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Thuravi Kumaaran: Please don’t make confusion in the integrity of this well respected site, by placing untimely, unexpected promo video like this.
If this promo video has happened before the final review of Sony Alpha a6000 from Depriew, no issues may not have raised.
I felt it my duty to tell this.
I also enjoyed this excellent video. Alpha a6000 is one among, the excellent value based camera as per different reviews.
Please do more of these videos!, but before the final review from Depriew.

@querza...same thing with 7D II comments.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 22:30 UTC
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aandeg: So with actual cameras it's Canon, Nikon, Sony, then the other mirrorless are not even noticeable. That certainly helps explain why Panolympus can't make any money.

So when did Sony last make any money?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2015 at 03:50 UTC
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Paul B Jones: Apropos of not much, most of my family holiday, social event and pet snap shooter coworkers are doing their photography now with smart phones instead of compact point and shoots.

This has changed the nature of the photographs taken. In many peoples' hands the smart phones don't handle low light scenes, bright light scenes or action scenes all that well. I know the phones can take brilliant pictures but it seems a lot of folks don't feel it necessary to put as much effort into their pictures as they used to. It is almost like the phones have changed the social value of photography, turning it from a semi-formal ritual into a mundane and hurried documentation of all random and not random activity.

I guess I am probably coming across as a snob but that is not my intent. The rise of the smartphone is perhaps creating a new form of photography in which the quantity of images taken is more important than their quality. It makes sense that this trend would be reflected in the flickr stats.


Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2015 at 03:40 UTC
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (125 comments in total)

Merry Christmas everyone!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2014 at 21:12 UTC as 71st comment
On Readers' Showcase: Astrophotography article (44 comments in total)
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Lee Jay: "3m Coudé Refractor"

It would be news to me if such an instrument existed. I think this is a reflector, not a refractor.

it is a refractor. It is 3m focal length. Diameter is 28.5 cm.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 15:16 UTC
On Rare Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM goes on sale in UK article (218 comments in total)

I had a look through one of those lenses at an event some years ago. I had no idea they were that rare.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2014 at 18:10 UTC as 69th comment
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The Name is Bond: Gimmickry, not photography.

And just who exactly are you to decide that someone else's work is pointless?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2014 at 14:49 UTC
On Portfolio: Photography student Luke Evans article (172 comments in total)
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DaveE1: His "work has garnered a lot of attention in the past couple of years"...

I'm not surprised. Popular sites, such as DPReview, are posting his photos on their sites for no other reason than others seem to be posting his photos too. Nothing attracts a crowd quite like a crowd.

I wish I hadn't thrown away all my old photos that I thought were too bland. I could have been on this page :-)

Please define real photography.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 21:53 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (662 comments in total)
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iAPX: Exciting!

I am switching to full frame since 6 months (bodies, then lenses, one by one); and plan to have medium-format within 2 years for portraiture.

645z is already available for pre order in Canada. (Henry's).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 13:02 UTC
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D 503: Why did she not have a gun ?

Yeah I'm pretty sure she would have pointed a gun at someone she thought was protecting her.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 18:11 UTC
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' article (332 comments in total)

OMG eh....I predict this one will be a great hit with teenage girls.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 18:04 UTC as 165th comment
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sh10453: Many of the images can't be described by words. Of course there is always room for "critique"; a professional critique, that is, for those who learned it in college.

Incredible captures of the harmony between the children and the animals, staged or not, regardless of post-processing, which, in some cases, may not have been suitable to everyone's taste. But it is her art, and her taste.
If you don't like her art, remember that not everyone likes YOURS either!

For me, many of these images really explain the meaning of "A picture is worth a thousand words"!


Well said!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 17:49 UTC
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kimchiflower: Has anyone tried to shoot 1200mm at f/5.6 on a small sensor?

It cannot be pleasant.

Yep....I bet 1/3 of a stop makes a huge difference.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 19:08 UTC
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (114 comments in total)

Merry Christmas everyone!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2013 at 13:07 UTC as 76th comment
On Nikon Df real-world samples gallery article (223 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: A nice camera, but way overpriced for what you get.

How foolish must one be to buy this camera in Europe where it is still $500 MORE expensive then a D800E?

This in a time where the dollar is worth just 0.65 cents to the Euro.

@ Shamael:
Enlighten me, why does a sensor "draw" any better in a mirrorless design?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 11:47 UTC
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HBowman: That's not fair NIKON ...

Why is it not fair?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 17:33 UTC
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Lab D: I can't believe how small the thing is! Imagine carring it in one pocket with a couple pancake lenses in another. With the 20mm F/1.7 it would be a great P&S camera to compliment a different micro four thirds camera.

It could be to me.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 21:57 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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Morpho Hunter: Looks great ...I guess word must have got around that Olympus's "retro" cameras are selling (why do other manufacturers copy, or should I say, try to copy what they do?) It will be interesting to see if Canon also copies I quite like the idea of a digital A1 or F1 (remember those, guys?)

Nikon had a prototype of a similar camera years ago. Apparently they feel the market is ready now.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 18:08 UTC
On Sony Xperia Z1 impresses in DxOMark Mobile Report post (17 comments in total)
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jcmarfilph: In real-life scenario, only the 808 and 1020 should produce usable results. The rest of the phones will produce mediocre results at best.

Mediocre results would be quite a step up for some of the "experts " that plague the DPR site.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 21:02 UTC

I will be interested to see how much this actually brings at auction.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 01:08 UTC as 183rd comment | 2 replies
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