JohnnyWashngo

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So it's not RT compatible then?
That's a shame as I no longer use LoS to trigger my flashes.

To be honest, it feels like a gimmick product. Learning how to use flash well isn't tricky and learning is always fun. Why remove the fun part of using flash?

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 07:51 UTC as 50th comment | 6 replies
On article Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction (1824 comments in total)

I congratulate Adobe for doing their part in promoting Free and Open Source Software, which is the unintended consequence of their recent actions.

Sure you have The GIMP and Cinepaint for photo editing, but you also have Darktable and RawTherapee for RAW conversion/lightroom type work, you have Hugin which uses Enfuse/Enblend for photo stitching and blending and you have ImageMagick for pretty much anything ;)

These are the tools I use daily for my photography as I run on Linux full time. I hope those people who are annoyed at this move by Adobe spend some time exploring the alternatives out there.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 13:33 UTC as 469th comment | 3 replies

I am loving the look of Sigma's new lenses. The minimalistic, plain black aesthetic is something I particularly like. It's understated and doesn't scream expensive like huge white lenses with red rings ;)

Lets hope these new lenses perform as well as their latest 35mm f/1.4 which I personally love.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 09:03 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
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CbrCmdr: would like to see the above 3 products compared with RawTherapee. And oh yes, some "value for money" scoring would be appreciated :D

I was going to say the exact same thing. I use RawTherapee all the time and it would be interesting to see how it compares to the others mentioned in this article.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2013 at 09:17 UTC
On article CameraMator connects your mobile devices and DSLR (56 comments in total)

I have been saying for years (since my first Android phone) that DSLR manufacturers should be building in WI-FI tethering to allow you to use your phone as a remote viewfinder.

It's such an obvious thing to do that I am surprised it has taken 3rd parties to come up with the hardware.

How soon until Canon/Nikon see that utility of such a device and make their own though?

It happened with external flashes and radio communication so I would imagine it would be just a matter of time.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2013 at 09:20 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies
On Article:4886827527 (249 comments in total)
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JohnnyWashngo: It's a website that is aimed at mobile photography and yet the layout is not responsive?

The layout is the same regardless of device it is being viewed on. This may have been a purposeful decision and if so then fair enough, but I would have imagined that the site would have been written to render in a more readable fashion on a mobile phone.

I seriously hope your custom mobile version of the site is not making any assumptions regarding the screen resolution of the mobile device it is being displayed on because there are many devices out there with many difference screen resolutions.

Actually, having a distinct mobile view of the site is not the way forward. Having one site that can respond to whatever device it is rendered on is the way forward. Granted it would take a bit longer to create that a simple desktop version of the site but the benefits would be enormous and pay for themselves in no time at all.

Think Mobile First, Progressive Enhancement and Responsive Design :)

Your current level of mobile traffic will never change if you don't cater for mobile devices properly. Given the number of mobile phones out there I would hope that you are looking to increase your mobile traffic.

A quick read of this article may help sway you ;)

http://designshack.net/articles/css/mobilefirst/

Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 09:58 UTC
On Article:4886827527 (249 comments in total)

It's a website that is aimed at mobile photography and yet the layout is not responsive?

The layout is the same regardless of device it is being viewed on. This may have been a purposeful decision and if so then fair enough, but I would have imagined that the site would have been written to render in a more readable fashion on a mobile phone.

Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 15:48 UTC as 45th comment | 9 replies
On article Quick Review: Apple iPhone 5 (217 comments in total)
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Earthlight: Darwin would be pleased to read some of the comments here. People really do descent from apes.

We didn't descend from apes so much as we share a common ancestor.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2012 at 11:01 UTC

Looking rather good. I will reserve judgement until after I had used it in anger ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 08:33 UTC as 222nd comment
On article Just Posted: Hands-on Canon EOS 6D preview (584 comments in total)
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JohnnyWashngo: Whilst I do love my 5Dm3, I am a little annoyed that Canon didn't add GPS and WiFi built it like they have done with this 6D. Both features would be really useful for the photographer and should have been a no-brainer to add.

If I remember correctly, they also neglected to add some of the good stuff that made it's way into the 650D, like built in speedlite transmitter.

So, like I said, I love my 5Dm3 but wish it had some of the missing features that made there way into cheaper bodies.

Yeah I know that - what I mean is that for the price of entry to Mark 3 land, they could have come up with a solution to that problem instead of foisting expensive GPS receiver and wifi transmitters on us as afterthoughts. Both of those, somewhat useful, devices are not only expensive but also downright ugly.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 13:20 UTC
On article Just Posted: Hands-on Canon EOS 6D preview (584 comments in total)

Whilst I do love my 5Dm3, I am a little annoyed that Canon didn't add GPS and WiFi built it like they have done with this 6D. Both features would be really useful for the photographer and should have been a no-brainer to add.

If I remember correctly, they also neglected to add some of the good stuff that made it's way into the 650D, like built in speedlite transmitter.

So, like I said, I love my 5Dm3 but wish it had some of the missing features that made there way into cheaper bodies.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 09:17 UTC as 142nd comment | 2 replies

This is the future of photography and I am looking forward to giving it a go.

Bravo to Samsung for seeing that Cameras need to be Internet connected in order to move forward. They are not the first to do so, but I reckon they will be the first to actually pull it off with any real success.

The Android OS is proving to a real jack of all trades and I think OEM manufacturers are really benefiting from the cost savings made by not having to develop their own OSes as well as the developer ecosystem that Android provides. As an Android developer myself, I can't wait to start writing code for a camera :)

As much as I love my 5DM3, and I do love it very much, I would love to have a decent, pocketable camera that I can snaps shots with and upload to my GDrive or SkyDrive or whatever. How long until Android OS makes its way into more professional cameras?

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2012 at 09:25 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
On article Why 'droid is the OS Samsung is looking for (27 comments in total)

Its a great idea and one that I have been espousing since Android become relatively mature around version 1.5/1.6.

All digital cameras have operating systems and I imagine the cost of development of such software is not inconsiderable for a company building a camera. To have an off-the-shelf OS which is suitably amenable to configuration and extension would provide a massive cost saving. It would also mean that the camera could make use of existing software for the OS as this article suggests.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2012 at 08:25 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
On article Adobe faces criticism for change of upgrade policy (374 comments in total)

Maybe they need to learn not to bite the hand that feeds?

If more people decided to try competing software for image manipulation, Adobe may realise that they have to work harder to make a sale and not just depend on upgrades from long time users.

Personally, I haven't used photoshop since I left university and switch to desktop Linux full time. Its pretty much RawThereapee, The Gimp and Cinepaint for me these days. I find them more than adequate for my needs.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2011 at 08:36 UTC as 123rd comment
On article First Impressions: Using the Nikon V1 (131 comments in total)

Nice preview article - I look forward to the full review.

I struggle to understand the target market for this system though. It does seem, from the ability to shoot a couple dozen shots and let the camera choose the best 4 or 5, that it is aiming for people who want to whip out the camera and grab a great shot quickly. But the interchangeable lenses say otherwise... I dont know many people who would want to shoot fast in that way who would be bothered to consider the lens they are using. Most of those people wouldnt have a clue which lens would be best in any given situation.

It seems like a frankensteins monster of a camera system, designed by committee and appealing to nobody.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2011 at 11:45 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply
On photo Wijn in the High Speed Photography challenge (11 comments in total)

fantastic shot... almost good enough to eat.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 13:14 UTC as 3rd comment
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JohnnyWashngo: Wow - that's the very definition of ugly. Surely the company could have tried a little harder to get the aesthetics of the 1 series cameras right.

If I ware in the market for a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera system, and I am not, I would certainly be giving preference to Panasonic or Sony over these. Still, you gotta start somewhere right? Even a company with the pedigree of Nikon can make a few mistakes.

You are spot on - the new Samsung offering looks great. This Nikon attempt at a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera is the runt of the litter... its a little sad to be honest. Sometimes it's better to burn out than fade away.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 10:15 UTC

Wow - that's the very definition of ugly. Surely the company could have tried a little harder to get the aesthetics of the 1 series cameras right.

If I ware in the market for a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera system, and I am not, I would certainly be giving preference to Panasonic or Sony over these. Still, you gotta start somewhere right? Even a company with the pedigree of Nikon can make a few mistakes.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 09:53 UTC as 315th comment | 4 replies
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