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On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1084 comments in total)
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Mlumiere: Nikon D500 is just to late, because most bird photographs switched to Canon 7D and 7D2.

i'd like to know How You know that Most bird 'photographers' have switched to Canon cameras.
MOST?? Are you in touch with them all?

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 17:35 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1084 comments in total)
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Sean65: Who needs proof readers with a readership like this lot. Half the comments aren't even about the camera. You can't criticise the camera so you criticise the journalism.

that's 'criticize'

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 17:33 UTC
On article ThinkTank Streetwalker HardDrive Backpack Review (86 comments in total)

Folks... if you are addicted to spending money, go ahead. If you aren't, look at the Canon bad for $39.95. I have been a pro for about 40 years. I have been using this bag for 2 years at least now. Perfect. $39.95! This Thinktank stuff with the clever hipster name is so lame.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 17:31 UTC as 7th comment
On article Nikon D5500 Review (399 comments in total)
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Gesture: Maybe the lighting? but the Canon 80D images seemed better.

looking here, you just cannot decide what images are Better. They're all too close and too varying conditions Really.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 16:39 UTC
On article Nikon D5500 Review (399 comments in total)
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Vonnyj: Hello, can anyone advise me if I should go with either the Nikon D5500 or Canon T6i? My main purpose for the camera is basic photography such as indoor museum shots, outdoor garden shoots, and traveling to various indoor & outdoor family gatherings. While using both my iPad & smartphone for these types of photos, I've become very disappointed so now I'm ready for an upgrade!

i keep reading that the 5500 is just Better in various ways.... like Sharper and better at high asa.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 16:37 UTC
On article Nikon D5500 Review (399 comments in total)
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Will B3: My D5500 arrived today, and it is at least as small as all the reviewers say, and in my hands seems even smaller. The controls are proportionately small, and are not placed in a manner that's especially intuitive. I was willing to work around size, and ergonomics, but the limited function touch screen, and slow AF were what changed my mind about keeping it. Having to exit out of Live View, or the dashboard to make fundamental changes to ISO, aperature, etc., defeats the advantage a touch screen is supposed to provide. The AF was mostly accurate, but seemed slow indoors. So, it will be returned, and I'll look to Canon for my next DSLR.

i have been reading a lot on these little cameras and most people say that the nikon is better than canon...which probably means they're the best in this category. Interesting. I will probably try the 5500. For video basically. already have d700.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 16:36 UTC
On article Nikon D5500 Review (399 comments in total)
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ShutterBugAmritansh: I am not much into video , So does the price difference between D5500 and D7200 is really worth it. Also what do you think of buying D5300 over D5500 as I dont think touch screen is useful for me.

Currently I am using D3100 for past 5 years.

i was looking at the 7200 and 7100 too. They do Not
have the flip out screen! Weird. i think all cameras should have them at this point. why they stopped it I have no idea.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 16:32 UTC
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ChanningPhoto: Just watched the interview, I thought it was a pretty good interview. I would not call people that disagree "haters" and simply dismiss their concerns without any real consideration to what they are saying. In my opinion is seems that your response tells me that you really don't quite understand what is meant by exploitation.
To a great extent you are being a good help to folks who are homeless because in addition to financial help, you also seem to raise their own morale. And seems to have them feel that their lives matter, however there is some truth to the exploitive part of what your doing. And the reason why I think that you don't see it, or maybe you don't want to see it is because you yourself have a pretty limited view on what homelessness is. Sure I give you credit for leaving the small box, and moving into a larger more inclusive box, but nonetheless it's a box. When you don't point out that homelessness is in actuality a side effect of the economic system that we live in, then what your doing is in a great way exploitive. When you don't take on the role of helping to change the system that pushes people into homelessness, especially with all the clout that you have and all the media attention that you have, then to a great extent what your doing is exploitive. It is only when you really understand homelessness in the context of a system that is in actuality working correctly in the opinion of the 10% of people who own most of the wealth, that you can really understand what is meant by exploitation.

Channing.... excellent thought you have there.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 02:15 UTC

listen to yourselves! (you know who you are). I guess that All of you new digital photographers could only be doing this Today as opposed to a few years ago when to be a photographer meant that you were going to be walking through your life with a camera on your shoulder (or two or three) that had some weight to it. You wouldn't have been whining constantly about how compact you need it to be, how light and small and retro Looking, how cute.
Solid meant well built, quality, long lasting, shaper images because less camera shake. All I hear about today are all these things that are so unessential to making good photographs. And yes, I know.. I must be an idiot for even writing this here. ha. There should be an entire big chunk of the internet devoted to whining and sniveling about whether the new $700 plastic camera weighs 300 grams or alot more at 340 grams and whether it is a good choice for hiking or more suited to walking, or perhaps just perfect to have if you are on a bicycle

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 18:12 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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Catalin Stavaru: I really like the compactness of this camera. I wonder if it is the most compact APS-C to date (with lens attached, of course).

What is the obsession with the compactness issue today? exact;y how many camera does one need to be able to fit in a little pocket or in a small bag? Is an xe2 too Heavy for guys these days? Would 2 xpro's on one's shoulders be too much to move comfortably with?
People have become totally castrated creatures it seems.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 17:58 UTC
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SphericalAberration: Not enough to tempt Ricoh GR users to jump.
Do like the shutter speed dial and EV comp dial.
If it had a 40mm view or distance scale on the lens ring then it would have resulted in an instant order.

why would fuji decide to take the viewfinder out?? This is beyond me.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 17:54 UTC
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p5freak: I dont get this camera. Why not buy any Fuji X body with the 18mm f2 lens ?

http://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=fujifilm_xa2&products=fujifilm_xm1&products=fujifilm_xe2&products=fujifilm_x70

Not much difference.

what about size? is this one a bit larger, so one can feel like they have a real camera in their hands, or is it smaller, so the user can hide it up their sleeve.... if anyone really needs to do that with a damn camera.?

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 17:53 UTC
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p5freak: I dont get this camera. Why not buy any Fuji X body with the 18mm f2 lens ?

http://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=fujifilm_xa2&products=fujifilm_xm1&products=fujifilm_xe2&products=fujifilm_x70

Not much difference.

Exactly! And I thought Fuji was out ahead with their stuff.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 17:50 UTC
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arndsan: no viewfinder? - what is the point?

I agree. Why would anyone shell out That much money for a camera that has no viewfinder?? And if one Just want to take pictures of whatever the camera is pointed at, why would one even be looking at a camera this pricey?? Any number of cheaper cameras would do that more than well enough for you. And as far as all these halfbaked photos of around Seattle for viewers to see Quality in all these cameras.... Almost all of them show us Nothing but mediocre at best photography.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 17:48 UTC

wedding photographers?
these categories of types of Jobs is just idiotic.
Especially this Wedding thing.... where rich people spend a damn fortune for one day for their little princess... then watch her meltdown 4 months later to be divorced and back out drinking with her girlfriends trying to find Mr. Right.
Cynical? Me?

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2015 at 02:10 UTC as 1st comment
On article PIX 2015: Brian Ach and getting the right shot (40 comments in total)
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Thematic: Inspiring. This artist knows as much about the artists he films as he does himself. Perfect real life examples of lighting, posing and composing.

Excellent.

looking at these samples of this guy's photos, I'd say that he could teach You how to light people if you like really harsh, tacky lighting with no Feeling whatsoever. And/or just how to shoot landscapes "like a beginner". So much for being Well Known.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 16:16 UTC
On article ThinkTank Streetwalker HardDrive Backpack Review (86 comments in total)

Canon backpack.. about $39. got one a year or two ago. a Great little bag.
$39!

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 06:06 UTC as 21st comment
On a photo in the Fujifilm XF 16-55 f/2.8 R LM WR sample gallery (1 comment in total)

is this in the san juans?

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 22:04 UTC as 1st comment
On photo DSCF7510_ISO200_VELVIA in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

is this in the san juans?

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 22:04 UTC as 1st comment
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1593 comments in total)

some of the comments here read like you guys are straight from 1959 middle america or something! "of course ff is the endpoint we should ALL aspire to, etc" ?! Are you serious?? The ignorance, to be saying what you happen to think the whole damn world should want because you Think so! The best part of it is that so many people who say things like this are the most dreary of image makers. After seeing Ray Metzker's half frame camera images of people on the beach, are you going to tell him that he Should aspire to some other type/size/whatever of camera?? Do you think that Kertesz blew it, because he really should have Moved Up to a Rolleiflex instead of one of those little film Leica cameras?? There are many people who might do well to move Up to a pinhole camera from their D800 to really get the kind of image they cannot with the FF Nikon. Is some company paying you to talk like that?? People who think like this Today are an embarrassment.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 04:28 UTC as 155th comment | 2 replies
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