mgatov

Lives in United States Gresham, OR, United States
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Nov 20, 2003

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mgatov: Is PSE still only 16 bit?

kodachromeguy... you are correct. I meant 8-bit. I won't use cripple-ware. Thank you for clarifying.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2017 at 19:11 UTC

Is PSE still only 16 bit?

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 22:57 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)

Congratulations all around. What a great choice!

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 22:30 UTC as 83rd comment
On article Adobe Creative Suite 6 has been officially retired (352 comments in total)
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Cynical2017: To me the whole CC thing sucks. Before if a company put out a new version you could listen to the reviews and if anyone had any problems you didn't blunder into a mess. Now with the updates if there is a problem well guess what you're paying no matter what. If it takes them a month to fix it... you're still paying. I think the subscription model leads to mediocrity. They have you and don't really have to move very fast. My Lightroom 5.7 does everything I need it to do.

I have the stand-alone version of LR. I purchased Pixelmator for $35. I've used both for 5 years now. My total cost is about $185. That works out to $37 per year. Since I don't need any upgrades, the price keeps getting better.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 17:00 UTC
On article Adobe Creative Suite 6 has been officially retired (352 comments in total)
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Cynical2017: To me the whole CC thing sucks. Before if a company put out a new version you could listen to the reviews and if anyone had any problems you didn't blunder into a mess. Now with the updates if there is a problem well guess what you're paying no matter what. If it takes them a month to fix it... you're still paying. I think the subscription model leads to mediocrity. They have you and don't really have to move very fast. My Lightroom 5.7 does everything I need it to do.

And I use Pixelmator along with Lightroom and haven't paid a thing above the initial prices in over 3 years. The whole purpose of CC is to force people into continuing to pay for a mature product that doesn't really need any additional features.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 19:28 UTC

This is an improvement over their previous 'collector's editions.' They are more eco-friendly. Gone are the days of the Idi Amin Dada special edition with leather made from the foreskins of baby lions.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 16:21 UTC as 23rd comment

Thank you for this article. I appreciate it and find it very helpful.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 18:26 UTC as 73rd comment
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (2004 comments in total)

Thank you for releasing this review. I appreciate all of your hard work and the analytical data you have provided.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 17:36 UTC as 92nd comment | 1 reply

Hmmm... both of my Leica M6s had their rangefinders knocked out alignment so easily that I couldn't count on them. A simple fall of 6 inches onto a padded surface did them in.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 18:29 UTC as 25th comment

Thank you for posting this. It led to me purchasing the Panasonic LX100... as I was really on the fence between these two cameras.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 19:52 UTC as 91st comment | 8 replies

I do have a question.... when is your D810 review finally going to be finished?

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 00:19 UTC as 14th comment

It is the Oompa Loompa Orchestra.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2015 at 18:35 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
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InTheMist: Kind of a major screw-up, Apple!

Why are you blaming Apple? No other manufacturer (Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Fuji, Olympus, etc) seems to have this problem.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 17:23 UTC

I've really wanted to like Epson, but every printer that I've bought from them failed due to head clogs. Their remedy is to run through a cleaning cycle that decimates the costly inks. So... I'll be staying with Canon.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 19:35 UTC as 6th comment
On article Fujifilm X100T Review (697 comments in total)
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mgatov: How is this better than the older Sony RX-1?

I viewed the Fuji vs. the Sony because they are both 35mm small fixed lens cameras. The image quality of the sony blows the fuji away. The fact that the Sony is older is actually a testament to the quality of the design and not a positive for the Fuji. I don't see the JPEGs of the Fuji as being nicer. I've never run out of battery power during a day of shooting with the sony. WIFI with massive gigabytes of data is plain silly compared to just downloading off of the SD card. The add on view screen on the sony works perfectly for me. Since ultimately it is image quality that counts... I can't see where the Fuji is superior. If I need fast focusing, there are other cameras that out perform either of these by miles.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 03:50 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100T Review (697 comments in total)

How is this better than the older Sony RX-1?

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 17:53 UTC as 106th comment | 10 replies
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review (884 comments in total)
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mgatov: Maybe I'm doing something wrong... but... when I view the RAW files for High Res and D810, the D810 is clearly superior in resolution, contrast, and color.

I'm basically a simple person. I'm just going to compare the two images on the comparator without doing a bunch of manipulations and resizes. Realistically, when I go through my workflow, I take the base RAW or the JPEG and adjust the exposure, black point, sharpness, etc. For my usage, the D810 produces clearly superior files.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 17:08 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review (884 comments in total)
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mgatov: Maybe I'm doing something wrong... but... when I view the RAW files for High Res and D810, the D810 is clearly superior in resolution, contrast, and color.

I was looking at the comparator in the review.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 02:21 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review (884 comments in total)

Maybe I'm doing something wrong... but... when I view the RAW files for High Res and D810, the D810 is clearly superior in resolution, contrast, and color.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 00:25 UTC as 192nd comment | 4 replies
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mgatov: On a recent trip to Disneyland, I observed that 95% of the cameras I saw people holding were DSLRs. I think their demise is premature.

Because the vast majority of them were Nikon and Canon.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 00:01 UTC
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