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Seems like something you could do a lot more easily with digital layers and save loads of printing paper.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2014 at 09:36 UTC as 32nd comment | 3 replies
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Todd Ka: The music is annoying.

Music is only annoying if you don't like it.
IF you don't like it - Turn it down.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 09:38 UTC
On Surf's Up: Clark Little's incredible wave photography article (54 comments in total)
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Lee Jay: Can someone explain number 6 to me? I'm having a hard time understanding that one.

Getting hit by a breaking is a little like getting hit by a slow-moving car. It hurts just to look at these because I know what came next.

Yes, a little too much Photoshopping in number 6.

I suspect that many are Photoshop composites, although very well done.
I saw some photos like this taken in the UK by someone who is obviously copying Clark Little's techniques. These were clearly Photoshop composites, since some of the wave angles were impossible in relation to the background

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 08:00 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: Great video but it's amazing how this has grown from something that was easier to use than Photoshop, to what it is now.

It's a completely different program, with a different application to PS.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 11:33 UTC
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jazzphotog1: Video looks very useful. Physical problem here...must be able to watch the video in 10-15' intervals. Can it be downloaded & saved to my computer (Mac)?

There are lots of YouTube downloader programs available.

I don't use Mac, but here a couple of many:

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 11:31 UTC
On Site Update: notifications article (127 comments in total)

Notifications are displayed most recent first.
If they all relate to an ongoing thread it would be more useful to have the oldest displayed first, otherwise you finish up reading the thread backwards, i.e from the bottom up, rather than from the top down.
Please can we have the notifications displayed with the oldest at the top, the same way the forums are displayed?

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 12:38 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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Artistico: It trolls the web? Really? I thought there was enough trolling just in the DPReview forums for starters. Why would we want anyone else to start trolling for us as well? =P

The word is "trawling" not trolling, read the second sentence of the description.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 13:30 UTC

A Wake Up call to all those that think the "Cloud" is invulnerable to disruption.
How long before this happens to all those "cloud" archives of images that people have uploaded, think are safe, and have no off-line backup for?
The "cloud" unlike it's namesake, is not something that floats around in space, it's just an array of physical hard drives on some server somewhere, and as such, however well protected, is vulnerable to disruption from electrical failure, fire, flood, earthquakes and any number of other external influences.
Those that rely on it entirely for their storage are foolish.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 07:44 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies
On Little beauty: Nordin Seruyan's macro images article (352 comments in total)

Several of them have a very distracting background.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2014 at 08:37 UTC as 114th comment | 3 replies
On Manfrotto 190 Series Carbon Fiber Tripod Review article (72 comments in total)

I've been told that a lot of the lower end carbon fiber tripods are actually thin aluminium tubes clad in carbon fiber.
The only company that uses pure carbon for their legs is Gitzo, which is reflected in their prices.
Is that true in this case?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 17:15 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies

A bit like a car manufacturer saying you can only use "GoodStone" tires when your originals wear out...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 09:25 UTC as 82nd comment
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (630 comments in total)

Conclusion - Cons:

"◾HDR mode unavailable if Raw is active (rather than disengaging Raw)"

Is there ANY camera that allows HDR raw shooting? (than than by multiple bracketed exposures).
HDR is an output image (jpg) function.
This can hardly be a "Con" since all cameras behave the same way.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 08:44 UTC as 123rd comment | 7 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2059 comments in total)
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Walsh_uk: Wish it had a fuji sensor then it would be perfect..

For me the lack of a phone is a deal breaker.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 10:03 UTC
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MisterBG: It's a bit like teaching a dog to walk on it's hind legs - clever, but ultimately pointless.

Everything that's posted here is someone's opinion, further qualification is unnecessary.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 14:27 UTC

It's a bit like teaching a dog to walk on it's hind legs - clever, but ultimately pointless.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2013 at 16:28 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
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Photomonkey: Sure is satisfying to see such spirited discussions about art. Thought no one cared. ;)

No, it's the imbecile who actually paid that amount.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2013 at 08:38 UTC
On Preview:sony-cybershot-dsc-rx100-m2 (189 comments in total)
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Johnsonj: These tilt screens seem so clunky and junky. Would never use it myself, but if there gonna include it, why not the swivel type that Canon uses. I will most certainly pass on this latest offering.

I'll wait for the RX100/iPhone mashup.

I use the tilt screen on my NEX 5 all the time, but I'll resist the temptation to trade-in my RX100 for the feature. The biggest drawback with a tilting screen is that you cannot use it in the "portrait" position, which I seem to use a lot. On the other hand a fully articulating screen can be used in any direction...

Posted on Jun 28, 2013 at 07:40 UTC
On Preview:sony-cybershot-dsc-rx100-m2 (189 comments in total)
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sdribetahi: What size pockets do you all have?

Mine is normally carried in a jacket pocket, but I wouldn't attempt to put it in a jeans pocket.

Posted on Jun 28, 2013 at 07:36 UTC
On Preview:sony-cybershot-dsc-rx100-m2 (189 comments in total)
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40daystogo: This review finds that the upper ISO performance is stellar. This review thinks that many RX100 users will want to upgrade simply for the better high ISO quality.


The tilting viewfinder is an attractive feature, but I won't be upgrading from the Mk1, which I am quite happy with,
If they had included an OVF then I might have been tempted, but as soon as a Mk2 version of anything is introduced it impacts on the value of the Mk1, and I don't feel inclined to take the hit on a reduced trade-in value.

Posted on Jun 28, 2013 at 07:35 UTC
On Canon EOS 100D/Rebel SL1 Hands-on Preview preview (355 comments in total)
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Cobber55: Good job Canon. Now I hope Nikon follow with a similar offering.

And in return, I hope Canon come up with a competitor to the D7100.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 08:30 UTC
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