cptobvious

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On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)

Lightroom is a mature product and the significance of new features decreases with every iteration. Going to subscription-only mode is basically Adobe’s (very successful) way of suckering users who would otherwise hold off on upgrading to pay an annual fee for the same product. It might be a good deal for the professionals making money using LR/PS daily, but this is a significant price increase for the bulk of hobbyists out there who don’t have a need to run the most up to date version.

I mean, it’s been about 2.5 years since LR6/CC was released and the differences between the two aren’t great, despite CC being touted as the option to get for continual feature updates. In the same amount of time you would’ve paid around $300 for CC vs. $80 for the LR6 upgrade. I’m still using 5.7.1 which is approaching 3 years old and still works for me, and will be the last piece of Adobe photo editing software I buy.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 01:12 UTC as 467th comment | 5 replies
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DerDer: what is a "stacked" sensor and what is the benefit? Maybe they should mention that.

The Exmor RS stacked CMOS is what is used in smartphone cameras like the newer iPhone and Galaxy S lines. This is the first time it's been used in a standalone camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 17:45 UTC

Is this what camera previews have become - camera companies giving out free vacations to reviewers? Olympus gives out free trips to Ireland and Bermuda, and now Samsung gives out Hawaii trips.

Certainly these cameras can be reviewed competently by just giving loaner review copies, but perks like these just smell like desperate attempts to influence reviewers.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 14:45 UTC as 16th comment | 19 replies
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cgarrard: I have my popcorn ready: Awaiting the negative feedback and counter feedback to this announcement.

Carl

The good news is, it costs the same as the D7100, so if you're the type that likes to pay more and get less, this is an outstanding choice.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 02:53 UTC
On article Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500 (285 comments in total)

Why the $100 price increase over the D5300? Must be the strong yen. Oh wait, never mind.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 02:17 UTC as 92nd comment
On article Sony a5100 First Impressions Review (591 comments in total)

Is the touchscreen capacitive or resistive? All of the touchscreens in the NEX-5 series since the 5N have been dealbreakers for me.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 12:57 UTC as 138th comment | 1 reply
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