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On My reliable old friend in the Old Table Clocks. challenge (2 comments in total)
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bondiblue: Probably not as old as you think - post Art Deco, maybe 1930's.

Agreed, this is definitely Art Deco which puts it 1930's.

I like the picture though an I wish I owned the clock myself!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 17:35 UTC
On Canon introduces new $78K 50-1000mm cine lens article (173 comments in total)

My immediate thought was, "And the first time you drop it?"

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 17:47 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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Smeggypants: I found Jesse Chen's tutorial in 20 seconds on a web archive and really what he isn't teaching isn't rocket science. It's pretty simple.

If you don't want to people to steal your images then don't publish them.

It isn't rocket science to stab someone either, but that doesn't mean just `cause it isn't, you shouldn't go outside if you don't want to be stabbed.

Don't get me wrong, entirely different moral universe, however sometimes exaggeration gets the point across. At some point we have to expect people to do the right thing even if it isn't illegal or, well, difficult.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 00:24 UTC
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Richard Murdey: I don't believe it should be illegal to learn how to pick a lock, or to teach people how to pick a lock. It is sufficient that its illegal to steal a car or break into someone's house.

So ... he did nothing wrong as far as I am concerned.

I think you may be conflating "wrong" with "legal". It's not illegal to teach a child how to steal, but it is immoral.

Does he deserve everlasting damnation (or even to be the victim of a viral hate-a-thon), hardly. It's certainly a "let he who has not sinned" situation...

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 00:20 UTC
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Carlos C: Update:
I just chatted with and Adobe sales can still buy CS6, but seems for not too much longer...see parts of the chat below:

Thank you for contacting Adobe Sales. My name is Phillip. How may I help you today?
Phillip: Hi, may I have your first name please?
you: can i still buy CS6 outright?
Carlos : Carlos
Carlos : is my first name
Phillip: Hello Carlos,
Phillip: Sure, let me help you with the information.
Phillip: You can buy CS6 outright, however, let me inform you that Carlos
Phillip: Going forward customers using Adobe products have to upgrade every year, this will soon become mandatory. This runs up to the same price as to the Cloud membership. Its the smartest decision to invest in Creative Cloud in the longer run.
Phillip: All of our customers are moving to Cloud as it is the new offering from Adobe. They have liked what Cloud can do and hence are subscribing to Cloud.

It's probably a good guess his name isn't Phillip either.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 17:11 UTC
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Dimit: It seems that the best of all and presumably the sole pair I'd need for the x system,i.e.the 23 and 56 mm are about to come last to impress us the most!!

Huh? The 35/1.4 is an amazing lens. The 18/2 is a fine lens, not spectacular, but definitely "good".

Do you own these lenses? I do.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2013 at 13:28 UTC
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Karl Summers: The Cloud will save me a ton of money on upgrades and new versions. I embrace the technology unlike many dinosaurs here. Sucks to be you.

And if you lose your job and can't pay for your subscription, will you be so positive???

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 23:40 UTC

My problem is if you come on hard times you lose access to your tools. That's pretty close to a deal breaker to me.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 23:36 UTC as 313th comment | 4 replies
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Sébastien Noir: It's always nice to have a new version released...
I'm just waiting for Fuji x Pro 1 / X-E1 support...

Even better. Never. :-(

The link to what you describe above:

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2013 at 23:45 UTC

2009?! Great, I can just about give up on the X-Pro1... :-(

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2013 at 23:44 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies

One that has high IQ more than high features. I think modern camera discussions get lost if FPS, MPs, AF points, etc. In the end it's what matters most is whether the image looks good to your eye, in the same way one might prefer Velvia over say EBX.

Yes, with PP you can do a lot to alter these things, but my experience has been that the default output of the camera has a big effect on how much you use the camera and/or enjoy it (and I say this as a RAW shooter).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2012 at 15:36 UTC as 144th comment
On DSCF3172small photo in CriticalI's photo gallery (1 comment in total)


Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2012 at 20:45 UTC as 1st comment
On Adobe faces criticism for change of upgrade policy article (398 comments in total)

First, I hate the upgrade policy and $600/year is too much.

Second, why does every stupid software firm want to get me to upgrade at *Christmas*?

What, am I supposed to ask for Adobe updates for Christmas?

Thanks Adobe (not).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2011 at 19:36 UTC as 57th comment
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