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06-24-2018, 04:55 AM - 3 Likes   #1
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How to cure a Pixelpeeper??

That IS the question.
Some sits there looking at their pics in 100% and over and worries.


I'm horrified - this disease can not be good in the long run!
For me It seems to be another hobby!
Why not start a special subject on the forum : "The Pixelpeepers club:" (I'm serious.)
Could be fun following their hobby!


We are making photos - aren't we - and uses whatever camera we have in hand?

OK - in the wet darkroom some sat there with the focusing magnifier and admired the grain and never got cured.
I was one of them - however now happily cured. That - because I got rid of my wet darkroom.


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That's a simple one.
I've printed a poster size (it's so big I have nowhere to hang it) portrait of my wife taken at ISO 1600 with available light using K-5 II. It's black and white so a bit of cheating, but it's surprisingly sharp and detailed. Not pixelized at all.

That cured my pixelpeeping and obsessing with noise. I don't shoot Pentax anymore but I happily went to 4000 ISO on K3-II when I had it without even worrying about noise.

I also have A4 size photo of my kids hanging on the wall. One of them has face slightly out of focus at 100% (should have used smaller aperture) but at viewing distance you can't tell.

So print something big and see the results.
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There is only one sure cure for pixelpeeperitis: go back to using film.
Then, of course, you may be afflicted by graininitis.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gutta Perka Quote
looking at their pics in 100% and over and worries.
That is a habit that will lead to blindness.

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I should also warn you that if you take the cure and go back to film, should you also decide to use B&W there is a risk of getting chronic processitis, as well as having your eyes become excessively sensitive to amber light. Probably better than going blind as Digitalis has warned.
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One of my fellow rc-pilots is driving around with pictures I’ve taken with my K-70. Seeing the result is a perfect cure for pixel peeping. Get some large size prints and you don’t care anymore
I used my 55-300mm PLM lens.



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Man, am I glad that heli is an RC. If were a people carrier, I will walk, thank you.

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Man, am I glad that heli is an RC. If were a people carrier, I will walk, thank you.
He can cut the grass with his helicopter
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He can cut the grass with his helicopter
Is he in business? Will he do mine for $5? As a youngster I thought it was big doin's when I was was paid that much for mowing.
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Is he in business? Will he do mine for $5? As a youngster I thought it was big doin's when I was was paid that much for mowing.
Iíll ask him, but donít be surprised if he requires a 1000$ deposit to cover any damages to the helicopter
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Iíll ask him, but donít be surprised if he requires a 1000$ deposit to cover any damages to the helicopter
Phooey! And here I thought maybe some of the Oriental bittersweet would get tangled in the blades and ripped out
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There is no cure, nor does there have to be one. Just let these people be. Watching images at 100% is not harming the environment, other people or contrary to the public interest. I will do it myself occasionally, just to see whether I'm stronger than that and can resist the temptation for the next few images. Works really well for the self esteem. Really.
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I agree with HoutHans, it isn't harmful so why stopping?
Worrying about it, on the contrary, is potentially harmful.
To cure that, simply print some of your pictures, see that pixel-level noise or a minor blur mean nothing, and live happily ever after.
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That is a habit that will lead to blindness.
...and hairy fingertips.


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Try aversion therapy. Rig something up to deliver an electric shock every time you click the "view at 100%" button.

Hmm, a mouse with a built in and programmable option like this might sell well...
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