SRT201

SRT201

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Timur Born: Elements 2018 does multi-threaded face recognition, whereas my monthly paid Lightroom still only uses a single thread of my 8 core / 16 thread CPU. Time to update Lightroom, Adobe, that's what we pay subscriptions for.

Unfortunately Import only seems to run on a single core. Well, Intel will be happy that Adobe entices (forces) customers to still put money into CPUs with high single-core performance.

Better yet, why not ditch Adobe and that STOOOPID import step completely. There are a growing number of catalog-free alternatives that can actually work on existing files without having to go through some laborious catalog building step first.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 12:45 UTC
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Timur Born: Elements 2018 does multi-threaded face recognition, whereas my monthly paid Lightroom still only uses a single thread of my 8 core / 16 thread CPU. Time to update Lightroom, Adobe, that's what we pay subscriptions for.

Unfortunately Import only seems to run on a single core. Well, Intel will be happy that Adobe entices (forces) customers to still put money into CPUs with high single-core performance.

Why should they bother to update important features like that. They already have you on the hook and they don't really care to take all the time to make real changes to their applications. The only way to get Adobe to change is to leave them. Fortunately their arrogance has opened the field to a number of very nice alternatives. Look around and ask why you're paying monthly for this kind of "performance".

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2017 at 13:11 UTC
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KEnrique: Don't understand why people keep on using Lightroom or Photoshop Raw to convert raw files... They are terrible!!! Try Capture One, or anyone of the good raw converters!

Couldn't agree more. Adobe can continue to court customers with cheesy new features but they have driven away a solid portion of their user base with heavy handed "we own the customer" business practices. None of this silly garbage is going to lure me back. Oooh how about a feature that automatically adds fun hats to everyone in the photo! :-)

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2017 at 12:28 UTC
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1100 comments in total)
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vFunct: This camera puts to shame every mirrorless camera. Mirrorless is a dead-end technology for people that don't know how to take a good photo.

If you go to Cannes, the Oscars, Fashion Week, etc.. you will see that NO ONE uses a mirrorless camera. They are garbage.

Professionals use a real dSLR, instead of baby-mirrorless cameras. Leave the mirrorless for your kids, to teach them what a bad camera is.

All reasoned responses, but that's the problem. The comment you are all replying to is from a serial troll who will not be reasoned with.

https://www.dpreview.com/members/9056066929/overview

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 18:43 UTC
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1100 comments in total)
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vFunct: This camera puts to shame every mirrorless camera. Mirrorless is a dead-end technology for people that don't know how to take a good photo.

If you go to Cannes, the Oscars, Fashion Week, etc.. you will see that NO ONE uses a mirrorless camera. They are garbage.

Professionals use a real dSLR, instead of baby-mirrorless cameras. Leave the mirrorless for your kids, to teach them what a bad camera is.

You guys are wasting keystrokes replying to a troll who likes to put his or her insecurity on parade.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 21:02 UTC
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Just A Plain Dude: Is it maybe possible to have a narrator with clearer pronunciation?
It was extremely painful to follow this one, sadly.

I found him easily understandable. On top of that, his English is far better than my Hindi. :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 17:55 UTC
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SRT201: Oh that's just precious isn't it! Adobe is finally noticing that their heavy-handed licensing and general disdain for the user is effecting their bottom line. Well now we can be sure that they are well and truly interested in giving users what they have been asking for.

Yeah right!

Adobe's arrogance has provided the opportunity for a number of good RAW development alternatives to emerge and some of them are excellent and MUCH faster than Adobe products. I've moved away from Adobe as have so many others.

Arrogance eventually comes back to bite the arrogant. Enjoy the rewards Adobe!

That's overall revenue. Could be they are seeing slower adoption rates or falling subscription numbers for Lightroom.

Or, I'm just wrong. :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 19:08 UTC

Check out ON1 Photo Raw as well. I'm quite pleased with the results. Not missing Adobe at all.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 18:55 UTC as 97th comment

Oh that's just precious isn't it! Adobe is finally noticing that their heavy-handed licensing and general disdain for the user is effecting their bottom line. Well now we can be sure that they are well and truly interested in giving users what they have been asking for.

Yeah right!

Adobe's arrogance has provided the opportunity for a number of good RAW development alternatives to emerge and some of them are excellent and MUCH faster than Adobe products. I've moved away from Adobe as have so many others.

Arrogance eventually comes back to bite the arrogant. Enjoy the rewards Adobe!

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 18:42 UTC as 101st comment | 7 replies

Really unfortunate. I could always count on Lexar for quality and speed. Sandisk... not so much.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 17:35 UTC as 94th comment | 3 replies
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (392 comments in total)

I think this is just admitting the obvious. The package has not been updated since it went free. They were done with it at that point.

The current downloads are the same versions that have been available for quite a while now. That being said, it really is a great package with top-notch editing and some very unique approaches in certain areas. I use stuff like Nik and ON1 because, like so many, I have become completely disgusted with Adobe in recent years. Fortunately there are currently many great options allowing photographers to be Adobe-free. Adobe decided to get heavy-handed with their subscriptions and other companies were happy to fill the void.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 21:01 UTC as 132nd comment
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jhinkey: I suspect the GoPro DID NOT save his life, as just about any high velocity round would go directly through a GoPro and still kill the person on the other side. Though hard to tell from the video, this was likely a very near miss that just took out the GoPro.

Scary nonetheless.

Yup, looked the sniper misjudged his windage and the bullet passed right in front of the guy - fortunately. He might not have even been scratched had it not been for the exploding GoPro.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 20:43 UTC
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Richard Kwon: Nothing but respect to all the armed forces and the journalists who served in the pass, present and future! Also to the fallen soldier and journalist, too. We are functioning as a society thanks to all of you guys.

Petak, War indeed is a horrible thing. But deeply immoral? Sometimes it surely is, but at other times history makes it pretty clear that to stand idly by and watch despots like Hitler is the immoral choice. Waging war against them is the only sane, moral choice. It's rather hard to miss the similarities between the Nazi vision of the 1000 year Reich and the insane world-dominating caliphate envisioned by these ISIS morons.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 20:40 UTC
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katastrofa: "At about the 0:33 point in the clip, the English-speaking individual filming asks where the bullet came from (caution, strong language)."

LOL at the prudishness of the person who wrote this.

Or maybe Dan was just being considerate of those who might have little kids nearby. Duh!

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 20:21 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (469 comments in total)
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SRT201: The article mentions the Quattro's Foveon imager and totally glosses over the HUGE difference this makes. Most Sigma owners bought these cameras after realizing that no other camera we have used produces images like this. Images that are tack sharp right down to the pixel level. That's detail that simply doesn't emerge from any Bayer type camera. Looking at a Quattro shot is like visiting the scene again. A family member once commented "How come the picture doesn't get blurry when I zoom in?" THAT's the Sigma difference that counts!

IMO, these are not general purpose cameras. They are utterly amazing when used within their limitations. Of course I have other general purpose cameras. My Sony a6000 is a much better camera for everyday use but it doesn't come close to the utterly stunning detail produced in Quattro shots.

THIS is why we Sigma owners accept the other limitations. It's worth the extra effort for results you can't get elsewhere.

So, to correct the article, the use of SPP is NO LONGER mandatory.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 15:37 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (469 comments in total)
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SRT201: The article mentions the Quattro's Foveon imager and totally glosses over the HUGE difference this makes. Most Sigma owners bought these cameras after realizing that no other camera we have used produces images like this. Images that are tack sharp right down to the pixel level. That's detail that simply doesn't emerge from any Bayer type camera. Looking at a Quattro shot is like visiting the scene again. A family member once commented "How come the picture doesn't get blurry when I zoom in?" THAT's the Sigma difference that counts!

IMO, these are not general purpose cameras. They are utterly amazing when used within their limitations. Of course I have other general purpose cameras. My Sony a6000 is a much better camera for everyday use but it doesn't come close to the utterly stunning detail produced in Quattro shots.

THIS is why we Sigma owners accept the other limitations. It's worth the extra effort for results you can't get elsewhere.

I should also note that Sigma supports their cameras like just about no other company. Constantly fine tuning and even adding features. Just within the last few days all the Quattro's have been updated to have DNG support and the new Super Fine Detail exposure mode.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 13:30 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (469 comments in total)

The article mentions the Quattro's Foveon imager and totally glosses over the HUGE difference this makes. Most Sigma owners bought these cameras after realizing that no other camera we have used produces images like this. Images that are tack sharp right down to the pixel level. That's detail that simply doesn't emerge from any Bayer type camera. Looking at a Quattro shot is like visiting the scene again. A family member once commented "How come the picture doesn't get blurry when I zoom in?" THAT's the Sigma difference that counts!

IMO, these are not general purpose cameras. They are utterly amazing when used within their limitations. Of course I have other general purpose cameras. My Sony a6000 is a much better camera for everyday use but it doesn't come close to the utterly stunning detail produced in Quattro shots.

THIS is why we Sigma owners accept the other limitations. It's worth the extra effort for results you can't get elsewhere.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 13:13 UTC as 55th comment | 6 replies
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1909 comments in total)

Looks like an amazing machine albeit out of the price range of most - but that's normal for PRO equipment.

Kudos to Sony for continuing to fine-tune their in-body stabilization born out of their cooperation with Olympus. Here's to the death of needlessly complex, fragile and expensive "stabilized" lenses. Canon and Nikon need to give up on that route as well and just admit in-body stabilization is the way to go. I wish my a6000 had in-body stabilization.

I didn't see the max "mechanical" shutter speed listed. I'm assuming 1/8000.

Also no mention of cross-type AF sensors. A ton of AF sensors is great, but still limiting if they are all single-direction like the a6000, RX100, etc.

Now, if Sony could finally make a menu system that didn't suck... that would be the icing on the cake. :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 16:02 UTC as 355th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (394 comments in total)

Uh... can you guess what my first actual camera was? :-)

What an awesome machine it was. Designed to be dragged through the jungle and take photos with no power necessary.

I am not counting some of the crappy 110 and 126 compacts that came before my Minolta.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 15:53 UTC as 198th comment
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Triplet Perar: Third party lenses are always a double-edged sword; you may think you get a reasonable value for reasonable money, but the issues start adding up quickly, because the lens design and tech was not made exclusively for the best benefit of one mount only, or even some cameras within that mount, and third party manufacturer certainly has no information about the planned advancement of any of the mounts or camera tech specific to that mount. Whilst at the same time, camera manufacturers know all that vital information in advance.
There are too many variables to control, and I do not see how that ends up being either cheaper or better in the long run, because manufacturers like Sigma must compromise somewhere, and very much serve heated up, generic optical designs.

That view was true about a decade ago but things have changed in large part due to Sigma. There is no reason to believe that you are compromising anymore and as they have shown they can give the OEM's a run for their money. The belief in the OEM lens special sauce has only allowed companies like Canon, Nikon, Sony, etc. to keep their lens prices artificially high. It's just like paying way too much for a Mercedes and in that case you're not even getting a better car. More competition will be good for the market and the consumers.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 13:54 UTC
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