and D7000 but bigger. You have to look really hard to see anything like a D850 hanging from average Joe's necks. These are pro cameras. Nikon and Canon are in their death throes as smart phones and mini-mirrorless cameras take over and unfortunately they missed the boat on market demand for good compact cameras. I have little use for these giant monstrosities whose superiority over previous models is measured in micro specifications most consumers will never appreciate.

Tell us how you REALLY feel? Go on now, do tell us! :-D

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 14:58 UTC
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kevin_r: It really would have been much much much more tempting at a weight of 750g or less.

This brick is heavier than the outgoing d810.....sigh......!

Jeez! How weak are you? Maybe it's time to revist your lifestyle, if 35 grams is too much for you. Quit drinkin' all the soda, yo! SMH!

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 06:46 UTC

Excellent pricing and camera - will sell boatloads.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 04:04 UTC as 242nd comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Janne Voutilainen (38 comments in total)

#1 is insanely good!

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2016 at 19:03 UTC as 4th comment
On photo six_of_me in the Six of Me... challenge (24 comments in total)

Congrats on the first place win. Nice image.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 00:04 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On photo Love is in the Air in the Deers challenge (5 comments in total)
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Trollshavethebestcandy: That is not love. That is "Hey buddy that doe is mine! Back off! Those are two bucks.

Maybe they both bat for the other team. ;-)

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2013 at 15:50 UTC
On Challenge:8028 (7 comments in total)
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Chris Noble: The plural of deer is deer.

Deer he change the title?

Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 06:23 UTC
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HansJN: Just skipping over the text I first read that "Nikon has launched a new 18-35 ... $18000". Ouch ;-)

Anthony, I like 'skipped' milk and I 'skim' over the text.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 18:50 UTC
On photo Three in the Three challenge (3 comments in total)

Congratulations. It was a fantastic entry.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2012 at 05:42 UTC as 3rd comment
On Challenge:6742 (3 comments in total)
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RuthC: Does your 'No animals' also mean no insects and no birds?

Hi Ruth. Yeah, that's right. I should have been more specific. Thanks.

Posted on May 5, 2012 at 13:49 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review (508 comments in total)

I really don't understand the negative comments on here. I had the G10, the G12 and now the G1X. The G1X is an amazing camera with great IQ for its size. I take it along with me when I don't want to lug my DSLR and lenses. Yeah it's not pocket size like the S100, but it's not that much bigger either and is so much more versatile. It lacks the speed of a DSLR, but I knew that when I bought it. I think it could be priced lower, but the fact that I get a much larger sensor with great IQ, compared to the other compacts, makes this a winner IMO.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2012 at 14:18 UTC as 79th comment | 6 replies
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Digital Suicide: Jees.. guys...
D800 and 5Dmk3, that supposed to be an affordable FF (well previous versions certainly were) suddenly are becoming unaffordable.

On the other hand. I can't blame Nikon on taking easy money from idiots, that are buying joly expensive cameras and shooting flowers in the yard...

You mean shooting cats is better than shooting flowers in the yard? ;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2012 at 15:41 UTC

Brilliant. Loved the way he incorporated the notebook screen into the costume.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2011 at 22:40 UTC as 43rd comment
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