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On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (392 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: What's the problem?

If it's so good, just keep a computer running the current OS. Don't upgrade or update anything on it, and Nik will work forever there. Use anither computer to keep up with updates of Windows, run the latest PS and whatever else. Minor inconvenience (transferring photo files) for a free software that is useful to you.

You can use a virtual machine for that, one of the easiest and free way is Oracle VirtualBox.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 22:34 UTC
On article What difference does it make? Sony uncompressed Raw (622 comments in total)
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M Jesper: Since Sony apparently won't be offering a lossless compression option themselves for a while, you can save a lot of space on your HDD's by doing the Lossless compression yourself using Adobe's DNG Converter (or during import in Lightroom). The size difference compared to uncompressed is huge. While not as much as Lossy compression, it's close! Though it won't help save card space on the road.

*And no you don't lose anything or limit compatibility, it's actually more like the opposite. The data does not change, it is simply packed in a different container. Currently using it for my Fuji RAF files that are also uncompressed, never had any problem with the DNG's anywhere. Probably saving about 40% with it.

Adobe has it's own lens and chromatic corrections in Lightroom, so it'll never use Sony info for that.
The advantages of using DNGs are huge, I switched to them many years ago, with no regrets.
Someone could please calculate the medium size of DNGs from A7RII uncrompressed ARW, without saving previews and quick open info?

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2015 at 18:57 UTC

Digitalglobe, the main Google Maps supplier, has much more resolution:

Military sats has already 10cm resolution, and the next generation will reach 5cm.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 22:20 UTC as 7th comment
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SonyAAA: HAH the comments here. Blah!!

Too many of you are snobs.

If this photographer used photoshop and/or filters, it doesn't make her less of a photographer or less talented.

When we photographers use lights, and reflectors and backdrops, is that cheating? Does that make us less of a photographer?

Photography is not just setting your camera correctly, it is setting up a shot, getting the lighting right, using reflectors outside, using studio lights inside. All of that is photography.

There is no difference between manipulating images before they're taken to after they are taken.

There are some nice people here but too often the snobs who think they are better than every other photographer here make stupid comments criticizing others out of shear jealousy. They're ones that ruin Dpreview forums.

What do you think if I confirm you that most are studio shot of paid models, photoshopped inside fake backgrounds, and that there is a professional team behind the "just a mom with a camera" claim.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 13:46 UTC

These are awesome images, but she is a professional full time photographer, that sell her work and do seminars:

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 01:38 UTC as 65th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G review (416 comments in total)

I'd like to see a real world images comparison between Sony A7R + Sonnar 55/1.8 and Nikon D800 + Nikkor 58/1.4G.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2013 at 23:40 UTC as 134th comment | 1 reply
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rfsIII: I WANT my test photos shot in auto-everything mode. If the photographer starts jimmying around with the controls I will never know whether it is Sony engineers or the photographer who are responsible. All cameras will look good if you shoot, adjust, shoot, adjust, shoot until you get a reasonable shot. But I don't really have time for that kind of monkeybusiness anymore. I have a life to lead and an artistic vision to follow.

It takes a great camera to deliver well-exposed, well-focused photos with no human intervention, and that's what I want. If I wanted to fool around with exposure meters and loupes and all that, I'd shoot with an 8x10 view camera.

So as usual, you DPReviewers just keep on doing what you're doing. You are the best.

Just show me a 24Mp( or 36Mp) camera that could produce a sharp picture of a moving horse at 70mm and 1/160s... it's not a question of well-exposing and well-focusing the image, you should also choose the deep of field and the related shutter speed you need.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 00:23 UTC
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Wenetu: Just look at the original jpgs with Exiftool, settings reveals that they used the camera as a point and shot: program auto, AF area and point auto, metering auto,... it's normal you got just point and shot results.

I've packed a zip with Exiftool (http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/) and the Windows GUI app (http://u88.n24.queensu.ca/~bogdan/exiftoolgui515.zip):

Just extract the folder and run ExifToolGui

You can also see, for Sony cameras, the real image count, useful to check an used camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 14:51 UTC

Just look at the original jpgs with Exiftool, settings reveals that they used the camera as a point and shot: program auto, AF area and point auto, metering auto,... it's normal you got just point and shot results.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 14:20 UTC as 17th comment | 5 replies
On article Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' (551 comments in total)
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Johnsonj: I'm not opposed to it. I'll give it a look over. Would love a full frame P&S. RX1 needs to come down a bit in price and add an electronic viewfinder and now we're in business.

Are you speaking about the new A7R?

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 20:04 UTC

Just wait few months for new windows 8.1 tablets...
The first will be the Acer Iconia W3 for 299 dollars.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2013 at 09:31 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On article Adobe releases Lightroom 4.3 and Adobe Camera Raw 7.3 (68 comments in total)
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michaelbs: I installed (on my macbook retina) the 4.3 update as well as the camera raw 7.3 update. Now I can't see my VSCO camera profiles any longer from within Lightroom Camera Calibration tab where they used to be. The profiles are gone even though they are still present on my HD same place as before. (Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/CameraProfiles) They are still physically there but LR can't "see" them after the 4.3 update.
Can anyone help me out?

ACR 7.3 and LR 4.3 wants all the custom profiles located on your roaming folder:


"HD/users/yourusername/LibraryApplication Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/CameraProfile"

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2012 at 23:57 UTC
On photo DSC_3930 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)
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nikoj: Looks very much like d700 at ISP 6400

But you have 100% more pixels!

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 14:01 UTC
On a photo in the Nikon D600 Preview Samples sample gallery (4 comments in total)
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nikoj: Looks very much like d700 at ISP 6400

But you have 100% more pixels!

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 14:01 UTC

For me there is just a back focus problem (that could be fixed by nex-7 function), at f/1.8 and 24Mpx a little amount of BF will smear every detail, just wait for a production camera and lens to make your sentences.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2011 at 10:12 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On photo Playing in the rain in the Wearing Rain Coats challenge (2 comments in total)

Thank you for your comment!

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2010 at 09:24 UTC as 1st comment
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