PaulSnowcat

PaulSnowcat

Lives in Russian Federation Moscow, Russian Federation
Works as a Game Designer
Joined on Nov 10, 2007
About me:

Amateur photographer, used quite alot cameras, starting with primitive film ones, then some film SLRs, some P&S digitals, Samsung GX-10, then used Olympus gear and was happy with is but when Olympus killed it's wonderful E system, I moved to Sony and currently I am a happy owner of A-77.

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On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)

Time to... Buy something else, if you have not done so yet. To support oter software makers. I shifted to Serif's product and totally happy with it. And no subscription.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 22:42 UTC as 128th comment | 1 reply
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)

I've stooped using Abobe software as they turned on that greed machine. And I am NOT coming back. All they want is to lure us (old users who ran away) back with this "discount" and then they will set their crazy price back. Hey Adobe, I am not buying it!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 21:42 UTC as 140th comment
On Just Posted: Pentax Q7 Real-world Samples Gallery article (136 comments in total)

I cannot understand... Nikon 1 gives much better quality with the same price and size... Why bother buying Pentax Q?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 08:24 UTC as 24th comment | 7 replies
On Olympus to axe V-series point-and-shoot cameras article (124 comments in total)

Let's face it... Nobody needs THAT large amount of camera models as we have now... Really... The number of models can be easily truncated to a 1/4 of what market is filled with now. And nobody needs that frequent updates of all those models. A firm that will realize that will cut her losses greatly. Yes, I think net sales will go a bit down too, but net income will surely rise.

That crazy race should end for the sake of everyone!

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 21:06 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)

I've created a thread about PS alternatives in "PC Talk" forum here. Welcome, if you have something to share with others - where to move to?

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 09:52 UTC as 536th comment
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)

What can I say... This is a GREAT chance for other program makers to move forward and become a new de-facto image editing standard software. Let's see who will try to make that move... I don't believe noone will try.

And hey, Topaz, time to make your plugins available in different formats, not only PS! ;)

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 09:18 UTC as 547th comment
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wootpile: This is what happens when everyone is using pirated copies.

True! At the early 2000s they began to hunt pirates in Russia. And guess what? Their income in Russia rapidly declined, because the overall popularity of their products decreased. They understood their mistake and stopped the pirate hunt program back then.

No pirated photoshop will leave them with 1/3 of users. This will rise popularity of other programs, people will begin using, learning, liking alternatives... This is the path adobe is taking now... Soon you'll hear words like "back when photoshop was popular...". This only leads to adobe to death.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 15:49 UTC
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PaulSnowcat: Well... I've been using Photoshop since version 3.0 (1994). A glorious software indeed. Well, looks like it's time to move forward and find another program. I am not gonna give my files away to Adobe clouds...

But I'll need to pay LOTS of money. I am using CS2 now and I am happy with it. With the subscription I'll be paying and paying and paying. I was going to upgrade to CS7... But that won't happen of course...

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 15:20 UTC

Well... I've been using Photoshop since version 3.0 (1994). A glorious software indeed. Well, looks like it's time to move forward and find another program. I am not gonna give my files away to Adobe clouds...

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 14:45 UTC as 264th comment | 3 replies

Looks like SOONY NEX... Why buy something like NEX, when I can buy NEX itself? :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2013 at 09:33 UTC as 13th comment | 6 replies

Climbing The Great Pyramid will not harm it of course! What harms it is Kairo's dirty air, not a photographer.

As for Egyptian laws, well, I see no ethical matter not to disobey them if you dare. Because
1)This monuments were built by long-ago-extinct race, not by modern Egyptians, this does not harm anyone's religious feelings
2)That guards there are OFFERING everyone to climb the pyramids for some sum of money. Not to the top, but still they do. (I was there)

So, what can I say? Only - thanks for great pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2013 at 13:51 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
On Samsung Galaxy Note II camera review post (82 comments in total)

I liked Note 1 better. It's 16:10 form factor is MUCH more useful then 16:9 of Note 2...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2013 at 21:53 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply

Well... Dropped into seawater - that's 100% death of a lens. They RESURRECTED it! Resurrection is... well... magic :) If boiling is needed for this magic, what's wrong about it? They've done it, right? The lens is working after this magic. So why complain?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 06:33 UTC as 54th comment | 3 replies
On First Impressions: Metabones Speed Booster article (357 comments in total)

Hmmm will they do such a thing for Nikon mount lenses too?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 09:10 UTC as 78th comment | 1 reply

4.8-6.7??? O M G :(

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 10:48 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Alpha SLT-A99 preview (326 comments in total)
In reply to:

itsastickup: I would be interested in Sony cameras but for the fact that their pro zoom lenses have such awful bokeh. The best option on that is Canon, but their dynamic range is pitiful. Sigh.

Yeah it always a trade... Strong side of each system vs it's weak side. And you decide, which one is more important for YOU...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 09:33 UTC
On Sony Alpha SLT-A99 preview (326 comments in total)
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Gothmoth: canon had this pellicle mirror design 40-30 years ago.. if they would think it´s good enough for pros they would use it again i guess.

and the EVF.... i tried them all.. i still think they suck compared to a good optical viefinder in a nikon or canon. i really doubt the a99 will change that.

Heh... Democracy first appeared in ancient Greece. If it was good enough Athens in it's ancient form would've existed today, right? ;)

And the image sensor itself was invented by Kodak, if they would think it's good enough to use they would become digital imaging kings :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 09:31 UTC
On Sony Alpha SLT-A99 preview (326 comments in total)

The new AF system looks very promising. It should give superior tracking ability!

As for the SLT thing... I have used A55, and now I have A77. After using EVF for a long time, I just don't want to go back to much less comfortable and much less informative OVFs.

Looks like THE best FF camera for now.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 08:49 UTC as 88th comment | 1 reply

Those 4/3 lenses re just great. Maybe the best out there... But how many users still work with 4/3 system? They've scammed us with that E5, that actually was a E3Mk2, nothing more... And now they expect someone to come back? Well, a few would. But very few.

And of something is made for a very few ppl, that something will be VERY expensive I afraid ><

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2012 at 09:29 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
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PaulSnowcat: The Starfish Story
Original Story by: Loren Eisley

One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed
a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean.

Approaching the boy, he asked, What are you doing?

The youth replied, Throwing starfish back into the ocean.
The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them back, they'll die.

Son, the man said, don't you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish?
You can't make a difference!

After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish,
and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said -
I made a difference for that one.

I prefer to be in that boy's shoes, rather then be like that "wise" man.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2012 at 09:50 UTC
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