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What a BS idea....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 10:51 UTC as 56th comment
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anthony mazzeri: So does this printer cost $10, but then a quarter of a teaspoon of ink costs $29.95 each?

Considering it is one of the world's most valuable resources by weight - literally a few drops of ink is more expensive than a 44g barrel of oil - I'm surprised there hasn't been more investment into exploration and drilling for new ink wells.

This business model obviously worked brilliantly for them at the beginning but now is killing itself - the extortionate price of ink is why nobody buys or even scarcely uses an inkjet printer even if they do buy one any more unless they have no absolutely other choice.

Absolutely. I used to have many photo printers in the past. Not anymore. If I want one of my photos printed, I go for one of the online printing services available or to a print shop.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 22:21 UTC

For some strange reason, I still prefer the classical selfie stick. If this is bad enough, do it as they used to do in the old days: Ask someone to take the picture. By the way... the name "selfie" should be renamed as "selfish", because this what society has become today - selfish.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 01:49 UTC as 114th comment | 1 reply
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m43er: That cat photo sold me...I want one.

A cat would probably be cheaper to get, but costlier on a long run.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 01:24 UTC
On article Enthusiast mirrorless camera roundup (2014) (316 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: Those labels are nonsense. A "pro" camera won´t turn the user into a pro photographer, but a pro photographer can turn an iPhone into a pro camera. so what´s the point?

Not really true. An iPhone lacks IQ, and much more... A pro photographer knows about image exposure and - mostly important - image composition. But, if he is going to shoot the image on an iPhone it would be the same as running a Ford Escort in a F1 race - He will not win the race.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 23:41 UTC

Those cameras were made for people with more money than sense. Fortunately, sense seems to have won.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 00:46 UTC as 7th comment

The patent laws should be changed. There is just too much greediness out there for inventions that are not really inventions. Let' s say, the fork and the knive has been invented. Could I then make an exclusive patent for eating with two forks?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2014 at 11:48 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2255 comments in total)

Hmmm.... something strange going on between Sony and Leica, and Sony and Hassy.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 01:18 UTC as 513th comment
On article Lytro announces Illum light field camera (348 comments in total)

I wonder how useful this technique could be. From what I understand, the image effects can only be displayed on monitors. For printing, one selects the effect to be printed - but then, much of it can also be done with post processing sw.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 05:54 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X-T1 Review (655 comments in total)

Congratulations to Fuji on the body design! Although the tech specs for this camera are not the best, the mechanical controls are something that a serious photographer always wanted in a good camera - ready and available. Fortunately, many other camera manufacturers have also started to move more towards physical dials and buttons instead of filling the cameras with those dreadful menus and sub-menus controls.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 03:16 UTC as 129th comment | 1 reply

Aimed at snobs with more money than sense. Is Hassy that desperate to survive in the camera business? This is like "prostituting" the brand name.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 01:19 UTC as 208th comment

I wonder why the big camera manufacturers don't produce HD dashcams for vehicles. Most dashcam manufacturers are made by unknown Chinese companies, and the quality is a bit poor. Dashcams, with continuous recording, are also increasing in popularity, and this should be a very profitable market for well-known brands.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 00:05 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On Connect post Nokia's 41MP Lumia 1020 looks impressive (217 comments in total)

For this sensor size, there is absolutely no DOF (aperture) control and no bokeh effect... As with any camera phone, It is just a snapshot camera aimed for image documentation and not artistic photography.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2013 at 17:18 UTC as 41st comment | 10 replies

I am definitely a maximizer (not only as a username :)) In my case, I am happy that I carefully analyze what I want to buy, and have no regrets in doing that!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2013 at 04:33 UTC as 62nd comment

Sounds like.... a useless idea.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2013 at 15:58 UTC as 16th comment

Photography is a very profitable business.... for the camera and gear makers.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2013 at 12:30 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G15 review (338 comments in total)

Canon PowerShot G15: 76% score, given a gold award.
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100: 78% score, given a silver award????

I thought that 78% was higher than 76%.

Anyway, in my opinion, the RX100 is in a very different class than the G15.


Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2012 at 03:23 UTC as 87th comment | 2 replies
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glacierpete: And the Nex 5n ???????

Maybe it is so good that it doesn't need any f/w update.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 00:37 UTC
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Jim Evidon: Why don't they put the movie disable feature on the NEX5N as an update?

As long as it only disables the function by choice so the movie button is not activated accidentally. One of the reasons that I bought the NEX-5N is that it records high-quality videos, much better than many camcorders out there. Hybrid cameras, like the NEX-5N, are extremely useful.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 00:28 UTC
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MaxiMax: I guess that the "DV" stands for Digital Video. I know that Casio has produced some high-speed (slow-motion) video recording compact cameras before, so I believe that this is also the case here. What is then missing is the info about FPS's and frame resolutions. If it is better than Nikon 1's V1 and J1, I would definitely get one for slow-motion video recording.

Btw, I have just found out that the info has already been in DPR for a while:

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2012 at 09:44 UTC
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