Kabe Luna

Kabe Luna

Lives in United States Seattle, WA, United States
Works as a Grapher Designer + Photographer
Joined on Sep 25, 2006

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milkod2001: I do find that $10 per month for PS and Lightroom is OK price. The issue comes if you also need Illustrator and After Effects. You have to pay either for full suite which is way too expensive or individually much more then $10 per each product which is also very expensive. Why not $10 extra for any other application? What a scumbags Adobe guys are.

My problem with the subscription isn’t the cost (even though it does end up costing mores than equivalent annual $99 upgrades of Capture One Pro), it’s that the cost is ongoing if I want to maintain access to my working files. With Capture One, I can skip one, two, three generations and as long as I don’t buy a new camera and remain happy with the feature set, I’m able to save hundreds of dollars. With Adobe, I feel the need to convert my working files to TIFF for them to be genuinely mine rather than hostages of Adobe’s subscription scheme.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2018 at 16:35 UTC
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Richard Murdey: "However, Nikon has since confirmed that the D850 and the D750 were the #1 and #2 best-selling full-frame ILCs for December 2017."

A dramatic failure of Canon to sell the 5D mk IV and 6D mk II into the Americas if true.

Numbers for Japan look more like (D850, 5D mk IV, 6Dmk2) at 1,2,3 with D750 closer to no. 25 rank in ILC unit sales (both apsc and ff). This is normal and expected given the D750's time on the market.

Why would so many people in the US buy the 3 year old D750 now? It's not even discounted to cheaper than a 1-2 years ago.

Perhaps because it’s a better value boasting higher overall image quality for stills than competitors like the Canon 6D II and either 5D III or IV.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 04:00 UTC
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photomedium: I think footage from both looks like crap, each in its own special way. The ARRI looks like ungraded log profile with green hue and the Canon looks like the usual 'little engine that couldn't', underexposed and with oversaturated colors.
Neither one makes a particularly good case.

I, too, thought the Arri erred on the cold, institutional side of neutral color balance - not appealing as shown. Impressive dynamic range, however.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 04:16 UTC

Funny how an article focused on how unimportant gear is, ultimately, lacks the confidence to support its theory with unprocessed - or even minimally-processed images. Instead, it unwittingly implies lack of quality hardware must be shorn up with post-processing away perceived shortcomings, even to the point of abstraction. Show the images SOOC!

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 22:18 UTC as 51st comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D850 Review (2095 comments in total)

Wow. Nikon really knows how to swing for the fences! I'll be adding one of these to my kit soon as is rational.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 17:32 UTC as 363rd comment
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1109 comments in total)

I could deal with every aspect of this camera's underwhelming specification–except it's pathetic dynamic range. Unbelievable.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 17:32 UTC as 207th comment | 3 replies

The portrait is quite poorly focused. All the images are fairly soft and don't respond very well to sharpening. I'm unimpressed. I'll keep my D800.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 15:39 UTC as 67th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (535 comments in total)

Armchair quarterbacks never throw a bad pass, yet manage also to never even be in the running for the championship.

Personally, I'll wait and see what Nikon have come up with before commenting, let alone criticizing.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 23:43 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies
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Kabe Luna: I can barely remember how I've set up the custom shooting banks/modes of my Nikons (primarily because I so rarely need to use them). Honestly, I'd rather have a well-sorted UI and ergonomics to begin with, making it easy to make settings and configuration changes. Poor ergonomics and fiddly handling are, along with power inefficiency, huge barriers to giving the Sony mirrorless system a spin.

dbo, I shot Canon for a decade, then Canon and Nikon concurrently for about four years and have been Nikon-only since March 2013. Along the way, I've owned and used various Mamiya, Minolta and Pentax 35mm and medium format film and digital cameras, including a brief stint with a Sony Alpha A900. So, I'm hardly inexperienced with the benefits and liabilities of other brands. Every time I'm shopping camera gear, I spend time with the latest Sony mirrorless, hoping to find UI and handling improvements. The a9 may finally get me there, but everything else falls short IN MY EXPERIENCE.

RubberDials, what works well for you may not for me and vice versa. Given the body size hasn't changed significantly, I'm doubtful ergonomics are going to be dramatically improved for me.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 19:44 UTC

I can barely remember how I've set up the custom shooting banks/modes of my Nikons (primarily because I so rarely need to use them). Honestly, I'd rather have a well-sorted UI and ergonomics to begin with, making it easy to make settings and configuration changes. Poor ergonomics and fiddly handling are, along with power inefficiency, huge barriers to giving the Sony mirrorless system a spin.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 20:42 UTC as 68th comment | 8 replies

Apple would benefit from the realization that these are creative tools not art objects. At the end of the day, these things need to be practical.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 17:17 UTC as 48th comment | 6 replies

I can't imagine how it's NOT relatively easy to fool face recognition. Certainly, it'd be easier than the fingerprint scanner. And it would require, potentially, acquiescing to your phone always watching. I'm not down with that. Hell, Siri is permanently disabled because I don't want to agree to being monitored. Hell, typing a password isn't sufficiently burdensome that I'd pay for the privilege of losing a measure of privacy.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 23:41 UTC as 65th comment | 2 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D80 (247 comments in total)
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Kabe Luna: My first "serious about photography" camera? That'd be the groundbreaking Canon EOS 10s 35mm FILM SLR. Three AF points was mind-blowing back then. As were 5 fps and spot metering, coming from a Rebel S II. Fantastic camera with which I learned oh so much and, eventually, created pictures I'm proud of to this day.

Carey, I still have and use an EOS 620 when I want to shoot on 35mm film. Beautifully made camera, so nice to handhold. And, you're right, sometimes that single central AF point is all you need!

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 20:28 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D80 (247 comments in total)

My first "serious about photography" camera? That'd be the groundbreaking Canon EOS 10s 35mm FILM SLR. Three AF points was mind-blowing back then. As were 5 fps and spot metering, coming from a Rebel S II. Fantastic camera with which I learned oh so much and, eventually, created pictures I'm proud of to this day.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 21:29 UTC as 47th comment | 5 replies

Dear consumers, please trust again.

Pretty please? We're being careful and patient this time, we promise.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 23:53 UTC as 18th comment
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Gazeomon: A card reader is a 'cumbersome slot' ??. Dangling a card reader from a port is not only cumbersome it also takes away a port and space on Your desk. What is that guy smoking? Wireless data transfer from cameras is still quite rare and sketchy and won't be common place for quite some time.

bullfinchphoto, when I'm traveling taking photos and want a lightweight, inexpensive and durable (optical media shrug off scratches more easily than do portable hard drives drops) way to backup files, CD-RW are the way to go for me (DVD would be even better, but apparently Apple's DRM agreements preclude that). When I'm back home, I transfer them to hard drives and reuse the discs.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 16:46 UTC
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Gazeomon: A card reader is a 'cumbersome slot' ??. Dangling a card reader from a port is not only cumbersome it also takes away a port and space on Your desk. What is that guy smoking? Wireless data transfer from cameras is still quite rare and sketchy and won't be common place for quite some time.

Yes, I did complain. On the road, I like being able to back up files onto CD or DVD. Plus, prefer to sound quality of my own ALACs from CD to anything I've gotten from iTunes. Just as I now rarely purchase music from Apple, I'm close to no longer purchasing hardware from Apple, either.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 21:59 UTC

I can't remember the last Apple product I WANTED to buy. I can't remember the last time I walked into an Apple store to browse (probably when I realized now that they own Beats, those are pretty much the only headphones you find in the retail stores–at least in-and-around Seattle). Stripping functionality out of your professional laptops seems wrong-headed. Good thing my mid-2010 MacBook Pro is still capable (if getting a bit slow).

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 21:50 UTC as 308th comment | 1 reply

I hope this new design is devoid of focus breathing, allowing true 200mm angle of view at moderate-to-close range.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 22:43 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
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great Javier: What can you do with MF that you can't do with FF?

Have the DOF characteristics of a 63mm f/2.8 lens with your "normal" field of view. If you've never shot larger formats, you're unlikely to appreciate this.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 20:26 UTC
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