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PaulW61

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  1. The latest Beta is now showing my Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8Di VC USD G2 (A032) lens profile as the older, non-G2 version. Previous Betas were profiling it as a Nikkor 24-70mm, so this is a step in the right direction!
  2. Thanks, 78deluxe, for the excellent explanation! I just bought a copy of C1 Pro for Nikon and am looking forward to seeing what results I can achieve with that software.
  3. I was having trouble posting and voting a few minutes ago, but all is well now. :-)
  4. Pardon my ignorance, but when you say that Capture One is the best RAW development software, do you mean that it has more and better adjustment tools within the RAW environment or that it does the best job of extracting the most out of RAW files prior to making any adjustments? I consider myself to be a bit of a novice with photo editing software and likely use no more than 20-25 of Affinity Photo's features. My question is whether by using Affinity I am starting off with a compromised image with which to work? What file format would one use if developing the RAW in C1 and then exporting to Affinity? Is this the best method? https://blog.thomasfitzgeraldphotography.com/blog/2020/3/working-with-capture-one-and-affinity-photo Thanks to everyone for your comments!
  5. Hi David, Thanks for your input. I agree with you about getting differing answers from different people, but in my little test, I was only looking at conversions from Nikon NEF to JPG. I am very comfortable working with the Photo and Develop Personae and understand how to improve my shots using both. However, if I am working with a lower quality RAW conversion to start with, isn't that crippling my ability to match other softwares' results?
  6. I have loved using Affinity Photo for Windows since it was released and used it exclusively to process my RAW files..... until yesterday! I was reading a few posts on DPReview about the results obtained by various software programs for processing RAW files. One poster said that he's tried ON1, DxOMark, Affinity Photo, Capture 1, Luminar, etc. and described the results obtained from each of the programs. His one comment that caught my eye was that he would never use Affinity for this task! I was curious to see if I could determine why this was. So I downloaded trial versions of some of the programs or got friends who were using non-Affinity programs to help me out. I loaded a Nikon RAW file (NEF) into Affinity and exported it to a TIFF RGB 16-bit JPG without making any adjustments and asked the others to do the same thing. It was a simple IN & OUT process. In my opinion, Photo and Luminar had the worst results and DxO had the best. Here are the photos for your comparison. I'd love to hear comments from the pros &/or from those who may think that my "test" was flawed and why. If not, I am hoping that Affinity has plans to improve its RAW processing. Untitled.tiff
  7. I see that the latest beta provided support for a couple of Tamron lenses, but my RAW photos taken with the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 G2 are still blank when imported into Photo 1.8.0.532. I will hopefully see a fix for that issue soon, as I've been taking lots of shots with the Nikon Z6/Tamron combo.
  8. Should I report it as a bug, or will Serif pick it up from our posts?
  9. I purchased a Nikon Z6 last week and have been trying to edit some of the shots in Affinity 1.8.0.526. Unfortunately all of the raw files show up as being blank, whereas the JPGs load properly. Is this newbie incompetence? Am I missing a setting somewhere? The NEFs load properly in Capture One..... My PC has 16GB RAM, a fast Intel processor, lots of HD space and I'm running Windows 10 Pro
  10. The batch export to JPG results in overly dark photos
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