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Excellent video, more of this type of review/hands-on plz!

(I would like to see a complete video (regardless of brand/mount) about using daylight/hss flash, such as seen here in some snippets.)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2015 at 06:04 UTC as 25th comment
On Quick Review: PhotoKeeper article (101 comments in total)
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YashG: I am Yash, creator of PhotoKeeper. I'd like to add a few more things

PhotoKeeper is not just about storage. Cloud storage is one half of the service. The other half is what you can do once all your photos are in the cloud.

DropBox/iCloud store your photos but you can't search your photos based on EXIF data. They also won't show you thumbnails of RAW files.

There aren't many dedicated cloud based photo backup services that store RAW files. Flickr and SmugMug don't support RAW.

PhotoKeeper is only marginally more expensive than Google. Nobody can afford to give 1 TB of space for free. Flickr gives but you can't upload RAW files. RAW files are what take the most space. Somebody mentioned whether cloud backup companies will be in business 5 years down the line. Valid question. We want to be in the business for a long run that's why we do not have free accounts. Just like SmugMug.

These are early days of our service. Looking forward to support from all you wonderful people.

Feature request: missing from many competitors is the ability to add watermark, preferably large enough to make a difference (such as used on alamy.com), or even size-customizable.
Perhaps a development feature to consider for your service?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2015 at 06:46 UTC
On Quick Review: PhotoKeeper article (101 comments in total)
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wootpile: Here's an easy reason Barney as to why some of your readers may feel this "review" leans more toward advertisement: it isn't a review of any sort, just a statement of features and functions.

Here's an easy solution: make it a true "review" (even if ultra-short) by simply listing a few pro's and con's.

"Review"... as in: ok, we've taken a look and here is what we think of it.

Yes, I completely did! :(
I apologize for my earlier post above.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2015 at 06:12 UTC
On Quick Review: PhotoKeeper article (101 comments in total)

Here's an easy reason Barney as to why some of your readers may feel this "review" leans more toward advertisement: it isn't a review of any sort, just a statement of features and functions.

Here's an easy solution: make it a true "review" (even if ultra-short) by simply listing a few pro's and con's.

"Review"... as in: ok, we've taken a look and here is what we think of it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 20:42 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR article (331 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: They should have

- updated the 17-50 2.8 with VR and weight reducing tech
- made this F/4 through the FL range and made it cheaper

or my favorite

- used these resources to make some wide fast DX primes. No way am I gonna pay $700 for an FX prime to use on a DX body when the 35 1.8 DX is $200. They need an 11 2.8, 16 2.0 and 24 1.8 in DX to go with that.

@ deliverator Constant 4 would make it smaller and cheaper
Still, it's a lens I would want if I were still with Nikon. the price.. it's a trend look sparked by mirrorless lens prices, but perhaps also a reflection that making a lens like this for 24 megapixels is quite demanding tech.

I wish sony would take hint here on how to make lenses. I have no doubt this Nikon offer will squash Sony enthusiast lineup when comparing IQ.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 04:58 UTC
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wootpile: These samples make me buy Ricoh GR

@ By tkbslc
Let me know how your 2.5MP crops to 70mm equiv. turn out.
...

hehe, have you looked at the rx100 70mm 100%?
https://s3.amazonaws.com/masters.galleries.dpreview.com/3238218.jpg?X-Amz-Expires=3600&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Credential=AKIAIWXD4UV3FXMIDQLQ/20150701/us-east-1/s3/aws4_request&X-Amz-Date=20150701T085936Z&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&X-Amz-Signature=a2caa520ccff54e47353f0ab3e33e3a1ed8ac7c411a5fdf50b7e7bc317d0e2c3

https://s3.amazonaws.com/masters.galleries.dpreview.com/3238221.jpg?X-Amz-Expires=3600&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Credential=AKIAIWXD4UV3FXMIDQLQ/20150701/us-east-1/s3/aws4_request&X-Amz-Date=20150701T090148Z&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&X-Amz-Signature=9bb3b6a7d8f6f4d6f27422190cf9efb02b40470de479875c15cadfc27b98953e

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2015 at 09:02 UTC

These samples make me buy Ricoh GR

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 05:44 UTC as 23rd comment | 6 replies
On Otus Readings: the Zeiss 85 F1.4 Otus Comparison article (223 comments in total)

For once a lens where I can stomach the pricetag, and actually, compared to all sorts of lenses recently launched by sony, olympus, Fuji etc, the impressive performance on this one makes the price very reasonable, specially compared to Sonys offers

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 14:54 UTC as 63rd comment
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QuarryCat: who the f.... is Sony - 11% market share - not enough for Sigma,
the Alpha 7 must prove that they get accepted and bought.

Jim I guess you are right with the difficulty since the design would have to a lot different for e-mount barrel length. Still, we must hope. Sigma has promised lenses - this one is one i would very much like to have. Sony ought to (perhaps they are) facilitate Sigma entering the e-mount market in force since for buyers like me, it would sway me to faster transition decision, to 7 fullframe bodies.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 14:10 UTC
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QuarryCat: who the f.... is Sony - 11% market share - not enough for Sigma,
the Alpha 7 must prove that they get accepted and bought.

I disagree
Sony has almost 50% of the interchangeable lens mirroless market
Nikon has perhaps 30% of the interchangeable lens DSLR market
What are the actual numbers in sold bodies this year that would accept Sigma lenses? very close.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 13:13 UTC
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Olympuser: If you are going to make a superfast zoom, make it truly BIG. Make a 24-70 f2 OS, or a 24-50 f1.4 OS. 20cm long, 10cm diameter, 2kg, $2000. Sure many FF maniac folks would buy it!

LOL you know, big isn't better any more, times gone

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 11:32 UTC

This is the lens I want for Sony E-mount. I wouldn't care if it broke the bank. awesome FF range and very useful for street on aps-c.
PLEASE Sigma!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 11:29 UTC as 94th comment | 1 reply

If the new sensor delivers, I'll buy this when RX10III nudges the price. I grumble about Sony having a high price-point on gear, but then again... they keep older models on market which is an interesting strategy. Just look at RX100 version 1 a fine pocket cam at very nice price now that 1 2 3 and now 4 is on the market :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 19:43 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
On DSC00337 photo in wootpile's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

missed prefocus just a bit :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2015 at 13:47 UTC as 1st comment
On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (688 comments in total)
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wootpile: I like the first 2 images that show how it barely fits inside 2 model hands because of size and probably weight.

Image 3 is the best though. That's a fat body. What's in there? You could fit several nexes in there. of course they haven't but the fat style is a trademark... and they can't just leave it empty - it would weigh too little to be a Leica...

AHA, the answer to why it is so expensive: they filled it up with gunmetal grey inside too

This camera could have been at least 50% smaller, but then I guess it wouldn't be a Leica. At least not the modern style of one.

I retract my earlier statement - didn't realize it was fullframe. yes, my bad.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 15:23 UTC
On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (688 comments in total)
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wootpile: I like the first 2 images that show how it barely fits inside 2 model hands because of size and probably weight.

Image 3 is the best though. That's a fat body. What's in there? You could fit several nexes in there. of course they haven't but the fat style is a trademark... and they can't just leave it empty - it would weigh too little to be a Leica...

AHA, the answer to why it is so expensive: they filled it up with gunmetal grey inside too

This camera could have been at least 50% smaller, but then I guess it wouldn't be a Leica. At least not the modern style of one.

I also had Nikons in the day. BUT, they were that size because of technical necessity. Open one up and there is 0 wasted space. What will you find when you open a leica? lots of machined metal, not as much electronics or components as one might think.
Still, I won't persist because this isn't something I could ever afford, or want... just wanted to nag a bit :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 09:28 UTC
On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (688 comments in total)

I like the first 2 images that show how it barely fits inside 2 model hands because of size and probably weight.

Image 3 is the best though. That's a fat body. What's in there? You could fit several nexes in there. of course they haven't but the fat style is a trademark... and they can't just leave it empty - it would weigh too little to be a Leica...

AHA, the answer to why it is so expensive: they filled it up with gunmetal grey inside too

This camera could have been at least 50% smaller, but then I guess it wouldn't be a Leica. At least not the modern style of one.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 08:40 UTC as 120th comment | 9 replies

L-glass seems to be struggling a bit...

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 13:35 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
On 10 competitions to keep your photography inspired article (24 comments in total)
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Deardorff: Posting anything about contests without highlighting what rights they want or take is wrong. Too many of these steal the rights and/or are thinly disguised photo grabs for commercial use.

Highlight the terms and conditions. Just telling folks to read does not cut it. You write the article so show what rights the organizers are asking for.

Adults wanting their hands held? I agree with Damien - put some effort in and read the fine print yourselves. Everyone who can't even spend the time to check what rules apply at every venue will be in real trouble in all facets of life. Grow up!

I for one am happy Dpreview has highlighted a number of good competitions I can enter. Saved me lots of time researching!

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2015 at 17:07 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R real world sample gallery posted article (482 comments in total)
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beavertown: One thing that Canon will always ahead of Nikon is their color rendition.

It compensates their use of inferior sensor.

If Canon used Sony sensor, there would be no competition between C & N in terms of image quality.

The 1" Sony sensor that Canon uses in the G7X tops the 1" sensor chart that proves everything.

I agree with Brendon. Too much sepia tone on every type of Canon shot (except their compacts). I always had to tweak my camera profiles for 5d. not so with Nikon or Pentax. Sony which I now use also requires a bit of tweak, default a bit too plain, sometimes too red

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 06:42 UTC
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