piratejabez

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Did they learn nothing from the D500? Why does Nikon cancel their most highly anticipated products?

My hope is they will pick this up later, with even more modern/competitive specs. The DL concept, IMO, is really fantastic.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 19:40 UTC as 19th comment
On article Applying color theory to landscape photography (87 comments in total)
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D200_4me: That first image/painting. Is that the valley the goobers in San Fran dammed up to create a reservoir? (Hetch Hetchy). If so, that's a shame. It's beautiful and would have been nice to see just like Yosemite valley.

No, but there are similarities. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Hetch_Hetchy_Valley,_California,_by_Albert_Bierstadt,_undated_-_Museum_of_Fine_Arts,_Springfield,_MA_-_DSC03988.JPG and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hetch_Hetchy_Valley_From_Road,_Albert_Bierstadt.jpg . And while I benefit from the pristine drinking water, yes, it's a shame, indeed :(

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 23:22 UTC

Thanks, Dan! Always good to have something light-hearted on a Friday—especially this Friday. Weird response this seems to be getting, though, with people treating it as a serious letter to Nikon rather than a clever form of public praise (of course should Nikon be awesome and extend the load, good for them; if not, who cares; I don't think that's the main issue here)... But seriously, let's lighten up, people!

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 17:31 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies

I can't really imagine this saving me time...

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 01:06 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply
On article Google Pixel XL camera review (185 comments in total)
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Poweruser: Who would give away ALL their mobile acvtivity to a company like Google??? People wake up!

Indeed, it is a bit of a Hobson's choice.

FWIW—and this is just hearsay—my friends in the tech industry (who have worked for these companies) tend to trust Google more than Apple with their data.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 16:53 UTC

Me: "Kitty!"

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2016 at 23:29 UTC as 19th comment
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Gesture: Epson had a similar backlight illuminator (Hybrid Collector Backlight) on the PC850Z-a pretty good camera.

I do still wish camera makers would allow for larger and more powerful batteries, but it's nice to not have to build in a flippin' skylight to help out :)

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 17:08 UTC
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Gesture: Epson had a similar backlight illuminator (Hybrid Collector Backlight) on the PC850Z-a pretty good camera.

As did many a Sony Mavica.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 16:50 UTC
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SaltLakeGuy: I'll assume this program is NOT a RAW processor such as being able to say open up a RAF file from the new Fuji X-T2 camera which uses the XTrans sensor (not Bayer)? If it did that would be amazing. I'm guessing it's strictly for processing Jpegs however. If I'm wrong please let me know, I'd get it in a heartbeat.

I believe the Mac version relies on the Apple RAW engine. Now sure about Windows.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 22:38 UTC
On article Venus Laowa 12mm F2.8 Zero-D sample gallery (124 comments in total)
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piratejabez: Interesting gallery. Where were these shot?

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 22:50 UTC
On article Venus Laowa 12mm F2.8 Zero-D sample gallery (124 comments in total)

Interesting gallery. Where were these shot?

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 17:11 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (396 comments in total)
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Jennyhappy2: 1" compact pocket camera F1.4 for $699.

End of story.

Looking at the studio scene comparison tool, the LX100 appears to have about a 1-stop noise advantage at high ISOs (with much better color and slightly less vignetting), even when viewed at comparable sizes.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 18:48 UTC
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piratejabez: How does the D500 not qualify for this category? (My best guess is, because it was included in another roundup.) But it seems I'm not the first person to take issue with the fairly arbitrary "semi-pro" category...

@HowaboutRAW, I think that's because they go off original MSRP... that it squeaked in to this category of course gave it the bargain status it needed to cement the top recommendation :) I'd have a hard time choosing between the two (D750 and D500).

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 17:06 UTC
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Delos: I've been trying this out on some really old photos that are, more or less, permanently stuck inside a photo album from the early 1970's. I'm having a problem with 1) glare, if the image is on glossy paper, 2) stippling, if the photo is one of those that has had its surface roughened mechanically (as was the custom in the 70's. The image was printed on glossy paper and then ran through a pressure process that produced tiny indentations in the surface, 3) combo of glare and stippling on some images. These problems may be due to my technique, so I'm going to try a few different things to correct the problems. Not sure if anything will work, though, since the app takes over operation of the camera after that initial shot is taken. Color correction of these old, faded, magenta tinted photos is another matter entirely. (BTW: the photos I'm working with cannot be easily removed from the photo album due to adhesive holding them in place. These were the days before "Post-It Note" glue.)

Have you considered investing in an old flatbed scanner?

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 23:31 UTC
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piratejabez: How does the D500 not qualify for this category? (My best guess is, because it was included in another roundup.) But it seems I'm not the first person to take issue with the fairly arbitrary "semi-pro" category...

OK, so I'm an idiot... now I see that the category is $2000 and above :) Wish there was a way to delete my original comment...

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 21:29 UTC

How does the D500 not qualify for this category? (My best guess is, because it was included in another roundup.) But it seems I'm not the first person to take issue with the fairly arbitrary "semi-pro" category...

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 17:43 UTC as 80th comment | 3 replies
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Carlitos Breton: Apart from this being an obvious great lens, what a great gallery! beautifully done, bravo!

I'll always defend sample shooters for their right/duty to showcase a breadth of technical and contextual examples (above commenters' expectations or demands for beautiful ones), but I agree—these are lovely!

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 19:45 UTC
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maljo@inreach.com: Pretty impressive what a water jet can do. Cut through glass?
What's our shower pressure? Like 30,000 PSI maybe?

I think you want https://www.dpreview.com/news/3477882246/slice-and-dice-watch-as-a-60-000-psi-water-jet-slices-a-slr-in-half

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2016 at 00:20 UTC
On article Tiny marvel: Panasonic LX10 sample photos (77 comments in total)
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J A C S: Why would this horrible dog photo be on the front page of this article???

I don't imagine this camera is very ISO-invariant. (Good technique for a camera with a larger and more capable sensor, however)

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 19:51 UTC
On article Canon is selling a gray version of the Rebel T6 (146 comments in total)
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piratejabez: My goodness... it looks so much like the original 300D, from back in 2003! ...Time for a design update?

captura, absolutely. I used one and pretty much hated it (just.so.slow.), but I'm still looking forward to the 300D tbt :)

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 16:51 UTC
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