Michael Dbn

Michael Dbn

Joined on Dec 28, 2011

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On DPReview Recommends: Top 5 Compact Cameras article (560 comments in total)

It continues to astonish me that the Sony RX-100 is praised for it's image quality on this and other sites yet the Nikon 1 series, with the same size sensor, was given such a luke warm response when it first came out that you would (wrongly) that think it is a very mediocre camera!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2012 at 10:46 UTC as 57th comment | 5 replies
On My best picture this week challenge (4 comments in total)

Why is this listed as a challenge open for submission when the maximum number of submissions has already been reached which means that the challenge is in fact closed, not open?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 14:18 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On La Corrèze in the -Blue Sky Red Bricks- (Provide a Border, Title and Date) challenge (9 comments in total)
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Ugo78: Nice pic, but:
- blue sky? mmh, the reflection in the window is still a very marginal element, not a protagonist as the title of the contest asked for...;
- red bricks?! Not at all. A brick is "a block, or a single unit of a CERAMIC material" (Wikipedia). These are blocks of painted (?) sandstone...
Sorry, but in my opinion your photo had to be disqualified...

If you've quoted Wiki right then they've got it wrong. If you look at the Oxford Dictionary of English then the defining characteristic of a brick is its block-like shape, and they are typically made of clay.

Great pic in my opinion.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 14:10 UTC

I suspect that in the medium term there will be "rationalisation" and either Sony or Olympus cameras will simply disappear. I hope it's not Olympus because we need to retain competition in the micro four thirds world.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 14:02 UTC as 3rd comment

If you must use blue type on a black background then I suggest that the shade of blue you already have in the column on the far right of your existing page is better than the proposed new colour.

I like the idea of more generous line spacing.

The code showing what posts have been read is a good idea.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 13:54 UTC as 177th comment
On Nikon 1 System Preview preview (151 comments in total)
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Michael Dbn: Can anyone throw any light on the conditions in which one should use the mechanical shutter rather than the electronic one. Why not just set it to electronic and leave it at that?

Is there any reason - other than the higher possible flash sync speed that you mention - why one should choose the mechanical shutter?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2012 at 20:59 UTC
On Nikon 1 System Preview preview (151 comments in total)

Can anyone throw any light on the conditions in which one should use the mechanical shutter rather than the electronic one. Why not just set it to electronic and leave it at that?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2012 at 11:23 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On Nikon 1 System Preview preview (151 comments in total)

When are we going to see the REVIEW of the Nikon 1 V1? This preview was published months ago ...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2012 at 11:19 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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