Janie123: What concerns me most is paying and paying for software and not ending up owning it. We are close to retirement age and at some point I am going to have to cut back on subscriptioin services.
I subscribed to Reckon financial software for at least 10 years. Having reached retirement I had to cut back so I could no longer justify the subscription. What I didn't realise that sometime during that 10+ years reckon had sneakily removed the function to convert my financial records including share trades, to a standard form compatible with other software. So I have on my computer all the records accumulated over the past years and no way to view them.
pwithem: I"m confused. How has Adobe sustained such a huge monopoly? What features have they rolled out with each bazillionth release that makes upgrading so necessary? Do they hold a bunch of software patents that prevent competitors from entering the field?
Myself, I'm just a hobby photographer, and the extent of my photo software use is file/folder management and exposure & cropping tweaks. So, I don't spend much time doing creative processes within software, but I would imagine most features under the sun could be provided by any number of competitors. I'm just genuinely surprised that after so many years, the Photoshop beast is still the only game in town.
It's not unique, Corel Paint Shop Pro has many of the same features at a much, much lower cost. There are many other similar programs too. http://photo-editing-software-review.toptenreviews.com/
zos xavius: F*** THAT! This company does not have permission to print my work. If they do it will be their lawsuit!
96 dpi means squat if the image is 5056 x 3370 pixels
sunkenbranch: Where is the monitor cover!! I think they eliminated that. Make the LCD bigger and not protect it. Brilliant.
The best monitor protectors are the GGS ones that you buy on eBay. Forget the Nikon supplied ones.
Dunno, In Australia it means the best photo hosting site on the planet.
I'm wondering; what if you use a manual eg. AI lens when shooting video. Can you then change aperture while shooting or is the lens still held at constant aperture regardless of where the aperture ring is set?
AbrasiveReducer: I'll be the first to admit the 5D3 seems overpriced for what you get. But switching brands and lenses as you chase each new feature isn't going to save money even if the body is cheaper.
You should check Camera Lens Ratings at dxomark.com
Sad Joe: Pleased to see that Canon have been FORCED by Nikon to improve the 5D3 (in certain areas) but why oh why will this software update take so many months? This all smacks of Canon becoming worried about what Nikon are doing and what Nikon have in the pipeline. As a Canon user hoping to go FF I'd love a 5D3 ( I have used one - fab) but even so I feel that Nikon must be laughing to Canon AGAIN.
My thoughts exactly. I wonder what else Canon cameras are capable of if only Canon would give you access. It appears that they cripple their products while they can get away with it to protect sales of higher priced products.
qwertyasdf: Looking at the Flickr data....where's Nikon, Sony, Pentax?!3 Canon cameras taking top 5 positions.
codeNsnap: If only the D600 had 51 AF points...39 is perfect for the APS-Cs, but taking a D7000 and shoving a FF into it and not designing the D600 from scratch is why I'm staying away from D600..if it was priced at the rumored $1500-1600 then that's a different story
6D also has two less 0's than the D600. That must be better.
chopsteeks: Agree with Superka. Though film definitely non mainstream, popularity of film is picking up. Local photo store can't keep in stock enough films.
Umm, maybe you have something there. When I visit the local CD/DVD store I see a small but significant display dedicated to vinyl.
snakez: Damian always seems pretty cool, but the thing is, even though Nokia is redefining the compact camera and pushing us in the direction compact photography should go in and eliminating the MP war, he's not too interested in putting the 808 in the hands of actual photographers and taking more input from us, not to mention, real world testing with imagination as a photographer would put it through, not pure "testing" with lab scenes.
It isn't dark on my screen. Looks just like any other magazine cover shot with a high end SLR or MFC
The 808 incorporates several leading edge technologies. Mainstream camera manufacturers must be asking themselves why they didn't come up with such ideas first.
Mike Griffin: I see some overblown highlights. will be interesting to discover if that is a camera characteristic when used at default settings.
The theatre, 549 and 192 I thought there were more but I think I was wrong
I see some overblown highlights. will be interesting to discover if that is a camera characteristic when used at default settings.
JakeB: Superzooms -- for those who don't give a hoot about IQ.
You have to own the 18-200mm lens to appreciate it. I've captured some terrific images with it, many of which would not have been possible if I'd not had a superzoom on the camera at the time. The 18-200mm has surprisingly good optical quality if you use optimal aperture and focal length when you need maximum resolution.
jefre: why didn't they come up with something like a 16-200mm... 2mm more wide-angle. That was always the reason why I preferred taking my 16-85 instead of the 18-200... In the end I sold the 18-200...
I also have the 18-200mm and the Sigma 10-20mm. Love them both. 2mm more at the wide end sounds easy but I doubt that it is. In any case 16mm is no match for 10mm
Photoman: *** Important Bug Found ***
Just found out from a customer I sold a D800E to, that if you use Camera Control Pro 2 or Nikon Transfer / NX View to transfer your RAWs, it drops the image quality down to a 5MP. Use a card reader or Bridge to transfer your RAW files.
My thoughts exactly Kodachrome. Gee it is like saying the developer turns Kodachrome into Ilfochrome
Gully Foyle: Having used a D800 for a week now, I'll post some cons that Nikon could have (and should have, IMHO) done better. Superb otherwise.- Record button not customizable. Record button redundant if g4 custom setting is set to Record Movies. Could at least double Mode button and reduce clutter- D7000/D3100 LV lever/record button combo much better. Record button placed on the back instead of top more logical since active only in LV- No ISO option set on any Fn buttons, except use first item from My Menu- No Color Space option set on any Fn buttons, except use first item from My Menu- Show ISO/Easy ISO feature (d7) hidden and irrelevant- Minor dial customization despite (yet another) increase of features- No small RAW options (MAJOR fault)- OVF Virtual Horizon useless in low light- Quiet mode not at all quiet- Not refined LV mode- LCD light sensor easy to cover, dropping brightness- AF switch/button combo a workaround in an obsolete design. SONY big knob implementation much better
Anybody would think sRAW was the holy grail. Gawd, it is a RAW file with some of the data discarded. Get real people. http://www.openphotographyforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13916