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Total: 19, showing: 1 – 19
On photo Daytime Escapade in the Switch Board challenge (9 comments in total)

Very nice shot! Deserved to win, congrats!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 14:42 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Rocks In The Sky in the A trick of the eye challenge (3 comments in total)

Great photo! I wish I took it :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2015 at 22:23 UTC as 3rd comment
On article #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE (267 comments in total)

IMO a manicure should precede photos such as this. Also the product is dirty.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2015 at 22:08 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 (598 comments in total)

The model holding the camera in these photos should have had a manicure, fresh nail polish and hand makeup. IMO, the unappealing appearance of the hands is a distraction. Or is it an editorial comment? :) IMO a photography website should do better than this.

As for the camera, I live in the U.S. and have two L lenses I'd like to shoot with a Canon MILC, why not sell it in U.S.? Are they ashamed of it? Is it not good enough for the demanding U.S. market :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 16:30 UTC as 123rd comment | 5 replies
On article Not dead yet: Sony announces three A-mount lenses (120 comments in total)
In reply to:

Jane79: Another old Minolta/Sony lens re-released with the exact same optical formula, a new badge and a higher price. If anything, this is proof of Sony squeezing the last drop of profit from Alpha shooters without making any significant investment.

You must have compared the lens block diagrams, I would like to do that as well, where did you get the info? Actually, even if they are the same optically, as you say, the new lens has "faster AF tracking, a new Nano AR coating, and weatherproofing". I think I would prefer the one with modern nano coating, you know how those old lenses can flare and bloom.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 16:46 UTC
On article Post-Photokina polls - Tell us what you think (198 comments in total)

Still more Photokina? Don't you have anything else? Photokina is over. IMO it was mildly interesting at best while it was going on, less so now, but I guess you have to fill up the website somehow.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 14:23 UTC as 58th comment
On photo Rescue of a Doll in Chains in the APS-C Sensor Challenge challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

Steve Throndson: I thought your photo was one of the best in the challenge. From the votes, it looks like a few other members thought the same. It shows some imagination, and gave me a smile. Thanks for posting.

Thanks Steve!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2014 at 22:15 UTC
On photo Cat on a Shelf in the Domestic Animals challenge (3 comments in total)
In reply to:

JamesD28: A lovely take on a common pet. Congratulations on winning. :)

Thanks JamesD28, it's fun to win!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 11:34 UTC
On photo Robin's Rest, on Fire Island, NY in the signage challenge (1 comment in total)

The date of this photo is 2001, sorry for the error!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 23:41 UTC as 1st comment
On article CP+ 2014 interviews: What we learned (94 comments in total)
In reply to:

Samuel Dilworth: I can’t predict the future, but I can tell you a universal problem with today’s cameras: they are pointlessly complex. I had great hopes the Df would offer another way, but if anything it’s worse.

The first company to make a genuinely simple, enthusiast-orientated, high-quality, fairly priced camera will have to beat people off its doorstep. Or me, at any rate.

I hugely enjoyed this series of interviews, but I was disappointed that the need for simplicity and reversal of feature bloat – which seem very urgent problems to me in 2014 – were not talked about by DPReview or the manufacturers.

"Even though I can’t report on exactly what was said, rest assured that your feedback is hugely important to senior figures within these companies." What that says to me is that dpreview is getting too cosy with the manufacturers. dpreview belongs squarely on the side of the consumer, otherwise it will become irrelevant. This type of, patronizing, secret palsy-walsy collusion does not rest or assure me at all. In fact, it recalls LL's face plant after a wine and dine in Solms when Leica was releasing the M8.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2014 at 14:48 UTC
On Challenge:8504 (6 comments in total)
In reply to:

Didier Quan: Hi

Is it only one chair, or several chairs are OK ?


My entry We Three Kings was disqualified for having more than one chair in the picture. However, I see that there are other photos in the challenge with more than one chair, such as "End of Season" which has chairs, "Serenity" which has two chairs and "Have a Seat" which has 7 chairs, so why is my photo disqualified when those others are not?
Just curious,

Posted on Jan 19, 2014 at 19:16 UTC
On article TIME's top photos of the year (149 comments in total)

Irrelevant, IMO few care what is written in Time Magazine!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2013 at 01:45 UTC as 56th comment | 2 replies
On photo _DSC03009 in the RED challenge (1 comment in total)

It was not F1, it was F8!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 14:41 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Cat Composite 2s in the My best picture this week challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

RuthC: Congratulations, You have succeeded in shooting this montage on 24th May, 2014!!!

Thanks for pointing that out! *resetting camera* :)

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2013 at 15:53 UTC

Revolting, IMO, working for free for a big company, deluded if theses companies think people will do this stuff.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2013 at 15:44 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Just deployed: New forums system (699 comments in total)

Fixing something that wasn't broken.

1. Pop-ups. I'm not a fan of the pop-ups when hovering over a thread on a main forum page. Too many pop-ups on dpreview already, IMO. Distracting and discontinuous, IMO.
2. Member names missing from front forum pages: I miss being able to see the member's name so I can decide if I want to open a thread.
3. Ignore list: I liked having the threads from users on my ignore list separated, in gray at bottom of page. Mixing them in is less efficient, IMO.

May I ask who are these changes for? Who asked for this? Aren't there enough members and forum visitors already? Is the thinking that more people will come to dpreview if it's flashier and more "fun"? I think the new look ''dumbs down" dpreview for the short attention span crowd. IMO the overall affect of the new dpreview is schizophrenic and thus harder to find information. Oh well, I've spent too much time here anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 12:57 UTC as 206th comment | 1 reply
On photo SDIM0309 b in the Sigma-Foveon does Black and White challenge (3 comments in total)

This photo has a strong atmosphere for me. I like the overall pattern as well. Very nice, IMO.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2010 at 18:21 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Chesapeake Bay Sunset in the Sigma-Foveon does Black and White challenge (4 comments in total)

Thanks, I enjoyed taking this photo and post processing it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2010 at 18:06 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Chesapeake Bay Sunset in the Sigma-Foveon does Black and White challenge (4 comments in total)

Thanks, I quite agree: limitation of being in a boat. Still, it has something, offbeat.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2010 at 18:04 UTC as 2nd comment
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