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On A lot to like: Real-world Leica Q gallery posted article (349 comments in total)

This place is hilarious. They post real world examples of cats and barns and people complain the pictures suck. They post professional post processed photos and people "well of course it looks great; it was shot by a pro and post processed".

News flash. Cat and barn pictures ALL suck. From EVERY camera. And if you spend $4K on a camera and don't spend time processing your RAWs, you just blew $4K.

If you can't look at unprocessed RAWs and see a camera's potential, or can't look at processed RAWs and see a camera's potential, you can't see, period. So stop slagging cameras that are over your budget, and way over your head.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 03:09 UTC as 41st comment | 5 replies
On Sony RX100 IV compact shoots 4k, uses a stacked sensor article (310 comments in total)
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Impulses: $1,000 huh... Looks like the G7x, LX100, et al haven't provided quite enough competition to the RX100 line, Sony keeps bumping the price every year. Way to dash my hopes of picking up a cheaper V when the IV came out Sony... Tho the GM1 had diminished my lust for it to a certain extent already. Maybe they'll launch what I'd really like, a cheaper/slimmer stripped down RX90 (RX1000?) sans flip screen, EVF, hotshoe, etc.

It's called the RX100, and it's still completely awesome. Grab one while you can.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 17:52 UTC
On Show us your best shot of 2014 article (101 comments in total)

Sure is funny to see so many banal, unoriginal, uninspired shots, from a community overrun with pixel peeping, gear obsessed perfectionists.

Some nice stuff scattered throughout, but on the whole, people here need to focus less on equipment and megapixels and more on seeing.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 03:34 UTC as 5th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2962 comments in total)

I don't understand the exposure details of the "fruit" container image at all.

67mm Equiv.
ISO 125
F2.8, 1/800th sec
-0.3EV, ND On

Focal length, ok.
ISO, fine.

f/2.8 @ 1/800? Why? You're tack sharp foreground to sky. Zero foreground isolation via focus. Why push the optics at 2.8? Why not go f/5.6 @ 1/250 and get the optical sweet spot, while still maintaining a holdable speed? If the background was nice and soft, I'd understand.

-.3EV? The image looks 1/3 under to me. It's missing pop IMO.

ND on? Why? Why not just shoot f/5.6 at 1/500 or f/8 @ 1/250? (Assuming 1 stop ND)

How is the ND helping anything in this situation? What is f/2.8 achieving? 1/800 is a totally inappropriate shutter speed for this focal length and subject matter. And while -.3EV is a matter of PP taste, if this image is OOC as is, -.3 is not helping anything.

Your argument that the camera allows control that a phone doesn't is out the window if you shoot with arbitrary settings. Just sayin.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 06:20 UTC as 97th comment | 1 reply
On 10 essential time-saving Photoshop tips article (88 comments in total)

Wow. Is there there another site on the internet with a more pompous, arrogant, rude, and self centered community than dpreview?

These tips are great starters. If you don't know them, use them. If you do know them, STFU.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 21:33 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On Richard Franiec creates custom grip for Panasonic GM1 article (48 comments in total)

I wouldn't stick this onto a leatherette surface. I can't imagine there won't be an issue removing it. Removing it from a metal surface is one thing...

Having had a Franiec on my RX100, I much preferred Sony's own textured rubber version to Franiec's cold scratchable painted metal version.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 18:24 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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ScottRH: Nice and useless.

Why would anyone even bother typing this comment? Go take some pictures you dolt.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 16:36 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)

How much is the motor drive? ;D

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 16:34 UTC as 68th comment | 5 replies
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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vFunct: Mirrorless cameras are junk. They're like cell-phone cameras, with their visual preview lag, but they're not as useful as cell phones because they aren't pocketable.

There are only two useful camera classes: dSLRs and cell phones. Everything else is a useless compromise that isn't as good as either.

There are absolutely NO professionals that use mirror less cameras at a press event. Every press photographer uses either a Nikon or Canon, while the writers use iPhones.

Mirrorless cameras aren't as good as an dSLR or a cell phone, and therefore nobody uses them.

They are junk toys.

All baseless uninformed posts are junk.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 05:16 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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Sad Joe: The marketing for this new camera has been outstanding - Nikon should be proud of their UK or US based marketing team....I switched (mainly) into Canon some years ago but this is the 1st new Nikon that has ticked my boxes (and I don't even know its spec!) as regards marketing image - I want to be that man with a bag of primes and my Nikon DF in my hands. I look forward to the Canon reply - say what lets call it the DF 1....!!

@Henry, please enlighten us, oh wise one, as to what camera the smart people, like you, have purchased, and how you came to know about said camera, since you are so clearly impervious to marketing. And while you're at it, let's see some of your photos, so we can all see just how well your marketing-free camera performs. Or maybe you're just one of those people who hangs around the bus station but never rides the bus...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2013 at 21:10 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)

Retro styled cameras are marketed toward those old enough to remember, or young enough to revere, cameras that were not based on trendy, sculpted ergonomics and designer racing stripes. The utilitarian simplicity and purity of purpose in the design of older cameras speaks to some people's desire to make photographs with a similar simplicity and purity of purpose. Whether they actually achieve that goal by buying a retro camera is obviously debatable. Clearly some do and some don't.

Regardless, that anyone would bother complaining about a camera company's desire to cater to the retro market is baffling. I'm not even sure anyone can sanely rationalize a complaint. Strong sales of retro cameras serve to bolster the company's coffers and allow for even more R&D into the next line of trendy sculpted racing stripe cameras. Duh?

If you are vocally averse to retro styled cameras, you are either bored, high, ignorant, or possibly all three. Retro cameras are win win for everyone.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2013 at 20:59 UTC as 107th comment | 4 replies
On Is Instagram 'debasing photography'? article (291 comments in total)

I think Instagram is doing the exact opposite of debasing photography. I think it's championing it. It's widening the appeal of photography and getting people who otherwise may have never discovered photography to think about it as an expressive medium, and to get satisfying results without $5000 worth of equipment and hours spent in a darkroom or fiddling in Photoshop.

Instagram is also getting people to take pictures more creatively, For any given photo, there is often one Instagram filter that suits it best. Which filter looks best is a critical visual decision that the average person has never been faced with, and when they choose the right filter, they get satisfying results. This is because they're unconsciously mimicking the look of photos they've seen before. It's like casually humming along to a tune and discovering you can actually sing pretty well. Instagram can be rewarding, and that reward can fuel the pursuit of better photographic technique. Win win.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2012 at 03:53 UTC as 104th comment | 1 reply
On Lytro announces Light Field Camera article (269 comments in total)
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Eigenmeat: 11 "mega rays", yet I still cannot find the output resolution on their website...

Wow, some unbelievably close minded and short sighted people in this discussion.

This camera is basically an early proof of concept that you can actually buy and use. How often do you get to do that in the tech world? Mark my words, this camera has made a place for itself in the history of photography, and fantastic images WILL be made with it, by someone, somewhere. Maybe by not you, but it WILL happen.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2011 at 04:17 UTC

Oh, and it's no surprise that DL is suing. Take a grossly egocentric eccentric whose salad days are waning and a current star whose career is still on the upward arc who says or does anything remotely resembling anything the former ever did, and you will see a lawsuit.

Larry Page, CEO of Google, said it best...those who can not innovate litigate.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2011 at 04:54 UTC as 41st comment | 3 replies

Dude's got nerve.


Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2011 at 04:48 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
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