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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Press event on may 31st
« on: May 10, 2013, 04:55:23 PM »
Canon will announce that from now on their cameras and lenses will only be leased to users on a pay-per-month basis.

It's a good one  :D I hope it does include free upgrades to a newer camera too  ;)

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Creative Cloud - Adobe Owns you!
« on: May 10, 2013, 04:22:08 PM »
^ its not uncommon for large corporations to beat the little guy. Look at Getty canceling many big time contributors at Istock for simply speaking against Getty. Adobe would have the same power and quite frankly, I don't trust enough to give that power to anyone but the end user.

Yeah, it makes sense what you're saying. As I've said before on another thread, more and more companies started switching to monthly-based license instead of perpetual one. I guess we have to be ready that the way we used to own the licenses may change dramatically within the next few years,

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Creative Cloud - Adobe Owns you!
« on: May 10, 2013, 04:13:39 PM »
I bet if you read the license agreement of most of the other software, you'll be very surprised to know it's not only Adobe who owns you.

Yeah, but 99% of the time, the software is on a disk and is virtually in-enforceable. Thus, gives the end user's the power but adobe CC reverses all that.

That, so much that! If Adobe decides it does not like you they can simply pull your license and then you are dead in the water. Right now I have CS6, and due to the great technology of virtualization I can use that one indefinitely. There is no longer the fear that the newest windows might not be supported, I can always run it in a virtual machine if needed. So if Adobe decide to change their EULA or enforce their EULA I don't care. I have my PS safe and there is no way that they can take it away from me. But with CC it's completely different, they can all enforce it and if they there is nothing I can do about it and all my work is gone. (And no, saving my stuff as tiff is not the way to go, I need the layers and effects, too!)

Adobe and many other companies have to say this in their product agreement for legal purposes but it doesn't mean it'll do that. Can you think about the reason why Adobe may not like you, a customer who pays money buying their products, and terminate your account? It just doesn't make sense. You drive your car and police may give you a ticket if you fail to follow the rules. That's the same here, do you job, have fun editing your images for personal or commercial purposes and everybody would be happy. It reminds me of my neighbors who talk over Skype but are concerned that FBI would listen to their conversations. Come on! 

P.S. I hope I'm not too naive  :D

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Creative Cloud - Adobe Owns you!
« on: May 10, 2013, 02:41:54 PM »
I bet if you read the license agreement of most of the other software, you'll be very surprised to know it's not only Adobe who owns you.

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I myself have Mountain Lion and if I were you, I'd get a Windows version of CS6. I really like Mac, but like some other people mentioned already, they put too much limitation on what software you can run on their new OS/machines (too many examples to list here but they're very frustrating). Let's say your laptop broke and you want to get a new one which comes with the new OS which doesn't support CS6, what're you going to do? In addition, if you run VmWare Fusion or Parallels, you can always run Windows-based CS6 in your virtual machine.

P.S. If I remember correctly, when I contacted Adobe customer support, their representative said that starting CS6 you can use the same license for Windows and Mac versions of CS6. But take it with a grain of salt. Hope this helps!

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polarizing filter and move the lights around.....

Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought that polarizing filter does not help with the reflection from metal surfaces.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: iPhone5 or 1Dx
« on: May 09, 2013, 10:09:21 PM »
What's the point of the title of your thread?

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe to Stop Making Packaged Software
« on: May 08, 2013, 06:48:08 PM »
I'm sorry but I don't really get many of you guys. Lightroom stays as a standalone application. For some reasons, many amateurs think they have to have Photoshop (and it has to be the latest version, of course) to do their photo editing. Old version of Photoshop/Photoshop Elements/Lightroom may be more than enough for a lot of us. I personally have Master Collection CS5.5 which I got at a discount when I was a student and I'll use it until I upgrade to an unsupported camera or new OS.

I have to have the latest photoshop CS6 just to open my damn 5d3 raw files. That was the only reason I upgraded from CS4 and the only reason I upgraded to CS4 from CS2 was to open the damn raw files for the 5D2!

Again, I'm totally agree with you and I understand your frustration. But that means you can use your CS6 for at least 3-4 more years. I'm sure during this time some other companies will develop software similar to Photoshop in terms of its functionality. It may well be possible that Adobe itself will change its marketing strategy if it starts losing a lot of its customers.

P.S. I myself got mad at GraphPad when they switched their perpetual license for students to monthly-based license some time ago. So, in 2 years you spend the same amount of money as if you bought it at the beginning, meaning you have no money and no software if you decide to stop paying. 

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe to Stop Making Packaged Software
« on: May 08, 2013, 05:49:07 PM »
Many companies start switching to subscription-based license instead of a perpetual license (MS Office, GraphPad Prism, SPSS, etc). For those who cannot pay >$1000 to buy a software, $20-30 may not be a bad alternative, especially during times when economy is so bad.

I'm sorry but I don't really get many of you guys. Lightroom stays as a standalone application. For some reasons, many amateurs think they have to have Photoshop (and it has to be the latest version, of course) to do their photo editing. Old version of Photoshop/Photoshop Elements/Lightroom may be more than enough for a lot of us. I personally have Master Collection CS5.5 which I got at a discount when I was a student and I'll use it until I upgrade to an unsupported camera or new OS.

It because your paying the same amount or more money to adobe and in return you don't own anything. Where you used to pay said money and your set with whatever version of CS you wanted.

In a way, it ties you to payments for years because even retired designers still need to open PSDs occasionally and they will now have to pay that fee just to do that, for years.

I totally agree with you, that's why I said I'm not planning to upgrade from CS5.5 But Adobe doesn't force you to upgrade and there're various alternatives to Photoshop too. Maybe they aren't as functional but for amateurs it's much more than enough. But for professionals, $30-50/month isn't that bad either, but I'm not a professional. 

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe to Stop Making Packaged Software
« on: May 08, 2013, 05:00:02 PM »
Many companies start switching to subscription-based license instead of a perpetual license (MS Office, GraphPad Prism, SPSS, etc). For those who cannot pay >$1000 to buy a software, $20-30 may not be a bad alternative, especially during times when economy is so bad.

I'm sorry but I don't really get many of you guys. Lightroom stays as a standalone application. For some reasons, many amateurs think they have to have Photoshop (and it has to be the latest version, of course) to do their photo editing. Old version of Photoshop/Photoshop Elements/Lightroom may be more than enough for a lot of us. I personally have Master Collection CS5.5 which I got at a discount when I was a student and I'll use it until I upgrade to an unsupported camera or new OS.

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I have CS5.5 Master Collection, so I don't plan to upgrade. However, for many people it may be a big problem that CC isn't available for every country (especially, if you're buying the individual license).

http://www.adobe.com/content/dam/Adobe/en/products/creativecloud/cc/pdfs/cc-availability-matrix.pdf

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EOS Bodies / Re: No 7D Mark II in 2013? [CR2]
« on: May 06, 2013, 09:02:37 AM »
I'm sure it's a little disappointing news to those who wants to buy a 7d replacement within the next few months. On the other hand, for those who doesn't plan to do that, it may actually be a good news, since by releasing 7d ii late Canon may use a more innovative sensor and other more advanced features. 

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Lenses / Re: 85 1.2mk3 anytime soon?
« on: May 05, 2013, 12:07:04 PM »
I was also looking at 85 1.2ii these 2-3 past days and had the same question. Would be interesting to know what other people think about it. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« on: May 05, 2013, 11:27:22 AM »
I guess we'll have to wait about a year or so to see similar "Buy now or wait" threads appearing every other day  ;)

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Can this somehow be related to all these rumors about the full frame Pentax DSLR? If Pentax expects to attract many new users by introducing FF camera, it may sound reasonable to increase the lens prices. Regarding 645d, a decrease in price may be related to the release of Nikon 800d and/or rumors about the expected 60 mp 645d ii.

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