D7100 Landscape image with DxO (big size)

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nkistrup
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In reply to Reilly Diefenbach, Apr 12, 2013

Thanks Reilly,

Leaning toward DXO because of it's work flow, but not committed to yet.  Have to review other RAW converters.  Encouraging that it could do such a great job, when tweaked.

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Re: D7100 Landscape image with DxO (big size)
In reply to kewlguy, Apr 12, 2013

kewlguy wrote:

Looks sharp - and very flat. Maybe it's the lighting? Too much NR? 

Well no, it is flat because of the light, there's only so much you can do with software, but I've disabled NR in all three converters. The image was exposed to the right though so you get the benefit of clear and noise free shadows for that.

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In reply to KonstantinosD, Apr 12, 2013

Yes the lighting is not good, but I did expect more micro contrast from a sensor without OLPF - so the only possibility here is that the lens is not up to the task delivering details to the 24 MP sensor.

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Re: D7100 Landscape image with DxO (big size)
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kewlguy wrote:

Yes the lighting is not good, but I did expect more micro contrast from a sensor without OLPF - so the only possibility here is that the lens is not up to the task delivering details to the 24 MP sensor.

What makes you think that I don't follow the logic at all

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Re: D7100 Landscape image with DxO (big size)
In reply to kewlguy, Apr 12, 2013

I believe the nicon 17-55 2.8 at f8 should be up to the task otherwise we're doomed..

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Re: Secret to optimizing DXO to work on NEFs?
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nkistrup wrote:

Thanks Reilly,

Leaning toward DXO because of it's work flow, but not committed to yet.  Have to review other RAW converters.  Encouraging that it could do such a great job, when tweaked.

I just extensively tested CNX2 DXO8 and LR4.4. Prompted by a discussion on what to do when CNX2 stops being supported in the FX forum.

I'm not a fan of the LR workflow. I have DXO 6.5 but never liked the raw converter.

Just my Opinion and unscientific observations:

DXO8 raw converter is on par with LR4.4 and is way better the the 6.5 version.

Both LR and DXO have their own colour mapping, but DXO seems closer to Nikon and handles chromatic aberrations better. But, LR can use X-Rite colour checker profiles.

DXOs Lens-Correction and perspective is fantastic. I prefer the sharpening and noise reduction in DXO.

Lightroom is way faster then DXO and has essentials such as brushes and gradients.

LR's clone tool is buggy.

CNX2 Raw converter is color wise still the best but fine sharpness is better with DXO8 and LR4.4.

CNX2 has the superb U-Points and cumulative editing along with full manual control of sharpening.

both CNX2 and DXO are quite slow. LR is fast.
All three get the Job done. If it weren't for the missing brushes and gradients in DX8 and it's lack of speed, it would be my favourite.

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In reply to john Clinch, Apr 12, 2013

My 14-24 used to be on par with 21 distagon on D3 and D600, on the D800, the 21 resolves better...

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In reply to KonstantinosD, Apr 12, 2013

It should, but it's kinda old now

I had this lens along with D2X, worked well but sold them when I got the D3 back in 2007.

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In reply to goosel, Apr 13, 2013

goosel wrote:

nkistrup wrote:

Thanks Reilly,

Leaning toward DXO because of it's work flow, but not committed to yet.  Have to review other RAW converters.  Encouraging that it could do such a great job, when tweaked.

I just extensively tested CNX2 DXO8 and LR4.4. Prompted by a discussion on what to do when CNX2 stops being supported in the FX forum.

I'm not a fan of the LR workflow. I have DXO 6.5 but never liked the raw converter.

Just my Opinion and unscientific observations:

DXO8 raw converter is on par with LR4.4 and is way better the the 6.5 version.

Both LR and DXO have their own colour mapping, but DXO seems closer to Nikon and handles chromatic aberrations better. But, LR can use X-Rite colour checker profiles.

DXOs Lens-Correction and perspective is fantastic. I prefer the sharpening and noise reduction in DXO.

Lightroom is way faster then DXO and has essentials such as brushes and gradients.

LR's clone tool is buggy.

CNX2 Raw converter is color wise still the best but fine sharpness is better with DXO8 and LR4.4.

CNX2 has the superb U-Points and cumulative editing along with full manual control of sharpening.

both CNX2 and DXO are quite slow. LR is fast.
All three get the Job done. If it weren't for the missing brushes and gradients in DX8 and it's lack of speed, it would be my favourite.

Thanks goosel!  Can deal with DXO's slowness, if it's a batch operation, where I don't have to babysit it.

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This is stunning!
In reply to kewlguy, Apr 13, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

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