DaveE1

DaveE1

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On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1666 comments in total)
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DaGurney: OH NOES my comment contained SWEAR WORDS.

Píss off, DPReview nannies. I thought this was a site a for grownups.

How amusing... Throwing a hissy fit about not being allowed to swear on a popular photography site's comment section.

What part of that is in any way grown up!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 13:34 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1666 comments in total)
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Chris Yates: It's DPReview that's misleading us. The title of the post should be:

'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... Nothing.

Quite the norm for Canon. In fact I'd be disappointed if they came up with something exciting. :P Come on bring the Canon back from 1987.

@"Combat By Design " So far ahead? Have you had a look at the shelves of a decently stocked photo gear shop lately?

There are usually lots of big Canon posters and logos everywhere, but the customer eyeballs are fixed on Sony's, Nikon's, Fuji's, and others.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 16:17 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1666 comments in total)
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Daniel L: Hey. Toddler and crybabies. Biiiitching and whinniiing do you no good.

PM me how much you want to sell your Canon gear.

Daniel, if collecting secondhand Canon gear is your thing, there are lots of people selling. It's not difficult for you to make reasonable offers on eBay or through local shops.

I suspect that your message to those selling their Canon gear was more blind bluster than anything serious. lol

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 16:11 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1666 comments in total)

Absolutely predictable.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 15:08 UTC as 99th comment
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SeeRoy: The race to the bottom continues.

It's a smartphone camera app that hints at better composition.

The people in the "race to the bottom" have never left the bottom (from your perspective). Think about it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 15:49 UTC
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Sir Nick of High Point: Never happier with my decision to revert all the way back to fully mechanical film cameras ;)

Sir Nick of High Horse, I very much doubt that you have reverted back to fully mechanical film cameras...

There is something about the fact that you are reading a review of a smartphone camera app and taking the time to comment that makes me believe that your primary camera is probably your smartphone.

I bet I am right. :D

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 15:47 UTC

Not sure why some people are so bothered by these kinds of apps. It isn't stealing work away from talented photographers. It might be taking work away from those who are less talented than the app though ;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 14:45 UTC as 4th comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1666 comments in total)
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bluevellet: Up-to-date Canon sensor?

A Canon mirrorless system that is finally half way decent?

They have been predicting Nikon will go broke for more than a few years now.

Canon would have no problem with cutting loose any tentacle that held it back lol

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 13:44 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1666 comments in total)
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bluevellet: Up-to-date Canon sensor?

A Canon mirrorless system that is finally half way decent?

I'd imagine they put too much money into marketing campaigns to have the budget for that kind of innovation.

At the Canon management meetings, the photo guy gets to drag a spare chair from an office cubicle to a corner of the boardroom and listens quietly.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 09:40 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1666 comments in total)

When companies like Canon make a big deal of something coming soon, you know that something is not going to be anything special.

You either grab people's attention with an amazing product, or you do it with a teaser ad.

This is the ad approach. And not very original at that.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 09:30 UTC as 828th comment
On Photoshop comes to Chrome OS in limited beta article (95 comments in total)
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Wes Syposz: I would never trust cloud computing nor cloud storage, too much dishonesty on internet...

You are right. But many people don't want to know what happens to their files when they upload to the so-called cloud. It's almost as if being ignorant of the technology makes them safer.

The reality is that thousands of people have access to your files when you upload to the so-called cloud.

Many copies are automatically made and distributed around multiple locations to ensure backup protection. They are usually not deleted when you hit delete, just marked to be overwritten if that space is ever needed.

Even the smaller companies just rent space and servers from the larger ones. I personally know many people who have direct access to large cloud computing networks as employees. Given the turnover in staff and the basic recruitment for some of those jobs, you can assume that your files are potentially published on the net when you use cloud computing services.

Of course their PR and marketing depts tell you a different story to what the employees who work there see and know ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 14:32 UTC
On Photoshop comes to Chrome OS in limited beta article (95 comments in total)
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fotobert: more and more reasons to go for Linux, Raw Therapee and GIMP.

Except you like to see your nude selfies somewhere in the internet.

Just my thoughts
Albert

Copying pictures off memory cards is plain good practice. Sometimes we should just say thanks ;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 14:02 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with RED's Epic Dragon article (50 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: The design of RED cameras are a little over the top. I guess the guy that gets the job is the guy with the most number of wires and carbon fiber on his camera.

The RED systems are designed to be modular.

Some of the many internal wires and connections that integrated systems tuck away inside their molded bodies are exposed in this type of modular design.

The target market for this camera aren't looking for consumer style. They want to be able to bolt on as many peripherals as they need to make their film.

Welcome to a world where the look of the camera is not as important as the look of the camera output ;)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 17:21 UTC
On Phase One announces Capture One Pro 8 article (66 comments in total)
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xpanded: Scandinavians have bigger brains ;-)

Neanderthals had larger brains than humans, look it up ;)

Oh, a quick edit to point out that stating someone has a larger brain is not necessarily a compliment :D

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 11:01 UTC
On Phase One announces Capture One Pro 8 article (66 comments in total)
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munro harrap: Capture One is My favourite software, by far. Problem is I dare not use it. Why, you ask.
Well I had a full trial of 7. I installed it and used it extensively, growing to love it and prefer it over Photoshop and Lightroom which are trash in comparison.

BUT

BUT.

At the end of the trial I uninstalled it, and when I uninstalled it it deleted 240GB of my own work.

YEP, I kid you not. And that is why I do not use it now.
Had I not all this work already backed up on another drive, Capture one would have destroyed forever as many good pictures as there are in the Tate!

Has it improved????

@Prakash, Stay away from computers. You are not going to like them.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 10:57 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1151 comments in total)
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phoenix15: as ex nikonian, I don't understand why Nikon puts too many FF body in the market.

No matter how many FF bodies that Nikon puts out, there will still be a lot of people complaining that their ideal FF body doesn't exist.

Read the comments after each new Nikon FF announcement to see how no one camera satisfies the demands, but each seem to be ideal for some people.

As soon as 4K arrives as standard, people will be screaming for 8K, with 25fps full frame shooting, with RAW files that are just a few MB in size. The best any manufacturer can do is to make lots of options for diverse demands.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 08:57 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1151 comments in total)
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matt k: Flip-out screen is the weak link for me. Makes a camera fragile, otherwise, it seems like a very good camera.

You don't have to flip out the screen if you don't want to, Matt.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 08:49 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1151 comments in total)
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ZAnton: I don't understand the whining. This is basically a Canon 5Dmk3 with better button layout and a tonns of DR at low ISO, and flipping screeen, and a 1000 $/€ cheaper (Nikons release price vs canon actual price) and a build in flash that works as a trigger, and 1 fps more (and same flash sync).
Oh my Goooooood, it doesn't have 1/8000s! :'-(
- are you f**** kidding me? Do you want to shoot snow @ f/1.4?
Get a freaking polarizer or ND filter for 20 bucks and sh** the **** up!

Actually, ZAnton is correct!

Black Box, go back to your "alternative" chat site, where your post will be appreciated, and leave this one to photographers.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 08:46 UTC
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michael_alabama: They aim at the owners of "Pro" cameras. What a small segment.

Well, anyone using the camera for a couple of hours, on and off, probably don't feel the need to buy a more comfortable strap.

If you're going to have a camera around your neck for many hours a day, it pays to mind how you place the strain on your neck or shoulder. It's not only the weight that matters, but also the length of time you carry the equipment.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 16:20 UTC
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M Lammerse: Camera manufacturers make dedicated connector points on camera's to connect straps to which you can hang around your neck or shoulder.
I think the manufacturer of this product seems not to understand that.

The camera strap attachment is definitely something that camera manufacturers could put more thought into.

This new tripod mount strap is trying to solve a problem that camera manufacturers shouldn't have presented in the first place. It's definitely not perfect, but it's the best that these guys can do without a proper alternative to the round-the-neck strap. There is also a manufacturer who creates one with a steel wire core to prevent the strap from being cut.

Anything innovative is good with me. Even if I don't end up buying it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 14:40 UTC
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