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On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1308 comments in total)
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steviewa: Everybody should cancel their subscriptions as that will almost kill them, then they will have to have a rethink of the subscription model, we the people have the power to change things if we stand together

Wrong. Corporations took those decisions away years ago.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 05:47 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1308 comments in total)

The comments below so far about subscription models are hilarious. Everyone pays for gas and electricity this way. They pay for TV, broadband and services like Netflix and Amazon Prime. But as soon as it comes to software it's somehow a concept and commodity that is OUTRAGEOUS, DISGUSTING and DISGRACEFUL and Adobe are greedy pirates?

Grow up and join the 21st Century. This is the model for everything around you now. Adobe provide by far and away the best product on the market. If you want to use sub-standard alternatives then that's your choice, but don't complain about it. I guarantee 50%+ users below will be subscribing with Adobe within 12 months.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 05:46 UTC as 304th comment | 8 replies
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1308 comments in total)
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cdembrey: If you don't like Adobe's business practices, take your business elsewhere. There are many alternatives, Adobe isn't the only game in town.

Have you actually worked out the maths of ownership?

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 05:41 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1308 comments in total)
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deep7: GREAT article! I got sick of paying for updates and stopped at LR5. If and when a new camera prevents that working, I'll quite likely change the way I do things but that new way won't feature any Adobe products. They've had enough money out of me already.

Further, there is no way I am moving to any system that relies on an internet connection. Why on earth would I want to do that?? That's the least reliable part of my computer system by quite some margin!

That's literally not a requirement. It only requires it very occasionally.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 05:40 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1308 comments in total)
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dtibi: I'm happy to see that the dark age of LR is coming to end. At one pont i got angry on LR and looked around for alternatives. I found Capture 1 the fastest and one of the best image quality producing software. So I went to C1. I can easily adapt to new things. It took about 2 weeks to get used to. I never looked back. The only bad side so far: sometimes crashes, the hardware acceleration screws up the video driver.

"The only bad side so far: sometimes crashes, the hardware acceleration screws up the video driver." Sounds like a high quality alternative. No thanks.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 05:38 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1308 comments in total)
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sh10453: I never was a fan of Adobe. Never used their products. So I was never enslaved!
There are lots of alternatives. Some are paid some are free.

- Corel Paintshop Pro (plus Corel's AfterShot). Around $100, much less on sale.
- Zoner (quite powerful)
- On1
- SilkyPix
- RAW Thrapy (FREE)
- LightZone (FREE)
- Capture One (Too pricey by comparison)
The list goes on.

Most of (if not all) the paid ones have 30 days free trial. Nothing to lose.

Teach Adobe a lesson.

Most of those titles are absolutely shocking alternatives.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 05:36 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1308 comments in total)
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Mr Thompson: R.I.P. Adobe. This is the final straw.

RIP Adobe? Errrrr nope.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 05:35 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1308 comments in total)
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geraldgPP: Imagine if you were a teenager and you want Lightroom. How many years would you like to subscribe to Adobe products? 20 years, 30 years? How much would that cost you? Of course, this is assuming we still have to edit pictures on a computer.
I'm afraid cameras are changing digital photography to the point it isn't your creation anymore!

Most students can get it for free from their learning institution actually.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 05:34 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1308 comments in total)
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APA: This is a very disappointing decision by Adobe and obviously motivated by revenue rather than customer satisfaction. I have purchased and used all versions of Lightroom since inception and unless Adobe reverses this decision my current Version 6 will be my last.

Great companies realize that giving the customer choices and supplying what they want works. Adobe is forcing a payment model that would be totally unacceptable to many.

Can you imagine the outcry is Microsoft moved to a 'subscription only' model for the Windows operating system software .... and if you let your subscription lapse, you can not edit YOUR files! It would never be allowed.

Adobe PROMISED to always make a perpetual license version available, they have lied and now we all have LR catalogs with countless hours of work input ... and nowhere to hide.

Brilliant!

APA

Microsoft already deploy a subscription model for Office. Not sure where you've all been. This is the future, and the future is already here. Subscribe or don't use it, that's your choice, but you can't really complain because it's still a choice.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 05:33 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1308 comments in total)
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Yake: Very disappointing. I will not pay Adobe a monthly rental fee.

$120 per year FOR WHAT? All I need is an occasional Raw format update, perhaps every 3-5 years or so, and for just one camera. That's all I need from the standalone version. I'm not going to pay $120 per year just to get that one Raw format update that I need when I buy a new camera. Absolutely ridiculous!

Adobe has abandoned its customers. Competitors take note.

Then you'll never use their products again.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 05:29 UTC
On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (298 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: Nikkor 200-500 ?

Huge compromise.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 05:54 UTC
On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (298 comments in total)
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Duckie: By this logic, you won't even have a basic 50mm lens! (58 and 45 instead) from Nikon. 3rd party manufacturers will be thankful.

No it isn't. Sigma lenses have a wonderful reputation for sharpness and a woeful reputation for AF performance. They are bloated massive pieces of glass these days to boot. Tamron's build quality by comparison to Nikon is also very, very questionable indeed, again well known. The only exception is Zeiss who make a premium product when compared to Nikon - it's the only third party you can trust.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 05:53 UTC
On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (298 comments in total)
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twg: Why is 200-500 not included ??

They recommend it, but they really shouldn't. It's a massive compromise consumer grade offering with slow AF and poor resolution at its maximum telephoto length. For a real world list from real users (not armchair reviewers with no first hand experience whatsoever who shoot Olympus and Panasonic) go here: http://www.dslrbodies.com/cameras/the-d850-blog/the-best-lenses-for-the.html

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 10:41 UTC
On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (298 comments in total)
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Duckie: By this logic, you won't even have a basic 50mm lens! (58 and 45 instead) from Nikon. 3rd party manufacturers will be thankful.

3rd party manufacturers who generally provide lower grade lenses.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 10:37 UTC
On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (298 comments in total)
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TN Args: The 200-500 is NOT recommended.....

lol you should read Thom Hogan's review of the 200-500mm on the D850 too. Guess what, it's not on his recommended list from his point of view either. Mate, you should give this up, the lens is not a great option. But you're clearly the expert.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 09:05 UTC
On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (298 comments in total)
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RayVagh: So many Nikon modern VR Lenses are incompatible with D850. Read the manual!

Just ignore him Brownie, Ray needs to learn how to read.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 05:40 UTC
On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (298 comments in total)
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SmilerGrogan: Nikon really does think its customers are idiots, don't they. Admittedly, the 17-35 is an inspired choice.....Why would anyone fall for their hastily revised list, especially since it fails to include any of the awesome manual focus primes from their golden age.

Nikon didn't do anything. The real list on Nikon's website is very long.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 18:10 UTC
On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (298 comments in total)
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Lichtbild: Two rushed lists seemingly. For reference the list on the Japanese website was published. The local sales companies are well advised to copy that.

Yep. But no one cares about proper reporting, just the next mouse click it generates.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 18:09 UTC
On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (298 comments in total)
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CreamJuicy: So was the original list just a made up list by somebody outside of Nikon that dpreview published without verifying it?

Yes.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 18:08 UTC
On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (298 comments in total)
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RayVagh: So many Nikon modern VR Lenses are incompatible with D850. Read the manual!

Your post is, needless to say, absolute FUD.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 18:06 UTC
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