Mark Alan Thomas

Mark Alan Thomas

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Joined on May 12, 2010

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qwertyasdf: YMMV.

This is a 24mm F2.66 equiv. lens to me
Why F2.66?! Because when I use large aperture, 90% of the time it's for DOF, and 10% of the time is for a faster speed, so 90% of the time, this lens would act like a F2.8 FF equiv.; and 10% of the time, a F1.4.

Just trying to offer a new perspective on the Equiv thingy.

In extremely low light large apertures can be helpful, and in those cases you want the blur to be smooth and not distracting. Weird that this use case escaped Camera Newton's stunning intellect.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 19:49 UTC
On article Apple Photos gets smarter in iOS 10, macOS 'Sierra' (61 comments in total)
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mario GTI: I want the Aperture back! Not more Photos junk!

That is never going to happen.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 13:41 UTC
On article Apple Photos gets smarter in iOS 10, macOS 'Sierra' (61 comments in total)
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MJSfoto1956: Long time pro photographer here. Never used iPhotos either. But it is clear that Apple has created a new ecosystem with Photos that never existed before. It will take time, but I am convinced that it will eventually become both seamless and powerful/extensible via 3rd party extensions. For the time being all my iPhone photos go into Photos while my pro work takes a completely different workflow. There are in fact some clever things already evident. Assuming Apple really is serious behind both promoting and extending it, they now have some very good "bones" to work with.

If Apple were serious they'd still be developing Aperture.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 13:40 UTC
On article Apple Photos gets smarter in iOS 10, macOS 'Sierra' (61 comments in total)
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El Chubasco: Glad to see the improvements for Apple Photos. Contrary to what many have said Apple is taking its application very seriously and it has become a real tool for photographers and photo enthusiasts like me. I left Aperture about a year ago and switched to LR. I never enjoyed Adobe's interface and was not really enjoying my workflow at all. I switched to Apple Photos recently as it has become much more robust with plugins and editing capabilities. The interface is really intuitive and so simple that I can see how many will be using this great piece of software.

To really prevent Photos from launching automatically, you need to use this Terminal command:

defaults -currentHost write com.apple.ImageCapture disableHotPlug -bool YES

To undo, use the same command but change the bool to NO.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 13:37 UTC
On article Raw capture coming to iPhone in iOS 10? (43 comments in total)
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darngooddesign: OSX Photos, while not Aperture, has always had extra editing capabilities, and iOS Photos lets you load other apps with more functionality as plugins, but a lot of people don't know that since they don't bother looking.

The extra editing capabilities take too many clicks to find and too many clicks to use.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 19:29 UTC
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blurredvision: Hey look! Another post about an Adobe update where people complain about the subscription in the comments! I'm still waiting for all the detractors to switch to another product like they promised us they would 3 years ago...

I've been using Photoshop since 1988 and have never used whatever this feature is, so you needn't keep harping about its importance as if it somehow proves that Photoshop is not irrelevant. I never said it was irrelevant anyway.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2016 at 21:24 UTC
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blurredvision: Hey look! Another post about an Adobe update where people complain about the subscription in the comments! I'm still waiting for all the detractors to switch to another product like they promised us they would 3 years ago...

Definitely isn't.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2016 at 20:50 UTC
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blurredvision: Hey look! Another post about an Adobe update where people complain about the subscription in the comments! I'm still waiting for all the detractors to switch to another product like they promised us they would 3 years ago...

Explain what it is and why you brought it up.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2016 at 18:27 UTC
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blurredvision: Hey look! Another post about an Adobe update where people complain about the subscription in the comments! I'm still waiting for all the detractors to switch to another product like they promised us they would 3 years ago...

Selective Color is pretty easy to do in any app with selection masks. Aperture, Capture One, Lightroom, Affinity Photo etc. Or did you mean something else?

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2016 at 17:18 UTC
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blurredvision: Hey look! Another post about an Adobe update where people complain about the subscription in the comments! I'm still waiting for all the detractors to switch to another product like they promised us they would 3 years ago...

String, by bending over for Adobe’s subscription model, selfish morons have enabled Adobe to take away other customers’ ability to choose a perpetual license. If Adobe still offered a perpetual license in addition to subscriptions, I wouldn’t care.

They should have said “no” to Adobe. Instead they took it up the yes hole, and the customers who aren’t lame must suffer for it.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2016 at 04:56 UTC
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blurredvision: Hey look! Another post about an Adobe update where people complain about the subscription in the comments! I'm still waiting for all the detractors to switch to another product like they promised us they would 3 years ago...

You, Archiver, are wise unlike these bamboozled Adobe apologists who pay monthly to take it up the Kazoo™.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 10:45 UTC
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LightCatcherLT: Adobe, please add focus mask in Library mode ;) And stop that b.s. with "update for CC subscribers only". That peaks anger every time I read this and makes me research other alternatives to Lr. I believe I am not alone on this.

“I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over.”

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 13:37 UTC
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blurredvision: Hey look! Another post about an Adobe update where people complain about the subscription in the comments! I'm still waiting for all the detractors to switch to another product like they promised us they would 3 years ago...

Wherein by “buy” you mean “rent”.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 12:29 UTC
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blurredvision: Hey look! Another post about an Adobe update where people complain about the subscription in the comments! I'm still waiting for all the detractors to switch to another product like they promised us they would 3 years ago...

For people who reject the subscription model, a better option than switching might be to just never upgrade beyond version 6.x, though I recommend not going beyond version 5.x. since that was the last version which could run without being authorized. Heck, Lightroom 4 already did more than any capable photographer needs it to do, and it's easy to leverage the Adobe DNG Converter so that new raw formats work in older versions of Lightroom. Anyone who falls for the subscription model is a sucker.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 12:02 UTC
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LightCatcherLT: Adobe, please add focus mask in Library mode ;) And stop that b.s. with "update for CC subscribers only". That peaks anger every time I read this and makes me research other alternatives to Lr. I believe I am not alone on this.

“Adobe can't afford to do subscription only, and I think they know that.”

They can, and they don't.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 11:26 UTC
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LightCatcherLT: Adobe, please add focus mask in Library mode ;) And stop that b.s. with "update for CC subscribers only". That peaks anger every time I read this and makes me research other alternatives to Lr. I believe I am not alone on this.

Blurredvision’s spite suggests bitterness at having bent over for the CC subscription model.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 11:23 UTC
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LightCatcherLT: Adobe, please add focus mask in Library mode ;) And stop that b.s. with "update for CC subscribers only". That peaks anger every time I read this and makes me research other alternatives to Lr. I believe I am not alone on this.

They're going to end that b.s. with version 7.0 which will be called "CC" and will be subscription-only.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 22:34 UTC
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temama: Nikon?! I'm really sorry for you. I'm a Sony user.

temama sounds like he joined a cult.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 00:05 UTC
On article 2016 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (114 comments in total)
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scott_mcleod: The spec line for the Q says it's APS-C but the text says FF...

In the “Which camera should I buy” section it reads, “The Q’s 28mm equivalent F1.7 image-stabilized lens is incredibly sharp and its 24MP APS-C-size CMOS sensor produces good image quality.”

Oops.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 15:34 UTC
On article 2016 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (114 comments in total)
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scott_mcleod: The spec line for the Q says it's APS-C but the text says FF...

It's full frame.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 14:47 UTC
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