Ken Aisin

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On article Just Posted: Fujifilm X-Pro1 review (271 comments in total)

It would be great news if Fujifilm builds the same sensor in 4/3 format, and sells it to Olympus to put into the next OM-D camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2012 at 20:01 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies
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Reilly Diefenbach: DXO is second only to CaptureNX2 for interface clunkiness. Image browser strip has to be clicked away in order to get a still cramped view of the photo. Give us a full height pic for the love of Mike. Where are the autohide left and right panels? Clueless. Zoom and grab the pic and move it around? You have to click on the hand first.
DXO, you've got a lot of work to do, and I don't mean more modules. Get a copy of Lightroom 4 and see how simple and fast beats slow and laborious with tiny buttons every time. Lightroom's lens correction is close enough, too, so DXO's utility get smaller every time out. The only use I have for DXO at this point is to correct superwide pics and sharpen up the corners with Lens Softness, but it's rare these days. Did I mention Lightroom is $100 on sale vs DXO $200 to use my D800?

@Reilly: I'm on the exact same boat. Kudos to DXO because their lens correction modules do work very well. But the user interface is just too painfully clunky. I find LR's lens correction to be close enough in most cases. Also, I find LR doing a much better job with noise reduction and highlight recovery. These days, I only open Optics Pro to correct pics that are shot with my Tokina 12-24 to fix those nasty chromatic aberrations. I haven't used Capture NX2, but of all the raw converters that I've tried, Fujfifilm's Hyper-Utility has to be the clunkiest ever, followed closely by DXO Optics Pro.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2012 at 04:03 UTC
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Ergo607: Who Cares?

@OldZorki: I love your suggestion. DXO selling the lens correction modules to Adobe would be a dream come true.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2012 at 20:08 UTC
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Ergo607: Who Cares?

@montxsuz: You may not find Optics Pro slow. But compared to LR4, I have to say it is extremely slow and clunky.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2012 at 19:53 UTC
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Ergo607: Who Cares?

@montxsuz: I don't have the highest end components. But I know my PC is absolutely not a sloth. See below for the specs of my PC running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.

Intel Core i7 2600K cooled with Corsair H100, and overclocked stably to 4.8GHz.

G.SKILL Ares Series DDR3 1866MHz 4x4Gb RAM.

Asus Sabertooth Z77 motherboard.

C drive (for programs and games) is a pair of Crucial M4 256Gb Solid State Drive in Raid 0.

D drive (for RAW files and other storages) is 4 x 1.5Tb Western Digital Caviar Black in Raid 10.

Video card is a XFX Radeon HD6970, mainly for Battlefield 3 after work ;P

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2012 at 19:49 UTC
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Ergo607: Who Cares?

@oldZorki: Yes, this is why I think the DXO team should get a copy of LR, and compare it to theirs. LR is a good example of speedy processing and workflow done right.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2012 at 23:34 UTC
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Ergo607: Who Cares?

@Manuel: The rendering time I referred to is the time it takes optics pro to render a preview image from the raw file onto the display before it becomes workable. It takes way too long. With LR4 on my computer, the image is workable almost instantly right after I click on it. And each time I make an adjustment on a slider, Optics Pro would re-render a new preview. This makes the software painfully clunky. With LR4, there's no stuttering at all when you make changes on the slider. To me, this is absolutely not a minor speed issue as I often have hundreds of pictures to work on after an event. The only edge I see Optics Pro has over LR is the specific lens + camera correction modules. Other than this, LR trumps Optics Pro is every other aspects. Image quality wise I find that I get much better noise reduction and highlight recovery with LR than with Optics Pro. After trying out Optics Pro v7, I decided to stick with LR instead of wasting money to upgrade my copy of Optics Pro v6.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2012 at 23:32 UTC
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Ergo607: Who Cares?

@ Manuel (con't): I run LightRoom 3 and now LightRoom 4 on the exact same machine (Core i7 2600K overclocked to 4.8GHz with 16Gb ram.) Each time I make an adjustment, I see the changes right away. I can play with the adjustment sliders without being slowed down one bit by any image rendering. I thought LightRoom 3 was fast, LightRoom 4's rendering speed is even faster. Images are rendered almost instantly. There is absolutely no way that I would go back to DXO until they can match LightRoom in this aspect. I suppose DXO is good if one only has a few images to work on. But when one has to make adjustments to hundreds of images each time, I guess LightRoom is a much better choice.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2012 at 20:24 UTC
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Ergo607: Who Cares?

@Manuel: I bought v6, and I found that image rendering is slow. Each time you make a single slight adjustment, the image needs to be totally re-rendered. Making it extremely and painfully clunky to use. I lived with it because it actually does a very good job correcting the optical flaws of my Tokina 12-24mm. When they announced v7 claiming that the preview is faster, I had high hopes. Downloaded the trial, and I was very disappointed. I didn't feel it previewing faster one bit. When they meant faster, I suppose with a sports stop watch you can tell it's a tiny fraction of a second faster. But it's still as clunky to use as v6. Still requiring full re-rendering each time you make a slight readjustment.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2012 at 20:20 UTC
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Ergo607: Who Cares?

@Manuel: just sharing my honest opinion as an ex-DXO user.
@Ergo: yes, obsolete is the word.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2012 at 19:14 UTC
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bearseamen: Oh, I can allready see it:

Ken Rockwell after 2 hours of using it:

"The Nikkor 18-300 is the best Nikon lense ever made."

Wait for it!

He'll mount it on his D3200 with the SB-400, and tells everyone that this is the combo that he uses 99% of the time.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2012 at 18:12 UTC
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Ergo607: Who Cares?

By the way, I bought it because LightRoom didn't have lens correction before. Now that LigthRoom has lens correction. I don't see why anyone should care anymore.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2012 at 18:05 UTC
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Ergo607: Who Cares?

I wouldn't call that trolling. I did buy it, and it's a total waste of money. Other than Fujifilm's Hyper-Utility, I've never used a piece of software that is as clunky as the DXO Optics Pro. To the DXO team, please go get a copy of LightRoom, and compare it to yours.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2012 at 18:00 UTC
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Ken Aisin: On top of this 14mm, I hope they'll make a 17.5mm, a 25mm, and a 42.5mm with auto focus, f1.0 aperture, and weather sealing. Partner these lenses with an E-M5, I'll be all set for many years to come.

I want the Voightlander 17.5mm too. But I need 3D tracking continuous autofocus to take pictures of the kids. Manual focus lens is not an option for me :)

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2012 at 02:30 UTC
On photo Moving! in the Fast Movement shot ( Car ) challenge (3 comments in total)
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meatatarian: Nice s2000! The red is a great color, second only to my Laguna Blue!

+1. It's so sad that Honda killed it off.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2012 at 22:05 UTC

On top of this 14mm, I hope they'll make a 17.5mm, a 25mm, and a 42.5mm with auto focus, f1.0 aperture, and weather sealing. Partner these lenses with an E-M5, I'll be all set for many years to come.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2012 at 21:42 UTC as 50th comment | 3 replies

Looks like a great deal for a fully sealed camera and kit lens. Definitely great for outdoor use. Unfortunately, I'm too invested with Nikon gear, so I can only wish Nikon would build splash proof cameras and lenses in this price range in the near future. Shooting with rain cover or plastic bag is just way too clumsy.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2012 at 22:19 UTC as 86th comment

Finally a system that makes me wanna go mirrorless. Will have to wait for reviews on image quality first though.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 21:36 UTC as 112th comment
On article DxO Labs announces Optics Pro 7 with faster performance (166 comments in total)
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mantra: hope it will not shipped with the more terrible copy protection

once i wanted to try and in case buy it , because i use lot wide lenses

but it did mess up my windows :(

Tell me about it. With Version 5, whenever I needed to restore Windows, I just had to return the serial key, reinstall Windows, and use the same key to reactivate Version 5 once everything's restored.

But with Version 6, this feature was gone. Whenever I needed to restore Windows, I had to contact customer support to grant me a new activation.

One time I remember I had to re-install Windows couple of times in a week because I was testing out several new video cards, and was having compatibility issues. I explained my situation to the tech support in my email, and I was told that frequent reactivation will require management approval. This was ridiculous. So, I just gave up, and went to get myself a copy of LightRoom 3 instead.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2011 at 21:50 UTC
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HiRez: I look forward to the day when these can ship as true plugins to Aperture and Lightroom, when they can work non-destructively within the app 's workflow.

It works non-destructively with DXO Optics Pro. But then DXO Optics Pro is so clunky and sluggish. I gave up and switched back to Lightroom 3. Besides, Lightroom 3's high ISO output is much cleaner and has more detail than those from DXO Optics Pro.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2011 at 03:53 UTC
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