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Foskito: Too much photoshop? Of course! But who cares, these images look awesome.

i agree. but here the majority of the pictures become imo artificial. a bit ‘too much’ ( just like a body-built body, if you ask me).

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2022 at 20:04 UTC
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Foskito: Too much photoshop? Of course! But who cares, these images look awesome.

Right, that’s exactly what puts me off in these pictures : visual ‘bodybuilding’ instead of the exploration of subtlety.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2022 at 17:24 UTC

One very pleasant new feature, at least in Silver Efex, is the option to save an active history of your work on an image - to which you can return anytime to make new changes without having to start all over from scratch.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2020 at 20:42 UTC as 4th comment

Damien, Maybe I am overlooking something, but I don't see the actual apertures the photos in the gallery are shot with - I would particularly like to know the apertures used for the 21-mm pictures.
Thanks in advance,

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2018 at 10:39 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On photo The Worker in the environmental portrait challenge (7 comments in total)

Very good shot, well seen, but the very high degree of HDR / high amount of 'clarity' or whatever, holds me off a bit. Full disclosure: I love a certain measure of modesty, be it visually or auditorally (playing very loud never makes music any better, IMO).

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2017 at 08:50 UTC as 6th comment
On article First samples: Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 (222 comments in total)

I would say, rent a lens like this for a special occasion or subject, never ever buy it - it is much too specific to be used on a daily basis.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 20:47 UTC as 111th comment
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Westmill: I just wish they could be made available for capture one !

They are right now: I am on the 30 days trial period of Capture One 10.2, and yesterday I sent a tiff from CO to Nik silver efex, got it back in CO after processing it in Nik and subsequently printed it. Was very happy to have my old workflow back.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 20:22 UTC

Apart from all the other objections that come to mind, this move must not please Leica and Leica-owners, connected as they are to Adobe and Lightroom.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 15:34 UTC as 253rd comment
On article Adobe Creative Suite 6 has been officially retired (348 comments in total)
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sharkcookie: It's not about the cost, it's about being locked into paying 'forever' to have access to your own work. I have my entire photo library organized and edited in Lightroom. Moving to the cloud service means that I will have to keep paying Adobe for as long as I want to have access to my edited photos. There is literally years worth of work editing all my photos. It's silly to hand that over to a company that I need to keep paying just so I can keep accessing my work.

Thank you, BaldCol. Victoria's explanation seems exhaustive. I for one am glad that it works this way. I understand my kids (and the rest of the world) can still access my work when I'm gone, just as they will inherite my negatives [and a few of my positive traits as well, I hope :) ].

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 10:22 UTC
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (759 comments in total)

My first new, first-hand camera was a Russian Lubitel-2. The year was 1963 and my age was fourteen. I developed the 120-film rolls in the basement, next to my mother's laundry machine. Though now regarded as a Lomo-camera, the lens was excellent, while the handling of this very simple twin-eyed reflex prepared me for my (professionally used) Rolleflex T a couple of years later.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 10:04 UTC as 89th comment
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2497 comments in total)
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steven_k: Richard, excellent review. I noticed in one of you replies down bellow that you use your left eye for focusing. In general RF style camera are designed to be used with your right eye. For left eye shooters I would personally stay away from any RF camera and stick with DSLR type OV/EVF just my opinion of course

Steven, that's funny - I have to shoot with my left eye, and that was the main reason to sell my X-T10 and return to the (fw 4.0) X-E2. On the X-T10 my right hand kept smearing my specs all the time, as the centrally positioned viewfinder was simply too close to the right side of the camera where almost all the controls are. Apart from a non-existing viewfinder totally to the right, a viewfinder as far left as possible is best for left eye shooters, IMO. That my reasonably proportioned nose smears the screen a little is of minor importance and doesn't hurt the camera at all.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 09:32 UTC
On article Nikon Df Review (1618 comments in total)

Dear DPR staff, this may be nitpicking, but: 1/4000th sec is not maximum but minimum shutter speed. Please.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 17:49 UTC as 255th comment | 7 replies
On article Fujifilm introduces XF 27mm F2.8 'pancake' lens (88 comments in total)
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yabokkie: I use EF40/2.8 as "lens cap" that almost as good as some f/2.8 zooms. if this lens delivers as good resolution it could be a good lens cap for XF cameras.

since f/2.8 on APS-C is about 1.3 stops darker than f/2.8 on 35mm full-frame, the price should also be about 1.3 stops lower, or at least at half price of EF40/2.8.

you are confusing the effects of converters (e.g., a 2x converter decreases the aperture two full stops as it doubles the focal length - an f5 100mm lens has a full aperture of 20mm diameter, whereas the same 20mm is only 1/10th of the 200mm focal length you get with a 2x converter, hence you end up with a f10 lens at said 200mm - 4x 'dimmer'). but the same lens used for different sensor-sizes retains the same aperture in all cases as its focal lenght doesn't change. the only thing you do, in effect, is crop your image when you go to a smaller sensor. when you crop an image on your computer, it doesn't get darker, does it?
the cause of your confusion lies in your misunderstanding of the recalculation of focus lenghts to full frame. but this is entirely virtual and only done to arrive at an intuitive standard for angle of view. it would be better if we got used to thinking in terms of angle of view directly and skip the full frame reference, but that is another matter.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2013 at 08:39 UTC

i see no mentioning of any kind of lens hood for the 18-55mm zoom at all. unavoidably a lens hood would block more of the OVF image than the lens itself does, but i still think a little, nifty lens hood (with length wise 'see through' sides like the one on the X-100) would be nice. especially at the tele end, where there is more reason to restrict the bundle of light reaching the lens to the light that actually reaches the sensor and less blockage of the OVF within the framelines.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2012 at 07:43 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
On article Fujifilm launches M-mount adapter for X-Pro1's X-mount (97 comments in total)

DPreview: 'The camera can show framelines in its unique hybrid viewfinder ... (though not, oddly for 50mm).'
Fuji announcement for the M-Mount Adapter: '...the OVF displays a bright frame corresponding to the focal lenght in use.'
And: 'There are four presets .... plus two optional settings for additional optics.'
Putting two and two together, I would say that when one creates a preset for a 50 mm, the corresponding frame will show in the OVF?

Link | Posted on May 24, 2012 at 06:55 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
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