skytripper

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Possibly a steep learning curve. I still haven't figured out how to do something as simple as set foreground and background colors. Does look like a potential Photoshop replacement, though.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 19:57 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply
On article Happy Holidays from dpreview (124 comments in total)
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djohnfot: dpreview has always been one of the class acts in its field, with the best reviews and most up-to-date news and general interest articles. Here's to an even better 2015!

My one wish is that the trolls would at least read the article before they post their comments. Otherwise they are wasting their time and ours.

I have never understood why such a truly excellent website continues to attract so many stupid, mean-spirited visitors (i.e. trolls). Just one of life's great mysteries, I guess.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2014 at 18:39 UTC
On article ShareGrid offers peer-to-peer gear rental (32 comments in total)

Possibly appealing to renters, but not to owners. I wouldn't dream of loaning my gear to a stranger just to make a few bucks.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 22:01 UTC as 18th comment
On article Enthusiast compact camera roundup (185 comments in total)

With more and more large-sensor compacts coming out, I think the category needs to be redefined. A 1/1.7" sensor is just lame compared to the best cameras in this test group.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 20:17 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply

Adobe's Max conference is very aptly named. Their company slogan should be "We screw our customers to the max!"

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 22:10 UTC as 12th comment

It is very unfortunate that the GX7's grip is so chunky and just plain ugly. Looks like a very nice camera otherwise.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 20:54 UTC as 160th comment | 3 replies

Shockingly mediocre selection.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 17:06 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On article Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount (269 comments in total)

"Noxia" has to be one of the worst name choices ever in the history of product branding. The word "noxious" immediately comes to mind.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 17:04 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies

Adobe MUST allow users to access their own edited images, with or without a subscription. Anything less would be outrageous. As for letting former subscribers continue to use a version of Lightroom with limited functions... this is neither here not there.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2014 at 19:55 UTC as 22nd comment
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Samuel Dilworth: Paving the path to subscription-only Lightroom, as feared …

I long for the old days of selling something the customer wants at a fair price. Why is this model so untenable?

@String: It's not a conspiracy, it's an extortion racket.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 20:13 UTC
On article What is equivalence and why should I care? (2512 comments in total)
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Macx: 1) When considering equivalence (i.e. DoF, diffraction and total light/shot noise) sensor plays second fiddle to the lens: Given the same FoV and the same physical (virtual) aperture, you'll get the same image characteristics, no matter if you're shooting an image on your phone or on your medium format digital back. The thing that is holding your phone back in performance is for most intents and purposes the tiny lens and not the tiny sensor.

2) The difference in DoF and shot noise between different formats only come to play at the extreme ends of the exposure gamut: Bluntly, on a bright day, shooting for a wide depth of field your phone will give you roughly the same performance as your dslr. Only when the phone is out of its comfort zone the difference becomes apparent. Cameras using 1", 4:3 or APS-format sensors are a few stops shy of the comfort zone of current FF cameras. If you're not actually using those stops there is little to distinguish it.

"The thing that is holding your phone back in performance is for most intents and purposes the tiny lens and not the tiny sensor."

As written, this statement makes no sense. Tiny sensors, which almost always have large numbers of tiny pixels crammed into a tiny space, are inherently noisier than larger sensors with similar pixel counts. Unless everything I've read is in error, there's no way for that tiny sensor to produce images similar in quality to the images captured by sensors that are significantly larger.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 16:37 UTC
On article Apple to cease development of Aperture (425 comments in total)
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PVCdroid: I'm convinced Apple decided that people are too slow and dumb to handle complicated software. What's strange is their focus on photography lately with a new ad campaign. Draw them in and keep it simple, stupids. And I was suspicious Apple was going to go whole hog into new sensors/cameras/lenses/software with all their dough.

Most people ARE too dumb to handle complicated software. Let's not forget that Apple's original mission was to make computers "for the rest of us". As people have gotten dumber and dumber, Apple software has followed suit.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 18:06 UTC
On article Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review (183 comments in total)

Why is DP Review wasting time on this forgettable camera when many cameras that are much more worthy, and much more interesting, sometimes never get reviewed at all?

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 16:44 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
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VadymA: Wouldn't consider it even for $0.99/month. I just despise PS counterintuitive concept of layers.

You're kidding, right?

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 17:38 UTC

Adobe wouldn't be doing this if Photoshop users were flocking to Creative Cloud the way some analysts claim they are.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 17:38 UTC as 68th comment | 1 reply
On photo bb_ISO_500_DSC08981 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

There are two photos of a young woman reading a newspaper in a cafe. Notice how much noise there is in the RAW conversion compared to the straight JPEG version.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 17:52 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On a photo in the Sony Cybershot DSC RX100 III samples gallery sample gallery (3 comments in total)

There are two photos of a young woman reading a newspaper in a cafe. Notice how much noise there is in the RAW conversion compared to the straight JPEG version.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 17:52 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
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AshMills: That's not very clear- will the "legacy" versions keep working if you stop paying?

Of course! No pay, no play. Legalized extortion at its finest!

Link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 22:43 UTC
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Sannaborjeson: Owl is really interesting.
The rest is just terribly overprocessed in software, to my taste.

Did somebody say something? It sounded like a squeaking rat.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 17:15 UTC
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Sannaborjeson: Owl is really interesting.
The rest is just terribly overprocessed in software, to my taste.

Overprocessed is the new "normal". The masses have no taste, and have never had any taste.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2014 at 17:00 UTC
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