Biowizard

Biowizard

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Joined on Oct 21, 2011

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tabloid: My suggestion is shoot raw, then save as tiff (where colour correcting should be done), then save as jpg of your choice. As we all know the more you open and close a jpg the worse it gets.
Dont loose the tiff.

ps...is it JPG or JPEG

Agreed - though my lossless "parking" format is PNG, or even the venerable PCX format. Oh and I always choose 3-character extensions, so .JPG for me ...

Brian

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 11:43 UTC
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Biowizard: Got Photoshop. #sorted

Brian

Thing is, Photoshop does a little, teensy, eensy bit MORE than just merge photos for HDR! I use it professionally, and can totally justify its price, even twice over (PC and Mac).

Brian

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 15:06 UTC
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Biowizard: Got Photoshop. #sorted

Brian

Paid full price both for my PC and Mac copies, direct from Adobe. Once, ever, each. No subscription.

Brian

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 12:23 UTC
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Biowizard: Got Photoshop. #sorted

Brian

120 a year? Where does that come from? My Photoshop CS6 is on a perpetual licence.

Brian

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 10:10 UTC

Got Photoshop. #sorted

Brian

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 01:15 UTC as 30th comment | 6 replies
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Biowizard: RIP the very format that brought me out of 35mm Slide Film and into the Digital Age. I still have my E-1, and use it from time to time, though a lot less since moving to the OM-D EM-1. Olympus remains my favourite camera company, and continues to innovate so much more than the SoCaNikons of the world.

Brian

Totally. Though the OM-D EM-1 is now my go-to - the E-1, which has given me amazing pics over the past 12 years, is absolutely still worth using. Plus I have that nifty infrared remote for it - where I have to use an entire iPad on the OM-D!

Long live 4/3rds Cameras!

Brian

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 00:29 UTC

RIP the very format that brought me out of 35mm Slide Film and into the Digital Age. I still have my E-1, and use it from time to time, though a lot less since moving to the OM-D EM-1. Olympus remains my favourite camera company, and continues to innovate so much more than the SoCaNikons of the world.

Brian

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 18:14 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies

There wouldn't have been an "Azure Window" had storm action in prehistoric times, not smashed through a formerly perfect cliff outcrop! This is simply our planet reshaping itself, as it has done through all time, and will continue so to do.

Brian

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 14:59 UTC as 10th comment
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Biowizard: However popular the 360-degree look-any-way POV photo has become, I am sick and tired of it being called "VR" (Virtual Reality). True VR puts the user in a three-dimensional space, around which he can move, change viewpoint (not just view direction), including walking around objects, looking inside objects, and quite possibly even interacting with them. To call a 360 degree image "VR" is massively to cheapen the true potential of technology.

Brian

Um - but it IS 360 degrees - horizontally and vertically. And still NOTHING to do with VR.

Brian

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 22:48 UTC
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creaDVty: > We are currently working on a review of the device,

DP Review's first actual review of a 360 camera? :-O I gotta see this.

The studio scene shots will be - er - interesting! Give us a chance for a good look-round the room! LOL!!

Brian

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 22:06 UTC
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Biowizard: However popular the 360-degree look-any-way POV photo has become, I am sick and tired of it being called "VR" (Virtual Reality). True VR puts the user in a three-dimensional space, around which he can move, change viewpoint (not just view direction), including walking around objects, looking inside objects, and quite possibly even interacting with them. To call a 360 degree image "VR" is massively to cheapen the true potential of technology.

Brian

Just to elaborate - Google StreetView IS a simple form of VR. Anyone photo taken by one of its cameras, in isolation, is NOT.

Brian

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 10:30 UTC

However popular the 360-degree look-any-way POV photo has become, I am sick and tired of it being called "VR" (Virtual Reality). True VR puts the user in a three-dimensional space, around which he can move, change viewpoint (not just view direction), including walking around objects, looking inside objects, and quite possibly even interacting with them. To call a 360 degree image "VR" is massively to cheapen the true potential of technology.

Brian

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 10:29 UTC as 6th comment | 5 replies
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Biowizard: What the fluffy bunny does "available for pre-order in May" mean?

Is the finished, production camera going to be available in May, or not?

Surely what your strapline SHOULD say, is "Ricoh will be happy to take your money from May onwards, for a camera which will (hopefully) be available at some point in the future".

Brian

My original point is more one of pure pedantry than a worry about ordering in advance (I do actually back interesting Kickstarter projects). It's the use of English: "Available to pre-order" is simply NOT logical and English. "Pre-order now" would be fine. The word, "Available", means, er, Available.

Brian

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 23:02 UTC
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Biowizard: What the fluffy bunny does "available for pre-order in May" mean?

Is the finished, production camera going to be available in May, or not?

Surely what your strapline SHOULD say, is "Ricoh will be happy to take your money from May onwards, for a camera which will (hopefully) be available at some point in the future".

Brian

Thanks racenviper - so the clock is wound forward 3 months - I still reject the concept of "available to pre-order". It's either available or it's not, and pre-order is just a Kickstarter-style attempt at cash-grabbing to cover a hole in company finances. I buy stuff once it (a) exists, (b) is in the supply chain, and most importantly (c) has been fully tested and reviewed both by the trusted press and others.

Brian

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 00:31 UTC

What the fluffy bunny does "available for pre-order in May" mean?

Is the finished, production camera going to be available in May, or not?

Surely what your strapline SHOULD say, is "Ricoh will be happy to take your money from May onwards, for a camera which will (hopefully) be available at some point in the future".

Brian

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 16:41 UTC as 6th comment | 4 replies
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noirdesir: I know the case design shouldn't be too important but that focussing ring pattern really feels like these lenses were produced in the 1960s or 70s.

Yes but I _did_ !!!

Brian

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 10:43 UTC
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noirdesir: I know the case design shouldn't be too important but that focussing ring pattern really feels like these lenses were produced in the 1960s or 70s.

Absolutely! CLASSIC ergonomics with MODERN glass - this would be perfection, if only I could clamp them (or their equivalents) onto my OM-D E-M1 ...

Brian

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 18:17 UTC

Oooh Metal-bodied Manual Prime Lenses. !!!WANT!!!

But I don't like Sony cameras, so will have to pass on this one :-(

Brian

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 18:15 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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barrym1966: just stop fighting it, buy a camera, you can get really cheap pocket sized point and shoots nowadays that murder iphones..

I can shoot my Oly OM-D E-M1, even using my iPhone or iPad Pro as a viewing/framing screen if I want to, and then instantly plonk the results on social media. Plenty of cameras now from the GoPro up have WiFi links to smartphones. And nearly all of them take WAY better pics than a native smartphone.

Brian

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 10:55 UTC
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Biowizard: Yeuck! Gives me the heebie-jeebies just looking at that picture! Surely any power user can simply remember their important keyboard short cuts, without making the keyboard look like a toy from a kindergarten Lego playgroup? Not to mention, that's the evil British layout with a misly thin, vertical "Return" key, rather than the sensible, wide, US version.

Brian

Well despite living in the UK all my life, I've always used the US keyboard layout, even when it has meant importing my laptop computers from US online stores. At least Apple gives me the choice direct from their UK website.

Brian

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 10:37 UTC
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