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On 3,200MP LSST camera gets construction approval article (257 comments in total)

I will not buy it unless and until DXO approves its DR and the inbult lens! They have done a fantastic job so far of DR testing - considering I can pull details out of deep shadows and brighter areas from my D800E.
I also strongly urge DPR to review it once its released. pretty please.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 00:12 UTC as 29th comment
On The Wild Southwest: Jory Vander Galien's landscapes article (60 comments in total)

southwest - can never get enough! great images/justice to such a landscape

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 23:53 UTC as 4th comment
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1447 comments in total)

It is a myth that Fullframe is path towards liberation.
Real Upgrade path is when one hits limitations in currently used bodies and the next best available option regardless of the format - which can be in your current format usage or even within FF models.
So your whole argument is pointless as it is based on a myth of myths. Also since you only shoot sub-FF bodies, it is hard to grasp and justify the other side. Both have strengths and weaknesses, but I see your point.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 19:06 UTC as 176th comment

Been following Thomas Mangelsen's work over 15yrs. His images are inspirational and have this extra element out of nowhere - as if he is at the right spot at the right time, mostly blending nature/landscape with wildlife.
Location wise, those end up being the places I find fun to shoot at too - from southwest to alaska to India

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 00:09 UTC as 2nd comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2701 comments in total)

Good to know 7D II folks are able to experience what D300 had 7yrs ago, way back in 2007.. yes I am talking about the "iTR capability (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition)"
If the author is talking about face recognition, then Nikon D300 had no problems with this even in low light with my D300 with 51AF/3D focusing.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 02:11 UTC as 79th comment | 3 replies
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (390 comments in total)

much to the amazement, over 10yrs ago, this was found in saddam's basement.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 15:27 UTC as 81st comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2962 comments in total)
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bzanchet: The Studio shots as Always doesn't mean anything.

Real life are very very diferent.

Remember this is DPReview site. They need to have a baseline to test it across cameras as a standard. what would you recommend in this situation while factoring in all possible variables that need to be considered.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 13:01 UTC
On FotodioX WonderPana FreeArc Filter System Review article (30 comments in total)
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mr.izo: next time include things like canon 17-40, 17 tse, maybe sigma 12-24 etc. you know, things that people actually use for landscape photography..

maybe you realize that the article focused on filters for bulky/protruding lenses with no-filter ring options

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 14:27 UTC
On Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK article (159 comments in total)

its called - a pocket

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 22:42 UTC as 82nd comment
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (504 comments in total)

Without even reading the review, I ask all Nikon (and Canon) whiners to get K-3 since this is one awesome camera! Time to move-on/upgrade to this wonderful k-3, and never look back!
PS: Pentax enthusiasts/owners - I am not putting down k-3. I do believe that pentax/samsungs/sony/panasonics give the N and C cameras run for the money when it comes to interesting (for better or worse) feature sets. But you can certainly have our whiney crowds and make them feel at home for ever :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 19:21 UTC as 145th comment
On Splash! ©2014LThomson in the Horse & Water challenge (2 comments in total)

well done!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 15:38 UTC as 2nd comment

USA is becoming Unavailable in States of America

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 15:19 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
On Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 article (228 comments in total)

It is a little too late but good that Nikon got the message. Plus its free advertisement for Nikon.

After the devastating Tsunami Nikon had to rush out cameras and revisit their roadmap, apart from immediately taking care of their employees. It is not an easy task, yet they could have done it a bit better in terms of issue/acknowledgement. My D800E is pretty perfect but the first D800 that I first got was a bit out of focus, which I did exchange after 6weeks.

Of course one now wonders what will happen to grey market China bound D600's! Fixed but new D600 for Sub-1k in ebay maybe?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 22:57 UTC as 65th comment
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (596 comments in total)
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Blackraven: Lordy lord! There are a lot of trolls out today! The camera looks great and is extremely-well sensor, fast focusing, touch-screen, wifi, articulating LCD, EVF, new lenses......... WOW
Those of us who are keeping up with technology will know that the IQ/sensor size ratio is improving with each generation. The V1 had pretty good IQ that is good enough for most "consumers". It certainly could print 16x24" size prints without any problem. This new sensor will certainly be an improvement on the V2's.
The styling is many many notches above the V2. If the materials and surface finishes matches the high-level of styling then we're talking about a premium product.
There's a good lens choice from regular speed to fast lenses that are small and good to excellent optical-quality.
The price is a little high for me now but i hope this will come down over time. I'm keeping my eye on this one for sure.

Photoman, thanks for coming back as a reminder

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 06:07 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (596 comments in total)
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saralecaire: Nikon really knows how to milk their customers huh?

D600 with D610, DD4 with D4s, separating that pathetic looking grip which looks like it was supposed to be part of the camera in the first place. Then selling it as an accessory at a premium price.

I'm surprised other companies like Sony or Pentax still aren't able to overtake Nikon.

your kind of canon owners should be more worried about canons outdated sensor and features

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 06:06 UTC
On Stunning 360-degree view from One World Trade Center article (69 comments in total)
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arhmatic: For the Portland bridge test --- all that gear and effort spend, and they came out with ZERO files?

How is that possible?
They forgot the put the card in? Details?

they used a canon :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 01:01 UTC
On Stunning 360-degree view from One World Trade Center article (69 comments in total)

Now if they had only used D7100 and a Nikon 80-400mm @400mm f/8 instead of some lower-mp canon.

oh yes a gigapan pro can easily handle both.. and more (I have used it with Sigma 50-500mm)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 01:00 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
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topstuff: Whats this about Americans not liking small cameras?

It is bizarre. Do Americans think that large = better?

Makes no sense. No sense at all.

Not really. At one point we thought texting was lame - why text when you can call type of attitude.

Then we adopted it and took it to the next level.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2014 at 05:16 UTC

show me the money! (in the envelope and not some white powder).
but I am glad competition is alive and kicking butt.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 05:43 UTC as 28th comment
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1042 comments in total)
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red fuji: Here is a nice camera bag for this camera

sorry.. more like this will be perfect. will keep the thieves away

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 00:48 UTC
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