HowaboutRAW

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Richandhiscat: Bought it today for £29.99.
Unfortunately my most frequently used (often only) adjustment in Lightroom is shadows and highlights....unless I'm doing something wrong at first glance Affinity is absolutely rubbish with shadow adjustment and not much better with highlights.

try using whatever they call curves.

it takes some learning to do right.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 22:52 UTC

Anybody see a trialware link (Windows).

Affinity isn't being obvious with how to get trialware, they were forthcoming when the beta version was out some months ago. I tried that.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 22:51 UTC as 1st comment
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brumd: The price difference (at point of introduction) between the 1st generation EM5 and EM1 was ~€200-300.
EM5-II = €1100, EM1-II = €2000. That's almost double the price.
And honestly, I don't see it. Not in the stills at least, the difference in video, I don't know nor care.

M43 has gotten to a point where I decided to jump ship. It is getting way to costly to keep as a 2nd system. The cameras and "pro" lenses get bigger and bigger, so it's getting less and less that perfect travelling system. Cameras are more and more focused on video, which I don't care about. And IQ is still largely where it was in 2012. So, I am selling.

All the images in this gallery are taken in bright light. For a lot of these pictures a modern phone cam would be adequate. Any RX100, a LX10/15 or a G7Xii would have given great results, a lot of extra room in your bag, and a lot of extra cash to fly up that mountain a few more times.

RidgeRunner22:

Right, and as soon as it gets warm snow stuck somewhere can melt. It's a bad camera for blowing snow. So is the LX10.

The RX10II wouldn't be bad though.

Oh, I get it, it's a sarcastic take on blowing snow. Cute.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 00:24 UTC
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brumd: The price difference (at point of introduction) between the 1st generation EM5 and EM1 was ~€200-300.
EM5-II = €1100, EM1-II = €2000. That's almost double the price.
And honestly, I don't see it. Not in the stills at least, the difference in video, I don't know nor care.

M43 has gotten to a point where I decided to jump ship. It is getting way to costly to keep as a 2nd system. The cameras and "pro" lenses get bigger and bigger, so it's getting less and less that perfect travelling system. Cameras are more and more focused on video, which I don't care about. And IQ is still largely where it was in 2012. So, I am selling.

All the images in this gallery are taken in bright light. For a lot of these pictures a modern phone cam would be adequate. Any RX100, a LX10/15 or a G7Xii would have given great results, a lot of extra room in your bag, and a lot of extra cash to fly up that mountain a few more times.

brumd:

It's news to me that the EM5 has anywhere near the weather sealing of the EM1. I do understand that the EM5II is probably a bit better in that regard. And the "blind person" comment is silly. Since I wasn't commenting on the shape or button placement.

Are you joking that you'd take an RX100 into blowing snow?

The RX10II, which you didn't bring up, does have some sealing against the elements.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 00:20 UTC
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tom1234567: Just got rid of Adobe LR AND PP today
I now use on1Photo Raw instead of LR,
and the new Affinity for windows released today in place of PP.

so Adobe no more monies from me,
the LR done nothing for the Fuji jpeg problems
I have the Fuji X-T2 and the D7200 and the new programs handle the files with no problems
I think a few more users will be leaving Adobe soon

Tom G

I tried On1 and it really couldn't do NR with my D4 files.

Seemed much better with Fuji XT2 raws. So that was promising.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 22:59 UTC

And DNG Converter 9.8 is out.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 22:58 UTC as 11th comment
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HowaboutRAW: And no raw shooting.

Why would anyone care?

maxnimo:

And still you missed my point. If you're changing WB from jpeg, there are bound to be big problems--there's no debate about this.

As for your arrogance about logic, reread what I said. I never said that you wrote-- "you [as in me] don't need raw".

You've shown significant ignorance about WB, and you've lied about something I wrote to get it to fit your claims about "logic". Your insult adds to the ignorance you've expressed.

Learn about raw--with good raw extraction software. The fact that you called it editing more than suggests you're not familiar with the process--unless English is not your first language.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 15:13 UTC
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brumd: The price difference (at point of introduction) between the 1st generation EM5 and EM1 was ~€200-300.
EM5-II = €1100, EM1-II = €2000. That's almost double the price.
And honestly, I don't see it. Not in the stills at least, the difference in video, I don't know nor care.

M43 has gotten to a point where I decided to jump ship. It is getting way to costly to keep as a 2nd system. The cameras and "pro" lenses get bigger and bigger, so it's getting less and less that perfect travelling system. Cameras are more and more focused on video, which I don't care about. And IQ is still largely where it was in 2012. So, I am selling.

All the images in this gallery are taken in bright light. For a lot of these pictures a modern phone cam would be adequate. Any RX100, a LX10/15 or a G7Xii would have given great results, a lot of extra room in your bag, and a lot of extra cash to fly up that mountain a few more times.

What was the price of the EM1 when it was introduced.

The EM5 is a significantly different camera, why bring it up?

"Any RX100, a LX10/15 or a G7Xii would have given great results,"--in blowing snow?

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 12:23 UTC
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dharmagreg: I recently spent 12 months climbing/trekking travelling through Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, India and most of SE Asia. The camera with me was my EM-1. It may not have the best image quality perhaps, but it never failed me in the most extreme conditions you could put a camera through. That is why I will choose the Mk 11 when it is available.

btw- some images of that trip are in my gallery all shot with the EM-1 if you are interested.

Moisture and heat are more likely to damage a camera that just cold.

Cold can stop it from functioning, but that's usually temporary.

Were you in jungles in the summer with it?

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 03:06 UTC
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mandophoto: I never protected my Canon F-1 cameras and they never stopped working. But my digital gear always seems fragile so when not in use stays in a bag. I think this Olympus may be the first digital hockey puck camera.

PS While the Nikon D5 and Canon 1D X II are tough, they're more like big Caterpillar tractors, albeit with jet propulsion and just as loud.

And that F-1 was basically fully mechanical--it was designed and built to compete directly with the famed Nikon F.

Now of course, shooting 500 raws in day, on a single card, at ISO 12800 is real easy with the Nikon D5 of Canon 1DX II, so that's not like the F-1.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 23:38 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: And no raw shooting.

Why would anyone care?

maxnimo:

Your post made it very clear you don't know about raw shooting. The exposure thing was laughable.

"And If my WB is a bit off I can correct that in 5 seconds without all the time and trouble of RAW editing. "

Ha, ha, not without wrecking the image many times. So more evidence that you don't know about shooting raw.

No, your comment wasn't accurate. Yep, I talked down to you since your comment was so arrogant and demonstrably ignorant. I'm not sad about this.

Look, if you'd simply said, "I get enough out of my Fuji jpegs for me", I'd have never posted--well except to point out that Fuji has better jpegs than most other brands.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 21:43 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: And no raw shooting.

Why would anyone care?

maxnimo:

Raw shooting is hardly only about better exposure adjustment after capture.

It's far far more about WB with small sensors like this one, and then with larger sensors it's also about noise control.

I suggest you learn about raw shooting, instead of posting comments like the one above.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 18:08 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1153 comments in total)
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ekaton: How much should it cost - this good FF 24MP sensor housed in a sleek, well built no nonsense body with excellent EVF, simple UI, touch screen, fast shutter (plus E-shutter), quick start up and file write time, good battery life, to which an excellent 28mm f1.7 lens with aperture ring, distance scale and best in class manual focus (by wire) is mated. Might this Leica even be a bargain? The Q is the best fusion of yesteryears tactile controls and 2015 electronics, by far.

S Yu,

Right just like the $3200 Sony RXRII this corner corrects. Not news.

Are you not familiar with digital cameras? The more you post the more that looks to be the case.

Again and read it this time: What you want, would be bigger, heavier and vastly more expensive.

No, this sensor does not have a curved microlens array like that in the M240 or the SL.

Leica has used plenty of Sony sensors, but not for full framed cameras.

The Sony's lens is sharp, in the centre, however sharpness is far from the only important quality of better lenses.

Try using better cameras and lenses, not simply widgets.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 16:41 UTC
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Digimat: why the heck does this only have a f2.8 lens?

Digimat:

The Ricoh has a slow lens too.

Big pixels for lowlight are the marketing in the case of the Casio.

How many 2MP smartphones are there that you'd treat as producing decent images?

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 14:19 UTC
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thedavidbaillie: for a £2400 combo i'd want a lot better image quality.

More money on camera gear won't clear the blowing snow.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 13:50 UTC
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Digimat: why the heck does this only have a f2.8 lens?

Weight, expense, size.

Check out the image quality from the Ricoh GR II. Albeit that shoots DNGs.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 20:59 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: And no raw shooting.

Why would anyone care?

tkbslc:

What because spelunkers and campers don't care about better image quality, higher ISOs, WB, etc?

You know that shooting raw doesn't use a different shutter action? Raw processing is done much later at home or in an office. (Yes, I know there are some cameras that can process raws internally.)

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 20:57 UTC

And no raw shooting.

Why would anyone care?

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 19:20 UTC as 46th comment | 9 replies
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MikeManr: It should have been the G7x II. It has 1.8/f and 4.2x optical zoom and the screen tilts up/downward and it has timelapse!

I just handled one, a G7X II, wow, I'd forgotten how big it is.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 22:07 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1153 comments in total)
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ekaton: How much should it cost - this good FF 24MP sensor housed in a sleek, well built no nonsense body with excellent EVF, simple UI, touch screen, fast shutter (plus E-shutter), quick start up and file write time, good battery life, to which an excellent 28mm f1.7 lens with aperture ring, distance scale and best in class manual focus (by wire) is mated. Might this Leica even be a bargain? The Q is the best fusion of yesteryears tactile controls and 2015 electronics, by far.

S Yu:

Yes, to this extent. And many times far more.

That you are unfamiliar with digital camera and lens combinations does not make this set up unusual.

The lens you desire for this camera would have been bigger, heavier, and much more expensive. Or Leica could have made the whole camera much more expensive by using a curved microlens array in the sensor plane.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 16:02 UTC
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