Mark Ransom

Mark Ransom

Lives in United States Minneapolis area, MN, United States
Joined on Feb 13, 2003
About me:

Pentax was kind enough to let me win a K-7 camera as a door prize. I try not to let that color my opinion of them; I've been a Pentax supporter long before that, but I'm not a fanboy.

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  • Replied in Are we cheap?
    Who says you need to throw away cameras every 2-3 years? My K-7 is still going strong after almost 8 years! I wouldn't mind an upgrade, but that's a matter of want not need.
  • Replied in Yes, I'm cheap!
    That's the thing that attracted me to Pentax in the first place - it was the most camera I could get for my money.
  • Replied in Are we cheap?
    One could argue that this explains the price of the KP already.
  • Ron was nuts about hummers, and these are gorgeous. But #17 looks like someone is holding it, I'm not sure he would have been OK with that. On a side note, his own site has been repossessed. That's ...
  • Unfortunately I don't think it works that way. If the DPI doesn't match exactly, it always uses the same algorithm to resize which involves interpolation. The DPI recorded in the file doesn't ...
  • I have to agree on that point, storage is not a bottleneck for me. I don't use DCU since the *ist-DS, maybe it's time to try it again. I have found two advantages to shooting RAW+JPEG. First, ...
  • Unfortunately I've never quite warmed to Lightroom. Just the hassle of importing a picture into it in the first place keeps me from getting used to it; I'm more familiar with the File/Open ...
  • Umm... because it's a great camera otherwise? I think he's justified himself quite enough. It's got to be the most frustrating thing in the world when something is perfect except for one tiny ...
  • The original HP Laserjet was 300 DPI, and the claim to fame was that you couldn't see the dots. That was certainly true. However they later found that higher resolutions produced better ...
  • Sorry for the confusion, I'm obviously being unclear. My original statement was "Writing the image to the SD card is something that takes a long time, and it's unacceptable to lock up the camera ...
  • There's probably some truth in what you say about programmers judging other programmers. But the "unacceptable" comment wasn't from that perspective, but from that of a user and thus the marketing ...
  • It didn't look like a joke to me. As a software developer I can even imagine how it's happening. Writing the image to the SD card is something that takes a long time, and it's unacceptable to lock ...
  • Thanks! I have to warn you, the version of Paint Shop Pro that I use is over 10 years old. I'm not sure the newest versions have exactly the same tools available.
  • I found your original unprocessed version of this picture. I increased the saturation of the foliage but decreased the saturation of the water with the use of a hand painted mask. In keeping with ...
  • Replied in B/W
    This is taking the blue channel at 100% and losing the red and green channels entirely, followed by the Clarify filter in Paint Shop Pro which emphasizes the contrast between light and dark parts ...
  • It's nice when colors pop, but only when they have something to pop against . In this case everything is oversaturated, even the water that you'd expect to be neutral. Also the things you want to ...
  • Component cost doesn't determine a product's price, it only determines it's profitability. Price is determined by how much they think they can get away with relative to the competition, including ...
  • I don't think I've ever seen a hardware manufacturer that was particularly good at software. I don't know why, don't they realize that software can be a competitive advantage?
  • If that's your debut, I can't wait to see what you do with a little practice!
  • Did you even read the post? Or look at the follow-up pictures? Those were second-hand lenses, and while they aren't top-of-the-line they aren't total garbage either. By using them on a FF camera ...
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