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On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1066 comments in total)

I am not a Nikon shooter, but I have to say this is one impressive camera. When I see people claiming that other kinds of cameras are going to make the DSLR obsolete, all I can say is, not while DSLRs are still being released with specs and features like this.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 19:37 UTC as 96th comment | 3 replies
On A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher article (167 comments in total)
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corbus: I suppose Bito live in USA?

Therefore I learned a lot....
....the construction of dishing machines a quite different in comparison to dishing machines in (northen) Europe.

American machines a bad!
Europeen are better!

Thanks for the teaching😜😜😜

Mikael

Yeah? I bet those European dishwashers aren't lit up inside while they are washing the dishes! :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 21:50 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)

I like Panny's stuff but photo modes "Sweet child's face", "Appetizing food", and "Cute dessert" just amaze me.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 18:03 UTC as 257th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Review preview (8 comments in total)
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Joseph Broz: The photo software that ships with the Lumix LX7 will not work with Windows 8. Does anyone know when Panasonic will fix this?

Unfortunately, Panasonic cannot fix the nightmare that is Windows 8.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 17:42 UTC
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (499 comments in total)
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SkilakDeZoo: I have forgotten, the cameras have been compared as long as the competition could compete. So, how many brands have waterproof lenses? how many brands have IS? well only Pentax, sorry then it cannot be used as a criterion. I like the statement that Nikon has got so many lenses but how many of them are waterproof? To be honest a camera and say max 5 lenses is everything what is needed, why be bothered with 200?

IBIS makes perfect sense on an A77 or other mirrorless. It makes no sense at all on a DSLR.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 03:21 UTC
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (499 comments in total)
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wisep01: Some people here have the gall to assert that the D7100, the camera that single-handedly rewrote the dictionary definition of "pathetic," is in the same league as the K-3. As a Nikon user, trust me, it most certainly is not!

K-3 continuous shooting: 8.3 fps; buffer size: 23 shots
D7100 continuous shooting: 5.9fps; buffer size: 6 shots (yes, I double-checked)

And that's just one of the many areas where the D7100 falls so very short.

IBIS is not a plus on a DSLr. It's a defnite minus, handicapping the AF and metering sensors, particularly at longer focal lengths where the view looks like an earthquake through a knothole. No coincidence that the AF tracking isn't very good. IBIS on a DSLR is really a very bad bargain and leaves the Pentax at a definite disadvantage.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 03:18 UTC
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (499 comments in total)
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Underdog 3000: Well played DPR. Placing it in the retired category of your semi-pro, you essentially compare it to 4 year old cameras. Hell hath no furry like a p.o. Canikon

If a 4 year old 'Canikon' can do a better job of AF tracking, that should tell you something about the Pentax.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 03:10 UTC
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (499 comments in total)
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Class A: Why is "Built-in sensor-shift shake reduction effectively stabilizes all mountable lenses" not a "Pros" point for the K-3?

It is for the K-5 II.

The following "Pros" points for the Nikon D7100 apply to the K-3 as well:

* 3.5mm Stereo mic and headphone inputs
* In-camera raw processing
* 100% viewfinder coverage

Why are they not mentioned as "Pros" for the K-3?

In-body image stabilization is not a 'pro' for any DSLR. It leaves the metering and AF sensors with an unstabilized view with which to do their tasks, making it harder to do. (Not to mention making framing and composition harder for the user, at longer focal lengths.) The fact that the K3's focus tracking ability is less than Canon and Nikon is not just a coincidence. This is why IBIS should not be considered a 'pro on a DSLr. (It works fine for mirrorless though.)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 02:53 UTC
On New Baby In Town 1983 DP photo in MarioSS's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Love this shot. Fantastic capture.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2014 at 00:53 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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kalieaire: I find it funny how Canon expected the SL1 and their other size reduced dslrs to be popular. Coming from 35mm film, the 300D was a good size, with the grip it was nearly perfect. When the 20D came out, I was joyous of the better fit. When the 5D2 came out I was even more happy, now comparable to a 1 series. I have small hands too, tendonitis, and a bit of reduced grip strength, so anything larger than the 5D2 hurts pretty bad at the end of a wedding. Point being, DSLRs should generally be larger in size, and absolutely not too small.

Smaller DSLRs are only useful for cheap parents looking to buy their high school kids their first camera based solely on price, not usability, capability, or what the kids want and would like to use.

As for snubbing the mirrorless market, the EOS M represents the biggest innovation to cinematography since the 5D2 because if its size. I can rig my EOS M in a lot more places than my 5Ds or 7Ds.

From their statements, Canon's execs are obviously clueless.

What other 'size reduced DSLR's' besides the SL1? Quick, get all the camera magazines and fora on board, Canon has a model nobody else has seen yet!

And Sony is welcome to keep on innovating, creating as many orphaned camera lines as they like. I'll stick with a brand whose lenses for ages have worked across the model lines. To each their own.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 13:46 UTC
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plasnu: The reason why mirrorless is only a small part of the market is CANON doesn't promote them, and they do not want to.

Canon doesn't promote mirrorless and they do not want to. And why should they? So that they can lose sales in their profitable and successful main business?

I see countless posts here by people who have never been in business, nor should ever be hired to run one.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 13:43 UTC
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Joe Ogiba: "DSLRs can capture the moment better than mirrorless, because you're viewing directly, not through an LCD."

He should look into the 1D C viewfinder when shooting a 4K video and see why using an OVF on that camera was a big mistake. The Panasonic GH4 is going to kill the 1D C.

Aftab is right. Why should Canon go out on a limb and sink a fortune into a camera type that has yet to prove that it is going to be permanent and profitable? All this sniping about Canon and mirrorless is like kids who fell through the ice calling to the one on the shore 'Chicken! Chicken!' for not wanting to walk on the same ice.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 13:41 UTC
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Robert Soderlund: I just will not believe that there is 5 high ranking people in Canon that REQUIRE translation, are not the higher ranking ones usually quite knowledgeable of english, since its kind of useful to know especially in the marketing department.

That is your impression and foregone conclusion but nothing more. You will believe what you want.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 13:38 UTC
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ini: you are long gone! a la "we do not need PCs".

My Iphone delivers better and more dynamic colors, better contrast, better AWB. It is smaller, lighter, cheaper than that piece of 5D MK III crap that I bought. 5D III is simply stone age - and does not deliver!

Yes, you can not compare is to an I phone - because except for resolution it loses on almost any practical count.

Wake up and stop this DSLR superiority dream - it is gone already.

Given that you apparently joined dpreview to make this one post, I respectfully submit that you are full of baloney. Nobody buys a camera at the price level of the 5D Mark III without knowing what it is and why they are buying it, and it most assuredly is NOT a 'piece of crap'. Unlike some posts we see here. In short I do not believe for one second that you have ever even handled a 5D Mk III let alone bought one.

Your camera is ringing.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 13:35 UTC
On Connor and the Blue Eyes in the Children's Face 2nd edition challenge (1 comment in total)

How on Earth could two people give a photo this good the lowest possible rating you can give a photo here? This is a great shot. I won't enter these challenges anymore due to this nonsense. Super photo.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2013 at 01:24 UTC as 1st comment
On Bristol Centaurus Aero Engine in the Inside a Combustion Engine challenge (4 comments in total)

Someone had to go and give this neat photo a 1/2 star vote, indicating a photo that is as bad as it could be - which it certainly is not. I like this shot, pretty nifty stuff with a good slightly soft-focused background.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2013 at 04:38 UTC as 2nd comment
On closed and mute in the Ad campaign: Closed challenge (5 comments in total)

Very good shot - certainly the two people who voted that it was worth just 1/2 star were being mean, or sandbagging to try and help their own chances. No way is this a poor shot justifying a half star.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2013 at 03:28 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Tablets becoming more popular among Americans post (5 comments in total)
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Johnsonj: I'll never get a desktop or notebook again.

Tablets are here to stay. The cloud, Internet friendly TVs and bluetooth keyboards ensure it.

Yes tablets are here to stay. I use my iPad a lot. But it's no replacement for a good full-fledged computer.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 15:48 UTC

I see the Android phone users are commenting.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2013 at 03:08 UTC as 1st comment
On Exposure: Tony Majka captures bankrupt Detroit post (23 comments in total)
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peevee1: This is not because of "decline of auto industry" - more cars are now made in the US than in the 50s when Detroit was the richest (per capita) city in the United States, and by extension, in the world. It is about demographics, quality of city management and balance of power, and applicability of democracy to stupid people.

Wow, did you ever hit the nail on the head! Detroit began declining in every way even before the US auto industry went through hard times. The auto industry is not the reason something like half the adults in Detroit are said to be functionally illiterate. Whether someone likes or dislikes the way the photos were taken, they ought to be enough to wake us up to what is happening to our country.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2013 at 12:40 UTC
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