fkazmi

fkazmi

Joined on Sep 4, 2008

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On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)

What next? Probably the day will come when the lens prices will be just a fraction of present prices, and the firmware will be such that they will stop working after a certain duration and you will have to recharge to use them again. Or better still cheap biodegrdable lenses which will fall apart after use of some time. Any thing to keep the revenue flowing.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 15:06 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply

most mindless and foolish way of comparing apples, oranges, cream rolls and bed rolls.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 14:03 UTC as 5th comment
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)
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Astrofalcon: This is the greatest thing to ever happen to software! I hope all other software company's follow this model eventually...

I update every year the second new versions are released, the cloud just makes it so much easier and cheaper!

I don't understand everyone's negative reaction this this?? If you want to used old out-dated software you're more than welcome to. The idea of updated software is to make it better, faster and speed up the workflow among other things. Time is money in this industry. Why don't people value their time???

Just to inform you, most of professional software companies are doing yearly licensing for a long time, withoout losing user base. The key word here is "Professional Software". Adobe has woken up to it now. Better late than never.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 18:39 UTC
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)
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rgames1: Interesting decision - they're moving the CS titles out of the amateur market. In the broader world of professional software, there are relatively few software packages that allow perpetual licenses, so this type of licensing is standard for most professions. Adobe products have been different, of course, because they have such a huge amateur user base. People don't buy enterprise resource planning or point of sale software packages and mess around with them in their free time.

I seriously doubt the move will have any effect on their base of professional users (the costs increases are small). Adobe is establishing a clearer distinction between their professional products and their less-featured counterparts (the Elements series). The amateurs will just switch from the full-featured software to the "lite" versions.

If you're a professional, that's actually a good thing because (in theory) Adobe will have more time to devote to the concerns of its professional user base.

rgames

I agree. In my profession we use a number of technical software for design and simulation and studies. None of them offer perpetual licences. Theirs are yearly licences (like antivirus) and services offer both stand alone installations and server based ones.
Adobe has made a concious decision to class Photoshop as a professional software. That's it.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 18:34 UTC
On Nikon D600 Hands-on Preview preview (713 comments in total)
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ETTE: D600 TARGET AUDIENCE?

I share some of the critics views here. I really don't get this camera, especially when the D800 has a ton more to offer. It is cheaper, but all the major features between these two are so huge that this camera makes no sense to me.

Just compare the D600 to the D800 first:
- 24MP image -vs- 36MP
- USB2 -vs- USB3
- 150k shutter -vs- 200k
- 39 point Af -vs- 51
- 5.5 fps max -vs- 6 max in DX
- 2,016 RGB -vs- 91,000
- Partial Magnesium Alloy body -vs- Full
- 9 Cross-type AF -vs- 15
- No Aperture in Movie Mode -vs- Aperture.
- 1/4000 -vs- 1/8000 speed
- 1/200 sync -vs- 1/250
- No Flash sync socket -vs- socket
- Minus 1EV -vs- Minus 2EV
... of what I can see so far....

If someone compares the D600 -vs- D800, I can't imagine a single reason why not buy rather the D800 and have a LOT MORE camera for NOT a lot more money. Or, if someone wants to save, then pick a DX camera or wait for the rumored D400. I really don't see the "target audience" for this camera. :-/

24MP image -vs- 36MP
If 24 MP is not more than enough for you------
- USB2 -vs- USB3
never use the USB cable anyway
- 150k shutter -vs- 200k
By the time you reach 150k shutter releases, there will be 3-4 more generations of photographic toys
- 39 point Af -vs- 51
No big deal if you use only center point.
- 5.5 fps max -vs- 6 max in DX
no earthshaking difference.
- Partial Magnesium Alloy body -vs- Full
how does it affect performance?
- 9 Cross-type AF -vs- 15
Again no big deal if you use only center point.
- No Aperture in Movie Mode -vs- Aperture.
Movie mode? Duuh--
- 1/4000 -vs- 1/8000 speed
how practical is the need to have such speeds?
- 1/200 sync -vs- 1/250
yes, some marginal difference

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2012 at 23:47 UTC
On DSC_4020 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

Nothing special.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 20:40 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Falling in the An edited picture and its original challenge (2 comments in total)

Can you share what you did?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2012 at 14:12 UTC as 1st comment
On 10 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Photographers article (41 comments in total)

I liked the lens mug the best. great idea!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2011 at 16:31 UTC as 16th comment
On Family Tree in the Group Shot challenge (1 comment in total)

Liked the caption a lot!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2011 at 15:10 UTC as 1st comment
On Cut-Throat competition for DPR in the dpreview is hiring challenge (2 comments in total)

Good to know it touched the funny bone.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2011 at 19:29 UTC as 1st comment
On Endoscopic Camera Reviewer in the dpreview is hiring challenge (2 comments in total)

The fact that somebody actually enjoyed the pic is more important for me than getting the rank.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2011 at 19:27 UTC as 1st comment
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