MPA1: Time for Nikon to enter a partnership with Adobe, give them the secret sauce from NEF files and be done with producing second rate software like this.
Why Adobe? Adobe is evolving their own concepts. There are many fine raw developing tools. Sony picked c1p, Nikon went with Ichigawa (so did Fuji and Pentax - somehow proofing that business has nationality).Nikon should rather build their own software, or together with Ichigawa add new features.No need to focus on single vendor.
Raw converter without local adjustments? It is solution from the days that gone...
misha marinsky4: Ferrania house label films were generally lower quality. They made the Walgreens house brand, IIRC.
I have been reading the comments with amusement. To paraphrase Zone Zero, 'A film camera is like a mortgage, with payments for life.'
With a digital camera, it costs zero to press the shutter release. With a film camera, it costs even if it's a dud. I can't delete the shot for another. I still have to pay for development and a contact sheet. A memory card is quite literally an unlimited supply of 35mm film.
Like the look of film? There's DXO Film Pack, for starters. There's Kentmere, an inexpensive Ilford line. There's Freestyle, which sells inexpensive silver halide products.
With the Pentax MF, bodies have dropped below $10K. It's still not cheap, but Moore's Law applies to them, too. Sometime in the future, MF will compete with 35mm FF. The Mamiya ZD used a Dalsa chip; it was only usable at ISO 100, and they're cheap on eBay.
No one can stop the relentless march of technology.
Samuel: "The money saved by going digital is why the photography industry experienced a massive boom over the last decade."Saved by who? Rather maoney spent on digital equipment, that evolved whole generation in 2 years.
Great camera at great price.I have 2 lens (10-30 and 30-110) set for my V1, and really love this kit. Recently added "big lens" converter and 18.5 mm lens in order, makes this set really powerful toy. But price of v3 is very big flaw of this camera.
The statement about costs is not true. The money I've lost on deprecated digital cameras over a few recent years could be enough for a lifetime film supply. My 3880 will last for 5 or 6 years, while my 10+ years old magnifiers are still in perfect working conditions.
Marcin 3M: At least these films are not treated as a "service for rent"...
Well, processed film is Yours forever.Btw, no hdd problems with stored images.
At least these films are not treated as a "service for rent"...
Marcin 3M: Unified drawing in Illustrator and Photoshop. Another feature that average photographer can't live without.
Yes, I know.But it is place for photographers.So far, I don't see here any info about new 4wd that can carry You and Your equipment to a place, where You can make shots.An this 4wd is more related to photography than illustrator :)
bunyarra: And still no sign of equivalent Android apps ... are Apple paying Adobe to keep the s/w on their platform?
Can it be, that "international business" is more national than we can expect?
Bruce Clarke: More features for iThings, and still nothing for Android. It's been a very long wait.
@Joseph Black.As we know, developers are not for delivering useful software that can serve users on their equipment, they are rather to enjoy constant revenue, paid by users who rent their products.As a photographers, we should follow this concept, and take photographs only of persons who are young and beautiful (at last corresponding to standards of a colour magazine cover), places that are unusual and breathtaking (in weather conditions that additionally enforces expression of the image) and so on.Your explanation of lack of Android solutions exposes, what can be the most dangerous for the industry in rental model: the inherent laziness.
Unified drawing in Illustrator and Photoshop. Another feature that average photographer can't live without.
Leave Android, but what Adobe is?
As a result people will start drawing instead of photographing. Camera market will shrink, tax flow will be lower. Some tourists will go elsewhere, and will leave their money there. Many will move from ps cc to corel painter... Great move.
Hehe, this. fully featured image editor deserves its own place in Cc lineup.Seriously: Still no 16 bit? No curves? No pro version when I grow up?Competitors gives more for the same price.
We should rather see LR6 (at least beta) than acr update.Dont You think?
Split screen zoom is something that can be usefull with t/s lenses.Believe me or not, but I've sent suggestion about such feature to Nikon some time ago :)
Why DPR don't inform about major improvements of other RAW processors, and inform about every single add-on to the LR/ACR? I did't noticed here that C1P7 added a huge amount of new lens profiles to their program...
nycgazelle: Jesus Christ People! I can't believe all the stupid complainers about this. 9.99 is two cups of coffee a month. Life is expensive...THIS most certainly isn't. I like it because for the first time in years..I did buy photoshop at full pop once...I can have current versions and not pirate it. I feel great about giving Adobe 10 bucks a month because its an amount I don't even think about when it auto deducts. This prevents everyone who couldn't plop down X amount of dollars at once for the software to pay a modest fee and feel good about themselves and enjoy a tremendously awesome product.
Max, You own the right to use the software (in classical form of licensing) for as long as You wish. You can also transfer this right to other people (sell this right). This is not what you can do with rental.
Dorkington: I've had both the photographer bundle and the full bundle since they launched this initiative, and frankly I've been very pleased. It's a fairly cheap price (especially the photographer bundle) for applications that I use to pay my bills. The updates are often times incredibly helpful, especially some of the stuff for Illustrator and InDesign.
I have to wonder if some of those complaining would be pleased with Elements. I don't say this as an insult... Elements has a pretty comprehensive set of features these days, and it's cheap to boot.
Barry, You probably know little about many professionals. Most pros are seeking for the way of work that delivers good results. They are not seeking for a buzz and whistle features. Also, most of them are too busy to implement new toys into their work flow. Finally, like in old silver-halide days, many pros does not edit their images deeply. It is task of photo editors. Main task of pro photographer is to deliver the best possible raw image. Tinkering with images is the domain of the amateurs and some artists.P's cc is the same like top-pro imaging equipment. If one spends his money into it, he feels like a pro, and being a pro photographer works on some people like a kind of magic - with hope of more interesting live in nicer place, being surrounded by beautiful women.
Imo these new features are maybe worth 9.99 - but total, not per month... Or little more.But this whole buzz reveals, that concept of improvements of ps. ended with cs3.All PS subscribers pay for improvements of premiere, illustrator or indesign, and their commercial cloud, rather than improvements of PS itself.