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    Lenswork Extended

    www.lenswork.com

    The new Lenswork Extended is a sister publication to the paper Lenswork magazine, but instead of printed on paper it will include much more but only provided on CD.

    What's your take on this new addition to Lenswork?

    Personally, I like having the paper in my hand and not having to sit at the computer to read. The addition of movies and extra audio clips is very interesting though. Too bad you can't have the best of both where you receive the paper magazine with only the extras on CD (or maybe just the extra photos, audio, and video). I may toss some birthday (this weekend, yay!) money at the first issue, #57, but it's doubtful.
    Let's see what I've got in the magic trash can for Mateo!

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    Realistically, I doubt that the demand for a pure 'extras only' CD would warrant the time and effort to produce. The print version of the journal is already in electronic form, but the 'extra' content has to be prepared. I doubt people who like the print version would swap, but there might be extra sales for the electronic version above just those wanting the additional material.

    My experience with their electronic offerings has been good - they know what they are doing. While I spend quite enough time in front of a computer as it is, I may give them a try. I expect my print library wil always exceed my electronic one, however.

    Ultimately, 'you pays your money, and you take your choice'.
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    I subscribe to Lenswork, the magazine, because I want the magazine. I like the printing, and its the only magazine that I routinely save. In fact, when it arrives, I immediately treat it as though it is a book, because it will eventually be filed in my bookshelf.

    I seriously doubt that I would subscribe to a CD version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy Moore
    What's your take on this new addition to Lenswork?
    I'm not sure quite yet, I need to look over the website a little more. I like the idea, if, the materials on the CD are in a form - PDFs would be fine - that they could be copied to my hard drive, that way I could take it with me when I travel.
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    I like the magazine, I keep several by the bath because I never tire of looking at them. I will probably buy the CD too, there never seems to be enough artistic and informational material..Evan Clarke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monophoto
    I subscribe to Lenswork, the magazine, because I want the magazine. I like the printing, and its the only magazine that I routinely save. In fact, when it arrives, I immediately treat it as though it is a book, because it will eventually be filed in my bookshelf.

    I seriously doubt that I would subscribe to a CD version.
    I feel the EXACT same way! (It's the ONLY magazine that has found a place on my bookcase for special books... That's saying a lot about the content)

    I like the idea of extras, but I like having the book in my hand more.

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    I like Lenswork the magazine and will continue to subscribe to it. I have absolutely no desire to have any reading or photographic material on any device that requires viewing on a monitor.

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    last year I ordered the back issues on CD. While it is nice to have access to all the articles and essays, I would gladly have paid twice as much for actual back issues.

    I suppose from a cost stand point it is less expensive to produce CDs then an actual magazine or add content on more pages. Perhaps they are hoping to reach a tipping point in CD subscriptions that would begin to offset some costs of print production.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Chinn
    last year I ordered the back issues on CD. While it is nice to have access to all the articles and essays, I would gladly have paid twice as much for actual back issues..
    Jim, I was thinking about ordering these back issues on CD, but have balked so far. Is the quality high enough and is there anything lacking? Just wondering what you think about the CD set of back issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Shively
    I have absolutely no desire to have any reading or photographic material on any device that requires viewing on a monitor.
    So you're reading the paperback version of APUG? (Sorry...couldn't resist.)

    I'm going to try out the Extended version of LesnWork. I figure that for $30 for the first year it's not much of a risk. I'll continue to get the printed version as well. For me, images are better captured on film than on a sensor, and are better viewed on paper than on a screen. Having said that, I think the idea of audio commentary and interviews is great, and I also think that having access to the full portfolios of the photographers is a good thing, even if I have to look at them on screen. Given the limitation in size of the magazing, this is a "Better something than nothing" proposition for me.

    (My apologies if two messages with the same basic content show up from me in this thread. I posted one last night, but it seems to have disappeared into a black hole.)
    Film is cheap. Opportunities are priceless.

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