Poss

Poss

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On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1666 comments in total)
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alcaher: Hey Canon, i give you a 30 days countdown! If you dont give canon users a +40 megapixel/ 14.0 DR sensor, when the clock is at 0, all of them will switch to the dark side.... the countdown starts.....NOWWWW !!

Add absolutely squeaky clean files to ISO 20000000.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2014 at 02:07 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1666 comments in total)

I think only something like announcing NewCanon could have been worse...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 00:31 UTC as 190th comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1666 comments in total)

Can’t stop laughing. This is beyond funny… marketing initiative…
Whatever medication Canon’s management is on, I want it!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 00:20 UTC as 196th comment | 2 replies
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1666 comments in total)

It’s something some people will go all ape about while others will go : ”what a pile of gravel ”… The vast majority of the population of this planet will remain completely oblivious to it…

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 00:32 UTC as 610th comment
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dash2k8: "Khaldei, who staged his photograph a couple of days after the event, is reported to have hoped that the image would have the same impact as Joe Rosenthal’s famous photograph ‘Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima’."

I'm sorry, but the Berlin picture is nothing close to the Iwo Jima picture. Iconic for sure, but the Iwo Jima picture is the standard of "raising banner over hostile territory" while many commoners have never even seen this Berlin picture.

To the original poster I might comment that it really depends on which side of the Iron Curtain you happened to be determined which was the more popular picture. Back in Communist Romania Khaldei’s photo was in all history manuals… Rosenthal’s was nowhere to be found… I first saw Rosenthals in a small circulation historical magazine back in the ‘80s…

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 00:08 UTC
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dash2k8: "Khaldei, who staged his photograph a couple of days after the event, is reported to have hoped that the image would have the same impact as Joe Rosenthal’s famous photograph ‘Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima’."

I'm sorry, but the Berlin picture is nothing close to the Iwo Jima picture. Iconic for sure, but the Iwo Jima picture is the standard of "raising banner over hostile territory" while many commoners have never even seen this Berlin picture.

You’re simply deluded if you believe the war was less brutal in any other theatres. No one denies the primordial role of the Eastern Front in defeating the Axis but only a fool would insist the war everywhere else was a walk in the park.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 00:01 UTC
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dash2k8: "Khaldei, who staged his photograph a couple of days after the event, is reported to have hoped that the image would have the same impact as Joe Rosenthal’s famous photograph ‘Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima’."

I'm sorry, but the Berlin picture is nothing close to the Iwo Jima picture. Iconic for sure, but the Iwo Jima picture is the standard of "raising banner over hostile territory" while many commoners have never even seen this Berlin picture.

Oy vey! Tell the survivors of the Bataan march that war in the Pacific was a sideshow…

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 01:33 UTC
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Vadimka: who did he have to kill for this camera? :) I mean literally, who?

Don’t forget USSR and Germany had a non aggression pact signed… That and the fact Leica started producing the III model in 1933… He probably did not have to kill anyone to get one...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 01:22 UTC
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vivanchenko: And speaking about propaganda, numbers of people killed and contribution made by different nations one must remember that the USSR and Russia are not the same thing. For instance, Ukraine had to sacrifice more people than the US and the UK put together. Unlike Russia and most other nations excluding Germany almost all of Ukraine and Belarus lay in ruins back then.

It is amazing how western intellectuals avoid influence of sophisticated western propaganda and how easily they fall pray to the very primitive propaganda coming from Moscow. The Russians term them rather aptly as "useful fools" and useful fulls they are.

Well, after Holodomor I might have welcomed the Germans as liberators myself… Which one was better, Stalin or Hitler…mmm…let me see… Given by the post war pain generated by Stalin not only in the former USSR but everywhere else the soviets projected their influence, I might be inclined to say Stalin was worse. And being worse than Hitler is a dubious achievement...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 01:17 UTC
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Poss: Perpetual until it suits them to move to subscription… such as the time Apple ends Aperture for good.
With no viable competition, Adobe can do EXACTLY as they please, when it tickles their fancy…
The way I read this piece of news is this: There is already a LR CC even it was not supposed to ever exist. Ever. (Adobe’s words) So, let’s all trust a corporation to keep their word.

Sure, I believe that…
Funny thing is this will be a bit of a self fulfilling prophecy. With only relatively few people believing this promise will be kept, Adobe will have no issue dropping perpetual licensing.
Let’s not kid ourselves here. Adobe will do whatever they feel strengthens their bottom line (even they might be wrong… otherwise successful companies made questionable decisions in the past…). It remains to be seen. Forgive me if I’m not holding my breath.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2014 at 01:49 UTC
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Poss: Perpetual until it suits them to move to subscription… such as the time Apple ends Aperture for good.
With no viable competition, Adobe can do EXACTLY as they please, when it tickles their fancy…
The way I read this piece of news is this: There is already a LR CC even it was not supposed to ever exist. Ever. (Adobe’s words) So, let’s all trust a corporation to keep their word.

Great then, they only have to kill the non CC one on the next revision.
Between the two who will get the axe? Hmmm… let me think…. tough one...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2014 at 01:34 UTC
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razadaz: Prior Photoshop cc we were told that if you upgraded to CS6 you would be eligible to upgrade to CS7, but we would not be able to upgrade from CS5. As such many made the upgrade earlier than planned. The following year they changed the rules again. The one thing I have learned from that is that I cannot rely on information from Adobe. To me it was a case of lesson learnt.

So who do we have to freeze in carbonite at Adobe, Tony ? :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2014 at 01:30 UTC
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MichaelStringer: Most people that like CC seem to be resigning themselves to "well that's the way it is" rather than "that's a good idea". Adobe change their financial model to suite themselves. Lightroom will go rental eventually. It is currently an anomaly and must be a pain to maintain outside and inside of CC. I and many others are hoping for an alternative.

LR is not seen yet as the de-facto raw management/ post processing solution. When it will, and it will very soon, Adobe will have no issue switching it to subscription.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2014 at 01:26 UTC

Perpetual until it suits them to move to subscription… such as the time Apple ends Aperture for good.
With no viable competition, Adobe can do EXACTLY as they please, when it tickles their fancy…
The way I read this piece of news is this: There is already a LR CC even it was not supposed to ever exist. Ever. (Adobe’s words) So, let’s all trust a corporation to keep their word.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2014 at 01:23 UTC as 33rd comment | 7 replies
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)
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vFunct: Lightroom is awful and simply not as good as Aperture. Lightroom focuses on garbage features like Lens Correction, when the features like metadata workflow is FAR more important to a professional photographer than any "lens correction" ever could be.

No client in the world has EVER cared about lens distortion & correction. They don't even NOTICE it. So why the hell does Lightroom even include that as a "feature"? They should be trying to get their metadata workflow to be as good as Aperture's.

Really, Lightroom is only for high-end amateurs and other prosumers. It really isn't a professional calibre photo tool like Aperture is.

Meanwhile, looking over the Photos demo from WWDC, it does look like it's more Aperture than iPhoto, so that is a sign of relief. Also, it looks like we'll be able to move the Aperture database over to Photos, so that probably means it has Aperture's feature set, maybe including stacks and so on... dunno... we'll see.

vFunct, you would not make it very far in the fine art or wedding business.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 23:19 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)
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Poss: Thanks Apple for pushing me firmly into Adobe’s hands.
One of the deciding factors of getting a MBP instead of a “regular” win laptop was Aperture. I was opening my wedding business and wanted a good, project oriented, raw workflow solution that enabled me to post process and output stuff under an integrated environment all within a colour managed umbrella throughout. Aperture was that application. To this very day, its integrated album design/ book making is better than anything else on the market. I know some would argue there are better solutions out there and I agree to a degree but in terms of an integrated one app stop, Aperture is still better (no offence to other wedding folk out there with a CC-Fundy or similar workflow).
It is obvious Apple is more concerned now with its iOS/ consumer cash cows than its old pro user base. What this will mean for the working pros remains to be seen. My new workhorse is an 8 core Dell and my next laptop might end up being a high spec Asus….

I’ve switched to a LR / CC workflow about a year ago when Aperture started to be a bit too long in the tooth…

Sorry Apple. Moves like this will lose the support of the very people that supported you in the first place, at a time the consumers were getting their kicks from Napster… (I know this is prehistoric history for some of the members of this forum).

Consumers go where the cheap, cool stuff wind blows… with nothing to hold on, the rest of us might be blown the same way...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 19:37 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)

Thanks Apple for pushing me firmly into Adobe’s hands.
One of the deciding factors of getting a MBP instead of a “regular” win laptop was Aperture. I was opening my wedding business and wanted a good, project oriented, raw workflow solution that enabled me to post process and output stuff under an integrated environment all within a colour managed umbrella throughout. Aperture was that application. To this very day, its integrated album design/ book making is better than anything else on the market. I know some would argue there are better solutions out there and I agree to a degree but in terms of an integrated one app stop, Aperture is still better (no offence to other wedding folk out there with a CC-Fundy or similar workflow).
It is obvious Apple is more concerned now with its iOS/ consumer cash cows than its old pro user base. What this will mean for the working pros remains to be seen. My new workhorse is an 8 core Dell and my next laptop might end up being a high spec Asus….

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 19:33 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (562 comments in total)
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munro harrap: I do not see anything in the samples to make me buy one, and my old Nikkor will just have to do. It's great to know they can be made, but outside of controlled studio conditions,with no IS either to get that resolution, as there is no weatherproofing at all, the risk that electronically it may die, or be ruined by damp and/or dust tells me that Sigma do not care about buyers.Like most makers these days...

You would need to stop taking pictures if it rained, and now ALL of the modern fast primes we compare it to are useless outside in normal weather conditions. This from a country with a climate like our own and subject to tsunami and volcanic eruptions makes no sense at all.

Weighs three times a Nikon 50mm f1.4 does too

I’ve been out in the rain with unsealed lens more than once. The truth is you’ll be seeking shelter long before the lens will crap out. I had my unsealed Sigma 35mm gone thru the occasional beer dousing at wedding receptions with no ill effects...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 01:39 UTC
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (562 comments in total)
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Mais78: The new Sigma lenses are very good optically and shine in lab tests. But as a owner of a Sigma 35mm f1.4 who went through 3 copies I can tell you that in real life the AF is hit and miss and certainly you cannot trust any focus point that is not the central one.

People have this odd inclination to shoot wide open at close focus distances and then look at the results at 100% on their screen, while expecting perhaps not 100% perfection but at least 80% if not more. Sorry, at f1.4 the DOF of most lens is really small. To get accurate focus when shooting wide open, one’s technique needs to be flawless, down to breathing.

The response to Sigma's 35mm f/1.4 has been overwhelmingly positive… Are there bad copies out there? I’m sure they are.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 00:58 UTC

Lovely to be at Adobe’s mercy… God forbid you were logged out...

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 02:33 UTC as 45th comment
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