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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Kaj E: A small step in the right direction. The final solution is to start selling the software again instead of renting it.

Adobe would get their customers back.

It's hysterical for anyone to be claiming the two million subscribers for the whole Creative Cloud suite is a success when Photoshop CS6 ALONE has almost five million downloads from just one download site and Adobe Photoshop Extended has 19 million. And this is from just ONE site, and not even Adobe's own. Adobe have always tried to bury their figures for individual users but it is tens of multiples of two million ... just on ONE product. And that's not even counting the pirates.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 00:54 UTC
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backayonder: I don't have CC as I only have limited broadband bandwidth per month so will continue to use Lightroom and Cs5 as a photographer I don't need anything else ie upgrades to Photoshop.

I guess by moving to the cloud Adobe have cut down on pirated software?

No. They have boosted it. They admitted this was never the issue.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 00:34 UTC
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GaryJP: Why is it people keep talking about the "poor" dynamic range of Canon's "outdated" sensors and are unable to use their eyes enough to see the DR of the 5D Mk3, particularly in terms of the highlights, is smoking the Sony? Particularly on those big tripod like things in the distance.

Then it's not much of a comparison image is it? It happens to be the first part of the image that got magnified on my computer, I also note that other highlight areas (lighted windows) do not show "demonstrably" better DR in the highlight areas either. At least not on this sample. They are actually much of a muchness. Even the Seattle Tower light areas have a little more detail on the 5D. You guys shot the images. I didn't.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 23:56 UTC

Why is it people keep talking about the "poor" dynamic range of Canon's "outdated" sensors and are unable to use their eyes enough to see the DR of the 5D Mk3, particularly in terms of the highlights, is smoking the Sony? Particularly on those big tripod like things in the distance.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 15:02 UTC as 20th comment | 11 replies
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review (707 comments in total)
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Solar Eagle: Why not cover the new macro capability in this review? It would be nice to know what kind of magnification you get from 5cm at 24mm, since Canon isnt telling us. Even a simple mention of the MM or coverage area would have been fine.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53953449

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53958301

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 00:29 UTC
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patcam7122: My God, is DPReview so desperate for material to fill space that it searches the globe for dull, boring nonsense like this? Instead of displaying mediocrity like this why not spend more time and space on something actually useful to the majority of viewers on this site?

There are good pictures of cats or dogs. Besides, half the time that is about all the people trashing other photographers here, and brand bashing most vociferously, even take.

That, birds, and pretty flowers.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 04:02 UTC
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patcam7122: My God, is DPReview so desperate for material to fill space that it searches the globe for dull, boring nonsense like this? Instead of displaying mediocrity like this why not spend more time and space on something actually useful to the majority of viewers on this site?

I for one will happily see more such photographs and fewer brand-bashing wars here.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 02:22 UTC
On article 2014 iPhone Photography Awards winners announced (102 comments in total)

It's the eye that counts. Not the "I".

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 11:33 UTC as 40th comment
On article Nikon 1 V3: Real-world Sample Images (175 comments in total)
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Johannes Zander: I don't like this camera!

Just to talk meaningfully about it.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 06:59 UTC
On article Nikon 1 V3: Real-world Sample Images (175 comments in total)
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Johannes Zander: I don't like this camera!

Is that even a necessity on DPReview?

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 23:39 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 and E-M1 get firmware updates (53 comments in total)
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nekrosoft13: I got E-M1 and E-M10, amazing cameras!!! so much better then any Canon Crop camera (previous owner of 7D, and 70D user).

The nonsense is this constant DPReview background of boosterism for camera brands. I just get so damn tired of it. Does my OMD EM1 shoot more frames a second than my 1D Mk3? I don't think so. Is its autofocus faster? Transparently not. Does it compete with my 5D Mk3 for video? It does not even begin to. Is it as fast as many of my other cameras? As portable?As discrete in candid situations? Can I shoot the moon well with it?

All cameras are compromises. As I have said over and over. It's often sensible, pace your comment, to say: "This camera suits MY purposes better," which references those "experiences and perceptions".

But the "this camera is best", "this camera is the winner" in these forums is irritating as hell.

There is no best camera. If there were, everyone would have it and there'd be nothing else out there. And I am not knocking my EM1. It is a superb piece of kit.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 22:54 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 and E-M1 get firmware updates (53 comments in total)
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nekrosoft13: I got E-M1 and E-M10, amazing cameras!!! so much better then any Canon Crop camera (previous owner of 7D, and 70D user).

I own both the EM1 and a few Canons. I love my EM1 but from my own use I don't know why people even begin to post nonsense like this.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 22:21 UTC
On article Site Update: notifications (125 comments in total)

This seems useful in some ways, but it's guaranteed to keep the temperature boiling in certain more contentious threads from which users might have otherwise drifted away.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 22:45 UTC as 41st comment
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review (707 comments in total)
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NoraK: RX 100 IIIi is available for preorder. I am enjoying my Marktwo but would like something pocketable too. I have the RX III on my Amazon wish list.

Where do these Amazon sales rank idiots come from? Do they breed?

Link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 07:56 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review (707 comments in total)
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Jennyhappy2: "These tests (and our test scene on the coming pages) suggest that the RX100 II's sensor is so much better than the G1 X II's that it cancels-out much of the dynamic range and high ISO noise advantages that the G1 X II's larger sensor should bring.

Overall, though, the larger sensor in the Canon is much of the reason that the camera is so much less pocketable than the Sony, yet the full benefits of that additional sensor size are not realized: the Canon's image quality advantage isn't proportionate with its greater bulk."

and this is based on the RX100M2 before the RX100M3 is announced in about a week with a significantly faster lens and other improvements. Did Canon make a mistake by not giving the camera a better sensor??? http://www.dpreview.com/products/sony/compacts/sony_dscrx100m2

What part of: "the Canon's image quality advantage" is so hard for you to grasp?

Link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 03:18 UTC
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mrtaufik: People keep talking that Sony's colors is the worst, is there ANY evidence to prove it? Almost every camera made by Sony or Canon or Nikon or Olympus provide feature to set-up the colors so they will match with almost any taste of their users. Then WHY people always talking about color of one camera is better than the other?

You miss the point. I ALWAYS shoot RAW, but when you have to fix one colour at the expense of all others, you are screwed.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 04:10 UTC
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Marty4650: All these "I had no problem" folks probably don't understand... you will ONLY have a problem if it's your turn to check in with Adobe for subscription verification.

This means... one day outage means 1/30th of the subscribers are screwed. If it lasts a second day... then 1/15th are without service. If it lasts a third day then 1/10th.

So right now 29 out of 30 subscribers are baffled as to why the 1 out of 30 is complaining. They just don't understand why he can't log on.

Because they "have no problem" that means that guy must be lying.

It does not matter if it is one in a hundred, if your business is that one and you have a deadline.

You should be able to sue for this.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 01:33 UTC
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TLD: Incidentally, a buddy who is heavily involved in NZ South Island UFB, came back from a software conference in the USA saying that the future for Adobe apps will go beyond the current subscription model, and that our computers would become dumb terminals with the entire process happening on a super fast remote server. Now that _is_ scary.

Someone down the thread mentioned having just 8gb/month bandwidth. Well I have 120Gb/month, but my connection speed is so dire it might as well be 8Gb. :-(

I don't need them to work for free. I just need them to give me upgrades that make me part with my money. I have ALREADY bought their software. Creative Cloud is an admission that they can't give me my money's worth to spend voluntarily, so they have to lock me in and throw away the key.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 01:31 UTC
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Bill T.: I wonder how many of the anti-CC ranters here are merely annoyed because they can no longer pirate the software?

I've never mind paying for good value received, and as far as I'm concerned CC represents fabulous value for the money, especially for those who use multiple applications.

If Adobe went back to old scheme, I couldn't afford to pay for a lot of Adobe programs (and their updates) that I now use. Just think...that would give us a whole new thing to rant about!

Bill T, first, where I live I get a tax break on legit software. Not necessarily on hiring it.

Second, Adobe long since admitted that CC will do nothing to stop pirated versions getting out. They have driven more people to it, with even less of a conscience.

Third, over the past few days, the ones running the pirated version are actually getting the better service.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 01:28 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: "I hate it" says no one.

Take note Canon. You put out the same camera over and over again with a different name and no one can tell the difference between it and the previous model.

Sony keeps telling us that it is just an updated version of the existing model and everyone can instantly tell how much it has actually improved even though the name hasn't.

Canon and Nikon have nothing that can directly compete with this camera. And no the G1 X MII doesn't compete with it. It's lens is not fast enough. It is too big. And it sensor size really isn't that much bigger.

Most detailed reviews, including DXOmark, either include images of colour charts, or sometimes detailed graphs of colour response. I agree with those who find that Sony colours, particuilarly in skin tones are sometimes - not every time - awful. And I also agree that ARWS are about the worst RAW files on the market that I have worked with.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 00:44 UTC
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