Glen Barrington

Glen Barrington

Lives in United States Springfield, IL, United States
Works as a Retired
Joined on Mar 21, 2003
About me:

I look good fat, I'm gonna look good old. . .

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Seems an odd and kludgy way to go about it. I mean it's not like the camera body is so small that they couldn't fit that amount of circuitry in there somehow without taking away a DIFFERENT resource! And It's not like this is a new technology that snuck up on them overnight. WiFi in cameras has been real for 2 or 3 years, at least, and has been asked for by users for a good 5 years at least.

What is going on at Canon? All I can do is shake my head in wonderment.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 13:16 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article Corel PaintShop Pro X9 arrives with improved workflow (45 comments in total)
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Leandros S: I can't find the relevant info on their website, but buyers beware: AfterShot 3 is most likely a "lite" version of AfterShot Pro 3.

PSP X8 came with Aftershot 2. It is NOT ASP, but instead offers the Raw developer (Fairly decent, but I like ACDSee and CaptureOne better), with a very basic organizer. As organizers go, it's about the same as the one built into PSP, not awful (the way the Photoshop Elements organizer is awful!), but clearly aimed at a more casual user.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 18:12 UTC
On article Corel PaintShop Pro X9 arrives with improved workflow (45 comments in total)
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Glen Barrington: I just upgraded to PSP X8 Ultimate from X6 2-3 months ago for $14 USD. It works well for me. If I go to X9 it would be in 10 or 11 months when the price is lower.

But I'll be honest, when Affinity comes out for the PC, I'm going to take a long hard look at it. I've always liked Serif products, and my deciding on PSP over PhotoPlus when I wanted to get away from Photoshop was a real close thing. It boiled down to price. Corel was running a sale when I was ready to buy and Serif was not.

If the promise of Affinity that the Mac users rave about carries over to the PC, price might not matter so much. I personally think Corel has more to worry about from Affinity than Adobe does.

I believe that is Affinity Designer not Photo. I was unable to find a link to photo.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 03:13 UTC
On article Corel PaintShop Pro X9 arrives with improved workflow (45 comments in total)

I just upgraded to PSP X8 Ultimate from X6 2-3 months ago for $14 USD. It works well for me. If I go to X9 it would be in 10 or 11 months when the price is lower.

But I'll be honest, when Affinity comes out for the PC, I'm going to take a long hard look at it. I've always liked Serif products, and my deciding on PSP over PhotoPlus when I wanted to get away from Photoshop was a real close thing. It boiled down to price. Corel was running a sale when I was ready to buy and Serif was not.

If the promise of Affinity that the Mac users rave about carries over to the PC, price might not matter so much. I personally think Corel has more to worry about from Affinity than Adobe does.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 00:50 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
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Gatoraied: Investors did not perform their due diligence and or F-Stop Gear did not properly disclose the efforts made by them to establish feasibility of that product. Basically, F-Stop Gear just thought it was a good idea, begged for someone else's money, then abandoned it when they realized they could not move forward. I wonder if F-Stop Gear will disclose how much of that money they spent and what remains. Investors beware!

Kickstarter patrons are NOT investors. There is nothing in the Kickstarter infrastructure that even implies that the people who give money to the Kickstarter projects are investors. The whole point of KS premise is that people give money in the HOPE that some change will occur. the term 'investment' implies that there will be a return on the money used.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 13:38 UTC
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Tapper123: $27k is chicken feed for a business venture. Any company that uses Kickstarter for that little money probably has no idea what they're doing in the first place.

That's not a loan, that's a GIFT!

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 13:33 UTC
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Richard Murdey: Given the small amount of money I'm inclined to take their story at face value:

If it turns out after the project is greenlighted that the design infringes on a patent you are in a bit of mess. It means a total re-design, costly even if it's practical, which it may not be if the patent is carefully written. The money may have already been spent and the bag could have been in production, before they were made aware of the infringement.

I would imagine that this happens to Kickstarter projects moderately often, as the people behind them likely neglect to search patents before going ahead.

To my knowledge, there are no refunds required on Kickstarter. That money is UNDERSTOOD to be a gift. The simple truth is the people you give money to on Kickstarter owe you nothing. It would be nice if the recipients of your money actually gave an accounting of how they spent the proceeds so the gifters could see that their money was spent in pursuit of the goal.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 13:28 UTC

I don't feel too sorry for News Corp, those camera are heavily insured, I'm sure, and bought in such large numbers that the per unit prices were relatively small.

I would feel more sorry for the photographer's personal loss. I suspect there isn't a corporate photographer alive who ONLY uses his employer's gear. I bet there was a favorite personal lens or an electronic flash or . . . some things of his very own that he couldn't imagine a successful shoot without. Photographers tend to be like that.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 17:34 UTC as 76th comment
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AbrasiveReducer: A new Olympic event; the 150 yard camera gear sprint.

There again, the mirrorless user has an advantage!

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 17:26 UTC
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mcshan: Sorry but this would not have happened to me.

Yeah, R I I G H T!

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 17:20 UTC
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luisflorit: Micro$oft, once again the cancer of the computer world destroying Nokia.

I don't know, it doesn't sound like Microsoft destroyed Nokia so much as Nokia got Microsoft to pay top dollar for a failing line that had to eventually be killed. Nokia seems to have gotten the best of that deal, frankly.

If Nokia was really destroyed, would Alakarhu be able to return to Nokia? I seriously doubt Alakarhu will be working agricultural radios at Nokia, either.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 21:16 UTC
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Aroart: I'm not sure what the arrangement she has for the use of her images... If free is free than can't you do anything you like with her images... I'm not saying what GETTY is morally right ... If some one gives me a free pizza and I turn around and sell it to my friend will I have a lawsuit on my hands from the person that gave me a free pizza... I don't think she'll have a case....

There is a difference between 'free' and giving away marketing rights.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 11:35 UTC

It's been a LOONG time since I've hear anything positive about Getty. I wonder why anyone would have anything to do with this company?

No one respects photography any more, not even those who have built their businesses on the backs of photography.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 11:32 UTC as 6th comment
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (362 comments in total)
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utomo99: wait, X-T2 can record video in clips up to 10min duration. Only 10 minutes ? come on Fuji

I'm not a video person so my question may sound ignorant or innocent, not sure which, but how many scenes are shot that last more than 10 minutes?

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 03:35 UTC
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sebastian huvenaars: Concerts... uhu... And within 5 years politically inconvenient situations, demonstrations, police violence?

A portable device might be usable for criminal and terrorist activity as well.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 22:50 UTC
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KonstantinosK: The more I see this camera the more I desire it.

Yeah, me too! But I'm afraid 'desire' is all I'm going to get!

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 01:31 UTC
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wootpile: Here's the lesson in this: regardless of if your camera/sensor (or film if doing legacy) has deep or shallow dynamic range, make sure to expose for the right middle tones to maximize your potential to manipulate at will. Capture soft & mellow images what many call "flat", save the contrast for post process. I hear people say "bleh.. just shoot raw".. well raw can't capture that which is outside the dynamic range of your equipment - that´s where the photographer´s judgement comes in. That, imho, is what Ansel was best at, capturing the right data onto the film to be able to perform art in the darkroom.

The thing is, I don't think the Hernandez print was easy. He was 'tweaking' it for years afterward. Maybe a graphically accurate print is easy, but knowing what you want a print to 'say' to a viewer is never easy.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 22:45 UTC
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toddx: What is all the hype over this photo for? I realize its somewhat subjective and I am not one who would know how to critique photography, but I don't see what all the fuss is about. I don't eve really like it to tell you the truth.

I would say it's OK to not like the photo, but it is equally OK to like it. The thing is, art triggers different responses in different people, and some art doesn't cause any response at all in some people. It's all good, even if it's hard to say why you respond the way you do.

To me, it has always evoked the Shakespearean quote from Macbeth, "The night is long, and never finds the day".

Night is coming to Hernandez, no matter how hard the sun tries to illuminate that little town, the arrival of night is inevitable. In the end, the sun must settle for lighting the moon, and Hernandez will have to settle for what little light the moon can offer. Tomorrow will come, but only in its own time. Hernandez will have to struggle on, nonetheless.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 22:41 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (803 comments in total)
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Kirk Bruner: Who are the 14 people under "I had it"? Where did they GET them?

For those of us who are 'temporally flexible', this camera is old news.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 01:16 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (460 comments in total)
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Marty4650: I just hope this won't be another Sony NEX-7, rebadged as a Hassleblad.

And selling for $7,500....

The article says they abandoned that marketing plan, but you never know. They might do something similar with a twist.

Wait.... maybe this time it will be a rebadged Sony A7R II, selling for $12,000?

They're going 4/3s NOT m43s, but a full featured 4/3s DSLR.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 23:32 UTC
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