heikkipekka

heikkipekka

Lives in Finland Jyväskylä, Finland
Joined on Jan 19, 2008

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heikkipekka: I don’t totally get how is this NOT a little complicated for my Lightroom Classic workflow with Nikon D750 NEF raw files.

With this app, I should process my NEF files with it, save new DNG files somewhere and import those to my Lightroom catalog.

So the result is a second raw file for every of my 150.000 photos in my Lightroom Catalog.

How is that not an issue?

@SergioThor: I don’t get that: delete the second raw file – the one with better noise reduction and lens corrections – DNG after editing? Why would I want to change to that kind of workflow?

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2021 at 04:31 UTC

I don’t totally get how is this NOT a little complicated for my Lightroom Classic workflow with Nikon D750 NEF raw files.

With this app, I should process my NEF files with it, save new DNG files somewhere and import those to my Lightroom catalog.

So the result is a second raw file for every of my 150.000 photos in my Lightroom Catalog.

How is that not an issue?

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2021 at 20:53 UTC as 77th comment | 6 replies
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Francis85: Another article on this feature... it gives the impression Adobe is loosing customers.

How long ago Pixelmator Pro had Super Resolution? Honest question, as I don’t recall DPReview making this much hype for that app for having Super Resolution, and Pixelmator Pro is a quite popular app on Mac.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2021 at 20:37 UTC
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David Cartagena: I dislike apple anyway. Give me an ordinary PC 🙂

@forest dream: I’m not familiar with any cameras that are hot to touch (I shoot stills with two Nikon D750s) but I’m sure those cameras you are referring to do not make noise when they heat up — but Intel computers do and the noise they make we all know it’s not insignificant.

For a desktop computer I do agree with you — why bother if they get hot IF they don’t compromise on performance because of the heat.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2020 at 17:26 UTC
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David Cartagena: I dislike apple anyway. Give me an ordinary PC 🙂

@DualSystemGuy: Do those comparable systems run cool and quiet, like the M1?

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2020 at 11:04 UTC
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kiri: Interesting looking device, but I don't really understand what they are going for with the design.
From what I can tell, there are 3 dials/scrollwheels, and a D-pad, and some randomly placed buttons. All with some rather odd placements.

I like how small it is, but it doesn't seem like it would offer enough functionality to really boost productivity. At least not for my workflow.

That is sometimes the case with hardware. You don’t understand it, until you use it:

- iPod
- iPhone
- baby monitor with rechargeable li-ion batteries

Link | Posted on May 21, 2020 at 16:29 UTC
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Jeff Greenberg: ~~~
Sticking with classic keyboard shortcuts...
When it comes to individually processing photos,
alternate keyboards = time-consuming distractions, IMO;
voice command processing might be quicker...

I have this, and agree with the post that the manufacturing quality is very good overal, even if some of the dials could benefit on a bit adjusting.

The firmware version 2.0 just came out and haven’t been able to use it yet, but generally my problems have been with Scandinavian keyboard and Lightroom’s lack of proper support for non-English keyboard shortcuts. I have to change my macOS language settings from Finnish to English to get Lightroom functions working (like toggling Flag on and off, you would not believe how Lightroom STILL AFTER YEARS doesn’t let keyboard shortcuts be changed like in every other Adobe app, so that the button for the keyboard shortcut simply doesn’t exist on Finnish keyboard). So this is a bit more trouble because of Adobe, not because of TourBox, but still a hassle and compromising workflow.

I’ve yet to use TourBox daily, but if Lightroom’s support for keyboard shortcuts on non-English keyboards would progress, I could be using it more.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2020 at 16:53 UTC
On article Best online printing services (140 comments in total)
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Roland_Lislevane: "Best online printing services" should read "Best online printing services in the USA".

Snapa, is DPR having a World wide audience or USA only? As Roland said, title should define this article only applies to the States.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2020 at 15:45 UTC
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Greg VdB: I know quite a few people (often women) who have stuck with their SE because of it's small size. For them, scaling up to even 4.7" will be annoying. But unfortunately there is hardly any choice (or none at all?) for people who don't want to lug the present crop of oversized devices around.

Me too, I want a small phone. I have iPad mini in my small bag, when I need to show someone my photos bigger. In my pants pocket, I want it small. New iPhone SE is too big – I won’t be upgrading to it, size is the reason I’ve skipped iPhone 7, 8 and 11 for crying out loud!

I don’t get Apple for replacing small SE with a bigger SE.

I’ve just order myself a new screen and a new battery for my old, smaller SE. Hope it gets the iOS 14 update with the A9 chip in it.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2020 at 09:16 UTC
On article Is the Nikon D780 right for you? (212 comments in total)
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Crypt Keeper: DSLRs are on their way out, so no, the D780 is definitely not for many or most of us.

>> Mariano Pacifico: "Mirrorless are [--] for those who do not have plenty of dSLR lenses."

Exactly. After the Nikon Z firmware 3.0 update and the better AF operation I would be interested to change my 2 x D750 for event photography because of silent shooting, BUT I know my lenses too well (strengths and weaknesses) to look forward in time wasted learning new camera AND new lenses.

Shooting with FTZ adapter seems not an ideal solutions, and some of my Tamron lenses are not even supported. Shame on Nikon for keeping 3rd party lens manufacturers secret for the AF system!

I shoot events with Sigma 24/1.4 Art and Tamron 35+45+85/1.8 VC primes & Tamron 17–35/2.8–4 ultra wide zoom. Changing to Z lenses would cost me quite a bit in money and learning time.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2020 at 13:16 UTC
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Windshore: Privacy concerns anyone?

Because someone saves your photos to their server and promises not to store them permanently, and if they do not do what they promise, well, that’s a risk for some and not for others.

For me that is a risk.

I won’t take that risk.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2020 at 19:00 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D780 (346 comments in total)
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heikkipekka: Too bad x-sync is the same 1/200 sec as D750. I really hoped for 1/250 at least.

Might not upgrade.

I really do make more hand shake with 1/200 sec than 1/250 sec.

As I shoot events with mostly available light and only occasionally switch to off-camera flash I like to keep my Auto-ISO shutter speed limit at the fastest x-sync speed – that is 1/200 sec on D750, and now sadly with new D780 as well – to not needing to change any shutter settings, be it available light or flash light.

With x-sync 1/250 or 1/320 my keeper rate is better with longer lenses, than with 1/200, and even with shorter lenses it does make a difference as I can work more carelessly just observing action around me and not needing to slow down to avoid camera shake.

Of course if it would be a 1/3 of a stop from 1/500 sec it would matter less, but from 1/200 even a gain of 1/3 of a stop does matter.

I think for everyone shooting live events it does make a difference in keeper rate between even 1/200 and 1/250. Don’t you think so?

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2020 at 21:57 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D780 (346 comments in total)

Too bad x-sync is the same 1/200 sec as D750. I really hoped for 1/250 at least.

Might not upgrade.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2020 at 19:36 UTC as 45th comment | 3 replies
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Kashim: I feel bad for anyone still investing in Thunderbolt tech when even Intel has more or less given up on it. Reminds me of the days when Apple and a few other companies were pushing FireWire, which died the same slow death too. USB is where the future is really.

Yap, not using FireWire devices anymore, but I think I did enjoy using FireWire devices while only other option was USB 2 or eSATA. I did use eSATA adapters those days, to get most speeds to some drives, but had a couple of Lacie FireWire external hard drive cases that I have no regrets having those at the time. USB just was so bad compared to FireWire 400 and 800 that I don't look back having a "slow death" with them, quite the opposite – it's the USB 2 users who had the feeling of suffocating, for sure.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2020 at 12:54 UTC
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noirdesir: Use on a TB1 or TB2 computer:

I know there are (male) TB3 to (female) TB2 adapters, designed primarily to attach TB2 devices to TB3 computers, though it reportedly also works the other way around with Apple's version, attaching TB3 devices to TB2 computers (by combining the adapter with a male-to-male TB2 cable). However, no power supply in either direction is offered.

In this case, with a fixed cable, those wouldn't work (one would need to put another TB3 device in the chain (that acts as a female to female TB3 connector) and if that TB3 device has its own power supply, it could also power this SSD. But that would be a whole lot of effort to connect such a small SSD. Probably not advisable for pre-2016 MacBook owners.

Good point. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2020 at 12:49 UTC
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heikkipekka: Hmmm not impressed. They don’t have any example images on their website. I guess because the light would actually look a bit harsh, like that kind of small light without a light modifier would look like, instead of a “studio light”.

I think they are setting the casual smartphone user’s expectations wrong: like you would get a soft studio like out of this when in reality you would need some big light modifier on it, to have something more comparable to proper portrait studio photos.

cdembrey, I think you missed my point. Your example of Patrick Demarchelier portrait is beautiful. I just was not talking about what kind of light is beautiful, but that Profoto promoting this device as:

“Its round shape mimicking the sun creates a soft fall-off.”

...will set the expectations wrong for the casual smartphone user, who might think more soft light than what this device is able to get.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2020 at 07:58 UTC
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TBLF: Gotta love a FW update that gives new features, not just fix bugs. Improved low light AF is icing on the cake.

The Bluetooth is now working with the Ricoh iOS app.

This had nothing to do with loud unhappy customers. Even if nobody said anything about the non-working, promoted feature, it’s still a bad practice for Ricoh fixing the issue only almost a year later after the device was sold to customers.

This particular Bluetooth issue takes away trust in Ricoh delivering what they promote, on time.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2020 at 07:39 UTC

”You get more new features, faster”, they said for their reasoning the subscription model.

What we got is MVP products. Take a look at “new” Lightroom to see how fast Photoshop for iPad is going to develop – years later the “new” Lightroom” doesn’t have the basic functions like Sort Collections by Date.

The amount of income won’t matter for Adobe, they just are slow. Now they just get our money faster. That’s all.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2019 at 18:58 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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TBLF: Gotta love a FW update that gives new features, not just fix bugs. Improved low light AF is icing on the cake.

larkhon, your still excusing our manufacturer here for still not shipping a feature half a year later. It’s not about me being unhappy or profits they make on the device. It’s about holding manufactures accountable. We’re already slipped on the side that cameras can be sold unfinished when released and fixed later with a firmware update. Lets not let them take YEARS to fix them. There’s already new models out before current ones are fixed, if going this path.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2019 at 09:25 UTC
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TBLF: Gotta love a FW update that gives new features, not just fix bugs. Improved low light AF is icing on the cake.

You're not making sense to me. When a company sells a device for 900 euros (in Finland with tax included) with function A promoted, there's no excuse NOT have it working half a year later.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2019 at 05:21 UTC
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