MiniMad

Joined on Apr 29, 2013

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Jer81: "For $199, users can purchase lifetime licenses for Capture One 21 for Fujifilm, Sony or Nikon. " Why can't Canon, Olympus, Pentax and Panasonic user buy it for $199?
Will wait for DXO Photolab 5 than. Let's wait and see what they have to offer.

@abe4652 - yes the free version is called "express" i think and has limited functionality, think of it as a basic editor that will get the job done for many but advanced features like layers not supported. There is a comparison on their website.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2021 at 04:22 UTC
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astirusty: The Apple people who were responsible for suggesting and deciding to drop the MagSafe power connector should be dropped from Apple's employment.

Can only think of one reason to drop MagSafe power connector; to increase Apple's replacement sales.

Thanks to a 3rd-party version of MagSafe power connector, my MacBook (semi) Pro has been saved on three occasions from bad fall. Unless you live by yourself and work by yourself, your MacBook is target of Mayhem.

Assuming Apple does bring back MagSafe power connector, those behind decision need bonuses and stock grants.

I don't get all the fuss, I've had both and there are pros and cons. I will say Type C allows one port for charging/display/usb etc via a thunderbolt dock, on the go I can plug it in on either the left OR right (no wrapping the cable around the back and trying to get it to reach) and I can keep the battery going when travelling with a USB-C PD power bank - I use a 20,000mAh one and it's very handy. I do like magsafe and I hope we get the option to charge via thunderbolt as well.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 03:42 UTC
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h2k: No history panel though?

@h2k - Yes pretty much the same, I wasn't stating that C1 was unique that's why I said "as well" I was just commenting to make it clear to others who might read thinking C1 can't do or doesn't have those options.

I use both and I much prefer C1 in terms of speed or workflow and usability, yes there is a learning curve but as with any software change you will come to love some features and miss others. It's all what works for you.

@Phillip - it is different because you are adjusting a group of changes/effects/tools in one go. I might have a layer for example that controls skin tone, saturation, levels and maybe some colour wheel changes. The opacity affects all these in one slider instead of tweaking each individually.

I tend to start at 50% for my edits and then i have the option to fine tune +/- on that layer. If you leave it at 100 by default you can only reduce.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2021 at 03:51 UTC
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h2k: No history panel though?

It's fast and easy to save a state in C1 as well, just clone the variant and go to town while having a copy of your previous edits. Both have pros and cons but with C1 you can clone a variant make changes and have them side by side as a workflow to a/b.

The fact that layers can combine ANY combination of tools AND you can toggle them on/off and also adjust the layer opacity gives you so much freedom and control.

If you just want to undo you can do so with the undo/redo buttons as well.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2021 at 05:44 UTC
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grock: Did Peak change the design for the v2? I have the first one, and both sides have external pockets on (albeit small). But it's definitely big enough to hold a plastic water bottle on either side on the outside. Plus the half the side of the pocket was a strap to hold the Capture clip. Seems dumb to get rid of it.

The attachment for for capture clip is still there on both sides, just really well hidden. I always found the outside laptop pocket super tight, i think you'll find the one inside has more room. Certainly on their slings they have a similar magnetic sleeve and it has a lot more give.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2021 at 00:42 UTC
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grock: Did Peak change the design for the v2? I have the first one, and both sides have external pockets on (albeit small). But it's definitely big enough to hold a plastic water bottle on either side on the outside. Plus the half the side of the pocket was a strap to hold the Capture clip. Seems dumb to get rid of it.

They did remove them for V2, I use the V1 pockets all the time to carry my kids water bottles and my own but they are quite tight and eat into the interior space. I guess PD wanted to make it more streamlined. A shame because there is no way I will use a bag that can't carry water externally/separate from the main compartment on a day out shooting.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2021 at 02:29 UTC
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Michael Piziak: For home use, you can't beat an SSD. You don't realize what a bottle neck on speed that a regular HD is until you get an SSD.

Agreed with Paul. I'm at 15TB and counting. RAID Array with Drives and SSD Cache/Thunderbolt connection.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2021 at 13:22 UTC
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The man without mirrors: It is beyond me why all those manufacturers have no vision for the smartphone - system camera convergence. Even Sony, who are offerings both, doesn't offer a Sony Alpha smartphone or an Xperia that would be worth that name.

Panasonic offered the CM-1 back in 2014. Why not a Fuji/Sony/Canon/Nikon smartphone with such a concept?

Sony does offer their Xperia Pro.
https://www.sony.com/electronics/professional-smartphones/xperia-pro

The thing is none of the Japanese companies are software companies (closest would be Sony), for as good as their hardware is they will be left behind in computational computing, user interfaces by Apple, Google et al.

Kids these days don't care about camera brands.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2021 at 02:40 UTC
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GinoSVK: Just an unsuccessful attempt at funny marketing.
If someone can make an exact copy of the product at a significantly lower price, it's obvious, that the original one is overpriced, if the copy is really awful, as that childish video describes, then why ever so on peak company even bother with it.

You can't call it exact, even without looking at it in person, the material, hardware, wages, lifetime warranty etc are well worth the extra cost. This copy showcases everything that is wrong with modern consumerism.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2021 at 01:14 UTC
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onlyfreeman: Excellent video Chris & Jordan, I'm a big fan of comparisons like this and I thought you did a great job.

I think we also learned a lot of new things like, 30 FPS is a big number, nobody cares about video and IBIS is not an Egyptian god. 😂

In Australia IBIS is colloquially known as a bin chicken.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2021 at 14:33 UTC
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Ayoh: Even through i have an M1 Macbokk pro for a trial i will say no thanks. After years of putting up with the garbage that lightroom is performance wise I cannot use it anymore. Constant memory leaks, sluggish performance, syncing stall issues etc etc. I really hate this piece of crap program. Now I am using fastrawviewer, dxo photo lab and capture one and it all runs much faster on the same hardware.

I was in the same boat after years of performance issues and poor rendering of Fuji RAF files, I switched to Capture One Pro and couldn't be happier. There is a free version and I would suggest doing the trial first. For me Sessions work amazingly well and I don't miss the large bloated catalog. I can still find everything but started using Daminion (a proper DAM) to catalog or you could look at something like https://www.digikam.org/

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2020 at 02:06 UTC
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FuhTeng: Such cool tools. If I did enough editing of my photos to warrant this kind of time improvement, and if C1 was completely supported (still not sure who's fault that is), I'd love this as a treat to myself.

C1 Natively supports tangent panels and also the soon to be released monogram creative console.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2020 at 09:52 UTC
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PDL: Sort of off topic ---

Just how does someone become a "Coffee Expert"? I have been drinking all kinds of coffee for well over 50 years having drunk fresh roasted beans (still warm), stuff in a can, Sheepherder's coffee (1 pound of coffee in a pot over a fire and have coffee added as you go through the week/month along with water until you have the pot full of grounds - empty pod fill it and repeat), Decaf, Cold Brewed (my current technique i.e. Coffee Toddy), Turkish coffee, Espresso (real Espresso) and stuff so weak it is lighter than Coor's beer to suff that is near asphalt, battery acid or bug remover (sheep dip comes to mind).
I am not a "Coffee Expert", is this a hipster thing? Or does this mean that the author has spent way to much time at Starbuck's or the local coffee outlet.

No James Hoffmann is the real deal - I suggest watching his World Barista Championship Video to get a glimpse about what he knows about coffee. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nshvMILgfU

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2020 at 02:08 UTC
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Franz Weber: If Microsoft computers were this expensive Bill Gates would be the wealthiest man on earth.

@Daniel L - you do realise Microsoft makes it's own line of hardware now? Look up Surface Studio: https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/p/surface-studio-2/8sbjxm0m58t4

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2020 at 01:37 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T4 full-production sample gallery (155 comments in total)
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doragon: I've processed first RAW in Darktable and the result have no worms, unlike the image here.
Yes, Adobe produces bad quality images out of RAF and DPreview continues using it, we just have to deal with the choice.
Its fourth generation of of X-T and people are still complaining for no reason.
If you insist on using bad tool for the job then address your complaints to Adobe to provide the proper support for your hardware, or simply don't buy the camera.

@vscd i'll take C1 Pro with a Tangent panel and a session of thousands of pictures ANY day over LR.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2020 at 07:41 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T4 full-production sample gallery (155 comments in total)
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doragon: I've processed first RAW in Darktable and the result have no worms, unlike the image here.
Yes, Adobe produces bad quality images out of RAF and DPreview continues using it, we just have to deal with the choice.
Its fourth generation of of X-T and people are still complaining for no reason.
If you insist on using bad tool for the job then address your complaints to Adobe to provide the proper support for your hardware, or simply don't buy the camera.

They should just use C1 Express. It's free and has all the fuji profiles to match those Fuji colours. At least post a selection in both LR and C1 to compare.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2020 at 00:29 UTC
On article Loupedeck+ review (135 comments in total)
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fuego6: Capture One users.... looks elsewhere.... thanks a lot Phase One!

The Wave 2 is around $950 and I get far more productivity vs the last setup I had with MIDI2LR and a MIDI Panel, the native integration gives real time display updates and complete customization and layers that you can cycle through. Yes it's expensive but cheaper than a new camera and less than many photographers spend on things like tripods, bodies, annual subscriptions to the RAW editors themselves etc.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2020 at 06:48 UTC
On article Loupedeck+ review (135 comments in total)
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fuego6: Capture One users.... looks elsewhere.... thanks a lot Phase One!

It says capture one is supported? besides C1 fully integrates Tangent panels. I use the Wave 2 and it looks and feels way better than the Loupedeck. I've also got a Monogram Creative Console coming and that looks better than this Loupedeck as well.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2020 at 09:40 UTC
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capeminiol: Where did he get the hyper-inflated USD/CAD exchange rates?

*whoosh*

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2020 at 00:48 UTC
On article Phase One Capture One 20 software review (418 comments in total)
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swiftshooter: Totally not true about the performance. LR Classic was horribly laggy when going through photos, switching modes, importing or exporting. Capture One (I use 12) flies. It may have to do with the GPU usage, I have the gtx1060.

So who is using C12 vs C20? for me C12 was very fast, blew LR out of the water but with the upgrade to C12 it's grinded to a halt which is frustrating.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2020 at 23:47 UTC
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