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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (343 comments in total)

I highly recommend the Panasonic DMC-FZ1000. For now.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 06:34 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (711 comments in total)

I just want a Sony RX100 Mark III because they say it's the best, and it probably is the best, and I only want the best whatever. Because everybody knows only the best cameras take good pictures, and people who have the best things are smarter and better than those who don't. N-yeh!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 03:56 UTC as 77th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic FZ1000: Not just another superzoom... article (158 comments in total)

I heard a rumor from an insider at B&H that CNN, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, CSPAN, Vogue, Stars and Stripes, Digital Fisherman Weekly, Kim Kardashian, and Hamster and Gerbil Gazette all have placed pre-orders for the FZ1000. But the guy might a been goofing on me. He also said the word 'gullible' isn't in the dictionary. So I dunno.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 07:49 UTC as 46th comment

FZ200 FOR SALE!!!!

(Darn it! Another great new camera!)

BTW, might editing 4K video require a computer upgrade, too?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 06:01 UTC as 32nd comment
On Adobe teases new 'Focus masks' feature article (64 comments in total)

Is this tool sort of like the Big Lens iPhone app? It makes your iPhone images appear to have bokeh.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 00:22 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)

So, do you guys think this RX100 Mk III is a pretty good camera?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 11:03 UTC as 88th comment
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)

I think Nikon are on the right track with this model, except for having an optional rather than built-in EVF.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 10:44 UTC as 9th comment
On Sony a6000 Review preview (711 comments in total)

I think I may buy this camera and use it alongside my NEX-7 for awhile, and then decide. I do some railroad and aviation photography. The NEX-7 gets left behind when I'm going after those subjects, pretty much because of unreliable AF. But I really like everything else about the NEX-7. So I dunno. I wonder if the a7000 (?) murmurings have any truth to them? Maybe I should wait and see! But why would Sony refresh the NEX-7? Don't they want everyone to migrate to the A7 FF series?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 10:29 UTC as 160th comment

This article was filled with useful details and was very informative. Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 11:35 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply

I am no CC guru or nuthin' like that, but I think I can add some unique insights here. You see, Adobe is like this company with beginnings in a mud hut somewhere near that mountain pass where the stranded blizzard survivors ate dead corpses and people panned for gold and Jack Kerouac sought the meaning of life, and I think it was near where Kojak or MacMillan and wife were like detectives, and like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates did computer stuff in the early days, and so on. So there is like this culture you're dealing with, and they make programs that you use to change photos and remove big, ugly warts, or design websites, too, and there's layers and clones and croutons. Or something. So like you have to keep all this in mind to understand. Because it's all about comprehension. There's the obtuse and the oblique involved here, and even so on and so forth, if you really think about it. You can't overlook these facts. Like, you can harp or bamboozle or undulate, but the thing is, it's big. It's really big. And that bigness requires money. Basically so like that's the deal. Hope this helps.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 04:27 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)

Let this model stand as the pocket camera of record. But I am not so much obsessed with pocketability. I would never put this camera in my pocket, anyway. So how about making the finest small enthusiast compact ever? The RX10 is at the other end of the spectrum. How about something in between with this sensor that is small and light, has amazing glass, and is covered with useful buttons and controls? So what if it's a bit more than pocket-sized?

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 13:24 UTC as 354th comment | 4 replies
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Bill T.: I've been using Photoshop, Premiere, Lightroom, and After Effects all day. No disruptions from this at all, although apparently I would not have been able to download a new ap today.

The Adobe CC software is physically located on your computer. You do not have to be connected to the internet to use it, although at intervals of something like a month there is some sort of verification process for your account that requires at least a brief internet connection.

I find it hard to grumble about CC. I use 7 Adobe applications pretty often, and the old system of buying pricey updates for each would cost me a lot more than I'm paying now for a full subscription. With CC, I am paying roughly half of what I was paying under the old scheme. For less money than I was paying before, I now have access to more genuinely useful programs.

As far as backing things up over the cloud goes, would never do that anyway. That's why we have cheap, multi-terrabyte hard drives and safe deposit boxes.

Yes, but CC also seems to provide an initial platform for perhaps future instances of being monitored, even as you're working on or creating something. Not exactly worried for the moment, but really wondering what this is all going towards...

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 17:02 UTC
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MisterBG: A Wake Up call to all those that think the "Cloud" is invulnerable to disruption.
How long before this happens to all those "cloud" archives of images that people have uploaded, think are safe, and have no off-line backup for?
The "cloud" unlike it's namesake, is not something that floats around in space, it's just an array of physical hard drives on some server somewhere, and as such, however well protected, is vulnerable to disruption from electrical failure, fire, flood, earthquakes and any number of other external influences.
Those that rely on it entirely for their storage are foolish.

True, but the matter of possibly (?) compromised privacy and security (albeit not in the spotlight today) concern me even more, and stir in me even more apprehension than these cloud service disruptions and malfunctions!

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 16:49 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)

Sony is squarely on the right track with this iteration. I guess I'm in the minority, but I for one wouldn't be opposed to the pairing of this sensor with a longer if slower lens in a smaller body than the RX10. This sensor's useable ISO range would still provide more flexibility than any 'travel zoom' out there, even with slower glass, if I'm not mistaken. The Mk III looks to be a terrific small camera, but personally I would like something similarly sized that's just as wide but with a longer reach. I'd say this sensor is great to ISO 800 Aand quite good beyond. But I'm probably alone here as far as this suggestion goes...

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 07:45 UTC as 527th comment | 1 reply

CS6 is working just fine for me, of course minus those "indispensable critical" tools available only to CC subscribers.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2014 at 23:10 UTC as 75th comment | 1 reply
On How Peter Hurley became a top portrait photographer article (49 comments in total)

"Some folks' lives roll easy
As a breeze
Driftin' through a summer day
But some folks' lives
Lord they stumble, Lord they fall
Through no fault of their own
Some folks never catch their stars..."

-Paul Simon

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2014 at 02:43 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (634 comments in total)

I had high hopes for this model, but my initial enthusiasm has been tempered by the findings in this review. Maybe a truly terrific large sensor enthusiast compact camera just isn't possible. Given the shortcomings pointed out the Silver Award seems generous.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 00:46 UTC as 136th comment
On 1939: England in Color (part 2) article (170 comments in total)

Thank you for showing us these photos. Brings the past back to life. Priceless!

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 10:42 UTC as 71st comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2089 comments in total)

There can be no disputing that an historic, well-deserved prestigious reputation and a dedication to high quality has demonstrated repeatedly that Leica owners are something. Or other. Anyway.... Count me in!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 00:00 UTC as 475th comment
On Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK article (165 comments in total)

What? No submersible 30-day transponder? No LED lights with your initials in fancy lettering? No racing stripe?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 22:08 UTC as 88th comment
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