mujana

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Bobthearch: A comment on the video: Very watchable. The 'tablet' was clever. The machete was a bit silly; could have used a tripod.

Regarding the bags, ugh, so expensive. No way it costs that much to manufacture. Some of those must have 90% profit margins.
Any bag with a main compartment that doesn't zip closed is immediately eliminated from consideration. Ditto any bags with outside pockets and pouches that don't zip. I also filter shopping searches to include only bags with weather covers.

You never considered Billingham?

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2021 at 18:25 UTC

William Ropp, the “shadow sculptor”. I have a photo book of his work. Just wonderful work! I especially love his portraits.
Just google his name and you’ll see.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2021 at 05:52 UTC as 25th comment
On article Full-frame mirrorless lens guide 2021 (1519 comments in total)
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mujana: I have no reason at all to switch or even consider switching to either Canon or Nikon. The lens choice with Sony is so impressive, that switching would be plain stupid (personal opinion and for me ofcourse). The quality of those GM lenses is really unbelievable, as is the quality of many, many other lenses in this Sony system. Beside that, there are superb Sony cameras, that can take full advantage of all those lenses.
I don’t want to sound like a Sony advertisement, but I’m just very satisfied with the system I use.

Well, I do not like using an adapter. If you don' t mind, then good for you.
If you are invested in either Nikon or Canon lenses (and if you like them a lot), then it would be ridiculous to change anything .
By the way, I use Zeiss Batis (copy ?) / Voigtlander 110 Macro (copy?), and 16-35 f2.8 GM. As you see, not very deeply invested, but still I would' t change.
Happy shooting :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2021 at 18:11 UTC
On article Full-frame mirrorless lens guide 2021 (1519 comments in total)

I have no reason at all to switch or even consider switching to either Canon or Nikon. The lens choice with Sony is so impressive, that switching would be plain stupid (personal opinion and for me ofcourse). The quality of those GM lenses is really unbelievable, as is the quality of many, many other lenses in this Sony system. Beside that, there are superb Sony cameras, that can take full advantage of all those lenses.
I don’t want to sound like a Sony advertisement, but I’m just very satisfied with the system I use.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2021 at 17:28 UTC as 61st comment | 5 replies
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Jacques Cornell: I'm hanging onto my M1 mini until we get a Mac mini Max, mini Pro, Pro mini, or whatever they call a headless Mac between the mini and Pro. Four more TB3/USB4 ports, USB Type-A ports upgraded to Gen 2, and an empty NVME slot, along with an M2 chip (double the cores of the M1) would do it for me.

I don’t have a Mac Mini (Intel iMac now) , but I agree 100%.
A M2 Mini like that with a nice Eizo screen would do it for me.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2021 at 05:57 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM (222 comments in total)
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Bigsensorisbest: Given how great the GM primes are and how not so great some of their zooms are, I will likely buy this. Also I'm liking having a good aperture dual on their recent releases

@bigsensorisbest. I use my 1635GM every day on my A7RIV. I have yet to find any softness at all.
Did you use the 12-24GM? I didn’t, but I don’t think that’s a “soft” lens when I read user reports. Users seem pretty happy with it.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2021 at 16:59 UTC
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Nicolas Alexander Otto: This makes me reconsider switching from Nikon to Canon, maybe I should go for Sony afterall.

Maybe you should. The combination of selection / choice and quality in both cameras and lenses is unmatched.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2021 at 15:02 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM (222 comments in total)
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Bigsensorisbest: Given how great the GM primes are and how not so great some of their zooms are, I will likely buy this. Also I'm liking having a good aperture dual on their recent releases

Well there are excellent zoom lenses as well...especially in their GM series. Sony keeps introducing fantastic lenses! Very good, Sony👍

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2021 at 14:57 UTC
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RadPhoto: Pre-ordered it.

Thank you Bigsensorisbest and Dan

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2021 at 05:05 UTC
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RadPhoto: Pre-ordered it.

@Dan_168. I see you' re using the A7RIV at the moment...and planning to change to the Fuji GFX100s. I always like to hear/read personal experiences. What are yours when comparing these two cameras?

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2021 at 18:24 UTC
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RadPhoto: Pre-ordered it.

Bigsensorisbest. I would certainly pick the 110 f2. Then maybe the 32-64 or even the 23mm. But, at the moment it is just dreaming and I have great camera gear already.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2021 at 06:59 UTC
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RadPhoto: Pre-ordered it.

@bigsensorisbest. I do have a reasonable income and I agree it’s all about priorities. Don’t care about a (new) house/ car, or kids (don’t have kids and house and car are good as they are). I think I would be satisfied with only 2 Fuji lenses (and my Sony lenses aren’t cheap either). I do have a wife though😉.
So, thinking.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2021 at 13:22 UTC
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RadPhoto: Pre-ordered it.

@Bigsensorisbest. I would love this Fuji, but too much money next to my A7RIV. Would I change my A7RIV for this Fuji? Yes, I would! Still too much money to pay extra. Ofcourse I' m still very happy with my Sony, but for a slow shooter like me, this is Fuji is a dream camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2021 at 11:43 UTC
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Yes BossMan: For BETTER or For WORST SOFTWARE Relationships

Whether one agrees to pay rent, tolls to Adobe, for passage to use their developments or be held prisoner by Capture One Upgrades, the BOTTOM LINE is that your always under some payment schedule. I have always felt the METER RUNNING with these two software solutions. It's something that's always following you with Adobe or Capture. They will be on your back, as if your in arrears to the bill collector.
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When it comes to DxO PhotoLab, their deepPRIME improves on PRIME "BIG TIME". DeepPrime is so good, all my past PIX PICKS have been improved and polished by it.

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With DxO PhotoLab 4, sharp can be whatever YOU DESIRE, or what ever the PHOTO NEEDS to communicate, succeed.

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SUPPORT
Always got a fast response with the needed info to move on in using DxO PhotoLab. Thanks DxO for that and your down to earth UPGRADES. I never feel like I'm on a toll road or prisoner of HYPE with PhotoLab.

@adk38. I’m happy to pay for each upgrade every year, for software that is this good.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2021 at 07:30 UTC
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Gesture: What's the print interface and engine like. This is where Lightroom and Photoshop excel for many of us who print.

Raw conversion in DXO PL. Exporting 16bit Tiff to Qimage One for printing.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2021 at 07:28 UTC
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Raist3d: @dpreview staff- a few things
- deepPRIME does hugely benefit from GPU acceleration. So if you hav a very fast GPU card or chip, the time will be reduced quite a bit.

To give an idea, I was using built in intel 2018 13'' Mac book pro. Enabling the Intel GPU slashed the time in about half to like 40-44 seconds.

On the new Mac Book Pro M1 13'' 2020- even it's still running on Rosseta emulation, the built in GPU reduced the time to 15-19 seconds(!). This on Olympus RAW 20MP files.

Part of the reason is because they query for a Metal GPU device, so there's more overhead in the GPU operation that cpu.

PRIME noise reduction (at least on Mac) is totally CPU dependent- so a faster CPU will work better there.

- On Photolab4 can't do multi shot high res RAW conversions- not quite right. It recognizes and does Olympus high resolution shots. This support is probably brand-camera dependent.

@Raist3d. Sorry, my fault. Didn’t read well enough.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2021 at 20:59 UTC
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Raist3d: @dpreview staff- a few things
- deepPRIME does hugely benefit from GPU acceleration. So if you hav a very fast GPU card or chip, the time will be reduced quite a bit.

To give an idea, I was using built in intel 2018 13'' Mac book pro. Enabling the Intel GPU slashed the time in about half to like 40-44 seconds.

On the new Mac Book Pro M1 13'' 2020- even it's still running on Rosseta emulation, the built in GPU reduced the time to 15-19 seconds(!). This on Olympus RAW 20MP files.

Part of the reason is because they query for a Metal GPU device, so there's more overhead in the GPU operation that cpu.

PRIME noise reduction (at least on Mac) is totally CPU dependent- so a faster CPU will work better there.

- On Photolab4 can't do multi shot high res RAW conversions- not quite right. It recognizes and does Olympus high resolution shots. This support is probably brand-camera dependent.

“.....PRIME noise reduction (at least on Mac) is totally CPU dependent- so a faster CPU will work better there....”

Not sure about that. I can choose GPU only when it comes to choosing DeepPRIME acceleration (also a choice for CPU only and Auto selection).

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2021 at 20:55 UTC
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cgassler: DxO PhotoLab is superior to Adobe Lightroom in many ways. A few things have not been addressed though: Lightroom offers a good set of features for asset management and printing. PhotoLab still struggles in those areas in my opinion.

Beware: The PhotoLab TRIAL comes with the ELITE feature set. Be sure to check what you lose before buying the ESSENTIAL edition purely because of its lower price. You have to click "BUY" before you get to the point where you can actually see how the two editions differ.

You’re right about the printing part. That’s why I use Qimage One specifically for printing. Better than any other option. Beside that, I don’t think DXO PL has to be an allround option (like Lightroom is to a certain point where Photoshop is needed).

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2021 at 20:28 UTC
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spider-mario: On my machine, DeepPRIME is noticeably faster than PRIME. I suspect that it’s because it runs on the GPU instead of being CPU-only.

I have DeepPRIME acceleration set to "Auto selection". I could set it to GPU also, but I think Auto selection does a wonderful job here (probably picking the fastest route by itself).
This can be useful :
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Yx-3n_8D3OreyVwQLA-RVqiQCAgNdXDkxScpXTur1Gs/edit#gid=0

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2021 at 19:14 UTC

In hindsight I think I have to thank Adobe for introducing their subscription based model some years ago.
I didn’t like that and so I tried other programs (C1 and DXO PL).
Eventually DXO came out in top, and I’m still VERY satisfied with it!
For things it cannot do, I use the incredible versatile (and cheap) Affinity Photo. Image processing and several features are simply great!
No need to import images into folders/ maps is also a big plus for me. Don’t need or want any Adobe products at the moment.
Without Adobe changing to this subscription model, I would probably not have tried other software. I know I could have, but that’s me.
DXO PL is superb and for me the best there is.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2021 at 16:35 UTC as 87th comment | 2 replies
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