Lea5: Played around with some files of my D4 and D800E. It's not bad and the RAWs look very good. That's all I need, cause I do the rest in Photoshop. Never used the U-Points anyway.
Never used?? You really don't know what you've missed.
What a joke. I advise you all to leave a "nice" feedback to Nikon like I did. I'm considering to move to Canon just for spite.
madeinlisboa: Please, bring back last year judges. Very poor selection. I'm not even talking about the 12 finalists. Some of these are good, others technically poor or very common. I've seen the final selection and many were extremely Photoshopped and others very "contemporary". 2014 is a year to forget in the Sony Awards.
Before bashing my comment, I really liked last year finalists. This year they are way worse. I've seen much better in other photos from the competition. Anyone can win. It's not a matter of better or worse photo but the personal taste of the jury. Entering a photo competition is like playing the roulette.
Probably i'm a bit retro. Well contemporary "art" like an exhibition of anus portraits or bushed vaginas, or a series of a guy defecting in several positions is what makes me love contemporary...
To clarify some doubts, it works perfectly with older cameras. My files from a D700 look the same.
Brian OReilly: Pardon?"Only Supports D7000 and later DSLR"
This is a really underhand way of saying thatAccording to the timeline on this page:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Nikon_DSLR_cameras
That means it does not support:D3D300D200All D2 variants
This is really poorSo - to process Nikon NEF files with Nikon Capture NX2 I will need to keep 2 different versions of the SW on a machineSame applies with Nikon Camera Control Pro2
But, I do not believe you can have 2 different versions of the SW on the same machine - so you need to have 2 different startup disks.
So much for using Nikon products and the longevity of the NEF format moving into the futureDo we need to keep legacy hardware and operating systems and Nikon SW so we can access our images?
Sorry for the rant - but this is really disappointingBrian
Working perfectly with an "old" D700...
I meant, "crap as art". Most of contemporary is. Sorry if it hurts your feelings...
Beautiful photos. Much better than most of the Sony Awards finalists.
Please, bring back last year judges. Very poor selection. I'm not even talking about the 12 finalists. Some of these are good, others technically poor or very common. I've seen the final selection and many were extremely Photoshopped and others very "contemporary". 2014 is a year to forget in the Sony Awards.
Karl Summers: Got my update, thanks Adobe!
yes. enjoy the new many bugs.
It's with me for years and I can't live without it. I developed advanced techniques and now I can even do photo retouching. With Nik Color Efex is all what I need. PS is only for advanced editing and photo composition.
I'm gonna photograph cat poop with different shapes and textures in different environments and perspectives and get famous. The sky is the limit!
Since I saw a gallery full of photographs of anus i believe anything is possible..... i call it the contemporary trash and we don't deserve it.
RichyjV: Article complete rubbish as stated below. The clarity in HK is dependent on season, if the prevailing wind is blowing from the continent then you get thousands of miles of dust and then, yes, its pretty smoggy here. In the summer the wind comes from the ocean and the views are very clear.. I've been taking many crystal clear 30,000 pixel wide panoramas here recently which is to say it isn't so much self-generated pollution as geographical nuance. The weather is just beginning to revert to the dirtier conditions, in which state it will remain over the several months of no rain at Winter.
On the subject of tourists taking photos in front of the backdrop, tourists (the majority of whom in TST are mainland Chinese often on their first trip out of China) here will take photos in front of virtually anything, it is hardly a compelling narrative.
Do you really believe there is no pollution in HK? How naive can that be?
madeinlisboa: How lame can that be? What about doing something to actually reduce the pollution you bunch of morons??
The electricity for vehicles might come from coal or even oil, therefore the "electric" word is very misleading. China's greedy behavior is suicidal. Eventually it will kill even its leaders or they really think that money is going to protect them?
How lame can that be? What about doing something to actually reduce the pollution you bunch of morons??
That's a very bad set of photos. The artifacts are huge, the resolution bad and there is a strong halo around the person in the last one. What is that??? Absurd chromatic aberration?
Roland Karlsson: Number 1 is very nice and so is also number 4, IMHO. No 2 and 3 I can live without.
Lots of people here are very fast to call photos cr@p. I think they shall reconsider, and at least agree on that they think it is cr@p. Its not the same thing as saying it is cr@p.
At least (unlike photoshop lovers) he tried to get his photos straight from the camera. I bet most here would shoot from ground and perspective correct them later.
Funny how a 70 year technology is much better than today's smartcraps...
narddogg81: luminosity masks are the way to go. i have an action setup in PS5 that will break an image down into 4 levels of bright tones selected, 4 levels of dark tones selected, and 4 sets of midtones. you get way better cleaner results merging manually this way than any automatic program ive used
I use active d-lighting in capture nx. gives even luminosity across all image in a much faster and easier way.