Rick Stirling

Lives in United States ID, United States
Works as a Retired E.E.
Has a website at www.clanstirling.net
Joined on Feb 8, 2001

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ozturert: Sony's implementation is the worst here, compared to Pentax, Olympus and Panasonic:
1) The camera waits 1 sec between the shots
2) You have to use a separate software to combine the shots
These are quite important drawbacks and I'd expect them to be mentioned with big fonts :)

I use Raw Therapee 5.3 and can access 4 separate RAWs with my Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift files, Here's an article with some tests using RT 5.1 ... https://lonekheir.wordpress.com/2017/05/21/pixel-shift-raw-therapee-5-1/

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 09:12 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)
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GaryJP: "I know we said we had no plans to abandon standalone Lightroom, but we had our fingers crossed when we said it."

miksto
>> unless you are an Adobe representative, your words in support of Adobe on this forum mean absolutely nothing.

You are being silly. I guess you then also mean your words mean nothing as well since you too are not an Adobe representative. Very silly.

Your argument stands on a false analogy. Unlike you I have never spoken for Adobe. I have criticized Adobe from my point of view as a customer. Not the same thing. Argumentum ad hominem doesn't help either. Try answering the question, "Are you a representative or employee of Adobe?"

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 01:53 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)
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GaryJP: "I know we said we had no plans to abandon standalone Lightroom, but we had our fingers crossed when we said it."

Miksto - unless you are an Adobe representative, your words in support of Adobe on this forum mean absolutely nothing. Are you an Adobe representative or employee? You seem to be highly invested in propping up Adobe's reputation.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 23:41 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)
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Rick Stirling: I just cancelled my Adobe CC subscription. I've found Raw Therapee does a better job with my Pentax K-1 & K-3 II Pixel Shift raw files and it's free! Hard to beat free. ;-)

I'm taking a real hard look at my Office 365 subscription now. ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 18:52 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)
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GaryJP: "I know we said we had no plans to abandon standalone Lightroom, but we had our fingers crossed when we said it."

Miksto - Once Adobe decided to no longer sell Lightroom with "traditional perpetual licenses", at that point in time they specified its period of availability in contradiction to the originally stated indefinite (or unspecified) period. Sorry, but your 'English Lesson' gets an F.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 06:41 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)

I just cancelled my Adobe CC subscription. I've found Raw Therapee does a better job with my Pentax K-1 & K-3 II Pixel Shift raw files and it's free! Hard to beat free. ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 06:21 UTC as 172nd comment | 2 replies
On a photo in the Irix 15mm F2.4 Real World Sample Images sample gallery (3 comments in total)
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Jonathan Lee: was the ring visible w/ the view finder?

So you could avoid it if you needed to?

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 18:01 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (643 comments in total)
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40daystogo: First off, I think the camera is ugly - but then again, everyone's taste differs. (To put this in perspective, I love the design of Apple, Leica M's, Sony A7 series, Olympus Pen F - I hate Lumix's designs. This Pentax is even uglier than the Lumix's, that's how ugly this Pentax is to my eye).

Next, I think Pentax would have been better off bringing a Full Frame mirrorless system to take on Sony. There's no way that Pentax can compete with the market leaders Canon and Nikon, with Sony coming in 3rd. There just isn't room for another FF DSLR.

Whereas in the FF Mirrorless, apart from Sony there's no one else. All the other mirrorless systems have smaller sensors. Pentax should have tried to become No.2 in FF mirrorless behind Sony.

I a year or two you may look back at this post and see just how uniformed it was. ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 14:23 UTC
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Steve Sanacore: As a pilot I think drones are aircraft that need to be regulated along with their users. Reading all the stupid irresponsible remarks that have been posted here is proof of the wrong mentality. Our airspace is seriously regulated and you can't expect the FAA to let non trained pilots and unreliable aircraft use it without restrictions. Listen to the Diane Rehm show yesterday on NPR for an objective discussion about it. The comparison to firearms is just as silly. People don't go in their back yards and shoot their guns with no concern for where the bullets land or go hunting in populated areas. Drones are dangerous toys but if used responsibly are great tools just like all other aircraft. I think it will only take one plane or helicopter crash to bring an abrupt ban on them all. One of the motives for registration is to at least educate people on the dangers of their misuse. The other is to track down the owners in the case of an accident. It's a good start.

So which is more dangerous, a 2 pound UAV or a 20 pound Canadian Goose? Perhaps we need to register them too? ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 01:02 UTC
On article Pentax K-3 II added to studio test scene comparison (177 comments in total)
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Couscousdelight: Amazing, check this :

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ja&tl=en&u=http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/review/minirepo/20150630_709248.html

If you shot moving objects with pixel shift, the moving parts of the image won't be processed, but only the non-moving parts !

Very interesting. Will need to see further info on this.

As a side note, I love Google's translation of Nihongo to English. Yoda speech very much like it is. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2015 at 13:59 UTC
On article Metz mecablitz 26 AF-1 Quick Review (76 comments in total)
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wetracy: A flash unit is not a gun. Stop calling it that!

A Metz 60 CT-4 with an ISO 100/FT GN of 197 is a 'flash gun'. This device really doesn't deserve the appellation 'gun' it's more of a 'fill flash' ;-)

Link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 12:35 UTC
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Cideway: So just like Pentax's SP coating that they have been using since '07

Yeah, it wasn't nearly as important when Pentax first introduced the technology some 6 years ago. ;-)

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2008/01/23/pentaxlenses

Link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 12:48 UTC
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Pat Cullinan Jr: Argh! Rangefinderforum.com has gone over to feeble blue and wan gray type on black.

It's a stampede, I tell you. (In case you haven't noticed, ours is a stampede culture.)

DPR, please don't follow suit. At least, give the user options (that persist over invocations). Rangefinderforum provides options, none of which I like. It's banana-yellow-chalk-white for me. Please.

Yes!!! Finally - I don't have to worry about going blind reading the DPR forums. I'll probably spend more time here now. ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2012 at 23:27 UTC
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