Sam Carriere

Sam Carriere

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Sounds like a very good reason to move away from Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 03:03 UTC as 106th comment

This topic? You gotta be kidding. You're trying to compare a camera to a phone, for God's sake!! One is for taking pictures, the other is for wasting time.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2013 at 03:29 UTC as 43rd comment | 3 replies
On Tamron to develop 150-600mm F5-6.3 ultra-telephoto zoom article (193 comments in total)
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Sam Carriere: Thank you for your coverage of an item that does not exist and that may be available ... when? ...2020?

Ohh, it is too much for me to want reviews of items I can actually look at or buy?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 03:12 UTC
On Tamron to develop 150-600mm F5-6.3 ultra-telephoto zoom article (193 comments in total)

Thank you for your coverage of an item that does not exist and that may be available ... when? ...2020?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 02:59 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

"If you can add a function, why not do so"?
Come on. Video on a still camera is strictly a ploy to extract a couple more hundred bucks. If I want to toast bread, I'll use a toaster rather than a microwave and if I want to shoot video I will use a camera designed for that purpose.
I applaud Nikon for resisting a ludicrous trend.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 04:04 UTC as 398th comment | 1 reply
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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TrapperJohn: Looks nice, but it also looks like a standard large, fat DSLR with a retro body. I'd love to dig my old F3 out and use it with a digital back (now there's an idea) but this doesn't really advance the state of the art any.

Is Nikon missing the point? The Oly EM5 wasn't successful because it looked like an OM1. It was successful because it was smaller, quite a bit smaller, and so are the lenses. It may look old, but it's packed with new ideas. And it's the new, interesting approach that makes it appealing, especially the lack of bulk that makes using it less of a chore and more, well, fun.

Ya and it costs $10,000 without a lens.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 05:43 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)

The deal-breaker for me is that Sony is too cheap and disrespectful of consumers to even provide a manual anymore. They just provide a totally inadequate "get started" guide.
Said it before and I'll say it again: Sony is a company that deserves to fail.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 02:37 UTC as 291st comment | 4 replies
On Golden Harvest in the Prairie Harvest challenge (8 comments in total)

Why is the picture deleted from the gallery we are pointed to?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2013 at 14:56 UTC as 5th comment

Amazing what some people will pay for a logo.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2013 at 01:48 UTC as 19th comment | 7 replies
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Apewithacamera: What Brand of UV protector filter wood be good for this lense?

Hasselblad made a wood-bodied Sony NEX 7.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2013 at 01:47 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS review preview (139 comments in total)

Have you ever tried to use Fuji support?
If ever the customer did not matter ...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2013 at 06:32 UTC as 25th comment | 4 replies

Ever tried shooting with a camera?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2013 at 08:09 UTC as 2nd comment | 3 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review preview (507 comments in total)
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Beckler8: The video samples are, as usual for this site, nearly useless. I've told dpreview before about how we need more useful videos that show AF/AE performance, etc. etc. But you're not interested in improving things I guess.

You could always get a video camera -- which this isn't.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2013 at 08:06 UTC

This is all pretty irrelevant. Photographers use cameras, not phones.
And to everyone who wants to show me a superb picture taken with a phone, all I can say is "Just think what that person might have done with a real camera."

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 06:18 UTC as 20th comment | 9 replies
On Adobe releases Camera Raw 8.2 and Lightroom 5.2 article (70 comments in total)

Let's enjoy and appreciate the update. It is only a matter of time before Adobe wants to ding Lightroom users on a monthly basis. I am grateful, however, that we seem to be getting lots of time to shop around for an alternative to Lightroom -- and there are quite a few possibilities.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 18:53 UTC as 9th comment

Wayyyy too much time on their hands ...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2013 at 21:35 UTC as 4th comment
On 8 months with the Vanguard Up-Rise 33 camera bag article (47 comments in total)

"Lacks water bottle holder" is a con?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2013 at 03:50 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies

The simple answer to the question asked in this title is "nothing". Real photographers do not do serious work with phones.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2013 at 02:39 UTC as 15th comment | 10 replies
On DxOMark tests Canon EOS 70D sensor and lenses article (133 comments in total)
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AngryCorgi: So they have good on-sensor AF married to the same poor DR sensor they've always had. This is starting to sound like a broken record. Please, Canon, do some serious upgrades to your designs and fab-shop. Even Samsung (NX300's sensor) is passing you now by a fairly wide margin. You don't appear to want to compete anymore.

People who are primarily interested in video should buy a video camera. Duhhhh...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 17:44 UTC

If Sony says "early September" for availability, my guess is next spring or early summer ... maybe.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 04:49 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
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