Rick Knepper

Rick Knepper

Lives in United States TX, United States
Joined on Oct 8, 2003

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On article Shooting Greenland in Winter Part 3: Familiar Places (69 comments in total)
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entoman: Marom publishes his landscape images here frequently, so I know he is capable of much better photography than this. The images here are barely acceptable as documentary shots, and fail completely to capture the beauty of the landscape. The lighting conditions were beyond the photographers control, but the compositions are decidedly mediocre. Could I have done better myself, you ask? Yes, actually I'm pretty sure I could have. In fact I think any half-decent photographer could have done better.

@sceneit What would you have done differently?

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2018 at 14:41 UTC
On article Shooting Greenland in Winter Part 3: Familiar Places (69 comments in total)
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entoman: Marom publishes his landscape images here frequently, so I know he is capable of much better photography than this. The images here are barely acceptable as documentary shots, and fail completely to capture the beauty of the landscape. The lighting conditions were beyond the photographers control, but the compositions are decidedly mediocre. Could I have done better myself, you ask? Yes, actually I'm pretty sure I could have. In fact I think any half-decent photographer could have done better.

Since you brought it up Entoman, why not post a link to your Iceland images and show us what a "half-decent" photographer can do with the subject matter. No Iceland images, post a link to any images.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2018 at 07:55 UTC
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Rick Knepper: Obviously, Adobe made the right decision in switching to a subscription model. Let the malcontents and software pirates howl on.

@Yake. Please show me the passage in your user's agreement that grants you perpetual upgrades?

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2018 at 08:05 UTC
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Rick Knepper: Obviously, Adobe made the right decision in switching to a subscription model. Let the malcontents and software pirates howl on.

@GaryJP This is why you are a child. You call me a buffoon and then complain that it is I who is getting personal. Do you know what the term 'shill' means?

You have no clue how PS has been improved if you are still stuck on CS6.

You also have no clue as to as to the piracy issues? Please, you and the morons who are giving you 'likes' are embarrassing yourselves.

https://torrentfreak.com/adobe-says-piracy-down-but-pirates-still-love-their-software-150922/

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2018 at 08:02 UTC
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Rick Knepper: Obviously, Adobe made the right decision in switching to a subscription model. Let the malcontents and software pirates howl on.

@Yake You can see that this so-called "bad will" put 1.3 billion in their pockets this quarter. It was the right decision for Adobe and right for millions of customers who will benefit from that revenue in the form of new features and better algorithms. Process 4 alone is worth the freight.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2018 at 01:47 UTC
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Rick Knepper: Obviously, Adobe made the right decision in switching to a subscription model. Let the malcontents and software pirates howl on.

@GaryJP go find some children your own age to quarrel with.
@badi I don't pay more than before. I pay nearly the same for PS plus I get 2 versions of LR I didn't get before. The only way you would be paying more is if you bought a version and skipped the next 1,2 or 3 updates. I'm glad that's stopped. Everybody contributes to the R&D now.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2018 at 01:16 UTC

Obviously, Adobe made the right decision in switching to a subscription model. Let the malcontents and software pirates howl on.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2018 at 10:33 UTC as 51st comment | 15 replies
On article Nikon D850 sensor confirmed as Sony-made (567 comments in total)
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beavertown: Designed by Nikon yes, but to make it is the real deal.

According to the article, Nikon makes the claim.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2018 at 14:47 UTC
On article Nikon D850 sensor confirmed as Sony-made (567 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: And yet, Nikon skin tones still look yellow/greenish.

I don't think it is external software.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2018 at 14:45 UTC
On article Nikon D850 sensor confirmed as Sony-made (567 comments in total)

And yet, Nikon skin tones still look yellow/greenish.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2018 at 14:34 UTC as 107th comment | 9 replies
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Chillbert: Disappointing overall. The very grainy zoomed-in view of the royal family is a big let-down. More pixels needed!

Here's some possibilities causing this:
1.) Your monitor
2.) Your video card
3.) You have the browser window open to 300%

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2018 at 21:47 UTC

I'm sure this has been pointed out below but these land masses are located in Arizona. A better representative image for Utah would have been Delicate Arch, the Amphitheater in Bryce Canyon, Angels Landing, Monument Basin or the Temples of the Sun and Moon.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2018 at 17:17 UTC as 21st comment
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Mike99999: This reminds me of Sony releasing the SSM II versions for their professional A-mount zooms in 2013-2015.

Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II
Sony 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM II
Sony Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II
Sony Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM II

Those tele zooms were announced months before the A7. The other zooms a bit after.

Basically, they tried to milk the last A-mount sales before killing it off.
Could Canon be doing the same with EF-mount?

If you like conspiracy theories, watch Hannity.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2018 at 10:29 UTC
On article Canon launches updated EF 70-200mm F4L IS II (238 comments in total)

How many different coatings does Canon have? I'd like to see them put their best coating on all L series lenses.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2018 at 10:17 UTC as 37th comment

So much for the resurgence of film.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2018 at 19:46 UTC as 33rd comment | 7 replies
On article Sony reveals faster, higher-res OLED viewfinder display (378 comments in total)
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Fotoni: OVF vs EVF is a bit problematic because camera sensor cannot record all that what you see from the OVF. It is not easy for EVF either because camera cannot know how you see, so with post-processing you tell how you saw it, but human memory can be vague especially for details. EVF cannot show all that resolution and colors what the camera sensor can record.

The conclusion is that with current technology you cannot fully see the final result on the field. EVF has speed advantage to show exposure in real-time which is one of the most important aspect of the image quality. The funny thing is that speed is most useful for action photos, but then OVF can show better motion to react to. Again, camera sensor can record motion many ways because of shutter speed so OVF cannot show the final result.

It is pros and cons at the moment for OVF and EVF.

I've never been able to see much in an OVF. I came late in life to D/SLR photography so my eyesight was already being affected by cataracts and old age. Live View was a godsend (although I had it with compact cameras previously) but the downside to that technology quickly revealed itself when used in bright sunshine that washed out the display. EVF simply removes that downside.

I use the VF mostly to frame a scene, view shooting information and with EVF to judge relative exposure. I do not use it to judge IQ or color. I generally have to trust my experience.

For manual focusing, I am using peaking and zoom which would not be possible with OVF. With these aids, I think the current resolution of my EVF is sufficient although I operate under the general presumption that having a feature and not needing it is better than needing a feature and not having it.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2018 at 11:15 UTC
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1053 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: Since FF brands seem to have stalled out at 50 MPs, maybe we need bigger sensors if only to get more MPs. Sony is soon releasing a 100 MP 44x33 sensor and a 150 MP 54x41 sensor. Let's see C+N+S cram those pixels onto a FF sensor.

Hey, wait a minute. Didn't DPR run a past article claiming a MF sensor does not collect more light than a FF sensor? There's plenty of folks in the forums stating as such and I think they got it from your article. Maybe they are misquoting or misunderstanding the article or maybe I am not seeing the nuances of this characteristic.

@Richard

Well, it appears that some folks use your articles to defend positions that are somewhat unrelated to the actual article content. There is one such person linking your article right now in a post to the medium format forum.

Actually, I appreciate the article.

By the way, having lived 66 years, I know that quality and cost are never proportional or linear. They are exponential in most cases. As with all things I own or services I employ, I choose the best option for the money I have available or allocated (if I am sufficiently educated on the product or service which is not always the case). I would think everyone operates the same way but many folks will opt for a cheaper alternative for whatever reason even though they could afford the better option, maybe buying into the hype that the cheaper alternative is just a good.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2018 at 10:39 UTC
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1053 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: Since FF brands seem to have stalled out at 50 MPs, maybe we need bigger sensors if only to get more MPs. Sony is soon releasing a 100 MP 44x33 sensor and a 150 MP 54x41 sensor. Let's see C+N+S cram those pixels onto a FF sensor.

Hey, wait a minute. Didn't DPR run a past article claiming a MF sensor does not collect more light than a FF sensor? There's plenty of folks in the forums stating as such and I think they got it from your article. Maybe they are misquoting or misunderstanding the article or maybe I am not seeing the nuances of this characteristic.

This doesn't ring a bell. Of course, what you are saying is a different issue from the sensor collecting light. Certain FF lenses are faster than certain MF lenses (although there is one f1.2 cropped MF lens out there right now by a 3rd party).

Link | Posted on May 29, 2018 at 10:38 UTC
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1053 comments in total)

Since FF brands seem to have stalled out at 50 MPs, maybe we need bigger sensors if only to get more MPs. Sony is soon releasing a 100 MP 44x33 sensor and a 150 MP 54x41 sensor. Let's see C+N+S cram those pixels onto a FF sensor.

Hey, wait a minute. Didn't DPR run a past article claiming a MF sensor does not collect more light than a FF sensor? There's plenty of folks in the forums stating as such and I think they got it from your article. Maybe they are misquoting or misunderstanding the article or maybe I am not seeing the nuances of this characteristic.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2018 at 00:30 UTC as 171st comment | 10 replies

I agree with some parts of this article and disagree with others. Having owned and shot with the Fujifilm GFX and lenses that were designed for 100 MP for over a year now, Canon would have to come up with something pretty spectacular. Assuming Canon could produce a 50+ MP mirrorless camera, the Canon lenses I own now pale somewhat in comparison to Fuji's GF lineup. Canon building a "companion" camera is a no-go for me. Canon needs to update their lenses anyway but if Canon uses an EF mount to put off having to produce new lenses then that's a no go as well.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2018 at 17:10 UTC as 41st comment
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