Bill Bentley

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

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The most embarrassing thing is that Chipotle was too cheap to actually hire someone to do a proper photo shoot inside one of their restaurants.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 19:50 UTC as 125th comment
On article Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom features dual-cam with 2.3x zoom (27 comments in total)

From the GSM Arena link:
"It will become available in February disappointingly running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and we assume Asus will share details on its other specs until then."

Wonder why no Nougat?

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 17:07 UTC as 4th comment
On article 2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: People (93 comments in total)
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timo: I wish people would back-off on the post-processing. All of these are intrinsically great shots, but some of them have been ruined on the computer.

@ Zdman. It's not over sharpening on these. These have been sharpened just fine imo. It's clarity that you are referring to.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2017 at 21:00 UTC

Gorgeous stuff! I love shooting fog too but have never thought about long exposure. I have a couple of vantage points like this in my area I will have to try it out on.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2017 at 20:07 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Rendered images show upcoming LG G6 with dual-cam (30 comments in total)
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justmeMN: Whee! A flat black rectangle with two "camera holes" in it. An exciting leak. :-)

How about 16? It was such a hit, they SOLD OUT!

https://light.co/camera

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 19:22 UTC

Played a bit more with the BETA version this weekend. Found the history state panel and a bunch of other stuff. I love the soft proofing tab. It had all my printer(s) and paper profiles already loaded. What a time/hassle saver.

For someone coming from the PS and LR world I the overall UI easy to navigate. I'm liking what I see and I think I will drop the $40 and get this before the end of the year.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2016 at 16:47 UTC as 10th comment
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brumd: Looks very promising and affordable too. I can't seem to find a link to a demo/try-out version. Am I overlooking it?

@jkrumm From everything I can see so far this is a standalone product unlike ON1 RAW or DXO which work both as standalone and plugins for LR.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 20:34 UTC

Deleted duplicate post.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 20:34 UTC as 50th comment
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brumd: Looks very promising and affordable too. I can't seem to find a link to a demo/try-out version. Am I overlooking it?

Per the Affinity Forums:
https://affinity.serif.com/forum/index.php?/topic/30750-affinity-photo-public-beta-15045-rc2/

"There will be a public beta available shortly".

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 20:31 UTC
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brumd: Looks very promising and affordable too. I can't seem to find a link to a demo/try-out version. Am I overlooking it?

There was a public beta but it's over now that V1 is released. It's temporarily $39.99 USD for the full/licensed version. Will probably go back to $49.99 after holidays. I think I'm going to jump on it. Well worth $40 from what I've seen so far.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 20:27 UTC
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s_grins: It is hard do decide between 2017 ON1 RAW developer and Affinity 1.5
ON1 software UI is made for photographer, while Affinity UI is more of traditional PS.
Should I buy both? That is why it is hard to decide.

I am thinking the same as you. I downloaded the Affinity beta a couple of weeks ago but have only opened it a couple of times. Last night I spent an hour poking around and it seemed quite good. I couldn't find a history view though, and undoing edits is not as smooth as LR as far as I can see. The UI is pretty intuitive though, especially if you're a bit familiar with PS. I will spend more time with it.

ON1 is also on my watch list. I have their Perfect Effects suite which I like a lot, alongside my Nik plug-ins. They have been pushing the snot out of RAW the last couple of months trying to get people to commit early. It's not at release stage though and a few of the major features will not be coming until spring 2107. I'm sticking with LR4 and PS CS6 for a bit longer yet.

Great to see some promising alternatives to Adobe coming along though. I'm not subscribing to any program.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 20:20 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1129 comments in total)
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gehairing: First picture with the "rocket dog" is excellent :)

+1.

View at 100% and you can see a long strand of dog drool frozen in time. :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 16:32 UTC
On article Vivo Xplay6 features 4-axis stabilized 12MP dual-cam (33 comments in total)
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maxnimo: It would be more convenient and less to carry around if this device was mounted into a shoe ... then you could simply use your shoe to take photos and make calls.

Agent 86. Maxnimo Smart. :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 20:54 UTC
On article Vivo Xplay6 features 4-axis stabilized 12MP dual-cam (33 comments in total)
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MyReality: A word of caution: Three Chinese cellphone manufactures have recently been discovered inserting hardware into their cellphones to report information back to their home office. The companies have Chinese government connections. Source: A Security firm discovered it as reported on msn.com on 11/17/2016.
Maybe you don't care, but I do.

That was only for takeout orders though.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 20:49 UTC
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (764 comments in total)

Minolta XD-11. Black body with leatherette. Bought new for about $325. Loved it and still have it.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 15:05 UTC as 524th comment
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DanielFjall: I know cameras that are WAY better than this Pixel phone. The quality of this footage is unusable in any given situation. I prefer to use my CAMERA for taking pictures, my CALENDAR to remember important dates and my CALCULATOR to do my math. Who needs a GPS when MAPS has worked perfectly fine the last 1000 years or so??

For your information the calculator is mechanical and not one of those digital ones. Heavy but WAY more reliable.

I assume you typed your comment on a typewriter and mailed it to DPR.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 15:36 UTC
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GRUBERND: sure, not neccessary, but seriously? build all the infrastructure to get people there and then be astonished that someone is following the human drive to explore? really??

if you don't want people there, don't build a road.
let them walk for a day and all is fine.

How far should they go you ask. I say they went to exactly the right spot. It's the idiots who went TOO far.

I get the hiking/effort/nature appreciation aspect you are referring to, but not everyone is able to do this. To assume those individuals therefore have a lesser appreciation or respect for nature is misguided imo.

Yes, we don't need to pave a road to the top of every mountain but I for one appreciate having a gravel/paved road to a dirt parking lot near a trailhead.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 18:27 UTC
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GRUBERND: sure, not neccessary, but seriously? build all the infrastructure to get people there and then be astonished that someone is following the human drive to explore? really??

if you don't want people there, don't build a road.
let them walk for a day and all is fine.

A bit selfish thinking, no? So someone with a physical disability for example should be prevented from viewing this because of some ass clown behavior?

I get where you're coming from, but National Parks are supposed to be accessed and appreciated. Unfortunately certain groups of humanity (worldwide) fail to understand the significance of it all.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 15:21 UTC
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rfsIII: They definitely need bigger "no motor vehicle" signs. More importantly, someone needs to start a fund to repair the damage. Get a bunch of geology and art restoration grad students out there with a water truck and I bet they could have the whole thing fixed in a month.

Nice thought, but somehow I think trying to repair it that way might actually make it worse.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 15:15 UTC
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naturetech: Sexy lens!!

@Docno Agreed. Those faux rings are ugly.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 16:15 UTC
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