keeponkeepingon

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dlb41: Pretty soon, the photographer will aim the camera in the general direction of the subject, and Adobe programmers will take care of producing a photograph.

"I thought Bridge did the same thing" bridge just searches the metadata you entered. This analyzes the images and lets you search even when there is no metadata/tags.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 20:00 UTC
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Shepherd90: OneDrive has already implemented similar feature

And google. Google photos has been doing this for some time....

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 19:59 UTC
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Alai_jw: This seems great, but almost completely useless unless I can store all my photos in the cloud somewhere and have Lightroom on the Web access them. It seems this requires the use of your Adobe CC storage... which as far as I can tell can't even be upgraded? So as a CC Photography subscriber I get a whopping 2GB. Completely freaking useless. If this just connected to Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive, it would be a great tool.

Here it is: https://helpx.adobe.com/mobile-apps/help/lightroom-mobile-faq.html

Does syncing images to Lightroom for mobile use a portion of the cloud storage I get with my Creative Cloud membership?
No, the images synced with Lightroom for mobile are not counted as part of your cloud storage.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 19:59 UTC
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Alai_jw: This seems great, but almost completely useless unless I can store all my photos in the cloud somewhere and have Lightroom on the Web access them. It seems this requires the use of your Adobe CC storage... which as far as I can tell can't even be upgraded? So as a CC Photography subscriber I get a whopping 2GB. Completely freaking useless. If this just connected to Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive, it would be a great tool.

I don't think it uses your CC storage. I synched a LR album to my ipad, the album showed up in my LR on the web without affecting my CC storage.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 19:54 UTC
On article Action packed: Shooting the Sony a6300 in Miami (241 comments in total)
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MikeF4Black: Funny how those Sony (sponsored) outings end up in all those similar GREAT, WOW! looking images, acxross the internet.

Michael Mann anyone?

I think the question is where you compensated by sony in any way to be at the event, and if so why not disclose that fact?

Regarding "we don't cook the results" that may be true but between you and the camera store I've seen nothing that would have challenged the A6000 let alone the latest and greatest. A like to call my A6000 my "sunny day soccer cam". It has decent tracking AF in good light but falls on it's face when there is not enough light for the PDAF and CDAF kicks in. After your "keeping up with the action" all I know about the A6300 is that it has.... decent tracking AF in good light.

A big fault of the A6000 was the lockup after a burst. I see no mention of the lockup or lack of lockup here so can I still assume it's an issue since you did not include conquering post burst lockup when singing the A6300 praises?

Finally why isn't a single picture shot with the 16-50 kit lens? (or did I miss them?)

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 16:58 UTC
On article Action packed: Shooting the Sony a6300 in Miami (241 comments in total)
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rlyons: ..."I suspect it still wouldn't handle a fall from several feet with much grace."

Does any camera take a fall from 'several feet' with any grace??

Oh yeah. Unfortunately I've "tested" this many times and I've been really lucky with my pentaxes and canons.
The only interchangeable lens camera I had die from a short fall was my NEX-3n.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 16:44 UTC
On article Action packed: Shooting the Sony a6300 in Miami (241 comments in total)

Lockup?

Does the A6300 lockup for 20 to 30 seconds after a burst (esp RAW) preventing functions such as image review?

dpreview conveniently left mention of this lockup out of their "shooting experience" and conclusion sections in the A6000 review. I'm curious if you are not mentioning it because of dpreviews history of glossing over such A6xxx warts or have they fixed it? (while it was mentioned in the A6000 review it was nowhere to be found in the zilllion line conclusion).

The A6000 is OK with PDAF AF in sunlight but inside for stuff such as basketball when PDAF would cut out was a whole different story. Did you try any lowlight or inside tracking?

Finally can you use the shutter button to star a videot?

Can you take a picture while taking a video? This was a huge disappointment for me with the A6000. Every smart phone, point and shoot and video capable DSLR I own can take can take a picture while taking a video but not the A6000.
Thanks!

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 16:33 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies
On article Newly enthused: hands on with the Canon EOS 80D (689 comments in total)
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paulnelson88: Other than having a ton of canon lenses why would someone get this instead of the A6300 coming out? The video and photos look to be much better on the Sony.

Rishi Sanyal I did read the review for the A6000. I meant to state it was missing from the "conclusion" not review, my bad.

Regarding

"We constantly stress exactly this in every Sony camera review that warrants it: how the lockup during card writing is very problematic"

I would not call one line in 13 pages and no mention under "shooting experience" or the conclusion as "stressing" the lockup issue.

"sweeping it under the rug" is a more accurate description as the conclusion and summary state quite the opposite, that Sony cut no corners that matter and that it's a great camera for amateur sports.

In fact it's not a great camera for amateur sports. The PDAF cuts out in anything but great light (it was horrible for indoor basketball) and the lockup means amateurs are practically shooting blind with little feedback as to the results.

Assuming there was a decision to not stress the lockup and keep it off the conclusion, it is easy to assume marketing vs. an objective review.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 10:28 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Gosh what a name. Every time I see K-1 I think K-01 The the lovely little brick that produced great images but everyone loved to hate.

Let's hope that this new foray into does a bit better.....

""foray" into what? You do understand this K-1 is an SLR?"

I meant to say "foray into full frame cameras does a bit better" ( than their failed mirrorless attempt)

It's really a shame, the K-01 was flawed but the image quality was exceptional; I would have been interested to see what they did with a K-02

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 10:11 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)

Gosh what a name. Every time I see K-1 I think K-01 The the lovely little brick that produced great images but everyone loved to hate.

Let's hope that this new foray into does a bit better.....

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 14:33 UTC as 40th comment | 5 replies
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)
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odpisan: I M P O R T A N T

Alost NOBODY KNOWS

that taking photos with MF lenses on Pentax (other models) is almost fast as with AF lenses.

There is a trick which is unknown by other manufacturers & only people who are in love with Pentax for many years - know that trick.

Photographer can take photos with turning fokus-ring on lenses (man must hold trigger down CONSTANTLY by turning a focus-ring) & when the focus is 100% the camera automaticly take a photo & stops when object is out of focus again. The MF/AF switch MUST be on AF (!!) regardless that photographer uses MF-lens.

With a little practice It works realy fast ..

I wonder if it works on K-1 too.

Do you know if this works with the K-01 or *istDL? I had a hard time nailing focus with my ancient 50mm F1.7 SMC but when I nailed it the picts were great.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 16:53 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)
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Flashback: Pentax now joins Nikon and Canon, in defiantly ignoring the mirrorless movement. I think we know where we stand now.

My K-01 disagrees with your comment.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 01:12 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: While I love using a wide angle lens to show some context when taking picturs of people, unlike the author I think the extreme perspective distortion in the closeups is unflattering and irritating.

As he's shooting and editing the pictures I imagine Rishi Sanyal singing a slightly modified version of the popular Sir Mix A Lot tune:

"I like big noses and I know not why
You other brothers can't deny"

Here's a great resource explaining "big nose" distortion.
http://stepheneastwood.com/tutorials/Tutorials_Lens_Perspective.htm

Here's a direct link to the image used in the tutorial if strange web pages make you nervous. Most folks would contend that the first picture is better than the last:
http://i.imgur.com/c0wXVaX.jpg

Slight Barrel distortion author referring to:

http://sigma-rumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/sigma-24-35mm-f2-art-distortion.gif

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 11:13 UTC
On article Newly enthused: hands on with the Canon EOS 80D (689 comments in total)
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paulnelson88: Other than having a ton of canon lenses why would someone get this instead of the A6300 coming out? The video and photos look to be much better on the Sony.

"By tonywong (1 hour ago)
Some things don't show up on a spec sheet. Like the infamous Sony lockup mode when the camera is writing images, "

Exactly. DPREVIEW failing to mention this in their review marks for me the transition from honest reviews to marketing.

I picked up the A6000 for my kids soccer; while the sunny day PDAF (which is useless in basketball) tracks ok the lockups makes the camera a PITA to use versus my DSLRs.

Imaging Resource "did the right thing" and had a follow up to their review taking sony to task for the lockups.

BTW the big names such as Fong pushing the A6000 shoot almost exclusively in jpeg and it is a bit more responsive. For example it takes one or two seconds instead of three when zooming in on image review.

I'm waiting to see if the A6300 has the same issues.....

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 09:43 UTC
On article Picasa will be phased out in favor of Google Photos (153 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Way to stick it to the little guy.

Get rid of one of the best easy to use free desktop photo editors.

Replace with clunky, slow, less featureful cloud tools dead set on destroying any organization you had for your photos and only usable if you have decent bandwidth.

You would think they would make a way to transfer the metadata from the desktop app. For example design the photo app to upload all of the picasa stared photos to google photo? Nope. All the zillions of hours wasted "starring" photos and training the facial recognition is down the drain.

But hey it's in the cloud so I can share my pictures with another gmail/google photos user the way I could with picasa web?

Nope, you can only share via a "link" or google+/facebook. For a google product photos is inanely stupid about non-plus google users.

Does this affect me? Nope but it sure as heck affects my parents, my brothers/sisters and ton's of friends. What's the alternative?

"Google doc control with non gmail-account is... a link hidden in a button. "

I understand that there's no other way for non google account holders. I was referring to sharing among google account holders. Other than "plus" it's non-existent. It's like they only implemented the worse sharing features and are holding back the best for some reason.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 15:37 UTC
On article Picasa will be phased out in favor of Google Photos (153 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Way to stick it to the little guy.

Get rid of one of the best easy to use free desktop photo editors.

Replace with clunky, slow, less featureful cloud tools dead set on destroying any organization you had for your photos and only usable if you have decent bandwidth.

You would think they would make a way to transfer the metadata from the desktop app. For example design the photo app to upload all of the picasa stared photos to google photo? Nope. All the zillions of hours wasted "starring" photos and training the facial recognition is down the drain.

But hey it's in the cloud so I can share my pictures with another gmail/google photos user the way I could with picasa web?

Nope, you can only share via a "link" or google+/facebook. For a google product photos is inanely stupid about non-plus google users.

Does this affect me? Nope but it sure as heck affects my parents, my brothers/sisters and ton's of friends. What's the alternative?

"Actually, it is not that hard to export the faces. It is all stored in plain text files. One in each picture folder and the actual people name in a more central folder. I forgot the details as I did this a few years ago. Sure you need to write a script but at least it is not in some proprietary opaque binary format. Ok, you loose the trained data to recognize new faces."

It's easier than that you can save the name tags to the photos xmp data. I did know picasa added that feature as I have not used it in some time. It still sucks to loose all that training.....

http://www.photools.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/pif_003.jpg

From
http://www.photools.com/3612/google-picasa-face-tags-imatch/

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 15:35 UTC
On article Picasa will be phased out in favor of Google Photos (153 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Way to stick it to the little guy.

Get rid of one of the best easy to use free desktop photo editors.

Replace with clunky, slow, less featureful cloud tools dead set on destroying any organization you had for your photos and only usable if you have decent bandwidth.

You would think they would make a way to transfer the metadata from the desktop app. For example design the photo app to upload all of the picasa stared photos to google photo? Nope. All the zillions of hours wasted "starring" photos and training the facial recognition is down the drain.

But hey it's in the cloud so I can share my pictures with another gmail/google photos user the way I could with picasa web?

Nope, you can only share via a "link" or google+/facebook. For a google product photos is inanely stupid about non-plus google users.

Does this affect me? Nope but it sure as heck affects my parents, my brothers/sisters and ton's of friends. What's the alternative?

"You can "only" share via a link. That's exactly the point of Internet : links (aka URL)."

Are you deliberately being obtuse? I may not want the entire internet to be able to access my picture via a link. Google docs provides a flexible user based access control, again it's inane that google would not provide the same control over our pictures that we have over our google docs/drive files. I have to assume they are trying to shove us over to google+/facebook for user based sharing.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 15:11 UTC
On article Picasa will be phased out in favor of Google Photos (153 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Way to stick it to the little guy.

Get rid of one of the best easy to use free desktop photo editors.

Replace with clunky, slow, less featureful cloud tools dead set on destroying any organization you had for your photos and only usable if you have decent bandwidth.

You would think they would make a way to transfer the metadata from the desktop app. For example design the photo app to upload all of the picasa stared photos to google photo? Nope. All the zillions of hours wasted "starring" photos and training the facial recognition is down the drain.

But hey it's in the cloud so I can share my pictures with another gmail/google photos user the way I could with picasa web?

Nope, you can only share via a "link" or google+/facebook. For a google product photos is inanely stupid about non-plus google users.

Does this affect me? Nope but it sure as heck affects my parents, my brothers/sisters and ton's of friends. What's the alternative?

That's a good point LegacyGT but I have a hard time recommending "abandonware" to family and friends. Especially picasa. The app does not play well with others (for example no way to export meta data such as "stared" or facial recognition). I've been really disappointed with "photos" as a replacement. (and gosh I've tried, I have 10's of thousands of photos uploaded). If you look at the whole thing as a DAM process Photos is a total fail on the first steps (import/culling) and the rest is totally "meh" to horrible any way you slice it.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 08:51 UTC

While I love using a wide angle lens to show some context when taking picturs of people, unlike the author I think the extreme perspective distortion in the closeups is unflattering and irritating.

As he's shooting and editing the pictures I imagine Rishi Sanyal singing a slightly modified version of the popular Sir Mix A Lot tune:

"I like big noses and I know not why
You other brothers can't deny"

Here's a great resource explaining "big nose" distortion.
http://stepheneastwood.com/tutorials/Tutorials_Lens_Perspective.htm

Here's a direct link to the image used in the tutorial if strange web pages make you nervous. Most folks would contend that the first picture is better than the last:
http://i.imgur.com/c0wXVaX.jpg

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 05:15 UTC as 27th comment | 10 replies
On article Picasa will be phased out in favor of Google Photos (153 comments in total)

Way to stick it to the little guy.

Get rid of one of the best easy to use free desktop photo editors.

Replace with clunky, slow, less featureful cloud tools dead set on destroying any organization you had for your photos and only usable if you have decent bandwidth.

You would think they would make a way to transfer the metadata from the desktop app. For example design the photo app to upload all of the picasa stared photos to google photo? Nope. All the zillions of hours wasted "starring" photos and training the facial recognition is down the drain.

But hey it's in the cloud so I can share my pictures with another gmail/google photos user the way I could with picasa web?

Nope, you can only share via a "link" or google+/facebook. For a google product photos is inanely stupid about non-plus google users.

Does this affect me? Nope but it sure as heck affects my parents, my brothers/sisters and ton's of friends. What's the alternative?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 23:05 UTC as 51st comment | 11 replies
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