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Collie Camp

Collie Camp

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Seems to be a game changing camera! Good work, Sony.

But I think my Canon 6D is focusing to -3 EV already... Would have been nice to see a comparison, as the 6D is a low light AF Champ...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 10:22 UTC as 95th comment | 4 replies
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munro harrap: Scarily big, you see the problem with that copy of the 16-35mm II!! not a lens I would choose to use. The car interior deliberately underexposed by a stop, was already at least a stop underexposed due to the meter relying on the highlights outside, so to be objective (rather than objectionable!) you need to meter directly off a midtone inside the car , or point an incident light meter from inside the car itself towards the lens position (with the photographer stood there blocking with your shadow, more light (assistant necessary!)

I note that the lens at all apertures cannot evenly cover the sensor, so it would be nice to gat one that can and do some more please! Love the back of the preacher's car shot!

Well, they did not use the 16-35II, they used the new 16-35 / 4L. Reviewed as a very very good lens, but this copy seems decentered.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 12:28 UTC
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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.

Q / Are Capture One Pro 8 and Capture One Subscription the same software?

A / Yes! In regards to features, Capture One Subscription is identical to Capture One Pro 8. As something new, we will release new software features as they are developed instead of waiting for major release cycles (e.g. Capture One Pro 6 to 7). This is true for both Capture One Subscription and for Capture One Pro 8.

That´s the difference. For sure they can change it in the future - but well, everything can happen in the future...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 10:48 UTC

Capture One 8 is introducing cool new features or tools with every new update...since I bought it around christmas 2014 I had 3 feature updates. Awesome!

As much as I like Lightroom since Version 2, Capture One gets more and more interesting...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 07:36 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
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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.

Well, that´s true but I still dislike adobe to force me down the CC route to get the newest features.

I bought Capture One 8 a while ago and while I think they are mostly on par in image processing, Capture One did introduce really cool new features with all of their 8.1, 8.2 and 8.3 updates - not just some DXO Optics Pro dehaze stuff ;)

The new Color Balance wheels are awsome!

Adobe do as they say but Capture One does better ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 07:31 UTC
On Phase One's Capture One Pro 8.2 software now available article (83 comments in total)
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refusenik: As a Capture One Pro 8 user, I submitted a support request to PhaseOne for some new lens profiles back in January, yet they don't seem to have made it in this release.

Wow,

maybe they had other things to do? Come on, that´s like 10 weeks and only one realase ago and these lenses are maybe not their top priority.

I would expect them to have a timeline for adding new lenses, probably 100s of them....

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 10:28 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (220 comments in total)

My Fav is #3!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 09:24 UTC as 20th comment
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refusenik: I've just upgraded to version 10 Elite with ViewPoint 2.5 for the princely sum of £25 - very happy. Thanks DXO for so generously rewarding your Optics Pro 9 customers.

Same with me...upgraded to 9 like half a year ago, now an paid upgrade to 10 (69€)? Pew.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 13:57 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1656 comments in total)

On the other hand I really like my 6D. It´s a nice balanced camera.

Come on Canon - you can make great stuff - get your gear together, you can do it!

Please wake up.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 08:52 UTC as 65th comment | 1 reply
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1656 comments in total)

What´s happening Canon?

Couter says 00:00:00 - and it really can´t be done?!?

Funny.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 07:12 UTC as 551st comment
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1645 comments in total)
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forpetessake: Fascination with retro will come to an end as soon as manufacturers find out that their new cameras are not selling any better than their predecessors.
The fake pentaprism on mirrorless camera is like a saddle on a cow. The 30 y.o. controls is a dead evolutionary branch, discarded in DSLRs many years ago. Fuji would have better return on investment if they finally made a good grip, which wouldn't require attachments, and touch screen LCD wouldn't hurt either.

Yeah right...

Because manual controls that worked perfectly for decades are suddenly "retro".

I still prefer a Nikon F3 to my iphone for photography, sorry.

But regarding the pentaprism - that might be really a saddle on a cow, but in the end the analog pentaprisms didn´t always followed the form of the glass inside it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 08:44 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (919 comments in total)

Even though I don´t like fake SLR designs like the Olympus OM-D and prefer my X-Pro1, this camera looks pretty damn good!

Well done Fuji Design Dep.!

I hear it will be weather sealed?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 09:44 UTC as 228th comment | 5 replies
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Sean65: If I remember right, my Nikon D700 had one firmware update in four years. I used to be proud of this as it suggested 'how right' Nikon got the camera, first time round.

Fuji have a different approach. It's more like 'live R&D'. It's not a good thing in most cases. Fuji seem to be balancing on the edge of greatness but ALWAYS get let down by their designs.

I with you 100% on the shutter button issue.

But remember, 3 years ago, you would have bought a camera and whatever feature "that should have been there in the first place" and wasn´t just wasn´t there and the camera stayed that way - because you bought it as it was.

I wish my Canon 5D Classic would get an AutoISO update - would be perfect for me, but hey - even though it was a 2800$ premium camera in 2005 you NEVER get a new feature for it via an update. Buy the 5D II or the 5D III if you want AutoISO :P - that´s what other manufacturer say.

Anyway I would have bought and use the X-Pro1 with it´s original features, even with all the quircks. That it is now effectivly a 2013 camera is just pure joy ;)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2013 at 13:36 UTC

Thank you Fuji for taking photographers seriously and listening to them!

This is great - I´ll keep my X-Pro1 and recently bought 2 more lenses!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2013 at 10:50 UTC as 36th comment
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Sean65: If I remember right, my Nikon D700 had one firmware update in four years. I used to be proud of this as it suggested 'how right' Nikon got the camera, first time round.

Fuji have a different approach. It's more like 'live R&D'. It's not a good thing in most cases. Fuji seem to be balancing on the edge of greatness but ALWAYS get let down by their designs.

Depends: some stuff is just bugfixes, but lots of it are real improvments and even new features! New features from Nikon you´ll only get, if you buy the next Nikon ;)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2013 at 10:48 UTC
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Mikael Risedal: Nikon has not optimized the 58/1,4 regarding resolution

Why not?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 11:27 UTC

Wow! I´m talking about the optical achivment here. This lens is still cheaper than cinematic lenses, so I guess it´s well worth this price.

And wow: Nikon, you lens ahhhm doesn´t look even close to the Zeiss measures ;) No offence. I´m sure it´s a good lens in it´s own rights even for ahm wait 1500$? I´m looking forward to see Nikons real picture taking abilities.

But the Zeiss Wow!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 11:24 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On DPReview Gear of the Year - Part 1: Fujifilm X100S article (307 comments in total)
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ekaton: Wrong pick, by about one country mile. The X100 was quite something when it was released into the market place some 3 years ago, warts and shortcomings included. Since then, Fuji tried to surf on the X1 wave with follow on products with declining success, X10, X20, XPro1, XE1/2. The IQ of the x-trans sensor is not compelling, it only shines at high iso in comparison to mft and meanwhile mediocre standard aps-c sensors, albeit at the expense of details. Fuji has to go to the drawing board to gain customers back. Sensor, performance, build quality look ordinary these days, yet prices don`t.

Yes, Canon and the shadows...I sold my 5DII and kept the 5D Classic...

But I heard the 6D now has the shadows in control - not as good as the Sony sensors but hey...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 10:47 UTC

Nice, thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 10:40 UTC as 7th comment
On DPReview Gear of the Year - Part 1: Fujifilm X100S article (307 comments in total)
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ekaton: Wrong pick, by about one country mile. The X100 was quite something when it was released into the market place some 3 years ago, warts and shortcomings included. Since then, Fuji tried to surf on the X1 wave with follow on products with declining success, X10, X20, XPro1, XE1/2. The IQ of the x-trans sensor is not compelling, it only shines at high iso in comparison to mft and meanwhile mediocre standard aps-c sensors, albeit at the expense of details. Fuji has to go to the drawing board to gain customers back. Sensor, performance, build quality look ordinary these days, yet prices don`t.

@Dougbm_2

Yes - really!

And the Fuji XF-1 you´re talking about is a compact camera - we are talking about an APS-C size X-trans sensor here.

I had the X100 before and the X-trans is even better - resolution and DR. DR is better than my old trusted 5D Classic (which I still have and love) by a small margin and better than the 5DII DR, which has ugly shadow DR IMO - period.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2013 at 08:29 UTC
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