PhotoKhan

PhotoKhan

Lives in Portugal Cascais, Portugal
Works as a Airline pilot
Joined on Mar 22, 2003
About me:

A good photograph shows what you saw.
A superior ones conveys what you felt.

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On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (619 comments in total)

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Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 21:51 UTC as 94th comment | 2 replies

Awww...No lattes with drawn hearts?...Bummer.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2013 at 20:08 UTC as 6th comment
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)

$9.99 equates, at current exchange rates, to about 7.14 EUR.

VAT in my country (one of the highest rates) is 23%.

12.29 EUR stripped of VAT is about 9.99 EUR

7.14 EUR equivalent in the US against 9.99 EUR in my country. That's about 40% more over here for software with no packaging, transport or physical support what-so-ever, just electronic distribution.

When is the European Commission going to crack hard on Adobe's predatory commercial policies as the Australian Parliament already did?

http://theconversation.com/clash-of-the-titans-apple-adobe-and-microsoft-under-fire-at-it-pricing-inquiry-12878

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 23:37 UTC as 117th comment
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)
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sandy b: Just signed up. The 9.99 is considered a standard price. Locked for a year. Sales guy said it may go up next year, or may not. I told him about the response here, he laughed and said they have sold 30,000 subscriptions in just the last two days, and that the subscribers he signs up are very happy.

Was it a nervous laugh?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 23:16 UTC
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)
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jurgenvogt: I don't understand. It seems that no matter how economically advantageous Adobe makes the Photoshop/Lightroom bundle people are still whining about it.

...on the other, judging by your user name, maybe as a fellow European you're already numbed by the continued Adobe abuse of charging significantly more for their products over here than in the US (before VAT is added, mind you).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 23:09 UTC
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)
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jurgenvogt: I don't understand. It seems that no matter how economically advantageous Adobe makes the Photoshop/Lightroom bundle people are still whining about it.

Don't understand it? Let me explain it to you then, with an harsh metaphor:

A rape victim isn't probably going to be won over by red roses sent by the perpetrator.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 22:44 UTC
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)
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pumeco: For those that have finally had enough "Adobe", here's the good (and free) news:

http://rawtherapee.com/blog/screenshots

As you can see, the future is bright when you know where to look.

I like the one in German.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 22:15 UTC
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)

Wow...Am I reading this wrong or is this behemoth actually trembling?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 22:14 UTC as 133rd comment
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PhotoKhan: What...?!...

A "brand-driven/marketing-vector" magazine offered for FREE !?!?!
Wow!...Now I REALLY want a Fuji-X ;)

(I wonder...Do marketeers today actually believe they put us ALL to sleep...?)

No it's not for "free", precisely.

It's to anchor you guys to the brand. Any "In-house pub" is.

There are are 2 "costs" involved:

1. Losing "situational awareness" as a consumer, due to brand "inbreeding".
2. Losing critical eye as a photographer enthusiast, in what relates to the actual photos.

For instance, those Lake District photos in page 5 of this current issue?...Some of the poorest I've seen from such an inspiring location.

(Nothing against you guys enjoying it, though.)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 13:03 UTC
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PhotoKhan: What...?!...

A "brand-driven/marketing-vector" magazine offered for FREE !?!?!
Wow!...Now I REALLY want a Fuji-X ;)

(I wonder...Do marketeers today actually believe they put us ALL to sleep...?)

Absolutely nothing.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 10:59 UTC

What...?!...

A "brand-driven/marketing-vector" magazine offered for FREE !?!?!
Wow!...Now I REALLY want a Fuji-X ;)

(I wonder...Do marketeers today actually believe they put us ALL to sleep...?)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 09:49 UTC as 14th comment | 6 replies
On Leica invites entries for 2014 Oskar Barnack Award article (63 comments in total)

In my view, limiting a photography award to professionals only is negating the very spirit of photography, itself.
That such an option comes from Leica says volumes about what they're about, these days.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 22:32 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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BobYIL: Something wrong with the A7R RAW files? How come the file sizes happened to be half of the D800 and not much different than the 5DIII (for instance ISO6400)?

Yes. 4 entries below.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 21:49 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: Not as impressive as I thought it would be.

This is not "every freaking camera".
It is a radical game-changing proposal from Sony, one that, for the very first time in 10 years, has made me consider going "dual system".

...So, maybe YOU are "that guy"...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 14:48 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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Vizio Virtù: HighISO is disappointing. At least 2 stops worst than 7 years old Nikon D3. Portrait sample has strange plain of focus. Right eye somehow blurry - maybe because of decentered optics.

Agreed. There is also yellow hue shifting in dark areas.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 10:57 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)

Not as impressive as I thought it would be.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 10:56 UTC as 201st comment | 3 replies
On Canon Korea teases new camera, EOS M2 or SL1/100D? article (259 comments in total)
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wakaba: Where is the flash? Lowend cameras have them all...

Color coding is a sure sign that the marketing department is desperate because R&D failed because marketing took a wrong turn 2 cycles ago...

EOS M2 will NOT be in the European market before 2014.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 13:26 UTC
On Canon Korea teases new camera, EOS M2 or SL1/100D? article (259 comments in total)
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wakaba: Where is the flash? Lowend cameras have them all...

Color coding is a sure sign that the marketing department is desperate because R&D failed because marketing took a wrong turn 2 cycles ago...

The EOS M2 is mentioned in the last DPP literature, so it's launch was clearly postponed by something.

Would love to hear THAT story.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 12:24 UTC
On Canon Korea teases new camera, EOS M2 or SL1/100D? article (259 comments in total)
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Almeida: If it was Olympus, it would be cool.
If it was Samsung, it would be ordinary.
If it was Sony, it would be bold.
If it was Pentax, it would be old news.
If it was Hasselblad, it would be tasteless.

But since it's a white Canon, then it's junk.

It IS white.
As for the high or low junk level, it will be about the same as the original black 100D.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 23:36 UTC
On Canon Korea teases new camera, EOS M2 or SL1/100D? article (259 comments in total)

The 100D can be discerned in the original news site, in the photo with the red box around the logo area. Don't look directly at the box center but rather let your vision wander around it and you will see it.

So, it's a 100D in white...Way to innovate, Canon.

Next: "L" lenses in lilac.

PK

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 21:58 UTC as 95th comment | 1 reply
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