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On Lensbaby introduces Velvet 56mm f/1.6 article (166 comments in total)
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OliverGlass: Looking good. It's nice to have options and I like this lens. I do have a nitpick:

Was the amount of hard sell marketing language in the script necessary?
"I don't know what it is about this lens that makes me so emotional, but when I opened this photo up on my desktop it made me cry..." is a sample

Agree. Anyone that cries over a lens is not someone I'm going to trust when it comes to equipment reviews. It honestly has the opposite effect for me.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 11:32 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1060 comments in total)
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davids8560: I highly recommend the Nikon D7200.

You're not following what I'm saying. I understand the idea that it should be and perform like a D7100. However, do you or he know explicitly that this camera is going to be exactly identical to the D7100 with a larger buffer and a couple other tweaks? And even if it is, what if there's something off about the implementation of the WiFi for example?

It's really odd to highly recommend something that has just been released. And even if it does end up being a highly recommendable camera, what is the point of the post? Literally no one is going to read this one six-word comment alone and whip out their credit cards. The commenter does nothing to establish any manner of credibility, offer any manner of insight into the camera or compare it to anything else on the market.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 16:11 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1060 comments in total)
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davids8560: I highly recommend the Nikon D7200.

Even if it's a predictable product, it's still a freshly announced product that the commenter has not even had in his or her hands, let alone tested thoroughly. "Highly recommending" something sight unseen is both inadvisable as well as laughable (who exactly is going to read a 6 word recommendation from a random commenter and rush out to purchase the camera?) It's one of the odder comments I've read in this discussion.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 23:58 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1060 comments in total)
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davids8560: I highly recommend the Nikon D7200.

How can you highly recommend a camera that was just announced?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 16:00 UTC
On Go wide! Hands-on with Canon's 11-24mm F4 L article (224 comments in total)
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Cdog: 11mm zoom? This is the second worse decision Canon has made recently. (see the 5DF-ail.

Can't wait to see how distorted the foreground objects will be and how ridiculously tiny the background will be. This is the perfect lens for NYC apartments. Literally nothing else.

I've used the Sigma 12-24mm on my D600 for nearly 2 years now. With careful composition, distortion isn't any more noticeable than on longer ultra wides. It also allows shots that are both dramatic and not possible any other way. I'm highly envious of Canon shooters, now. This lens should be a lot of fun to use!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 12:35 UTC

But where was the press release announcing that there would be a press release to announce that there will be some products announced sometime in the future?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 22:13 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply

Wherever will I get my Tasmanian Leatherwood clad A7r now?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 00:06 UTC as 195th comment
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1418 comments in total)
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Frank C.: 1/500s x-sync to
1/250s x-sync to
1/200s x-sync

just cancel the feature altogether already

I'm guessing the GM1 doesn't see a lot of outdoor flash use. The D750 potentially could. 1/200th flash sync is kind of a letdown in this class of camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 20:14 UTC
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)
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Bernard Carns: Canon...Kodak....they sort of start with the same sound. Canon will have a softer landing. Are Canon lenses gonna be like Hasselblad lenses someday where you cant give them away? Both Canon and Nikon have not innovated enough. I have their glass but I'm using it on other brands bodies. Haven't bought a Canon body in years . Not buying their glass will follow.

If you're giving away Hasselblad lenses, please feel free to send them my way.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 03:38 UTC
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fmian: 'Hasselblad, the world’s most renowned professional photography brand'
Not anymore...

They're on their way to being the most notorious, unaware that notorious is not synonymous with renowned...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 05:36 UTC

Dear Hasselblad,

Please stop. If your recent efforts are the best you can come up with, it's time to resign yourself to your fate and allow us to keep the memories of when the Hasselblad name meant something other than grossly overpriced "bling" products that really aren't all that inspiring photographically...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 05:31 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies

"...high-quality selfies."

There's an oxymoronic phrase on par with "Microsoft Works."

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:04 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
On DxO releases FilmPack 4.5 article (36 comments in total)

I'm kind of curious why they included Ektar when it's one of the few color film options still available. Wouldn't it be far easier to get the Ektar "look" by, you know, shooting a roll of Ektar?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2013 at 14:02 UTC as 7th comment | 10 replies
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Maciek_Leopolis: Zenit "famed for their skill in developing high quality optical equipment" - ???
What a JOKE!
Their lenses had "high quality" of the bottom of an empty vodka bottle...

WHAT-a-reference! LOL!

I'm guessing you had the Jupiter 9, Dave. That's an 85mm f2. The Jupiter 8 was a 50mm f2 based on the Sonnar and would not be able to focus to infinity on a Nikon DSLR.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2013 at 23:27 UTC

But...I thought Bill Gates donated $1000 dollars every time I hit the like button?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2013 at 14:57 UTC as 20th comment

Benro must have hired Pentax's marketing team...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2012 at 20:26 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On Photokina 2012: Interview - Dirk Jasper of Nikon article (216 comments in total)
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Old Ed: Regarding focus peaking, this is a BIG DEAL to MF lens users, even if video is not involved at all.
It's very nice that the D600 can do AE with AI-S lenses; but AE obviously does not eliminate the need to FOCUS. And if the D600 follows earlier models, there is still no USEABLE MF focusing aid. A dim, flickering dot low in the viewfinder is total bleep.
BTW, focus peaking is not the only solution. I would be very happy if Nikon would just BRIGHTLY light in-focus AF points, when in MF mode. That has GOT to be an easy firmware upgrade, and has been for years. But still nada.
It may sound like a conspiracy theory, but what excuse could there be for leaving out focus features so simple, cheap, and valuable? I can only think of one: Nikon would still like credit for supporting older lenses, so they offer up AE (on higher end bodies). But they don't actually want to detract from new AF lens sales, so they cripple MF focusing ability.
How about DPR calling them out on this, Barney?

Pentax has focus peaking on the K-01 and K-30, Elaka.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 17:27 UTC
On Photokina 2012: Fujifilm Stand Report article (26 comments in total)

Will Fuji be offering the Summarit as a kit lens for the X-E1? ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 14:20 UTC as 11th comment

Leica M? That'll make internet searches for information about the new camera easy....[/sarcasm]

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 19:15 UTC as 121st comment

Dear Pentax,

Please contact Sigma and ask them about how their original pricing on the SD-1 worked out for them. Thanks.


A Pentaxian That Can't Afford Anything New From Pentax Anymore

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2012 at 22:14 UTC as 24th comment
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