AbrasiveReducer

AbrasiveReducer

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On Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners article (367 comments in total)

Maybe it's a generational thing but I'm amazed how many people make a point that it's just ten bucks a month--as if this will never change. "Dear Photographer, We're thrilled to announce some new, not very useful features. To support the cost of developing these exciting new enhancements, we're increasing the cost of a CC subscription...."

Of course this could never happen because the cost of things you pay for every month never goes up.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 19:01 UTC as 22nd comment | 4 replies
On Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners article (367 comments in total)

I suspect the cloud will eventually be incorporated into our lives like cell phones or cable TV. Everyone will have it, it will work everywhere and it will be like electricity or tap water.

The problem is, Adobe needs the money now, and it's obviously not de-bugged yet.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 18:47 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1200 comments in total)
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jonrobertp: I would not want it at half the price. Short short lens.

It's the attitude. You can say "For my needs, the lens is too short." Or, you can say "I wouldn't want it if it was free!" It's the attitude.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 16:24 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1200 comments in total)
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nicoboston: I think DPReview should give 3 independent scores:
- 1 score for still image quality
- 1 score for video quality
- 1 score for everything else

I have no doubt that this camera is "the most responsive and enjoyable". It is clearly a very interesting ans innovative imaging instrument.
IMO, there is a disconnect between the final score "85% Gold Reward" and IQ. This unique score is misleading because many readers think that best score = best IQ.

Again, I truly believe this is a great and innovative tool; but I also believe that there are less fancy compact cameras that generate better still images. Your scoring method is too simplistic for an instrument with so many features.

Just my 2 cents ;-)

If it really fit in a reasonably sized pocket, I'd agree with you. As it is, it's much better than other, cheaper cameras of similar size and not as good as slightly larger cameras. It's not particularly light weight, either. I wonder, in the summer, do people really carry these in a shirt pocket or even a pants pocket? Maybe they do, considering the size of cell phones.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 23:16 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1200 comments in total)

I agree that in terms of ambitious design, as opposed to taking pictures, the Sony is a marvel. Being stuck on the image quality thing, I think Sony is almost there. Looking at the wide angle corners, the G7X is so bad even DPR would have trouble praising it. The Sony looks to be just about acceptable with some stopping down. I wouldn't pay $1000 for this image quality but it's not bad, and for now, nothing as small as the Sony can do any better.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 20:28 UTC as 101st comment | 2 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS real-world sample gallery article (216 comments in total)

As of 7/28, these bodies are going for $3000 (gray, of course) on eBay. If Canon feels the need to do this with a brand new camera, you can just imagine the shape the other companies are in.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 18:18 UTC as 3rd comment
On Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X article (270 comments in total)
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sapporodan: The negativity for this camera is amazing.

Honestly I don't like it myself but ill at least ill wait until there are a lot of reviews and comparisons before I make a final judgement.

The comment above is the essence of DPR. "I don't like it myself" but I'll wait to read the reviews before I make a judgement.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 16:44 UTC
On Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X article (270 comments in total)
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marleni: Canon cripples one new camera after the other by NOT integrating a VIEWFINDER.
With this stubbornness it's no wonder that Canon's sales go down and down!

True, but people would not pay an extra $150-200 for a built-in finder.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 16:39 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Luis dos Santos article (50 comments in total)
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chj: Sorry, but this is similar to photographers who focus on shooting graffiti. The architects and graffiti artists may deserve praise, but unless you are really adding something more to it in your photo, it's not your art. In these photos, I don't see the photographer adding enough to call it his own.

vin is right. Having a beautiful or interesting subject gets you 90% of the way there. A lot of the portfolios recently have been from globe-trotting photographers who've been to incredible places.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 18:18 UTC
On Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X article (270 comments in total)

Given the interest in a viewfinder for this camera I'm guessing there will be promotions with free or almost-free viewfinder before long. The Japanese EOS M3 kit I bought came with the viewfinder and was less than $500. So far, I haven't used the viewfinder except to verify it works, but at least the price was right.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 16:32 UTC as 52nd comment | 5 replies
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jwkphoto: For me to look at photos of Cheney is like looking at photos of Hitler, not a dimes worth of difference.

Hitler still has a following so there's a difference.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 05:53 UTC
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Tape5: So much mean baseless diatribe aimed at Cheney, his colleagues and the Americans here.

I respect Mr. Cheney. Why? His war record. His bravery and valor in combat. When he starts a war, he knows what it's like because he's been there. He's walked the walk.

His honesty and candor. The way he acts like a mature adult, never using foul language that would not be appropriate for a leader of his stature.

His patriotism, as expressed in his support for the president of the United States. Before Fox News, this was known as "the loyal opposition." It's what patriotic Americans do, instead of worrying about who has a flag lapel pin.

The professional way he represents our country. Not to mention he's just a heck of a nice guy. He's got that old fashioned work ethic too, as you can see from these photos.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 05:49 UTC

DPR, I apologize for saying I think circular star trails, HDR, the "HO effect" and Yosemite have become clichés. You didn't have to go to this far in the opposite direction!

Well, what's done is done. Let's see Ken Rockwell top this.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2015 at 02:23 UTC as 61st comment | 2 replies

Look before you...never mind, the photos are awesome.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 16:25 UTC as 28th comment
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Francis Carver: Sculptors of the World -- Beware !!!!

Anyhow, one things is obvious here for all: the good people of Japan have too much -- no, make that way too much idle time on their hands.

We were the sculptors of the Space Shuttle!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 16:21 UTC
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JakeB: So, after having carefully studied all the graphs and analysed Roger's conclusions, it looks like [insert my favorite brand here] wins, right?

Thought so.

I think it's best to concentrate on the likelihood of getting a really good lens or mediocre copy, not about winning.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 16:39 UTC
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Vlad S: It's worth remembering, that the only reason there's something to photograph at the Tayor Swift's show is that her creative team and investors put their imagination, labor, and finances into the production. The photographers are simply riding on Swift's coattails, and the show management is entitled to control how people, who did not contribute to their show, use it to their own ends.

Vlad

What would happen if nobody took pictures of her show?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 21:51 UTC
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groucher: Not bad in the centre of the frame but the edges and corners are shockingly bad. Think I'll stick with my old metal Nikon primes - much better.

I think you need more megapixels so you can render out of focus bokeh with more detail.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 19:35 UTC
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1Dx4me: i have about 13 "L" lenses plus ef85 f1.8 and i have never experienced purchasing a canon lens and it was not performing excellent right out of the box. i have never done any micro-adjustment on my lenses at all. so, what is this "different copy" talk all about? am i the only one on earth to be so "fortunate"? sounds "fishy" to me ;-)

Buy some Rokinon lenses or some of the cheaper Sigmas and see if they're all identical.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 17:03 UTC
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iAPX: Great work, that explain why some are satisfied and some other not so, having same body and lens model.

Exactly. Some people obsess over DxO numbers as if the lens in the test was the one they own. Most variations are too small to worry about, but not all.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 16:53 UTC
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