WebmasterNeal

Joined on Aug 8, 2015

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Greyser: What editing would it be destructive or non-destructive? I do have Luminar 2018 but rarely use it due to need to save final editing, which never :-) is final, as we all know.

You can currently save the files as .lmnr files and then open them later and start editing it again. I noticed if you export straight from Lightroom to Luminar it won't let you do this. You have to save the image from Lightroom first and then re-open it in Luminar in order to get this ability.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2018 at 19:58 UTC
On article Photokina 2018: Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix S1R (654 comments in total)

That looks huge compared to the Sony's. Also why is there so much empty space on the right hand side of the back?

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2018 at 11:44 UTC as 140th comment | 2 replies
On article These are the 15 most popular Flickr photos of 2017 (198 comments in total)

Congrats to Wayne Pinkston and his Elephant Rock Milky Way photo. I love his work!

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 17:20 UTC as 60th comment
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randomguy: Seeing he is shooting on an A7SII he really should have considered testing the Laowa 15/2. Half the weight, 2/3rds the cost and very good optical performance that can probably match the Sigma.

The coma in those Petapixel images don't look that bad. I tested (and bought) the Sigma 14 1.8 and the stars in the corners have more coma.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 03:27 UTC
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WebmasterNeal: Totally unrelated, but this could be a cool feature in the classic version that I see on their announcement page -
https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/help/whats-new.html

Range Masking for fine selection control
Make precise color- and tone-based selections for local adjustments. Use the Adjustment Brush or the Radial or Graduated Filters to define a rough mask, and then refine your selection using new Range Masking options.

Agreed, I just tried it out as well. The only other things I noticed was I had to 'upgrade' my catalog upon loading it for the first time, and they released a new 'process version' to replace version 3.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 16:02 UTC

Totally unrelated, but this could be a cool feature in the classic version that I see on their announcement page -
https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/help/whats-new.html

Range Masking for fine selection control
Make precise color- and tone-based selections for local adjustments. Use the Adjustment Brush or the Radial or Graduated Filters to define a rough mask, and then refine your selection using new Range Masking options.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 15:52 UTC as 241st comment | 2 replies
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Quisquis: I'm as impressed as everyone else at the technical requirements of getting this shot, but it makes me sad that such an amazing astronomical event is so broadly known by a photo that has an individual as the subject.

Foreground interest, one of the basic tenants of Landscape Photography

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 20:19 UTC
On article Astrophotography with the Sigma 14mm F1.8 Art lens (79 comments in total)
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WebmasterNeal: I rented the lens and tested it out last night as well. If you're going to buy it to use it at f1.8 for astro, I wouldn't recommend it as the coma too much for my liking. Like the author said, at f2.8 it was fine, but then it's in the same range as the Rokinon lenses and it's another $1,000 for this lens.
The other two issues I had was it's really heavy and with my MC-11 adapter, it eventually stopped working and my shutter stopped working for some reason with this lens after about 10 shots. I put my 14mm Rokinon on after that and it worked fine.

I wrote up a review here on it. The coma ended up being better this time around - https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4183845#forum-post-59864866

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 04:53 UTC
On article Astrophotography with the Sigma 14mm F1.8 Art lens (79 comments in total)
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WebmasterNeal: I rented the lens and tested it out last night as well. If you're going to buy it to use it at f1.8 for astro, I wouldn't recommend it as the coma too much for my liking. Like the author said, at f2.8 it was fine, but then it's in the same range as the Rokinon lenses and it's another $1,000 for this lens.
The other two issues I had was it's really heavy and with my MC-11 adapter, it eventually stopped working and my shutter stopped working for some reason with this lens after about 10 shots. I put my 14mm Rokinon on after that and it worked fine.

Here's an update: I went ahead and updated my MC-11 adapter to 1.07 (I realize this won't work well on native Canon lenses but I only use it for Sigma lenses).
It seems to be working better now and not disconnecting.
Another observation - at f2.8 I liked the rendering of the stars a lot more than on my Rokinon 14mm. I'm headed up north this week in a low-light pollution area so I can run it through more rigorousness tests.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 23:59 UTC
On article Astrophotography with the Sigma 14mm F1.8 Art lens (79 comments in total)

I rented the lens and tested it out last night as well. If you're going to buy it to use it at f1.8 for astro, I wouldn't recommend it as the coma too much for my liking. Like the author said, at f2.8 it was fine, but then it's in the same range as the Rokinon lenses and it's another $1,000 for this lens.
The other two issues I had was it's really heavy and with my MC-11 adapter, it eventually stopped working and my shutter stopped working for some reason with this lens after about 10 shots. I put my 14mm Rokinon on after that and it worked fine.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 15:02 UTC as 22nd comment | 9 replies
On article We try out the new HassleVlad (99 comments in total)
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rev32: Vlad, if you are a software developer, can you add a floating back to top button?
After reading a bunch of comments it's really a pain to have to scroll all the way back up!

If you have a physical keyboard, you can hit the [home] key (near page up) and it will take you to the top.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2017 at 15:24 UTC
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migus: tantalizingly beautiful!

and yet, no hires pics, nor exposure data, anything to teach the rest of us... :-(

Looks like his Flickr page is missing EXIF information as well, so I don't think it's anything related to dpreview.com
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nicholassteinberg/

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2017 at 16:11 UTC

Facebook is going to support 360 images in the next month and already support 360 videos. Google Maps, Flickr also support them along with many VR headsets. 360 images will become much more popular as more and more apps and websites support the display of them.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 21:45 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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