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 on: Today at 01:30:59 PM 
Started by Quentin - Last post by Quentin
Edmund, I'm not a camera tester, so sorry, no.   But I am not sure I agree in any event.  One of the things you may notice about the A7RII is the relatively low contrast by default. 

 on: Today at 01:30:29 PM 
Started by brandon - Last post by AlterEgo
Kodak PhotoYCC data, iView from Live Picture, Xrez, old Kodak DCS camera 'raw' data etc.
see how he is painfully trying to come up with any relevant examples... counted one example from DCS cameras (which ones exactly ?)... or or did your old PhotoDesk, the last one version that was supporting those cameras,  magically stopped working in the proper OS in VmWare/Fusion/whatever else you can use to keep the old OS running ?

 on: Today at 01:29:29 PM 
Started by Chairman Bill - Last post by Chairman Bill
I've started taking my camera to work, just in case something presented itself on the walk from railway station to office. But it hadn't occurred to me to take photos from the train, yet the light over the Somerset Levels / Sedgemoor is often superb when I'm travelling, early in the morning, or later in the evening. Of course, the choice of viewpoint is limited, but opportunities are there.

 on: Today at 01:21:09 PM 
Started by sgwrx - Last post by Iliah
MeasureTool and ColorPort are both available.

 on: Today at 01:15:42 PM 
Started by J. Paul - Last post by Girts
Hi everyone,

I've just joined, so please forgive me if I ask a question that's already been asked in another place or say something that's out of turn. I try to behave when I'm in public!

Like many others here, I've been looking to lighten the load when I'm out and about, when I'm not doing a commissioned shoot (architectural photography). I've always thought a compact digital camera with a seriously long zoom would be a good idea - great for abstracts and off the cuff images for our book cover image library as well. So your review of this camera was wonderfully timed and obviously written by a brother soul! Your words and assessment tipped me into buying one a couple of days ago.
I took it for its first walk yesterday and love it - the zoom is fantastic as is the IS. It was a tad draughty where we were, but the IS performed far better than I could have reasonably expected - beautifully sharp images at 125 ISO!

However - and there's always a however - there is a problem. I'm one of those people who dislikes Windows and have settled on Linux for my PC operations. And there's the rub - the image processing software I use isn't recognising this new variant of CR2 though it's been happy with the format on my other cameras. So we tried it on my partner's PC - she uses Windows - and her copy of Lightroom doesn't recognise it either!

Calumet (the retailer) suggested I wait while Adobe get their act together, or shoot in jpeg. Not helpful, maybe, but pragmatic. So my question is, what did you guys use to process your RAW test images? Any suggestions? And please, don't say 'buy a Mac'!


 on: Today at 01:05:25 PM 
Started by Eric Myrvaagnes - Last post by Isaac
I have a question (and I assure you, it's a sincere one): once you've found that a certain combination of subject/composition/light/postprocessing/etc.etc works, what does makes you keep shooting the same kind of photos?

I'm asking this because I often found myself saying "oh, this would be similar to the shot I took some time ago" and I don't take it.

The easy answer, is that I find myself saying "Oh, this would be similar to the shot I took some time ago, there's something about it that I must really like and I take it."

However, I know it's not just that because there are other pictures which I do still like but I seem to be done with -- the same elements do not seem to reappear to me in other situations.

 on: Today at 01:04:17 PM 
Started by pedz - Last post by disneytoy
I have a 6 month old 9890. Light but regular use. Love itr. It is a shame that even properly taken care of it may only last 3 years. It's a great well built machine. I really should get 10 years out of it.

Just like incandescent light bulbs, or ipod batteries. what a shame companies desire a little extra $$, over making a great product.

 on: Today at 01:03:32 PM 
Started by Quentin - Last post by eronald
Here is an unsharpened (save for default ACR sharpening) crop of a small section from the original church image, which might assist in gauging sharpness (no AA filter on the A7rII of course).  I'm certainly seeing good sharpness.

Yes, I would call it mediocre, either OOF or bad lens, or CMOS texture loss. Excuse my frankness.
Point the thing at a brick or stone wall at right angles straight ahead of you eg. that church, @ F5.6 and post a crop please.
BTW, no refelection on your skills.


 on: Today at 01:03:10 PM 
Started by sgwrx - Last post by Iliah
Yes, but this knowledge isn't useful if the programs aren't available.  Which is why I was asking about how to do the same thing with Argyll programs (or Perl algorithms.)   Argyll (and color science math) are really powerful, but are sometimes difficult to comprehend.   Even after reading the excellent instructions at

As you have noted many times, XRite makes excellent hardware but their software leaves a lot to be desired.  Perhaps we should walk away from XRite software and embrace Argyll.  But some of us need help understanding how to make Argyll dance.

Takes time and practice; it is not that an excellent profile can be obtained by some magic combination of commandline parameters. Argyll mailing list is extremely helpful if you need your questions to be not just answered but discussed in depth. But of course you can try asking here as well.

 on: Today at 01:00:21 PM 
Started by sgwrx - Last post by Iliah
I've got on an very old Mac too, it rocks. And yes, it's a shame there are so few tools to edit targets. Sing of the times I guess.
10.6.8 - runs without issues. For more recent OS X versions - Windows ColorLab version and Crossover, smooth.
The 'unfortunate' thing is that I learned to edit CGATS files with available tools manually (ColorLab, ColorPort, Excel, text editor), and have no immediate motivation to build an editor, while having lots of other things to do...

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