h2k

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Francis Sawyer: What is the point of this? Thanks to Apple, there's no way to get the pictures ONTO the device in the first place! I suppose you can use cameras' Wi-Fi connectivity and applications to get them into your library, but that doesn't include raw pictures, does it?

And then there's a massive rigamarole of getting images OFF the device onto your computer.

Apple's fear and ignorance on this issue cripples so many applications and renders them essentially moot. How is this any different?

" I suspect you know nothing about iPads but just wanted to complain."
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Felt so too.

While getting files onto an iOS device is a bit of a task, it's perfectly possible, also without buying hardware or using iTunes.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 09:22 UTC
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justmeMN: "Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz?" - Janis Joplin

I would settle for a free Chevy Colorado pickup truck. :-)

Janis though wants the *Merc*, because (?) all her friends drive *Porsche*, so the influencing business is not simply 1:1 here.

I don't know if someone would cry for a Canon, because "all my friends they snap Nikon..."

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 05:42 UTC

He wrote excellent non-geeky reviews, and sometimes with nice off-hand humour.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 19:44 UTC as 158th comment
On article Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (137 comments in total)
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jkrumm: Reminds me of the shades horses used to wear. VR is kicking a set of dead horse glasses.

Every time I see a group of people wearing virtual reality headsets I get the impression that actual reality has reached a low point.

"Every time I see a group of people wearing virtual reality headsets I get the impression that actual reality has reached a low point."
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Nicely said.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 08:13 UTC
On article Benchmark performance: Nikon D810 in-depth review (255 comments in total)

I for one don't complain about a late review. I value articles that are free, but still comprehensive, profoundly researched, thoughtful and well edited. You don't get that every time. But I thought this review is a good point in case.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 04:26 UTC as 48th comment

I for one would have liked to learn the camera's widest apertures right in the teasing text.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 17:41 UTC as 9th comment

I like a small built-in second flash spreading light directly onto my subject (not directing light against ceiling, wall or umbrella).

I don't know why a "top-shelf flash" like this doesn't offer a smaller second built-in flash for additional direct lighting.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 08:43 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
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Sotomayor: Nice little feature...I'm sure many other manufacturers will follow suit

"Yep, Canon is really leading the pack when it comes to mirrorless lenses."
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But absolutely.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 08:16 UTC
On article Keeping the faith: Pentax K-1 video overview (96 comments in total)
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Confused of Malvern: Oh, you mean it's a video containing an overview of the K1. I thought it was going to be an overview of the K1's video capabilities. Misleading title!

"Oh, you mean it's a video containing an overview of the K1."
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And that's exactly what i had understood from the title.

"I thought it was going to be an overview of the K1's video capabilities."
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I hadn't thought that.

"Misleading title!"
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Didn't think so.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 04:08 UTC

Things that I would love about a camera bag:
- Can store four 58 mm filters safely without further filter protection
- Can store some lenses without a back cover (maybe even without front cover)
- Shoulder strap not too wide and too stiff, that makes me uncomfortable
- Easily accessible pockets for wallet and smartphone (not too easily accessible for thieves)
- Easy to clean perfectly well after a dusty trip
I have a smallish M43 cam with 3 – 5 lenses.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 11:12 UTC as 14th comment
On article Highlight reel: top video trends from NAB 2016 (38 comments in total)

I thought the text read untypically enthusiastic, with " If this is the future, bring it on" just one of several quite unusual excitements.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 04:24 UTC as 8th comment
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h2k: Great photos of course, and perhaps Prince also liked them because he's kind of glorified in these pictures, and we don't see any of his co-musicians just once in this selection. When Prince called them to look at the photos (as told early into the story), they might as well have been miffed to not appear on screen themselves (if they saw glorifying Prince-only pictures like the ones presented here).

Amazing how he caught the flying guitar, when he was not even prepared for the moment. Wonder if ever people got hurt by a guitar flying in.

Pete CSCS,

thanks for the info. I would have thought that the audience would have fought very hard to get the guitar as a souvenir and that perhaps Prince used a special cheap guitar for the flying act (as did, as i believe, Pete Townsend and Jimi Hendrix before burning or thrashing their axes).

If the topic of the roady waiting to catch the guitar is told within the story above, i missed it (but i find i can't concentrate on reading a click-a-click slideshow story).

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 18:20 UTC

Great photos of course, and perhaps Prince also liked them because he's kind of glorified in these pictures, and we don't see any of his co-musicians just once in this selection. When Prince called them to look at the photos (as told early into the story), they might as well have been miffed to not appear on screen themselves (if they saw glorifying Prince-only pictures like the ones presented here).

Amazing how he caught the flying guitar, when he was not even prepared for the moment. Wonder if ever people got hurt by a guitar flying in.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2016 at 05:02 UTC as 37th comment | 6 replies
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oscarvdvelde: and astronaut Tim Peake takes the better photographs with it: https://www.flickr.com/photos/timpeake

Yes, some spaced out stuff in Tim Peake's photo stream.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 04:31 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2083 comments in total)
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Stoneh Ray: I don't understand why they didn't compare it to X-pro 2 more rather than keep going on about D7200 and Canon 80D. They are DSLRs. More comparison should have been made with the other mirrorless apsc cameras especially the current leader X-PRO2

"...we consider ILCs to be a single category"
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Agreed. I think it makes no sense to put DSLRs and mirrorless cameras of around the same sensor size in different categories.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 05:14 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (674 comments in total)

As an option, a reversed color scheme is nice and good service.

I agree with others that it looks too harsh right now (just as Connect). A light gray would be nice as background.

In the past when on the iPad, i read DPR in Safari's special "reading mode" (?), which creates a white background too (but swallows some content).

Anyway thanks for striving to improve the experience instead of cluttering the site with ever more advertisements, popups and other annoying elements.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 05:10 UTC as 414th comment
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BrickCurve: Hmmm, it may be a change for the better, depending on who buys it, I hate Flickr being tied to the Yahoo ecosystem.

That was my initial thought too.

Then again - usually things get worse in this industry. Flickr's been getting worse ever since it sports a Yahoo logo. It *might* continue that way.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 05:08 UTC
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aramgrg: D5 is the best camera. At least for shooting flying bats in cave at ridiculously high ISOs. As an added bonus bats will be wearing magenta costumes!

Hilarious indeed.

But the remark about Nikon fanboy suicide hotlines is good fun, too.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 19:06 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Steven James Martin (48 comments in total)

And while his imagery looks very polished and certainly premium stock agency material, i wouldn't say that i could detect a personal style, anything quirky or character-revealing. (Talking about the 9 pictures in here only.)

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 22:23 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On article Readers' Showcase: Steven James Martin (48 comments in total)

Nice down to earth statements.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 15:22 UTC as 23rd comment
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