R N

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On article CreativeLive kicks off Photoshop Week 2015 (12 comments in total)

I sat in on a free session today and it was worthwhile -- thanks for the info! More free sessions through Saturday live.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 01:55 UTC as 5th comment
On article New samples from the Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens (232 comments in total)
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R N: Astrophotography: Some coma testing would be helpful. When you get your hands on a test copy it would be a great idea to do a shootout on starfields. Show us the center and corners wide open on the 24 1.4's : the Sigma Art, the Rokinon/Samyang, the Canon and /or Nikon.

The biggest challenge would be to get to a dark sky. *sigh*

City lights test would be helpful. -- Thanks

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 03:07 UTC
On article New samples from the Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens (232 comments in total)

Astrophotography: Some coma testing would be helpful. When you get your hands on a test copy it would be a great idea to do a shootout on starfields. Show us the center and corners wide open on the 24 1.4's : the Sigma Art, the Rokinon/Samyang, the Canon and /or Nikon.

The biggest challenge would be to get to a dark sky. *sigh*

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 05:22 UTC as 18th comment | 7 replies

Here is a link to the Marumi product line pdf, includes some info on the solar filter ND100k:

http://www.marumi-international.com/news/up_img/1412144613-366137.pdf

They do warn the user to use live view -- do not look directly through the eyepiece of the camera because IR may be at dangerous levels, particularly for prolonged viewing. The reviews on Amazon have some good user information.

I kind of wish B+W would make one of these. But the Marumi is well reviewed.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 23:14 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

Price on 24 1.4 seems reasonable -- big question will be whether the af is accurate / reliable with dock + mfa. Sigma must be aware of the issue, cautiously optimistic it will have been addressed -- tests with af will be critical to decision.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 22:10 UTC as 11th comment

The super Rebel T6s looks pretty good, but why not include interval capability?

A simple software feature, it should be included in all models at all levels going forward.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 11:09 UTC as 224th comment | 3 replies

Had Canon asked me to spec this new lens this is exactly what I would have requested. ...Plus. I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on one.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 01:53 UTC as 10th comment
On article Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted (336 comments in total)

Topaz Impression does the D750:

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/6894439017/photos/3049321/beach_horse_riding_d750_tpzimppastel

just for grins

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 01:18 UTC as 21st comment
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary (524 comments in total)
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alffastar: Here are some samples
http://cweb.canon.jp/camera/dcam/lineup/powershot/g1xmk2sp/expression/index.html

Nice comparison tool.

Thank you for posting the link.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 16:55 UTC
On article Swimming with the Nikon 1 AW1 (193 comments in total)

Where did you shoot the turtle? Do you recall what beach you were near, or did you go out a bit to someplace like Turtle Town?

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2013 at 21:57 UTC as 28th comment
On article Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan (611 comments in total)

hey, gang -- no reason to panic. This is so modest a refresh that it makes no sense to market it in the US or Europe. Now if they bring out a dual-pixel M series camera for Asia only, then you can panic.

Seriously, nothing to worry about here. Move along, move along...

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 21:58 UTC as 97th comment | 4 replies
On article Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM preview (149 comments in total)

Here it is about a year later -- the price is starting to come down -- and despite the initial slamming of the lens that blustered about, the people who actually bought the lens and have been using it seem on the whole to like it a lot.

So typical of Canon products...

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 01:21 UTC as 8th comment

I looked at the Adobe blog again. The quote is:

"To be clear, $9.99 is not an introductory price. It is the price for those of you who sign up by December 31, 2013. "

I scanned the entire announcement for the word "life" and came up empty. As in the idea that this will be the price for life...

There is no guarantee that the price will not be raised once they have people hooked on the subscription model. No guarantee whatsoever.

To think otherwise is just wishful thinking.

You have to decide whether this PS+LR CC deal is for you -- but don't go into it thinking that the price will always be $9.99!

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 01:31 UTC as 210th comment | 3 replies

This is great news! I'd seen the excellent free live tutorials and was considering getting the software, but recent financial challenges back-burnered it. I'm extraordinarily happy to able to get it now!

http://www.niksoftware.com/learnmore/usa/index.php

They have several very good free live tutorials during the week and occasional presentations from guests (also free). There is an opportunity to text in questions during the presentation. My interest began with the HDR tool, but the entire suite is seriously useful. Check it out.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2013 at 14:58 UTC as 120th comment
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R N: I'm reasonably OK with new functionality waiting for new release. None of the new stuff pertains to my workflow anyway.

Definitely NOT OK with ACR updates being pushed out to the next major release. Support for new cameras for the standalone version of PS CS6 should continue to be updated while that version is the latest standalone version.

ACR support is where I draw the line and start thinking: can I get by with LR alone? Emergency cloning I can do in PSE, or a legacy version of PS (which will still work since I bought a standalone!)

Two main reasons I have not joined the cloud: 1) I want software that will still work even if my monthly cash flow craters. In this economy, it is a scenario to consider. 2) I think that the prices will escalate for the monthly subscription. How much? To me it is a significant risk.

Follow up -- Well, Adobe did release ACR update for PS CS6 standalone. It installed fine. So, hey: kudos, Adobe!

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2012 at 03:05 UTC

I'm reasonably OK with new functionality waiting for new release. None of the new stuff pertains to my workflow anyway.

Definitely NOT OK with ACR updates being pushed out to the next major release. Support for new cameras for the standalone version of PS CS6 should continue to be updated while that version is the latest standalone version.

ACR support is where I draw the line and start thinking: can I get by with LR alone? Emergency cloning I can do in PSE, or a legacy version of PS (which will still work since I bought a standalone!)

Two main reasons I have not joined the cloud: 1) I want software that will still work even if my monthly cash flow craters. In this economy, it is a scenario to consider. 2) I think that the prices will escalate for the monthly subscription. How much? To me it is a significant risk.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 21:12 UTC as 19th comment | 7 replies
On article Canon EOS 6D sample images added to hands-on preview (252 comments in total)

It seemed like this sequence was taken to shoot for the shadows and low light shooting... and I'm liking what I'm seeing: clean shadows. (2321807, for example)

Bring on the production camera tests, including RAW!

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2012 at 12:38 UTC as 58th comment
On article Dan Chung posts 5D Mark III vs. D800 video shootout (194 comments in total)

They both look good. Just want to point out that in the two shots

http://www.dslrnewsshooter.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/5D3-skyline-DAN_9716.jpeg
and
http://www.dslrnewsshooter.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/D800-skyline-DSC_0143.jpeg

the D800 shows moire in the building top above and to the left of Pier 17... and even moire distracting, moire in the water that shows up as color splotches. Very interesting and informative video comparison.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2012 at 22:15 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies
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