Robert Schambach

Lives in Brazil Sao Paulo, Brazil
Works as a Database Professional
Has a website at www.dbconstructor.com
Joined on Mar 18, 2010

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Oh man, and I just bought a new lens, if only I had known.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 00:20 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
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camera4me: Although it is nice to get free but this Nik software has not been updated approximately since 2013!

It's a mature product with very useful functionality, I am getting great results with some of the NIK plugins. I haven't run into any bugs or unexpected results, so what updates are you expecting?

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 17:03 UTC
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davev8: what do these plugins do that can't be done with LR?

@JBTravel I use and really like NIK software but the best sharpening software is Photokit Sharpener. In my opinion it's a much more complete and better designed sharpening solution.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 05:55 UTC
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Robert Schambach: Now maybe Topaz will feel the pressure and drop their prices. Really $500 is way too expensive for their software suite. I'm willing to bet that they would be selling a lot more of their software at around the $150 price level.

@Neodb Hey, spam is dead by popular demand. So give us a break and leave.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 05:46 UTC

Now maybe Topaz will feel the pressure and drop their prices. Really $500 is way too expensive for their software suite. I'm willing to bet that they would be selling a lot more of their software at around the $150 price level.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 23:14 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply
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LightCatcherLT: It's strange feeling when you purchased something and then 4 months later they give that completely free... Feeling of betrayal. Can't get it why give away for free if lot's of people paid for it?

Don't fret, you got a really good software package for a decent price. What if the price had gone up, would you still be complaining? Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, that's life.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 23:07 UTC
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Glen Barrington: I downloaded the NIK tools last night. I hadn't used them before and was surprised at how unmoved by them, I was. I was expecting to be blown away, I guess I'm a victim of the hype. The NIK tools have taken on this cult like status ever since Google bought them, but I'm not sure they are any better than similar Topaz or OnOne toolsets.

And frankly, many of the native tools found in the ACDSee toolset make more sense and offer a much better editing/development experience than the NIK tools. For instance, I would hate to give up Pixel targeting and Light EQ in favor of Viveza. I also found them slow compared to Topaz plugins (which aren't exactly speed demons themselves)

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad they're free, and I won't uninstall them, its better to have tools you don't need than to need tools you don't have. On the whole, It was a nice gesture on Google's part. Clearly they don't see much of a future for NIK. but I think compared to other toolsets, NIK is showing its age a bit.

@Glen Barrington You should give it more time, have a look at my gallery only plugin I use is the NIK Color Efex Pro - Pro Contrast, if you can honestly say that It's not great software then you are right.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 16:38 UTC
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Glen Barrington: I downloaded the NIK tools last night. I hadn't used them before and was surprised at how unmoved by them, I was. I was expecting to be blown away, I guess I'm a victim of the hype. The NIK tools have taken on this cult like status ever since Google bought them, but I'm not sure they are any better than similar Topaz or OnOne toolsets.

And frankly, many of the native tools found in the ACDSee toolset make more sense and offer a much better editing/development experience than the NIK tools. For instance, I would hate to give up Pixel targeting and Light EQ in favor of Viveza. I also found them slow compared to Topaz plugins (which aren't exactly speed demons themselves)

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad they're free, and I won't uninstall them, its better to have tools you don't need than to need tools you don't have. On the whole, It was a nice gesture on Google's part. Clearly they don't see much of a future for NIK. but I think compared to other toolsets, NIK is showing its age a bit.

After downloading and trying for one day you are already an expert and can write a critical review, all I can say is that I'm impressed.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 15:48 UTC

I purchased the NIK Collection after Google purchased it, $150 was a real bargain for a really powerful set of plugins. Actually $150 versus the old price of $500 really makes sense all plugin developers would probably be making much more money if they lowered their prices to something that would inspire photographers to purchase their software(hint hint, Topaz). What was a bargain is now a total bargain for a topnotch software product.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 15:35 UTC as 89th comment
On article Nikon D7200 Review (644 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Nice review but DLSR is a dying breed. Mirrorless is the way to go nowadays. Just look at the DP homepage, mirrorless sales are way up while DSLR sales are down!

I used the D7100 for about a year and was always very pleased with the results, I now use a D810. I could't get used to a LCD screen especially in strong sunlight and found electronic viewfinders not at all pleasing. I will carry the weight and look through a real viewfinder any day. I doubt that DSLRs will die any time soon

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 05:07 UTC
On article Nikon D7200 Review (644 comments in total)
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Zdman: No electronic first curtain. When you want to do some detail macro (an possibly telephoto work) this becomes a issue. It would be a software fix as the sensor is fully capable. Should be listed as a con as most of its competitors have it.

I guess the answer to the above is it depends on the type of photography, in Greg's case the Canon D70 is probably the better choice but for the most case scenario I would chose the Nikon D7200. After having used the Nikon D7100 for over a year I can confirm that the image quality is tops.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 18:53 UTC
On article Nikon D7200 Review (644 comments in total)
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Zdman: No electronic first curtain. When you want to do some detail macro (an possibly telephoto work) this becomes a issue. It would be a software fix as the sensor is fully capable. Should be listed as a con as most of its competitors have it.

Which would you rather have for $1000 "first curtain" or a much better camera http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Canon-EOS-70D-versus-Nikon-D7100-versus-Nikon-D7200___895_865_1020

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 18:44 UTC
On article Nikon D7200 Review (644 comments in total)
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Zdman: No electronic first curtain. When you want to do some detail macro (an possibly telephoto work) this becomes a issue. It would be a software fix as the sensor is fully capable. Should be listed as a con as most of its competitors have it.

Hey Achi you know where you can go, don't see one photo that you have taken or are you only here for the trolling?

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 17:18 UTC
On article Nikon D7200 Review (644 comments in total)
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Zdman: No electronic first curtain. When you want to do some detail macro (an possibly telephoto work) this becomes a issue. It would be a software fix as the sensor is fully capable. Should be listed as a con as most of its competitors have it.

Then spend $2000 more and purchase a Nikon D810, give me a break what do you want for a $1000 camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 09:37 UTC

If you are out to make a fashion statement then these bags are fine, one of the things that I think people are overlooking is weight. Cameras and accessories already weigh way too much so carrying them in a heavy leather bag doesn't make much sense. Another issue I have is the belt buckle releases, they probably impair fast camera access.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 08:46 UTC as 29th comment
On challenge Film, Color. (3 comments in total)

Upload photo does not work on any of the three internet explorers that I have IE10 and Chrome why is that? The upload button is non functional.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 12:38 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1984 comments in total)

How come no review?

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 00:58 UTC as 142nd comment
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1607 comments in total)

I upgraded from a Nikon D7100 to a D810 and I'm very happy with the D810 but was very happy with the D7100 a great little camera and would recommend it to anyone looking for an inexpensive DX camera. Looking to purchase the Panasonic Lumix LX100 as a daily carry camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 14:04 UTC as 94th comment | 1 reply
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ravduc: Jealous bunch! Can't afford the camera, so they need to slam it.

WTF?

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 15:30 UTC
On article Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df (386 comments in total)

This is god's way of saying you have to much money

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2014 at 22:14 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
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