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On article Pelican lightens up with Air cases (53 comments in total)

Its about time. They're great cases and I took advantage of their replacement warranty after an airline (surprisingly, not United) sheared the hinges off the case. The vacuum held it together. It was remarkable.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 16:14 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply

Yesterday was the day.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 18:51 UTC as 28th comment

In the video of the Palace of Fine Arts, they spelled San Francisco, "San Fracisco."

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 02:47 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply

Here we have a product that lives up to it's name.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 20:31 UTC as 14th comment
On article Swirly bokeh: Lensbaby announces Twist 60 lens (120 comments in total)
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papillon_65: Damn, another creative choice that I don't have to buy, I think I'll criticise it endlessly for a while....

Or you can thank the manufacturer as some have done, as if they did this as a favor, instead of a way to make money.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 17:53 UTC
On article Swirly bokeh: Lensbaby announces Twist 60 lens (120 comments in total)
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Lars V: Sometimes a bad lens is just a bad lens.

Words to live by.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 17:52 UTC
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chaos215bar2: Is there some reason I can't full-screen the embedded video? (I assume this is an option that was set intentionally on the player.)

I'll bet John isn't Rishi's real name.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 23:39 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Phil Garcia (71 comments in total)

Beautiful. No cliches, just beautiful.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2016 at 17:38 UTC as 42nd comment
On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (261 comments in total)
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Intermittentoverexposure: How the h3ll can dpreview give it an 80%? That's utter nonsense. Pretty much EVERY respected review site trashed this. It was named worst camera of the year on several.

First rule of all major review sites. If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything. Just try and get an advance look at a piece of equipment if you have a history of harsh criticism.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 21:13 UTC

With all the features of digital photography, you'd think this problem would have been solved by now. In fact, didn't Sony or somebody build a feature for this into the camera?

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 20:13 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2126 comments in total)

Sounds like nice camera. I might buy one, if they don't replace it with another model before I get to the store. The feature creep menus would knock it out of gold status for me, but that's Sony and I'm sure you can get used to them over time.

Anyway, let's hear more about Sony in the future. I was beginning to think DPR was ignoring Sony. For a couple days.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 17:13 UTC as 123rd comment | 4 replies

Give Lytro credit. They understand something many of the smaller market share camera companies don't seem to, which is it's an established industry with accepted norms and too many players. Great for consumers and fans, just not much of a business proposition.

But the thing in the photo looks gorgeous.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 16:26 UTC as 49th comment | 5 replies
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (308 comments in total)

This may well be as good as it gets for 1 inch sensors but its hard to see how any combination of features, along with a lens that's not terribly sharp should receive the top award. It like saying this phone packs a ton of features into a small package but it's a little difficult to hear the person who's speaking.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 23:16 UTC as 83rd comment

Could't they put a whistle on it so if it starts dropping really fast, everybody looks up? Like when somebody backs up their minivan at Costco.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 17:25 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

While its a pleasure to not read more about Sony, I have to wonder what the point of these teardowns is. If you want to do your own IR conversion, you probably have the skills and knowledge already.

The Lens Rentals teardowns are different because Roger not only takes it apart, he tells you what it means in terms of potential reliability which is information everybody can use.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 04:53 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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Mssimo: Taking bets on how ugly the camera will be with possible huge bulge on the top.

Now there's a huge issue to worry about right now.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 03:57 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony RX10 III (308 comments in total)
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TheVoid: I think it would be a fun camera for a family trip to yellowstone or other such attractions where you don't want to be the jerk swapping lenses every few minutes and ignoring your kids.

But I can't resist a Princess Bride reference here...
You keep using that word "compelling"...I do not think it means what you think it means! Compelling stills... compelling video... just what will it compel me to do? Spend $1500 on a not-too-compact travel zoom bridge cam? I doubt it.

How about the Adams Family reference: Neat...sweet...petite. That's what I like about all-in-one cameras.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 17:09 UTC
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bernardly: The worst thing for any public company is for it to be in the jaws of greedy shareholders. This is Yahoo's predicament. Marissa Mayer has made substantial improvements to Yahoo and they are a profitable company. What do greedy, uppity shareholders know about technology? If they are not content with their investment in Yahoo they should sell their shares and invest elsewhere. The problem is not CEO Marissa Mayer, it's large prima donna investors, and she should resist pandering to them.

Maybe Marissa can run for president. She has a similar track record to Carly Fiorina and no way will Donald criticize her appearance.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 17:03 UTC
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nunatak: Analysis: "The gentlemen we spoke to didn't quite say it, but let's be honest - the D500 is a camera for DPReview readers. All those who complained for years that the D300S didn't have a proper replacement can take pleasure in the fact that it was your complaints that lead directly to the creation of the D500"

indeed, let's be honest. DPreview had far less to do with this, i think, than Thom's persistent and nagging criticism. to be fair, when Thom engaged daily at DPreview, he got the crowd going. if he had his own forum, Nikon would have read his readers complaints there. simply said, w/o Thom stirring the pot as hard as he did ... i suspect the chances of realizing a D500 were far, far less. JMO.

I have it on good authority that Nikon develops new cameras solely on the advice of Ken Rockwell. They sure are stubborn though, when Thom Hogan hands them his surveys, which spell things out.

DPR readers probably did hold some sway, especially since DPR is completely unaffiliated with a major retailer who occasionally has links on the DPR site. It kind of makes sense to cater to these folks.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 23:33 UTC

The reason there are three DL cameras is not some complex scheme to satisfy customers. It's because they can't combine the features of all three into a single camera without it being a monster. And if people feel the need to buy two DL cameras to get the job done, that's probably ok with Nikon.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 23:26 UTC as 15th comment
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