WT21

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On article OWC's Thunderbolt 3 Dock adds 13 ports to your MacBook (151 comments in total)

"Adds the ports" Apple refuses to give you

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 17:47 UTC as 13th comment
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cxsparc: One of the frustrating things about humanity is that Apple will continue to find buyers for their product, regardless how they milk their customers or detached ignorance of their needs.

As long as it is "cool" to own an Apple product, they will sell it to those in need of that.

Logically, upping the price of the MBP by 200 USD, dropping all current port standards except for the headphone, requiring the "Pro" customer to hang a set of expensive dongle on each USB-C port just to get SD/USB/ext HDD/HDMI connectivity should result in raising a finger to Apple and boycotting.

And that status bar thing is a joke compared to the added functionality of a touchscreen - and even that isn't even included in the 200USD raise.
Jeeezzz...

During my last encounter with an Ipad I learned that NO you can't quickly share pictures from your camera or another smartphone over bluetooth with an Apple product.

OK. Thanks. Also, I suppose, they are making it up with the new MBP prices, lol.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 16:33 UTC
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cxsparc: One of the frustrating things about humanity is that Apple will continue to find buyers for their product, regardless how they milk their customers or detached ignorance of their needs.

As long as it is "cool" to own an Apple product, they will sell it to those in need of that.

Logically, upping the price of the MBP by 200 USD, dropping all current port standards except for the headphone, requiring the "Pro" customer to hang a set of expensive dongle on each USB-C port just to get SD/USB/ext HDD/HDMI connectivity should result in raising a finger to Apple and boycotting.

And that status bar thing is a joke compared to the added functionality of a touchscreen - and even that isn't even included in the 200USD raise.
Jeeezzz...

During my last encounter with an Ipad I learned that NO you can't quickly share pictures from your camera or another smartphone over bluetooth with an Apple product.

as I understand it, they raised their prices for the most part on this gen

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 16:08 UTC

It's simple. I bought a 2015 MBP. I will not buy this gen. I'll wait to see if Apple gets its head right. Otherwise, Windows machines are looking better every day.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 16:06 UTC as 39th comment
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (766 comments in total)
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TheGingerFrog: Kodak disc 4000 sometimes in the mid 80's.

Wow! Forgot about the disc. I had one of those for a brief time. Crazy.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 14:17 UTC
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (766 comments in total)

First camera was a Kodak Instamatic with cube flash, followed by a Minolta 110 camera (the skinny, wide ones).

First "serious" camera was a Pentax ME-Super.

Last SLR was a Canon Rebel.

First digital was a Sony 1.2MP thing (can't remember what).

First Digital ILC was a Canon 400D XT.

First mirrorless was an Oly EP1

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 14:15 UTC as 573rd comment
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)

So over apple. Once the rumors came out on these macbook pros, I bought a tricked out 2014, and will see what's going on in a number of years. IMO, these MBP stink and iOS10 is painful. Might be my last generation of Apple gear.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 23:02 UTC as 13th comment
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JSmitty: Why, in God's name, do they not put any sort of grip on this thing?!

I'm glad they don't. I use my own that I like better than the ones from most of the makers

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 18:02 UTC
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HRC2016: No viewfinder. Next!

Yes, except for the viewfinder there is no viewfinder.

???

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 17:58 UTC

"clinical" is the word that comes to mind

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 15:47 UTC as 67th comment | 1 reply
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (334 comments in total)
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footeab: Nothing new. There will always be juvenile male vandals. There is nothing you can do to stop it either other than start teaching them as parents when they are much younger. It is a failure of parenting from the age of 1 till they are teenagers and the reigns start coming off.

Don't blame parents. Do you have kids of your own? You can raise them, but that's no guarantee they won't make stupid choices, especially 1) when in a group (and young and stupid) and 2) when "social media" fame is to be had (if that's what I see here? -- someone filming this?)

Any rate, good kids can come from bad parents, bad kids from good parents. Parenting helps for sure, but it's not a guarantee, especially with a group of younger folks (also -- were they drunk by any chance?)

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 13:49 UTC

What's his DPR user name. Or is he the platonic perfection of every DPR poster?

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 18:14 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
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WT21: A way to make newbies fall in love with your system -- get rid of sensor dust reduction, and sell new lenses without VR. That will really help newbies (who don't even understand why they need this stuff) see their pictures shine!

"Nikon stinks -- my pictures are always blurry and there are big spots all over my pictures in the sky"

"Oh, Canon doesn't have these problems -- here try this camera"

Thanks. Haven't actually followed either one. More into mirrorless now, but I was at a BestBuy (US store) recently, where a student wanted a camera better than her cellphone, for backpacking around Europe. The sales person was showing her DSLRs. I chimed in and pointed out the Sony, Fuji and m43 sitting nearby. As I was leaving, the salesperson steered them back to Nikon/Canon. How about a nice one with no VR/IS. Lovely!

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 14:37 UTC

A way to make newbies fall in love with your system -- get rid of sensor dust reduction, and sell new lenses without VR. That will really help newbies (who don't even understand why they need this stuff) see their pictures shine!

"Nikon stinks -- my pictures are always blurry and there are big spots all over my pictures in the sky"

"Oh, Canon doesn't have these problems -- here try this camera"

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 13:41 UTC as 53rd comment | 4 replies
On article Brooks Institute announces closure (132 comments in total)
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Melchiorum: As a European, I find the tuition fees in colleges and universities of USA to be simply insane. About $100,000 in total for a higher education? In Sweden, Denmark, Germany and many other European countries you get it for free. Like, totally free. And you don't even have to be a citizen of that country. I have studied for 7 years and got a double Master's without paying a cent with the exception of the entrance egzam fee (about 150 bucks in total) and some books (non-mandatory ones, because mandatory are provided as well).

"back before Reagan and his GOP henchmen began cutting taxes, implementing austerity and privatization programs and turning every part of the commons into for-profit ventures to benefit their corporate contributors." - yeah, and public servants never take care of their own, hiring nephews and nieces into high-paying, low-pressure public service roles. We see that all the time in the northeast.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 17:42 UTC
On article Brooks Institute announces closure (132 comments in total)
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Melchiorum: As a European, I find the tuition fees in colleges and universities of USA to be simply insane. About $100,000 in total for a higher education? In Sweden, Denmark, Germany and many other European countries you get it for free. Like, totally free. And you don't even have to be a citizen of that country. I have studied for 7 years and got a double Master's without paying a cent with the exception of the entrance egzam fee (about 150 bucks in total) and some books (non-mandatory ones, because mandatory are provided as well).

No, it's not "Free" in Europe. You pay for it in VAT, property, petrol taxes, etc. etc. Unless all the professors are just volunteers??

Now, whether Euro vs US edu is more EFFICIENT and lower cost to deliver is a different question, but it sure isn't "free"

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 17:40 UTC
On article Brooks Institute announces closure (132 comments in total)
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lester11: They could just re-incorporate as a not-for-profit, surely?

Yeah, that's all that's stopping turning a for-profit to a non-profit. :\

Whether for-profit or non-profit (which, btw, doesn't mean "no profit") -- do you really think a photography school has a place and a market right now??

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 17:39 UTC
On article Brooks Institute announces closure (132 comments in total)
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pixelpiper: I remember Brooks institute in Santa Barbara. It was very nice. However, times have changed, anyone with a DSLR claims to be a photographer. It is very hard for real photographers to find good paying gigs. Considering the tuition and cost of living its simply not worth it. Brooks had also to face a serious law suit as they had made guaranties of three figure incomes for their graduates. though I do recommend an academic avenue for serious photographers, maybe a few community college classes would be a better. It cost me only a couple of grands at my local community college, where I learned the fundamentals over 2 years, and then continued my education with online universities such as Linda and Kelbyone

"guaranties of three figure incomes for their graduates" -- that sounds about right. Hundreds of dollars for a gig, lol.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 17:36 UTC
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (399 comments in total)
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WT21: I don't find giant file sizes helpful in my workflow, and I don't need the resolution. An a7iii would be much appreciated. Everything the Rii has but with 24MP raw

Should also have said I did appreciate the article. As an a7 owner who is considering when and to what to upgrade, this is very helpful. But you should note the file sizes. The difference is not irrelevant :)

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 12:40 UTC
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (399 comments in total)

I don't find giant file sizes helpful in my workflow, and I don't need the resolution. An a7iii would be much appreciated. Everything the Rii has but with 24MP raw

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 12:33 UTC as 87th comment | 2 replies
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