Greg Edwards

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On article Apple confirms it’s discontinuing its iMac Pro lineup (415 comments in total)
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Bigsensorisbest: Pc is universal, using apple is just being awkward for the hell of it

Where's a moderator when you need one?
"Comments on this article may be moderated before they are made public. Please keep your contributions constructive and civil."

At least DP Review should implement a feature that allows you to to reports, or turn off notifications for threads that devolve into inane drivel and mudslinging.

In lieu of that, can we please draw a line under this debate and all parties agree to disagree. It's been two weeks and your still going at it.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2021 at 16:45 UTC
On article Apple confirms it’s discontinuing its iMac Pro lineup (415 comments in total)
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Bigsensorisbest: Pc is universal, using apple is just being awkward for the hell of it

It's about time a moderator locked this thread. It's real shame that PC/Mac debates descend to pointless tit-for-tat arguments and eventually insulting someone's intelligence.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2021 at 09:35 UTC
On article Apple confirms it’s discontinuing its iMac Pro lineup (415 comments in total)
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Bigsensorisbest: Pc is universal, using apple is just being awkward for the hell of it

@ecka84 You raise a valid point regarding ports. I can see the point of having fewer ports on laptops and other mobile devices, but not desktops, that's just ludicrous. You shouldn't need a dongle or dock on a desktop machine for a basic setup.

The thing that annoys me more with ports is the inconsistency. Just as you think Apple is moving in the right direction implementing USB-C on desktop, laptop and iPads meaning you can use the same dongle on each machine they throw a spanner on the work by retaining lightning on the iPhone for the foreseeable future.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2021 at 11:03 UTC
On article Apple confirms it’s discontinuing its iMac Pro lineup (415 comments in total)
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Bigsensorisbest: Pc is universal, using apple is just being awkward for the hell of it

It would be more accurate to say the PC (and therefore Windows) is ubiquitous. That doesn't mean it's universal, nor does it mean it's the best.

Just as MS Word is ubiquitous, and people think of it as universal. I'm a graphic designer and you wouldn't believe the number of time a customer requests my final artwork in Word format.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2021 at 10:13 UTC
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Greg Edwards: With the news last summer that Olympus are pulling out of the camera business I'm not sure that spending considerable time learning to use a piece of possibly redundant software in the future would be the best use of my time.

I stand corrected. Thank you.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2021 at 19:30 UTC

With the news last summer that Olympus are pulling out of the camera business I'm not sure that spending considerable time learning to use a piece of possibly redundant software in the future would be the best use of my time.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2021 at 10:26 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies
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winkalman: "The Alice is designed to be coupled with a Wi-Fi connected smartphone"

Don't all of the meaningful computational photography tricks require high speed readout from the sensor? This seems like it's destined to be another Olympus Air or Sony QX1. I hope they get it right but it's hard to imagine a tiny company that has existed for less than 2 years matching the image processing expertise of Google or Apple. I wish they would have built a camera around the same processor as a low end Google Pixel but with a m43 sensor and then just ported Gcam to it.

Also,

"As the camera will be connected to a phone it will also be able to be used to live stream video content directly to social media."

If the phone's wifi is being used to maintain a connection to the camera, then you'd better have a generous data allowance with your mobile internet provider if you want to live stream.

Not unless they've figured out a way to daisy chain the wifi connection.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2021 at 15:55 UTC

I love the idea of this, but the execution seems flawed. For 6k I would expect the workflow to be bespoke and seamless, and not have to import into Lightroom first for editing. It should be more seamless than this.
As it stands, it’s not much faster than taking the SD card out and plugging it into my phone/tablet to import and edit. The experience on a phone or tablet will likely be superior too.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2020 at 18:26 UTC as 14th comment
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PrinzMegaherz: Downloaded it yesterday and went to work on some images. My first impression:

Performance is worse than Luminar 4. While 4 runs pretty smooth after all those updates, AI returns the "move the slider and wait 2 seconds to see the effect" behaviour, which makes editing a really painful experience.

I personally miss layers. Usually, I do my edit, then merge all layers and reduce what I did to 60 percent (because my initial edit is often to strong and I have to tone it down). I haven't found a way to do this in AI, since you can only regulate how strong the preset is applied to the image.

I would recommend staying with Luminar 4 and have another look at AI after some updates have been released.

You may have a point there @forest dream. IMHO and iOS/Android version would make sense. The Instrgram crowd would love it.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2020 at 13:05 UTC
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moga: Even if this camera won't sale like pancakes, it is revolutionary in the world of cameras for sure! It might be a success just because of Android and Lightroom and it will be a precedent for other companies to adopt such features and that will be very welcomed! Moreover, what if we could get jpegs straight out of Lightroom in the camera based on the presets and profiles we use to edit our raws! That would be beyond awesome!!! I specifically dislike any jpeg of any camera in the market right now. Except maybe Fuji but not 100%.

As I mentioned above, Canon's image.canon service now as direct connection to Creative Cloud so you can send photos straight from your camera to lightroom. But that's about as integrated as it gets.

Like I say, Capture One has special editions for Sony, Fuji and Nikon, but that's no more a simple workflow that using any image editor - there's no real automated integration. But if they already have these business deals in place, then it's not beyond the realms of imagination to have more integrated solution in camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2020 at 09:28 UTC
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moga: Even if this camera won't sale like pancakes, it is revolutionary in the world of cameras for sure! It might be a success just because of Android and Lightroom and it will be a precedent for other companies to adopt such features and that will be very welcomed! Moreover, what if we could get jpegs straight out of Lightroom in the camera based on the presets and profiles we use to edit our raws! That would be beyond awesome!!! I specifically dislike any jpeg of any camera in the market right now. Except maybe Fuji but not 100%.

I also wonder, like you say, if it sets a precedent for other companies to adopt similar features. Sony/Fuji and Capture One, for instance. Or On1 has released a cloud syncing mobile app recently - perhaps a manufacturer could team up with them.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2020 at 16:32 UTC
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PAntunes: Love it. Price is fine. It's just that I don't buy cameras with lenses slower that 1.8, so I'll have to pass on this one.

Now, let's be real... $6k and you get ONE year of Lightroom? Ok, if you're paying 6k for a camera like this, you can obviously afford Lightroom. But if the possibility of editing photos in camera is one of the key features, couldn't they have made a deal and get at least 3 years? Asking for $6k and then cheaping out like that? It's not even the lightroom+photoshop plan...

One year of the 1TB Photography Plan. The Lightroom app on the camera should still work without a subscription, but it's rather crippled without it.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2020 at 16:23 UTC
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WSLam: I will buy one in a heart beat, just get rid of Android and Lightroom. No one is mentioning the boot time. If past Android based cameras are to be of any indication, the boot time is gonna be ridiculous. The main reason why I sold the X1D.

built-in lightroom is the main draw to me - not that I've got 6k to drop on a camera.

That said, image.canon connected to lightroom works quite well, if a little slow.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2020 at 16:13 UTC
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moga: Even if this camera won't sale like pancakes, it is revolutionary in the world of cameras for sure! It might be a success just because of Android and Lightroom and it will be a precedent for other companies to adopt such features and that will be very welcomed! Moreover, what if we could get jpegs straight out of Lightroom in the camera based on the presets and profiles we use to edit our raws! That would be beyond awesome!!! I specifically dislike any jpeg of any camera in the market right now. Except maybe Fuji but not 100%.

I thought the same thing. I love the idea of having a quality camera, large SSD, lightroom and sharing all in the same device (hey - sounds a bit like a smartphone!). I wonder if you can use this as your primary lightroom storage for PC/Mac too - essentially in hard disc mode? I assume it automatically backs up to the cloud - great it you have access to wifi or a generous data plan. But the thought of keeping all my eggs in one basket leaves me uncomfortable.

However, I also wonder if they've simultaneously come up with something new and missed the boat at the same time. Canon has recently launched their image.canon service with a direct link to lightroom. It's not instant, and is a bit slow but this is mainly down to the wifi built into the cameras (R5/6 are better allegedly)

But with the emergence of ultra high speed 5g I wonder how long it will be until we have embedded 5g chips in camera that talk directly to our smartphones/tablets for instant gratification and sharing?

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2020 at 16:11 UTC
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Melindra: Another insanely expensive, incremental update built in a country that continues with war crimes.

To be fair, it’s not just apple that’s guilty of that.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2020 at 11:12 UTC
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OremLK: This new iPad Air with the A14 is probably good enough and fast enough, coupled with the recent changes to allow proper file management and the recent ability to use full Photoshop, to be the only computer a professional photographer needs. That's a big deal, at a sub-$600 price point and in such a tiny form factor. If I were a travel photographer, for example, I'd seriously consider ditching a laptop entirely. I think you could get by.

What would be ideal is if Lightroom CC on the iPad allowed you to store raw originals on an external drive, but work with and sync smart previews. Then let once you synced the smart previews to your desktop, easily integrate the raw files into your files system.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2020 at 19:48 UTC
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OremLK: This new iPad Air with the A14 is probably good enough and fast enough, coupled with the recent changes to allow proper file management and the recent ability to use full Photoshop, to be the only computer a professional photographer needs. That's a big deal, at a sub-$600 price point and in such a tiny form factor. If I were a travel photographer, for example, I'd seriously consider ditching a laptop entirely. I think you could get by.

Price difference between 64Gb and 256Gb on the new iPad Air 4 is £150.

256GB Gnarbox is over £500.

Sure, it may turn out to be more future proof, but then again it may not. But it doesn't appear to be as cost effective than just buying an iPad with more internal storage.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2020 at 13:23 UTC

Whether you store files in the cloud or locally, ensuring you have an adequate backup solution is ultimately up to the user.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2020 at 09:41 UTC as 24th comment

On a positive note, Canon have now implemented the image.canon -> lightroom service they promised. Works quite well too.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2020 at 09:48 UTC as 35th comment | 3 replies

Obviously Adobe's solution is a lot more mature, but it's great to see some competition in the mobile workflow arena. With 200gb for 7.99 a month, perhaps in time, it may persuade Adobe to revise their price plans.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2020 at 09:51 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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