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davids8560

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (230 comments in total)
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brownie314: to all the people complaining about the "adds for Canon". Lets assume - worst case scenario - Canon is paying DPR to get some space in the articles section. So what - you are getting all of this content for free. So you have to skip over a few articles that you are not interested in - what harm is done? On the up side - they are funding reviews of other equipment. So lets say Canon is behind this - get over it. Doing all of this equipment review isn't cheap.

It was me. I paid for it. I've been paying for everything all along.

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On Canon PowerShot G7 X real-world samples gallery posted article (241 comments in total)

I think this camera is going to do very well, despite whatever shortcomings it has.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 01:37 UTC as 21st comment
On Lochan photo in Tan68's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

These are all really great! I gotta get one of those 21mm Limiteds!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 16:15 UTC as 1st comment
On Boldog Gisella - IMGP5627 photo in Tan68's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

awesome!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 16:14 UTC as 1st comment
On Sloth 3.0 photo in Tan68's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Wow! What great color!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 15:35 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Photokina 2014: Nikon stand report article (101 comments in total)

What kind of free stuff do they give away at these big international shows? I see the guy in the photo has a backpack. Do they ever give away older, overstock DSLRs that never got sold and are just taking up valuable space in the warehouse, or irregular items that came slightly wrong out of the factory, like with "Nikon" misspelled, and stuff like that?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 17:45 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1872 comments in total)

Would this camera noticeably bump up the IQ of something like a Promaster f/3.5-6.3 100-300?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 22:02 UTC as 227th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1872 comments in total)

But in a larger sense, how would you guys say Canon stacks up overall nowadays among the key players?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:32 UTC as 234th comment | 5 replies
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (362 comments in total)

Waiting for a Q with a viewfinder.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 20:14 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm offers silver X-T1 and firmware update article (141 comments in total)

Can I mount one of these on a frisbee or a baseball cap, and capture the image to a QX1 in my pocket, and trigger the shutter with my newfangled Apple wristwatch, as well as find my car in a parking lot and check my pulse?

Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 09:50 UTC as 29th comment
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)

The 55-250 STM and the 55-250 IS are the cheapest in this batch, with both being sold for under $300.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 19:53 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (321 comments in total)
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waxwaine: Dusty old sad man will hate this new DSLR: "this is not what they teach me must be a camera" he could say.

Hilarious!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 01:58 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (321 comments in total)

Perhaps their research indicates a model like this will have broader appeal than its more enthusiast-oriented entrants. To me, if it brings in more money, it can only help prop up the rest of the line. And, though this unit appears somewhat frivolous, if it sells well, that will be a good thing for the company overall.

I hope they're right, and that eventually they use some of the profits to develop faster focusing lenses and a full-frame DSLR.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 16:00 UTC as 49th comment
On High-end pocketable compacts 2013 roundup article (136 comments in total)
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Tripodasaurus: The most convenient camera for a shirt pocket is a smartphone! I have the Nokia Lumina 1020. 34Mpx so can digitally zoom in if required. Picture detail quality can be breathtaking. Colour rendition is lovely too. It's slim with touch screen controls.
Includes manual control options for Flash, White Balance, ISO, Shutter Speed, Exposure Compensation (brightness).
Not to mention text messaging, internet (free at home and cafe WiFi hot spots etc) maps, GPS, sat nav. and apps galore if you want. Only £267 on Amazon UK today.

So a pocketable camera has to offer a much better camera shooting experience and or better image quality than a smartphone to justify carrying it in addition to the phone most people carry with them anyway.
For more serious photography with viewfinders and larger controls etc. I'd choose a larger camera anyway.
I'm my humble opinion the only way the pocketable cameras can survive is to take a leaf out of smart phones' book and include a phone circuit.

I would have to try an example of the latest generation of smartphones before commenting. However, I am certain that wi-fi connectivity, either Eye-Fi or Built-In, is sufficient for me. I do not mind carrying both a phone and a camera. And sometimes all I want to carry is a camera. I realize this is contrary to the predominant trend these days

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2014 at 01:18 UTC
On High-end pocketable compacts 2013 roundup article (136 comments in total)

I got a used, boxed, mint condition LF1 from eBay for a mere $170, and you probably can too, if you shop around! I even believe the seller was a little mad it didn't fetch him more. And, I gotta say, given the price, size, and capabilities, I really could not be happier. It's so tiny, yet has generous zoom range, EVF, very solid build. The sensor gives more than average useable range for a compact this small. Images are very sharp. Sure, it has some quirks. Show me a camera that doesn't!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2014 at 02:19 UTC as 9th comment
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davids8560: Where might you see people walking around with one of these? Key Biscayne? Cannes? Casa de Campo? Biarritz? Capri? Sure looks like those Fujifilm rangefinders. Sometimes I take out my cameras and just sort of turn em over in my hands and admire them. Guess this renders that academic. And foolish!

I found a Bergen aan Zee in The Netherlands. Is that where you are? Is it sort of a Dutch Riviera, perhaps? :-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 15:54 UTC

I suppose the people who think it's perfectly reasonable to pay $460 for a car service that comes in two minutes for a mile-and-a-half ride during "surge" hours will go for something like this, whether they know anything about cameras or not. So Leica is to be commended for its business prowess.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 19:05 UTC as 98th comment

Where might you see people walking around with one of these? Key Biscayne? Cannes? Casa de Campo? Biarritz? Capri? Sure looks like those Fujifilm rangefinders. Sometimes I take out my cameras and just sort of turn em over in my hands and admire them. Guess this renders that academic. And foolish!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 18:28 UTC as 107th comment | 2 replies
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (590 comments in total)

Maybe they should give cameras people names, like hurricanes. I think all the numbers have been used up!

Anyway, I'm going to add once more: no VF of any kind = no sale. (Just saying)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 05:41 UTC as 38th comment
On Niko announces service advisory for D810 'bright spots' article (379 comments in total)

One time I bought this thing that came broken and so I called and I was on hold and then the foreign lady trouble-shooted through the prepared script they gave her and I thought she did it but then it did it again and I called back and I was on hold a long time and I had to drill though all the serial numbers and my particulars again just to get transferred to the right person and the call got dropped so I had to call back and do it again and then they were in a different time zone and closed for the evening while I was holding and nobody told me so the next day I called yet again and told them all over again so they said send it and so I did and seven weeks later I got a reconditioned replacement. So I don't know. But that wasn't Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 10:13 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
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