keeponkeepingon

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mantra: hi
i still have lightroom v4 64bit ,for it permorms better then v5
honestly i did not find new v5 feature to push me to buy v5

is really v5 more powerfull then v4?
is worth to upgrade?

by the way thanks for the video!

Here's a meandering video discussing the new stuff.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EcbMyqoWP8

Spot healing/removal is much much better. Pre LR5 you got to fix a dot but with LR 5 you can drag the spot removal which is incredibly useful for all sorts of stuff, from removing a hair to a light pole.

Spectro is way underselling the "straighten your image a little easier". The new tools go way way beyond just twisting your picture a bit, it can analyze buildings and correct for some forms of perspective distortion making crooked lines straight. Sometimes it falls on it's face but when it works it can be great.
I also find myself resorting to the radial filter a lot. If you take pictures of people it's so easy to just select a face and lighten shadows without affecting the entire picture. You can do this with the adjustment brush in LR 4 but it would take 4evah compared to LR5 with the radial filter.
Nice explanation of the "upright" tool
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pVX4za3Y54

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 14:28 UTC

This video is 8 months old why post it now when there are so many other good LR videos?

Because you are regurgitating reddit 4 days ago:
http://www.reddit.com/r/photography/comments/27huyh/this_is_a_fantastic_runthrough_of_the_development/

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 13:26 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply

This word "bullet time". I do not think it means what you think it means!

Link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 08:09 UTC as 76th comment
On article DxO Optics Pro 9.5 now integrates with Adobe Lightroom (63 comments in total)

According to the DXO web site only linear DNG is supported.

They should really be more upfront about this in the press release.

Given the limitations of Linear DNGs I suspect most folks will stick with TIFF which makes this just about as integrated as any other external editor used with LR.

DP bestflow . org has a nice explanation of Linear DNGs here:

http://www.dpbestflow.org/DNG#three-types-dng
"Linearize
Linearizing a DNG bakes in much of the conversion from a raw file. Adobe has buried that option three screens deep in the DNG converter because they really don’t suggest you do it unless it’s absolutely necessary. Only do this because you have to make the file compatible with some software, when no other method works. (Backwards compatibility will make use of Linearization only when it absolutely must do so, to make a file compatible)."

Link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 12:35 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies
On article Never forget a Photoshop or Lightroom shortcut again (70 comments in total)

Nice job!

CC: For LR it would be great if the global buttons were available in the shortcut mapper for every module.

For example I'm in the library module and want to know the short cut for crop, I should not have to go looking around for it, it's right there on the R key in the library module but with your system I need to bop over to the develop or global module to see how to crop from the library module.

This would make the tool a better workflow aid (something to have up while using LR) instead of a learning module (Now I will learn the global keys, here is the map, now I will learn the develop keys, here is a map).

Yeah, sorry for nit picking, really though I think this is great and thanks for nifty creation!

Link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 09:51 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On article Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses (368 comments in total)

MTF charts of the 10-18mm and the EF-M 11-22mm

(Cut and pasted from canon HK and US web sites):

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/4955343973/photos/2922114/mtf-ef-svsef-m-uwapg

It looks like the EF-M is a bit better? Would it be enough of a difference (.5 vs .7 at some points) to see a difference with the naked eye?

Thanks!

Link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 09:03 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses (368 comments in total)
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Olgierd: For $300 I'll buy 10-18 for my little EOS-M. Small and fairly light, cheaper than EFM 11-22 and available in US. Good option to take while I'm hiking.

I am leaning towards the EF-M even though I loose some versatility.

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/4955343973/photos/2922114/mtf-ef-svsef-m-uwapg

Link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 09:00 UTC
On article Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses (368 comments in total)
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Retzius: The 10-18 is a very smart move. There is not a "budget" ultra-wide for aps-c in any other mount.

There are a lot of 12-XX options so the samsung sort of gets lost in the crowd.

This is the cheapest way to get to an unfishedeyed 10mm on any body (16mm FF equivalent). Bravo canon!

Link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 06:14 UTC
On article Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses (368 comments in total)
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Olgierd: For $300 I'll buy 10-18 for my little EOS-M. Small and fairly light, cheaper than EFM 11-22 and available in US. Good option to take while I'm hiking.

Ah there is that minor detail. You have to wonder why canon would shoot the EOS-M in the foot in the USA by not making the UWA available. I'm on the fence, I can get the EF-M but it would be nice to use the lens on my rebel. I hope someone does a side by side view (just for size) of the 11-22, 10-18 and 10-22.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 15:34 UTC
On article Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses (368 comments in total)
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Olgierd: For $300 I'll buy 10-18 for my little EOS-M. Small and fairly light, cheaper than EFM 11-22 and available in US. Good option to take while I'm hiking.

IF size and IQ isn't important.... go for it. (The MTF chart for the 10-18mm is a bit ugly. you get what you pay for):

http://www.canon.com.hk/en/product/catalog/getProductTag.do?tagID=5265

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup/ef_s_10_18mm_f_4_5_5_6_is_stm

Link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 14:39 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: Lars or Chris from interrealtime:

It would be really great to know how this differs from or compares to the alternatives.

For example cortex camera has been out for some time now and gets better reviews on the app store:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cortex-camera/id517488939?mt=8

Thanks!

Chris from interealtime

Thanks for the detailed response. I may have to try both apps.

Lars, it would be great if you put some comparison shots in, it would be nice to see how these compare.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2014 at 07:40 UTC

Lars or Chris from interrealtime:

It would be really great to know how this differs from or compares to the alternatives.

For example cortex camera has been out for some time now and gets better reviews on the app store:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cortex-camera/id517488939?mt=8

Thanks!

Link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 14:23 UTC as 4th comment | 4 replies

Normally I think of a good kickstarter as one that creates something new that we would not have in any other way. This kickstarter is just trying to create an also-ran "me to" product that does the same things that others do or have done in the past.

An example is the Pix Star frame. It's the same price, much bigger (10 inches) and has the same or better capabilities. You can email directly to the frame or have the frame itself "Access more than 20 online providers and view pictures from web albums, including Picasa, Facebook, Flickr, Smugmug, and more"

Not mentioning current or past iterations of this same technology really gives the impression that this is just a big fat advertisement (or just very lazy journalism).

Regarding wireless, in our case my folks ISP had already provided a wireless router that they were not even using. We just had to put in the password and they were up and running.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0056HNTAU/

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 15:14 UTC as 4th comment
On article Nikon D3300 Review (248 comments in total)
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mosc: DPR, did you miss that optical viewfinder thing on the top? All the mirrorless cameras you list don't have viewfinders! The D3300 is an APS-C sensor (a good one at that) with a viewfinder. Compared to an A6000, it's priced pretty well (D3300 is $150 cheaper). If you're going to compare it against mirrorless cameras at least note that an mirrorless with a viewfinder will set you back at least as much.

You really want a reason not to get this camera, talk to people about the old A65. Same sensor, cheaper, built in wifi (and GPS if you're into that), full coverage viewfinder, faster shooting, etc

The sony 35mm F1.8 iand 50mm F1.8 is cheaper than any Canon or Nikon prime with IS.

The 16mm prime is cheaper than anything in that range offered by canon/nikon.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 03:01 UTC
On article Canon recalls about 14,000 PowerShot SX50 cameras (53 comments in total)
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Everlast66: 14,000?
I don't believe that many people bought this camera?

That's how many were put out in 3 months. According to amazon it's been in the top 100 cameras for 522 days......

And why wouldn't folks buy it? It's one of the (if not the) best superzooms in that price range.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2014 at 17:21 UTC
On article Pentax K-3 Review (516 comments in total)
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whycantichooseaname: @hydrospanner

The K-3 is considerably smaller than the D7100, so your point is kind of invalid.
Here is a size comparison of the two - http://versus.com/en/pentax-k-3-vs-nikon-d7100

It's pretty clear that it has a smaller body, as well of smaller lenses available.

Yeah and when you combine the D7100 with a Nikon pancake lens it's nice compact package.

Oh wait.....

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 14:12 UTC
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