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These photographs of distant prisons are not necessarily outstanding works of art. But rather they are appealing because they draw the viewer into a world that is frequently desolate and neglected.

The vast majority of inmates have been rightfully imprisoned and do not deserve sympathy for sure. However, the juxtaposition of some of these heavily-guarded facilities sometimes along community social gatherings are unforgettably haunting and serve as a constant reminder that we live in a society ruled by laws and justice.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2014 at 12:27 UTC as 53rd comment
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Broken Hill: Like this first image, but the rest look like they have been PP'd to death

Yes, the ultimate selfie.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2014 at 14:03 UTC
On Am I missing something here? article (627 comments in total)

Richard, This may be the first time I recall DPR have written a commentary ripping a camera product at announcement.

Once again, with more feeling, please tell us what you *really* think of the N1 Series...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 04:27 UTC as 230th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (596 comments in total)

Nikon 1 series are slowly evolving into something that might be successful and competitive with other CSC, but still too much for too little IMO.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 04:23 UTC as 245th comment
On Two photographers re-imagine city potholes article (147 comments in total)

Levity in the face of gravity. Brilliant.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2014 at 19:17 UTC as 52nd comment

I shoot with Nikon but they have easily become the laughingstock of camera companies.

One month after the D600 announcement in September 2012, reports came quickly splattering in about possible oil and dust issues which culminated in the seminal report by Roger Cicala of Lensrentals in October 2012.

Nikon issued their 1st service advisory in February 2013 about a possible dust issue with the D600. They offered to inspect and clean the sensor, if necessary.

Now one year and two class-action lawsuits later, Nikon issue a 2nd service advisory about a free inspection and shutter replacement?

And you ask why Nikon have lost goodwill with many of their faithful customers...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 13:14 UTC as 106th comment | 1 reply
On Exposing another side of Sochi article (170 comments in total)

I find nothing wrong with the Sochi photos in general. However, what is oddly distressing to me is the 2nd one, showcasing a 77 year-old Russian man sporting a captain's hat and a bikini brief.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2014 at 13:32 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply

As much as I like Nikon products (the D800 is my present workhorse), I am afraid that they may not be forward thinking enough. Smaller, lighter, faster, quieter, more connected, and hopefully cheaper camera gear is the wave of the future.

I can't help but compare and contrast the recent DPR interviews with Fujifilm and Sigma executives. Nikon's answers seem a tad stodgy these days....much like their gear.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 13:30 UTC as 166th comment
On CP+ 2014: Things we found that had been cut in half article (107 comments in total)

Some people view these lenses as half empty, while I see them as half full.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 11:46 UTC as 37th comment | 4 replies
On Fujfilm interview: 'The only way is to keep innovating' article (228 comments in total)

I enjoyed the insightful interview with Mr Iida. Great job, Barney.

Given Fujifilm's first-class customer service (yes, Nikon take notes) and willingness to listen to customer feedback, I expect their market share in the U.S. and Europe to only grow.

Fujifilm seem to be the logical competitor to Sony with mirrorless FF. Exciting times ahead.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2014 at 10:37 UTC as 84th comment
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sigma DP2 Quattro article (249 comments in total)

I like Sigma's forward thinking. Sooner than later, all smartphones will look like this.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 11:30 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply

Stanton is able to connect emotionally with passersby and befriend them before snapping their photo. His success as a street photographer to have his subjects at ease is no different than what thousands of other photographers do on a daily basis in the studio.

What makes him name-worthy is his use of social media's largest platform and addition of quotes from his subjects in America's most populous city to enhance their portraits to give them a human interest angle.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2014 at 11:20 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On Readers' Choice: Best Gear of 2013 Awards article (194 comments in total)

Did you just throw readers a bone or two, DPR? Many Nikon and Canon shooters are salivating at the idea of announcements of the mythical D400 and 7D2. 2014 is looking to be a very good year indeed.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 10:42 UTC as 40th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1645 comments in total)

I would have preferred the in-body grip to be a tad chunkier to help stabilize heavier lenses. Maybe it won't be such a big deal in reality.

With the limited information available thus far, Fujifilm appear to have a winner in their hands. The real proof will be how all the dials and buttons work together to provide a pleasurable shooting experience.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 13:01 UTC as 353rd comment

I am not surprised to see that the heavy-handed PP of these images has divided the DPR community. They may not suit my taste but I can understand why some people are fawning over them.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 20:38 UTC as 175th comment
On Pictures emerge showing widely-leaked Fujfilm 'X-T1' article (373 comments in total)

Looking good, Fujifilm. If they price the X-T1 right, they will have a phenomenal hit on their hands.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 01:01 UTC as 58th comment
On AP cuts ties with Pulitzer-winning photographer article (166 comments in total)

A tough lesson for Contreras but crossing the known red line of doctoring a photograph for a major news agency like the AP is a huge no-no.

The AP is among the major distributors of news worldwide to local news oganizations, including here in the U.S. the NY Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, etc. The veracity of a written article or photograph is sacrosanct and should never, ever be questioned.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 00:33 UTC as 76th comment
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1608 comments in total)

A fair assessment of the A7. I think the images that this camera can produce can be stunning. But for some photographers, the effort needed to get top notch IQ may be a somewhat frustrating experience.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 22:56 UTC as 379th comment
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1608 comments in total)
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Combatmedic870: So where is the fuji XE-2 review?!?!?

DPR have unabashedly neglected quite a few cameras over the past several years. Just be happy the X-E2 was part of the year-in-review roundup.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 22:52 UTC
On Richard Franiec creates custom grip for Panasonic GM1 article (48 comments in total)

Thanks for posting this information, DPR. The Franiec grips add usability for easier one-handed shooting. I bought one for the Canon S95 and absolutely love how it adds a more secure feel.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 17:46 UTC as 19th comment
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