Blue Swan Media

Blue Swan Media

Lives in United States Upstate, NY, United States
Has a website at www.blueswanmedia.com
Joined on Jul 8, 2011

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On article Nikon Z fc Initial Review (1477 comments in total)
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Edmond Leung: It is.... so BEAUTIFUL !

I will go a step further than Michael - I own seven Fuji bodies, and I would say this looks more 'retro' than any except maybe the X100V. Certainly more than the XT3 that it competes with. I love it!

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2021 at 16:58 UTC
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MrHollywood: This is thin and uninspiring. I can afford a Leica and now I think I want one even less. I prefer the Fuji X100v to the Leica Q2 and money wasn't a factor. Something about this ad feels disingenuous.

So I just finally watched it. I would agree that it’s sanctimonious, though the theme has some merit. Having just done quite a bit of film and print archiving for my family, I thought a lot about what ‘survives’ and what gets thrown out of apple cart. I like the idea of creating meaning around a moment just by virtue of using a camera to document it vs. an ordinary tool like a smartphone, if it makes you more likely to print the photo. For ordinary people, prints have a better likelihood of surviving well into the future, I think, compared to digital photos.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2021 at 13:32 UTC
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MrHollywood: This is thin and uninspiring. I can afford a Leica and now I think I want one even less. I prefer the Fuji X100v to the Leica Q2 and money wasn't a factor. Something about this ad feels disingenuous.

MrHollywood is definitely the target demo.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2021 at 01:48 UTC
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AMFotografie101: Boaaah typical Leica BS xD and DP is moderating comment so we dont say something that they would not like to read xD To be clear that message with a smartphone and implication that everyone have smartphone and can take same photos as one would with 5k Leica and prime lens for 2k BUT SHOULD NOT DO so because it is NOT TAKEN WITH leica is BS.... And yet they advertise and want you to pay 50€ a year for app to be able to transfer and quickly and easy upload and share your daily photos.... BOAAAH what a BS company. They dont even know what they are doing anymore.... Leica is like headphone in your pocket after 15min walk you dont even know where to start to untangle that damn thing XD

U no write so good.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2021 at 01:38 UTC
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preferredfault: Yeah Leica it is important to capture moments.....but with all those extra work hours needed to afford a Leica, I'd be missing many of those moments wouldn't I? So don't come to me about "moments" when your product is soo over priced that it robs me of those moments to even be able to afford it.

Spoiler alert: most people who own Leicas don’t need to work a ton. These aren’t your grinder associate attorneys slogging in 65 hour weeks and scraping by on 225k/yr. They’re partners & other executives who have meaningful equity in their place of business, which means the business makes them money. Which means the grinder associate who brings in $2M/year in revenue but only makes 225, makes him money. If you’re counting the hours you’d need to work to buy a Leica, you’re not the target demo.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2021 at 01:36 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm GFX 100S first impressions review (115 comments in total)

The product launch is not complete without Chris and Jordan. Thanks for the video gents!

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2021 at 14:36 UTC as 38th comment
On article Fujifilm GFX 100S review (933 comments in total)
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Francis85: I feel sorry for those that have bought original GFX100 to now find their camera has depreciated in value by more than 50% within two years. Must be a bitter pill to swallow for them seeing their money burn if they want to resell it.

The GFX100 has many features the 100S lacks, like vertical grip, dampened shutter and tilt viewfinder. It is a more ‘professional’ model. I don’t think used prices will get much below $7000.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2021 at 14:23 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 100S review (933 comments in total)

Fuji totally stealing Sony’s thunder! This is a true beast of a camera, and cheaper than the Alpha 1 as well.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2021 at 14:12 UTC as 234th comment | 4 replies
On article Fujifilm GFX 100S review (933 comments in total)
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Francis85: I feel sorry for those that have bought original GFX100 to now find their camera has depreciated in value by more than 50% within two years. Must be a bitter pill to swallow for them seeing their money burn if they want to resell it.

Show me a GFX100 selling for $5000 and I will buy it today.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2021 at 14:11 UTC

Not super impressive IQ on a pixel level, especially the landscape shot. That looks like a phone pic. The portrait (eyelashes wow) is the best.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2021 at 21:30 UTC as 45th comment | 3 replies

Feeling vindicated for buying the 12 Pro. That's the biggest phone I want to deal with.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2020 at 23:17 UTC as 4th comment

I'm getting the Pro, rather than the Pro Max, for a simple reason: the amount of incremental value the better imager sensor provides will be dwarfed by the cost of manhandling a larger phone. I'll get marginally better images once in a while, but will need to pay the size & weight tax of the Pro Max every time I use it. Then again I shoot Fuji instead of FF for the same reason so. . .

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2020 at 15:53 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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Jones Indiana: So Lightroom and Photoshop finally get a tool that for long already exists in Capture One Pro. [sarcasm] Well done for an industry leader... [/sarcasm]

@Indiana you're making a circular argument:
1) You're commenting on a NEW FEATURE of an Adobe product
2) You're saying that Adobe 'sits on a pile of money' and doesn't improve their products.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2020 at 14:03 UTC
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Jones Indiana: So Lightroom and Photoshop finally get a tool that for long already exists in Capture One Pro. [sarcasm] Well done for an industry leader... [/sarcasm]

One less reason for C1 to exist. Good.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2020 at 01:13 UTC
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TheGrammarFairy: A fantastic tool with a very steep learning curve. This would be a very lucrative time to be teaching color correction.
Here's a hint:: You'll thank yourself later if you set a custom white balance before you start shooting and make a reference shot of the scene with a gray card propped up somewhere.

Now, I want to see you all get out there and desaturate your shadows!!!!!

Personally, I think color correction is BS. It’s entirely subjective, and small changes is the display screen and/or lighting wherever the print is hung will completely undo all of the good work you’ve done calibrating, tweaking etc. Aside from ensuring people’s faces aren’t red as a tomato, I don’t do color correction and looking back on a decade of work I don’t regret that at all. And yes I’ve tested it, my color acuity is average to good, though admittedly not ‘great.’

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2020 at 10:37 UTC
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iAPX: There are usages for that, but as I don't process photos for social medias or communication, none for me.

When you want to put your photos on frames, big frames, and watch them or display them for years or decades, delicacy is key and truthful results stand the test of time.

That’s true. Why would you want to get an image right before printing it, then looking at it for years?

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2020 at 10:33 UTC
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Pierre Louis: Seems like some nicely designed new tools, but the #1 missing thing in Lightroom to this days is LOCALIZED HSL adjustments! Even Premiere Pro allows for localized HSL adjustments through effect masks.

Anyone know of another photo program that allows for localized HSL adjustments? Thanks!

This is literally there now....create the brush, then change the hue. Super easy. Came out in the last big update.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2020 at 10:31 UTC
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sohus: This goes to highlight that Capture One is getting under Adobe’s skin. Adobe has been leaking users to competitors for a while but I believe Capture One’s courting of Lightroom users with ported features is wildly successful.

Curious what Capture One 21 will bring.

I don’t know, Adobe keeps posting blowout earnings...the old men who tend to frequent DPR are hardly representative of the mass market. Based on their financials I’d guess Adobe is picking up far more new users than they are losing.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2020 at 10:29 UTC
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Studor13: Would be an absolute ball tearer if this could be done to a video.

It can be in Premiere...the video app. Do people even read these posts?

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2020 at 10:27 UTC
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Video-vs-photo: And still no sign for local HSL adjustment? We all just needed one more global adjustment tool............. this guys are really hopeless.

Lol if you’re going to complain about lack of a feature, at least make sure it’s one the product ACTUALLY lacks. For example, I’ll be complaining about the lack of a Print function and virtual copies...

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2020 at 10:24 UTC
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