yabokkie: think Canon is testing similar things, different patterns and possibilities, with their dual-pixel AF.
This is a pretty obvious layout - if(!) all the 4 pixels are under a large microlens. Then processing would be quite easy, although the resolution would be lower.- But I would prefer 4M clearly defined pixels from my compact camera instead of 16MP noise. Video should also be execellent.
Spectro: Every time you update Lightroom it is redownloading 872mb. why can't they just do like window little update for just the newer codec.
They could just split up the download into a 32 bit and a 64 bit Setup - right now we have to download an archive which contains both installers, 32 bit and 64 bit. That seems silly to me and a waste of resources, such as bandwidth and energy.
The whole point about the subscription is: PS has everything you need and updates become less attractive since what they can add is only necessary to few. (Intelligent scaling ...?) So you have to rent the Software to make sure the shareholders get their pay.
In case you are worried about the Price just get PhotoLine (www.pl32.com) - it does most of what PS does and a lot of what InDesign does, too. Unlike Serif PhotoPlus, which is also nice, it also supports different color modes, such has HSL and Lab and runs on Windows, Mac and Linux with wine.
Marcin 3M: Any news about CaptureOne competitive upgrade from LR?
Smartpreviews are not very usefull, unless it is possible to optionally always edit the smartviews instead of the attached raw, also if raw is online.
Apewithacamera: I take it, nobody likes this subscription nonsense?
Need alternative to Photoshop?
Runs even from USB stick.
Great Design, great Accessories - but useless due to garbage sensor. Thats very very sad.
Sony - pls. make an RX200 with 12MP.
>> Aspect slider added to Manual Lens CorrectionsThat is what I was waiting for.
I also hope for a better Auto Tone/Auto Contrast tool.
The new gradient is neat for an off center vignette.
The healing brush would benefit from the ability to scale, rotate and skew the source to better match the destination. Maybe Adobe can put this in.
gl2k: With regard to D800 vs D800E this is hilarious !!Nice evidence that D800E is the ultimate rip-off for would-be pros. Much reminds me of "Emperors New Clothes".
With stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain.
D800E image quality is absolutely fabulous. But better use the mirror prerelease even for handheld images (unless using LiveView) if highest resolution is required (and possible due to low iso). 24MP on DX is too much - the test results are no surprise.
Henry M. Hertz: i wonder why dpreview promotes al crap acdsee software that has not even full working color managment support and ignores other (better) software completely? even when you inform them about new releases.
dpreview completely ignores Photoline www.pl32.com - it is an extremely capable photoshop alternative which not only fully supports 16bit colors, but also 32 bit and also CMYK. Unlike other photo software it also has vector and text support, PDF import and export, layers and non destructive editing.
gl2k: It's so ridiculous. Smartphones provide us with 300dpi and even more while PC monitors deliver an abysmal low dpi count.
Unless the software has been designed for high dpi count, it won't help you. Think how small the regular icons of 22*22 pixels will be! I would currently not use a monitor with more than 120dpi - 96 is still ideal.
Timbukto: IMO with the QA/QC problems of the D800 and looking at these studio shots...unless there was a *vast* improvement made in ACR from the D600 to the D800...the D800 is giving you larger file sizes without an increase in detail. Look at all the feathery and fine detail bits of the studio shot...the D600 is showing more *true* detail. That or someone had a duff 85mm 1.8 on the D800. Looking at these shots I would never buy the D800 over the D600 and suffer the extra file bloat if I'm not getting more true detail. I think 24MP which Sony uses for their new flagship might be the sweet spot for classical Bayer AA filter type cameras? D600 really looks killer here...
You can always set D800 to 1.2 crop and get the file size of D600 and at the same moment use the sweet spot of your lens.
This looks way overprocessed (sharpening, nr) - and its only ISO 80!
This is the landscape photographers dream - but why is there no PANORAMA crop mode, i.e. 18mm*36mm. That would reduce file size a lot.
Thats a smart idea. By using the exiting mount they had to make the body rather large. But new lenses can be built into the body and be small outside. And still old lenses will work.I think this looks much more like a tool than a NEX. But why is there no EVF or tilting screen -despite the large body?
Would be great if this edition (and the older) gets an upgraded firmware so the manual focus is actually usable to prefocus in dark.
Also nice to have would be the "Q Menu" on the RAW button. The letters "RAW" go away over time anway :-)