Biowizard: Does this early cut-price offer indicated that the CC "rental" concept was a comparative flop?
Google has them loosing sleep with their free online editing. Adobe has been screwing us all for years now their coming back for more. In 12 months the price will be $30 and up up and away from there. No thanks!
Jeff Morris: I myself sold all of my DSLR equipment. I like many other hobbyist enthusiasts have gotten tired of the large amount of equipment and the difficulty transporting it. It does not mean we do not appreciate what a great DSLR and lenses can provide the professional and advanced amateur. It simply means many people are looking for an alternative.
A year ago I purchased a Fuji X-E1. I absolutely love the camera. I plan on making a kit of a wide, normal and tele zooms. I should be very satisfied. If someday I decide to go back to DSLR's then so be it. But more and more we are seeing advanced amateurs and pro's embracing mirrorless for it's excellent performance, lite weight and compact form factor.
Lets face it, we needed a penta-prism back in the day, however today is a different story.
Where is the film box end holder on the back so I don't forget what films in the camera? If it was 36mp I would consider it.
Not enough improvements and cost to much for nothing.
nekrosoft13: is there facial recognition?
Capture One is much faster and better for gradients at the raw level. Even lightroom is better and not overly complicated like Photoshop, I don't have 20 minutes to do each gradient.
Don't forget ,Beste CSC Expert Lens: Sony E-mount 10-18mm f/4 OSS.
The Sony 10-18mm zoom lens offers a constant aperture of f/4 throughout its entire range, an equivalent focal length of 15-27mm. This lightweight (8 oz, 225 gms) lens is constructed of 10 elements in 8 groups and contains 3 aspherical elements and an optical system with Super Extra-low dispersion glass for near elimination of chromatic aberrations, even at the widest focal length setting. Optical Steady Shot image stabilization adds significant versatility to this lens and maximizes its impressive performance when shooting both stills and video, even in low light situations. An internal focusing system and circular shutter blades round out the impressive specifications.
Just downloaded and installed GIMP and am totally blown away by what this program can do! I've been using Photoshop for over 20 years and can say right now I will never go back. Gimp is capable of doing 90% of everything Photoshop can and it's free. It is so much more customizable and friendly than Adobe. I would imagine with all our support it would become the quintessential editing program. In combination with capture one 7 there is no more need for Adobe's BS. Gimp works on both Windows and Mac.
What I like about Adobe is they don't know or care that the photography business has been in the trash for about 4 years. Photographers have cut back big time, so as their profits decline adobe decides to screw them all and get their due. Let them eat cake baby!
Looks like Corel has just launched Corel graphics Suite 6 which includes Corel capture and Corel PhotoPaint 6. I just started testing PhotoPaint 6 and can't believe what an improvement it is. It is 64-bit and blazing fast also has the ability to use Photoshop style work place. Couldn't be better timing on Corel part as far as I'm concerned. The whole suite costs under $500. I would imagine Corel would launch Photo Paint six as a standalone. It's been years since I even looked at Corel but I'm now giving it a serious once over. http://www.corel.com/corel/product/index.jsp?pid=prod4260069&cid=catalog20038&segid=5700006
Not enough choices on this poll !! How about:1. Lack of concern by Adobe for customers needs. 2. Minimal upgrades that do not work most of the time. 3. No credit for lifetime users. Should be able to pick more than one answer.
Owashi: "We don't have plans to make Lightroom a subscription-only option but we do envision added functionality for the CC version of Lightroom."
I don't like the sound of that. So we have to pay for CC or get a dumbed down version of Lightroom?
If Adobe is stupid enough to add features to cc that aren't on the standalone everyone will just stop using lightroom and go to one of the 4 or 5 really good other raw processors like capture one, Corel, DXO or silkypix just to name a few.
powP0Wpow: Adobe: Its okay if you close your eyes and pretend its someone you like.
I purchased Corel last time Adobe went off it's Med's and am finding it to be quite good and usable for assignments. Phase One's capture one is superior in many ways to lightroom with raw output that is just amazing. All these companies will be producing more innovative tools we all need at a lower price. Adobe is showing it's true colors with huge a helping of arrogance.
Jun2: Do I really need this? Spend $600 to put large FF lens to my little M4/3, NEX cameras.
If this works I would still wait for version 3. From past experience they don't stand behind releases of their product, they just want to charge more for new one. Way overpriced! If it works one of their competitors will come out one for 150 bucks
astralux: This is it for me, time to boot Adobe out of my workflow. I have been a loyal buyer of PS and have recently bought the CS6 upgrade, but to now leave buyers of their products out in the cold is just crap. Sorry Adbobe, you are out of here.
Thanks Adobe for screwing your loyal customers for the last 20 years! Not only are you extremely overpriced but you have no allegiance to your customers. I've started using Capture One 7 and Corel Paint Pro with some pretty nice results so if you guys keep this up you're going to lose me as a customer.
Capture One plus Nikon D800 = perfectI've been struggling with light room 4.2 for the last few weeks with D800 files in trying to find workarounds to make it more efficient. Just downloaded capture one imported the files and all is well, it is so much faster than light room I can't believe it. Testing seems to indicate output files are at least as good if not better than light room and the capture utility works like a charm with the D800. After its 60 days it should be a no-brainer to do the upgrade from version 3.5 that I started with. I've tried all the versions of capture one till now and this is the only one that really is great.
Just what I thought after seeing the first tests in Europe, not very exciting lenses. Just average at best not worth the $800 for the 10-18. The 16-50 might be as good as the existing 16mm at f8. I will cancel my pre-orders at Amazon. Sony just can't make quality lenses which isn't surprising for an electronics company. This is disappointing I was looking forward to these.
Dennishh: Warning! Do not upgrade or install lightroom 4.2 RC. I decided against my better judgment to try this out on my system that is currently running 4.1. I installed 4.2 RC two a separate drive and was horrified to find out that it took over all my settings for 4.1 and made it totally unusable. Only 4.2 RC would work and it deleted all my user settings and took out all the links to the plug-ins. I tried uninstalling and reverting my PC again this did not work. I reinstalled light room 4.1 and I still do not have any of my old settings. I think Adobe has lost control of their program and have no idea how to fix it.
Managed to revert to 4.1 and find profiles. 4.2 had set save profiles with catalog so I unchecked it and all is OK. It didn't seem to save the settings though.
Warning! Do not upgrade or install lightroom 4.2 RC. I decided against my better judgment to try this out on my system that is currently running 4.1. I installed 4.2 RC two a separate drive and was horrified to find out that it took over all my settings for 4.1 and made it totally unusable. Only 4.2 RC would work and it deleted all my user settings and took out all the links to the plug-ins. I tried uninstalling and reverting my PC again this did not work. I reinstalled light room 4.1 and I still do not have any of my old settings. I think Adobe has lost control of their program and have no idea how to fix it.
I seem to remember her name, wasn't she the one that wrote about Van Gogh and how how he was ruining the abstract art market by using the same technique over and over again? Some people have nothing else to do!
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