monkeybrain

monkeybrain

Lives in United Kingdom Stirling, United Kingdom
Joined on Sep 13, 2012

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1113 comments in total)
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Thunder123: I like how DPReview after removing the A77ii jpgs due to an error in noise reduction still hasn't replaced them

But looking at the Raw files clearly the A77ii is better in most areas.

Using a D7000 to compare the DR, really? DPR cooked the books on this review

They should have clearly stated the age of the D7000. Even a 5-year old Nikon has better DR!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 15:50 UTC
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PhotoKhan: I am having trouble navigating this new wonderful, media-imposed, intelligent-devoided bubbly world.

...So, it is not sexism if it is commercial, right?

Rucksacks for hiking are almost always made in men and women's models. Men and women have differently shaped bodies, you might have noticed. Women are also allowed clothes different to men as well.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 09:59 UTC
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Tap0: I am not sure why they chose 'Kashmir' as a name for a bag designed for women.

Because it's just a good song?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 09:58 UTC
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jonathanj: Women's backpacks, fine, but can we have a bit less of the obscure made-up jargon? What exactly is a side pocket "drainage weep hole"? Googling the term just gives a lot of information about a technique in masonry wall construction.... I even looked at the kickstarter page, but it just looks like a normal pocket to me... Does it mean if the water gets in, there's a hole to let it drain out? Wouldn't a waterproof cover be a better addition?

It's a drainage hole.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 09:57 UTC
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Albino_BlacMan: I'd there any connection with the similar looking, similarly named and similarly adjustable north face casimir 32 pack? Or is that all coincidence?

You're right! Absolutely identical! I mean they both even go on your back!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 09:55 UTC
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (349 comments in total)
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tonyreidsma: I called my local shop and they said that they won't carry Samsung because of their history with lack of QC. However I think I'll pick one up .

Presumably they also don't stock Nikon then?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 20:30 UTC
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (349 comments in total)
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tt321: There is no discussion about the images taken with walking towards the camera high frame rate AF test? Hopefully it will be discussed in the full review.

They did show the images. The 'clip' was the images. What's to say? You can see it tracked Barney easily and the shots were sharp.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 22:00 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (159 comments in total)
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Lassoni: uhh.. some painting is suddenly landscape photography?

Go see it larger, it looks less 'painterly' (whatever the hell that means).

It's an image you have to let your eyes rest on for a while. It's not the typical "wow, look at that!" image which get high views on social network sites. Look at it deeply, consider the contours, the crevices, the shades in the rock, the way vegetation tries to cling on to the windblasted slopes. It's a beautiful representation of Glen Coe, a perfect summary of the feeling of being there.

Only a confident, accomplished photographer would have chosen to highlight that.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 15:24 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)
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JohnEwing: "Reached out to" is pathetic. "Contacted" is perfectly adequate: this is a technical site, not a charitable institution.

I agree with John. "Reached out to" is terrible corporate speak.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 11:41 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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toomanycanons: Yikes, $1300 for the "kit" lens. It better be pretty darn good!

The kit lens is indeed pretty darn good.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 22:36 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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audijam: mmm....i hate to admit it but Samsung did a great job.

You should be happy. More competition is good for photographers.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 22:34 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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justmeMN: Technical merit aside, in the US, Samsung has a brand problem. $2,799.00 for an off-brand camera? Good luck with that.

That price includes the 16-50 f2-2.8 (!) kit lens.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 22:33 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (412 comments in total)

So the Samsung NX Mini's (also 1 inch sensor) sample's gallery was up and the camera on sale before the Canon was announced. But DPReview clearly prioritised the Canon review because it'll get more hits and have (presumably indefinitely) sidelined the Mini review despite the sample's gallery having some very promising shots.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 21:55 UTC as 78th comment | 9 replies
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monkeybrain: When will it be rolled out outside the US?

Kim, you mean Amazon Prime streaming? We've had that in the UK for a while now. They don't do it in Canada? Maybe down to some copyright laws, which wouldn't affect this photo service of course.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2014 at 18:16 UTC

When will it be rolled out outside the US?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2014 at 20:27 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
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ZoranHR: Just in my eyes and taste...
Best photo is last one with small dog between human feet.

A winner, "lions" photo is a kitsch. All the rest is in almost same manner. I m far too lazy to distinguish reasons why the winner photo won competition.
Such a spectacle...I haven seen so many lightning and thunder since the last AC/DC concert.

Now you can attack me,ask me to show my photos,etc.

Tungsten, in what manipulated? What does it make you feel? My interpretation was of man trying to tame, control nature, and only choosing the most aesthetic part of nature at that, while he can't even take care of himself properly (the shoddy shoes). I suppose it can also be taken to be about man's responsibility. An issue for me is that the photo was probably not taken with the theme 'the world in our hands' in mind but was just seen as a cute image.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2014 at 14:34 UTC
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ZoranHR: Just in my eyes and taste...
Best photo is last one with small dog between human feet.

A winner, "lions" photo is a kitsch. All the rest is in almost same manner. I m far too lazy to distinguish reasons why the winner photo won competition.
Such a spectacle...I haven seen so many lightning and thunder since the last AC/DC concert.

Now you can attack me,ask me to show my photos,etc.

It's a fennec fox not a dog, which is sort of key to understanding the photo.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2014 at 12:12 UTC
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TurkishTed: Well now that Yosemite has arrived has anyone downloaded it and looked at the features in the desktop version of photos?

It seems odd and unlikely that Apple would abandon a whole legion of supporters. Remember, much of the graphics and media industry have used Macs for years.

You have to applaud Adobe for their initiative but I am not going to make a hasty decision.

The new Photos app hasn't been released yet. Time will tell how good its plugin system will be (whether that allows advanced features).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 08:06 UTC
On Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday article (238 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: Question to all: Digital cameras have the potential to support sophisticated, programmable (or at least scriptable), operation. There has long been an active community developing open source software to run in Canon cameras (CHDK and Magic Lantern) providing valuable improvements in camera performance and capabilities, but that community is unsupported by Canon and there is no process for validating or securely running such applications. Certainly, Apple has profited greatly from their support of in-device 3rd-party apps -- and most cameras now embed OS environments that easily could be augmented by an API and app certification process to provide secure in-camera execution of both simple user-written scripts and sophisticated 3rd-party apps. Do you have any plans to establish an officially supported, secure, method for powerful "in-camera apps" to be created by both commercial and open source 3rd parties? If not, why not?

The Samsung response will be particularly interesting in this regard. Have their android cameras been a huge success? The NX range run a tizen os but there aren't any apps - some sort of middle ground would be welcomed.

My guess is that support requirements are scaring everyone off.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 09:50 UTC
On Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday article (238 comments in total)
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jimrpdx: Bummer - Pentax missed the train. Again. Guess the others can talk about AA simulation?

Well they could talk about the Pentax 645z, which is getting rave reviews everywhere and making medium format photography considerably more accessible.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 09:47 UTC
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