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On article Re-make/Re-model: Leica Summaron 28mm F5.6 Samples (197 comments in total)

That's $2,495 to take the most unremarkable photos imaginable. No amount of build quality, compact design, or blind brand loyalty can justify what I'm seeing.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 16:51 UTC as 47th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony offers E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS for Super 35mm/APS-C (131 comments in total)
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E_Rybin: I am so glad that sony brings out a 3000€ zoom for the a6300. Finally a good budget lens... :-D
I am also glad I could send back my a6300 and switch to mft where I can really find good budget lenses... can't wait that my 35-100/2.8 arrive

Great lens, the 35-100. The best illustration of what m43 is all about. You'll love it.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 15:16 UTC
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Don Diafragma: WOW! Another Sony Story....

DPR says they are independent press, but sometimes I unfortunately get the feeling they are an extension of the Sony PR machine.

Barney, I don't think it's the volume of coverage that reveals DPR's Sony crush. It's the tone of the coverage. Literally: "Oh, Wow." In a headline. My guess is the defense would be, "well we love cool gear and we're entitled to show excitement." But add to the goofy headlines DPR's thin-skinned, defensive replies to posts like these and the appearance of objectivity kind of vanishes.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 21:26 UTC

"Oh, wow..."

Hard-hitting, level-headed journalism at its best.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 22:35 UTC as 171st comment | 1 reply
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halfmac: Was the video shot with the OM-D E-M5 MII?

You've never needed baiting, Barney. And I'm not trying to draw you into an argument. You do good work, and I take it seriously. It's harder to do that when you undermine it with smug comments in these forums, that's all.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 02:42 UTC
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halfmac: Was the video shot with the OM-D E-M5 MII?

You'd like to think so. But Barney, this wasn't exactly your first comment in these pages, was it? What compels you to spend so much time in these forums self-consciously responding/reacting/defending/objecting? Maybe if you worried less about how people were reacting to your reviews, you could actually dedicate yourself to writing more reviews.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 22:15 UTC
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halfmac: Was the video shot with the OM-D E-M5 MII?

DPR can come off as remarkably defensive and even smarmy, can't they? Especially for an organization that otherwise seems to embrace an appropriate journalistic detachment. You folks cast judgement for a living; one would think you'd have a slightly thicker skin.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 19:40 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7S Review (497 comments in total)

Review in sum: "Average performance in nearly all regards. Gold Award!" Once trusted site is acquired by the world's biggest retailer and becomes enamored with the world's biggest consumer brand. Shocking.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 23:16 UTC as 88th comment | 6 replies
On photo Last Light in the -Nudes- (Full Colours Only) challenge (5 comments in total)

Beautiful subject, but she was not photographed in that field.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 01:50 UTC as 5th comment
On article Photokina 2014: Panasonic stand report (24 comments in total)

So is the Panasonic 150 f2.8 dead? Killed by the 40-150?

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 20:57 UTC as 9th comment

Cheese. But I'm sure there's a prog rock album cover awaiting discovery somewhere in her collection.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2013 at 18:31 UTC as 56th comment | 3 replies
On article More pictures leak of purported Olympus PEN 'E-P5' (237 comments in total)
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Najinsky: So first I wake up inexplicably early this morning, and now it looks like my girlfriend has drugged my coffee.

I'm hallucinating that DPR have posted rumours and pictures of a camera they'll almost certainly have under NDA, if not today then a few days before it's release next week.

Are NDA's retroactive? Can you still sign them if you've done the D'd?

Can't wait for the drug to wear off and see what story I really posted this against.

Agreed. What's up with the rumor-mongering? We have dedicated sites for that.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2013 at 02:41 UTC
On article Pentax reveals K lens roadmap for 2012 and 2013 (101 comments in total)
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kenw: 50*1.5 = 75. 50 *1.6 = 80. These are pretty useful portrait focal lengths, I don't understand the "no-mans land' comments about them. Sure, maybe 56 would hit the venerable "85" spot on...

Agree completely. This seems to be a hangup at dpreview. The notion that a focal length has no utility if it doesn't jibe with conservative notions of what constitutes "normal" or "portrait" is just odd.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 18:34 UTC
On article Buying an ILC (149 comments in total)

This article is showing its age, particularly in references to mirrorless systems. The low-light gap is shrinking quickly.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2011 at 21:07 UTC as 78th comment | 1 reply
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BKK Street: As a very satisfied (thrilled actually) Panasonic G3 owner (with 20 1.7) I thought the Pen Mini would be significantly lighter than the G3. According to the respective Panasonic and Olympus websites, G3 is 9.31 oz w. battery and SD card and E-PM1 is 9.34 oz. And the G3 has a built in flash, EVF and tilt/swivel LCD touch screen. And a new generation sensor. All for about $200 more. It's well worth the price difference.

Thanks for posting about your surge in self esteem.Cognitive dissonance and buyer's remorse can indeed be painful. Glad you worked it out.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2011 at 19:48 UTC
On article Introduction to Travel Photography (44 comments in total)

A companion piece for enthusiasts would be appreciated. So many people make forum posts along the lines of "best gear for trip to X..." Suggestions for those whose travels aren't entirely about the photography and who want to travel relatively light and inconspicuously would be appreciated.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2011 at 23:26 UTC as 27th comment
On article Dpreview launches lens reviews (3 comments in total)

Remember the good old days of lens reviews? Pre-Amazon?

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2011 at 20:29 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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