first: A7R - second: A7R2
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Kingston MobileLite G4 UHS-II FCR-MLG4? - LINK
It's very well build, compact, high speed reader and under $10.
It's limited testing apps for Mac but SpeedDisk is fine.
This is an example of a PNY Elite Performance 64GB SDXC UHS-1 which I've tested with various apps last year in April when first introduced. It's always good know what I actually paid for against MFG claims vs price worth when it comes to SSD and memory card.
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The VF in Sony's later cameras has undergone steady improvement, each model is better than the last. Applies to RX1-a99-a7(r). That all happened quietly, but now Sony went all out and made it very large and (I think) significantly, coated it with T* coatings. Zeiss lenses will feel right at home, nestled beneath the EVF.
Sony know this VF issue and 'AF for EOS' are the critical factors in attracting more DSLR users to what we euphemistically call 'the dark side'.
Leonard Cohen had it right as to how the photo industry sees Sony:
"Ah you loved me as a loser, but now you're worried that I just might win
You know the way to stop me, but you don't have the discipline
How many nights I prayed for this, to let my work begin
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin."
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Not nothing original in the last line.
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Not sure if this has been posted but several raw files have been released here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/q0bkmi8s6...Dn6UxPcua?dl=0
One of them is a very clean 25.600 iso!
Had been hoping for an EVF that equals the one on my Q which is so much smoother than the one on my A7II or A7s. what I mean by this is that the Q EVF doesn't suffer from shimmering highlights on high contrasts subjects the way the Sony's do and I find quite off putting.
Just downloaded the RAW files and opened in C1Pro - they look really promising!
Another issue that became apparent to me is, that LR6 does still not offer an update for these RAW files, although LR6CC does. This is really annoying from Adobe - shame on them!
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I am also very interested in the A7RII.
Thanks for uploading the raw files.
I am comming from Nikon d810:
Is there any chance to shoot tethered? With capture software?
When I updated to LR 6, I started by updating ACR for PSCS6 and sometimes I wonder whether this isn't the reason why I didn't get the last innovations in LR : after all ACR and LR share the same raw converter ?
I don't think there's a secret Adobe agenda. It's just a matter of the server you're on allowing automated access to the patch. I'm sure there's priority for CC subscribers to get it pushed to first but you can manually enable the patch yourself by selecting the link below. This update should work for either LR6/LRCC. I had to update my LightroomCC this way as my update didn't automatically get pushed until this morning for LRCC/PhotoshopCC. Some people got the update yesterday but I (as a subscriber) didn't. This manual patch will update Lightroom for you I believe when you run it... Just choose Mac or Windows.
Lightroom CC 2015.1.1 is now available
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LR 6.1.1 has been available for over 24 hours now. Just do an updates search from the help menu.
But LR Is different : you can buy a full version for 150$ or an upgrade from LR 5.7 to LR 6.1 for 80$. It's understandable that if you don't subscribe for CC you don't get the mobile and cloud stuff. However I find it highly unfair that you are denied some of the new features for developing the raws, like the dehaze tool etc.
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Here's my take on Adobe. Yes they do have the most powerful photographic software in the world without a doubt. When they went to this CC lease as you go sales structure I said then when stand alone goes so will Adobe in my PP ( the truth is even though I have LR6 and have use photoshop since PS7 it's user interface and I have never blended well and I might in the last 8 years other than college specific courses on several CS and PS courses, only use Adobe product maybe 2-3 times per year.... It honestly will be no big loss for me to not have these). The bad part is my beloved Aperture is no longer supported so I am on the search for a suitable replacement. I have along with the above mentioned software I also own DXO and Capture One as Raw PP softwares as well and not one of them is as comfortable for me to use as aperture in PP and filing. Another sad point is I own a complete Topaz Suite and most all of it will only run as plug ins for aperture or Adobe.
I have some very big changes on the horizon facing me but if Adobe ends its stand alone software and forces everyone to lease through the cloud I definitely will not have Adobe products in my future. I don't use a cloud format for anything not my Mac, iPhone, laptop, and surely never for my PP work. Yea I am old
Did I add that Adobe Customer Service has to be the absolutely worst Customer Service group in the world!!!!!!! When I was loading my LR5 to LR6 upgrade I kept running into a wall. Now the very nice english speaking woman I dealt with in buying the upgrade told me it should be ready in 10 minutes to upload. After hitting a wall for 1 hour I called and finally got yo speak to a person but one that barely spoke english and one I could even less understand. This got no where. An hour later I called CS again and got another person who also could no speak english in a manner a normal American could understand. I threw the phone that time and searched the web for a phone contact number for the CEO of Adobe. That came up empty and I threw the phone on the next contact, Finally I contacted sales and said I want to cancel my order and get my money back. This person spoke english and guess what? Contacted someone to do something and after 6 hours my update finally worked. 6 friggin hours for a product upgrade?!?!?! REALLY?????? I was one hot user by the time it finally got done and I have only used it once for a sample a7rII raw since getting it 2-3 weeks ago.
I do not know how avid users tolerate their sales or customer service business models......... I know I don't! That day cost me hundreds in work revenue while I wasted time with it and their ridiculous customer service. NEVER AGAIN!!!!
Absolutely right! I share these concerns as well! My main issue is that I wanted to use LR6 as replacement for Aperture but I will definitely not go the path of CC. If this is the only choice in future then I will exclusively use C1Pro, which I already start liking more and more.
Only issue is - I am getting tired of changing my main post processing tool every few months
DXO pro 10 is working for me. And doing that very, very well, I might add. I'll keep LR for storage and indexing.
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You may even be able to get newer profiles into CS6 if you can find where the profile files are stored on your computer. This is the way I've done it in the past when Adobe releases new profiles to ACR but haven't yet updated LR.
My current, convoluted workflow - import to LR for selects. Export to DxO for profiles and NR (as needed). Export back to LR. Add color profiles and tonal adjustments, crop if needed. I then export image w/adjustments to OnOne's Perfect Suite for their jaw-dropping dynamic contrast filter, and (if needed) portrait touchups and/or context sensitive erasing (every bit as good as PS). Export back to LR for final adjustments, key wording and GPS loc.
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Well it's Monday the 3rd. Do you know where your A7rII is. Lol
Most of us get these this week , so this begs the question. What are you doing next weekend. I have everything in place as far as to gear up except the Batis 25 but I'm trying to figure out where to go to shoot next weekend. I can't handle the heat here and after driving across country. There where some places I like to go back but I'm thinking going North for the weekend. I would love to pull together a mini weekend meet up place. So what's everyone's shooting game plan
Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.
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Guy per Sony mine should ship tomorrow and arrive Wed.. I have a 100 gun collection at work that arrived last week to photograph so bagging the rest of the week and playing with the new camera is not possible. The good thing is the wife has plans Saturday with her bible study group outing so I am totally free that day. I am sure I will either travel east to the Jersey beaches, south to the MD NWR beaches or North into the Amish country around Lancaster to give this new body a ringing out.
You know I have some local scenic areas that will get shot Wed when it arrives. I got a new bag all set up and waiting for it and though I luv my Lab a scenic beats a pet pic hands down for a test shoot
Have fun out West as I surely will on the East coast with this new tool.
Just checked the weather .. T storms Thu and Fri .. Partly sunny Sat... Sounds like a plan!
I have a standard subject I used to shoot to compare systems at a castle near office. So I guess a new test shot there.
I will also go to another place where I used to see a lot of aliasing. And I will shoot some test charts.
The lenses I will use are the Canon 24/3.5 TSE and new Sony FE 90/2.8 macro, a n older 50/1.4 Minolta lens and 24-70/2.8 ZA lens.
I will shoot it in parallell with my Hasselblad V/P45+ gear.
Well the heat factor here in Pheonix is about 112 the next couple days. I'm going to head to Flagstaff this weekend and go play. It's about 80 or so up there. Elevation is close to 7k
Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.
It is starting...
I bet in the next few days MUCH more is to come once the dang camera is in a lot of people's hands.