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On article Hello Lightroom CC: Embracing the future (479 comments in total)
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freewill2008: Adobe seems to have forgotten that photographers like to travel. The cloud is a non-starter unless one is tethered to a high speed connection. I spend about half my time traveling in locations with barely enough bandwidth to share a text message. What am I going to do with a 16G memory card? Even if wireless had adequate bandwidth, its $10 a gig unless one has unlimited data.

Same here, no internet at all for the entirety of my last two photographic trips.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 00:13 UTC
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Lightright: The dslr clicks actually sounds like that of a gun when pulling the trigger on an empty magazine and the cop may have automatically reacted to it.

OMG. I think I will have to rethink my choice of a Canon 1DXII, which actually does sound like a cannon at full frame rate. It might be even more of an "imminent threat" handheld where it can be pointed in any direction instantaneously.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 18:20 UTC

Happened on the Golden Gate Bridge too, and there are prosecutions of the perpetrators.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 21:51 UTC as 84th comment

No big deal, IMO. I dealt with this in Europe in the past couple of weeks. It sure beats having to ship your gear in the hold. In almost all cases, they wanted to put the cameras through the xray separately because they are dense, and they didn't swab my gear.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 17:14 UTC as 13th comment

Here is some more detailedinformation from Canon, A Total Guide to Totality: Solar Eclipse Photography, There is a series of articles on shooting the eclipse, using Canon gear, of course.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 18:26 UTC as 10th comment
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2750 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: star-eater syndrome is understated ...

more like

fine light detail eater (smudger with a colorcast) syndrome is more like it ...

how many other lit details will be distorted and thus made unrepresentative of what was in the actual scenic field of view !?

lit city nightscapes ... etc
fine glittery textures ...
faux fine details ...

Not sure that it is good to omit a con based on assumptions about who the purchasers might be. I shoot wildlife with a 1DXII and am thinking about an a9, but also shoot some stars, moon, etc. when I am out in the bush in Africa. It is SO dark there. The stareater issue is definitely a con for me, and I am sure for others who do not do astrophotography as a primary interest, but as a secondary or tertiary interest.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 13:58 UTC

tap on the wrist, not even a slap.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 19:40 UTC as 45th comment
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vscd: I miss the nagging on Nikon. Canon got a lot of trolls shouting for fixed problems with new CFast Cards in the 1DX2, now Nikon has problems with SD Cards which are quite common for a while... and no one is commenting? What's up? ;)

Zdman is right. I had been looking for the Canon firmware update announcement and only learned of it from a thread on FredMiranda. This site seems to have become a mirrorless only site, with scant attention to Nikon and Canon DSLRs.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 03:44 UTC

Where does one find these product numbers? They aren't on my two SanDisk CFast 2.0 cards.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 16:05 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
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Siberiinn: The answer to the title of this article is "no, not yet". The key word is "yet". Once Apple opens up Extensions (plug-ins) then other developers (e.g. onOne, MacPhun, etc.) will grow Photos into more than Aperture was. I think Apple realized they can't compete with LR, but also realized their cameras took a LOT of photos and iPhotos was out-dated. I'm a LR user (non-pro/ enthusiast) and Photos won't replace LR for me. Will it replace iPhoto? Absolutely! This is just Photos 1.0.

To the pompous snobs that have been posting that Photos isn't enough for them and so Apple is doomed because Steve Jobs would have never done this, get real! Steve Jobs is not coming back. You are basically saying the other tens of thousands of employees at Apple are meaningless because Steve Jobs must have written every line of code and hand-built every piece of hardware. Steve Jobs helped make Apple a successful company, but the success is still continuing. Compare the share price and market cap.

The handwriting was on the wall for years before Apple officially killed Aperture. I was unhappy about the impending demise of Aperture only because I have many thousands of dslr raw photos that I worked in Aperture. When I switched to Lightroom in 2013, it had many advanced tools that Aperture lacked (mostly because Aperture hadn't had a major upgrade in several years). I have made peace with LR, memorizing key commands for quick navigation and access to the tools I use most often. Best of all, it really does a great job or me. So while I may have to go back and rework in LR photos that I had already worked in Aperture, overall I am happy that Adobe kept up its support for pro and prosumer photographers, unlike Apple, who threw us under the bus.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 18:30 UTC

This is pretty outrageous. Thanks Lensjoy for posting the link to the comments page. Everyone should file a comment. I get really annoyed when I go to some attraction and because I carry a dslr, the prohibitions against taking photos are enforced against me, but anyone with a cell phone can shoot away, even with flash, and get away with it. Extending these asinine rules to wilderness is despicable.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 20:58 UTC as 24th comment
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RossN: It's a good effort, yet very poorly executed. Adobe puts together a better (not great) offer to lure back users, but then limit the fanfare to a restricted set of users and don't commit to fixed pricing. It appears Adobe is going to play games with potential customers, ratcheting price back little by little, until they find the exact sweet spot where they can extract the most $.

It's pretty bad when they don't invite owners of prior CS suites (i.e. customers who spent more money with Adobe than those with PS, alone) to participate. This comes across as being more interested in earning a buck up front, than building a customer base.

Talk about souring a relationship with the customer. I'm sure there are a lot of potential customers they just excluded, such as me.

"This offer is available to customers who own a previous commercial version of Photoshop or Photoshop Extended, version CS3 or later (CS3.x, CS4, CS5.x, or CS6). Suites and volume licenses do not qualify."

Trust is gone.

No, what I would expect is that I could continue to use my CS6 suite applications and that I could get Photoshop CC and LR5. That might be a good deal, even though I have already bought the standalone version of LR5. But eliminating suite owners from the offer for Photoshop and LR just adds to distrust that I now have for Adobe.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2013 at 14:45 UTC
On article Lightroom 4 Review (460 comments in total)
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Hawaii-geek: I Like it! Worth the Upgrade.
Have been a LR user from the very first beta. and use LR every day.

The conversion of LRv3.6 to LRv4 is just ok ... you will want to tweak your settings in LRv4, and will get better results via more control imho. There might be a bit more detail. But, that might be from the improved Clarity slider.

With every version, I make fewer trips to PS.

But, Adobe ... Can we please have a LITTLE more SPEED in the v4.01 for Win7 64-bit update ? Please

Maybe a way for LR to use more Memory (preferance slider) or load all the program in memory.

Hello, 36mp Nikon D800 DNGs ... :)

No way to create "Custom Book Templates"?

I am a longtime Aperture user who never really took to LR3. I used it for noise reduction and applying adjustments with the gradient tool. But LR 4.1 is a big improvement, IMO. The develop tools are much better than in the previous version. However, the interface is still extremely user-surly, requiring endless module changes and memorization of key commands. The database functions are nowhere near as easy or elegant as Aperture's. So I use both programs. At least now I find LR to be a much better competitor to Aperture. May they continue to compete for a long, long time!

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2012 at 18:18 UTC
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