AngryCorgi

AngryCorgi

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Joined on Sep 5, 2006

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On Is this the new Leica 'Mini M'? news story (370 comments in total)
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Raist3d: I am not sure what this camera is bringing to the market. I would have iked to think Leica would have used their lens expertise to come out with a nice set of high quality primes. Of course this is still a rumor but...

Its bringing a red dot and higher price. Very cutting-edge price!! :D

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2013 at 21:00 UTC
On Is this the new Leica 'Mini M'? news story (370 comments in total)

Leica has lost its mind. The X2 isn't selling worth squat at US$2,000 so they decide to make a zoom variant with an exceedingly slow lens for over US$3,000?? I can tell you right now, this thing won't sell hardly at all. If this was built like the old mini cm zoom (35-70, f/3.5-6.5) with a 35mm sensor and a partially collapsing lens, then yeah, it might have a chance at that price. But this thing is enormous and uses an aps-c sensor. If this is it and the lens is permanently fixed, then its a still-born baby.

I hope, for Leica's sake, this is a new SYSTEM camera. Still, that is one gawdawful slow lens even for a kit lens.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2013 at 20:03 UTC as 147th comment | 1 reply
On Photoshop Gradient Tool: Part 2 - Adjusting Images article (87 comments in total)

This is part 2? I must have missed part 1 altogether. Was it titled "How to justify renting photoshop and never owning it"???

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2013 at 11:39 UTC as 8th comment
On GIF creator receives honor, still chafes at mispronunciation news story (159 comments in total)

This crotchety old man just successfully trolled the entire internet. Well played, sir. Well played.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 08:25 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies

Is it just me or is Marissa Mayer insanely cute?

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2013 at 21:05 UTC as 89th comment | 5 replies
On GIF creator receives honor, still chafes at mispronunciation news story (159 comments in total)

It's "Jraphics Interchange Format". End of Story.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2013 at 18:35 UTC as 69th comment

I'm still awaiting the V3 with the Sony 20MP sensor. C'mon, Nikon. Stop using these sub-par Aptina sensors already! Make one model that puts IQ ahead of ridiculous AF-tracking speed.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 19:38 UTC as 57th comment | 3 replies

Is this a product of Malaysia or China too? I mean, I have no problem with that being the case, but it would further highlight the nonsense of the price. If you are gonna save $$$ on labor, then you can't turn around and charge US$900 and look like anything short of a jerk.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 13:36 UTC as 82nd comment | 1 reply

For US$900, they oughta throw in a V1 for free with every purchase! ;)

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 09:32 UTC as 102nd comment | 1 reply

It's about f***ing time.

$900 US??? Holy overpriced lens, batman!!

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 08:01 UTC as 114th comment
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Kodachrome200: this is essentially an e-pl5 for 400 more. the difference as far as i can tell is strictly ergonomic. mostly true about the om-d too. not sure i get either camera

And you've proven that while you can "reed", you surely can't spell. :-P

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 08:28 UTC
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AngryCorgi: Actually, GIMP is very powerful. The only reason I use PS CS is for the cleaner interface. It's not worth getting bent over a barrel on though. I can always use my old CS2 + GIMP + RPP combo and get what I need. It's not as efficient, but I use this software for my own pleasure, not for creation of revenue from the products. They ought to factor that into their logic. There are a boat-load of people that do not receive financial gain for the use of PS CS nor want to, but do want to (a) keep their skills up at home and (b) like the added flxibililty of PS over PSE. They appear to be ignoring that LARGE group of home users.

It's a shame. The deblur feature was about to get me to plop down another bunch of bills for a new PS too. Oh well.

I admit that! LOL The GIMP is not nearly as well "put together" in the GUI.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 20:52 UTC

Actually, GIMP is very powerful. The only reason I use PS CS is for the cleaner interface. It's not worth getting bent over a barrel on though. I can always use my old CS2 + GIMP + RPP combo and get what I need. It's not as efficient, but I use this software for my own pleasure, not for creation of revenue from the products. They ought to factor that into their logic. There are a boat-load of people that do not receive financial gain for the use of PS CS nor want to, but do want to (a) keep their skills up at home and (b) like the added flxibililty of PS over PSE. They appear to be ignoring that LARGE group of home users.

It's a shame. The deblur feature was about to get me to plop down another bunch of bills for a new PS too. Oh well.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 20:29 UTC as 340th comment | 5 replies

Basically, Adobe is trolling anybody who bought PS CS6 recently. "Thanks for spending $700 on our product just now. As a reward, you will save $60 on your first year of PS CC!" Whoopty f***ing dooo. You stay classy, Adobe. That has to be the biggest d*** move so far of the century.

We are essentially being trolled by a freaking company!

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 20:09 UTC as 350th comment
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AngryCorgi: 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.

Fair enough, AbrasiveReducer...I agree, the condo arrangement is a dream compared to this nonsense.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 19:35 UTC

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 Adobe Photoshop CC: What it means for photographers news story (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 Adobe Photoshop CC: What it means for photographers news story (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 Adobe Photoshop CC: What it means for photographers news story (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
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