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Old Feb 15, 2007, 11:08 AM   #21
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hey Harj
ran into a thread on dpreview talking about linux apps for RAW

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...hread=22050375

talks about Ubuntu studio, you heard of that ?

http://ubuntustudio.org/

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio

looking for OS options, but icant see me straying from windows/mac

Lightzone is free for linux.

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Old Feb 15, 2007, 1:55 PM   #22
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Well, Rriley,

I came sooooo close this morning to going ahead and ordeing the L1. So close! I had the funds, I was doing all the typical last minute hunting through all the various tests, looked at images posted by users....in the end, for what you got I just could not spend the $800US extra it cost over a new E330, so the E330 is what I got. I should have it tomorrow. Think I'll probably be looking to put at least some of the difference towards a new system,and probablysooner than later.
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Old Feb 15, 2007, 2:44 PM   #23
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Hey Greg

Good news on the E330 ! From the sample shots that i'd seen of the L1/E330 I'd say the Pana Nmos sensor is as good as the Sony CCD in the Sony Alpha and even up to ISO1600. At that price difference you have to go with the E330 - and i think havign an articulated LCD and it being tilt swivel is a big plus. Don't get my wrong I still love the design fo the L1 but at current E330 prices its a steal.

Riley, I was lookign at Lightzone, but couldn;t find the linux version of it. There were a few ppl using it over at the leica forum who thought it was very good. So I'm definetly willing to give it a go. So far I've yet to come across anything as good as whats on offer for Windows/OSX, Bibble's not bad but very buggy.

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Old Feb 15, 2007, 6:47 PM   #24
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well a pat on the back for Greg !

and yes, hard to ignore the price is it not
and really I think you did the right thing
the aperture ring is only on the Leica lens
beyond that, you have to use that half accessory wheel for Oly glass
you will find the tilt LCD a better compensation, I did with P&S C7070


and Harj
sometimes its hard to work out whats going on with the Leica crowd
theyre lovely really, but get a bit overenthusiastic
I think you are going to be right about windows/OSX

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Old Feb 16, 2007, 11:09 AM   #25
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Well, the E330 showed up. Man, this is nice! Much nicer feeling than the E300. The built-in flash CAN be used in tandem with my FL50(!), the live view is just too cool and the LCDlooks HUGE compared to what I've been working with.

Just kinda scrolled through the menu settings after loading the battery I charged last night & brought to work today. It's a completely different feelingbody compared to the example that was just totally trashed at the electronic store where I went to take a look at it. The couple of RAW files I've tried have just flown to the card compared to my older bodies, and that's with a regular speed Sandisk card, not an Ultra or Extreme version. Thank goodness this is Friday and Monday is a holiday here:G.
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Greg
considering the difference in value between L1 and E330
one wonders what you will buy from the remainder
are you going to sell the E300, provoding even more funds ?

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I don't know. I probably should just sell it. It would be inexpensive! I paid $350 from Olympus as a refurb via eBay and it's been a great camera. I probably should keep it so I'd have an 8MP backup, but I do also have that E1....


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did you find the linux tar for lightzone Harj ?

what ever happened to linspire ?



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Old Feb 20, 2007, 11:17 AM   #29
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Hi Riley

On fairly decent hardware Lightzone on Ubuntu/Linux is slick - fast and very easy to use.Not suree of the USM/Sharpening tool though as it seems to make no difference unless you really get aggressive with the settings which I normally don't. Definetly a very nice piece of software.

Here's teh info and the download page redirects you to light craft.

http://sonic.net/~rat/lightcrafts/

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hi Harj
heres the thing about sharpening
you know how sharpening works by finding edges
and it adds a white/black banding
overshapening makes too much white and it shows through

so i do it this way
i duplicate the layer
then i sharpen the top visible layer in photoshop
unsharp mask
0.3 pixels and 240 to 330 percent
unsharp mask again
40 to 60 pixels at 10 to 15 percent

now back the opacity off the layer
anywhere from around 80% for rugged files, down to 30% for thin files
merge the layers and you are done

the effect displaces the white but sharpens more on the top

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