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Alphoid: I've been a user since Bibble days. It'd be a fine program if:

1. It didn't crash. Stability is still a serious issue. I wish they invested in fixing bugs over feature development.
2. Camera support was more up-to-date.

I like that it's reasonably open. Cross-platform, including Linux. Metadata in XML files. Etc. It's very consumer-friendly that way.

Mine is still stable, but I found a few things not as expected. For instance, there is supposed to be a "Get More" page in the Tools panel. I don't see it. I reported that. I guess they prioritize problems depending on the number of reports they get.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 00:41 UTC
On article Benchmark performance: Nikon D810 in-depth review (255 comments in total)

There should be some way of indicating that the review is still WIP.
One pernicious side effect is that by the time the review is up, most of what you talk about in the review is already old news, and people are less curious to look at the review. I am curious to see where the D810 will show in teh "most popular cameras" list as a result of the delay ... Although those interested mostly have already voted with their wallet :-)

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 20:22 UTC as 24th comment
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Alphoid: I've been a user since Bibble days. It'd be a fine program if:

1. It didn't crash. Stability is still a serious issue. I wish they invested in fixing bugs over feature development.
2. Camera support was more up-to-date.

I like that it's reasonably open. Cross-platform, including Linux. Metadata in XML files. Etc. It's very consumer-friendly that way.

It would be interesting to document all parameters then.
I run Linux only since 1999. Went through Mandrake until it morphed into Mandriva and now Mageia since Mandriva forked.
I ran Bibble when it first became available, went through all versions, then followed them to AfterShot when BibbleLabs was bought by Corel.
I have two Nikon D200 and one Nikon D500.
AfterShot lists all Nikon cameras, except D5/D500.
Last time I used Aftershot 3 was this morning.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 12:24 UTC
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LouCioccio: Just tried AfterShot Pro 3. I had the original Bibble and I upgraded after they sold it to Corel. That being said I have LR6 but felt more comfortable with Bridge-PSCS5 workflow. I just got a D500 and Bridge CC would open an Camera RAW worked but not CS5. A work around was in Camera RAW 9.5.1 to save. LR6 just did not seem to work for me. I do have OnOne10 and that interface is fine I went back to Aftershot and tried the newest version. BAM! Processed my D500 NEF and opened in CS5. I'll play with it more as from CS5 I can use all my plugins.

Are you saying you can open D500 RAW files with AfterShotPro 3? It fails to see my files. I can see support for practically all Nikon DSLRs, but not the D5 and D500 ...

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 02:46 UTC
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Alphoid: I've been a user since Bibble days. It'd be a fine program if:

1. It didn't crash. Stability is still a serious issue. I wish they invested in fixing bugs over feature development.
2. Camera support was more up-to-date.

I like that it's reasonably open. Cross-platform, including Linux. Metadata in XML files. Etc. It's very consumer-friendly that way.

How long was it that you used Bibble/AfterShot? I went though all versions, and it has been a long time that I got a crash.
And what OS are you using?

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 02:43 UTC
On article Making a splash: Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery (228 comments in total)
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blink667: Any reason, IQ wise, I would buy this over a used D7100?

Until ISO 400, the D7200 has a slight edge. Above that, the D500 has a slight edge. But then the D500 extends from ISO 50 to 100, which the D7200 cannot touch, and also above ISO 25600, which the D7200 knows nothing about.
And the D500 has qualities other than ISO, which the D7200 cannot touch either.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 00:17 UTC
On article Making a splash: Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery (228 comments in total)
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aris14: The only disadvantage I see in this cam is that's overpriced...

It is priced correctly for that line of cameras, about the same price as the D200 and D300 when they got announced.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 23:50 UTC
On article Video: Meet the Nikon D500 (187 comments in total)
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Artak Hambarian: I want this camera, but with at least 42mp full frame sensor, easily am ready to sacrifice the frame rate.

Take a number. Go to the FX forums and pester until Nikon listens. And do not buy other stuff in the interim. That is how I spent the last 7 years :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 17:50 UTC
On article Video: Meet the Nikon D500 (187 comments in total)
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Artak Hambarian: I want this camera, but with at least 42mp full frame sensor, easily am ready to sacrifice the frame rate.

You want a camera with similar features but not in APS-C, so you do not want "this" camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 05:59 UTC
On article Delayed: Nikon Japan pushes D500 to end of April (139 comments in total)
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LFPCPH: They will make it fullframe - maybe ...

Make it fullframe ?!?! Horrors!

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 01:00 UTC
On article Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR (334 comments in total)
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brownie314: Why Nikon! Why make a lens that already exists for DX. The Sigma 17-70 2.8-4 is an excellent lens that can be had for less than half the price of this Nikon lens. Why not give us a nice, compact 24mm 2.8 (or 2.4) prime! It would make the D3300 and D5500 very compact. But no.

Brownie314, there may be other reasons to not like that lens, but not the fact that "it already exist for DX". What do you say about the legion of 24-70 and 70-200 lenses which everybody and their uncle makes? There are also a bunch of primes from various manufacturers, and that just gives more choice to everyone.
You may not like the price, you may not like the variable aperture, but I see no problem with it being "me too" :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 16:47 UTC
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Le Kilt: Gosh, remember, all compacts cameras are mirrorless. Now some have interchangeable lenses. And some are getting great sensors. Convergence ? The question is do you want TTL optical viewfinder, even if it means more bulk. All the rest is... yawn...

As far as I care, my Coolpix 995 and Coolpix L12 are mirrorless -but I much prefer my bulky D200. I don't care abou wether it is mirrorless or not. Give me an OVF.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 21:58 UTC
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