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  • #31
    Re: Black Friday Deals

    DXO are having a sale as well - 50% off

    https://www.dxo.com/

    regards
    Andy
    My Kit (OK I'm a hoarder...)
    4/3 E500, E510, E30 + 35macro, 50macro, 7-14, 11-22, 14-45 (x2), 14-54, 40-150 (both types), 50-200, 70-300, 50-500,
    m 4/3 EM1MkII + 60 macro, 12-100 Pro
    FL20, FL36 x2 , FL50, cactus slaves etc.
    The Boss (Mrs Shenstone) E620, EM10-II, 14-41Ez, 40-150R, 9 cap and whatever she can nick from me when she wants it

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    http://www.shenstone.me.uk http://landroverkaty.blogspot.com/
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    • #32
      Re: Black Friday Deals

      What advantage over LR is there in using DxO?
      sigpicDave

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      • #33
        Re: Black Friday Deals

        Originally posted by sapper View Post
        What advantage over LR is there in using DxO?
        It's a long time since I switched, but at the time from what I remember the big points for me were

        1. You don't have to wait for the catalogue part of the process which I don't need

        2. The noise reduction was better on my old E-510 files (mind you I use a lot less since I got the em1 mk II) and general workflow were slicker for me

        And it's not subscribed so you choose when or if to upgrade. Cost wise I doubt there is much difference, but some think that's important

        Since they added the Nik local adjust processing I haven't needed to use Photoshop at all

        Regards
        Andy
        My Kit (OK I'm a hoarder...)
        4/3 E500, E510, E30 + 35macro, 50macro, 7-14, 11-22, 14-45 (x2), 14-54, 40-150 (both types), 50-200, 70-300, 50-500,
        m 4/3 EM1MkII + 60 macro, 12-100 Pro
        FL20, FL36 x2 , FL50, cactus slaves etc.
        The Boss (Mrs Shenstone) E620, EM10-II, 14-41Ez, 40-150R, 9 cap and whatever she can nick from me when she wants it

        My places
        http://www.shenstone.me.uk http://landroverkaty.blogspot.com/
        https://vimeo.com/shenstone http://cardiffnaturalists.org.uk/

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        • #34
          Re: Black Friday Deals

          Micro contrast controlled sharpening is very good in DxO

          Graham

          We often repeat the mistakes we most enjoy...

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          • #35
            Re: Black Friday Deals

            Thanks guys. I am impressed with the Micro contrast. But need to check out affinity too.
            sigpicDave

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            • #36
              Re: Black Friday Deals

              I'm also considering a switch to DXO; the raw processor seems to be great compared to using Lightroom 5 for my EM1.1 files. I'm just trying to decide whether its better to opt for the NIK Collection with PhotoLab 2 Essentials and then upgrade to PL3 Elite or just pay for the PL3 Elite and continue using the free Google NIK plugins which work fine with the trial version of PL3.
              Chris
              Cameras: Olympus OM-D E-M1 MK1 | Panasonic Lumix GM1 | Olympus OM2n SLR
              AF Lenses: 12-32 | 12-40 Pro | 14 | 20 | 30 | 50 | 45-175
              MF Lenses: Konica Hexanon 50mm f1.7 | 135mm f3.2 | Helios 58mm 44-6 | Olympus OM 50mm f1.8

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              • #37
                Re: Black Friday Deals

                Originally posted by sapper View Post
                Thanks guys. I am impressed with the Micro contrast. But need to check out affinity too.
                I have both, for different purposes.

                DXO for raw conversion / rendering and lots of whole-image adjustments, as well as a clone and healing tool and some basic local adjustments. It does the job really well 99% of the time and is incredibly easy to use.

                I bought Affinity as a complementary tool to do some of the stuff people do in Photoshop. However, like Photoshop, it's a staggeringly complex tool with more buttons and levers and dials than you'd need to land a Concord, and I doubt if anyone has ever fully mastered it or understood all the things it can do. Thankfully I hardly ever have to use it, and in some ways regret buying it. I've got better things to do with my life than learning over-complicated tools and playing with my photos on a computer forever.

                So except for software enthusiasts, I'd suggest DXO Elite Edition and then consider adding NIK, and only add Affinity or similar if you really perceive a need and have a lot of learning time to dedicate.

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                • #38
                  Re: Black Friday Deals

                  Originally posted by shenstone View Post
                  DXO are having a sale as well - 50% off

                  https://www.dxo.com/

                  regards
                  Andy

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                  • #39

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