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Software & Accessories / Apple's Photos for Mac Developer Preview Released
« on: February 05, 2015, 03:13:07 PM »
I downloaded it and gave it a try.

First impressions: It's not going to replace Lightroom (or Aperture) for a while. There's some basic editing tools, but it's clearly designed for the typical consider in mind.

However! It is so fast. I imported 1000 RAW images from my 6D (20MP) and it *flies* compared to Lightroom. The UI is silky smooth, scrolling is a dream and live adjustments are crazy fast. It's clearly using my GPUs for rendering, and I'm having so much fun flipping between all my photos.

Seriously, Adobe should take a look at this and feel ashamed. This is how fast Lightroom should be. If Apple can do it, so can you!

Lenses / Is my 24-105mm f/4 L unreasonably soft?
« on: March 17, 2013, 12:26:18 PM »
I've had my 24-105mm f/4 L since 2006, and it's been my day-to-day walkaround for most of that time. I always found it difficult to get pin-sharp shots with it, but assumed it was always my technique.

However, I recently decided to check the sharpness of my lenses and perform AFMA calibration on them. What really shocked me is that my girlfriend's EF-S 17-85mm actually appears to be sharper than my 24-105 L!

If anyone here has the 24-105 L, and have done sharpness shots with it, would you mind chipping in? I wonder if this is a naturally soft lens or if mine is out of whack. I know the lens is weakest at 24mm, but mine seems to be pretty terrible!

Standard Lightroom settings, sharpness turned down to 0.

100% crop at 105mm:

100% crop at 24mm:

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