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ETTE

Joined on Oct 6, 2012

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On ACD Systems issues ACDSee Pro 6 and ACDSee 15 article (75 comments in total)

I just purchased and downloaded ACDSee Pro 6 and I think I like it. Years ago I've had version 2.5 I think but I stopped using it because it was sluggish and crashed all the time, but that was on a 32bit windows.

Now, the program flies easily, lots of good organizing features, seems clear and straightforward, many adjustment options, batch processing, etc. It seems to have a lot more things that I remembered from the old one, so it will take some time to learn it (again), but my first impressions are good and very promising. Hope it will not disappoint (like so many others, such as Corel PaintShop Pro X14 for e.g. which is a total disaster). We will see... :-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 14:27 UTC as 5th comment
On Nikon D600 Hands-on Preview preview (718 comments in total)
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ETTE: D600 TARGET AUDIENCE?

I share some of the critics views here. I really don't get this camera, especially when the D800 has a ton more to offer. It is cheaper, but all the major features between these two are so huge that this camera makes no sense to me.

Just compare the D600 to the D800 first:
- 24MP image -vs- 36MP
- USB2 -vs- USB3
- 150k shutter -vs- 200k
- 39 point Af -vs- 51
- 5.5 fps max -vs- 6 max in DX
- 2,016 RGB -vs- 91,000
- Partial Magnesium Alloy body -vs- Full
- 9 Cross-type AF -vs- 15
- No Aperture in Movie Mode -vs- Aperture.
- 1/4000 -vs- 1/8000 speed
- 1/200 sync -vs- 1/250
- No Flash sync socket -vs- socket
- Minus 1EV -vs- Minus 2EV
... of what I can see so far....

If someone compares the D600 -vs- D800, I can't imagine a single reason why not buy rather the D800 and have a LOT MORE camera for NOT a lot more money. Or, if someone wants to save, then pick a DX camera or wait for the rumored D400. I really don't see the "target audience" for this camera. :-/

I haven't had the pleasure of testing the D600 yet, but if I get the chance, I will. So far I've had 3 Nikons, the D90 that I loved from the get-go till the end when I switched to the D300s for more "pro" features, and recently I upgraded to the D800, which I find an absolutely superior camera.

Stepping into the FX world from the DX, there are certain issues I need to learn, adjust and change, but so far I find this new camera absolutely superb. I really don't see the 36MP images to be "all that gigantic", rather, a phenomenal option for cropping and re-sizing to decrease noise in high ISO, which is surprisingly good by the way.

Since I'm still in the "testing" phase with the D800, obviously I haven't mastered everything it has to offer, but as far as my initial topic goes, knowing all the differences, there is no way I would ever consider buying the D600 instead of the D800, or picking the D7000 if I’m on a budget. The D600 seems to be an in-between but no-fit for either category.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 13:59 UTC
On Nikon D600 Hands-on Preview preview (718 comments in total)

D600 TARGET AUDIENCE?

I share some of the critics views here. I really don't get this camera, especially when the D800 has a ton more to offer. It is cheaper, but all the major features between these two are so huge that this camera makes no sense to me.

Just compare the D600 to the D800 first:
- 24MP image -vs- 36MP
- USB2 -vs- USB3
- 150k shutter -vs- 200k
- 39 point Af -vs- 51
- 5.5 fps max -vs- 6 max in DX
- 2,016 RGB -vs- 91,000
- Partial Magnesium Alloy body -vs- Full
- 9 Cross-type AF -vs- 15
- No Aperture in Movie Mode -vs- Aperture.
- 1/4000 -vs- 1/8000 speed
- 1/200 sync -vs- 1/250
- No Flash sync socket -vs- socket
- Minus 1EV -vs- Minus 2EV
... of what I can see so far....

If someone compares the D600 -vs- D800, I can't imagine a single reason why not buy rather the D800 and have a LOT MORE camera for NOT a lot more money. Or, if someone wants to save, then pick a DX camera or wait for the rumored D400. I really don't see the "target audience" for this camera. :-/

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2012 at 15:48 UTC as 44th comment | 10 replies
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