Makinations

Makinations

Lives in United States Bloomington, AK, United States
Joined on Dec 21, 2002

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On DPReview launches GearShop article (327 comments in total)
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louslens: I would question a little more closely any of your recommendations. If you expect us to believe that they will not be skewed in favor of products you are trying to sell, I have a bridge to sell. BAD DECISION on the part on the part of DPR

In the future letting people down, having them not read the site and never buying from gearshop will become a good decision?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2013 at 13:41 UTC

Those look stylish?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2013 at 03:33 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus m.Zuiko 17mm F1.8 first impressions and samples article (255 comments in total)
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Dave Knadler: Wish I had waited a bit longer before buying the 20mm f/1.7. Now I suppose eBay will be filling up with the Pannies.

Yeah, mine's going up. The handling of the 17 f1.8 is just wonderful, better bokeh and better contrast. The 20 is sharper.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2013 at 01:00 UTC

f.google to f.googleplex.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 04:27 UTC as 24th comment
On New image viewing options for forums article (162 comments in total)
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Lee Jay: When clicking on the image, the default should be 1:1 view. JMO.

Please no. Fit to screen is a nice way point.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2013 at 03:52 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A99 review article (498 comments in total)
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Kirk Tuck: Just used the a99 for a three day conference here in Austin. The EVF was perfect for "pre-chimping" in mixed lighting for stage shots, etc. The 3200 and 6400 were very clean and the body and controls felt just right in my medium sized hands. I think it's a remarkably good camera for any professional who does not shoot fast moving sports stuff. Don't underestimate the appeal to working professionals of the EVF. It's a great addition for me. And the front dial on the camera, set to exposure compensation, means you never have to take your finger off the shutter to mess with EC when actively shooting speeches, etc.

Bonus, the EVF is much better than OVF under very low light.

Thing I thought I would never used that came in handy? The Smart Teleconverter.

I think DP Review's rating is just right. You buy this camera for the sensor and the EVF. If you are dropping $3000 you know why your are buying it and those features outweigh all the anti-fanboy rhetoric.

A pro only photographs the current U.S. President.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2012 at 22:54 UTC
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SunnyFlorida: 3 Super zooms in a row???

Could you explain how they lose credibility by reviewing super zooms?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2012 at 01:27 UTC
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Kodachrome200: do people who buy superzooms even care? why not review lenses that there is some question of the optical quality. A sigma superzoom is bound to be optically weak. maybe it will be good compared to its class. but again i ask when people buy these lenses we know are weak do they really care.

It isn't a question of those who buy them but those who are thinking about buying them. They're better than they used to be. Some day they might be "good enough."

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2012 at 22:19 UTC
On Just Posted: Leica X2 real-world sample gallery article (114 comments in total)
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Pikme: Question for dpreview - The camera has been selling since the beginning of June, your photos were taken in July and August ---- why are we just now seeing them in mid-November? Sincere question, not meant to be a snarky comment.

oselimg: ".... what an unbelievably pathetic and insulting explanation. ..."

What part of it is unbelievable? And how is it insulting? It is kind of pathetic but who hasn't had a low priority project they've kicked along forever?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2012 at 16:47 UTC
On Preview:pentax-k-30 (244 comments in total)
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featherwear: Is there any chance you guys going to give K-30 a full review? Can't wait to have a look at your opinion on this camera.

It would be cool if they did. Get parts of the review earlier.

Posted on Sep 8, 2012 at 00:11 UTC
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (97 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: God Jul och Gott nytt år från Sverige.
(Merry Chrismas and a Happy New Year from Sweden)

Good work.

Now, where have you hidden ol grumpy Phil, Simon?

It would be fun if he popped in some time and said hello! He can be ol grumpy himself for all I care.

Happy New Year Phil!

He runs this place (see link below) these days, right?

http://www.zemotoring.com/

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2011 at 20:03 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot S100 review article (134 comments in total)

"Pup-up" flash?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2011 at 00:37 UTC as 57th comment | 6 replies
On Software Technique: Creating and Adding Textures article (80 comments in total)
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pami24: Instead of new lens reviews we now get this nonsense

Barney,

Perhaps you should put the "This article is not by the review staff. No reviews were harmed by the publication of this article." disclaimer at the top of all the contracted content like this. Might prevent 10% of comments like the above.

M

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2011 at 05:16 UTC
On Canon announces seven EF Cinema lenses article (68 comments in total)

Any camera gear that looks that cool has a home on my cameras. Maybe not the e-pl1...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2011 at 02:38 UTC as 21st comment
On Create your own articles - public beta launched today article (144 comments in total)
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therickman: You people just don't get it.

Would you spend 3-10 hours of your time writing, researching, re-writing, editing, proofreading, re-writing some more, and taking photos to submit an article to a major newspaper or magazine... and not get paid?

DPReview - as much as they want to label themselves simply as an online photography resource and discussion forum - is actually a magazine. It's a magazine in the form of a website. It's a webzine. Seriously, what's the difference between DPReview and "Digital Photo Magazine" other than that the latter is available in print form? They both carry news, product reviews, editorials, articles, contests and advertisements. It's just that DPReview isn't printed. That's it. That's the only difference, no matter how DPR markets itself. So again I ask you, would you spend your valuable time, talent and creative writing skills to contribute articles to "Digital Photo Magazine" and not get paid? There's no difference between the two.

Have you ever seen "wizfaq" on any of Joseph Wisniewski's forum posts? He's giving that away for free now....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2011 at 18:53 UTC
On Create your own articles - public beta launched today article (144 comments in total)
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therickman: You people just don't get it.

Would you spend 3-10 hours of your time writing, researching, re-writing, editing, proofreading, re-writing some more, and taking photos to submit an article to a major newspaper or magazine... and not get paid?

DPReview - as much as they want to label themselves simply as an online photography resource and discussion forum - is actually a magazine. It's a magazine in the form of a website. It's a webzine. Seriously, what's the difference between DPReview and "Digital Photo Magazine" other than that the latter is available in print form? They both carry news, product reviews, editorials, articles, contests and advertisements. It's just that DPReview isn't printed. That's it. That's the only difference, no matter how DPR markets itself. So again I ask you, would you spend your valuable time, talent and creative writing skills to contribute articles to "Digital Photo Magazine" and not get paid? There's no difference between the two.

"no cost"? Really? They built an entire infrastructure to allow visitors to do this. This involves hiring people like me. And I cost a lot more than a writer.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2011 at 13:06 UTC
On Olympus 45mm F1.8 first impressions article (46 comments in total)

Is that Arthur Dent in the first image?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2011 at 13:48 UTC as 13th comment
On Shell Support in the Composition: Square Format challenge (3 comments in total)

very borg-esqe.

Very nice.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2010 at 18:15 UTC as 1st comment
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