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donsdavid: Some professional photographers will not care if it's bigger, heavier or more expensive as long as it outperforms other lenses significantly. I own a Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art lens and while it performs optically well, its AF consistency on accuracy is not on par with Canon L lenses counterparts. I have even found out that I get more shots in-focus using a notoriously-slow-AF Canon 85mm f/1.2L II than a Sigma 35mm Art.

...and some professionals will care.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 16:01 UTC

at this price, this lens better take pictures while I sleep, otherwise no thank you. Besides what's been happening to Canon and Nikon lately? Is their business model to make poor photographers even poorer?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 15:59 UTC as 15th comment
On Fujifilm X100T successor rumored to feature new lens article (259 comments in total)

if the want to improve, put in a little zoom.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 15:39 UTC as 33rd comment

Sony is the winner in the mirrorless department, and is now rivaling DSLR's in other respects.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 15:32 UTC as 182nd comment | 14 replies

Kudos to Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 17:33 UTC as 39th comment

New lenses are always exciting until the price is revealed. Now I know why patience is considered a virtue. If you buy everything at the time of announcement you'd go broke.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 19:16 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies

$30K?????
Only Canon can legally scam people out of money like that.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 17:43 UTC as 47th comment

The skin tones are awful, is it the camera or the lens?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 17:39 UTC as 54th comment | 8 replies
On Nikon D810A added to studio test scene comparison article (26 comments in total)

High ISO defeintely holds up better in noise and color

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 18:16 UTC as 6th comment
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3439 comments in total)

Verdict, if you own D810 stick with D810, 5DSr will not make your life better.
Congrats to Canon users for getting a camera they needed.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 05:32 UTC as 86th comment | 7 replies
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Tower: Why people to blame the software. LR never as good as native camera software. I means LR could not be better then the Phocus or DPP.

LR is better in many respects including mass-post processing and cataloging. It does a lot of things well besides RAW processing.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 15:41 UTC
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Mark Alan Thomas: At last, subscribers and nervous persons can remove every trace of reality from their photos. If that’s not worth the price of extortion, I don’t know what is.

The practical application for de-haze would be done to a photo that was shot through an airplane window where glass reflection in the form of hazing is sort of apparent. De-haze works like the Black lever in the Basics panel (sort of).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 15:38 UTC
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NJOceanView: I may be in the minority, but for the cost of one month's smart phone bill, I get CC for an entire year, and I use it daily. I'm excited to read of new surprise improvements which for me are very useful: 1) I use content aware a lot and if it's faster that's great; 2) I often have to blur (e.g., remove items from a wall and then find the resultant distribution of values on the new "blank" wall is just not even enough) and then add my best-guess level of grain on top of that to ensure it doesn't look out of place; and 3) I'll probably use the de-haze feature only a handful of times a year, but I expect it will be great when I do need it. These are all tweaks to my work which purposely retains a very natural and unprocessed look.

So I'm downloading it; I'm excited to check it out; and I'm very happy Adobe keeps throwing these surprise improvements at us. P.S. For those who consider CC too expensive, check out OnOne's very cost-effective, pay-once, and similar-to-PS product.

I'm ticked off right now, because one of the plugins I use with Adobe just got obsolete by this new version, and I have to re-purchase an upgraded plugin to make it work with the latest version. Plus, I don't know why Adobe does this, but with every major upgrade I have to manually reinstall all my plugins and pray that they will work on the latest version.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 15:34 UTC
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Jylppy: I hate the thought that my photos are managed & edited with a software by greedy corporation like Adobe that I do not trust. There are companies that have earned their trust, but Adobe is not one of those.

@Barry Pearson
I'm happy with CC, but because my job pays for it. Now, if I had to pay for it myself, I'd be looking really hard at alternatives.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 15:30 UTC
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j900: Dehaze in CC but not in standalone lightroom, one month after release. Am I the only one feeling screwed? Adobe's getting nasty and they will lose the business of some.

There is a new software one should look into, called Photo Affinity. Does pretty much everything that lightroom and photoshop does for photos.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 15:27 UTC

Can this thing dehaze the thick layer of foundation that some women put on their face before a photoshoot?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 17:34 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1272 comments in total)
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ARB1: So, are Nikon and Canon just sitting on their hands, especially Nikon geeezzz. I would by a Nikon like this in a second since I've been a loyal Nikon guy for decades, but damn, how long should one wait?

Um, it may be true that Canon has been sitting, or more like sleeping, but Nikon has released plenty of products for the last 3 years.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 21:11 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1272 comments in total)

5Dsr is looking old...very old...like 5 years old, and it hasn't been shipped yet.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 21:06 UTC as 71st comment | 3 replies
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1272 comments in total)
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bgbs: This announcement is so bad for Canon. As for Nikon, this announcement provides a good insight as to whats cooking in terms of sensor technology.

From what I gather the D4s and D800 sensors were designed by Nikon but manufactured by Sony. Nikon might be designing its sensor by utilzing some of Sony's patented tech, I dont know, but Nikon is no slouch when it comes to actually designing their sensors. Whatever Niikon does, it certainly knows how to squeeze more data from Sony sensors than Sony itself can.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 19:07 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1087 comments in total)
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Marcin 3M: This new sensor will show its full power... in Nikon camera :)

Probably exploding DR.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 18:54 UTC
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