Thematic

Thematic

Lives in United States Seattle, United States
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Joined on Dec 11, 2013
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sh10453: Dear Phase One Marketing & Sales,

I had uninstalled Ver. 10 due to bugs and crashes (aside from the nag screen).
The new version (10.0.1) installation starts by installing VC++, although I have the latest ver. installed (my OS is Win 10 Pro 64).

What I dislike most about C1 is the icons that are used on the Windows version.
They are Apple/Mac icons, unfamiliar to the Windows user.
It's not that hard to have a familiar Windows icon set.

Hovering over an icon to know what it means should instantly pop-up the text that tells you what it is, and should not take 30 seconds or more to pop-up (I'm not on a slow machine at all, it's actually a high-end i7-based machine).

The other irritation is the nag window to buy the pro version. It's nagging me even in the "get started" section.
All I want is the Sony Express version, and the continuous nag to buy the Pro is very irritating.
I know that the Pro exists, and I know I can buy it if I want to. So please cut down on nagging; I HATE IT.

No experiencing any of that. Sorry for your troubles.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 17:17 UTC
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justmeMN: So, for $1,100 you get a "mediocre lens", "heavy noise reduction in JPEGs", and "yellows have greenish tint which affects skin tones".

No thank you.

... And video worse than its Sony competitor. (page 5)

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 16:42 UTC
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Mike FL: "blames battery" while the fact is battery burning.

What's the logic?
1. Are Samsung run by 10 years old?
2. Samsung run by guys with IQ=10 years old?
3. Who buy Samsung story has 10 years old IQ?
4. All of above.

Take you pick.

Suuuuuure they did. You believe that? Samsung is filled with corruption unlike any company in the world. They were buying time and working with their lawyers. Simple as that.

"Considering Samsung was using several battery suppliers for the Note 7 it seems unlikely that batteries were the sole problem in the scenario. So, we are hoping to be provided with some more detail once the official report is released."

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 03:24 UTC
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Mike FL: "blames battery" while the fact is battery burning.

What's the logic?
1. Are Samsung run by 10 years old?
2. Samsung run by guys with IQ=10 years old?
3. Who buy Samsung story has 10 years old IQ?
4. All of above.

Take you pick.

Its just how they are trying to avoid lawsuits.

Remember Samsung claimed (got caught lying) new Note 7s without the issue were being imported to countries (all had the issue - nothing new about them).

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 20:11 UTC
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Nick Brundle - Photography: To us Europeans we will never understand the obession with guns in the USA.
But I believe many Europeans are extremely grateful for their help in the last world war.
Wonder how many nations today would be speaking German if they hadn't landed on the beaches at France to help us out.

......Americans will never understand Europeans obsession with Americans. Hows that?

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 05:08 UTC

Once they start supporting Capture One Pro - they get my money.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 20:56 UTC as 16th comment
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Luke Kaven: If you talk to camera people in Hollywood, it's still the Arri Alexa by far, even though it's only 3.5K. The reason they say is the color grading and the "look", much preferred. The Canon comes in second. And RED has been a fairly distant third. We'll see if this has something new to offer.

Why are you making stuff up? In Hollywood Canon is used more than red? Put down the crack pipe.

http://www.red.com/shot-on-red

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 23:38 UTC
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AlexisTecnico: The 60p mode is only for slow motion or can I use it for regular smooth 60p playback?

Both

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 19:18 UTC
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princecody: How much better is this lens in IQ compared to the Sony Zeiss 35mm?

Who cares. Completely different focal length.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 22:33 UTC
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dcolak: My 55 has very strong CA. I tried two of them. What in the world did DxO photograph to say there is no CA?!

And it's not that sharper if at all compared to Sony 50mm 1.8

Wrong 100%.

Try another one or check to see if something is wrong with your camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 22:33 UTC
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (416 comments in total)
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FoxShutter: I liked the compactness and some of the features such as: minimum SS in Auto ISO, automatic focus mode and silent shutter. It looks good and feels good in hands,unlike other made in China products. However, the IQ ,despite the proclaimed "DSLR like" quality, is far from even an old cropped sensor DSLR. It blows highlights pretty often and if exposed to highlights with AE lock, the darkest parts of the shadows become pure black and very noisy. Applying NR in RAW would render the results mushy ,especially fine details like leafs. Color rendition in uncorrected JPEGs tends towards greens and yellows. Especially I didn't like the skin tones(yellow) natural light(yellow) and poisonous-green colour of grass and trees sometimes. Noise is visible in the shadows at base ISO under X100 magnification and it would be better not to check it under X200. I realize its a point and shot camera with just 1" sensor , but its definitely not even close to bigger sensors in terms of IQ ,as its advertised everywhere. The 1.8 aperture is only at 24mm , by 25mm its 2.0 and by 35mm up to the end 70mm is 2.8. The focus tracking feature isn't reliable ,especially in a dark or for bright moving subjects on a bright background.
Its a nice toy to have in a pocket if it wouldn't set back the same pocket for about $1000! My iPhone can shoot pretty much the same just lacking the optical zoom. Sold it.

Complete bs. The focus is amazing and if you can't tell a significant difference between this and an iPhone your just beyond hope.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 15:05 UTC
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Boeing skipper: I bought the Samyang version of 20mm f1.8 after trying the Samyang 24mm f1.4 and the Sigma 20mm f1.4. The 20 f1.8 is much smaller/lighter.
I'm either very lucky or this lens is excellent, either way my copy is tack sharp from corner to corner, wide open.

Distortion is basically a non-issue, I don't even bother to correct it in post.

Coma is, from what I've seen at least, slightly better than the Samyang/Rokinon 24 f1.4 and much improved compared to the Canon 24 f1.4 L II.

The bokeh is superb, it's a very interesting look because you need to be close to your subject to get some out-of-focus blur.

Also, I loved the look of a 35mm lens on my 6D in video, and that's the closest thing I can get on the 5D Mark IV filming in 4K (equivalent to 34.8mm f/3.1).

Unfortunately, the 14-point sunstars are not great. The lines are thick and rather short.

Here's how the bokeh looks:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/golfcharlie232/30722431393/
I'll post some night skies in the next few days.

Fantastic photos!

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2016 at 07:40 UTC

I use Canon but the pro I hired for my wedding used 3 Fuji XT2 cameras (true) - should I have handed him my 5DMK3?

Oh no!

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 22:29 UTC as 258th comment | 1 reply
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2016 (271 comments in total)
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Fun 4 all: Once again we see the companies that understand photography at the top. Sigma, Nikon, Olympus, Canon and Fuji.

Once again? Except for last year and the year before that right?

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2016 at 06:12 UTC
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Jozef M: What is NFL? Should the whole world know this for granted?

Google it. Don't be a smart ass.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2016 at 11:56 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1595 comments in total)
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Gregm61: Typical Canon non-DSLR entry. Suck you in and frustrate you to just buying one of their DSLR's.

Canon M6 will be on display soon to replace this. Hang tight.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2016 at 07:54 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1595 comments in total)
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GiovanniB: What do you mean by "JPEG colors are still second-to-none"? IMO Canon's green hues still miss the richness of any of their competitors, resulting in almost uniform green areas with brownish shadows. Skin colors are quite good but for landscapers, Canon means trouble - lots of effort in post-processing and some irrecoverably spoiled shots, particularly in challenging high-contrast lighting conditions. Of course my observations are based more on RAW files than JPEGs but in the JPEGs I've shot and seen so far I found nothing yet to support any claim of a particularly good color fidelity, again except for skin tones for which Canon equipment seems to be primarily optimized.

for fuji raw use capture one pro

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2016 at 07:53 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1595 comments in total)

strange praise in these comments and canon forums - every post ends with "even though I won't be buying this camera...."

Why is nobody wanting to purchase it?

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 07:43 UTC as 73rd comment | 12 replies
On article Google Pixel XL camera review (181 comments in total)
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newby mcnewberstein: The reviewer is out of their freakin' mind. The Pixel XL's image quality is clearly leagues ahead of the competition thanks to its image stacking HDR. The comparison tool shows the results: Pixel at 1150 ISO has more detail than Lumia 950 does at 320 ISO. I don't think your reviewer fully appreciates how much image stacking improves image quality. This camera deserves 90%+ and a gold mark.

interesting.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 07:41 UTC
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Sangster: Yahoo is paying millions for Marissa Mayer to lead the company so far under her watch there have been 2 massive data breach. Yet the board still have not fired her. So much for pay for performance.

golden parachute

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 09:19 UTC
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