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tom1234567: Well I'm waiting for Affinity for windows beta version to come out and then
its goodbye Adobe.
I will persevere until I'm competent with it.
I think Adobe has treated there customers very badly with this subscription
just not worth it.
It's the usual corporate GREED and profit margins that's all they care about
You the customer are just a bank number that pays and pays and pays.
but every dog gets its day ( I hope )

Tom G

""- and coffee won't process your photos! :-)""
But much like PS/LR, I couldn't process them without it!

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 13:18 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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ijustloveshooting: although i'll never handle one soon (at least in 10 years) it's great to see achievements...this will push boundaries further with all brands.competition is great!

Like everything else Pentax, I certainly wouldn't be holding my breath waiting on it!

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 19:08 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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Frank_BR: Great move, Hasselblad!
From now on, Canikon Jurassic Park is an island surrounded by mirrorless cameras on all sides, from smartphones to medium format.

@ PhotoKhan - and the last time you shot a global sports event was...?

I see this argument all the time; You only see Canikon at NFL/Olympics/World Cup/Etc. Well I only see F1 cars at Formula races; does that mean I should buy one of those as well?

Edit - I apologize. I checked out your web site; very impressive work! looks like you do shoot a lot of sports so obviously this is not for you. With that being said, just like pro fashion, pro sports is a pretty niche area so right tool for the right job and all that :)

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:47 UTC
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malabito: M43 are great cameras with beautiful lenses, but I don't understand why will someone will pay so much money for a lens like this, which is as big as a apsc or even full frame equivalent lens, (yes maybe not light gathering, but push the iso and you will get as much light and same results). I don't see the need for it. I used to have an em5, great under good light conditions, but as soon as it got dark, it sucked. I decided to buy a Voigtlander .95 and it was a waste of time, and money, camera was as big as a nikon 610/DF with a 35mm 2.0 and you can obtain much better results with it. So why buy these huge lenses for m43, when for a much comfortable size you can get better results with a full frame? And that's taking out the Sony a7 system, which will make the m43 even more silly with one of these lenses...

Options villagranvicent, its all about options. Just because you have m43 doesnt mean you have to buy this lens, there are lots smaller. However you have the option to buy it, if you need it. Every system needs options. Kinda like mounting that massive "G" glass on the Sony A series.

Really not sure why that concept is so hard to grasp.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 13:34 UTC
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tom1234567: Well I'm waiting for Affinity for windows beta version to come out and then
its goodbye Adobe.
I will persevere until I'm competent with it.
I think Adobe has treated there customers very badly with this subscription
just not worth it.
It's the usual corporate GREED and profit margins that's all they care about
You the customer are just a bank number that pays and pays and pays.
but every dog gets its day ( I hope )

Tom G

@ Wye... Last time I purchased PS (Corporate purchase) it was $570 and LR was $120 (Canadian). So thats almost 7yrs worth of subscription. If you include new version upgrades over those 7yrs it is much worse.

There is a reason PS was one of the most pirated pieces of software... price.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 13:11 UTC
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malabito: M43 are great cameras with beautiful lenses, but I don't understand why will someone will pay so much money for a lens like this, which is as big as a apsc or even full frame equivalent lens, (yes maybe not light gathering, but push the iso and you will get as much light and same results). I don't see the need for it. I used to have an em5, great under good light conditions, but as soon as it got dark, it sucked. I decided to buy a Voigtlander .95 and it was a waste of time, and money, camera was as big as a nikon 610/DF with a 35mm 2.0 and you can obtain much better results with it. So why buy these huge lenses for m43, when for a much comfortable size you can get better results with a full frame? And that's taking out the Sony a7 system, which will make the m43 even more silly with one of these lenses...

""Malabito, don't waste your time with m43 fanboys, they simply cannot accept their system is inferior in every aspect vs FF.""

Except maybe what most m43 users bought them for... size?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 13:07 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)

Flash synch at 1/2000... nice.
Could be the ultimate on location camera for fashion/portraiture and certainly a smaller package than the existing Phase1/Hassy for the remote landscape guys.

Well done and awesome comeback from the "Stellar" days!

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 13:02 UTC as 313th comment | 1 reply
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col4bin: Adobe is in my rear view mirror. After many years of using their products, I dumped them for non-subscription based software.

Ohh.. snappy reply and original!

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 00:26 UTC
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tom1234567: Well I'm waiting for Affinity for windows beta version to come out and then
its goodbye Adobe.
I will persevere until I'm competent with it.
I think Adobe has treated there customers very badly with this subscription
just not worth it.
It's the usual corporate GREED and profit margins that's all they care about
You the customer are just a bank number that pays and pays and pays.
but every dog gets its day ( I hope )

Tom G

Actually me, as the customer, pays less now that its based on subscription... unless of course I pirated it which considering PS was one of the most pirated pieces of software out there, is quite likely.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 21:22 UTC
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col4bin: Adobe is in my rear view mirror. After many years of using their products, I dumped them for non-subscription based software.

Good for you!

Now, that has what to do with this press release?

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 21:18 UTC
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String: Wow, 1hr in and no one has yet commented on how evil Adobe and their subscription services are; Things are looking up!

@ Dennis; well unlike others (you?) I dont hang around forms for years on end bitching about something that happened years ago. Don't like the subscription model - dont subscribe. Dont like Adobe - move on to something else.

Every single time Adobe releases an update, the forum fills up with posts from Adobe haters. Time to get a life maybe? Or maybe this is their life?

And what on earth makes you think I (or anyone else) cares what you own?

Oh and thanks for proving my point btw, I know you would show up at some point!

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 21:16 UTC
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String: Wow, 1hr in and no one has yet commented on how evil Adobe and their subscription services are; Things are looking up!

LOL, yep it was only a matter of time before they came out of the woodwork!

The most hilarious thing is that those who complain about $10/month have no problem with buying the latest and greatest body every time a new one comes out!

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 15:29 UTC
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malabito: M43 are great cameras with beautiful lenses, but I don't understand why will someone will pay so much money for a lens like this, which is as big as a apsc or even full frame equivalent lens, (yes maybe not light gathering, but push the iso and you will get as much light and same results). I don't see the need for it. I used to have an em5, great under good light conditions, but as soon as it got dark, it sucked. I decided to buy a Voigtlander .95 and it was a waste of time, and money, camera was as big as a nikon 610/DF with a 35mm 2.0 and you can obtain much better results with it. So why buy these huge lenses for m43, when for a much comfortable size you can get better results with a full frame? And that's taking out the Sony a7 system, which will make the m43 even more silly with one of these lenses...

"...you're right, almost exactly the same size..."

No kidding! Don't you love how people just make up "facts" ?

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 14:23 UTC

Wow, 1hr in and no one has yet commented on how evil Adobe and their subscription services are; Things are looking up!

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 14:16 UTC as 39th comment | 12 replies
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tinternaut: Nice photos. The lens looks good, but my scepticism towards spending a lot of money, on a fast wide prime, for the smaller format, remains. I'd prefer the flexibility of a larger format, with 24mm equivalent.

***News flash***

You can!

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 22:01 UTC
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sportyaccordy: $1300 for an F/2.8 equivalent lens....... to each their own I suppose.

First comment from the equivalence police; is anyone even surprised?

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 20:51 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)
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naththo: Huh!? Who use wifi anyway from camera? I hardly use and i don't see anything useful with this. Wifi chews the battery out of camera too much. Not worth it.

I use it as a remote shutter/live view all the time; works great.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 16:15 UTC
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String: LOL, 384 replies in less than a day and the majority of them from FF users slagging the system and no interest in m43... Oh I so love DPR!

But thanks anyway guys because we m43 users never knew the system was so big/heavy, expensive and not able to even take mediocre images before you pointed it out... for the 1000th time.

@ Terkwoiz - blind devotion? What are you even talking about? I have "blind devotion" to a mount because I don't go onto Nikon/Canon/Whatever discussions?
Do tell... what colour is the sky in your world?

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 23:37 UTC

LOL, 384 replies in less than a day and the majority of them from FF users slagging the system and no interest in m43... Oh I so love DPR!

But thanks anyway guys because we m43 users never knew the system was so big/heavy, expensive and not able to even take mediocre images before you pointed it out... for the 1000th time.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 21:28 UTC as 63rd comment | 4 replies
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Jonathan F/2: That lens looks huge. I'll stick to my Nikon 1 system. Smaller sensor, smaller lenses!

@BarnET - LOL, more gear than most stores!

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 21:24 UTC
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