EasyClick

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a Digital Artist
Joined on Apr 6, 2009

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The problem isn't the keyboards or accessories. The problem is Adobe CC. Their latest software refresh lags horribly. Maybe if you have a single layer on a small resolution image you could get real time workflow. But in my experience turning that knob will result in a spinning wheel and 2-3 seconds lag each time... I mostly work with +5k files with +30 layers in 16bit color depth. So Adobe needs to get their act together. Personally, I hate CC and much prefer standalone solutions of the good old CS days.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 12:49 UTC as 12th comment

The potential problem is how would unsplash know if the person uploading the photo is the actual copyright owner? If there are thousands of photos being uploaded everyday, do they employ hundreds of people reviewing and researching each one of them for any copyright infringement?

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 14:51 UTC as 95th comment | 4 replies
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ozturert: 1) Cost
2) Flexibility
3) Abundance of software (though software support for OS has come long way)
4) Cost
5) Flexibility
6) Abundance of...

Windows has been extremely stable for me last 7-8 years so I see no problem on that side. Plus, some PC and laptop makers build beautiful machines now, so Apple's "good" look is less of an advantage now.

Sorry Apple, I liked you but..

How many PC laptops have you used over the last 7-8 years? Or do you have an 8 year old laptop? I doubt Windows 10 would install on an 8 year old PC laptop. But you could always install OS Sierra on 8 years old Macbook Pro.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 15:36 UTC

All things said, the only real deal breaker for Macbooks is the use of USB-C exclusively. I think Apple painted themselves into another 'corner' like the trashcan mac pro. They'll have to switch back eventually... I'm not that bothered by the soldered ram as you can always choose your own specs whether new or 2nd hand market. I have both macs and PC. They both have their own flaws. My mac crashed a year ago due to a weird hardware failure. I've never had a Mac die due to OS problems. I had to reinstall my PC a couple of times due to windows automatic updates. I have to say that TimeMachine on Mac is awesome whereas you'll have to purchase your own backup software on a PC among the dozens of options out there. Personally, I'm using a PC at the moment because of the hardware advantage for my professional use. I'm saving up for the new modular Mac Pro when they'll release it in a couple of years.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 15:29 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
On article Peak Design Everyday Backpack Review (129 comments in total)
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EasyClick: Oh yeah this will be like taking candy from a baby for pickpockets... Just slide that zip down and grab anything you want at any busy venues while your back is turned. No thanks.

Sorry I'm superparanoid ever since. Here's another example which no bag design could ever help:
https://fstoppers.com/video/watch-your-gear-thieves-russia-steal-photographers-lens-his-camera-2824

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 09:08 UTC
On article Peak Design Everyday Backpack Review (129 comments in total)
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EasyClick: Oh yeah this will be like taking candy from a baby for pickpockets... Just slide that zip down and grab anything you want at any busy venues while your back is turned. No thanks.

Yeah but it wasn't clear in the article, I didn't read any part where zips could be latched with button straps to make it secured to theft. Even in the picture it's hard to tell how it works. You guys only pointed that out to me because I made the observation. My bad! @T3, I have a pacsafe bag myself and only trust them to keep my gear secured. They're not the most aesthetically pleasing brand that's why I'm always on the lookout for other options. In general, I just don't trust a simple zipper bag after a theft experience in a crowded subway in Rome.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 08:50 UTC
On article Peak Design Everyday Backpack Review (129 comments in total)

Oh yeah this will be like taking candy from a baby for pickpockets... Just slide that zip down and grab anything you want at any busy venues while your back is turned. No thanks.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 12:42 UTC as 18th comment | 7 replies
On article How water droplets came to life for a Gatorade ad (103 comments in total)

Wow, branding aside, what a visual treat. And incredibly complex to set up where timing is crucial. I wonder if they could've done this say 10-20 years ago? This could be one way to create 3D holographic imagery.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 09:58 UTC as 2nd comment

Great visuals but I don't agree with the soundtrack much. Something more mesmerising and hypnotic would've worked better as an overall experience. Also one tiny comments would be to use some kind of frame blending to smooth out the stop motion effect from still frames photography. But that's just my opinion.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 09:50 UTC as 8th comment
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (643 comments in total)
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EasyClick: I love the Foveon colors. I own both the original DP1 and DP2. Sadly, my DP1 has died a couple of years back but my DP2 is still going strong. It has its irks and quirks but over the years, I've learned to work around it. With experience, you know in advance the situations where you would use it. Noise is horrible at high ISO and you can forget about moving objects as the focus is slow. Still, in perfect conditions, the color rendering and character is out of this world!

It's more about adopting a whole different ecosystem. You buy this, you'll need different lens mount. Granted, you can always use adapters but it make it more cumbersome and bulky. If money is no object maybe I wouldn't mind adopting several system. I would use Quattro H for good lighting and a Sony for low light etc. It becomes a drag... So a fixed lens limits your ecosystem mentally. You're free to consider other systems without feeling guilty of not continuing to invest into your current one.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 14:24 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (643 comments in total)

I love the Foveon colors. I own both the original DP1 and DP2. Sadly, my DP1 has died a couple of years back but my DP2 is still going strong. It has its irks and quirks but over the years, I've learned to work around it. With experience, you know in advance the situations where you would use it. Noise is horrible at high ISO and you can forget about moving objects as the focus is slow. Still, in perfect conditions, the color rendering and character is out of this world!

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 09:20 UTC as 56th comment | 5 replies

What about proofing those bags against pickpockets as well? Too easy for thieves to slip their hands and swipe your precious equipment out...

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 14:11 UTC as 5th comment
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EasyClick: Like many people here, at first glance it looks like a fantastic product for the creative prifessional. But once you start to look under the surface, you start to see many cracks in its proposition. First, it's a full system compromising desktop performance with tablet usability. So you get a somewhat mediocre hardware driving a hires display and touch interaction. There are other videos showing noticeable lag in pen interaction. That's a terrible software/hardware implementation already. Second you need software support for that wheel thingy. If the big creative software company (adobe, autodesk, etc) aren't on board, you're stuck with a nice piece of paperweight. Third, no options for hardware update. You're stuck with what you bought for the rest of its lifetime. You can't even detach the screen and use it on another desktop. For a top of the line $4000+ it's a hard pill to swallow (Wacom cintiq is independent of your hardware configuration). For many light creative use it might be fine (lightroom, web publishing, etc). But as a main workhorse, I think it's still lacking in CPU/gpu power, OS stability, upgradability, fas response time. Everything that frustrates you a surface pro would be magnified on the surface studio. But if you love it then this might be the way to go. Anyway, just my two cents from a creative pro.

Was wondering if you can upgrade the ram and ssd like the iMac? Also, touch screen and pen lag/wobbles are very present in surface studio. Personally, that would bother me but it might be ok for other software like lightroom.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHlP4T3bZw8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28PW-L06WVE

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 12:58 UTC

Like many people here, at first glance it looks like a fantastic product for the creative prifessional. But once you start to look under the surface, you start to see many cracks in its proposition. First, it's a full system compromising desktop performance with tablet usability. So you get a somewhat mediocre hardware driving a hires display and touch interaction. There are other videos showing noticeable lag in pen interaction. That's a terrible software/hardware implementation already. Second you need software support for that wheel thingy. If the big creative software company (adobe, autodesk, etc) aren't on board, you're stuck with a nice piece of paperweight. Third, no options for hardware update. You're stuck with what you bought for the rest of its lifetime. You can't even detach the screen and use it on another desktop. For a top of the line $4000+ it's a hard pill to swallow (Wacom cintiq is independent of your hardware configuration). For many light creative use it might be fine (lightroom, web publishing, etc). But as a main workhorse, I think it's still lacking in CPU/gpu power, OS stability, upgradability, fas response time. Everything that frustrates you a surface pro would be magnified on the surface studio. But if you love it then this might be the way to go. Anyway, just my two cents from a creative pro.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 09:07 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies

In theory it's a very good idea. Buying expensive/exotic camera and lens can be quite expensive and inaccessible to most consumers. Practically though I can't see it happen. First, what is the subscription contract? Is it 12months contract? How much gear can you rent? I guess there's a deposit depending on what you're renting. Then you run into equipment damages and insurance cover failure. I think if you're a business producing content, it is worthwhile but for the average consumer, forking $2k/year is a hard sell. And look at what happened to lensrental in Canada. Lost parcels with couriers, theft etc. forced them to close down their business. On the other hand someone mentioned buying and selling gear... but not everyone is willing to go through the process. Running into ebay scams etc. Personally, I hate being bound to any contracts where you never own anything. Same principle as Adobe Creative Cloud. if it was a month to month deal though, I wouldn't mind paying $200 to use gear.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 13:00 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
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EasyClick: euh... What are their designers smoking? Can't they design something made for humans? Not to mention how ugly this thing is. I've let it slide on the Quattros since it was their attempt at something different but another one??? Can that thing stand on its own without a lens? Make it a proper box and put that viewfinder far away from the handgrip.

Hey guys, here's a link to a little touchup on the SD Quattro. May be boring aesthetically but there's a certain solidity to it. I guess I just like retro looking camera bodies as well. The battery grip does square it up... But it's huge, makes it look like the 1Dx.

http://www.tiikoni.com/tis/view/?id=3d96520

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2016 at 17:04 UTC

euh... What are their designers smoking? Can't they design something made for humans? Not to mention how ugly this thing is. I've let it slide on the Quattros since it was their attempt at something different but another one??? Can that thing stand on its own without a lens? Make it a proper box and put that viewfinder far away from the handgrip.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 11:50 UTC as 58th comment | 7 replies

Nicely done! There's definitely a huge amount of effort put into this film. Dedication, patience and persistence. Kudos to Mr. Loutit. A lot of people can talk but not many can do the walk and end up with a result. Not many would dedicate 3 years of their life/time on a single photography project either. Congrats!

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 09:53 UTC as 14th comment

This is a brilliant technology! It would definitely revolutionise digital imaging. Finally we can step closer to 'film look' than ever before. How long before Sony buys them up? (if they were smart enough) Then again, they might develop their own 'Quantum' film technology with some minor differences and rebrand it as their own. Any sensor development company should be smart and invest into those guys.

By the way, I don't see why the look should be referenced to Wes Anderson at all. It's quite the opposite, Anderson is trying to imitate the film look lost because of the crazy colour grading from Hollywood.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 15:58 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies
On article Light L16 packs 16 cameras into a single portable body (398 comments in total)

I like the idea but does anyone know if they have a 52MP photo sample available to download? Kinda hard to part with 1299$ without showing anything… Not quite convinced they can get 52MP resolution with those lens. Even if you do some kind of stitching, signal overlay, etc…Might turn up to be similar to Nokia 40MP promise. Some of their sample photos looked no better than a camera phone as I can see pixels smudge (the bridge, chess pieces)...

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 11:43 UTC as 102nd comment | 1 reply
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