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Pete_G

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Lightroom Support for Merrills
« on: April 18, 2013, 09:24:23 AM »

This was posted recently on another forum by Eric Chan of Adobe:

"The Merrill models use a special sensor technology called Foveon which requires very different image processing logic compared to the so-called Bayer sensors used by almost all of the other cameras.  We actually are working on support for these Foveon sensors (includes all the Merrill models) but it will take some time."

Thank you Eric and Adobe. Really looking forward to this. Great.
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Re: Lightroom Support for Merrills
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2013, 09:49:47 AM »

+1  It will be very nice to import directly into LR. 
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Re: Lightroom Support for Merrills
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2013, 10:08:15 AM »

We are indeed working on it, but I want to set expectations appropriately and emphasize that it will take some time.  It is an interesting and special chip design, but that means it also requires special attention and dedicated logic to process correctly.
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Re: Lightroom Support for Merrills
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2013, 10:33:36 AM »

OK Eric, thanks for being straightforward about it, the important thing for us LR/Sigma users is to know that it is on the way, sometime.

Cheers.
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Re: Lightroom Support for Merrills
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2013, 10:58:20 PM »

OK Eric, thanks for being straightforward about it, the important thing for us LR/Sigma users is to know that it is on the way, sometime.

Cheers.

+1   Thanks Eric & LR team.  Really looking forward to RAW support for the bricks.  :-)

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Re: Lightroom Support for Merrills
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2013, 03:07:58 AM »

+2. Just took an hour to review 88 images is SPP. LR support is strongly desired, but it has to be well done, so take the time you need.

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Re: Lightroom Support for Merrills
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2013, 06:58:57 PM »

I've stopped using my Merrill much lately when shooting subjects were I know a lot of shoots will be taken because I find it to hard to review everything. What I do now is just convert everything to Tiff, bring it into LR, select what I want, deleate the rest and then go back to my Sigma Raws on my external HD and deleate everything that I did not keep in LR. Still easier then developing sheet film, but not nearly as much fun!
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Re: Lightroom Support for Merrills
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2013, 08:05:23 PM »

+1
1 of 2 top reasons that stopped me from getting an SD1 (software/not a raw file that other developers can process).
I hope Sigma is being helpful in this.

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Re: Lightroom Support for Merrills
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2013, 04:16:36 AM »

I've stopped using my Merrill much lately when shooting subjects were I know a lot of shoots will be taken because I find it to hard to review everything. What I do now is just convert everything to Tiff, bring it into LR, select what I want, deleate the rest and then go back to my Sigma Raws on my external HD and deleate everything that I did not keep in LR. Still easier then developing sheet film, but not nearly as much fun!

I find the Sigma SPP software OK, but on some images I like to make fast, big corrections, trying out grads and colour effects just to get to grips with where I want to go, then I can reset everything and start again carefully. Impossible with SPP, easy with LR.
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Re: Lightroom Support for Merrills
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2013, 11:59:33 PM »

I guess we are still waiting. I note that Adobe at http://helpx.adobe.com/creative-suite/kb/camera-raw-plug-supported-cameras.html states that Sigma DP2 files (X3F) can be read by ACR 5.4 (and up) and LR 2.4 (and up) but that is not my experience with either application.

Anyone have a successful experience with either ACR or LR and X3F files?
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Re: Lightroom Support for Merrills
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2013, 12:48:44 AM »

I guess we are still waiting. I note that Adobe at http://helpx.adobe.com/creative-suite/kb/camera-raw-plug-supported-cameras.html states that Sigma DP2 files (X3F) can be read by ACR 5.4 (and up) and LR 2.4 (and up) but that is not my experience with either application.

Anyone have a successful experience with either ACR or LR and X3F files?
Roger


current versions of ACR/LR can read .X3F from DP2 (DP2 != DP2m), I had DP2 couple of years ago and then current versions of ACR were reading its raw files.
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Re: Lightroom Support for Merrills
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2013, 03:56:36 AM »

current versions of ACR/LR can read .X3F from DP2 (DP2 != DP2m), I had DP2 couple of years ago and then current versions of ACR were reading its raw files.

Are you saying there are different types of .X3F files and a DP2.X3F file is different from a DP2M.X3F file?
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Re: Lightroom Support for Merrills
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2013, 09:55:06 AM »

Are you saying there are different types of .X3F files and a DP2.X3F file is different from a DP2M.X3F file?

yes.
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