Bill Bentley

Lives in Canada British Columbia, Canada
Joined on Sep 13, 2004

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..........and an adjustable aperture (F16, F22, F32, F45, F64 and pinhole).

But how will I get my bokeh? My BOKEH!

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2020 at 21:40 UTC as 3rd comment
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Mischa Bronstring: Why are phone companies not simply including a built-in shutter button in their products? The one thing that seriously keeps me from using my phone as my pocket camera is the handling. A physical shutter button (a real one, gentle, not tough to press like the volume buttons) would be a good step.

You find the volume buttons hard to press? I have a TPU case covering the volume rocker on my Pixel 3a XL and I can still press it with no problem. The built-in shutter is the one you tap on the screen. You want something in between those two options? I don't think it's required.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2020 at 22:40 UTC
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Bill Bentley: I saw comments recommending WHCC and ProDPI. I checked out both websites and they list the same 3 choices of fine art paper with identical pricing.

Well, I guess the world can never have enough companies.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2019 at 04:56 UTC

I saw comments recommending WHCC and ProDPI. I checked out both websites and they list the same 3 choices of fine art paper with identical pricing.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2019 at 04:38 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
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PLShutterbug: No Nikon .NEF support? From a look at their site it appears not ...

You can try a free trial to be 100% sure, but I'm pretty sure it supports .NEF files. Or just send them a message to confirm if you don't want the bother of downloading.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2019 at 21:14 UTC
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DougDolde: No Leaf or Phase One support. I don't care because I use Capture One for raw development, would however like to see a Photoshop replacement to get off the Adobe subscription

For Photoshop replacement you should check out Affinity Photo.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2019 at 21:10 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: What's the point, if the NR is still garbage?

I guess there are those who only ever shoot at base ISO--but that's a very small sub-set of raw shooters.

...... or have plug-ins like Nik Suite to better solve certain issues like this.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2019 at 21:07 UTC
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Gesture: Among what I like about this program:
1. Affordable.
2. You don't have to import into catalogs. I am not a professional photographer; don't need catalogs and don't like them. You can just browse through folders like Adobe Creative Cloud Bridge, which I do like as an organizer.
3. They realize that Lightroom and Photoshop are industry stand bearers with extraordinary history, books, training support, etc. So ON1 RAW does provide a great deal of tutorials and free resources upon purchase. They get it.

Lightroom's great strength to me is in the resizing,, sharpening and print modules. Hardly ever referenced in this forums. I bought the last standalone version of Lightroom and it will serve me for years for printing.

I agree with your comments, but have you tried the Resize module in Photo Raw? It originated as Genuine Fractals and is very powerful. But I'm similar to you in that I have LR 4 and use it for printing. Have not tried printing from Photo Raw as yet.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2019 at 21:06 UTC
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phil from seattle: I had to reread this article to believe that it's just a printing service with a frame attached. You can buy frames that are easy to open up and insert your photo. For a lot less than a Reframe costs. And prints are fairly cheap from lots of sources. DPR, do you people actually read these announcements that you just reprint?

@ fuego6 Yes, they use the pressure clips similar to other styles, but what makes these more convenient imo is that the clips are attached to the backer board and swivel. So the whole back comes out quickly in one piece. As you said, there are many options, I was just throwing this one out there.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2019 at 15:23 UTC

#23 is Librarian !?!?

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2019 at 03:15 UTC as 71st comment | 3 replies
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phil from seattle: I had to reread this article to believe that it's just a printing service with a frame attached. You can buy frames that are easy to open up and insert your photo. For a lot less than a Reframe costs. And prints are fairly cheap from lots of sources. DPR, do you people actually read these announcements that you just reprint?

Another source for easy to swap out frames. I have about a dozen of these.

https://store.opusartsupplies.com/sagro/storefront/store.php?mode=browsecategory&category=5437

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2019 at 23:34 UTC
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sirhawkeye64: I've used frames like this, and honestly have stopped using them (still use filters, just not the frames; and I mainly got these types of frames for graduated NDs--all of my other NDs are screw-in type). Anyway, too bad they can't come up with something sort of like the concept used by MagMod (flash accessories) where you have a mount with a magnet, and then you can affix different modifiers. I think if LEE or someone else could come out with something like this for flat filters it would be a good seller. I think Breakthrough Photography (or someone else) has a system like that but all I seem to remember is it was for circular filters only.

I've used these type of slot holders before (various ones) and for me, it was always a chore to try to line up your filter (mainly graduated filters) and tiny precise adjustments were quite difficult to get just perfect.

Xume has had the magnetic filter system for a while now.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2019 at 18:13 UTC
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PAntunes: Is there a way to download all the photos we have with them before they delete?

@AlexisH Thank you for that info. Done.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2018 at 07:07 UTC
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RedFox88: Wow, this is indicative of how dead printing is:18 comments! 😵☠️🙈

@ RedFox88 Wow, two comments from you mocking printing in the comments section of an article about printing. If you think so little of printing images then why did you click on the article? Slow day on Instagram?

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2018 at 21:34 UTC
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Sonyshine: Too late.

People have moved on.

Google Photos is horrible and I'm an Android user. I'm not posting anything to IG or FB with their copyright clauses. Flickr can be "THE" alternative that many people are looking/hoping for if they do it right.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2018 at 04:31 UTC
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falconeyes: Stunning.
Back in the old days, I dismissed Flickr because it was so unbelievably ugly. And found a home with SmugMug, a service I learned to love year after year.

And now SM is taking over. Stunning but no surprise. Hope they can somehow manage to do all this in a profitable manner. It is SM which must survive, not Flickr.

Btw, the SM site has an FAQ explaining that no plan for changing Flickr does exist as of now.

Actually, it was the opposite for me. I have been on Flickr since 2008 and I found it one of the better looking hosting sites. But the main thing for me was that Flickr displayed the images in high quality format. 500px was also good quality but we know the algorithm issues, etc. I never really took to 500px.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2018 at 04:25 UTC
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sharkcookie: It's going to be hard to make something successful again that boomed almost 10 years ago and then dropped to be almost irrelevant today. I hope they can make it happen. Flickr was in a way the grandfather of most social media photo or video sharing apps today.

Might be true, but there are MANY people who want nothing to do with Instagram or Facebook. 500px is dead. It's not like there are a lot of sharing sites to compete with.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2018 at 04:21 UTC
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Eliot Kramer: Also, tastes change dramatically.
Amazing photographers now might be viewed as silly and useless 100 years from now.
Many of the "masterpieces" of years past are not that great these days as viewed through the lens of today's experience.
The bigger problem in my opinion is everyone telling everyone else what is great and not great and then piling on the same wagon and screaming great at something they don't actually like or understand but because everyone else thinks it is great they gotta say the same to be in the "in crowd".
There are so many SUPER AMAZING LIFE CHANGING photographs that everyone raves about that I don't see anything special about, a certain beginning of the century French photographer comes to my mind.

Stunning.

The. Most. Overused. Word. Ever.

When I see that word used to describe a photograph I want to scream.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 03:41 UTC
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BlueBomberTurbo: Finger paintings. Stop with the NR already!

+1
I too love my 6D for these reasons. Shooting blue hour skies is just fabulous.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 03:59 UTC
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PhotoDiod: Why do most time lapses come with movie trailer soundtracks?

Because MIDI is not as EPIC. ;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 01:39 UTC
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