In the Raw

In the Raw

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Here we go, climate sceptic morons, none of whom has read a single paper on the subject.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2020 at 23:56 UTC as 33rd comment | 5 replies
On article Best cameras for landscape photography in 2021 (1105 comments in total)

I've just been going through some of my 4x5 negs and transparencies, looking for a photo I took near 50 years ago for a photojournalist assignment at uni, of a Vietnam moratorium march in Melbourne, featuring a quick grab of the late Jim Cairns (Aussie politician - found it...and yes, I nailed focus).
On the way there were some landscapes I had forgotten about. Speed Graphic and Linhof Technika shots. That then made me sad, as I remembered my old acquaintance, legendary landscape photographer Peter Dombrovskis, who's 4x5 photo of the Gordon River saved a wilderness area in Tasmania.

What was this utterly stupid article about again?

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2019 at 10:14 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On article Best cameras for landscape photography in 2021 (1105 comments in total)
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Veselin Gramatikov: Various sensor formats but no medium format. Strange to me.

"...high end MF gear, like Fuji..."

That would include the GFX50S.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2019 at 00:35 UTC
On article Best cameras for landscape photography in 2021 (1105 comments in total)
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Veselin Gramatikov: Various sensor formats but no medium format. Strange to me.

I'd say this article was stitched together in about fifteen minutes and as you say, no mention of high end MF gear, like Fuji, Hasselblad, Phase One, or even Alpa or Sinar with 100MP backs. A very shoddy article.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2019 at 22:58 UTC
On article Best cameras for landscape photography in 2021 (1105 comments in total)

Rubbishy copypaste clickbait, which reeks of bias. Very poor show...

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2019 at 21:38 UTC as 111th comment
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Jay Williams: How does that viewfinder work? Shouldn't there just be ground glass on the back of the camera?

It's an SLR, sorta like a very big Hasselblad. The mirror is manually raised before the shot.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2019 at 23:44 UTC
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MinAZ: How does RawTherapee compare to DarkTable?

Yep, I use RT now with Affinity Photo and the combo is near perfect for my needs. For freeware RawTherapee is extremely powerful and enjoyable to use, in a geeky way.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2019 at 05:12 UTC
On article Nikon developing D6 professional DSLR (1010 comments in total)
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In the Raw: Makes sense for Nikon to stay with the DSLR format for this cycle of their top-end sports body. Their mirrorless line hasn't matured enough, either with auto focus, banding or native lenses, to switch just yet. While their sports bodies are as good as it can get for ruggedness.

One would hope that the D6 has a decent upgrade in resolution, without a drop in high ISO performance; a more advanced LCD overlay on the focus screen would be nice too. Faster processing of course, deeper buffer maybe....and, oh please, oh please, an actual wireless interface that works as well as my cheap Chinese phone.

As regards the build quality, ergonomics, dropabillity - well, Nikon's way ahead there, plus you get a free workout using it.
I hope it sells well and does the job for those whose livelihood depends on it. Expect to see some great shots from this camera, and that's all that counts, not amateur gearheads talking out of their asses.

Many good points. But consider someone like wildlife photographer Steve Perry. He uses a D5 quite a lot, despite owning a D850, a D500 and probably by now a Z7. Would he or would he not, knock back a reasonable increase in resolution on a newer sensor, if it still offered him the same low light performance? I think not. D-pro series bodies are not just used for sports photography in crowded stadiums with crowded G4/5 bandwidth.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2019 at 09:28 UTC
On article Nikon developing D6 professional DSLR (1010 comments in total)
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Zograf: Calm down everybody - Nikon just confirmed it is still committed to the F-mount, at least one more model iteration and to the professional user base.. I’d guess this is very important message to the professional photographers, and it is what matters most. Specs for this type of message are irrelevant.

Well said. Some people get what it means to be a working Joe, or a business who employs same, some don't.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2019 at 07:04 UTC
On article Nikon developing D6 professional DSLR (1010 comments in total)
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(unknown member): hehe. end of 2019 and Nikon still not able to launch a fully competitive hi-end mirrorfree "Z9".

D6 end of the road. final mirrorslapper, just like F6 back then.

Do grow up.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2019 at 07:01 UTC
On article Nikon developing D6 professional DSLR (1010 comments in total)
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In the Raw: Makes sense for Nikon to stay with the DSLR format for this cycle of their top-end sports body. Their mirrorless line hasn't matured enough, either with auto focus, banding or native lenses, to switch just yet. While their sports bodies are as good as it can get for ruggedness.

One would hope that the D6 has a decent upgrade in resolution, without a drop in high ISO performance; a more advanced LCD overlay on the focus screen would be nice too. Faster processing of course, deeper buffer maybe....and, oh please, oh please, an actual wireless interface that works as well as my cheap Chinese phone.

As regards the build quality, ergonomics, dropabillity - well, Nikon's way ahead there, plus you get a free workout using it.
I hope it sells well and does the job for those whose livelihood depends on it. Expect to see some great shots from this camera, and that's all that counts, not amateur gearheads talking out of their asses.

Fair enough, but sometimes an ability to crop just a bit more can make your payday...? Or a case for the prosecution . ;-)

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2019 at 06:56 UTC
On article Nikon developing D6 professional DSLR (1010 comments in total)

Makes sense for Nikon to stay with the DSLR format for this cycle of their top-end sports body. Their mirrorless line hasn't matured enough, either with auto focus, banding or native lenses, to switch just yet. While their sports bodies are as good as it can get for ruggedness.

One would hope that the D6 has a decent upgrade in resolution, without a drop in high ISO performance; a more advanced LCD overlay on the focus screen would be nice too. Faster processing of course, deeper buffer maybe....and, oh please, oh please, an actual wireless interface that works as well as my cheap Chinese phone.

As regards the build quality, ergonomics, dropabillity - well, Nikon's way ahead there, plus you get a free workout using it.
I hope it sells well and does the job for those whose livelihood depends on it. Expect to see some great shots from this camera, and that's all that counts, not amateur gearheads talking out of their asses.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2019 at 05:15 UTC as 183rd comment | 12 replies

No boots to go with it? For a company that hasn't had an original idea since Oskar Barnack died, this is the pits. And even he messed up by not asking for kine film stock without the sprockets, so we ended up with "full frame" negs - and now sensors- only 24mm high. Sigh.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2019 at 00:51 UTC as 140th comment

Creepy, but I can see the likes of Ken Burns using this tech to animate old photos and paintings, even statues, to make historical documentaries.

Imagine this photo of The Duke of Wellington being animated and reminiscing about Waterloo.

http://emperornapoleon.com/photos/duke-of-wellington.html

Link | Posted on May 23, 2019 at 22:48 UTC as 42nd comment
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm GFX 100 (580 comments in total)
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In the Raw: Comparing this to what I had to pay for medium format gear in 1970, it represents incredible bang for buck. Cameras have come a very long way since those days.

My only initial negatives would be that the EVF, although removable, does not swivel upwards and that the rear LCD seems way too small, given the available real estate.

Still, a fantastic effort by Fuji; I only wish I were 18 again and using this system at photography school.

@ Panther fan. I was wondering if they made one. Good to hear.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2019 at 22:34 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm GFX 100 (580 comments in total)

Comparing this to what I had to pay for medium format gear in 1970, it represents incredible bang for buck. Cameras have come a very long way since those days.

My only initial negatives would be that the EVF, although removable, does not swivel upwards and that the rear LCD seems way too small, given the available real estate.

Still, a fantastic effort by Fuji; I only wish I were 18 again and using this system at photography school.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2019 at 09:58 UTC as 118th comment | 2 replies
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Sactojim: Rather see them work on a EVF for a smartphone as they are all but impossible to use in sun.

All you need is a fold out sunscreen with a magnifying glass, similar to what we used on Hasselblads, Mamiyas and Rolleiflex cameras (the bottom could be open or have have a foam slit, so you can still use the touchscreen). A photographer friendly case for the phone with such a hood should be on the market now; no idea why nobody makes one.

I made up one for both my iPad mini and phone, for flying drones in bright sunlight. Works a treat and is just like using a huge EVF.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2019 at 22:06 UTC

"Which is probably why I was pretty disappointed to hear Ricoh's representatives appearing to suggest that DSLRs might make a comeback, once the novelty of mirrorless has worn off. Because, while I don't think the DSLR is dead just yet, I wouldn't bank on it ending up with much more than niche status in the long run."

Ricoh's entire camera line is niche already, as are Canikon et al, compared to phones. Just because you don't like DSLRS, Barney, doesn't mean working photographers and enthusiasts don't. Lots of folks shell out a lot of hard earned cash for the D850 say, when a perfectly good Sony MILC was already available in FF. Same for the likes of the D500 compared to the excellent Fuji line. Get over it.
DSLRs may decline a lot in years to come, or maybe the visceral experience of using a high end OVF will see the introduction of a hybrid system, something that Nikon shied away from as being too hard, but may come about as technology improves.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2019 at 06:22 UTC as 36th comment
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quiquae: Well, I’ll be darned. The first time I used 1TB for work, the hard disk array occupied most of a server rack.
But I’m still young, and you kids get off my lawn!

My first HD was going to be 5 megabytes, but there was a special on a 10 meg drive and I got that instead. Wasn't cheap. I couldn't fit one compressed raw file on 10 MB from a modern FF camera, I'd need four or five drives.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2019 at 06:00 UTC
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caplanner: I pay a subscription or fee for my newspaper, health insurance, car insurance, home insurance, cable tv, mobile phone service, internet service, gym membership, apple cloud storage, smugmug website, among others. $120 per year for LR cc, LR classic, and PS - compared to the others, I hardly notice the cost for such powerful tools.

And almost all - if not all - of them go up in price annually.

Great for all the people in first world countries that can afford all those subscriptions, but most people in the world can't. So here's a big shoutout to all those dedicated enthusiasts who work so hard on open source free software, that is a viable alternative...sometimes even better. I use things like Open Office, and now RawTherapee, not because I'm poor, but because they are actually better for my needs.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2019 at 11:29 UTC
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