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05-19-2010, 05:07 AM   #1
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P645D: Phocus 2.5 - Info for Pentaxians

Not only for HaBla, but only for Mac Users:

The new Phocus 2.5 for Mac supports (thanks to Apple OS) "Non-HaBla" RAW formats. Phocus 2.5 is a free downloadable software, which you can get from the HaBla Homepage (after registration) starting 19th of May.

After infos from the apple homepage it supports eg:
QuoteQuote:
Supported by Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.1

Hasselblad H3DII-50
Leica M9
Leica X1
...
Pentax K-7
Pentax K-x

Supported by Mac OS X v10.6 or later
....
Pentax *ist D
Pentax *ist DL
Pentax *ist DL2
Pentax *ist DS
Pentax *ist DS2
Pentax K100D
Pentax K100D Super
Pentax K10D
Pentax K110D
Pentax K2000
Pentax K-m
Pentax K200D
Pentax K20D
....
Mac OS X v10.6: Digital camera RAW formats supported

So I believe that the P645D will be supported too, and Phocus could be an alternative raw converter.


Windows Nutzer werden wahrscheinlich durchs Fenster sehen...
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QuoteOriginally posted by veraikon Quote
Not only for HaBla, but only for Mac Users:

The new Phocus 2.5 for Mac supports (thanks to Apple OS) "Non-HaBla" RAW formats. Phocus 2.5 is a free downloadable software, which you can get from the HaBla Homepage (after registration) starting 19th of May.

After infos from the apple homepage it supports eg:
Mac OS X v10.6: Digital camera RAW formats supported

So I believe that the P645D will be supported too, and Phocus could be an alternative raw converter.


Windows Nutzer werden wahrscheinlich durchs Fenster sehen...
[bad joke which doesn´t work in english ]
"Microsoft users will be left, looking out of Windows…" (my take on it)

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"Microsoft users will be left, looking out of Windows…" (my take on it)

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Thanks for the suggestion
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Now, thanks to your suggestion, Veraikon, I already gave Phocus 2.5 a try. My first impressions:
  • recognizes indeed Pentax PEFs. down to my old istDS files and converts them nicely
  • extremely slow on my 4GB (2.16GHz) Macbook to built the initial preview-files - I though it froze, but no, after a couple of minutes it displayed a folder content
  • but very responsive when making adjustments (curves, colour) or when changing magnification - probably due to the extensive preview-building
  • some function seem to be not available, when using none-HaBla formats. So I can't apply noise reduction for instance, which is a shame. May be there is another reason, but I haven't dug deeper right now.
  • it runs stable, which cannot be said about all RAW converters on the market
  • handbook as PDF download comes with the disk image

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