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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 193rd 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 (63 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 1st 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 97th 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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Rusk: That was well made advertising video that creates dreams.

And this just should remind everyone, that the gamefield is that few megapixels is enough for most photographers (and with few I mean like 5-8Mpix) and then you just need to jump to these crazy megapixels on largest sensor and skip the FF totally between.

Sweden.... Land of legends in photography!

@Hasselblad Official -- I am glad to hear that, and I am glad you now have a product that you're glad to defend on a public forum. I am sure it makes everyone happy who remembers the golden days of Hasselblad 500 and would rather forget the recent period of designer grips.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 17:55 UTC
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Rusk: That was well made advertising video that creates dreams.

And this just should remind everyone, that the gamefield is that few megapixels is enough for most photographers (and with few I mean like 5-8Mpix) and then you just need to jump to these crazy megapixels on largest sensor and skip the FF totally between.

Sweden.... Land of legends in photography!

"Sweden.... Land of legends in photography!"

Is there some part of that camera actually made in Sweden besides a shipping label?

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 16:27 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2053 comments in total)
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dmanthree: A long list of negatives, lossy raw compression that affects image quality, and a dearth of good native lenses designed for this sensor size, and this get a gold?

Uh.....sure. OK.

"HAR I'll be looking forward to your own DPR one day, maybe then your opinion will mean more than a comment here" -- Why are you carrying on this conversation if apparently you do not consider anyone's opinion unless they work for DPR? Just to be argumentative?

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 03:04 UTC
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princecody: Camera of the Year for sure 😀👍🏻😉

"I don't even own a Sony camera or lens & still say this is Camera of the Year ;)"

Maybe that's why you think so.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 21:35 UTC
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princecody: Camera of the Year for sure 😀👍🏻😉

Why?

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 17:28 UTC
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bernardly: The worst thing for any public company is for it to be in the jaws of greedy shareholders. This is Yahoo's predicament. Marissa Mayer has made substantial improvements to Yahoo and they are a profitable company. What do greedy, uppity shareholders know about technology? If they are not content with their investment in Yahoo they should sell their shares and invest elsewhere. The problem is not CEO Marissa Mayer, it's large prima donna investors, and she should resist pandering to them.

"You are right about the demoralizing climate of fear that permeates the company but I would say that is the result of shareholder pressure on Mayer." -- This tells me you are much closer to the company than you're letting on. To anyone on the outside (and some I know who have left Yahoo), MM is a disaster. She has done nothing to improve the company standing, and she made employees hate her. Don't tell me that's a good thing. On top of that, that airhead has herself carried on a throne during the Christmas party - while she's laying off a lot of employees. Sorry, there are limits to narcissism.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 14:52 UTC
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bernardly: The worst thing for any public company is for it to be in the jaws of greedy shareholders. This is Yahoo's predicament. Marissa Mayer has made substantial improvements to Yahoo and they are a profitable company. What do greedy, uppity shareholders know about technology? If they are not content with their investment in Yahoo they should sell their shares and invest elsewhere. The problem is not CEO Marissa Mayer, it's large prima donna investors, and she should resist pandering to them.

"Marissa Mayer has made substantial improvements to Yahoo" -- I hope you are joking. It is only a matter of time before Yahoo gets sold.

Here is more: http://news.yahoo.com/yahoo-sets-april-11-deadline-preliminary-bids-wsj-013749295--sector.html

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 05:08 UTC

Ha Ha

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 01:32 UTC as 149th comment
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2442 comments in total)

With all the electronic and AF doohdahs, shouldn't Fujifilm be able to calculate how to dynamically minimize parallax when using OVF?

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 19:10 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2442 comments in total)
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Elliot H: body size appears to be suited for medium format, or close to it

"body size appears to be suited for medium format, or close to it"

Some of us have grown-person's hands. Size is good. Weight is not, but in this case, it's not too heavy.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 19:03 UTC
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