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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Glen Barrington: There are LOTS of good cameras out there in the world that actually work. I wonder if they understand that a working Oly or Pentax has more inherent value than a non working Leica?

That doesn't matter, if it can't take pictures, it has no intrinsic value, since it can't DO anything. It doesn't matter if some dope is willing to pay for nothing.

Well, I guess if you're buying for parts, that's different, but otherwise no.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 02:55 UTC

There are LOTS of good cameras out there in the world that actually work. I wonder if they understand that a working Oly or Pentax has more inherent value than a non working Leica?

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 00:11 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies
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DeathArrow: It seems that Canon research team has just discovered the time travel machine.

Hmmm! I think you are on to something! This camera would be sheer genius in 2010, and manufacturing costs would be cheaper back then. Design in 2017, manufacture in 2010! We've just got to figure out how large shipments get transported into the present!

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 12:38 UTC

It's gonna take the Graphics software industry YEARS to support this camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 04:03 UTC as 5th comment
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Velociphile: God I miss the useability of Aperture. But LR is the only way to go now :(

No it's not, you have quite a few options.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 03:57 UTC
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Davud: They need to come up with an improved preview algorithm ASAP.
Generating 1:1 previews for takes forever and the slightest edit in smart previews takes too long to show. Slugfest even on i7 desktop.

@Samuel Jessop Do you mean Lightroom CC 2016?

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 03:56 UTC
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ozturert: Of course, 75 million makes sense...

Read the "Art of the Deal". Always ask for more than your opponent is willing to give, it makes the ultimate settled amount seem much more reasonable.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 20:23 UTC
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JackM: Good. Photography is not free of charge.

Lot's of people think photography has no value. They are idiots, but that's what they think.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 20:21 UTC

Got any cat videos?

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 22:55 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
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mdava: I'm never going to buy a Leica, but I'm posting to award you 10 out of 10 for the comment:

"This was especially true for anyone with soft, delicate, un-calloused hands that have never seen an honest day's work. Like mine.

Well - good news, fellow arts graduates. "

Yes! Brilliant phrasing! As a retired DBA, I also have an uncomfortable self knowledge of my ability to survive in a post apocalyptic world!

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 16:15 UTC
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Glen Barrington: I don't know . . . I was about to write that I don't understand the move to cameras with no viewfinders. But when I saw that the optional, extra cost EVF would set a user back $575, I decided not to bring it up, the reason for the move became clear.

But what is the reason for not having a sensor cleaner?

I don't doubt a manual clean is superior to an auto system. But as an Olympus user, I also know the value of a good auto-clean mechanism. Even if it reduces the number of manual cleanings by one a year, it has added real value to the camera body. On a high end camera, it needs to be there.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 16:10 UTC

I don't know . . . I was about to write that I don't understand the move to cameras with no viewfinders. But when I saw that the optional, extra cost EVF would set a user back $575, I decided not to bring it up, the reason for the move became clear.

But what is the reason for not having a sensor cleaner?

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 14:13 UTC as 42nd comment | 4 replies

Sheesh! This proves people will try to market any fool idea. Now we just have to wait to see if people will BUY any fool idea.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 23:20 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On article Recycled: the Dakota Digital single-use digital camera (54 comments in total)
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Johannes Zander: The mirrorless community will like this. It has no mirror.

The DSLR crowd should like the OVF though.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 15:03 UTC
On article Recycled: the Dakota Digital single-use digital camera (54 comments in total)

Wow! all the disadvantages of film with none of the benefits of digital. Did ANYONE at Ritz ask why anyone would buy such a camera?

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 13:40 UTC as 26th comment | 6 replies
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Richard B99: Well, filled in the survey. I just hope they do something with it.

What baffles me is why Lightroom it is so slow. FRV (Fast Raw Viewer) demonstrates that it takes next to no time to render a Raw file well (and apply dynamic adjustments for viewing purposes). With FRW I can flip through images almost as fast as I can register the image and hit the key to move to the next (or delete and move on). FRV is a pretty essential workflow step for me for the initial cull before importing into Lightroom (plus it has some helpful tools for reviewing sharpness - or not as maybe the case).

With Adobe I can't work out if it's just their Raw rendering that is attrocious or rendering stacked edits on top of RAW that causes them (well me actually) so much grief. I have a feeling it is both as it starts slow and gets slower.

But that's how speed problems due to a database mismatch would manifest itself. Some personal computers would be ok, some would not, depending on hardware configuration, database size, and features utilized by the user. Database tuning for speed can be a highly computer specific thing.

If they can figure out the algorithm for some sort of DB tuning wizard, that might be their best bet.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 23:33 UTC
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Richard B99: Well, filled in the survey. I just hope they do something with it.

What baffles me is why Lightroom it is so slow. FRV (Fast Raw Viewer) demonstrates that it takes next to no time to render a Raw file well (and apply dynamic adjustments for viewing purposes). With FRW I can flip through images almost as fast as I can register the image and hit the key to move to the next (or delete and move on). FRV is a pretty essential workflow step for me for the initial cull before importing into Lightroom (plus it has some helpful tools for reviewing sharpness - or not as maybe the case).

With Adobe I can't work out if it's just their Raw rendering that is attrocious or rendering stacked edits on top of RAW that causes them (well me actually) so much grief. I have a feeling it is both as it starts slow and gets slower.

I don't know anything about FRV, but as a retired DBA, I personally suspect the limits of trying to merge graphics with a relational database is at least part of the problem, at least once you get above a limit of trying to manage a certain number of photos with an RDB.

For managing large numbers of graphics files, I think a hierarchical database simply works better. There is an inherent speed hit in an RDB, compared to hierarchical DB, and when you add in the display and management of graphics, things can really slow down. If you look at the fastest photo managers, they are all Hierarchical.

There are things Adobe can do to speed up the RDB, but they will hit a wall with running an RDB on personal computer much sooner than they could if they were running on a giant server farm of known capabilities. The wide variety of personal computer configurations LR needs to be compatible with is a problem in itself.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 13:39 UTC
On article Leica TL2 first impressions (366 comments in total)
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greg 123: This is just jewelry in the form of a polished block of aluminum with the Leica emblem, barely usable as a tool for photography.

"Relax, there are plenty of cheap point and shoots out there for you."

Well, not as many as there used to be . . .

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 16:53 UTC
On article Leica TL2 first impressions (366 comments in total)
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princecody: I'm not gonna lie if money was no object I'd buy one to be one of the cool kids @ the local coffee ☕️ shop 🤠👏

Arnold's "Malt Shop"?

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 16:52 UTC
On article Leica TL2 first impressions (366 comments in total)

The Camera, and this review, leaves me cold. I can't see myself lusting after this camera, much less actually buying one.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 16:51 UTC as 47th comment
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