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Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 11-04-2017, 10:43 AM  
Pixel Shift Raw and DxO PhotoLab?
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 12
Views: 608
PhotoLab can open and work on Pentax pixel shift images. It doesn't have a specific motion correction feature, though. And how well it works with them is a question; I seemed to get some decent results with some extra sharpening just now but I haven't messed with it extensively by any means. Great program.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 11-03-2017, 08:09 AM  
Lightroom "Classic"
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 159
Views: 5,956
That organizational thing is key. For some reason no other developer seems to want to go there, or at least very far there. Mylio is about the only one recently. There's existing ones, like Photos on the Mac, Photo Supreme, Capture One, ACDSee,etc, but I assume you've passed on those. Look at IMatch on PC, or Photo Mechanic. The latter is great at entering metadata so you can find stuff, but is much more oriented toward the entering rather than the finding. And there's Bridge, which is free, does collections and lots of metadata tasks. Graphic Converter on the Mac has quite a nice browser, and can do an awful lot, from metadata operations to renaming to geolocating.

But I'm afraid the photo management side of things is pretty much ignored, at least compared to image adjustment tasks. And when you look at all the other organizational stuff in Lr, from maps to slideshows to web, plus the export options, numerous organizational and metadata plugins, and especially publishing, you realize that you might need a few other applications to get your workflow done.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-31-2017, 10:00 AM  
Lightroom "Classic"
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 159
Views: 5,956
I would lay more criticism at Pentax' feet than Adobe's.

If Pentax really wanted to sell the benefits of their pixel shift technology, they could provide a Photoshop plugin to deal with pixel shifted images, not just the horrid software they provide with the camera. But nope. Olympus at least provided a plugin for their version of the technology, although I don't think it does motion correction. But since it provides an index file it's easier to mask out motion than with Pentax images, although Rawtherapee does that perhaps best of all (did Pentac help with that project?).
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-26-2017, 10:56 AM  
DXO acquires Nik Collection from Google
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 26
Views: 1,262
Luminar from Skylum Previously Known as Macphun has a teaser of their organizer application/features here: Lightroom Alternative? LUMINAR for Mac & Windows.. (You have to click the alternative on the right about Using a New Photo Editor.) So at least it's not complete vaporware. Probably not an alternative to Lr unless one thinks stuff like Apple Photos is an alternative, but might cover most people's needs. Maybe more fairly seen in comparsion to Lr CC formerly know as Lightroom Mobile but Ported to the Desktop, Kinda.

PhotoLab from DxO is available now, OTOH. Quite nice; the Nik U point local adjustments are there. Sorta like intelligent auto masking, and integrated well in PhotoLab formerly known as Optics Pro 11. Unfortunately DxO's Lr plugins aren't working with Lr Classic Formerly Known as Lightroom CC (but not the New Lightroom CC, which is not Lightroom Classic, whew). It has good support for Pentax lenses and bodies, with color calibrations and lens corrections galore (you might need the Elite version for all that). And no, it doesn't have any new DAM capabilities. It can still make projects to organize and keep track of images you're working on, and saves changes in .dop sidecars.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-02-2017, 08:42 AM  
Mac OSX 10.13
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 18
Views: 862
A couple of gotchas: Airfoil must be upgraded; the older version can really bork your system. Some have had graphics flickering; I got it, and one recommended fix was to zap the NVRAM. I haven't been able to reproduce it yet. At one point High Sierra erased my list of startup items (on two computers). Yuck, but adding them back solved that.

Do NOT format your TM volumes as APFS; leave them as HFS+. TM can still back up your APFS volumes, but it can't use an APFS volume as the repository of a TM backup (at least now; dunno if that'll change).

Apple's Photos gets some project extensions, so you can to the MAS and get say a Shutterfly extension to print stuff. But I think the most important upgrade is that Photos now has an "Edit with..." command. So you can say "Edit with..." to Nik's Silver Efex, and when you hit "save" you get a TIFF back in Photos. Nice.

Lots of disk management type applications don't work, like Tech Tool Pro. Superduper has a beta out for High Sierra, but they aren't exactly hot on using APFS.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 09-07-2017, 03:06 PM  
Anyone interested in processing an HDR?
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Figures somebody from Corona could make a good HDR of the corona.... :)

Looks great.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 08-29-2017, 01:54 PM  
Software recommendations please
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 6
Views: 942
You could just upgrade Lr 5 to Lr CC and get Photoshop. It's the standard for all that stuff, and one huge benefit is that there are more educational materials for it, live courses, etc than any other product by far.

You could also try the public beta of Luminar by Macphun. It's easier to use than either Affinity Photo or Lr, and has a nice simple implementation of layers (at least on macOS; I assume the PC version is similar. And the beta is free I believe: Luminar for Windows is coming. Join Beta
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 08-29-2017, 01:50 PM  
How to identify if a photo was developed from RAW or from JPEG?
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Yeah. Kinda like slides vs prints. If you can get everything right, no compromises, and the JPEG settings and development in your camera, then sure, let the camera make the JPEG and forget the RAW. After all, ALL images start as raw; the question is just about who is doing the developing, or when. Camera brains can be pretty good at it, as opposed to some folks doing their own PP (we've all seen such horrors). But if you want more control, then it's like doing your own printing vs turning it over to the drug store.

And there's just more leeway for the many many many images we take that do have compromises, or that we want to post process. Here is just one set of empirical examples, if visualization counts as such: Raw vs Jpg Difference | Chris Bray Photography
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 08-27-2017, 07:34 AM  
4k External Monitor
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 20
Views: 1,155
Online photos are a poor way to judge the quality of any monitor. Flickr annoyed lots back a while ago with issues about the quality of their photos re compression, but I don't know the current state of affairs. A much better way to judge is just view what you know to be a high quality image, preferably not in JPEG, at 1:1. And probably in something besides a browser. A pixel shifted Pentax image, for example. And of course it depends on your viewing distance; if you are like 40" away it won't matter at all.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 08-16-2017, 02:49 PM  
Apple's Photos High Sierra versus Lightroom
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 15
Views: 2,544
Well, I realize you're irritated with Adobe; join a big club. But Apple as an alternative? ask the Aperture users how they feel about that. Having dealt with tech support at both companies on numerous occasions for both work or play, I'd say a pox on both their houses.

Photos has only a faint wisp of the capabilities of Lr organizationally. No plugin stuff (extensions in Photos) that work on organization at all. Very miminal batch stuff, even in the new 10.3 version (whoopee...FINALLY got an "edit in..." command). Can't write metadata to file or read it without redoing imports. Can't even do raw from raw images taken with an iPhone without work arounds (like using Lr Mobile).

And yeah, it kept miminal functionality for referenced images. But if you do that, you can't use the library with iCloud Photo Library. That's an all-or-nothing service that only works with one system library. Hence, yes, you should be concerned about all your RAW images' adjustments being stuck there forever unless you export say a finished TIFF. Publishing is also very limited, as is web stuff, and even geo tagging. But hey: free (of course so is Lr CC if you can live without Develop and Map modules). You've got it: import some images and see if it meets your needs. Cuz if it does, then who cares if it's lacking all kinds of stuff?

There are some quite good extensions for it, at least adjusting wise. If you like Aperture, then the guy who did that application (and left...love to know the story) made RAW Power, a very Aperture like extension. Macphun, DxO, and Affinity Photos also have them. The RAW workflow is kinda clumsy, though. You can send a RAW, edit, and get a JPEG back (not many (any?) do TIFF), but if you wanna readjust you have to start all over. Aargh. That's why "edit in.." will be better, cause then you can save in the proprietary format of the editor, like Macphun's format, or Affinities, or Photosshop's, or whatever, and via layers be able to go back. Right now you have to do some working around to accomplish that.

Affinity Photos is nice, but not a Lr substitute, more of a ligher weight Ps. Maphun's Luminar too, although it lacks even stuff like keyboard equivalents for a lot of stuff. But for simple stuff it's fine, especially since it does layers. And it has a very easily used Luminance mask I like. I'd avoid their Creative Kit: they don't say so, but it looks abandoned to me. No updates even though Luminar has been created since, and a new PC version, and another Aurora version.

Another alternative is Mylio. It can read many of Adobe's edits, so that might help with stuff you've already processed. And it's excellent for synching among devices, the best really. But yep, that subscription thing.

Capture One is probably the most Lr-like, and some prefer it's color controls. I didn't think it was nearly as good as Lr for organization (didn't even do hierarchical keywords till recently), and it was pricey (still is). And I had endless online authentication issues. I dropped it, but it's very popular with lots of folks and has a free demo.

Don't overlook Graphic Converter. It can do editing, non-destructive adjusting, filters, georeferencing, all sorts of metadata manipulations and adjustments, convert to HEVC/HEIF (dunno any other non-OEM app that can do that), and has a dandy browser. Might be all your need for one or more of your tasks. And has the best support, bar none, of ANY of these apps (the developer, after all these years, still responds personally to email queries and bug reports and stuff. A true hero).

Perhaps you can get by with just a organization-only tool, and an edit-only tool (like Affinity, or maybe DxO's standalone applications (esp good with lens corrections). Then look at Photo Mechanic. Or XnviewMP, which is free, but has a kinda awkward interface. You might also be able to do a lot with FastRawViewer. At least it works great for culling and sorting into folders and it's less expensive than PM, although can't do as many things. But it's wonderful for anyone who does RAW (and worth it just to study the educational material).

Good luck.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 08-03-2017, 05:16 PM  
Preparing files for outsourced printing on LR
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 31
Views: 1,086
I'm not sure what you're asking.

Printers can print at different DPIs/resolutions. Like your office laser printer, which can probably do 300 dpi or 600 dpi. As with a 3000 pixel image vs 6000 pixel image, the one with more pixels per unit (say 8x10 sheet) the sharper image you'd get at a given viewing distance. But that high, dense sharp picture doesn't matter if you're viewing at a larger distance, since you can't see those small pixels anyway. Like the difference between viewing an iPhone on the wall instead of your HDTV. Both could show the same picture, and the iPhone has a higher pixel density, but so what?

So for say a 4000x5000 photo you've gotta think how you're gonna view it. A poster across the room? It could work at maybe say 100 DPI, or 40" by 50". But if it's for say handheld viewing, you might want 300 DPI, or 14" x 16" roughly. Or work backwards from the size of the media: an 8x10 for viewing close at 300 DPI would require 2400x3000 pixel photos.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 07-27-2017, 05:49 PM  
Thoughts on use of digital filters in post processing
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 24
Views: 1,083
I get that some people are kinda like those who gave their film rolls to the drug store and got back some nice prints. That's like accepting the image from Pentax engineers and how they think it oughta look. Which can be great; after all, most all of use could get some great slides that never needed much of anything (well, except maybe some pushing at developing or the like).

But others of us are more like aspiring Ansel Adamses—getting the negative (now the raw) was just step one; getting the finished print, something you wanna show, requires just as much control, attention and time (if not more). And some of those filters are everything from dodging and burning to compositing. None of this is new; digital just makes it easier.

It gets a bit more complex as you do RAW because you are trying to optimze the RAW, not the JPEG the camera generates when it creates that RAW file. I'm with dcshooter in that I find the Pentax jpegs overdone, but I'm biased, cuz I wanna start with a more neutral view. Even with DNG raw the embedded JPEGs are fixed a bit, and some of those previews look better. But looking at them in the camera you can't tell what you've got; not as bad as with film (a complete mystery), but a proper ETTR exposure may look like crap. I just had a bunch of shots where I stopped down for DOF purposes and the DNG/previews in camera looked black...but were still perfectly good images (and yeah, if I'd had a ND I would have used it, but sometimes you don't).

Bottom line, some of us shoot images where we are always gonna use filter and PP. WB is another good example; I use a target and don't bother until I get home to adjust that. I'd rather have the control I get with desktop software than the camera's interface and computer to do it.

And if you wanna get really in the weeds about how a RAW is always kinda cooked to give you certain types of previews, see these links:

Adobe's Silent Exposure Compensation
Forcing a Raw Converter to Render Tones Accurately | RawDigger
Deriving Hidden Baseline Exposure Compensation Applied by a Raw Converter | RawDigger

I used the advice there to find the hidden exp compensation in my K-3ii DNGs, but ultimately it wasn't worth messing with that precisely except as an educational exercise. And BTW, try Fast Raw Viewer if you do RAW, it's great. And the tutorials on the web side are really interesting.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 07-22-2017, 09:03 AM  
4k External Monitor
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 20
Views: 1,155
Pre-calibration as you quoted it means something, in that it describes the inherent color gamut of the monitor. I googled it for you: How Color Gamuts for LCD Monitors Can Make a Huge Difference

The calibration I wrote of, as did others, is accomplished with a hardware colorimeter that you place on the monitor to calibrate the colors, since remember a monitor has to make say a pea green out of little dots. Like this: How to Calibrate Your Monitor

Furthermore, you can also calibrate printing results. But many just try to get true colors by using a proper WB (using say a card) and then using a color calibrated monitor to achieve consistent results. Wider gamut monitors give you more colors, essentially, and since printers are often more capable of more visible colors than the wider gamut is especially important to them. Each printer, like a monitor, has a profile and you can download these. Like say for all the Costco Photo Center printers. ColorWiki - Printer to Match my Screen
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 07-21-2017, 12:41 PM  
A New Mac and Closure of the Circle
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 13
Views: 742
Congrats. I would not buy Macphun's Creative Kit plugins. As far as I can tell, they're not gonna get new features. Looks like Macphun is rolling all that stuff into either Luminar or Aurora. I am an owner, BTW, and like them, but have been rather left in the lurch.

And good luck with Photos. If you use a managed rather than referenced library with Photos, it can be hard to migrate out of that if you find you don't like it. It's very doubtful Photos will improve much organizationally (i.e. it's gonna remain kinda iOSish compared to say Aperture, Lr, Capture One, etc)(it's getting like an "edit in..." so you can see it's kinda still very basic). But there are some good extensions for at least the image adjustment parts. But again, those images can be hard to manage outside of Photos if you change your mind later.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 07-21-2017, 12:32 PM  
4k External Monitor
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 20
Views: 1,155
I'd say you'd want a 2.5k monitor, a 27" 2560x1440, which is the old pre retina iMac screen, basically.

You'll pay a ton for such a monitor with a wider than RGB gamut. But to get accurate color even within say the sRGB gamut on both screens you'll need to buy a colorimeter and calibration software, like the xRite or something. Doing it by eye is less than meh. Then you can use color profiles for the printer you're going to use to soft proof in say Lr to get reasonably accurate prints (the printer may show more colors than your displays). You could also get a device to calibrate the prints, but I dunno if that would be worth it to you.
Forum: Pentax K-3 07-15-2017, 07:50 AM  
Bracketing button
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 4
Views: 570
So...it's a firmware problem that prevents the RAW/FX button from reverting back to single frame? aargh. But thanks for the tip on the mode dial. But maybe I'll switch to a user mode instead. Thanks.
Forum: Pentax K-3 07-14-2017, 05:17 PM  
Bracketing button
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 4
Views: 570
I'm wondering what others do in the way of button customization or the like for switching to bracket shooting and then back again. I had it set to the RAW/FX button, but it only got me to brackets...not back to single shot. Unless I missed something.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 07-08-2017, 07:58 AM  
The Photobucket to Flikr thread.
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 28
Views: 1,157
And if you do use Lightroom, consider Jeffrey Friedl's Flickr publishing service. Even better than the OEM one in Lr in that it can automate more tasks. Jeffrey Friedl's Blog “Publish” in Jeffrey’s Export-to-Flickr Lightroom Plugin
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 06-26-2017, 07:33 AM  
DAM on Mac, goodbye Aperture?
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 32
Views: 2,067
I'm with you on the Pentax, especially the acquisition. The O-GPS1 dongle is very fast as well. That makes a BIG difference. And of course the implementation of Astrotracer is icing on the cake. In fact, the K-3II is decent enough that the tracks you can save to your card are pretty good, enough for navigation.

Check out the HoudahGeo demo; if you have georeferenced images, it's fun to make tracks of trips with photos friends can see on Google. You put together the images and/or track in HoudahGeo, export as KML (not KMZ) to a folder on Dropbox, then add that folder to a layer in Google Maps and there it is. People can do down the route and see the photos.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 06-25-2017, 09:54 AM  
DAM on Mac, goodbye Aperture?
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 32
Views: 2,067
Ah, abruzzi, thanks for the update on needs. I'm also rather fanatic about location. Indeed, I switched TO Aperture a bazillion years ago when it first got geolocation abilities, and didn't switch back to Lr until much later.

So lemme expound at (too much) length on what's worked for me, and maybe it will help.

A primary reason to use geolocation is to find stuff. One way is browsing a map, and both Aperture, Lr and Photos will do that. I find Photos kind of irritating to go back and forth, and it's organizational tools kinda lag for bulk geo work and stuff, so I'll ignore it. But it does some stuff. Both Aperture and Lr use only one map, a big limitation IMHO. But I do prefer Google maps in Lr over Apple Maps in Aperture. For just one reason, Google tends to show more trails in parks near me and I do a LOT of hiking; Apple maps doesn't show the trails at all. So if I want to see photos on X trail, tough in Photos or Aperture.

Lr however has that modular approach. So it doesn't have quite the tools immediately available in its map view as Aperture. And it can't make a smart album for proximity like Aperture does; instead it has the abiility to save map locations, and modify them more easily. Lr has reverse geocoding built in, Aperture doesn't do that as well if at all. And I find using location info (location, sub-location, city, state) quite useful for searching, as well as use externally. And I much prefer how Lr can write that metadata to files more easily.

I dunno how you get GPS coordinates in, but I mostly use either my camera, or Houdah Geo combined with gps4cam, the best iOS app for tracking and GPS coding of photos. While Lr can use synching via a GPS track, Houdah Geo/gps4cam are much easier. And Houdah Geo can also reverse geocode. It also can make use of several maps, like MapBox, which not only shows trails but their names in places. So I prefer it when there's some ambiguity in GPS data. BTW, Houdah Geo is also excellent for exporting to KML so you can send both pictures and route to say Dropbox and publish it to Google, or view the coordinates in say Google Maps or Google Earth in a browser, etc. As well as manipulate other data.

And while Lr does do reverse geocoding, sometimes I use Houdah Geo. It has ways to customize what info you use, like its own database, or Apple, etc. It can also do altitude lookups.

For images that I already have coordinates for, now I use a wonderful Lr plugin, Jeffrey Friedl's "Geoencoding support" plugin, Jeffrey Friedl's Blog Jeffrey’s “Geoencoding Support” Plugin for Lightroom. It not only does better geoencoding than Lr does, but also allows for customization. And better track synching. It can also show the images in a ton of other maps, from Apple's to say OpenStreetMap to Google Earth. I find it really helpful for fine tuning location and also using the coordinates for other work outside Lr. You can also copy incoordinates. And in reverse geoencoding, it allows you to mess more with the data, which is especially helpful with locations outside existing cities, like national parks and such. Like Houdah Geo, you can use it to fill altitude. You can even embed a map url in the image's metadata. Finally, it allows for customizable proximity searches in Lr. For people using GPS a lot, it's a must-have.

There are times though that I use Photo Mechanic for location data. I have a ton of stationary pads set up for various locales I visited a lot of times, and since PM is also great with keywords and templates, if it's a common location for me I just may use PM to fill in the location data aside from GPS coordinates. Like say the array you cited, since that would have some unique keywords as well.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 06-23-2017, 04:22 PM  
Comparing various processing software
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 30
Views: 2,672
Adobe's academic licensing used to be REALLY cheap. There were institutional licenses, but as a educator I was able to purchase my own copies for very little (this is pre CC). But I think today the Photography Plan is cheaper than what I paid for my licenses by quite a bit, but you can check: Education software licensing | Adobe Buying Programs

I found that often the IT drones at my district weren't even aware that the terms of the license entitled say the instructor to have a copy for their own use, or that the previous instructor had never been taken off the license, and so on. So check. Some administators didn't even know how many seats we were entitled to. Doesn't help that Adobe has about four types of licenses, but again, check with someone who really knows something...like maybe Adobe (once I discovered that the "one" copy of Word was really a site license for all the seats in the institution...they had sent one CD so the idiot thought we had one "copy" for one person. Sigh.).

If you are using the software with your students, use Lr at least. I can't think of an ed program that doesn't, and the students are gonna be encountering Lr and Ps and that's what they're expected to know. At least use something that they can get easily and that runs on both Macs and PCs.

If it's just for your use, doesn't really matter that much then.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 06-16-2017, 12:47 PM  
DAM on Mac, goodbye Aperture?
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 32
Views: 2,067
I imagine anyone using Aperture seriously now (meaning for all their photos, as opposed to just working on some old stuff having transitioned to something new) is probably on old system software too, but the new High Sierra will introduce a new filesystem, which should go fine. Whether Aperture will be fine, I haven't heard. I don't think there are enough High Sierra beta users with Aperture to say definitively. But it will break someday. Non-standard metadata, like membership in albums, Aperture folders, projects, ratings, picks, etc can be replicated pretty easily with hierarchical keywords (Aperture uses all virtual containers, which are basically indistinguishable from keyword hierarchies).

If you've got old equipment that can still run it, and you can get your data out, great. Metadata is relatively easy: write it to files. All those keywords, captions, etc can be written into the files or sidecars and then would be usable by most any photo program, not to mention Spotlight, etc. Not so easy to do in Aperture as in Lr, but doable, and an excellent hedge against the future. More problematic are the adjustments to the image itself. For these, probably best to export TIFF. Aperture Exporter is quite good at this. I think Capture One now has an importer, but not sure if it's as good as export.

And do look at Photos. It's gonna be a learning curve for sure, since just organizationally it has nowhere near the batch, comparison or filtering chops of Aperture. And visually it's quite different. But there are increasingly larger numbers of extensions available. For example, look at RAW Power. Cheap, and made by the fellow that headed up Aperture, it's a slate of tools that is VERY Aperture-esque (lifted? hmm).

And note you can use Lr after the trial period without paying. All you lose is the Develop and Map modules. So if you have say Affinity or some other image editor, you're good. And you could use the excellent Houdah Geo for mapping and geocoding and reverse geocoding.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 05-21-2017, 01:42 PM  
GPS tracks and pictures.
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 14
Views: 712
So, the issue is you wanna create a route with pictures on Google maps, not just Google Earth.

I use an application on Mac called Houdah Geo. After geocoding photos, you can export a KML (note, not KMZ) to Dropbox along with the images in one folder. Kinda like what's IN a KMZ. Or to a web server. Then you make a new map in Google, and just drop in the KML. Google loads that, finds and loads the pictures stored with it, and then you've got it in your maps on google. Maybe it's just that it's gotta upload the images from a source already online or something, but that may give you a clue as to how to proceed.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 05-20-2017, 03:06 PM  
Bolt 570P from B&H; bargain HSS and TTL
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 0
Views: 443
I just put a short review up of this unit in the review section.

Bottom line: it works great for me as an HSS flash for outdoor stuff (usually closeups of flowers and such). Not the most powerful, but worked fine for my purposes. I haven't tried it at longer range in HSS, since that would strain the power the most I expect, but it worked as well as the Pentax 200 I had, and does the HSS thing. It's apparently a Tumax, and only available at B&H, where it's $120, which is cheaper than I've paid for some non TTL flashes.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 05-07-2017, 02:03 PM  
Adobe CC Oz price increase of 250% since 2014
Posted By Oakland Rob
Replies: 29
Views: 1,362
A USD can buy an Australian dollar for US .74 right now.

In 2014 an Australian dollar cost .93 US.

So from Adobe's perspective, at current Aus price of 13 Australian dollars it's making 9.62 US dollars, while in 2014 it was making 11.16 off 12 Australian dollars.

For the whole shebang it's A696, so US515 now.

In 2014 it was A360, US equivalent US338.

Not sure about the tax, but apparently 10%? But I'm still having trouble finding 250% in there somewhere. Also, I dunno if the full CC went up (I do know that in 2014 in the US the first year was always cheaper, but I can't remember if that was an incentive for upgraders, etc, so maybe that figure for the 2014 cost in Australia was just anecdotal from one user.

In the US it's currently US600, so if you dropped in and bought here it's A800 or so. Which is what it shows on the web page here. Dunno if there's tax on that. That's the same price here in the US it has been, minus any discounts.

BTW, currency figures from X-Rate, http://www.x-rates.com/historical/?from=AUD&amount=1&date=2014-05-07
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