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Software & Accessories / Re: Experiences with ON1 Photo RAW 2018?
« Last post by cayenne on Today at 09:15:31 AM »

I'm trying my hand at using On1 RAW in conjunction with Affinity Photo.....so far, working pretty darned well...still trying to get my keyboard short cuts memorized or altered to fit what I'm used to in PS and LR, and then occasionally, having to stop and research to see how something I did in PS is done in Affinity, usually just called something else (different name)...etc.

For example, today in On1 RAW, I was trying to set up my own preset adjustment for "Iris Enhance" like in LR.  I couldn't really find the clarity...a little research and finding that with On1, the Structure slider is the close equivalent of Clarity. 

I explored further and saw that maybe making a preset based off the Dynamic Contrast could maybe be something to look at too...etc.

Anyway..if nothing else, it is fun to try new things and learn new things.  I'm still finding really cool ways to use all the masking in On1 RAW.

I'll be shooting Jazz Fest 2018 here in New Orleans the 2nd weekend, and this will be the first extreme test of doing a workflow sans Adobe, using On1 RAW and Affinity.....I'm shooting the 2nd weekend, Thurs-Sunday, and I think last year I shot close to avg 1000 images a day covering my two stages....

So, that will be a LOT of images to import, sort, cull, develop, and all.....a major test of On1 and my patience with doing something new.
:)

I shoot a lot of the gospel tent, and there well, it often tends to have a LOT of people on stage, and last year I had good results shooting some of them in a quick pano. So, I'll be working that aspect out of the tools too.

Anyway, I'll likely update here with results.

cayenne

This is really interesting. Although Serif are working on a DAM I really don't like their RAW edit module. I use DxO for this and really rely on PRIME How does ON1 compare in this respect?

I really must try this when I get a chance. Thanks for your insights most appreciated.

Hello!!

Happy to help where I can...I'm not familiar with a couple of terms you used however.

Not sure what "DAM" is, and what is "PRIME".....it's early, no caffeine yet and I"m acronym challenged at the moment.
;)

I basically at this time am using On1 RAW for all my ingest from memory card, filing, backing up, renaming....then I take it through rating and culling and then pretty much all my photo development.

This is what I used LR for.

When I need heavy lifting, such as compositing, heavy retouch....or just getting "weird" and experimental, I move that image over to Affinity Photo (my Photoshop replacement)....much as I did with LR/PS.

Affinity Photo has a RAW section, but I don't really use it much, I do the ON1 for that....much like so far, I've  not used ON1's layers section...

I figure each has its strong suit....and I used that.  I've yet to find the magic all in one application for RAW and Layered manipulations, so I have basically been trying to move from a LR/PS combination to an On1 RAW/Affinity Photo combination.

At this point, I think I'm covering 98-99% of what I need, I've not yet really run into something I could do with the former that I can't do with the latter in my work flows, I mostly have to just occasionally stop and learn that something has a new name, or shortcut, or may have a different method of doing the same thing.

But that happens with any software switch....I actually find it amazing that the non-Adobe counterparts have SO much in common with Adobe's offerings. 

I'm actually surprised there haven't been lawsuits flying frankly.

Anyway, if you can let me know what DAM and PRIME are in your context, I'd be happy to comment as best I can.
:)

cayenne
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Canon General / Re: Canon Releases 2018 Q1 Financial Results
« Last post by Random Orbits on Today at 09:11:04 AM »
So, Sony, between 2016 and 2017 - had an 18% year over year drop in operating revenue to external customers of still and video cameras.  Well, I guess the drop was all in the video cameras, because some people analysts say that the mirrorless full frame market is worth trillions of dollars and will rule the world economy by 2025.

Pretty funny. ;D

But I am surprised by Sony's numbers. Perhaps, like Samsung, they may pull out of the digital camera market by 2020? They should just focus on what they do best: sensor production for the world.
And with the aggressive pricing of the latest A7 models it will be interesting to see what that does to their revenue.

Didn't Sony publish their AF protocols?  Without it, lens makes (Ziess and others) would not have introduced AF lenses into the ecosystem and Sony early would have had a tough time penetrating the market because of their limited lens ecosystem.  But now, Sony has to compete more on the lens side for performance because they don't have a advantage in AF like Canon and Nikon do.  It might be one reason why they must release a new body every 2 years.
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Reviews / Review: Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM
« Last post by Canon Rumors on Today at 09:07:38 AM »
The-Digital-Picture has completed their review of the Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM, a superzoom for Canon APS-C mirrorless cameras. The EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM was announced on September 15, 2016.

From TDP:

Superzoom lenses typically represent a compromise between the convenience of a single lens with a diverse array of uses and the image quality tradeoffs necessary to make the lens compact and affordable. With its small size, light weight and broad focal length range, the EF-M 18-150mm is heavy on convenience with surprisingly good image quality, making it light on compromise, and… it’s also relatively light on the wallet. Read the full review

It looks like this lens continues with the good value performance of previous EF-M lenses.

Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM at B&H Photo

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Deals on Gear / Deal: Save on the New Luminar 2018 Jupiter
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Software & Accessories / Re: Experiences with ON1 Photo RAW 2018?
« Last post by zim on Today at 08:40:01 AM »

I'm trying my hand at using On1 RAW in conjunction with Affinity Photo.....so far, working pretty darned well...still trying to get my keyboard short cuts memorized or altered to fit what I'm used to in PS and LR, and then occasionally, having to stop and research to see how something I did in PS is done in Affinity, usually just called something else (different name)...etc.

For example, today in On1 RAW, I was trying to set up my own preset adjustment for "Iris Enhance" like in LR.  I couldn't really find the clarity...a little research and finding that with On1, the Structure slider is the close equivalent of Clarity. 

I explored further and saw that maybe making a preset based off the Dynamic Contrast could maybe be something to look at too...etc.

Anyway..if nothing else, it is fun to try new things and learn new things.  I'm still finding really cool ways to use all the masking in On1 RAW.

I'll be shooting Jazz Fest 2018 here in New Orleans the 2nd weekend, and this will be the first extreme test of doing a workflow sans Adobe, using On1 RAW and Affinity.....I'm shooting the 2nd weekend, Thurs-Sunday, and I think last year I shot close to avg 1000 images a day covering my two stages....

So, that will be a LOT of images to import, sort, cull, develop, and all.....a major test of On1 and my patience with doing something new.
:)

I shoot a lot of the gospel tent, and there well, it often tends to have a LOT of people on stage, and last year I had good results shooting some of them in a quick pano. So, I'll be working that aspect out of the tools too.

Anyway, I'll likely update here with results.

cayenne

This is really interesting. Although Serif are working on a DAM I really don't like their RAW edit module. I use DxO for this and really rely on PRIME How does ON1 compare in this respect?

I really must try this when I get a chance. Thanks for your insights most appreciated.
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Canon General / Re: Canon Rumors is watching
« Last post by neuroanatomist on Today at 08:26:58 AM »
CR doesn't watch or care. It's Google AdSense.
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Canon General / Canon Rumors is watching
« Last post by sanj on Today at 08:26:03 AM »
I searched yesterday to live aboard in Thailand and today Canon Rumors is advertising is showing a live aboard ads...
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Canon General / Re: Canon Releases 2018 Q1 Financial Results
« Last post by neuroanatomist on Today at 08:17:28 AM »
Still, overall, camera sales continue to drop and will probably keep on dropping as camera phones produce a image good enough for 99% of photographers.
They will also continue to drop until Canon can a) catch up to Sony's full frame mirrorless break-away and b) be more competitive with Sigma's steady stream of Art series lenses.

This is a joke, right?

It's the alternate reality that results from one too many punchlines to the head.
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Canon General / Re: Canon Releases 2018 Q1 Financial Results
« Last post by BillB on Today at 07:52:25 AM »
Still, overall, camera sales continue to drop and will probably keep on dropping as camera phones produce a image good enough for 99% of photographers.
They will also continue to drop until Canon can a) catch up to Sony's full frame mirrorless break-away and b) be more competitive with Sigma's steady stream of Art series lenses.

This is a joke, right?

Doubt that it is a joke.  More likely another internet buzzard channeling  DPR-driven cyber reality.
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