RedFox88

RedFox88

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Cipher: Do people buy magazines anymore?

Wow, only 3,000,000 magazines sold in the USA anymore. Talk about fast death! Divided between 100 of different mags!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2015 at 03:08 UTC
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SoundMix: National Geographic did the same thing to its staff photographers around 15 years ago. NGS did not want to pay retirement/health benefits/401k match anymore. Many other creative types were released at the same time...I was one of them. Many of us continued to work for them freelance. Going freelance I was able to triple my salary with them until I retired. Go figure.

Hopefully the SI photographers will do OK.

I can make up a story like that too!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2015 at 03:05 UTC
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pdqgp: Meh, I feel for them, but they will very likely be hired back as freelance contractors. It will save the company money and free up the photogs to do other things too.

...right.... I want to be fired and hired on part time so I can do "other things" rather than work earning a paycheck. Few people would prefer one full time job instead of 2 part time jobs of which neither then will provide benefits: medical or retirement savings.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2015 at 03:04 UTC
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Impulses: I wonder what they paid those guys and what the half dozen photogs that do the swimsuit issue earn... ;p

I believe one photographer does the swimsuits and it's not a sports photographer.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2015 at 03:00 UTC
On Fujifilm releases XQ2 premium compact article (57 comments in total)
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nerd2: f2=f2=f2 and we have f1.7 lens in out pocket!

It's f/1.8 and of course only at its shortest focal length. Aperture will get smaller in a hurry as you zoom!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 17:09 UTC
On Fujifilm releases XQ2 premium compact article (57 comments in total)

DPR: 2/3" is really 1/1.5". Use common nomenclature to make it not sound like a much bigger image sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 17:07 UTC as 17th comment | 5 replies
On Quick Look: The art of the unforeground article (84 comments in total)

Thing is, the sand pic has a foreground element: the ripples in the sand. Try again!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 14:21 UTC as 24th comment | 5 replies
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viking79: Thanks! The hands on photos are very helpful to judge size, the lenses aren't quite as bad (large) as I was initially thinking. They are definitely not compact though.

They are mockups. Real lenses could be a different design completely. Sony has done this mockups under glass things for years to try and show buyers they have real stuff coming up. No idea why why do it. It look amateurish.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 23:21 UTC
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Jonathan F/2: Nikon is starting the new year off on the right foot. I think we'll be seeing some butt kicking form them this year! I think the sleeping giant is about to wake up!

What r u talking about "sleeping"? They put out several dslrs last year.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 17:15 UTC
On Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500 article (267 comments in total)
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Sad Joe: Nikon like Canon needs to get it mirrorless cameras sorted- now that would be worth DPNEWS giving a new Nikon such airtime - the EOS-M (hated by almost everyone I have two and I love them) and the 1 series have totally failed and DSLR sales continue to fall as does their retail price. This is affecting Nikon much more than Canon for two important reasons: 1: Canon rely far less than Nikon upon camera sales - so Canon can stand the pressure for longer. 2: Nikon have to give SONY a high percentage of their profits for each camera sold as they rely on Sony for sensors. Again Canon can play the waiting game - and do.

High percentage? Unlikely. I've heard aps-c sensors cost about $50 these days. And profit is what is left after paying for materials and labor. A sensor is a part and a part alone.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 22:37 UTC
On Show us your best shot of 2014 article (101 comments in total)
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Jim Salvas: One guy just uploaded 24 photos with this tag. That's pretty needy, fella.

There's nothing to "win" here.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2015 at 15:50 UTC
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crashpc: Please, add some older camera models in the comparison tool. It has been said many times and it would make good reference. I'm sure you'll find your time for 4-6 models... THX

So... you want them to add old cameras you can't buy new anymore instead of working on new reviews?! It'd take someone weeks (maybe 6 weeks) to aggressive 6 cameras and you'd upset some by not putting their old camera in just "for fun"

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2014 at 13:30 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1833 comments in total)
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Tap0: "The main competitor to the D750 is Canon's EOS 6D"..... the main competitor to the D750 is the D610 ....

Yes, the d750 is a warmed over d610 with cosmetic changes.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 04:52 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1833 comments in total)
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RedFox88: A bit of a contradiction, DPR: you can't have a Pro being "best in class burst mode" but a Con being "limited buffer affects continuous shooting". They cancel each other out. Fouls on both teams: replay the down.

But it's a pro and a con in the review. No disputing that fact.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 04:52 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1833 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Time to break out the Platinum award!

Not for a d610 in a cosmetic makeover as many nikon users have complained.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 04:51 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1833 comments in total)

A bit of a contradiction, DPR: you can't have a Pro being "best in class burst mode" but a Con being "limited buffer affects continuous shooting". They cancel each other out. Fouls on both teams: replay the down.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 04:46 UTC as 423rd comment | 6 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1231 comments in total)
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Jackinthebox: just what does "optional" mean for wifi? I would very much like this camera but do want GPS and wifi to be able to control the camera from an Android device.

Links don't work here. Sorry dude.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 00:57 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1231 comments in total)
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Jackinthebox: just what does "optional" mean for wifi? I would very much like this camera but do want GPS and wifi to be able to control the camera from an Android device.

Wifi doesn't go through metal well, dude.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 00:47 UTC
On Sony Alpha 77 II firmware update improves AF speed article (153 comments in total)
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SRHEdD: As an old Nikon guy, after my D600 flaked and D800 had white spots, I jumped ship. This is a great camera, and for a change I actually HAVE a camera that gets a great firmware upgrade! As good as it WAS, it is very noticeably faster now! You get so many creative hardware scenarios with Sony, and they have the lenses I need. Not as many as Canikon to be sure, but very nice lenses in my wheelhouse. The 16-50/2.8 is a great kit zoom, but a little heavy. And having an A6000 as a second kit, using the same flashes, microphones, etc. is very satisfying (I can even share lenses with a LA-EA4!). Even my Sony P/S uses the same basic menus and I can add a mic to its hotshoe on a windy day. That's three different formats/mounts using shared kit. THAT'S how to build a system. Great job Sony! I'm with you for the long haul! ...Now to get that new A7ii to fill out my bag!

Half baked at launch doesn't make a firmware "fix" a great thing!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 13:52 UTC
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (574 comments in total)
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zakk9: Isn't it a bit strange to call it "High-end full frame roundup" and include the low-end D610, 6D and A7 but not the high end 1DX and D4s?

This is listed as enthusiast roundup. 1D X and d4s are pro models.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 03:12 UTC
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