LJohnK2

LJohnK2

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On article Leica SL Review (830 comments in total)
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VadymA: People shouldn't criticize the price. Leica is catering to the market where higher price would usually be in the Pros column. It is an important part of exclusivity, which is what Leica is all about. When you are wealthy, exclusivity becomes more important than features. When you are wealthy, you would WANT to pay premium for guaranteed differentiation from the croud. So we should be happy that products like Leica camera still exist in this world, as when you and me become wealthy, we have something unique to choose from :)

Hey Slouch....you comment compelled me to think hard about and my opinions on manufacturings benifit to society 😕...evoked some doubt in my opinions ......STOP IT !.......this is a camera thread I come here to escape matters of serious consequence...🙈

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 23:40 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (830 comments in total)
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VadymA: People shouldn't criticize the price. Leica is catering to the market where higher price would usually be in the Pros column. It is an important part of exclusivity, which is what Leica is all about. When you are wealthy, exclusivity becomes more important than features. When you are wealthy, you would WANT to pay premium for guaranteed differentiation from the croud. So we should be happy that products like Leica camera still exist in this world, as when you and me become wealthy, we have something unique to choose from :)

Who's pretending ?....the logo is unique and rather cool .....the Jaguar of lLC's

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 06:27 UTC

I went Nikon DX in 2009 and frankly ever since that point they seemed to do everything possible to disenfranchise DX users. When they finally started to deliver in around 2015 it was to little to late for me and apparently for a significant number of enthusiasts. Even in the high end FX line Nikon's QC issues and the way they responded to them where completely bizarre......I don't see Nikon disappearing but maybe the Leica business model is what's ultimately in store for them.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 01:35 UTC as 131st comment
On article Nikon D5600 sample gallery (164 comments in total)
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medon78: That's a fine sample gallery. I would love to see more demonstration of the in-camera-JPEG engine, though. What I mean is:
- how well does AWB work, in comparison to specific settings? (daylight, cloudy, shadow, ...)
- how well does the tone curve (auto-adjust) work? I thing it's called active d-lighting or so in NIKONs
- what choices do you have regarding built-in color profiles?
- how well do built-in lens abberation corrections work? (CA, shading, distortion, ...)
Additionally:
- how useful is the built-in flash? (fill-flash at daylight situations)

I realize that many photo enthusiasts love to develop RAWs in Lightroom, so all of the above is pretty meaningless for these people.
But then again:
All current 24 MP APS-C cameras with Sony sensors seem to perform equally regarding RAW image quality. So, in the end, the only difference in IQ can come from the camera's internal JPEG engine, not the external RAW converter.

.....but here is where Oly and Nikon differ...in the D5xxx and D3xxx Nikon lines ADL is on by default...and even if you turn it off Nikon in camera jpegs although much better in the last two iterations are not as nice as Olys...subjective of course but a fairly common opinion

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 06:18 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 sample gallery (164 comments in total)
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medon78: That's a fine sample gallery. I would love to see more demonstration of the in-camera-JPEG engine, though. What I mean is:
- how well does AWB work, in comparison to specific settings? (daylight, cloudy, shadow, ...)
- how well does the tone curve (auto-adjust) work? I thing it's called active d-lighting or so in NIKONs
- what choices do you have regarding built-in color profiles?
- how well do built-in lens abberation corrections work? (CA, shading, distortion, ...)
Additionally:
- how useful is the built-in flash? (fill-flash at daylight situations)

I realize that many photo enthusiasts love to develop RAWs in Lightroom, so all of the above is pretty meaningless for these people.
But then again:
All current 24 MP APS-C cameras with Sony sensors seem to perform equally regarding RAW image quality. So, in the end, the only difference in IQ can come from the camera's internal JPEG engine, not the external RAW converter.

I'll tell you the biggest problem I found with the JPEG's of Nikon D3xxx, D5xxxx & D7xxx....it's the Auto D-lighting algorithm..... it works wonders for landscapes and portraits in direct sunlight.....beyond those two applications it is an algorithm that is destructive in as many conditions as it is useful.....same story across all Nikon bodies I previously owned....once I turned it off and worked RAW very nice and capable sensor.....second biggest issue....in mixed lighting especially with flash use custom white balance....very easy to set in Nikon's.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 23:44 UTC
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erichK: PLEASE OLYMPUS - finally overhaul your menu system, the way Panasonic did for their GH5. There just aren;t any more nooks and crannies for all your terrific new features!

I never get this complaint when it comes to Olympus menus, but many seem to agree with it .... imho menus on all DSLRs I've used fall into one of two categories.... 1) too limited/stuff locked out
2) somewhat confusing but it's all there.

l much prefer the later.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 02:04 UTC
On article Adobe Creative Suite 6 has been officially retired (351 comments in total)
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DPPMetro: Let's be realistic that most everyone has been pirating Adobe products. I would never buy any of these products because of how poor they are. They became industry standards only because they were so widely pirated (and tolerated by Adobe).

There are so many flaws, on top of the fact that Adobe is restricting technological advancements in imaging devices, such as Pentax's stunning Pixel Shift technology or even X-Trans. Hell, Adobe has made it beyond easy to destroy your catalog irreversibly. Adobe refuses to support innovation around them, making themselves irrelevant and only there because they already were, not because it's any good.

Seriously.... "so many flaws" but the were widely "pirated"...... see the irony in that ? .....Adobe has many nice products, but I hate the subscription model and will go elsewhere when my LR 6 is obsolete, but let's be serious.....Adobe products are sweet and far from " irrelevant ".

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 23:09 UTC

.....that video was a spoof released by Canon right ???

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 03:40 UTC as 8th comment
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (322 comments in total)
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LJohnK2: Frankly I think Nikon's D5XXX series are excellent DSLR's in all but one way.....AF points....the accurate ones are all clustered in the center which forces you to focus and recompose. The D7XXX series was only marginally better in that regard. The other big issue which seemed to crop up in the D5500 isn't mentioned here .... shutter shock....plagued allot of small mft bodies also but was easy to address via firmware.
For Nikon users looking for lighter gear to compliment existing investment in glass, the D5XXX is the next best thing to mirrorless.

.....I would expect the D7200 to be more responsive AF wise but did the D7200 finally provide some cross type AF points around the perimter ???....sounds simple to achieve but it's relatively complicated and requires completely different AF module.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 04:14 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (322 comments in total)

Frankly I think Nikon's D5XXX series are excellent DSLR's in all but one way.....AF points....the accurate ones are all clustered in the center which forces you to focus and recompose. The D7XXX series was only marginally better in that regard. The other big issue which seemed to crop up in the D5500 isn't mentioned here .... shutter shock....plagued allot of small mft bodies also but was easy to address via firmware.
For Nikon users looking for lighter gear to compliment existing investment in glass, the D5XXX is the next best thing to mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 23:37 UTC as 46th comment | 4 replies

......and 50 years ago most photographers in North America probably used Kodak film.....I'm pretty sure the Canon-Nikon majority today is probably true.....so what....if a potential client rules you out because of a passing read in a magazine your probably better off.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 23:22 UTC as 245th comment
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (518 comments in total)

.....on one hand being an ex Nikon DX user, it honestly felt like they didn't care about the enthuisiut market: mediocre or missing zooms, dumping Capture NX-2 with no working alternative, qc issues, jaming the service pipeline, diappointing enthusiast P7xxx series, the list goes on......however, in looking at my own spending there is no denying I am buying less gear as my preferences matured, I have no interest in ISO 6400 or 40 MP......but the people on the good side of 40 seem to be in love with cell phones, selfies and immediate gratification..... and don't seem interested in putting the cash or effort into this hobby......for those on the good side of 30 l think many just don't have the disposable income......so l think Nikon won't be the only firm in this sector that will downsize

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 01:03 UTC as 26th comment
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (765 comments in total)

Kodak Pocket Instamatic 10.......still have it.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 12:45 UTC as 193rd comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm F10 (121 comments in total)

I bought the successor F31. Beautiful IQ but this was the first PS I owned wo an ovf, so I ended up leaving it behind in favour of my Sony's much of the time and sold it within a year after buying it.....but wow the F10 & F31 had a following , only camera I ever sold for about as much as I purchased it new.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2016 at 01:38 UTC as 15th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (212 comments in total)

I remember owning a DSC-W5 and then a DSC-H2 (superzoom)....the R1 was released in between the two and at the time out of my financial reach.....but I surely wanted one of these.
I don't get the Sony bashing below. I can see how some folk may not like the NR algorithms, but color, give me a break...I owned a bunch of Sony P&S and an A100, and they were all top shelf in the correct hands.

...think I'll do an ebay search :)

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 04:04 UTC as 5th comment
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LJohnK2: I tried to get comfortable with Elements but gave up around v9.....for me to move to this I'd need some real tools as opposed to a barrage of rather useless auto gimmicks that have been the focus to date....like what ?......some simple sliders for things like clarity for example....yes it can be mimicked with a convoluted 6 step layers process as can many things in PSE.... but LR for RAW and Corel PS Pro for JPEG is far more painless.....I'll download a trial though and hope to be pleasantly suprised

Thanks, yes, I'm aware of that, but again opening the ACR module while I'm trying to tweak a jPEG or do a local adjustment with a brush on say a face is a convoluted process imho vs other sw....again perhaps ACR now has brushes like the old Nikon Capture NX2 ?....like I said, I'll give it a try.
Cheers

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 12:41 UTC

I tried to get comfortable with Elements but gave up around v9.....for me to move to this I'd need some real tools as opposed to a barrage of rather useless auto gimmicks that have been the focus to date....like what ?......some simple sliders for things like clarity for example....yes it can be mimicked with a convoluted 6 step layers process as can many things in PSE.... but LR for RAW and Corel PS Pro for JPEG is far more painless.....I'll download a trial though and hope to be pleasantly suprised

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 03:38 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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Jim: Why not also include a fully articulating LCD? It helps protect the LCD when not in use if turned toward the camera. Tilt-only doesn't do it for me at all.

Jim

Actually my last 3 bodies had fully articulating LCD's and my current has a tilt which I initially thought was a compromise....unless you want a selfie I find the tilt is much handier and I wouldn't go back....yes more protection but pain to flip out every time....l find the downward 180 rotate of the new Canon kind of weird though.....otherwise looks like a solid offering

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 01:56 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (473 comments in total)

....so I'm assuming the guy doesn't download the manual before buying to confirm it does what he wants and then buys the camera from a 2nd tier retailer without a return policy , so he is stuck ?......or he can return it but decides to keep the body anyways ?......anybody that buys anything electronic (especially if you've previously owned Nikon) shouldn't be assuming anything......never remember my VR getting 4 stops, etc,etc..... this is either consumer remorse or buyer stupidity, not a legal matter.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 01:48 UTC as 134th comment

Corel Paintshop Pro X7 & X8 are great for jpeg.....more intuitive and includes some direct adjustments lacking in PSE.....the weaklink in Corels suite is the built in x7/x8 RAW converter and Aftershot 2 RAW is limited.....so hopefully this fixes it.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 01:15 UTC as 31st comment
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