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Joined on Jun 25, 2006
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Gitzo 3541LS, 1540T, Markins Q3, Markins M20, Jobu BWGHD Gimbal head.

Pixma pro 9500 Mark II

Photoshop CS6, LR4, DxO Optics Pro Elite, Autopano Pro, Photomatix Pro,Zerene stacker, Topaz plug-in suite, Nik Plug-in suite, Perfect Photo suite.


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On Will consumer DSLRs be 'dead in 5 years?' post (134 comments in total)

The boom in DSLR sales has in large part been to gadget geeks rather than people with a genuine interest in photography. Double digit sales growth was always going to be unsustainable. Growth has passed its peak and the economic climate is now causing a rapid sales contraction. For most people a mirrorless camera is plenty good enough and will get more use but they're more likely to get a new iphone anyway.
We are just going back to a smaller, more stable market. Revenues and rates of technical development will decline. Canon are probably better placed to withstand this as a company because they have a much more diversified business.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 11:25 UTC as 57th comment

I don't see this as glorifying the Klan. I look at this and see that parts of poor white America haven't progressed since the 1950s. Nothing aspirational about ugly people in ugly locations with their ugly ideas and beliefs. Almost inspires pity but worthwhile photographically IMO.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2013 at 08:52 UTC as 22nd comment

Nice to see the Sigma 120-300 OS has improved a lot. It has previously been the most repaired lens by a large margin IIRC.
Sigma's new emphasis on QC seems to be more than just marketing.
Shame on the Canon14L II, an expensive prime, no IS and likely to be looked after better than average due to that front element reminding you to take care with it but still fails a lot.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 18:05 UTC as 42nd comment
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)

From reputable and respected software company to untrustworthy bad guys in a single move. Nice work. The cloud won't be seeing any of my money.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 17:55 UTC as 323rd comment | 1 reply

I use photoshop less and less and no way will I pay a subscription for it. If LR goes the same way then I'll use an alternative to that too. Looks like Paintshop Pro or Gimp in my future.
I'm confident that Adobe will regret this move, if not now then in the long term. Customer loyalty is hard won and easily lost-this will open up the market for competitors.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 19:08 UTC as 164th comment
On Adobe faces criticism for change of upgrade policy article (398 comments in total)
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Mr Fartleberry: You'd think Adobe would try to encourage more licensed seats rather than drive people away, eh Grumpy?

I agree that If Adobe is to retain its hobbyist user base its pricing structure is going to have to change. I've tended to upgrade everytime since CS2 but I'm not sure I'd have bought Photoshop at all if I'd been buying in to the proposed upgrade system.
The main stimulus for me to upgrade has been RAW compatability for new cameras but I think LR makes this a lot less of an issue for me and I'm not sure I'll bother upgrading PS in future.
If You use PS all day every day it's a must but I can cope pretty well with LR and an older version of PS (or for that matter GIMP or Paintshop Pro). Plenty of other places to spend my money.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2011 at 10:15 UTC
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