Scorpius1: Photoshop cs5,5.5 and 6 will work fine for many years,ACR is not worth worrying about,just use a good raw converter to output tiff's or even DNG's for use in photoshop... Capture one pro,DXO,iridient developer,photoninja etc will do an equal or better job of raw conversion,,,
Ok so you're having a problem, but won't do anything about trying to solve it.
If DXO claim to support your camera, I'd have thought it was worth 30secs to send them an email asking what the problem is, my mistake.
Best of luck anyway.
All I can tell you is that the NX cameras are listed http://www.dxo.com/uk/photo/dxo_optics_pro/for_your_equipment
That includes your NX20 and the EX2F (don't know if that's the same as yours).
I'd check with their support to see what's up.
HowaboutRAW, I'd wait until they have the auto optical corrections ready (they estimate July) if time is not too critical. That's the most impressive feature of DXO IMO.
DXO does support NX cameras now, with some of the remaining auto adjustments due in July. So maybe their actions are better than their tone.
increments: As mentioned by others, it's a shame no printing tests were done (including photo-book options).
However another important aspect is stability. One thing that makes me a it wary of DXO or Capture 1 is that I've heard they can be less stable than Lightroom or Aperture.
I've no idea whether that's truly the case, so observations on this would have been appreciated (even if the answer is there's no problem with any of them).
It was very interesting to see a little about how the programs render differently.
BTW I believe a Lightroom review exists. Does this mean we'll get reviews for other processors?
EDIT: I see you do mention that Lightroom offers Photobook printing.
It would be good to see how well it works though. (Much like the request to see how well printing works in each program in practise.)
As mentioned by others, it's a shame no printing tests were done (including photo-book options).
GermaninLondon: I am surprised that they lasted that long. Sometimes huge retail spaces with loads of empty spaces and shelves, very limited choice, not very competent staff, how they managed to attract business for such a long time escapes me. It all went downhill when they revamped their flagship store in New Oxford Street probably a decade ago, which used to attract huge numbers of photo enthusiasts (for example by offering the best selection of second-hand equipment in London or even the UK) and then just became another bland electronics store. I really want to support high street stores and am even willing to pay more but in return I then also expect better service and at least a reasonable selection of products. I don't think you can blame the economic crisis for that. It was a business model, which could not survive.
Couldn't have said it better...
Really enjoyed that, lots of good questions. Was really interesting to think about the possibility of m4/3 lens designing helping the NEX line-up.
Dan Tong: Interesting but disappointing tablet review!
The Specs fail to include connectivity (hdmi, usb, plugin storage upgrade type and max capacity). These things need to be spelled out clearly including for example if hdmi port is standard or micro etc.
It is not difficult to collect this information -although in rare cases, sometimes manufacturers web sites, may to some extent hide this information. However, any reviewer who actually has hands on access simply needs to look at the product. Is the reader supposed to run around and waste time to collect this information?
I'm afraid this is the kind of inexcusable oversight that you see in the typical advertisements or specs on "know very little" print and web ads and catalogue pages.
Anyone who would like to upgrade storage, or would like to connect an dSLR or some other camera needs to know this information.
I would therefore downgrade these reviews, regardless of the rest of the review quality and thoroughness.
That struck me too. I made a couple of suggestions in the comments to that article, but I don't know if the contributors have been encouraged to monitor comments for feedback.
It does also feel like the freelancers have perhaps not been given a clear set of guidelines in terms of content and consistency. Early days though.
Good to hear. I'm sure some support and guidance (from the DPR team) for the contributors will boost quality as time goes on.
Gerdy: I note the Blackberry 64Gb model is quoted as $299.In the UK we can now pick these up for £129 ...and i did .. last week. Kinda puts a whole different perspective on things.Very pleased with the unit and that 64Gb of storage should holds quite a few pics. Fantasic OS. Apps are very poor so in some respects I've got quite an expensive photo frame :)
How's the process for getting files from your SD card to the BB, and then to your computer?
de Fresz: I don't like it because:– No possibility to compare newer to older cameras, scenario: I have for example D90, relatively old camera which probably wouldn't be retested and I want to compare its performance to newer ones, that's base for my buying decision.- Lack of "3d" objects built of shadows and highlights that are the most relevant to real world photography.- Scene is very compressed in dynamic range terms, it doesn't show at one picture performance of resolving details in shadows and highlights in accordance to ISO.Please Dpreview, don't do it this way.
The D90 isn't on the current studio comparison, so no need to worry.
Norbert75: No support for the Fuji Xpro-1 !
Silky pix is in effect the fuji proprietary software writer. Given even Adobe's conversion is less than perfect, I'd be more inclined to blame Fuji for not working hard enough with 3rd party developers.
Star Rush: congratulations on the new initiative and site
Aren't you a contributor to said site?
I know this is a first effort so can't expect everything to be perfect, but there's a couple of points that are important here.
1) The review discusses transferring files from a camera to tablet in a few cases, but not all.
So far as these work from a photographer's point of view, the one thing that should be the main selling point is as a device for image review and back-up. (Much more so than actually using the tablet to take photos.)
2) Can we please have prices for other regions than the US added? (The internet is a global beast.)
MGJA: Solid effort on DPRs part here. Solid.
Let's count the ways in which this is great:
- They've committed to reshoot "key cameras" of the last year with this scene. Comparability maintained.- DOF vs diffraction issues hopefully finally laid to rest.- Good number of varying items, testing for lots of different image issues.- Center and corner test chart rings, great (but brace for fanboy complaints about using decentered or otherwise faulty lenses).
- Perhaps too many pictures. Shooting an object and a printed pictures are different things.- The textile star patterns to the left and lightly above the center square could use slightly more intricate patterns, perhaps.- The old scene provided for some shadows, this one doesn't. Hard to see what can be done about while preserving the plane approximation.
As an IQ test, it will do very well. Possibly the old blue clock face would merit an inclusion.
Agree about too many pictures.
Generally like the look, but that homepage is way too cluttered. It's not quite as bad as the BBC Sport page in terms of a scattergun feel, but 3 columns of unaligned content is too much to effectively display any of it.
Less is more.
Other than that, it makes this site look very dated.
LachieC: "...flaunting the company's arrow-inspired bag logo..."
I think you'll find the Manfrotto logo is a tripod mate.
I'd also implore you to try those little pocket tripods; I have the smaller one for more compact cameras and find it invaluable, even on a 'heavy' RF setup.
The lack of shoulder pad on the strap is a bit of an oversight but there are options from other companies (I think crumpler?) for pads you could easily fit on.
Maybe amend the review to reflect that? (Especially as others have reported it actually damaging screens etc.)
"What we like: scintillating stye"
Am I missing something? It's a black bag with an embossed logo. Pretty much the same as any other black holster bag.
As a general note, I think bag reviews are a great thing to do.
They do need lots of pictures of different configurations, and be done after having used the bag for an extended period of time to see how well it holds up to use and abuse.
inevitable crafts studio: sadly the major issue why i never used the forum, not even for reading through posts, is the cascading design of the threads, if i cant click on a thread and then just scroll down to read it, i will not use it
i cant understand why you dont make a normal forum like all other pages.
you cant read a forum like on your pictures, where you can only see the first post and a "norton commander view" of the threads
thats pointless to read
also, no mobile version in 2012? i only use the dpreview site on my ipad.
i dont read camera forums as a job, i come to this site when allready bored, and if its not streamlined for reading i cant see why i should generate clicks for you ^^
If you're logged in, you only need to change the view once. It's not like you need to do it every time you click a thread.