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Father Bouvier: I installed it. What can I say?
1) GUI is primitive and cumbersome to use, they should have designed it around native Windows components, rather than using some ugly framework.
2) It's slow. We used to complain about LR slowness, but DT is even slower.
3) I don't find demosaicing of Sony raw files as good as Adobe. And a lot more efforts required to get to where you want.
4) And finally, it doesn't support a lot of important LR functionality.

Sorry to say, it's not ready to compete with LR, not even close. I'd rather pay for Adobe subscription than have a half-baked product for free.

karlx - It does support GPU acceleration (OpenCL) on Windows.

https://www.darktable.org/about/faq/

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2017 at 19:12 UTC
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PLShutterbug: Confusing. I have no idea what he is trying to do here.

Looks like he had many cameras set up with varying focal lengths to capture the SpaceX launch.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2017 at 20:41 UTC
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AK_hiker: What say ye UFO theorists?
For every event there is pretty much a valid explanation. If this had occurred in some desolate area and been photographed by some ardent ufologist, the real reason would never had been accepted.
The truth is out there, but with an explanation.

GC
Obviously not a believer

PS
The govt spends 22 million on copy paper, so studying ufos for few years is throwaway money. I'm sure dod considers anything flung from n. Korea and the like ufos if need be.

What?

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2017 at 20:40 UTC
On article Buying Guide: Best cameras for sports and action (139 comments in total)
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aSevenArr: Hilarious! The Sony A9 in 10th place - really???? Behind these old-tech dinosaurs with their noisy flapping mirrors. I'm stunned.

The list is in alphabetical order...

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 18:21 UTC

I'm a huge fan of QOTSA but this is unacceptable. Until the photographer is happy with his apology and reparations, I'm not happy. Clearly she isn't appeased, yet.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 22:32 UTC as 144th comment
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Boss of Sony: Given that 99/100 pro guitarists could play that simplistic guitar solo just as well if not better than him, maybe he can just be replaced?

The guy's a massive tool for doing this, but you're out of your mind if you think 99/100 musicians could do what he does. Removing Homme from QOTSA would kill the band.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 22:31 UTC
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FuhTeng: Somebody better call the waaaaaaah-mbulance for Meyer! Good grief what a child. It was an accident.

He has a point if a protocol was in place where cameramen aren't supposed to be in that area, though.

I still think he's a baby, but he might be right in this case.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 19:05 UTC
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elmo: "...suffered an injury after being hit in the knee by a cameraman..."

The accusation does not pass the smell test. It almost a sure thing that the player careened into the photographer. At worst, the photographer may have made a clumsy or counterproductive attempt to get out of the way.

Likely, the accusation came after 3rd or 4th hand reports mashed up an initial witness account.

They're talking about this happening on the sideline before the game. They're not talking about the player going out of bounds and colliding with the cameraman.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 19:03 UTC
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Ed Ingold: So the cameraman ran onto the field and used his camera like a club? LOL. More likely the photographer was well outside the playing area, and was struck by an out-of-control player. After all, the object of football is to render other players temporarily out of control.

There will be no "large scale investigation" because the incident was an accident relatively common in close coverage situations. The coach was looking for someone to blame for a practice accident, in lieu of throwing chairs onto the field.

That has literally nothing to do with what happened. Did you even read this?

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 19:00 UTC
On article Canon EOS M100 review (792 comments in total)
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Dave Oddie: No EVF (or option thereof) and no IBIS and these aren't listed as negatives? Why not?

With regard to IBIS I know many Canon lenses have stabilization built in but a lot do not and the competition is starting to combine in-lens and in-body stabilization.

As regards lack of EVF, I know it's not just Canon who pops out a mirrorless camera lacking an EVF these days but each time this happens whoever makes it I am mystified as to why.

EVFs add significant cost and a lot of people don't use them. Novice and amateurs who primarily video blog, for example... which is exactly the crowd that is targeted by this.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2017 at 22:44 UTC

Classy, CBS.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 18:24 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies

I love Vimeo's video quality and the player interface... but their business decisions are a bit head-scratching.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 16:58 UTC as 3rd comment
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PhotoCGI: Sony executives most be colour blind. They try and try to produce the best "technical" camera but continue not paying attention to the widely acknowledged fact they have the worst colours of any camera. (not to mention their automatic while balance is crappy too).
Its a real shame because they do produce amazing cameras but when you compare their colours with Nikon, Canon, Olympus and Fuji..well, you get a big dissapointment.
They don't learn, unfortunately. Have they ever wonder why Apple and others pay so much attention to the colour of the photos on their mobile devices and the quality of the screen on which we see them?
Yep. First impression do count. That's why many leave Sony and return to Nikon, Fuji or whatever when they realise their Sony camera may be "technically perfect or close to it" but results are simply not appealing.

You're all over the place.

"widely acknowledged fact they have the worst colours of any camera"

-then-

"My opinion is just mine, not pretending any consensus here."

AND

"Wow..lots of rude and angry comments around here.."
"Those who can't deal with an opinion different than theirs and have to resort to insults."

-followed up with-

"wow.... Einstein was right. Human stupidity is indeed infinite."

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 22:01 UTC
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norman shearer: It's a mighty big lens for a small gain in speed over the PanLeica 15/1.7. Without even knowing its price or optics I'd go PanLeica without hesitation. I really don't know what Sigma were thinking..

They were thinking that if it covers APS-C it can be sold under more mounts than if it was made to only cover m4/3.

The downside, obviously, is that it becomes larger.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 21:25 UTC
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Wye Photography: It is interesting to note that if this was an Apple problem the Android fanboys and Apple haters would have filled, I am sure, a couple of pages with their vent and bile. Not many comments below from obvious Apple fanbois. Says a lot about the mind set of each. As for me, being a self declared Apple fan of sorts, I am sorry if you have a duff phone. I celebrate diversity not use it as a wepon to denigrate others.

I'd consider your original comment to be trolling, to be honest. You're just trying to bait and disparage factions of mobile OS fandom. We see Apple users making fun of Android users and vice versa all the time. It goes both ways with both sides being comically over the top.

...And it also doesn't matter since it's a discussion about phones--I doubt anybody should be getting their feelings hurt. This isn't a debate of race relations or class politics, after all.

I think a little sarcastic jabbing was appropriate to bring your unneeded moral posturing down to Earth. Try not to take an Apple vs Android debate so seriously.

Again: They're phones. Don't make assumptions about peoples' overall "mind set" (sic) based off of their phone fandom on the Internet. It's probably going to be woefully inaccurate.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 21:50 UTC
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Wye Photography: It is interesting to note that if this was an Apple problem the Android fanboys and Apple haters would have filled, I am sure, a couple of pages with their vent and bile. Not many comments below from obvious Apple fanbois. Says a lot about the mind set of each. As for me, being a self declared Apple fan of sorts, I am sorry if you have a duff phone. I celebrate diversity not use it as a wepon to denigrate others.

Thank you for trumpeting your moral superiority regarding phone discrimination. You're the hero we all need.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 13:50 UTC
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Edmond Leung: A loser is a loser. Whatever how innovative they are, they are still the loser!
Only the strong one can dominate the market.

This is a weird comment. Samsung pulled out of the market because the company was no longer interested in it. The camera was anything but a loser. It was, and still is, highly sought after.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 12:09 UTC
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fPrime: Don't trust DxO's camera scoring but not sure why? Here is the reason your suspicions have good merit.

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/60212791

I've always taken their sensor scores with a grain of salt. However, are their lens scores better? They seem to test more parameters.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 17:42 UTC
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JEROME NOLAS: DR almost 15EV! Compare it to the new Canon 6D mk II DPR and DXO just tested few Days ago...(DR 11.9?)

No. Compare it to the 5D Mark IV since those are more similarly priced.

Similar dynamic range across the ISO range.

Canon still has work to do on their other models, though.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 17:15 UTC
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Jake2046: is there such thing as a perfect score? So basically, there won't be a better camera in the future...ever?

100 isn't the highest it can go.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 17:13 UTC
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