I use Silverfast (not the latest version, but version 6 I think) with my Nikon Coolscan V, and it's effective. The latest version has a much-improved GUI from what I've read.
a good review as usual i'm a bit disappointed the 24-70 mk1 wasnt in the mix for comparison to put it all in context with that lens that so many are familiar withYeah Wombat, we both have similar gear and I felt the same way!
Well, thing is. I refuse to rent software, plain and simple.I don't believe in renting software either (especially at those prices), so I'll probably go down the same path and buy the last boxed version of CS6.
I don't rent other things like music or videos of things I want to keep, and use as I see fit. I buy CD's for my music, bluerays for the few videos I want to keep, etc.
I'll buy the last CS6 suite I can get.
These days, hardware is becoming quite cheap and powerful, and running things in VMs is so easy today....most people buy modern computers and barely ever strain the CPUs or utilize all their RAM or GPUs.
This isn't just about this Adobe change. I refuse to be a consumer in this fashion for any software.
Honestly? So you're saying that if you came to my house and logged onto my computer and used my student copy of CS4, which I purchased LEGITIMATELY, you are pirating the software? My wife and I live in the same house and share the same computer... I have the license for Windows 7 and Office on my computer, but my wife also uses that software - is she pirating from Microsoft now? I think you've got it really quite wrong.Hmm... in 2008 I bought CS4 Design Premium for around $400 (as a student). I still use it five years on.
With the new CC subscription, the cost of ownership by now would have been around $1800. If I had remained a student from 2008 until now it would have cost me $720 (they offer 60% discount for students). But I was only a student for one year (mid-life crisis), meaning the price from then until now would have been $1584.
I know which model I prefer.
As a side note: to those that had CS4, but now use CS6, are there many improvements between the two versions? If there's enough incentive, I'll just buy a student copy of CS6 DP while I still can (my wife's now the student)... it's still $400...
Having your wife buy PS at the student price for you, who is not a student, is essentially pirating the software. If you're willing to pirate the software part way, why not just go all the way and download it from the net for free.
Interesting. I just tried my 70-200 Mk II 2.8 with my YN622c output AF assist trigger and it's definitely faster too. Used to get focus lock confirmation in 1 to 1.5 second range in a totally dark room, now it's half a second or so.+1
My 24-70 Mk II 2.8 is a bit faster as well. Previously locked in the .5 to 1 second range (usually closer to the half second, now it's in the bit less than half a second range.
Both of them, in short, feel snappier - the 70-200 more than the 24-70 - when using the YN622c AF assist beam capability.
Hard to not love the lens when it produces images like thisI think you give the lens too much credit here. You clearly have photographic and post-processing talent (don't let it go to your head), so I'm sure you could've achieved the same thing with a different lens.