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On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (298 comments in total)

So what?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 18:10 UTC as 36th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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MtnBikerCalif: Is a µ4/3s sensor but not a µ4/3s camera? I don't see the markings for that on the camera.

Bigger question: will this lens work on the GX7?

Of course not. It's built into the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 17:13 UTC

If they'd just make the thing a bit bigger, they could drive out that upstart Sony RX100 III.

More seriously, this feature escalation threatens to shoot smartphone cameras in the foot. When the next phonecam is as complex as a D4s, the convenience, spontaniety, and creative potential are gone. So where will it stop?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 06:09 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On DxO releases Optics Pro 9.1 article (38 comments in total)

If ACR/Lightroom could marry DxO Optics Pro, we'd have the best of those two worlds. But less competitive innovation.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 03:37 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
On Miniature wide angle lens under development at UCSD article (72 comments in total)
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wkay: Yes, our retina is spherical and we perceive straight lines as straight.

Well, maybe what we call "straight lines" are actually circles. Who knows?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2013 at 16:45 UTC

This is not a camera. But what is it?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2013 at 15:39 UTC as 26th comment
On 50 lessons learned about mobile photography post (74 comments in total)

Silly news item. 50 things is frivolous. How about five? Maybe ten? Who has an interest in all that?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 02:25 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies

With this kind of erratic behavior, what happens to the value of the "Leica" brand name on Panasonic lenses? Might as well call them "McDonalds" lenses. For that matter, what's one to think an M9 is really worth?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 05:26 UTC as 95th comment
On Forum updates article (68 comments in total)

You guys are too much! An answer for everyone's (well, almost everyone's) wish. Please accept thanks and congratulations.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 02:17 UTC as 45th comment
On An iPhone case for Leica lovers post (25 comments in total)

Coming next: A case that makes a D800 pass as an iPhone.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 00:19 UTC as 21st comment
On What The Duck #1390 article (41 comments in total)

Ha-ha? 2.7

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2013 at 02:28 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies
On Introducing... What The Duck on article (62 comments in total)

What?! We don't have to be serious here? Whatever will become of flame wars, trolling, fanboyism? Looking forward to more of the Duck.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2013 at 03:05 UTC as 50th comment
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Anepo: This reward means NOTHING, why? They are giving the awards for the year 2013 with many months left of the year. Many months of possible new cameras and lenses coming out or being made they dont even know about yet until a company reveals it, apparently this prize is just like the nobel peace prize, you can buy it for the right amount. Obama proved that with the nobel peace prize and sony proves it here as well. The year is not even half way through!

Right. I nominate the Panasonic FZ250, the Sony RX200, and the Leica M10. Hope it's not too late?

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2013 at 23:46 UTC
On Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? article (1511 comments in total)

"Here comes everybody."
-- Clay Shirky

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2013 at 14:42 UTC as 7th comment

Don't forget to direct some of your ire at Scott Kelby too -- for example, boycott his training. He's cozily in bed with those #&@! Adobe crooks/robbers/villains ... . Remember, "The friend of my enemy is my enemy."

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 18:48 UTC as 217th comment | 7 replies
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rrr_hhh: I think it is worth repeating it : If you ressent the new subscription policy introduced by Adobe for working with most of their main softwares, go to and sign the petition :

I almost signed up. But upon a little reflection, I couldn't decide which is worse: a software subscription model or participation in online social agitation. And anyway, adding my name to an online petition will simply buy me both these evils. So I pass.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 15:35 UTC
On Theme and Variations article (96 comments in total)
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nawknai: This is like a rich guy suggesting that poor people just earn more money.

I grew up in the 'burbs.

I live in the city now, so I can try some street photography, but landscape photography is on hold until my next vacation.

I second that, a whole lot. Is that's what's called "condescending"?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2013 at 04:04 UTC

Good grief, Charlie Brown!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2013 at 04:23 UTC as 3rd comment
On App tutorial: Give portraits depth with HDR feel post (41 comments in total)
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incoherent1: It surpasses FlorescentElvisonblackvelvet; and definitively removes any shred of credibility from any photographer using it.

What does that mean? Saying coo, coo, great shot? I see a lot of that on DPReview forums, and it's not constructive. "Consructive" means helping to construct, to build on, to grow on. Empty praise doesn't do that.

And in what way is it questioning his credibility? It's offering him something to build on, to construct on. Empty praise doesn't do that.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2013 at 06:03 UTC
On App tutorial: Give portraits depth with HDR feel post (41 comments in total)

One problem is that the dark exposure you did was insufficient to recover the problem areas. It would have worked out better if you had by some other means got rid of the blown areas on forehead, nose, and cheeks before doing the rest of the processing. Given that you can't have a raw image to start with, one way to recover the blown areas in computer-based processing is to paint a light tint into them.

If the bright areas had not been specular white, it could have worked out.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2013 at 23:27 UTC as 16th comment
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