Daniel

Daniel

Lives in France Cannes, France
Has a website at https://www.kiechle.com
Joined on May 3, 2001

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mrkalntms: I just received an email from Adobe which appears to be legit and reads like a threat.

It explains that they’ve discontinued many older versions of their products, including something they call “Lightroom Classic CC 5” (an attempt to retcon Lightroom 5?), therefore I am no longer licensed to use it, must upgrade to the latest version, and that if I don’t upgrade and instead continue to use version 5, I will be in violation of my license agreement and may be sued by unspecified third parties. I hope this email turns out to be a phishing attempt, because if not, Adobe has crossed a line.

At any rate, I never purchased nor agreed to license a product called “Lightroom Classic CC 5,” so Shantanu Narayen can lick my lingam as I blissfully go on using Lightroom 5 until the end of time and never pay his foul company another penny.

MacOS has been 64-bit for a long time. What will be new with the post-Mojave version is that it will no longer support 32-bit apps. Now someone please explain to me why you want to update to the most recent OS version yet insist on running obsolete applications. Oh, I get it: the OS upgrade is free. Some people will do anything if it's free, yet refuse to pay the equivalent of two visits to Starbucks per month to run the world's most sophisticated photo-editing software. I think the Adobe subscription is an awesome deal. I used to spend far more money when I had to pay for Photoshop upgrades, and that didn't even include Lightroom!.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2019 at 01:48 UTC
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(unknown member): I bought it a LONG time ago for $149 before it was free.

Now they want another $69 to upgrade it. I know it's a different group that purchased the rights to the software, but you'd think that those of us that have supported the program for years would get a break. I sent an email to them asking about the situation and I received a very snarky response from them telling me the previous "paid" version is not supported.

I can still use it, but it ALWAYS wants me to upgrade it when I open the program.

More of an irritation. Like rubbing salt in to the wound.

@dlg521
I spent around $400 on several modules while they were still published by NIK. Why should DxO care about this? They didn't get a dime of this money. Google acquired the rights to the software, and then dropped it. I am grateful that DxO purchased the software and is willing to develop it further. I fully understand that they need to charge for this as they are not a non-profit organization. I think that those who regularly use the NIK collection and would hate to see it disappear should pay the modest fee and thereby help assure the survival and future development of the software. Also, if you have a pre-DxO version, then it won't ask you to upgrade to the DxO paying version, and if you have a DxO version, your upgrade is free. Some salt, some wound...

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2018 at 04:02 UTC
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runbei99: I'm writing this in hopes someone from Skylum will be monitoring the comments. I loved the results I got from a trial of Luminar for Windows, but I will not be buying it. First, the interface is way too fashionably unusable, with cryptic icons sans tooltips, a ridiculously slim to the point of unusable horizontal scroll bar, and the need to scroll through seemingly dozens of presets laid out in screen-eating horizontal fashion at the bottom of the screen. I've directed these criticisms politely to Skylum, and even though longtime users of the software have complained of these issues, the Skylum honchos don't appear to be listening. Add regular crashes in the Windows app (I was using an early release, perhaps that has changed) and severe performance issues (perhaps that has changed, too), I won't be giving it another try. Too bad - results were great. Skylum should do as Athentech did - they hired Windows devs to create a really great Win release of Perfectly Clear.

@tokyojerry. Yes, just to confirm: you can shoot JPEG and process the results with ON1 Photo RAW; that's not a problem. On the other hand, shooting RAW gives you far more editing headroom. The RAW file is not ever modified by ON1 Photo RAW, so any editing changes you make are reversible. But you are right: we are in the enviable position to have too many choices. Better than not having enough, no? Good luck with your search!

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2018 at 19:06 UTC
On article Review: Peak Design Capture Clip V3 (245 comments in total)
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woodyggg: It's an amazing product, especially for hikers. The camera is very secure - doesn't flop around - allows me to easily protect it well. Can't imagine not having one for hiking.

My feelings exactly, The freedom to have your hands free and the camera available instantly is phenomenal. Well made product, and Peak Design is a very responsive company in my experience. Is this product cheap? Perhaps if you only look at dollars and cents, no, but in terms of usefulness to me, absolutely.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2018 at 13:05 UTC
On article Review: Peak Design Capture Clip V3 (245 comments in total)
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Jimothy H: I personally would not recommend this product for large camera+ lens combo. I believe the product is well made and it says what it does. I did a bend test on the joint and I can certain that it is very strong. However, in the real world, the implications can be quite limiting.
The camera would just swing around (if the strap you attach to isn't super tight on your body), offset the balance...etc.

While you may say it is user error, but still. I would recommend it for a light system though

@Jimothy H: if your backpack has a chest strap the camera with lens won't swing around. It's more a question of the right backpack than this product.

@Arcimboldo: Based on what you write, your experience is not at all the same. Yes, if you are rock climbing, things you carry in the front of your body will touch the rock. How is that an experience that "exactly mirrors" the other poster's?

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2018 at 13:01 UTC
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runbei99: I'm writing this in hopes someone from Skylum will be monitoring the comments. I loved the results I got from a trial of Luminar for Windows, but I will not be buying it. First, the interface is way too fashionably unusable, with cryptic icons sans tooltips, a ridiculously slim to the point of unusable horizontal scroll bar, and the need to scroll through seemingly dozens of presets laid out in screen-eating horizontal fashion at the bottom of the screen. I've directed these criticisms politely to Skylum, and even though longtime users of the software have complained of these issues, the Skylum honchos don't appear to be listening. Add regular crashes in the Windows app (I was using an early release, perhaps that has changed) and severe performance issues (perhaps that has changed, too), I won't be giving it another try. Too bad - results were great. Skylum should do as Athentech did - they hired Windows devs to create a really great Win release of Perfectly Clear.

@tokyojerry
You may want to take a look at ON1Photo RAW 2018
One advantage is that you can do your entire workflow in a non-destructive way. Lacks the DAM power of LR though. But no subscription, and quite a bargain considering what the software can do. Trial versions available and tons of video tutorials. I'm not affiliated with them in any way except for being a customer.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2018 at 12:38 UTC
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SarahTerra: Sorry, i'll pass.

Nikon MB-D18 Multi-Power Battery Pack with EN-EL18b Battery Kit
USD 999

If you have multiple SB-5000's, which most will not, you can then pay USD 275 for the privilege to mount an unsightly, ugly flash control dongle via the Wireless Remote Adapter Set. Otherwise, SB-700 for commander at 329 USD. You could go with SB-500 but probably not enough power for most cases.

Grand total you are looking at an additional 1000-1400 USD if you would like your camera to use and control other flashes and be 9 FPS capable.

On a $3300 camera, these features should be standard.

Maybe next time nikon, but i wont be supporting this absurd price gouging. 99% of all photographers would be better served by going single body + nice glass or two"lesser" bodies

@SarahTerra
Wow you sound so angry... Did you ex-significant other work for Nikon or something? Then again, it's not just Nikon; seems you only joined a month or so ago to complain about things. Try writing something positive once in a while and things will look up.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 08:12 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1828 comments in total)
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Agius FOTO: CANIKON KILLER.....look at this: http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/the-a9-is-the-dslr-killer-there-is-no-turning-back-now/

Size isn't everything, but that is just one aspect of how this beast will spell the end for CANIKON.

Looking at this entire thread, I'm puzzled at how gleefully certain people throw around words like DSLR killer, Canikon killer, etc. I don't understand this. You mean because you like one brand of cameras, you wish all the other ones should die? To be sure, this camera seems fantastic in many ways, and for those who need its great features, it's wonderful that they can get them. I'm a Nikon shooter myself, love my D750, but hope that those who chose Canon or Sony or whatever are as happy with their acquisition as I am with mine. The more competition there is out there, the better off we all are. If this rejoicing at "now Nikon is dead" or "Canon is in big trouble" is any indication, it seems that this camera is lacking the most important feature there is: the intelligence behind the viewfinder!

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 02:38 UTC
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Karroly: The proof that Apple smartphones are exagerately expensive...

14.5% market share is hardly a monopoly!

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 21:56 UTC
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Ben O Connor: Such a dream type of a customers apple has. They have willing to pay up to 1.000€ for a phone, which has NOTHING ELSE but more memory than its 32gb version (799€) and that 800€ basic model has NOTHING BETTER than android ones internally...

Well, good news for Apple and Chinese economy!

It's the same debate as PC vs Mac: it's the OS that's important, not the hardware it runs on, Anyone who is happy with Android should by all means by an Android phone. I like a phone that integrates perfectly with my computers and tablets, and Mac OS and iOS are the only game in town for that. I haven't tried the Windows phone, but I think Microsoft deserve a great deal of credit for coming up with their own concept instead of shamelessly ripping off Apple's product the way Google did with Android.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 21:48 UTC
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Peter von Reichenberg: Yes Nikon. That's exactly what the world is waiting for... WAKE UP PLEASE!!!

I understand you may not want or need the WT-7 wireless transmitter, but are really non of the other items in this upgrade of use to you? Or maybe you din't read that far? I'm amused by your statement that a Nikon FF mirrorless camera would make your life much nicer. There are other brands if you want to go mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 21:10 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (336 comments in total)
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NoMirror99: If this is the image quality that can be achieved with a tiny sensor by Apple, It begs the question What the dickens: What are the makers of our large sensors doing wrong?

@MHS:
>> In philosophical, logical, grammatical, and legal contexts, some
>> commenters believe that such usage is mistaken, or at best, unclear

This is not a philosophical, logical, grammatical, or legal forum. This is a photography forum. As I said: pedantic. You must be one of these people who answers the question, "who is it?" by saying, "it's I" instead of using the modern bastardization "it's me".

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 03:24 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (336 comments in total)
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NoMirror99: If this is the image quality that can be achieved with a tiny sensor by Apple, It begs the question What the dickens: What are the makers of our large sensors doing wrong?

@MHS: That's quite pedantic. The American Heritage Dictionary gives two definitions of "beg the question":

1. To assume to be true what one is purporting to prove in an argument; and
2. To call to mind a question in a discussion; invite or provoke a question.

The New Oxford American Dictionary gives three definitions:

1. (of a fact or action) raise a question or point that has not been dealt with; invite an obvious question;
2. avoid the question; evade the issue; and
3. assume the truth of an argument or proposition to be proved, without arguing it.

It seems to me that there's nothing wrong with NoMirror99's use of the expression. And, for what it's worth, "petition principii" means "granting the initial point" even though it is commonly (and incorrectly) used as a translation of "begs the question".

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 01:15 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1147 comments in total)
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beavertown: When I clicked the Like button, it became Unlike? Anyone???

So you can change your mind. Besides, you shouldn't be able to Like the same thing more than once. What don't you understand?

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 06:06 UTC
On article Going Pro: We interview Fujifilm execs in Tokyo (353 comments in total)
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JaPu: You should have asked about PP and how Fuji is helping the third parties (e.g. Adobe) to better demosaic Fuji RAWs.

Well, I'd like to see DxO handle the X-Trans...

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 10:27 UTC
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YorkM: Apart from the cost and image quality discussion, if I use this product, I will have to convert the film output to digital as soon as possible because it is very difficult to store film in a good condition for long period.
Its digitalization will be also convenient to put sound and share with other peoples,
How about a projector for the film ? I donot know it still exists.

Even this is a proto type, I donot think this concept is a good idea.

You won't have to do the digital conversion: Kodak will. When you send in the film for processing, you get the processed film back and you get links to download digital copies of it. The idea is not that you will share the films by having a target audience sit in a darkened room; the idea is that you edit digital versions of the Super-8 film (if desired with the sound you recorded when filming). I'm not interested in doing any of this, but that doesn't mean the idea is without merit for some. After all, many people swear that vinyl records are the bee's knees; I'll never go back to vinyl.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 22:13 UTC
On article Vantage Point: The aviation photography of Jon Pece (163 comments in total)
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Paul Farace: So I see these images in the same positive light I see WWII Allied planes, defenders of freedom. And they sadly killed thousands of women and children. But my brain is able to comprehend complexities and nuances that some of your leftist brains cannot. All of the recent drone strikes have not killed more than one WWII bombing mission and at the same time have killed many monsters who would behead the dumazzez commenting below.

Looking at Pol Pot alone, the victims are counted in the MILLIONS (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol_Pot). This is leaving out the other charmers in your statement. Do you really think the CIA heavies have detained and "interrogated" more than that? How many Guantanamos would it take? How much staff?

This is my last post on this topic; not only is this a photography forum, but you seem so far removed from reality that no meaningful exchange is possible.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 11:00 UTC
On article Vantage Point: The aviation photography of Jon Pece (163 comments in total)
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Paul Farace: So I see these images in the same positive light I see WWII Allied planes, defenders of freedom. And they sadly killed thousands of women and children. But my brain is able to comprehend complexities and nuances that some of your leftist brains cannot. All of the recent drone strikes have not killed more than one WWII bombing mission and at the same time have killed many monsters who would behead the dumazzez commenting below.

That's because the terrorists the US (and other nations!) are fighting ARE, in fact, beheading people. The term "monsters" is just an opinion, and the poster is entitled to this opinion. You, on the other hand, make a preposterous numeric claim that, judging by your reply, you cannot provide sources for. This is not surprising since your statement is obviously false.

Judging by the number of your replies to this thread, you must have a particular ax to grind. That's your prerogative, but when you throw around nonsensical statements that you cannot show any evidence for, it just makes you look foolish.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 07:40 UTC
On article Vantage Point: The aviation photography of Jon Pece (163 comments in total)
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Paul Farace: So I see these images in the same positive light I see WWII Allied planes, defenders of freedom. And they sadly killed thousands of women and children. But my brain is able to comprehend complexities and nuances that some of your leftist brains cannot. All of the recent drone strikes have not killed more than one WWII bombing mission and at the same time have killed many monsters who would behead the dumazzez commenting below.

@BigOne
"So far, the number of innocent people tortured by the US Armed Forces and CIA vastly exceeds the imagination of Saddam Hussein, Kim Jong-il, Mao Tse Tong and Pol Pot combined."

Source?

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 12:29 UTC
On article Nikon releases ViewNX-i image browsing software (112 comments in total)
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Timothy Dunnigan: Installed on Yosemite 10.10.2

Software loads, but then hangs with spinning beach ball.

Runs fine on my Mac running Yosemite 10.10.2 (early 2008 MacPro, 8-core 2.8 GHz Xeon, 16 GB RAM).

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 06:55 UTC
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