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Oh my gosh, it's the same arm... http://www.dpreview.com/articles/4022792628/artists-create-imaginary-friend-selfie-arm-for-lone-travelers
BUT this one actually holding the camera. Arms are everywhere, run and hide!

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 10:41 UTC as 67th comment | 1 reply
On Readers' Showcase: Steve Badger article (110 comments in total)

Isn't it amazing when people say 'seen these pictures 1000 times before', "not original" etc? Everything has been photograph to death (or even painted) thus making photography more boring than ever. Some people still find the location, get there at the right time and posses the right set of skills to capture 'nice' images - Steve did exactly that. Considering Australia's coastline is 25,760 kilometers, or a little over 16,000 miles, long, there are slim chances the pictures of exactly the same spot are out there. Even if they were, Steve's 'captures' are unique - and he does it extremely well. Good on ya Steve!

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2015 at 02:33 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies

Nikon users are familiar with some Sigma lenses and LV problem. It now mitigated to Canon....Random? I wouldn't think so...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 21:33 UTC as 3rd comment


Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2015 at 12:12 UTC as 35th comment
On Nikon D5500 Review preview (342 comments in total)
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Lightweight003: Another half-baked/half-hearted upgrade being toted as a new model from Nikon. SAdvice to Nikon: wait a bit longer before launching a "new" model - and WHEN you do launch a new model make it worth YOUR while AND ours, thank you.
More's the pity some people are getting excited about this "new" DSLR.
Nikon's approach is really starting to irk me now. (Don't they WANT to sell cameras? Don't they want to increase their share of the market? Don't they want a good reputation for producing reliable, great quality products that show REAL innovative flair???
They've made the D5500 smaller, why? - (Are they targeting kids or "small people" with this model)??? - so small that they had to leave out the GPS, what a bummer!!! They also brought out the D810 - WITHOUT installing DUAL Digic 4 Processors, - ditto the D4s, - whuch, theoretically would have seen an increase in FPS, hi ISO quality, etc on these 2 models.

Why do you think Nikon had you in mind when creating this camera? Take 'you' out of this and think about NEW customers they want to lure in their camp. For NEW customers 5300 is an OLD model, they want a new one. They are not upgrading, comparing features of the model this replaces - they are comparing it against other things in the same price bracket and THIS has a decent feature set to offer. It is not 7200, 610 or 810 - it is what it is. Yes, people are excited about the NEW camera, my friend just bought 5300 (old one) and she is learning slowly how to use it - comparing it to her previous Panasonic P&S. Because that is HER reference being a new Nikon customer... BTW, she could have bought the top of the range: yet she is aware her skills are not a match (it's called being 'realistic' and I respect that).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2015 at 10:24 UTC

very nice, #3 shows the strengths of this lens, without doubts....

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 12:45 UTC as 81st comment
On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (506 comments in total)
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luxor2: 50 million more funding, that will disappear soon and like many poorly thought out products, will enrich the principals and leave the investors out in the cold.

Investors are one side; I rather think of those who bought in this technology and depend on their 'viewer' software. If the company dies out, the camera won't stop working - yet to see the results will get difficult...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 02:28 UTC
On Rode unveils RodeLink wireless audio system article (21 comments in total)
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Miki Nemeth: The Rodelink will support "transmitting a 24-bit/44.1k signal". I tried to find similar information about the Sony UWP-D and Sennheiser G3 systems, but I found nothing. Maybe I didn't serch too hard.
I am eyeing on a Sony $100 ECM-AW4 (having an external mic jack, too) Bluetooth microphone set. Why should I pay four times more for the Rodelink?

Nobody is asking you to pay 4 times more for something you don't need. 100m distance is about 4 times what Bluetooth device would cover at its best, so distance-wise you get what you pay for. Rode as a brand is a bit niche, audiophiles look at this stuff differently. You started with the price tag, which is fine. And you are right, other MFGs use G1-G3 bands (and you may have noticed the higher the band, the more expensive they get). Sennheiser G3 system starts at $600+, so this Rode kit (which I have no doubts is desirable stuff if in line what their other products are like) is competitive price-wise, despite as some say uses consumer 2.4gHz band.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 22:20 UTC

Cannot magnify the image: does it have a small writing on the side saying 'objects are closer than they appear'...?Seriously, this is the next thing on all phones - they are looking how to save money and one camera less is a big saving....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 06:00 UTC as 22nd comment

Is everybody today low on coffee? It may have only 1.2MP, the same as my first digital camera years ago - but look where we are now. Sanrky comments coming from people who in most cases rely on the same Sony sensor technology? If you cannot see this as a step forward, bad luck. In no time some of this will get into larger sensor cameras and more MP - and that is newsworthy. It's just a bit further from the nose some cannot see past.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 00:34 UTC as 64th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1418 comments in total)
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Stephan Def: This is still NOT going to make me buy Nikons grossly overpriced FF - Lenses (aka holy trinity). The very least I would have expected is in-Body stabilization, so that older FF Glass can work stabilized, however even Nikons current Glass is not stabilized on FF.

Other than that, DSLR is getting really old, there are tons of missing state-of-the-art features. Also Nikon has discontinued their capture nx2 software and are not saying a word about jpeg quality or addtional in-camera processing options.

Overall I will be looking into other options. Sony A58 can be had for a fraction of the price (like 370€) has in-body stabilization and excellent jpeg quality with very many processing and shooting options. It also supports a wagon-load of very good lenses at reasonable prices all of that at a very high-quality 20MP.

I think Nikon is very confused about their technology and product line-up, they look desperate to me, with no coherent & future proof strategy going forward.

You like your Sony, that's good. You want gimmicks (state-of-the-art features), good for you. I agree about CNX2 as I use it and would like to see it being refreshed. But - hat down for keeping the same mount for decades, not changing it every 2 years and relying on adaptors. It takes determination to do it and make it usable in 21 century (aka aperture control in video, pure mechanics)
You should have learnt, C&N won't have in-body VR soon

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 14:07 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1418 comments in total)
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shutterbud: Remember when the release of a new camera actually meant something? Nikon, you must think we're chumps. You refuse to make the one camera which millions have been lusting after for years but continue to bring out rehashed parts-bin efforts stuffed into effectively the same body. D600- fail. D610- the D600 only built properly, still with a STUPID AF module from a DX camera. D800- fail; a good idea in theory but NOT BUILT PROPERLY. So we got the D810- midlife refresh hailed by your photo chums as The Second Coming. Sooo, now what have we got? OH! It's another D6xx series, "cleverly" marketted as a "fast" , pro camera.
We're not idiots you know.
IF this has been the first affordable FX model three years ago, with a D400 on the way, then yeah, fair play. But Nikon cameras are beginning to look like attention-grabbing stop-gaps using components designed years ago while the designers await the Fiat of the marketting men.

Well, some of us Nikon users find this camera interesting, I (eventually) would like if my D7100 had the aperture control in video, (eventually) would like tilting screen as after few back surgeries gettting low perspective poses as a challenge and the WiFi could (eventually) come handy, as same as the larger pixels with less noise. So, it may, eventually, be my next camera... bcause I don't need 1/32000 second or 126 NEF frames buffer ahooting at 15 fps (I barely notice my D7100 has a buffer 'problem' as I think before pressing the shutter button). Each to its own.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 10:01 UTC

Like the mozzie! The ones I usually look at are in the red puddle, this is refreshing...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 15:58 UTC as 23rd comment
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op1318: So, i guess the bottom line must be something like "never publish any of your photographs to Wikimedia". I am quite sure Mr Slater learnt this lesson (the hard way).

Or if you are the monkey who stole the camera and took some shots, keep the card at least..or the whole lot and run for the bushes....then show it to your 'relatives' and laugh till the battery lasts. Finally, destroy everything by throwing it in crock infested waters..

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 09:30 UTC
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Advent1sam: Why is he even bothered, it was not taken by him and if he did not want the monkey playing with his camera he should not of handed it to him or published the images "from the monkey" which is the core point all artistic right is with the monkey; has anybody even bothered to ask the monkey what he thinks! Mr Slater has no right or ownership of the images any more once he declared how/who took them, sorry he should stop winging and grow up.

@MPerks : but the monkey got a nice shot. too bad he neither can sign model release form or claim the copyright. The best of all - the monkey had a fun moment and could not care less what happens next: he may even find some fermenting fruit and drop dead drunk!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 09:25 UTC

EhXsan (DPR member who replied in the original post) got the point for being right!
But. we can expect some nice pictures, its such a colourful country...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 18:25 UTC as 70th comment
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (205 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: Warning: This camera is NOT designed nor made for geeks around. Just for normal people who print 5x7 and share memories rather than DXO charts.

Normal people who zoom in to 1248mm hand held? I'd like to see that.Another example 'marketing gone insane' in quest to have the highest numbers out there...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 04:11 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1601 comments in total)
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Zeisschen: "Nikon lost in hall of mirrors"


Perhaps 'locked' in the hall of mirrors but at least not replacing the mount every new generation of cameras they make. Not everyone needs to go mirrorless and rely on EVF - some people prefer OVF 9and thus mirror) despite the bulk it brings along. The fact I don't need the 800/810 doesn't mean I should criticize it for some random reason...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 06:11 UTC
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Bruce McL: Apple does not use everything that they patent. This is common knowledge. It is also common practice in the tech industry. Every company takes out more patents than they use.

Yet you wrote “Apple aiming to use...” as the title of the article. There is nothing in the article that supports this statement. The closest you come to that is using “could” and “might” in the last paragraph.

I understand you get more page views if you put made up things about Apple in headlines, but the cost is that it makes you look stupid.

True, they 'aim' to use it. But this latest Apple 'patent frenzy' has an aim to sue, sue and sue more. This chapter is Apple's history is reminiscence of what already happened. This time, though, there is no SJ to pull out and salvage the ship. Bureaucrats have taken over and, sadly, they might share the same 'vision' Kodak had at time.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2014 at 03:04 UTC
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Meuh: @Jokica people have been wanting pentax to do this for years now ;)

Hassled do something similar with there MF camera's,


agree, that just shows true face of Apple Co. 'H4D-200MS utilizes Hasselblad's patented piezo frame module, which now captures 6 shots and combines them into an astounding 200 megapixel file.'.... apple's rip-off is called 'iOS'. Oh, and despite the name, it does not stabilise the image...

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2014 at 09:33 UTC
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