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On Iconic photographer Don McCullin on war and landscapes news story (75 comments in total)

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Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2014 at 15:42 UTC as 13th comment
On Iconic photographer Don McCullin on war and landscapes news story (75 comments in total)

I aggree with his thoughts. We need to know the news and images are vital. However did images help Rwanda? Chechnya ? Helping end Syria conflict now? After the horrors of WW1 the conscience of the world was gutted. The only thing that ends conflicts is lack of funds. Dark powerful forces work behind the world stage. One man and a camera is insignificant. A lifetime of witnessing these horrors will only destroy the person documenting them.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2014 at 15:31 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply

camera, technology, optics, wood veneer- one of these things doesn't belong

I appreciate DPR posting these press releases

but what is Ricoh thinking?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2013 at 01:24 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply
On Canon PowerShot S120 real-world samples news story (66 comments in total)

I have the s95, a super little camera. the s120 looks like it has many fine worthwhile improvements. A camera also held in high regard is the Sony RX100.

Wouldn't it be great if we could combine the best of these to great cameras!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2013 at 21:04 UTC as 23rd comment
On First Impressions Review: Using the Canon PowerShot G16 article (350 comments in total)
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MarcMedios: It's a great little camera. Put a Leica logo on it and most of you guys who now criticize it would be salivating for it.

I have a Fuji X20 which cleanly outmatches the G16 in two areas which are important to me: shutter lag (the X20 has none) and small size. However, the G series is excellent; I've used several, a G10, G12, G14, G1X and they all perform admirably, much better than, say, the Leicas that are nothing but rebadged Lumixes.

useless information.

in the west, number13 is unlucky
in east Asia, number 14 sounds similar to the word death

no wonder no 13 and 14

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2013 at 15:41 UTC
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (587 comments in total)

Film based underwater cameras (Nikonos included) are a royal pain in the anterior to use and very difficult to capture good images. Certainly possible, but difficult.

This camera is awesome, great hi iso, great lens, one session can take hundreds of images and/or video, small, less expensive.

Bravo Nikon! The whole water-sport world celebrates this camera

surfing
sailing
swimming
fishing
rafting
etc.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2013 at 17:18 UTC as 47th comment | 2 replies
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Pogo333: The cost of Stubbornness: This change is being billed "Adobe listened to Photographers" This is baloney. We asked for a path to ownership, not a cheaper hook. It also raises more questions than it solves. So what is the status of LR now? We were told that LR would not be part of CC, there would be a version there, but it would always be a stand along product. Now it appears to be a permanent part of CC. What happens if one does not sign up for this option? Second, what is Adobe's commitment to keeping the monthly surcharge at $9.99? They are very vague about this, saying that it is not an introductory price, but what will the future cost? Third, if one reads the other comments at Adobe's FAQ page, it appears that Adobe is selling their products to some groups, so why beat up on this community? Last. Do we trust Adobe?

I recently lived in Taiwan but had a north American credit card. I wanted to buy a PS upgrade on line.Adobe north America wouldn't accept my credit card because I was out of the "region " .(it was the same credit card that bought the original PS copy) Then I tried going through the Taiwan adobe site, they wouldn't accept my credit card because it was out of their " region" . I tried phoning adobe explaining the issue and they said sorry but company policy and couldn't help.Adobe doesn't sell CD copies of PS most other parts of the world.

This is true. My credit card had no balance and I have an excellent credit rating. For years my conscience wouldn't let me use cracked PS copies.
Now it does.

I just don't understand adobe's thinking. Refuse customers money? Charge different rates for different areas? They are shooting themselves in the foot. Too selfish. Too stupid. I don't use the word idiots often, but it applies in this case.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2013 at 18:10 UTC
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1202 comments in total)

Checking all the right boxes for me. Looks very good!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 08:59 UTC as 367th comment | 2 replies
On Camera shipments continue to fall news story (136 comments in total)

Could it be that the digital cameras are maturing and have reach a point in development that meets or surpasses most needs?

Similar appears to be happening with the home pc. How are flat screen tv sales?

Maybe the increased competition and market pressures will distill camera design to what is really needed in each category.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 08:54 UTC as 74th comment

Im not sure who the prostitute is here- Sony or Hasselblad?

But you know, some foolish people spend a fortune on greater evils.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2013 at 10:36 UTC as 110th comment

3 thoughts

1)Give Eric Clapton a cheap guitar and he will still sound great. Give me a $15K Martin guitar and I will still sound like crap.Gear does help, but only so much. Understand ISO,f-stop and shutter speed and ....composition and you can make beautiful images with almost any camera.

2)Camera companies need to sell gear to exist and make a profit. The same goes for this site. Which is fair enough.We all have to make a living. Be wise to this.

3)There is nothing wrong with loving photo gear for its beauty- and not for talking pictures.For example- fast lenses are a work of art- form and function, amazing engineering and beautiful to look at and hold.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2013 at 10:22 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Coolpix AW110 preview (86 comments in total)
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Rod McD: Quote from the conclusion :- "Details are smudged at base ISO (though likely not an issue for target audience)"

Why is there this ongoing assumption that people who like the outdoors aren't interested in better IQ? In my experience, people who want tough, WR cameras to take to wild places greatly value where they go and the images they bring back. Perhaps the target audience who buy these cameras do so because there's simply nothing better available. It doesn't mean it isn't wanted and wouldn't sell. And no, one shouldn't have to carry a D4 in housing. We need something in-between - a modern day Nikonos with a fixed wide to standard zoom.

Surely someone could make a better small WR camera with a 1"- APSC sensor, a WA zoom, and real O-ring seals? Yes it would weigh more and cost more, but many would be prepared to pay more for a comprehensively better outdoor camera.

False- Anyone who thinks a $300 camera is going to get great IQ photos underwater is living in a dreamworld."

I understand the extra cost of waterproofing. But we should not need to spend $3000 on WP housing / DSLR (ugly beast they are). Most of us would love a camera with image quality equal to the Canon S110, Olympus XZ1 etc.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2013 at 02:24 UTC
On Nikon Coolpix AW110 preview (86 comments in total)

I AM the "target audience".

I am a 44 yr old serious enthusiast photographer
I am a good snow skier ( skied West Coast Canada since I was 6 yrs old)
I now live in a warm climate and surf 2 times a week
I regularly dive (snorkel and scuba)

I have tried waterproof camera boxes- ok for diving but much too big for surfing/skiing.

It is a big effort paddle out into pounding surf and wait in the break line to get a good picture of fellow surfers. For this effort I want a good camera- the Canon S110 waterproofed- not a glorified smartphone.

I know where I took the picture. I can upload the picture later. However when clinging to a ski slope, treading water in overhead surf my goal is to get a good picture.

"Details smudged at base ISO" = Silver award?

DPR- End the candy coated reviewing. Review this camera for what is- a camera . It is not a GPS device, nor a web device.

Calling all Camera Co's- We don't want gadgetry- just make a really good affordable waterproof CAMERA!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2013 at 01:54 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
On Sony unleashes Cyber-shot RX100 II with BSI CMOS sensor news story (174 comments in total)

Maybe not big improvements, but still improvements. The 1st gen RX100 is already a little gem of a camera. The street price of the new RX100 will likely drop too with a little time. Another plus- it might be a good time to pick up a 1st gen RX100 at a discount!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 06:37 UTC as 40th comment | 3 replies
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review news story (268 comments in total)

Great to see Pentax still producing fine cameras after all these years. Super review. My first Pentax was a ME Super, way back when...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2013 at 01:48 UTC as 72nd comment

FACTS

- PS is very expensive for most users.
- Outside USA- IP restrictions make PS very difficult to legally obtain.
- Most of the world population does not have credit cards or credit.
- Largest PS usage is outside US market
- Virus free pirate PS copies readily available.

Result 1) too expensive or 2) impossible to buy legal copy

So what does non-US world do? They use the easily download-able, update-able pirate copy of PS. From my world travels I believe at least 75% of PS users are using pirate copies.

If Adobe would offer broader access tobuy PS at a world price- US$100 - the whole world would jump on board. The pirate market would reduce greatly, profits increase.

There are so many other roads that would increase profit and market share. Adobe could become a "Google" of images. Instead they look for short sighted money gains.

Adobe has shot them selves in the foot. They will lose many paying customers and pirate usage will increase.

Stupid is as stupid does.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 12:23 UTC as 496th comment | 3 replies
On Photographer turns camera on teenage 'freighthoppers' news story (189 comments in total)
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wkay: of course the best photography is always humans descending into hell.. Muslim militias are high on the best photojournalism lists, now children, wonder why? Schadenfreude.

Is freedom sleeping outside in a dirty box car? Or freedom from not washing your body so that you are dirtier than most animals? Freedom to get sick from exposure to the elements?

I appreciate the compositions, but have trouble appreciating the so called "freedom".

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2013 at 14:21 UTC
On Photographer turns camera on teenage 'freighthoppers' news story (189 comments in total)

I agree they are great pictures from a talented photog. I guess balanced view point is everything. Some of these youth are running away from serious problems, some are leaving good environments and seeking adventure.

It just looks so darn uncomfortable. I have camped in the North West US and Southern B.C. It is fun the first week, but after everything becomes more and more dirty and less fun.

Is this Homeless America on wheels? The greater the suffering the greater the art? How much of a choice did these people have?

Train hopping is a necessity in India by millions. Interesting how the activity is the same just a different culture.

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2013 at 00:42 UTC as 20th comment
On 2013 Pulitzer Prize photography winners announced news story (50 comments in total)

I appreciate the photos. Maybe could have also included photos from other parts of the world. A lot happened the last 12 months- so many other places, cultures, people and events...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 00:55 UTC as 21st comment
On Using a perspective control lens for wedding photography news story (124 comments in total)

I want to be positive, these are beautiful images but... this is a fashion shoot not a wedding.

I have used this lens, great fun, but not on a wedding day. Shooting a whole wedding with a couple fast primes, a 35mm and 50mm can produce wonderful results.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2013 at 13:02 UTC as 18th comment
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