« on: September 16, 2013, 01:37:20 PM »
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The LowePro belt can "release" itself and my nice new Canon took a 3 Ft drop and broke the LCD and cracked the housing. Saw other comments in forums related to similar things that happened to others.
Your mileage may vary, but I definitely am regretting swapping over to a LowePro belt from Black Rapid. At least my repair will be a little cheaper because of CPS... but could have been very costly.
I actually use a police duty belt, which has a release mechanism you have to push in first before the belt can be unlocked: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0035XKDYC/ref=oh_details_o03_s02_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Lowepro are very good value and protection, but many brands are top notch.
If you are just a photographer and not in multimedia which I find hard to believe, then a version of photoshop is £17 a month which I also see as good value, compared to spending the full outlay on PS Extended which is £649, then a new version will be out in 18 months with an upgrade path of 50% off so thats £900 for one programme. or £204 a year for PS CC.
TBH I feel most of the people who are complaining are not current subscribers to CS anyway and get it some how under the rug...
A price increase is a price increase, no matter how you spin it. And for most photographers it is a hefty price increase.
After the initial investment, Photoshop was $11.11/mo. if you bought *every* update ($200/18 mos.) or $5.55/mo. if you skipped a version and bought every other update. Now Adobe wants $19.99/mo., every month, for the rest of your working life. For many photographers this nearly doubles, or more than triples, the long term cost. How is that "a good value"?
And yes I am talking about photographers who buy it legally. Your "feeling" that most of the people who are complaining "get it some how under the rug" is just plain wrong. Most people who are complaining recognize a big price increase when they see it. You just have to do the math to see what's happening.
So, if I read your quoted part correctly...
I could join CC paid....download the archived version (current version?) of CS6, which would run stand alone, not requiring CC account, and then quit and still have CS6 which would run indefinitely?
If so, that sounds like a bit of a bargain...?
Man excellent point the stupid 'cloud' stuff could even force you to use OS you don't even feel like using yet. Wht if the next version requires Windows 9 and it still stinks and you don't want to change from 7 until Windows 10 or something?