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thx1138: The gushing enthusiasm about the high ISO performance is ridiculous. The D500 is barely better than the a6300 or D7200 at 25600 and if those sensors were down-sampled to 21MP the results would be even closer. Nikon has not altered quantum physics and have only barely raised the bar. You certainly would not use ISO 51K or higher which are marketing cr@p. The really good news is that they have not made the mistake they did with the D5 and the sensor has impressive DR and is ISOless, the exact opposite of the D5, which has gone markedly backward. However yet again the D500 is only performing a wee bit better than the D7200 in the DR and ISO'lessness testing.

Leaving aside the sensor the real drawcard of this camera is the AF. And could they have just used the D7200 sensor in the D500 body and would anybody really see the difference in IQ.

You should really get used to it when talking DSLRs. How much better can they get? There is a great deal of diminishing returns in this market. The modern DSLR is such a mature piece of technology, there's really no breakthroughs left to achieve, only minor improvements from model to model.

This is what happened with Adobe products (nothing left to add, so they web subscription), what's happening currently with the iPad/iPhone, what's happening to operating systems (Windows, OSX, iOS, Android, etc).

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 00:51 UTC
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bocajrs: I was considering selling my D750 for the D500, but looking at ISO samples, I'm sticking with my D750 as I can shoot HI 2(51200) and get nice images.

@Mikael - At the end of the day, both cameras take pictures and they are the exact same price, so he can absolutely compare them, sensor size be damned.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 00:46 UTC
On article Affinity Photo coming to Windows (144 comments in total)
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gembira: I love this program on the Mac. I am a long time user of Photoshop, but I like Affinity Photo better and it is so much less expensive. I am tired of Adobe's nearly yearly updates. And Affinity has plans to provide an expensive or maybe free program for file management.

I am sad to see it move to Windoze. As a Mac exclusive application, the focus stayed on Mac. I worry that they will do like many developers and issue Windows updates before Mac updates.

I certainly didn't portray every Mac user as a fanboy, just the one who insisted on typing "Windoze" like a sad 13-year old. Surprised he didn't throw in a "M$" while he was at it.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 16:57 UTC
On article Affinity Photo coming to Windows (144 comments in total)
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gembira: I love this program on the Mac. I am a long time user of Photoshop, but I like Affinity Photo better and it is so much less expensive. I am tired of Adobe's nearly yearly updates. And Affinity has plans to provide an expensive or maybe free program for file management.

I am sad to see it move to Windoze. As a Mac exclusive application, the focus stayed on Mac. I worry that they will do like many developers and issue Windows updates before Mac updates.

OSX and Windows are the same thing, the only difference being that you paid more for your hardware to run OSX than most people do to run Windows.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 17:19 UTC
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GeorgeP71: Crazy! By the time one learns all the possible combinations and when to use them the camera will be superseded
.i would rather get the D750

@DukeCC, if you went by that logic, most people on this site would be fine with a D3000 series. :)

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 16:40 UTC
On article Framing fashion with Dixie Dixon (47 comments in total)
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ZJ24: 30 comments on a the presentation of a 20 year old with a successful commercial business, marquee clients and a lot to offer, 1500 comments on a new Sony APS-C camera - gear gear gear.

To be fair, this site is more about gear than photography in general. Plus, comment sections grow because people argue. Gear tends to elicit arguments. Arguments elicit many posts as everyone involved tries to win the internet.

Twenty-year old success stories do not elicit arguments, therefore lower amount of comments.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 16:16 UTC
On article Framing fashion with Dixie Dixon (47 comments in total)
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Gosman: She is from Dallas and we are proud of her. But it does amaze me how youth will trump age and experience in the fashion photography business. I've heard her speech before, and she has worked hard but mostly been at the right place at the right time with a lot of luck. She obviously made a decision very young in life to be a photographer while most of us had to make hard decisions about growing up and having a family and making a good living. If she is still active in the business at 45, I will consider her a success.

I'm not sure if you meant it this way, but your post reads of sour grapes.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 13:37 UTC
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Marty4650: It really isn't clear if this will be included with the $9.95 CC subscription, or in addition to it.

If it is included, then it just makes CC a better deal. If it isn't, then it is pretty expensive unless you really need the program.

Mark, that is correct. I already subscribe to the $10 photography CC plan and when I go to the page to see Portfolio pricing, it lets me know as a CC subscriber, it's already included.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 02:21 UTC
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (742 comments in total)
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Franco8: "Push the boundaries of DSLR" can someone inform me what boundaries have been pushed.

Well read the damn article and find out. You apparently read the title but couldn't somehow make it past that.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 01:50 UTC
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cpt kent: You first. Let me know how it went....

Come on Josh153, don't ruin the Adobe hate circlejerk, it's the last thing many here have left in life.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 21:42 UTC
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CaMeRa QuEsT: Nikon, how about a firmware fix for both the deep shadow banding and the green cast issues? These are the only 2 cameras you have ever made that have deep shadow banding, a flaw you have been able to avoid on the D7200 which you have stated is using the exact same sensor as the D7100.

The banding only shows when you horribly expose a shot and try to recover it. I suggest setting for proper exposure from the get-go.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2015 at 20:14 UTC
On Connect post iPhone 6s and 6s Plus come with 12MP camera and 4K video (198 comments in total)

4k video and higher resolution on pictures, yet they still insist on making an intro 16GB model that is likely to have around only 12GB of usable space. Are there any other flagship phones in this day and age doing anything less than 32GB?

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 17:16 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
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Brian Wadie: I'm feeling left out as I don't find any problems with either LR or PS CC 2015, most unfair as I have nothing to moan about ;)

Chin up Brian, something will come along eventually. :)

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 17:00 UTC
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Jim Evidon: Except for some disclaimers that pop up when I open CC2014 and sometimes the need to drag images into CC2014 to work on them, it works flawlessly and I have seen no need or reason to upgrade to CC2015. It has yet to crash or close prematurely as P.S. 5 did on occasion.

So now there's people on the internet who are paying the subscription but refuse to update to the latest version? Geez, I can't keep up with all the elitists out there these days.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 22:40 UTC
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (470 comments in total)
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mediasorcerer: why doesnt dp review do a feature on all the potential negatives to cloud based photographic software such as adobe cc subscription, do some real investigative journalism, support the artists and expose the corporate greed, manipulation and huge risks associated with paying through the teeth for and relying on cloud software and storage for photog artists?

you call yourselves photographers here? yet ive never seen one article positing all the potential negatives to this subscription based nightmare waiting to happen?

frightened to create some controversy in the online community and stand by the consumers for once? without us, you would have nothing.

all you do is talk it up without fair and unbiased perceptive duality of argument for and against.
i bet you wouldnt have to look far to find many pros who have had nightmare problems with cloud based softwares.

you dont seem to have problems finding negatives to cameras in reviews, but not the software?
unless im mistaken?

They don't need to do an article on "negatives", any time an article has the word "Adobe" in it, the comment section will take care of that for them.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 20:12 UTC
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smokinman88: Still slow, I wish they would fix this....maybe it's time to switch to Capture One.

I just stressed LR6 a bit, ran through about 50 RAW images on the filmstrip just to get them to load. I got LR6 up to slightly over 2GB RAM usage before I got bored. It slowly climbed as I made my way through pictures.

If you have LR open for a while and are making lots of changes, it can definitely bog down your system if you don't have the hardware to support it. But you're working with a lot of huge pictures, it's to be expected.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 02:51 UTC
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Joriarty: The story should read: "Microsoft creates new unlimited OneDrive storage option, gifts subscribers free Office 365".

Pity they don't have a Linux client...

This is correct for me. I purchased an Office 365 subscription when they increased the included storage to 1TB. Microsoft keeps sending me emails because I haven't installed or used my 365 license, I guess they think I don't know what I'm doing. :)

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 23:59 UTC
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sandy b: The lack of trust does not seem to extend much past DPR. 1.8 million subscribers. Up 405,000 between Jan and March.

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140318006472/en/Adobe-Reports-Strong-Q1-FY2014-Results#.U8CjFPldV8G

DPR is just another internet site where most posters have false notions of representing the majority when, in fact, they make up for less than 1% of people who have interest in the specific topic.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 00:42 UTC
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pdcm: All those people who locked into Adobe's Cloud based CC programs; well it will be all your fault for allowing Adobe to have this control over us. It was a very, very silly thing for you to do. And you have also ruined it for the rest of us who didn't fall for it. So thanks for nothing :(

There is other software out there, switch to something else and quit complaining. "All your fault"....blah blah blah.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 00:40 UTC
On article Apple to cease development of Aperture (425 comments in total)
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DotCom Editor: Here's the question no reporter has yet asked, so I will: What incentive did Adobe offer to Apple to get Aperture killed off?

I seriously doubt that Aperture was in any way serious competition for Lightroom.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 19:23 UTC
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