Nuts About Photography

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Nuts About Photography: My subscription to Adobe's Suite ended Sunday, so I decided I'd install my CS6 version. No problem in the instal and updating. Then I tried to install Camera RAW 9.9

To cut to the end of the chase, I was not permitted to. You must have current software to use any Camera Raw bast 7.7, which was CS6's final number.

7.7 is from 2011 or something, so if you shoot RAW and have a camera made after that version, you are out of luck. All my cameras are 2014 to 2017. Even Adobe's converter would'nt work. So, basically, they have fooled us all, and I have to sign up for the current software.

I'm very disappointed with Adobe. Really dissapointed.

;(

Thor,

I don't think anyone should work for free. I bought my first version of Photoshop at version 1. That's in the late 80's. I paid full price for every upgrade through to Sunday. If you look at it, I paid well over $10,000 for that program alone. Then you can say the same about Premier, After Effects, Illustrator, encoder and pagemaker- InDesign, and lastly LIghtroom. How much more do you feel I should pay for it?

Yes, I expect the last perpetual licience of the software to remain as functional today as it was for the last time I bought it. I expect today's RAW filter to be useable in that last version of the program I own.

For your information, Adobe did make that promise when we went to the pay for ever program.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 16:58 UTC
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newe: Since this update is no good for the so-called "retired" Photoshop products, maybe Adobe can really retire them with no online activation or any Internet access nonsense? Like CS2? Come on Adobe...Step up like Google did with Nik.

Works on my 4K monitors. I have 2.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 03:35 UTC

My subscription to Adobe's Suite ended Sunday, so I decided I'd install my CS6 version. No problem in the instal and updating. Then I tried to install Camera RAW 9.9

To cut to the end of the chase, I was not permitted to. You must have current software to use any Camera Raw bast 7.7, which was CS6's final number.

7.7 is from 2011 or something, so if you shoot RAW and have a camera made after that version, you are out of luck. All my cameras are 2014 to 2017. Even Adobe's converter would'nt work. So, basically, they have fooled us all, and I have to sign up for the current software.

I'm very disappointed with Adobe. Really dissapointed.

;(

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 03:29 UTC as 13th comment | 7 replies
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fuego6: Hmmm... one of these toy cameras or a portable printer to use with my superior smartphone. But then - which one of those is best? Thoughts??

As I understand their Social Media App, you don't have to share the images. I've certainly not shared a thing.

The video thing is much more eloquent that using a QR code, and it appears to be playing on the print. This is what makes it cool and fun.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 03:15 UTC
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fuego6: Hmmm... one of these toy cameras or a portable printer to use with my superior smartphone. But then - which one of those is best? Thoughts??

Buy the LifePrint zinc printer instead. Not only do you get the high quality of the zinc technology, but you can also imbed a 15 second high definition movie in the print itself.

Now the video is hosted someplace elsewhere, but it sure looks like magic when you show them the print, then a 16 second video talking about the photo, or themselves. It's pretty cool.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 16:54 UTC
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carport888: I really hope this can shoot 4K video for longer than 5 minute clips. Does anyone know if this is the case?

Well, I own the following Panasonic Cameras:

GH4
GX8
FZ 1000

I've shot 4K video for over 30 minutes with each of those. I don't expect any difference with the new 850.

What strikes me as odd with this thread is the over importance of the name of the new cameras. I'd rather hear a discussion of its features and abilities.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 23:40 UTC
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carport888: I really hope this can shoot 4K video for longer than 5 minute clips. Does anyone know if this is the case?

All of Panasonics product shoot to fill the card. A 64gb card will shoot 2 hours without stopping. If you could power it, and use a 512, that's wtechnically 24 hours I think.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 19:16 UTC
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Tom Caldwell: Not clear whether RR price quoted include lens or is body only - dpreview words say "includes kit lens" - statistics say "body only". A bit silly to try and sell the "ultimate high performance selfie camera" without a lens. A sort of oxymoron.

It comes with the 12-32 kit lens. You can also select The body only with one of Pannys fine lenses.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 19:11 UTC
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vermaden: Panasonic GX850:
12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 * 2.0 CROP = 24-64mm f/7.0-11.2

Sony RX100V:
8.8-25.7mm f/1.8-2.8 * 2.7 CROP = 24-70mm f/4.8-7.5 (about 1EV better)

No EVF on GX850.
No Phase Detect AF on GX850.

Nope.

Of course; the kit lens is a nice 12-32, or 24-64 equivalent. There is also a faster 12-35, which matches your request perfectly.

Hope this helps

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 18:57 UTC
On article Camera Roundups updated for the holidays (44 comments in total)
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marianco: The biggest problem with 4K is: Do you have the storage for it and the backup capacity?

The compressed 4K recording means you can capture 2 hours on a 64gb card, so a 4TB drive. If you want to expand the 4K into something larger like Prores, you will need more space.

I've been shooting 4K since 2014. I kept all my masters, but left them in the original format from the GH4, FZ1000 and Sony 4K camcorder. The customer wanted it "uncompressed" in Pro res. So I delivered that footage in Prores. there were50 hours in total, so I used Prores, which they asked for, then backed it up to digital computer backup tape.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2017 at 00:41 UTC
On article Google Pixel XL camera review (201 comments in total)

What are the comments on this page all about?

The photos are blurry, pixelated and have little to like at all.

I'm missing something.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2016 at 02:10 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
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MarcMedios: Leibovitz or Youssuf Karsh.

Karsh first, but he's dead, so Leibovitz would be choice 2. Sorry Annie

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 03:49 UTC
On article Which Sony RX100 is right for you? (850 comments in total)
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entoman: A great idea to produce the comparison chart and summary! If I was going to get one of these, it would be the III, which strikes me as the best compromise between performance, spec and cost, although I might be tempted by the IV due to it's higher resolution EVF.

Mr Taikitso (below) makes several good points about the controls, menus and ergonomics. The back plate dials and switches are small, fiddly and are too easy to turn accidentally, from my brief aquaintance with the III.

The menus on my (now sold) a5000, a100 and a700 cameras were all awkward compared to the simplicity of Nikon or Canon, and this doesn't seem to have been fixed, even after all these years.

A nice fake-leather rubberised grip would not only make these very compact, round-bodied cameras more grippy, it would also give them a bit more class - which they need to have at these sort of prices. A nice little Leica-red-dot-equivalent Sony icon on the front would also add a bit of class.

What DSLR aside from the GH4 has 4 K built in. We're talking about $100bucks difference here

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 01:41 UTC
On article Which Sony RX100 is right for you? (850 comments in total)
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entoman: A great idea to produce the comparison chart and summary! If I was going to get one of these, it would be the III, which strikes me as the best compromise between performance, spec and cost, although I might be tempted by the IV due to it's higher resolution EVF.

Mr Taikitso (below) makes several good points about the controls, menus and ergonomics. The back plate dials and switches are small, fiddly and are too easy to turn accidentally, from my brief aquaintance with the III.

The menus on my (now sold) a5000, a100 and a700 cameras were all awkward compared to the simplicity of Nikon or Canon, and this doesn't seem to have been fixed, even after all these years.

A nice fake-leather rubberised grip would not only make these very compact, round-bodied cameras more grippy, it would also give them a bit more class - which they need to have at these sort of prices. A nice little Leica-red-dot-equivalent Sony icon on the front would also add a bit of class.

Why would you not want the IV so you would have 4K video?

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2016 at 20:44 UTC
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (759 comments in total)
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Kevylloyd: Pentax P30 slr with 50mm f1.7, loved it!

Zeiss Ikon 126 was a gift from my folks for my !0th birthday. My first 35mm was a Konica 135, my first SLR was a Ricoh KR 5.

My first digital was an Olympus 2020, and finally, my first DSLR was a Nikon D100.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 01:42 UTC

10 looks amazing

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2016 at 14:12 UTC as 9th comment
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princecody: Better than the Parrot Bebop?!

Money can't leave my pocket fast enough on this one.

Just a bit of advice. Save the $100 on theGP5, and buy the session. Without the built in GPS, no one will find where you have been.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 21:47 UTC
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CameraLabTester: The Piranhas are going wild on the tasty morsel that just dropped in, for 2 weeks.

This could happen on just about any country with the same Laissez-Faire attitude to crime, peace & order, justice and police protection.

In this situation, however, a stampede of delicious Holstein Cows just charged into the river.

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These thieves came from around the globe. They follow huge sporting events and political events to earn their income. It's not just Brazillions its from most countries in the world!

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 16:45 UTC
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mcshan: Sorry but this would not have happened to me.

I've watched this happen live in Europe. The Gypsie's use the technique. The case I saw was a herd of children swarming an older tourist who was well dressed. Before I could figure it out a man came out of nowhere with a razor, slashed his strap on his bag, and was gone. We gave chase and he dropped the bag. He needs a new leather strap. After that we were very aware, and managed to interrupt a couple of others.

Your ego needs a check if you think you wouldn't have fallen for the same, or a similar scam. They were following him for an hour I'm sure.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 16:37 UTC
On article Rare Nikon 1200mm F11 pops up on eBay (119 comments in total)
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(unknown member): I'd get it but it would only be equivalent to a F22 lens on my m4/3 body.

See what I did there, reverse equivalency???

A 2400mm f22 on a camera like the GM1 would be a popular birder outfit!

That, or you could begin exploring the planet Mars?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 15:23 UTC
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