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entoman: I'm sure there will be some people who find the "creative" profiles useful but they don't seem to do anything that can't be done more effectively just by manipulating the existing sliders.

The introduction of the "neutral" profile really just does the same thing as similar profiles built-in to most cameras already.

Instead of these "gimmicks", IMHO it would be far more preferable if Adobe introduced some more real functionality, such as layers, the ability to invert masks, or the ability to transform a selection instead of the entire image.

A further increase in speed of rendering and importing/exporting would also be highly desirable, although it is now far better than in earlier versions of LR.

when i first got luminar, i was thinking the same, the creative profiles are quite useless even though the filters were great. nowadays, i find myself starting often from a profile, then just tweak the colours etc from there to get what i want. way faster.
clearly this update is aimed to retain the novice/intermediate type of photographers who are attracted by the simplicity of competitors like luminar.
lightroom and photoshop are bundled together, want more precision and control...go photoshop. want things fast and simple, like 400 shots to wedding day shots to edit, lightroom makes it fast and easy.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 23:12 UTC

i was in digital IC manufacturing for a couple of years. this is how the IC ( intergated circuit board):
they go through a machine that do the testing. when they comes out, they are separated into 7 groups that determine their reliability etc., yes 7 groups. the top groups are sold at a higher price to companies who use it for precision application.
the lower group are sold cheaper to companies who use it for non threatening applacations. \
the same could apply to batteries from same factory.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 23:39 UTC as 79th comment | 2 replies

the eneloops are supposedly more expensive for the ability to store energy that the recycling time.

so if you are a heavy user and see 3to4sets used per day(e.e. wedding) and reckon that you are going to charge everynight. then there is no need to spend more on the eneloops. regular rechargable should to the job.

its like saying a MPV can fetch 6-to8 people but a ferrari can only do 2 at max 3 and thus MPV is better cos it is cheaper and can fetch more people.
then take MPV to a race coruse and challenge other makes...

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 23:29 UTC as 81st comment
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sh10453: Absolutely brilliant. I love this innovation.

agree...first you need to tilt your camera to the left or right, then hold the camera in 1 hand and yet be able to turn the flash head to aim at the ceiling...after that that you still have to remember initially you turned the camera left or right....get this wrong and the flash will floor bounce instead...thats too sophisticated for AI oriented guy. best is to get this flash and mount on the camera on the drone that will scan teh scene and choose the best photo, auto set the scene and auto set the flash...then claim that he was there to take the photography...

in 10 years, photography will just be about being there. and all is taken of

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 23:23 UTC

Off camera triggering is so cheap even w TTL now and gives more pleasing results than bounce. And saves more power than bounce too.

After awhile the simplest set up produce e most consistent results than gadgets here and there.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 13:14 UTC as 4th comment

thank you pentax for taking this step. some say the changes are so little that a change of circuit board is all it takes. but this option gives current owners a choice to do it if they want. rather than buying a new cam and dunno what to do with the current one except flood the 2nd hand market.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 23:28 UTC as 47th comment

Non pre ttl will really useful like film days. Some subj r sensitive to preflash n blinks in portrait sessions n must be reminded to keep eyes open which can end up unnatural

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 10:00 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon PowerShot G1 (164 comments in total)

This was my first digital camera. One that brings e greatest joy cos for w first time I can see e images right away, shoot without film, made adjustment on photos hop elements n print straight away in my Epson 8200 photo printer. N all way for free cos back then my mum's company promoting IT and all these were bought using her IT allowance . Love e camera cos it was so much fun n so instant
Grainy, slow start up, horrible focus time...but still loved it.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 22:44 UTC as 57th comment
On article Fujifilm X-E3 Review (753 comments in total)
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panchorancho: Why can't Fuji make cameras that feel solid and not hollow shells?

Becos e same ppl who complain about it being empty shells would start saying it's dam heavy n too expensive..want a more solid version go for need to wait. ..already out in market

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 06:15 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 Review (753 comments in total)
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panchorancho: Why can't Fuji make cameras that feel solid and not hollow shells?

Becos e same ppl who complain about it being empty shells would start saying it's dam heavy n too expensive..want a more solid version go for need to wait. ..already out in market

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 05:19 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 Review (753 comments in total)
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Kostasm: Great camera but difficult to understand why choose it instead of x-t20.

Even if they have exact feature, I would take e xe3. Cos already have xt1...would want an xe3 just for being different from xt1. Xe3 w a 18 23 35 50 f2s would be fun to shoot w

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 05:15 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 Review (753 comments in total)
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ikfoto: What's the point of its existence, when there are Pana GX8, Oly Pen-F, and lots of APS-C cameras? Narrow niche, incompatible mount cameras don't even help competition.

Try using m43 lens on Fiji cam...this is a camera for x mount. It can be used as a 2nd cam or for ppl who want to start out w fuji n upgrade from there.
It 's e same class w pana or oly entry cams but for fuji.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 02:54 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 Review (753 comments in total)

Connect to ur phone via Bluetooth n u can shoot in any angle looking at ur phone. Don't need a tilt screen. Provided e blue tooth connection is reliable n consistent.
E current WiFi is good. But connection is kinda inconsistent. Sometimes it connects in seconds other times took mind to connect.

Also Fiji should look at this current app (like making it possible to transfer files n switch to shooting without having to disconnect n reconnect again.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 00:07 UTC as 140th comment | 4 replies
On article Don't buy another lens, buy a flash instead (336 comments in total)

Since getting back into photography w fuji xt1, I have got 3 godox flashguns n a wireless transmitter. Having so much fun w multi flash setups for portraits w just 3 lens. N still learning to use these lights...W e lens I have

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 14:50 UTC as 101st comment
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Duncan D: Nikon might be making the right move by leaving the entry level business....

Nnly time will tell

smartphones photos actually looks really good unless you take a similar shot with a DSLR and put them side by side. then suddenly you realised smartphone quality is really quite bad compare to a DSLR.

as the saying goes, the camera you have with you at the right time is the best camera and this seems to favor the camera phone. cos your phone is with you all the time.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 06:02 UTC
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tkbslc: So it adds a crop factor in order to compensate for the imaging circle being the same size? Interesting.

how much better is it that simply shooting and correcting perspective using software?

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 01:42 UTC

I would not spend e money for my own figurine but would bring my children every 2to3 yrs to do one. Keep a record of their growing. And technically it should get cheaper
Looks good.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2015 at 08:37 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies

It's not e first time such works r done but what I admire abt him n his work is e simplicity.

Simple concepts w simple equipment. Basically a ameturist cam w a kit lens n a standard bright lens. TThats it. Rather then being a gear slut, photography is enjoyed in e simplest manner. No expensive gears here but expansive ideas.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2015 at 00:30 UTC as 28th comment
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iflash: Has anyone evaluated the amplitude of the shutter release. it sounded like a canon (BANG!) going off in the video. This was one of the truly elegant aspects of the X100 - its almost totally silent shutter. I want a silent X200 with an equivalent 35mm lens of about 50mm or near normal (just like the middle lens of the X-Pro1). I want all of the known bugs of the X100 cleaned up and it has to be on the shelf at about the same price as the X100. In other words, the X100 as it should have been when it was released. Oh, and for good measure, it would be nice to have a few of the refined aspects of the X-Pro1. Maybe that is what the Fuji guys mean by a lower level X-Pro1. Will it be an X-Pro0.5 or an X200?

take some time to look through your images and pick out those that you think would have been a goner if taken by fuji cam due to the orb thing.

it is a problem but a very very small problem that affects a very small percentage of images. ( unless you sell lamps and is required to take lamp pictures all the time.)

highlights push attention away. infact, glaring highlights used effective can help draw viewer to what you want them to see.

make the best out of the camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2012 at 02:11 UTC
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Kinematic Digit: I'm excited about this announcement. I hope still that they can get to F/2, but I guess to make this marketable and keep the price point down, the realistic number is F/2.8

imagine if panasonic comes up with 12-35/1.4. then imagine the price and the size.
then ppl will say for this price might as well get FF wtih 2.8 zoom etc.

it good that more m4/3 companies are coming up with more lens and different lens.

consumer can buy what suit their needs or pocket...boh financially as well as what that can go into the pocket, i know d3 with 24-700/2.8 such cnt go into any small bag, let alone a pocket.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2012 at 02:22 UTC
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