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On Enthusiast mirrorless camera roundup (2014) article (308 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: Those labels are nonsense. A "pro" camera won´t turn the user into a pro photographer, but a pro photographer can turn an iPhone into a pro camera. so what´s the point?

We are now delved in consumerism, not photography.
I am getting interested in what psychological need is served by demonstrating how well you are aware of the details of shiny and expensive gadgets. Most certainly, it has nothing to do with art.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 06:06 UTC
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Mike FL: SONY will be NOT in good position after CANON starts to entering the mirror-less market.

If SONY's Camera decision has to be out of business one day, M43 camera mfc will be died before SONY.

Too bad.

Samsung is the real threat whether you are making electronics, cars and trucks, washing machines, trains or oil tankers. Or cameras. After China gets on its feet and running, they might finally meet their match...unless, of course they make good deals with the Chinese.

Sony is making most of its money from entertainment and insurances. It is not going aywhere.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 06:02 UTC
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Adrian Van: Always wondered what happened with Sony's TV sales.
They used to be perceived as the number one premium product in TV.
Samsung now doing extremely well in TV and phone, plus tablette.
Sony TVs are still selling I see and still a great product, but Samsung has great sales record in recent times for most of its products, and choice of many.
Is it aggressive sales on LED TVs by Samsung plus its high quality tech at good prices? Who has the best tech or sales in TV now - Samsung or Sony? Either one is still a great product, perhaps comes down to best bang for the buck or the value, which makes a difference to consumer. Overall I still like Sonys products.

Sony seems to have taken the lead in the highest quality "mirrorless" category, in A7x, it would appear, plus their great sensors.

I can answer you: Sony TV is a real bitch to install and to use with various combinations or program sources. Sony refuses to allow easy connectivity. It is idiotic because people want to have the ease of the slate/portable with the big screen. For instance with Apple you need a 14-dollar AirParrot app to do it. Get it, the hardware is there but you have to buy a couple of lines of code from somebody else!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 05:54 UTC
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (366 comments in total)
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ovatab: congrats, Adobe! well done. few products names are commonly used as verbs.

"few product names have become verbs"

You have made it when they do. Good point.
Are people still xeroxing documents, BTW? Or hoovering their carpets?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 05:38 UTC
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (366 comments in total)

It was infuriating having to get a new version of Photoshop with every new model of EOS. I do not use Photoshop that much any longer after LR became what it is today. I do not feel like upgrading it let alone becoming a subscriber.

I got my first impressions of Capture One today with the free Express version exclusive for Sony. If I was ten years younger, I would probably switch. Now as I am, I just want to do pictures, not learn new keyboard commands and get lost in menus with words that I do not understand.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 05:31 UTC as 27th comment
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (378 comments in total)
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jimrpdx: No nx1 no vote. I'm sure that i am not the 1st to say that but I shan't wade here to seek any.

Samsung owns the Rollei brand. We the Sauriens still remember Rollei but does it say anything to the postindustrial generation?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 14:40 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (378 comments in total)

What might be the rational behind this?
Will my Sony somehow perform better because it is getting more votes? How does it know? What about the old versions I have of Canon EF lenses...nobody votes for them, will they start growing mold?

Mindless consumerism wins mouse clicks. The two are linked. (ha-ha)

Most 'prosumers' already have equipment that far exceeds their skills.
Still, whenever anybody asks for an advice to a specific problem on these forums, nearly all of the answers suggest buying something. This instead of for instance learning to use the stuff that is already there.

I wish it would stop raining so I could go out and shoot....

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 14:34 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
On ISO-12800-DSC00458 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (7 comments in total)
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arqomx: this is good

yeah, one shoe is in focus

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 13:50 UTC
On ISO-4000-DSC00423-ACR photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)
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quezra: Wow, I did not realise you could make the FE 55/1.8 produce such terrible shots

It is amazing what you can do with Digital Image Processing nowadays at home, in the comfort of your living room.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 13:47 UTC
On ISO-640-DSC00341-ACR photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

messy!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 13:40 UTC as 1st comment
On ISO-640-DSC00336 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (11 comments in total)

This image is fine but a serious overkill: You have a 1000-dollar Zeiss lens hooked on a high-tech FF sensor and you present a shot that tells us absolutely nothing about the AF acquity or detail sharpness or anything at all.
Do not tell me this is your job!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 13:40 UTC as 3rd comment
On ISO-640-DSC00374-ACR photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (14 comments in total)

Well well well, exposure +2, shadows +51, blacks +29!
A shot exposed 5 stops off does not tell much of the camera but a lot about who's reviewing it!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 13:34 UTC as 1st comment
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1447 comments in total)
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SkvLTD: Its like a Honda vs Porsche debate for a daily driver- both will get you to work, just one significantly faster and more reliable at high speeds than the other. If you're an ER surgeon, that 5 minute difference makes or breaks your job. Otherwise there are simple enthusiasts who seek that cream of the crop without price being a question.

Rain. You want a car when it rains.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 11:43 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1447 comments in total)
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SkvLTD: Its like a Honda vs Porsche debate for a daily driver- both will get you to work, just one significantly faster and more reliable at high speeds than the other. If you're an ER surgeon, that 5 minute difference makes or breaks your job. Otherwise there are simple enthusiasts who seek that cream of the crop without price being a question.

Driving a stick shift Porsche in a two-hour traffic jam is not fun.
Taking an SUV around the race track makes no sense, either.
If you have the means, take them both and a Micra to drive down town as well. If you don't, your compromise is nobody's business but yours.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 07:56 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1447 comments in total)

How many people actually 'need' a DSLR of any kind?
The ones who need them most (apart from the few professionals participating in these discussions) are the manufacturers and their salespeople and the hoards and hoards of specialists interpreting MTF curves peeping pixels and publishing pictures of their gear and the duck in the backyard.
Taking pictures has become a lesser issue.
It's all about money.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 05:50 UTC as 115th comment
On LG announces G Flex 2 smartphone post (1 comment in total)

Cool! I like the shape, it is more natural than the iPhone clones that the world has already seen too many of. It seems to be technologically top notch as well. Is it splash-proof?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 04:20 UTC as 2nd comment
On Panasonic Lumix CM1 coming to the US post (81 comments in total)

Wow! That looks snappy! Is there a printer inside?
The real bottleneck is the G3 networks that are available in most parts of the world. High quality pictures take a lot of bandwidth and the current transfer rates mean your pictures will go online at snail speeds.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 03:58 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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Blue Swan Media: Just what the world needs - another black box running proprietary software to suck up an HDMI port on your TV.

So Canon will launch something that takes videos and pictures and can connect to this gizmo through NFS.
Now that would be great!
Ther figures for 2014 showed a 8.5% growth. High-end DSLRs still making profit but the camera segment sinking -not as dramatically as Nikon's but still. WTF don't they co-operate with Apple or ACer or Asus or somebody else who actually ha a vision of future?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 03:40 UTC
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (348 comments in total)
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PowerG9atBlackForest: That photograph with the seemingly happy young lady and the painted horse on the beach may meet the comtemporary feeling of modern good life today but from an equestrian (and photographic) point of view it is a no-go.

NEVER use a wide-angle lens for photographing a horse! Unevitably, it will disturb the otherwise harmonic proportions of the animal.

The way the horse moves and (because) the lady takes her seat (as she takes it) she must feel uncomfortable while bumping up and down.

I know this is how today's photographers who do not know about horses usually take pictures - easy and cool but profoundly improper. Sadly, it is the expression which counts.

It seems that young people are less bothered about the wide angle distortion and/or different PP manipulations than the us the temporally impaired. To everyone his/her/its taste.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 08:00 UTC
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (348 comments in total)

What a beautiful set of technically impeccable pictures. Whether the photographer could do the same with other brands remains a mystery but most certainly this is the best kind of publicity you could give to the new Nikon.
Nothing like the usual pixel peepers studies of their amazing cat on the keyboard not to mention a brick wall. Joy and pleasure to watch these good time shots!

Hurry up, Canon, launch the 5D IV or I sell all my glass and switch to Nikon!
(Then you will be sorry) I might even get me a hoss...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 07:53 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
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