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On Readers' Showcase: Documentary and Street photography article (90 comments in total)

Some good shots here, but I also do see a lot of people behind cameras too shy to get up close in someone's face, which is to say there is a lot of 'sameness' to the voyeuristic/candid approach of photographing a subject unaware.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2014 at 22:43 UTC as 10th comment

Everyone here knows everything about cameras and the camera industry, and has a valid opinion based on facts and observation, rather than blind brand loyalty or fanboy bias.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 03:51 UTC as 67th comment | 1 reply
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X100T article (91 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: I am just waiting when Fuji drops the "retro look...."

You call it retro, other people call it going back to the basics of camera form and function.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 20:53 UTC
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Svetoslav Popov: This is really pointless, because it doesn't have anything that warrant the use of this technique. On quick glance, everything could've been made with normal filming tech. Exept the skateboarder and the doves. But the pans are so fast that you can't really see the parallax changing in the motion freeze. A waste of resources.

[EDIT] Note to myself: pigeons =|= doves, duhh...

How about experimenting with something that's never been done before, as a point and purpose in itself? I am sure the people who came up with this concept are self-critical and intelligent enough to see that there is room for improvement.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2014 at 20:45 UTC
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balios: Sneaky. They've split the images into a checker-board pattern. A right-click save-as only gets you a tiny portion of the image. Adding to my Monet desktop backgrounds is going to take some work...

Not sneaky. It's designed this way to load and navigate around the entire image faster than a jpg, and to have the best appearance at any zoom level.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 20:50 UTC
On Light Field Cameras - Focusing on the Future article (135 comments in total)

The future is sensors that can 'see' in almost complete darkness, not this gimmick. It's cool, but I don't think consumers care as much.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2014 at 21:55 UTC as 41st comment
On Review: Ona Lima camera strap article (144 comments in total)

Hipster Camera Strap

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 17:13 UTC as 30th comment
On Behind the shot: 'Louisville in Motion' article (42 comments in total)
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RPJG: Lovely, and a nice summary of the workflow!

Does anyone have an idea why he might use After Effects? As far as I know, Premiere Pro can do all of the things he's listed, i.e. "specify the frame rate of the video, trim the video if needed, stabilize hyper-lapses, and export your video into a file that can be read on other computers or editing programs"?

In Premiere Pro (don't know about Elements), you can also change preview quality and keyframing is as simple and intuitive to use as AE. You can't mask in Premiere though as it's not built for compositing.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 19:01 UTC
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fdfgdfgdgf: "DSLRs can capture the moment better than mirrorless, because you're viewing directly, not through an LCD"

That was a good one

I don't know if you were being sarcastic, but all EVFs on the market have a lag that I can't tolerate when shooting. I totally agree with this statement.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2014 at 20:14 UTC

I'm no economist, but based on what I've read and personal experience, my guess to why this is happening are:

Firstly, the increased quality and adoption rate of mobile phone cameras have eaten away at certain digital camera market segments, mostly point-and-shoots, but also the dSLR market.

Secondly, due to an increase in product quality and increase in competition (leading to market saturation), the market has already hit its peak (as all markets do) and is seeing an inevitable decline. Speaking from my own experience, I invested years ago in Canon L lenses, covering all the focal lengths I've needed for the kind of shooting that I do. I haven't had a need or desire to buy a new lens since then. Same with the camera body. I haven't had a need or desire to replace the body because it still works like the day I bought it (4 years ago) and has enough megapixels for me.

Thirdly, decrease in consumer spending due to declining economies in previously high-sales regions.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 19:14 UTC as 120th comment
On Tamrac launches rugged-looking photo messenger bags article (106 comments in total)

Tamrac spelled backward is "Car mat"?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 07:02 UTC as 40th comment | 4 replies
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (921 comments in total)
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knize10: Its a teaser page now but it will end up in the landfill in 5 years.

waste, waste and more waste.

I think you're on the wrong site. Did you mean to navigate to stopwaste.org?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 02:02 UTC
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Jim Evidon: Too little and too late. I bought a Korean knockoff of the RRS grip for a lot less money. I would have bought the new Fuji grip even at the higher price because it looks right with the XPro-1 but, as I said, too little and really very late. The grip together with the Thumbs-up really makes this camera very comfortable to use.


Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 18:23 UTC
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new boyz: It will be nice if they can fit in extra batteries there.

Unnecessary to who? Having two batteries would make it more usable for wedding photography, video production, time lapse, and other applications where extra power is crucial.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 17:58 UTC
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jwalker019: I think it's great they're finally releasing an upgraded grip, but why would they not just have designed the camera properly in the first place?

In response to Samuel - You do have a point there in regards to the camera body, but note that the first grip they released was not 'proper' design, meaning it actually blocks the battery compartment and that thing cost $100. Whether it was intentionally designed that way in anticipation of designing a 'new and improved' grip is another question.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 17:56 UTC
On Battle of the titans: Top ball heads tested article (269 comments in total)
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Nathaniel George Weir: Why does everyone complain complain complain complain in the comments at DPreview? Seriously this is free information for all of us. If you don’t like how they present the article then just move on about your life. I honestly value the comments section in DPreview, but part of the reason I haven't been coming to DPreview is because I’ve become sick of all of the negative comments and feedback from people who have nothing else better to do or say. I understand that DPreview moderators listen to the people in the comments section. But please people:
“If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all"

Maybe DPreview should do what YouTube does, allow users to vote down comments. Comments with several vote-downs are hidden.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2014 at 18:30 UTC

Just played with the cat photo in Camera RAW. I am speechless at the IQ coming from a phablet. This beats images coming from my 5s, which I consider excellent coming from a phone camera.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 01:21 UTC as 15th comment
On 8 months with the Vanguard Up-Rise 33 camera bag article (47 comments in total)
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Mike Minh: A bag review with this degree of detail, including photographic evidence? Is this for real? Can't wait for equally detailed reviews of photographer jeans (degree of abrasiveness on tripods, squeeze-factor of the seams influencing your steady hand during shots, measured colour reflection on subjects for macro shots), photographer socks (how fast do they dry when you have stepped in a puddle?) and inevitably coming, photographer underpants (I leave it to your imagination which details we urgently NEED to know on these).

I all seriousness, an overview article "15 practical bags" or "10 tips on what to look for in a good bag" is more than enough. I mean really, it's a bag, fgs.

This is a website about photography and photo equipment and accessories, and you're complaining about an in-depth review of something totally relevant?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 20:13 UTC

I stopped using my Cokin kit after I realized it's a better process to take multiple exposures and layer in Photoshop or combine to create a HDR. You just get more creative control rather than putting a filter over an entire scene, or even a graduated one.

That said, there is still value in ND filters for example, when you want long exposures to show movement, shooting water, etc., without overexposing.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2013 at 21:12 UTC as 5th comment
On Sigma USB Dock quick review article (139 comments in total)
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slncezgsi: What is actually the real point of this product? When I buy a lens I do not expect to spend time 'fine tuning AF' or some similar nonsense - the lens should work out of the box!

Says the casual photographer.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2013 at 21:39 UTC
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