Going all-in with one company and using a product like Lightroom seems risky to me. I've started running Photo Supreme for metadata & cataloging and DxO for raw conversion. It's a bit clumsy coming from Aperture's seamless workflow but provides more insulation from a company going haywire.
utphoto: Amazing. The number of dismissive comments about 4K, especially the five to ten years before it will be here scenarios. First, it won't be even five years before it has a 30-50% penetration in to homes in the US. Within two years it will be the standard for virtually all sets 40" in size or larger except for entry level models. And these are not my guesstimates but from professional industry organizations.
The most important reason for 4K is that 1080 derived from a 4K master, even disregarding the cropping options, looks far better than 1080 shot natively. Serious video shooters are already shooting in 4K for archival purposes. As for 8K, don't hold your breath. 4K is the sweet spot for the consumer. 8K will be used primarily for commercial cinema production and presentation.
I've seen 4K video at NAB demos, and it's of course fantastic.
I see the #1 hurdle for 4K video in the US being the shamefully poor state of high-speed Internet in the country and throttling by predatory monopolists like Comcast. Here in Atlanta, Comcast slaps everyone with a 300 GB/month bandwidth cap and throttles Neflix enough that video is barely SD quality.
ageha: Nice but I rather use just DxO standalone, LR isn't very good anyway.
What do you use for cataloging and adding metadata?
plainwhite: It's nice to see that Aperture has not been completely neglected.
Four years since a major update, way behind on features, and a buggy resource hog? That tells me Apple doesn't care about Aperture.
Greg VdB: Still no RAW? Neeeeeext!!
Yup—no raw, no interest.
More social media integration—the Aperture team sure listened to their users in planning this update.
Apple's satellite imagery for out-of-the-way areas is also horrifically low resolution compared to Google Maps. So while Apple Maps are great for driving around town, they're a mess for checking out your backcountry excursions.
Stubb: Not to mention the disappointment of the continued non-release of Aperture 4.
* Missing lens & perspective correction* "Noise reduction" should be relabeled "remove detail"* Keyword hierarchy not preserved in export* Primitive interface for working with GPS tracks* Full-screen mode unavailable in Faces/Places* No linking between Faces and keywords* Web output sharpening
Not to mention the disappointment of the continued non-release of Aperture 4.
Lee Dolman: I dont get how unknown photographers are supposed to interact...it seems us amateurs are merely allowed to look at all the big boys...unless I'm missing something...where do i get to see all the people like me's photo's and where do they get to see mine?
Participate in the day themes.
Don051348: IQ looks great in my opinion.
Now slap that sensor into a reintroduced E-620 and E30 along with the better electronics (in camera stabilization, etc), replace the too strong AA filter with a weaker one and there you go. You have an updated and totally refreshed E series of cameras.
Yeah, PDAF on all three of the E-3 bodies I tried was a joke. A real shame since the glass was world class. I suspect it's due to Olympus never licensing the Honeywell PDAF patents and trying to roll their own system.