EricWN

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On Connect post Helium Core turns iPhone into fully-fledged imaging rig (34 comments in total)
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JNR: Aren't we more than three weeks past the time when April Fools have us laughing?

Oh, no. Last month was the big joke when we were told that an iPhone can't be hacked. Until, predictably, the iPhone easily got hacked. Never mind - it was just a marketing thing.

As is this.

Anybody claiming total security on a computer system knows it's a lie. Pretty much anything can be hacked into.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 11:57 UTC
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ttran88: In summary Nikon 1 is dead, D500 will probably be the last DX PRO body, DL series means "digital lens", Nikon recommends using DX lenses on D500 for " versatility ", DSLR market is in a decline but Mirrorless market is not,

Sounds like a good summary. And all this spoken by more than a dozen PR folks unable to speak the target language of the interviewers.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 17:13 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1110 comments in total)
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Ozonation: Not sure how this really distinguishes itself from a Fuji XPro2 with a 23mm f1.4, other than costing 1.5X to 2X as much. Sure, IQ might be a bit better, but the Fuji is no slouch, plus you get more controls and lens options.

It makes more sense to compare it to Fuji's fixed lens cameras, don't you think?

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 15:03 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 firmware update 1.01 now available (75 comments in total)
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Don Sata: I have never seen people complain about mobile phone updates.

Guess you don't read much about mobile phones then.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 12:48 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 firmware update 1.01 now available (75 comments in total)
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plainwhite: Excellent attention to the customer! Kudos Fuji!

Rwbaron - yup, I'd point out a banana product (ripes in the customer's hand) regardless of manufacturer.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 22:17 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 firmware update 1.01 now available (75 comments in total)
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plainwhite: Excellent attention to the customer! Kudos Fuji!

Tim, it's easy to say because it's pretty obviously something they did not catch prior to release, even if that was somehow postponed a couple days. Doesn't surprise me a bit, and I still like my Fuji products.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 20:07 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 firmware update 1.01 now available (75 comments in total)
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plainwhite: Excellent attention to the customer! Kudos Fuji!

Don't you think "excellent attention" would be to launch a product without the bug in the first place? That's what a good testing means.
However, it's fixed now, good thing for the affected customers.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 19:09 UTC
On Connect post iPhone SE is a compact-sized iPhone 6s (184 comments in total)
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SammyToronto: I like small phones but 4" is too small these days; it should've been 4.5" with the iPhone 7 pushed to 5" and the 7+ remaining at 5.5"!

I don't have a problem with Apple's offerings. If you think it's wise to produce a different device with the same internals and almost the same screen estate, Apple seems to disagree.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 19:06 UTC
On Connect post iPhone SE is a compact-sized iPhone 6s (184 comments in total)
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stevevelvia50: IPhone 5s is great,but I always want longer battery life..

Apple claims the battery lasts longer than on the 5S.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 13:12 UTC
On Connect post iPhone SE is a compact-sized iPhone 6s (184 comments in total)
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SammyToronto: I like small phones but 4" is too small these days; it should've been 4.5" with the iPhone 7 pushed to 5" and the 7+ remaining at 5.5"!

This is not the iPhone 7, so making a second phone almost the same size doesn't make sense to me.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 13:11 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1110 comments in total)
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PKDanny: Don't like the TOUCH SCREEN! Prefer QUICK ACCESS like K-1 BETTER!!

Even in caps lock, so it must be extra important! ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 19:46 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1110 comments in total)
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skanter: Fixed LCD? Cut the price in half, put on articulating LCD I might be interested.

Do you comment on every good you cannot afford or just Leica products?

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 18:24 UTC
On Connect post iPhone SE is a compact-sized iPhone 6s (184 comments in total)
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Catalin Stavaru: My bet is that Apple grossly overestimated the demand for a 4"-screen phone. However, the development costs for the iPhone SE were probably very small and it doesn't matter for them if it sells or not. The Chinese market is really out of question with this kind of screen size. The reason why iPhone 6 was such a huge success was that current Apple customers desperately needed larger-screen phones, you can't throw 4-inch phones at Apple customers in this age, let alone gain new customers. The design of the iPhone 4/4s/5/5s/SE is very nice in my opinion, and it would deserve to be used for a larger-screen phone like a 4.7" phone with smaller bezels. Now that would really sell.

They said somewhere that they sold 30 million 4" devices last year alone, I think, so there seems a good demand for those as well as the bigger ones.
I prefer a bigger phone and think the 6/6s design suits the big screen just fine.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 17:14 UTC
On Connect post iPhone SE is a compact-sized iPhone 6s (184 comments in total)
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what_i_saw: They are finally climbing down. They famously ignored Indian market. When customers complained of the high prices in India, Apple said "Whatever". Time to eat the crow Apple. This is the beginning of the slide.

They had to come out with this model? Says who? Many customers love the 5 case design and consider it amongst the best iPhone designs yet. That's clearly an upgrade path for those and all other existing customers who don't want or need a bigger phone.
Apple generally is not in the cheap phone business - they make products to make a profit.
Them not making tons of profit is pure speculation, as is the thought that those customers will upgrade less often.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 17:08 UTC
On Connect post iPhone SE is a compact-sized iPhone 6s (184 comments in total)
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what_i_saw: They are finally climbing down. They famously ignored Indian market. When customers complained of the high prices in India, Apple said "Whatever". Time to eat the crow Apple. This is the beginning of the slide.

Yeah, " Apple is doomed. Doomed!!!"

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2016 at 22:27 UTC
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Stollen1234: Eric who? sorry never heard of him before..

polished and packaged in Berkeley..isnt the spirit of Berkley still being a hippy and for the environment and fair trade..

handmade by a leather-maker in Saigon: to get the job done for cheap..

no, thank you

You have never heard of him before?
Now, wouldn't it be nice if there were a place where you could go and look things up so that you never ever had to be uninformed like you claim to be right now.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 22:55 UTC
On article Pocketable APS-C: Fujifilm X70 real-world samples (255 comments in total)
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Mike FL: FUJI cameras do not hold price well if Fuji wants to move the invensory, such as X-Pro1 is $500 while it was more than 3x500 = USD 1500.

http://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-Digital-Camera-X-Trans-Sensor/dp/B006UV6YMQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1455039706&sr=1-2&keywords=fuji+pro1

FUJI makes some of its cameras look liking Leica, but Fuji is not Leica as Leica can hold the prce very well.

This strikes me as over the top simplification. The price of the X-Pro is low partially because it's a four year old camera. In return Fuji is a nice system to buy second hand.
I have a bunch of Leica stuff and it looses its value over time just as well, some M cameras and lenses might be better but everything else doesn't really hold much value on my experience.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 18:28 UTC
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photominion: The fact that they only offer an iOS app says all about the target user of this camera.

(someone who prefers a foolproof ui and is ready to overpay to compensate his lazyness.)

Not, don't flame me, I honestly don't know anyone who could ever tell me about a real advantage of iOS over Android other than the fact that it "just works".

Wow, some awesome anti Apple trolling here just because Leica is not offering an app for another platform. School must be over.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 21:23 UTC
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scottcraig: Didn't God already have the patent when he designed us. It's times like these when I think how primitive mankind is. "I found this you can't make one."

Wow, Connect, just wow.
Where the hell do you get these people from?

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 18:45 UTC
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papa natas: What...??!!
Wasn't there suppose to have first the Panasonic version of this camera?

@Johan - I think it isn't really made it Germany but simply assembled there. That's the little difference between stating Made in Germany and "Leica Camera Germany".
But maybe I'm wrong and somebody has an article or link to show us how these are all build in Solms.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 17:24 UTC
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