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hjulenissen: Would it be kosher to take two exposures of such a scene: one for the animal/landscape, another for the night sky, and then blend them together?

Why not? The reason you'd have to take multiple exposures is because of the limitations of the technology; not because you were synthesizing a scene that didn't exist. I'm genuinely curious to hear your thoughts on the matter that lead you to say no.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2018 at 15:42 UTC
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miksto: For all the whiners around that complained "subscription removes incentive to innovate" we see throughout the last year some of the most significant product developments by Adobe proving the whiners wrong. And it does make sense. Incentive is in keeping your product relevant so that more people stay on subscription. Subscription or not the basic dynamics of being paid for staying relevant to your user base is still there. People come and people go based on relevance
Well done Adobe!

We see arrival of AI to the scene making things better and more is to come, performance improvements and great new features. It is not often that I find all new features useful FOR ME rather than not useful but with Adobe over the last year it is totally the case for me.

When did Adobe Creative Cloud come into effect? 6 years ago or something? So it took them 6 years to FINALLY get around to some significant innovation (which BTW is not all that innovative). Surely this was not faster than it would've been without a subscription model.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 23:08 UTC
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brycesteiner: I think with all the people switching to CaptureOne it lit a fire under Adobe, realizing they still have to innovate.

Maybe they should actually start to innovate then.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 23:20 UTC
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Aroart: I was really hoping that they would have added the 1inch sensor.....

Obviously this is the case. That is the main differentiating factor between the P4P and the Mavic (and the rest of the Phantom line).

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 17:49 UTC
On article Nikon D850: What we hoped for – and what we got (404 comments in total)
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Jorginho: I don't understand this remark "The D850 features a 45.7MP BSI CMOS sensor, which promises both excellent dynamic range at base ISO and very good noise performance at high ISO sensitivities. And no, Canon die-hards, those two things do not have to be mutually exclusive."

I think you mean ".....And no, Canon, those two..." What have "diehards" have to do with this? According ot you, Canon excludes these two to be combined, not their fanbase. May be I missed something, but are there Canon diehards who say this IS mutually exclusive? Serious question, I have never seen that in general and I am sure you do not mean the odd Canon fan...

"Just like DR is for lazy photographers who can't be bothered to expose correctly."

Dumbest comment ever.

EDIT: Sorry, never mind... misread the context of the response.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 18:57 UTC
On article Nikon D850: What we hoped for – and what we got (404 comments in total)
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bm bradley: "The D810 improved on the D800-series by offering electronic first-curtain shutter (EFCS) to reduce the risk of shutter shock. But in our opinion the implementation was practically unusable for general photography, available only in Mirror Up drive mode with two shutter button presses."

boy am I stupid... I have been shooting great stuff with the d810

They're only impossible if shooting hand-held or if shooting moving subjects. For landscapes, still life, macro, etc. the D810's implementation is perfectly usable (I use it often). Although I give you that it is quite restrictive and a pain to be limited to mirror lockup mode, and it would be much better to have an improved implementation.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 18:54 UTC

Only got 4/10. Part of the issue is that it's not clear what they mean by digital manipulation.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 19:42 UTC as 159th comment | 4 replies
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sunnycal: Can someone remind Adobe Lightroom team that this is 2017 now. We have been paying monthly subscription for the privilege of using a two+ year old product!

Is that why subscription model was put in place?

LR subscription was sold on the basis that there would be continual updates and improvements to the software that everyone would have access to. But it's been 4 years now, and with very few exceptions, the updates made to LR (or even to PS) have been very minor (and of virtually no interest to me at least). In my opinion, Adobe has stagnated and not at all lived up to the promise on which the subscription model was based.

On the flip side, $US10 per month for access to LR and PS is a pretty good deal, so it's hard to complain *too* much.

But Adobe is definitely setting themselves up for failure if they take too much longer to seriously innovate. Look at what's happened to Canon and Nikon, with their massive failures to innovate in the camera world over the last several years. They obviously still have a strong presence, but I'm not sure they will 5 years from now. There are starting to be some serious contenders for Adobe products now.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 19:10 UTC
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GRUBERND: still waiting for my Tilopa Backpack i ordered in December 2015, scheduled for delivery in March 2016 .. a regular product they don't seem to be able to deliver. so this does not really surprise me.

I love my Tilopa BC, but even back in early 2014, when I ordered mine, there were substantial supply issues. Seems like they still haven't gotten their stuff together. Their products are really good, but it seems like the company has some serious management problems, based on their long-term lack of ability to meet customer demand. I hate to play armchair quarterback, but this seems excessive. Once my backpack finally craps out (which hopefully won't happen anytime soon), I'm not sure I'll go back to these guys. Especially in light of this recent Kickstarter debacle. I know sometimes things just don't work out with these things, but they should've done their due diligence (referring to the patents problems) before asking people for money. And it is very bizarre that an established company like this would do a Kickstarter for only $27k - it's very suspicious they could/would not put up the money themselves.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 03:35 UTC
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paddyrags: Why not 70% for the photographers.

Unless 500px is taking care of the following:

1. The photographers insurance - medical and general
2. Sponsor his all equipments - cameras, lens, other peripherals
3. Pays for the travel, lodging and other incidental costs

Guys please feel free to add to the above list..

Happy Clicking

Comments like this is why I barely look at DPR anymore.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 23:11 UTC
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Ermac: But the pictures are bad. I don't even give them 'novellty' credit. LAME!

I've been away from DPR for so long. But it's good to see that DPR posters are just as "lame" as they always were.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2013 at 02:54 UTC
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averagjoe: It's obvious that the guy is an adventurer/daredevil, and not a photographer.
He deserves kudos for pulling off the stunt, but he'd get a better reception from photographers if his image quality matched his bravado.

I doubt his goal was to impress photographers.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2013 at 02:52 UTC
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Fred Briggs: I'm not a pro, but do occasional assignments - the latest shooting my nephew's wedding. From my perspective, and I would think, any pro photog, the primary function of a computing device will be to make immediate backups, while still on site, of all the shots taken.

This means copying all files onto the device and then using the device to make a second copy onto an external hard drive. I had three 16GB cards worth of photos this weekend and a tablet would just not fulfill either of these functions.

The second most important function to me is allowing me to review and possibly edit shots while still on the road, so the ability to open and view RAW files from a camera such as my D800 (45-70MB files) is essential. LightRoom on an Ultrabook style laptop is the minimum requirement as far as I'm concerned, and again a tablet is a non-starter. YMMV


As wildwilly mentioned, the Infinity can deal with copying of files from a memory card onto an external HD, no problem.

As for reviewing RAW images, there are a handful of RAW viewers available for Android (Photo Mate is the one I use the most). Their editing capabilities are limited (they only allow editing of the embedded JPGs), but they can at least give a rough idea of what the final image will look like. I've also found Photoshop Touch to be an amazing tool for doing quick edits of pictures while on the road.

But having said all this, it's true that a tablet is not a replacement for a laptop. If you need to review hundres of RAW images or do any serious post-processing on the road, then you'll probably struggle with a tablet.

To me, the lack of colour calibration on Android tablets is an issue, but hopefully there will be an app for that sooner than later (one is already available on iOS).

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2012 at 19:43 UTC
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rrr_hhh: "Camera Raw 7.2 also adds the option to change the 'as-shot' image crop, if the camera has recorded the whole sensor's data."

This is really a welcome addition ! And a long overdue one. Proprietary software like Olympus Viewer and other software like C One were offering that since a long time and I was really missing it in LR.

What's the advantage of this feature?

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 18:49 UTC
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