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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Gateway Arch - Saint Louis July 23, 2018
    smulnik wrote:One of the tram boarding stations which are about 40 feet beneath the Arch legs.Cell phone camera0523180752.jpgI don't think they've changed the loading stations since they built the place! I looks just the same as it did the first time I went there, in the 1960's!A little piece of me is in there somewhere. […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Color Purple - Open Thread July 21, 2018
    Nice shots and no thank you Sig - I am fine without purple decor. As for purple dancing togs, here is another variation of "dancing togs" ortogs to go dancing. My daughter getting ready for my niece's one of the many pre wedding celebration where (bollywood) dancing is involved. She has henna "tattoo" on her […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Color Purple - Open Thread July 21, 2018
    Cool shots guys!Looking for a purple decorating idea for the house? NEX 7, 24-70 ZA, F3.5, 1/40, ISO 400.How about some purple dancing togs?A99, 70-200 G, F3.2, 1/320, ISO 1250.Statistics: Posted by smulnik — Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:02 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Color Purple - Open Thread July 19, 2018
    This is an ice skating rink in the spring. The ice has melted and a little gray remains.Favorite place of townspeople - ForksStatistics: Posted by ValeryD — Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:05 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Night shots - open thread July 19, 2018
    Sury! Thank you!Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:02 am
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Sigma launch mount switching service

SIGMA is going to start a new “Mount Conversion Service” which will enable Sigma to convert the mount of customers’ Sigma Art, Sports and Contemporary lenses from one camera fitting to another.

The ranges convertible include the new Sports models such as the 120-300mm f/2.8

“We believe that a lens is not only such . . . → Read More: Sigma launch mount switching service

ACR 7.2 and Lightroom 4.2 RC – RX100 compatible

The good news is that you can now download, free, the Release Candidate versions (expire October 31st) of Adobe’s Lightroom 4.2 and Camera Raw 7.2, as well as DNG Converter 7.2, which will give you raw conversions for the Sony Cyber-shot DSC RX-100.

The bad news is that no camera lens profile is included, and . . . → Read More: ACR 7.2 and Lightroom 4.2 RC – RX100 compatible

Using Adobe Bridge/ACR for ‘film looks’ controlled by your Alpha

It’s now easy enough to find camera profiles – image looks created by independent photographers, as Adobe and Sony do not provide any – which make a big difference to raw processing using Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom. There are also many fine adjustments you can make within these programs, able to customise the image . . . → Read More: Using Adobe Bridge/ACR for ‘film looks’ controlled by your Alpha

Image Data Converter v4 – download now

Sony’s Image Data Converter latest version – 4.0 – will handle all Alpha raw files from A100 to A77, and all NEX raw files. It offers improvements in performance and stability, but it also eliminates the need for the Lightbox application (found in v3) as a separate item. You simply browse for a folder of . . . → Read More: Image Data Converter v4 – download now

DxO plug-in offers Alpha-NEX HDR/multishot simulation

DxO Labs today announced that a DxO HDR plug-in for DxO Optics Pro 6.5 will be released in November. The new DxO HDR plug-in will enable photographers to merge several RAW shots effortlessly to either capture a greater dynamic range in the scene or to reduce noise beyond the camera’s sensor capability.

DxO was already . . . → Read More: DxO plug-in offers Alpha-NEX HDR/multishot simulation

NEX, A33, A55 support – new ACR 6.2/LR3.2 final

The final release of Adobe Camera Raw 6.2, DNG Converter 6.2 and Lightroom 3.2 includes raw conversion support for the Alpha 33 and 55 models as well as the NEX-5 and NEX-3, Alpha 290 and 390 which were included in the Release Candidate versions. These August 30th releases are final version, RC versions are a . . . → Read More: NEX, A33, A55 support – new ACR 6.2/LR3.2 final

ACR 6.2 2010 Process – huge improvement

Before the launch of the NEX models, the last camera we reviewed here was the Alpha 550. The final review pages dealt with the high ISO performance.

Following the release of Adobe Camera Raw 6.1 and 6.2, the new ’2010 Process’ has replaced the ’2003 Process’ in conversions (you can select either option). The 2010 . . . → Read More: ACR 6.2 2010 Process – huge improvement

ACR 6.2 and LR 3.2 RC released – for NEX

Adobe has announced the Lightroom 3.2 and Camera Raw 6.2 Release Candidates, available for immediate download on Adobe Labs. The updates extend raw file support to 12 new popular camera models including the Sony NEX-3 and NEX-5, Alpha 290 and 390; improve on several of the lens correction profiles introduced as part of the Lightroom . . . → Read More: ACR 6.2 and LR 3.2 RC released – for NEX

ACR 5.5 RC shifts Sony colours – a little

Adobe’s Camera Raw Release Candidate 5.5, which introduces global corrections for all Bayer sensor cameras requiring a differential value treatment between the two Green channels, has a visible effect on the colour of Sony Alpha file conversions.

. . . → Read More: ACR 5.5 RC shifts Sony colours – a little

A700, 6400 ISO, seven raw processors

There’s a lot of controversy right now about whether or not the image structure of the Alpha 700 files at very high ISO – mainly 3200 and 6400 – is as clean as raw processed results from other comparable cameras like the Canon 40D (does not offer ISO 6400), the Olympus E-3 (does not offer . . . → Read More: A700, 6400 ISO, seven raw processors