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DxO optics Pro 6, ISO 1600-2500

E-3, Sigma 135-400, woodland with limited sun.

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ISO 2000







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Shots processed from RAW in DxO, crop'd sharpened in The GIMP. Some very slight tweaks to levels/contrast.

Exif in gallery.

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Re: DxO optics Pro 6, ISO 1600-2500

Nick - of course your Sigma lens is not supported, but you have still benefitted from the DxO noise management. How do you find it? I think the results speak for themselves

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Re: DxO optics Pro 6, ISO 1600-2500

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Nick - of course your Sigma lens is not supported, but you have still benefitted from the DxO noise management. How do you find it? I think the results speak for themselves

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Well I hoped the results would

This is the first batch I've processed and I did little other than wobble the 2 noise sliders (probably to no real effect) and left everything else alone. It was very easy and quite quick. I'll probably play with the sharpening options on another shoot.

I'm very pleased with the results for a first attempt (it might, possibly, persuade me to part with money). Though I want to see how it works with more 'reasonable' iso values.

There does seem to be a slight emphasis to the colour gradients around oof areas which can be seen in the 'almost' visible branches, but given the iso I see little problem in the in focus areas.

Thanks Ian for bringing this product to our attention.

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I tried to install the trial version, but when I attempt to run it it tells me that my email address seems to be wrong and that I may have misspelled it! This is the same address they send email to.

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Yes - there seems to be a bug in the email validation, put in a fake address and it works - not altogether reassuring but...., haven't managed to break anything else yet.

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Re: DxO optics Pro 6, ISO 1600-2500

Did hope someone would notice that one of the birds was a Goldcrest - not the easiest of buggers to photograph.

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Re: DxO optics Pro 6, ISO 1600-2500

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Did hope someone would notice that one of the birds was a Goldcrest - not the easiest of buggers to photograph.

Oh well

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I'm sorry, Nick. I must admit that, given the context of the thread, I was looking at the technical aspects of your images rather than the content.

Did I say "nice Goldcrest," by the way?
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Re: DxO optics Pro 6, ISO 1600-2500

Hmmm, I tried the link and it took me to the V5 download trial page. Oly kit isn't supported in V5, and I couldn't see how to get to the V6 download trial page.

Ho hum.

Have to say though Nick, these example shots are terrific, and the noise is negligible. Great Goldie by the way!
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Re: DxO optics Pro 6, ISO 1600-2500

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Did hope someone would notice that one of the birds was a Goldcrest - not the easiest of buggers to photograph.

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which one's the goldcrest?

overall they look stunning for E3 2000, can you give some idea of the crops involved on a couple to give a little more context - or post the birds at 100%? ta

i guess the big question is how it stacks up against neat image or similar; or am I missing something in the raw converter functionality?
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Hmmm, I tried the link and it took me to the V5 download trial page. Oly kit isn't supported in V5, and I couldn't see how to get to the V6 download trial page.

Ho hum.

Have to say though Nick, these example shots are terrific, and the noise is negligible. Great Goldie by the way!
Alas, Mac users will have to wait a couple of months for version 6. E-System is only newly supported in version 6.

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which one's the goldcrest?

overall they look stunning for E3 2000, can you give some idea of the crops involved on a couple to give a little more context - or post the birds at 100%? ta

i guess the big question is how it stacks up against neat image or similar; or am I missing something in the raw converter functionality?
ISO 1600

3080 x 2736



ISO 2000

2792 x 2232


3272 x 2297


3172 x 2328


ISO 2500

2984 x 2432


2887 x 2497
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Re: DxO optics Pro 6, ISO 1600-2500

Well it wasn't that 'great' a Goldcrest - but given their small size, inability to remain still and tendency to hang upside down under leaves I'm always pleased whenever I catch one.

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Alas, Mac users will have to wait a couple of months for version 6. E-System is only newly supported in version 6.

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Actually, version 5.3 will support E-System around the end of this month, so you should be able to download the Mac trial version and get up and running then. There is a page on the DxO website that outlines their development roadmap:

http://www.dxo.com/en/photo/dxo_opti...ap_dop_modules

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which one's the goldcrest?
I'm guessing it's the one with the, err.....gold crest?
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I'm guessing it's the one with the, err.....gold crest?
We'll make a twitcher of you yet John.

But the other way of telling is it's the one that is not a tit.

http://www.birdguides.com/species/species.asp?sp=136361

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