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On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
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astigmate: As a D700 owner, I feel...hum kinda betrayed by Nikon. So, this entry level, crippled camera is supposed to be the D700 successor ?! feel like an FF D5300 !! I'm tired of waiting for them. I'll keep my D700 until it dies and will look into fuji or sony stuff now on.

Oh, btw, the Sony Full-Frame A7 (24mpx also) cost HALF the price asked for the D750 and it has 1/8000s shutter, focus peaking, nice EVF etc

The D700 may have been ahead of its time and "too good" of a camera at its price point back then and a successor now.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 17:54 UTC
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)
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ABM Barry: I don't think the Adobians will ever wake up to the fact that most of us would prefer to own our software.

I expect that they will continue to push the Cloud business model simply because it is very cost effective for them and they can change the rules at any time, as they do!

I predict that in the mean time, the competitors will eventually catch up and offer their wares at a market acceptance price point.

Like the Hunt Brothers and all other greedy companies that seek to monopolize a market, history tells us it's their very undoing.

The very reason that most of us use PS is the fact we know the program quite well and we are reluctant to change, .. True?

Adobe are by their actions are forcing lots of us to look elsewhere for our editing solutions.

When we find a good alternative, ... learn the key-strokes and workflow, we get the results we expected, guess what?, .. we stop thinking about Adobe.

Once freed of our Chains we wont want to return to prison.

Barry M Australia

Lighten up Francis....

This not a Patrick Henry moment.....

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 23:14 UTC
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)
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pumeco: Every time I see people whining about Adobe pricing they remind me of me before I wised-up and decided to ignore the greed altogether. I switched from a Windows/Corel setup to a Linux/RawTherapee/GIMP setup and have no reason to look back - none whatsoever.

Not only do I have a free setup, I also have an operating system that doesn't invade my privacy, I'm in control over what it does.

The only reason Adobe are the industry standard is because purchasers of their products put them there - they keep 'feeding' them. The alternatives are often more powerful and in a lot of cases (such as the setup specified above) free!

Spend your money on your wife, your kids, yourself even. Leave Adobe to their own devices and with a bit of luck they'll fold without you even knowing about it. If everyone used the GIMP and RawTherapee, those would eventually become the industry standard and Adobe would be no more.

It's simple really: stop whining, stop feeding them, and make that free switch!

If you use it to make money as a pro, it's drop in the bucket. If you are not a pro and it will make or break spending money on your wife and kids...give up the hobby all together.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 19:55 UTC

Call the wambulance....

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2013 at 18:18 UTC as 22nd comment

the program doesn't reside in the cloud it resides on your computer. I just signed up under teacher/student (legitimate) for $19.99/month and it's every adobe program under the sun. I have CS6 and LR4 on my machine and have added my plugins and actions. I probably won't use the cloud space for files.

You also get 2 computers mac or windows. Now I can install the mac version on my daughter's macbook, which before I couldn't do with stand alone CS5.

I can see the pitchforks and torches for adobe and agree with folks, vote with your feet.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 18:49 UTC as 175th comment
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