DxO Optics Pro 9 came with a new PRIME noise reduction feature that was much more effective than the program’s regular High noise reduction process, but it was a processor-intensive task that took several minutes to render a finished image. Worse, some users remarked that the processed files looked a little ‘soft’. I wasn’t exactly overwhelmed by it myself in my first PRIME post: Just how good is the new DXO Optics Pro 9 PRIME noise reduction? Obviously, others have been saying the same thing, because DxO has launched Optics Pro 9.1 with, amongst other things, a revamped PRIME...Read More
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Shooting in available light often gives the most natural and attractive portraits, but it also means you often have to shoot at high ISOs. I took this informal picture while I was working on a feature for N-Photo magazine, and while the light from the window is soft and even, it’s not very bright and I had to use an ISO of 2000. The picture was taken on a Nikon D4, which is normally very good at high ISOs, but I do think that Lightroom 5 and Adobe Camera Raw tend to exaggerate camera noise compared to other RAW...Read More
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