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On Adobe now offers Photoshop and Lightroom for everyone news story (625 comments in total)
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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.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 18:26 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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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.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 10:35 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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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.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 10:31 UTC
On Nikon unveils tiny Coolpix S02 for 'trendy individuals' news story (63 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 10:03 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
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