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Ah, I remember the free Nik Collection by Google - took me a few hours to get Photoshop working again on my Mac after installing that stuff .

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 11:39 UTC as 3rd comment

Sony, get this : first you design controls and a UI that do not require any customization , to be intuitive and usable out of the box.
Like it was a pro camera .

Then, and only then, do you add customization .

Pros are lazy when it comes to cameras; we hate customization , just want buttons and switches for the important stuff - one for each .
Apart from that, it's set and forget .

And never, ever, do we want to read the damn manual .

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 14:16 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies

Pro camera gear provides an infrastructure that has been around for decades .
Rental places and pro stores in cities around the world carry what a professional photographer needs, and there is no substitute for that .

It doesn't even matter if camera X offers greater fps or resolution or whatnot, or if it is cheaper - if you can't rent or buy an extra body , lenses, batteries etc. everywhere, anytime, you won't even consider the system .

Apart from that, with Canon and Nikon one doesn't have to worry about a lack of choices re. lenses and accessories , about compatibility issues or a user interface based on social media postings .

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 11:48 UTC as 17th comment

It's pronounced amateur .

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2017 at 12:06 UTC as 12th comment
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (654 comments in total)
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franzel: The fully articulated screen makes me consider switching to 43 .
That and the controls and grip .
I love the Sony APS-C sensor, but they just can't built a decent camera body or UI .

When an articulating screen is available, I use it 99% of the time .

Granted, for the 50ish% of horizontal shots I take a tilting display will do in many cases, but for vertical shots that obviously won't work .

Apart from usually being off-axis, which is easy to get used to, articulating screens have only advantages over tilting designs .

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2016 at 19:26 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (214 comments in total)

One of the best handling cameras I've ever owned, with perfect controls .
The lens was really good, at least for that sensor .

Eventually the file quality just didn't cut it anymore, but I'd buy one with a modern sensor and display in a heartbeat .

Looking back, I can't believe it was Sony who once designed such an ergonomic, intuitive and simple still camera ...

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 08:29 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (654 comments in total)

The fully articulated screen makes me consider switching to 43 .
That and the controls and grip .
I love the Sony APS-C sensor, but they just can't built a decent camera body or UI .

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 19:08 UTC as 65th comment | 10 replies
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Zvonimir Tosic: This picture shows who's in charge; that military man whose uniform looks like a pin-board; he presses all the keys and things happen. Obama must shut up, and like a schoolboy, wrap himself in his little jacket and slip in the corner.

It wasn't a joke .

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 10:18 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1066 comments in total)

Fully articulated display - I'm in love !

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 14:05 UTC as 261st comment | 1 reply
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (734 comments in total)
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bernardf12: The annoying flip out screen can be added to the list. Why would you want a feature that will help you 2% of the time (over a tilt screen), but annoys you every time you take a photo. It also makes it harder to compose because you have to turn your head away from the subject you are photographing. My flip out screen ended up not being used for tilting, and stored with the screen outside. In that configuration it functions as a fixed screen, so as a design it is a big failure to me.

I have to disagree .

A fully articulated display is the #1 feature I want to see return to digital cameras .
Personally I believe it's the best finder solution ever made, and I would benefit from it for the majority of my shooting .

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2015 at 09:18 UTC
On article What difference does it make? Sony uncompressed Raw (622 comments in total)

Which of their latest cameras - does that include current ones, like the a6000 ?

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2015 at 19:31 UTC as 73rd comment | 1 reply
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Prognathous: Hopefully for the K-3 replacement they adopt a centered articulated screen, and not the selfie-oriented side-hinge design. There's a good reason all* >$1500 cameras that offer an articulated screens keep it centered.

* By "all" I'm referring to Pentax 645Z, Nikon D750, Sony A99, and the new $1500 Samsung NX1. I'm not aware of any camera of this caliber that uses the side-hinge design.

I like a centered disply too, but there havn't been many cameras with fully articulated centered displays .

Horizontal-only display movement only works for video .

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 15:17 UTC

Articulating display - I just fell in love !

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 20:08 UTC as 13th comment
On article Samsung introduces NX500 with NX1's 28MP BSI sensor (144 comments in total)

Give it a fully articulated display, and I'll bite .

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 20:06 UTC as 16th comment

Fully articulated screen, I dig that .

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 18:56 UTC as 24th comment
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michaelbs: How come there is a download link to the DNG converter only? I need a link to the raw convertor ACR 8,7,1 download.
Anyone, please?

Thanks for sharing ....

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 20:29 UTC
On article First Impressions Review: Using the Canon PowerShot G16 (353 comments in total)

No fully articulating display, no thanks .

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2013 at 13:30 UTC as 113th comment

Looks good; add a fully articulating screen, I'll get it asap .

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2013 at 19:48 UTC as 14th comment
On article New CompactFlash card to allow RAID-style 'mirroring' (100 comments in total)

Well, the whole point of Raid 1 is to write all data to two seperate harddrives at the same time - in case one failes, you have all data still availble on the second drive in the array .

Seperate is the key here, physically seperate with their own interface and controller .

Link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 18:57 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G15 review (334 comments in total)

No articulating screen, no G .
But with that small sensor, in a fairly large body, it's redundant anyways .
Who in his right state of mind would spend that kind of money on such a thing ?
Just my 2ps .

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2012 at 11:48 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
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