Capture NX2 RIP:
Don't know what the complaints are about: this article is clearly not about the 'Best Laptop for a Photographer on Location' - that would have been a (more) useful article, but it's not what this one is about.
This article is about how one Apple-lovin' pro uses his new toy. However good or bad his criteria and choice is compared to what is available out there we'll have to search elsewhere.
neo_nights: While I LOVE DPReview's reviews and do not share the same amount of complaint many people here do, I still fail to understand the Dynamic Range test.
According to your tests, this 70D has more DR than Pentax K5, which, by DxO's ratings, is measured to have 14.1 EV, while the 70D has only 11.6 EV!Well, if we see more recent reviews here, even m4/3s cameras get higher DR...(which would be highly unlikely due sensor size difference)
It's a well known pet peeve that DPReview does not measure the DR of the sensor/camera but that of the 8-bit jpeg file as processed in-camera - which is pretty well arbitrarily controlled by the contrast/brightness curves applied during processing. Unrepresentative you say? N/C.
"In terms of image quality the 70D is essentially on a par with its rivals"
Who's your daddy, DPReview? Informed photographers know that the IQ of the 70D is uncompetitive today and lags a couple of generations behind that of its rivals, whether that be DR, color sensitivity or spatial resolution. Its strengths lie elsewhere.
Your readers want objective information in order to make an informed decision when buying a camera of a certain class and budget.
Q: Is this the better camera for Landscapes? A: NoQ: Is this the better camera for Portraits? A: NoQ: Is this the better camera for Wildlife/BIF? A: NoQ: Is this the better camera for Video? A: MaybeQ: if I go for a smaller/lighter system will I lose IQ? A: It depends on the kind of shooting you do
The fact is, once you start comparing it objectively to its brothers from another mother the 70D's IQ comes out looking pretty short. Sugar coat it, but this is what your readers expect from you.
Gray card for white balancing
Jack Hogan: Is the lighting calibrated each time to the same illuminance?
Jogger: You should list the lens that you use for each camera... e.g. its incorrect to compare tele macro primes with wide angles as has been done in the past on DPR.
Just out of curiosity, why are the Fuji Xtrans APSC sensors shot at 35mm vs 50?
Thanks. Is the lighting calibrated each time to the same illuminance?
Is the lighting calibrated each time to the same illuminance?
OK, how did they do it?
"1/3EV brighter lens"
From better transmission? Not from the wider maximum aperture...
Where is Capture NX2?
DPR, duh! All of the above. Why force people to only choose one?
crow24: Dang, I'm really-really irritated. So, I guess that you cannot touch (other than move or delete) your PSD files when you aren't subscribed...next they will embed file death code...no current subscription...PSD's eventually timeout never to be recovered.
Just convert your raw files to dng and you'll be fine. Yeah, right ;-)
$29/month is ridiculous when most people only upgraded through discounted purchases ($199) every three years: that's $5/month.
Bye bye Adobe, time to start looking for alternatives.
PS Here's to wishing you are purchased by Google, you incompetent, greedy nincompoops
acidic: It should be noted that just because the LR Catalog file is backed up does not mean the image files are backed up. Someone will undoubtedly confuse the two and will lose their image files as a result.
My biggest gripe with LR is that it lacks metadata import/export functionality. It would be nice to be able to export IPTC/EXIF data form a catalog (or subset of the catalog) as a .csv file, as well as import that data back in. Many image databases allow this, so I'm sure Adobe is more than capable of adding such a feature.
I don't like iTunes either...
mick232: "which to my mind more adequately addresses the needs of today's photographer."
I stopped reading after this sentence.
One can add tags and keywords with any number of programs or raw converters and one can search easily by virtually any parameter in windows explorer or WLPG or whatever, easily keeping them all synced in an easy to understand non-autocratic file structure.
I find LR is very messy with my three computer (three different locations) + network drive set up.
Doesn't do it for me.