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  1. And to usher in the Christmas season, another Ann vs Dallas Photoshop/Lightroom smackdown! Dallas, Ann doesn't like LR. A lot. Ignore any comments she makes about it. It's not worth getting worked up about. Ann, LR was made for professional photographers, by professional photographers. You don't like it. We get it. Your constant inaccurate hyperboles about it don't do you or anyone else any good. You should stop talking about it. And for something slightly less controversial, how's that Brexit thing going? Or the upcoming US inauguration? Or that thing I read last week that all mirrorless camera's were crap? Or was it DSLR's? I can't remember, but it was on the interweb, so it must be true… I'll close with a controversial "Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!" (I am looking forward to trying out ON1 in the New Year.)
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    Editorial Shoot

    #3 for me. And, yeah, where's the ice cream???
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    New Spectacles

    I can't live without anti-reflective (some people are affected more by reflections than others), but I've never had Hoya.
  4. Got it this morning (it's now evening here).
  5. My box is checked, I did not receive the newsletter.
  6. Yes, yes, it's all Apple's fault. It's always Apple's fault. Except when it isn't. I'm running LR 6.6.1 on OS X 10.11.6 and have no problem at all doing what you're talking about. I actually don't normally use export presets, but I created one specifically to test this, setting the Folder to "Choose folder later (useful for presets)". I then chose a picture, chose the preset, hit Export, and positioned to a random directory (not Pictures, or even on the same volume) to save the file. I then picked a different picture, hit Export (the preset was still picked), and the directory displayed was the same one I chose the first time. I then exited LR, opened it again, chose another picture, chose the preset again, clicked Export, and the directory displayed was still the last directory I picked. So it not only remembered it from one picture to another, it remembered it from one LR invocation to another. My guess is it's a LR preference somewhere, but that's only a guess. So you can heap your abuse on Adobe. (And I will join you. ) I should mention this is on a Late 2009 iMac with 8GB of memory in it. My wife is running the smaller version of the same machine, same vintage. It should be obvious that Apple doesn't make changes just to make people buy new hardware. They have a better track record at longevity for their hardware (of all kinds — Macs, phones, tablets, iPods) than any other company on the planet. Apple does what they're supposed to do — adds capabilities to their software. Eventually, eventually, that means it outruns certain hardware. Certain very old hardware. But when Sierra comes out, it will be the seventh generation of OS that's run on this iMac. That hardly qualifies as forcing people to buy new hardware. (Nothing Apple makes, hardware or software, is perfect. It's just (miles) better than the competition, IMO.)
  7. CC isn't the only way to get LR, and there are several good options for Photoshop on the Mac. The best of them, IMO, is Affinity Photo. The signup page for CC should have an "Abandon Hope, All Ye Who Enter Here" logo on it.
  8. Both great shots, Armando. If you made me pick one I'd probably go with the first one, but I love them both.
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    Lexar vs SanDisk

    Hah! Yes, Frank, thanks for the reminder to me, too — I have a 64GB Samsung Pro (not Pro+) that I bought late last year that I forgot about. It's the only one I have, and I've only been using it for three or four months (and then not exclusively), but I haven't had any problem with it. I bought it because it was well-reviewed and about 60% of the price of the equivalent San Disk at the time. Prices seem to have evened out; the Pro+ (95/90 MB/s) is $45 at B&H, while the San Disk Extreme Pro (95/90 also) is $44 at Amazon. Interestingly (where by "interestingly" I mean "extremely confusingly"), the San Disk Extreme Plus (90/60 MB/s) is $120. Um, what?
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    Lexar vs SanDisk

    I've always used Sandisk and never had a problem with a card (used both compact flash and SD[HX]C). No real reason; I think I did some research early on and Sandisk seemed to be the most popular and fastest. Today, I just have a lot of inertia, and I prefer the way they show their speed (with, you know, the actual MB/s instead of some nonsensical 2873x, which I just made up but you would have a hard time telling from looking at Lexar's card names, etc.). Nothing else at the same speed has ever been much if any cheaper, so I've stuck with them.
  11. I come here to see photographs, to draw inspiration from what others are doing. I don't care (or usually even look) what they're taken with. I like the occasional real-world review of a product that's been in someone's bag for several months. I don't care about gearhead reviews of a product just purchased to do a review, or even just purchased, period. I also don't care whether it's mirrorless, or DSLR, or lens, or flash, or whatever. Something you've used to success for an extended period of time is interesting, if it's about how it helps you take great pictures, instead of being about how much better it is than some competitive piece of gear. I am sick to death of the endless mirrorless vs DLSR discussions that seem to crop up on here every twenty minutes, often in the middle of discussions that started about something else entirely. I've greatly reduced my coming here for the first two things because of this thing. If you like mirrorless, I'm thrilled, honestly. Take some pictures with that mirrorless and post them and shut up about how much better your mirrorless is than a DSLR. If you like DSLR's, I'm thrilled, honestly. Take some pictures with that DSLR and post them and shut up about how much better your DSLR is than a mirrorless. Ringo was right — at the end of the day, all we have is photographs. (And, for what it's worth, I don't think we need someone judging whether content is acceptable or not. I don't care anything about 1x or even 500pix, and I rarely go to either.)
  12. Why is this question even being asked? If someone still wants to shoot film, why ask them "is this the year you completely switch to digital?" Who cares? They're shooting what they want, making the kind of pictures they want. The same goes for a DSLR. Or a APC-sized sensor of any kind. Or a phone. ("Good grief, man, you're still shooting with that 5s? You're an animal!") The discussion in this thread is the exact same discussion that's been had on this form a good dozen or more times in the last two or three years. To what purpose? To drive the rest of us nuts and result in our coming here less and less often? If so, mission accomplished.
  13. I think your opinion says a lot more about you than it does about him. But that's just my opinion.
  14. The last thing we need is camera makers making software. They are all exceedingly lousy at it. The camera makers need to get out of the proprietary file formats, too, for precisely the same reason. What we do need is a viable alternative to LR. (Key word, viable.) What we need is someone with the expertise and money to develop a viable competitor. LR has none at the moment, and it shows, both with the (lack of) quality of the software, and with Adobe's attitude towards its users (which wasn't stellar to begin with, but has begun going steadily, and swiftly, downhill over the last couple of years).
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    m43 vs DSLR

    I don't know where you're looking, but almost every discussion I've ever seen, both here and elsewhere, has focused (I see what you did there) on the supposed impact to "compose and create photographs." The best advice I can give you is to stop reading and start shooting. You can rent an OMD-1 (as just one example) and the Panasonic/Leica 25/1.4 (since you brought it up) for less than $100 for four days. Get it in on a Friday and shoot all weekend. I think you'll find by Monday that almost all of what you quote is … well, let's be kind and say "inaccurate."
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