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#1 Art

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 01:08 AM

MacPhun has just announced that LUMINAR will be enhanced/upgraded to Luminar 2018

 

And.... they are CHARGING for the upgrade.

 

I just bought this 3 months ago... they want $54 from me. Had I waited, I would have paid the same price and got the new version.

 

Pretty LAME call on their part, if you ask me....

 

The Pre-Order Page.

 

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 05:29 AM

Sounds very interesting...

 

Link: https://www.dailycam...ly Camera News)

 

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 06:11 AM

MacPhun has just announced that LUMINAR will be enhanced/upgraded to Luminar 2018

 

And.... they are CHARGING for the upgrade.

 

I just bought this 3 months ago... they want $54 from me. Had I waited, I would have paid the same price and got the new version.

 

Pretty LAME call on their part, if you ask me....

 

The Pre-Order Page.

 

https://macphun.com/...dium=cpa&aclid=

 

Art, I see this mentioned...  Pre-order for Luminar 2018 will run from November 1 until November 16.

 

Pre-Order Pricing:

§ Current users of Luminar may upgrade at a special pre-order price of $39 ($49 MSRP)

 

 

 

:)  PS. Now you can get that D850 even sooner than you thought...  :lol: 


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Posted 02 November 2017 - 08:49 AM

Herman, I am quoting from Canadian website.  The $39 must be US pricing.

 

$54 CND

and I save .... $45 CDN

 

I see no promotional dates on the page I am looking at.


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Posted 02 November 2017 - 10:58 AM

Not a smart move by MacPhun.  I wonder how many other users are telling people the same thing that Art is telling us?  <_<


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Posted 02 November 2017 - 01:08 PM

$39 not to bad for a whole new program. It will now be be available for PC too.

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D700 w/MB-D10, D605 w/MB-D14, D200 w/MB-D200, D50, Coolpix P330.

Nikon 1 stuff: Nikon V1, Nikkor 10mm f2.8 pancake w/HN-N101 & HC-N101, Nikkor 10-30mm f3.5-5.6 w/HB-N101 Aspherical VR,, Nikkor 18.5mm f1.8 w/HB-N104, Nikon 1 FT-1, SB-N5 w/Polaroid Diffuser .

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Nikon Series E lens, 28mm, 100mm, 135mm, 75-150mm, 70-210 f4.

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Pro Manfrotto 055XV with Markins M10 ,Sirui P-326 6-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod with Markins Q3 Emille, Manfrotto Compact MKC3-H01M with Combo Head, 3Pod PTT1H Table Top Tripod with Giottos MH1304 Ballhead.


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Posted 02 November 2017 - 01:40 PM

You also get the 2018 dam update when it comes out next year for free.

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 02:43 PM

You also get the 2018 dam update when it comes out next year for free.


I just bought the program a few months ago for full price!

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 03:04 PM

I just bought the program a few months ago for full price!

Me too but it was only $69 and to be honest I should have paid attention I did read they were coming out with a completely new version for windows and a ton of updates for Mac this should have been a clue that the newer version was not a simple update but a complete rework like going from NX to NX2 you had to pay for the update and a discount for those who had a current version.

 

Wow my phone screen grab looks huge on my work PC! :P

 

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D700 w/MB-D10, D605 w/MB-D14, D200 w/MB-D200, D50, Coolpix P330.

Nikon 1 stuff: Nikon V1, Nikkor 10mm f2.8 pancake w/HN-N101 & HC-N101, Nikkor 10-30mm f3.5-5.6 w/HB-N101 Aspherical VR,, Nikkor 18.5mm f1.8 w/HB-N104, Nikon 1 FT-1, SB-N5 w/Polaroid Diffuser .

F100 w MB-15, N80, FM3a, FE2(Black and Silver) and EM.

Nikkor 24-85G ED AF-S VR, 70-300G ED AF-S VR, 28-105 3.5-4.5 AF-D, 50 1.8 AF-D, Nikkor 18-35 f3.5-4.5 AF-D ED.

Nikon Series E lens, 28mm, 100mm, 135mm, 75-150mm, 70-210 f4.

MF Nikkor's 50 f2 Ai, 500 f4 ED Ai-P.

 

MF Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ED AE UMC(Ai-P)

MF Rokinon 85mm f1.4 ASP AE UMC(Ai-P)

Sigma 24-70 f2.8 EX DG HSM, Tamron's SP 70-200 f2.8 LD Di IF/Macro BIM, Kenko Pro 300 1.4 TC DGX, Tokina 100 f2.8D Macro At-X.

Pro Manfrotto 055XV with Markins M10 ,Sirui P-326 6-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod with Markins Q3 Emille, Manfrotto Compact MKC3-H01M with Combo Head, 3Pod PTT1H Table Top Tripod with Giottos MH1304 Ballhead.


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Posted 03 November 2017 - 12:17 PM

I just bought the program a few months ago for full price!

 

Unfortunately, these folks don't have Nik's attitude towards customers.  I originally purchased Silver Efex Pro 2 at full price.  Then Nik offered the rest of the plug-ins at no extra charge.  It might be unreasonable to expect something like that, but surely users like Art deserve a better discount.

 

As a prospective buyer, MacPhun is NOT leaving me with a good impression.  <_<


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Posted 03 November 2017 - 02:43 PM

 

Unfortunately, these folks don't have Nik's attitude towards customers.  I originally purchased Silver Efex Pro 2 at full price.  Then Nik offered the rest of the plug-ins at no extra charge.  It might be unreasonable to expect something like that, but surely users like Art deserve a better discount.

 

As a prospective buyer, MacPhun is NOT leaving me with a good impression.

Looking at the program it has added a whole new function ie the catalog and photo organizer this was not present on the older version. Essentially this is a whole new program vs last years so $39 for the upgrade is not a bad deal in my mind. I already preordered, add to the fact that the program itself is only $69 that's cheaper than Photoshop Elements and its a much more complete program much closer to Lr and PSE combined.

 

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D700 w/MB-D10, D605 w/MB-D14, D200 w/MB-D200, D50, Coolpix P330.

Nikon 1 stuff: Nikon V1, Nikkor 10mm f2.8 pancake w/HN-N101 & HC-N101, Nikkor 10-30mm f3.5-5.6 w/HB-N101 Aspherical VR,, Nikkor 18.5mm f1.8 w/HB-N104, Nikon 1 FT-1, SB-N5 w/Polaroid Diffuser .

F100 w MB-15, N80, FM3a, FE2(Black and Silver) and EM.

Nikkor 24-85G ED AF-S VR, 70-300G ED AF-S VR, 28-105 3.5-4.5 AF-D, 50 1.8 AF-D, Nikkor 18-35 f3.5-4.5 AF-D ED.

Nikon Series E lens, 28mm, 100mm, 135mm, 75-150mm, 70-210 f4.

MF Nikkor's 50 f2 Ai, 500 f4 ED Ai-P.

 

MF Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ED AE UMC(Ai-P)

MF Rokinon 85mm f1.4 ASP AE UMC(Ai-P)

Sigma 24-70 f2.8 EX DG HSM, Tamron's SP 70-200 f2.8 LD Di IF/Macro BIM, Kenko Pro 300 1.4 TC DGX, Tokina 100 f2.8D Macro At-X.

Pro Manfrotto 055XV with Markins M10 ,Sirui P-326 6-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod with Markins Q3 Emille, Manfrotto Compact MKC3-H01M with Combo Head, 3Pod PTT1H Table Top Tripod with Giottos MH1304 Ballhead.


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Posted 03 November 2017 - 08:55 PM

Unfortunately, these folks don't have Nik's attitude towards customers.  I originally purchased Silver Efex Pro 2 at full price.  Then Nik offered the rest of the plug-ins at no extra charge.  It might be unreasonable to expect something like that, but surely users like Art deserve a better discount.
 
As a prospective buyer, MacPhun is NOT leaving me with a good impression.  <_<


Good for them, let them be stupid, I will support DxO instead.

I have zero patience for this type of BS.

Had I made this purchase a year ago, I would just shrug and take the offer. Two months ago???

Sorry, never see another dime from me.

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 09:46 PM

DXO is $99 to $149 Luminar is only $69 add to the fact that again this is a totally new product not just an update.

 

Plus playing with DXO they screwed up uPoint it is nothing like Nik unless they are going to cahnge it and they do not support Fuji Xtrans sensor.

 

I just bought Luminar a couple of weeks for 69 so another 39 is still cheaper than DXO's full product.

 

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D700 w/MB-D10, D605 w/MB-D14, D200 w/MB-D200, D50, Coolpix P330.

Nikon 1 stuff: Nikon V1, Nikkor 10mm f2.8 pancake w/HN-N101 & HC-N101, Nikkor 10-30mm f3.5-5.6 w/HB-N101 Aspherical VR,, Nikkor 18.5mm f1.8 w/HB-N104, Nikon 1 FT-1, SB-N5 w/Polaroid Diffuser .

F100 w MB-15, N80, FM3a, FE2(Black and Silver) and EM.

Nikkor 24-85G ED AF-S VR, 70-300G ED AF-S VR, 28-105 3.5-4.5 AF-D, 50 1.8 AF-D, Nikkor 18-35 f3.5-4.5 AF-D ED.

Nikon Series E lens, 28mm, 100mm, 135mm, 75-150mm, 70-210 f4.

MF Nikkor's 50 f2 Ai, 500 f4 ED Ai-P.

 

MF Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ED AE UMC(Ai-P)

MF Rokinon 85mm f1.4 ASP AE UMC(Ai-P)

Sigma 24-70 f2.8 EX DG HSM, Tamron's SP 70-200 f2.8 LD Di IF/Macro BIM, Kenko Pro 300 1.4 TC DGX, Tokina 100 f2.8D Macro At-X.

Pro Manfrotto 055XV with Markins M10 ,Sirui P-326 6-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod with Markins Q3 Emille, Manfrotto Compact MKC3-H01M with Combo Head, 3Pod PTT1H Table Top Tripod with Giottos MH1304 Ballhead.


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Posted 03 November 2017 - 09:48 PM

Just for context Nikon did that to me with NX I got it and 4 months later NX2 came out had to pay $99 for the upgrade vs the $149 for the full program and that was way back when. But NX2 was very much like Luminar it was almost completely overhauled so It did not bother me to pay the $99.

 

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D700 w/MB-D10, D605 w/MB-D14, D200 w/MB-D200, D50, Coolpix P330.

Nikon 1 stuff: Nikon V1, Nikkor 10mm f2.8 pancake w/HN-N101 & HC-N101, Nikkor 10-30mm f3.5-5.6 w/HB-N101 Aspherical VR,, Nikkor 18.5mm f1.8 w/HB-N104, Nikon 1 FT-1, SB-N5 w/Polaroid Diffuser .

F100 w MB-15, N80, FM3a, FE2(Black and Silver) and EM.

Nikkor 24-85G ED AF-S VR, 70-300G ED AF-S VR, 28-105 3.5-4.5 AF-D, 50 1.8 AF-D, Nikkor 18-35 f3.5-4.5 AF-D ED.

Nikon Series E lens, 28mm, 100mm, 135mm, 75-150mm, 70-210 f4.

MF Nikkor's 50 f2 Ai, 500 f4 ED Ai-P.

 

MF Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ED AE UMC(Ai-P)

MF Rokinon 85mm f1.4 ASP AE UMC(Ai-P)

Sigma 24-70 f2.8 EX DG HSM, Tamron's SP 70-200 f2.8 LD Di IF/Macro BIM, Kenko Pro 300 1.4 TC DGX, Tokina 100 f2.8D Macro At-X.

Pro Manfrotto 055XV with Markins M10 ,Sirui P-326 6-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod with Markins Q3 Emille, Manfrotto Compact MKC3-H01M with Combo Head, 3Pod PTT1H Table Top Tripod with Giottos MH1304 Ballhead.


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Posted 03 November 2017 - 09:49 PM

I'm not defending them but they are a small company trying to make a program to compete with the big boys and to be honest at least to me this seems reasonable.

 

Plus lets be honest Nik is no saint they sold out for the all mighty dollar too they just made their money by selling to google.

 

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D700 w/MB-D10, D605 w/MB-D14, D200 w/MB-D200, D50, Coolpix P330.

Nikon 1 stuff: Nikon V1, Nikkor 10mm f2.8 pancake w/HN-N101 & HC-N101, Nikkor 10-30mm f3.5-5.6 w/HB-N101 Aspherical VR,, Nikkor 18.5mm f1.8 w/HB-N104, Nikon 1 FT-1, SB-N5 w/Polaroid Diffuser .

F100 w MB-15, N80, FM3a, FE2(Black and Silver) and EM.

Nikkor 24-85G ED AF-S VR, 70-300G ED AF-S VR, 28-105 3.5-4.5 AF-D, 50 1.8 AF-D, Nikkor 18-35 f3.5-4.5 AF-D ED.

Nikon Series E lens, 28mm, 100mm, 135mm, 75-150mm, 70-210 f4.

MF Nikkor's 50 f2 Ai, 500 f4 ED Ai-P.

 

MF Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ED AE UMC(Ai-P)

MF Rokinon 85mm f1.4 ASP AE UMC(Ai-P)

Sigma 24-70 f2.8 EX DG HSM, Tamron's SP 70-200 f2.8 LD Di IF/Macro BIM, Kenko Pro 300 1.4 TC DGX, Tokina 100 f2.8D Macro At-X.

Pro Manfrotto 055XV with Markins M10 ,Sirui P-326 6-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod with Markins Q3 Emille, Manfrotto Compact MKC3-H01M with Combo Head, 3Pod PTT1H Table Top Tripod with Giottos MH1304 Ballhead.


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Posted 03 November 2017 - 11:19 PM

Yea, no kidding!

 

 

Well, I have an email into them.  Wait for a response, see what happens, then decide.

 

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