vadims

vadims

Lives in Russian Federation Moscow, Russian Federation
Joined on Mar 10, 2006
About me:

Canon 5D Mk2, Sony RX100 Mk2, Tuscen TCH 5.0 ICE (cooled CCD), lots of older cameras.
Canon 16-35/2.8L II, 24-105/4L, 70-300/4.5-5.6 DO, 50/1.4, 100/2.8 Macro, Canon 500D and lots of filters and extension tubes, SLICK Pro 400DX tripod, Canon 430EX and Metz 28AF-3C speedlights, Rekam HALO-Pro 1000 Kit MOD3.1 and other professional lighting equipment.

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Only 10 pieces $6,200 a pop? That's not how you make money.

Put replica iWatch on those hands and charge $62, they would go like hot cakes...

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 15:33 UTC as 28th comment
On LG G4 puts focus on the camera post (75 comments in total)
In reply to:

joyclick: LG is quietly delivering excellent phones compared to overhyped samsung and apple

@Peiasdf

As a happy owner of LG G2, I can't DISagree more...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 20:12 UTC
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Helle: I am getting pretty tired of Adobes CC policy - keep charging money from me endlessly. I wonder if there is another software that will do what Lightroom do and NOT as a subscription? Pay once - and update when I can afford it?

> ACDSee

Yes, of course... Sorry for the typo.

I was using it when it was at v. 3.1, and just bought ACDSee Complete Pack 8. They have a very nice deal; the site says it's valid till Apr 23, but it *is* still valid today (Apr 24)... as it often happens with deals ;-)

Too early to tell, but so far I'm more than happy. Yes, UI in LR is more streamlined, and there are few things missing (like, say, brush auto-masking), but that's OK with me -- especially given that browsing, viewing, and organizing photos is way better in ACDSee (for my needs).

Oh, and the ELEPHANT in the room: non-destructive editing in ACDSee is done in such a way that, should they join the dark side one day, I won't need to re-create my edits in some other SW.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 19:31 UTC
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Helle: I am getting pretty tired of Adobes CC policy - keep charging money from me endlessly. I wonder if there is another software that will do what Lightroom do and NOT as a subscription? Pay once - and update when I can afford it?

If your priority is image quality, try Capture One.

If you're mostly interested in cataloging/organizing your images, look at ASDSee, that's great software, I'm actually surprised it's not mentioned more often in this thread.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 14:00 UTC
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TheDman: Will all the whiners please switch to Capture 1 already (like you keep threatening to do, but don't) so these comments sections can actually discuss the new product and not be filled with complaining about something that happened 2 years ago?

>It's a simple yes or no question.

"Did you stop drinking vodka every morning?" <-- That's an example of a simple question that (more often than not...) cannot be answered with Yes or No. Your question is similar in that respect.

Adobe does not provide upgrades from standalone LR5 to LR6 in Russia, even though full version is available from Softkey.ru. There is no word from their support as to whether it will ever become available (yes, I asked).

I own two LR5 copies that I bought for myself and my daughter. Lack of upgrade for me means lack of respective version, period. It's not a matter of money though, it's a matter of principle. Your mileage may vary.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 13:54 UTC
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brian1366: Paid $79USD last night to download and install the STANDALONE version of Lightroom 6 Upgrade.
Sure Adobe isn't promoting the standalone version much and they put the link at the bottom of the webpage, but it wasn't that hard to find. A lot of whiners on here.

> there do appear to be regional glitches

I beg to differ. What we see are not just "glitches".

As of right now, upgrade to standalone LR6 is just completely unavailable in any form in Russia and other countries, and that seems to be a deliberate decision on Adobe's part. LR CC is being pushed down our throats.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 00:30 UTC
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brian1366: Paid $79USD last night to download and install the STANDALONE version of Lightroom 6 Upgrade.
Sure Adobe isn't promoting the standalone version much and they put the link at the bottom of the webpage, but it wasn't that hard to find. A lot of whiners on here.

> A lot of whiners on here.

A lot of smug simpletons, too. Well, business as usual...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 00:26 UTC
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TheDman: Will all the whiners please switch to Capture 1 already (like you keep threatening to do, but don't) so these comments sections can actually discuss the new product and not be filled with complaining about something that happened 2 years ago?

TheDman, you're in denial.

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/0476255060/adobe-lightroom-5-beta-google-hangout

"Adobe publicly confirms stand-alone future for Lightroom"

From Adobe Product Manager Tom Hogarty, I quote:

"Basically we have no plans to make Lightroom subscription-only at any point in the future. We have plans to make Lightroom available in its current form pretty much indefinitely."

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 20:25 UTC
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vadims: Standalone Lightroom 6 is still missing on adobe.ru... But one can, of course, conveniently buy Lightroom CC 6. (Yes, there is http://www.adobe.com/ru/products/photoshop-lightroom.html which has a "Lightroom 6 - Buy" link at the very bottom, but that leads to store selector that causes infinite page loop in Chrome and FF [and hangs browsers, eventually], and leads to Lightroom 5 in IE).

Their sales in Russia are handled by Softkey.ru. Their site does have LR6, but only full version, not upgrade. Just got off the call with their customer support, they confirmed -- no upgrades.

Now ignoramuses like David Rossberg would say that's whining... OK, Mr. Smarty Pants, tell me how I can upgrade LR5 to 6 w/o signing up to CC.

<sigh> That's monopoly for you...

> If you run any ad-blockers

No, I don't. And I tried three different browsers (Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 20:34 UTC
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GaryJP: Funny that Adobe and Apple hated each other so long, when they are increasingly becoming mirror images in terms of imposing their will on consumers.

> Why not ask Adobe or softkey.ru directly?

Guess what, I did. Please see my other message.

When one calls 800 number listed on adobe.ru, he/she gets to softkey.ru support line. They confirmed there were no upgrade, only full version (in several flavors, like educational etc.) was available.

Will there be other suggestions?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 17:44 UTC
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GaryJP: Funny that Adobe and Apple hated each other so long, when they are increasingly becoming mirror images in terms of imposing their will on consumers.

> Do you really need me to explain the process to you?

I need you to explain me how to upgrade standalone LR5 to LR6 in Russia. Would you be so kind?

I'm all ears.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 17:18 UTC
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vadims: Standalone Lightroom 6 is still missing on adobe.ru... But one can, of course, conveniently buy Lightroom CC 6. (Yes, there is http://www.adobe.com/ru/products/photoshop-lightroom.html which has a "Lightroom 6 - Buy" link at the very bottom, but that leads to store selector that causes infinite page loop in Chrome and FF [and hangs browsers, eventually], and leads to Lightroom 5 in IE).

Their sales in Russia are handled by Softkey.ru. Their site does have LR6, but only full version, not upgrade. Just got off the call with their customer support, they confirmed -- no upgrades.

Now ignoramuses like David Rossberg would say that's whining... OK, Mr. Smarty Pants, tell me how I can upgrade LR5 to 6 w/o signing up to CC.

<sigh> That's monopoly for you...

> You switch to Capture One.

It is my understanding you're a happy CC user...

It will be interesting to read your comments when Adobe starts switching everyone to, say, some Creative Nebula plan, with a requirement to subscribe to a paid weekly Adobe Buzz Magazine, with an extra requirement to upload an image to the cloud before you can edit it, and other terribly useful goodies.

You know, I am myself guilty of asking people of what was the big deal with PS CC as their PS6 still kept working... I'm sure you will look at things differently one day, too.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 16:12 UTC
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TheDman: Will all the whiners please switch to Capture 1 already (like you keep threatening to do, but don't) so these comments sections can actually discuss the new product and not be filled with complaining about something that happened 2 years ago?

Oh, another Smarty Pants. Welcome to the club.

Look, TheDman, how about you practice what you preach and discuss the new product, and not customers of that product?

I for one would be happy to discuss LR6, but I simply *cannot* upgrade because of Adobe's policies. Read my post below.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 14:28 UTC

Standalone Lightroom 6 is still missing on adobe.ru... But one can, of course, conveniently buy Lightroom CC 6. (Yes, there is http://www.adobe.com/ru/products/photoshop-lightroom.html which has a "Lightroom 6 - Buy" link at the very bottom, but that leads to store selector that causes infinite page loop in Chrome and FF [and hangs browsers, eventually], and leads to Lightroom 5 in IE).

Their sales in Russia are handled by Softkey.ru. Their site does have LR6, but only full version, not upgrade. Just got off the call with their customer support, they confirmed -- no upgrades.

Now ignoramuses like David Rossberg would say that's whining... OK, Mr. Smarty Pants, tell me how I can upgrade LR5 to 6 w/o signing up to CC.

<sigh> That's monopoly for you...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 13:44 UTC as 48th comment | 8 replies

http://www.sony.net/Products/SC-HP/IS/sensor2/products/index.html

And where is 12Mp FF sensor? Is A7S line dead?..

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 13:58 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

Square or not, I see that corners are rounded -- somebody should alert Apple.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 21:17 UTC as 15th comment

This is a camera that would enforce "flying in line of sight" rule even if respective law didn't exist...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 21:14 UTC as 9th comment
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (324 comments in total)
In reply to:

cantanima bis: I want to make sure I didn't miss anything: no more precise measurement of dynamic range, as with other X-cameras? Just a few words saying "It looks good"?

> no more precise measurement of dynamic range

Yeah, and I'm *thankful* for that.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 14:56 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (649 comments in total)
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vadims: Very nice review *size*, DPR.

I have to say this tells me all I really need to know. All those charts with minute differences in dynamic range and such? Not my cup of tea.

DPR, IMHO, has developed a bit of schizophrenic nature over time (please understand I'm not using "schizophrenic" pejoratively here): on one hand, you produce so overwhelmingly detailed reviews these days that I wonder if there are any people reading all of them; on the other hand, you post more and more completely non-technical stuff.

Real issue with both is that it means lesser number of tech reviews; and, which is much worse, by the time a review do appear, it is irrelevant.

So, again, thanks for the sane approach you've taken with x100t (even though I do understand it was caused by the the fact the camera is a relatively minor upgrade more than by anything else...)

I fully understand that.

But won't shorter reviews help covering tech side of things more efficiently?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 23:49 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (649 comments in total)

Very nice review *size*, DPR.

I have to say this tells me all I really need to know. All those charts with minute differences in dynamic range and such? Not my cup of tea.

DPR, IMHO, has developed a bit of schizophrenic nature over time (please understand I'm not using "schizophrenic" pejoratively here): on one hand, you produce so overwhelmingly detailed reviews these days that I wonder if there are any people reading all of them; on the other hand, you post more and more completely non-technical stuff.

Real issue with both is that it means lesser number of tech reviews; and, which is much worse, by the time a review do appear, it is irrelevant.

So, again, thanks for the sane approach you've taken with x100t (even though I do understand it was caused by the the fact the camera is a relatively minor upgrade more than by anything else...)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 23:08 UTC as 72nd comment | 4 replies
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