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On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1173 comments in total)
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athomasphoto: I LOVE how people are freaking out about $1,995 somehow being overpriced. It's 2016 people. I paid $1,699 for my D200 and D300 10+ years ago, basically similar cameras with a new chip or so.

Physically this camera has NEW mechanical items like carbon fiber? Huge tilting touchscreen LCD? Illuminated lights? Wifi, bluetooth? Compared to Dxx models of the past and 10+ years of inflation, this D500 @ $300 more IS AN ABSOLUTE STEAL.

It'll sell out and redefine the market just like D100, 200, and 300.

I thought Nikon had abandoned me and gave up on a replacement for the D300, finally caved and got a D7200. Bittersweet I guess.

This camera shouldn't be compared to a 750 - different things entirely. I NEEDED a D300 replacement, if you're okay with a 750 then you're hunting in the wrong market segment entirely.

For many of us, the Dxx models provided something no other model line ever has. Essentially a 5x cheaper D2, 3, 5 camera.

I feel complete again :D Now to sell my soul...

No, you paid $1700 for your D300 7 years ago and it came with a lens. There hasn't been that much inflation in 7 years!

Buy the D500 if you don't value money.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 21:08 UTC
On article iFixit tears down Sony's new a7R II to find its secrets (290 comments in total)
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Zero polycabonate: Hey look, another A7RII DPR article...

@Zero - Check the link/banner in the top right of this site.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 17:36 UTC
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Boissez: It has only one competitor: the Sony RX1R and that one costs 1000$ less but has a slower lens without IS. The price isn't as crazy as some people here suggest.

No, it's a crazy price. The Sony is too, only a little less crazy. It's like saying Jeffery Dohmer is justified because he didn't kill as many people as Gacy.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 15:19 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Documentary and Street photography (108 comments in total)

2 is good. Red, white, black background matches the man's black and red clothes and the white bag he is carrying. His placement in front of a black background is a nice touch as are the red and white Campbell's cans in the bag, which also match the background.

3. Has potential but isn't quite there, IMO, but still fairly good.

5. Makes a good use of color. The umbrella fills the gap nicely.

Of course, everything is subjective but those are my personal faves.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2014 at 18:37 UTC as 43rd comment
On article HTC introduces the RE digital camera (102 comments in total)

Up periscope!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 22:08 UTC as 38th comment
On Connect post More manual control on iOS with Manual Cam (46 comments in total)

Camera+ for the win. That app keeps getting better and better.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 00:59 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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TN Args: Inspired by curved TV panels.....

To be fair, in was easy to miss the humour since it was so small. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 23:45 UTC
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TN Args: Inspired by curved TV panels.....

That name has been taken by another tech company. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 02:10 UTC
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TN Args: Inspired by curved TV panels.....

No, inspired by the back of your eye.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 00:58 UTC
On article Panasonic FZ1000: Not just another superzoom... (158 comments in total)
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Aroart: super awesome. Pani is dueling with sony and us as customers are the winners. Ive been waiting for this type of camera for 4 yrs. Sony almost had me with the rx10 but a bit pricy for crappy codec.

Why would he use dueling as a reference to business partnership? They're two opposing meanings. lol

He means competition between companies is good for the consumer. The bar keeps getting raised and prices keep coming down.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 14:37 UTC
On Connect post New camera app features in Apple's iOS 8 (67 comments in total)
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G3User: The demise of paid photography continues. I cant believe all the positive posts to this story. No pro photographers I guess among the comments? How sad. Steve Job's legacy is that he created a product that is killing off pro photography. This will only accelerate the process. Now, even soccer moms wont bother hiring a pro photographer, thinking that because they can slide a few levers on their tiny phone screens, they are now photographers and may convince them self's that they don't even need someone for their daughters wedding. How sad. and what a joke. Paid photography RIP.

In other news, the sky is falling.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 20:11 UTC
On article Lytro announces Illum light field camera (348 comments in total)
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forpetessake: This camera needs a bigger sensor with at least 20MP resolution, good interchangeable lenses, they need to do a serious work on the body to make it ergonomic and convenient to use, they also need to add a good EVF and tilting LCD and all other conventional features. Oh, by the way, they can drop that light-field silliness and make use of some good Sony sensor. Then people will probably start buying the camera as long as it's priced competitively.

I really hope this was sarcasm.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 19:31 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review (700 comments in total)
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forpetessake: "24-120mm equivalent F2.0-3.9 lens"

When manufacturers lie it's call an advertisement. But of all sites DPR should know better than repeating the lies and leading the ignorant readers astray. The lens is 12.5-62.5mm F2.0-3.9, not the stated equivalent. The FF equivalent lens would be 24-120mm F3.8-7.5 -- a big difference.


I'd better upgrade my light meter then. Mine only requires me to specify ISO and Shutter Speed in order to give me the correct F-Stop. It doesn't ask me to specify what sized sensor/film I'm using.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 00:24 UTC
On article Blood moon eclipse: Night of April 14-15 (64 comments in total)
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Lee Jay: "The large apparent size of a moon low on the horizon is partially an optical illusion."

Not partially.

"The longer lens you can get, the better. "

Filling the frame with the moon will require about 2500mm equivalent.

"With a big lens and a subject at such a distance even a small amount of motion results in an out of focus photo. "

Not "out of focus", motion blurred. They are different.

"The moon is very bright, even during an eclipse."

At totality, it will be very dark.

"...the moon is bright white"

The moon is a dark charcoal gray.

"Even a little bit of ground light can ruin a shot of the moon."

That's just total baloney. The moon (except during totality) is far, far brighter than the worst light pollution.

"Bring a flashlight with a red bulb or gel."

You don't need good dark-adaptation for the moon.

"Shoot with manual focus. The moon is tricky to focus on and it’s best to rely on your eyes instead of the camera’s autofocus."

That's almost total baloney too.

Try not to take everything so literally. Were you potty trained at gun point or what?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2014 at 19:02 UTC
On article Canon shows off new PowerShot N100 'Story Camera' (162 comments in total)
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tornwald: A photo never tells a story, because it is not capable to do so

What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 18:43 UTC
On Connect post 645 Pro gets face lift with 'Mk II' update (21 comments in total)
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madeinlisboa: It looks like a DSLR but it will never be one, not even close....

I don't think it's trying to be a DSLR, that would be ridiculous. It's just trying to bring the familiarity of DSLR controls to a phone and I think it does a fairly good job at it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 14:45 UTC
On article Samsung unveils Galaxy S4 Zoom camera/phone hybrid (222 comments in total)
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Photato: Nice concept but boring camera.
I'd have preferred a 3X or 5X quality lens with larger aperture, say at least f/2.8.
Usually the megazooms are for the general public.
I'd think a person willing to carry the extra bulk, weight and cost of a camphone hybrid, have a higher standard and interest for photography than this product offers.
Maybe good for people that genuinely need that zoom range. I dont.

I'm sure the general public is exactly who Samsung is targeting with this phone. They didn't make this for photographers. (Except perhaps those working at the Chicago Sun-Times)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2013 at 16:26 UTC
On article Adobe releases Photoshop Lightroom 5 (252 comments in total)

I love these people that buy $3000 full frame cameras and $1500+ lenses and then complain about an $80 upgrade that is purely optional.

LR 4 still works! New cameras that will come along and won't be supported by LR4 can always be processed through the FREE DNG converter. Get a grip, people!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 15:25 UTC as 46th comment | 6 replies
On article Adobe releases Photoshop Lightroom 5 (252 comments in total)
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Johnsonj: Again? I can't keep up! I need to totally ditch this company. I don't use half of what this program has to offer. I just get the idea that Adobe's trying to squeeze more money out of me. I'm sick of paying for this program over and over again! And their customer service SUCKS big time.

Yes - companies that release software and never improve it or add to it are much better than companies that continually offer new features.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 15:21 UTC
On Connect post There's no such thing as 'pro' photographers: More details (227 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Ms Mayer:

Is just showing a common attitude of those who fell into extraordinary monies without really working for it, she thinks people work for free, and then are rewarded because of some other factor, like being one of the first 10 employees of Google.

It wasn't a "misstatement". It was a version of a made up reality where no one has to scratch out a living shooting pictures.

Hold on. She was one of Googles early employees because she *did* work at it. Getting into Stanford and earning a BS degree and Master's degree is no easy feat. She was important to Google's early success as well.

Now, I know all that is not nearly as impressive as photographing weddings, but how about not being so judgmental about people you know absolutely nothing about?

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 00:00 UTC
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