Just a Photographer

Just a Photographer

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CanonKen: To those who don't like it...realize it is FREE. I'd rather have the option rather than no option at all. Nice to see Sony put this out. Further, they are selling the compactness of their E-mount cameras, and this could eliminate an accessory (granted, a small one) from your bag if traveling light.

Even 'free' apps should work out of the box, shouldn't they?

And FYI nothing is free - Sony wants to have your e-mail adress and an account in return before you are able to use it.

In other words, you get it for free in return of spam.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 14:00 UTC
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Bhima78: Bah, Lighroom only. I use ACR, as I find its interface to be more intuitive than Lightroom.

@SpinOne all other VSCO packs are ACR compatible.
So VSCO still makes them. ;)

As a matter of fact the LR editing engine is 100% derived from ACR. Functional wise ACR and LR editing module is 100% the same thing. The looks are different but not its functions.

There is no new version of LR possible if Adobe doesn't update ACR. Its been this way since Lightroom version 1.0

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 12:39 UTC
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Lan: Adobe, please add support for Magic Lantern's Dual ISO mode.

Yes, Lan, that is what other cameras can do already by itself due to the fact that most of the Sony sensors are ISOless. Its often a setting within the camera to enable expanding the dynamic range. Whats then done within the camera is taking different ISO settings for the highlights, shadows and midtones and mix them up to one new exposure to broaden the dynamic range.

This can with most of the ISOless camera's be enabled when using at least ISO200 or ISO400 and beyond.

eg. With a Fuji its called DR200 / DR400.
They go in a technical sense even beyond what is being done by Magic Lantern.

Also Magic Lantern is just a one man DIY amateur photographers project. There is no sense in supporting a DIY project for Adobe. Even though I understand your wish.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 07:12 UTC
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technocamper: First, ABC cancels "Selfie." Now, no Pentax KS-2 PEF support in ACR 9/LR 6. What kind of world is this?

You should look into what DNG actually is.
Its NOT a real file format, but a file container.
Which is something completely different

Converting to DNG is a one-way street. Once you have converted an original RAW file to DNG you cannot recover that original file. Basically you can go from RAW to DNG but you cannot go from DNG to RAW..

So far for an 'Open' format.

- DNG is based on the TIFF/EP standard format, and mandates significant use of metadata.

- A DNG file always contains data for one main image, plus metadata, and optionally contains at least one JPEG preview It normally has the extension "dng" or "DNG".

- Other metadata may be image-dependent or camera-setting dependent. So a DNG converter must have knowledge of the camera model concerned, and be able to process the source raw image file including key metadata.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 10:58 UTC
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tfeltz: There is also face recognition in Lightroom 6

Who cares about face recognition?
If that information was important to you. You would probably have included names of persons on photos already as keywords to that photo.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 07:24 UTC
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Lan: Adobe, please add support for Magic Lantern's Dual ISO mode.

Its already in and its called exposure, blacks, shadows, lights and whites slider...

Canon is currently the only sensor manufacturer that does not have an ISOless sensor. Which basically comes down that all exposure information is derived from the native ISO sensor setting.

What Magic Lantern does is sort of mimicking that behavior.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 07:18 UTC
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technocamper: First, ABC cancels "Selfie." Now, no Pentax KS-2 PEF support in ACR 9/LR 6. What kind of world is this?

DNG is not the open format that Adobe advertises with.
The only thing open about DNG is the container, but the actual internal processing is still closed source therewith 3rd party RAW converters can't handle DNG as well as Adobe can.

DNG is just another Adobe marketing trick to keep you into their environment while they let customers think its an open format.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 07:12 UTC
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Gesture: What can Sony do to get traction in this platform?

Sony will be abandoning the A-mount pretty soon.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 17:30 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II Review preview (378 comments in total)

Reviewing an obsolete camera...
This might well be Sony's last A-mount body.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 17:27 UTC as 85th comment | 1 reply
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ttran88: Not too bad for a company rumored to be closing down just a few months ago.

CCD is far from dead - CMOS has its advantages over CCD in digital still camera's. But CCD is in fact better when it comes down to a global shutter for example.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 11:36 UTC
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utomo99: IMHO what we need now is new sensor which can work better on capturing low light picture and produce good result.
I hope Sony or other sensor manufacturer working harder on this.

HowAboutCRAP - You are totally wrong here!

Fuji is actually developing a sensor together with Panasonic called the Organic Sensor. There is still a lot of development around this project.

They are now getting on power consumption down as it was too high to actually make it into a marketable product.

Don't talke nonsense if you have no knowledge about developments that are still going on.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 11:34 UTC
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Stollen1234: how about Canon 7D II S with this Sony sensor to make sure the dabate will soon stop bacause canon is making really great sensors..

For once I agree with HowaboutRAW.
Canon gave it away. Resting their laurels when they became market leader in digital imaging.

Not that they make bad camera's but their inner technology is outdated.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 06:01 UTC
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Stollen1234: how about Canon 7D II S with this Sony sensor to make sure the dabate will soon stop bacause canon is making really great sensors..

The Canon users that deny that Canon sensors suck, never read DXO scores, nor did they ever do shadow recovery.... not to speak about the low Dynamic Range compared to other sensor manufacturers. 11,8 EV on a 22MP sensor is really nothing to rave about when Sony does 14.9 EV with a 36MP sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 18:43 UTC
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GabrielZ: I think the new APS-C sensor is the one heading for the rumored Fujifilm X-Pro2! Here's hoping, looking forward to that camera a lot, as an X-E2 user myself.

Fuji uses Sony sensors.
X-Trans is just the colour array filter and nothing more.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 11:08 UTC
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Stollen1234: how about Canon 7D II S with this Sony sensor to make sure the dabate will soon stop bacause canon is making really great sensors..

You are making me laugh A Canon with a Sony sensor would be a real blow to Canons own Components division.

Its true that Canon lags miles behind Sony is sensor design, but the chances of Canon using APS-C or even FF sensors from Sony are near nill.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 11:06 UTC
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Drazen Stojcic Buntovnik: To whoever is still on the fence - do yourself a favor and learn how to use Lightroom. Yes, it can be a bit confusing at first, but over the years it has proven to be the hands down most reliable, detailed and efficient way to edit batches of photos. In some regards it's even better than Photoshop. The HSL sliders are magical! There's a good reason why Adobe is the leading photography editing software developer...

Don't be on the fence for LR please - Do yourself a favour and look for other RAW converters. Adobe may be the largest in marketshare, but its not the best RAW converter out there.

Very good and often better as RAW editors then LR are Capture One Pro, DXO, Iridient or Photo Ninja. And then I still forgot some others that are doing a good or better job then LR.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 07:28 UTC
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mediasorcerer: Perfectly describes the future of cloud oriented software.
Osx itself is heading in the same direction. When it gets there im out.

Welcome to i-idiot. i-dumbdown/All your foto are belong to us/

With external hdrives being as cheap as chips these days, why would anyone trust there precious highly personal private memories to any of these huge conglomerates and there servers?

[if the internet connection goes down, so does your access]

Can someone please tell me, is lightroom cloud only, or is it installed locally on your machine?
I need a program for moderate editing & storage in osx but dont want cloud based.

Any suggestions?

LR is installed locally, as a matter of fact PS CC is also installed locally. There is nothing really cloud based about Adobe's cloud except for some workspace you get (but don't use) and the fact that it regularly checks your license on their servers.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 07:21 UTC
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visionaer: Sadly Apple is doing the same with all new products. They dont care about the Pros anymore.

Never knew that a 67TB 8-core machine is more reliable then a regular MBP. That is if you don't give a sh!t about CPU performance.

Good for you and good luck with your overpowered machine.
If money is not an issue then why not I guess.

BTW I drive a Tesla Model S too ;)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 07:15 UTC
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visionaer: Sadly Apple is doing the same with all new products. They dont care about the Pros anymore.

Sorry, I meant 'liquid stereo'.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 19:56 UTC
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visionaer: Sadly Apple is doing the same with all new products. They dont care about the Pros anymore.

@Darngooddesign.

The 'new' Mac Pro hasn't been updated for 485 days today (more then 16 month). In computer terms and following Moores law, that is a very long time.

Your Mac Pro still uses a Xeon-E5 processor while you can already buy a Xeon E7 v2 for the same price as you could buy a E5 two years ago.

Basically people who buy a MacPro today buy obsolete hardware for a premium (apple) price and which has already been surpassed with newer technology.

But I am glad for you, that you like your 8-core 'new' MacPro.

I don't care about design, but as a professional I do care about performance and hell yeah Apple leaves professional users in the cold. I fully agree with that statement.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 19:47 UTC
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