Ken Aisin

Joined on Jun 8, 2011

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Ken Aisin: I just spent $299 on Capture One Pro 10. That's the money Adobe could have pocketed by releasing a standalone Lightroom 7. I'm seriously abandoning Adobe for good this time.

@Reilly Diefenbach

"For the lot of you who will buy software once and never upgrade, really? I don't believe you :^)"

I do upgrades, but not every single time a new version is released. Is that a good enough answer for you? And to be honest, I don't rent tools. Even if it were to cost more to own C1 compared to renting Lr, I would still go the C1 route. Different strokes for different folks I guess. If you like subscription that much, go ahead and enjoy paying monthly for the rest of your natural life.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 21:50 UTC
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Ken Aisin: I just spent $299 on Capture One Pro 10. That's the money Adobe could have pocketed by releasing a standalone Lightroom 7. I'm seriously abandoning Adobe for good this time.

@Yake, I was just playing with some overexposed RAF files shot with my infrared-converted Fujifilm S5 Pro (which has half of the photodiodes for overexposed highlights in the sensor). With this specific camera, Lightroom does a better job with highlight recovery. So, I guess I'll have to keep Lightroom 6 on my desktop just for this camera. With NEF files, C1 seems to be on par in this regard. I guess it would be best for you to do a 30 day trial, pull out your cameras, and shoot some intentionally overexposed raw files to compare. Cheers.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 21:44 UTC
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Ken Aisin: I just spent $299 on Capture One Pro 10. That's the money Adobe could have pocketed by releasing a standalone Lightroom 7. I'm seriously abandoning Adobe for good this time.

@BobT3218, learning to use C1 by viewing their tutorial video, and playing with the software at the same time. So far so good. I find it very speedy on my desktop. It seems to feel smoother and speedier than Lr6. Regarding DNG, I've never converted my raw files to DNG. So, I can't report on this.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 20:27 UTC
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Ken Aisin: I just spent $299 on Capture One Pro 10. That's the money Adobe could have pocketed by releasing a standalone Lightroom 7. I'm seriously abandoning Adobe for good this time.

"Seriously, Reilly, for many of us it isn't a matter of cost. I certainly can afford to pay the CC price. I think that for many it's the opportunity to get off the wagon whenever we want, while forgoing any future enhancements or additional support, but still having a solution that works."

+1!!

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 20:17 UTC
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Ken Aisin: I just spent $299 on Capture One Pro 10. That's the money Adobe could have pocketed by releasing a standalone Lightroom 7. I'm seriously abandoning Adobe for good this time.

@Reilly Diefenbach,

First of all, I don't rent tools. I own them.

Secondly, what will happen after that 48 months if I stop subscribing? I end up with no software to use. But with C1, I know I won't have to upgrade in 2 years unless I see the need to. I have the choice to keep that $99 in my pocket, and a piece of software that I can continue to use.

Thirdly, I bought C1 to replace Lightroom. I never said it's a Photoshop replacement. To replace Photoshop, I actually bought Affinity Photo for $50. A one time payment. Not subscription. It's a bargain for $50, and offers all the features that I need.

Anyway, subscription makes absolutely no sense at all to me. I'm done with Adobe for good.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 20:15 UTC

I just spent $299 on Capture One Pro 10. That's the money Adobe could have pocketed by releasing a standalone Lightroom 7. I'm seriously abandoning Adobe for good this time.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 19:17 UTC as 29th comment | 18 replies

Trust me, it'll be killed off just like how they had killed off the standalone version.

Like George W. Bush once said, “There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.”

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 19:07 UTC as 30th comment
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1552 comments in total)
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dylanear: Hear hear!!!

After 22+ years of loyalty to Adobe, always paying for my software, but only when they offered enough improvements to justify an upgrade, I am done. Having to pay monthly forever to see/use raw edits from the past is beyond ridiculous to me. NO WAY I'm going to get trapped into that and loose control of MY images.

Bye Adobe. I really will miss you. But this is one step too far.

I don't rent tools, I own them. As a Lightroom user since version 1, I was utterly gutted by the announcement. But anyhow, all good things must come to an end.

Just voted with my own money and bought a copy of Alien Skin Exposure 3. It's got layers feature too, which my Lightroom 6 doesn't even have. It's a nice piece of software for $149. It's very easy to use if you are used to Lightroom. Free trial is available. For those who are interested, here's the link, https://www.alienskin.com/exposure/

I also recently purchased a copy of Affinity Photo for $49.99 USD to replace Photoshop CS5 on my desktop. There is a learning curve, but not bad overall.

After spending just $199 plus a few hours of learning, I can proudly declare that I'm Adobe free, I wish I had done this sooner.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 21:46 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1552 comments in total)

Utterly gutted. I don't rent tools, I own them.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 23:38 UTC as 468th comment | 1 reply
On article Review: Affinity Photo 1.5.2 for desktop (297 comments in total)
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mainger: For a one-off $50, this is very tempting indeed. Great to know that some "independent" developers are releasing such complete packages.

Very successful in terms of milking customers. Very unsuccessful in terms of software development and innovation though.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 20:40 UTC
On article Review: Affinity Photo 1.5.2 for desktop (297 comments in total)

I shoot quite a lot of HDR panoramic pictures for fun. Affinity's auto stitching tool does a surprisingly good job. This auto panoramic feature alone is worth $50 USD to me already. However, Affinity still has a lot to catch up to do when it comes to HDR. I still have to rely on Photomatix Pro to get my HDR pictures done before I stitch them all with Affinity.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 22:42 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Review: Affinity Photo 1.5.2 for desktop (297 comments in total)
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mainger: For a one-off $50, this is very tempting indeed. Great to know that some "independent" developers are releasing such complete packages.

I have a copy, and I'm liking it very much. For $50 USD one-off, it's pretty much a no-brainer. Thanks to Affinity Photo, I won't ever need to buy into Adobe's subscription based bullsh!t.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 22:33 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Canon EOS 80D (251 comments in total)

Enough coverage of the D7500 already.... No matter how you look at it, it is a downgrade from the D7200, and a rip off for $1250 USD.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 13:00 UTC as 65th comment | 6 replies

Nikon certainly knows how to charge an arm and a leg for the F1.4 Nikkors :( I'll wait for the Sigma Art version instead.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 04:14 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon reshuffles management structure (244 comments in total)

Does this re-structuring mean we'll finally get to buy the DL18-50? If not, what's the point?

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 22:55 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply

Please keep Lightroom a standalone product. I want to own my tools, not rent them.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 01:49 UTC as 14th comment | 6 replies

Very nice pictures. Nikon user here. The Sigma 12-24/4.0 is on my wishlist. This article reaffirms my desire for the Sigma.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2017 at 22:54 UTC as 54th comment
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luck002: No. 2 will shock you! The next number will blow your mind!

I like number 4.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2017 at 22:47 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2750 comments in total)
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Dan Vincent: Carey,

Canon and Nikon don't warrant against water intrusion in their bodies, even on the pro ones. The bodies are rugged, yes, but when the rubber hits the road, they won't cover it. I've taken my Sony a99 out into sea spray, rainy weather, and dusty conditions, and when I've had it serviced (for regular reasons like cleaning and adjustments) no one has mentioned anything about contamination.

If you want to believe, take one out yourself and you'll see that while no, you can't dunk it in the lake like a Pentax, it will shrug off the elements.

Found an article here on DPR,

https://www.dpreview.com/articles/3864522077/survival-of-the-fittest-weatherproof-splashproof-waterproof-et-al

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 17:52 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2750 comments in total)
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Dan Vincent: Carey,

Canon and Nikon don't warrant against water intrusion in their bodies, even on the pro ones. The bodies are rugged, yes, but when the rubber hits the road, they won't cover it. I've taken my Sony a99 out into sea spray, rainy weather, and dusty conditions, and when I've had it serviced (for regular reasons like cleaning and adjustments) no one has mentioned anything about contamination.

If you want to believe, take one out yourself and you'll see that while no, you can't dunk it in the lake like a Pentax, it will shrug off the elements.

Olympus OM-D EM-5 Mark II claim: " its all metal body is sealed for splashproof, dustproof and freezeproof protection. With a full array of similarly “proofed” accessories."

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 17:34 UTC
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