Prognathous

Prognathous

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On Ricoh announces Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition article (128 comments in total)

Very un-photogenic, or possibly just ugly. I give it the benefit of the doubt.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 01:05 UTC as 42nd comment | 3 replies
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KennyXYZ: It's $9.99 a month but you have to subscribe for a year. No thanks.

Paying a larger amount in advance is a lesser issue, you do it when you purchase perpetually licensed software. The bigger issue is that Adobe can increase the price at any time (after the first year it becomes $20 a month and who knows what they'll do next) and that there's no way back from paying monthly for life, because your files are not properly supported by older versions so you're practically forced to stay with CC.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 05:40 UTC
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fed2man: I have PS CS6 and LR5 so all I would get for my $10/month are the new features in PS CC. And I have to commit to a year.Adobe should at least have some concession for people who already have most of it!

What do you plan to do when the price returns to $20 a month (according to Adobe, this will happen after 1 year). Will you return to CS6? If so, how do you intend to open your PSD/CC files?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 05:36 UTC
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ovatab: C'mon it's less than 1.4 cents per hour!

Calculate it per second and it's even cheaper!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 05:35 UTC
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mumintroll: As I predicted. Adobe lower the prices to lure new stupid customers.

They didn't lower the price. It's a one year deal, after which the price returns to $20 a month.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 05:34 UTC
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Prognathous: It's a trap!

Quote from Adobe's membership contract:

"The price of your one-year commitment (as reflected in the monthly installment amounts) may change for your next annual renewal, and we’ll provide you notice of a change by email"

In short, nothing but a teaser price. Get ready to pay through the nose as soon as you've created enough project files and can't properly open them by anything else. Good luck being Adobe's hostage.

Falling into the trap, step by step:

1. Subscribe to Adobe CC for $10 a month
2. Start creating new files using Adobe's PSD/CC format
...then down the road:
3. Adobe starts charging whatever it wants for continued use of CC
4. User need to choose between leaving and losing proper editing access to existing files, or paying up Adobe's ransom

Got it?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 22:06 UTC
On Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know article (163 comments in total)
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Prognathous: The only thing you need to know: the $10 photography bundle is a trap.

Quote from Adobe's membership contract:

"The price of your one-year commitment (as reflected in the monthly installment amounts) may change for your next annual renewal, and we’ll provide you notice of a change by email"

In short, nothing but a teaser price. Get ready to pay through the nose as soon as you've created enough project files and can't properly open them by anything else. Good luck being Adobe's hostage.

Newe, it is a perpetual license:

http://www.adobe.com/products/cs6/faq.html#perpetual

If Adobe wants to retire their activation server they will need to provide a DRM-less version to customers, just like they did with CS2. If they don't, they're in for a class action lawsuit.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 21:59 UTC
On Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know article (163 comments in total)
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lacroix75: Today, I'm not a CC subscriber and will continue using CS6 for years to come. However, the reality is that the "bug" for a subscription model is out there and it's only a matter of time until many of us will eventually cave in if we need the latest and greatest in photo processing feature and power. Adobe and other software giants who are currently using the subscription model realize that eventually CS6 will be a thing of the past as they continue to improve and advance their CC features (not the case today); thus we will all gradually get "sucked into it".

Advanced features are key but it'll take time to get there and convince me to join CC. For me personally, I'll consider joining the subscription model when enough advances justify the need for my work.

As far as iPhone & iPad APPs, they're nice perks but they're not a selling point for me at all and agree with Joe & Magnus3D about being a Dino...

Angus, there are many alternatives depending on your budget and needs. Personally I'm using DxO Optics Pro9 for raw conversion, Corel PaintShop Pro X5 for editing and FastStone for viewing.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 21:52 UTC
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Prognathous: It's a trap!

Quote from Adobe's membership contract:

"The price of your one-year commitment (as reflected in the monthly installment amounts) may change for your next annual renewal, and we’ll provide you notice of a change by email"

In short, nothing but a teaser price. Get ready to pay through the nose as soon as you've created enough project files and can't properly open them by anything else. Good luck being Adobe's hostage.

I know the difference between subscription and perpetual license models very well, and unfortunately for Adobe, so do most of their long time customers.

OS support isn't that big of an issue as you make it, especially not in Windows where you have compatibility settings that mimic previous OS behavior.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 21:47 UTC
On Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know article (163 comments in total)
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desaint: Everybody complaining,i think 10 dollar a month is a bargain for such a great software tool.

Why look at it like 10 dollars a month? It's 33 cents a day... 1.3 cent an hour... they're practically giving it away for free! ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 21:08 UTC
On Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know article (163 comments in total)
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lacroix75: Today, I'm not a CC subscriber and will continue using CS6 for years to come. However, the reality is that the "bug" for a subscription model is out there and it's only a matter of time until many of us will eventually cave in if we need the latest and greatest in photo processing feature and power. Adobe and other software giants who are currently using the subscription model realize that eventually CS6 will be a thing of the past as they continue to improve and advance their CC features (not the case today); thus we will all gradually get "sucked into it".

Advanced features are key but it'll take time to get there and convince me to join CC. For me personally, I'll consider joining the subscription model when enough advances justify the need for my work.

As far as iPhone & iPad APPs, they're nice perks but they're not a selling point for me at all and agree with Joe & Magnus3D about being a Dino...

You might want to consider switching to competing applications that use perpetual licenses. Adobe applications are not the only option you know.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 21:06 UTC
On Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know article (163 comments in total)
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Prognathous: The only thing you need to know: the $10 photography bundle is a trap.

Quote from Adobe's membership contract:

"The price of your one-year commitment (as reflected in the monthly installment amounts) may change for your next annual renewal, and we’ll provide you notice of a change by email"

In short, nothing but a teaser price. Get ready to pay through the nose as soon as you've created enough project files and can't properly open them by anything else. Good luck being Adobe's hostage.

Something that doesn't go up? Easy. Perpetually licensed software, like CS6 or everything from competitors. Pay once, use forever. This is a very predictable pricing model that benefits the end user and prevents the software vendor from raising prices at will (something Adobe can do with impunity knowing that the project files of their users are held hostage, as CC is the only program that can properly edit them).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 21:04 UTC
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Prognathous: It's a trap!

Quote from Adobe's membership contract:

"The price of your one-year commitment (as reflected in the monthly installment amounts) may change for your next annual renewal, and we’ll provide you notice of a change by email"

In short, nothing but a teaser price. Get ready to pay through the nose as soon as you've created enough project files and can't properly open them by anything else. Good luck being Adobe's hostage.

Yes, if they use terminology like "permanent option" I expect it to be permanent. Any other software I purchased in the past remains permanently usable without me having to pay a dime more.

Think about Adobe's offer like a mortgage where you need to pay any amount they come up with or else you lose your house.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 20:58 UTC
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Prognathous: Is Adobe really committing to never increase the price? I would really like to read the fine print. Too bad the "special offer" page linked above doesn't get me anywhere useful ("We're updating our store... Please check back again later.")

As expected, it's a trap. Quote from Adobe's membership contract:

"The price of your one-year commitment (as reflected in the monthly installment amounts) may change for your next annual renewal, and we’ll provide you notice of a change by email"

In short, nothing but a teaser price. Get ready to pay through the nose as soon as you've created enough project files and can't properly open them by anything else. Good luck being Adobe's hostage.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 19:57 UTC
On Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know article (163 comments in total)

The only thing you need to know: the $10 photography bundle is a trap.

Quote from Adobe's membership contract:

"The price of your one-year commitment (as reflected in the monthly installment amounts) may change for your next annual renewal, and we’ll provide you notice of a change by email"

In short, nothing but a teaser price. Get ready to pay through the nose as soon as you've created enough project files and can't properly open them by anything else. Good luck being Adobe's hostage.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 19:55 UTC as 48th comment | 13 replies

It's a trap!

Quote from Adobe's membership contract:

"The price of your one-year commitment (as reflected in the monthly installment amounts) may change for your next annual renewal, and we’ll provide you notice of a change by email"

In short, nothing but a teaser price. Get ready to pay through the nose as soon as you've created enough project files and can't properly open them by anything else. Good luck being Adobe's hostage.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 19:54 UTC as 45th comment | 13 replies

Is Adobe really committing to never increase the price? I would really like to read the fine print. Too bad the "special offer" page linked above doesn't get me anywhere useful ("We're updating our store... Please check back again later.")

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 16:29 UTC as 76th comment | 3 replies
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Chaitanya S: Price 900$, dfd, 1" sensor, 4k video and usable zoom range with fast aperture. Panasonic has done done their homework before bringing this camera. This is a perfect superzoom camera that I wouldnt mind carrying along with my slr kit just for 4k video shooting.

Would you be shooting those 4k videos with a stable tripod? If not, what benefit do you see in the added resolution?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 13:33 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (599 comments in total)
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Lucas_: I applaud Sony for this new version of the A77! I had an A77 for a bit over one year before changing to FF with the A99, and loved it. As the reviewer said, Sony kept all the good features the camera had and improved on the ones that needed some upgrade in a quite ingenious way. I just hope a similar treatment is done on the A99 when the time comes ( maybe to show at Photokina..? )

Leon, as I wrote before, the flash is not a good replacement for the AF Assist lamp as it's very distracting and far less effective (as it does not project patterned light). It's really a terrible option if you're shooting using ambient light you don't want to blind your subjects with the flash.

As for the hotshoe, it was possible to extend the old shoe with additional contacts, but a far simpler solution would be to just change the protocol when a new flash or device is detected. USB uses only 4 contacts, and there's no doubt that it's more than enough to handle any communication required. The real reason Sony changed the shoe is because they gave up trying to educate Canon and Nikon users who kept pointing to it as a disadvantage compared to their beloved ISO shoe, not knowing that it is in fact a far superior solution.

http://keppler.popphoto.com/blog/2007/01/shoe_fetish.html

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 15:15 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (599 comments in total)
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new boyz: I have no complaint about using pre flash as focus assist. When focus lamp is needed, you're doing flash photography anyway. Serves as red eye reduction mechanism as well.

abortabort, I'm sure the new AF systems does work in really low light, but only when the subject is high contrast test pattern. It'll be a completely different matter when the subject is of the more common (breathing) sort, where the pattern projected by the AF Assist lamp makes a world of a difference. I can tell you from experience that it does when you approach lower "supported" EVs with other cameras, including the original A77.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 05:02 UTC
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