Quarkcharmed

Lives in Australia Melbourne, Australia
Joined on Aug 20, 2019

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  • No need for memory cards. It'll post directly to Instagram. Modern telescopes must be well integrated with social media.

  • Skin tones aside, I'm hugely surprised the A7RIV's raw files are more noisy than A7RIII's, even after normalising in Comp mode.

    I was seriously considering switching to Sony, but now, in terms of...

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    It was too good to be true. I did submit an image but it got only 1 like in 30 minutes. I looked closer and figured almost all images in Fresh had 0 likes, sometimes 1-2. The site was very laggy ...
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    I guess there's no ideal system that can sort 'good' photos from 'bad' ones.  The goodness is obviously subjective, also, mathematically speaking, not transitive. That is, if photo A is better than ...
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    Now after the short shutdown, Upcoming is fixed too, and presumably the Home feed also.  500px guys have returned from a strike? Or perhaps the only person who was able to fix it had been sick for ...
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    So good news, 500px groups are now working. Upcoming feed is still screwed though. Also there are reports that not all your followers will see your images. I tried to submit a photo a day or two ...
  • Replied in Dynamic range
    Any noise before analog amplification will be amplified. Any noise after amplification (in ADC) will stay the same. Digital amplification will also increase both signal and any noise. There's no ...
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    How is that possible? ISO increase is done through signal amplification, it amplifies everything  after reading, including any noise.
  • No :) Right, and what's wrong with what I wrote? The question was "what would you do". I answered I'd use ETTR first and if it doesn't cope, then exposure bracketing.
  • Exposure compensation isn't mutually exclusive with ETTR, moreover it can be used in order to ETTR. So the question is a bit meaningless. If I have a tripod and it's a landscape (or architecture), ...
  • I always use ETTR when a) I can see the histogram and b) the shot is targeted for postprocessing. That is, I shoot all my landscapes with ETTR, but in bulb mode there's no meaningful histogram so I ...
  • Replied in 500px Refugees
    That's insane. Up to 50 favs from one user and no way to fix accidental error and un-fav. And it's not documented, at least I wasn't able to easily find a guide. This system just introduces a ...
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    Wikipedia says 500px had 15m in 2018. 1-2m on YP sounds plausible as a very rough estimate. Also there's total users vs active users. I have no idea how many active users they have, but YP traffic ...
  • Checking the images on smartphones is totally legit of course, but for a proper analysis, does anybody else have a calibrated monitor here? Including the OP. Thanks. I agree the OPs images look a ...
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    I failed to google any info on YP user base, but in Google Play store, YP app has 50k+ downloads and 500px app has 1m+. So roughly YP is 20x smaller than 500px. Also the official YP t team account ...
  • Good analysis, you've probably improved some shots a bit. However the changes are very subtle to tell the truth and more up to the personal taste, except the one with two guys and the sky in the ...
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    Meanwhile 500px woes continue, the Upcoming/Popular streams were reported to be frozen, currently I can see Upcoming updating but with pretty much random images of different ages up to a week old. ...
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    Ok I think I figured how feedback works. You can set 10 max in each category. But people set pretty much random max values, sometimes I get 10,10,10,10, sometimes 2,2,2,2 etc. So it still doesn't ...
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    Yeah I have an impression that feedback doesn't have a scale at all - it's not normalised and anyone can give you any numbers. So a feedback from an individual does make some sense - i.e. some guy ...
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    With the YP "feedback", it does look confusing, there's no way to even cancel/revert it, there's no help/FAQ that explains it and you can only click and increment. I think what matters there is ...
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