JasperD

JasperD

Lives in Switzerland Lausanne, Switzerland
Has a website at www.stil-pictures.com
Joined on Jan 20, 2009
About me:

Minolta Dynax 7000i, 700si, 35-105/3.5-4.5, 28-80/4-5.6, 3200i, 5400HS
Sony A100, A900, 18-70/3.5-5.6, 24/2.0Z, 70-400/4-5.6 G, 135/1.8Z, 14TC, FDA-A1AM, HVL-F58AM, HVL-F20AM, GPS-CS3KA
Sigma 12-24/4.5-5.6, 20-40/2.8, 50/1.4, 70/2.8 Macro, 70-300 Apo Macro, 85/1.4, 150/2.8 OS Macro (all lenses for Sony / Minolta)
Fujifilm X-Pro1, 18/2, 35/1.4, 60/2.4, 2x EF-X20
Zeiss Touit 12/2.8 X-mount
Kenko 1.4TC MC4 DGX (for Sony / Minolta)
Novoflex Minolta A-mount to Fuji X-mount adapter
Manfrotto 055MF4 + 410 Head
Gitzo GT3541XLS + Wimberley WH200 Head II
Gitzo GK1580TQR5

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

LOL! Nice gesture towards people who enrolled at the earlier reduced fee, Adobe´s ¨valuable customers¨ who thought getting some special treatment from that company!

Let´s wait another half year to scrape some $ off the robbery, it might be free by that time!? Or the officially free or close will have evolved to doing the job just as nicely. Look at Gimp...

I´m sticking to my CS6 as long as it will serve. When not anymore, I´ll find something else. No Adobe handcuffs on my wrists!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 07:42 UTC as 82nd comment | 1 reply

I have CS6, PSE11 and LR4. Fair enough, I got the mailing with the warning too. A lot of negative vibrations out of that company lately. Very unsettling.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 08:57 UTC as 59th comment
On Adobe releases subscription-only Photoshop CC article (398 comments in total)

By the time I run out of my CS6 ¨perpetual¨, I´m confident there will be something else available for me. It might even be free, as opposed to Adobe´s nonsense, rather sooner than later. Gimp comes to mind, together with some potential others who now could see even more incentives to try.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2013 at 09:11 UTC as 94th comment

What Adobe says through its spokespersons isn´t even worth even recycled paper it would be written on!

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2013 at 05:40 UTC as 20th comment

If you´re on a Mac, preserve your options with Pixelmator, or even use that instead if it´s enough for you.
Their latest release 2.2 has an introductory price of only 15$ from the AppStore... Yes, that´s for a ¨perpetual¨ license, as Adobe would call it.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2013 at 08:27 UTC as 187th comment | 3 replies
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)
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nnowak: I'm currently using CS6 for RAW conversion, multi-shot HDR and multi-shot stitching. What are some of the competing programs that would handle these tasks? Preferably all in one program. Lightroom isn't a viable option for me.

The new subscription model will end up costing me almost twice as much as what I was paying for upgrades to Photoshop. It's a ridiculous increase and I won't be supporting it, or Adobe any more.

For stitching, you could give the dedicated Autopano a try: http://www.kolor.com

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 10:45 UTC
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)

Couldn´t care less about what they say. It´s BS of the upper shelf and as such deserves to fall down as hard as possible. Up yours, Adobe! I´ll be using Photoshop CS6 until no longer useful, have already dumped LR in favor of Aperture (again, now that it makes a good job of the X-Trans sensor). Not a cent for some subscription fee, ever, in whatever form!
LOL, they ¨promise¨ we can still use DNG! We´ve seen what their promises are worth to us, not even the ink it needs to write them. Glad I never stepped into DNG, no lock in with any Adobe product please! I feel sorry for users getting their RAW format as DNG, BTW...

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 05:30 UTC as 646th comment | 1 reply

¨Alienating existing users¨ are the correct words. I am so happy to be assured having the latest and greatest ¨perpetual¨ CS6! It will never be replaced with a subscription based wallet filler for Adobe, so I guess this is my last investment in that. Inexistent future software will not be missed that much, of that I´m sure; in fact, the current version is hardly ever needed either. Maybe it wants to get rid of pure hobbyists / amateurs like me? Well done Adobe, you succeeded!

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 05:18 UTC as 427th comment

I think Apple is letting us X-Trans users down, just like they did with the Foveon. It is the drop too much in the bucket, I switched to Adobe meanwhile because of it, not believing in it anymore after waiting for 8 months. No need to send me the announcement of the future release 4, if ever: I´ll trash it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2012 at 12:24 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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JasperD: Ah, thanks for that info and avoiding me a heart attack seeing a FF X-Pro??? in the next 6 or 7 months...

BTW, good to know Fuji is already talking about the next FW update... In my dreams, it even has exposure compensation in ´Manual mode´ set to AutoISO!

It´s only Manual because the camera´s SW says so. You don´t pick it from some dial or so, but just activate it by setting Aperture (for DOF) and Shutter (motion blur or not) paramers to some fixed values, and choose to leave the third one, ISO, on Auto... Which is what I do almost every day. However, then, Exposure Compensation will not work and fair enough, when your eyes told you this picture would need -2, you discover on review that the image is overexposed. You can do something about that after the facts (if subject is still available), but it would be so much more convenient - besides a lot faster - if working as expected.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2012 at 09:29 UTC

Ah, thanks for that info and avoiding me a heart attack seeing a FF X-Pro??? in the next 6 or 7 months...

BTW, good to know Fuji is already talking about the next FW update... In my dreams, it even has exposure compensation in ´Manual mode´ set to AutoISO!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 12:04 UTC as 42nd comment | 4 replies

Let´s hope for a typical Samyang price tag... ;)
Looks like a very long wish coming true.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2012 at 16:18 UTC as 40th comment

Nice to see Fuji working hard on addressing those ´issues´. Just a bit disappointed active exposure compensation with AutoISO in M mode has not been handled. That would make it perfect for me.
Also, nice to have would be the possibility of naming the custom presets to something more meaningful and user friendly.
Nevertheless, a nice gift on the first Photokina day.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2012 at 07:03 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply

Wish I´d seen that 56mm on the roadmap earlier!!! Could have passed on the 60 semi macro... :(
The 23 at F1.4 is a first day wish coming true though! :)
All in all, good show Fuji! Even hoping I´ll be able to sell the 60mm when time comes.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2012 at 06:28 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
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JasperD: So, PSE10 users are left in the cold??? I mean, that one isn´t that old yet, and there´s no upgrade spotted on the horizon that I can see. Not that I´d like to upgrade only to get ACR7.1 for X-Pro1 support, but that aside. :(
Oh well, might decide as well that I´ve had it with Adobe, here´s hoping for Aperture not to wait too long (and also doing a bit better, please).

It´s just not RAW in any sense, you cannot discard them confidently, they add lest to the ballast without any benefit that I can see... ;)
If it´s some kind of TIF (I´d agree on that), I´d be better off with exactly that as it is more universally accepted. Which is exactly what I´m doing right now BTW, be it Sigma Foveon files or, indeed, Fuji´s X-Pro1, the latter hopefully only for the time being. But I cannot discard the real initial RAWs, it´s as simple as that.
However, to come back to the initial point: PSE10 users are left in the cold, there´s no RAW support in the normal sense, only by ways of a nasty workaround.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2012 at 19:31 UTC
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JasperD: So, PSE10 users are left in the cold??? I mean, that one isn´t that old yet, and there´s no upgrade spotted on the horizon that I can see. Not that I´d like to upgrade only to get ACR7.1 for X-Pro1 support, but that aside. :(
Oh well, might decide as well that I´ve had it with Adobe, here´s hoping for Aperture not to wait too long (and also doing a bit better, please).

DNG is free to anybody, that´s not the point. It´s not RAW, that´s all, besides locking you in to their tool again... :(

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2012 at 14:29 UTC

So, PSE10 users are left in the cold??? I mean, that one isn´t that old yet, and there´s no upgrade spotted on the horizon that I can see. Not that I´d like to upgrade only to get ACR7.1 for X-Pro1 support, but that aside. :(
Oh well, might decide as well that I´ve had it with Adobe, here´s hoping for Aperture not to wait too long (and also doing a bit better, please).

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2012 at 07:07 UTC as 18th comment | 6 replies
On Busy hoopoe in the Birds challenge (15 comments in total)

Congratulation! 1st out of over 500, well deserved IMO!

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2012 at 14:48 UTC as 7th comment

Interesting article, lots of wonderful images, thanks!

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2012 at 08:00 UTC as 15th comment

Like others, I finished giving up on the Serengeti site. The Rapidshare link brought it to me in a matter of seconds though.
Many thanks for this nice Christmas gift! Much appreciated.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2011 at 14:36 UTC as 201st comment
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