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On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (392 comments in total)

Too bad - i really like the tool collection. But in fairness i believe it was already said when they were offered for free that there would not be any further development. Will have to find something else that works for me.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 17:29 UTC as 175th comment | 2 replies
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obsolescence: This pack might be good for hiking in the wild, where the camera is infrequently accessed. I think I would find it inconvenient to change lenses. The swiveling module in some other pack designs makes more sense to me.

I use a Mindshift Rotation Panorama. This has a module you can rotate around your hips without taking the backpack off. It works well as long as you can fit the lenses you need in the rotating camera bag. I do this with an OMD EM1, a 12-40 and 40-150 f2.8 lens. In addition i could fit a small prime of a flash. If you need more than you will have to store it in the main compartment.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 17:42 UTC

Good article. I agree with the conclusion - comparing DSRL's and Mirrorless on the same basis. After the Sone A7RII was announced i saw blog entries discussion how that would affect GH4 sales. But i see that the A7RII competes against a 5DIII or a D810 much more than a GH4. And it is also priced similarly.
I believe this is a good thing for consumers because you have more choices.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 16:01 UTC as 172nd comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100 First-impressions Review (154 comments in total)

My first impression: I'd rather have a WiFi enabled camera like the RX100II and a control app for my smartphone. To me this is more of a software challenge. Sure - you are saving an LCD screen but to me the QX cameras look rather awkward.
In addition - if really the use case is to allow fast sharing of photos then why use an expensive and rather high quality camera? I have not really followed quality of smart phone cams vs. P&S cameras. If i take my iPhone4 as comparison there is a lot of ground between it and an RX100. I'd say that if sharing is the target i'd start with something that is in terms of quality spec'ed for that.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 16:47 UTC as 82nd comment
On article Extreme contrast edits in Lightroom 4 and ACR 7 (132 comments in total)

I use LR4 since about 3 weeks. I do like the develop controls a lot (better than ACR 6.x). I believe it is much easier to bring back details from highlights or shadows. This works particularly well with my NEX-7 which appears to be better in that respect than my Canon 7D.
However, i do not like the example above. I believe it is overdone probably to demonstrate capabilities. I would use it much more subtle, especially on the hallway in the foreground.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2012 at 22:00 UTC as 27th comment
On article Extreme contrast edits in Lightroom 4 and ACR 7 (132 comments in total)
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midimid: While I love the new rendering engine (it took a while to get used to), my problem is Lightroom 4's performance. For those using it without any problems, I would love to know what your computer's specs are. I have both LR3.6 and LR4 installed and using catalogs from the same location and have found LR4 completely unusable. Touch a slider, wait 4-5 seconds. Touch again, wait longer...its really awful!

Win7, 64-bit, Core2 Duo 1.8Ghz @ 3.2Ghz, Nvidia 8600GT, 4GB DDR2, Vertex3 128GB, Samsung 2TB.

I also have the latest Macbook Air (13" 1.8Ghz Core i7, 4GB) and its only a tad bit faster.

i am relatively new with LR (did just use OSE and ACR before). However, like in ACR i see slider adjustments with a slight delay but certainly not 4-5sec. Have Win7 64bit, I7 3.2GHz, ATI Radeon 5400 (dual), 12GB RAM.
I believe that my system between processor, memory, and GPU might make a big difference

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2012 at 21:51 UTC
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