01af wrote:So Adobe now has put a lot of effort into overhauling Lightroom's (and upcoming Camera Raw's) raw converting engine in order to catch up with the competition. Frank's samples seem to indicate they did pretty well; there clearly is an improvement. Maybe someone who is familiar with Capture One Phase One, DxO Optics Pro, or Bibble can say if Lightroom now really is as good as (or even better than) those.
David Kilpatrick wrote:I have done some tests but it is SO slow I can not put up with it even just for viewing the images! The conversion now resembles DxO or C1 Pro very closely, it's not as fine as some of the little independent ones (Raw Photo Processor, Raw Therapee etc) but has better colour and tones.
It makes a big difference to things like older Dimage A2 files. I have just doubled the starting price on my A2 on eBay. I wanted to end the auction but of course I could not find any method to end it (eBay makes that difficult to locate) so just in case anyone bid on it, I bumped the price up to £150. Reason: I looked at the camera again. Alamy are wrong. It's better than many DSLRs. And I just discovered it works perfectly with the HVL-F20AM and does wireless control with the HVL-F58AM - when I got it back in 2004, I only had one wireless flashgun and it didn't work with the A2, it was a 5400xi.
I started taking a good look at the specs and operation of the A2 and realised it's light years ahead of the current Sony Alphas! LR3 brings the image quality up to them as well.
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