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Old 09-12-2013   #11
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Hey, scatterbrained, I like your Cambo. I bought a Legend and just had a lens board outfitted for my dSLR. Haven't had a chance to play with it yet. How do you like it?

Hmm... I should actually ask that one in its own thread, huh...

I'm pretty happy with it, even though it's a pretty limited use item at the moment. I have an adapter plate to use my 5dII on the back, but if I had the funds I'd spring for a medium format back so I could fully utilize the movements as well as the wider lenses.
So long as my shot is entirely preconceived and will work with a 105mm or 210mm lens the Cambo delivers the goods.
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Old 09-12-2013   #12
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I'm kind of on the fence about CC. But I'm not worried about Adobe disappearing overnight. Any more than Microsoft or my electric company. Could it happen, Possibly. But I don't think it's too likely.

I live in LR and often PS. The plugins, addons, etc, make it a great combination for my workflow. After shot and Capture One are great products. For me though, LR lets me get what I need to get done for my clients faster suits my needs more.

I've been using LR from the beginning. I got it as after the RAW processor I was using was bought by Adobe. Took a bit of getting used to, but I love it now.

I would say I'm very advanced/expert in the Library and develop modules. I don't use the others much at all, so nothing much those areas.

I'm on a PC

Been shooting professionally for nearly 30 years.

And for those who decry digital editing, saying it has to be 'got in the camera' I'm pretty much in that school. But digital is different than shooting K25. The image has to be edited or at least converted to be used and to make it sing. And anyone who has depended on selling the image to a client, has to be happy about being able to save or tweak an image in a way that was not possible with Kodachrome or Ektachrome. So while I still use a light meter and know my lighting, The ability to modify an image after the shoot, is a great boon to my ability to produce an image I or my clients, like.
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Software Level of experience with Photoshop: Average but use layers a lot
System: MPC.
Photography experience: Hobbyist, don't print much.

First I would turn to ACDSee. Reason: I have seen good work on the Camel using this product.

If that did not satisfy me, I would investigate 1. Serif PhotoPlus x6, 2. Onone Perfect Photo Suite 7,
3. Corel PaintShop Pro X6 (I have an ancient copy of Paintshop Pro 7 and still use it for some things!)

I already use DxO Optics Pro 8 rather than ACR and like it a lot for lends correction and RAW processing.

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I would go through sandbox trials of various software in order to find the best solution.
The present day has many alternatives to Adobe Products, If I had a choice I would probably
turn to using GIMP. To me GIMP offers the closest user experience to Photoshop similar user interface & tools. Another worthy candidate will be Corel Products for me.

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Photography: Depends on who you ask LOL I will call myself experienced enough
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Granted Adobe somehow disappearing is far from reality, but if it were their product line is so strong that I am sure another company would buy out the rights.

I came in on LR with version three and immediately fell in love with the product. The time and effort it saved me was fantastic. Like others here, I don't realy use anything other than the Library and Develop modes. But, as has been stated, there are so many other alternatives to choose from these days that if Adobe were to go photographers would only have to mourn a short while before finding something else.
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I just got DxO Optics Pro 8 Elite and I like it so far. It downloads camera/lens specific modules and does either auto or manual processing. Seems to be a winner to me.
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My biggest problem would be getting rid of the bodies of the guys who came to zap my computer...
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Software level of experience (PS): Genius (20+ years)
Software level of experience (LR): Serious
System: PC
Photography experience: Advanced

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If my Adobe products were gone tomorrow, I'd switch to GIMP.
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Software level of experience (PS): Advanced
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Photography experience: Professional

Answer: I'd take a serious look at On-One and GIMP.
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The present day has many alternatives to Adobe Products, If I had a choice I would probably turn to using GIMP. To me GIMP offers the closest user experience to Photoshop similar user interface & tools. Another worthy candidate will be Corel Products for me.
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If my Adobe products were gone tomorrow, I'd switch to GIMP.
Hmm... Never would I have thought GIMP would become the go to program. Now I am curious to check out its features.


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