doctor digi

Lives in United States CA, United States
Works as a Photographer / Club Owner
Joined on Jun 26, 2001


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" the amount of people involved in the manufacture"

Sorry for being a pedant, by I expect more from the author of such an article (interesting though the article may be). Far too many people use amount when they mean number.

It's "number of people". Would you say "amount of hours in a day"? No.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 02:56 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply

Design taken from the Apple MacBook Wheel.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 03:37 UTC as 4th comment
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(unknown member): Pointless.


It only draws lines, not points.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 04:19 UTC

Thanks for the video of it. I can see what it does; the handful of examples shows everything that can be achieved with it. I can now save time and effort by not having to download it to try it.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 04:17 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Handy tool helps you say no to work for 'exposure' (86 comments in total)

Whenever I see the term "reaching out" I think of monkeys in a tree. Nor do you end a "Dear..." letter "All the best"; it would be "Yours sincerely".

I think I'll stick to writing my own letters, thanks.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 00:54 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article DxO ONE adds Raw image workflow for iOS (16 comments in total)

For a moment there on the main page I thought the image of the DxO One was for a "Throwback Thursday".

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 09:27 UTC as 7th comment

Why don't you people simply get a drill and drill the proper holes in the case to get access to the old ports?

After all, that solution worked with the 3.5mm headphone socket on the new iPhone 7, didn't it? Youtube videos of the modification surely can't be wrong! ...

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 19:25 UTC as 120th comment | 1 reply

I don't know about this lens, but YN flashguns are excellent. I have several and use them a lot. Many Chinese rip-offs are usually very poor quality (you get what you pay for), but I can't fault the YN guns.

I have one Canon gun, but I'd never buy another. They are overpriced for what they are.

Lenses are perhaps a different matter :-) I guess we have to wait and see how this one performs in comparison to the Canon version.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 17:51 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: Game Boy Camera (70 comments in total)
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Edgar_in_Indy: Where's the sample images gallery?

Neil Young got it off the camera. Surprised you can't do it too!!! :-)

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 19:54 UTC
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Fred Mueller: With software like DXO Viewpoint 2 and now the new perspective correction tool in Adobe Camera Raw as wall as the traditional Transform functions in Photoshop, you really don't need the shift function to make verticals parallel in RE/architectural photography. Nor do you need to shoot into a space with your camera leveled (and on a tripod).

The standard reply to this claim is that software interpolation robs sharpness - is theoretically true - but practically speaking, not much of an issue at all.

Here is a Drop Box link to a recent mundane RE shoot. Most of these shots are 3-5 frame HDR brackets (Nik HDR EFX Pro) and have been geometrically manipulated by software. Tell me they are not sharp enough for intended purpose ... ? Most were shot with a Nikon 14-24 and D750.

Photographers who want to chase the RE market should buy a general purpose very wide zoom first and learn virtual correction first.

As I do 70% of my photography using the Canon 17mm and 24mm TS-E lenses, all I can say is "yes I DO need them".

One less thing for me to worry about - having to "correct" hundreds of images that can be done in-camera on site using the lens. Also, composition is far easier when you know what you are going to get by simply looking through the viewfinder. You have very poor knowledge of what you'll get by using a UWA lens and correcting (and thus cropping) the image.

PC on the computer is fine for those who only dabble with architectural photography, but anyone who is serious about it needs one of these lenses.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 22:16 UTC

No cat samples?

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 22:20 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On article Flickr Marketplace image licensing program shuttered (87 comments in total)

"Shuttered" - do you mean "closed".

No doubt you "reached out" to them to find that out.

Sheesh. So sick of this BS-Speak.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 13:36 UTC as 13th comment | 8 replies

I had the Mavica FD-71, a model or two prior to this one in your review (released June 1998 - the month I bought mine). I believe it was the first camera to use floppies for storage.

It was the only camera I ever regretted buying. Previously I had an Epson PhotoPC 550 (my first digicam). The Mavica, although the same resolution as the Epson, 640x480, didn't compress the images as much, but it had higher noise levels and the saturation was abysmal (almost black and white). Its only superior feature was being able to store on floppies. The 10x zoom would have been, but paired with such an awful CCD, it never really cut it.

My next was a Nikon 950 - that make up for the Mavika mistake!

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 12:08 UTC as 36th comment
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (454 comments in total)
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felix from the suburbs: Kind of sad to read all of those mocking comments. When I was starting out in armature photography Hasselblad was a premier brand and our "someday" camera should we ever win a lottery or inherit enough money from some unknown relative. I guess it's just another causality of the digital age. But I, for one, hope that they knock it out of the park and regain some of their lost glory - even though I likely wouldn't be able to afford it unless that unknown relative with money decides to write me into their will.

Armature photography? That must be a very niche branch of photography. Still, each to their own...

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 14:06 UTC

Good luck in London's National Gallery - perhaps one of the most badly lighted galleries in the world!

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 15:50 UTC as 2nd comment

Never mind the text. What's most telling is the etching on the left, of the people looking at the painting.

The K1 pixel-shift beats everything including the 645Z.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 11:05 UTC as 72nd comment | 3 replies
On article Erez Marom: On the importance of naming images (107 comments in total)

This article is nothing short of pretentious twaddle.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2015 at 18:21 UTC as 25th comment
On article JPEG Committee contemplates adding DRM to image format (184 comments in total)

For a format to be successful it needs to be popular and be accepted by its users.

I really don't see DRM JPEG as being accepted by the majority of users and thus it will not be popular.

Most people are happy with JPEG as it is. Including DRM will add no value and, from the point of view of the consumer, actually take away value.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2015 at 11:49 UTC as 57th comment

So many idiots on here. What's worse is that some of you call yourselves "photographers", yet you seem to have very little understanding of either photography or science judging from the ill-informed, naive, and quite frankly ludicrous comments that are posted on dpreview any time that photos from the Moon are shown.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2015 at 20:13 UTC as 57th comment

I'd ignore anything Flickr puts forth.

The day they replaced the old way of displaying the photos with that hideous "infinitely scrollable" page of images is the day I realised they don't have a clue.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2015 at 20:17 UTC as 5th comment
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