XeroJay

XeroJay

Lives in Toronto
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Dec 4, 2007

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XeroJay: Yeah, because it's really easier to buy an accessory, attach it to your phone, and affix a treat to it than just holding the treat near your phone with your hand while you take a picture. Evolution should exclude anyone who buys one of these units.

Troll?

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2017 at 02:02 UTC

Yeah, because it's really easier to buy an accessory, attach it to your phone, and affix a treat to it than just holding the treat near your phone with your hand while you take a picture. Evolution should exclude anyone who buys one of these units.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 03:12 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies
On article Adobe achieves record revenue (168 comments in total)

I hate to say it, but if it weren't for the $10/mo Lr + Ps plan, I would not be paying for full CC. I would find alternatives. That said, since the Lr+Ps plan does exist, I'm actually quite happy to pay $10/mo for it.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 14:48 UTC as 5th comment
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XeroJay: Great. A TV cut in half. Wow.

Does it really though? After all, you're the guy who said "No" to my original post, but whatever. Also, i'm curious which two 24.5" curved HDR tv's you've seen that would make your theory truer than mine?

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 20:07 UTC
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XeroJay: Great. A TV cut in half. Wow.

uh, or in reality, one 3840 x 2160, 16x9 65" TV cut in half = (Shocker!) 3840 x1080 32:9 49" Monitor

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 17:13 UTC
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XeroJay: Great. A TV cut in half. Wow.

Really? Explain to me how this differs from a 65" 4K TV cut in half vertically?

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 20:46 UTC

Great. A TV cut in half. Wow.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 15:33 UTC as 11th comment | 7 replies

I would be more interested in seeing a similar comparison in a more dynamic setting, such as a wedding.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 13:48 UTC as 28th comment

Kind of takes a big part of the joy of photography away, don't you think?

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 17:23 UTC as 46th comment | 7 replies
On article Nikon D3: The camera that changed everything (280 comments in total)

The D3 was definitely a trendsetter, but I'm not sure it was the biggest groundbreaker in the history in the DSLR game. Canon's use of CMOS over CCD and the first full Frame 1Ds are just as big a chapter in the story... The story of Canon leapfrogging Nikon, then Nikon later leapfrogging Canon, only for the two to settle back into a marginally competitive state while Sony leads the real innovative charge.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 14:25 UTC as 94th comment | 3 replies

I recently went from the S6 to the Google Pixel. The camera is definitely an improvement, but if you don't like the mild-HDR, vivid colour look then you might be disappointed. I would say that the main magic is that every image looks processed and "finished". This might not be to your liking though, especially if you prefer a more natural, neutral tone.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 20:38 UTC as 6th comment
On article Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99 (464 comments in total)
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XeroJay: I'm going to bet that "unspecified hardware change" is just some form of DRM, preventing their precious new firmware from being spread for free.

Well, if you look at the 1DX vs 1DC from back in the day, Canon was VERY protective about the 1DC firmware, and wanted to make sure no one was able to extract it. They would only do firmware updates for the 1DC through Canon service as opposed to their typical web-delivery. They eventually released a statement if intent to take legal action against anyone who made the 1DC firmware accessible to 1DX owners.
http://nofilmschool.com/2013/01/canon-legal-team-modify-hack-firmware-1d-x-1d-c

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 17:47 UTC
On article Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99 (464 comments in total)

I'm going to bet that "unspecified hardware change" is just some form of DRM, preventing their precious new firmware from being spread for free.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 15:12 UTC as 92nd comment | 9 replies
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XeroJay: I'm not big on pushing any product or app, as most are cash grabs at best. Fundy Album Designer is one tool that I can whole heartedly recommend though. There have only been a couple of tools that I can honestly say have saved me more than than their sticker price worth of my time, and Fundy is one of them. I do 100 page books for my clients, and about 20 of those per year. I've calculated that Fundy has saved me about 5 hours of time per book, or 100 hours per year. I value my time at $200/hr, so you do the math.

Your logic is completely off. I'm not talking about movies. I'm talking about how a piece of software is able to do a job that I have to do, but in 1/5th the amount of time than the next best software. Why is this so trivial to you? Why do you have to draw metaphors and reduce it to extremes and ultimates?

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 19:26 UTC
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XeroJay: I'm not big on pushing any product or app, as most are cash grabs at best. Fundy Album Designer is one tool that I can whole heartedly recommend though. There have only been a couple of tools that I can honestly say have saved me more than than their sticker price worth of my time, and Fundy is one of them. I do 100 page books for my clients, and about 20 of those per year. I've calculated that Fundy has saved me about 5 hours of time per book, or 100 hours per year. I value my time at $200/hr, so you do the math.

Haha, great saving that much time either way dude. It's not like Fundy's software is priced higher than most alternatives; it just works so much better. Have you tried it?

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 16:20 UTC

I'm not big on pushing any product or app, as most are cash grabs at best. Fundy Album Designer is one tool that I can whole heartedly recommend though. There have only been a couple of tools that I can honestly say have saved me more than than their sticker price worth of my time, and Fundy is one of them. I do 100 page books for my clients, and about 20 of those per year. I've calculated that Fundy has saved me about 5 hours of time per book, or 100 hours per year. I value my time at $200/hr, so you do the math.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 15:44 UTC as 2nd comment | 4 replies
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (892 comments in total)
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XeroJay: 5DIV. I use the OVF just as I have for years, but also now use the LiveView with DualPixel AF af if it were a mirrorless. It's actually just like using a big Canon Full Frame EOS-M. The best of both worlds in one camera. Okay, so it's not technically an EVF, but then again most EOS-M bodies don't have an EVF either.

So I guess you aren't a fan of the Eos-M line?

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 17:42 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (892 comments in total)

5DIV. I use the OVF just as I have for years, but also now use the LiveView with DualPixel AF af if it were a mirrorless. It's actually just like using a big Canon Full Frame EOS-M. The best of both worlds in one camera. Okay, so it's not technically an EVF, but then again most EOS-M bodies don't have an EVF either.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 21:45 UTC as 231st comment | 3 replies

In sorry, but as a professional, am I the only one that thinks this is stupid? I keep hearing about Nikon being in financial trouble, and this is what they're wasting their time with?

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 00:58 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified (355 comments in total)

These results look fantastic. Good work Sony.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 17:20 UTC as 84th comment
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