GaryJP

GaryJP

Lives in Hong Kong Hong Kong
Works as a TV Production, Directing, Shooting, Editing
Joined on Mar 11, 2006

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Hmm. Probably designed to cover a multitude of sins.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2017 at 00:14 UTC as 70th comment
On article Review: Affinity Photo 1.5.2 for desktop (270 comments in total)
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Boomanbb: Thank the Maker!!! Maybe now people can buy some decent perpetual license software and STOP WHINING about Photoshop CC. Something to please everyone! Seriously, the constant whining and complaining about the subscription model has beaten a whole herd of horses to death.

I love the faithful (not referring to you) praising Adobe's record earnings. It's a bit like sheep praising the fact that the farmer is getting more money for selling lamb. Or shaving more wool off them.

Fact is they are spending more money for less significant upgrades.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 01:15 UTC
On article Review: Affinity Photo 1.5.2 for desktop (270 comments in total)
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PerL: Can it do CMYK-conversions? Because that is what makes Photoshop necessary for many professionals.

Yes.

"Once you’re in the regular Photo persona, Affinity Photo starts to hit its stride. For a start, it can work in any colour space, including RGB, Lab, Greyscale and CMYK. In fact it can offer an end-to-end CMYK workflow, with ICC colour management, which will make it especially attractive to publishing professionals looking for an affordable Photoshop alternative."

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 00:49 UTC
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Peter Vancoillie: Great, now use it to rebuilt Lightroom from scratch. It can have all the same features and look the same, but please make it WORK. I spend most of time waiting for Lr to get things done. I'm 20 shortcut keys ahead just watching some thing turning circles. I know, I'm only on a 6 core, 12 threads Intel Core i7-5820K CPU @ 3.30GHz, and only 32GB of RAM, and Lr catalogue and my work drive are only on a raid0 1GB SSD drive, so I suppose 25 seconds for each image to start working is normal??? I somehow think that if you would run it on the CERN system, it would take 24 seconds for each image to render before you can start working on it, and even then each adjustment is waiting, waiting and waiting. Photoshop and Premiere, all fine, but I'm seriously looking for alternatives for Lightroom.

Mine works better than that on older equipment. What size photos?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 23:52 UTC
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (410 comments in total)
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Amarillo Toby: All the haters end up buying one.

History will repeat itself.

Dream on and grow up. Some of us got past defining ourselves by brand names a long time ago.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 01:46 UTC
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (410 comments in total)
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Amarillo Toby: All the haters end up buying one.

History will repeat itself.

I have many Apple products but moved away after iPhone 5 and won't be moving back. Try again.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 11:40 UTC
On article Are the NLE wars beginning to heat up? (33 comments in total)

No 4K in the free version. And very limited.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 01:14 UTC as 10th comment
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Teila Day: No, people with a brain (photographer or not) will not be 'bugged' by exaggerating cinema, because they won't care about something so trite. It's a movie. Movies add sounds where sounds realistically don't exist, etc.; like police cars always arriving on the scene with tires screeching to a stop or "whop" "whop" "whop" sounds for a helicopter even though it has a main rotor with many blades (should sound more like a fan). What about the use of the term "fighter jet"? We don't use propeller planes and "jets" can't fight, so like saying wet water; it's stating the obvious. Pilots didn't squawk because U.S. training aircraft were portrayed as MIGs in the movie "Top Gun", why should I be bothered with a movie incorrectly depicting something as silly as a polaroid camera?

What about a ridiculous amount of meaningless lights on computer systems in movies? Ya think computer engineers concern themselves with that trite? Of course not... they probably have better things to do...

Tom Holly, actual the real technical term for that involves bovine excrement and they won't let us use it here.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 05:28 UTC

I get more irritated when I burn my photos and my friends' arms catch fire.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2017 at 10:07 UTC as 21st comment
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Teila Day: No, people with a brain (photographer or not) will not be 'bugged' by exaggerating cinema, because they won't care about something so trite. It's a movie. Movies add sounds where sounds realistically don't exist, etc.; like police cars always arriving on the scene with tires screeching to a stop or "whop" "whop" "whop" sounds for a helicopter even though it has a main rotor with many blades (should sound more like a fan). What about the use of the term "fighter jet"? We don't use propeller planes and "jets" can't fight, so like saying wet water; it's stating the obvious. Pilots didn't squawk because U.S. training aircraft were portrayed as MIGs in the movie "Top Gun", why should I be bothered with a movie incorrectly depicting something as silly as a polaroid camera?

What about a ridiculous amount of meaningless lights on computer systems in movies? Ya think computer engineers concern themselves with that trite? Of course not... they probably have better things to do...

My favourite b.s. photography/video line is always: "Can you improve the resolution on that??

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2017 at 10:03 UTC

The bs isn't as much in the ad as in the suckers who then go on to use the ad as evidence of what their phone of choice can do.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 03:07 UTC as 47th comment
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Triplet Perar: This is same as the US space programs mania during the Cold War; spending millions on expensive rigs and rockets, hiring best minds in science and PR only to put — a monkey into a rocket. (While their competitors decided to put a real man instead and beat them with real results).
That futile advertising mindset lives today; braindead companies go the same lengths to spends millions, use best videographers and hire incredible rigs only to tie in a monkey camera.

Laika, who had previously been a stray, launched on a one-way trip on board Sputnik 2 in November 1957, was originally claimed to have died painlessly in orbit about a week after blast-off. She actually died from overheating and panic just a few hours after the mission started. The original plan had been to let her starve to death. Let's be a bit more accurate about the so-called "monkey-cam: here.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 03:03 UTC
On article Through the lens of black women photographers (203 comments in total)
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polishpunk68: The amount of comments complaining that this article got posted is appalling. Photography is self expression of showing the world as you see it. People from different backgrounds and cultures will have a different perspective and it is worthwhile to see and read about it. It is very relevant in the realm of photography.

Not recognizing a photographers gender or heritage is ignorance.

I judge a photograph by the photograph.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 05:53 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2748 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: It seems to me that the biggest problem that Sony faces with this camera has nothing to do with what the can do (which is right up there with the best), but with all the badmouthing from threatened Canikon owners. And there are many of them.

Dr Blackjack
GaryJP, returning crap by flinging more crap is never justified and accomplishes nothing.

Nothing in my post suggests otherwise. It is, however, why I spend increasingly diminishing amounts of time reading DPReview.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 04:06 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2748 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: It seems to me that the biggest problem that Sony faces with this camera has nothing to do with what the can do (which is right up there with the best), but with all the badmouthing from threatened Canikon owners. And there are many of them.

Given how much time Canon-bashers (including Sony users) spend on the Canon forums, that is a farcical statement.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 06:03 UTC
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ttran88: I did buy my first Canon this quarter. It's a Canon LS-100TSG. I did my share to contribute. Did you?

I'd certainly advise anyone to dip a toe in and test the waters before submerging. I went from Canon to an A7RII and then traded it in for a 5D Mk IV. Several things I do not like about it. I still do keep an A7SII for video, but I much prefer the Canon for stills.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 03:09 UTC
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)

He walks the walk while others just talk the talk. Good luck to him.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 02:34 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1647 comments in total)
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GiovanniB: What do you mean by "JPEG colors are still second-to-none"? IMO Canon's green hues still miss the richness of any of their competitors, resulting in almost uniform green areas with brownish shadows. Skin colors are quite good but for landscapers, Canon means trouble - lots of effort in post-processing and some irrecoverably spoiled shots, particularly in challenging high-contrast lighting conditions. Of course my observations are based more on RAW files than JPEGs but in the JPEGs I've shot and seen so far I found nothing yet to support any claim of a particularly good color fidelity, again except for skin tones for which Canon equipment seems to be primarily optimized.

I have shot Raw ever since it was available. The difference is that only with one brand do I look at the colours in the Raw converter and think: "Oh, hell'." Sony fans typically only accept that colour rendition can make a difference when they can find a way to use it to attack OTHER manufacturers.

There's no harm in choosing the camera that takes you closest to what you want BEFORE you start tweaking.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 02:05 UTC
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Marty4650: The remarkable thing here is that a 14% market share can result in 79% of profits for the entire industry!

This tells you the iPhone is grossly overpriced. But if you are a serious Apple fan, you don't care how expensive it is, because you will line up for hours to buy the latest model at full list price. So perhaps Apple knows exactly what they are doing by pricing their products so high.

The problem for Android is they just don't have a cult following.....

"....Android sucks...."

No. Android wins. This article is only judging by manufacturers, not systems.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 05:30 UTC
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FuhTeng: That was lovely. What a fun and pretty video. Oh yes, it's about a new camera? Turns out a $3,400 camera can do really nice work! Who would have thought.

Not many who mostly go by the almost incessant bellyaching in DPR comments.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 00:41 UTC
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