rallyfan

rallyfan

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On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2064 comments in total)
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rallyfan: I want to like this thing.

Didn't read the ad; anybody got any decent motorsport shots with this? It's all about AF tracking.

Thanks!

Anybody?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 19:16 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2064 comments in total)

I want to like this thing.

Didn't read the ad; anybody got any decent motorsport shots with this? It's all about AF tracking.

Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 17:53 UTC as 414th comment | 8 replies
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Review preview (333 comments in total)
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Stefan M: Sorry. Can't hear it anymore. There is no such thing as equivalent to APS/FF/m43...whatever. Hence this lens is exclusively for APS it's even more absurd talking about any FF equivalency. A 18-35mm F1.8 lens will always be a 18-35mm F1.8 lens.

I guess a lot of people will enjoy this lens.

Stefan M is exactly correct.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2013 at 22:41 UTC
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Review preview (333 comments in total)
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forpetessake: "it offers a 28-54mm equivalent zoom range, and promises similar depth of field control to an F2.8 zoom on full frame" -- It offers everything the same as 28-54/2.8 lens on full frame, not only FOV and DOF -- why is that difficult for the DPR staff to say the whole truth out loud?
Another thing they should have mentioned. The lens and most APS-C DSLRs it supports are just as large and heavy as an equivalent 24-70/2.8 lens + FF camera. But the latter offers better range, better resolution, etc. That's an important point if somebody considers acquiring this lens.

Ive not worked with anyone that cares about equivalency ramblings. FF fans: Don't buy the lens. Simple. Kthnxbye.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2013 at 22:41 UTC
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Review preview (333 comments in total)

I don't like hauling lenses around and especially short focal lengths. This would be useful. The AF comments have cast serious doubt though. Maybe an update?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2013 at 22:38 UTC as 81st comment | 1 reply

For that kind of money if I were to somehow ignore the truly terrible customer (non)service and insist on buying Samsung for some reason, I'd look at the RS261 refrigerator.

It doesn't take pictures and the ice maker is a poor design, but then again Samsung are no more a photo company than they are customer-oriented.

Only the Sigma Merrill fans are as deluded as the Samsung ladies.

Even today $1600 USD is a lot of money for a Samsung.

Toodles, bye bye now! XOXO

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2013 at 22:32 UTC as 7th comment
On Sony A3000 preview (677 comments in total)
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Mirrorless _ user: I DONT UNDERSTAND. What I see is a cheap chance to get a camera that take GOOD pictures. NOT ?
I start taking photographs with a used Panasonic G10, and it was at no point the best camera (distant of that) but I was fun taking my first shots of my baby and learning in the process. Now I have a G5, that is a good camera, but (like all cameras) have low points (SLOW and inaccurate continuos AF, not superb in low light or super high Iso.. just to say some) Again, it's a good camera, but I not paid a fortune for it, just $400 one month ago.
I applaud SONY for give us a chance to get a cheap camera WITH A VIEWFINDER that take VERY GOOD pictures, even better than many other more expensive cameras !!!!!!!!
NOT all the cameras have that it will be expensive !!!!!!
SUPERB !!!!!!!!!

I have to agree.

I don't see why so many people are so negative.

This looks like a great product that will only get cheaper with time.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 00:45 UTC
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(unknown member): The problem with many forums today is that they are run and moderated by too many people that are politically correct lunatics that are biased, petty and immature. They like to portray themselves as liberal, fair and openminded but in fact they are the opposite of that. DPreview is guilty of that.

Read the fine print regarding intellectual property (hint: the short answer is "no.").

That said, as far as I can work out if a post or if an entire article generates clicks, the party's on. Content is secondary or even tertiary as long as people see it -- and buy stuff.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 21:12 UTC
On Sony A3000 preview (677 comments in total)
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David zzzzzzzzzz: Buyer beware, this model will be replaced by another in 12 months. Sony has a way of making something "new" obsolete in no time at all.

Isn't that even more good news though? Won't it mean this model will be even more affordable then?

This model wins.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 21:08 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G16 Real-world Samples Gallery article (92 comments in total)
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JWilkinson Studios: why would anyone want this? For the price I could go get a mirrorless and take way better pictures.

Not yet.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 20:55 UTC
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(unknown member): The problem with many forums today is that they are run and moderated by too many people that are politically correct lunatics that are biased, petty and immature. They like to portray themselves as liberal, fair and openminded but in fact they are the opposite of that. DPreview is guilty of that.

Clearly the bias affects editorial content. However the irony is that the comments section is usually more useful than the reviews. The comments have point-counterpoint discussion, whereas the reviews are (sensu stricto...) infotainment monologues.

The comments are the helpful part. The actual info is frequently in the comments.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 20:50 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G16 Real-world Samples Gallery article (92 comments in total)

IMG_0211 is useful and not disappointing at all actually.

I'd have liked to see more aircraft in motion.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 20:47 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies

You like comments because they generate hits.

In fact you like comments so much that you still allow them even though you sometimes don't like their content.

Hits are crucial to you. The only thing that matters more is sales.

In fact you like comments so much that you post them even if the content offends you, and then you resort to offensive language, calling your readers "trolls" above.

Your critics are trolls? Really? If you reviewed cameras more quickly and didn't sell your site out to a sales site, neither of the above criticisms would have any foundation.

Today, however, both criticisms sometimes are founded. Reviews sometimes never show up at all (G5?) and since ownership structure of the website means bias is inherent -- denial won't fix this; only a restructuring that severs commercial ties will.

Your readers may not be trolls for pointing all that out; they may simply be awake.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 20:17 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies
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RichRMA: Ad agencies kill me. Their ideas about "20-somethings" are all the same. Bearded, always breaking out the acoustic guitar, impromptu jam sessions, some trendy, formerly intolerable beer on hand...

Non sequitur.

Incidentally, "hate" is hyperbole. Perhaps you're using it to add some sort of gravity to your argument; since there is little logic to what you've attempted to express I can't say for sure.

Do you purport to speak for George Zimmerman?

The reference to Caucasians is profoundly racialist and has lowered the level of the discussion. Pity.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 05:05 UTC
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RichRMA: Ad agencies kill me. Their ideas about "20-somethings" are all the same. Bearded, always breaking out the acoustic guitar, impromptu jam sessions, some trendy, formerly intolerable beer on hand...

My interpretation agrees with that of exifnotfound above.

It's not a misplaced sentiment I don't think.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 03:57 UTC
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RichRMA: Ad agencies kill me. Their ideas about "20-somethings" are all the same. Bearded, always breaking out the acoustic guitar, impromptu jam sessions, some trendy, formerly intolerable beer on hand...

Maybe early 80s I suppose.

The Polaroid might depict their tour guide, whom they have lost. If you have any spare change, drop it into the hat and they can eventually buy return tickets home.

It does bring back memories of 4th-tier tourists.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 02:59 UTC
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RichRMA: Ad agencies kill me. Their ideas about "20-somethings" are all the same. Bearded, always breaking out the acoustic guitar, impromptu jam sessions, some trendy, formerly intolerable beer on hand...

Here the agency have outdone themselves.

The people actually "look" smelly.

I don't think this synaesthesia is the message or effect they had in mind when they were putting their brilliant campaign together.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 02:42 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot RX1R Samples Gallery Expanded! article (70 comments in total)
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steelhead3: I have to say nice snaps; can we challenge the camera a bit; this is a very expensive camera. It probably is best camera for IQ of all and I want to see pitfalls, but an acknowledgment of its quality.is important to buyers.

The Leica is not an autofocus FF camera.

It is therefore not relevant.

The question is, HOW WELL does this Sony AUTOFOCUS camera focus?

Say hi to your friends.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 01:11 UTC

They made a film camera that looks like a film camera, and used a guy with the ubiquitous "douchenozzle" look to advertise it. Wow.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 01:02 UTC as 23rd comment
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rallyfan: Mixing units (ounces and grams) shows lack of preparation.

Looks like a new way to scratch painted car surfaces. Why not just use a car key? Great scratches, less cost, traditional.

Losers.

The cretin that had the nerve to write the line about... empowering consumers didn't quite get around to clarifying the materials used on the feet, did she?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 22:35 UTC
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