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It's a purse.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 14:23 UTC as 44th comment

...and things get complicated.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 20:54 UTC as 38th comment
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peterwr: I wonder if Leica have noticed that that stuff isn't actually used on the *grip* of a table tennis bat...

Oversight. Ha.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 18:26 UTC
On article Abandoned America: Photographing a forgotten history (77 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: Huge places are empty and abandoned... while hundreds of thousands of homeless Americans try to survive everyday. How hard to make them as a free accommodation for individual?

It would probably be pretty hard. First off most of these buildings aren't safe ...theres a millions. Second off most aren't built for habitation so bathrooms, plumbing, etc is going to have to be installed ...theres a few million. Third off most are located in out of the way places so you're going to have to transport the homeless there ...theres probably the biggest issue. Fourth off ...you are going to have to convince the homeless that they need to move out of the area they are in and live in some remote spot ...good luck with that.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2016 at 15:17 UTC
On article Flickr Marketplace image licensing program shuttered (91 comments in total)
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princecody: I hope this is a hoax! If Flickr closes the joy of sharing photography is dead :(

@larrytusaz So stupid its arguably the most successful photo storage site that ever existed. Sold for a billion dollars. Used by far more people than any other photo storage site. Maybe they aren't the stupid ones and maybe it was designed to deter people like you. Think about it.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 14:52 UTC
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padang: I don't get it.

What is the point of a larger sensor which gives you 1 extra stop of light vs fullframe, but the lensea are 1 stop slower ?

Picture quality.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 12:41 UTC
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weixing: WOW... The 25mm F1.2 is as big and heavy as a FF lens...

Yet only gives you the depth of 2.4.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:26 UTC

When I buy anything I don't want to take a risk. Actually, it's just the opposite as I want to make sure I am not wasting my money.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 15:50 UTC as 272nd comment
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (354 comments in total)
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Autriche78: Can we at least agree that maybe not everyone wants or needs *the best possible* image quality all the time? I have stacks and stacks of mostly BW film photos from my youth, shot with whatever cameras my parents and family had on hand. They aren't all sharp and properly exposed and I bet not a single one was manipulated in a darkroom - but you'd never get me to part with them in a million years.

I don't care what was used to capture these pictures. I care that someone brought along a camera and thought to capture moments that otherwise would have been lost to time. I think that's what is forgotten in these discussions - the purpose of the picture. No, a smartphone sensor isn't going to best a fancy DSLR or mirrorless anytime soon, but if the resulting image touches my heart and reminds me of what I've seen, where I've been and the people whom I've shared my life with, I'm certainly not going to care about what it was taken with.

I think you have to take into account the site this article is on. Look at some of the comments below talking about dynamic range, sensor size, etc. This is a "techie" equipment site where anything but the most expensive and best is going to be compared to, well, the best and most expensive. It's less a photography site unfortunately and most don't get the whole memory thing.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 11:03 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (354 comments in total)

All these comments below and no one even picked up on one of the biggest advantages of phone cameras. Photo #6 - drinking a beer, or in this case a vodka, and taking a photo at the same time. Try doing that with an SLR.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 10:44 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (354 comments in total)
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NoMirror99: If this is the image quality that can be achieved with a tiny sensor by Apple, It begs the question What the dickens: What are the makers of our large sensors doing wrong?

Sitting back enjoying being kings of the camera world.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 00:30 UTC
On article This vibrant hyper-lapse shows off New York in 8K (69 comments in total)

Its a quirky video of New York. Not quite sure why it would be showcased on digital not videography review.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 09:31 UTC as 5th comment
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Sabud: Sad with only 49 -77 focus points for his new model. `Old´ Sony A6000 sensor has 179 focus points.

Waiting for the X-E3 with new PRO2 / X-T2 - sensor.

I would say its sadder that someone cant focus with 50 focus points.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 14:25 UTC
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TORN: Who needs black if there is pink!

No one.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 13:54 UTC
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cosinaphile: the 27mm 2.8 purports to be the pancake lens ... but without an aperture ring i will not buy it

I like turtles.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 13:27 UTC
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beckmarc: My daughter would love this

Heck, I love this. I mean there is a crab and turtle on the front with button placement that is better than many SLR's today. Who wouldn't?

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 09:15 UTC
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (305 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: No 4K = should be cheaper. Even then I wouldn't buy it. 4K is an essential feature nowadays.

I couldnt care less about 4k and it has nothing to do with taking a picture so honestly its even needed let alone essential.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 03:18 UTC
On article 2016 iPhone Photography Award winners announced (76 comments in total)
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Kiwisnap: How much PP was permitted?

Had to have a large PP. Small PP's not allowed. Not really a subject that should be discussed here though.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 10:10 UTC
On article 2016 iPhone Photography Award winners announced (76 comments in total)
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Wild Shooter: I think these competitions are rigged. Other than the winners which are awesome, I didn't even get a mention for my shots which I personally believe are better than a few people sitting on the beach.

None of your shots are better then winners ...just my opinion.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 10:09 UTC

Some interesting pictures but any one of them could have been taken from a helicopter which makes a lot of the statements invalid.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 12:11 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
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