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On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (542 comments in total)
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shadowhumper: On the RX1r "No built in viewfinder" how is this a con in a compact full frame? Do you take points of DSLRs for not being as compact as well?

Sounds like you are trying to find something else what is wrong and could not so started nagging about other things.

Another con: doesn't come in pink

If the evf was built in they would have needed to add a movable rear lcd.

Now it's not really an RX1 anymore is it?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 16:30 UTC
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Beckler8: Like all the haters here, I too think this is pretty stupid. It's a luxury image camera. But then admit that Rolls Royce and Rolex are ridiculous as well. At least this camera is a rebadge of a great model, whereas those two examples are badges of nothing.

@Richard Schumer - Trust me - you know absolutely nothing about Rolex watches. There is just nothing, nothing, in your post that is accurate. And no; I am not a Rolex fanboy.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 23:16 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1659 comments in total)

What a laugh. Embarrassing really.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 16:21 UTC as 400th comment | 1 reply
On Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X article (175 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: $700, no VF.


The reality is that for people for whom an EVF is important a very good (not excellent, but very good) EVF is better than none at all.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 13:52 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Sony stand report article (77 comments in total)
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lacikuss: Its nice to see those sensors compared size by size.

Maybe people will understand that size does matter for image capture. When you see this you soon realize the real IQ potential of your camera and will stop trying to make imaging proveness coming from smaller sensor vs bigger ones as a bases of your argument. And admit that your smaller 1", 4/3; APS-C just cant compete with FF on IQ.

I'm with lacikuss -

I shoot 3 full-frame cameras, an APS-C, and a 1" sensor camera.

When IQ really counts only my FFs can really do the job.

The others are there for convenience/ease of that's about it.

- From a spoiled FF fanboy

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 16:19 UTC
On Nikon D810: A sport photographer's impressions article (250 comments in total)
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Poweruser: I guess this camera is fine and all. But it´s still a brick and a technological dead-end. I know my little mirrorless is "worse" on paper. But so much more fun to have it with me all day.

Couple the D810 with a decent Nikon zoom and what you get is almost grotesque in size and weight.

If you look at my gear list you will see that I have substantially invested in both the SLR and Mirror-less world.

In my opinion anyone who advances the notion that these mirrorless cameras can go toe-to-toe with SLRs really doesn't know what SLRs can produce.

That stands to change but for the moment they reign supreme.

On a personal level I would be far more likely to successfully shoot these images with my 5D3 rather than my A7R. That may reflect a lack of talent on my part but there it is.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2014 at 22:31 UTC

Fun set.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 13:07 UTC as 79th comment
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cgarrard: DOH- No battery cover door :)

Do I get a prize?



That's what I did .

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 00:07 UTC
On In Photos: Iceland captured in infrared article (70 comments in total)

Really nice images.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2014 at 13:21 UTC as 35th comment

If Sony intends for this camera is to be considered a true successor to the RX100 it must continue to fit in a man's trouser pocket.

(And by trousers I mean slacks; not wide-boy cargos and the like)

Any improvement that precludes that context pushes it into an entirely different class of camera completely IMO.

Once I need a bag (I don't do the camera on my belt thing thank you very much) there is a lot of competition out there.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 20:30 UTC as 32nd comment | 11 replies
On Windows XP is dead. Long live Windows XP 'Bliss' article (119 comments in total)

OK - now I need that MF Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 21:30 UTC as 52nd comment
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Kund: Can someone plz explain what does "push the envelope" mean, for the non native English speakers?

"Pushing the envelop" is not a nonsense business term. In fact it is not a business term at all. It is an engineering idiom that relates to a performance "envelop".

For an aircraft that envelop is defined by the interplay between airspeed, payload, weight, ceiling etc.

For a camera it might include size, weight, iq, etc.

Pushing the envelop involves improving these parameters without compromise; ie making a part both stronger and lighter.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 12:50 UTC

As a Canon shooter it would be hard for me to be critical of Nikon.

At least you guys are shooting a SOTA sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 13:45 UTC as 162nd comment
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PredatorsPrey: It's impressive how much retouched/heavily processed work is labeled as photographs nowadays. I would call some of these images photomanipulations (not in meaning of composing, that's a different story) because of all the heavy (selective) processing.

Your response speaks to one of the great tragedies of actually being a photographer. It often causes them to cease to see the beauty of art because they are so consummed with the technologic underpinnings.

Much like the audiophile that listens to his system rather than the music itself. A sad misdirect that again; distances them from that which is important.

These photos have been broadcast all over art/photogaraphy world because they are touching.

Take off your Adobe hat and your Nikon vest and take another look.

They are lovely.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 13:57 UTC
On AP cuts ties with Pulitzer-winning photographer article (166 comments in total)

A smart business decision.

Public respect and trust in the MSM is at an all time low. If we cannot believe in the images we see that trust is further eroded and the economic viability of MSM is further reduced.

Hard on the photographer for sure but the rules are fairly clear.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 22:24 UTC as 93rd comment
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1599 comments in total)
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KL Matt: This system is a major coup and perhaps the road forward for the interchangeable lens camera market. That's huge news. The (here somewhat maligned) camera is proving popular and has captured the attention and imagination of the entire photographic community. Sure, it's not perfect. But the first of its kind rarely is. Nit picking this body's faults is most certainly missing the point, which is: it does indeed work fairly well, apparently. The electronic viewfinder and live view, the operating speed despite massive resolution, the AF (in good light at least), it's all good enough. And those are the key problems no one else had yet been able to master to the degree that they could market a palatable FF mirrorless evf system. And now, here it is. And it's being embraced by many. At this price, it changes everything. DPR's grudging acceptance of this big development puzzles me.

@ Jogger - Good summation. Life-long Canon shooter and all my recent acquisitions are Sony. RX100, RX1, and soon an A7R.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 15:01 UTC
On Integrating the MacBook Air into a pro workflow article (347 comments in total)

Pro workflow starts with Photo Mechanic. Surprised no mention here. Works quite well on the air.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 20:39 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
On CES 2014: Canon Stand Report article (48 comments in total)
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tkbslc: People freaking out because Canon knows this isn't a photography tradeshow.

Fair comment. It is not really the place to introduce something significant.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 13:40 UTC
On CES 2014: Canon Stand Report article (48 comments in total)
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SergioSpain: When companies keep putting out stuff we complain that they're flooding the market. When they don't put any new products out we complain that there's nothing new. We really are a bunch of spoiled little...

You won't hear me complain if they introduce a 36MP HDR sensor and 36MP + lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 13:36 UTC
On CES 2014: Canon Stand Report article (48 comments in total)

Sooooooo…nothing new then.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2014 at 22:27 UTC as 28th comment
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