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7 months? Of continuous cutting out and stitching? I bet it didn't. How much actual time did the cutting and stitching take because saying it took 7 months is meaningless.

I could say it took me 7 months to print a recent negative because I developed the negative last year and only just printed it this week.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2015 at 15:34 UTC as 36th comment
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3412 comments in total)
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Lisa O: At $3699 and $3899 seems like about $1000 too much.
Interesting to see is which lenses will hold up to this resolution.


That's a very admirable view and while I don't disagree with you, I doubt you'll get much movement to agree with you from the likes of Leica, Hasselblad etc.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 05:01 UTC

What rustles my jimmies most of all is this is a black and white conversion of an originally colour photograph. The concept of the image was colour and has been previously printed and published in colour. It has no basis in reality. He's made it black and white because, to quote a million instagrammers, it "looks more arty".

It's basically a con.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 23:32 UTC as 147th comment | 1 reply
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daddyo: I think it's a very unique photograph, and is very visually compelling.

I also think there is a moral question regarding anyone paying $6.5 million for a photograph when there are untold aids orphans in Africa dying for want of food, water, and basic medical care.

That said, the photographer and the buyer may both be very charitable people -- they won't have to answer to me. :-)




Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 23:25 UTC
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Daniel L: There's nothing special about pay to get in, pay to get more "ray of light" and pay more to do more, again and again photo.... especially on a scene that never changed - That's Antelope Canyon for people that never been there before. Everyone has to pay to get the picture, you just have to go at the right time of the year.

Nothing more than joining a photograph-tour shooting on a rare captive snow leopard in a zoo.

who cares

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 23:21 UTC
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ecube: I wonder if the original negative / electronic file changed hands, thus, ownership is now exclusive to the buyer.

I do too!

That's pretty lazy commentary, Daniel L.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 23:20 UTC
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (400 comments in total)
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pdelux: Pretty average images. I dont mean to be disrespectful, but those images could've come from any camera released in the last 5 years. Where is this "leica" look Leicaphiles are always raving about?

Not every Leica camera is the same just like not every Nikon, Canon or Pentax is the same. They all make turkeys and this looks to be one of Leicas, particularly at the price.There isn't one single "Leica look". And you certainly wouldn't get it from this particular camera either, and I happily say that as someone who used to shoot with and loved shooting with a Leica.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 03:34 UTC
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (400 comments in total)
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Retzius: The image quality does not impress.

Nice looking piece of kit though ;)

Agreed. And actually half those images were in light that ANY camera should be well capable of capturing and those captured images don't stand out in particular. I used to shoot with a Leica M6 with a Voightlander 50mm F1.5 lens - that combination with the HP5 film I would shoot with had an an exception quality.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 03:31 UTC
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Peter Jonkman: Sorry Sony, but the Leica M9 was the first fullframe mirrorless camera. :)


How in the wide, wide world of sports does the Leica not fit the definition of a mirrorless ILC camera? That is *exactly* what it is. It doesn't have a mirror and the lenses are interchangeable.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 08:59 UTC
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Sam Carriere: This is all pretty irrelevant. Photographers use cameras, not phones.
And to everyone who wants to show me a superb picture taken with a phone, all I can say is "Just think what that person might have done with a real camera."

The iPhone clearly IS more advanced than the cameras Ansel Adams used in the same way that Adobe Illustrator is more advanced than a pencil.

My primary cameras are 4x5 and 8x10 large format cameras. They're nothing more than a black box with a lens on the front and my iPhone is significantly more advanced as a camera than my film cameras.

That doesn't mean it can create better images.

Every photograph I've made with my large format cameras are by far more impressive, more beautiful and more meaningful than anything I've captured with my iPhone. But not every photograph needs to be a piece of art and that's where my iPhone comes in.

Some artists can create amazing work with a pen and ink, others need something more than that. Horses for courses.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2013 at 12:50 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: There seem to be three takes on this. (1) It's a phone, so it can't be good. (2) It's technology, which automatically means it's fabulous and you are a loser if you don't agree. (3) These phones aren't perfect but they are good enough for most people, most of the time. If I was selling these, I'd bank on #3.

I'd buy this phone in an instant if it was an Android phone. As it's a Windows phone, I wouldn't touch it with a stick covered in poo.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 10:50 UTC
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Kumara: Sheesh, all this fuss remainds me when the first polaroid came out and all these trendy & fashonable photographers went into a ramp to show unusual images, while the rest of us Pro used the technology just to check the exposure & light.

Sure it may be a fun toy to play with and may be able to capture significant images, but remember the more sensors' cells you add in a confined area the more noise you record: and that's valid for the many commeents here trying to sell us this latest techno hype as a God sent gift that we would be lucky to use.

The IQ of my MF films is stll unreachable for the digital world, not to speak of the 5x7 & 7x10 "


Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 10:47 UTC
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rallyfan: So guys, if this article generates enough clicks, would you consider a follow-up on something like cannibalistic infanticide? It might get some click-throughs to the Gearshop site.


...which this website quite clearly provides and to suggest otherwise is utterly ridiculous.

The internet is not limited by size. It is quite possible for a website such as DPReview to provide reviews of cameras and gear (as it does very well) AND provide stories that are related to the subject of digital photography.

I don't see what your problem is, excepting the subject matter of the story?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 02:19 UTC
On Is the snapshot dead? post (70 comments in total)

What defines the snapshot that used to be? To me, a snapshot is an every day capture of a person's life. The internet is absolutely full of them.

The photographs shown in the video above look like many of them have had much more pre-thought than a simply snapshot. Or perhaps it's down to the snapshotter of days gone by were more inherently creative than the snapshotter of today who captures an image of their bagel and latte.

Maybe he has a point.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 06:46 UTC as 31st comment

They need to start making ink out of cardboard next, if it'll offer us a cheaper future.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 02:12 UTC as 9th comment
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Mikhail Tal: Oh come on that's such a blatant photoshop I can't believe DPR really fell for this.


Didn't you know that Mikhail Tal has seen a few 'shops in his time? He can tell by the pixels.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 02:07 UTC
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beavertown: The bosses are the customers, not the brands.

Nikon is dying.

Nikon is dying? Don't be so ridiculous and dramatic.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 06:39 UTC
On OMG Life Autographer Quick Review preview (123 comments in total)
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Alternative Energy Photography: Fellas, try to see the possibilities. Like may creative types, I'm getting a vibe from you .. a lot of resistance to new ideas here. Yes, resistance from creatives. ?

Sadly, that's DPReview readers in the main. Anything that isn't the latest/greatest DSLR or doesn't have a tack sharp lens or is slightly outside of their narrow vision gets knocked.

This isn't necessarily something I'd personally be interested in using but I can see the possibilities of devices like this.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2013 at 02:40 UTC
On OMG Life Autographer Quick Review preview (123 comments in total)
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duartix: Smartphone = 0$ (I already have one)
App to shoot at (ir?)regular intervals = 0$
Wide angle adapter = 10$
Neck strap = 2$

Come again??? 400£???
Seriously, Oh My Grandmother have a real issue with their price point...
...and IQ...
...and storage...
...but to name a few.

That's great for you that already has a smart phone.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2013 at 02:36 UTC
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Tape5: I think this kid is a genius bigger than Dali. This is surrealism at its best. My son is working on it too and I do my best to encourage him. Last week he did this really clever photo of a Mediterranean young lady jumping rope inside his grand father's left ear

Bigger than Dali? Let's not get carried away. There's a thousand photographers on deviantart doing stuff similar/almost identical to this. It's well executed but certainly not the best in this style and there's plenty more of it about.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2013 at 05:52 UTC
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