MikeDPR

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panther fan: Focal length equivalents:
13mm
26mm
102mm

Sensor sizes:
1/2.55“
1/1.33“
1/2"

Apertures:
F2.2
F1.8
F3.5

This phone doesn’t even need computational photography (which it has plenty of) to crush compact cameras. Even the very high end 1000$ 1-inch models will struggle hard, if not to be completely dominated in some cases when this phone can flex its processing muscle.
@cameramakers Where is your response? If you want us to lug around another piece of gear it should be at least marginally worth it in terms of picture quality.

PS: The big main sensor is impressive, but the big telephoto sensor is maybe even more impressive

Thank you for posting the detailed sensor info! They are easily the most important details to readers here but the author didn't include them in the article, very weird IMO. As a Samsung fan I may be a bit biased, but I've been seeing this pattern of US tech media keep giving Samsung phones subpar coverage while doing the exact opposite for Apple.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2020 at 23:53 UTC
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MikeDPR: Ah, nothing like a fake news article with some tweets from AOC and a "woke" photographer. "Trying to erase a moment from history"? Seriously?

@Tim " There is no reason not to have a still photographer if there is video present."

It's Senate Chamber's normal policy. You can go ask them why it is that way, but it might be due to camera shutter noise (newer silent e-shutters notwithstanding). Lots of places like classical concerts have such policy.

"no reason to deny history capturing."

You might want to wait until they also ban videos before you accuse them of such thing because video captures much more than stills. :)

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2020 at 01:58 UTC
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MikeDPR: Ah, nothing like a fake news article with some tweets from AOC and a "woke" photographer. "Trying to erase a moment from history"? Seriously?

@Burgett, do as you wish. Next time, I would appreciate if you try harder to stay away from political pieces. BTW, I see someone has a habit of upvoting his own comment immediately LOL.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2020 at 01:36 UTC
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MikeDPR: Ah, nothing like a fake news article with some tweets from AOC and a "woke" photographer. "Trying to erase a moment from history"? Seriously?

@Burgett
Then you should fix/clarify your article and that comment. The fact is there was simply no big transfer show to take photograph of and the photography restriction (in the Senate Chamber) is nothing unusual, yet you (and those you quoted in the article) make it sound like they went out of their way to restrict still photography here.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2020 at 01:16 UTC
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MikeDPR: Ah, nothing like a fake news article with some tweets from AOC and a "woke" photographer. "Trying to erase a moment from history"? Seriously?

Huh? Photography is not allowed in the Senate Chamber (only video). Nothing unprecedented about that. And there were plenty of photographers for the signing and walk to the Senate? You said you saw the video, no? You keep pushing this notion of history whitewashing with this "news" and you wonder why people consider this fake news?

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2020 at 00:31 UTC
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MikeDPR: Ah, nothing like a fake news article with some tweets from AOC and a "woke" photographer. "Trying to erase a moment from history"? Seriously?

Fake news come in different forms. This one is fake news because you made a news article out of nothingburger and pushed stupid political narratives from the left on said nothingburger. i.e. This piece misleads, not inform, the readers, hence fake news.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2020 at 00:07 UTC
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MikeDPR: Ah, nothing like a fake news article with some tweets from AOC and a "woke" photographer. "Trying to erase a moment from history"? Seriously?

@Burgett
Did you watch the whole show minutes ago? Well, I did. There were dozens of photographers taking non-stop photos of Dem's signing of the impeachment. There were also a sizable group of photographers in the hallway when they walked to the Senate to deliver the paper. I couldn't tell from the video but I suppose they might have prohibited still photographs within the Senate Chamber, but it's their NORMAL policy, not an exception, that photography is NOT allowed within the Senate Chamber. Is the public deprived of the moment the Senate receiving the impeachment from the House? Hell no. Yet, AOC and this left-leaning woke person scream to get people riled up as if this is some kind of "erase the history" shenanigan by the GOP and this site bites the bait.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2020 at 23:31 UTC

Ah, nothing like a fake news article with some tweets from AOC and a "woke" photographer. "Trying to erase a moment from history"? Seriously?

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2020 at 22:49 UTC as 29th comment | 19 replies
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MikeDPR: To all Adobe competitors:
Do you find it hard to break Adobe's grip on photo editing software market? I have a suggestion. Attack LR and Photoshop's Achilles Heel: slow software. Hire a few really good software engineers who specialize in multi-core performance optimization and optimize the crap out of your software. Adobe is improving bits here and there (preview generation, export, etc.) but their progress is painfully slow. This may be your only chance here. People may not switch for minor differences in features and pricing but they WILL switch if your software is several times faster which is doable IMO. Don't have the money to hire? Pitch the story to VC, show them the market cap of ADBE.

@sh10453
Thank you for the link. But it's not that they don't have much tutorial videos. But they need "Switching from LR? Here's how" in one 10 minute video, prominently shown on the front page of the product. Sure it's good to have a library of detailed video for each task, but people don't like wasting time searching and viewing dozens of videos just to get started. It doesn't really take much marketing dollar. It just seems to me they just don't get what switchers really need.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2019 at 18:27 UTC
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MikeDPR: To all Adobe competitors:
Do you find it hard to break Adobe's grip on photo editing software market? I have a suggestion. Attack LR and Photoshop's Achilles Heel: slow software. Hire a few really good software engineers who specialize in multi-core performance optimization and optimize the crap out of your software. Adobe is improving bits here and there (preview generation, export, etc.) but their progress is painfully slow. This may be your only chance here. People may not switch for minor differences in features and pricing but they WILL switch if your software is several times faster which is doable IMO. Don't have the money to hire? Pitch the story to VC, show them the market cap of ADBE.

I'm agree to some extent but perhaps they are also not doing a good selling job. For example, where's detailed info on performance gain if any? Where are step-by-step guides/videos for potential switchers from Adobe? They should be on the front page of their product web site but I don't see them. Very few will bother scrounging for such info.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2019 at 19:47 UTC

To all Adobe competitors:
Do you find it hard to break Adobe's grip on photo editing software market? I have a suggestion. Attack LR and Photoshop's Achilles Heel: slow software. Hire a few really good software engineers who specialize in multi-core performance optimization and optimize the crap out of your software. Adobe is improving bits here and there (preview generation, export, etc.) but their progress is painfully slow. This may be your only chance here. People may not switch for minor differences in features and pricing but they WILL switch if your software is several times faster which is doable IMO. Don't have the money to hire? Pitch the story to VC, show them the market cap of ADBE.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2019 at 15:55 UTC as 13th comment | 12 replies
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MikeDPR: Threadripper will certainly be the best you can get, but you can buy "just" the new "normal" AMD CPUs like Ryzen 3700x (8 cores, $330) or 3900x (12 cores, $500) and still reap humongous gains from whatever Intel CPU you probably have now. We are talking 2x RAW develop & export speed up from 8 core top-of-the-line Intel CPU like the i9-9900K. See benchmarks comparison here. What's even more impressive is they accomplish it while consuming LESS power than the 9900K.

https://techgage.com/news/cache-rich-amds-zen-2-cpus-lead-adobe-lightroom-export-performance/

Some more links:

Another LR and Handbrake benchmarks:
https://www.pcgameshardware.de/Ryzen-9-3900X-CPU-274670/Tests/Ryzen-7-3700X-Benchmark-Review-1293361/2/#a2

Peak power consumption of recent gen AMD and Intel CPUs:
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14605/the-and-ryzen-3700x-3900x-review-raising-the-bar/19

Note: None of these cover the new Threadripper CPUs which will be out in couple weeks and are expected to blow them all out.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2019 at 06:27 UTC

Threadripper will certainly be the best you can get, but you can buy "just" the new "normal" AMD CPUs like Ryzen 3700x (8 cores, $330) or 3900x (12 cores, $500) and still reap humongous gains from whatever Intel CPU you probably have now. We are talking 2x RAW develop & export speed up from 8 core top-of-the-line Intel CPU like the i9-9900K. See benchmarks comparison here. What's even more impressive is they accomplish it while consuming LESS power than the 9900K.

https://techgage.com/news/cache-rich-amds-zen-2-cpus-lead-adobe-lightroom-export-performance/

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2019 at 22:47 UTC as 35th comment | 4 replies
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MikeDPR: There have been a number of Chinese electronics (laptops, phones, etc.) that were found to be quietly sending various private data back to their homeland. Vendors all said it was just a mistake and "fixed" them, but I don't believe them at all.

MS collects debugging and performance data openly. You can actually see what they are in the Windows 10 settings. Those Chinese gadgets were sending personal data, which they have no use for, secretly. Big difference.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2019 at 14:32 UTC

There have been a number of Chinese electronics (laptops, phones, etc.) that were found to be quietly sending various private data back to their homeland. Vendors all said it was just a mistake and "fixed" them, but I don't believe them at all.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2019 at 00:59 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies
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MikeDPR: Nice locale and many interesting shots!

But that Vecchio Bridge over river shot is not sharp at all. Usable resolution of 10M pixels at most probably. A good APS-C system can do better.

That doesn't say much since the shot was taken with a telephoto lens. There are clearly very blurry areas that could use 8x downsampling to look decently sharp. For example, look at tree leaves in foreground or plant leaves on Vecchio Bridge...hardly any details, looks like water painting. On the other hand, straight edges like on windows tend to show more details. Maybe they have an issue with green pixel sharpness?

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2019 at 21:00 UTC

Nice locale and many interesting shots!

But that Vecchio Bridge over river shot is not sharp at all. Usable resolution of 10M pixels at most probably. A good APS-C system can do better.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2019 at 19:34 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies

Go ahead with the price hike and I will really ditch LR for good. What they should offer instead is a cheaper LR-only plan (~$6/mo, no PS, no cloud) for people like me. I get that some pros want PS but not me. And I couldn't care less about Adobe provided cloud storage because I have OneDrive 1TB which is much cheaper and better.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2019 at 18:34 UTC as 318th comment | 1 reply
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MikeDPR: I had to read DEEP into the article just to find the sensor size (micro 4/3). Very weird.

People are supposed to assume it's MFT because it's a G series? Really? Sorry, I'm not that into the state of camera business.

I still contend it's bad journalism to not mention the sensor size at all, zilch, in the main article text when announcing a new camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2019 at 21:42 UTC

I had to read DEEP into the article just to find the sensor size (micro 4/3). Very weird.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2019 at 15:40 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
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