Roman Korcek

Lives in Slovak Republic Slovak Republic
Joined on Dec 19, 2009

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On article The best Google Photo alternatives (243 comments in total)
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Rob890: Best alternative? Pay for the service and cull your photos better. Who the heck keeps RAW files to then re-edit 10 years later the same goes for JPG. Maybe this is the one thing film has over digital because now we're becoming data hoarders and save a lot of useless shots and are paying for space or setup you really don't need.

Also, people might be better at post-processing now than they were 10 years ago.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2020 at 23:16 UTC
On article The best Google Photo alternatives (243 comments in total)
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Rob890: Best alternative? Pay for the service and cull your photos better. Who the heck keeps RAW files to then re-edit 10 years later the same goes for JPG. Maybe this is the one thing film has over digital because now we're becoming data hoarders and save a lot of useless shots and are paying for space or setup you really don't need.

"Who the heck keeps RAW files to then re-edit 10 years later"

Uh... *raises hand*

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2020 at 22:38 UTC
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dharma108: If only DPReview could do critical reviews of Photo editing software rather than posting software promos. Software reviews would be of enormous value and support to photographers just as the great camera and lens reviews that DPR does do.
Criteria like, DAM, stability, speed, noise and sharpening control, features, etc, and then a rating.

@Mikho
"After all, it doesn't matter which particular camera brand a user would buy."

Of course it does. The cameras that Amazon makes the most profit on must have the highest ratings on dpreview. It all makes sense if you just don't think too much about it.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2020 at 20:37 UTC
On article Sony a7C sample gallery updated (60 comments in total)
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KKnipser: I wonder if the bokeh issues we can see in the samples are the consequence of the crippled shutter mechanism (A7c has NO pure mechanical shutter, but *only* EFCS with its severe limitations for flash photography, sunburst-stars and fast lens bokeh).

Is the issue eliminated by using the fully electronic shutter?

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2020 at 23:13 UTC
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snapa: This is all very interesting! But... what why should it matter to me, and what relevance does it have to me? In other words, how will it change my life in any way?

Bread will get cheaper.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2020 at 01:24 UTC
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lehill: I'm freaking out because magenta is not a real color.

@Don Komarechka
"colours exist only inside your own mind."

Basically, just like everything else. The brain only has electrical impulses to go on and needs to create our whole preception of reality based on these. There is a nice TED Talk about this - https://www.ted.com/talks/anil_seth_your_brain_hallucinates_your_conscious_reality

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2020 at 19:53 UTC
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No Outlet: I prefer competitions where the photo is allowed to tell its own story.
That is the way pictures and photos are usually displayed.

Can you imagine adding a document to the Mona Lisa explaining the picture? “This is Mona. She is a little happy. because here husband Francesco bought her a new dress”

I'd so much love to have a story to go along with Mona Lisa. I think the whole artistic world would.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2020 at 20:05 UTC
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Roman Korcek: While it could be very useful since macro lenses are sharper than the usual Epson scanners, it is still about 5 times more than I'd be willing to pay, so using a manual bracket it is.

@chriswy
Don't have that much. Maybe a thousand images? Should be doable.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2020 at 21:17 UTC

While it could be very useful since macro lenses are sharper than the usual Epson scanners, it is still about 5 times more than I'd be willing to pay, so using a manual bracket it is.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2020 at 20:40 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony a7C review: Compact size, big sensor image quality (2202 comments in total)
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Roman Korcek: Well, I guess I am the one person who the camera is aimed at?
- I have lots of Sony A-mount lenses
- I was looking to upgrade from an A77M2 (which to me is large and bulky) to full-frame but for me the smaller the better
- need good and reliable AF for low-light action portrait shooting (think outdoor basketball game at night)

@Dennis
Appreciated and enjoy what you have and whatever you decide for the future! :-)

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2020 at 17:45 UTC
On article Sony a7C review: Compact size, big sensor image quality (2202 comments in total)
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Roman Korcek: Well, I guess I am the one person who the camera is aimed at?
- I have lots of Sony A-mount lenses
- I was looking to upgrade from an A77M2 (which to me is large and bulky) to full-frame but for me the smaller the better
- need good and reliable AF for low-light action portrait shooting (think outdoor basketball game at night)

@Dennis
Thank you!

"I wanted a camera that could do auto ISO in M"

The A77M2 can! I had the A55 before that and that was just the perfect size for me. Unfortunately, the A5x range didn't go anywhere after that and all the following cameras lost the GPS module which I found very useful, helping to remember where I took "those awesome flower images 12 years ago" etc. :-)

How has your life with Nikon been?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2020 at 17:12 UTC
On article Sony a7C review: Compact size, big sensor image quality (2202 comments in total)
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Roman Korcek: Well, I guess I am the one person who the camera is aimed at?
- I have lots of Sony A-mount lenses
- I was looking to upgrade from an A77M2 (which to me is large and bulky) to full-frame but for me the smaller the better
- need good and reliable AF for low-light action portrait shooting (think outdoor basketball game at night)

@Dennis
The joystick - you know what I hate about the A77M2? The selected focus point is "highlighted" in a bit bolder black than the rest of the focus points. That's completely useless in my low light shooting conditions. I often need to half-press the shutter to at least see where the focus point lights up green because I have no chance of seeing the blacker black among other blacks. It's really frustrating. So I either hope this is better on the full-frame Sony's or that center focus and recompose works fine with the advanced tracking.

Simply consider me someone looking to upgrade from APS-C, not needing the bulk nor the price but really looking forward to the noise and AF performance of full-frame.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2020 at 16:41 UTC
On article Sony a7C review: Compact size, big sensor image quality (2202 comments in total)
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Roman Korcek: Well, I guess I am the one person who the camera is aimed at?
- I have lots of Sony A-mount lenses
- I was looking to upgrade from an A77M2 (which to me is large and bulky) to full-frame but for me the smaller the better
- need good and reliable AF for low-light action portrait shooting (think outdoor basketball game at night)

@Dennis
"It just struck me as odd that the A7 III has been on the market a while, and suddenly someone is interested in essentially the same camera, but with a tiny EVF, just because it's a little bit smaller."

Well, AF is the limiting factor here. I was thinking about the A9(II), but that one is too expensive. The A7III is cheap(er) but does not have the AF. The a7C has the AF, hopefully gets cheaper in a year or so, and as a bonus it's the smallest of the bunch.

I rarely use the VF for my photography due to shooting angles which make it impractical but it's nice to have one when shooting at eye level.

The dials - well, yeah, would've been nice to have, but I'll manage.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2020 at 16:41 UTC
On article Sony a7C review: Compact size, big sensor image quality (2202 comments in total)
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Roman Korcek: Well, I guess I am the one person who the camera is aimed at?
- I have lots of Sony A-mount lenses
- I was looking to upgrade from an A77M2 (which to me is large and bulky) to full-frame but for me the smaller the better
- need good and reliable AF for low-light action portrait shooting (think outdoor basketball game at night)

@Dennis
"An A7III is already considerable smaller than your A77II"

Aside from price, does the A7III offer any advantages? As I understand the AF is inferior to the a7C.

"a lot of people looking to migrate their SLR lenses to mirrorless are looking for a bigger body with a decent grip to help handle their lenses"

Yeah, not me, though.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2020 at 14:43 UTC
On article Sony a7C review: Compact size, big sensor image quality (2202 comments in total)

Well, I guess I am the one person who the camera is aimed at?
- I have lots of Sony A-mount lenses
- I was looking to upgrade from an A77M2 (which to me is large and bulky) to full-frame but for me the smaller the better
- need good and reliable AF for low-light action portrait shooting (think outdoor basketball game at night)

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2020 at 13:55 UTC as 303rd comment | 12 replies
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Breakfastographer 2: "and purchase his new 2021 calendar."

Is this a sponsored article?

Common courtesy. Well, perhaps not common anymore.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2020 at 12:09 UTC
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Jeff Greenberg: -----
in society where street sweeper
& university professor make same
salary, domestic products are
plentiful & cheap until leaders
divert too many rubles for
weapons or personal wealth...

@Mr Bolton
In Norway the oil companies are taxed at 78%. It's still the largest industry and it's still profitable.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2020 at 22:01 UTC
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Jeff Greenberg: -----
in society where street sweeper
& university professor make same
salary, domestic products are
plentiful & cheap until leaders
divert too many rubles for
weapons or personal wealth...

@davev8
Why do you think rich people give more money to society than they take away from it?
As an example, if a group of rich people who make let's say $10 billion a year and pay say $1 billion in taxes per year suddenly disappeared, why do you only see losing $1 billion in taxes but don't see that there are $9 billion left somewhere? They don't just disappear.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2020 at 21:22 UTC
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Jeff Greenberg: -----
in society where street sweeper
& university professor make same
salary, domestic products are
plentiful & cheap until leaders
divert too many rubles for
weapons or personal wealth...

@davev8
Money isn't magically created by rich people. They only redistribute more of it to themselves. I.e. the money would still be there. Just not in the hands of those people.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2020 at 23:04 UTC
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Jeff Greenberg: -----
in society where street sweeper
& university professor make same
salary, domestic products are
plentiful & cheap until leaders
divert too many rubles for
weapons or personal wealth...

@Video-vs-photo
Really? Has it already been tested somewhere? Would be definitely worth a read.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2020 at 00:17 UTC
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