robogobo

Lives in Switzerland Kriens, Luzern, Switzerland
Works as a Photo/Designer
Joined on Jan 12, 2009
About me:

my plan is to rule the WORLD!

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I just noticed Phase One has been running a 25% off deal on Capture One Pro 9, and it ended yesterday. I found it through the Capture One Blog http://captureoneblog.com/discount-25/ which I believe is unofficial. I was surprised to find no mention of it anywhere on the DPReview site. Anyway, I tried entering the discount code (AMBC1BLOG_PROMO) this morning and it still works, in case anyone wants to grab it.

However, I've noticed a pattern over the past few years: Phase One runs a discount promo (usually 50%, this time 25%) about two months before releasing a new version. This promo will knock off $75, but the upgrade to v10 will cost $99. So I'm going to wait it out. The discount does apply to the subscription price, too.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 11:39 UTC as 1st comment
On article Review: Simple Booth Event Edition photo booth app (21 comments in total)

Good luck keeping the printer stocked with paper!

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 14:22 UTC as 2nd comment
In reply to:

steve_hoge: Are "extensions" like this in Photos non-destructive the way the native editing tools are in Aperture? Or are they more like the interface tp external editing tools that export a version and import a new .TIFF back into Aperture after the edit?

I have the same question. The only way Photos will be of any use is if it improves its DAM features and if extensions are non-destructive.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2015 at 03:32 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1621 comments in total)

What a completely pointless article.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 19:56 UTC as 89th comment | 1 reply
On article Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD review (19 comments in total)

I'd love to hear some real world anecdotes from someone who went from the Canon 24-70 v1 to the Tamron, instead of going with the Canon 24-70 v2. Any regrets? It's the Zoom ring location and backwards direction that are making me hesitate. I've been shooting with the Canon for 12 years and can't imagine relearning that reflex.

Also, I've heard a few stories about AF problems with the Tamron.

Never used a Tamron lens before. Always thought they were junk. I have used a few Sigmas and had mixed feelings, though their Art line is stellar.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 20:25 UTC as 13th comment
On article Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop (366 comments in total)
In reply to:

clicstudio: I am tired of people complaining about having to pay just about 10 bucks a month for Photoshop CC.
Just a few years ago, Photoshop alone cost about $700. At 10 bucks, that's 70 months or 5.8 years of usage.
Most software is obsolete within a year or two. So having the latest version updated frequently is a great thing.
If you are professional, then you need to use the best professional tool available out there.
I've been using it for 21 years, and I still learn something new about it every day.
As a full time professional photographer, this is my bread and butter and I can live without it.
So, stop complaining and start creating.

You know what I'm tired of? CC subscribers that need to criticize those of us that think the CC model is extortion and just want the CS model back. You like it? Fine. Why do you need everyone else to like it too?

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 17:06 UTC
On article What is equivalence and why should I care? (2220 comments in total)

This is like using a chart to decide whether to take the motorcycle, car, truck or airplane on my next overseas vacation. Of course in this scenario the airplane is my FF Canon with 24-70 L attached.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 06:44 UTC as 96th comment
On article What is equivalence and why should I care? (2220 comments in total)

What a completely useless exercise.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 06:27 UTC as 97th comment | 1 reply
On article Apple to cease development of Aperture (425 comments in total)

http://www.apertureexpert.com/tips/2014/6/28/comment-follow-demise-aperture#.U7EqjRaK-Vh

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 09:31 UTC as 16th comment
On article Apple to cease development of Aperture (425 comments in total)

Please, everybody calm down. Back away and look at the big picture. Much like FCPX, Pages 5, etc, the new Photos app will likely be anemic in the beginning and then have stuff added back in by request... level headed requests. For all intents and purposes, Photos is Aperture 4. Look at the screenshot. Look at the official statement. All your Aperture edits will carry over, and they'll be treated exactly like the move from Aperture 2 to Aperture 3. Old sliders will be treated as legacy and new sliders there to replace them.

All this panic and negative speculation doesn't do anybody good. Aperture will keep working just like it does now, even in Yosemite, and maybe Photos will even be better. Who knows? Let's wait and find out. And give Apple feedback through the official channels in a constructive, adult manner. https://www.apple.com/feedback/aperture.html

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 09:30 UTC as 17th comment | 8 replies
On article Portfolio: Photography student Luke Evans (157 comments in total)
In reply to:

JEROME NOLAS: I am old but I love to see students work to be exhibited here. More stuff like this!

And you will then be a student publication. Get it?

Link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 22:46 UTC
On article Portfolio: Photography student Luke Evans (157 comments in total)
In reply to:

dstate1: Once again we have proven that the internet is primarily a place for crabby middle aged losers to dole out brilliantly biting critiques...and search for porn.

Anyone who would write the kinds of things I see on this thread about a young artist is a walking turd in my book.

Perhaps the audience here would be more inclined to enjoy some still life's of fruit or perhaps more pictures of cats…as long as it's taken with the right lens of course….

College is a time to experiment, to study, to develop. It' snot the time to be artificially promoted into the media and given the impression of actual achievement. It's not about his work, which is good. It's about the appropriateness of a prominent photography news site digging for young talent where none exists. I'm not knocking the kid's work, but really, it's not THAT special.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 22:41 UTC
On article Portfolio: Photography student Luke Evans (157 comments in total)
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PeakAction: Some cool stuff, but I'm left wondering why it's being featured on the DPR front page... Slow photo news day?

So, you're featuring student work now? That's cutes and all, but you should probably leave that to the college newspaper. The work is ok but the kid lacks depth.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 22:37 UTC
On article Chicago-based Calumet Photographic closes U.S. stores (195 comments in total)

Calumet didn't adapt to the times. It's that simple. Kind of sad as they were my first stop for a=everything I needed when I lived in Chicago. Even back in 2003 they were starting to get that stubborn, aged feeling. By the time I left chicago I was just buying bulk film from them.

They did have plenty of competition from Central Camera and Helix. Helix closed down last year. Central is pretty much all that's left.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 14:45 UTC as 15th comment
On article Fujifilm XQ1 First Impressions Review (163 comments in total)

Why is APS-C now considered "standard"?

It's not standard for Compacts. It's not standard for DSLR.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2013 at 20:28 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

saycheese: >Nobody prints photos anymore.<

Do we not? oh, ok, would you mind telling me what else we don't do so I can compile a list to refer to, thanks in advance...

Stupidest thing I ever heard.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2013 at 20:19 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D In-Depth Review (88 comments in total)

After a long deliberation, I decided to upgrade from my 5Dii to the 6D. Some may call it a sidegrade or even a downgrade, but for me, image quality is everything, and the ablity to focus and shoot in low light is paramount. I'm very happy with my decision, and so far I don't miss any of the 5D line features. I'm getting shots I wouldn't have gotten with the 5Dii (maybe not even with the mark iii), and most importantly I can afford to upgrade every one or two years with the current price point of the 6D rather than three or four with the 5D. I'd rather have more frequent updates of sensor technology instead of being left with a better built, feature packed but obsolete camera for the same money.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 00:24 UTC as 35th comment
On article Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan (616 comments in total)
In reply to:

robogobo: Well, as a moderately happy owner of the original M, I'm used to this camera's being overlooked for not keeping up with the specs wars, but allow me to explain why I love my M despite its many flaws.

1) Canon glass. Not only is the 22mm tack sharp, but with the ef adapter I can use all my L glass, which do this APS-C sensor justice.

2) Image quality. The M definitely has one of the best IQ of all the mirrorless. If that's important to you, it's reason enough to get one.

3) AF problems were overblown. It had a rough start, but the firmware update finally fixed the AF problems. It's still not the fastest, but I don't find it a problem anymore.

4) I have to repeat: Image Quality.

This is my go everywhere camera with the 22mm, and my super compact lightweight backup/ b-cam that's always in my bag. I have an LCD magnifier on the back and throw on my 135/2L for a super fast tele while I have the 24-70 on my 5Dii. Perfect combo.

The M finally found its target price after several reductions. It should sell for about $400 with a kit lens. Maybe the M2 could bring $500. That's a bargain for great IQ if you can forego the bells a whistles. I just wonder how they managed to put wifi in it and get anywhere near decent battery life.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 20:24 UTC
On article Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan (616 comments in total)

Well, as a moderately happy owner of the original M, I'm used to this camera's being overlooked for not keeping up with the specs wars, but allow me to explain why I love my M despite its many flaws.

1) Canon glass. Not only is the 22mm tack sharp, but with the ef adapter I can use all my L glass, which do this APS-C sensor justice.

2) Image quality. The M definitely has one of the best IQ of all the mirrorless. If that's important to you, it's reason enough to get one.

3) AF problems were overblown. It had a rough start, but the firmware update finally fixed the AF problems. It's still not the fastest, but I don't find it a problem anymore.

4) I have to repeat: Image Quality.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 20:23 UTC as 114th comment | 4 replies
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