Kaj E: Just chatted with Adobe. The price for $ 9.99/m is not a regular price. It is just a special limited time offer, like the old one. They are not willing to say anything about what kind of a major increase one can expect in one year.
Just the same "blackmail" as before.
I will not sign up until they announce that the $9.99/m is a regular price for the Photography package and not some kind of a limited time special offer.
Kaj E…I stupidly sat through the whole Adobe announcement today and it was stated, very emphatically, that the $9.99/month for the photographer package was the price and it was not going up. I'm not naive enough to believe it will never go up, but straight from his mouth was that it would not increase. Apparently the support staff didn't sit through that 2 hour announcement today!
hotdog321: I've been using Photoshop for 15 years and still use standalone CS6. While I despise Adobe these days, I think this might be a good chance for newcomers to check out these programs for a month or two. They are incredibly powerful and useful.
And yeah, I hate the whole concept of CC, renting software, hacked email information and Adobe's blatant money grab. But this is pretty cheap and as long as people back up their images locally, I think it should be safe. Maybe?
Just a thought.
My thoughts exactly. I now have a fairly inexpensive way to try out Photoshop to see if it's what I really want. If I fall in love with it and can't live without it, when they raise the price after my 1 year is up I'll cancel my subscription and go find a version of CS6.
RichRMA: Almost, but quite as ugly as the Nikon V1.
Personally, I buy a camera because it takes good pictures, not because it looks good.
Othman Ahmad: I don't like this A7. It should have followed the design for the NEX3 without any viewfinder at all.
Without the viewfinder, the A7 could be smaller, lighter and cheaper.What is needed is not a veiwfinder. The LCD is much better than any viewfinder especially for people wearing spectacles.
I only have problems when the sun is too bright outdoors which is very rare for me. But the solution is not to install bulky, expensive, powerhungry viewfinders. Just install a sun hood. Just like this. Of course this hood is flimsy and will not last long but Sony could have developed a better metallic hood for their cameras instead of developing expensive electronic viewfinders.
The viewfinder for the A7 is more expensive than its more useful LCD. The viewfinder also adds bulk to the A7.
Believe it or not, there are people that actually prefer to use a viewfinder and don't even like using the LCD to shoot.
I'll admit it...I bought into the cuteness of the S01. Had to have one...in red! Turned out to be the best purchase I made....for my friend's 7 year old daughter. She loves it and it's the perfect size for her.
There is a market for these -- not the hip and stylish one they claim, but the 6 & 7 year olds who want to run around and take pictures.