daMatrix

Lives in Netherlands Netherlands
Works as a artist
Joined on Oct 9, 2008

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Quasarphotography: Finally! I have a multiprocessor workstation with loads of RAM and excellent graphics and still Lightroom stutters, hangs, stops responding etc. I had to create a batch file to launch LR with one CPU not utilized - that's 16 cores less!!! And it still hangs...

The previews are 100% 21 Gb raw files. And the only flaw of my computer is age, but hardware was choosen to last a few years (8 cores pentium and 8 Gb memory) , and was never ment to be replaced because of Adobes stingyness to invest in Lightroom development, their flagship product.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 12:43 UTC
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Quasarphotography: Finally! I have a multiprocessor workstation with loads of RAM and excellent graphics and still Lightroom stutters, hangs, stops responding etc. I had to create a batch file to launch LR with one CPU not utilized - that's 16 cores less!!! And it still hangs...

When I use all 8 cores and export 20 photos in three different formats the computers alarms overheating. When I take one or two cores out of Lightroom use all is fine. Using the panorama function is near only possible on a fresh started LR and a panorama containing 6 or less photos.... Synchronizing a -even a 50 photo- folder takes minutes. Even while the photos and cache are on a ssd drive and photo preview cache at 1:1 level is build it takes too long before a photo at 100% is in focus. When zipping through files at 100% zoom level, computer fans turn on at full blast at each file.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 12:53 UTC
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jadot: I liked the look of this bag, but then realised that it doesn't seem practical if you're planning on using your cameras while on the move. Maybe it's useful if you're just planning on transporting equipment from one location to another, but this seems to be sold as a 'photographer on the move' option.

Frankly, it's hard to beat the classic Billingham Hadley/Pro or something like a Think Tank messenger when it comes to moving around and accessing my cameras/bateries/lenses. If I'm traveling with gear then a large bag isn't a problem, so I use one or a couple of backpacks or rollers.

It's hard to know who this is for.

Thats also my reaction. The looks is just what I want, but the use is ..I would not dare to transport my camera like this in public transport, imagine what happens if somebody 'accidently' unzips the bag.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 11:31 UTC
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daMatrix: "If the conditions are just too dangerous or you just don't have time to plan a trip, look to areas near you..."
And what if you do not have a mountain nearby???? What to do if you live in a gray urban area ? With only 6 hours of daylight? (And you want to avoid seasonal lights)

Brings me to the question: Chris M. William can you please advice which lens I should buy to photograph mountains at home? The nearest hills are 100 km away from my window. And how do I eliminate object like churches that obstruct the visual path on those hills?

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 20:18 UTC

"If the conditions are just too dangerous or you just don't have time to plan a trip, look to areas near you..."
And what if you do not have a mountain nearby???? What to do if you live in a gray urban area ? With only 6 hours of daylight? (And you want to avoid seasonal lights)

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 10:43 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV added to studio scene comparison (363 comments in total)
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daMatrix: The red is too weak in the Canon iV !
https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=canon_eos5dmkiv&attr13_1=canon_eos5dmkiii&attr13_2=nikon_d810&attr13_3=sony_a7rii&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=100&attr16_1=100&attr16_2=100&attr16_3=100&attr171_3=off&normalization=full&widget=1&x=0.8641265276779295&y=-0.18330198817839896

Ok I understand that the beta version of ACR is most likely the cause of the color fault. But then why does dpreview go through the trouble creating the studio preview?

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 01:02 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV added to studio scene comparison (363 comments in total)

The red is too weak in the Canon iV !
https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=canon_eos5dmkiv&attr13_1=canon_eos5dmkiii&attr13_2=nikon_d810&attr13_3=sony_a7rii&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=100&attr16_1=100&attr16_2=100&attr16_3=100&attr171_3=off&normalization=full&widget=1&x=0.8641265276779295&y=-0.18330198817839896

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 10:52 UTC as 26th comment | 5 replies

Why take away responsibility and common sense from the photographer. Just because the hoard will just use a camera against all odds does not mean that cameras should stop working because of that. What if there is an accident in front of the stage. Or a photojournalist with license to shoot needs for some reason phone snaps as complimentary to his documentation pf the evening....

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2016 at 11:26 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply

Thanks for the detailed information that is even usefiull for professionals. One point; Is there an 'almost good as' alternative for Adobe after effects?

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 11:20 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

Great! Hopefully the leather bellow did survive the wait on this service.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 11:12 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article Adorama launches Flashpoint Ring Li-On 400ws ringflash (57 comments in total)

Meh, it sounds great until I noticed a gap where they left out color temperature specs.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2015 at 11:24 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
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photoshack: There are tons of LED lighting solutions out there...since this is "continuous light" versus "strobe" why not use the already cheap as hell LED lighting for video setups that do this?

$28 http://www.amazon.com/NEEWER%C2%AE-Dimmable-Digital-Camcorder-Panasonic/dp/B004TJ6JH6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416461048&sr=8-1&keywords=led+photography+light&pebp=1416461151253

This light is far more compact with only 3 leds and still delivers plenty of lumens to be useable with photography . This thingy can also used remote controlled. The last seems more like a gimmick to me; Even with photos permanent light is more helpfull than battery saving .

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 11:10 UTC

This is great for navigation at night on a boat. Especially in and around water cities.
However boats must carry lights and a traffic radio is obliged for large / professional ships, smaller (read amateur) ships are literally guessing in the dark about size and distance of the (tiny) boat lights on the water (and some even are ignorrant of light rule) .

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 10:00 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
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Wye Photography: A new Canon film camera?

That was my first thought but elsewere someone reminded of the more drab and higher possibility; A new 19 Mp APS-C camera....

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 11:41 UTC
On article Post-Photokina polls - Tell us what you think (198 comments in total)

The question is misleading; It asks what I consider appropriate for other photographers (not me). Actual, I know photo enthousiast who do very well with their phone cam while others seems to follow quality rules fanaticly... My advice for the photo enthousiasts fully depends on their ambition and style.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2014 at 09:35 UTC as 41st comment
On photo 069A0452 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)
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daMatrix: In my humble opinion these test photos show why burst shooting fails compared to well timed & anticipated shutter-click.

The first two images make sense; Nice. The images from burst shooting at 10 fps are all off timed. Add to that the fact that the more multiples increases after editing time; choosing, trying to make a 'almost photo' work and so on.

Sometimes we have to trust our photographic skills. Or accept the fact that if we fail the camera can only give comfort but cannot substitute what an artistic eyes and hand coordination can do.

That maybe so, but that still margins the 7DII to a camera special for shooting erratic animal behaviour...
But I'm fine if the 7DII becomes a hit, such will improve Canon industry and hopefully they come with something that really rocks next year.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 10:58 UTC
On a photo in the Canon EOS 7D Mark II first samples (beta) sample gallery (4 comments in total)
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daMatrix: In my humble opinion these test photos show why burst shooting fails compared to well timed & anticipated shutter-click.

The first two images make sense; Nice. The images from burst shooting at 10 fps are all off timed. Add to that the fact that the more multiples increases after editing time; choosing, trying to make a 'almost photo' work and so on.

Sometimes we have to trust our photographic skills. Or accept the fact that if we fail the camera can only give comfort but cannot substitute what an artistic eyes and hand coordination can do.

That maybe so, but that still margins the 7DII to a camera special for shooting erratic animal behaviour...
But I'm fine if the 7DII becomes a hit, such will improve Canon industry and hopefully they come with something that really rocks next year.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 10:58 UTC
On a photo in the Canon EOS 7D Mark II first samples (beta) sample gallery (4 comments in total)

In my humble opinion these test photos show why burst shooting fails compared to well timed & anticipated shutter-click.

The first two images make sense; Nice. The images from burst shooting at 10 fps are all off timed. Add to that the fact that the more multiples increases after editing time; choosing, trying to make a 'almost photo' work and so on.

Sometimes we have to trust our photographic skills. Or accept the fact that if we fail the camera can only give comfort but cannot substitute what an artistic eyes and hand coordination can do.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 09:56 UTC as 1st comment | 3 replies
On photo 069A0452 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)

In my humble opinion these test photos show why burst shooting fails compared to well timed & anticipated shutter-click.

The first two images make sense; Nice. The images from burst shooting at 10 fps are all off timed. Add to that the fact that the more multiples increases after editing time; choosing, trying to make a 'almost photo' work and so on.

Sometimes we have to trust our photographic skills. Or accept the fact that if we fail the camera can only give comfort but cannot substitute what an artistic eyes and hand coordination can do.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 09:56 UTC as 1st comment | 3 replies
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