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So let’s say 5 years from now something happens in my life and I'm no longer actively into photography.  Family illness, work, family obligations, whatever. . .But I no longer have access to my file system?  The edits I've made?  The catalog that I've spent the last 10 years or building will no longer be backwards compatible with CS4.  The only way I can access all the work I’ve done is to keep paying Adobe.  At that point I don't need new features, I'm fine with an old version, but I need something that can read my file system and my edits.  All I have to speak for my photography the last 5 years are anything I exported, and folders and folders full of unedited, unorganized RAW images.

I don't understand this. What would block your access to your file system? More importantly, what would block your access to your files. They are right there on your computer, they haven't gone anywhere.

Are you saying that because they have been edited in CC 5 or something like that, you figure that you can't open them with an old CS4? Well, that's always a risk, whether you've got a subscription service or buying a license.

If you're talking PSD files, make sure the maximize compatibility box is checked so the files are backward compatible.

If you are talking DNG, that's an open format available to anyone. In fact, that's why Adobe developed DNG.

If it's a RAW file, well, that has nothing at all to do with Adobe, that's a risk because the camera manufacturers insist on having their own proprietary formats and until they adopt a universal standard, there is no guarantee that any program will always be able to open a RAW file.

Now, it would be pretty crappy and shortsighted of Canon to not make available software that can always open any of their proprietary RAW formats. But, that's something to take up with Canon, not Adobe.

And, by the way, why would anyone completely drop a software program without first saving their files in a universal format?

And, even if you did that, what would prevent you from signing up to the then-current version of Creative Cloud just long enough to switch over your files to a universal format?

What am I missing here?

Ahhh... Now your nickname make sense...  ;D

I'm sorry... I can't help it...  :-\

 :o Impressed!

I've been using Adobe cc for photographers for a while now.  Its $10 a month and is great.

+1.  As long as it stays at ~$10/mo, I'll remain very glad I made the move to CC.


Technical Support / Re: 6D + EOS app.. image review.. I Need Help!
« on: May 28, 2014, 05:11:56 AM »
I don't know if you've found the solution or not, but you might wanna try RawDroid & Photo Mate R2

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
« on: May 07, 2014, 07:05:28 AM »
Some shots from my new used 50/1.2L from the weekend's Firefighter's Day Celebration Rehearsal:

5D3_4356 by Sparda (AMT), on Flickr

5D3_4359 by Sparda (AMT), on Flickr

Firefighter's Pledge by Sparda (AMT), on Flickr

5D3_4410 by Sparda (AMT), on Flickr

Lenses / Re: Canon's f/1.2's: What is really going on?
« on: April 30, 2014, 04:42:54 AM »
Wait a second, did someone just compare camera lenses to car pistons?!?!

Yep, that is the kind of "reasoning" we have to try to dispel sometimes.

Not the best analogy maybe, but if you try to read what I said rather than trying to take one sentence out of context, you might understand.  THERE IS METAL TO METAL CONTACT.  Your reasoning is, there is not enough metal to metal contact to cause any "appreciable" wear.  I say, there is certainly metal to metal contact that causes wear, when people rush to change lenses...as if they are changing wheels on an F1 racecar.  Oops, there's another car analogy!  My whole point was, the mount is far from indestructible, and care should be taken when changing lenses.  If you are just wanting to argue, go ahead, but you have to admit, I have a point.

Hold on, let me post under another name to egg this on...oh wait, I'm above that.   ;D

If you really must worry about your lenses, worry about scratches, oxidation and discoloration, mould growth, wear and tear on the focus and zoom mechanisms.  The lens mount is the least of all problems to worry about. Just dont carelessly ram it on the camera and you should be fine for 20 years.

I worry about those things too.  And the 1D4 I rented, showed signs of people ramming the lens on the camera, and even missing the mount entirely.  In the past, I've witnessed people just piling cameras/lenses mounted on tripods, on top of each other into the back of an SUV, as if they were garden shovels!  They were in a hurry to get on the road, and nothing was more important than that, apparently.  The clanking sound was the equivalent to a human being flogged.  Maybe I am too sensitive to it, but I don't like the idea of people being careless, and not appreciating that what they have, cost something, and took a lot of effort to design and manufacture.  And that someday, some poor soul will very likely be buying it, either from them, or someone else (at a yard sale even)...and will say "this one's seen some action!  What a shame...".  To some people, scratching a D700 and its lens, against 8 other cameras/lenses/tripods/heads (total retail had to be $10,000 +) does not even register, I guess.  I just have no respect at all for people like that.

This is now way off the 50 f/1.2 topic, I apologize for my part in it!

For your own sake, avoid watching DigitalRev's youtube videos at all cost.  :o

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
« on: April 26, 2014, 11:19:57 AM »
I finally purchased this lens today, used (2yrs) for USD1,130 (converted from my local currency).
It will probably be my new favorite lens.

5D3_0779 by Sparda (AMT), on Flickr

Site Information / Re: Smartphone users - interested in Tapatalk?
« on: April 11, 2014, 12:05:56 AM »
Any movement on this ?  Does anyone know if Tapatalk works with Canon Rumors forum database ?

Unfortunately, it's still a 'No'.

I wonder why?

Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: October 17, 2013, 10:00:00 PM »

HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: September 17, 2013, 10:55:43 PM »

Landscape / Re: Post your best HDR Photographs
« on: September 10, 2013, 10:02:44 AM »

Bagan Belat by Sparda (AMT), on Flickr

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 08, 2013, 10:53:48 AM »

Untitled by Sparda (AMT), on Flickr

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