Fixx

Fixx

Lives in Finland Finland
Works as a architect, photographer
Joined on May 9, 2004

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On article Accusations fly over Fukushima photos (88 comments in total)

I like them and who cares what zone they are from. Nice urbex shoots.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 07:56 UTC as 7th comment
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Kona Mike: wow, all that for $9 every month. When was the last real improvement to Photoshop? I'll stick with my old perpetual version.

With headline features like Content-Aware Crop and Face-Aware Liquify, I wonder how beneficial the Selection and Masking changes really are.

Seriously, can anyone name a real Photoshop improvement (not just some plug-in like thing) since it went subscription?

I have never thought PS is complicated app. People who find it so probably are missing some basic understanding about pixel graphics. Sure there are a lot of features but basic operations are really simple. People who want simpler interface probably want one button that "fixes" their photos.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 08:47 UTC
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razadaz: As has been already commented you can only improve a product so much. I get the impression that Adobe is trying to justify its subscription model to existing users. I doubt that any of these additions would make existing owners rush out and take out a subscription.

Sigh. PS is flexible, but LR is faster with bigger amounts of pictures. I would hate to use solely PS (which I did before LR, since PS version 2). Usual workflow is to do basic work in LR and fine tune in PS. For some jobs just LR is enough. No problem.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 08:38 UTC
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electrophoto: I guess I will never understand why anyone would buy any of those smartphone add-on lenses, then shoot usually rather mediocre IQ images, with odd distortions to them, always carry the lenses, the specific cases etc...
I use a smartphone, I use it a lot... I take photos with it too ... but when I approach that kind of photography, where I need different lenses, I take any of the other cameras along, depending on my need...
It's about the right tool for the right job... and adding & carrying these mostly silly lenses for a smartphone kind of defies the purpose of the smartphone.

Also at 140$ I can buy something like a used Fuji X10 or so... or find a RX100MK1 for under 280$ (used)... easily enough.

I would really like to shoot portraits with my iPhone. Zooming with iPhone gives low res images. Add-on telephoto would help here a lot.
And yes, if I want hi quality portraits, I shoot with Nikon D600 with 85mm lens.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 07:22 UTC
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NJOceanView: I am not encouraged by two things: 1) You cannot view their images full size. If the images were that good, they'd want you to see them. 2) Their samples either suffer from horrible color or they have run them through filters. You'd think they'd want to show at least some samples with rich, full contrast and color.

Finally, it's great that these will work on the iPhone 6/s/Plus but I and many others will own the iPhone 7 within weeks of this launch.

I wish them luck as this is an important market to successfully crack, but since they're not willing to show their samples in full resolution, I suspect they have not yet really gotten there.

also SE is popular..

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 07:18 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

With white bg it is so much easier to read.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 08:13 UTC as 438th comment
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)
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Pixel Peter: Thanks God, you finally did it. BUT, please give us larger text (characters I mean))

cmd+

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 08:10 UTC

IMHO WA macro is not very useful invention. Instead this might be really useful in architectural photography... but considering the IQ maybe not.
(Yes, there is no AF/autoaperture in shift lenses.. maybe we will see it someday?)

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 15:04 UTC as 12th comment
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VENTURE-STAR: Phones are not especially good for anything much more than taking snaps. Most people (the general public) who own a camera-phone are clueless about using theirs properly. Those who shoot video, seem to think that everything is best filmed in portrait mode. I'm really not sure if adding an optical zoom is very important for the average user and in my case, I always carry a decent compact for a possible news event.

That said, I really can't see the problem with building in a modest zoom that operates in a sideways configuration with a prism or mirror system. I suppose it depends on whether or not picture quality is of the slightest importance to you. Many think digital zooming is great!

There are many people, me included, who would rather not carry yet another camera with us, but use phones for not so serious shooting. And I really REALLY would like to have focal length suitable for portraiture in my phone.
That said, sideways zoom optics/sensor w. prism would be just fine.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 13:41 UTC
On article Pocketable APS-C: Fujifilm X70 real-world samples (253 comments in total)
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Frank C.: I don't understand the attraction of fixed wide angle lens cameras when you can just whip out your phone instead, other than better low light performance what do these cameras bring at the table anyway? It's just another piece of tech to carry around, I just don't see the point of it.

Should have teleconverter... :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 15:56 UTC
On article Macphun Aurora HDR version 1.2 update released (24 comments in total)
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PKDanny: Why no Windows??? Only MAC!!! HUH.....

WinPhun just doesn't sound convincing.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 10:38 UTC

Just get a DMC-XS3 for 100 €. Looks as cool and probably has as good image quality too.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 10:31 UTC as 9th comment

I can understand why I would want attach an olloclip telephoto lens, but with all this gear we reach the point where it is more sensible use a dedicated camera with normal equipment.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 13:45 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On article Apple patent describes dual-camera design (32 comments in total)
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tkbslc: All brand bashing aside, this seems like a great idea to get a little zoom into camera phones.

I am not much into zooms but decent optics for portraiture would be cool. Wideangles just do not do it.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 12:05 UTC
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RadPhoto: So, the "Pro" should pay more (double) to get presets. Shouldn't the "Pro" create his/her own presets?

I thought "Pro" gets plug-ins for LR etc?

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 12:26 UTC
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Sarge_: I just wish there were a way to convert the optical effects to what you would see from a medium or large format sensor, to eliminate the distortion.

As a pro who shoots a lot of architecture, that's my biggest beef with shooting wide on a 35mm body; there's not much value as things get so ridiculously distorted.

Has anyone found any filters or software in general that can overcome the 'wide angle' distortion from these wide lenses?

The geometry in the image still looks the same. (BTW, I have also 47mm Super-Angulon.. have not used it for ages :-D)

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2015 at 08:37 UTC
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