bigfatron

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On article Why Capture One can't replace Adobe Lightroom (64 comments in total)
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ASRBriggs: "many" ?

Agreed. I'd like that 5 seconds of my life back for following that link.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 11:46 UTC
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cosinaphile: while i commend the retention of the headphone jsck the lack of sd card means this phoe is dead to me

whats with the long screen ratios ?

On the plus side, the markup for the model with extra storage in isn't valuing memory at turn-of-the-century prices.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2017 at 11:54 UTC
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alfredsspekis: When one considers the cost and upgrades from the first lightroom it was never a cheap excercise

Agreed. Partly how I ended up on LR was because Capture One dropped their Express product and the cost at the time to go to full Capture One was too much (comfortably north of £200 versus about £100 to buy LR 4 and about £70 a time for major version upgrades).

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 11:13 UTC

IIRC the service they used to offer anyway was only ever any use if you were based in the US?

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 11:05 UTC as 3rd comment
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)
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Class A: There is a silver lining: Convert to using Capture One Pro and the only regret you'll have is that you haven't switched earlier.

No surprises from Adobe, their prioritisation of company revenue over photographer needs has been on display for a long time already.

Adobe's quality control is an insult to any self-respecting software engineer. LR has carried over fundamental bugs from version to version for years on end. Recently, Adobe at least made a push to tackle bugs that are four years old or older, but they only "hope" they addressed the nasty bug that makes you lose images for good. Unbelievable.

Not to mention the "benefit" of being on an continuous update model where Adobe decides to foist an inferior import dialogue on everyone. Interestingly, this caught people with permanent licenses as well, even though Adobe -- by their own account -- is not permitted by law to "gift" perpetual licence owners with upgrades. Amazing.

Yes, i'm in no rush anyway as my LR6 isn't going anywhere and is perfectly adequate for now, so i'll bide my time regarding future switches.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 10:51 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)
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Class A: There is a silver lining: Convert to using Capture One Pro and the only regret you'll have is that you haven't switched earlier.

No surprises from Adobe, their prioritisation of company revenue over photographer needs has been on display for a long time already.

Adobe's quality control is an insult to any self-respecting software engineer. LR has carried over fundamental bugs from version to version for years on end. Recently, Adobe at least made a push to tackle bugs that are four years old or older, but they only "hope" they addressed the nasty bug that makes you lose images for good. Unbelievable.

Not to mention the "benefit" of being on an continuous update model where Adobe decides to foist an inferior import dialogue on everyone. Interestingly, this caught people with permanent licenses as well, even though Adobe -- by their own account -- is not permitted by law to "gift" perpetual licence owners with upgrades. Amazing.

It is an expensive jump though (about £300 to me, whereas LR on perpertual licence was around £100 for the full version and as low as £75 on promotions). I was a Capture One user for a long time (v4 through to v6 of the Express version) but the divergence of the then-Express and main product code bases is what pushed me over to LR at around v4 of that.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 09:34 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)
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pixelpiper: You can download or buy for a few dollars Standalone versions of all adobe products online or in various countries where the are no copies right laws.

That depends if you want to run a 50/50 chance of your computer catching digital AIDS

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 11:40 UTC
On article Canon EF 35mm F2 IS USM gallery (152 comments in total)
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Nikoncanonfan: Thinking a bit , this lens doesn't make sense, if you're going to carry a bulky DSLR you might as well fit a 24-70 or even better a 16-35 carry lens. These fixed lengths are more sensible on smaller cameras, a big camera with a small lens seems like a wasted effort!

Its actually not that small a lens, not like a 40 pancake is anyway. It is however light enough that it rarely leaves my bag. In 'bang per buck' terms its been a great lens for me and i've rarely found it in anyway limiting.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 22:03 UTC
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grock: When I flew through Berlin, about 7 years ago, I had to take out my DSLR, turn it on, and actually take a photo with it at security. I figured this was standard procedure there. Looking back, i'm starting to wonder if it was because I don't look particularly "European." Anyone else have to do this?

No. Last time through Berlin (08/09 I think) I was taken to one side and had swabs taken from my camera bag and them screened for explosives, and i'm very much 'European' looking. I'd say about 30% of the time I fly my gear doesn't make it through screening without some kind of additional check.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 11:52 UTC
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Alex Permit: Adobe's plan is to wait until Intel releases it's 18 core i9-7980XE later this year. Adobe will then demonstrate how LR runs so much faster than it used to.

Ironically that little of LR is heavily threaded that throwing more cores at it will make little or no difference in many areas of the product as it stands. The best overall experience currently is throwing a CPU at it that is as fast as it can be in single threaded work.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 19:18 UTC
On article Verizon officially acquires Yahoo including Flickr (55 comments in total)
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Colin Stuart: Used smugglr to move everything from my flickr to my smugmug. deleted everything on flickr and then deleted my flickr and yahoo accounts prior to the merger officially happening and TOS updating.

Screw this merger. I still had one year of pro subscription left on flickr but oh well.

Why not actually wait for the terms to change or the service to begin to deteriorate before bailing out and effectively wasting your money?

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 07:16 UTC

How often does one go diving and forget they had a USB stick on their person? If they just say "it'll survive a 40C wash" then that probably covers most extreme eventualities one would subject a USB stick to.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2017 at 00:22 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
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ozturert: This is the future of photography: Continuous 4G (5G etc..) connection.

Yet I fairly frequently visit rural parts of the UK where any phone signal at all is a minor achievement, never mind getting a stable 4G connection. It may be the future but its a distant one.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 12:42 UTC
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Light Pilgrim: How does it compare to Lee Big Stopper?

Isn't the Lee actually cheaper than this? I know this one is variable but as an owner of a B&W 10 stopper I can't think of many occasions where i've been using it and I thought 'I wish this was only 5 stops'.

And as others have mentioned, it seems strange to require those with the very common 77mm filter thread to us an adaptor.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 08:47 UTC
On article Flickr Marketplace image licensing program shuttered (87 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: I don't want to sell my images. A lot of people also don't (at least not through Flickr) so who cares.

Given some "cease and desist" emails I have had to send down the years then it seems everyone helped themselves for free to flickr when they wanted stock photos anyway.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2016 at 09:29 UTC
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Alphoid: Good lenses, but not quite as exiting as the previous Sigma Art.

The prices went up for what they are. Quite a bit.

Just because the RRP is high doesn't necessarily mean that's what the street price will be (especially once the initial demand from early implementers dies down). The 50 Art for instance is cheaper than it was at launch despite being held in very high regard.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 11:33 UTC
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Light Pilgrim: Why Apple calls it waterproof if they will not replace a water damaged phone?

NetMage - correct, but the point stands that the manufacturer can't know what precise conditions a waterlogged phone has been subjected to when it comes in, which is why they will exclude water damage from warranty.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 19:39 UTC
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Light Pilgrim: Why Apple calls it waterproof if they will not replace a water damaged phone?

I should imagine the disclaimer is because if the thing has suffered water damage then they have no idea after that event how that water damage occurred and whether the conditions were within the parameters of the standard it is meant to comply to (which in this case I think is at the pressure of being under 1m of water for a few minutes?). You could send it in saying you spilt a glass of water on it, whereas the truth is you took it to the bottom of the deep end at your local pool. "Water resistant" is for accidental immersion/the thing getting a bit wet and not for going snorkeling with. And even proper intended for underwater use casings can and do fail (as a diver I know will testify).

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 16:35 UTC
On article Corel PaintShop Pro X9 arrives with improved workflow (48 comments in total)

I've used PSP for a good few years (dating back to the JASC era) as its a capable and cheap tool for doing the small percentage of shots that I can't do what I want with in LR. Just a shame though that some bugs seem to move from version to version or in some cases reappear (as a beta tester a few versions ago I reported and got fixed an issue where launching it would screw the colour profile on my second monitor, it then reappeared on X8).

The amount of new features added per version are so low now that generally you can skip 1-2 iterations and not miss out on anything. It'd be better if they just stretched the product cycle by a year and actually worked on making the current versions as close to 100% as they can.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 07:07 UTC as 15th comment
On article Getty employs robots for underwater shots in Rio (41 comments in total)
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photophile: White balance must have been off - water's actually blue, rather than green.

Depends which pool you're referring to. The diving well turned very green. The water polo pool next to it started going green too. The swimming pool (which is at a totally different facility) has been fine whenever i've seen coverage.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2016 at 09:23 UTC
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