paul simon king

paul simon king

Lives in India Above and beyond, India
Works as a Bat (retired)
Joined on Jan 30, 2012
About me:

I never use bio, it makes me itch

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shooter45: """DxO didn't take your $150 for the old collection and it has not moral or legal obligation to honor that previous purchase with any form of discount for their new collection. However, as a marketing strategy, it would be wise to consider offering some consideration to existing Nik users since they represent to core to DxO's future success with the Nik product line.

It remains to be seen what will truly be "new" in the DxO update and whether those "improvements" will be worth whatever DxO plans to charge for them.""

You are absolutely right ...

one can always hope.....

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 21:45 UTC
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shooter45: """DxO didn't take your $150 for the old collection and it has not moral or legal obligation to honor that previous purchase with any form of discount for their new collection. However, as a marketing strategy, it would be wise to consider offering some consideration to existing Nik users since they represent to core to DxO's future success with the Nik product line.

It remains to be seen what will truly be "new" in the DxO update and whether those "improvements" will be worth whatever DxO plans to charge for them.""

You are absolutely right ...

in terms of digital upgrades it is about the normal average upgrade cycle time, bear in mind that it hadn't been upgraded fro a long time before that nd like any other software it would be time to expect to pay for an upgrade , in fact overdue. However you can still use it free as long as you change a couple of settings.

So if your beef is that You want a free upgrade after all this time (for software that actually still works as is) of course it would be nice....but to expect DxO to 'honour this investment", I don't think that's reasonable or realistic.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 16:23 UTC
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shooter45: """DxO didn't take your $150 for the old collection and it has not moral or legal obligation to honor that previous purchase with any form of discount for their new collection. However, as a marketing strategy, it would be wise to consider offering some consideration to existing Nik users since they represent to core to DxO's future success with the Nik product line.

It remains to be seen what will truly be "new" in the DxO update and whether those "improvements" will be worth whatever DxO plans to charge for them.""

You are absolutely right ...

"I paid for Nik originally, not long before it went free, but that was waaay too long
ago to be in the tiniest bit bothered about and life is just too short to waste the energy."

Still applies

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 18:47 UTC

This is the perfect opportunity, on the back of this ,to do a new review of DxO compared to other RAW editors.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2017 at 13:44 UTC as 24th comment
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shooter45: Well, that is a good new and I paid the full subscription several years ago when it was NIK company, so, this is probably a dumb question but, will they let us to upgrade for less money even though we do not have DxO ? Crossing my fingers here ... !!

yes it is a dumb question

why on earth should they give you (or me) a discount?
You should feel lucky they rescued it
:o

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2017 at 13:36 UTC
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shooter45: """DxO didn't take your $150 for the old collection and it has not moral or legal obligation to honor that previous purchase with any form of discount for their new collection. However, as a marketing strategy, it would be wise to consider offering some consideration to existing Nik users since they represent to core to DxO's future success with the Nik product line.

It remains to be seen what will truly be "new" in the DxO update and whether those "improvements" will be worth whatever DxO plans to charge for them.""

You are absolutely right ...

I will be surprised if anyone baulks at paying a reasonable fee for a new edition of Nik and without any discounts for for their previous purchase of it.

It has been free forever (almost in digital land!) and DxO owes nothing to previous owners. They have already done us a service just by rescuing it. That should be enough.

I paid for Nik originally, not long before it went free, but that was waaay too long
ago to be in the tiniest bit bothered about and life is just too short to waste the energy.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2017 at 13:28 UTC
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PhotoKhan: I find Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake to be two of the best reviewers out there.
Couldn't be happier for them and the store.
A story befitting the season :)

better to find whoever put them up to it and sue that person, they probably actually have money in the bank

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2017 at 13:22 UTC

Bought Picktorial but it doesn't support big files like those from the 5DsR so check it will work with your camera before buying...

They tell me they are working on having it support bigger files in the future

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2017 at 23:17 UTC as 1st comment
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Mikhail Konovalov: Why so many people get all warmed up about this DSLR vs mirrorless statistics? Why is it so important which is better or going to be? I have both, for example. To say nothing of the LF. Love my equipment, BTW, equally but in different way, so quite far from the "equipment-despise" folk.

don't you realise it's. race?

One mad dash from a dot to a full (f)stop!

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 19:22 UTC
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razorfish: That these two 35mm dinosaurs are high end cameras of the year is just wrong on so many levels. Probably less than 10% of those voting could ever actually afford these cameras, and less than 1% actually need the overkill/oversize performance on offer. Photography enthusiasts really need to get a grip on reality. The winner should clearly be Panasonic G9.

only my vote counts really anyway

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 19:21 UTC
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caravan: Sony a7R III…Sony was first in Walkmen and now in Camera Innovation.

yeah and ruined a lot of my CDs with their CD walkman

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 19:20 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III review (639 comments in total)

I could forgive al the cons if only it had a cracking lens

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 01:24 UTC as 107th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon patents 400mm F5.6 catadioptric 'mirror' lens (247 comments in total)

I used to have a 500mm one of these and it was berrillyunt!

I'd forgotten what fun it was!

I'd buy this as long as it's not heavy, a long lens thats light enough to carry - yes-please!

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 11:35 UTC as 7th comment
On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (578 comments in total)
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Robert Zanatta: LR6 will still be slow on this machine.

sad but true, it can't leverage all that lovely comp power..but OH if it could...can you imagine?

:o

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 23:18 UTC
On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (578 comments in total)
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A Girard: Someone, somewhere, is going to wear that thing on their wrist.

ME!!!

lol

:)

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 23:17 UTC
On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (578 comments in total)
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paul simon king: I want an even lower spec on just cos I like the design (bet they offer this is a few years) a bit like Suzuki doing a tiny a Harley lookalike

LOL

Obviously this beast is for people that actually need that kind of processing power and will use it...all the same +$800 to increase the HD to 2TB seems bit steep, it's only +£180 on the current iMac to go from 1TB to 2, but I suppose it's platinum plated or suffin', (clearly I know squat about it).

I think I might get one just to look at it, I'll put it in a perspex box: oh no, hang on - someone already did that with an apple!

:)
:p
:D

doh its SSD

:o

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 00:32 UTC
On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (578 comments in total)

I want an even lower spec on just cos I like the design (bet they offer this is a few years) a bit like Suzuki doing a tiny a Harley lookalike

LOL

Obviously this beast is for people that actually need that kind of processing power and will use it...all the same +$800 to increase the HD to 2TB seems bit steep, it's only +£180 on the current iMac to go from 1TB to 2, but I suppose it's platinum plated or suffin', (clearly I know squat about it).

I think I might get one just to look at it, I'll put it in a perspex box: oh no, hang on - someone already did that with an apple!

:)
:p
:D

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 23:30 UTC as 104th comment | 1 reply
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2017 (527 comments in total)

well there's compact and there's compact.......

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 18:15 UTC as 55th comment | 2 replies
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2017 (527 comments in total)
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Greg VdB: Shall we focus next year on becoming better photographers?

Wrong site, I know ;-)

ROTFL

good one
:D

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 18:12 UTC

LOL

I bet he feels very silly

what a nitwit

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 18:41 UTC as 8th comment
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