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GodSpeaks

GodSpeaks

Lives in Thailand Bangkok, Thailand
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Joined on Sep 6, 2002
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On BPG image format aims to replace JPEGs article (205 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: It seems we get a 'new format to replace jpg' at regular intervals, but none ever do.

Until it appears in a camera I own, I don't care.

Hugo: Why would I have to buy a new camera to stay compatable? Compatable with what?

Worst case scenario is I would need a new photo editor that supports the new format.

As it uses H265 compression, I would worry about patents and the royalties that involves. That issue alone may pose an insurmountable obstacle.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 12:35 UTC
On BPG image format aims to replace JPEGs article (205 comments in total)
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Eric Glam: I support BPG. Let's go for it!!!

We need a way out of the 8bit world, and if this takes off, I'm all for it.
We had JPEG-XR by Microsoft, JPEG2000, and we have WEBP by Google. All of which didn't get wide-spread acceptance. I hope this one will, as long as it's truly royalty-free. The decoding speed is crucial to its success, but the author didn't quite talk about it.

Ever heard of RAW?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 12:26 UTC
On BPG image format aims to replace JPEGs article (205 comments in total)

It seems we get a 'new format to replace jpg' at regular intervals, but none ever do.

Until it appears in a camera I own, I don't care.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 06:01 UTC as 40th comment | 6 replies
On ACDSee Ultimate 8 introduces layer-based editing article (61 comments in total)
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marc petzold: I used to use ACDsee since 2.x as my default picture viewer on windows, because it was blazing fast, compared to all the others....but unfortunately, i think even the "Ultimate" Edition of ACDsee 8 can't really compete with the now "old" 2012 CS6 Release of Photoshop. I tested a couple days the trial from CC, but it's soo slow & bloated, on my older selfmade Quadcore PC, and i really don't need the new features from CC, also i don't want to have a abo.

I only think - compared to Lightroom 5.x, ACDsee 8 Ultimate is simply way too expensive - 149 $. For instance, there is Corel's Aftershot Pro 2.x, which is way fast, and even the completely FREE RawTherapee, as a good RAW Converter tool...and dozens of others.

Personally, I hate LR because it forces you to 'catalog' everything. I have zero interest in cataloging anything. I just want to point my raw converter at a folder containing my raw images, and telling it to have at it. And that's why I use Capture One Pro. It allows me to work the way I want to work.

As for ACDSee, the few times I tried the recent releases over the past few years, I found it to be deadly slow, especially if you had raw files. So basically, I gave up on it. I do however, still use ACDSee 3 as my (fast) image viewer.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 04:37 UTC
On WaterWeight rethinks the sandbag approach to stability article (77 comments in total)
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Savas Kyprianides: This is perfect for drinking brew on the way to the shoot and then relieving yourelf onto the product to give it ballast. When done, pour out the biodegradable contents.

So, one time use, then?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 11:45 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (374 comments in total)

Interesting. I had something similar happen to the sensor on my Kodak SLR/n. On the images, it looked similar to the photo on the left above.
Fortumately it wasn't a problem until the camera was 5 years old, by which time it was also showing other signs of creeping failuritis.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 11:27 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On All-in-one: Ona Capri bag review article (172 comments in total)
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Cane: That's a woman's purse.

Photokhan: I have not seen any photos taken with thousand dollar purses.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 04:12 UTC
On All-in-one: Ona Capri bag review article (172 comments in total)
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JohnEwing: Daft styling (or total lack of it), daft price, totally impractical. Should sell very well.

Samuel: No shoulder strap, so you have to put it down when using the camera. No cover flap over the top opening, which could allow rain inside, and an exposed metal zip to scratch your camera/lenses.

Yes indeed, poor design and not very practical for a CAMERA bag. Probably great as a womans purse.

Oh, I forgot, somewhat over priced too. Again, probably a great fashion accessory, but not a camera bag.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 03:56 UTC
On All-in-one: Ona Capri bag review article (172 comments in total)

Looks like my girlfriend's purse.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 03:48 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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Aaron801: It doesn't really seem all that expensive, though compared with the much better image quality and more usable, less distorted format of the Rockinon fisheye, it is... With that lens, I could de-fish and have a very nice super-wide, non-distortaed image. This one seems like more of a one trick pony and one without particularly great IQ at that. Not on my want list...

Agreed. I have the Samyang 7.5mm MFT version and it is an amazingly useful lens.

A circular fisheye is definately a one trick pony.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2014 at 03:37 UTC
On Not dead yet: Sony announces three A-mount lenses article (123 comments in total)

The Alpha mount is dead, it just is unaware of it's fate, so it has not lain down yet. The writing has been on the wall for some time.

At this point, anything new in Alpha is a token effort. Sony is all in on mirrorless, so it is only a matter of time before the official announcement. It is only a matter of time.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 04:04 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
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RichRMA: What, no ivory grips? Patton will not be ordering....

Can't do ivory anymore. Not PC.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 06:12 UTC
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completelyrandomstuff: Free advertising for Hasselblad - all the hate will generate a lot of brand awareness.

But no sales. Not at those prices, anyway. I would wait for them to hit the bargain bin. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 06:06 UTC

Just embarrasing.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 06:04 UTC as 73rd comment

Really... kickstarter again?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 15:09 UTC as 7th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (823 comments in total)
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art99: It offers 4K video but no mic input. So that means there was absolutely no room to squeeze in somewhere a mic jack. How about making the camera just a wee bit larger like the size of a Leica M, this way there would also be room for another unthought of jack...the headphone jack ??
I know many will say that this was not meant as a video cam BUT, in that case why would they make it with 4K ????
Sorry Panny, no jacks no buy. Maybe on the LX200

If you want all the bells and whistles, buy a GH4.

By the way, the GX7 has no mic input either.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 04:16 UTC
On Sony debuts 21MP stacked CMOS sensor for smartphones article (94 comments in total)
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kwa_photo: I'll say this. Everyone just think about where we were with sensors 5-7 years ago. FF, APS-C, p&s, cell phone, etc. Now look at today. Back then, many would have not thought a 1" sensor could do what it does today. Nor would many have thought of a camera phone being anything that could compete with a "larger" p&s sensor. Yet, here we are.

In 5-7 more years, I'd be willing to bet that high end camera phone sensors will be producing IQ with very good resolution up to ISO 1600 and 3200. We'll see 1" sensors performing at levels of most APS-C (think a6000, XT1) of today and APS-C going beyond what standard FF does today. 4/3 will also progress. FF? Watch out. Look at that Sony A7S. I think ISO 56,000 will be a walk in the park for most.

PDAF and best AF tech today will also look pretty slow as well. It all changes, always does. Sit back and enjoy the ride :-) Of course, I could be completely wrong too LOL!

tagomilonga: as this is a public forum and this is the comment section, I would say everyone's comments are welcome.
Who are you to judge?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 04:26 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: Please DPR, do not sink any lower than you already have. No need to wallow in the gutter by reporting rumors off rumor sites. Wait for the official announcements and REPORT THAT.

Report REAL news, not rumors.

Back at ya, bro.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 15:56 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)
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Mirrorless Crusader: This camera stands alone as the greatest digital camera the world has ever seen.

Raist3d, look at who the poster is.
Nuf said.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 15:49 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)
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nofumble: 7 axis stabization system coming soon.

Personally, I would prefer a camera that does NOT have IBIS.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 15:43 UTC
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