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Isca: Without the Russians war in Europe could have dragged on. The fighting, the harsh winter, all stretched Hitler and the German army to its absolute limits before it succumbed. As we all know from Hollywood the US won the war on the western front singlehandedly.

Beautiful image - interesting that photojournalism has all of these constraints on representation today and yet many of the iconic images of the second war seem to have been staged.

peevee, Are you kidding when you say that the other alies such as the British, Canadians, Australians, etc were not essential? If so, then you need to read up on your history books. The US entered the war late in the game and I agree were an essential part. Do not however underestimate the fact that the British with it's allies held off the Nazis for several years before this, and that D Day was a joint effort and not won by the US alone.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 18:45 UTC

What a great shot. More credit should be given to the Russians for defeating Nazi Germany with a Russian death toll of over 25 million people. However, I can't commend Stalin for having killed millions in his own country in order to eliminate opposition.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 16:56 UTC as 53rd comment | 7 replies
On LensRentals tests Lomography's Petzval lens article (28 comments in total)
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Jogger: Being a hipster is expensive.

Takes one to know one.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 18:48 UTC
On Review: Ona Lima camera strap article (142 comments in total)
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Gesture: Real photographers = no wrist or neck straps; no camera cases; no lens caps; no UV filters. And I am serious.

Real photographers = no wrist or neck straps; no camera cases; no lens caps; no UV filters. And I am serious=

You like the way the 'real man' Kai holds his cameras with his tiny finger tips like a real man holding a stinky diaper.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 17:19 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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Arpad Lukacs: When I said to a Fuji rep that the X-T1 looks a LITTLE BIT like the Sony A7, he gave me a really dirty look. Even though the next thing I was going to say was that the X-T1 looks much better. Too late, damage done.

Impossible for a full frame dslr with mirror etc to be the same size as this Fuji. Nikon would have to design a mirrorless camera with new lenses and mount for full frame to reduce the size.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 20:14 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1048 comments in total)
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ondrejbobek: Not bad, but 1D-X has faster fps, more sRAW options and stiil better(?) AF fort sports (much, much faster USM lenses)... hopefully better colors are true (from D600/D4/D800 its really hard to work with this "in tests great sensors").

The D4, D4s, DF sensor is made by Nikon. The other FX cameras use Sony sensors.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 14:57 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1048 comments in total)
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Chris_in_Osaka: Mine is bigger than yours!

It has nothing to do with 'Mine is bigger than yours' It's built for professional use and abuse. It's not a walk around camera for casual users and street shooters. It's built like a tank for a reason and size matters if you are using very large lenses like the one's that you will see at sport events.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 14:53 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1048 comments in total)
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Lux Painter: I want that sensor in a small and light weight body (D600 or smaller and lighter)!

NO chance I will ever buy a D4-sized body.

"Another small change worth mentioning is the camera's ability to use the Auto ISO feature while in manual exposure mode. This allows you to choose a shutter speed and an aperture setting and let the camera decide on the necessary ISO."

Seriously?! Don't tell me the D4 couldn't do that! That's how I use AutoISO 80% of the time (D700/800)

The Nikon DF has that iso feature in M mode.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 13:51 UTC
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kimchiflower: They look the same except for an added converter lens on the end. Aside from the 8.5mm, I can't see what the other can offer that is not already available.

I suspect these will be manual focus only, and the 12 & 25mm are already suitab;e covered by other MFT glass.

It's nice to see choice and another manufacturer signing up, but these would have to mainly compete on price.

They look like premium lenses. I think that they will be expensive.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 15:40 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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digiart: Nikon should be taking notes...
This seems to be a gem of a camera. The right mix of analog and digital.
Retro style camera done right.

Agreed. Having both the DF and this Fuji would be great.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 23:26 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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Matt1645f4: Can we start talking about a cameras ability to take still images, rather than any inability or poor video mode? This Camera screams out its Photographic ability, So stop bitching and moaning about video!!

Like shooting a machine gun and hoping that you hit the target. Not sure you can call that thoughtful photography. Won't require any skills on your part.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 23:23 UTC
On Using third-party lenses on Sony Cyber-shot a7 / a7R article (490 comments in total)
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The Scurvy Dog of PR: Jesus! Stop using Auto ISO. I NEVER use it. How stupid is that? I have an NEX-7 I ONLY use with old 3rd party lenses and love it. I'm sorry the reviewer 'doesn't get it', but they continue this rant through the entire review. Get over it already!

Nice guy! Go back to learning how to speak with respect.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 17:19 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1616 comments in total)
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Bamboojled: And once again, the Df continues to get the most attention and the most posts of any camera that DPReview has reviewed in recent history.

Nikon obviously did something right.

One more thing fmian. There is a reason why Nikon chose to use a mode dial instead of a AUTO option on the shutter dial. This camera is designed to use all former nikkor lenses and most of these lenses don't have an A function on the aperture ring. You obviously haven't used the DF enough to understand why they designed it the way they did. Putting an AUTO option on the shutter dial would have been pointless. And, don't lecture me on using older cameras. I have been using them for more years than you have been on this planet. You behave like a snotty little pretentious school boy.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 04:14 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1616 comments in total)
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Bamboojled: And once again, the Df continues to get the most attention and the most posts of any camera that DPReview has reviewed in recent history.

Nikon obviously did something right.

You are such a bullshiter. You obviously know nothing about cameras. That small dial allows you to use different modes. This is not an old camera but a camera which combines digital and analog. Changing the shutter speed dial will work in speed mode or manual mode, not in aperture mode. You need to take a basic course in photography and should stay away from these forums. You make yourself look so ridiculous.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 03:43 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1616 comments in total)
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photosen: Baby boomer trophy camera? Nothing wrong with that, particularly if they recycled existing parts. For those of us who never really worked with film era cameras, we can just shrug and move on. On a more practical note *for me*: that 6D keeps looking good!

Josh, you use the word fanboy as if I am a Nikon advocate. It's so easy to dismiss someone's opinion by calling them fanboys. This is my very first nikon in over 35 years of photography. You can call me whatever you want, but certainly not a Nikon fanboy. I have always used Olympus cameras and most recently a Sony A850 with Minolta lenses. I would have purchased another camera if other companies had manufactured a camera like the DF. Nikon gets my money this time, like it or not.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 03:27 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1616 comments in total)
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fmian: Such an atrocious camera design on the Nikon. The on off switch is fiddly to use, the mode dial needs to be pulled to adjust, the shutter dial has a locking button but you can force the dial without pressing the button anyway. The front dial requires you to dig a fingernail into it to rotate. The ISO dial and lock require awkward finger placement to use, the fake leather is different on the front compared to the back, and it feels so light you have to wonder if its really metal.
Also, the lcd panel on the top is so small it doesn't have anything more than the basic info on it. Which you're meant to be able to see on the dials anyway. But because this camera design tries to do everything at once, it doesn't do any one particular thing well.
I've used manual film cameras from the 60's and this camera is nothing like those. Have we really gone backwards with this sort of thing?
Another nail in Nikons impending coffin.

Oh I forgot, one more thing fmain
Please go away!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 21:35 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1616 comments in total)
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fmian: Such an atrocious camera design on the Nikon. The on off switch is fiddly to use, the mode dial needs to be pulled to adjust, the shutter dial has a locking button but you can force the dial without pressing the button anyway. The front dial requires you to dig a fingernail into it to rotate. The ISO dial and lock require awkward finger placement to use, the fake leather is different on the front compared to the back, and it feels so light you have to wonder if its really metal.
Also, the lcd panel on the top is so small it doesn't have anything more than the basic info on it. Which you're meant to be able to see on the dials anyway. But because this camera design tries to do everything at once, it doesn't do any one particular thing well.
I've used manual film cameras from the 60's and this camera is nothing like those. Have we really gone backwards with this sort of thing?
Another nail in Nikons impending coffin.

fmain, you sound like you are really exhausted trying to use this camera. You make it sound so terrible. I would hate to see you run a marathon. I don't think it would be very healthy for you to use SUCH a complicated camera.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 21:28 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1616 comments in total)
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photosen: Baby boomer trophy camera? Nothing wrong with that, particularly if they recycled existing parts. For those of us who never really worked with film era cameras, we can just shrug and move on. On a more practical note *for me*: that 6D keeps looking good!

I totally agree with you. I am not concerned about being wrong. I fullly understand that this camera is not for everyone, but some people seem to think that we are idiots if we buy this camera. Also I am not posting rebuttals to every person. If I did I would be spending all my time here.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 19:53 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1616 comments in total)
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fmian: Such an atrocious camera design on the Nikon. The on off switch is fiddly to use, the mode dial needs to be pulled to adjust, the shutter dial has a locking button but you can force the dial without pressing the button anyway. The front dial requires you to dig a fingernail into it to rotate. The ISO dial and lock require awkward finger placement to use, the fake leather is different on the front compared to the back, and it feels so light you have to wonder if its really metal.
Also, the lcd panel on the top is so small it doesn't have anything more than the basic info on it. Which you're meant to be able to see on the dials anyway. But because this camera design tries to do everything at once, it doesn't do any one particular thing well.
I've used manual film cameras from the 60's and this camera is nothing like those. Have we really gone backwards with this sort of thing?
Another nail in Nikons impending coffin.

The minolta srt-101 was released in the late 60's and early 70's.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 16:24 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1616 comments in total)
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photosen: Baby boomer trophy camera? Nothing wrong with that, particularly if they recycled existing parts. For those of us who never really worked with film era cameras, we can just shrug and move on. On a more practical note *for me*: that 6D keeps looking good!

This is exactly what you should do 'shrug and move on'. Nothing wrong with that. The camera is not for you. There are other cameras for you. One more thing, the camera is not a trophy camera and will be used extensively by people who can appreciate it and know how to use it's interface.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 16:16 UTC
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