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by bakubo
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 184
Views: 24574

Re: Future of A mount

Old Chinese curse: May you live in interesting times.

Best of luck to everyone all around the world!

We are still in Japan, but since October have been living in a medium size city and in the suburbs (get around by car, not crowded trains) and not in Tokyo and other big, crowded cities.
by bakubo
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom
Replies: 83
Views: 23334

Re: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom

Interesting posts about highlight recovery in On1 Photo Raw 2020. The method of doing it is different than in Lightroom and once you understand that this guy says it is better than Lightroom. https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/63775411 https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/63774800
by bakubo
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Scanners
Topic: Why I sold my Plustek 7200i
Replies: 6
Views: 3933

Re: Why I sold my Plustek 7200i

The thought of scanning 100's of slides with multiscan fills me with horror I spent an entire day scanning 200 slides and just used it on a select few. Still at least I can load 4 slides per scan, so it's def less of a nightmare job then the Plustek used to be I suggest you read through this intere...
by bakubo
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom
Replies: 83
Views: 23334

Re: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom

Barry, I read about the ART version of Rawtherapee today. You mentioned that you are using Rawtherapee so you may be interested in this alternative version: https://bitbucket.org/agriggio/art/wiki/Home At a first glance, ART appears very similar to RawTherapee. The Getting Started page of RawPedia c...
by bakubo
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom
Replies: 83
Views: 23334

Re: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom

I will check the darktable news from time to time to see if anything significant has changed, but I doubt it will. It has so much potential, but it is not to be. A few years ago there were not too many choices, but now there are some pretty good ones: Integrated raw processor, non-destructive editor...
by bakubo
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom
Replies: 83
Views: 23334

Re: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom

I have seen responses to my post on the darktable forum and it is exactly what I expected. The main developer dismisses it all and the others pile on. Oh well. Typical head up their ass geeks. They can't see the forest for the trees. :lol:
by bakubo
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom
Replies: 83
Views: 23334

Re: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom

You can read this recent long post by one of the main developers who personally keeps making the use of darktable more complicated and complex than it was even before. And naming things using obscure mathematical names, etc. He sounds defensive and tries with great effort to justify him making thin...
by bakubo
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom
Replies: 83
Views: 23334

Re: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom

You can read this recent long post by one of the main developers who personally keeps making the use of darktable more complicated and complex than it was even before. And naming things using obscure mathematical names, etc. He sounds defensive and tries with great effort to justify him making thing...
by bakubo
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: How wide is wide enough?
Replies: 40
Views: 11573

Re: How wide is wide enough?

Up until 1990 my widest lens was 28mm. In 1990 in Tokyo I bought a Sigma 24mm f2.8 (A-mount) and I still have it. I used it sometimes on my Minolta film SLRs and on my A700 I would sometimes use it because it was a very small 36mm-efl. In 1991 I bought a Tokina 20-35mm f3.5-4.5 (A-mount) and I still...
by bakubo
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom
Replies: 83
Views: 23334

Re: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom

Yes, I agree about darktable. Too bad. So much good about it, but the current developers are clueless about how to take the underlying great software and making a good user experience. Also, they clearly have no interest in doing it. Naturally, since they are doing it all for free they concentrate o...
by bakubo
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Scanners
Topic: Scanning Torture (or Learning to Love Your Digital Camera)
Replies: 37
Views: 10812

Re: Scanning Torture (or Learning to Love Your Digital Camera)

The quality of the raw files from the 10mp tiny sensor in my Canon S95 are so much better in every way. Although some may say the dynamic range is less, maybe a lot less, than color negative film I have found that in practical terms it is much better. As long as you are scanning to convert the anal...
by bakubo
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Venice, Italy
Replies: 20
Views: 1278

Re: Venice, Italy

Funny. :lol: From the looks of them with the messages written on them they seem to be left there by customers. Maybe if you had hung around until later in the evening they had an amateur striptease contest for the entertainment. :lol:

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