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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Sony A-99 11 March 28, 2017
    Sony actually lost market share recently in Japan yes other regions out there but still their home turf:http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/japan-20 ... ket-share/Fuji is going for a niche market in the X series it will probably survive long term, it's unfortunate that they wiped out their compact/zoom range because a few of them were pretty good I use […]
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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Sony A-99 11 March 28, 2017
    CHOLLY,I was looking for Sony news elsewhere and could not find any. Your link to CNBC is almost a year old. Do you have latest info?SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:53 pm
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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Sony A-99 11 March 28, 2017
    Fujifilm like other manufacturers isn't making much money in consumer photographic equipment sales... but at least the company as a whole is healthier than either Canon or Nikon.https://www.fujifilmholdings.com/en/inv ... lights.pdfBUT...In this day of cell phone photography and easily satisfied consumers, it is getting less and less profitable to be in the camera manufacturing business.You guys […]
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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Sony A-99 11 March 28, 2017
    The phone market is no doubt one of the biggest reasons for decline..but that's hit mostly the compact segment or cheaper bridge cameras possibly. It wouldn't really kill the DSLR market or larger sensors. It's not the only reason people just don't re-buy these cameras not most people. Same for film days I had a […]
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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Sony A-99 11 March 28, 2017
    I think the Cell Phone/Mobile/tablet is the biggest single cause of camera decline. Cell phones are now the biggest Photographic user group in the world. When I hear a friend say I have 8mp cell phone and it takes great pictures, sure it does but it makes me cringe that this person has no other […]
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Adobe gives away legacy Photoshop/Suite (CS2)

If you don’t like using Elements, and can’t afford the latest Photoshop, and have something like a Mac G4 or early Intel series, or a Windows XP machine, Adobe has an unbeatable price for you to download and use Creative Suite CS2.

Free.

The link you need is:

https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/entitlement/index.cfm?pid=4485850&e=cs2_downloads

Be warned that since this link was made public, the server has been down occasionally and the site temporarily unavailable. It has been restored but you may have to retry for a quieter period. This is a popular move from Adobe.

The important element of CS2 for the photographer, Photoshop, is only part of the deal as you also get InDesign, Illustrator and Premiere (pre-HD video).

You can use CS2 for a wide range of photo editing tasks, and although it does not support new Alpha and NEX raw files, it is easy enough to convert these to .DNG (Adobe Digital Negative) format using the DNG Converter. This is also a free download:

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5519 (Windows)

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5518 (Macintosh)

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