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Banhmi

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Not sure which is the worst: (1) The still-hopelessly-trying-to-save-face apology, (2) the low-quality photo editing, or (3) the complete lack of care and/or attention by Nikon's judges.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 05:49 UTC as 24th comment
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (396 comments in total)

10 years from now this whole 'retro' camera fad will be long gone and we will look back at DPR articles like this one, waxing poetically about silver knobs, and think reviewers must have had some similar bits logged in their prefrontal cortex.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 05:35 UTC as 31st comment | 14 replies
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-800 (274 comments in total)
In reply to:

Andrea Georgia: I'm utterly baffled, quite honestly, and have to agree with Andre below.

The NX500 beats the a6000 in most of the important aspects: the NX500 has a better sensor, better low light performance, a much better screen, indeed a touch screen, better video: 4K, a better menu, a better quality and largely very affordable native lens selection, a more solid feel and better ergonomics. It's only missing an EVF in comparison, which is not much of a miss as the screen is so excellent. And again, the a6000 has a poor screen and a poor EVF. The Sony was good, but has been superceded by the NX500 - did DPR test it with the latest FW?

I tried out the a6000 many times even before the NX500 was released and never liked the Sony for its hollow plasticy feel, bad menu, horrid EVF and poor quality native lens selection for those who don't want to shell out for overpriced Zeiss glass.
I think there is a very significant bias at work here, and also with the reviewer of the NX500, as usual, sadly.

'ILCs with EVF vs OVF' is a reasonable discussion.
'ILCs with VF vs. no VF' is not a reasonable discussion.
Case dismissed!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2015 at 11:56 UTC
On a photo in the Olympus TG-4 real-world sample gallery sample gallery (4 comments in total)

Yes, what are the purple things?!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2015 at 06:05 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (528 comments in total)
In reply to:

Cane: Pentax doesn't have to be Canon or Nikon to survive and profit. Let that sink in.

Right. Pentax didn't have to be Canon or Nikon to survive, it just needed to be bought out by the competition.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2015 at 15:56 UTC

What would be 'fun' is, if when my camera took a picture, that picture was *immediately* uploaded to my smartphone. Then from the smartphone I could share it as rapidly as if the photo had been taken on the smartphone itself.

The ultimate value of any photo is largely a function of:
photo_quality * #_of_relevant_people_it_is_shared_with * timeliness - effort_required_to_get_the_shot.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2015 at 12:05 UTC as 4th comment
On article Toshiba brings TransferJet wireless SD cards to Europe (33 comments in total)
In reply to:

RichRMA: Be nice if all these wireless implementations in cameras and cards would work as easily as with a phone or tablet. I don't even use the Olympus version because it's such a operationally flawed product.

My Sony A6000's wireless connection is too slow. I would use it if I only wanted to move, say, ~10 photos to my computer, but the reality is I usually want to use it to move 100s of photos and it is far more efficient for me to just stick the SD card directly in the computer.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2015 at 05:57 UTC

This article pretty much captures my train of thought when I bought an a6000 last year. Whether the cameras under consideration were 'DSLR' or 'mirrorless' was not a particularly important distinction.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 13:26 UTC as 21st comment
On article Canon to move camera production back to Japan (108 comments in total)
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Marty4650: This really isn't good news for Japan, because it just means they will gain a few jobs only as long as the Yen value is depressed. The instant the Yen gets stronger, then the jobs get shipped back to Cambodia, Thailand or anyplace else where labor is cheaper.

Most customers won't care one way or the other. The "Japan built is better" myth has long since faded away. Anything can be well built, or poorly built anywhere in the world today.

@shigzeo China's government will continue breeding hatred of Japan (and continue antagonizing virtually all other neighbors) simply to encourage (negative) emotion-driven nationalism, as to maintain their power. Japan hatred is a wonderfully convenient party tool, no amount of apologies will ever be sufficient as long as the CCP rules.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 20:03 UTC
On article Canon to move camera production back to Japan (108 comments in total)
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Kim Letkeman: Yawn. They build 'em where it makes business sense. Market contraction and the falling yen probably makes this a no-brainer.

I'm guessing Canon probably converted its R&D staff into an assembly line to avoid unnecessary expenses / avoid layoffs.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 19:51 UTC
On article Canon to move camera production back to Japan (108 comments in total)
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extraone: the problem I see is not the QC but the work ethics.

out of all the asian countries, japan is the only country that has a very hard work ethic.

they live to work. all the rest work to live.

you obviously have spent a lot of time in asia.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 19:44 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People (220 comments in total)
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alexzn: Roby- don't pay attention to people deriding your picture. It's really good and some portion of the people on DOR are jealous, prudish, or both to the point that the only thing that satisfies them are picture of cats or garden flowers. You can find them also discussing rendering of green tones in the latest obscure Raw converter. In truth they should never come near a decent camera because it will be a waste of good equipment.

#1 image is soft core? Really??? Get a life, people, you have no idea what soft core is... Now go back to cat pictures...

Oh, yeah, and to people saying that these photos are all bad- show me what you've got...it's easy to dump on other people s work behind a screen name.

Hi Clint,
Can you please stop responding to HowaboutRAW? He's not worth your time (I've seen your flickr page -- you clearly have proven you have better things to do). I'm tired of getting message reminders about this thread from DPR. Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 15:03 UTC
On photo Xin chao in the An open door challenge (1 comment in total)

i would crop it more

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 17:36 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Morning Market Leh India 06 DP in the -Morning Market- (Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (2 comments in total)

reminds me of how i've wanted to visit leh for quite some time

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 17:33 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Pine cone in the Conifer cone challenge (3 comments in total)

Nice pic!
Interesting camera/lens combination.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 17:27 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On article Enthusiast mirrorless camera roundup (2014) (316 comments in total)
In reply to:

lacikuss: These comparisons should be done based on target market rather than camera technology.

I would like this:

Best Landscape Cameras
Best Sports Cameras
Best Family Cameras
Best Pocketable Cameras
Best Video Cameras
Best Camera under $500
Best Camera under $1000
Best Camera under $1,500

See you're (dpr) still very much focused on product and very little on customer segment. Focus on customer needs and you'll be better off.

Or, in the interest of working with the articles that already exist (so that this is feasible before Christmas), DPR could just apply some additional 'award badges' to each current segment for best (a) video, (b) landscape, (c) family/people, (d) sports/action, (e) portable camera, etc. in category.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 17:15 UTC
On article Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II (278 comments in total)
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braisim: It's actually the first sensor stabilisation on a MIRRORLESS full frame camera. All Sony full frame DSLRs and DSLTs have sensor stabilisation. DP Review shows its ignorance of the Sony system (also through its refusal to review the A77 Mark2).

"Barney the Brave" -- that might be your new nickname after jumping into that death metal mosh pit of an A-mount thread!

On a related note, FWIW, IMO, DPR could gain more from applying the content management strategies of 'stack overflow' than that of the buzzfeed bandwagon.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 09:46 UTC
On article Mid-range Mirrorless camera roundup (2013) (297 comments in total)

DPR, would have been nice if the 2014 version of this article had a fresh comments section.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 08:12 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On article Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People (220 comments in total)
In reply to:

alexzn: Roby- don't pay attention to people deriding your picture. It's really good and some portion of the people on DOR are jealous, prudish, or both to the point that the only thing that satisfies them are picture of cats or garden flowers. You can find them also discussing rendering of green tones in the latest obscure Raw converter. In truth they should never come near a decent camera because it will be a waste of good equipment.

#1 image is soft core? Really??? Get a life, people, you have no idea what soft core is... Now go back to cat pictures...

Oh, yeah, and to people saying that these photos are all bad- show me what you've got...it's easy to dump on other people s work behind a screen name.

I think I speak for all red-blooded men when I say that celebrating the photography of sexually attractive women is "OK"!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 14:59 UTC
In reply to:

Retzius: This week Sony releases the A7II with 5 axis IBIS and Nikon answers with...

wait for it...

The gold edition Df

Pretty much sums up the state of things in Nikon land atm

Seriously though, isn't it about time that Nikon is sold to an electronics company?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 16:10 UTC
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