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On article Nikon D500: First impressions review (429 comments in total)

"Another sign that this is a true high-end camera is the inclusion of a larger viewfinder. Like previous DX00 class cameras it has 100% coverage but it also offers 1.0x magnification, which is the largest optical viewfinder we can remember seeing in an APS-C camera." Well, it's AS LARGE as the one in the 7D2 - and the 7D before it, 100% and 1x. Saying "largest" tends to be a bit misleading.

That aside, it looks like Nikon has a winner here and they should have gotten it to market a year sooner. I'm not a Nikon user but I think this 'preview' was certainly rather reserved. I think the D500 is pretty impressive.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 01:49 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
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Mr Low Notes: As I read all the jokers on here bashing Canon as usual I just laugh with Canon as I recall all those white lenses at the Super Bowl....... Yeah, a few might have been other brands white lenses but face it 90+% were probably Canon.

Maybe all those white lenses were on Sony cameras with adapters. :)

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 04:21 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 First Impressions Review (978 comments in total)

The only full frame DSLR with a stabilized sensor... maybe because stabilizing the sensor on a DSLR (instead of the lens) doesn't make a lot of sense unless you LIKE a viewfinder that has nonstop jitters.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 03:34 UTC as 41st comment | 7 replies
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2453 comments in total)
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Paul905: Which would you choose, Sony a6300 or Fuji X-Pro2 ?

'Coolness factor', LOL. Maybe to another camera geek, at least one who thinks a pro camera says PRO right on it. And what if you couldn't individually select any of of 270-some AF points, would that be a disaster or what? Just another useless spec to argue about and take fanboy pride in.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2016 at 11:23 UTC
On challenge Sex (3 comments in total)
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Schroedingers_cat: Shades of ConanFuji. :)

Really - if you were visiting a friend and he said 'look at these great photos I took' and they were all of animals 'doing it', wouldn't you think that was not so much art as 'peculiar'? I would.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 17:28 UTC
On challenge Facial Expressions (2 comments in total)

I expect to see numerous insect macros entered with their 'facial expressions'.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2016 at 17:39 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo IMG_3535cr21280 in the Babies! challenge (1 comment in total)

Three people felt this was the worst possible baby photo - like it didn't even meet the challenge?

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 22:37 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge Shadows in Nature (6 comments in total)

Must only the shadow(s) be visible or can what is causing them be in the shot as well, with the shadow behind them? I have a shot which has a very interesting effect of the shadows behind a couple dozen people but only want to enter if it's acceptable.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2015 at 17:56 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On challenge Your city - Hospital (B&W only) (1 comment in total)

I would suggest you not request photos of patients.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 02:36 UTC as 1st comment
On photo 1107dp1 in the Juxtaposition challenge (45 comments in total)
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shigzeo: Was their walk some sort of protest?

They were protesting fake photos entered as real in contests.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 05:23 UTC
On photo 1107dp1 in the Juxtaposition challenge (45 comments in total)
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averagjoe: It didn't look like it; I saw them coming from quite a distance. They passed by without looking up, and continued on until out of sight.

Phony baloney.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 05:23 UTC
On photo 1107dp1 in the Juxtaposition challenge (45 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: AMAZING CAPTURE! Another wonder of photography. Its not just art, not always a fantasy... The real itself! It's what happens around you always.

And now that moment is immortal!

Not an amazing capture - a phony photoshopped photo.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 05:22 UTC
On photo Daimler-Hudson 1937 in the My Favorite Car - Title with Make / Model please. challenge (19 comments in total)

Two people had the GALL to give this photo 1/2 star? This is why I think voters should be identified by their votes in these challenges. Congratulations on a really super photo and win.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2015 at 04:05 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (533 comments in total)
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maksa: The new K-3 II is the best camera for travellers. Thank you Ricoh for absence of such studio gimmicks as Wi-Fi and flash remote control, we don’t need them. Thank you a lot for integrated GPS.

Hope to see Silver and Prestige editions soon.

I would agree with you on that though I'm not a Pentax fan. While I know I don't speak for anyone else, I would find GPS much more useful in the long run than wi-fi. I'm not in a huge hurry to post my photos to the web, but I would like to know for certain exactly where a photo was taken once upon a time when the area has changed, or when I shot the photo on the other side of the world and I'd like to see the place in Google Earth.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 00:02 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (533 comments in total)
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zavart: It looks that DP Review Staff is waiting with the review of Pentax K-3II until the other camera makers can do catch up with their products. Then it will be more easy and justifiable to give lower mark to Pentax. Well , what the heck wait another 3 years and You can always say that in comparison to others it was not even worthy of posting on Your website !!! :)

Perhaps Pentax will find a way to elevate their C-AF tracking to somewhere near the others at last.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 00:00 UTC
On photo RPG_4377-Edit-2 in Mond's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Beautiful photo of great-looking kids.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 16:33 UTC as 1st comment
On photo I can't look! in the The pause button challenge (7 comments in total)
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Sir Corey of Deane: Marvelous capture, Midwest - you can feel proud of that one! It's pics like this I go for and shows up some of the dross that's been posted here for what it is.

Just a thought: in retaliation for the indignity he suffered, maybe the guy will do a Cronus job on the steer and name him Senzaballi. :-)

Thanks for all the nice words. I was hoping to place well because the shot really nailed the theme about catching someone with a funny expression. I've had a few other challenge entries that I thought were very good and didn't place very well so I'm still a little surprised that this time I finally got a first place. Don't know if the cowboy wanted revenge on the bull but he might not be happy with me, that I caught that look on his face. :)

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 05:22 UTC
On photo I can't look! in the The pause button challenge (7 comments in total)
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Cliff Whittaker: I love rodeo and that shot captures the essence.

Thanks Cliff, appreciate the comment.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 05:16 UTC
On photo I can't look! in the The pause button challenge (7 comments in total)
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Segaman: I love those faces, like also the clown

Thanks - I got a kick out of the guy's expression. I hope I never looked like that when I got bucked off. :)

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 04:31 UTC
On photo Wander Brewing, Bellingham in the Brewpubs challenge (1 comment in total)

This is an awesome shot and deserves to win. The fact that two people gave it the lowest possible rating only speaks to the poor system of how these challenge entries are rated and the childishness of some of the entrants.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2015 at 03:08 UTC as 1st comment
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