Husaberg Grok

Husaberg Grok

Lives in Canada Victoria BC, Canada
Works as a Technologist/Machinist/Mechanic
Joined on Apr 30, 2004
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On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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Husaberg Grok: Wow! It looks like NIKON went and consulted the Gods at Mount OLYMPUS!

I wasn't referring to the format.......geesh!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 19:24 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

Wow! It looks like NIKON went and consulted the Gods at Mount OLYMPUS!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 17:11 UTC as 586th comment | 4 replies
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PeterAustin: Kodak 1 came with 100 shots and prints all included. "You press the shutter and don't worry about the rest". Keep in mind what 100 pictures meant at a time when people had only a handful of photographs taken during an entire lifetime.
In 2013, it would be 20 pictures included, with five different pricing plans for additional prints, 2 year commitment, automatic monthly payments, early cancellation penalty, 10-page small print legal contract, and extra charges for the prints in case you want to see them (with all rights belonging to the company). No wonder US companies are struggling.

...and saved in the "cloud".

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2013 at 16:07 UTC

This is one reason why many organizations keep their workstations off the web.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 13:37 UTC as 52nd comment
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Raincheck: Adobe Creative Cloud has been the greatest thing since sliced bread for me. I love having that 4 inch long string of apps. in the Finder on my Mac. No way could I justify the thousands of dollars to buy them outright, but HAVING them has opened the door for me to make 14 times the cost of the subscriptions (during the time I've had them) in graphics work, As A Sideline.

The part I've always thought about first is the hordes of young talented artists and photographers who now have within their reach a way to load up the needed thousands of dollars worth of software they need to start out.

Not every user has an internet connection.
Connections are strictly forbidden in our workplace.
So for us, there is LOTS to complain about after years of upgrades and training expenditures.

For the record, the price is not the issue. We pay Thousands every year into maintainence contracts. They all will function on stand-alone workstations.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 17:35 UTC

Adobe has to be thick or mentally challenged.

My workplace and others have no internet connection for their graphic workstations.

Adobe will not be making our workstation policies.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 01:05 UTC as 215th comment
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newe: Corel is a good option....but it is "cloud" as well. You will need to activate it once (you will need some form of connection)...and if Corel goes under or decides to change then you are out of luck for a move to a new machine.

What we need is a reasonably featured package that can do color management with just a serial number-based activation...no internet EVER needed. Not sure who makes that.

It is hard to believe how many are content to require an internet connection to maintain functionality of a product!

1) All that screws up a PC comes from the World Wide Web.
2) As a tool, there shouldn't be a requirement to be connected.
3) I am forced to be connected (at my expense and inconvenience) once a month or once every 3 months.

My tools don't tell me what to do.If they try, I sell them, throw them away and I would never buy them.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 15:37 UTC
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)
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hammerheadfistpunch: I work for a Large corporation and we can afford the CC, but we can't use it because our organization is security sensitive and blocks all cloud access. Nice work Adobe, there are at least 300 users you've just alienated.

hammerheadfistpunch: LOL!
These computers NEVER go on the internet.....EVER!!

They are put in service and if they require an update or added functionality, I procure it and it install it from disk or thumbdrive.

This is a part of my job.

If they don't change thier policy, Adobe is dead to me.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 22:52 UTC
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)
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hammerheadfistpunch: I work for a Large corporation and we can afford the CC, but we can't use it because our organization is security sensitive and blocks all cloud access. Nice work Adobe, there are at least 300 users you've just alienated.

You just don't get it do you. In my organization there are PC's hooked to the internet and there are many that are not ever connected.
I work for DND currently. When I worked for SDL optics it was the same.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 17:25 UTC
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)

What adobe and many others fail to realize or acknowledge, is that there are many who can't or do not want to connect to the internet or the "cloud".
Out of necessity I avoid applications that require a connection for functionality. I often spend time in regions that have satellite reception only.
I've used pc's before there was an internet and they worked fine, it's bad enough that you require a power source!
More devices including BluRay players and TV's are hooking up to the internet to add functionality and make our lives easier. While this is true to an extent, there are still hands on methods aavailable such as when you upgrade firmware on our cameras. We are heading to a point where we will pay for our complacency and lazyness. You will have to be "plugged in", "subscribed", "maintained", "monitored", and so on. It's like an addiction.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 16:56 UTC as 348th comment | 2 replies
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)
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Husaberg Grok: I administer workstations that NEVER touch the world wide web and NEVER will. There are many businesses with the same policy.

Farewell photoshop.

We used to use it in our professional grapics department, we are looking for replacement software.

Often, the bigger the company, the tighter the security.
There isn't ANYTHING less secure than the internet!

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 03:21 UTC
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)
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Adam Filipowicz: good luck staying relevant and competitive when clients send you files created in adobe cc, but you cant open it. because you wont invest $360 a year, and folks need to be more open to change and progress. being all grumpy because you admin workstations that never go online.. well.. things need to change.. do you think other software wont eventually require some online connectivity. sure it will.. the next version of windows will prob require a regular or constant internet connection too. things are changing folks..the world is going cloud / subscription..and you can either learn to change or be a dinosaur and be left behind.

Nonsense. There are many reasons not to be connected.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 03:19 UTC
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)
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Adam Filipowicz: good luck staying relevant and competitive when clients send you files created in adobe cc, but you cant open it. because you wont invest $360 a year, and folks need to be more open to change and progress. being all grumpy because you admin workstations that never go online.. well.. things need to change.. do you think other software wont eventually require some online connectivity. sure it will.. the next version of windows will prob require a regular or constant internet connection too. things are changing folks..the world is going cloud / subscription..and you can either learn to change or be a dinosaur and be left behind.

In our business world, the "world wide web" is simply not accessible........period. We are not unique. Our workstations do not need the web to work.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 03:02 UTC
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)

I administer workstations that NEVER touch the world wide web and NEVER will. There are many businesses with the same policy.

Farewell photoshop.

We used to use it in our professional grapics department, we are looking for replacement software.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 02:43 UTC as 731st comment | 2 replies

Welcome to your nightmare Adobe!
I've worked in more than a few places that do not allow their workstations an internet connection, ever!

I currently administer 10 workstations running CS5 and as of this announcement, I am meeting with my end users to seek an alternative.

I work for DND

Bye Bye Adobe.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 20:12 UTC as 662nd comment

I'm happy to see the diversification of licencees using the micro4/3 format.
This will strengthen the format by providing more choice to the consumer. The openness is part of what drew me to the format.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2013 at 05:33 UTC as 18th comment
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)
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Mike_PEAT: 2eyesee wrote: "Obviously if you're serious about shallow DOF full-frame is the only way to go,"

No it isn't, guess you never used a medium or large format camera...135/35mm (I REFUSE to say "full frame" since it's not a proper term) format is not the "be all and end all" of photography. Each format is a compromise between benefits and negatives.

My first camera was medium format, I've shot with 135/35mm for 20 years, I've shot with a camera taller than a person that uses upto 24"x36" sheet film, but now my choice for 6 years has been FourThirds, and now it's Micro FourThirds.

Out of all those cameras there's NONE I can say is best, or the only way to go...I can say there's only best for me right now, and right now that's the OM-D!

As for shallow DOF, it's only one factor with photography...but even with my tiny sensor bridge camera I managed to get shallow DOF when I wanted it...it all has to do with your skills and knowledge about photography.

Hold on!!!
I could and many here could easily afford a "medium format" digital system.....or 2 or 3. The question is, do I want or need one.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2013 at 02:32 UTC
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)
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marike6: "Digital SLR Photography" magazine just named the Nikon D800 "Gear of the Year 2012". Out of all the great cameras released in 2012, it's the obvious choice.

"Digital SLR Photography" The magazine title says it all and I think everyone can agree that the D800 is greatest DSLR for 2012.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2013 at 22:50 UTC
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)

Calling people who defend a system they love a "fanboy" is getting pretty old.

Insulting people and the systems they like is just weird and immature.

Over the 50+ years that I've enjoyed photography I've enjoyed many fine formats and brands and I've never felt it neccessary to put down or denigrate another enthusiust or their gear. Neither have I been put down in the real world.

Just think about it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 01:50 UTC as 74th comment | 5 replies
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)
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Everdog: Most Micro Four Thirds users are former Canikon, Sony or Pentax DSLR owners.
If you watch the M43 forum everyday there is another post from someone making the switch from the larger DSLRs.
This really seems to bother the old school guys and we see it here. They get really upset when DPR and LensRentals post test results that prove, " Phase-detection autofocus (even using still targets and center-point only) wasn’t nearly as accurate as contrast detection."

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/08/01/Roger-Cicala-Lensrentals-Canon-Autofocus-marketing-claims

oops

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 01:47 UTC
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