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scotbot

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Joined on Dec 9, 2005

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On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (564 comments in total)
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Ijuf Nonac: This is an excellent camera for everybody who want trees to look like some funny computer generated things (or maybe a painting?).

Take a look at this image.....
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/fujifilm-x-t1/samples/lmo/DSCF3822.jpg

It certanly looks like a 'beautiful' painting and not something comming from a brand new camera. When this image is viewed at 100%, everything becomes a complete mess!!

This a problem with the Adobe software, not the camera. Apparently there are still people who don't realise that Adobe are incapable of writing software that works properly with XTrans files, even though Capture One and other applications including the inicamera engine produce outstanding results.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 14:20 UTC
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (899 comments in total)
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intruder61: I'm sure this little beauty will produce that wonderful Sony trademark ORANGE skin.

Do you have any examples? I've had many Sony's and in the absence of any evidence from you or anyone else I think perhaps you are imagining things...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 22:07 UTC
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (899 comments in total)

though the one thing that's not available is a live view of whatever you're about to photograph.

Well who would need that when shooting from their Mac or PC?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 08:05 UTC as 239th comment | 1 reply
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FocusPuller: Because what the world needs is YouTube videos of cats, babies, and people falling down in 4K? Thanks, Sony.

Exactly.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 17:02 UTC
On DPReview Gear of the Year - Part 1: Fujifilm X100S article (307 comments in total)
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Woodlink: Wish it did come in black, but bought one anyway.

Black won't make it take better pictures.

Would look great though.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2013 at 12:38 UTC
On 5 photography apps to download to your new iPad post (156 comments in total)
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Lee Jay: "5 must-have iPad apps for every photographer"

I'm a photographer. I don't have an iPad, or any other Apple products of any sort. In fact I don't have a tablet of any sort either. Getting a decent smartphone got rid of any interest I had in a tablet.

Guess it's not for every photographer, huh?

Exactly

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 18:44 UTC
On 5 photography apps to download to your new iPad post (156 comments in total)
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maizhan: My vote is for Snapseed, absolutely.

Totally agree, much quicker and great filters.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 18:43 UTC

Nice pictures spoiled by a really terrible website. Some horrible scrolling nonsense with a magnification option that just zooms in on the existing resolution image which if course looks terrible. Probably cost a fortune too. There is nothing fashionable about bad user interfaces.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2013 at 13:40 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)

Excellent, especially for lens reviews.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2013 at 08:44 UTC as 73rd comment

100$???? Ridiculous fad for ridiculous people.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 16:05 UTC as 3rd comment
On Accessory review: The iPhone Lens Dial post (17 comments in total)

Extremely poor review of an extremely poor product. The reviewer totally fails to take into account the ridiculous price when saying this like "Home button access aside, the iPhone Lens Dial is a good option for folks who want a solid case with multiple lens options."

No it isn't because it's a rip off. Ok, token mention of the prices but come on, it should have been slated as an over expensive gimmick.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2013 at 22:06 UTC as 9th comment
On Canon EOS 100D/Rebel SL1 Hands-on Preview preview (355 comments in total)
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Collett: Looks interesting to me - as a complement to my other Canon DLSR's. This form factor will be sweet when coupled with a 24-28mm pancake lens. Too many issues with Canon's mirrorless, especially w/r/t focus. The size and weight is small enough to keep many Canon DSL shooters from trying 4/3's, Sony Nex, Oly, Fuji - etc. as a supplement to their DLSR. Why not have the functionality of a DLSR, small size, and the ability to swithch lenses with your other Canon bodies compaired to the alternatives? I have an older Rebel that my wife uses and I use when I want to travel light, and this or its successor will likely be that camera body's successor - if they don't come up with a FF version of the same (understadably a bit larger) :-)

Agreed, will be very interesting to see it in the flsh.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 14:06 UTC

This is really sad news. Not at all surprising though, and perhaps good news for the few remaining independents.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2013 at 20:08 UTC as 83rd comment
On Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? article (1514 comments in total)
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David247: The best camera is always the camera you have in hand, but this poll is a popularity rating. There are many good cameras these days, in fact you have to go out of your way to find a bad camera. Not every camera can be in the list. A lower "popular" rating does not make a camera bad. Not making the list doesn't make a camera bad. I grew up in a time when large format and medium format were still the kings. 35mm, including Leica was often considered a "toy" camera due to "poor image quality". However versatility and portability of 35mm won the heart of "field" journalists". It was 35mm, with its then inferior image quality, that made photography popular as it is today. Look back into the photos of the 50's and 60's. Many of the images were seriously substandard in quality, but their spontaneity and reality changed the world. In the end it is always the photographer that makes the image and the difference. Pick the tool that works best for you. No bad choices here.

Absolutely true. If this method was applied to music or books then 50 shaed of grey would be better than all of Shakespear's works, and Katy Perry would be better than Pink Floyd or Frank Sinatra.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2012 at 16:51 UTC
On A sneak peek at our forthcoming camera test scene article (323 comments in total)

Will the old scene be preserved somewhere in a museum? I'm only half joking - it's been extremely important to may people (and no doubt manufacturers) over the years and it would be a real shame if it all went in the bin!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 08:23 UTC as 116th comment
On A sneak peek at our forthcoming camera test scene article (323 comments in total)
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Trondster: Noooo - no Baileys logo! That tree has been the definition of sharpness for ages!!

Haha yes!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 08:22 UTC
On Announcing connect.dpreview.com article (250 comments in total)

I think this is an essential move - to separate mobile and traditional photography, and it allows dpreview top get a foothold in the technology side of mobile photography. Well done!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 08:20 UTC as 57th comment
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)
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scotbot: It's a shame that the expand images function has been lost - only one post can be expanded at a time and it's still small. That's a real shame on a PHOTOGRAPHY orientated forum.

It also seems to default back to the really annoying threaded view after replying to a post from flat view.

I appreciate the upgrade but it's ruined the photo-sharing functionality by keeping everything small.

Thanks, the old large size expanded images were great for viewing picture threads. Also great to see you're on the case with the mobile version!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 22:09 UTC
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)

It's a shame that the expand images function has been lost - only one post can be expanded at a time and it's still small. That's a real shame on a PHOTOGRAPHY orientated forum.

It also seems to default back to the really annoying threaded view after replying to a post from flat view.

I appreciate the upgrade but it's ruined the photo-sharing functionality by keeping everything small.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 21:40 UTC as 402nd comment | 2 replies
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Trevor Carpenter: I love all these comments and the way they show that for every person you please you upset another. I don't often feel sorry for politicians but they have this problem every day.

A couple of points of my own.
What's all the fuss about flat and threaded I use both in different circumstances and the default is whatever I left it as
The one thing I miss compared to other forums is a count of how many readers , not just repliers. It puts a lot of perspective around the importance of the subject to the general reader.

Yes, number of views would be very useful

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 08:49 UTC
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