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On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (312 comments in total)

The plastic quality looks like "Hyundai Dasboard 1997"..

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 11:53 UTC as 57th comment

From the BBC:
Mr Slater said he spent three days in Indonesia shadowing the monkeys in 2011.

"I became accepted as part of the troop, they touched me and groomed me... so I thought they could take their own photograph.

"I set the camera up on a tripod, framed [the shot] up and got the exposure right... and all you've got to do is give the monkey the button to press and lo and behold you got the picture."


Seems pretty clear to me that he deserves the credit for the photos and wikimedia are just wrong.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 20:35 UTC as 252nd comment | 6 replies
On Leica T Typ 701 real-world samples gallery updated article (104 comments in total)
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T3: You don't buy a Rolex because it tells time better than other watches. The same goes for the Leica T. It's not pixel peepers and price comparison shoppers who are going to be looking at the Leica T. This is for the people who regularly fly business or first class, not for the rest of the people sitting in coach or economy class.


My daughter had one of those Sony vaio touchscreen models aimed at Apple, after 2 replacements and useless support (and arguably a poor OS for the touchscreen) it was exchanged for an apple product that works flawlessly, enough said.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 20:17 UTC
On Sony a6000 Review preview (736 comments in total)
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caravan: Seems like a good product.pleased that it does not have a touch screen,biggest con for me is the articulating LCD.

Thanks for the review.

Of course I agree that in this example it is much more intuitive and logical if using liveview (I don't), but the statement made above was a rather all encompassing statement that touchscreens are the logical conclusion to all user/interface issues which is simply not the case. (exposure compensation and twin dials come to mind, for example).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 16:10 UTC
On Sony a6000 Review preview (736 comments in total)
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caravan: Seems like a good product.pleased that it does not have a touch screen,biggest con for me is the articulating LCD.

Thanks for the review.

T3: Touchscreens are a totally logical progression in human interface.

I don't agree at all, and very few HCI designers wouid either.

The best interface is the one that you dont think about and just use naturally, and for many people (me included) that might be one with dedicated controls in the right place, not 5 levels of menu on a touchscreen. (or 5 screens..)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 15:31 UTC
On Vanguard Heralder 51T Rolling Backpack Review article (22 comments in total)

Just been looking at large (80litre) quality suitcases this weekend, weighing 3 to 3.2Kg from Samsonite, how come this "small" bag is so heavy?!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 12:45 UTC as 10th comment
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (564 comments in total)

It looks like Samsung's marketing department is writing some of the comments here now..

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2014 at 19:57 UTC as 11th comment
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David Fell: Is this just an Android tablet with the slideshow (Galley app) feature? I have a Sony Tablet S, when dropped into the cradle it goes into slideshow mode, so what is different about this product?

There are loads of people who, despite using email and the internet , detest the very idea of FB and refuse to entertain social media for a whole number of reasons and for whom this would be great.

My mother for example :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 14:54 UTC
On Updated: Creating the Leica T article (197 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: Nice design, attention to detail and use of quality materials in the manufacturing process of the camera body are all great attention grabbers, however the truth is that they don't always create a better tool to do the job, especially when electronics are involved.
What we see with Leica is that they are desperately trying to market pride of craftsmanship and mysticism of the brand name at exuberant prices.
The whole manufacturing process in today's broadly available technology (explained in pictures of the article) is nothing that cannot be achieved in China, Vietnam or Romania. Most likely with less manual labor involved if deburring process is carried out by the same machine tool which does the "carving" of solid block of aluminum, not by hand of highly paid worker.
Obviously, limited production runs cost more per unit but justifying the final price by extraordinary skills and experience needed to do the job is just a plain hyperbole in my mind.

I agree, but do you think anybody who is actually in the market for one of these cares? Same arguements for Rolex watches etc etc...

I suspect Leica is going in the direction of Vertu (massively overpriced status symbols..) which seems such a shame given their respected past.

They need to innovate, not decorate..

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 07:43 UTC
On Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK article (165 comments in total)
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Paulfolio: If you can be disciplined to always put the lens cap on that magnet, why not just always put the cap in your left pants pocket?

maybe the right hand is holding the camera..?


Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 08:11 UTC
On Shockproof flagship: Olympus 'drops' new Tough TG-3 article (106 comments in total)
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Heie2: I'm a Pentax fan, and while I prefer the WG series, the first to allow RAW shooting will get my money.

Please. SOMEONE.



Except the AW-1 doesn't seem 100% waterproof... (maybe 99.995.. :-)

Personally, I would love to have the AW-1, but in a P+S package, and none of this interchangeable lens rubbish which we just know is not going to work for the life of the camera..

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 10:47 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)
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eddie_cam: Why no 24-60 or 24-75 mm eq. pancake lens? I don't get it.

The new 70-300 zoom might get my interest when:
- no shutter shock (compared to Olympus)
- outstanding VR
- better AF-C (which should be no big deal in the 1 system)
- price at around 700 bucks (after a few months)

And, yeah, milking the customers is all the rage right now. I wonder how much money you must set back for the V3+EVF+grip+70-300 - 2000+ bucks? That would be ridiculous. For that amount of money I could dabble in several systems (DSLR included).

and how many people really need that in this camera's market sector?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 06:14 UTC
On Exposing another side of Sochi article (178 comments in total)
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digilux: Rob Hornstra can't go to Russia anymore, he was denied a visum without any given reason......

Shame, I thought the photos were quite interesting, just normal people doing normal holiday things and could have been taken in any number of european countries actually..

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 19:28 UTC

Personally, I would really have loved to ask them about the D600 oil issue..

(and how they handled it..)


Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 14:17 UTC as 155th comment
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (803 comments in total)
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abortabort: I think DPR should have included some actual coverage of the LA-EA4 Alpha adapter. Adaption of lenses in covered more properly in other reviews by DPR and despite the SLT adapters being available for a couple of years are seem mostly to have been ignored.

This adapter isn't 'just' for adapting lens mounts, it actually adds significant functionality to the whole camera, by adding a second AF system (with motor drive supporting the mount fully going back 30 years), it actually converts this mirrorless camera into a fully fledged DSLR (DSLT). That is not only quite an achievement, it means that cameras like the A7 and A7R become convertibles - One camera to cover many use cases. No longer having to choose between buying a mirrorless or a DSLR.

Is it perfect? Is there confusion about what it is for? This is why some in depth coverage by DPR on what it IS for as well as how well / badly it works is more important than the assumption 'it's just another clunky adapter'.

I don't agree. I agree it's a very useful looking accessoory and looks worthy of an additional review, but unless it comes in the box I don't think it should be part of the camera review itself.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 07:53 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: The Olympus E-PM2 is about $200 after you sell the lenses it comes with. The only advantage this camera has over it is WiFi. Not worth 3x the cost.

who says they're not supposed to?! The customer or the manufacturer..?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 13:33 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1606 comments in total)
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UnitedNations: Unacceptable JPEG performance.

That is interesting, it has to be said and the image quality at different ISOs (on imaging resource) seems very well done. I wonder why such different results..

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 10:22 UTC
On Tamas Dezso offers glimpse into post-Communist Romania article (238 comments in total)
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greypixelz: This is hungary, the land of Mr. Tamas:

neo-nazi regime:

nazi mass murderers:

and what does this have to to do with anything..?

So sad that a collection of pretty interesting images invoke such posts..

I think a lot of people here should simply be ashamed of their reaction (and posts..).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 09:26 UTC
On Best Gear of 2013: The results are in! article (159 comments in total)
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fz750: Am I the only one wondering why the Pentax K3 got twice as many votes as any other camera in that group?

It doesn´t seem logical to me, given the reviews (of all the cameras), price (50% more than the D7100 here) and number of sales and lens support etc etc

I own none of these cameras voted upon, just an interested observer..

@peevee1, Switzerland

D7100 Body: 830.- SFr
K3 Body: 1495.- Sfr

D7100 with 18-140mm: 1198.- Sfr
K3 with 18-135mm: 1799.- Sfr

Strangely, there is a K3 kit listed with 18-55mm costing 1369.- Sfr but there's no direct Nikon D7100 kit equivalent, perhaps the cheapest kit with the 18-105mm lens which is 1111.- Sfr

(1000.- Sfr = $1110)

So, as you can see, the k3 is

Body: 80% more
Kit1: 50% more
kit2 (cheapest K3): 25% more

(prices source: toppreise.ch comparison site)

I suspect that Pentax in Switzerland are simply overpriced (often happens) and the camera hasn't been available for long and prices haven't dropped yet, maybe it takes longer with cameras that don't have the sales volume that Nikon have. I've not seen it in mainstream shops yet that stock other Pentax cameras (FNAC, for example).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 14:30 UTC
On Best Gear of 2013: The results are in! article (159 comments in total)
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qwertyasdf: Personally the best lens this year is Canon's 11-22mm STM
It's small, it's light, it's sharp, it's got image stabilization, it's got low distortion...and it's so CHEAP!!!

I don't shoot people or go birding with it, but for any other occasions, like parties, hiking, travelling, street photography, it's a must have.

It would be if it fitted any cameras that many of us own and only one in Canon´s range..

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2014 at 09:22 UTC
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