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Maybe one of the greatest collections of photos ever put together. Nice work Flickr...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2013 at 17:20 UTC as 6th comment
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Bluetrain048: This is no comment on the selected images, but :

Flickr is almost entirely a social networking platform. As a photographer, to become distinct from the chaff, you need a strong network of contacts who will like, comment, view and favourite your images.

No matter how good your work, that is the /only/ way to gain any kind of recognition. The real key of flickr is in new users stroking the egos of other users, commenting and favouriting work.. any work.. thus gaining the same in return as payment.

Thus, large swathes of folk who mistake the 'lomo' filter for some talent seem to be rising above other, much more interesting work from people who don't have a network.

If we take flickr as representative of the state of photography, it seems to be fast becoming a hipster, facebook era pastime.

So, that's why I'm sceptical of any 'most viewed' or 'interesting' tags being of any value.

I use Flickr to store photos and as an easy way for friends and family to view them without them coming over my house. Seems like your caught up in the stuff your complaining about. Ha, the irony.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2013 at 17:13 UTC
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ogl: How to use it...?

Point the shiny glass thing in the front towards the object you want to record and snap a picture ...first you need this thing called "power" though ...so you have to put a battery and a "media card" in there :)

...sorry, had too ...tells you up above, read

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 21:39 UTC
On article Panasonic launches DMC-TS5 waterproof Wi-Fi compact (12 comments in total)
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peevee1: Both are still no match for Olympus TG-1, and TG-2 is just around the corner already.

Where are the great pics from the TG-1?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 20:54 UTC
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sarlo100: This isn't the answer. Canon should just build the camera/smartphone already. While they still have time to get ahead of the curve.

What was the question?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 17:40 UTC
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1509 comments in total)

The one thing that immediately strikes me with this list is that it includes a lot of "rich man" cameras. There are a lot of cheap cameras that are producing spectacular images in the right hands and to put only 14 cameras on the list is to only include 14% of the potential winners. I know ...it would be a bit time consuming to write one in, but, with what is included, I would have to say the OM-D EM-5 ...knowing this is a horiible camera for most users.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 13:14 UTC as 423rd comment | 5 replies
On article Time magazine showcases Top 10 photos of 2012 (147 comments in total)

Wow, usually I would be on here fighting the other commentors ...but those are just about the ten worst images I have ever seen for photos of the year ...who picked them out?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2012 at 12:20 UTC as 66th comment

1) Well, seeing how Mr Rover is no way connected to the camera, this pretty much proves life on mars as there has to be someone else taking the shot.

2) Self portrait? ...Ha, very "popular page instagramee"

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2012 at 08:41 UTC as 26th comment
On Connect post Instagram dos and don’ts (8 comments in total)

Do ...take photos and post

Don't ...worry about anyone else

Who cares what camera is used ...I think that, in itself, makes me think that this article misses the whole point of Instagram. It's about taking photos, not what equipment you used to take the photo. If your worried about that ...please, just stay off IG.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 15:56 UTC as 5th comment

Imagine how many knobs and switches you have to look at before you take a shot to make sure that none of them were "knocked" to a different setting ...oh wait, it's still on auto mode

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 03:22 UTC as 390th comment
On article Accessory Review: Nimbus Cloud Dome (96 comments in total)

Hahaha ...so many people here have no problem spending thousands and thousands of dollars on an accessory for their SLR and complain about DPR not reviewing them yet when someone with a different camera buys an accessory it's utterly ridiculous?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2012 at 00:23 UTC as 55th comment | 3 replies
On article Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system (699 comments in total)

I hate it ...good work DPR ...after six years of looking at the same design it will take a while to get used to, and thats whY I hate it, but already I see some good features added and moving forward and updating is almost always a good thing, no matter what I think, so good work.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 23:21 UTC as 345th comment
On article Quick Review: Apple iPhone 5 (217 comments in total)
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Scott Everett: We are going to continue covering what is happening at the center of photography, regardless of whether a subset of our users doesn't necessarily like it. That doesn't mean we dont care about our users, it just means we are realistic. If we pandered to every single outcropping of product love or hate, we'd probably not cover Canon or Nikon for years at a time, depending on how loudly the masses are yelling.

We strive to provide the most informative and objective information that we can. We have editorial meetings daily to this end. It's hard to get that as a reader coming to the site with understandably strong opinions about a range of topics. But trust that our goals remain unchanged. We are photographers through and through, and so do not feel alone in your disdain of various trends in the world of photography, as many of these same arguments happen with us over lunch, or a beer.

It only makes good business sense that dpreview covers what will most likely be the highest selling camera per volume to ever be produced ...and which probably has outsold most other camera's already. To discount it because it is a phone is almost like just ignoring something that is there.

If I owned DPR, this review would be the highest priority. Good work guys.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2012 at 10:43 UTC
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Craig Atkinson: G15 Viewfinder. Good or bad?

Bad ...for me ...two eyes are better than one, VF's on these cameras are pathetically useless anyway so it just increases size ...may go the way of the P7700 just because I don't want features that will not be used ...the world is changing people, either adapt and use or ...well, just sit on dpr and complain.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2012 at 18:00 UTC
On article Just posted: Canon Powershot S110 hands-on preview (37 comments in total)
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jdshaw: S100 experience has removed any Canon camera from consideration.
I do like their printers.

Two words ..."Printing Error"

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 23:38 UTC

Looks great ...too expensive for my taste though ...and bank account. A definite step in the right direction by Sony though ...I hope others will follow.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 16:20 UTC as 21st comment
On article Nokia Lumia 920 promises PureView, but it’s no 808 (182 comments in total)
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D1N0: it's a phone.

Yes ...excellent observation.
It has a camera on/in it ...thus the DPR post.

Imagine ...a camera you can order a pizza with. Technology, gotta love it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2012 at 19:03 UTC
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Dan Wagner: I don't need Instagram because there's no way Instagram can give me the look I get with my Rolleiflex, Tmax black and white film, and real vintage flashbulbs. Can Instagram do this: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/3525816 ? I doubt it. Plus I scan at 30 x 30 inches 300dpi.

Yes instagram can be used to view photos from your rolleiflex ...you would just need to put a link to instagram, not blurb

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2012 at 18:57 UTC
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69chevy: It is very apparant that the folks on this board are not users. I follow many photographers on Instagram.

Many use "real" cameras. There are users posting to instagram from 1DX, D4, 5D3, D800....

The picture does not have to be taken with a cell phone.

That being said, there are some pretty good pictures coming from cell phones as well.

smallcams - yes

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2012 at 15:36 UTC

Do the posters here talking about filters realize that instagram isn't a filter? There are plenty of photos/users that use filters. Instagram isn't a "filter", it's a photo sharing site.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2012 at 15:35 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
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