Andy Hewitt

Lives in United Kingdom Scarborough, UK, United Kingdom
Works as a Hobbyist
Joined on Dec 7, 2003

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  • You can do that, to a certain degree, just create a Smart Album, and you can select cameras and lenses, as well as ISOs and such like in the pull down menus.
  • [removed photos to minimise repeated posting of them] Woe, they're good shots. I hadn't even considered trying manual focus with this lens. Using the same combo myself, and I agree with the other ...
  • 27" iMac here, it was easier just to set 1:1, and I have enough storage for that anyway :-).
  • That's true of course, although I still have trouble with fresh libraries too. I keep one running for collecting stuff from the iPhone, which are very few (I normally use a Nikon D5100), so that ...
  • Interesting, my Lightroom catalogue folder is 94GB. Mind you I keep Smart and 1:1 Previews stored on there.
  • Yes, I'm beginning to think that way too. I currently do all my work off a desktop iMac, but circumstances are such that I'm looking to change to a portable device (actually considering an iPad ...
  • I think they have just poorly coded the database part of the application. I use Lightroom with xml sidecar files, and one time (due to my own stupidity that time) ended up needing to rebuild my ...
  • Which is why I made the switch the Lightroom. Funnily enough I'd already made that switch before, when I changed to a Fuji camera that wasn't supported by Apple Raw, but was supported in Lightroom. ...
  • That's mostly true, although you can start off with the Photos Library as a 'referenced' library - just turn off the feature to 'copy photos into library' (or something similar in Preferences). You ...
  • I'm sure that's very true - much more frustrating when you've spent a lot more though :-/ I very nearly bought the 40/2.8, but ended up with the 35/1.8 instead. For my needs, I decided I wanted the ...
  • Thanks. Yes, that was my point really. We know its a budget lens, so isn't going to be the best optical tools out there. However, if you're not selling photos, then it's capable of good enough ...
  • That might be the case. I have used it for a couple of years on a D5100, my budget doesn't stretch far, so I usually end up with low-end or knocked about s/h lenses. The 55-300, for me, seems to be ...
  • That seems like a compelling reason to not use an online backup solution - at least not for a personal user anyway.
  • Oh my, you really got a hold of my intended sarcasm and irony! You summed up my play on a word, by using an awful lot - although I go back to the original series of movies, having queued up for ...
  • If you read the information available, these wouldn't fill up the drive completely, they should leave at least 20% of the drive free, and only remain on the system for 24 hours. Read their ...
  • Can't help much here myself, as I only work on desktop with fully connected USB and Firewire hardware, and Ethernet connected Fibre Broadband. However, as I see it there, and reading through the ...
  • Honestly, does no one ever try searching a forum before posting? Type Luminar and a Title only search and you get 829 entries in this forum alone - or 1351 in all forums. Anyway, sorry about the ...
  • With that response, I'm actually kicking myself for buying Luminar now - sadly with my budget, I can't afford to keep buying and discarding software, but had Affinity come of age on Macs a bit ...
  • Actually, yes, I'm with you there, I suppose it's because mucking about with computers is also a bit of a hobby (I started self-learning on an Atari 800XL in 1985), so I do enjoy playing around ...
  • Yes, sorry, spell checker got hold of that one. Er, yes, you got my point then :-). It's a good system, but many, like me, prefer the 'non-destructive' workflow, which you need a DAM and Raw editor ...
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Last review Dec 7, 2003
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Last entry Jun 18, 2011
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