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tom1234567: Well I'm waiting for Affinity for windows beta version to come out and then
its goodbye Adobe.
I will persevere until I'm competent with it.
I think Adobe has treated there customers very badly with this subscription
just not worth it.
It's the usual corporate GREED and profit margins that's all they care about
You the customer are just a bank number that pays and pays and pays.
but every dog gets its day ( I hope )

Tom G

Why is the coffee analogy pathetic? The subscription price that so many people complain about is very low; yet no-one really complains about spending vastly more than that on their coffee every month - and coffee won't process your photos! :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 12:13 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1174 comments in total)
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StevenE: The sensor is only 22% wider than full frame.
For perspective, full frame is 62% wider than APS-C, and more than 100% as wider than MFT sensors.

Very droll, Coliban.

What he meant was very clear to me, and 100% accurate.

Your point is quite separate.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 12:11 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1174 comments in total)
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StevenE: The sensor is only 22% wider than full frame.
For perspective, full frame is 62% wider than APS-C, and more than 100% as wider than MFT sensors.

Coliban, he's completely correct; 44mm is 22% more than 36%.

(Not that I care. I'm just pointing out that you're talking about a different thing.)

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 06:58 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1174 comments in total)
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goactive: Even if i had the extra money i would not buy this.

Cool story!

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 06:55 UTC
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tom1234567: Well I'm waiting for Affinity for windows beta version to come out and then
its goodbye Adobe.
I will persevere until I'm competent with it.
I think Adobe has treated there customers very badly with this subscription
just not worth it.
It's the usual corporate GREED and profit margins that's all they care about
You the customer are just a bank number that pays and pays and pays.
but every dog gets its day ( I hope )

Tom G

Poor baby :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 20:17 UTC
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Digital Suicide: They can make even octa-cam system, I'm staying on single lens cameraphone. Hopefully not all of the makers will follow this ridiculousness.

Ah, I see that you don't understand. Shame.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 20:47 UTC
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Digital Suicide: They can make even octa-cam system, I'm staying on single lens cameraphone. Hopefully not all of the makers will follow this ridiculousness.

You don't understand the reasons for (and benefits of) dual-cam systems in phones?

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 19:50 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (470 comments in total)
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Novatos: When Nikon D750 problem became public, I posted something that in effect will not be buying Nikon DSLR again. While I did not buy a D750, I had a D600 earlier, luckily, got my full money back when the problem with the shutter / sensor surfaced. I was happy with my D90, D5100, and D800.

A little disappointed with the D5300 which I bought due to the built-in GPS. The built-in GPS took at least 3 minutes to lock-on to the satellite signal in an open field but can't hold on to the signal. At the same location the third party GPS on my D800 perform flawlessly, locking and holding the signal within 10 second or less. On the positive side, I am able to use my Apple laptop to transfer files from the D5300. Also able to remotely activate the shutter and transfer files to my Samsung tablets. My friend imported files from my D5300 into his (Microsoft) Surface.

I am glad Andres V took action.

Err...

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 07:27 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (470 comments in total)
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Novatos: When Nikon D750 problem became public, I posted something that in effect will not be buying Nikon DSLR again. While I did not buy a D750, I had a D600 earlier, luckily, got my full money back when the problem with the shutter / sensor surfaced. I was happy with my D90, D5100, and D800.

A little disappointed with the D5300 which I bought due to the built-in GPS. The built-in GPS took at least 3 minutes to lock-on to the satellite signal in an open field but can't hold on to the signal. At the same location the third party GPS on my D800 perform flawlessly, locking and holding the signal within 10 second or less. On the positive side, I am able to use my Apple laptop to transfer files from the D5300. Also able to remotely activate the shutter and transfer files to my Samsung tablets. My friend imported files from my D5300 into his (Microsoft) Surface.

I am glad Andres V took action.

Cool story!

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 01:23 UTC
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TyphoonTW: Found the article, read it, checked the images.
"Hey, I wonder if I'll open the comment section BEFORE equivalence comments start to show up!'

NOPE.

It's incredible isn't it.

I'd love to see the photos from the whingers that would actually have suffered from whatever it is they're complaining about this time.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 05:50 UTC
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stanislaff: I use my Samsung 12-24/ 4-5.6 (18-36 mm in 35 mm equivalent) lens for landscape photo. Yes, it is way slower, but my landscapes and architecture won't run away from me and I got my lens for $260 including delivery and customs taxes.

Who needs such an expensive prime lens?

Obviously, everyone only needs what you need, and there is no use for this lens.

Please give Panasonic a call to let them know.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 05:43 UTC
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webber15: I've though street view was an ill conceived idea from the beginning...
Really,,apart from having your home "cased" by occasional burglars/professional gangs...what use is it??

What use it? Wow...

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 11:46 UTC
On article Bolt-on 21: Fujifilm WCL-X70 sample images (54 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: Everybody's saying the quality is great. But look at the photo above, the one before you click on the 'View our gallery...' Look at the extreme distortion of the house and telephone pole. They're both literally leaning over!

UWA lens has distortion!!

News at 11.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 04:23 UTC

Apart from the Rotaball and the steel reinforcement, this looks just like my BlackRapid - including the underarm strap that the BlackRapid also has. I guess there's only so much you can do with a camera strap.

Has anyone used both, and can comment on this one's effectiveness compared to the BR?

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 02:05 UTC as 16th comment | 8 replies
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)
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endofoto: This is a very good camera for birding and sports. However this high ISO lie still goes on, if you are not a paparazzi, beyond ISO 1600 image quality is not acceptable for art.

Excellent, thank you. And your contact details?

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 08:18 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)
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endofoto: This is a very good camera for birding and sports. However this high ISO lie still goes on, if you are not a paparazzi, beyond ISO 1600 image quality is not acceptable for art.

Hang on a second, I'll just go and tell all the full-frame wildlife photogs that they're doing it wrong.

Can you please pass on your contact details, so they can discuss with you the correct way to work?

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 06:08 UTC
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p5freak: The provided sample pic on the Fuji website is very soft. Shows again that a x2 teleconverter shouldnt be used on zooms.

http://fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujinon_lens_xf2x_tc_wr/

Way to miss the point! Have a nice day.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 12:41 UTC
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p5freak: The provided sample pic on the Fuji website is very soft. Shows again that a x2 teleconverter shouldnt be used on zooms.

http://fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujinon_lens_xf2x_tc_wr/

Cheers.

Possibly maybe true, but that suggestion highlights another problem with many DPR comment(er)s:

"This lens/attachment/whatever is stupid, just take an XYZ camera instead!".

But once you have and enjoy a certain camera, and don't want to take a second one, then (most people, most of the time), are better off carrying the maybe-les-than-optimal 18-300 lens or 2xTC or whatever, rather than a whole second camera that may (or may not) give marginal improvements in image quality, which aren't important for that use case.

Not everyone is taking art photos to be shown at 6x4 feet in an art gallery...

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 08:39 UTC
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p5freak: The provided sample pic on the Fuji website is very soft. Shows again that a x2 teleconverter shouldnt be used on zooms.

http://fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujinon_lens_xf2x_tc_wr/

Is is softer than a zoomed-in version of an image taken without the TC? If not, then there's a place for it.

DPR commenters really need to get over this fetish of absolute picture quality, which is far less important (for most people in most cases) than it's made out to be.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 07:23 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)
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Mister Joseph: 10fps is mirrorless territory.

No, I was just correcting your repeated misunderstanding.

That's separate to an assessment of whether it's "good enough" or whatever.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 10:59 UTC
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