FocusPuller: Google made the same offer after they bought the NIK Collection, which I took advantage of. At the time I was using Aperture and the plug-ins worked great. After the Great Apple Betrayal of Aperture users, I eventually switched to Capture Pro One, which I am slowly getting acclimated to. And lo and behold, Capture One will allow a round trip to a Nik component for a raw file converted to jpg and I believe TIFF as well! I did download the Collection again to see if it has been updated, and the Installer message actually reads "A newer version already exists,' so I guess nothing has changed.
In any event, my conspiratorial mind requires me to ask what other shoe is going to drop, since giving away the Collection cannot be the end of this story.
Aperture sucked because Apple stopped developing it. What Apple replaced Aperture with REALLy sucks.
Google made the same offer after they bought the NIK Collection, which I took advantage of. At the time I was using Aperture and the plug-ins worked great. After the Great Apple Betrayal of Aperture users, I eventually switched to Capture Pro One, which I am slowly getting acclimated to. And lo and behold, Capture One will allow a round trip to a Nik component for a raw file converted to jpg and I believe TIFF as well! I did download the Collection again to see if it has been updated, and the Installer message actually reads "A newer version already exists,' so I guess nothing has changed.
probert500: "Eviscerate" has a very strong negative connotation - misleading headline.
Totally inappropriate use of "eviscerate", which means to disembowel, NOT disassemble for purpose of analysis. Some creative commenters could get work spinning for Donald Trump. (He didnt actually MEAN...)
WOW. Pic #3 an update to 1984.
Haven't installed yet, but it appears from comments that the best that can be said is that it is "blazing fast", which is good because it also seems like one would want to get to another app really quickly to do any real work. Sounds like another step backward for Nikon software, which I was very happy with until Nikon started "improving" things. Oh well.
Not so sure about the drone application. At $40k with lens and at least 6 lbs this isnt going on the toys everyone is obsessed with. Big-budget films, maybe, but that would be a very small market.
MayaTlab0: Thanks for talking a bit about Arri. I think this is a brand many camera manufacturers should give a long, careful look at. Arri was late to the digital party and yet right now in many areas they are considered the reference. It isn't because of the Alexa and Co specification sheet, which has nothing particularly extraordinary, but simply because of a better overall design that actually cares about users and helping them achieve their artistic intentions.
"...noone owns a camera but rents it."
Not completely true in the digital age. ARRI film cameras were always available for sale.When Panavision was a major player in film cameras, one could only rent them. Now, with ARRI and RED the predominant camera players, more filmmakers and DP's can and do own their cameras.
Aperture users should look into Capture One Pro 8. Very good and very Mac-friendly. I think Apple made a BIG mistake abandoning Aperture users and steering them to LR. Very fishy.
Amazing. This is actually pretty much worthless. Artifacts all over the place. Guess they were using The Surface to render?
Thanks, Microsoft. Another winner.
InTheMist: Downgrading my account.
Adobe, you suck for forcing this subscription mess on users.
So hateful, Henry, like so many internet commenters you debase honest discussions about ANYTHING. You think you're clever? Grow up.
Gavin Abegglen: Really a $1000 , for a toy for under $200 you could get something that can do the same and even better . For a $1000 you could something , like a DJI Phantom or Wakera QX 350 PRO, which did even more including flight time .
have to agree with :By RichRMA (2 hours ago)Annoying, Apple-like, 20-something hipsterism.
Hilarious, snark-like, 40-something superior-ism
Because what the world needs is YouTube videos of cats, babies, and people falling down in 4K? Thanks, Sony.
The GOOGLE march to world domination continues apace. Resistance is futile.
Of what use is comparing a Sony with a Zeiss lens to a Nikon with a Nikkor lens? Is that a test of lenses or cameras, or what?
Also, what are we looking at in RAW mode? Isn 't it another jpg? Is the same raw processor used in all cases?
Seems like all one can do is compare "this" lens with "this" camera to "that" lens with "that" camera.
What am I missing here?
Useless pretty much on a smartphone. Navigation in Safari dodgy. So far, no good.
IcyVeins: Why are cine lenses measured in T stops and regular lenses in f stops?
To which I would add depth of field is still a function of the F/stop, and would be somewhat less than the T/stop.