PIX 2015


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On 20141015-EM1A8924-2 in the Rainy days challenge (14 comments in total)

All it needs is a flying car, and then it'll be Blade Runner.

Fantastic mood capture.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 10:15 UTC as 12th comment
On Readers' Showcase: Alexander Jikharev article (35 comments in total)

One of my favourite sets or reader showcases. Impeccable framing and a great eye for light and light's effect on mood.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 16:50 UTC as 8th comment
On Video Field Test: Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 Di VC USD article (92 comments in total)

I'm really enjoying these videos. It doesn't hurt that Rishi is plain mean behind that viewfinder, too.

Although Barney... rolled up trouser legs are an offense against everything that fair and just in this world. Immediately vaporizes any accent-derived cultural goodwill that might otherwise accrue. Just sayin'.

Other than that... kudos. Oh, and third part manufacturers? Start working on a filter holder for this puppy, please.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 17:19 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies

Sometimes pictures speak loud and clear. Line up like a bunch of soccer guys walling a free kick near the goal - family jewels well and truly protected... Apparently they came expecting some hard shooting.

DPR did try. Bounced off the corpo-speak wall, but given that picture I guess we can't be surprised.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 15:54 UTC as 62nd comment
On Readers' Showcase: Rutger Bus article (44 comments in total)

Very fine. I particularly like how you get so much out of equipment many dpreview:er forum dwellers would dismiss as antiquated.

A reminder that for the vast majority of us, skill, time and practice is what's lacking, not gear.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2015 at 18:24 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

It has certainly been instructive to read this series of interviews with industry execs. So many things unsaid, but glaringly obvious nevertheless.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 18:04 UTC as 167th comment
On Starstruck: Adam Woodworth's nighttime photography article (60 comments in total)

Adam, if you read this... thank you.

Tremendous skill and compositional talent. I'm crazy envious.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 19:10 UTC as 25th comment

From the contest rules:

"17. The winner and other participants agree to the use of his/her name, image and entered photograph in any publicity material related to the contest."

... reasonable. They're not claiming the rights for anything but contest promotion.

"20. The equipment given to the winner is only on loan and must be returned to Phase One. Receiver takes full responsibility for insurance, while in his/her possession. Receiver is financially liable for returning the unit within the agreed time. In the event that the unit is not returned as agreed, the unit is due for payment."

... not even insurance? That's a downer.

Personally, I would hate to be in hock for $50k in case something happened to that box. And getting a one month insurance extra is going to be fairly expensive, too.

What does it cost to outright lend this stuff for a similar period of time?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 23:26 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (370 comments in total)

This video review format is very nice. Some real world usage to balance the numbers games. Relaxed and informative, striking the right balance between viewer interest and geek thirst for data. Solid stuff, folks.

Although I guess the proof is in the pudding - let's see what happens when DPR hits on a product that deserves some serious panning.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 16:08 UTC as 78th comment | 1 reply

Heh. DPR posted the airbrushed version of the shot. Cute.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 17:12 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
On rapeseed fields in the Samsung Challenge challenge (2 comments in total)

One of those images that suffers a lot from down scaling to thumbnail. Fine composition and good colour balance. Well done!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 15:42 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Light on the hill in the Samsung Challenge challenge (4 comments in total)

Utterly delicious capture. Hat's off!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 15:40 UTC as 2nd comment
On Lytro Illum in the hands of five leading photographers article (164 comments in total)

I look at this and find myself getting bored with the focal plane shift really quickly. As a creative application... well, perhaps I'm just lacking in imagination.

But post-capture focus adjustment is fantastic, of course. Failure to nail focus has to be - by far - the #1 technical reason for lost shots. If Lytro technology can fix that one shot where I got the action, framing and light right and missed critical focus (or the cam decided, on its own, to focus on something it found fascinating in the background), then it certainly has a place in my future camera body.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 20:37 UTC as 45th comment | 8 replies
On Little beauty: Nordin Seruyan's macro images article (352 comments in total)

I was as impressed by the technical prowess of these images as anyone here. Then I opened the link provided by mansod in the comments, namely:


And, well... Let's just say I'm slightly less impressed and slightly more dismayed now.

DPR: providing promoting space for this sort of callous disregard for life in the interest of photographic self-promotion is an editorial policy you'd do well to take under some serious consideration.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 09:43 UTC as 52nd comment | 3 replies
On National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite article (170 comments in total)

It's not often that the DPR editorial slant takes such a comprehensive beating in the comments.

But that is fully justified this time.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 18:55 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies
In reply to:

zorislav: "limited to residents of the US"...everything else on the planet does not exist...

It seems a bit disingenuous to demand that Ricoh America do some sort of global promotion. Perhaps if this is successful, other Ricoh subsidiaries will do it too. At any rate, complaining about it seems a bit weird.

That said, DPR should take some blame here. This limitation could easily have made it into the headline.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 15:31 UTC
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (258 comments in total)

Taking a pi... oh dear, I meant to say making fun of unboxing vids is a-ok.

Only this is a rather tepid effort. Here's how to do it:


Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2014 at 16:13 UTC as 20th comment
On Fujifilm UK X Signature service officially launched article (125 comments in total)
In reply to:

topstuff: Well done Fuji. It is important to make cameras fun to own.

I dare say they are appealing to a much younger, optimistic and care-free customer segment than the resident old grumps on DPR.

Photography is a creative art. It is ultimately about self expression. If a photographer wants to cover his Fuji with a custom colour covering, then good luck to him /her.

I know of more than one very serious pro who would love this !

We are meant to have some fun while on this planet.


I've found the "stealthy" street camera to be science fiction in a world were people look askance at some holding their phone at an acute angle. But having a colourful, bright camera actually works very well - people look at you, determine you're a tourist, and promptly forget about you and about being self-conscious.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2014 at 16:30 UTC
On TIME's top photos of the year article (149 comments in total)

So we can all agree that Time's list of "best" picture basically amounts to "pictures most likely to move our rag off the stand". Sad, but we're kinda used to it by now.

What is interesting with many of these snaps is that they are just that - snaps. Ok, some have obviously worked the subjects, light and settings, staging. But a fair few could just as well be snapped with any decent mobile phone. Which goes to show that technical quality means ever less to the news industry, while being there is everything. Expect more campaign for people to send in their mobile snaps and fewer staff photographers in the future.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2013 at 15:44 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies
On Camera roundups 2013: What to buy and why article (286 comments in total)

*grabs popcorn bag*

Fangurls of the DPR! To battle! Once more into the breach!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 21:14 UTC as 125th comment
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