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On Revamped camera and lens feature search now live! news story (35 comments in total)

Any chance of the automatic detection of camera and lens during upload being reinstated?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 16:01 UTC as 10th comment

Classic Hutber's Law - "improvement means deterioration"

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 09:11 UTC as 66th comment
On Kowa to make three manual focus lenses for Micro Four Thirds news story (138 comments in total)

The 4/3 version 8.5/2.8 is $1245 here:

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 17:37 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon issues statement on rumored D600 / D610 swap-outs news story (118 comments in total)
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RoAlmeida: People sentenced Olympus to death after their financial scandal, but their engineers keep designing and deplying new and reliable tech. Launching faulty products is way more compromising when you hide or deny what customers deserve. Shame on you Nikon.

* Cough * - cracked lcd bezels, disappearing eye-cups

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2014 at 10:53 UTC
On Adobe leaks 'Lightroom Mobile' app news story (210 comments in total)
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Marcin 3M: I think, that in a near future adobe will move desktop lightroom to the perpetual renting model.

Maybe it will be LR, or they will abandon LR and show new product, with whatever name. Subscription-only mobile LR makes me sure, that this will happen in a foreseeable future.

Let's guess - special offer price for this week, extended to this month, extended to this year, extended to 1st quarter next year...zzz

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2014 at 20:43 UTC
On Adobe leaks 'Lightroom Mobile' app news story (210 comments in total)
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soloryb: Last May Adobe showed their prototype LR app for displaying and very limited editing of RAW photos on a tablet during a Scott Kelby interview. They used an iPad for the demo. Most of that interview was a giant complaint about not having the ability to show clients RAW shots and having to instead lug along a laptop to do this. Now they have a problem. Small tablets have limited processors and RAM and are not currently up to the demands of running full LR - unless you're talking about a Pro Surface, Vaio, Yoga 2 or a few others in that category, which are actually computers in their own right albeit with smaller screens. So Adobe's dilemma is whether or not they can produce an LR-like app that will work on limited power tablets or if the capability of small tablets will evolve to the point where they can run the full LR or other software capable of handling RAW images. Does Adobe believe they can sell a mobile version of LR before tablet evolution obviates the need for such an app?

...or a Dual OS tablet/desktop - i7 based running Win 8 and Android on 18.4" screen (Asus Transformer AIO/Tablet9

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2014 at 20:41 UTC

Great shot, and following the title for "trees", unlike a lot of runners-up!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2014 at 00:38 UTC as 4th comment
On Nikon unveils D3300 with new sensor, processor and kit lens news story (200 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: The collapsible lens is a tradeoff. Smaller, but you have to press a button and twist to unlock it before its ready to use. In addition to turning on the camera.

The Olympus lenses do not require you to press any buttons to extend them; only to lock them after use. Trust Nikon to make it complicated

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 10:42 UTC

Should the title be taken literally, i.e., images with only one tree being marked down?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2014 at 07:16 UTC as 1st comment
On Adobe now offers Photoshop and Lightroom for everyone news story (625 comments in total)

Wait six months and it will become freeware, or Adobe will be taken over by Apple or Google and PS/LR will be free plug-ins to Aperture or Nik Collection

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 17:09 UTC as 219th comment
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows news story (1513 comments in total)
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Whacked: Looks pretty chunky. It better have something really special, or it will be relegated to being an overpriced hipster toy. It's as large or larger than most dslr's, so I'm not sure how (rumored) taking out video functionality makes it a better camera. Hope it has a killer sensor for the price.

If it's like the auto industry, retro means an excuse for high prices - see BMW Mini or Fiat 500

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 18:20 UTC
On busy high way in the High Ways. challenge (2 comments in total)

Wasn't this challenge about "High Ways" rather than "Highways" - there's a difference. The winner is a photo of a road, whereas the title of the challenge implies it should be be a road in an elevated location

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 09:31 UTC as 1st comment
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afterburn: Oh ffs people, you don't like CC. We get it. We've heard it a million times. Move on. Use other software. But quit whining. It is getting old.

This has nothing to do with CC. How many of you have PayPal? Or Google Wallet? Or have an Amazon account? Or have shopped at online stores using your credit card? You think your data is safe there? This could happen to any company. Any person buying stuff through the internet from whatever source, no matter how reputable, runs the risk of their personal and creditcard details being stolen and abused. The only thing you can do about it is to buy at the most reputable stores you can find, don't let stores store your information regardless of the convenience and to check every line item on your creditcard statement every month. Or only use your creditcard in B&M locations, and pray the clerk isn't creating a copy of your card as he swipes it through the machine.

"...don't let stores store your information regardless of the convenience..." So you're saying, don't use subscription services who require ongoing monthly access?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 09:57 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2126 comments in total)
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Hugo808: As someone who is looking for a new small walkabout camera, I have to wonder what the advantage of this would be over the Canon 100D?

With that I get a proper viewfinder, a bigger sensor and the lenses are cheaper. There must be something that drags people to m4/3's but I can't fathom it.

Strange - prefer taking one image with the E-M5 after checking shadows/highlights prior to shooting; than taking an image with the D7000, then checking the histogram, and re-shooting

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 08:43 UTC

Think I'll wait for them to blink a second time - might bite at $4.99/mo.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 13:34 UTC as 129th comment
On Did Sigma design the Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm F1.8? news story (200 comments in total)
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Chris_in_Osaka: Well, it wouldn't be a first. Back in the pre-m4/3's days, weren't the Zuiko 18-180mm and 70-300mm Sigma designed? The only difference is that those were low end "standard" lenses. The 75mm 1.8mm is a higher end product.

What I'd be more interested in finding out is if Olympus is actually manufacturing the 75mm. Considering that almost everything else in their product line is made in China, and sales of the old regular 4/3's lenses that were made in Japan are pretty much as dead as that system, it wouldn't surprise me if the 75mm is made in Japan by Sigma. I can't imagine Olympus are keeping a lens factory running to produce only 2 high end, limited market lenses (the 75mm and 12mm).

Another company manufacturing for Olympus wouldn't be a first either. If I remember correctly, the original E-1 camera, the only E system camera to have been manufactured in Japan, was built by Sanyo.

The latest Olympus 75-300 is made in Japan

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 09:01 UTC
On Lubbock, Texas challenge (8 comments in total)

This is too general in scope - can you give us the name of the street you require?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2013 at 07:26 UTC as 5th comment
On OMG Life Autographer Quick Review preview (123 comments in total)
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f64Craft: $609.59 US Dollars is alittle much for an iPhone accessory.

Makes the GX7 at $1000 look a bargain

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 20:08 UTC
On Adobe releases Photoshop Lightroom 5 news story (281 comments in total)
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davidonformosa: I'm currently using Lightroom 3.6. Is it possible to upgrade directly to Lightroom 5? Do I get to upgrade for the reduced price?

The UK pricing for the upgrade is £57.64, which includes 23% VAT (not sure how they get this figure) - at today's FX rates that's $89 or €68 - so given the tax included, it appears that USA customers are being gouged actually

P.S. the ex-VAT price is £46.86 = €55 = $72

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 07:46 UTC
On Adobe publicly confirms stand-alone future for Lightroom news story (615 comments in total)

Let's dream of a future headline:

"Google launches Adobe Collection for $149"

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 16:11 UTC as 61st comment | 5 replies
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