jon404

Lives in United States Tombstone, AZ, United States
Joined on May 11, 2010

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  • Yes -- used .PNG for many years before I retired. Lossless compression is magical! These days though, sending out photos of my Tombstone, AZ, I use JPGs. The media editors and tourist offices I ...
  • Thanks guys -- it is starting to make sense... what these .heic image files are... they are not RAW at all, not raw data, but they are a new way to make a much smaller final image, sort of a super ...
  • At the risk of cluttering up DpReview's server with another possibly meaningless thread, I'm curious whether anyone knows how Apple's new image format compares with RAW, particularly for ...
  • Yes, that's also what I'm getting from local newspapers and magazines. They don't want to have to edit RAW images. JPGs are simple, just crop and publish, if the image is reasonably exposed properly.
  • I have a Ricoh GR II. It is excellent. Easy fit in my shirt pocket, always there. APS-C sensor, gets a lot of detail in the shadows in low-light images. VERY sharp 28mm-equiv lens, f/2.8. Large 16 ...
  • The horse might be an alien, as it peed all over when confronted by the smartphone, and aliens are known to do that. Can't take credit for 'good' photos. The iPhone just does it. Has this ...
  • That is quite a quote! Will have to think about it. And also wonder if it applies to other objects, like cars or computers...
  • Iliah -- that's a good example of how you'll get a better image editing RAW... but I'll bet you could send the JPG to a food magazine editor and they'd be quite happy... because it is a good ...
  • Now that's interesting -- the JPGs you end up with after you edit the RAW images have better skin texture than the RAW > JPGs that the camera itself produces. I don't know anywhere near enough ...
  • Created discussion thread Can Apple 8+ detect aliens?
    Maybe not. Because the phone's Photo app Portrait > Stage Light mode seems to be optimized for humans. Seems like it's looking for two eyes, a nose, and a mouth. Which leads to problems, like ...
  • Yes, I think this is what I was trying to say... that computing power allied with brute-force AI and cheap storage allows now and future cameras to render very, very good images. I personally like ...
  • Yes... and no? If you are sending the photos to an editor who really doesn't care about perfecting an image... who just needs something, anything, before a deadline... Am also surprised that it is ...
  • Created discussion thread RAW vs JPG, continued
    It's actually more interesting than it seems at first glance. I like RAW and Lightroom, but since the camera does a good job itself converting the RAW data to JPG, do I really need to shoot RAW? ...
  • I sold several cameras via KEH a year ago, in San Diego. Their buyer came to a local camera store. The KEH offers for my gear were extremely fair. Their buyer knew a great deal about cameras and ...
  • Technically, thanks to massive computing power combined with dirt-cheap mass storage, it is possible right now to apply 'brute force' AI to photography. Where the computer instantly searches a ...
  • Interesting! I guess everything is blurred by time. I had a 24mm Nikon prime on an old film Nikkormat, and I loved that lens. Suppose that today any wide-angle zoom is sharper, on an APS-C sensor ...
  • Let's see. If you buy a medium-format Pentax, plus some lights etc, and this Apple plus software, you'll be out what, $25,000, $30,000? Which isn't a lot of money for business equipment. But as a...

  • While saving up for a TSE, will simulate the lens effect with three shots of Old Overholt rye whiskey in the Crystal Palace Saloon here in Tombstone. Since Old Overholt is exactly the same as when ...
  • Assault and battery. Musicians are above the law?

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