rollbahn

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on Oct 12, 2011

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vlado29: And it's still not possible to define own aspect ratio for crop (21:9 fan here) and still not possible to save crop as preset (would be a workaround for me, but no...) :(

Thanks but that's just a custom crop which is easy enough to do. The point I was trying to make and @vlado29 is that LR Classic makes it very hard to use different crops. If you like to always work in 16:9 crop fro example, you simply cannot do it in LR - it defaults back to the standard crop each and every time. You can of course make a custom crop, then choose that crop and then copy that crop each and every time or do a Sync across images but that gets old very quickly.

Even Photoshop keeps the same crop the same until you change it - it's a very odd and long standing issue that seems very simple to get fixed. In the end it's part of what sent me over to Capture One, which is much better anyway. LR CC shows some promise but is a few years away from being fully featured...and CC even allows you to copy a crop :)

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2020 at 22:33 UTC
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vlado29: And it's still not possible to define own aspect ratio for crop (21:9 fan here) and still not possible to save crop as preset (would be a workaround for me, but no...) :(

Yes it boggles the mind that I still can't tell LR to keep the crop tool in 3:2 until I want to change it plus I can't save that crop in a User preset. In Capture One you pick the crop and it stays like that until you change it and of course you can easily save the crop in a preset. Someone up high in Adobe must really hate crops. :)

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2020 at 22:21 UTC
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sirhawkeye64: I wish they would do away with the Creative Cloud app that runs in the system tray. Go back to having each program manage itself and maybe incorporate some of the features of the CC app into Bridge or something, something that doesn't run all the time and eat resources in the background.

On OSX I just turn it off as it really hits the CPU - never had a problem with using PS or LR when it is off. I am using Capture One far more these days though so I guess it won't matter as much soon :)

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2019 at 02:28 UTC
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Barlowephoto: The problem with this concept is the results are skewed by individual tastes of each of the photographers. I picked a film, and one example gives the impression that it is low in contrast with open shadows. Another example of that same film shows the opposite! Even coarseness of grain varies wildly from one example to the next. Seems to leave the viewer with more questions than answers!

Absolutely - every time I see this on Youtube videos comparing how one emulsion is warm and another cool it is just making everything much more confusing for those new to the genre.

I own a Fuji Frontier scanner and I can make Kodak Portra 400 look anyway I want from warm to magenta to cool etc with the tap of a button or two.

The way I scan my Portra is very different to the way for example Richard Photo Lab scan theirs and then you go to Europe or Asia and there are definitely regional looks to scanning. Same film stock, same scanner but a very different look - many thousands of examples on IG/Flickr of this.

Unless you're looking at slide film on a light table there is really no way to compare film stocks or even Black and White. The same B&W film stand developed in Rodinal is going to look far different to something devved in Ilford DDX.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2019 at 22:10 UTC
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rollbahn: New 35mm is great news. I like the old one for its small size/weight and beautiful images and to have better coatings and still be able to work on any film or DSLR with the aperture ring makes it almost perfect for my needs. I realise some people want weather sealing/silent motor etc but I'd rather small and light weight over slight bit of noise. Hopefully they end up doing both and covering the options for everyone.

Yup that's the issue - I need FF. There's tons of great little APS-C optics but most are no good on FF.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2019 at 06:45 UTC

Looks great - glad to see someone trying something new with cameras. All the fuss about this camera reminds of when Sony was releasing the A7 and everyone was losing their minds. Fast forward a few years and Sony is killing it and everyone got over it.....

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2019 at 22:31 UTC as 65th comment

New 35mm is great news. I like the old one for its small size/weight and beautiful images and to have better coatings and still be able to work on any film or DSLR with the aperture ring makes it almost perfect for my needs. I realise some people want weather sealing/silent motor etc but I'd rather small and light weight over slight bit of noise. Hopefully they end up doing both and covering the options for everyone.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2019 at 22:21 UTC as 16th comment | 4 replies

Really sad to see these proud old brands come back with this cheap re-badged crap. I certainly understand the financial reasons but it's still a shame.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2018 at 02:29 UTC as 6th comment | 4 replies

What a waste of space. Ironically it will take you longer to scan on this than a decent scanner for a far worse result. There's no quick way to get a good result unfortunately you need a reasonable machine and software to get good results from negatives especially. It's a shame the real Kodak doesn't fill this gap in the market with something more useful and simple for the average person to use just like the old scanners they used to make.

You really are better off getting a simple $20 LED light table and your smartphone and snapping the negs in an app that will flip them from a negative for you. If you have slides you can just take the pic and crop - it will be infinitely better than this piece of c@#p.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2018 at 10:04 UTC as 14th comment
On article Google Pixel 2 gallery updated (48 comments in total)

As an iPhone user since 2007 these are very impressive - far better colour than my current iPhone which I think is always a little too warm. Portrait mode seems to work very well in most of the gallery shots. Not enough to make me switch but it is exciting to think what these devices will be able to achieve in five years time.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2018 at 22:23 UTC as 19th comment
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Mikko123: It will be counted in seconds when Instagram (FB) rushes to block this kind of third party activity.

No it won't - I have posting to IG for a very long time using a browser set to act like an iPad and that is all this app does. It's just a way for normal people to do it without fiddling around in the developer section of your browser.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 22:51 UTC
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whumber: Are the UK passports really neon purple like that now or is there something weird going on with the colors in the headline shot?

(Very) Bright purple here too on the large image on a calibrated monitor.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 22:52 UTC
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (392 comments in total)
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ExposureMeter: Why did Google buy this if they are going to let it die a slow death?

^^ Exactly

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 06:17 UTC
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (392 comments in total)
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ExposureMeter: Why did Google buy this if they are going to let it die a slow death?

They used its tech in other software. I'd say they only kept it around this long because of the paid users who would have complained if it had shut down after the sale.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 05:20 UTC
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (489 comments in total)
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rollbahn: "If nothing else, I sincerely wish the M10 had some kind of horizon level guide. I swear I have one leg longer than the other."

Glad I'm not the only one. I shoot film Leica M's and I would swear I have lined up my camera to what I thought was level and then I scan in the negs and see that I have yet again slightly tilted the image.

Happens on every camera and I have no idea why - must be a bad gene somewhere :)

Thanks for the pointers towards the bubble levels but looking through the VF they are of no use to me unfortuntely - great for a tripod but not for normal shooting.

I have often looked around for a bubble level with an audio output to beep once when I hit level. Feels stupid even talking about it but it would certainly help me get lined up and save me losing the edges of my images when I have to straighten in Lightroom.

Anyway not a huge issue - will just keep trying to get better at it.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 23:02 UTC
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (489 comments in total)

"If nothing else, I sincerely wish the M10 had some kind of horizon level guide. I swear I have one leg longer than the other."

Glad I'm not the only one. I shoot film Leica M's and I would swear I have lined up my camera to what I thought was level and then I scan in the negs and see that I have yet again slightly tilted the image.

Happens on every camera and I have no idea why - must be a bad gene somewhere :)

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 04:14 UTC as 70th comment | 4 replies
On article SmugMug Films: Point, Click, ShootTokyo (35 comments in total)
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EvilTed: Photography taken on the street does not automatically make good street photography.

Real Japanese street photographers:

http://www.moriyamadaido.com/english/
https://world-street.photography/en/Keiichi
https://world-street.photography/en/Tatsuo-Suzuki

Another vote for Tatsuo Suzuki - found him on Tumblr a while back - great stuff and mostly just with a Fuji X100 I think

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 03:18 UTC

I got excited after reading this as I have been looking for something outside of LR to do quick EXIF editing on my film scans. However it was a bit of a disappointment as it's quite clunky to use at this stage. It doesn't find images in subfolders, no way to enter geo-locate data on a map, setting up EXIF presets is very tedious (some of the more popular EXIF data points such as camera make/model, lens make/model, date creation etc could be setup in pre-made presets).

It has potential like all the others I have bought and paid for over the years but not there yet. Back to Lightroom and plugins I guess for now.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 23:08 UTC as 3rd comment
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Everlast66: I think something is messed up with the announcement or reporting of the A7SII pricing. €3,400 in Europe and $2,999 in the US just don't make sense.

Original A7S camera prices on Amazon:

£ 1,550 in the UK

€ 2,000 in Germany

$ 2,500 in the US

It makes sense for the new A7SII to be $500 more in the US, but no sense in being €1,400 more than the original version in Europe.

Pretty simple really - thd Euro has fallen against the Yen and the U.S. Dollar has risen against the Yen.

Sony can't do much about that - we have had exactly the same issue in Australia with pricing as we were equal with the U.S. a year ago and now we are 30% lower so obviously prices on imported goods have gone up considerably.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 20:28 UTC
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Eigenmeat: Is it just me, orthe video samples at 1080 look terribly unsharp.

Video is very ordinary which is a surprise as the stills are reasonably sharp although nothing special.

There has to be explanation for the lack of video quality as they surely wouldn't let the camera out the factory door looking like that.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2011 at 05:52 UTC
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