nz769r

nz769r

Joined on Jan 21, 2012

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Amnon G: Before the onslaught on Nikon begins...
It is possible this is an oversight (i.e. testing at Nikon happens only with 1st party batteries).
Claiming evil with no proof is just childish. It's unfortunate for sure, but hopefully will get resolved with another update shortly.
I'm relating to reactions I've seen on different sites - I think that the step function reaction is a bit childish and assuming people don't know what they're doing (even though the person making the bold name calling doesn't have even a fraction of the data to make such claims) is irrelevant.
Nikon's actions in the next few months will be the determining factor whether this was an oversight in good faith or really a silly attempt at making more money.

I'm not holding my breath. Remember the D600? Nikon's only response to the dust/oil problem was the the D610. The true measure as to whether this is deliberate or not is how Nikon responds in the coming days -- not months. Publicly saying that this was unintentional [if true] ASAP controls the speculation. Then following this with a fix retains customers.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 00:03 UTC
On Delaney in the Photograph of a Female Photographer challenge (75 comments in total)

Big Deal! What a lot of silly misgivings and sour grapes!

What? A female photographer has to be ugly? This is a photo of a beautiful woman who is nicely posed. You cannot tell whether Delaney is/not a photographer any more than you can with the other photos in the competition. The photograph meets the requirements of the competition. So get off of that rant.

For those that think that the voting was biased somehow -- you need to change the rules if you think that you should have won. Not whine here.

Well done F. Langheinrich! Delaney and you won fair and square.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 23:57 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply

Great article! While I don't use cheap filters, I have never thought about the possibility of the lens and a filter coming in contact. Something to always keep in the back of one's mind.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 15:31 UTC as 31st comment
On Adobe releases subscription-only Photoshop CC article (398 comments in total)
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Peet Venter: We may not like it, but this is the future of ALL software. rather get use to it. Adobe, let me have it please, Why kick against facts, why try and dry the oceans with a plastic bucket. Guys, in 12 months all of you have come around. This is not nice, not good and not right. but this is the way of our brave new world.

Now you sound like the Borg of Star Trek fame: "You will be assimilated." Adobe and companies of its ilk would love us to act like cattle and follow their business model because it limits choice. The fact is we have lots of choice and there will always be enterprises that provide that choice because it means opportunity. DxO and Phase One software are going to get lots of business that goes their way because not everyone is going to accept a choice of no choice.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2013 at 14:39 UTC
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)
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Biggs23: What a total dodge of the important questions. This isn't quality journalism DPR.

What questions?

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 12:52 UTC
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1853 comments in total)

I'm over it. I accept that Photoshop is in the cloud and that Lightroom isn't far behind (in spite of Mr. Hendrickson's assurances). I am planning on an Adobe-free PC and me becoming more profiicient with competing products that once were used as a complement to Adobe's.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 12:46 UTC as 473rd comment
On Flying Penguins: Photography in Antarctica article (43 comments in total)

A very fine discussion with beautiful photography Eric. Well done!

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 19:31 UTC as 32nd comment
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Kinematic Digit: 4 years ago I paid $2500 per copy per employee for CS4, upgrades to CS5 cost me over $1200 per machine which was 3 machines.

Keep it in perspective people.

Even if I only upgraded every two versions which in the past was about 3 years, even at $49.99 per month over 36 months = $1799.64 per machine vs $3,700 over the same time period.

The only thing that sucks about the cloud is that it's a perpetual paid system, but if you were Adobe, the cost of R&D was not sustainable if users only upgraded every two versions. This just doesn't make sense for them.

Assuming that the majority in here has never paid the full price like I have on multiple machines and for multiple employees, you'd understand better how much better this is.

Currently I'm in a school that has 60 machines. It costs us over $36,000 + $11,000 for two years of licensing with Adobe. We have a love hate relationship with Adobe, but this model is actually very welcome in our situation.

Keep what in perspective? I'm a single user, not an institution. I don't care whether it's a better deal for bulk purchases by people in your situation. Why should I? As you point out most of us won't relate to your math. If you're right Photoshop will become the product that institutions use -- not consumers.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 01:13 UTC
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SHood: The complaining will get worse when our next camera requires the Cloud service. Better start planning now for a future alternative.

Adobe's RAW converter is by no means the only game in town. If anything, Adobe's competitors will step up their game in RAW conversion to entice the disaffected Adobe customers over.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 19:02 UTC

I can't help but believe that Adobe will go to this subscription-based model across the board. More people are going to consider non-Adobe products than ever before because, like most of us, we object to being taken advantage of by this oligopoly. This is a god send for Phase One, DxO and any of the other very competitive software producers!

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 18:54 UTC as 731st comment
On Pro DSLRs, Pro Photographers article (126 comments in total)

What a great discussion! I thoroughly enjoyed his article!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2013 at 01:54 UTC as 58th comment
On Nikon issues service advisory on D600's dust issue article (240 comments in total)
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WT21: I don't understand all the negativity. Nikon has put out a tech advisory, and seems willing to repair. I think that's a good thing. Much like the mirror fix on the Canon 5D classic.

Nikon knew of this problem early in the release of the D600 and yet was mute. Nikon needs to treat its customers with the respect that they rightly deserve and stand behind their product from Day 1 -- not Day 180.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2013 at 00:41 UTC
On Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? article (1511 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: This chart is actually a stark revelation and a reflection of those who go and hang out on DPReview and not necessarily about these cameras themselves...

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What?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2012 at 00:14 UTC
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Pat Cullinan Jr: Giles,

To me, the triumph lies in your refusal to bow to resentfulness, and your affirmation of God, joy, and life. God go with you, Giles Duley. And a heart-felt thanks for your incomparable generosity, sacrifice, and service to flag and neighbor.

epo001: I think that you have a bigger problem with what Pat believes and what you don't versus what he wrote. By the way Pat's post doesn't reference the military at all.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2012 at 12:49 UTC
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Franka T.L.: There it goes, when did DPR get so low that rumors are to be considered news ... The Fujifilm, or Sony's interest in Olympus is business and had nothing to do with the OM rumor, and yet this item try to link the two. ... such .... :(

Like it or not these rumours are news.

What's the difference between this and the other DPR reports around the scandal at Oly?

What's the difference between this and Sigma announcing a new DSLR and then dragging out its launch?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2012 at 02:00 UTC
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Anastigmat: Surprise! Olympus finally figured that it needs to break the straightjacket it has imposed on itself when it chose the 4/3 format. That small sensor puts an upper limit on pixel size and number, so it must be abandoned if Olympus were to stay competitive with Sony and Pentax, instead of scraping the bottom of the marketing barrel for sales. More competition is always welcome. Let's hope that the new entry will finally result in so much more competition in the crowded APS-C sensor market that it will force manufacturers to bring out more low end, affordable full frame models. The days of full frames selling for less than $2,000 may be near.

Anastigmat do you know what Four Thirds is? The only limitation to Four Thirds or any other sensor format is how photographers use it. I've seen horrible and incredible shots taken irrespective of sensor size. Sadly your remarks typify the megapixel mania that has pushed IQ to the side.

As far as full frame goes, you are welcome to lug around the lenses. I'll stay light with Four Thirds!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2012 at 01:55 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon 1 V1 and J1 review article (442 comments in total)
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dark goob: Nikon paid them not to post this review until AFTER the Christmas buying season. Undoubtedly!

Come on dark goob! Get real! Oliver Stone and you need to get together and make another Conspiracy Theory movie.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2012 at 15:43 UTC
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