ponyman: I do wish DPReview (and others) would stop promoting this Apple stuff. There are plenty of other places where iSheep can go for their fix. Can we please get back to the topic of serious photography. Sorry but I've just been getting so frustrated about this. DPReview is still arguable the best photography site, but it's becoming increasingly diluted. Whilst I appreciate that tablets can have a use in digital photography the constant biased promotion of Apple products is really grinding. I have no intention what so ever of buying any Apple products.
Actually the true iSheep are the copycat companies who have followed along in the market Apple created. And that is fine because competition is great.
makofoto: As gross as it is ... people are using the iPads to take photos ... so Apple really should keep up with better cameras. It IS cool seeing large photos when using the iPad cameras ... nice for older folks ... and ... we know the population is aging ...
I don't see anything wrong with people using tablets to take photos providing they don't restrict other's views as in your example. We don't need "fashion police" in photography.
Peter Bendheim: This should do the haters proud. There is the blind hatred of Apple coupled with an equally obsessive dislike of Leica. It will be a case of one plus one equals 5. I don't understand the hatred - Apple created unique products which have really changed the way we live with technology - not just pretty designs. Leica made a camera some 90 years ago which changed photography from bulky cameras to 35mm.Why do so many people hide behind anonymous names and spew such hatred and venom...because products designed by Leica and Apple are recognised by most books on industrial design as important in the history of design. You display your own narrow mindedness and ignorance of modern industrial design.I wish I understood what it is about iconic products that bring out all the hatred and resentment in people, so unnecessary especially given that this is a once off project to raise funds for HIV/AIDS (and at least two people are unable to even comprehend that there is only one camera and not 500)
Like JDThomas, I own and love my Apple devices and even have a Leica somewhere and while I wouldn't say the design is ugly, I don't like it very much and it's hard to put my finger on why. Maybe it lacks character?
photographers vs. technonerds. Ansel would have loved his iPhone.
tbcass: Lets be honest. If you are a photographer used to using good cameras, the iPhone, or any phone for that matter, sucks big time as a camera. A royal POS.
Years ago, I used to carry a little Rollei 35 film camera around with me all the time. I'll bet the iPhone quality blows it away.
John Tannock: For several years I've been giving Lightroom workshops and start every one with this line; "Ansel Adams is banging on the lid of his coffin to get out because it took him two weeks to do what you're going to be able to do in 5 minutes. It goes along with something my father used to say; "I could built a house with just a hammer and saw, but why would I".Our work as photographers is way beyond what was possible only two decades ( less, really) ago.
Great message AND great reply!
I hope when this lens comes out in the market, people will not look and the name and the price and blindly say it is the sharpest lens in its class. ...as people sometimes do...
Test the heck out of it.
Come on! A Nikon F4? Let's go back a bit. How many recall the Miranda Sensorex? Now that was a great entry level camera...or the Pentax Spotmatic?
I'm not sure why this shouldn't be looked at the same way as Google Glass.
Does anyone know if there are any significant difference between Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC? I am wondering if any new features such as "anti-shake" have been added yet.
Oops, I don't know how I missed this in the article...sorry.
Poss: The new MacPro is fine and dandy but any hardware is sold by the brilliant software that works beautifully smooth and fast only on that platform. I can get good hardware anywhere. And unfortunately I can get great pro software everywhere else but Apple. LR has leapfrogged Aperture. Twice. Apple doesn't seem to care anymore about the pros that keep them alive in the dark hours of the mid '90s. They're too busy focusing on the teenage crowd now...
I would like to see more put into Aperture too but LR runs on the Mac as well as a lot of other third party software.
ryanshoots: More video sucks. Buggy players, mandatory commercials at the beginning and so on. I'll take a photo by a professional any day over 99% of the punters with an iphone video.
I understand the economics of it, but don't think for a minute that quality is going up.
T3, you are partly right when you say a lot of amateurs can produce better (I would say equal) work, although the big difference is the professional has to produce this day in and day out.
But when there is an endless supply of amateurs willing to work for a pat on the head, it is an easy choice for the newspaper.
cfh25: Let's dream of a future headline:
"Google launches Adobe Collection for $149"
If Adobe made practically all their income from advertising, they too could offer their complete collection for $149.Maybe that's what they should do...Photoshop for free but have popup ads while you are editing photos. :-)
Baracus: "Basically we have no plans to make Lightroom subscription-only at any point in the future."
Basically I have no plans to have brunch this Sunday. It doesn't mean I won't end up having brunch this Sunday.
If he wants to make a point, there are better ways to do it than by bringing his partisan political views into an unrelated subject. And his "likes" are only from those of the same political persuasion.Maybe someone can also bring religion into the topic by comparing Adobe to the taliban and they will have a "point".
You mean the one on top of his head?
OBI656: Running commercial photo studio comes to $20 000.00/year + plus + expenses in total of approximately $40-50 000.00 a year. Not mentioning that I own it means $750 000.00 investment in property another $200 000.00 in equipment. I am truly watching a literally every dollar to be competitive. I must be efficient and I must know that there is return on my dollar. The Photoshop CC concept simply does not provide this basic business incentive. It is a money-drainage. If I will do upgrade three times in next 10 years that will be apron 1 000.00 - 1 500.00 Doll. If I will go with subscription it will be 6 000.00. Someone may say o’well 4 500.00 Doll big deal. It is a big deal. Big Time !
I didn't say that was a lot to spend, what I said was 6K on Adobe software that you use all the time was a small percentage of the total. You want to complain, why not complain about ridiculous pricing on your Bron system. Oh but it's made in Germany...it has to be expensive!
Toermalijn: Couldn't we team up and have a law act against Adobe and Microsoft for holding us hostage all our lifes to come?Curious to know how governments think about this new model.I bet governments don't want to be hostage and pay for life.
Most things in their cloud license seem to be very illegal in the first place.
This isn't North Korea where the government rules everything. If you are unhappy, use your pocketbook to affect change.
Not worth arguing about but depending where you live it can be taxed differently. CCA vs. straight deduction.
There are a lot of financial reasons a professional might rent rather than buy and remember this is a tax deductible expense. But all things being equal, of course you take the cheapest route when you can.
So you are spending $200k on equipment. Is $6k or 1/33 the amount an unreasonable cost for software you probably use as often as your cameras and lenses? I can understand the complaints of hobbyists but not professionals.