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tabloid: I would have thought that a SSD drive, with no moving parts, would have been much cheaper to make than a mechanical, disk spinning, HD, with all its complicated bits.

Puzzled.

it's economies of scale... hard drive makers have been at it, with massively increasing densities, for decades and so the cost of manufacturing is low.

your thought is like saying solar energy should be cheaper than that made by fossil fuels, but it isn't, at least not yet.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 02:01 UTC
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eivissa1: Would there any profit (speed) to use the T5 or T3 on my mac when editing 4k video?
My mac has a USB 2 connection.

no, or hardly any. usb 2 is lame at this point.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 01:58 UTC
On a photo in the The Cape Iceland sample gallery (2 comments in total)

reminds me of fingal's cave off west coast of scotland. amazing place. thanks for sharing your awesome shots.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 04:37 UTC as 1st comment

can you say click bait?

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 15:25 UTC as 116th comment | 1 reply
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BokehFanatic: In my opinion, "time" is arguably even more valuable. Not only the time for "switching" and "getting used to", but doing basic things on Mac vs Windows. Of course it could be me, but I save at least half an hour per day (and I'm being very conservative) if I work on my Mac instead of Windows, and that is without considering extra troubleshooting that I regularly have on Windows.

I gladly pay $1000 extra for half an hour savings per day for 5 years (or more). By the way, that is about 23 full time working weeks over that period. I don't know about other people, but I think very few countries pay less than a dollar per hour, which would be the amount needed to justify not paying the $1000 extra for a Mac.

Again, this is all assuming my personal experience, but the point I'm trying to make is that "time" is a very important factor in buying stuff.

bobbarber is get zero 'popups trying to sell you stuff' on my new dell precision 5520 4k laptop. it runs great. i *almost* got a new mbp (had one before) but couldn't pull the trigger this time. and the touch bar is a joke. and the new mbp keyboard is lame (almost no key travel). the huge touchpad is nice but i STILL needed a mouse for dragging on a 4k monitor lol

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 19:54 UTC
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BokehFanatic: In my opinion, "time" is arguably even more valuable. Not only the time for "switching" and "getting used to", but doing basic things on Mac vs Windows. Of course it could be me, but I save at least half an hour per day (and I'm being very conservative) if I work on my Mac instead of Windows, and that is without considering extra troubleshooting that I regularly have on Windows.

I gladly pay $1000 extra for half an hour savings per day for 5 years (or more). By the way, that is about 23 full time working weeks over that period. I don't know about other people, but I think very few countries pay less than a dollar per hour, which would be the amount needed to justify not paying the $1000 extra for a Mac.

Again, this is all assuming my personal experience, but the point I'm trying to make is that "time" is a very important factor in buying stuff.

i waste time every time i use a client's new macbook pro with 2 4k monitors attached because each time it comes out of sleep it has the arrangement of the monitors reversed... ugh

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 19:51 UTC
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PhotoUniverse: Ordered a 256 10.5. Get it next week!

PhotoUniverse - ordered same... excited. sold my air 2 a couple of weeks ago knowing this was coming. ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 17:44 UTC
On article A lot to like: Real-world Leica Q gallery posted (341 comments in total)

if anyone else launched a camera with these specs for $6K they'd be laughed out of town.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 14:51 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies
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AKH: I have been following Dpreview for around 15 years now and I don't like how it has changed over time. It is like the reviewers have become sort of fan-boys in their reviews. Just a few years ago the reviews were much more objective and balanced in my opinion.

Also I'd say that I never had any focusing issues with my D810 with fast primes down to f/1.4 and the new f/1.8 series from Nikon. Didn't even have to fine tune any of my lenses which was not the case with my previous camera the D800.

this is really funny. when i read "Just a few years ago the reviews were much more objective and balanced in my opinion" i knew you were a nikon owner, lol.

all sites have biases but you're upset that a product from (gasp) sony is eating everyone's lunch.

oh and i have canon, but you probably already guessed that, haha.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2015 at 20:46 UTC
On article Behind the Shot: Shredded (90 comments in total)
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munro harrap: Well, let's see now. It's the wrong lens and the ice and mountain are way too far apart, BECAUSE the decision was made to use the wrong lens-hence story about risks and water, etc, quite unnecessarty (a new word?)

I would be lower down and further back with another lens, allowing the light catching the ice to have greater contrast and texture than from too far above, as here. This would close the gap between the mountain and the ice itself, also giving me more time (not going into the water) and the option to shoot horizontal AND vertical, and wait for the light to change, shooting at intervals.

I check out the best lens once I had EXACTLY the viewpoint I wanted.

I dont manipulate in PP except to raise contrast maybe and reduce noise (not a "creative photographer" Reality is Sacred!)

And I might use APS-C to get that depth of field, but filters, no, they ruin so many documentaries on TV already, j'en ai horreur de ca.

But then, it's not my picture

we are not worthy to create a stunner such as yours. http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/1890936599/photos/1740933/20080206-_mg_0009

maybe you used the wrong lens. ;)

Link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 20:11 UTC
On article Behind the Shot: Shredded (90 comments in total)
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Lawrence33: "God must have loved the amateur, he made so many."

I think that some of the Ego's here, need to get out from behind their,
'Wiz-Bang' Cameras. And take a look at the world around them.
Been at it since 1948. Earned a living at it from 1960.
By the way, what have you done lately ?

Critics are a dime apiece. Keep the change.

"God must have loved critics too" ;)

Link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 20:06 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review (711 comments in total)

methinks if this had a nikon sticker on it dp would have gushed and not focused (sic) on its 'flaws'. :}

Link | Posted on May 9, 2014 at 16:45 UTC as 86th comment | 6 replies
On article 10 essential time-saving Photoshop tips (87 comments in total)
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groucher: "I keep one hand on the mouse or tablet stylus as much as possible, and use the other hand "

That says it all - you have to maintain an uncomfortable and awkward seated position because Adobe hasn't the nouse to write software that utilises the RH mouse control. Simple things such as just zooming in/out or setting clone point/cloning are a pain in Photo$hop. These can be done single handed in Corel - a particular advantage in cloning which needs precision.

Adobe needs a clip round the ear for producing expensive and antiquated software that can't even manage memory successfully. Try the Gimp, Corel and NX2 (the last for superior RAW processing if you're a Nikon user).

was with corel psp for years, got tired of it crashing
went photoshop - hard learning curve, but worth it, and rock solid

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 20:28 UTC
On article Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G review (416 comments in total)

nothing 'vexing' about this - another ludirously biased high score for nikon, for a ludicrously expensive mediocre lens

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2013 at 15:04 UTC as 92nd comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon Df Review (1620 comments in total)

you never give bad reviews to nikon, and this is no exception. this camera is pretty lame or at least shouldn't get "81%"

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2013 at 20:39 UTC as 103rd comment | 2 replies
On article Samsung Galaxy Note II camera review (83 comments in total)

nice review, but if you can't get reviews out sooner than this for phone it's almost not worth bothering.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2013 at 07:21 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On article Photoshop Gradient Tool: Blending Images (217 comments in total)
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Ingloryon: wow... this is a real specific article. I do use the gradient tool for a hundred of situations, and the guy give us just only one.

Nice, I'm sure this helps a lot of people. NOT.

oh and very nice article jean, thank you. even though i use photoshop ever day, this was helpful.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2013 at 23:12 UTC
On article Photoshop Gradient Tool: Blending Images (217 comments in total)
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Ingloryon: wow... this is a real specific article. I do use the gradient tool for a hundred of situations, and the guy give us just only one.

Nice, I'm sure this helps a lot of people. NOT.

it's easier to be a critic than an author.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2013 at 23:05 UTC
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