Just a Photographer

Just a Photographer

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On Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners article (457 comments in total)
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Mike Greer: What a bunch of whining. PS averaged upgrades every 15-18 months at a rough cost of $180. At a $10/month subscription, after 18 months that's $180. Roughly the same as upgrading your license. But I didn't upgrade to every new version you say. Neither did I. I upgraded every over version. So the subscription was a price increase for me. That is, without taking LR into account. When adobe added Lightroom for the same $10, that pretty much evened things out for me. I pay way more for Web based subscriptions that aren't as critical to my business as PS and LR. Netflix is $8/month and it's dirt cheap and it doesn't make me any money. $10/month for PS and LR is a joke. That's more than fair. It's actually underpriced IMO.

For those talking about C1, go to their website. Notice anything? Notice that you have the option of subscribing? For the time being you can buy it. Buy why offer a subscription if you're not intending to go that route exclusively at some point? Software companies cannot survive with people upgrading every blue moon. So they're going this route. I have no problem with it. Especially in this case where the product is so critical to my business and the subscription is ridiculously low.

As a matter of fact you have a Adobe Photography Plan in Croatia: http://www.adobe.com/hr/creativecloud/photography.html

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 13:27 UTC
On Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners article (457 comments in total)
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joyclick: Why let Adobe enslave you,tether you,make you do everything at their bidding without you having any say/choice in the matter?
Boycott adobe,support other companies so that adobe is sent to oblivion.

I see the spirit of Don Quixote lives on...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 10:07 UTC
On Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners article (457 comments in total)
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Dr_Jon: From reading the below two points leap out in addition to my first thought (about this being bad if they are still selling PS CS6 retail, as they originally said they would update ACR as long as they were doing that).

The first one is with CC they can of course stop supporting the operating system you are using at any time in the future.

The second one is they can also, for example, decide to store the catalogue and maybe other stuff in the cloud, which people doing work for customers under NDA may well not like. Also they could charge when it goes over a certain free size.

Not that CC isn't generally a good deal, I recommend it to people quite regularly, just less so for people like me who bough the expensive version of PS shortly before CC came along and weren't offered a rental holiday or similar, which I also thought was poor.

That is a lot of assumptions you make.

None of them have yet became a reality.
Also no files are being distributed to their cloud and all files still remain on your own HDD or NAS.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 09:58 UTC
On Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners article (457 comments in total)
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Niklas Ramstedt: Am I the only one here who likes LR and PS CC and is prepared to pay for software?

CC works fine for me
... and those who say its a ripoff wouldn't purchase it anyway as Adobe Software has never been cheap. They probably have always searched for their ripped version on Pirate Bay or any other illegal site. They will continue to do so in the future as well.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 09:27 UTC
On Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners article (457 comments in total)
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Dr_Jon: Does this mean they are stopping selling Photoshop CS6 as a boxed product, as otherwise it seems pretty poor behaviour?

(BTW I paid 900 quid for CS6 extended not that long before they announced CC and as I don't get any rental discount for that I am planning to get some of my money's worth before considering renting - however I don't use ACR for Raw development, having LR 6.1 and DXO 10 so I'm more annoyed for future PS purchasers than myself.)

Adobe first announced Adobe CS6 May 7th 2012. First Adobe CC update that included CS6.5 was on May 6th 2013.

Today we live in 'August 2015). That is 39 month after Adobe CS6 was anounced or 27 month after the CC update that included CS6.5

For not to update your software for 39 month is quite a long time in the life of a single software package.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 09:23 UTC
On Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners article (457 comments in total)
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girlperson1: Adobe has always been a bit greedy and now, they will hold your images hostage....LOL!!!

Laugh as you may, but at least Silkypix is software specifically designed for RAW files AND.....you get to keep your images on YOUR hard drive AND the software won't cost you an arm and a leg.

They don't hold your images hostage.

You can always convert your RAWS to DNG or leave them untouched, or you can convert your current PSD files to layered TIFF and or JPG if your image is in a final stage anyway.

Also no files are being transferred to the cloud.
Everything stays on your computer with Adobe CC.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 09:08 UTC
On Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners article (457 comments in total)
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Mike Greer: What a bunch of whining. PS averaged upgrades every 15-18 months at a rough cost of $180. At a $10/month subscription, after 18 months that's $180. Roughly the same as upgrading your license. But I didn't upgrade to every new version you say. Neither did I. I upgraded every over version. So the subscription was a price increase for me. That is, without taking LR into account. When adobe added Lightroom for the same $10, that pretty much evened things out for me. I pay way more for Web based subscriptions that aren't as critical to my business as PS and LR. Netflix is $8/month and it's dirt cheap and it doesn't make me any money. $10/month for PS and LR is a joke. That's more than fair. It's actually underpriced IMO.

For those talking about C1, go to their website. Notice anything? Notice that you have the option of subscribing? For the time being you can buy it. Buy why offer a subscription if you're not intending to go that route exclusively at some point? Software companies cannot survive with people upgrading every blue moon. So they're going this route. I have no problem with it. Especially in this case where the product is so critical to my business and the subscription is ridiculously low.

My thoughts exactly.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 09:05 UTC
On Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners article (457 comments in total)

This was to expected. I now only hope that Adobe does not make a sudden and hefty price increase for those who have already adopted their 'photography program' that includes Lightroom CC + Photoshop CC.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 09:04 UTC as 79th comment
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Matt Random: Looks interesting. I was thinking it's too big, but they kind of sold me on the fact that it's an everyday bag that you can also put your camera in when you want. I drag a backpack to and from work everyday so I can see the usefulness of this. Still, I'd like to see a half size version of this that would work well for something like a Sony a7/Fuji X-T1 and a second lens. I like the inclusion of the Capture attachment point.

The problem that I see here is that there's no returns (that I'm aware of). Bags are the type of thing that either works for you or doesn't. What if after you try it you find it just doesn't fit your needs. Can you sell it on eBay for what you paid? Maybe they should do a KS exclusive color or a special logo or something that sets it apart from the retail release.

Each higher end camerabag can be used as a messenger bag nowaday. Just take out the extra padding and you have your 'normal day' bag.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2015 at 10:24 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS real-world sample gallery article (216 comments in total)
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Wubslin: Another winner from Canon. Nikon obviously has no answer and is doomed.

I think Nikon is in the same position as Canon.
Vulnerable when it comes down to the way they position and defend their marketshare for DSLR.

It is beyond me why both companies let Sony and Fuji get away with paving a new productline that is growing against the DSLR market.

DSLR sales have went down from 114 million pieces in 2010 to a mere 34 million pieces in 2014. Even though Canon and Nikon are still 'giants' compared to their competition its a sign that the industry is changing. And that is not in favour of the traditional DSLR.

I always liked Canons feel and handling, I dislike the colors of Nikon. Next to that the grass is also greener at the other side.

But the fact is that Canon and Nikon are getting the feel and stamp of 'old' and 'traditional' companies that do not seem to innovate while the market is in need for innovation and changing fast.

Maybe, Canon and Nikon can't adopt to this new order on a fast enough pace. Though I really hope I am wrong on that one.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 17:28 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS real-world sample gallery article (216 comments in total)
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Wubslin: Another winner from Canon. Nikon obviously has no answer and is doomed.

Then you are easily impressed.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 16:14 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS real-world sample gallery article (216 comments in total)
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Wubslin: Another winner from Canon. Nikon obviously has no answer and is doomed.

Canon will thank you that some of their customers are so easily satisfied.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 08:12 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS real-world sample gallery article (216 comments in total)
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Thuravi Kumaaran: Great improvement in DR - if things go like this Canon will surpass Sony, in sensor DR in which they were lagging.

"May be, but we cannot ignore the happenings."

Maybe only Canon users can see the happening.
Its their whish, and therefore they like it to see happening, but in the end its nothing more then their own imagination.

It is not that I dislike Canon. Best handling of any camera imho. But they rest their laurels and have (momentarily??) lost it on the sensor side of things. This new 50MP sensor unfortunately doesn't impress me at all.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 08:02 UTC
On 20150715Canon5DsTest_Stead_17 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (6 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: No shadow details to be seen in the hair and beard.
With 50MP one would expect that each single hair would be visible.
But in this shot his dark brown hair gets into a full black area with no details pretty fast.

Shows that this camera is limited in its digital range.

Let us hope so as he upped the exposure with 1/3 of a stop.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 18:44 UTC
On photo in sample gallery (6 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: No shadow details to be seen in the hair and beard.
With 50MP one would expect that each single hair would be visible.
But in this shot his dark brown hair gets into a full black area with no details pretty fast.

Shows that this camera is limited in its digital range.

Let us hope so as he upped the exposure with 1/3 of a stop.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 18:44 UTC
On photo in sample gallery (6 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: No shadow details to be seen in the hair and beard.
With 50MP one would expect that each single hair would be visible.
But in this shot his dark brown hair gets into a full black area with no details pretty fast.

Shows that this camera is limited in its digital range.

Let us hope so.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 18:45 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS real-world sample gallery article (216 comments in total)
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Thuravi Kumaaran: Great improvement in DR - if things go like this Canon will surpass Sony, in sensor DR in which they were lagging.

Joke? or Fanboy?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 18:40 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS real-world sample gallery article (216 comments in total)

Are you sure these images are taken with the new 5Ds?
Looks like they come straight from an old 40D.

Much messed up and smeared details, blurred and mediocre in sharpness. Not something you would expect to see from Canons top of the line camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 18:39 UTC as 16th comment | 6 replies
On photo in sample gallery (6 comments in total)

No shadow details to be seen in the hair and beard.
With 50MP one would expect that each single hair would be visible.
But in this shot his dark brown hair gets into a full black area with no details pretty fast.

Shows that this camera is limited in its digital range.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 07:41 UTC as 1st comment | 3 replies
On 20150715Canon5DsTest_Stead_17 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (6 comments in total)

No shadow details to be seen in the hair and beard.
With 50MP one would expect that each single hair would be visible.
But in this shot his dark brown hair gets into a full black area with no details pretty fast.

Shows that this camera is limited in its digital range.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 07:41 UTC as 1st comment | 3 replies
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