Alpha Doug

Lives in United States Colorado Springs, United States
Works as a Self Employed - Photographer
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Joined on Oct 27, 2004
About me:

Product Photography, Teaching- Art Institute of Colorado,
Apple Certified Trainer - Aperture 3


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On photo Fiat Cinquecento in the Old fiat .. challenge (6 comments in total)

In Italian, Cinquecento translates to "500". Just as BMW made a new "Mini", it's retro ancestor was the Austin Mini. Both cars were very basic and inexpensive at a time in Europe when they were still recovering from the war. Cheap, basic transportation. The Cinquecento, like most Italian Fiats from that era, were somewhat fragile and prone to damage and they were somewhat unreliable. But boy were they fun to drive! (ditto the Mini). The new "retro" 500s are made by Fiat, but they are much larger, much more powerful, much better built, and still fun, but boy, I'd really like to have a real Cinquecento as a "collector" and occasional fun driver!

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2013 at 17:38 UTC as 1st comment
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Peter 13: Adobe should offer a "lighter" version of LR. Many people do not want, and actually find it annoying and resource consuming to have a RAW converter with cataloging functions. I would pay a premium to free my computer of all those modules. Let us have a RAW converter/editor without even the need to "import" the files and without all those gimmicks, and offer a bloated version of LR for those who want it. Such a lean product is going the photoshop way, sad.

I also would really like to see Adobe work on their Asset Management. I really dislike the fact that "Collections" are separate physically from the main Library panel. In Aperture, the "Albums" (same thing as Collections)can reside inside a "Project" (just a folder with original images) and collect images only from that one folder, or an Album can sit inside a collecting folder with several projects and collect images from all of them, or it can sit at the root level and collect from the whole Library. Yes, I know you can set up the rules for Collections so they emulate this, but putting them physically in the Library is much more intuitive and allows you to find things and set things up fast. Some of the terminology they use in setting up the Catalogs is confusing as well.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2012 at 19:09 UTC
On article Just Posted: Sony SLT-A65 review (159 comments in total)

I don't see that it has been addressed here, but the review lifted too much from the A77 specs and got a few things wrong. In particular, according to everything I have read in the official specs, the A65 only supports the same lame auto bracketing in the other Sony SLT and NEX cameras, namely a 3 shot bracket at a maximum of +/- 2/3 EV. For anyone who shoots even minimal "real" HDR, this is a deal killer. Why Sony doesn't fix this in firmware, I'll never know. Even the D5100 from Nikon supports much better bracketing.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2011 at 19:09 UTC as 12th comment
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Nelson Tan: What's the sensor size?

Hey. It's a good competitor for the equally useless Pentax "Q" system!

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 04:52 UTC
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