erotavlas

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iAPX: It's me or they are just repeating themselves in different locations?

There was no idea, no direction, even the generic music is boring, is it me?!?

@chadley_chad and @M H S

you guys realize that it's perfectly ok to not like something right? and in no way does that mean that you are claiming you 'can do better' by doing so

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 03:39 UTC

I honestly don't get this, and didn't find it stunning, but rather a bit nauseating. Might be interesting as a technical video to showcase orbital drone lapse, but other than that its not really enjoyable to watch. Sorry but they are trying to stand out for the wrong reason on this one.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 03:31 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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Autriche78: 979 comments already! Nuts. It's a box, with a sensor, that accepts lenses, that lets you capture memories. Now let's feed the starving, shelter the homeless, stop the destruction of our environment, and leave behind a planet that our children's children will still find beauty in.

Never!!! Leave nothing behind!!! Everyone for themselves! Box with sensor for EVERYONE!! mwa..ha..haha

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 23:19 UTC
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goblin: Not exactly sure whether all light pollution is equal, but it cranks me up a bit that in all the comments what is basically the astronomer's nightmare is becoming the root of all evils.

No, you can't see the Milky Way in my city (yes, I've seen it enough and yes, it is beautiful and majestic) - so what.

You have a glowing night sky instead, with glowing clouds, with glowing fog, with rivers that reflect pure fire. You have a forest of glass skyscrapers which on fall and spring mornings bring you the vision of people who are both back and front lit, with amazing light falling from the weirdest angles at the weirdest moment, reflected by all that glass. Just walk on 42nd street from 3rd ave to Lexington on an autumn morning between eight and nine (daylight savings time, please).

A photography forum should be the place where people are able to appreciate what they have. Night cityscapes have never been so beautiful. And in the big city, everything is 45 miles away. Dark spots too.

You are not just losing the Milky way, your losing the ability to see all astronomical phenomenon from cities, for example aurora and meteor showers. For those of us that have interest in such things it sucks that we have to travel hours and hours away to see them. If only cities stopped reflecting so much unnecessary light into the atmosphere, everyone can enjoy them from where they are,

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 00:54 UTC
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (379 comments in total)
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erotavlas: Wow its always Samsung vs Apple? Why not mention the Sony Xperia XZ Premium?? A true smartphone camera, which IMO trumps both these for less money.

Here are some points in favour of Sony Xperia XZ Premium - features that beat both Apple and Samsung latest phones.

- Sony has a 19MP camera which can record more detail and allow more cropping.
- Sony camera app gives users full manual control if needed
- Sony records at 960fps (Apple and Samsung only 240fps)
- Sony has an amazing 4K HDR display ~807ppi pixel density
- Sony has a 13MP front facing camera
- Sony has a head phone jack and can play High Resolution Audio
- Sony has the least bloatware - is closer to stock Android than Samsung
- Sony has dedicated camera button - take a picture without having to unlock the phone or launch the app, a must have IMO for a camera phone.

And iPhone X is not the first to have an HDR display, Sony beat them to it in more ways than one by making a 4K HDR display.

@Sdaniella It doesn't blur, there's no lag that I can see, and colours on IPS display are much more realistic than the overly saturated colours of AMOLED. I could never tolerate looking at images on AMOLED for some reason.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 02:08 UTC
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (379 comments in total)
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erotavlas: Wow its always Samsung vs Apple? Why not mention the Sony Xperia XZ Premium?? A true smartphone camera, which IMO trumps both these for less money.

Here are some points in favour of Sony Xperia XZ Premium - features that beat both Apple and Samsung latest phones.

- Sony has a 19MP camera which can record more detail and allow more cropping.
- Sony camera app gives users full manual control if needed
- Sony records at 960fps (Apple and Samsung only 240fps)
- Sony has an amazing 4K HDR display ~807ppi pixel density
- Sony has a 13MP front facing camera
- Sony has a head phone jack and can play High Resolution Audio
- Sony has the least bloatware - is closer to stock Android than Samsung
- Sony has dedicated camera button - take a picture without having to unlock the phone or launch the app, a must have IMO for a camera phone.

And iPhone X is not the first to have an HDR display, Sony beat them to it in more ways than one by making a 4K HDR display.

I think several factors, I think they aren't really marketing them enough in US. People just don't know they exist (not available from carriers doesn't help either) Plus they disabled their fingerprint scanners for the US variant.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 00:34 UTC
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (379 comments in total)

Wow its always Samsung vs Apple? Why not mention the Sony Xperia XZ Premium?? A true smartphone camera, which IMO trumps both these for less money.

Here are some points in favour of Sony Xperia XZ Premium - features that beat both Apple and Samsung latest phones.

- Sony has a 19MP camera which can record more detail and allow more cropping.
- Sony camera app gives users full manual control if needed
- Sony records at 960fps (Apple and Samsung only 240fps)
- Sony has an amazing 4K HDR display ~807ppi pixel density
- Sony has a 13MP front facing camera
- Sony has a head phone jack and can play High Resolution Audio
- Sony has the least bloatware - is closer to stock Android than Samsung
- Sony has dedicated camera button - take a picture without having to unlock the phone or launch the app, a must have IMO for a camera phone.

And iPhone X is not the first to have an HDR display, Sony beat them to it in more ways than one by making a 4K HDR display.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 23:19 UTC as 50th comment | 11 replies
On article DPReview on TWiT: How to take macro photographs (9 comments in total)

Can you post here the name of the macro photographer that was mentioned in the video? Thnx

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 23:23 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
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yanisha: Photos taken with self-timer not owned by photographer?
Photos and videos taken from a drone not owned by photographer?
Photos triggered by movement, etc. not owned by photographer?

Probably many more.

Those photos are owned by the devices that captured them. Its time for the machines to rise up.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 02:29 UTC
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perbo: What about the green banding in the sky, is it the aurora?

If you mean the reddish striped pattern in the sky around the main aurora, then yeah it looks like airglow to me, it does have that kind of characteristic pattern. .

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 02:57 UTC
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perbo: What about the green banding in the sky, is it the aurora?

No it's called airglow

https://www.universetoday.com/112237/how-to-see-airglow-the-green-sheen-of-night/

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 00:26 UTC

Does anyone know what camera was used to capture these?

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 17:43 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply

What's 'lens attachment rate'?

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 12:50 UTC as 50th comment | 2 replies
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Buzz Lightyear: I must say that the responses to this incident have brought some of the most entertaining comments I've yet seen in Dpreview. Certainly a welcome respite from the "I could have done better" . . . or "lousy composition" opinions when Dpreview announces the results of photo contests !

I could have made better tracks than those That guy is an amateur. :P

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 16:58 UTC
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erotavlas: Kind of dumb to think these drones would be more environmentally friendly than fireworks, since drones are electronics encased in plastic body which are no where near environmentally friendly to produce or deal with when they reach end of life.

@Gary Dean Mercer Clark I think your making assumptions about my post. No where did I say that fireworks have no environmental impact. I merely said that drones can't be considered to have a less environmental impact than fireworks. They both have environmental consequences.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 18:40 UTC
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (556 comments in total)
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broddesign: I am upgrading from a6000 to a6500. I don't care about video but doing a lot of street photography. Love my a6000 but really need an improvement for low light IQ and stabilization for my prime lenses. In your opinion - is this upgrade worth extra money?

www.brodskyphotoart.com

Did you end up upgrading? If so, any improvements from the a6000?

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 04:54 UTC

Kind of dumb to think these drones would be more environmentally friendly than fireworks, since drones are electronics encased in plastic body which are no where near environmentally friendly to produce or deal with when they reach end of life.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 00:15 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
On article Mobile Speed: Portable SSDs for photographers (205 comments in total)
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sh10453: Very good article. Helps a lot of non-technical people.
512GB SSD's are just a little over $100 these days.
One thing these SSD's need (if you write to them or delete from them a lot, is regular maintenance, which is called SSD optimization (no need to go into details here).
Fortunately, Windows 10 now has that feature in its Maintenance Utility (I do not know about Apple products).
You can do it on-demand, or schedule it to be automatically done at various intervals. I would think once a month is good, unless you are using the SSD very heavily.
Mine are scheduled for automatic weekly optimization (including the Windows SSD drive).
Warning:
One thing about SSD's: DO NOT use the DEFRAG utilities on them. Again, no need for details. Techy people know why.

@sh10453
What you guys are referring to is the TRIM command and it mostly apply to SSD that are connected to the operating system via a SATA connection. TRIM is not enabled by default for external hard drives connected to Mac computers, except of course for Apple SSD. But users have found a way to enable it for third party external SSD connected to Macs over Thunderbolt. As far as I know regardless whether it is Mac or Windows, there is no TRIM support for external SSD connected using USB. Unless they implement some other type of garbage collection on the drive itself.. To be certain connect the external SSD using the eSATA connector, or in the case of using an enclosure you can remove the SSD from enclosure and connect directly to your computer using SATA cable to let the OS perform TRIM on it.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 02:25 UTC
On article Video: Shooting Dog Portraits with the Sony a6300 (192 comments in total)
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Marty4650: OK..... you win.
I will go out tomorrow and buy a Sony camera. :)

I'm buying two Sony cameras and a dog!

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 23:58 UTC
On article Video: Shooting Dog Portraits with the Sony a6300 (192 comments in total)
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mxx: So in the last few days we had:
1. Sony Xperia XZ camera review
2. Five reasons to buy the Sony RX100
3. Shooting dogs with the Sony a6300
Are DPR's salaries being paid by Amazon, or Sony? I'm confused.

They're being paid by dogs.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 23:55 UTC
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