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Joined on Jan 17, 2006
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Landscape, Nature and Fine Art Photography


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RIP...Popular Photography, 2017.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 14:46 UTC as 96th comment

I agree the price seems high for m4/3rds, especially when one could purchase the new full-frame Pentax K1 for around $1800. I imagine the new Panasonic GH5 will be at least that price or higher.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 13:46 UTC as 102nd comment | 1 reply
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)
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Viramati: Yet another step backwards for the photographer. First we lost the non reflective screen a few years ago and now SD card reader and USB ports. I recently upgraded my mid 2012 model with an 1Tb SSD drive, 16gb RAM and hopefully it will serve me for years to come.

And, don't forget they did away with Aperture for photographers as well.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 13:56 UTC
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mario GTI: Better bring the "Aperture" back!

Me thinks Apple made a big mistake by choosing to do away with Aperture...that was a reason I chose Apple to begin with in the first place. Then again, what do I know?

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 14:24 UTC

I don't want it as it does not come in my camera mount. :)

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 12:48 UTC as 29th comment | 8 replies
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (485 comments in total)

Takes the same battery as the G6 model so users who have that camera won't have to buy extra batteries if they already have back-ups.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 13:58 UTC as 98th comment | 1 reply
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SamTrekker: Sad state of affairs. Total disrespect for the Aperture users community not to mention a misalignment of what Apple 'had' represented to the graphics art and ardent supporter of their platform through thick & thin. No!

So very true...

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 19:53 UTC

Yes, I too am greatly disappointed in Photos, but more importantly the decision to abandoned Aperture 3. I will think twice before purchasing any other software from Apple in the future. So, I decided to completely remove Aperture 3 from my computer and go basically with Corel's AfterShot Pro 2 for 90 percent of my processing. The other 10 percent will be done on DarkTable software. R.I.P. Aperture 3...

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 19:52 UTC as 168th comment
On article Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review (510 comments in total)
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David Smith - Photographer: "With a little bit of customization, the E-PL7 can be turned into a very nice camera to shoot with: one that puts key settings at your fingertips, to give a quick and enjoyable shooting experience. "

Exactly, this applies to most Olympus cameras. I feel this is one of the strong points of Olympus MFT cameras. Invest a little time and you will be rewarded.

I replaced my Canon M and lens for this Olympus EPL-7 and am so very happy I did. This camera, once set up to the way you shoot, is so much more capable. It is so much faster shooting than with the M, no delays at all. Plus, for shooting night scenes you have that wonderful live view in bulb mode. Having not used the Olympus menus it took me a little while to go through all of it but I did it. And, if I can do it anyone can! :) This camera is worth a purchase indeed.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 15:06 UTC
On article Apple reveals Photos beta for developers (125 comments in total)

One of the reasons I moved to Apple computers was because of Aperture. Now, Apple pulls the plug on it and serves up something less than acceptable for image management. As for LR, I do not care for it. Luckily, there are other options with no thanks to Apple. So, put me in the category of not being very happy about this too.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 13:55 UTC as 39th comment
On article Apple to cease development of Aperture (425 comments in total)

I for one hate that Apple is leaving Aperture.
I will reserve total judgment until I see what capabilities their new Photo X is all about, but I doubt it is going to be as robust and useful as Aperture. I feel like the rug has been pulled out from under my feet. I can see professionals leaving the Mac in droves, that is, the ones that already have not left. What a shame.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 19:28 UTC as 112th comment
On article Enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup (2013) (466 comments in total)
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komondor: what else to add to the k3? a titling screen!

Better yet, a true articulating screen such as the one on the Panasonic GH3.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2013 at 04:10 UTC
On article 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) (437 comments in total)
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dennishancock: Thanks DpReview. Most helpful.

Corel's AfterShot Pro is capable of layers.
I have used this program as well as Aperture and ACDSee Pro 3 for Mac. ASP and Aperture are pretty complete programs for post processing;Pro 3 lacks many of the features of the other two, but is quick and nimble for fast processing. I like all three. Check out all three and see which ones fit your particular work flow!

Link | Posted on May 18, 2013 at 22:25 UTC
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