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  • Alpha A-mount System • Back to the Fold January 26, 2021
    I could not resist a small return to A mount, after being disillusioned with Sony I went down the Micro 4/3 route Panasonic in fact and still love the system for various reasons I saw a A58 with under 1000 actuations in mint condition at my local photo shop, only £155, then I decided to […]
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  • Alpha E-Mount system • Re: I am trying out the A6300 January 24, 2021
    Good luck with whatever you decide.Statistics: Posted by bakubo — Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:01 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Minolta (Sony) 500F8 Reflex January 24, 2021
    Look at those eyes.Damn.Statistics: Posted by jbtaylor — Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:09 pm
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  • Alpha E-Mount system • I am trying out the A6300 January 24, 2021
    I found a deal in Austria for the A6300 body. The idea being I might use it for a main video camera, and possibly to look at some lenses for reviews.The reason for not going to the newer bodies - mostly the uncertainty about adapters, in particular the lack of support for A6100/6400 with the […]
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  • Digital Workflow and PP • Re: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom January 24, 2021
    Thanks for that, it is quite good they slimmed down some the vast options of RT. RT was never perfect, but it was a lot easier to get simple stuff done fairly quickly, and IMO the results are a league above what Darktable has to offer I was never happy with the highlight recovery or […]
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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

Lightroom 3 Beta released

London. — October 22, 2009 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today introduced Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 3 beta software for Macintosh and Windows®, a public preview of new and improved functionality to be delivered in the next major release. Lightroom is the essential digital photography workflow solution, helping serious amateur and professional photographers quickly import, manage, . . . → Read More: Lightroom 3 Beta released

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

Lightroom 2 tackles all Alpha RAWs

The latest release of Adobe Lightroom, v2, handles all Sony Alpha and earlier KM digital camera raw formats including the Alpha 700, 200, 300 and 350. It is also updated, along with the final release of Adobe Camera Raw 4.5, to handle Nikon D700. Because Canon appears to have left their filetype identical to the . . . → Read More: Lightroom 2 tackles all Alpha RAWs

Faking a polarizer using RAW

Here’s a question which came in to my email just now:

“Could I process a RAW file in Photoshop to achieve a similar effect as if I had used a Polaroid lens filter? Or would I be better just using the Polaroid filter?”

The answer is that you can never imitate the effect of polarizing . . . → Read More: Faking a polarizer using RAW

Apple Aperture 2.0 processes A700 raw

Apple’s Aperture 2.0 is a tedious program to test, with all its creation of ‘projects’ and ‘libraries’, ‘albums’, ‘vaults’ and nonstandard GUI, and it isn’t fast in processing files or passing them to Photoshop (which it does in 16-bit form, just another step to reverse before saving as far as I’m concerned). However, it’s handling . . . → Read More: Apple Aperture 2.0 processes A700 raw