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agentul

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pretty good price.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 15:50 UTC as 15th comment
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (346 comments in total)
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Marcin 3M: In 25 years from images of the real world to the real world of fake images...
PS changed the meaning and value of photographical document. Unfortunately, in the disastrous way.

well, it's not like they forced us to like a fake reality.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 12:00 UTC
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (346 comments in total)
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Stollen1234: any great rebate while celebrating 25 years?

pay 25% extra on all products!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 11:59 UTC
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (346 comments in total)
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Marty4650: People who enjoy paying $10 a month for the rest of their lives to get the latest tools are right. This is the "best deal for them" even if it is a very poor deal for others. But there are plenty of other people who don't want or need to upgrade every year. And their attitude seems to be... "that's their problem.... I got what I want."

I wonder if these those people lease their cars rather than buy them? I wonder if they upgrade to every release of Microsoft Office? Do they rent their homes? Or rent their furniture? Do they upgrade their wives every year?

I think the whole point of the complaints is that Adobe stopped giving you a choice of renting or buying. Everyone has to rent now, or use some other software. Take it or leave it.

This may be great for the people who were upgrading every year anyway, and for Adobe's bottom line, but it shouldn't be hard to understand why other people would rather own their homes, cars, furniture or software rather then renting.

believe it or not, in today's world, it is sometimes considered "backwards" to own a car or a home. i red that in Germany about 90% of the people rent. the wise "HR specialists" tell us that we should be flexible and rent, so that we may jump from job to job anywhere in the world, family and friendships be damned! I have met French people that said that not only do they lease their car, the contract specifies a certain maximum yearly mileage.

we, the people that would much rather own our possessions, seem to be a disappearing breed. globalization creates a New Man (like Communism tried), not tied down by anything, be it property or sentimental value, always chasing the latest and greatest until the grave. we can call this "Homo Consumeristus" (pardon my abominable Latin, I never liked this language).

but, hey, all this increasing anxiety in today's world is a boon to those who "cure" it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 11:57 UTC
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Horshack: This is all fine and good except that a MFT drone @ f/2.8 is really equivalent to a full-frame drone @ f/5.6. I like the shallowest DOF possible when my drone is invading the privacy of my neighbor's yard.

oh, boy, epileptic seizure delivery! this really is a push-button age!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 18:03 UTC
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Horshack: This is all fine and good except that a MFT drone @ f/2.8 is really equivalent to a full-frame drone @ f/5.6. I like the shallowest DOF possible when my drone is invading the privacy of my neighbor's yard.

no, no, you got the equivalence all wrong. it is a drone at f2.8 that is equivalent to a boeing 737 at f5.6, which is equivalent to an airbus a380 at f8, in turn being equivalent to the space shuttle at f11. i mean, come on, get the math right!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 12:29 UTC
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jjlmoose: So one day I asked Siri, "where is the nearest came store?" After 'thinking' for a few seconds 'she' replied "what's wrong with the camera you're holding?" I laughed out loud, asked again and got a more normal response with some camera stores in the area (if you consider Best Buy a camera store). Apple's marketing obviously doesn't think you need anything else, and it seems to be working... Try it and see what happens.

if i wanted my camera to talk back at me i would have asked for C&C in the dpreview forums.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 10:08 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: "Let me hear your ball of Leicas ringing out
Come and keep your comrade warm.
I'm back in the Total Recall.
You don't know how lucky you are boys
Back in the Total
Back in the Total
Back in the Total Recall!"

.

Kuato lives!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 10:55 UTC
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (397 comments in total)
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FodgeandDurn: We all know that Leica cameras cost more than they are worth as photographic tools. However their commitment to design, purity of purpose and quality is definitely appealing. One day I hope they make a camera that I will feel compelled to spend $3000 on and love for years. This camera is not that.

People I can imagine seeing with this camera:

Dmitry Medvedev (previously seen with a Hasselblad Lunar)
David Beckham (and any other 'stylish' footballer you care to name)
Young fashionable tourists with unfathomably rich parents
Roman Abramovich
Kanye West
Paris Hilton
Charles Saatchi
etc etc.

It has some lovely heritage - that lens for example - but we all know it isn't a serious tool, and anyone who knows cameras knows that the Ricoh GR, Fuji X100T, A7+Zeiss, RX1 etc etc etc etc are better. This is a camera for people who are too rich and vapid to use Google.

that "my first Manual mode" operating style disqualifies this camera as a "serious tool".

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 12:01 UTC
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (397 comments in total)

this is the Leica "Nanny State" model. manual controls until it decides it knows better than you. there should be a firmware update that automatically plays reality shows, sitcoms or game shows while the camera changes the settings to "what you should be using".

maybe in the next model they could pre-load a memory card with some nice "Leica look" photos, so you wouldn't have to worry your pretty little head with how to change its settings.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 09:10 UTC as 88th comment
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (390 comments in total)

i don't say this every year: this camera is "pimp". Ali G would have nothing else.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 09:30 UTC as 116th comment
On Canon announces EOS C100 Mark II article (279 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Canon seems to be oblivious to what there competition is doing these days.

there yonder competition

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 20:42 UTC

this would go well with my pimp fur coat. if i had one...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 05:38 UTC as 6th comment
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aandeg: Wow what a price for a lens without stabilization. Looks like Olympus put the stabilizer in the body and left the cost in the lenses.

@Danielvr:
implying that you'd have the procedure done without anesthetics? so brave!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 07:36 UTC
On Zeiss introduces Distagon T* 35mm F1.4 ZM lens article (58 comments in total)
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Jogger: Is this even a viable market??? i.e. do people really mount non-Leica lenses on $8000+ Leica M bodies??? Wont your fellow 1%ers laugh at you??

i think you're supposed to be more tolerant of this "lifestyle choice" these days. and by that i mean "laugh BEHIND the poor man's back, when he can no longer hear you".

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 15:50 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)

finally, the MAR sensor returns!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 07:24 UTC as 284th comment
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Diopter: I love the basic spec's but it would be nice to have the opposite than Pana is offering now: a camera mimicking a smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 07:19 UTC
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aandeg: Wow what a price for a lens without stabilization. Looks like Olympus put the stabilizer in the body and left the cost in the lenses.

not much demand for endoscopes with OIS in the lens.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 10:00 UTC
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TimK5: A bit pricey, but for the first time I am not totally shocked when I hear the price for a new Olympus lens. It better shows a stellar Performance like the 75mm

Is the lens collar fixed or can it be removed?

I was hoping the 7-14 f2.8 would be released first :-(

so Olympus releases a $1500 lens, and it's "a bit pricey". Panasonic releases a $1600 lens and it's outrageously priced, and not what m4/3 is about at all. well... ok...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 08:46 UTC
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jaykumarr: bottom line:
will retail at $7995.

yeah, that kind of money can buy you a used tractor.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 15:19 UTC
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