Markintosh

Markintosh

Lives in Canada Toronto, Canada
Works as a Art Director | Graphic & Web Design
Joined on Jun 6, 2005

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On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (367 comments in total)
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Olgierd: For $300 I'll buy 10-18 for my little EOS-M. Small and fairly light, cheaper than EFM 11-22 and available in US. Good option to take while I'm hiking.

Canadian dollar is very low now — you can get 11-22 from Henrys.com easy and fast. It will be also covered by Canon's North American warranty. Just as an option:) 11-22mm is AMAZING lens!

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 18:19 UTC

Very interesting interview, thanks! Good luck to Sigma:)
Sigma new "Art" lenses are amazing, I'm really enjoying new 30mm f/1.4 lens.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 15:59 UTC as 45th comment
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (612 comments in total)
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R N: hey, gang -- no reason to panic. This is so modest a refresh that it makes no sense to market it in the US or Europe. Now if they bring out a dual-pixel M series camera for Asia only, then you can panic.

Seriously, nothing to worry about here. Move along, move along...

:)) this is funny:) bunch of folks, never had EOS-M and never will, crying about lack of features and innovations:)) so much free time:)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 22:58 UTC

Another good reason not to upgrade:( One thing it's to purchase software ones in 18 month, another is to store credit card info there forever because you are leasing the software. But nobody can be sure that Adobe is not store credit card info for person who purchased CS6, for example.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 14:40 UTC as 48th comment

"Smallish screen"? it's bigger than regular camera screen. 5" screen its not compact anymore.

"Manual controls"? This is phone, not DSLR:))

"Photographic ergonomics not the best" and "No dedicated, two-stage shutter button." You are kidding, right?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2013 at 18:37 UTC as 56th comment | 6 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2059 comments in total)

I'm happy for Oly fans, but personally don't see the point in bulky, oversized mirrorless camera with small sensor compare to DSLR. The price of body and lenses is separate story — you can find the full frame options very close to this price. All impressive features still doesn't make this camera a professional tool — and here Olympus lost the touch with reality a little bit. Again, this is just my personal opinion.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 12:59 UTC as 365th comment | 5 replies
On Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Preview preview (80 comments in total)
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Jefftan: Sony NEX 10-18 F4 225 gram
Canon 11-22mm F4-5.6 220 gram

not as wide, not as bright and same weight

What's going on? Is this the best what Canon can do?
Can't understand

first, you don't need brighter lens when it comes to ultra wide range.
second, don't forget 11-22 is optical stabilized lens — this is add some weight. I'm 100% sure it will be a fantastic lens, like entire EOS-M lenses line-up:)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 17:28 UTC
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caro: Inadvertently, Adobe gave us opportunity to standardize version of the software we use in the industry.
In my organization CS6 will be the last version designers and freelancers will be allowed to use for our projects. All jobs submitted in later formats will be rejected.
The end of forced upgrades!

:) no more changes in Media Kits — CS 6 will stay standard requirements from now on.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 18:50 UTC
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leomartinez: What I concern the most is the " I can do whatever I want because everybody is tied to me" actitud.

Adobe, the users have helped you to develop your software and certainly we are ready any time soon to do it again but with other software company.

You are taking away from me all the hard earned knowledge when you force me to go on the rented service bulls... So right now, I don't have nothing to loose.

Clouds is not for people who have his feets on the earth.

this is just crazy fine print!

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 18:36 UTC
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)
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Rick DeBari: I keep reading posts from people who say they have PS CS6 so they are all set for several years. That may be, but only until Adobe stops updating the Camera Raw definitions for CS6. You may then be forced to use JPEG or TIFF files on your future new digital cameras whose native RAW files are not supported by Camera Raw in CS6. Yes, you could possibly use the individual camera makers (or some other) raw conversion software then open the converted files in CS6. But that is a two-step process and very time consuming. And what options are there for PS users, such as myself, who still have even older versions like CS5 or earlier? There is NO upgrade path to CS6 now for thousands of users other than subscribing to Creative Cloud forever. We are hung out to dry!

Capture One Raw flow is much better than Adobe.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 13:38 UTC
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)
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rdc13: I use Photoshop at work and at my home studio - cs5 at home, cs6 at work. I was thinking I'd update at home but now I'm thinking I'll just stay with v5 and wait a few years.

I think a lot of people will do the same. I don't need the latest and greatest, cs5 works VERY well and will for a long time.

Anybody remember Quark XPress, which DOMINATED page layout in the recent past?

Anybody still use it?

Anybody?

I'm using Quark for more than 20 years — never switched to InDesign. Great software! Hopefully new Adobe stunt will help QX in the future.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 21:58 UTC
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Daniel Bliss: The cynicism of Adobe in this transition registers pretty high in my view. The most blatant examples of this for me concern InDesign — which has had some real problems the last two updates and which now won't be updated for Retina displays or even the Mac Cocoa API in the CS version, only in creative cloud — and raw conversion, which requires you to be on some form of current Adobe software, therefore setting a clear time limit to CS.

It's very tempting to switch to Quark for the page design and then freeware or shareware or Apple apps for everything else. Quark was Cocoa-ized FIVE YEARS AGO and the other solutions insulate the end user from Adobe's games.

Quark is very much in business. I'm using Quark for more than 20 years. Adobe managed to hook all deign schools on CS bundle which includes InDesign. Quark's delay is also contributed to change of status quo. But I really hope it will change now since Adobe made new CC policy insanely expensive for colleges and schools, who actually still using 2 generation old CS versions.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 21:23 UTC
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Horshack: The good news for Adobe is they have a near-monopoly in creative software tools. The bad news is their monopoly is in a discretionary market, where consumers aren't compelled to use their product and can do without. Adobe doesn't appear to be aware of this distinction but they soon will be.

100% agree with vincent_I

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 21:16 UTC
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JohnyP: Winston Henderson of Adobe has a few words he would like to say....

http://oi41.tinypic.com/53a8lx.jpg

:)))

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 21:12 UTC
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)
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ronm2008: I found this comment interesting:

"there's not a lot of photography-specific value in our subscription products"

So ... they know they are screwing the photographers, and don't care.

What are some other good Photoshop alternatives? (preferably for the Mac?)

Aperture, Capture One

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 20:13 UTC
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jorgeysusa: This is not about piracy, no way, this is about monopoly and greed. Well, you can count me out, boys.

I'm not a hacker and I only know — two last CS versions I own required to be connected to the internet during activation process. Also, they "calling home" every time after you reboot your router or server's DNS changing. The new software will have different algorithm and frequency of these calls, but since you will be installing software on your computer, and not using online version of the program, based on Adobe server, my guess the process will be same. Personally, I'll stay with my CS6 for a while and see where things heading. I just hope Apple systems will support CS6 for couple years, anyway I'll keep my Mac Pro as backup when I decide it's the time to get new computer.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 03:44 UTC

One another thing — it takes away pressure form Adobe — no more need to new releases — you can very slowly to tweak same old programs and no need to make a big jumps and present tons of new features — customers need to pay upgrade fees anyway:(

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 19:11 UTC as 161st comment
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jorgeysusa: This is not about piracy, no way, this is about monopoly and greed. Well, you can count me out, boys.

You're absolutely right! I'm sure we will see a hacked version on new software less then week after its out. If you have monitoring software on you computer — you can see how many times Adobe products (CS6) are "calling home". It's just sad — instead of making their prices more acceptable, they decide to get more from existing customers.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 18:41 UTC

Adobe will push more people to get their piracy copies of new suite. Designers, who is using Photoshop/InDesign/Illustrator/Acrobat — will be paying more than before, and many of professionals will stay on CS6 version as long as computer systems will be supporting it.

Very ugly move by Adobe — first purchasing and killing concurrents like Macromedia, and now doing this rent/cloud stunt. I have no problem to use my CS6 Photoshop and Illustrator, also my main layout program is Quark. But what scares me — many people will be pushed to go for a new deal, and how fast Adobe will kill comparably and legacy between newer version of the programs and older stuff (CS6). I remember the nightmare with earlier InDesign versions.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 18:12 UTC as 186th comment | 1 reply
On Preview:nikon-coolpix-a (442 comments in total)
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Marty4650: This looks like a really nice compact carry camera. Better than a Canon S110 or Sony RX100 and smaller than a Fuji X100. The only rub is the price is awfully high.

I know this will sound selfish, but I hope the Coolpix A is a flop, so I can pick one up at their clearance sale.

An awful lot of cameras look a lot better once the price is adjusted downwards (Pentax K-01, Pentax Q, Nikon 1, etc.)

you need to compare it Canon EOS-M, not to S110:)

Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 21:06 UTC
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