happypoppeye

happypoppeye

Lives in United States AK, United States
Has a website at www.pbase.com/happypoppeye
Joined on Aug 27, 2006

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binauralbeats: I'll take a creative shot made with instagram over a boring one shot with a megabuck-highspec camera anyday.

Sounds like Blaufield either 1) has spent alot of money on photo equipment and is jealous or 2) hasn't looked at instagram much, especially if he/she can't find one photo made by the thousands of pro photograpehrs on there.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2012 at 17:13 UTC
On Gariz leather half-case for Sony RX100 article (49 comments in total)
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WilliamJ: I'm fed up with pointless gadgets. I mean it ! When I first came on Dpreview, it was really interesting and totally photo oriented. Nowadays, there are very few news and on the two or three new topics a day, about half of it is about gadgets. Yet there are hundreds of that sort of leather or leather-like case; who cares of this one, who cares of others too ?

I'd prefer to read more reviews about flashes, filters, deflectors, printers, tripods, photo-calibrated video screens or really inovative "little" accessories like the ones produced by Blackrapid (cf: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snake_oil ) that makes our shooting reactions faster, safer and easier.

Is it too difficult to be more substantial ?

Huh? ...isnt a flash a gadget, along with filters, deflectors, printers, tripods, photo-calibrated video screens? ...you want to read about photo-calibrated video screens? ...you just named all gadgets, everything buta camera. So you want to read about gadgets that you like only ...lets be real here.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2012 at 17:48 UTC

Some great images ...you guys do know these are downsized for a blog right?
But, people tend to get really defensive when they throw so much money at an item thinking it will make them better photographers.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2012 at 22:56 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies
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Color Blotch: Hey, great shots, I'm going to put one as wallpaper on my desktop! Oh, snap, the icons on my desktop are smaller than pixels on that image...

Way to exaggerate...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2012 at 22:51 UTC
On Nokia 808 Review: Damian Dinning of Nokia Responds article (213 comments in total)
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goblin: I wish I see such communication from camera manufacturers. Kudos.

Yeah, agree, Nokia just beat every camera manufacturer out there with communication.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2012 at 22:57 UTC
On Just Posted: Nokia 808 PureView Review article (208 comments in total)
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Marty4650: These convergence appliances leave me cold. I don't even use the video function on my cameras. I prefer something that does one thing exceptionally well, over things that can do a lot of things somewhat well.

I realize there are lots of people who love the camera phone concept, but I really think Dpreview is casting their net much too widely now.

If they decided to start reviewing security cameras or endoscopes then someone would probably be thrilled. Because after all... they are also cameras of a sort.

IMHO, there are still plenty of real cameras that need reviewing... and that should be the priority of this website.

However, it's not my website. I am just a non-paying guest. And even with all this newly added clutter, Dpreview is still a great website.

So my opinion is just that. My opinion.

...con't

That said, I hate cell phones, and never carry one around just to take photos and hardly ever carry the one around I have, but I do carry around a slim compact camera ...but I'm old and out of touch ...I really do think these camera phones are where the youth are going ...I think the whole SLR vs m4/3 is really offbase and I think in the near future it's going to be the ultra small compacts and cellphone cams that and ILC camera is goingto be fighting against... we'll see, all opinion, most on this site don't get that.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2012 at 14:50 UTC
On Just Posted: Nokia 808 PureView Review article (208 comments in total)
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Marty4650: These convergence appliances leave me cold. I don't even use the video function on my cameras. I prefer something that does one thing exceptionally well, over things that can do a lot of things somewhat well.

I realize there are lots of people who love the camera phone concept, but I really think Dpreview is casting their net much too widely now.

If they decided to start reviewing security cameras or endoscopes then someone would probably be thrilled. Because after all... they are also cameras of a sort.

IMHO, there are still plenty of real cameras that need reviewing... and that should be the priority of this website.

However, it's not my website. I am just a non-paying guest. And even with all this newly added clutter, Dpreview is still a great website.

So my opinion is just that. My opinion.

I have to disagree on a few points, all the while understanding where your coming from...
- security cameras and endoscopes are not something a consumer would usually use as a walk around type camera, a smartphone is, so maybe taking it a bit far there
- these are real cameras, and probably should be a priority for DPR right now, seeing how Samsung sold 73 million units last quarter, Apple something like 15 million ...whether you like it or not, this is the biggest sub-sector of cameras sold and ever seen. Let's face it, DPR is out to make money, and reviews like this will bring many more viewers

...over my character limit, now thats annoying

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2012 at 14:50 UTC
On Review: Nokia 808 PureView article (349 comments in total)

too bad I hate phones ...ha

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2012 at 04:34 UTC as 120th comment

Looks good to me. ...never used hipstamatic and would never buy an app, but I'll bet it'll rake in the bucks. Nothing wrong with having fun with photography.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2012 at 15:04 UTC as 10th comment
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D1N0: too bad decent camera's dont run on iOs or Android (and no the iPhone is not a decent camera you morons!)

...ain't too bright are ya

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2012 at 15:02 UTC
On Is Instagram 'debasing photography'? article (291 comments in total)

A genuinely old photo or modern snapshot? ...who cares really. If it's a modern snapshot, not only is it "filtered" but also pre-staged through the glasses, clothes and furniture.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2012 at 23:52 UTC as 124th comment
On Panasonic DMC FZ200 preview (155 comments in total)

Pretty impressive ...the 2.8 constant that is ...makes me think that bigger sensor is not always better

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2012 at 22:52 UTC as 46th comment | 2 replies
On Canon issues product advisory for PowerShot S100 article (50 comments in total)
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onlooker: Canon's solution to a design defect? "exchange affected cameras regardless of the warranty status". Other companies listening?

You the man Barney...I love pointing the typos out sarcastically but am glad you guys fix them.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2012 at 20:25 UTC
On Canon issues product advisory for PowerShot S100 article (50 comments in total)
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onlooker: Canon's solution to a design defect? "exchange affected cameras regardless of the warranty status". Other companies listening?

The Canon page says nothing about exchanging, only DPR ...they do say they will repair them though.

Interpretation is a bitch, hey.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2012 at 19:14 UTC
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tkbslc: No zoom lens means this is no better than a decent cameraphone. Camera phones already allow instant sharing and have screens larger than 2x3". Don't see this being more than a relatively expensive toy that is fun for the first 2 packs of photo paper.

No zoom lens? ...so a 5dIII, D3, M9, D800, OM-D, with a good 1.4 prime is no better than a camera phone?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 20:20 UTC
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tongki: 2x3" ? what's that size uses for ?

That size "is used" for ...photos

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 03:09 UTC

Farily cheap ...now a days original ...and about a billion people on instagram screaming for something like this ...this could make a lot of money and be a screaming "hit" ...we'll see

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 02:13 UTC as 28th comment
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happypoppeye: Whats a 1/1.2 sensor ...is that big or small, I have no idea...

Thanks guys...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2012 at 22:05 UTC

Whats a 1/1.2 sensor ...is that big or small, I have no idea...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2012 at 19:25 UTC as 31st comment | 6 replies
On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix P310 review article (156 comments in total)
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KoKo the Talking Ape: From the review: "Pocket-sized cameras with manual controls have become increasingly popular.... Arguably, Canon started it off with the S90 (a form factor that is now on its third iteration, the S100)."

I'll argue that. My beloved S80 had full PASM. IIRC, so did the S70 and S60.

A quibble, but I always felt those cameras were underappreciated. :-)

And thanks for the review, DPR!

Hey Koko ...thats what I was thinking ...I specifically remember the s70 which was a spectacular camera in its day ...and would probably hold up well to most compacts today.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2012 at 14:39 UTC
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