Aperture Question from Kari Lautamaki

Posted May. 27th, 2014 by Daniel J. Cox

very good blog. I used to shot with D800 & D3s and lenses from 24mm to 300 f/2,8.
I take lot of pictures hiking in the mountains and woods ( landscape & wildlife) but the weight is and was a pain.
So after reading and asking photographers who use mirror less cameras I decided to switch to Panasonic m4/3. First night after my order to the camera company and sold my Nikon gear I could´t sleep, what have I done…
Now my camera gear is Panasonic GX7, waiting for the GH4. Lenses 12-35 f/2,8, 35-100 f/2,8 and the 100-300.
The viewfinder is very contrasty on the GX7, lot of buttons in places i´m not used to but I will give the time to figure out how to handle the camera before my last judgement.
The biggest problem is with Apples Aperture!
If I take a shot for example of trees with lot of details and use iso above 400, Aperture smears the raw file to unusable.
I compared the raw files with Lightroom 5, Capture One and theres a huge difference.
I have the latest OSX and Aperture with latest iMac etc..
Have you heard about this issue? and is there any thing do do?
I´m very concerned because I like Aperture and don´t want to switch.
Best Regards

The Panasonic Lumix GX7.

The Panasonic Lumix GX7.


I haven’t noticed the issues you’ve discussed when using Aperture. I’ve been very pleased with what I’ve seen with how Aperture handles the GX7 files. However, I’ve only recently purchased and started using the GX7 so maybe I’ve not encountered similar situations to what you describe. Yes the buttons are placed in different positions but I find them easy to use and the ones I most often want to access. All new systems take some time to get used to. I think you’ll love these new cameras when you’ve had a chance to really use them. I know I have. I’m finding the colors from the GX7 to be exceptional. I’m really liking this camera more than I thought I would.

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