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#1 Dennis

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Posted 21 November 2018 - 11:18 PM

These are not the best representation of the images I took. I downloaded the new CNDX, but it has a hard time reading and making simple adjustments. Lightroom won't eve try to read them. Very disappointing. Well, here we go.

 

I took my grand daughter to have Grinch pancakes at the local IHOP. The 35 is promising. 

 

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Then I triad the 35 on Keesha nose.

 

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And then the moon. 1000 MM using focus peaking.

 

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Hopefully I will get some better results when the software catches up.


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Posted 22 November 2018 - 03:05 AM

Looking good Dennis.


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Posted 22 November 2018 - 01:36 PM

Nice shots, Dennis.

 

I didn't know that you had a 1000mm lens.  :)


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Posted 22 November 2018 - 06:23 PM

Nice shots, Dennis.
 
I didn't know that you had a 1000mm lens.  :)


200-500, @500mm, and a 2x. Manual with focus peaking.

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 02:34 AM

Very nice, Dennis! I am going impressed!

Nikon really blows with software! It’s pathetic!

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 01:52 PM

Nikon really blows with software! It’s pathetic!

 

Yup.  I won't be buying Nikon software anytime soon.  <_<


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 04:08 PM

Well, Nikon software is free. Which, gives free a bad name.

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 01:58 PM

Well, Nikon software is free. Which, gives free a bad name.

 

That's only partly true, here in Canada, Dennis.  Capture NX-D and View NX-i are free.  However, Capture NX-2 is $199.95 CDN and Camera Control Pro 2 is $224.95.  Even at Nikon.ca the reviews are decidedly mixed.  <_<


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Posted 24 November 2018 - 05:42 PM

Isnt capture nx-2 the old software, wont support the new cameras? Like D850, Z cameras.

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 09:26 PM

I can't say I'm crazy about Nikon's software either.  I'm phasing out Nikon Transfer and using LR to transfer files to the HD.  Up until View NX-i 1.30 came out, View wouldn't even install on my wife's computer citing an incompatibility with High Sierra which has been out for a while.  I don't know if 1.31 is compatible with Mojave.  At this point, I use ViewNX to preview images and if I need to change the white balance to one of the camera presets.  


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Posted 25 November 2018 - 01:12 AM

Capture NX-2 is the OLD software.  You have to buy it, it is still available. NO SUPPORT for D850 etc.  Has U-Point

- this is great software, it was FAST

 

Capture NX-D is free and supports NEW cameras. Believe it or not, HAS U-Point now as WELL.

- this is, in every sense of the word, a PIG

- it is slow, cumbersome and crashes

- BUT, it does the job

- not as well as Capture NX-2 but it is a step in the right direction.


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Posted 25 November 2018 - 02:25 PM

I was going to suggest Photo Mechanic as an alternative, but why would anyone pay as much as $150 for something that appears to be nothing more than another version of Adobe Bridge?  <_<


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Posted 26 November 2018 - 10:04 PM

Still on the software thread, one thing about Lightroom/Mac and the dreaded "Image Preview Not Available" message:  This can be caused by link speed between the card and the computer.  For a long time I felt stuck with Nikon Transfer because when I plugged the D610 in and tried to transfer the images using LR's import feature, the slow USB-2 port on the D610 would cause LR to time out and show that error message.  My Mac has an SD card slot, and when I plug the card into that, the "Image Preview Not Available" message doesn't show up and I can see all my image previews.

 

To be fair to Nikon (don't slug me, Art), Nikon transfer also performs a lot better when I use the SD card slot than when I use the USB link. 


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Posted 26 November 2018 - 10:06 PM

Capture NX-2 is the OLD software.  You have to buy it, it is still available. NO SUPPORT for D850 etc.  Has U-Point

- this is great software, it was FAST

 

Capture NX-D is free and supports NEW cameras. Believe it or not, HAS U-Point now as WELL.

- this is, in every sense of the word, a PIG

- it is slow, cumbersome and crashes

- BUT, it does the job

- not as well as Capture NX-2 but it is a step in the right direction.

 

Just checking, but have you downloaded the latest version of Capture?  I haven't gotten much of a chance to test it as I use LR & PS most of the time, but it seems a little smoother than the older version.


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 03:44 AM

I have the new capture, its a dog. Im only using it at the moment as LR isnt updated for the Z6. It work for the z7.

I have never transfer files using the camera. I have the card readers.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 01:41 PM

All versions of Capture have always been limited to processing a single image at a time.  It's not a very good browser.  But the newest version of Capture NX-D with Control Points is pretty good.  It's certainly good on an interim basis.  To the extent I get good images, I'll reprocess them in Lightroom later.

 

The biggest problem I have is with workflow.  I don't like having two different sidecar files for my images - one from Capture and one from Lightroom.


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 01:46 PM

I have never transfer files using the camera. I have the card readers.

 

The exception to this is when I'm shooting tethered.  Files go straight from the camera to a Dropbox folder, letting me access from either my desktop or my laptop. 

 

I use my little Coolpix for behind the scenes shots, for my assignments.  Those files go to a memory card, which goes into a memory card reader.  :)


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 10:32 PM

I have the new capture, its a dog. Im only using it at the moment as LR isnt updated for the Z6. It work for the z7.


Ok, well so much for that. <_<

Edited by justshootit, 27 November 2018 - 10:41 PM.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 10:39 PM

I used to use Capture 4 (a long time ago in a far away galaxy) to get the in-camera adjustments into a TIFF and then deal with that in PS or LR. I should try that again and use the control points to further refine the image before export.

As far as the card readers, I like not having to plug and unplug the card when I import files, but USB 2 is pretty slow.

Edited by justshootit, 27 November 2018 - 10:40 PM.

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Why film photography? I like shooting with the equipment. 6x6 Velvia slides from a C330 have an appeal all their own.

Why automated 35mm/Digital cameras? Event photography is about capturing moments. It often requires quick response. Well done automaton can be your friend or your enemy. It all depends on knowing what it can and can't do. "A man's got to know his (camera's) limitations." paraphrasing Dirty Harry...




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