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On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1343 comments in total)

I’ll be leaving Adobe for good as soon as I find an alternative which combines management and editing like Lightroom does. Looking forward to Macphun’s offering.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 22:36 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply

The content of the mag is good, but the interface is awful. Navigating pages is always a challenge and I really can't see any advantage over a conventional, swipe-to-advance type of layout. Hey Fujifilm, you are good at listening when it comes to cameras, how about making your magazine more user-friendly!

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2017 at 22:11 UTC as 8th comment
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tikus: For a photographer, there are a lot of software that can replace Lightroom. The problem is I haven't found any software that can replace Adobe Photoshop yet.

I have the reverse problem, it's a replacement for Lightroom I need. What do you recommend (for Mac)?

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 07:40 UTC
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toni2: There are people that still think that suscription (a rent) is cheaper than purchase.

Anyone can think that a company like Adobe, will sell you a thing cheaper if they can sell it more expensive?! Think a little, please...

I have no problem with them offering subscriptions, it's the fact that they are no longer offering stand alone products - or are not upgrading them - that makes me angry.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 10:42 UTC
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lbpix: Your heart bleeds for them, only making record profits in excess of 5 billion in 2016.
We badly need a decent substitute for Lightroom.

Saiko - That's interesting! As I understand it Affinity is more like Photoshop at present. A Lightroom alternative wold be great.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 10:36 UTC

Your heart bleeds for them, only making record profits in excess of 5 billion in 2016.
We badly need a decent substitute for Lightroom.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2017 at 21:47 UTC as 8th comment | 6 replies

Yes, PLEASE do review on this interesting filter. I suggest you use a camera which has a high sensitivity to infra red - my Fujifilm XT2 is a good example.
I have LEE big stopper and Hoya NDX400, both are prone to colour casts (although it can mostly be corrected in Lightroom). I find the degree of colour cast varies hugely, so maybe it's due to infrared contamination.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 10:45 UTC as 1st comment
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (310 comments in total)

Well call me a curmudgeon but I cannot understand why Nikon and Canon keep omitting viewfinders Sony have learned that photographers like to be able to compose in bright light without holding the camera at arms length; they are now building cameras with viewfinders. Being able to compose properly is far more important then having high resolution sensors and superb lenses. When I buy a car I expect a built in steering wheel not an expensive optional extra.
Just my opinion.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 21:31 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-Pro2 (77 comments in total)

Yes I too will wait for the X-T2. I love the X-T1's evf better than SLR. Mostly use 14mm and 18-135 zoom, so ovf is no good for me.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2016 at 14:20 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies

To me a camera without a viewfinder is as useful as a car without a steering wheel. However - different strokes for different folks I guess.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 17:28 UTC as 44th comment | 13 replies
On article Fujifilm X100T Review (697 comments in total)

Good review but I strongly disagree about the shutter speed dial, to me it's the easy setting of aperture and shutter speed which makes Fujifilms X series stand out from the pack, I would be most annoyed if they decided to to remove it.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 16:22 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply

I totally agree, both Canon and Nikon are wasting time with half hearted attempts like this. Give us a Fuji x-t1 equivalent with an adaptor so we can use our SLR lenses during the migration to a new, lighter, smaller but capable system. Otherwise we will jump ship. Having tried an X-T1 I'm already teetering on dumping my D800 kit.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 23:58 UTC as 116th comment

I'm amazed that so many folk are all fired up about a simple statistic. Flickr didn't say iPhones are better than cameras, just that they have had more uploads from them - a simple fact. My Nikon takes far better quality photos than my iPhone but it isn't always in my pocket.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 08:31 UTC as 64th comment | 1 reply
On photo Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania in the Sand Patterns-2 Beaches & Rivers challenge (1 comment in total)

A very nice image, but I would have cropped top and bottom to exclude the grass and most of sky.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 19:27 UTC as 1st comment

I think a mirrorless full frame would be great. I've really enjoyed using the Fuji XE but love the quality and dynamic range of full frame. Go for it Nikon.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 21:38 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies

Excellent set of lenses from Fuji. However I just need them to bring in a tilt shift before I dump my Nikon kit completely. Fuji - please take note!

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 11:25 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
On article Adobe launches Lightroom for iPad (130 comments in total)

Very very disappointing. No way am I going to subscribe, I'll stick with LR for now but would have liked an ipad app. If they move to subscription-only LR then I'm off elsewhere.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 18:04 UTC as 39th comment
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary (533 comments in total)
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NCB: Canon have made the same mistake as Nikon, dropping the viewfinder, as Nikon did in the P7700 before bringing it back as as EVF in the P7800. Too much of the potential market for this sort of camera wants a viewfinder of some sort; the optical type was never that bad that omitting it was a good thing, and while the EVF in the P7800 isn't great, compared to other EVFs now appearing, it's better than nothing.

Unless Canon and Nikon start putting quality EVFs in this sort of camera, they might as well drop them; there are too many attractive alternatives around in the quality-but-not-too-large market. The sensor-size of the G1 X II isn't enough on its own to make a difference.

I couldn't have said it better NCB. I won't be buying one without any kind of viewfinder. A quality one would make it a must-have, and even a simple EVF would make it a contender.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 12:13 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E1 (17 comments in total)

Had my xe-1 2 weeks now and I'm blown away by the quality of the images taken with the kit zoom lens. The images could easily be printed at about 50" and are in practice comparable to my D800. AMAZING!
In use too I love it. The EVF whilst not as clear as an SLR viewfinder, tells me all I need to know and enables me to see all the menus without putting on reading specs. I use it exclusively in EVF mode. It is light and handles superbly. The image stabilisation seems incredible- so far, as good as the D800 shots from a tripod! If you're in doubt, go and buy one.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2013 at 19:42 UTC as 7th comment
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