By pumeco "Yes indeed, alternatives, paid or free - just alternatives"
What alternative is there to Lightroom? Nothing compares at any price. Though Aperture is almost there, Apple's approach to removing features from their photo and video apps with each new release makes that a silly option.
mpix345: I heard they will soon offer a limited edition version with no LCD for only $1000 more.
And they are going to hire Hasselblad to make an $8000 wooden grip so that it can be held comfortably by an adult.
nathantw: WTF, no XQD card? And SD instead of CF? What the heck?
You got it. SD = toy camera. At least the other FX cameras have 2 slots so that one can be used as a backup. Clearly the shutter is from the D610 as well. Getting D4 IQ for $2000 less would be a deal if not for the toy memory card and the top shutter speed of 1/4000. As all but one of my lenses are FX, this would have been a no brainer move from my D300S.
For a Nikon D300S and Sigma 180 macro, I found this rig to be insufficiently sturdy and went with the Manfrotto 055XB. Heavy yes but I stop so often to take pictures that it is not really noticeable.
I use the Manfrotto 3275 Gear head (replaced by 410jr). Tripod and head weigh 126 oz (7 lbs 14 oz) or 3.6 kg.
While the light Manfrotto ball heads lack stiffness and security, I found the 498 to be both sturdy and secure. There is a safety catch on the release lever so that it takes 2 hands to remove the camera. Though, this is a heavy head, it compares favorably against heads costing twice as much.
Sometime in the next few months, I hope to have the opportunity to do some wildlife photography with a Sigma 50-500 on my D300S. I will bring both the gear and ball head for some parallel testing. My GUESS is that I'll be sticking with the gear head for landscape work and the ball head for wildlife. Yes a gimbal head would be nice but any under about $600 seem to not work that well.
See Thom Hogan's review at:http://www.dslrbodies.com/cameras/current-nikon-dslr-reviews/nikon-d4-review.html
Henry Falkner: They are re-inventing the wheel. Such corrections are incorporated in the firmware of my 24x zoom Olympus SZ-30MR pocket P&S and a multitude of similar dedicated cameras, and presumably in all cell phone cameras.
Academe is sometimes so isolated, they have no clue as what is happening around them.
Too bad you had to demonstrate to the world that you didn't understand the article. This is known as trolling.
When are we going to get fully functional lens adapters for Nikon and/or Canon lenses? Fuji is just not addressing the pro market for either longer zooms (70/80-200 and longer) or long macro lenses (150mm).
My wish is for a Nikon to Fuji adapter WITHOUT the focal reducer so I can use my Nikon D and G lenses on the Fuji. I'd pay $400 for a quality adapter that passes through the electronics and the autofocus motor drive.
My comments below are because of a desire for the X image quality, not a petite camera. Like even my small X-10, tripod use will be almost 100%. So size is not an issue with me as I might be mounting 1-3 KG (2-6 lb) lenses. For me it is all about IQ and replacing the mechanical Rube Goldberg devices known as DSLRs.
I'm not expecting anyone else to agree with my perspective and I certainly respect that others have different motivations for selecting a given camera. Given that...
While the improvements are appreciated and I'm close to replacing my Nikon gear for the IQ and modern technology (bouncing mirrors and inaccurate PD autofocus are as obsolete as carburetors and drum brakes on cars). But there are still, for me, critical problems to be solved first, problems that don't require a new body though I would like a larger body and 3-4x battery capacity.
1. Exposure bracketing: must add 3, 5, 7 exposures and a range up to at least 2 EV for each exposure.
2. Must have a first rate RAW processor. While Lightroom would be preferred, DXO would be acceptable with output to DNG.
3. Lens adapter with full electronic coupling for either Canon or Nikon lenses. This is to enable lens types which might be years away such as the Sigma 150-180mm macros and Nikon 24-85 and 70-180 zoom macro lenses.
bradleyg5: Can it correct bokeh fringing?
While a terrific tool is some ways, it is mostly obsolete due to the latest versions of Lightroom, Capture NX2, Aperture and the Nik tools. However the Fuji X cameras desperately need a great RAW image processor which saves the edited image as DNG. DxO is wasting their time investing in dying markets for their products while markets crying for a great solution are going begging. As a historically arrogant company they will probably whine until opportunities are gone. Personally I expect Nik to jump into the breech before DxO wakes up.
Jared Huntr: Electronically created watercolours
Anybody who thinks this c**p came from a Fuji is smoking something they aren't sharing. Please pass the pipe.
Uwe Skrzypczak: It's a 24 hour free download from zero too zero o'clock at sunday, the 11. DecCET (central european time)
The timeline is not a mistake from dpreview, it was a mistranslation from me!!!!
Greetings to all
Here is a link that works, the one posted on DPReview does not. At least it has been failing for me for over 9 hours.