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About This Siteon: September 4, 2020 at 11:02 am
I watched parts of Kevin’s movie where he demonstrates some powerful editing of raw files with Capture One. However, the presentation was of limited interest to me since I am an Adobe person who uses ACR, LR Classic and Photoshop. I realize that many consider C1 to be a more professional and possibly better raw editor than ACR/LR, but I have used the Adobe applications for many years and they meet my needs and I do not plan on switching. Since I don’t know C1, I had trouble following the interface, which was tucked to the right side of the screen and partially obscured by thumbnails of his participants.
I don’t know Kevin’s audience, but I suspect that more use Adobe apps than C1. Indeed, on a well known competing forum there are four times more posts and topics on Lightroom than C1. I suspect that many forum members here would be more interested in LR/ACR articles. I saw Jeff Schewe lurking in the thumbnails and perhaps he could be persuaded into contributing some Adobe material. He has published extensively on ACR.
Bill JanesRe: Helix Camera Itasca IL-Bad experienceReply #1 on: October 29, 2019 at 1:13 pm
I did contact Jody at Roberts Camera and told him you sent me. Today I just got word that the lens came in and I immediately placed my order. I don’t how much weight he gave to the referral, but your suggestion was much appreciated.
After nearly a year, the lens is still on back order from B&H. Oft repeated advice against ordering a hard to get item from one the large outfits such as B&H or Adorama appears well taken. One is better off dealing with smaller dealers. I plan to use Roberts more in the future. I’m in the Chicago suburbs (Lake Forest) so shipping from Indianapolis is quicker than from New York.
Bill JanesRe: Helix Camera Itasca IL-Bad experienceReply #2 on: August 20, 2019 at 2:19 pm
Thanks for the reply with reference to Roberts Photo. I have done business with them before and have found them to be excellent. I will get in touch with Jody.
In the mid 1970’s I bought a Hasselblad 500C from the Helix store on West Huron Street and the inventory and service were very good. At that time they were one of the goto sites for professional and serious enthusiast photographers, but that site is long gone. Chicago has not fared well with camera stores. Other past goto sites were Standard Photo on Chicago Avenue, Shutan photo downtown and in the suburbs, and Central Camera on Wabash Street in the loop. Only Central Camera is still in operation but they are encumbered with the highest sales tax in the nation (10.25%).
BillRe: Cameras, Lenses and Shooting GearReply #3 on: August 19, 2019 at 3:22 pm
On August 2 I placed an order from this vendor for the Nikon 500 PF lens. On reviewing my credit card balance, I saw that they immediately charged my credit card $3825 without having shipped the lens. These lenses are in short supply and there is no telling when this merchant could ship the lens. When I get my statement, I could pay $3825 and have my money ties up for an indefinite period or else defer payment and incur interest charges of 18%.
I called the merchant and complained that most vendors do not charge the customer until the item ships and was informed that Nikon will not ship them the lens until there is a paid order. I replied that certainly this is not the policy of B&H and other merchants with whom I have done business. Indeed I have had the lens on order for more than 6 month from B&H and would already have paid $349 in interest had they charged me at the time of the order.
I cancelled the order from Helix and would advise others to avoid this questionable vendor.
Bill JanesRe: About This SiteReply #4 on: August 1, 2019 at 10:25 am
Since the launch of Kevin’s web site, I am pleased to see that the number of posts is slowly growing. It does take time and hopefully the growth rate will be exponential. Adding a forum for macro and still life would be of interest to me. I visit this forum on the old site frequently and often find topics of interest. This subject is rather specialized and I think it is worthy of a separate forum.