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  1. Free for previous Luminar users.
  3. Interesting that my E-M1 II has a higher max PDR than Nikon D5. It is when you head into low light that the D5 has a big advantage.
  4. Lr and Cr both got a dot release for bug fixes and new camera support. Lightroom CC 2015.10.1 now available The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom. Today, we also released versions of Lr for iOS and Android that provide updated camera support. Check them out here. New Camera Support in Lightroom CC 2015.10.1 / 6.10.1 Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS70 (DC-TZ90,DC-TZ91, DC-TZ92, DC-T93) Sony A9 (ILCE-9) New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom CC 2015.10.1 / 6.10.1 Mount Name Sony FE Zeiss Batis 2.8/135 Customer reported issues resolved Edit in Photoshop Erroneous Message Fixed Fixed issue causing color cast on images from some Fujifilm X series cameras shot in CH/CL modes. Fixed issue where images taken on the Fujifilm GFX 50s with top 3 extended ISOs appear over exposed. Fixed issue where some images converted to DNG from the Hasselblad H6 contained a color cast. Fixed issue with Hasselblad X1D images losing highlight details at high ISOs. Known Issues We have an issue where customers are unable to use the Develop module with GPU enabled. This only occurs when using an AMD graphics card using driver Version 17.4.4 (released 4/23/2017) on Windows. Please see this note for more details and workarounds.
  5. In a related topic, did anyone see Martin Evening's article "Adobe Lightroom and Capture One Pro" from the September 2016 issue of Photoshop User magazine? Martin explores the process done by default by Lr (or ACR) to CiP. Martin gives his opinion on what adjustments you can make in Lr and save as presets to give the same look for a Canon, Nikon, or Fuji sensor as they would get by default CiP processing. Part of his conclusions is: "The biggest difference between the two programs, though, is a difference in philosophy. Lightroom aims for a standardized result where the tone and color rendering is deliberately made more conservative. This reminds me of the time I spent at art school learning to print in black and white. I was taught to produce the contact sheets on a soft- contrast grade of paper, because this would reveal the full extent of tones captured by the negative. In Lightroom, the initial rendering is meant to be a starting point, and Light- room provides the color, tone, and sharpening controls you need to realize your vision. Capture One’s philosophy is to produce a more opti- mized look that doesn’t necessarily require further edit- ing. This may have led to the perception that Capture One is sharper and punchier, but in reality neither program is inherently better than the other when it comes to actually working on your images and adjusting the settings to suit individual tastes. "
  6. Yes and the center of gravity is then not over the 3 legs. That is why so many folks do use L plates.
  7. You may not have a use case for a Z plate. But others might. The problems start when you have a camera body with flip out LCD panel (like EM-1 II) instead of a panel that is fixed or just tilts out (like EM-1) want to an L plate to provide support for portrait orientation....and not impede the movement of the panel. My $19 Desmond DAL-1 L plate does a better job than the Kirk plate (over $100). I did not even try the $180 RRS L plate as it looks to have the same issues. A Z plate or E plate might be a better choice. The only E plate, evolution of the Z plate, I have seen is the Edlekrome Flex Tilt Head 2 ($150).
  8. You can see ads running for Zen Tilt Z plates. Very funny for them to say they are $149 and on sale down to $56 range....and then give a discount of 30% more off if you act like you are ready to leave. Very funny for them to say they are $149 and on sale down to $56 range....and then give a discount of 30% more off if you act like you are ready to leave. I am trying these for $21.95 . :
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  10. Anyone using luminosity masks in Ps channels to create masks in layers? Looks a great way to do selections via color or via grayscale. While I don't have to pick out the hair of models in a studio, the masks could come in very handy picking out the stars in a night sky. Then I can brighten and shapes the stars and separately apply noise reduction to the sky.
  11. I saw the reference to Nik Dfine problem. I did not see anything listed about Luminar. I had already updated Ps and opened Luminar. Luminar said the version of 1.1.4 was the latest. I think I have had that for a few weeks.
  12. I can think of many words to describe Scott Kelby. Cute is not one of them.
  13. Topaz Labs has made some excellent plugins for years. The plugins can be setup as direct plugins in Lr or Ps. Topaz also has made two previous generations of front ends for the plugs Fusion Express and photoFXlabs. Topaz is now designing their 3rd generation integration front end product called Topaz Studio. The 30 day trial is free. The product is in Beta and is half price if you want to purchase it. Once you purchase a Topaz Labs product, all future upgrades have been free. The price for the Beta release is half at $69.
  14. This week I dropped On1's Photo RAW. They revised their roadmap and dropped features I wanted so that I could move to Photo RAW and drop Adobe CC. So I keep Adobe CC and drop On1. Since the Nik Collection company was taken over by Google, not much has happened with it. It is now free. The serious talent formed the Macphun company and have released The Creative Kit (set of plugins), Aurora for HDR, and now Luminar is a one stop shopping version of The Creative Kit plugins. So the Macphun apps are my only plugins right now. BTW, KelbyOne the bastion of teaching Adobe programs, has just signed an agreement with Macphun. So it will be interesting to see if KelybyOne starts doing Macphun training. I am lost looking at what Topaz is doing with Fusion and photoFXlab, the individual plugins, and now Studio (like their version of Luminar). I will wait for the dust to settle at Topaz Labs.
  15. On1 revised their Photo RAW roadmap and plugged the plug on their migration tool trying to port Lr edits into Photo RAW edits. So if anyone wants to move from Lr to Photo RAW, they face the same problem as Aperture users wanting to move to Lr, CiP, or other DAM/editor. So that means the wife and I are staying with CC for the foreseeable future. As part of that decision I was looking at Topaz Lab plugins. I was going to do a trial of the Topaz Lab plugin collection. It seems as if half the app become direct Lightroom. The other half have to have a Fusion app as a front end towards Lr. What is up with two very different implementations? Also Topaz has a public beta of Studio where it looks they have watered down the capabilities of many of the standalone plugins into a single package. Any and all comments on experience with Topaz plugins is appreciated.