redisred

Lives in United States Temecula, CA, United States
Works as a Product Manager
Has a website at https://vsco.co/zach
Joined on May 27, 2008
About me:

Music producer turned photographer turned Product at VSCO.

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On article Fujifilm XF23mm F2 R WR lens review (165 comments in total)

I'm scratching my head a little here, this seems like a republished article from a few years ago. BUT, I'm delighted to see a lens review here (especially this one since I'm a fuji shooter), and I hope this is the beginning of more!

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2024 at 19:28 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies
On article Fujifilm XF23mm F2 R WR lens review (165 comments in total)
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Gwynedd: A lens in need of a mark II to be sure. Make it slightly smaller like the 35 Fujicron, and fix the close focus image quality.

Agreed! I loved the X100V and tried to get along with the XF 23 f/2, but just didn't love it. Really mediocre performance, at least with the copy I had. Switched to the 1.4 version and loving it, but if there was an f/2 that was better than this lens, I'd totally jump on it.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2024 at 19:25 UTC

Woo hoo! So happy to hear this, what a great ending to this wild and weird story. A place like this deserves to live on, so I'm stoked to see this.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2023 at 16:52 UTC as 459th comment
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btnapa: Impressive. I would be curious to see a comparison to Adobe's newly released denoise option.

I’ve been doing this quite a lot this week and the results are mixed. I’d say overall, Adobe often comes quite close, sometimes a little better, sometimes a little worse, but usually taking a more conservative approach than Prime XD. At high iso, like 10,000 or 12,800 on Fuji, Adobe is more noisy (especially I notice white dot in deep shadows), but potentially more natural, with less hallucinations (not none though.) Prime XD will bring out more detail, but some of it is unnatural. I also notice tiling noise way more on XD. (Small squares in the noise ) I find that turning the luminance all the way down to like 10% still produces a very clean image with fairly natural looking noise and less noticeable strangeness. So, for especially problematic images I’ll do that. Otherwise, the Adobe way is plenty good for me 90% of the time.

I’ll mention too, if you have lens sharpness enabled in Dxo, boosting the texture and sharpness in LR will equalize most of that difference at lower ISO.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2023 at 16:09 UTC
On article DPReview.com to close (5186 comments in total)

This is quite a shock, I've learned so much from this site for 20 years! There's lots to say, but the most important thing is thank you. I'm so grateful for the real benefit all of you have brought to my life and photography. I've spent WAY too many hours on this site and enjoyed every one. I hope you all can find similar work at a similar place and I wish you the best of luck in the difficult middle period of anxiety, disappointment, and job searches. You deserve so much more than this.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2023 at 17:12 UTC as 3563rd comment

Just wanna say thanks to DPreview for doing this. This kind of dedication to details and obnoxiously picky, unpleasable readers is what has kept me here for so many years. It's really fun to see tests like this, I appreciate you all!

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2023 at 20:10 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
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redisred: As someone who just bought PL5 29 days ago, I'm stoked here but also frustrated. They will only give me a voucher to get a discount on the update, no grace period. They're great at their technology, but customer service does not seem to be something they think much about.

Yeah they do offer a discount, but it's SUPER frustrating to me to have to pay them again when the last payment for v5 hasn't even gone through yet. I get that they need to make money, but it feels like I'm being punished for not waiting a few weeks to buy v6 instead. Like, I've literally used the software once and now they're asking for more money for new updates. That really sucks.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2022 at 23:37 UTC
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redisred: As someone who just bought PL5 29 days ago, I'm stoked here but also frustrated. They will only give me a voucher to get a discount on the update, no grace period. They're great at their technology, but customer service does not seem to be something they think much about.

Their return period is 14 days, so I'm just outside it. In my experience, working in software, there's a fairly standard grace period for people that just bought your software. It's a good gesture that engenders loyalty. DXO has no such practice and claims that it's their marketing team's call on how this is handled, which is doubly weird to me. Sure, I got what I paid for, but now I'm stuck with an old version not even a month into my purchase and they're only willing to give me a discount on an upgrade. Essentially they want more money after I just gave them full price weeks ago. It's a helpful gesture, but hollow for me. Perhaps there's some cultural breakdown between France and America or something, but it's quite frustrating. I feel a bit taken advantage of.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2022 at 19:26 UTC
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panther fan: No full support for all DNG 1.6 features

No channel mixer (Lightroom people know it as camera calibration)

No LUTs (Not even as a final LUT, let alone in the early stages of the pipeline)

So DXO will once again only end up as a RAW to DNG converter with Deep Prime and then all the editing happening in other apps. Can some RAW developers maybe just buy out 3DLC and add their features into their apps? How can it be that none of the big RAW developers even have the basic features of a software written by one russian?

Personally, I just accept them for what they are: an incredible raw converter and noise reducer. I use it as a kind of front end for LR, where I do all my librarian and editing work there, but run the raw files I edit through DXO PL in the process. Since it will spit out processed DNG's, you can kind of have the best of both worlds. I like PL or pure raw so that I can tune the noise reduction and lens sharpening more, photo raw's defaults are a bit strong to me.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2022 at 19:17 UTC

As someone who just bought PL5 29 days ago, I'm stoked here but also frustrated. They will only give me a voucher to get a discount on the update, no grace period. They're great at their technology, but customer service does not seem to be something they think much about.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2022 at 18:32 UTC as 53rd comment | 12 replies
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ChrisGibbons001: DeepPRIME XD appears to not work with X-Tran files (XT3 and XT4 tested and its greyed out).

Yeah, same here, but I can't find any mention of it from them anywhere. Seems like a deliberate choice though, hopefully they'll bring that to fuji cameras soon.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2022 at 18:29 UTC

Loved this, thanks Barney. This mirrors my own experience this year with the same camera. It's been a weird ride, but the X100V has been my constant companion through it all, and it has been perfect. Not so much because of the technical whatever of it, but because it really begs to be picked up and used to document and make sense of my life, especially this year. It's inspired me to learn more about classic photographers like all the Magnum people as well, and thus I've been inspired to push myself in new directions. All of this is 1000x more uplifting for me than the gear reviews I'm such a sucker for, and for those experiences throughout this year I'm grateful to Fuji for making a camera like this.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2020 at 18:26 UTC as 55th comment

Really bummed they changed the contrast engine, the main reason I used it was because I loved the look of the hue-shifting contrast tool they had before. Now it's doing a similar and annoying approach to what Lightroom does, I wish there was at least a way to choose old or new.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2015 at 23:54 UTC as 23rd comment | 7 replies
On article VSCO Keys offers shortcut to Lightroom efficiencies (65 comments in total)

Hey guys, just wanted to give you a heads up: We just made some pretty big changes to VSCO Keys based on user feedback. Tons more Lightroom shortcuts added, smarter auto on/off functionality, and the price has been reduced to $79 ($59.25 if you've previously purchased VSCO Film)! We're really grateful for everyone's feedback and very stoked to make this an even better product accessible to even more people. More info here: http://visualsupply.co/blog/vs... If you have any other questions, let us know at [email protected]

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2012 at 20:07 UTC as 4th comment
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