travel companion? why would i choose an ILC for travel? My travel camera is the pentax mx-1. compact, rugged plus incredible IQ. IMHO IQ of the mx-1 is on par or better than the Sony RX, which is probably due to the mx's better lens (sharp!). travel = compact.
Slynky: As an infrequent user of photo-processing software, I can't afford to be put on the rotating rental model (greedy) Adobe has migrated to. How many other people are in this same "boat"? Hopefully enough to leave a dent in their profit.
I am in the same boat. Recently decided against LR because I am not sure where LR is heading (I suppose it will become a rental software soon - I prefer ownership). Thats why I didn't buy LR and decided to get my software from DXO (Optics pro). Its about the same initial price, but it belongs to you - after purchase no more costs incur.
Yearly licence??Never ever.A couple of months ago, I had to make my choice which software to buy for RAW processing. LR was high on the list, and although it is (still) a stand alone no-cloud, no-rent application, I decided against Adobe because I am not sure they will keep LR that way. This iOS version of LR seems to indicate the way LR (full version) is heading. Well, DXO has a happy customer more now and Adobe one less.
D1N0: Get the MX-1 it's les than $300, by far the cheapest.
And the image quality of the MX-1 is hard to beat. Even DPR admits this "strong IQ". Compared side by side to the output of the RX100 in the in depth review, the MX-1's images just look overall "better" than the Sony's. And its IQ what it all boils down to.
abortabort: Now the wait is on for a Pentax MX-1 restyled Stylus 1 to hit...
Anyhow... the Pentax MX-1 is prettier than the Casio.;-)
Kurt_K: I think people are forgetting (or simply never knew) how good 1/1.7 sensors can be at ISO 100-400, which is usually all you need anyway due to the fast, high quality lenses that these types of cameras come with. Frankly, I think it's comical how quickly everyone jumped on the 1" sensor bandwagon after the release of the RX100.
Agree. In fact, comparing the 2 cameras side-by-side (RX100 and MX-1), I prefer the looks of the MX-1's images more (sharper, obviously higher IQ due to the better glass on the Pentax).
Cloud... suuure! I'm currently in the process of switching to DXO Optics pro. Adobe asked for it.
Its a question of principle. I won't rent software. I want to OWN the software (i.e. the licence). And I don't want to depend on any sort of "cloud", plus I don't want my (rented) software to "call home" regularily and give the issuing software company the possibility to take control over the software I am using on MY computer (they can "turn it off" via remote control at any time). No thanks.
rattymouse: Why is it always pancakes that photographers are obsessed with? What's wrong with french toast or scrambled eggs, wish a side of sasssauge?
French toast and scrambled eggs taste too eggy. Thus the preference is with the pancakes.
pixelatorcw: Having tried out DXO Optics Pro and Corel AfterShot Pro over the past few hours, it was somewhat 'interesting' to find out that neither of these RAW converters would support DNG files. So much for the 'open' DNG format!
Effective immediately, I have stopped converting from proprietary RAW files into the DNG format during Lightroom imports - just in case Adobe changes its business model for Lightroom as well.
Fortunately, I don't have a large RAW database yet... Thus, I have no problem using Pentax' proprietary PEF format instead of DNG. I downloaded an ASP trial and will be checking it out. In general, I am looking for a fine RAW converter that can do excellent retouches and then hand over to a PS-like application (I am currently still using PSE 6 plus Neat Image for all the final retouches - considering that PSE is at ver. 11, Ad*be won't be happy with me).
Thanks for checking this out. Corel looked promising on paper to me (they claim DNG support). Tried it out and there is no out-of-the-camera DNG support (Pentax K10D, K7) - so their tech specs are misleading. There are Corel user forums full of disappointed users (forum.corel.com). What a pity as ASP looks promising otherwise.
Henry M. Hertz: im waiting that the adobe acolytes like SCOTT KELBY tells us why the cloud is so great....
and many idiots will fall fo it....
You don't HAVE TO buy a new version every one-and-a-half years. I still rely on a rather old version of PS; smaller studios might too. Subscribing means that you will have payed the (current) full price after appr. 2 years and unlike today you don't own your software. If you stop paying the rent, your PS files will become useless overnight...
JimWongyyz: I am a Pentax collector, instead buy one of each model, now I have to buy one of each color, that sucks.
Seriously, I like this color idea. Why camera has to be black or silver. I like the yellow the best, matches by yellow 911.
Not to forget the red one matching my Ferrari!
stern: uploading a picture is unfortunately impossible:"please wait, submitting"followed all your rules (size, acceptance of terms of trade etc.) - but the beachball keeps on spinning.... any advice? i don't seem to be the only one around here having probs with your upload-form. I use a MacBook with the most current OS, Flash updated.
Try Firefox. In my case - though on Mac - the Mozilla-based Camino browser seemed to work.
vista77: there's no way to add picturesthis is example of valid jpg picture http://i47.tinypic.com/auw0es.jpg pls try to add it and inform me if you can/can'tI was trying several pictures from several computers and there's always only hang and in MSInternetExpl you have red information - The file you selected does not appear to be a valid JPEG image.In Chrome script only hang with Please wait submitting
so admin - what is the problem? asking again
Try something like Firefox. On the Mac you have similar problems with the mainstream browser (Safari). On Mac the Camino-browser works; since Firefox is quite similar (I'm not a programmer, thus take this with a grain of salt), check something Mozilla-like, that is Firefox.
this may come as some help for Mac-users: what I depicted above was when using Safari - Safari just didn't work. I switched to the Camino-browser (open source and free) and was able to upload the picture within 10 seconds. Whatever the reason, Apple or dpreview might look into this issue. Hope to have been of some help at least to the Mac-community.
uploading a picture is unfortunately impossible:"please wait, submitting"followed all your rules (size, acceptance of terms of trade etc.) - but the beachball keeps on spinning.... any advice? i don't seem to be the only one around here having probs with your upload-form. I use a MacBook with the most current OS, Flash updated.
stern: Hmm still deciding between 2 pictures. One is completely without humans, the other contains three of them, all three unknown to me... one person shows his back (no face) and the other two are reasonably motion-blurred. Of course it was not possible to receive written consent from them (as the contest rules stipulate). What would you propose as we are allowed only one entry?
o.k. i'll heed your advice! lets see if the non-human is a winner...;-)
Hmm still deciding between 2 pictures. One is completely without humans, the other contains three of them, all three unknown to me... one person shows his back (no face) and the other two are reasonably motion-blurred. Of course it was not possible to receive written consent from them (as the contest rules stipulate). What would you propose as we are allowed only one entry?
stern: Just curious: whats going on in Quebec? "The Contest and these Official Rules are void in Quebec ."CheersStern
well, as a consolation, here is a "connect"-picture (no. not the one I uploaded for the contest) from Quebec.;-)http://sternbild.zenfolio.com/p908515190/h4510796c#h4510796c