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I thought this looks interesting as an alternative to photoshop...http://www.ononesoftware.com/landing/2013/09/suite/?v=1&utm_campaign=Ste8_Own_0913&utm_medium=email&utm_source=OwnSteLegacy&utm_content=#vid

Looks like On one have been working hard to seize the opportunity that this subscription nonsense has presented them.

A strong alternative to LR is Capture one pro 7 which i find does a great job on Canon file's. Download a free trial here.

http://www.phaseone.com/en/downloads/capture-one-pro-7.aspx

It's nice to have alternative's to Adobe and their tricks..

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A bit off topic, but I'm curious why people buy Lightroom if they have Photoshop.

I tried it a few years ago and hated its file management system. Maybe I'm just used to Bridge, but it seems to fit my needs better.

Even Adobe admits Lightroom doesn't do anything that can't be done in Camera Raw. If you use smart objects, they open in Camera Raw and not Lightroom, so you end up using Camera Raw for any smart object edits anyway.

I'm told it has some advantages for batch processing that makes it easier if you are trying to manage large collections, but for a hobbyist, I just don't get it.

What am I missing?

In short LR is also a DAM app (digital asset management) and PS isn't.PS is also far more complex and capable for advanced editing and complex composite's.

Adobe is just trying to lure people with this price but once you take the bait you will be shafted later when price's go up,better of sticking with CS6,it does everything and should last for a long time yet.

And the more of us that stay away from this Creative Subscription crap the more Adobe is to revert to the perpetual license model.

Cloud is ok for some people are having the option is fine,but by removing the option Adobe is trying to manipulate us and force out hand.. I'm staying out.

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Nice try Adobe.. just stop messing about and sell us the license just like before this cloud nonsense,Cloud might work for some people but it's not for everyone,I prefer clear skies..  :)

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Canon General / Re: EF 800 f/5.6L IS II [CR2]
« on: September 03, 2013, 11:44:33 AM »
I always wonder who buy such lenses :o Of course, I would like to try it (on 1dx, which I also do not have :) ) From practical reasons such lenses are too much expensive as well as I do not know any other application means except for bird photography (which is not paying off).

It would be very interesting to hear from people who own such lenses the reasons why they bought them and where they use them. I am 99% sure that nobody in my country (Lithuania) has such lenses.

Paparazzi love these lenses.. check out the shots of Kate Middleton in her swimsuit on holiday in france,a lens like this was used.. and those shots earned a lot of money..

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Canon General / Re: EF 800 f/5.6L IS II [CR2]
« on: September 03, 2013, 08:05:39 AM »
I had this lens for 4years,I sold it to buy the new Nikon 800,the Nikon is far better than the Canon so i think any Canon user in the Market for an 800 will be glad to see this update,If it had been released already I probably would have bought it as I prefer the EF mount to the F mount..

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« on: September 01, 2013, 08:15:56 AM »
If you don't need the frame rate buy the 5dmk3.. it's much cheaper and you can spend the extra cash on glass,the 1DX is also very heavy..

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Lenses / Re: Lens flare.... I want it! :)
« on: August 03, 2013, 08:05:31 AM »
What is the best lens to choose for crazy, out-of-this-world, over-the-top, almost obstructive flare! :)

I hear the FL 55 1.2 gets some nice flare?

I know i could fake it in PS, but i like to get the best i can in in camera...  any opinions/advice?

If you don't mind using a converter try the nikon 85 1.8G.. the flare is what you are looking for due to lack of nano coating...

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Lenses / Re: New Tilt-Shifts in 2014, Other EF Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« on: July 11, 2013, 10:03:07 PM »
You guys better start saving your greenbacks,next years is gonna be very tempting for canon users.... :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: July 10, 2013, 05:56:09 PM »
I got a question please guys.

Most photographers I know don't put much stock into the number of megapixels, often citing printing size as the sole benefit.

Is this true? Is there really nothing else to megapixels other than printing size?

Not true,higher res files look sharper,you can crop them and also down sample for a cleaner superior file..,only real downside is large file's and high res sensor's are more demanding on the glass...

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II
« on: June 27, 2013, 03:18:16 AM »
http://franzfoto.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/canon-ef600mm-f4l-is-mkii-vs-the-canon-ef800mm-f5-6l-is/

This is a short article comparing the 600mkii with extender to the 800...

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II
« on: June 26, 2013, 04:12:22 PM »
This lens is awesome (i held one recently .. so much lighter than the mk1) but the super tele I really want to see is the 800mm mk2..

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Lenses / Re: to TS-E or not to TS-E?
« on: June 21, 2013, 02:47:40 PM »
I had and sold my TS-E 90mm.  It was sharp and a supurb lens for the right user, but I can not focus manually without extreme measures, meaning live view with magnification on a tripod with a black cloth over my head so I can see the LCD.
 
A TSE is definitely not my idea of a general purpose lens.
 
The new upright feature in photoshop lightroom 5 automatically straightens perspective, or lets you do it manually.  You do lose part of the image, so if you should always leave extra room.  Its far cheaper than a TS-E and easy to use for half blind people like me ;D
 
Its a alternative that is cheap and easy.

I agree that its cheap and easy but it loses resolution too via resampling,their is no true substitute for tilt and shift ability.. .

You get what you pay for...  :)

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Lenses / Re: to TS-E or not to TS-E?
« on: June 21, 2013, 11:04:14 AM »
Using the 24-105 at the wide end using manual focusing for landscapes/architecture is also a good idea.  Drop the ISO down to 100 to maximize DR/sharpness and stop down the aperture to f/11 or f1/16 to maximize DOF.  If you are ok using this workflow for landscapes and architecture, then the TS-E will be a great addition for you.

I will play around this weekend MF no-IS with my 24-105 and see how i get on...  good advice, thanks! :)

The only problem with F16 is that its diffraction territory and softens the image... F11 is as far as I would go...

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