Rick Knepper

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

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On article Canon EOS M5 added to studio scene comparison tool (87 comments in total)
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cj83: Don't think it fair that the sony is using the 55 1.8, while the canon m5 is using the 50 1.4 that isn't really sharp when being compared.

You are not supposed to be comparing sharpness with this tool. Look at different ISOs, different lighting.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 09:45 UTC
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Old Ed: Site selection was great, as was drone perspective. Kudos for that.

But here, the downsized 4K video is just nasty. Full of blur, artifacts, and jerkiness. Just about any HD video clip I've seen looked better, technically speaking. Are others seeing this?

Old Ed is right. Viewed full screen on an NEC PA322UHD monitor with cable internet, the resolution isn't what it should be. I don't know much about video production but apparently Vimeo doesn't allow downloads nor are EXIFs provided. The video is 16x9, that's about all I know.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 03:21 UTC
On article The whole nine yards: Canon 35mm F1.4L II USM review (328 comments in total)

Dear Canon, this is a beautiful lens. Please release upgrades like this on the 24L & 50L. While you are at it, let's see 21mm and 28mm versions. :)

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 00:21 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply

These are perfectly acceptable for what they are - low resolution images evident even in these thumbnails. There are probably some applications where these images will be acceptable, however, Mr. Bonocore, do not sell your A7r II.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 11:47 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
On article TIME releases 100 most influential images of all time (165 comments in total)
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nikonf2as: What TIME, and America, has perhaps forgotten is that there is another world out there; people who don't share North America's insular world view, and it's recording of. We're quite scared of your ignorance - this "100 most influential" is truthful (in a cliched way) about the brutality and banality of US stupidity, yes; but - my point - there's a black hole where life could have been celebrated from others - no Diane Arbus, no Robert Frank, no Minor White, no Ed Ruscha, no Berenice Abbott - and that's just some of the alternative US options. Of course TIME haven't been able to show these photographers as they are not part of their canon - so, why say "all time"? When what they actually mean is "some pics, some of a flippant nature, from our archive. Buy our book and feel good about Stephen Bannon - maybe we'll get some more pics of world chaos under his leadership".

You wear your inferiority complex on your sleeve.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 12:12 UTC
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Rick Knepper: As much as I would like to shoot similar pics personally, I know I never will b/c I ain't crazy. :)

You couldn't get me into a Cessna-type aircraft to fly over Mount Everest at gunpoint.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 03:15 UTC
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Rick Knepper: As much as I would like to shoot similar pics personally, I know I never will b/c I ain't crazy. :)

Are you that stupid?

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 12:03 UTC

As much as I would like to shoot similar pics personally, I know I never will b/c I ain't crazy. :)

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2016 at 16:21 UTC as 11th comment | 4 replies

This will be great for graphic artists working on advertising where a false sky won't be the biggest lie being told in the ad. :)

I work with the sky God gives me for better or worse and 99.9% of the time, I find a way to process that sky given the existing tools in PS. I am not negative about the feature because I'd rather have it and not need it than need it one of these days and not have it.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 11:08 UTC as 103rd comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (518 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: It's simple. The camera market has hit saturation among those passionate about photography. The digital revolution fueled the bubble leading to this saturation. The bubble has burst. There are few folks passionate about photography left to sell dedicated cameras to. Also, the 2008 world wide recession seemed to have permanently sucked discretionary income out of the hands of well,,,everyone.

Downsizing is a smart move.

Your point is part of what I meant by saturation.

What did these companies do when they sold film SLRs which had to be a tiny market compared to today's DSLR/mirrorless IL market. How did the MF format market survive which had to be even a smaller market?

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 15:10 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (518 comments in total)

It's simple. The camera market has hit saturation among those passionate about photography. The digital revolution fueled the bubble leading to this saturation. The bubble has burst. There are few folks passionate about photography left to sell dedicated cameras to. Also, the 2008 world wide recession seemed to have permanently sucked discretionary income out of the hands of well,,,everyone.

Downsizing is a smart move.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 12:54 UTC as 68th comment | 2 replies
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OzarkAggie: Might want to correct the article and headline from 28cm to 28mm.

io_bg: Yep, DPR did make that distinction clear in the body of the article. So, this begs the question: which lens is the article really about? Long time Leica shooters may revel in the past glory. The vast majority of us just want to learn about the new lens. I am sure it can stand on its on merit without being propped up by association with a long discontinued lens.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 11:06 UTC
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OzarkAggie: Might want to correct the article and headline from 28cm to 28mm.

This -> 2.8cm = 28mm doesn't necessarily make the headline correct. If the headline was reporting the name of the lens, then it is wrong. Just look at the pictures.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 22:19 UTC

"I’m more interested in those little surreal moments that happen in front of me, and they seem to happen in front of me daily."

Dennis Hopper exhaling smoke is a surreal moment worthy of capture?

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2016 at 18:07 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
On article BenQ announces 32" 4K high dynamic range monitor (84 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: I have the NEC 32" UHD monitor at home. I'd like the BenQ at work but doesn't sound like this monitor will come with a proprietary calibration system like my NEC does..

To KrisAK. I do not see any evidence of IPS glow on my PA322UHD monitor.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 11:10 UTC
On article BenQ announces 32" 4K high dynamic range monitor (84 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: I have the NEC 32" UHD monitor at home. I'd like the BenQ at work but doesn't sound like this monitor will come with a proprietary calibration system like my NEC does..

The following hints at some kind of calibration provided by BenQ, but not necessarily "NEC/EIZO type" internal calibration. We'll learn more later I suppose.

Both the SW320 and SW2700PT offer 99-percent Adobe RGB, 100-percent sRGB and Rec. 709 spaces to deliver the most accurate color reproduction with the aid of easy-to-use tools for hardware calibration.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 11:09 UTC
On article BenQ announces 32" 4K high dynamic range monitor (84 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: I have the NEC 32" UHD monitor at home. I'd like the BenQ at work but doesn't sound like this monitor will come with a proprietary calibration system like my NEC does..

I edit and display my images for personal pleasure on the same monitor. My goal is to study the detail of landscapes I can't with the naked eye while I am there on location - because I am blind as bat. Since the resolution is fixed, I had a choice of spreading 3840x2160 pixels across a 27" or 32" surface. I know that an image will appear a slightly sharper on a 27" monitor vs. a 32" monitor given the same dimensions but everything will be smaller including detail. For my situation, I opted for larger detail rather than sharper detail.

Plus, I like the feeling of immersion at a viewing distance 24". IMAX for the home. :)

There are no color shifts no matter how far I lean left or right but I have to admit I did not know what IPS glow was. I just googled it and I'll have to check this out tonight when I get home. I'll let you know.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 18:36 UTC
On article BenQ announces 32" 4K high dynamic range monitor (84 comments in total)

I have the NEC 32" UHD monitor at home. I'd like the BenQ at work but doesn't sound like this monitor will come with a proprietary calibration system like my NEC does..

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 14:01 UTC as 11th comment | 7 replies
On article Flickr Marketplace image licensing program shuttered (91 comments in total)
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jonathanj: No similar article on Amazon discontinuing their 12 dollar unlimited photo storage? I'm amazed :-)

I am using Amazon's $59/yr unlimited cloud file storage. I like it.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 11:16 UTC
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Saurat: Total cost under $10,000? For the body and selection of lenses or body only? Fuji are not generally known for inexpensive kit.

Yes and I think Hassesblad's cheapest lens for the system is $2699.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 14:43 UTC
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