AngryCorgi

AngryCorgi

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This reminds me of when I bought my first condo. At the time, the condo fees were $325/month, which was high for the area, but I got a great deal on the unit. I thought, well, I'm ok with the combo of my mortgage and condo fee. I said, "hey, they are the highest around, I'm sure they take great care of the facility for that and its unlikely to go up too much". Fast forward 6 years. The condo fee has balloned to $555/month AND I had to pay a "special fee" of $1085 to upgrade the elevators that were not part of the condo fee! But I'm married to the condo fee with my ownership, nothing I can do. I'm stuck. So I sold the place right before the housing market took a nose dive.

This is how I see this "subscription" arrangement. You always have to pay and there is no incentive to provide an improving product. If they raise the price, you still have to pay. All your work is saved in PSD files!

I promised myself I'd never again own a condo and the same goes for Adobe's sub scheme.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 16:42 UTC as 404th comment | 4 replies

Two things:

(1) Price - This represents a larger investment in photography than I currently make. If I updated at $199 every two years, I'm now paying $480 every two years, which is more than double before. I'm a hobbyist in terms of photography and graphic arts. This basically prices me out of CS.

(2) Incentive - This removes the incentive for Adobe to provide any fundamental, useful upgrades to its products. In the past, if there was little upgrade, we could skip an upgrade and wait until the next release. This gave Adobe an incentive to release an ever-improving competitive product. Now, you never own the software, so if you decide they are not improving the product much, you STILL have to pay $240 a year just to use standard PS.

A lot of the soreness of this could be removed by simply making the pricing logical. It's simply too high right now for anyone but successful, high-demand professionals.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 20:46 UTC as 825th comment | 1 reply
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1879 comments in total)

If they really wanted to prevent piracy they'd just include a custom usb dongle with the software that was required to be plugged in on program use. Software companies have been doing this for 20 years in professional markets (they used to use a parallel port key). This has nothing to do with anti-piracy and has everything to do with making a boatload of dough.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 17:35 UTC as 323rd comment | 1 reply
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1879 comments in total)

Like I stated, the monthly cost isn't a bad thing, but the price point they have it at now is a bad thing. I don't know anyone who upgrades EVERY year, but the price will be like upgrading every 10 months now. They raised the price. That's a HUGE mistake, IMO.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 17:27 UTC as 325th comment | 1 reply
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1879 comments in total)

For the record, the price of the PS-only sub is the equivalant to being $40 more per year than the normal $199 upgrade has been. You'd think Adobe would have the common sense to offer it at $15 a month so at least you aren't getting screwed MORE than you would if you upgraded EVERY SINGLE YEAR! In my opinion, it's $5 too high per month. Other than that, I use AutoDesk products and am accustomed to the stupid sub-based ownership. At least AutoDesk AutoCAD subs are actually CHEAPER ($495/yr) than if you had upgraded every 7 YEARS ($3,800+)!! Adobe could learn a lesson here.

Also, I don't know if they are working with government agencies on this, but approval of their software (since it has to talk to the internet at least once a month) might hit some roadblocks in a lot of agencies' approval process.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 17:15 UTC as 333rd comment | 1 reply
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1879 comments in total)
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AngryCorgi: None of this matters to me. I'm still running CS2 and am perfectly happy.

@ CyberAngel

You have to have CS5 to upgrade to CS6, and you need min CS3 to go to CS5 at upgrade cost.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 17:03 UTC
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1879 comments in total)

None of this matters to me. I'm still running CS2 and am perfectly happy.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 10:03 UTC as 529th comment | 7 replies
On More pictures leak of purported Olympus PEN 'E-P5' article (237 comments in total)

Weird. You don't see a lot of "rumors" on DPR. I suppose that means DPR has not got their hands on a copy already and signed an accompanying NDA?? Or is the public nature of this rumor at other locations a loophole for reposting the information???

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2013 at 22:34 UTC as 89th comment | 3 replies
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AngryCorgi: It's available in pink. That pretty much says it all.

Sensor is not new at all.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2013 at 18:41 UTC

Samsung releases cameras like they release cell phones. Same thing with one piece of improved technology or shifted button placement.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2013 at 13:52 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
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AngryCorgi: It's available in pink. That pretty much says it all.

I cordially invite them to stop releasing the same camera over and over and over and over again and try to actually improve the product in a fundamental way. :)

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2013 at 13:49 UTC
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whtchocla7e: 4 more buttons to go, guys!!! We are getting close to perfection. We don't need physical controls on a camera. Screw the EVF, we have NFC. Technology is great.

LOL @ sarcasm ;)

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2013 at 12:19 UTC

It's available in pink. That pretty much says it all.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2013 at 10:10 UTC as 43rd comment | 7 replies

The human eye comment is interesting. I've seen 40mm and 42mm referred to as the "same AOV as the human eye", but never an AOV as narrow as 48mm. This proves that marketing is worth exactly nil.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2013 at 08:46 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies
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Shamael: they all go for 1500$, 32/1.8, 12/2.8, and 50/2.8. A lot of money for 2 diaphragm faster than Sigma 30 that sells 199$. It is not pocketable, so better run a Tokina 11/16 2.8 with adapter and a Sigma 30 1.4 beside. You get the 2 lenses and the adapter for the price of one Zeiss lens. Now, just answer AF, with EA2 adapter on NEX they do that as well. Zeiss is good, but their prices suck.

The old 30 DN is $99 in the US. The new variant (old DN is discontinued), the 30 DN Art is $199. I think that is where your disconnect is.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2013 at 08:39 UTC
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X20 review article (175 comments in total)

Odd thing is that Fuji's marketing PROMISED the X20 to be superior in DR and SNR to both the G1X and RX100...and it lags pretty far behind both.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3378827

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2013 at 17:00 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies
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Richard Murdey: Fascinating X10-X20 comparison shots on page 8.

I resized from 4000 to 2000 pixel baseline, nudged the X10 contrast up by 20%. The images then looked identical to me. I would say, also, that at 100% full resolution the smudging artifacts were worse for the X20 than for the X10.

In all, I can't say I'm sold on X-trans for this sensor size at least.

It's already been shown elsewhere, and yes, the detail using the X10 + EXR DR trumps the smudgy X20 DR boost.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2013 at 11:24 UTC
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X20 review article (175 comments in total)
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Peter Gabriel: Hmm, a bit to much copy and paste for my liking. Ex. the Raw download states:

"... and judge the capabilities of the D7100 for yourself."

Say what?

I almost blew my espresso out my nose. Bahahahahahahahahahahaha...good catch! :D

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2013 at 11:22 UTC
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AngryCorgi: If you've seen the gallery for the 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, EOS M, 7D, or 60D, then this is just more of the same. Canon has become an extremely boring company, IMO.

Every 18MP APS-C Canon resleases is supposedly "NEWLY DESIGNED". If you buy that, I've got some beautiful land in Pripyat, Ukraine to sell you at only $1000/acre!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2013 at 13:44 UTC

If you've seen the gallery for the 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, EOS M, 7D, or 60D, then this is just more of the same. Canon has become an extremely boring company, IMO.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2013 at 11:18 UTC as 32nd comment | 10 replies
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