castleofargh

Joined on Oct 29, 2012

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a clever offering would have been to have both options, buying and leasing.
some people will always favor one over the other and everybody would be happy.

but just forcing the subscriptions onto us was just disrespectful. I saw it as a "I got you by the balls" statement from adobe.
something I will remember as a client.
and not admitting their wrongdoing makes me try any new release of the competition looking for a way out.
way to go adobe!

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 17:55 UTC as 11th comment

the slow snapshot previews of different presets aren't an improvement at all. this is useful to a beginner. in my workflow I don't go on a limb picking a setting, I know what preset I want as a starting point for my picture. this is just slowing me down big time.

we can change the base picture for the ctrl+d(or mouse3 on win) comparison so I'm not stuck with the original image. great I asked for this since... but we need to export the pic before using it. massive bummer, I'll just create 10virtual copies at every important steps and view one then the other. and save time. how can a trick be faster than your own feature?

I still can't A/B before and after last used setting flawlessly. need to go ctrl+Z and then ctrl+Y and wait for the rendering :(

we all whined for years about not being able to save a workspace with hidden left or right palettes. and you gave zero f**k, again...

when I get to wonder if version 8 wasn't better, I guess it's time to say thanks but no thanks.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2013 at 02:10 UTC as 34th comment

can't wait to see the purple fringing of the canon 85L at f0.9 on a high contrast picture ^_^ purple rain!!!!!!!!!!!!

i doubt it is without drawbacks but it should provide a fun tool for creativity.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2013 at 11:21 UTC as 140th comment

i don't understand all the rage around this. dxo never said the biggest number was the best lens. you guys do that and then argue about how wrong it is!
dxo tries to give us an idea about how sharp a lens can feel.
i for one don't think the sharpest lens is the best. just like i don't believe a tilt-shift lens is the best lens.
how fast it focuses, how smooth is the bokeh, does it have image stabilization ability? this will make me decide what lens is ultimately best for me.
but i don't see the need to spit on this sharpness information, all perceptual it can be.
information is always a good thing.

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2012 at 04:58 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article Time magazine showcases Top 10 photos of 2012 (147 comments in total)

i like the 11/11 pic best.

number 8: save the cheerleader save the world!

if those were the top 10 pics of 2012, something is seriously wrong with my tastes.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2012 at 14:48 UTC as 31st comment
On article Buying an ILC (149 comments in total)
In reply to:

JohnHoppy: I could get really angry with dpreview. If you are going to write an article entitled “Digital SLR Buying Guide” and talk about SLRs, that’s fine, but you stick in Mirrorless at the end as though it were some sort of inferior sub-species. CSCs/mirrorless cameras are not SLRs, and in parts of the world outside USA are giving SLRs a pretty hard time. You also have a section here “Advantages” and “Disadvantages”, some of which are argumentative at least, where you don’t publish such a subjective opinion for SLRs, which further suggests you infer CSCs are inferior to SLRs. You do not have the same judgements to make about SLRs relative to CSCs. This is not good journalism – either treat Mirrorless as a separate category or leave people to judge the merits for themselves. You state there are “pros and cons to a mirrorless system camera when compared to a similarly priced DSLR”, but you don’t state the converse. In another couple of years, you will be looking at this differently.

so if i get it right, you re unhappy that non slr cameras don't have their rightful place in a slr guide?
to me they just mention mirrorless so people know about it. it s obviously a guide directed to inform beginners who would probably don't even know there is a technology difference between cameras.
and when mirrorless will become "better" than slr(why not) we will all be very happy to go for smaller cameras.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2012 at 16:06 UTC
On article Buying an ILC (149 comments in total)
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AlbertSiegel: "The largest (and most expensive) DLSR format is full frame (so called because the sensor is the same size as a frame of 35mm film)."

I thought medium format was the largest DSLR. Does the Pentax or Mamiya not count as a DSLR even tough the technology is the same?

35mm has been the standard for many years (for no real good reason but that's how it was) and the vast majority of people never heard of mamiya or hasselblad or any medium format products.
but to be fair you are right, and yet he is too as we do call a 35mm sensor "full frame".

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2012 at 15:51 UTC
On photo *** in the Uncommon still live challenge (3 comments in total)

is this someones biography?

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2012 at 15:22 UTC as 1st comment
On article DxO Optics Pro 8: What's New (110 comments in total)
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coffeefrog: fastest? version 8? I like what it does but fast is not how I would describe it.

@sodacan i m afraid it will be at best the same.
that depends mostly on what default settings you will use.
but as optical tools will always be used in dxo and not that much or after manually in LR, you will tend to have more processing for each preview in dxo from the beginning. and so more lag.

you should test the trial version of dxo, it s a complete version, not a light one. so you really see what you would pay for.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2012 at 06:24 UTC
On article DxO Optics Pro 8: What's New (110 comments in total)

one stupid thing on dxo for my use.(and so easy to fix)

simple example: i move a dot on the curve and want to see if it s better or not.
as it is now i will ctrl+Z. dxo will re-render last preview... i wait ...
if i ctrl+y, again dxo will re-render the preview of something that was done 10sec ago!! wtf? how much time would we save if you simply cache the last 2 previews? photoshop can ctrl+Z until the end of times with no freeze, why can't we do a 2steps toggle in less than 5sec?
implement this plz! that s not hard work.

and i can't talk for everybody, but i would like this feature as a toggle on the image clic. because see the original pic, i want to do it maybe twice in the process. see last step preview i want to do it 50times per image.
to me this default toggle between original image and last setting is just some boasting toy, not something really usefull.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2012 at 13:46 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies
On article DxO Optics Pro 8: What's New (110 comments in total)
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coffeefrog: fastest? version 8? I like what it does but fast is not how I would describe it.

yes it is the fastest from an automated standpoint, no other software will do that much alone and thus so fast.

no it s not fast as it can sometimes freeze for several seconds just to refresh a preview. other softwares don't lag so much.

so i guess it depends on how much you want to tweak the image yourself.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2012 at 13:04 UTC
On article DxO Optics Pro 8: What's New (110 comments in total)
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designdog: What is missing, unfortunately discovered by me after I purchased it, is support for the Fuji X Pro1...

they ve got a protocol to follow to create a module for each camera, when a sensor isn't like others or works differently it is more than likely that dxo will not bother/be able to do it.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2012 at 12:41 UTC

many years ago, i don't remember what camera model i had where a little foam part was slowly breaking into dust after being slapped by the mirror a lot of times.

troubles like that are not a new thing nor are they really a huge problem. what is stupid is nikon keeping silence about it.
as a consumer i can forgive mistakes, but i cannot forgive being taken for a fool.
they can make the very best product in the world, if i can't trust them i ll go somewhere else. nikon should understand that very well and come out clean.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 06:41 UTC as 84th comment
On article Accessory Review: Kata Revolver-8 Backpack (71 comments in total)
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castleofargh: i can't see this as a do it all simply because it s a bit small. but as a secondary bag for hiking and to take with me on a plane, it could be really nice. 9.8 x 19.3 x 13.0" (24.9 x 49.0 x 33.0 cm) that s about the max you can take with you on most planes, so i can't really complain about the size.

what immediately activated my spider alarm was that we would eventually open the stuff too wide and kaboom. so i checked the videos and photos and realized you though about it too ^_^
the zippers of the revolving part could open too widely, but the clips would stop the bag from opening up completely. and the fishnet thing is here to add even more safety. i couldn't think of a way to make this fail, congrats i really like how you dealt with this "potential" problem.

plz make a big version, i swear i will find a use for the extra space.
also i always ask for this, a simple way to bind the zippers when we walk in populated areas. i want your cleverness on this problem!!!

sorry for my poor english.
by "binding the zippers" i meant a way to lock up the bag.

in the subway or at the airport, i would like to ensure nobody can easily open the bag when i got it on my back.
right now when i m traveling with my smaller bag (same size as the revolver8) i put it into another sad looking travel bag to lock it up.
you can imagine it s getting stupid when i want to take out the camera. a pure anti-revolver system :)

i hope for some kind of revolution that would self-lock the bag when i buckle up the front belt or something crazy like that. but usually simple is better and well ... i m not an engineer.
i though about an angry monkey with a gun , but it adds too much weight to the bag.
so to avoid carrying bananas around, i hope you guys can make something good for safety as it is a real problem with those bags that tend to scream "expensive stuff inside!"
thx.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2012 at 06:25 UTC
On article Just Posted: Nikon D600 In-depth Review (498 comments in total)
In reply to:

ForeignerOnEarth: Nikkor 24-85 is terrible lens, not for 24MPx. Nikkor 24-120/4 has big center-edge difference in sharpness too. Only heavy and expensive zoom 24-70/2.8 is suitable for this FX low-end body. Canon has the best 24-70/2.8 II now, amazing 24-70/4 IS and much better 24-105/4 than Nikkkor lenses. Nikon had better lenses, but last two years every new FX zoom lens is worse than Canon lenses. 70-200/2.8 II is worse than Canon too. Canon full frame lenses are amazing, the last amazing Nikkor FX zoom was 14-24/2.8. Why, Nikon????

24-70 is really not a good example IMO.
the last 70-200 canon is an amazing thing, the 24-70 wasn't and the new one isn't a revolution.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2012 at 02:56 UTC
On article Accessory Review: Kata Revolver-8 Backpack (71 comments in total)

i can't see this as a do it all simply because it s a bit small. but as a secondary bag for hiking and to take with me on a plane, it could be really nice. 9.8 x 19.3 x 13.0" (24.9 x 49.0 x 33.0 cm) that s about the max you can take with you on most planes, so i can't really complain about the size.

what immediately activated my spider alarm was that we would eventually open the stuff too wide and kaboom. so i checked the videos and photos and realized you though about it too ^_^
the zippers of the revolving part could open too widely, but the clips would stop the bag from opening up completely. and the fishnet thing is here to add even more safety. i couldn't think of a way to make this fail, congrats i really like how you dealt with this "potential" problem.

plz make a big version, i swear i will find a use for the extra space.
also i always ask for this, a simple way to bind the zippers when we walk in populated areas. i want your cleverness on this problem!!!

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2012 at 02:40 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies
On article DxO Labs unveils Optics Pro 8 with Smart Lighting (35 comments in total)

i though dxo did like canon, the lower the version number the higher the settings and options... :'(
but with dxo8 for the first time i feel happy with an upgrade.
speed is better (nothing stellar)
the new tools for light are pretty impressive and better now than LR.
the ui also improves a little, for example we can at last reset a value to its default with a double clic(like in LR)

multi point color balance isn't back for pc. why?

first opening of a big directory makes dxo's explorer uber laggy.

al in all good job dxo, far from perfect but it now looks like a real product and not just a beta.
a little mask layer tool or a masking brush like LR would make it almost complete and remove the need of photoshop/lightroom for 99/100 of my pics.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2012 at 08:05 UTC as 9th comment
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