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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String: Gotta love how the majority of comments are "I hate Adobe. I'll never use Adobe. Adobe is evil. You are wasting your money on ransom ware. Etc. Etc." Mostly from the same people who will argue every minutia of the lastest sensor/camera/lens and never actually have any images to show.

I've seen as many empty galleries from the Adobe shills as from their critics.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2018 at 00:18 UTC

I teach, and I deliberately teach my students to understand principles and be software company agnostic. Hence I teach them multi-software skills. Anyone who trusts just one company or any almost monopolistic situation, particularly a company with a track record like Adobe's, is crazy.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2018 at 00:17 UTC as 26th comment
On article DPReview TV Episode 1: Sony a7 III review (346 comments in total)

24 mega-Niccolls BSI?

15' 25"

Link | Posted on May 1, 2018 at 02:42 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies
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GaryJP: "Most of the greatest photos ever taken were taken with equipment worse than yours."

This has been the postscript on my forum posts for months now.

I have no doubt your excellent equipment is already turning out better pictures than those of Ansel Adams or even Vivian Maier.

(Just like mine.)

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 05:28 UTC
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SushiCub: I bet there will be trolls bringing up "Capture One".... No worries about us.

Mine's working well thanks

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 02:31 UTC
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Hello123: Well, this thread should be entertaining reading by the end of the day.

You forgot the Adobe adherents. Paid or otherwise

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 02:26 UTC
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MannyZero: Well, say Mr. Hemingway, for the novel The Old Man and the Sea, what brand of typewriter did you use?

Read the Paris Review interviews with authors and you'll see lots of questions about typewriters, pens, pencils, word processors, screenplay software, and even whether you write in front of a window or a blank wall. People love to know what equipment you use to get the magic. Hemingway wrote standing up.

“He stands in a pair of his oversized loafers on the worn skin of a lesser kudu—the typewriter and the reading board chest-high opposite him … moving only to shift weight from one foot to another.”

"Vladimir Nabokov. The Russian author, who wrote books in both his native tongue and in English, not only stood while he worked, but also did his writing on index cards. "

I agree with your point, but even writers aren't immune. And you should see the vicious threads I've read by drummers about Zildjan versus other brands of cymbals.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 01:00 UTC

"Most of the greatest photos ever taken were taken with equipment worse than yours."

This has been the postscript on my forum posts for months now.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 22:11 UTC as 56th comment | 2 replies

Well, obviously if you're not able to even see mistakes you're not able to fix them.

Also, some of the greatest art photoraphers out there would be (and are on DPReview) dissed by wedding photographers, product photographers, and retired dentists.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 00:59 UTC as 42nd comment | 2 replies
On article Video: Canon shows off its new 120MP APS-H CMOS sensor (217 comments in total)
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nickolas84: We have had similar pixel densities in cellphones for years! Why is it so difficult to deliver this as a consumer product?

Canon better step up their game, otherwise Sony and Samsung will take over!

kelsterx, done the Sony thing with the A7RII. Went back to Canon. You are wrong.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 03:15 UTC
On article Video: Canon shows off its new 120MP APS-H CMOS sensor (217 comments in total)
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GaryJP: Cue Canon bashers 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...

They'll just wait for the next one

;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 03:10 UTC
On article Video: Canon shows off its new 120MP APS-H CMOS sensor (217 comments in total)

Cue Canon bashers 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 03:09 UTC as 43rd comment | 4 replies
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Mike Ronesia: I was starting to consider this because of the price point and other things. I think Sony is killing it in the FF arena right now. I shoot M4/3's and am happy with my gear, but, this pushes a lot of buttons. I carry my camera a lot and don't like neck straps so I looked at the weight of this vs. a G9 and it is only 71 grams which I could live with. Then I looked at the body plus the 70-200 2.8 lens and M4/3's equivalent and the weight difference jumped to an almost 3 pound difference and over twice as heavy!

I will be sticking with Panasonic for now. I love my light setup and as far as the DOF difference, I almost always want more anyway, and that's easier with the smaller sensor. Why would anyone only want one eye in focus anyway?

The A7III looks awesome, but the weight cost is too high for me.

Triggered

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2018 at 00:13 UTC
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MrImprovement: Is anyone seriously going to read an article from the 1916 NG and complain about it? If so, they are idiots.

Sadly NatGeo was sold to people with no connection to the magazine and no respect for its mission and history. They are whoring themselves out to SJWs (who are not the people that would buy their magazine in the first place) and will fail.

In fact, there were times when the Nat Geo DID show Western female nudity, and in the SAME issue as it showed ethnic nudity. With the white women it tended to hide the breasts or shoot from behind. And while it was big on tribal boobs it still tended to obscure tribal man parts that were no object of shame in that culture.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 23:55 UTC
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MrImprovement: Is anyone seriously going to read an article from the 1916 NG and complain about it? If so, they are idiots.

Sadly NatGeo was sold to people with no connection to the magazine and no respect for its mission and history. They are whoring themselves out to SJWs (who are not the people that would buy their magazine in the first place) and will fail.

Wetsleet, Nat Geo knew exactly what they were doing. Ethnic boobs were acceptable because there was a racist rationale at work. In many of the societies they feature nudity was not the norm, although it was practised in the subgroup. They can see it. Many have always seen it. You are simply trying to justify it.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 23:28 UTC
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Wong Ping: I'm now using CC for free

I bought Adobe stock a year ago

And there's the brainless argument. "Adobe is grabbing more money out of us renters. Let's celebrate." Someone is getting less value for that to be happening. And Adobe isn't taking the money from those who have dumped it. Learn the difference between shareholders and stakeholders some time.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 06:08 UTC
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syberman7: Bought ADBE shares over a year ago (for $114.35 each - now $225.00) based on knowledge that the subscription model was working well. The capital gain has paid for my CC subscription many times over. What the whiners here need to do is buy a few of their shares instead. There's still plenty of upside to the stock based on the subscription numbers trend curve. Adobe is also more than just a graphics and video software house. They are also an ecommerce play. I predict $300 is well within reach.

And there's the brainless argument. "Adobe is grabbing more money out of us renters. Let's celebrate." Someone is getting less value for that to be happening. And Adobe isn't taking the money from those who have dumped it. Learn the difference between shareholders and stakeholders some time.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 06:04 UTC
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Dave Sanders: It always amazes me how much people complain when they're actually asked to pay for something they use. Everybody but them should work for free, I guess. I used to steal Photoshop because I couldn't afford the $700 it took to buy it legally. Now I pay $10 a month for Photoshop and Lightroom...and I get Bridge too. That's a screaming hot deal and I'm no longer a thief.

The whiners are mostly miscreants. May they too be forced to work for free as people steal the fruits of their labour.

Bah. Humans.

Renters ARE hooked.

"What problems? I'd imagine that there are some, but I have had none. " Read their forums. For years now.The slowness of Lightroom has been a major one they couldn't be bothered to fix until the latest release.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 02:12 UTC
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Marty4650: I'm still using CS5. This means I have to convert new camera raw files to dng files for processing, but it still works pretty well.

As others have mentioned, most users don't need all the functions in Photoshop. Those who do will get subscriptions. Those who don't will continue using their old versions of PS, or perhaps migrate to Elements some day.

To me that's the issue. You can trust nothing from Adobe.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 02:11 UTC
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Dave Sanders: It always amazes me how much people complain when they're actually asked to pay for something they use. Everybody but them should work for free, I guess. I used to steal Photoshop because I couldn't afford the $700 it took to buy it legally. Now I pay $10 a month for Photoshop and Lightroom...and I get Bridge too. That's a screaming hot deal and I'm no longer a thief.

The whiners are mostly miscreants. May they too be forced to work for free as people steal the fruits of their labour.

Bah. Humans.

"In exchange for my $120 per year, Adobe keeps my Photoshop (and Lightroom) up to date with all the latest updates and versions." And what you don't realise is that because you are hooked, problems with the software go long unfixed and developments slow down. They have NO, or considerably less, market impetus to improve. People bought software upgrades when the increments were worth it. Not every time. That option does not exist when you rent.

I teach graduate students. One of the most important things I teach them is to be software agnostic. And you can bet Adobe's business model comes into the reasons why.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 01:38 UTC
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