Bernie Ess

Bernie Ess

Lives in Germany Garmisch, Germany
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Joined on Sep 11, 2001

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I am still using Photoshop CS3, this version will work for me as long as I use XP, or Windows 7. I do not need the latest features of CS5, 6 etc., I can convert RAW files with other converters and use my older Photoshop version to work then on the tiff files.
The idea to constantly pay to a software company for having access to their software - just like kindle ebooks that you only can use as long as you have the Amazon account - is quite unacceptable for me. I cannot imagine to do that.

Sorry. But I can imagine to go on using my old PS version forever...

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 08:30 UTC as 575th comment
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Den Sh: Even though I'm not a huge fan of the zooms, kudos for having such a great prime selection! IMO the only thing that's missing from the roadmap is 90mm f/2 and 135mm f/2 (preferably with OIS).

Yes yes yes! Fast 90mm corresponding to a 135 F2: A true classic! Maybe even 1,8 for smaller DOF.
Anyway, it's the lenses that will draw half of the people to that system, not just the cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 19:47 UTC

Since the iPAD Apple has not brought anything exciting to the market anymore. They now started to administrate their heritage.
Jobs was a fanatic, and he made Apple the Ersatz church for nerds, but at least he was successful. Now Apple goes the way every company goes: More of the same, new model with "200 new software changes" every 12 months and that's it.

I briefly had the 4S, sold it after a week, and got the "Note 2". Haven't looked back. Screen is large enough to read everything, and the Note does everything I need.

Apple can still raise their sales volume because they push into giant markets like China, but in the western world they left their peak already behind.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2013 at 13:38 UTC as 9th comment
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ams1: Whether it's a sensor replacement or a total recall, that means by extension that Fuji is admitting that there is a real problem.
And if that's true, and they are announcing this week that they are waiting until March 12th to make the announcement, doesn't that really screw unknowing customers who buy an X10 today through March 11th?
If Fuji would be offering a hardware change or a recall, wouldn't they order all vendors to cease selling X10s today? B and H still has them in stock available today.
Unless... Maybe the cameras being sold today on March 5th are already fixed. I would be interested to know if anyone bought an X10 after say March 3rd or 4th if they notice the orbs.
BTW the orbs are VERY noticeable when taking night pictures in a city setting such as NYC. (in all modes, with many various settings)

Some people can never relax. Why care for people who might buy it between today and the 11th?
And yes, sure: If night shots of cityscapes were my favorite subject for photography, it would be stupid to choose the x10 for shooting it... Everybody should know by now that this is a bad idea! There are other cameras for that. Do you only have one camera? I have 5 or more.... And I know 1000 types of scenes where orbs will never show up.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2012 at 21:40 UTC
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lensberg: Be it the fact that it probably uses Sony's 16 MP sensor which is fractionally larger than that of the Canon G1 X ... is seriously doubt that it will ever match the excellent image quality of the G1 X... especially at anything over ISO 1600... Absolutely hate the optical specifications... considering the premise of the portability factor... that lens is way too bulky! And... beautiful bokeh at F3.5 ... yeah right... perhaps for the aspiring ametuer... :-)

Fractionally larger?? It Canon's G1X ensor is closer to 4/3 than to APS-c, so I'd call that quite a bit larger :-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 08:57 UTC
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