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Great, thanks for posting

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 06:53 UTC as 32nd comment
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Black Box: Oh, for crying out loud! Buy her a bowl of rocky road ice-cream and put on Ray Charles' "Crying time". But spare us another "unusual approach to children photography".

Mcshan- what have you done lately that compares to these photos?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 06:51 UTC

This is a non issue. People who go through the trouble of removing the watermarks will never buy the pictures anyway. We can debate why they seem to be entitled to get images produced with thousands of dollars worth of gear for free but that's beside the point. These people are just not the market for pro photography pictures. Trying to prosecute this is futile and stupid, it reminds me of record companies trying to prosecute people for copying CDs. Jobs invented the iTunes Store and made it a lot easier to buy music for an acceptable price than to steal it. Just face it- digital photography and cell phones made pictures very cheap. So it you expect people pay $$$ for your photos, think again, maybe special cases like weddings, but event photography is dead, unless people find ways to drop the price or find an alternative revenue source.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 17:14 UTC as 39th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: EVF? Sold! Hope it doesn't fall off, though.

If the first iteration had offered an EVF, it would've been reasonably exciting. Can't help feeling that the III is mildly anticlimactic. Did someone say boring? With 9 digicams in the sock drawer, I'm jaded. I'm torn -- should I buy the III, or should I enter a monastery in the Egyptian desert?

Desert. Go for it....

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 07:02 UTC
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itchhh: I'm not sure the word "stunning" fits for these images in 2014. Maybe 10 years ago, but not today. With the rapid improvements in technology and more people with camera's, stunning shots are harder to come by than they once were. Kuddos to each of the photographers and their shots, its still an honor to be chosen.

Show me your work that is better, them you can harp on how those pictures are not stunning. Now go back to over-processing your garden flower shots taken by your expensive camera.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 23:03 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S in low-light: See video at ISO 409,600 article (244 comments in total)

Wow, impressive for sure.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 17:24 UTC as 79th comment
On Eye-Fi Mobi Wi-Fi SD card review article (99 comments in total)
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pwmoree: How to shoot RAW and at the same time send small jpegs to your tablet or PC I have never been able to find out. If you shoot large jpegs the transmission is rather slow. I liked the X2-pro but because of the above almost never use it.

The setting allow you to transfer only the JPEG files and RAW files will remain on the card. What you are really looting with EyeFi setup is the ability to shoot full-size JPEGs (assuming you want to transfer only the small size JPEGs). Presumably you can re-process the full size JPEGs either on a computer or if you like your built-in conversion, you can do it on the camera (clunky).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 19:56 UTC
On Eye-Fi Mobi Wi-Fi SD card review article (99 comments in total)
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Lee Jay: "If you're looking for a Wi-Fi card that's simple to setup and blasts images off into cyberspace in a matter of seconds..."

Unless you are a real-time photo-journalist, there's no good reason to do this, and it's generally a bad idea for multiple reasons.

Oh, the breathtaking selfishness of the DPR forums.... OK, Lee Jay, you are a bit of a pedant and a privacy freak. Fine with me, no worries, no offense. But why, or why do you assume that everyone is like you? Also, have you ever heard about Snapseed? Gives you a fine ability to post-process an image right on your phone. Like it or not, the world around you has moved on. People snap photos with their cell phone and share them online. The ability to share better quality photos is a positive development.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 19:51 UTC

A useless feature if I ever saw one...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 21:54 UTC as 4th comment | 4 replies
On Tamrac launches rugged-looking photo messenger bags article (106 comments in total)

Tamrac still does not get how a discreet camera bag should look like...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 07:18 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
On Enthusiast compact camera 2013 roundup article (227 comments in total)
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jimkh: I don't understand this vague putdown of the RX100 and the RX100II with the "unengaging experience" tag. While this is obviously a very personal reaction by the reviewer it cries out for a more detailed explanation. What is "unengaging" and how do other cameras reflect engagement?


I agree. If you are after engaging shooting experience you will use a bigger camera. Rx100 is all about fitting in the pocket and bringing back the best image. The only downside is the price. Knocking it because the wheel does not click is malarkey. Rx100 crushed it's class when it was released. It still crushes every other camera in the segment. Rx100II is supposedly even better.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2013 at 16:21 UTC
On Rare photos of Rolling Stones emerge from estate sale article (106 comments in total)
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Hugo808: I got as far as number 7 before deciding that if I'd taken them they would have gone into the bin and never been seen by anyone!

Pixel-peep much? What do you not understand about history and the value of candid pictures taken by someone who probably was close to the band. Go back to taking photos of your cats...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2013 at 19:23 UTC
On iON announces tiny rugged HD video camera post (42 comments in total)

Well, if the image is correct, the achilles heel of this camera will be the bulbous lens front element. It will get scratched in no time and bye bye clean videos. It looks like a really questionable design decision. I don;t like GoPro, but at least there you don't have to worry about scratches.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 00:47 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies
On DSC00108 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (7 comments in total)

To the commenters: what have you shot late;y? Give me a break, the comments on the dpreview are asinine... when was the last time you were sent out on the streets with a camera and produced a bunch of masterpieces? Those photos do the intended job perfectly well. Whoever shot them did a good job. Some aspects of the sensor are amazing, some are not so. Eagerly waiting for the full review...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 18:37 UTC as 1st comment
On Leica unveils D-Lux 6 Silver Edition article (92 comments in total)

oh... the pouch...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2013 at 17:20 UTC as 45th comment
On Sony DSC-RX10 preview (725 comments in total)

A consumer video camera done right. I bet this baby is capable is some serious high quality video shooting that would challenge the presumed consumer video king GH3. And I bet it can shoot decent photos too. If I had to shoot videos for a website, a blog, or a school newsletter, that would have been a near perfect option. As stupid as super zooms are, people are carrying them, and this one is probably as good as they come. The ony question is the price, and unlike the specs or hardware it's has room to change.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 15:36 UTC as 171st comment
On Microsoft to acquire Nokia's smartphone business post (68 comments in total)

Despite what the armchair experts on this site are saying, this move makes a lot of sense. To survive in the smartphone business you need to be a software company (this is what Jobs said about Blackberry and he was right). Nokia could only survive and keep its identity if it used Android and that meant competing on cost with Samsung (not going to happen). So Microsoft was the only natural partner and a sale made a lot of sense. Windows Mobile is actually a terrific phone OS. Use it before sh&tting on it. No apps, which is a huge bummer, so it will be an uphill climb.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 22:02 UTC as 22nd comment | 4 replies
On Soak in the season with these vivid summer photos article (38 comments in total)

Hey, Monday morning quarterbacks- what have you got? Show me your sunset pictures... It's so easy to sh&t on someone else's work, right?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 03:11 UTC as 19th comment
On SmugMug launches totally redesigned website article (76 comments in total)

In my experience the redesign is a disaster, because it breaks the continuity with the old site and there is no obvious way to keep the structure. if you have large heavily structured site, you need to essentially rebuild from the ground up. For a pro-oriented site this is rather amateurish. The customization instructions also are not very clear.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2013 at 23:24 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply

This is butt-ugly, no way around that... Someone at Hassy needs to take a design class... or rent some Sony designers...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2013 at 02:18 UTC as 153rd comment | 1 reply
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