onlooker

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Joined on Jan 11, 2008

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adegroot: So even a scan should qualify.
I checked the work of these winners.
Truly awful depressing stuff.

I went through the first few. WTH?

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 20:21 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Arek Halusko (41 comments in total)

Excellent eye, great B&W.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 17:52 UTC as 14th comment
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onlooker: I would be getting in my car and driving 15 hours *away*.

@babbarber -- Visited Scotsdale on business couple of times during summer heatwaves two years ago. Every day temperatures would hit 120+. Insane. Even at night, concrete on the balcony was hot to touch.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2016 at 19:08 UTC

I would be getting in my car and driving 15 hours *away*.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2016 at 15:18 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-800 (211 comments in total)
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Magnar W: Interesting that Sony, as the newcomer into the camera bussiness, now is placed as the top choise by many serious camera gear testers. They can't be that bad! :-)

"They can't be that bad! :-)"

And you're arguing with whom exactly?

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 21:47 UTC
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disasterpiece: Is it just me or do the D810 images look better?

@qwaz -- Yes, Sigma appears to eat their lunch. Too bad it has so many other limitations.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 22:16 UTC
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disasterpiece: Is it just me or do the D810 images look better?

@nekrosoft13 -- Wow, what a brilliant response. Try this, if you can figure out how to click on a link: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=canon_eos5dsr&attr13_1=pentax_k1&attr13_2=pentax_645z&attr13_3=nikon_d810&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=100&attr16_1=100&attr16_2=100&attr16_3=100&attr126_0=normal&attr126_1=highres&attr126_2=highres&attr171_0=off&normalization=full&widget=354&x=-0.6763526340768864&y=-0.7445520581113801

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 21:32 UTC
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disasterpiece: Is it just me or do the D810 images look better?

Absolutely. I don't get the people proclaiming how fantastic the images with pixel shifts are. I suspect many of those commenters did not even look at the pictures. Even DPR admits there was something wrong with the lens.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 21:19 UTC
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DVT80111: Nobody needs +5 stop pull if he or she shot with an EVF.

The EVF changes the laws of physics and flattens the contrast curve? You should patent it.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 05:14 UTC
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noflashplease: Samyang makes the plunge to autofocus.... for the full frame mirrorless Sony A7 series? It goes to show that Canon and Nikon are badly behind in the mirrorless market and full frame is the new normal. Kudos to South Korean Samyang for bringing real competition to the Japanese lens manufacturers.

"It goes to show that Canon and Nikon are badly behind"

No. It shows that Sony is badly behind in lenses.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 22:20 UTC

So without the LCD we should save a bit on body thickness, and also on weight (glass + electronics). Right? Well, let's see:

Leica M-D:
Dimensions: 139 x 80 x 42 mm
Weight: 690 g

Leica M:
Dimensions: 139 x 80 x 42 mm
Weight: 680 g

This is perplexing. What is the gain here?

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 20:49 UTC as 244th comment | 3 replies
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Boissez: Most of those are remarkable, I especially find the Curse of Coal and the tibetan nomads interesting. All in all, a great selection.

Also, while some of these shots are troubling, reading some of the empathy-deficient posts in the comments is even more troubling...

"demeaning it as some commenters did by calling it 'poverty porn' and the such is truly tasteless. (Those comments have been removed now)"

There is an unfortunate grain of truth to that term. If the comments pointing that out have been removed, so should have been yours, because it was presumptuous and judgmental, but censorship usually only works one way, doesn't it?

"You do not necessarily have to listen to it"

And again you are being presumptuous.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 15:59 UTC
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Boissez: Most of those are remarkable, I especially find the Curse of Coal and the tibetan nomads interesting. All in all, a great selection.

Also, while some of these shots are troubling, reading some of the empathy-deficient posts in the comments is even more troubling...

"empathy-deficient posts in the comments is even more troubling"

Empathy-deficient? How old are you? What do YOU know about suffering? Where do you live? Copenhagen? To many people who are not young and do not live in an insular society, pain and suffering is not just something they see in the movies. Many people want to see some beauty in the world around them, not just the same peddling of pain and suffering. One day you might understand. Until then, please kindly spare us your condescending bs.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 15:59 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Sheila Murphy (64 comments in total)

Love the simplicity of it. Powerful. Feels a bit like Hopper to me.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 21:53 UTC as 2nd comment

What took so long, and why only on top models? I read such a solution postulated by readers on DPR years ago.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 21:51 UTC as 100th comment | 1 reply
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RedFox88: You should correct your article. You wrote it so why the "what WE like..." and "what WE don't like...." at the end?! It needs to be "What I like about it" not "we".

"It needs to be "What I like about it" not "we"."

No, it does not. It's called "editorial we" and has been in common use since the dawn of humanity (or at least modern publishing). Look it up.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2016 at 02:30 UTC

Beautiful photographs, but why not take a few more days off and enjoy this without killing yourself?

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2016 at 02:11 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
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steelhead3: Just think of the detail that could be shot with a 5ds, A7rII or better yet one of the 100meg MF cameras.

Through all the glass that they shoot?

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 21:46 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Phil Garcia (71 comments in total)

Beautiful work.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 18:51 UTC as 20th comment
On article In Photos: Iceland captured in infrared (78 comments in total)

Beautiful photos. At the same time foreboding and irresistibly drawing you in.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 15:30 UTC as 3rd comment
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