Studor13

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On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (527 comments in total)
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mckracken88: "most households readily spend $10 per month for online streaming services, and many times that for mobile phone and data services."

Not this household - ever. Greedy so and so's. The subscription is just a money grab, only pros would benefit from that, the average joe doesnt need dozens of insignifanct updates on a daily basis.

Shame.. lightroom was good.

Maybe someone can enlighten me what their “return” is on:
1. Home insurance
2. Car insurance
3. General health insurance
4. Dental insurance
5. Life insurance
6. Union membership

and God knows what else.

And let's say that each of the above is $10 per month. I'm willing to bet that for most people you will still get a better “return“ on paying for the Adobe subscription.

Unless of course you never actually take photos and just like to complain.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 09:21 UTC
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Dorali: The hate is totally unwarranted here, tbh.

If you can't afford a drawing tablet or just don't like using one, then this is a great way to make pulling sliders easier and more precise. Being someone who likes to tweak the curve and sliders bit by bit, I personally dislike using Lightroom with a mouse. And presumably it increases screen real estate while retaining your controls?

But hey, apparently if you can't think of why or how *you* would use it, it's a bad idea.

I would like to see someone use a phone with just one hand and say their thumb to control the sliders. With precision, of course.

And also maybe how you hold the phone and type an SMS or email with just one hand.

Or is it that you use the phone to make phone calls? That I get.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 12:24 UTC
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Dorali: The hate is totally unwarranted here, tbh.

If you can't afford a drawing tablet or just don't like using one, then this is a great way to make pulling sliders easier and more precise. Being someone who likes to tweak the curve and sliders bit by bit, I personally dislike using Lightroom with a mouse. And presumably it increases screen real estate while retaining your controls?

But hey, apparently if you can't think of why or how *you* would use it, it's a bad idea.

@Dorali

It maybe that you don't like using a mouse but to suggest that this app is going to be more precise is absurd.

I can drink a cup of coffee with my left hand and use my right hand with a mouse to get all the precision I need/want.

With a tiny phone I would have to hold it in both hands and the phone needs to be close to my face!

The app is really a stupid idea.

But hey, if you already have a keyboard and a mouse and want to hold your phone to edit a photo, then why not?

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 07:13 UTC
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tedwill48167: I have the 7 Plus and I'm ordering the iPhone X. I also have the Fuji x100F and a couple of Canon DSLRs. I have a hard time distinguishing between the iPhone and the Fuji in terms of image quality with outdoor photos (and some indoor). I know there are use cases (low lighting, etc) where an APS-C camera will always win out, but the smart phones are really closing the gap. It's great that iOS devices compete neck and neck with Android to constantly improve the quality. We all win in the end.

@composed

When someone (tlinn) feels the need to mention that they print “big“ when the conversation is about an iPhone you already know they have a complex about something.

Maybe he also thinks he's Brad Pitt. That don't impress me much.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2017 at 05:59 UTC
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tedwill48167: I have the 7 Plus and I'm ordering the iPhone X. I also have the Fuji x100F and a couple of Canon DSLRs. I have a hard time distinguishing between the iPhone and the Fuji in terms of image quality with outdoor photos (and some indoor). I know there are use cases (low lighting, etc) where an APS-C camera will always win out, but the smart phones are really closing the gap. It's great that iOS devices compete neck and neck with Android to constantly improve the quality. We all win in the end.

@tlinn

You are wrong on two points.

I have a 30x40cm print cropped from an iPhone 6s that has a very wide DR and it looks superb.

So the iPhone 8+ is going to be sensational for most people and in most circumstances.

Try printing from an iPhone first before commenting.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 18:30 UTC
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (411 comments in total)
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minzaw: SAMSUNG CLONE BY Apple....4 years outdated

Unfortunately, what you have said is very hollow. First, you state that you used Apple "some time ago" and comparing your distance Apple experience with the now state of the art Android system.

I used to be a PC based programmer so I can safely say that I used to know Windows well.

I switched over to all Apple 7 years ago. The system works well for me. I have far less issues than I did with PCs. So, it's really about what works for me and what works for you.

But you go on about this premium thing which you had to stress in caps-lock. I had a Mac Mini and now a used 2015 iMac. Neither could be considered as premium.

For devices the family shares an iPad Air (350€), and iPad Mini 2 (€200). For phones, I have the 5s (200€). The only item that could be considered premium is the Macbook 12" which I bought used for 1000€.

I also don't understand what you have against people who have the latest and greatest iPhones. If they can afford it, how is it a problem for you?

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 17:32 UTC
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (411 comments in total)
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minzaw: SAMSUNG CLONE BY Apple....4 years outdated

If you are happy with Samsung then I'm happy for you.

I buy/upgrade iPhones because they work better and better with my iMac, iPad, Watch, Airport Express and Extreme.

I have no particular likes nor dislikes for Samsung or any other brand. In fact I have 3 Samsung TVs but I don't go on Sony forums rubbishing their products. What would be the point? I would just look stupid.

It is really sad that some people have this need to show their hatred towards a phone!

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 18:28 UTC
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mbot: Without a removable battery I will never pay such an outrageous price. A $400 Android phone does the same things, has Gorilla Glass 5, has the same size battery and has a Snapdragon 835 cpu, so why would I pay for a silly prententious outrageously overpriced sh_tty iPhone??

These manufacturers are expecting us to throw the phone away after three years when the battery is not optimal anymore, planned obscelescence - but not on my ship. I will stick with $300 Android phones - $100 a year (30¢ a day) for a phone is all I'm willing to stomach.

Bring back removable batteries and I'll happily pay $699 for a phone.

I feel sorry for people like you. You have no idea what Apple is about. Not everything is needed to be measured in terms of absolute value for money.

I could buy a $10 phone with a removable battery but then I wouldn't be able to send my heartbeat to my wife (and vice-versa) from my Apple Watch to hers .

The Watch is connected to my “old” iPhone 5s, which incidentally, I paid $200 for.

The more you hate Apple the more you won't get it.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 08:07 UTC
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melgross: I think Thom understands Nikon better than anyone. This camera is a nice upgrade, but it won’t stop Nikon’s slide.

http://www.dslrbodies.com/newsviews/so-whats-up-with-nikon.html

@The Davinator

You are wasting your time.

When people actually believe that TH knows more about Nikon than Nikon, you are dealing with individuals that are beyond help.

If TH was on the Board of Directors at Nikon, I would take note. But where exactly is he?

At Nikon Rumors like the rest of them.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 06:14 UTC
On article Nikon D850: First full-res sample images (362 comments in total)
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cjones63: Could you really tell if these were shot with a D5200 or 850? I don't think so. Sure, nice pics but essentially, meaningless. You don't need a D850 to capture those photos. Its just another image that could be shot with many cameras.

@Yake

A lof of folks keep going on about how you can shoot the supplied images with other bodies. Yes, this is true.

But if you are indoors with very little light AND you are not allowed to make camera shutter noises then this is the only Nikon DSLR that will be able to shoot with which will give you great results.

And in almost every respect the 850 is better than every other Nikon 8 series.

So, if you are in the market for a new DSLR why would you not get this over another body that is under $3500?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 06:42 UTC

"Honey, remember how beautiful you were in days of film? There is this adapter I want to show you."

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 18:36 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D850 Review (1943 comments in total)

Is there any way to stop morons/trolls who keep pressing the "I own it” and "I had it” options even before the camera is available?

And what exactly is the point of this survey? It's such an annoying and unneccessory “feature”.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 04:48 UTC as 394th comment | 1 reply

"The lesson is pretty straight-forward: always shoot Raw."

Cat owners, take note. Every single shot!

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 19:21 UTC as 45th comment | 2 replies
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bilcobarnes21: I print a lot of photos for customers as a living and when people say "I want to take better pictures" it's normally after the dissapointment from collecting their pictures taken with a smartphone not Bokeh or blurred backgrounds.
Smartphone images look great on their small screen after all the processing done in phone, but put them on paper and they are nowhere the quality of a ILC.
On a side note, I feel phones have actually helped the camera industry in many respects as people use their smart phones as a stepping stone into proper photography.

I just printed A4 sized prints from an iPhone (taken by my wife) and compared them with those from a Nikon V3 (taken by me) under identical conditions. Prints made on Epson 3880.

Shots were at sunrise so the DR was quite wide. The DR on the iPhone is amazing!

Prints look basically identical.

Daughter liked the iPhone images so much that she asked some to be re-printed to A3.

This maybe a different story but I'm willing to bet that they are going to be on par with the V3.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 16:53 UTC
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Potemkin_Photo: Too easy for thieves to steal. They press button baboon camera gone. Sorry no cigar

I have too many photo gadgets to name. Some absolute crap, some pretty good.

The PD anchor links are one of the best accessories that I have ever bought. Very well thought out. Well, maybe for mirrorless bodies it may be just a tad too long.

As is, it tends to be a a few mm higher than the body when connected. For me, ideally it is no higher than the body when the PD anchor is attached.

I love the idea of wearing the new product as a wrist braclet. Will definately get one.

As for someone suggesting that it would make the camera an easy steal? Idiot!

A friend of mine had his camera “stolen“ in Brazil. A 15 year old boy pulled out a gun, pointed at my friend's face and then waved the gun at the camera suggesting he hand over the camera or else. Much more efficient than sneaking over your body when you are a sleep and working out how to release the safely catch on the PD anchor strap/clip.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 15:39 UTC
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Zoom Zoom Zoom: This is hysterical! They write this far fetched lalaldream article about something Nikon will never release, and along post a photo of DL1850, "another" lalaldream product that Nikon also never released after more than one year of laladreams.. truly hysterical!!!

Maybe Nikon is planning something. Maybe not. Who knows?

But for sure you are the only one who is being (truly) hysterical.

I mean a total of 4 !s in one paragraph?

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 04:54 UTC
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Vahab: It reminds of some big audio brands that initially wouldn't embrace compressed files like MP3, until they realized market share loss.

Look, it's not like Nikon are clueless about mirrorless.

They've already tried with a fixed-lens APS-C, J1, J2, J3, J4, J5, S1, S2, V1, V2, V3, AW1 and a bunch of CX lenses.

At the end of the day if you want to put on a fast prime or a long fast zoom you are gonna have to deal with a lot of weight whether you shoot mirrorless or a DSLR.

I have the V3 as well as a D800 and I can tell you that there is no comparison between the optical view finder on the D800 and the V3 EVF. I don't see how anyone is going to be able to make an EVF that is as great as an optical one.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 11:53 UTC
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Jesse_Just_Him: The poster style pretty much sums up Nikon's current attitude in their camera business - Keep Savoring The Good Old Days

D5, D500, D750.

Yep, good ol' days indeed.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 04:43 UTC
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Autriche78: This is news? There have been Android phones that have had these capabilities for years now. With equal or better cameras, depending on model, review site and personal opinion, and expandable memory to boot.

Sure it's news. It's a new iPhone. How could it not be news?

Oh, you mean your phone is better?

And apparently it's also "Quite comical...".

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 12:10 UTC

What if you first level your tripod and then level your head?

Isn't this the same thing?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 19:59 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
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