0MitchAG: Meyer Optik is owned by Globel BV, a brand management company. http://de.globell.com/They take names, and make them profitable again.
Interesting background info.
This text has an interesting tone to it, you might call it playful and/or snobbish. Anyway i found it engaging and a fun read and i wonder if the the "tall can of Red Bul" contributed to this report's somewhat energetic sound design.
h2k: "Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know"--And if there really was something that i "needed" to know, i couldn't face to learn through a tedious slide show format.
I'll never know.
"You don't have to click. Just use your left and right arrows. Couldn't be easier."----Thanks. But i prefer to lean back and read for a while in a stream, without permanently clicking or tapping or turning the page. Maybe i'm old fashioned.
"Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know"--And if there really was something that i "needed" to know, i couldn't face to learn through a tedious slide show format.
bigdaddave: So now users who won't agree to pay Adobe regularly are OFFICIALLY second class. How telling that is.
Adobe are simply vile.
"What a self-satisfied smug reply. Must remember to avoid you."---Whereas, your replies are first-rate.
photominion: I don't care about the brush preview, but they could offer "processing improvement" as a normal update to Lightroom 6 aswell!
Having 12GB of RAM and an AMD R9 290X GPU (with GPU enabled!) I often find myself frustrated at how damn slow the healing brush works. (Even when I only have 3-4 spots to heal in an image)
Is there any way to improve the performance?
"I would really love to know where the problem lies"---Maybe ask in Adobe's LR forum?
Wonder if SSDs are that helpful. Also check if you can involve your graphics processor in the newest LR version.
Orin B.: Is it really true that standalone Lightroom 6 owners will not get these updates? If so, I am both frustrated and annoyed with Adobe. I have purchased every Lightroom upgrade and have appreciated the softwares features and until now feel I have recieved what I paid for. But if they make me go the subscription route because they won't include features in the stand alone version I already paid for I might have to consider Capture One.
At this point in time, the difference isn't outrageous. You knew anyway that with LR 6 you couldn't use LR mobile (which has important improvements today).
One (or the only?) new LR *desktop* thing today seems to be the de-haze filter - that's perhaps not crucial for many a workflow, and i am not aware of other important novelties in the subscription-version of LR.
I'm surprised. I use it on elderly machines and never felt it slow.
Zorak: I've lusted Leica cameras, but now, honestly, I don't. I'd still want some glass if I could buy it, but the only thing that attracts me in their body is the design, that's all. And as a tool, design is less important than specs, except if you don't care about money.
When I saw the Sony A7R2 yesterday, yes, now we're talking. it does everything, i'm sure the IQ will be top notch, it has IBIS, 4K, silent mode... Seriously, for the same price as the Q, you can get one with the FE55 and FE28, so ok it will be bigger, and uglier, and no touch screen, but damn...
"Seriously, for the same price as the Q, you can get one with the FE55 and FE28, so ok it will be bigger, and uglier, and no touch screen, but damn..."--Nice wording :)
nathanleebush: Leica is synonymous with the rise of the billionaire class, which have a disposable income so inconceivable that they literally ask for the most expensive version of whatever they are buying as a status symbol. I once talked to a Hasselblad rep who admitted that one of the major markets for their medium format system was rich dads looking to take vacation pictures with 'the best,' regardless of whether a giant, heavy medium format system makes sense to lug around on a tropical vacation. Leica has become another symptom of our underlying societal problem.
Also, anyone who does not see that even the most expensive digital device will be completely leapfrogged by its the most bargain basement competitors a couple generations later is an idiot and deserves to be parted with their money.
"Leica is synonymous with the rise of the billionaire class, which have a disposable income so inconceivable that they literally ask for the most expensive version of whatever they are buying as a status symbol."---Agreed, more or less.
Angrymagpie: To be honest, I really wanted the Leica Q when it first appeared on DPReview yesterday. Then a few hours later, A7R mk2 happened...
"If you slap a Sony FE 28mm f/2 to the A7rII, how different will they be except for the extra versatility at a lower price provided by the Sony combo...?"-- I believe the Sony, in all its tech glory, doesn't sport a touch screen. So that's a very different, pleistocene, experience on the A7 xy.
And it feels almost amusing that the Leica bests the Sony in this department.
Unlike the author, i don't find the camera in question the least bit desirable (but haven't held it personally, of course).
What i liked about this article, it didn't come in slide show format.
I find it a bold move to add a touch screen - not.
Why not mention in the teaser text if or not the thing is stabilized? Some camera buffs might know it already (from the nomenclatura or from other websites), but i don't.
straylightrun: No IBIS?
""put IBIS in and you have THE camera" without 4K?"---What is 4K?
Fully agreed - put IBIS in and you have THE camera. The well pronounced grip and the fully articulating LCD are better than most other mirrorless'.
""We sometimes run out of things to take pictures of"---And so?
If i run out of things to take pictures of, i don't take pictures. It always baffles me how photography magazines press their readers to photograph this and this and this - i photograph what inspires me and otherwise, let the camera rest.
I felt the "slide show" format not useful for this string of very similar photos which often didn't show anything new between clicks. I'd very much prefer this kind of information in a conventional text, with only a fraction of the illustrations.
I have even said that before about other "slide shows" and was told by forum members that this format is good to create "clicks", which are desired by websites. But i think in this case here - with one very similar photo hunting the next - the "slide show" format is stretched to the limit.
graybalanced: Like a lot of giveaways, you must first add this pack to their shopping cart, and then you can't download what's in the shopping cart unless you have or create a VSCO account with your name and email address.
This might matter if you're concerned about leaving behind your contact info for a one-time download.
"Its their way of adding people to their mailing list."---And perhaps not only to "their" mailing list.
Good hint. And just what you'd expect from "free" stuff.