Hey everyone, some of you may know about the new version of Adobe Lightroom was released today. The main features that caught my attention were RAW HDR and performance upgrades. Being that I already subscribe to Adobe and that they decided to be super awesome and offer the upgrade to LCC for free, I thought why not upgrade. However I ran into a small problem:
For those that try to launch LCC but only see the start screen for a brief second and then nothing happens, here is your quick fix from Adobe themselves: This fix was done on a mac.
1. Click on the Abode cloud icon in the right hand corner of the screen.
2. Click on the Gear Icon.
3. Click on Preferences.
4. Click on the Sign Out Icon
5. After You Sign Out, Sign back in.
6. Launch your new version of Lightroom.
7. Have Fun.
For me, image quality has always been one of the top priorities when purchasing a new camera. As a result of this endless pursuit, I have sacrificed size and portability. While large sensor cameras have decreased in size, they are still simply to big for pockets. I purchased the x100s years ago somehow convinced myself that it would be my pocket camera. I tried everything from different neck straps to wrists straps to somehow make the camera more comfortable to carry. However, there was never a time in which the camera was just there along for the ride. Now dont get me wrong, the quality on that camera is amazing and when I make it a point to go out and take photos, carrying it is not a problem. However, with my busy schedule, photo walks are far and few between.
Recently I set out to find a semi decent pocket camera and by pocket camera I MEAN IT CAN FIT IN YOUR POCKET! There are far to many sites that claim for example the x100/S/T can fit in your pocket, well maybe if you are wearing parachute pant,s but in real life normal jeans, not a chance. So I went to Best Buy and other local electronic stores to see what camera could fit in my pocket with ease. There was a variety of small point and shoots, but their quality was sub par and they felt like a toy camera.Then I came across the Sony WX350
The camera is a good 2 inches shorter than my iphone 6, granted it is about 3 times thicker but man this thing is small and here comes the kicker. It has 20X optical zoom with 40x clear image zoom (basically digital zoom), a camera that can fit in fit in the ball of my hand can zoom to places I cant even see.
After two days of use I came across some major compatibility issues. This camera is a great camera for those that want a point and shoot. However the inability to adjust simple settings such as shutter speed and aperture, as well as the lack of EVF was a deal breaker for me. Here are some samples:
With regret, I returned the camera a couple days later but I absolutely needed to adjust my camera settings. I also feared that Sony would release a new version of this camera in the near future as this camera is over a year old. (UPDATE turns out a couple of days after creating this post Sony announced the HX90v and the WX500 Those cameras are available for purchase until June. My search for a more fitting pocket camera continues with the Panasonic ZS50…. and I think I found a winner (review coming soon).
If your interested in this camera click on it, the link will take you to Amazon.