jboyer

Lives in Canada Lake Country, BC, Canada
Works as a Retired Software developer
Joined on Mar 10, 2004
About me:

6D - August 2014
G1X - Oct 2012
7D - Oct 2009
Focal Micro Adjustment System
10-22mm
50 mm 1.8 Canon
17-40 Canon F4 L
100-400 Canon F4 L
100 mm 2.8 macro Canon
24-105mm IS L USM Canon walk around lens
Kenko 1.4 X
Canon 2X
Capture One 10.0
LR 4.4
580 EXII
Hoya polarizing filters
Manfrotto 190 C tripod

Comments

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On article Leica chairman contemplates Leica smartphone (114 comments in total)
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Scottelly: It doesn't make sense to me that Leica would make a cell phone . . . at first. Did they make computers, when computer companies started to put cameras in computers? No. I think they're being silly. Make a camera that interfaces with a variety of smartphones via some sort of cradle with interchangeable docks, but don't try getting into the smartphone business. You CAN'T COMPETE against the likes of Samsung and Apple.

Then again, maybe you don't have to compete. I think that's the way Red looks at it. Leica won't have to sell millions of smartphones if they sell them for five times the price of an iPhone, I guess. Just 50,000 sales each year will make them many millions of dollars in profit each year, I guess. Presumably this is like super-cars and mega-yachts. There are some people who will buy them, almost no matter what they cost.

BTW, "Could a Leica smartphone a better alternative to . . . " should read: "Could a Leica smartphone be a better alternative to . . ."

I thought Apple was a computer company who put a camera in a computer called iPhone...
HP made cameras. And having camera companies making computers, aka cell phones, I can think of Sony.
In the technical sense a digital camera is a computer with some optics. A cell phone is a small computer with a small sensor and a small lens. The point being that I can certainly understand why Leica -- under its new RD division, would continue its amazing lens leadership.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 21:20 UTC
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Daspletosaurus: I keep waiting for the punchline. Or should somebody gently remind Canon that April Fool's was three and a half months ago?

Jokes aside, either Canon's marketing knows something I don't, or they made a monumental strategic blunder. I just can't wrap my mind around who'd buy it.

For people with an investment in Canon glass, a 5D Mark III (slightly more new, same price gently used) is a head and shoulders better photographer's camera. If video is a priority, a 80D or M5 are half the price.

And people who don't have an investment in Canon glass? They're laughing.

Speculations. I sometime ask a photographer with a 6D like mine about his/her photo equipment. No common answer. The truth, in my opinion, is that price plays a key role in selecting one's first DSLR. For may, as noted, the Rebel under various names and styles, is a winner. People may not make a difference between crop and FF sensor. Especially when the pics end up on Facebook.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 21:53 UTC
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jboyer: Just a newbie question: how are these pictures rendered? ACR, Capture One, proprietary RAW developer?

Is it possible that ACR is NOT optimized for that sensor yet? My limited experience shows that all RAW converters evolve with time and that new sensors may end up be rendered better over time. I was looking at Capture One and I believe they are not supporting the 6D2 yet. RAW development is science, art and the balancing of constraints. Making such a final judgment on a camera not released to the public yet is somewhat low on the professional totem. It fuels the preconceived ideas about Canon, missing the point that, may be, at this price point, the 6D2 has a combinations of IQ (Excellent) and features that are attractive to a number of buyers (that may not give attention to DPR...)

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 12:28 UTC
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Daspletosaurus: I keep waiting for the punchline. Or should somebody gently remind Canon that April Fool's was three and a half months ago?

Jokes aside, either Canon's marketing knows something I don't, or they made a monumental strategic blunder. I just can't wrap my mind around who'd buy it.

For people with an investment in Canon glass, a 5D Mark III (slightly more new, same price gently used) is a head and shoulders better photographer's camera. If video is a priority, a 80D or M5 are half the price.

And people who don't have an investment in Canon glass? They're laughing.

And so is Canon. I believe their market share in DSLR is quite substantial.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 04:27 UTC

Just a newbie question: how are these pictures rendered? ACR, Capture One, proprietary RAW developer?

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 04:25 UTC as 138th comment | 3 replies
On article Adobe Creative Suite 6 has been officially retired (352 comments in total)
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electrophoto: Ah, well I'm glad that I have switched to Capture One Pro a good while ago and to Affinity Photo... no more Adobe for me....
They can take their subscription and...

And I still use some CS5 side work, along with some filters when I process TIF from scans. C10 has really matured well.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2017 at 02:16 UTC
On article Canon and Microsoft sign patent agreement (73 comments in total)
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DPJoe2: Apple, are you listening? Wake up! Open your eyes. If you are as serious about media as you claim, buy Sony and Nikon. Disrupt the world!

That is why Apple ditched Aperture... it will now focus on core business.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 11:40 UTC
On article Canon and Microsoft sign patent agreement (73 comments in total)
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Michael Piziak: This should solidify Canon's slow demise.

On what basis can you say solidify slow demise?

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 11:39 UTC
On article Canon and Microsoft sign patent agreement (73 comments in total)
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Sonyshine: Two of the least innovative and most conservative companies getting together ?

They will either produce something which leaves us all gob-smacked with its genius .......or will astonish us with bland dullness.....

I look forward to it.....

Least innovative? Conservative? A lot depends on what part of their business you look at. Canon introduced the Rebel, that triggered a new line of SLR and Microsoft Surface is a real gem. The patent 'blending' may prove valuable for consumers to get better and less expensive products from both companies.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 11:35 UTC

Not sure the following question makes sense: If you made a DNG file, say in LR2, and convert it using LR4, would you get the current LR4 quality as described in this review or, would the quality remains LR2?

When I upgraded from LR2 to 3 and now 4, and from Capture One Pro 3 to 7, I can say that my older RAW images got a real boost in quality. I was wondering if the same happens with DNG files.

BTW, the negative of this situation is that I am tempted to reprocess some older images... when I have the time.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2013 at 03:44 UTC as 128th comment | 1 reply
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photo_rb: Couple things I didn't see when skiming through the article. First Capture One has the ability to output a number of different formats at the same time. Just choose them, click develop, and walk away. As far as I can see with Lightroom, you have to output each one separately which takes time.

Also the keystone correction tool in Capture One is brilliant and anyone doing architectural photography should look at it, even if they use a shift lens as you don't always get the camera level.

I saw none of these features noted. I use both C1 and LR4. But, in most cases, I do the RAW conversion in C1, using LR4 as mostly a keywording application and permanent storage catalog. I am still not comfortable with Capture One database.

A good analysis, though, and I am pleased to see that your mileage may vary. I am wondering about the selection of software. What was it based on?

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2013 at 03:31 UTC
On article The Lightroom catalog (299 comments in total)
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EssexAsh: can you put a catalog on a network drive yet so that multiple devices can connect in to it?

Well explained. I would not consider SQLite as a strong contender for multiuser applications. One can develop locking mechanisms for it, though, within the internal to the application, like Capture One is now doing with the same db, I believe.

There is a market for a well designed, multi user database system for storing and cataloguing pictures and other media. I am still looking. One of its features could be storing various metadata, depending on the application used to create it (like XMP for LT or CO for Capture One.)

Thanks for your information.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 15:28 UTC
On article Phase One releases Capture One Pro v7 (99 comments in total)
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Jefftan: Can some Capture One user explain how this is better than lightroom?
better color?
I have heard NR is not as good

Just curious on how anyone can say that LR4 is better than C1 Version 7 just announced?

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 17:03 UTC
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JackM: Seriously who buys red cameras? I have never seen one in the wild.

My wife's feelings are now deeply hurt!

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 13:23 UTC
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peevee1: EOS M with the adapter seems like a good backup camera for a professional with 7D, not taking too much space and weight (although I don't know how much the adapter weighs). But as an only system in your home, there are much, MUCH better choices from Olympus, Panasonic, Sony and Samsung.

I agree. But if your are a Canon System user, it makes a lot of sens... The G1 X was interesting, this one is worth a double, triple look. A tad steep. price wise. I like the external flash - almost a must on such a small body with these HUGE lenses (not counting any lens hood.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 13:21 UTC

I need one...

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 13:17 UTC as 251st comment
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