Rockaw

Joined on Feb 9, 2010

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Bershatsky: Capture One has been consistently a better performer than Lightroom except that their “catalog” can’t handle thousands of photos without crawling.

I have a 58GB CaptureOne 20 catalog file. It opens in around 15 seconds and the application flies on my 2018 MacBook Pro. Much faster than Lr. Image quality is a lightyear ahead of Lightroom. So much better, I've deleted my Lr Catalog files entirely.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2019 at 19:38 UTC
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Light Pilgrim: Still need a dongle to connect it to the new MBP

The correct cable is cheap at amazon or monoprice. No dongle needed.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 04:10 UTC
On article Adobe Camera Raw 9.5 introduces new color scheme (128 comments in total)

The new interface stinks. It's changed simply for the sake of change. The gray on gray color scheme is difficult to see, there is much less contrast than before, and it's much less obvious where to click for layers, masks, tools, and text fields.

How is this possibly progress?

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 13:49 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
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Rockaw: @admin How about dropping the "crop sensor" label? This is a lens designed to provide an image circle which matches the size of an APS-C sensor, which by definition is "full frame" coverage.

The new PhaseOne XF is a true full frame 645 digital medium format camera. All other medium format bodies use only a portion of the lens' image circle. So "full frame" truly has more to do with how the sensor size (any sensor size) relates to the lens than anything related to the 35mm format.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 20:45 UTC

@admin How about dropping the "crop sensor" label? This is a lens designed to provide an image circle which matches the size of an APS-C sensor, which by definition is "full frame" coverage.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2016 at 14:57 UTC as 12th comment | 6 replies
On article Olympus announces OM-D E-M1 firmware version 3.0 (49 comments in total)

Can we please have the red/yellow peaking options in the new firmware?

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 17:46 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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Rockaw: Good job,Sony. By the time Canikon gets their heads out of the sand, most of the market may have completely moved to Sony, Panasonic, and Olympus.

My guess is you've not spent much time with the latest generation of EVF. They are quite the opposite of your description. Being able to preview exposure in the viewfinder allows photographers to make much better use of exposure compensation. There is none of the flicker that the early EVFs exhibited. I wouldn't go back to an OVF.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 21:44 UTC

Good job,Sony. By the time Canikon gets their heads out of the sand, most of the market may have completely moved to Sony, Panasonic, and Olympus.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 15:30 UTC as 167th comment | 4 replies
On article Adobe launches Lightroom for iPad (130 comments in total)

Good first effort. It needs to have a setting to let me sync to folders in addition to the current sync to collections feature.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 22:06 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On article Am I missing something here? (627 comments in total)
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Jogger: A discussion of actual sales would be helpful.. e.g. the 1 system is actually viable in Asia.. maybe not in America-centric DPR, where DSLRs still rule. Even Panasonic and Olympus have NEVER made a profit from m43 and will likely never recoup the costs.. why no rant about that?

You should rent out your crystal ball.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 15:38 UTC
On article Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera (890 comments in total)

I see some angst about the viewfinder in the center. Don't forget, a lot of photographers are left-eyed. Using my left eye with a left-corner VF is never comfortable, so I'm happy to see the center mounted VF.

Personally, I find the dial layout to be very intuitive. In addition to the dedicated dials for SS, ISO, and EV, there's a front control wheel and a couple of unmarked buttons. Based on their other X designs, I'd expect a rear control wheel, too.

But other than a center VF hump, I find the comparisons to the E-M1 design to be generally out of place.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 14:39 UTC as 170th comment | 1 reply
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2068 comments in total)
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peevee1: Dear DPR, objective, quantitative testing of tracking performance please?

Seriously. You're asking a $1400 camera to meet or surpass the $12,000 combo of 1DX and 400 F/2.8L lens. If it can't do it, it must be TRASH, right? If it gets 80% there, I would regard the E-M1 as a huge WINNER.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 03:08 UTC

Cool.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2013 at 03:18 UTC as 9th comment
On article Samsung announces curved Galaxy Round (143 comments in total)

Congratulations, Samsung on your first original idea. Very cool.

Hopefully, the shipping version will not have over a second of blank screen before the time appears with the roll effect.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2013 at 15:23 UTC as 28th comment | 4 replies

Are these comments from photographers? Why would you support unauthorized copying? Copyright belongs to the artist, NOT any person who commissioned or bought the art.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2013 at 12:40 UTC as 91st comment | 1 reply
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2068 comments in total)
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artwine: I'm curious as to the feel of this camera. In other words, is it all cheap plasticky feeling? I had the Panny G6 and didn't like it for that reason. I'm torn between the upcoming Panny GX7 and the EM-1. If the EM-1 had a flip-up EVF, that would be the deal-maker for it. I also wish it had a built-in flash, but I can live with the fact that at least the camera comes with one you can slide on. I don't use flash much, but when I need it, I want to have it real handy - like built-in - or at least not have to carry around anything too big or have to buy it separately. The other little niggle is that neither the GX7 or the EM-1 have a flip-out LCD - I like having that for selfies. As usual, nothing seems to have it all.

Selfies? Seriously? That's what your iPhone is for.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 03:58 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2068 comments in total)
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Nuno Souto: The thing that baffles me is why don't the nay sayers and negative commenters go somewhere else? It's not like there is an obligation to use this camera, FFS!

Don't like it? Use something else, keep your idiotic uninformed opinions to yourself! Yes, that includes the diggloyds of this world!

And let those of us who derive a real advantage from using this system enjoy it, as we do.

Ah yes: we're all gonna give up on it because of your "opinions"?
GMAB!...

When posters talk FF image quality, I wonder what do they really mean?

The most famous, iconic images were shot on film with manual focus. Once we got past 6 megapixels, it was possible to make prints that were indistinguishable from film. If you want to quibble, I'll raise that comment to 12 megapixels.

Now we have 16 megapixel machines that can see in the dark, with stabilization that lets you hand hold at over a full second. Yet, for some reason you're quibbling over shades of perfection? Your favorite cam is more perfect than mine?

M43 now has auto focus that's as fast and accurate as a $6000 1DX or D4. Sealed bodies and lenses that weigh a fraction of the big gear, yet some want to quibble about differences in depth of field.

Guess what — medium format has a fuller frame than 24x36, and for a few photographers it's the right choice. But for a very few.

Open your mind and enjoy the incredible tools we get to play with in many different formats. Go out and make some images.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 03:49 UTC
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