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I plan on waiting for as long as I can resist. 
As an early adopter I've been burnt on one program or another.

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Thank you jrista for sharing these raw files with us to allow me to see first hand the differences between the two sensors albeit in this one niche area. 

It's always good to know and see what the competition sensors are able to do with the use of our own software rather than just reading about it. 

And this was a good comparison for me to test against a camera I own and love (5DIII) and a camera I hear some much about.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Poll: Would you buy a high MP Canon EOS 5DIV?
« on: September 26, 2014, 06:44:49 AM »
As a Canon 5D user over every generation, I can't tick any of the selections.

I understand the premise of your question but there are so many other factors to consider.  MP is only one of them.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Capture One Pro 8 - Announced
« on: September 17, 2014, 08:21:24 PM »
If you are doing 1000 photos a week, see how rapidly you can process photos with the different popular photo editing programs.  Some work very well, but cannot handle large volumes well.  If you do a few each week, your choice may be entirely different from mine.

At this stage I'm comparing Lightroom and Capture One.  Are you suggesting that Capture One is not good for handling large volumes well?  That would not be good for me.  Aperture handled them very well.

I will try to dedicate my weekend to testing Capture One Pro 8 and come back with my thoughts.

ps I'm still using Aperture, it's still doing it's job very well, but must start looking to the future.

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Software & Accessories / Capture One Pro 8 - Announced
« on: September 17, 2014, 05:51:01 PM »
http://www.phaseone.com/en/Imaging-Software/Capture-One.aspx

If like me, you used Aperture3 for your workflow and are now considering your options after Apples's disappointing discontinuation of the software, you may be interested in this. In the promotional video it indicates you can 'import from Aperture.' 

I will be downloading the 60 trial and assessing.  If you're in the same boat, or you already have Capture Pro 8, perhaps we can share your thoughts here.

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PowerShot / Re: Official: Canon PowerShot G7 X
« on: September 15, 2014, 09:19:08 AM »
DP-Review have posted their first impressions: http://www.dpreview.com/previews/canon-powershot-g7-x

Thanks for sharing.  If video quality matches the RX100's, then I might be doing a swap.

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PowerShot / Re: Official: Canon PowerShot G7 X
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:30:56 AM »
I think I'm more excited about this little camera than the 7DII.

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Looks impressive but it will be hard for me to give up the compactness of my RX100II for it.

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Would you believe me if I told you I was from Melbourne, Australia?  I hope my name didn't give it away  ;D

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Lenses / Re: What do you do with lens cases?
« on: July 26, 2014, 06:37:05 AM »
I have 13 lenses (will be 14 soon, deciding between the 16-35/4L IS and TS-E 17/4L), and two TCs.

Off topic but the last lens I bought was the TS-E 17/4L and the next lens will will be the 16-35/4L IS (good for me, for different purposes).  Will sell the 16-35/2.8II as I don't use 2.8 except at 35 but I have the Sigma 35 Art for that now. 

ps my lens cases sit in boxes too.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Apple to Cease work on Aperture
« on: June 29, 2014, 09:01:48 AM »
Two things:

Firstly, I believe Apple plans to ensure Aperture will work with Yosemite so there is no immediate need to switch and everything you can currently do you can continue to do.

Secondly, here is a good article that gives an optimistic outlook to what is going to happen: https://www.apertureexpert.com/tips/2014/6/27/aperture-dead-long-live-photos?utm_source=ApertureExpert+List&utm_campaign=c1ff07a87b-ApertureExpert+Newsletter+33&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ee6b582cde-c1ff07a87b-326426797&ct=t()&goal=0_ee6b582cde-c1ff07a87b-326426797&mc_cid=c1ff07a87b&mc_eid=74702e67a7#.U6-9gxaUkVT

Encouraging.  I can't see the new app 'Photos' ever being a professional level application but the idea of it being a library that other applications can access/plugin to, seems to make sense.

What doesn't make sense, is why would Apple discontinue a pro app like Aperture (photography) but continue pro apps like Final Cut X (movie editing) and Logic Pro X (audio)?

Maybe Photos will be that good (one day)?

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Software & Accessories / Re: Apple to Cease work on Aperture
« on: June 28, 2014, 03:54:54 AM »
This comes as a disspointment to me.  Only yesterday (while working on Aperture) I was telling a colleague that either Apple will drop Aperture completely or come out with a killer update with possible layers (yeah, I was dreaming) as well as lens correction etc.. to blow the competition away.  Unfortunately, the former is true.

Now, like many others, I will have to look at moving lots of libraries over to new software although I am not unfamilar with Lightroom and have still occassionaly used it . I began with it years ago but decided to switch my entire workflow to Aperture when v3 was released.

I’ve also used the Canon software but haven’t looked at the new release.  I also might consider Capture One as a few of you have mentioned on here.

If Apple comes through with the promise of helping everyone transition to Lightroom (via software I assume), that might help with my decision making, although I would like to see it in action before I make the big move.

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Created this for promotional purposes recently and thought it might be appropriate as my new avatar too.

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Photography Technique / Re: Photographs in the "Blue Hour"
« on: May 05, 2014, 09:28:39 AM »
I read this thread last night and as I was riding home tonight I saw this scene and thought I must stop and take a photo specifically to post.  So I pulled out the only camera I had handy in my bag (Sony RX100II) to take this shot.

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Street & City / White Night in Melbourne with a 40mm Pancake (on a 5DIII)
« on: February 24, 2014, 08:03:45 AM »
Hi fellow members,

On Saturday night we had the White Night festival here in Melbourne and boy was it busy.  Half a million people came into town to see it and I've never seen so many DSLR's and photographers in one location!  My intention wasn't to go in fully equipped with gear but instead pass by on my way home from a card night.  I was on a bicycle so I wanted to travel light and my ideal lens selection may have been my new sigma 35art but after a couple of minutes deliberating, I decided on the 40mm pancake. Easy.
Any other CR members there too?, post your pics.
http://www.freelancephotographermelbourne.com.au/Events/WhiteNight/

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