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On article On point: Steve Vaccariello's dance photography (79 comments in total)
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jonmcguffinphoto: It never ceases to amaze me the ignorance of modern day digital photographers and their insistence that not using photoshop somehow makes them a "pure" photographer as this is simply a misguided assumption.

All digital files are processed! You are either doing it yourself with tools such as Lightroom, Photoshop, or others or you are allowing the Engineers at Canon/Nikon to be your post processor by running your image through their jpg processing engine and spitting out what "it" thinks is the best way to present the image.

To imply that there is anything truly "straight out of camera" is really absurd and does nothing but show their ignorance of the photographic process in a digital world.

I'd like to propose renaming this web site the "digital troll network."
It's interesting to me that the "haters" are always the first to respond.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 15:37 UTC
On photo 29-ISO200-DSC01010 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Which lens?

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 20:16 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Sony A77 II Real-World Samples sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Which lens?

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 20:16 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Sony Alpha 7 samples gallery sample gallery (9 comments in total)

If he's Native his "costume" isn't accurate. Jeans with a war bonnet? Please!

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 17:00 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo DSC00010 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (9 comments in total)

If he's Native his "costume" isn't accurate. Jeans with a war bonnet? Please!

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 17:00 UTC as 2nd comment
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supeyugin1: Is somebody still buying this junk from Apple? I don't see any reason of doing that.

Actually, quite a few people buy these Apple products, in case you haven't noticed.
In addition, there are competing products that many people buy.
Isn't it great to have a choice!

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 13:28 UTC
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Neodp: Not even the best pocket camera. Not that any pocket camera is worth its price, today.

I agree, 8Mpx is more than enough, for such a tiny sensor; with today's chip sensitivities.

At this rate, in 2113, perhaps 20Mpx will be clean to ISO 6400, in this size sensor! LOL. As it is, it's just a web shot pretender. All these devices will be laughed at, in the future. They're disposables, and yet, priced like Gold. Why do we tolerate them?

Not to mention Apple is to be avoided. To much handcuffed. No freedom. Be careful what you wish for; because with Apple, you get less, for more. Only to find, it isn't the answer to technical issues. It's not even the least of evils.

As far as accurate color sensitivity, highlight, and shadow detail, (which if you think about it, that's what a camera does; gather light), then we have a very long way to go.

Where is the photographic innovation?

A Good camera:

Useability (controls)
IQ (Lenses then sensor)

Yes, I agree, every device we now use will be laughed at in the future, by some. That's why I advocate not buying or using any device until at least the year 2075 when all will be perfect!

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 13:22 UTC
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The Nihilist: I love the people that give a product one star because the shipping took longer than the projected timeframe and they haven't received it. They seem to completely miss the irony of negatively reviewing a product because they don't have the product yet.

From awaldram: "Thats life you see the same fraudulent..." This is not a sentence!
Neither is this: "... its more to-do with low self esteem..."
[That's life.] [You see...] [...it's...] [...to do..."]
So, does bad grammar mean it's a bogus review?

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2013 at 05:32 UTC
On article Introducing... What The Duck on dpreview.com (62 comments in total)
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glutamodo: My question is... what page/link etc. will this regular feature be located under??

How do I hide this "cartoon?"
I believe "cartoons" should be funny. Or at least insightful.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2013 at 01:35 UTC
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Octane: Let me get this straight, you take the idea that has been done many years ago, has been perfected in major movie productions, you wait a few years, take a few cheap cameras, do it over, just poorly and then people say, 'so cool', 'such a great idea'. Alright :)

Wasn't the idea that it was done so cheaply?

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 04:30 UTC
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gtvone: Thanks for all of your emails - i'll choose a couple that I think might most benefit and be in touch soon (It may be a week or two as we don't have stock yet) I appreciate you taking the time to email.

Sounds like you've got a good market there JDThomas, you should do it! You could spend half hour looking for the Chinese manufacturer and buy them in 10,000 unit lots (their minimum) and make a killing! Haha.... [excuse my sense of humour, I just had to walk my bicycle 10km with my manic 3yo on the back.. he wasn't super happy and my legs hate me]

If anyone has any q's on the thinkTank stuff, feel free to get in touch.

simon at thinkTankPhoto dot com


JDThomas says: "You do seem to be a bit of a smart-ass considering you're supposed to be an ambassador of sorts for Think Tank.

Tell me, does your marketing team approve of you posting insults and wisecracks on public forums? Is that how they would like the Think Tank brand image to be perceived by the people that are your intended customers?

In any case, you can bet Think Tank won't be getting any glowing endorsements from me in any of the publications that I write for.

If anyone is looking for a dedicated camera bag that doesn't actually look like a camera bag, that's durable, and wants to deal with a company that has excellent customer relations I suggest NaneuPro. They've been making these type of unassuming camera bags for years. Long before Think Tank jumped on the bandwagon."

Seems as though you are reping for NaneuPro. What's your cut?
And, could you please list the "...publications I write for."

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2013 at 06:24 UTC
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GPW: Garbage as usual from Don't Think tank

"...have no idea..." This is just an opinion, not a fact.
Back it up.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2013 at 06:20 UTC

In the current format, my full name is used when I post. I don't want that. How do I change this. Believe me, I've tried.
I hope the new format will allow me to have more control over my profile.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 17:54 UTC as 138th comment | 1 reply
On article Just Posted: Sony Alpha NEX-5R hands-on preview (127 comments in total)
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Charlie Jin: Whenever I see NEX attached with such a big lens,
I just cannot help laughing... What a big joke...
Why don't they make some nice quality pancake lens?

What's with the complaint about the big lenses?
When I use my Nikon D300 with the 70-200 lens it's as "mismatched" as the NEX combo. So what?

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2012 at 12:41 UTC
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Superka: Ok, we''ll wait for a man on Mars, with Canon.

I respect the scientists who achieved this amazing feat.
I presume they know what they are doing since they are, after all "rocket scientists."
And please remember, I believe they are getting the main scientific data not from the camera but from other devices. The camera is there to help the operators navigate, for one thing. I think it can do that quite well.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2012 at 01:23 UTC
On article Five Friends Take Same Picture for 30 Years (108 comments in total)
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morey000: Interesting. None of them have had children. not one.

Thank goodness. Someone has to be reasonable.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2012 at 04:29 UTC
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Walter Rowe: When will they offer the 24-70/f2.8 with VR? This has been missing from the lineup for a very long time. I own the AF-S 28-70/f2.8G ED. I see no reason to upgrade unless a VR edition comes out. In fact I just had it repaired in Melville. It works great with the D800.

I second that thought. Waiting for one.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2012 at 17:49 UTC
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Plochmann: Very foreboding for Nex. I suspected, in my limited knowledge, that the flange depth of mount diameter were too small for these sensor sizes; and it seems Sony is proving my guess somewhat correct. Even if they manage faster, better lenses, they won't be significantly smaller than traditional SLR lenses and that kinda voids the Nex system. I'm sure e-mount can thrive on the cinema side because small lenses aren't favored, but as m4/3 sensors catch up and Sony keeps balking, it will seem like other systems will be better investments. No reason to have small cameras with big lenses.

"No reason to have small cameras with big lenses."

Then I'd better not use my Nikkor 70-200 on my dinky D300!

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 05:15 UTC
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Chaitanya S: I want to see some good compact primes from tamron or sigma for the mirrorless cameras.

I am interested in the lens doing the job. I think it is close to ideal to have a large lens on a small camera like the NEX. I don't need it in my pocket all the time. I'd like to try some birding with the Sony Alpha SAL 70-400 and the LAEA2 on a NEX7. I'm only concerned that the lens quality might not be good enough for the sensor. A tripod or monopod would make this manageable and the tilting screen would make it easier to work with than a DSLR. Oh, and GPS so I'd know where I had found the bird.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2011 at 05:26 UTC
On article Sony unveils four lenses for A and E mounts (37 comments in total)
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straylightrun: If the 50/1.8 is a portrait lens for an entirely new system, what's with the 75mm fov equiv? A 60-85mm/1.8 would of made more sense (90mm-127.5mm fov equiv). This lens has the problems of every other 50mm on an APS-C sensor: too short for portraits. You'd think Sony would take this into consideration with a new lens for a whole new mount. Plus this lens won't be FF compatible, so what's the point? So much for their motto "like no other".

I need a birding lens for my Sony NEX-5. The 200 or 210 isn't going to make it. If they offered a 1.5 extender, that might do it. Anyone know of a third party extender?

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2011 at 04:56 UTC
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