yanisha

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On article 2017 in review: a look back at August (6 comments in total)

Reviewing 2017 by month is too large a granularity. By the week would be better and by the day would be best.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2017 at 06:14 UTC as 4th comment

There is a very good, informative, active, current thread about this release:

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4238276#forum-post-60549828

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2017 at 00:30 UTC as 62nd comment

It's time for Santa to have a special camera designed just for him. :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 01:20 UTC as 53rd comment
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Ramchi: If Leica wants to compete with Sony, Nikon, and Canon in the mainstream market, they need to adjust the strategy to be a strong contender.

Typically, Leica equipment lasts almost forever(and very very expensive) which forces the buyer NOT to make frequent purchases unlike Sony or other brands which are considerably cheaper and forces people to purchase their products frequently (unlike Leica cameras).

Hence, Leica to gain major push in the market must make their camera body lot-lot cheaper (possibly modular) and keep the cost of lenses at optimal levels(maybe one Prime Lens at affordable range and rest of the lenses at premium price points). Without a large number of people start using the product, the iconic company such as Leica would go down the drain sooner or later.

Leica could consider making good margin in After Sales, Support, Servi es, Accessories instead of trying to make HUGE HUGE margin in the Camera Body itself.

Old Leica film gear lasts a long time. Old Nikon, Minolta, etc. film gear does too. Digital Leica just like all the others doesn't last nearly as long.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 10:36 UTC
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yanisha: Leica is responding to the wonderful Olympus PEN-F with a me-too product. It is Leica, so, of course, very expensive with limited very expensive lenses. I am glad that people who can't get the PEN-F now have a substitute.

Chasing the PEN-F gestalt? Leica seems to be going after the great gestalt of the PEN-F.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 22:10 UTC

Leica is responding to the wonderful Olympus PEN-F with a me-too product. It is Leica, so, of course, very expensive with limited very expensive lenses. I am glad that people who can't get the PEN-F now have a substitute.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 03:00 UTC as 34th comment | 16 replies
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Franz Weber: Why does nobody create a 12-120mm lens? That would be much more useful than the fifth or sixth 14-150mm or 14-140mm!

There is the Olympus 12-100mm f4.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 21:50 UTC

Both version II and version I are wonderful lenses. I bought version I about 6 years ago and version II a couple of years ago.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 21:49 UTC as 1st comment
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Hypoxic: It was the powerful DAM features that brought me to Lightroom and it is only a new DAM that will lead me away (and I'd be happy to leave Adobe). I appreciate all of the editing options these companies are touting but it seems like none of the LR alternatives have realized that a lot of people care more about the DAM primarily and the editing options secondarily. Maybe I'm in the minority on this one, I'm not sure.

Digikam and Darktable are free. Adobe Bridge is also free.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 22:35 UTC

The various companies that want to seriously compete with Lightroom need to work very hard to find a way to import a Lightroom catalog and come as close as possible to duplicating the results of all the non-destructive editing. Non-destructive editing is the true lock-in. The metadata (keywords, star ratings, etc.) can be transferred already to many programs, but the editing mostly cannot (Darktable and Capture One Pro can import a severe subset of it). I have 100k photos in my LR catalog and 40k that I have spent years editing. I regularly tweak the editing on photos I have already done. I am loath to lose years of work. If a company could get close (doesn't have to be exact) to the look of my edited photos then I would very seriously consider switching. It is difficult, no doubt, but not impossible to simulate the look of LR editing.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 22:52 UTC as 39th comment | 7 replies

Q. Will Lightroom become a subscription only offering after Lightroom 5?

A. Future versions of Lightroom will be made available via traditional perpetual licenses indefinitely.

2013: https://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/2013/05/lightroom-and-the-creative-cloud.html

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 02:19 UTC as 106th comment | 3 replies
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yanisha: Once Adobe has all our photos and videos on their cloud storage then they can use AI to discern things about our lives. And monetize that info. Just like Google and Facebook. At least with Google and Facebook they don't charge us. Adobe plans to outdo both of them. Adobe wants to sell our personal info AND charge us a monthly fee for the software and the cloud storage. Of course, just like Facebook and Google, Adobe will make it enticing.

The cloud is where Adobe is going. You might check out Lightroom CC. Classic gives you the option of the cloud. Adobe hopes they can entice more and more photos and videos onto their servers. They will, of course, make it tempting. Just like Facebook and Google make their services enticing. At least Facebook and Google don't also charge for their services.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 01:06 UTC

Once Adobe has all our photos and videos on their cloud storage then they can use AI to discern things about our lives. And monetize that info. Just like Google and Facebook. At least with Google and Facebook they don't charge us. Adobe plans to outdo both of them. Adobe wants to sell our personal info AND charge us a monthly fee for the software and the cloud storage. Of course, just like Facebook and Google, Adobe will make it enticing.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 23:04 UTC as 116th comment | 2 replies
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yanisha: If someone can come up with a program that competes with Lightroom and has the 3 basic functions (raw processor, non-destructive editor, simple DAM) *AND* can import a Lightroom catalog *including* all the edits then that would be a real winner. I have over 100k photos in my Lightroom catalog and about 40k have edits. I go back from time to time to make tweaks to earlier edits. I am loath to lose years of editing work. Saving them as TIFF files with the edits baked in is not a reasonable option since the ability to adjust the edits done previously is lost and also a 16-bit TIFF file is usually 3-4 times larger than the original RAW file. And for JPEG originals the increase in size is much larger.

I was looking at the Darktable 2.2 manual and it says that it can import some of the editing done in Lightroom:

• crop and rotate
• black level
• exposure
• vignette
• clarity
• tone curve
• HSL
• split toning
• grain
• spot removal

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 09:15 UTC

If someone can come up with a program that competes with Lightroom and has the 3 basic functions (raw processor, non-destructive editor, simple DAM) *AND* can import a Lightroom catalog *including* all the edits then that would be a real winner. I have over 100k photos in my Lightroom catalog and about 40k have edits. I go back from time to time to make tweaks to earlier edits. I am loath to lose years of editing work. Saving them as TIFF files with the edits baked in is not a reasonable option since the ability to adjust the edits done previously is lost and also a 16-bit TIFF file is usually 3-4 times larger than the original RAW file. And for JPEG originals the increase in size is much larger.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 00:34 UTC as 7th comment | 8 replies
On article Hello Lightroom CC: Embracing the future (511 comments in total)
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composed: I wish Adobe would put a little more effort into making Bridge CC more 'modern'.

Personally, I have zero use for Lightroom even though I pay for it monthly...

Adobe announced last year a major speed up of Bridge.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 23:44 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1632 comments in total)
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OzarkAggie: You'll get no sympathy from me, but you might take my recommendation and look at ACDSee. By chance I saw a tutorial on transferring the database so no concern there.

Cannot do conversion of all the edits though. :-( If it could I would have switched already.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 23:25 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1632 comments in total)
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Mutovkin: So DPReview needs detailed comparison of all current major raw processing apps: LR, C1, DXO, Topaz Studio, Luminar, ACDSee, Aftershot and compare features (lens corrections, chromatic aberration correction, shape correction) and quality (noise reduction, detail (without sharpening), highlight and shadow recovery) and give a score for each of the items. That would be a useful article, especially if it would be updated as new versions of the apps get released.

Darktable and Digikam too.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 23:22 UTC

Here's a 220 degree fisheye for m4/3 that is $500.

iZugar launches 220-degree super fisheye lens for Micro Four Thirds

https://www.dpreview.com/news/0188474387/izugar-launches-220-degree-super-fisheye-lens-for-micro-four-thirds

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2017 at 02:22 UTC as 1st comment

Don't forget this 250 degree fisheye for m4/3.

Entaniya 250 Micro Four Thirds fisheye lenses feature 250-degree FOV

https://www.dpreview.com/news/1891827710/entaniya-250-mft-fisheye-lenses-feature-250-degree-fov

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2017 at 02:21 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
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