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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom Mobile Version Official
« on: April 12, 2014, 01:52:38 PM »
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I don't doubt that their subscription service may work well for a business, but not for those of us who would like to use the product for hobby or non-money making use.  Obviously there are very passionate opinions on both sides.  I'll continue to use it so long as I can buy LR outright, but when that time ends, I will have to explore other products.

What's needed is a product aimed at serious enthusiasts, that fills the yawning specification gap between the business/professional orientated Photoshop CC and the beginner orientated Photoshop Elements.  This forum and many others have run numerous threads to this effect in the past, but I doubt that Adobe will ever find such a product financially appealing.  The Adobe Photographers Program is probably the best option we will get, sadly the subscription model is not for me.  So it's the perpetual version of Lightroom for as long as possible for me as well.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom Mobile Version Official
« on: April 10, 2014, 02:55:26 PM »
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I dont agree that Adobe main customer base is business it maybe where it makes the most money but hundreds of thousands of copies of Photoshop Elements are sold on Amazon, at Costco etc. every year and thousands of Camera Club members globally use this with Lr these are not generally sold to "professionals" but to amateurs and Im sure Adobe would miss the profits they generate.

Next time that you are at a camera club ask how many members use Photoshop, then how many paid for it.  Most members are amazed when I inform them that I only use genuine Adobe software.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom Mobile Version Official
« on: April 09, 2014, 10:40:11 AM »
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I do understand people are angry about having to subscribe to get the app working (personally I didn't think it was a good idea), but it's not ad-funded and there are real costs to keep the thing operational

I find it hard to believe that operational costs are the true issue here.  If they were Adobe could have offered the app as an optional paid add on to all Lightroom 5 licencees or as a stand alone retail version.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom Mobile Version Official
« on: April 09, 2014, 06:21:39 AM »
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LR has allowed me to cut all the post-processing software clutter. One seamless workflow. All editing directly on the RAWs, but totally non-destructive. Since LR 4 with the ability to also apply local adjustments, not just global ones. Everything handled in one window, rather than separate windows popping open for different types of image editing and manipulation. Excellent de-noising. Fully automatic correction for all my lenses, if and when desired.

If Lightroom does go the way of the cloud i'm planning to take a serious look at Cyberlink PhotoDirector 5.  Lightroom users will feel instantly at home with it's development module, i've haven't had a serious look at whats under the bonnet (hood) yet however.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom Mobile Version Official
« on: April 08, 2014, 10:41:32 AM »
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and why is that? We have paid for our perpetual LR licenses too,. FU arrogant Adobe!

It's the clearest indication yet that the full version of Lightroom will be subscription only in the future.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Lee Little Stopper Filter
« on: March 07, 2014, 08:45:51 AM »
Sorry to here the 'Little Stopper' isn't available in the US.

Mine arrived from Dale Photographic this morning despite the fact that all other UK stockists state that it won't be available in the UK until the end of April !.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Lee Little Stopper Filter
« on: March 06, 2014, 07:01:53 AM »
I have just received the follow message for Dale Photographic

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We are processing your order and you should receive it in the next 1-2 days.

It appears that they do actually have it in stock






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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Lee Little Stopper Filter
« on: March 06, 2014, 03:20:31 AM »
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it'll stack very nicely with the Big Stopper for 16-stops

I've never tried stacking the Big Stopper with another ND, but will give it a try over the weekend if the filter arrives on schedule.  I suspect that light leakage will be an issue and the double blue cast will be horrendous.


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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Lee Little Stopper Filter
« on: March 06, 2014, 03:06:28 AM »
I've ordered the 100mm version from Dale Photographic in the UK, who are the only stockist I can find who are listing it as in stock.

http://www.dalephotographic.co.uk

The only review i've found so far is by Mark Bauer a UK based landscape photographer

photographerhttp://landscapephotographymagazine.com/2014/announcing-the-little-stopper-from-lee/






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Third Party Manufacturers / Lee Little Stopper Filter
« on: March 05, 2014, 12:07:49 PM »
I have just ordered a Lee Little Stopper Filter, can't wait to use it.  Has anyone else got hold of one yet ?.  Does it have a blue cast like the Lee Big Stopper ?.

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Camera Raw 8.4 release candidate's but no Lightroom 5.4.   Is this an indication that the Lightroom 6 Beta is imminent ?.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Epson R2000, R3000 or 3880 Printer
« on: January 29, 2014, 06:43:33 AM »
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if you worry about ink cost then printing maybe is not for you.

My business model relies on selling large quantities of small prints at low mark-ups.  The convenience of so called  home printing and the cost of ink per print are therefore both extremely important to me.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Epson R2000, R3000 or 3880 Printer
« on: January 29, 2014, 05:22:32 AM »
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Well one 80mm cart for the 3880 is say £40
If you spent £56 on 4 R2000 carts you'd get 68mm of ink [17mm each]
So you get around 12mm extra with the 3880, and save £16 which isn't too bad

There's no question that the ink cost per ml for the 3380 is far better value than the R2000, but if Red Rivers figures are correct the 3380 drinks it 1.292 times faster than R2000.  So the savings in real terms aren't as great as your figures suggest.  What I really need to know is does the 3380 really drink ink quicker than the 3880 ?.

Black swapping is also a cost factor, as the R2000 has individual ink lines for each black.  The R3000 and 3380 do not, hence the costly loss of ink when swapping. 


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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Epson R2000, R3000 or 3880 Printer
« on: January 29, 2014, 04:12:05 AM »
On Amazon UK most of the cartridges for the R2000 are retailing £13.92 each,  most for the 3880 are £40.17 each.  At those prices the 115.26 ml of ink for the R2000 would cost £94.37, 154 ml for the 3380 £77.32.  Factor in that the 3880 requires maintenance cartridges (£15.23) and that it uses 4.6ml (costing £2.31) of ink every time you switch from Matt to Photo Black, then another 1.6ml (80p) to switch back and i'm questioning how much of a saving I will actually make.  Hence the question.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Epson R2000, R3000 or 3880 Printer
« on: January 28, 2014, 06:14:16 PM »
Hi

I was planning to replace my Epson R1900 printer with the 3880, largely based on lower priced ink per ml.  That's was until I studied the cost of home printing reports from Red River Paper closely

http://www.redrivercatalog.com/cost-of-inkjet-printing.html

If their calculations and mine are correct the 3380 uses more ink per print than either my R1900 or it's replacement the R2000. 

R1900 116.28 ml of ink for 200 10x8 inch prints at 1440 dpi
R2000 115.26 ml of ink for 200 10x8 inch prints at 1440 dpi
3880 148.92  ml of ink for 200 10x8 inch prints at 1440 dpi

Has anybody else who has moved up from either the R1900 or R2000 found the 3880 or indeed the R3000 that has the same ink set to be more ink thirsty ?.







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