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    Enormicon reacted to PHDX in From Lightroom to Capture One : a no regret move   
    Hi all,
     
    Following a previous conversation, I did leave the Adobe world (and more specifically Lightroom) to join Capture One. I shall not come back on the reasons which made
    me leave Lightroom after many years of use. They have been already shared by myself, among many others.
     
    I just wanted to share with you my first impressions on Capture One :
     
    It definitely took little time to adapt to this new environment but not with significant difficulties :
     
    1 / Lightroom is certainly more advanced and powerful for the management of catalogs but at the end I found my ways with Capture one. It was a good occasion to review my own organization without changing the basics : keep my raw pictures database organized with the simple time criteria. I must confess that the migration of my Lightroom catalogs has not been very easy and i had in some cases to reshape things (not all parameters are transferred)but it was worth the journey.
     
    2/ Pictures Color treatment : this is in my opinion quite a strong point in Capture One and since I do mostly portraits and landscape pictures, it is definitively a
    powerful tool. The way you can refine colors in capture One is just excellent. You need to get used to it and choose the advanced menu to get the best of it but once you understanfd how it works, what a pleasure ! I like verymuch the possibility to transfer a color change into a mask and then refine the picture where you want to have the right impact.
    Lightroom does not give you that, but, of course you can use Photoshop to use masks.
     
     
    3/ You can find in Capture One all what you need for your pictures, like in Lightroom,and sometimes more, but you have to test each piece since the algorithms are not the same and then the result may differ : to take a very simple case, the color saturation button does not give the same impact as in Lightroom : just a question of adaptation.
    To this respect, I strongly recommend to watch the available tutorials or webminars dedicated to Capture One : not only you will understand quickly how to use it but also understand what's behind each functionality.
     
    4/ About the price : I did leave the Canon world a few years ago (after having owned a 5D MKII that I loved) for joining the Sony world which I like verymuch (such a big progress in a few years !) and then I have bought the Sony version of capture One 10 for 50 Euros. Not such a big expense, knowing that I got the version 11 release for free.
     
    I must confess that after so many years of lightroom (from version 1 to version 6 !), my main workhorse, I was anxious to switch to something else : I can witness today that i have no regret and hope that capture One will sustain long with the right philosphy of making real progress in each new version.
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    Enormicon reacted to christer in Brief hands on with the new Batis lenses and a comparison with the FE 28mm   
    I prefer the top picture. No matter what lens.
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    Enormicon reacted to Atrej in my macro world   
    Phyllocrania paradoxa,  Sony A7, Sigma 105mm f2,5 ex dg macro.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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    Enormicon reacted to Atrej in my macro world   
    moonlight
    Sony A7, Pentax FA 43mm f1,9 + macrotube
     

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    Enormicon reacted to bendaure in A7s Fire Photography (Arcadia)   
    Heya Sony Alpha Forums

    Im a long time reader and first time poster. I thought i'd share a photo im particularly happy with, which i took on the A7s. I usually shoot stills on a Canon 5Dmk3 but after seeing what kind of detail the A7s retains im now thinking that.... canon are actually quite rubbish.

    I do photography for a group called Arcadia Spectacular, who make stages, sculptures, vehicles and allsorts out of recycled military hardware. The main stage they have is a giant spider that shoots fire 70ft or so up into the air, it's a real pleasure to take pictures of. It's quite easy to get a shot with the fire exposing the crowd but almost impossible to get the crowd and fire exposed at the same time as the fire is so, so bright but the crowd is so dark. I have tried so many different techniques to try get both but more often than not it either doesn't work or it's a photoshop job or the noise in the blacks is just so bad it's unbelievable.
     
    However, after playing with a few RAW stills from the A7s i quickly realised that the detail in the shadows was...so good, that i could actually underexpose my image but 2/3 stops...and still bring the whole thing back with no noise. Coming from Canon this made my jaw hit the floor, as lifting the blacks even in a bit on a CR2 image immediately brings up noise even at the lowest ISOs. So what the sony could deliver for me was in the realms of impossibility.

    So here is the image that the A7s manage to capture that the 5DMK3 could only dream of getting. The only thing i have done to this is lift the blacks and lower the highlight a smidge. Im actually thinking of selling my 5DMK3 for the A7r2 if it holds up to the hype and can use canon lenses with good AF,  I might even try get one to test for their next event to see what it can do.

    I also have a load taken with the sun facing at camera and the stage totally silhouetted out and you can still bring all the detail and colour back with little to no noise, ill post some comparisons later today

    I cannot put into enough words how impressed i am with this camera and from what Sony are delivering recently.
    I hope you like the photo

    If you want to see more of this kind of thing i have a load here, (They are a mix of A7s and 5DMK3) - https://www.flickr.com/photos/61757323@N04/sets/72157655440739261
     
    Cheers for looking
    Ben

     

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    Enormicon reacted to anochampions in London   
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    Enormicon reacted to Singingsnapper in First outing with A7RII   
    Some with my new A7RII
      1. 70 - 200   Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Severn bridge from Severn Beach-3 copy by singingsnapper, on Flickr   2.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Severn bridge from Severn Beach-4 copy by singingsnapper, on Flickr   3. 16 - 35   Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Severn bridge from Severn Beach-5 copy by singingsnapper, on Flickr   4.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. bw Severn bridge from Severn Beach-5 copy by singingsnapper, on Flickr   5. 70 - 200   Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Severn bridge from Severn Beach copy by singingsnapper, on Flickr
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    Enormicon reacted to Mathias in Firenze - Florence Panorama   
    Three images shot with the FE55 on the A7II stitched to a Panorama in LR CC.
    Florence as seen from the Piazzale Michelangelo:
     

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Firenze by Mathias, auf Flickr
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    Enormicon reacted to Exploratorius in RX100 M4 landscape image   
    Hi!
     
    New forum member here.  I'm a former pro shooter (multi-image industry during the 1980's), but I just take pix for my own enjoyment now -- a hybrid of film and digital.  I use monochrome full-frame 35mm film for tones, texture, and people shots; digital for color, landscapes, and snaps.
     
    Yes, I'd love to own an A7RII, but I can't justify the cost of such an expensive rig; plus, it's still too big for my taste, as I want full-frame digital in the form factor of an a5000 (and a sub-$1,500 price tag to go along with it, too).  So I've been looking for something that's real portable, small, and light.  And I think I've found it with the new RX100 M4.
     
    I just shot this yesterday in the wilds of West Virginia and am very pleased with the RX100 M4 as a landscape shooter.
     
    Thanks for looking.
     
    Chasm on the Edge Bear Rocks Preserve — Dolly Sods Wilderness, West Virginia (August 2015)  

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    Enormicon reacted to Jamooche in A7RII Narraganset, RI Sunrise   
    I was able to get out at sunrise this past Sunday for my first landscape shoot with the A7RII and the FE 16-35 lens.   So far I am loving this camera.  I forgot to turn off steadyshot, so I lost a few frames that were totally blurred out.  With my Canons, the churning sound of the IS was a dead giveaway that IS was still on, so it was easy not to forget to turn it off.  With the A7RII I'm not used to having such a silent camera.  Dynamic range, especially in the shadows is amazing compared to the 5DIII. 
     
    Both these shots were taken with a 2 stop hard GND and a the Lee square circular polarizer.  I did notice that it was a little hard to see the polarization effect on the back screen, but this could have been due to it reducing the light transmission by 1,5 stops and the fact that it was already really dark at sunrise. 
     

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    Enormicon reacted to jmdarter in Yosemite with the A7rII   
    Here are a few photos from this last weekend in Yosemite with the A7rII...
     
    Sunset on Half Dome from Sentinel Bridge

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