Prognathous: The upgrade from v8.x is now $49. Any opinions on whether the improvements are worth it? I usually upgrade every other version, but I have to admit the new NR looks impressive...
Each year DXO claims a new breakthrough in ISO/noise management. Each year I see little difference. If you always shootnoisy underexposed images, maybe you can have a try. I'd just wait for v10 next year.
Holger Drallmeyer: Oh give me a break now. There is just absolutely no point in emulating film. It's like making Filet Mignon out of chuck eye. Get a film camera and shoot some film if you like the look of it.
I don't know how many types of film people want to emulate, but to 'add' 2 films a year and ask for the upgrade price is really trying hard.
stormwatch888: Wooow! SD card approved for 4k recording and brand new Nikon Df doesn't even have video recording option at all!!!
Not only that, my new shoes don't even have an SD card slot!
photosen: I've seldom agreed so much with DPreview... "The cutting-edge stalwart" just about sums it up... "a sensible, indeed desirable upgrade to the EOS 60D".
I was expecting a really boring 70D and was happily surprised; when I have the money it's going very difficult to say no to it, even though I follow what other brands are doing, and in spite of the full frame siren calls... it just does everything I need it to do, and opens a couple of interesting avenues with wifi and that new autofocus...
Honestly, given how terrible 60D was, good to see a good 70D.
CameraLabTester: The 7D Mark II better top this baby...
Challenging act to follow up.
7d isn't getting a II
Demon Cleaner: I find it rather incongruous that a system of cameras with a much smaller sensor (m43) all but matches the 70D for image quality, yet DPR still gives IQ an extraordinarily high rating. Go figure.
" It's only 1.4 times smaller than Canon APSC."
That's almost a stop right there.
naththo: I want to ask question to you anyone who had tried that software, has DxO improves the shadow detail by not clipping? Several previous version I tried out that all of it still clipping shadow, its not good. You need to have gentle approach to both highlight and shadow detail. ACR is still the winner for the shadow/highlight detail compare to DxO is not as DxO is still clipping some.
And is the 1 shot HDR feature promised in v6 available yet?
Peter Lacus: Does anybody know if they still use some sort of copy protection? Because if so, I'm not gonna install even a trial version. I just hate to be treated as a potential thief.
It's a license key that dials home to check how many installs you have.It leaves some crap in your registry in terms of 'fake' keys but I've learned not to look at my registry anymore.
Interesting. In v4-v5 NR engine change most users found the result worse.Now they claim a big NR change again.
Anyway, I wonder if they've finally fixed the bugs from v6 that were ignored in v7 and v8? Their lead time on bug fixes seems to be a year, so the v6 bugs at least should be done.
ButterflySkies: I was hoping they would make a small change to the AF system.The only reason I don't own a D600 is because all AF point are clustered in the middle.
There's a reason for that. Even Canon 1D series that doesn't support crop mode has AF points clustered in the middle. It's the current state of the tech
Nuno Souto: Have any of the reviewers of these "underwater" cameras actually tried to change a setting while underwater? It's virtually impossible to read anything on a lcd screen while diving. That goes for just about all the "underwater" cameras I've tried so far. And of course, I've tried them underwater. Not in a hotel room...
Or tried changing lenses underwater?
RudivanS: Are we liking DxO Pro? Have tried it over the past few days and amazed at the superior results compared to Adobe products.
DXO 9 is due out any day now.Wait or be forced to pay an upgrade price right after your purchase.
Potemkin_Photo: Give it 3 months and every Chinese me-too shop will have this for $19.99 with free shipping from Shenzhen. Just wait, you know it's going to happen.
Actually it looks like this mount is copied from existing Chinese versions.
So....... they basically copied the 'universal mount' from some Chinese companies that have been selling ring flashes for the past few years?
The Photo Ninja: If I buy a lens, it better work without me having to buy a dock to fix it.
More like the voice of the street corner ________What's the bet this guy has never even tested his lenses (properly) and that all of his gear is off by 5 or more but he doesn't notice?
AllOtherNamesTaken: So, you still need to manually test every lens for front/back focus? I would have expected that much to be automated. I don't really see the point of this. Basically it just prevents you from having to send your lenses to Sigma for calibration, but instead you pay for it instead of have it done under warranty. It gives some other neat options but I'm not sure how popular this will be.
Every Nikon lens I've ever owned has required zero AF fine tune. I would expect the same if paying big money for one of the nice new Sigmas.
Every lens requires AF fine tune. The fact you have no idea how to measure AF doesn't mean it doesn't need it. I've rejected plenty of Nikon gold ring lenses. Nikon's guarantee is that both ends of the zoom range require the same AF fine tune setting. Canon does less, you need to set different AF fine tune settings for both ends of the zoom! And we haven't even talked about subject distance yet.
It's not always the lens' fault, it can be the camera body tolerance too. Funny how amateurs think they know more than 100+ optical engineers who put together the AF fine tune feature and various calibration soft/hardware.
Mikhail Tal: Why is Andy Westlake reviewing some obscure gadget that is going to interest a tiny group of people, instead of one of the overdue mirrorless camera reviews like GF6, G6, NEX-5R, NEX-3N, E-PL5, etc? Obviously this is somewhat shorter than a camera review but it seems very strange to prioritize a niche product over a camera with much broader appeal, especially on DPR.
Really Peter62? So you know NEX-3N price you know it's really good, basically you know everything about it already, and you're gushing like a teenage girl over 1D, BUT, you need a review to tell you to buy it.
Meanwhile, real photographers want to hear about the USB dock. Because it's innovative.
stoneinapond: Even gear-heads need to occasionally relax. Try and enjoy a whimsical and absolutely adorable project. It won't hurt, I promise.
@Nikono, I've seen very creative, but this ain't it. It's /quite/ creative, with average execution, and most people here would have seen similar or better.
Funny how you think the content of people's galleries have anything to do at all with whether the images are good or great. I don't know how to cook but I can judge if a restaurant is average. I'm not as creative as this guy but I've seen enough more creative stuff that I can judge this as only /quite/ creative.
I've seen fathers' creative images and I've seen something only recently making the rounds that if you think this is good, you'll have a stroke when you see that.
I think DPR stuffed this by overpromising. "guaranteed to make you smile", "series of whimsical scenes" etc. I looked at the photos and was looking for this "whimsical scenes" that would blow my socks off.I didn't find it.
This is DPR. The photos may be high key but her skin is blown. People talk about that because it is DPR, not FB.
If the title and text were a bit less sensational, just promise me some nice creative photos, I would have been all over it. But sorry, this looks like an infomercial.
palinode: With that kind of range, this looks like a great camera for someone who doesn't want an interchangeable lens setup. Maybe if you're going on vacation and you want to catch some nature shots or take some video of friends and family.
Exactly. If by nature you mean beach and by friends and family you mean strangers. Because we know that needs 1200mm