Impulses

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NickyB66: Reminds me of Pripyat, Ukraine. Nature taking back control.

How quickly it does so too... (I'm assuming the parking lot didn't have vegetation sprouting up this way and that before the distaster!)

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 14:29 UTC
On article Adobe boosts Lightroom Mobile with Raw editing for iOS (60 comments in total)
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Miki Nemeth: I have some promising experimenting with Ligthtroom on my Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, a perfect mobile editing device with its high resolution screen and the _pen_. But eventually I went for _Photo Mate 3_ because it is much more stable and has a hell lot of features. I gave a try Snapseed (and many others), but it's a joke vs the Photo Mate/Lightroom. I've just upgraded Lightroom, and it is even more unstable than the previous model. Lightroom messes around the EXIF values, too; Photo Mate handles them correctly, which is important to me to upload my images onto Flickr. If only Lightroom was a bit more reliable, it would be a great tool. Until then, I use Photo Mate 3 mostly. BTW, I have no CC, and still can use Lightroom on my Edge, maybe not all features. I download my ARW and NEF files from my cameras (A5100, J5, Df) via WiFi, it works quite well. I am doing my editing on my phone more and more, since it is always with me and when I have time.

Hmm, I forgot they had released R3... Not even sure if I had upgraded, gotta check my tablet. Oddly I had R2 on my phone, just installed R3 but I don't see any upgrade options anywhere so maybe I did do it already on the tablet.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 08:27 UTC
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Leonp: really cool!
Top tip: download the 4k-file, go to the real life TV-store and put the memory stick in the huge and expensive TV in the middle. :-)

You've got one thing going for ya, your stuff is unmistakably yours so if you ever spot someone using it that wrong way I don't think it'd bee hard to prove at all! Could also just watermark it in the corner, dunno how easy that is to wipe away tho.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 07:53 UTC
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Nobby2016: wow.. i bet we all will get rid of our desktops now.

more social media crap for the smartphone crowd.... that is where adobe sees the future. billions of smartphone users who don´t know sh** about photography or image editing.

and elia has not a single bad word to say about adobes new mobile app.... sure.
we all know tons of PERFECT products.
or maybe all this mobile stuff is just not for me and i am too old with 34 years.

meanwhile lightrooms development is slowing down to a hold.

Even more people have fancy workstations that they never bother to calibrate or re-calibrate with time... :p That must really make him go ballistic.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 05:20 UTC
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ZurichPhoto: It has been interesting watching the increasing number of products that are being sold (marketed?) on DPReview as Kickstarter programs. We've reached the point where Kickstarter is not about backing a good idea but simply reducing the risk of the business to as near zero as possible. I want a bigger discount for essentially ensuring that the seller makes a profit.

You got to try it and poke it first... I'm debating that right now with the Sling. I'm definitely intrigued, but dunno whether to buy it and resell or just wait until it's on Amazon and I can order/return if it doesn't suit me.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 04:48 UTC
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Impulses: The Sling looks SUPER interesting for smaller kits like M4/3, it's somewhat similar to Thinktank's Turnstyle but I more than welcome another choice of bag in that style because there really aren't very many. Specially at that particular size (and made to fit tight against the body), a lot of "slings" these days are just oddly shaped messenger bags that swing around more than a proper messenger.

Something that's "only" good for a FF DSLR and a couple lenses will easily fit two small M4/3 bodies and like four smaller M4/3 lenses... I'm happy with my Turnstyle for day use but it has no tripod straps and isn't water repellant without a cover, might jump on Peak's Sling for travel purposes... Them not having extra dividers available for now would be an issue tho, I'd need at least 1 if not 2.

The tablet pocket looks like it'd just about fit a Surface Pro or even Dell XPS 13, pretty nice for something that compact, tho my current tablet is far smaller.

Thanks for the suggestion, I think I took a look at it once... The putting it down problem wouldn't be a issue for me, if I'm wearing that kinda bag I'm not really gonna be putting it down on the ground for any reason (while traveling if I need to sit down I'd just put it on another seat or atop the much larger duffel that I pack my clothing in)...

Looks like that Incase is way larger tho, almost approaching backpack size... The Peak Sling is only about an inch larger than the Thinktank I'm using (in one direction), tho it doesn't taper as much as the Thinktank Turnstyle so volume size the difference might be larger, but that Incase Marcopoulos is 1" thicker, 3" wider, and 3.5" taller, huge difference.

Way too big for my needs, I like the details and features tho, maybe manufacturers are just measuring their bags really differently to an extent, dunno... Cause the Incase doesn't look so huge in the interior shots I see in the site. It is pretty wide at the bottom tho which will have my tiny cameras rolling around.

InCase's cheaper DSLR Sling is closer to the size I want but it's still pretty thick at 7"... The larger of my two bodies (E-M5 II) is <5" tall so the bag doesn't need to be that thick or wide.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 04:46 UTC
On article A photographer's intro to the world of video (99 comments in total)

Great article, I'm not likely to get that serious about video anytime soon but it's very interesting nonetheless how it differs and the extra layers there us to it.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 01:29 UTC as 20th comment
On article Adobe boosts Lightroom Mobile with Raw editing for iOS (60 comments in total)
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Nobby2016: wow.. i bet we all will get rid of our desktops now.

more social media crap for the smartphone crowd.... that is where adobe sees the future. billions of smartphone users who don´t know sh** about photography or image editing.

and elia has not a single bad word to say about adobes new mobile app.... sure.
we all know tons of PERFECT products.
or maybe all this mobile stuff is just not for me and i am too old with 34 years.

meanwhile lightrooms development is slowing down to a hold.

You got one thing right, you're pretty old for 34... Forgot to tell us to get off your darn lawn there at the end. I'm 34 too btw, and I don't post much on social media (certainly less than my peers or even some older family members), I still see value in this. Lack of device calibration is a real concern tho, take it up with Google/Apple and buy the best calibrated out of the box device you can in the meantime...

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 01:05 UTC
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sofukinwhat: Where's the GNU/Linux version....

Snapseed on Android can work with RAWs (tho DNG only tho there are converters on Android too) and Photo Mate R2 can develop a lot of different camera's RAW files... It's likely Lr will quickly lap either's ability, but if you're not on CC and just wanna do some mobile tinkering there are alternatives.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 01:02 UTC
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EcoR1: Sadly a Creative Cloud subscription is needed if you want to edit raw-pictures. Well, there will be alternatives.

There are already.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 00:59 UTC
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Old Salt: Last year I bought my first DSLR with Wi-Fi built in. I was not sure this would be useful to me. Now all my cameras have Wi-Fi, and I am able to send pictures to my client before I've even finished shooting a job. The same images might be on their website within minutes, if the client wants it that way. They are happy, and I am happy. It even gives me freedom to not rush post processing the rest of the set. The client knows what they will be getting. And I do not have to carry a computer around. This makes sense.

Agreed, it's just another tool... Doesn't have to be as good as desktop editing, but it's better than nothing and it's still mighty useful.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 00:59 UTC
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MeganV: Thanks, Adobe; now let's tackle the problem of color- and brightness-calibrating those mobile screens.

Maybe I'm over-thinking it, but that's the issue that will keep me from editing on mobile beyond insta-filters (and, I think, the issue that keeps mobile edits looking like they do--including the muddy sample landscape shot, above). If you don't know how bright your screen is relative to . . . anything (?), how can you really judge exposure and tone? If you don't know how the colors you see relate to any standard model . . . same question.

These stuttering pushes toward "professional" creativity on phone OSes make me feel old. I'm trying, but I just can't envision pro photographic editing or retouching happening on an uncalibrated 5" screen. And I worry about Apple's commitment to iPad Pro. They rolled it out with the usual thunder last fall and this spring, but sales have been slow and by WWDC? Crickets: not a single mention of iPad-specific features or developments in iOS10.

I'm not sure that's something Adobe can really tackle, you pretty much need OS level changes for proper calibration.

The best you can do until Apple/Google provide that is simply to buy devices with the most accurate calibration out of the box, which is probably why sites like Anandtech do such critical display testing even as many users simply go "meh, that over saturated screen over there looks better to me"'...

I think there's a big difference between editing on a 5" phone and an 8-12" tablet tho, this all works on tablets too AFAIK... You're right tho, critical/final edits still belong on devices with full desktop OS and I imagine any pro that needs that kinda on-the-job flexibility would get something like a Surface Pro at least.

I don't need a laptop a Surface Pro or even an iPad Pro tho, these days I travel with a smaller Android tablet only and I welcome the ability to tinker a bit on such a device.

I'm not a CC subscriber either tho so Photo Mate R2 and Snapseed will have to suffice when I'm on the go. :p

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 00:57 UTC
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Leonp: really cool!
Top tip: download the 4k-file, go to the real life TV-store and put the memory stick in the huge and expensive TV in the middle. :-)

Hah, I wouldn't dream of reposting it but yeah you probably should look into that. I'd actually ordered one of the discs even before that comment.

FWIW, would've paid for a 4K download instead too... ;) (tho I imagine that's even more work for ya) Just seems like a cool way to show off a new TV. Was looking at the music of your composer also, will probably buy some on Amazon.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 00:26 UTC
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Peadingle: An amazing film, but I am not sure how he drove 20,000 miles in 18 days, (which is driving for over 22 hours a day at an average of 50 mph) and still found the time to take the pictures.

Seems he's been making money off it for a little bit already (and indeed, even thru commercial use)... His site, linked in the article, is worth a look. There's two other chase clips that are also marvelous.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 00:21 UTC
On article Polaroid Swing is a new take on Apple's Live Photos (8 comments in total)

Sooo, they're fancy GIFs / not quite Vines? :P

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 00:18 UTC as 2nd comment

The Sling looks SUPER interesting for smaller kits like M4/3, it's somewhat similar to Thinktank's Turnstyle but I more than welcome another choice of bag in that style because there really aren't very many. Specially at that particular size (and made to fit tight against the body), a lot of "slings" these days are just oddly shaped messenger bags that swing around more than a proper messenger.

Something that's "only" good for a FF DSLR and a couple lenses will easily fit two small M4/3 bodies and like four smaller M4/3 lenses... I'm happy with my Turnstyle for day use but it has no tripod straps and isn't water repellant without a cover, might jump on Peak's Sling for travel purposes... Them not having extra dividers available for now would be an issue tho, I'd need at least 1 if not 2.

The tablet pocket looks like it'd just about fit a Surface Pro or even Dell XPS 13, pretty nice for something that compact, tho my current tablet is far smaller.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 23:35 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
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ZurichPhoto: It has been interesting watching the increasing number of products that are being sold (marketed?) on DPReview as Kickstarter programs. We've reached the point where Kickstarter is not about backing a good idea but simply reducing the risk of the business to as near zero as possible. I want a bigger discount for essentially ensuring that the seller makes a profit.

I've participated in 8 or 9 successful Kickstarts, and most were from outfits way smaller than Peak... The Agua camera bag, Clearshot phone stand, Pressy phone button, Valleret camera gloves (you can notice a trend here, heh), Meenova USB OTG mSD reader, and Noke Bluetooth lock...

Many of those were conceived by just one or two people. I guess the outfit behind Noke might actually be comparable. Others I've funded, like Tim Schafer's latest videogame and CustomSLR's Slim strap, came from small companies on par with Peak I'd guess. I went in on one of Peak's straps too. At least half saw some delays, sure, but pretty much none outright disappointed me...

I'd say all met or exceeded expectations except maybe Pressy (the app is meh, serviceable but I'd replace it with Tasker for complex stuff) and ironically the Peak Slide (very nice, just too bulky for me, loving the Anchor Links with other straps tho). If you use just a little bit of common sense it's not hard to tell the doomed Kickstarts from the worthwhile ones.

Anything that seems way too good for the money or involves complex production PLUS a lot of software development is surely doomed, even big OEM walk a tightrope in those scenarios, Pebble was like the one notable exception to that and it still had teething pains.

If Kickstarter becomes too commercial or marketing driven something else will just take it's place IMO. Look at things like Massdrop, it's like a Kickstart/Groupon mashup in reverse... It's actually leveraging the group buy potential for custom orders from large companies, audio enthusiasts are loving a lot of the stuff they've put out.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 23:21 UTC
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SirSeth: These bags look like they actually bring some new ideas and solutions to common problems. Magnetic closures--are they any problem for technology? I avoid any bag with velcro which leaves me with limited options sometimes, and I really like the stretch expansion and departure from traditional side press quick release closures and zippers for some compartments.

Also, there are some pretty clever silent Velcro implementations these days like what Tenba has been using... When you pull it a certain way it's no noisier than a zipper.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 23:00 UTC
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SirSeth: These bags look like they actually bring some new ideas and solutions to common problems. Magnetic closures--are they any problem for technology? I avoid any bag with velcro which leaves me with limited options sometimes, and I really like the stretch expansion and departure from traditional side press quick release closures and zippers for some compartments.

Magnets don't affect much of anything these days (as far as common consumer tech), maybe your phone's compass losses calibration if you literally glue it to the magnet... Don't stick your credit cards between the latch and it's catch I guess? Heh...

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 22:58 UTC
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Niala2: What is the user-wiseness know-how explanation for why out if 4(!) rubber feet half are not supposed to touch the ground, but instead device will woble on the middle, hard, sliding metal.. ?

Bad render maybe? I don't think landing apparatus is a big deal on these things either way.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 13:31 UTC
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