StevenN

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StevenN: Dear Adobe,

You have just alienated many, many loyal and longtime customers. I hope you will reconsider eliminating your standalone, desktop version of Lightroom. if not, I will be turning to one of your competitor's products for my photo-editing needs.

Dyn27 -- You said, "I'd have to buy the new version again eventually anyway, spending hundreds of dollars on stand-alone software." I think you're exaggerating a bit.

After my initial purchase of Lightroom 3, I have never had to pay "hundreds of dollars" to update my software.

My standalone Lightroom does not cost me $10 a month or $120 a year. My last update -- to version 6.12 -- cost me $84. The only reason I got it was because it supported a new camera I had purchased. In fact, that is about the only reason I have ever updated Lightroom ... to get the current camera support.

Since I have purchased two new cameras in the last year, I am not planning to buy and new bodies soon. Lenses, yes, but no bodies. So I might be able to go a couple of years without any new Lightroom expense.

But I have the choice of updating or not ... not forced to pay a monthly fee. Also, I store my photos on external hard drives; I do not need or want "Cloud" storage.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 21:37 UTC

Dear Adobe,

You have just alienated many, many loyal and longtime customers. I hope you will reconsider eliminating your standalone, desktop version of Lightroom. if not, I will be turning to one of your competitor's products for my photo-editing needs.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 16:50 UTC as 218th comment | 10 replies
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Prairie Pal: How many people filing for divorce from Adobe today, are the same people years ago who said they would never subscribe to Adobe?

I never subscribed and never will.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 16:45 UTC
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(unknown member): This looks like a wonderful phone. I'm amazed it is designed by Leica. I remember owning a Leica Minolta camera when I was a child, it was an incredible photographic film camera. In fact I read Japan Camera Hunter D had recommended the Leica Minolta lens as one of the sharpest. Unfortunately I donated mine to the Goodwill because they stopped developing Kodak Film rolls. If they still produced Kodak, I would have kept it.

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Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 22:09 UTC
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(unknown member): This looks like a wonderful phone. I'm amazed it is designed by Leica. I remember owning a Leica Minolta camera when I was a child, it was an incredible photographic film camera. In fact I read Japan Camera Hunter D had recommended the Leica Minolta lens as one of the sharpest. Unfortunately I donated mine to the Goodwill because they stopped developing Kodak Film rolls. If they still produced Kodak, I would have kept it.

Apparently they have a Porsche Design version, which I would definitely get:

http://consumer.huawei.com/en/phones/porsche-design-mate10/

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 22:07 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 / G80 Review (692 comments in total)
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Maskology: So, within this price range and with the baby on the way hence the need to buy a good camera for priceless PHOTOs! I too have narrowed down my choice to X-t20 and G85! already crossed off sony a6300 and Olympus but My heart and mind can't really decide between the Fuji or Panasonic, so, would really, really, really appreciate ANY HELP on coming to a conclusion which way to go!

I agree about the Fuji X-A1. It's image quality blows away my GH3, GX85 and GM5. I'm seriously considering getting a Fuji X-E3.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 16:10 UTC
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StevenN: This is disturbing. I often have carried my tripod with legs extended but together in public places. Do I now have to worry about being shot?

Thanks, cosinaphile. Btw, say hello to your boy Trump for me.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 19:55 UTC

This is disturbing. I often have carried my tripod with legs extended but together in public places. Do I now have to worry about being shot?

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 18:44 UTC as 158th comment | 6 replies

If it was 5.5" I'd consider it.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 15:01 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Nikon D850 Review (2114 comments in total)
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StevenN: My second D750 is going to be delivered today. Maybe I should sell both of them and get the D850!

Send money.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 16:49 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2114 comments in total)

My second D750 is going to be delivered today. Maybe I should sell both of them and get the D850!

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 16:18 UTC as 359th comment | 2 replies

I'll be in the space station.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 19:49 UTC as 13th comment

I'm in for 0.045%.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 14:38 UTC as 29th comment

Hmmm ... that's a lot of noise. ☠

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 17:21 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply
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neatpicture: finally, pop up flash is gone like most serious cameras. About time. Seriously, if you are down to your pop up, might as well get the shot with your phone and leave the camera in the bag.

@armandino: "@StevenN so now why would you use a popup flash rather than a real flash with far more options if you foresee the need of a flash? Pop-up is like the photographic duck tape. It can get the job done... sometimes. It cannot or even ruins the picture most of the times. Just use the real tool for the real deal. There are reason for which you do not see them in most serious cameras."

Because sometimes I like to travel light. Also, there are many instances where I do not need a fill flash. So I'd rather not have to connect and disconnect my heavy SB800 all the time. I do not "ruin" my photos with a pop-up fill flash.

"Just use the real tool for the real deal."??? Are you serious? If I can get the job done with the "fake" tool, which I will have with me all the time, does not add any noticeable weight to my camera, I will not forget and leave it at home, and I can get good, balanced shots with it, why not use the built-in flash?

I am very happy with my pop-up's results.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 19:39 UTC
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neatpicture: finally, pop up flash is gone like most serious cameras. About time. Seriously, if you are down to your pop up, might as well get the shot with your phone and leave the camera in the bag.

armandino: "@StevenN please show us these fantastic images :-)"

Sorry, I never said "fantastic images." I said "beautiful, balanced photos."

Normally, I don't respond to such badgering, but I'll show you a couple of examples. I shoot a lot of outdoor car shows, where people are looking at engines under a car's hood (bonnet). Their faces are almost always in shadow. If I were to expose for the faces, the background would be blown out beyond repair. That's why it's handy to have a built-in fill flash:

http://www.stevennanton.com/Work-photos/i-sMTVBxZ/A
http://www.stevennanton.com/Work-photos/i-RdHd9Dv/A

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 16:14 UTC
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neatpicture: finally, pop up flash is gone like most serious cameras. About time. Seriously, if you are down to your pop up, might as well get the shot with your phone and leave the camera in the bag.

@armandino -- Your arguments are ludicrous. Who said built-in flashes give bad fill? If you don't know what you're doing they might. But I have gotten many beautiful, balanced photos using the pop up flash on my D750 ... under circumstances where I would not have been able to get a decent exposure without it. Does that mean I don't "know how to use light?" On the contrary, I used the fill because I do know how to use light! 📸

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 03:26 UTC
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neatpicture: finally, pop up flash is gone like most serious cameras. About time. Seriously, if you are down to your pop up, might as well get the shot with your phone and leave the camera in the bag.

Sorry, I love the built-in flash on my D750. Instant fill light, whenever you need it.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 20:48 UTC

I use the Lightroom desktop version (6.8). Does this update affect me, or just CC users?

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Nevermind, apparently it does. Version 6.12 is available.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 16:23 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies

It says on YouTube that the video is faked.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 14:49 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
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