cgarrard

cgarrard

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I think its so popular mainly because it's a small seahorse. Had it been in a crabs claw, or held onto by an octopus tentacle, or...under a sea slug, nobody would have cared. That's tragic thinking in itself. All life on earth is just as precious and important, Including human lives.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 03:27 UTC as 5th comment
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gurgeh: Before the subscription model, Adobe had to invest a lot of money developing new versions in order to get people to buy an upgrade. Now they have a stable revenue stream, so their incentive is simply to minimise costs in order to increase their profit, and their products are stagnating. LR still has appalling performance, and we haven't seen any innovation in PS or LR in a long time.

Now this might work for Adobe in the short and medium term, because the competition is still far behind, but it is catching up. Meanwhile the customers are getting more and more fed up for paying more money than before and getting nothing in return. The damage Adobe are doing to their brand will be hard to fix. Me and a lot of people I speak to are simply waiting for another product that does what we need, and then we will say good bye to Adobe for good.

gurgeh- Yep.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 01:58 UTC
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Vik2012: Indeed the subscription model is treating Adobe very well. They knew what they were doing when dragging those who didn't need to pay more money into their subscription net. Fair play to them though, if they can get that money and people are happy to pay them. But where do they go from here? Profits got to keep rising to keep investors happy.

Affinity are now making products that would more than match many Adobe users' needs. They plan to add to their Photo and Designer products with a Publisher Beta at the end of this year. I like their permanent licence at an affordable price and free updates approach.

Adobe- you dont get something for nothing.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 19:50 UTC

None of that is my money, cloud based anyways :)

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 19:47 UTC as 49th comment
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cgarrard: I wish Nikon would allow DPR to spill the beans like they seem to be doing with Chinese and other websites like Xitek. Is that site larger than DPR? Why aren't DPR getting first runs of rumors or info through interviews instead of these other sites? It doesn't make sense and to me it seems to be "policy" related.

If that's the policy here in the USA, then it ought to be policy worldwide Nikon (that's me shaking my finger at you Nikon). Shame on you. Make an official press release and let the press sites have even run of things. DPR have done well for you over the years.

Maybe. But DPR have a much wider reader base than just the USA, don't you agree?

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 15:23 UTC
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cgarrard: Next big news DPR has a FPR spin off site :).

Great suggestion. :) I myself have as well. They would have been ahead of the curve had they listened to you... :)

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 15:23 UTC

I wish Nikon would allow DPR to spill the beans like they seem to be doing with Chinese and other websites like Xitek. Is that site larger than DPR? Why aren't DPR getting first runs of rumors or info through interviews instead of these other sites? It doesn't make sense and to me it seems to be "policy" related.

If that's the policy here in the USA, then it ought to be policy worldwide Nikon (that's me shaking my finger at you Nikon). Shame on you. Make an official press release and let the press sites have even run of things. DPR have done well for you over the years.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 15:12 UTC as 212th comment | 2 replies
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cgarrard: Next big news DPR has a FPR spin off site :).

Its okay, I figured that was the reason, no worries. I think DPR ought to have a spin off site. They already do for phones. Film seems to be slooooooowly gaining audience back so why not start an affiliate site and run with it?

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 15:06 UTC
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2eyesee: In response to the question in the headline, I'll start caring when Sony starts releasing upgraded cameras as replacement models instead of new models at ever increasing prices.

I make that five RX100 models currently on the market, and this now makes it four RX10 models, which is getting just a little ridiculous.

Sony should stop making cameras because they are making money when they do.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 05:54 UTC
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cgarrard: Next big news DPR has a FPR spin off site :).

Was anyone claiming it was?

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 05:38 UTC
On article Yashica is teasing a comeback to the camera market (277 comments in total)
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cgarrard: Its an enthusiast market. I think its great to generate interest, but I want to see products that encourage good educational habits in photography, not more of the same ol "well make it easier for you and include more than the kitchen sink in our cameras" type of decisions.

"austerity militants"

Nuff said.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 05:36 UTC
On article Yashica is teasing a comeback to the camera market (277 comments in total)
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cgarrard: Its an enthusiast market. I think its great to generate interest, but I want to see products that encourage good educational habits in photography, not more of the same ol "well make it easier for you and include more than the kitchen sink in our cameras" type of decisions.

There are a lot of cameras like that out already (like the link you sent). I think Fujifilm have identity crisis- all the looks of retro and manual, but using them ends up being a choice parallax. The trick is simplifying cameras to the bare essentials without leaving out tools to make a photograph. I'd like to see more cameras produced that don't have video or live view for example. To me, that puts the photographer in the right direction, there is still way too much dependence on convenience and automation even with Fuji designs. But my opinion comes from a core photographic perspective. Too many cameras these days have become tool boxes, vs being a single tool. We need more tools, to balance the market.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 16:15 UTC
On article Yashica is teasing a comeback to the camera market (277 comments in total)

Its an enthusiast market. I think its great to generate interest, but I want to see products that encourage good educational habits in photography, not more of the same ol "well make it easier for you and include more than the kitchen sink in our cameras" type of decisions.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 21:46 UTC as 55th comment | 4 replies

Next big news DPR has a FPR spin off site :).

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 05:40 UTC as 18th comment | 6 replies

If only Paul Simon came out with a sequel to his Kodachrome song....Ektachrome.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 10:31 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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DanielFjall: Does anyone EVER read a PAPER book anymore? NO! Old cars are FINE if you can't afford a REAL car. FILM is for people needing ATTENTION.

Arastoo- couldn't have said it better.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 10:26 UTC
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (404 comments in total)
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Franz Weber: What does deeper pixels mean? Anybody have a clue?

Deeper Pixels: We want you to buy the new iPhone so we're going to hypnotize you with made up salesman lingo so that you will.

I mean how ridiculous...
"A new color filter, deeper pixels and an improved Apple-designed image signal processor delivers.."

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 13:48 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (320 comments in total)

The 1/32,000th of a second shutter speed is one of the most interesting specs to me.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 02:09 UTC as 65th comment
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daleeight: Sony released another camera... let the DPReview site put up 12 more articles about its awesomeness.

One more repeat would be perfect.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 20:39 UTC
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taktak91: Sony's first attempt at a real camera, and also one of the last.

Try not to make sense of opinion :).

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 19:15 UTC
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