D200_4me

D200_4me

Lives in United States United States
Has a website at http://www.openbloom.com/
Joined on Feb 2, 2006
About me:

www.openbloom.com is where you'll find most of my photos. :-)

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On Adobe publicly confirms stand-alone future for Lightroom news story (615 comments in total)
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D200_4me: I'm always amazed at how people whine about the price of software and also how people try to vilify software companies for trying to earn a profit. LR is $149 for Pete's sake!....and it's a great product. I'm happy they are not making it a subscription. I wouldn't like that at all, but even before the cloud/subscription subject came up, people are always disparaging software companies, as if they're trying to take over the world and enslave everyone. Get a grip people. I'm content to pay the $149 full purchase and $79 upgrade price for something like this. LR is a great product for me. I really don't care what the hell they do with my $ after I give it to them. I'm happy with the product. :-)

Well, don't listen to me. I actually like my D600 too. So maybe I'm crazy ;-)

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 12:55 UTC
On Adobe publicly confirms stand-alone future for Lightroom news story (615 comments in total)
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D200_4me: I'm always amazed at how people whine about the price of software and also how people try to vilify software companies for trying to earn a profit. LR is $149 for Pete's sake!....and it's a great product. I'm happy they are not making it a subscription. I wouldn't like that at all, but even before the cloud/subscription subject came up, people are always disparaging software companies, as if they're trying to take over the world and enslave everyone. Get a grip people. I'm content to pay the $149 full purchase and $79 upgrade price for something like this. LR is a great product for me. I really don't care what the hell they do with my $ after I give it to them. I'm happy with the product. :-)

No. I just understand that Adobe has employees who get paid to work on the product and the company must earn money to pay those people. $149 is extremely reasonable for such a good product...and the $79 upgrade price is even better. If there was some other product I liked better for less money or even free, I would switch. But there isn't, so I stay and the price I have to pay for the product is fine with me.

There are too many conspiracy theories around here.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 12:06 UTC
On Adobe publicly confirms stand-alone future for Lightroom news story (615 comments in total)

I'm always amazed at how people whine about the price of software and also how people try to vilify software companies for trying to earn a profit. LR is $149 for Pete's sake!....and it's a great product. I'm happy they are not making it a subscription. I wouldn't like that at all, but even before the cloud/subscription subject came up, people are always disparaging software companies, as if they're trying to take over the world and enslave everyone. Get a grip people. I'm content to pay the $149 full purchase and $79 upgrade price for something like this. LR is a great product for me. I really don't care what the hell they do with my $ after I give it to them. I'm happy with the product. :-)

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 11:49 UTC as 84th comment | 15 replies
On US Judge rules for Eggleston in dispute with collector news story (300 comments in total)
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DukeCC: I don't care for the framing...Google 'rule of thirds', why don't you? That would also allow you to crop out that vehicle on the right. It doesn't need to be there. The colors are a little bland as well--check into different picture controls to bring some interest. That white sky is very uninteresting. If you cannot re-shoot on a better day, perhaps a polarizing filter could help. I am not a fan of HDR, but this might be a good application for it. That would allow you to expose for the sky and the subject. And speaking of the subject, you might want to find a more interesting one. Barring that, you could clean up some of the rust spots and such in Photoshop. All in all, not a terrible effort for a beginner, but you will/can do much better with practice.
Oh, wait--did you want CC?

Forget the copyright issue. It seems as though I should start focusing on mediocre snapshots of kid's playthings so I too can get rich! :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 17:21 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon 1 V2 Preview Samples news story (226 comments in total)

I have lots and lots of photos I love from a V1 I had. Sure it has its limitations, but it has its uses too.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2013 at 22:19 UTC as 53rd comment
On Nikon unveils 24.1MP D5200 DSLR with optional WiFi news story (392 comments in total)

I think camera manufacturers should give up making cameras completely. No one is ever happy....so let's just stop making cameras. Then maybe people won't have too much to whine about. You can paint your own pictures, just the way you like them. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 16:34 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply

Kudos to Nikon for listening to the users and reviewers and making a lot of changes from the V1.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 23:24 UTC as 59th comment
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D200_4me: I like the 1" sensor idea, but I guess he's never heard of m4/3? ''Up until recently you've had two types of cameras - DSLRs, if you want the best image quality, or compact cameras if you need something smaller but there's nothing in between."

My point is, the Nikon V1 body is the same size as the Olympus E-M5. No, the E-M5 is not a pocket friendly camera, but maybe some day they could fit the 4/3 sensor in a small pocket camera. They did just stick a full frame sensor int he RX1. It's not a true pocket camera but it's small. Anyway, all these choices are good for competition/customers.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2012 at 14:09 UTC

I like the 1" sensor idea, but I guess he's never heard of m4/3? ''Up until recently you've had two types of cameras - DSLRs, if you want the best image quality, or compact cameras if you need something smaller but there's nothing in between."

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2012 at 13:40 UTC as 55th comment | 9 replies
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 sample images news story (294 comments in total)

Looks like the X-Pro1 spanks the RX1's buttocks at high ISO.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 13:38 UTC as 51st comment

I was already at 1.2. The updater took me today to 1.4 and after that update was done, then it offered 1.5...so you may need to run the update a few times to get to 1.5.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 01:27 UTC as 19th comment

Looks great. Now....is there a feature to filter out the whiners on the forums? The ones never happy with any camera and who have nothing but endless complaints about every single review? :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 23:12 UTC as 328th comment | 4 replies

Speechless....(in a bad way)....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 14:48 UTC as 428th comment
On Photokina 2012: Panasonic Stand Report article (30 comments in total)

Shooting the Panasonic booth with the E-PL5 are ya? ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 13:32 UTC as 18th comment

I don't follow the Leica line very much but this looks like the first rangefinder they've offered with some real, modern features. It looks very attractive to me....but not the price. Can I afford one? Yes. Can I justify spending so much on a camera and then the very expensive lenses too? No....which is why I'm in good shape financially. If I did have money to burn though, I'd be interested in one ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 10:40 UTC as 41st comment
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Edmond Leung: I think this is the right time for Olympus and Panasonic to think about FF cameras.
In the long run, there is no way for 4/3 to compete with FF cameras.

Nah. My E-M5 has been making great images. Many examples in my OM-D gallery: http://www.openbloom.com/GEAR-Etc-1/Olympus-OM-D-E-M5/22627033_PhcrtS#!i=2033280899&k=hL4XrWr

One of the only things you just can't get yet in m4/3 is the very same super high ISO quality you'd get in a full frame sensor...but the high ISO on the E-M5 is great...no doubt. These days you just pick the features/functions you want and buy a camera. There are so many good options now.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 13:11 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D600 real-world sample images news story (179 comments in total)

Excellent camera, but since there are so many cameras that do extremely well at ISO 6400 and higher, the high ISO argument is not as important as it used to be. For me, these days I just want something that won't get in my way by being too big or heavy. That's why I've recently changed my way of thinking regarding what type of camera I use. I sold my D700 and currently use an E-M5. Now, I'm likely going to buy the Fuji X-E1. Why? The image quality is amazing, it's a beautiful camera, the size/weight is good and the lenses are excellent. At this point in my life, I'm interesting in being more creative and less worried about what the guy at the zoo thinks of me when he and his D3s look down on my little mirrorless camera. Besides, many of those zoo show-offs with the huge rigs are very often coming up with far less creative and compelling images than I come up with when I'm feeling free and creative with my 'little' camera. I used to be 'that guy'...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 10:58 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On DSC_3937 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (14 comments in total)

Fuji X-E1...here I come :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 21:49 UTC as 8th comment
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thx1138: $7K for a 560 f/5.6 that has poor mfd, no IS and a cheaper telescope type design that was supposed to keep costs down. Seriously if the street price is not closer to $3K it's dead in the water.

I was just thinking to myself that 18-270 looks like a Tamron lens.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 01:34 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 650D / EOS Rebel T4i review news story (233 comments in total)

Bottom line is, it's a good time to be a consumer. Lots of great choices available today.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2012 at 22:38 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
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