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Different eyes will form different opinion.
My personal humble opinion is that I see nothing great and nothing interesting in these pictures.
I don't know the editor / photographer. He might be a great photographer, but in this case I have to give thumbs down to these pictures.
The more I looked at them, the more I had issue with their composition.

Again, it's simply my personal opinion.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 04:46 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
On Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent article (321 comments in total)
In reply to:

Ahmet Aydogan: Here's a another instance of a laws being written by people with little or no understanding of the matter in question. I think an appropriate response could take two different forms. One method would be immediately eliminate any distribution of any images from Hungary. Another response, my preferred way, would be for everyone to shoot photos of everything and everyone in sight. Fill every social media site with as many photos of as many Hungarians as possible. The Hungarian legislative body has proven its complete incompetence in this matter.

Just make sure you take clear pictures of every member of the legislature, every policeman on the street, every judge at every court you can catch, especially if they happen to be picking their noses!
And we thought the Soviet Union and the KGB era was gone!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 19:08 UTC

What happened to good old journalism of verifying stories?

I hope DPR writers start taking Forbes stories with a grain of salt.

Look at his images, Lars, do you pay 150 cents ($1.50) for any of them?
Please use some common sense before reporting fiction like this.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2014 at 19:10 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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designdef: With Art Directors, Clients and Account Managers thinking they are photographers anyway.. does anyone actually BUY images anymore? Is there somewhere we can see worldwide sales figures of images compared?

Are we a little arrogant here, doubting that typical users here and there can sell their work?

There are millions of very fine quality pictures of Flikr, 500px, as well as many other sites.

Many enthusiasts, who have other real life jobs, take pictures as a hobby, for their own enjoyment, and have been doing it for decades. They do great work, but they have no interest in selling pictures.

The late Ansel Adams would hesitate to make such bragging!

Congratulations on being able to sell your pictures, but a little bit of humility would be nice.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 17:04 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1645 comments in total)

I hope someone will now make an adapter for this camera to use Canon's manual focus FD lenses.
Tons of them out there. It would be well worth making it so the L-line FD can be put to good use. If such an adapter is made, I'd buy this camera without hesitation. I have a huge collection of Canon FD (L) lenses.

Of course Canon won't make adapters for any camera to use FD lenses since they want to sell more EF lenses!

Overall, good job Fuji, but I'm not sure if DPR is biased towards Fuji (for a while now) or if the products are really that good.
I haven't used any of Fuji's recent products (over the past few years), so I can't comment.

It surprises me that some people are almost writing their own evaluation in the comments even though this camera is not on the market yet, and they have never touched it in their hands!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 15:41 UTC as 78th comment | 7 replies
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (894 comments in total)
In reply to:

intruder61: I'm sure this little beauty will produce that wonderful Sony trademark ORANGE skin.

Good idea, @intruder61.
I'll start mounting orange filters on my glasses when I look at skin images from Sony cameras, like you have done!!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 23:57 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (535 comments in total)

Impressive lens speed at the low end, but f3.9 at 120 is not the greatest, at least for me.

I would also pass because there is no built-in view finder.

Try to take a picture on a sunny day, with a foot or two of snow covering the ground, using an LCD screen!
Such circumstances demand a view finder. No I don't want an optional one!
But not everyone uses the camera the same way, or under the same conditions. To each their own.

No doubt that cameras will continue to make strides very quickly, like they have done in the past couple of years, but quicker. Thanks to fierce competition!
So if this one doesn't exactly fit certain needs, another manufacturer will most likely put a better spec'd camera on the market in a year or so.

Canon deserves a credit though.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 23:03 UTC as 64th comment

The whole trend is a new form of slavery, and not just by 500px, but any site that charges over 10% to 15% commission.

Just think about it; their cost for storing and selling your images in an automated process (on huge sites like Getty's, Flickr, or 500px) may not exceed pennies, I would think!

Some correction to this trend is badly needed.

Freelance photographers, in particular, should join hands and make their own site, as shareholders, and pocket their fair fees (and not allow the big players to buy the site out).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 16:12 UTC as 36th comment | 8 replies
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Jim Salvas: Well, I licensed some my photos through Getty on Flickr and that was a worse deal. They sell an image for $800, and I get just $160.

So that is 20%, and they keep 80%.
Even slavery would have been a better deal, I think!!!
Where do I apply for "Slave Photographer Wanted"?

Last spring, it took me 3 trips to a nature area, that is 60 miles away (360 miles total), and, of course, 3 full days (over a period of one week), to produce one single image that I was satisfied with as publication quality!

Do they think we aim at our backyards, from the comfort of our home, and shoot through the kitchen window to make the images we submit?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 15:48 UTC
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Steve Bingham: What an insult! Another penny stock socking it to the photographer - with free advertising from dpreview! No thanks. In fact, this does not speak well for dpreview. 30%? My gallery gives me 50% on my prints and I get 100% when I market my images. Preparing and uploading images takes time! And they want me to first kick in $250? This really is a sucker deal.

I think you may have misunderstood the $250 (minimum) license fee issue.
My understanding is that there is no fee to pay as a photographer.
It's a fee paid by buyers of images.

If I'm wrong, I hope someone would correct me on this.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 15:33 UTC
On AP cuts ties with Pulitzer-winning photographer article (166 comments in total)

He would have been safe if he had sent both images, the original and the altered, and let the agency decide which one to publish.

News organizations, especially in the USA (TV networks, especially), are extremely biased, controlled by wealthy individuals or groups of them.
They twist and publish what is sensational, and what is in line with the political views of the owners of such networks. They heavily influence simple minds.

Their lack of ethics is one of the main reasons I don't watch our network news. I simply have no faith in their reporting or ethics.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 18:04 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply

Many of the images can't be described by words. Of course there is always room for "critique"; a professional critique, that is, for those who learned it in college.

Incredible captures of the harmony between the children and the animals, staged or not, regardless of post-processing, which, in some cases, may not have been suitable to everyone's taste. But it is her art, and her taste.
If you don't like her art, remember that not everyone likes YOURS either!

For me, many of these images really explain the meaning of "A picture is worth a thousand words"!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 16:24 UTC as 214th comment | 2 replies
On Reminder: Vote now for your product of 2013 article (64 comments in total)
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Ralf B: The many times this poll gets re-used redefines "rumination".

Sorry Barney, I have to agree to Ralf, aside from the fact we are asked to compare apples with oranges.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2014 at 17:52 UTC
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Paul the Sunman: I really don't see how or why anyone can compare such different categories. "Best" by which criteria?

Part 2
So this vote must be taken with a large cube (not just a grain) of salt.

I am not doubting that all these products are wonderful products, but the vote is simply not a valid one, in my humble opinion.

I don't own any of them, and I have no intention of giving up on, or switching what I have. So I can't vote on any.

Maybe, just maybe, if all the products were from the same category (all DSLR's, for example), then the vote might be more meaningful. But for now, it doesn't help me that the EM-1 has more votes than the Sigma lens!

Thank you, and thanks to DPR, keep up the good work, but hire a new statistician :) or stick to technical reviews!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 22:19 UTC
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Paul the Sunman: I really don't see how or why anyone can compare such different categories. "Best" by which criteria?

Part 1
Unfortunately, my own criteria, as I learned it (learnt?, if you are British) throughout school and engineering college, does not allow me to compare apples and oranges.
How can I compare a Pentax DSLR to a Sigma lens, then vote for the better product!! That's beyond me.

If you do some simple statistics on the votes, you will find the voting has been very much like the screwed-up USA's presidential (and other elected officials) vote. Almost always along the party lines.

I have done my own, first finding the ratios of the owners and comparing them to votes results, then some more, ..., and finally by summing up all Owners, Wants, and Hads.
Amazingly, the votes are very much along the "party" lines!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 22:18 UTC
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Paul the Sunman: I really don't see how or why anyone can compare such different categories. "Best" by which criteria?

It's by the criteria of comparing apples and oranges!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 21:53 UTC
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sh10453: I don't believe that the idea behind this lens is taking pictures with it.

Rather, it's an item for collectors; those who will hold onto it, in its brand new condition, for 20, 30, 40, or more years, then it goes to the big and famous auction house, where someone incredibly wealthy (from the 1% who get away with ...?) will bid on it by phone.
It probably will fetch 100 times its current price (by then)!
Who knows! These people are paying a $150 million for a painting (while millions are dying of hunger of course)!

I'm now curious!
How did you know "many of which deliver worse iq than this lens"?
I thought they said the production will be in May of next year, or did I miss something?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2013 at 03:27 UTC
On DSC_0405 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Allison looks awesome!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2013 at 16:39 UTC as 1st comment
On photo in sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Allison looks awesome!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2013 at 16:39 UTC as 1st comment
On Want to remember something? Don't take a photo article (183 comments in total)

I didn't know a psychologist can be called a "scientist"!!!

I always learned that science deals with theory and facts; facts that are usually indisputable.
Not sure how much in psychology you could label as indisputable facts, if any.

For someone to take a few students on a field trip, then publish her findings to the world as "science" is perplexing, and amusing to me. That goes a long way to tell me about how psychology professors do their research!

I think she herself needs to see a psychologist, but a good one, if there are any!

Keep on shooting, guys and girls. Twenty years down the road, when you look at your pictures, you'll have a vivid memory of every one of them.

Just my humble opinion, and my 2-cents. You are of course entitled to your own opinion.
For me, this study (if you can call it a study) is ridiculous, and is dismissed.

Alison looks good in the picture :) ... if I recall her name correctly (again, dealing with memory)! :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2013 at 14:17 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
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