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AmateurSnaps

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On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (609 comments in total)
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danmar: Sometimes I sit here contemplating the outrageous amount of natural resources that are wasted to make millions of completely useless products. It's pretty scary.

You mean like the computer you are using to post that comment?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 09:48 UTC
On article Cast your vote: DPReview Readers' Choice Awards 2015 (50 comments in total)
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Dave Waldrup: My switch from Canon (40+ years) to Nikon and the D810 with the Nikkor 24-120 f4 has been a game changer for my photography. Great dynamic range, amazing resolution and a fine lens combine to give images like this:
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/4159828533/photos/3345753/monterey-cypress-grove-shrp

That image could have been produced by any camera in the last decade.

Does prove its not all about the kit.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2015 at 20:44 UTC
On photo 1107dp1 in the Juxtaposition challenge (45 comments in total)
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averagjoe: It didn't look like it; I saw them coming from quite a distance. They passed by without looking up, and continued on until out of sight.

My 6 year old nephew could Photoshop an image better than that.

Truly garbage attempt.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 09:18 UTC
On article DxO ONE now available in 10 European countries (68 comments in total)

£450.
Oh dear.

Seriously DPreview stop pushing this you are embarrassing yourself. Its an expensive novelty.

Look at it. One look at the connection and its clear to anyone that the thing has a serious problem as covered by those who have bought and returned one. Not to mention the overheating issues.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2015 at 20:50 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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pluton: Epson was forced by the declining price of the superior laser printers to do this.

If colour isn't essential why would you even look at a colour printer?

For general office use I am currently looking at the likes of the WF-5620DWF and am struggling to find a laser alternative that can do text/colour for a similar cost. Graphs/letter heads/occasional signs and all the general everyday prints needed in most offices benefit from a colour printer work-horse (as ours currently would).

For plain text a £40 Sammy M2022 does the job with cheap OEM refills.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2015 at 09:45 UTC
On Connect post iPhone 6s and 6s Plus come with 12MP camera and 4K video (198 comments in total)
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gurmusic: There will be only one company in near future in smartphone industry, and will go on for desktops OSs and Laptops, and it will go on on TVs through to cars to washingmachines to music to photography. Its great to see perfect products but its going somewhere that shouldt go this is no good... Android+Samsung or Windows+HP cant compete alot more and DSLRs loosing their advantages against those products in every update...There will be Only One company... They sell their products on their own shops directly to customers every peny goes to their pocket, Only one Game Console, Only One Music source, Only One Payment system, Only one watch etc....Not good.....

linden7179 sums it up.

Apple, regardless of what their fans may want to believe haven't invented a great deal. By far their best ability is their marketing department. An example of that can be clearly seen in vFunct's post.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 08:35 UTC
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pluton: Epson was forced by the declining price of the superior laser printers to do this.

That is Epson the makers of the rather impressive WorkForce Pro WF-5620DWF printer which is cheaper to run than a comparatively priced laser alternative almost as good on text print quality and better on graphic print quality?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2015 at 08:32 UTC
On article Bang for the Buck: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review (694 comments in total)
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jdshaw: Tests indicate mediocre moving subject focus tracking. Non starter. Next.

Maybe its just that jdshaw feels a £550 camera should match a £500 Nikon in AF performance.

As with every camera out there compromises are always a part of the decision.

The Oly certainly ticks a lot of boxes in a really impressive little package.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 21:51 UTC

Article sounds like nonsense to me.

People have mobile phones on them all the time that can take photo's. Camera sales drop. Conclusion? Mobile phones are too complicated.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 19:19 UTC as 154th comment | 1 reply
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ShoppingBoy: Thanks for this exciting news. Apple are probably the top innovators in photography today. I'm looking forward to growing with them in the coming years.

Nice troll shoppingboy :D

Frightening thing is there will be people who read that nodding knowingly to themselves !

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2015 at 07:37 UTC
On article #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE (270 comments in total)
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SideshowSurfer: Wow, a lot of haters on this thread. I definitely want one! Why? Because I already have my phone in my pocket always. And now all I need is this tiny thing in my pocket and I have a rather decent quality camera that's going to take pretty good low light indoor pics. I see this as the perfect camera to take out partying, or just to have with you all day long, every day. So no, it is not the same as an RX100 etc, because then I have to somehow fit my phone, my wallet, keys, AND an RX100 in my pockets. Not possible. But with this little thing, Possible!!!

The device looks like it will fit in a pocket and its certainly bigger than most of their marketing photo's lead you to believe. So that puts it in the same category as a pocket-able rx100III and I would be very surprised it compares well against such a camera.

Now if Apple made the One it would be snapped up, but DXo aren't Apple.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 12:54 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1595 comments in total)
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alenis: Comparing the studio test scene, I would say that the Canon G7 x performs better, especially at the corners..

jennyhappy2 in fairness the comparison was IQ, not EVF or anything else.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2015 at 19:02 UTC
On article #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE (270 comments in total)
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grammieb14: The claim is DSLR image quality. If this is true, it would top other compact choices. Bab

The claim is bs unless they have broken the laws of physics.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2015 at 18:57 UTC

To compare the size of this camera to the Sony RX cameras should they have both cameras turned on their side? Really that was intentional, who knew. Every cheap half arsed marketing gimmick has been used to promote this thing!

Also had a look at my wife's iphone and the port that this plugs into looks like it won't hold up to much abuse.

Great idea but a few problems to sort out before it comes near to replacing a quality compact camera. That includes the daft price!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2015 at 18:26 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

Makes the A6000 look like a bargain as a stills camera.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2015 at 20:13 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
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ancaster: As my DSLR alternative, if I have to carry something else, I see used RX100m3's for the same price albeit bigger, but not dependent on other hardware and won't drain my iPhone battery. $599 pricepoint will hurt significant sales.

As it offloads some things to the phone won't it therefore be using the phones battery as well as its own. Or will it feed the phone from its own battery while its plugged in.

Far too expensive but nice bit of tech.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 22:59 UTC
On article Samsung NX1 Review (1254 comments in total)
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naththo: Sony sensor is now nailed in the coffin! Can't believed it! Samsung trump over Sony by miles!

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HowaboutRAW (1 day ago)

Nope, there isn't really any "issue" (meaning deficiency) with the Samsung NX lens line up, with the exception of not having released the big fast telephoto yet. But it exists.

So, incorrect.

And "quality" is not an adjective.

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The review states that their lens line up isn't up to the task with few exceptions.

You say no deficiency with their line up then agree there is one with the lack of any fast prime. This camera is aimed at the higher end of the market and doesn't have have a lens line up to compete with say Canons rebel series.

So incorrect.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 08:29 UTC
On article Samsung NX1 Review (1254 comments in total)
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naththo: Sony sensor is now nailed in the coffin! Can't believed it! Samsung trump over Sony by miles!

Samsung's issue is their lens line up and their name. That's a lot of money to put on a camera body with a limited line up of quality lenses. Now imagine Nikon or Canon with their respective following introducing a camera like this. Camera forums would explode!

I hope Samsung put their full financial weight behind this camera as, even with Sony pushing, the market still needs another big name.

Canon/Nikon should have been the ones introducing this type of camera instead of relying on their market dominance.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 12:29 UTC
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munro harrap: There is also another good reason for keeping all the art we have here here. Its called war. You can see online what IS and the Taliban do, so their people's culture would be safer were it in the UK, all of ity, rather than in Iraq, Syria or Afghanistan, and we now also have to control who is allowed to buy stuff as any number of artworks purchased privately not only disappear into bank vaults,

but can be bought by people who then destroy them as ideologically unacceptable.
I dare say that is already happening, so stop sales and guard our human heritage.

Wow so you aren't mentally impaired just stupid and ignorant beyond believe. The UK isn't a whites only country, far from it, something you would be aware of if you had half a brain cell or the ability to type on your keyboard without drooling on it.

Governments the world over attempt to hold onto historically important artifacts. Its about money sometimes and (I would hope in this instance) about protecting an important album that may otherwise fall into a private collection and be lost to the world not just the UK.

The original reference to ISIS/Taliban is due to their own propaganda videos showing them destroying priceless historic artifacts (statues usually) that we are now all the poorer to be without.

Also are you aware that you are been openly racist on an open forum. You are the only person to bring colour into this. Maybe you should be more thoughtful in what you post?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 20:54 UTC
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munro harrap: There is also another good reason for keeping all the art we have here here. Its called war. You can see online what IS and the Taliban do, so their people's culture would be safer were it in the UK, all of ity, rather than in Iraq, Syria or Afghanistan, and we now also have to control who is allowed to buy stuff as any number of artworks purchased privately not only disappear into bank vaults,

but can be bought by people who then destroy them as ideologically unacceptable.
I dare say that is already happening, so stop sales and guard our human heritage.

JDThomas are you mentally impaired in some way? The benefit of typing a response is the time it gives you to think (I believe this to be your problem) before you post. Give it a go you never know you may type something intelligent (I doubt it buy still worth a go).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 14:36 UTC
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