johnvr1

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I don't think this is aimed at people who have time to browse DPreview.com. When you have your PhaseOne camera, this looks relatively cheaper than for us poor folks with our Canons and Leicas.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2021 at 23:15 UTC as 3rd comment

I’m waiting for the day Roger starts naming names...

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2020 at 01:24 UTC as 89th comment | 1 reply

Doesn't 'hands on' mean your hands on and you can tell us how it feels and performs?

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 15:04 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
On article Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm (340 comments in total)

My take: http://t.co/TAvjAdXXod

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 18:49 UTC as 25th comment
On article Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount (269 comments in total)

For those wondering about why a 35mm and a 50mm first, read my blog. It's just a matter of asking them: http://photographicwanderings.com/2014/09/02/zeiss-introduces-loxia-lenses-for-sony-full-frame/

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 01:45 UTC as 49th comment | 2 replies
On article Did Amazon just patent the seamless background setup? (133 comments in total)
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johnvr1: Don't you consider yourself journalists? So, you could call Amazon and ask, right? Just a thought.

Yep, I know. But they're proud of their editorial independence. Plus, I really don't think the guys at DP Review are privy to Amazon's legal moves. So, a phone call is in order.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 21:07 UTC
On article Did Amazon just patent the seamless background setup? (133 comments in total)

Don't you consider yourself journalists? So, you could call Amazon and ask, right? Just a thought.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 11:03 UTC as 40th comment | 3 replies

It's interesting to see the reports of the almost 50 bloggers and journalists who are on this press trip. I sympathize with them for being herded around and under pressure to outdo each other each night by posting late at night and trying to come up with something that separates their piece from the others, while being spoiled by the very company they have to independently cover. Not an easy feat. I also can't wait to get my own hands on the A7r and write my own review, free from the challenges these writers face.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 13:37 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On article PPE 2013: Hands-on with Fujifilm's newest cameras (24 comments in total)

Funny. I was there and noticed Fuji X100S cameras standing untouched by anybody...

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2013 at 23:53 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On article Another Hasselblad rebadge or Photoshopped hoax? (185 comments in total)

So, it was a joke. Thank you, DPReview, your site already looks like a Christmas tree; you're reporting on phones no real photographer is interested in and you're selling 'approved' gear in a Gear Shop before you've even reviewed that gear. Now you add comedy...Great, more clutter and more wasting our time when we come here to look for real news on real cameras.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 00:12 UTC as 83rd comment | 1 reply
On article Another Hasselblad rebadge or Photoshopped hoax? (185 comments in total)

I think you should be above this.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 19:16 UTC as 133rd comment
On article DPReview launches GearShop (304 comments in total)

Everyone is talking about how this looks for the site's objectivity, but I also wonder if this will speed up their reviews. I generally have already bought a camera I'm interested in before this site finally gets around to publishing its review.

Since the Gearshop will only sell what scores high, it can't list a new product unless it's reviewed.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2013 at 23:57 UTC as 39th comment
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LeoG: You guys....Wow... 1500 posts to say the same thing.

"The CC model does not work for the hobbyist photographer". Most hobbyist I know really don't need anything more then picasa anyway, or at the very most elements. they think they do....but they don't. BUT if they want it.. well, who said any hobbies were cheap?
Pro's will pass this cost to the customers. End of story.ll
No matter how wildly used PS was never a program for the masses. That's even the ones who "got in early way back in 2.1"

True, Designers and video guys get the lion's share of the 30+ programs and are the ones who will not bat a eye at it.
As for photographers with a web presence, don't discount prosite. Its very good. I dropped my squarespace sites and moved my url's over to prosite and I am SAVING $30 a month. So CC is putting money back into my pocket.

Sure, I am worried about future price increases but that's at least a few years out.

Who are you to decide what others want or need?

And, btw, if you notice the poll results, it ISN'T about the price.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 03:21 UTC
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HubertChen: Adobe is setting a very bad example for marketing

Reading and listening to their interviews you come back with the understanding that the way to make money is to be at odds to your customer and not to care about it. Worse, reading comments here it appears they already make many people believe that in order to make more money you need to be ad odds to the customer. This is a really bad example for business causing a damage way beyond the scope of Photoshop Users.

A contrast example: http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/05/09/leica-s-system-interview-at-forbes.com

The Leica interview clearly shows Leica's success of entering a complete new market segment is created by working extremely close with the customer, making the customer's success their success. This is an important role model for other marketing directors. I wish more photography company do win - win marketing such as Leica and less do Win-Loose marketing such as Adobe.

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Now, don't give Adobe any ideas, like charging Leica prices or packaging PS in ostrich leather....

Link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 03:19 UTC
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riveredger: Thinking aloud ... I think the way a lot of these posters feel is the way most people feel when they get the bill from their wedding photographer

Maybe that's why we only agreed to hire a photographer who would hand over the negatives after the initial print run. At least I'm consistent.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 23:32 UTC
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Robert Schambach: You can't upgrade to Photoshop CS6 anymore Adobe has eliminated this option you can try and purchase a full copy of CS6 from some online sites (B&H, Amazon) or you can download a pirated copy which is very easy to do and very called for under the circumstances. Adobe is using strong arm tactics to force this CC s***t down our throats. The last I looked Adobe stocks have gone south 3.49% since yesterday, it will be fun to watch how far down it will go before the CEO’s head is on a plater.

I bought an upgrade two days ago on the adobe site. You need to use the drop down that says 'buy' to get the 'upgrade' option.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 18:40 UTC
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BrianCanuck: "Adobe's announcement of a definitive move to the Cloud is proving to be very controversial, and somewhat misunderstood" - quote from one of my favorite websites.
I feel like a child in classroom being talked down to by the people that I respected, bought their Adobe based instructional materials, and attended their programs over the last 11 years. They are on the inside of Adobe.... maybe the window is a little fogged to the outside world.
I do not see any misunderstanding - the message is very clear.

Spot on. These guys who always stated how independent they are, turn out to be focused on the big shots in the marketplace, instead of on the ones who they supposedly write for. And they don't even realize it. It's unbelievable. They're behaving like the photo magazines used to.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 17:58 UTC
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Joohan: I really don't understand the anger. I am a hobbyist and I could never before justify to buy software for several 100 $ . With the subscription model I can subscribe to a lot of software for just one month where I have time to create, and I can try out different kinds of applications in my creativity. I think that it is the professionals who cries out because they have paid expensive licenses before and now they are not benefitting from it any more.

It's about not having the choice and being stuck with what you go for.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 15:02 UTC

I don't think Adobe cares one iota about our opinion, at least not the CEO and his pals. But I do think they care about the market, which so far has pushed Adobe stock down since the announcement. It's down more than 2% so far this morning, while the overall market is just a bit in the negative. If this trends holds, the financial media will tag on, and Adobe might well have to revert its decision because of market pressure.

We'll see.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 15:01 UTC as 453rd comment | 2 replies
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Danamr: Seriously.
Adobe is not a non-profit.
Adobe is not a charity.
Adobe does not owe you anything.
They are in business to make money. Software piracy costs them millions of dollars a year. This goes a long way to eliminating that.
Their pricing model is more than fair for what you get.
This is the future. Get used to it.

We know they are a company. We paid them and added to their profits for many years. We are what are called 'clients.' Companies don't make a profit without us. That's part of capitalism as well.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 00:10 UTC
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