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On Accessory Review: Drobo Mini RAID article (149 comments in total)
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hzmeyer: Sorry, but Drobo is not idiot proof. I had one for several years. It had 3 HDs and I thought my photos were totally protected. One day I wanted to format a travel drive and casually placed the cursor on that drive- I thought. It actually was in between that travel drive and Drobo in MY COMPUTER and, as you might guess, it chose Drobo. I clicked FORMAT and years of photos were gone in an instant. You might say to always have several backups. Well, I thought I did- 3 to be exact.

As others indicate, the normal user (yourself) should NEVER use live redundancy in lieu of a backup. They're not the same. One backs up your data, the other merely improves uptime. Get your backup situation figured out first, then think about RAID. Never equate them.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 23:22 UTC
On Flashpoint Budget Studio Monolight Review article (41 comments in total)
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Mrrowe8: These are super priced till you contemplate the idea of mobile shooting the battery is. 800$ so at that point alien bees make more sense. .. If your not going do any out door shooting or out door and can't use a plug in car jack these are super idea

You can use the same portable power with both systems.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2014 at 02:15 UTC
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Michael Piziak: No. 3 caught my eye as fake too. How does one stand on a ledge and their shadow is directly below them ?

I think Michael's initial reaction is correct. The rock sticking out of the water is clearly front lit and creating a reflection. The man is not.

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 14:19 UTC
On Did Amazon just patent the seamless background setup? article (133 comments in total)

This is getting so far out of hand, the next thing you know someone is going to patent the making of toast.

Oh wait:

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 23:46 UTC as 63rd comment
On Create your own DSLR external battery pack article (66 comments in total)

Nothing against the Chirs, but why is this worthy of posting on DPReview? It's using a DC Coupler for what a DC Coupler is designed for. Where's the news here?
All Chris did was mount the battery in a very inconvenient location. I can see my head hitting the battery or the cable. Not to mention, losing the ability to attach a flash or even the ability to use the built-in flash.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 23:07 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies

When it comes to lighting, I've a lot of respect for Joe McNally. However, I really didn't need all those close shots of his face! :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 23:08 UTC as 4th comment
On Pulitzer Prize 2014 winners announced for photography article (29 comments in total)

There is nothing particularly good about that photo. The composition is poor. Without the story, it severely lacks emotion. It actually seems to take away from the story.
Apparently, Pulitzer doesn't mean a whole lot.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 23:19 UTC as 9th comment
On Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK article (165 comments in total)

I like it, but it's a niche product.

A lens cap tether doesn't look as good, but it's more effective and can be had for $2.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 23:10 UTC as 72nd comment
On Flashpoint 180 Monolight Review article (37 comments in total)
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Infared: I say go with this:

or this:

You are TOTALLY portable with lots of power and fast recycle!!!!!!

and a lot more expensive.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2014 at 23:33 UTC
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Rage Joe: Boring, lifeless pictures. Sorry.

The bottles against a white background tell no story. They're more documentation photos than anything else.

Even ONE of these in it's found environment would be more impactful than a all these portraits put together.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2014 at 15:14 UTC

I know people are upset about U-Point. So am I. I can kind of understand they've a licensing issue.

What puzzles me more is the lack of any localized edits. If there's a blemish, I don't see how to remove it. I don't even see red-eye removal.

The price is right and it is a respectable replacement for View NX2, but it has a long way to go to be a replacement for Capture NX2. I'll keep running Capture NX2 for now, but when it becomes too dated, I'm not sure what I'll resort to. I'd like to avoid Adobe, but we'll see.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 00:54 UTC as 40th comment
On Eye-Fi Mobi Wi-Fi SD card review article (100 comments in total)
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Jun2: buy a camera with wifi

If buying new, yes. I'm not replacing my perfectly good D7000 just to get Wifi, when a sub $100 SD card will give me this feature.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2014 at 03:24 UTC

It sure would be nice if Nikon could release a minor update of a product without a lot of people bashing them.

I don't know why the naysayers are so bloody vocal.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 01:37 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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Mr Fartleberry: NX 2 = LOL
Like using System 7.5 on a Mac.

Looking at your posting history, you're a very negative person. I hope you get better.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2013 at 00:05 UTC
On Classic photographs recreated in Lego article (123 comments in total)
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bigdaddave: A lovely bit of fun, but I hope this isn't being taken seriously as an 'artistic' project

I'd say even fewer people would consider the peanut butter floor to be art. I took at look at your link and felt sorry for the poor person that has to clean it up.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 15:47 UTC
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brn: To pull this off with a small flashlight is impressive. Unfortunately, it's not very interesting.

My critics missed my first sentence.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 22:29 UTC
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KariIceland: Okay for all the nay sayers here: Are you guys INSANE?!
Also if you don't like it, go and make a BETTER one, put up or shut up.

Opinions are OK, yours included. They don't all have to be positive.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 22:57 UTC

To pull this off with a small flashlight is impressive. Unfortunately, it's not very interesting.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 22:55 UTC as 23rd comment | 6 replies
On Niki Feijen's haunting images of abandoned houses article (218 comments in total)

Unlike many posting here, I don't hate HDR. However, in these "photos" it's abused. Looks like something you'd see in a video game.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 18:00 UTC as 67th comment | 2 replies
On Ten items you should have in your camera bag article (288 comments in total)
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Will Edwards: It's not in my camera bag, but if in the city in the middle of the night or for sunrise shots, I carry a 9mm, and I know how to use it. If out in the woods, it's a 45mm. And I am not talking about camera lens.

Or at least not where the heck Will lives.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 22:19 UTC
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