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It was a predictable uproar, if you read the article. It contained statements about Leica images being more detailed and crisp because there is no mirror. That's throwing down the fanboy gauntlet. : )

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2013 at 18:47 UTC as 67th comment
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Preview preview (349 comments in total)
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matteov: Am I the only one who is not very impressed about the sharpness of this lens? Also the photo of the boat, shot at f/6,3 is not very sharp IMHO.

To me it looks sharp on the boat (sharp enough at their default sharpening settings, which I think are fairly conservative) and the background looks like it is very slightly out of the depth of field, not surprising.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2013 at 20:41 UTC

Sounds like they are well on there way to making The Chicago Sun Times a blog. Newspapers always kill their strengths, and expand their weaknesses.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2013 at 21:50 UTC as 76th comment | 2 replies
On Photographer captures concert with DSLR-mounted GoPro article (76 comments in total)
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GradyPhilpott: I can't figure out why there are so many negative people on this site. Does it really take that much brain-power to understand what this video is all about?

Sure, there's nothing earth-shattering about the technique, but it is what is and I would think that photographers could just take it at face value, without all the obtuse, negative comments.

I wish they would just turn off comments for these types of stories.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 22:21 UTC

Perhaps you can do another article discussing which apps play nice with easy home printing straight from the phone. We bought a Canon MX890 wireless printer a while back and I keep a stack of 4x6 photo paper in the top loader for phone prints. Works like a charm and the prints look great. Much more fun than waiting for the mail.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2013 at 19:43 UTC as 16th comment | 7 replies

Wow, excellent article. Enjoyed it very much, thanks.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2013 at 23:51 UTC as 28th comment
On Panasonic DMC G6 preview (199 comments in total)
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DerpyWebber: Wow, that looks like a Leica S.

It does a little. I'm sure someone sells red Leica dots you can stick over the G.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2013 at 01:22 UTC

If the set-up were on a bicycle I'd be impressed. It would give the subjects a chance to run him down.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 15:37 UTC as 112th comment
On Nikon D7100 Hands-on Preview preview (493 comments in total)

Looks like it is competitive for high iso, but not any kind of killer sensor. The K5s has slightly better noise, and the OMD looks about as good. The X-E1 is very smooth like is has a little too much noise reduction on-chip. So buy the camera for the other features, and know that it will be just fine as far as IQ goes.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2013 at 21:35 UTC as 71st comment
On World Press Photo announces 2013 contest winners article (298 comments in total)
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Digitall: Too much PP for photojournalism pictures?

This I can agree on. Many of them look like overdone landscapes or model shots. It's like being a print journalist and insisting on using a flowery font for all your articles. Gets in the way of the story.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2013 at 02:20 UTC
On Olympus m.Zuiko 17mm F1.8 first impressions and samples article (255 comments in total)

I have the 45 and 20 with an OMD and this lens looks very much in the ballpark with those two sharpness wise. I don't know what people are seeing when they look at these images, but here's a tip: look for the area that is actually in focus when judging how sharp the shot is. It's not always the eyes. Olympus eye detection is not perfect, especially in dim light.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2013 at 00:30 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply

Significant price drop, which is good. Makes room for a better, more expensive zoom eventually.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 02:33 UTC as 32nd comment
On IMG_3036b_2 in the Waves challenge (2 comments in total)

Lovely light. Always fun to see a small sensor camera win these things.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2013 at 21:46 UTC as 1st comment

If it's newsworthy you'd be better off selling it yourself , after registering the copyright.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2013 at 16:56 UTC as 3rd comment
On New image viewing options for forums article (162 comments in total)

This is the single biggest improvement to the forums I have seen (well the new moderators are good too). Love being able to pull up a larger version as a slide show, with the loupe if the photos are larger. Makes looking at the photographs more fun. Thanks, and nice job.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2013 at 21:50 UTC as 40th comment
On The Lightroom catalog article (315 comments in total)
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acidic: It should be noted that just because the LR Catalog file is backed up does not mean the image files are backed up. Someone will undoubtedly confuse the two and will lose their image files as a result.

My biggest gripe with LR is that it lacks metadata import/export functionality. It would be nice to be able to export IPTC/EXIF data form a catalog (or subset of the catalog) as a .csv file, as well as import that data back in. Many image databases allow this, so I'm sure Adobe is more than capable of adding such a feature.

Lightroom creates a copy of the imported raw according to your needs. You have to have a copy even to see it on the screen, a jpeg preview. You need a high res copy to work on images at 100 percent. But you can tell Lightroom how long to hold on to these previews (a month, etc) so that too much space isn't used. If you go back to look at older images, new previews are created.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 28, 2012 at 21:32 UTC
On The Lightroom catalog article (315 comments in total)
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Gregm61: Having to import images "into" Lightroom......flat sucks. That's all there is to it. I just want a program that will open up any file I have on my computer.....from where I originally put it. Photoshop does that, and that's all I need.

Lightroom works for me. I have it create new folders for each import (unless I wan't images added to an existing folder). I can tell it to copy the images or just add them from the existing location (useful if you have already put them in a folder where you want). It doesn't store images away in some secret location...they are right where I want them, in my case on a couple mirrored external drives.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 28, 2012 at 21:26 UTC
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Apewithacamera: They all look soft and whats with all the CA coming through the tree branches? :(

Take a look at the portrait of the man in the blue coat. The eyes are a little soft at %100 because it seems front-focused a touch, but the teeth and lips have incredible detail. You just have to search the images to find where the plane of focus actually is.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 22:42 UTC
On PT3C9199 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

I assume he was trying to show how it looks at extremes, and you can assume that stopping down will make it better.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2012 at 21:29 UTC as 4th comment
On PT3C9253-ACR-processed photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Another good shot, and a good lens test too. Looks sharp, though it has that slightly smooth look that I assume is from the AA filter.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2012 at 21:27 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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