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Joined on Mar 3, 2006
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On DxO Optics Pro 8: What's New article (110 comments in total)
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nightshadow1: I do think this is a very good upgrade to DXO. There always seems to be a mixed bag with the DXO upgrades. There has been NO converter IMHO that has better color for Nikon than Capture NX2, but the interface and crashes suck. The price is too high with Nikon's greedy pricing and forget about ever getting timely updates. They should include it or at least give a substantial discount. This new DXO upgrade has made things easier for me by improving the color, saturation and recovery (in my landscapes) and making it so easy to create presets. I don't include noise or sharpening in my DXO presets.

On my re-dos, I have improved most of my old shots regardless of how I had processed them previoulsy. Compared to LR, they both have their strong points and weaknesses. To me, the "auto lens correction" in LR sucks. No matter what I do, the the DXO corrections always seem to be much better! Now I use LR more for my cataloging, DXO or ACR for conversion and NIK for noise sharpening, and efex.

Once I would have agreed with you but having recently tried Capture 1 I'm changing my mind and that's using their older '6' version. Apparently, v7 is better still and worth downloading the 30 day trial. The downside is that it's expensive.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2012 at 11:01 UTC

They look pretty good to me at high iso when you consider the pixel count is twice that of the D700.

Question for DPReview, during processing how much was the noise filter used or are these straight from raw to jpegs?

For me the difficulty with this camera is here in the UK the price difference between the D600 and D800 is marginal. I'd be more inclined to buy the D800 for better build quality, a sync flash port and a few other odds and sods.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2012 at 10:46 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On peek in the Buds (flowers) challenge (3 comments in total)

stunning shot, well done.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2012 at 13:54 UTC as 1st comment
On Lightroom 4 Review article (469 comments in total)
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ZinZun: Nikon users - It doesn't really matter isn't it??
still as long as Adobe uses its own algorithm rather than the official Nikon one to convert RAW files, photos will always convert much better (in terms of IQ) in NX2 regardless the nice features of Lightroom, I'm using D7000 and the difference is so huge that it's really a no briner but to use NX2 as much as I hate the workflow and the poor photo management capabilities.

I suggest to all Nikon users to just try and open a RAW image in NX2 and in Lightroom - you'll see what I mean, not mentioning the results of pushing the histogram...

sad - but true...

To each there own for sure. I think LR has a better noise reduction facility and is superior to NX2 for managing my images but I still come back to NX2.

Nikon or Nik, if you're reading this improve ViewNX2 and/or NX2 for a quicker workflow and a better DAM type tool.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2012 at 13:11 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D4 Studio Test Samples article (309 comments in total)

Looking at the mini views it's immediately apparent that the D4 produces more of an improvement over the D3s than I expected. DPReview, are all the in-camera settings the same? I'm looking only at the raw files.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2012 at 14:53 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
On Preview:olympusEM5 (1364 comments in total)

I wish I could say that it look attractive to me, but I can't.

Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 10:37 UTC as 334th comment
On Nikon D800 preview (1110 comments in total)

Far more interesting to me would be Nikon producing a MF camera rather than shoehorning 36mp onto a FX sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 11:13 UTC as 331st comment

Terrific...looks great too.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2012 at 09:31 UTC as 11th comment

Not as pretty as the X100 but this still does look a mighty fine camera. Anyone think they'll produce a version with a full frame sensor?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2012 at 13:02 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X-Pro1 preview (756 comments in total)

Beautiful looking camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2012 at 02:12 UTC as 195th comment
On knocker in the Doorknobs/Knockers! challenge (2 comments in total)

RIM? What does that mean?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2011 at 08:23 UTC as 1st comment
On Ballet in the Promotion circular: Dance class challenge (9 comments in total)

Thank you to everyone that voted for my image and thanks again to those of you that commented.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2011 at 11:51 UTC as 4th comment
On another green world in the Compact/Abstract challenge (2 comments in total)

Terrific shot

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2009 at 15:41 UTC as 1st comment
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