babart

Lives in United States ME, United States
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If you can afford it.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 19:06 UTC as 70th comment
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TakePixWAnyDevices: Why there is no car company remake cars exactly like 1920’s and sell them at super high prices claiming keep driving simple and have everything manual? Because there are not enough stupid people willing to pay for them, unlike camera fanboys, we have plenty of them.

The camera in question is a modern camera, recently introduced. You'll be horrified to learn it even has a digital sensor ..... OMG! It is, of course, a very expensive item, but it certainly is not a vintage item.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 02:18 UTC
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TakePixWAnyDevices: Why there is no car company remake cars exactly like 1920’s and sell them at super high prices claiming keep driving simple and have everything manual? Because there are not enough stupid people willing to pay for them, unlike camera fanboys, we have plenty of them.

What Davinator meant was your post was rude, self-indulgent, and egotistical. Comparing cameras to cars really is moronic. Because you don't appreciate older equipment is no reason to viciously attack those that do.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 23:38 UTC
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babart: Would it be ever so difficult for Affinity to offer a DNG output for their raw converter?

Wonderful. So why I want DNGs is to eliminate sidecar files. And I don't wish to use two programs to get there. Thanks for the input.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 22:14 UTC
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babart: Would it be ever so difficult for Affinity to offer a DNG output for their raw converter?

The kind with the raw data and metadata under the same envelope. Adobe licenses that type output, and it's read by just about any software, including basic editing programs like Picasa.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 15:52 UTC

Would it be ever so difficult for Affinity to offer a DNG output for their raw converter?

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 17:41 UTC as 33rd comment | 4 replies
On article Sony a7R III UHD 4K sample video clips (103 comments in total)
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Irakly Shanidze: Still 8-bit, even over HDMI?

On a side note, what a nice touch was to frame a ballerina on pointe chopping the feet :)

Yes, I didn't notice any hurried flair of movement with the ballerina either. Sort of made me chuckle. How does it work filming a basketball game.....or worse, grandchildren :)

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 18:08 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1630 comments in total)
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CBlais: I could not agree more.
Just one question, though (sorry if it has
been already answered). Why convert everything
to dng?

I'm not certain what to do either. I only use LR as the "front end" for CS6. And LR6 will be around for a few years anyway. I'm looking for alternatives as well, but it would be very difficult for me to leave Photoshop, which is easier to use than LR and is a topnotch editor. Especially since I also do illustration work. Good luck.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 13:10 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1630 comments in total)

Must a photographer using Adobe's CC software store his/her photos (and processed photos) only in Adobe's cloud? Or can they be stored down here on the ground as well, or just? Pardon my ignorance, I still use CS6.....with an LR "front end", which, of course, will soon no longer be. Do I feel shot in the foot?

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 22:59 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1630 comments in total)
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DCSteve: Standing "on principle" is fine, unless the product is a useful tool. I'm using LR Classic on the subscription model, as I have a for a few years. It works great for me. I love LR mobile too. I don't mind paying $10/month to ensure that the product is regularly updated.
BTW, I switched from Aperture to LR and it was relatively painless. If I have to switch from LR to something else in the future because Adobe discontinues Classic, I'm sure it will be fine too.

@boatphotog: Pardon me if I seem self-important, but your reply to DCSteve is a pile of unnecessary and childish snot. You could have said, "Well, to each his own," and let it go at that. Trashing someone for their opinions should be reserved for Twitter responses to our current president.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 22:52 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1630 comments in total)
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CBlais: I could not agree more.
Just one question, though (sorry if it has
been already answered). Why convert everything
to dng?

Because DNG is the only format (of which I'm aware) that stashes everything inside the DNG envelope. No sidecar file is necessary, which is super convenient. It's also easy to retrieve the raw data sans adjustments

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 22:46 UTC
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KodaChrome25: Some marketeer came up with the buzzword 'deep'. Now it has been glommed onto and applied to almost everything marketing is trying to sell. And don't get me started on fake AI claims. Put on your hip boots - it's getting "deep."

You men like deep sh+t?

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 23:26 UTC

I bought LR as the "front end" for CS6, as I didn't want to buy into Adobe's subscription for Photoshop. I'm actually using LR in this manner with a new Fuji I recently bought. To get shot in the foot like this is more than mildly frustrating. As for DAM, I've never used anything other than Bridge, which has always been good enough for me. Of course, I only have about 4tb of photos, so maybe that's why I don't have any trouble using Bridge as a DAM. Careful keywording helps. I very much like PS for editing, and I prefer the UI over LR any day. Appears I might be forced into subscribing to PS CC anyway, unless I can find another "front end" with a decent raw converter. I might try Adobe's free-standing converter, since it's immediately compatible with Bridge......except I have a deep suspicion that free-standing converter is the next to succumb to Adobe's corporate plan.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 01:02 UTC as 11th comment
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Cerebral Knievel: How is bokeh relevant on a 58mm lens? Who shoots portraits with a lens of that length?

@Dave Oddie: Technically speaking, (REALLY technically speaking), the 58 mm will always show the perspective and (potential) distortions of a 58mm lens, whether the sensor crops the image or not. That said, however (and REALLY technically speaking), the cropping by the sensor requires a longer distance between camera and subject to get the same framing as an 85mm on full-frame, so any distortions introduced by the 58mm would largely be mollified. And THAT said, any lens in the 55-65mm range can give a very pleasant head and shoulders portrait, even on full-frame. Await your really technical reply :).

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 14:17 UTC
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Cerebral Knievel: How is bokeh relevant on a 58mm lens? Who shoots portraits with a lens of that length?

I do, too.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 01:45 UTC
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AlanG: That looks pretty easy. Why not just use an old lens? How about a copy of the really old design 200 inch Hale telescope at Mt. Palomar? Now that's lens.

Yeah, and only $2.5million :).

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 01:44 UTC

I applaud Clay's professionalism in his planning and his handling of equipment and setup considering the brief time available to shoot Ms. Lawrence. I see a lot of nay-sayers pontificating below, but one must admit Lawrence is not only a lovely young woman but a good actress. She deserved the award for Winter's Bone. It's gratifying to see her giving money to needy children. Nice shoot, Clay!

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 21:25 UTC as 72nd comment | 1 reply
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cosinaphile: flying standards and regulations with a world wide focus is one thing

collecting personal information for a world wide database of owners and having a pseudogovernment like the un administer it is an entirely different thing

how can anyone conflate the two ? you would almost need antithinking training
to parrot such nonsense

these are moves to slowly institute a worldwide fascist surveillance state
with its headquarters in nyc ...... put the bottle of stupid pills down and ask yourself
what world you wish to bequeath to your descendants

your children....................... your grand children.... youe courage at this moment defines the furure

or you can giggle on cue like a trained monkey and make sarcastic links to aluminium foil sites

a degree of cluelessness and self-abuse that would make the filth trump himself proud with mindless self-promotion and narcissism that would shame any decent human

I see what you mean. I'm a veteran, too, and I don't see this as a world takeover attempt. Rather, I feel it's a silly idea that will never fly.....no pun intended. Why the UN would propose something like this probably has more to do with air travel and potential terrorist activity than with putting everyone in a cage. If the latter were the reason, they wouldn't be "targeting" just the owners of drones. Cheers.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 15:24 UTC
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (417 comments in total)
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babart: All I need to know is that it costs too much.

OK, agreed. Too much for me.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 15:20 UTC
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (417 comments in total)

All I need to know is that it costs too much.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 12:32 UTC as 10th comment | 5 replies
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