I'm a regular visitor to many Photoshop and photography-related forums (working off my list at http://www.plugsnpixels.com/links.html)
, and I even managed to post at the RG forums 8 times recently without getting banned! (Should I be embarrassed-?)
During my visit there today while making the rounds I read the news of the closure, and then found this and related threads which helped explain the reason. Too bad. I wonder how the sale will go?
More to the point, I work in higher education (IT Consultant, Mac labs) and we recently bought a Leaf MF digital back for students to use in our photo studio with 4x5 and Hasselblad, believe it or not (let's take bets on how long it will last!). How do you guys feel about the Leaf 10.0.0 software? I found some dopey bugs that were confirmed by the dealer here in LA. IMHO, and I have not used the back much myself, but judging by what I have seen others go through when shooting tethered, I think shooting straight to CF and editing later in Camera RAW seems a better workflow (aside from the small preview).
In other news, Andrew (digitaldog), please email me about promoting PixelGenius software. I've already got you guys on my website (Jeff sent me some NFR's back in 9/03), but I'd like to add a PhotoKit Color 2.0 promotion to my site's directory and I haven't worked with it (or the earlier version) yet.