Joined on Nov 18, 2012


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On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (374 comments in total)
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gbdz: What might be the rational behind this?
Will my Sony somehow perform better because it is getting more votes? How does it know? What about the old versions I have of Canon EF lenses...nobody votes for them, will they start growing mold?

Mindless consumerism wins mouse clicks. The two are linked. (ha-ha)

Most 'prosumers' already have equipment that far exceeds their skills.
Still, whenever anybody asks for an advice to a specific problem on these forums, nearly all of the answers suggest buying something. This instead of for instance learning to use the stuff that is already there.

I wish it would stop raining so I could go out and shoot....

No product from Canon in the list = the world is full of mindless consumerism and camera owners who never shoot.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2015 at 07:48 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (387 comments in total)
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yesint: Another stupid example of marketing :(
1) Why on Earth they are making cameras with no grip? Even the smallest lens protrudes by 2-3 cm, so the size will not be any larger with a grip.
2) People, who are really interested in doing selfies will never change the lenses - they are mostly casual users, who don't care about the quality at all if their faces are recognizable in the Facebook post. They are happy with the smartphones.


I had the Sony RX100 which comes without a grip, adding a Richard Franiec grip have improved the ergonomics of the camera even though it was quite small.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 21:23 UTC
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racketman: $899 is £556, £667 with 20% VAT not £850, welcome to Rip Off Britain.

If you buy something from the US and ship it to the UK, I find that customs and duties in addition to VAT and shipping costs usually makes something that is worth 100 USD = 100 GBP!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 21:31 UTC
On Hand-painted Olympus E-P5 comes with bonus... Vespa? article (51 comments in total)

I saw it on Thursday when I thought of visiting the technology section at Harrods. There was a couple of Olympus cameras in a glass display with that Vespa next to them. When I looked at the price I was so shocked that I couldn't look again no matter how much I tried.

Thanks dpreview for reminding me with that unbelievable price.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2013 at 08:49 UTC as 10th comment
On Canon videos showcase 70D's innovative AF system article (145 comments in total)
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Princess Leia: This is not innovation. Sony has been doing the phase detection autofocus with their SLT cameras for a while now. Having said that, it is nice to know Canon is playing catch up.


Sony have a dual PDAF system on its A99 model; on-sensor PDAF as well as the PDAF SLT technology. Although I have to admit that this solution seems to be half baked when compared with Canon have managed to make with this.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 05:00 UTC
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vFunct: Shutters weren't synced properly (see motion flickering between frozen images), but a good start. Can go pro be triggered externally?

I think that it is apparent that the producer made that in purpose.

Whether the flickering effect was nice or not is another matter.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2013 at 20:34 UTC

Sigma, solve the problem with availability of your older models before announcing any new ones. I am still trying to find a place that stocks the 35 1.4 for the sony mount and they announce even more new models!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2013 at 12:26 UTC as 17th comment
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Bill_Clinton: Not that exciting, Jerry Ghionis did the same ages ago and he had way nicer pictures:

Now this is the work of an artist and a real pro. Not the typical colorful Indian theme style photos above.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2013 at 11:58 UTC
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