montxsuz

montxsuz

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Forget the difficulty to find the desktop version of LR6 on Adobe's website. To me that was not the biggest frustration. Worse is that LR6 does not support Flash Web Galleries. Arghhh!

So if you have an existing flash website, you cannot update it any longer. You are stuck with a small collection of tired looking HTML templates.

No, you cannot export your favourite Flash template from LR5 and re-import it into LR6. "LR6 does not support Flash templates". Double Arghhh!

Of course, all myc atlogues are now updated to LR6, new photos added, and I cannot go back to LR6 any longer. Triple Arghhh!

I bought Capture One to try alongside DXO. I reckon that is the way to go. Time to say goodbye to LR for me. I am annoyed with Adobe! Well, heck, they don't want us to use desktop software anyway. So its time for bye-bye.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 15:14 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (758 comments in total)
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panpen: $1100 for a camera with a tiny sensor when you can get a Sony full frame for only $100 more? No thank you.

Good point Oli4D. I invested in M43 6 months ago, and have pangs of regret for not going Sony A6000 instead. This article doesn't help with that.
Surprisingly the M5ii is heavier than the A6000. But then again my Pana GM5 is only 180g (or 6 oz). My 100-300mm (200-600 eq) lens is 520g (1.14lb). So as a replacement for compact cameras, you can't beat that.
Two other things to consider is that the Oly is weather-sealed, and image stabilised. So perhaps the M5ii could nicely round off my mirrorless outfit.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 14:35 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Nikon shows off new D810a article (65 comments in total)

CP+ 2015: Nikon shows off ... nothing

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 12:14 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

Anyone wants to buy a slightly used Panasonic 7-14mm ;)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 12:13 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies

I'd rather have a D400. Nikon is about to lose me to mirrorless. I'm sure I won't be the first or the last, but do they care? Do they have a comeback? Tired waiting for Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 15:26 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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montxsuz: Never mind the pixels. I want to know how it performs in low light. What are the noise levels like? Better than my Panasonic MFTs? How much better? Will it be a worthy second camera to my Nikon D810?

Nikon D810 versus Olympus OM-D E-M5

http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Nikon-D810-versus-Olympus-OM-D-E-M5___963_793

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 12:54 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)

Never mind the pixels. I want to know how it performs in low light. What are the noise levels like? Better than my Panasonic MFTs? How much better? Will it be a worthy second camera to my Nikon D810?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 11:24 UTC as 280th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (446 comments in total)
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tennjed: It is as if Panasonic marketing does things specifically to spite customers. I have, and love, the GM1.....When I can use it, which is any time there is no sunshine in the area. I was hoping for the GM5, or something similar, since purchase of the GM1. Now, Panasonic decides they are not going to sell this interchangable lens camera, body-only. I do not need, and will not pay for, another identical kit lens. At a bare minimum, they should offer a kit version with the newer 35-100 lens.

It is probably foolish for me to rant here. My purpose is to make Panasonic aware of the fact that I- a loyal Panasonic customer- want a body-only option for this camera. How insane must I be to think that Panasonic would monitor a consumer based site like DPreview?

Ia Aus there are 3 choices. Body only, Body + 12-32mm, and otionally 35-100mm kit lens as well. SO I think the problem is with Panasonic USA. I got both lenses, but will sell the 35-100, as I have the f2.8 version.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2015 at 14:04 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (446 comments in total)
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montxsuz: I just got my GM5 about 5 minutes ago, just before finding this review on DPR. Probably would not have changed my mind after reading it.

I bought it to replace my compacts (Coolpix & LX5) and complement my DSLRs, not for the Wi-Fi. The Sony LX100 was a consideration, but it has a fixed mid-range lens.

My criticisms of this camera is the price (Sony A6000 would have been more cost-effective), and the noise in low light (judged by my Panasonic G5). But who cares about JPEGs?

Yes the battery drains quickly. But I saw 3rd Party batteries at B&H for $4.99. Carry a few! And why would GM5 owners not have a 7-14mm? I've ordered one.

I also question the conclusion "16MP Four Thirds sensor starting to look a bit dated". But it would be great if Panasonic could come up with an update which performs better in low light. Rumour is that Olympus will bring out an approx 40MP work-around this year.

All in all, I'm looking forward to have a near-pocket-able camera with exchangeable lenses.

Update. I have used my camera for the first time yesterday and today. I have to say the reviewer has a point re the battery. My battery was exhausted after only 53 pairs of RAW/JPEG photos - on a brand-new charged Panasonic battery! That is very, very low. I haven't received my order of extra batteries yet. Still, I am impressed and like the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2015 at 15:21 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (446 comments in total)
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montxsuz: I just got my GM5 about 5 minutes ago, just before finding this review on DPR. Probably would not have changed my mind after reading it.

I bought it to replace my compacts (Coolpix & LX5) and complement my DSLRs, not for the Wi-Fi. The Sony LX100 was a consideration, but it has a fixed mid-range lens.

My criticisms of this camera is the price (Sony A6000 would have been more cost-effective), and the noise in low light (judged by my Panasonic G5). But who cares about JPEGs?

Yes the battery drains quickly. But I saw 3rd Party batteries at B&H for $4.99. Carry a few! And why would GM5 owners not have a 7-14mm? I've ordered one.

I also question the conclusion "16MP Four Thirds sensor starting to look a bit dated". But it would be great if Panasonic could come up with an update which performs better in low light. Rumour is that Olympus will bring out an approx 40MP work-around this year.

All in all, I'm looking forward to have a near-pocket-able camera with exchangeable lenses.

@ PP
Yes I struggled with another lens mount too. I am a Nikon guy, but gave up on waiting for Nikon for a new DX body. But I got another Panasonic G5 cheap before Christmas which I had converted to full spectrum. So now I have 2 bodies to share lenses. Maybe one day I'll get a Olympus upmarket MFT SLR replacement to complement the set.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 01:06 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (446 comments in total)
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montxsuz: I just got my GM5 about 5 minutes ago, just before finding this review on DPR. Probably would not have changed my mind after reading it.

I bought it to replace my compacts (Coolpix & LX5) and complement my DSLRs, not for the Wi-Fi. The Sony LX100 was a consideration, but it has a fixed mid-range lens.

My criticisms of this camera is the price (Sony A6000 would have been more cost-effective), and the noise in low light (judged by my Panasonic G5). But who cares about JPEGs?

Yes the battery drains quickly. But I saw 3rd Party batteries at B&H for $4.99. Carry a few! And why would GM5 owners not have a 7-14mm? I've ordered one.

I also question the conclusion "16MP Four Thirds sensor starting to look a bit dated". But it would be great if Panasonic could come up with an update which performs better in low light. Rumour is that Olympus will bring out an approx 40MP work-around this year.

All in all, I'm looking forward to have a near-pocket-able camera with exchangeable lenses.

Just unpacked it, heck, it is smaller than the old Nikon Coolpix compact! The flash is tiny! Here is Aus we also get 2 kit lenses included. The 12-32mm and a small 35-100mm - which I may sell as I have the f2.8 version.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 01:02 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (446 comments in total)

I just got my GM5 about 5 minutes ago, just before finding this review on DPR. Probably would not have changed my mind after reading it.

I bought it to replace my compacts (Coolpix & LX5) and complement my DSLRs, not for the Wi-Fi. The Sony LX100 was a consideration, but it has a fixed mid-range lens.

My criticisms of this camera is the price (Sony A6000 would have been more cost-effective), and the noise in low light (judged by my Panasonic G5). But who cares about JPEGs?

Yes the battery drains quickly. But I saw 3rd Party batteries at B&H for $4.99. Carry a few! And why would GM5 owners not have a 7-14mm? I've ordered one.

I also question the conclusion "16MP Four Thirds sensor starting to look a bit dated". But it would be great if Panasonic could come up with an update which performs better in low light. Rumour is that Olympus will bring out an approx 40MP work-around this year.

All in all, I'm looking forward to have a near-pocket-able camera with exchangeable lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 00:43 UTC as 55th comment | 4 replies
On Phase One announces Capture One Pro 8 article (68 comments in total)

I've tried out the trial quickly and both Capture One 8 and Media Pro now seems to handle various DNG files. Version 6 (and Media Pro 1.2) could not read DNG files created by DXO Pro, which made it useless for me as a catalogue. I did not upgrade, and switched back to Microsoft Expression Pro, which ironically worked much better. (I've meed using the MS product and its predecessor for years).

But, it may be time to reconsider than decision and try out Capture One once again. Happy days.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 17:35 UTC as 4th comment
On Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 article (406 comments in total)
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backayonder: At last something to make me go FX and hopefully a camera that will give the Canon 5D a run for its money.

Nikon Full Frame cameras up until now have been a bit like Goldilocks and the Three bears

NikonD810 Too much
Nikon D610 not enough
nikon D750 just right

Nikon D400 Missing

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 06:51 UTC
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montxsuz: I've got 5.5, and apparently cannot get v6 anymore. Thats it for me. Jumping ship, looking for an alternative.

YEah, I had 5.1. Mistake. But I had NO listing for CS6 upgrade. I tried both the Au site and the Ca site (not the US). Cloud BS was the only option given to me. But I have contacted Adobe chat and they have solved my issue.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 15:06 UTC

Persistence pays.

Okay. I caved. Then they caved. (For those interested). I still had Photoshop vers 5, and panicked about being left behind, because all upgrades (except the cloud) disappeared from Adobe website. So I contacted Adobe via their website chat. I insisted I wanted to upgrade to vers 6. First they told me "we don't have real software anymore", but I insisted. I mentioned EBay and cheap. And after some time the rep caved and gave me the download link for a vers 6 upgrade.

Of course I had to buy it through my Canadian bank acct, as it would have cost me double if I used by Australian bank account (go figure). I purchased from downunder. (another example of how they rip us off. The Au$ is worth heaps more than the Ca$)

So I caved, but now I am set up for some time to come. I have an investment in plugins, which will work for some years in CS6. No cloud BS for me in the foreseeable future!

So hang in there, & talk to Adobe. They've reversed their upgrade travesty before.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 15:01 UTC as 257th comment

Just been on a chat session with the "live salesperson" representative at Adobe (through adobe.com). Probably at a call center in India? She tells me that Adobe "don't have any real software" anymore. Ha-ha! So if you're annoyed, get on the chat-line. They did reverse their upgrade policy last year when people got p'd off. So the more feedback, the better.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 13:09 UTC as 309th comment | 1 reply

I've got 5.5, and apparently cannot get v6 anymore. Thats it for me. Jumping ship, looking for an alternative.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 12:33 UTC as 318th comment | 2 replies
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fyngyrz: I own Viveza 2 and DFine. I went to the site, but there's no mention of previous owners qualifying for the entire suite. There's a 15 day free trial button, and a buy now button. Nothing else. As I'm not interested in a trial version (the implication is my current versions would be replaced with trials... ugh) or in buying... what to do?

Sent this to Google/Nik as well.

Still waiting - keenly

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2013 at 13:46 UTC
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fyngyrz: I own Viveza 2 and DFine. I went to the site, but there's no mention of previous owners qualifying for the entire suite. There's a 15 day free trial button, and a buy now button. Nothing else. As I'm not interested in a trial version (the implication is my current versions would be replaced with trials... ugh) or in buying... what to do?

Sent this to Google/Nik as well.

I have the same qquestion - have Viviza and Color Efex Pro + CEP for NX

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2013 at 15:23 UTC
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