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Lenses / Re: Your "precious" lord of the red rings is?
« on: January 07, 2013, 02:13:27 PM »
My house was burglarized last year and much of my photography gear was stolen (along with most everything else of value in my home). Thankfully, my insurance paid to have most of it replaced. Moral of the story? Have insurance.

By the way, you shouldn't be running into burning buildings, unless you really believe that those lenses are worth more than your life. (they're not).

LOL @ Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur 

True that!..

PowerShot / Re: Canon Announces The PowerShot N
« on: January 07, 2013, 01:59:10 PM »
I am not interested as there is nothing lookworthy behind the cameras I have  ;D

Software & Accessories / Re: CS2 free download?
« on: January 07, 2013, 12:38:10 PM »
 I took a look some 20 mins ago. Perhaps overloaded...

Software & Accessories / CS2 free download?
« on: January 07, 2013, 12:30:29 PM »
Hello all,

As a fellow forum member figured, use of these programs might not be legal so links to sonyalpharumors and 43rumors are removed!


Site Information / Re: I want to thank you all...
« on: January 04, 2013, 01:31:29 PM »

I would like to thank all of you all. It has been very enlightening and enjoyable communicating on this forum. I have received more than I have given. Hopefully that equation will change - me giving more...

Thanks again.



I got degraded from 5D mark 3 to M. 6D seems to be next, so I'll need another 400 posts for mark 3?  :o  :P ;D


Canon is just overpricing. That's all.

+1, or Nikon is underpricing... I recall reading Nikon stated their policy was to absorb the costs generated by the exchange rates due to strong Yen.

Yen should be weaker this year overall. At least during the last couple of months, the Japanese government has been employing monetary policies to achieve that and avoid any potential recession. We might see lower US$/Euro/£ prices for Canon this year...


Had a chat with a local photographer who has a D800E the other day. He said it is difficult to get the exposure wrong with the cam. Though his first comment, or rather complaint,  was on the file sizes coming out of the cam and the kind of pc power he needed to process them.  Moire is apparently not a big issue when present, becoming visible when viewed above 80%. He was a bit   :-\ due to Nikon tele lens performance on the cam. Neither full DR nor the full resolution seem to come to use, at least for what he shoots... Rather, good to be able to if needed he said.

Reminded me what Mt Spokane said  here many times re the D800...


Software & Accessories / Re: DPP Digital Photo Professional
« on: December 27, 2012, 04:50:21 AM »
As it has been mentioned earlier in the thread, it is probably a background process using the resources of the computer. With the given the hardware, DPP should not be slow at all.

Firstly, is this happening only with DPP and no other software? If not, malware scans?

If so, tried reinstalling DPP? Also, has it always been slow or only lately?


As per the rumors, Capture One has a beta version that supports Fuji's X-trans sensor. That Capture One was working on it I had heard but not that there was a beta version being tested - so says a fujirumors reader:


I, for one, am considering to get the XE-1 with 18-55 f/2.8-4. Have been looking at the pocketable and mirrorless options  as  a carry around camera. Even though not the pocket, the bag is big enough to hold it so no probs. :)

By the way, does anyone know whether the issue around third party raw conversion support has been resolved? To my knowledge, in cam jpegs come out best followed by silkypix that come with the cam. Any other raw converter is having trouble with the images though...

Also a 55-200 to appear in early 2013 if I am not mistaken...


Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Hand on SONY RX 1.............AMAZING
« on: December 20, 2012, 10:01:36 AM »
Had been looking at NEX cams, specifically the NEX 6 very nice camera. But it won't cut it as there is no good glass for it. Perhaps the fixed lens on the RX1 is basically due to optical disability of Sony? :D I kid I kid... partially... :P

Software & Accessories / Re: DxO optics pro (8)
« on: December 19, 2012, 02:28:05 PM »
Rusty - I am fairly new to the software (being mainly a linux user) and have never used LR.Thus I don't think I can provide useful info for your questions.

 In linux there are good pieces of software for library management as well as image processing but I have not been able to locate lens correction data a la DxO. Also, regardless one likes the results or not, DxO is publishing lens and sensor test results and is a source of free info. That is my reason for considering them as the first option...


PowerShot Cameras / Re: Canon PowerShot G15
« on: December 19, 2012, 02:18:12 PM »
hi all,

Dpreview posted their roundup for enthusiast zoom compact cameras today, in case anyone would like to take a look:


Software & Accessories / Re: DxO optics pro (8)
« on: December 19, 2012, 01:03:07 PM »
I use DxO Optics Pro (have been using a few versions over the years, and v8 is a good upgrade).

well_dunno - I've never had contrast decrease in the output.  Hmmm.. I wonder if that has something to do with your settings (eg does your workflow mainly use RAW original files, or JPEGs?)

Hi Paul, thanks for the input! Using RAW only in the workflow - I did figure out the reason for decreased contrast though - it is this (new?) smart lighting feature that is on by default. It seems to push the shadows up a bit giving the feeling of decreased contrast. By disabling or changing its settings it is possible to undo that effect (if one dislikes it that is).

Also purchased the software now and got a 30 Euro offer for the viewpoint - having never looked at the software, I would appreciate if you share your thoughts on it...


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