Under The Sun

Under The Sun

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landscaper1: Good for Adobe to be raking in all those profits, but what's to stop them from increasing the annual fee to use CC? That's why I've never gone with CC, preferring to rely on my own copy of PS 6.

Its a terrible analogy. Gas is expendable and consumable by nature. Software is not. I still use a lot of great old software like CS6 and ancient versions of Office and they work perfectly fine for me.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 05:02 UTC

Hopefully this will be a temporary thing as more and more designers and photographers find other more compelling alternatives to the Adobe ecosystem.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 04:57 UTC as 58th comment | 2 replies
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mattd007: Subscriptions are a great business model for developers, terrible for consumers. Great for a company if you get in early enough - eventually everyone thinks they can do subscriptions too. We are entering the time of subscription overload, death by a thousand subscriptions. Also for all that cash Adobe stuff is still so buggy and bloated.

It also helps a lot that they are virtually a monopoly as well.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 04:56 UTC
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Boeing skipper: I think I'm done with Lightroom's appalling performance, it's just too slow, despite top specs on my custom-built PC.
This subscription scheme makes them less willing to improve their softwares and I think I have been waiting long enough.
Any recommendation?

The made from scratch Lightroom iPad version runs so much faster then my monster PC setup.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 04:55 UTC
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GodSpeaks: Just one more reason why you should NEVER trust anything to "The Cloud".

I only keep secondary copies to my cloud accounts. My main backups remain with me.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 12:04 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 50mm F2 R WR sample gallery (163 comments in total)

Very good shots. Very cheerful vibe.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 12:00 UTC as 5th comment
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (408 comments in total)

The software they use for their camera looks interesting. Certainly worth trying out.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 11:53 UTC as 19th comment
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Trundling: The suit drained him financially. Why not just give up the rights for one photo and move to another country, where people still use their brains?

True, he sure paid a stiff price in this battle.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 11:41 UTC
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Satyaa: PETA is PITA (in this case)

There are so many other animal rights/cruelty issues that could be fought and so much benefit done to those species. This case is not one of them in my opinion. This is pure publicity stunt.

I can never understand PETA. I agree with their advocacy but some of the methods they use to reach those ends are unscrupulous.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 11:36 UTC
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Hypoxic: This is rubbish, I'm using a surface pro right now and it nev

Hahah this post wins the internet.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 18:45 UTC

Please fix Lightroom first. Optimize it. Lightroom on iPad runs so much faster then Lightroom on my fully rigged i7, SSD, 64gb PC.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 23:59 UTC as 16th comment
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Davud: They need to come up with an improved preview algorithm ASAP.
Generating 1:1 previews for takes forever and the slightest edit in smart previews takes too long to show. Slugfest even on i7 desktop.

Same here on my souped up i7 PC, yet on my iPad Pro Lightroom is super fast. They really need to rewrite the code for Lightroom PC.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 21:20 UTC
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MaxiMax: PETA and Wikipedia are behaving like idiots - and so are the judges. The photographer is right, it is his equipment that was used by an animal, and as far as I know, animals are not included in human's copyright laws. I hope that the photographer will win this case, and that all his legal expenses will be paid by PETA and Wikipedia.

Pretty damn insane.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 12:32 UTC
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WookieLala: This article (sorry in French) tests the A9 high ISO sensitivity vs D5 and 1dxii:
www.focus-numerique.com/news/le-sony-a9-devance-la-concurrence-dans-les-hautes-sensibilites-20203.html

The second part of the test is interesting, with the same optic used (Sigma 35/1.4 ART) and normalized resolution output (40x60cm, 180dpi, approx. 12mpix) for all three cameras. In this test D5 was ahead until ISO 12800. At ISO 12800 D5 is ahead in details but Sony takes over in color accuracy. Then A9 is ahead on everything past ISO 12800, as the article notes A9 is helped by the smidge extra sensor resolution. Canon is slightly behind at all ISO values.

As the article notes the A9 advantage is visible but nonetheless subtle. D5 is still a solid performer.

HowaboutRAW I wrote "I actually see your posts often in discussions here often" does not necessarily mean I know everything about you. I do not actively seek your postings, I just happen to read what I encounter on the boards.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 11:41 UTC

Seriously why care what your students think? Just use what you want to use.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 02:32 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
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KubeKube: The article clearly demonstrates what major photo gear manufacturers would pay dearly for you not to know: modern digital cameras regardless of the subjective 'beginner', 'advanced' and 'pro' categories - are so advanced that probably 95 percent of any paid assignment could be accomplished with 'beginner' camera and some basic lenses and equipment. Of course the photographer has to know well his craft and the technical aspects of the assignment but once that hurdle is cleared then the possibilities are, excuse me for the banal expression - limitless. Neither Canon, nor Nikon or Sony would like you to be aware of this because then there will be no market for 80 percent of what they are producing.

Not my paid assignments. I certain won't be as effective as a sports photographer if I swapped my 1DX with a rebel.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 02:30 UTC
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WookieLala: This article (sorry in French) tests the A9 high ISO sensitivity vs D5 and 1dxii:
www.focus-numerique.com/news/le-sony-a9-devance-la-concurrence-dans-les-hautes-sensibilites-20203.html

The second part of the test is interesting, with the same optic used (Sigma 35/1.4 ART) and normalized resolution output (40x60cm, 180dpi, approx. 12mpix) for all three cameras. In this test D5 was ahead until ISO 12800. At ISO 12800 D5 is ahead in details but Sony takes over in color accuracy. Then A9 is ahead on everything past ISO 12800, as the article notes A9 is helped by the smidge extra sensor resolution. Canon is slightly behind at all ISO values.

As the article notes the A9 advantage is visible but nonetheless subtle. D5 is still a solid performer.

As far as I know the comments is considered a public discussion area and anyone can join in so I did because I was very interested in your results. I actually see your posts often in discussions here and think you offer a lot of insightful commentary (even if I don't agree with you all the time) but why make a public statement if you do not care to back it up. It just makes you look dishonest.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 02:24 UTC
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WookieLala: This article (sorry in French) tests the A9 high ISO sensitivity vs D5 and 1dxii:
www.focus-numerique.com/news/le-sony-a9-devance-la-concurrence-dans-les-hautes-sensibilites-20203.html

The second part of the test is interesting, with the same optic used (Sigma 35/1.4 ART) and normalized resolution output (40x60cm, 180dpi, approx. 12mpix) for all three cameras. In this test D5 was ahead until ISO 12800. At ISO 12800 D5 is ahead in details but Sony takes over in color accuracy. Then A9 is ahead on everything past ISO 12800, as the article notes A9 is helped by the smidge extra sensor resolution. Canon is slightly behind at all ISO values.

As the article notes the A9 advantage is visible but nonetheless subtle. D5 is still a solid performer.

The others do have a valid point. Your claims are useless without actual raw file/evidence to back it up.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 23:04 UTC
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janist74: I made some real life test photos with the A9 to see how far I can push the shadows at ISO100 and the conclusion is:
- A7rII is for sure better, but the A9 is still completely ok for (my non professional) needs of landscape photography. IMHO the difference between the 2 cameras one wouldn`t see even at A2 print size.
- the sharpening what I can apply in LR without amplifying the shadow noise is quite limited in comparison with the A7rII, but still enough to produce good Q images.

Sony stated, that the sensor is optimized for speed, but I think they made a good compromise and the camera can be used as an all-arounder without a problem.

ps.: the camera can track my chaotically running kids in all directions and EVERYWHERE in the frame without an issue at 10/15 fps. Just show me an other camera which can do it. :)

I know people buying 1Dxs and Fuji GFX for personal stuff. Just work hard and smart and you can buy any gear you want.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 22:50 UTC

Sigh there goes our lifetime guarantee...

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 06:45 UTC as 7th comment
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