Antony John

Antony John

Lives in Kuwait Cape Town, Kuwait
Works as a Divisional Manager/Polymer Chemist
Joined on Nov 16, 2007

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JameOl: Quite cool. Despite not many new features it is visibly faster. Really like the update.

Barry, that does certainly seem to be the reality.
Would have been nice for Adobe to point that out though ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 16:11 UTC
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random.lt: Standalone trial link:

Go to:
https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/acrobat-downloads.html

paste this to address bar:

http://trials3.adobe.com/AdobeProducts/LTRM/6/win64/Lightroom_6_LS11.exe

press ENTER

First link is only needed to generate "referrer" :)

Agree Frank,
Mine says Adobe Lightroom CC in the about box.
Also has Adobe Download Manager on my windows desktop so one assumes this is the CC version and the standalone trial doesn't exist.
However, from a limited trial it is faster (image rendition) than LR4 but some of the interface is still 'jerky'.
I'll probably end up updating as it currently stands just to have access to my D810 files in LR. Will look into the other 'bells and whistles' when time allows.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 16:06 UTC
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random.lt: Standalone trial link:

Go to:
https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/acrobat-downloads.html

paste this to address bar:

http://trials3.adobe.com/AdobeProducts/LTRM/6/win64/Lightroom_6_LS11.exe

press ENTER

First link is only needed to generate "referrer" :)

Tried this "Access denied"
You don't have permission to access "http://trials3.adobe.com/AdobeProducts/LTRM/6/win64/Lightroom_6_LS11.exe" on this server.
Reference #18.6ded84d5.1429709935.65ba8eb
Tried this "Access denied"
You don't have permission to access "http://trials3.adobe.com/AdobeProducts/LTRM/6/win64/Lightroom_6_LS11.exe" on this server.
Reference #18.6ded84d5.1429709935.65ba8eb
EDIT
Apologies, one has to go to the first link and then paste: "http://trials3.adobe.com/AdobeProducts/LTRM/6/win64/Lightroom_6_LS11.exe"
So far seems to be working (i.e. it is downloading)
I did clear cookies and logout from Adobe first - not sure if that had any effect.
Thank you :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 13:39 UTC
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Antony John: There's a trial download?
Everything I've tried takes me back to CC.
Annoying.

So there is no perpetual license trial download I take it?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 17:26 UTC
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Antony John: There's a trial download?
Everything I've tried takes me back to CC.
Annoying.

Lee (sigh) asks for sign-in and then goes to the creative cloud download.
Seems Adobe perpetual license is indeed a myth.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 17:16 UTC
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mantra: hi
are you sure there 2 version ?
cc and v6
when can we download the trial version ?
thanks

Richard please provide the link to the perpetual license trial download.
Doesn't seem to be one.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 17:11 UTC
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Antony John: There's a trial download?
Everything I've tried takes me back to CC.
Annoying.

Lee, same BS.
Also deleted cookies.
Takes you back to the CC page.
If you have a direct link to the trial (non CC) then please post.
Right now the 'perpetual license' is looking like a myth - unless you purchase without a trial.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 17:09 UTC
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Antony John: There's a trial download?
Everything I've tried takes me back to CC.
Annoying.

Tried that Lee, say result.
Maybe because Adobe re-routes to their MENA server.
One thing for certain they're pushing CC down one's throat.
Thanks for the suggestion

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 16:53 UTC

There's a trial download?
Everything I've tried takes me back to CC.
Annoying.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 16:42 UTC as 138th comment | 9 replies
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Zvonimir Tosic: Magazines like Communication Arts are full of stuff like this, and call this photography, but I don't agree with it.

This is actually digital illustration work, but done through elements of photography. So this is not photography per se.

It is staged, and unreal. Same as life in the movie set is not real life of a person, but staged. And we don't call movies real life.

Photography, likewise, is supposed to memorise elements of reality, or, the truth. And even then, when going through a mountain of negatives that showed truth, photographers would look at all of them to pick one where all nuances of truth were the most obvious and overwhelming.

"Photography, likewise, is supposed to memorise elements of reality, or, the truth."
You mean like a photograph of one's spouse looking back at you with an expression of love or desire?
( :-) just in case)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2015 at 16:18 UTC

Love it that Tamron/Sigma et al are putting pressure in the majors - Canikon.
Exceptionally good news for the consumer - for a change ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 10:22 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply
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bluevellet: Just don't send the album to Mosul Iraq

Seeing ISIS going through that museum smashing 3000 year old artifacts with sledgehammers... Just awful.

Or the countries that aid and abet them by supplying arms and munitions.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 16:10 UTC
On New samples from the Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (236 comments in total)
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Scorpius1: I'm buying one,I will probably text a few copies to make sure I have a good one but it looks like a superb piece of glass..

Roger Cicala has some data Lensrentals that shows variations on some lenses.
Certainly not a myth.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 05:06 UTC
On New samples from the Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (236 comments in total)
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Scorpius1: I'm buying one,I will probably text a few copies to make sure I have a good one but it looks like a superb piece of glass..

Text the ones that don't meet your criteria to me please. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 13:30 UTC
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jackspra: They didn't let you go very far with it did they?

It was still attached to the security tether maybe ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 18:19 UTC

Hmm,
"Pop goes the Sigma 24mm F1.4"?
Looking good.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 14:12 UTC as 43rd comment
On Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (184 comments in total)
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bluevellet: This has peaked my interest...

And piqued mine ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 14:20 UTC
On Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (184 comments in total)
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audijam: NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stoked!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 14:04 UTC
On Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (184 comments in total)
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Conrad567: I remember when having a Sigma in my bag was humiliating, now I wish I had more of them. Trying to get the money together for a 50mm art and now they do this to me?

Sigma "The lens for discerning photographers"?
Like yourself, I'd always 'bypassed' Sigma in the past but now they have my attention.
At the end of the day, it's the quality of the optics that's important (all things otherwise being equal), not the marque.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 13:54 UTC
On Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (184 comments in total)
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KennyXL: Sigma is looking to kick in the teeth of Nikon and Canon. I'd be 0% shocked if this was at least as good as Nikon's 24mm f/1.4 at a significantly lower price.

I think this might challenge the Zeiss 25mms.
In previous years I've always considered Sigma as 'Meh' lenses but now starting to sit up and take notice since I purchased the 60mm m4/3 and F Mount 24-105 FF lenses.
Interesting times ahead.
Go Sigma!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 13:47 UTC
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