sigala1

sigala1

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On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' article (334 comments in total)

Even in an April Fools joke, Olympus can't fix the shutter shock problem or include a free lens hood.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 17:29 UTC as 176th comment
On Instagram updated for iOS 7 post (3 comments in total)

I take back my last comment. I sized an image to 640x640, copied it to my iPhone, and then sent it on to Instagram, and it's displaying as a 640 x 640 image on Instagram.

I wish Instagram had just explained that in their release announcement. Maybe they think the vast majority of their users are too stupid to care about that nerdy stuff.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2013 at 23:58 UTC as 2nd comment
On Instagram updated for iOS 7 post (3 comments in total)

As far as I can tell, same 612 x 612 resolution photos, but now they are being upsized to 640 pixels, resulting in blurry unsharp photos.

What am I missing?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2013 at 03:24 UTC as 3rd comment

The Mavica may seem stupid today, but remember that computers from the 1990s didn't have USB ports, and prior to Windows XP in 2001, even if your computer did have a USB port, it didn't work unless you installed drivers for it, which probably required you to type in cryptic DOS commands.

So recording to floppy disk was a creative solution from Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2013 at 12:57 UTC as 18th comment

The cheapest entry-level DSLR is going to be a lot more practical than the most expensive "professional" film DSLR with this insert.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2013 at 18:30 UTC as 60th comment | 2 replies
On 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months article (591 comments in total)

So the author of this article is using a very expensive RX1 to take mediocre photos. I haven't learned much.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 15:07 UTC as 104th comment

Just what the world needed, another filter that adds fake film grain and vignetting.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2013 at 19:06 UTC as 4th comment
On Roundup: Digital Cameras for Kids article (64 comments in total)

What about an iPod touch?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2013 at 01:38 UTC as 16th comment
On Exposure: Finn Beales post (15 comments in total)
In reply to:

Ivan Lietaert: So glad dpreview is reminding us on a weekly basis that one can only make artistic photos with an iPhone! plug plug plug

Well other smartphones suck compared to Apple; people who own ugly Samsung Galaxies feel very little inspiration to use it as a poor-quality camera.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 17:18 UTC
On Exposure: Finn Beales post (15 comments in total)
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Wayne Pilling: Why the need for such speed? What's wrong with taking a 'better quality' image on a camera that shoots raw, then processing it in say, LR? You then email it to the patiently waiting world from your work station! Too much to ask?

He should get a Canon 6D. It has a wireless function so it automatically sends photos to the mobile phone. That way, he can instantly upload 6D-quality photos to Instagram, and have a 6D-quality raw file for future editing.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2013 at 17:27 UTC
On Breaking out of Instagram's square mold post (14 comments in total)

People are violating the spirit of Instagram by using borders to make the photos rectangular.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 17:53 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies
On Exposure: Luis Rodriguez post (35 comments in total)

Bruce McL wrote: "On a phone you can edit and publish as you are photographing. No other equipment is required. That ability is what makes using a phone different from using traditional cameras."

So people want to be acknowledged as Fine Art Photographers, but they are too lazy to copy the photos from the camera to a computer. OK.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2013 at 15:26 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies

These iphone articles don't make any sense. Yeah, it has a good camera for a phone, but at $650 it isn't cheap. My LX7 is so much better a camera for half the price, and you can even buy extra batteries for it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2013 at 02:18 UTC as 12th comment | 10 replies
On India, Instagram and a smartphone post (55 comments in total)
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sigala1: Why did the guy have to drop from a full-frame DSLR to a smartphone?

Surely there are many in-between cameras that are small and non-intimidating yet offer much better image quality than a smartphone. My Panasonic LX7, for example, blows away my iPhone, but you can easily hold it one handed.

It's easier to use one device sure. But for an extra 60 seconds of work to take the SD card out of a real camera and plut into an iPhone so you can upload the JPEGs to Instagram, you can also have high-quality RAW files to use for other purposes later.

Why not use small but high-quality camera like a Sony RX1?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 15:30 UTC
On India, Instagram and a smartphone post (55 comments in total)
In reply to:

sigala1: Why did the guy have to drop from a full-frame DSLR to a smartphone?

Surely there are many in-between cameras that are small and non-intimidating yet offer much better image quality than a smartphone. My Panasonic LX7, for example, blows away my iPhone, but you can easily hold it one handed.

Apple sells an adapter that lets you take the SD card out of a camera and plug it into an iOS device and then it automatically imports JPEG files.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2013 at 23:29 UTC
On India, Instagram and a smartphone post (55 comments in total)

Why did the guy have to drop from a full-frame DSLR to a smartphone?

Surely there are many in-between cameras that are small and non-intimidating yet offer much better image quality than a smartphone. My Panasonic LX7, for example, blows away my iPhone, but you can easily hold it one handed.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2013 at 22:18 UTC as 8th comment | 5 replies
On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix S800c Review article (79 comments in total)
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BingoCharlie: So glad we got this review. Forget the NEX-6, GH3, XE-1, and 6D. A review of the Coolpix S800c is what DPR users have been clamoring for.

This review doesn't answer any of the important questions.

How well does the Netflix streaming app work?

How much batter life for listening to MP3s?

Does it even make phone calls?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2013 at 22:25 UTC
On 10 tips for better mobile photography post (14 comments in total)
In reply to:

pugilist: what are "complimentary colors"?

Colors that tell you how good a job you're doing. "Wow, great photo!"

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2013 at 16:26 UTC
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RedDog Steve: JUST SAY NO ! to lossy formats.
Adobe will ruin the future of .dng.
The whole idea was to have a 'future-proof' open archival format.
Compression is OK, but lossy compression is not.

rd

"Adobe will ruin the future of .dng."

Adobe is offering this as an OPTION and not something you have to do. Adobe is making DNG better by making it more versatile.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2012 at 14:20 UTC
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G Davidson: Sounds very good. Major reasons to use Raw for me are white balance corrections, adding my own choice of sharpening and, of course, more flexibility with exposure. In all these cases, a lossy Raw would be a lot more useful than a jpeg and these days Raw files are just getting too big to store, growing at a much faster rate than hard drive sizes.

I think all manufacturers should include a 'save to DNG' option, as the format will definitely be more survivable than their jumble of proprietary ones. Or it's part, if Adobe is going to have newer versions that are incompatible with their older software, there should be free tools to 'convert' them to be usable. It's not much of an open format if there aren't free tools avaliable to access it.

"adding my own choice of sharpening"

Yes, one of my biggest annoyances at out-of-camera JPEGs is that they have sharpening which can't be turned off (even when dialed down) and introduces sharpening halos which you are stuck with.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2012 at 14:18 UTC
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