newe

newe

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Developments at Olympus for me. With nothing from Nikon, maybe I'll try something new. I used the OM-1n and 2n for astrophotography and the UZI back in the day. Hmmm...maybe Olympus! Close second was the Fuji Medium Format digital....but I cannot afford that.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 12:11 UTC as 57th comment
On article Instagram officially launches 'save draft' feature (30 comments in total)

Amazing news!!! Glad I was informed. What is Instagram?

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 11:37 UTC as 3rd comment
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (359 comments in total)
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newe: Where are the Samsung S7 pictures for comparison?

I'm hoping we get a similar post when the new Nexus phones come out in October....wonder if ESPN will splash everyone with pics from those cameras. Or if dpreview will even care.

What is Apple status?? Or should I ask dpreview?

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 11:49 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (359 comments in total)

Where are the Samsung S7 pictures for comparison?

I'm hoping we get a similar post when the new Nexus phones come out in October....wonder if ESPN will splash everyone with pics from those cameras. Or if dpreview will even care.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 11:15 UTC as 59th comment | 5 replies
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Don Karner: Someday I might have to buy one of these new-fangled smartphone thingies.......

Naw.

Nah....get a camera instead.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 02:11 UTC
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wtang: Why is there a need for an news article like this to "sell" people on the new iPhone 7? There hasn't been a similar article to try to and "sell" people on the merits of any other smartphone. Why does the iPhone 7 need and get this kind of editorial promotion/marketing? Just genuinely curious.

We should all look forward to dpreview's comparative review of the iphone 7 and the new google phones to be out in October. Unless there is a reason dpreview won't?

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 01:40 UTC
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Atomez: These phone, camera, computer combos are going to kill traditional cameras. The writing is on the wall. Because they can and will have better and much more powerful software processing data from sensors that not only capture light but lots of other information about light and image that can be processed in almost realtime. Possibly future imaging devices won't have light sensors that capture images like a digital negative as today but some other type of information. Cameras without lenses!

The lenses will never be the same. You will never be able to shoot wild life at a distance with a phone.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 18:46 UTC

So much for a phone...and yet there are so many who lose their photos because they don't back anything up. We just got back from summer holidays and met people in a number of different places who couldn't wait for this phone to be released. It didn't matter what the cost was. Then ask them if they have a backup plan. Answer was always no. Same holds true for android...hardly anybody backs their photos up. How about getting a lesser phone and using the savings to get a backup system going; QNAP, Synology or whatever.

The last truth is that while there may be many more people taking pictures than ever, the vast majority will be lost forever without a proper backup plan.

Whatever phone you choose, enjoy it, but don't take for granted the memories you may have on it. The phone may be disposable in the end, but the photos and videos are likely not.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 18:44 UTC as 110th comment | 6 replies
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Thrashbarg: This sort of 'advertorial' really annoys me, and is one of the reasons that I don't visit DPR as often these days.

Oh, my Galaxy S7 has most of the above. It also has some other stuff, like a MicroSD slot and a headphone socket.

I'm aware of the people saying "if you're not interested in Apple products, don't bother reading the reviews or posting comments". Yet more proof of the brainwashing going on at the Cult of Apple,

Not special powers....just common sense.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 15:30 UTC
On article Review: Simple Booth Event Edition photo booth app (21 comments in total)
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fuego6: so lets see.. you need to spend ~$400 on an iPad... about $100 making a photo booth, $1000 on a dye sub printer and about $40-50 on ink and paper... oh.. and $60 for an app... just to take a strip of photos?

Yup.. I'm running out to get my own right now!

@fuego6

That is why this is an iOS app only....the Android crowd would never waste their time or money on such a "project".

Lol...your analysis hits the spot!

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 12:59 UTC
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onlooker: "Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer spins as a positive for her company's outlook" -- Her? Not for long.

For those who say it is just $50-million, it is not. CNN reporting

"Her enormous golden parachute would come on top of more than $162 million in salary and stock awards that Mayer received over the course of her tenure. All told, she could exit Yahoo with around $219 million in the bank."

There was no way the Board would "kick her out". She's a woman after all!

U.S. corporations are rampant of this type of nonsense while messing over the pensions and the futures of those in the trenches. Anyone supporting this should be shamed of themselves. Why Congress lets this happen is beyond reason...oh wait...

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 01:48 UTC
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onlooker: "Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer spins as a positive for her company's outlook" -- Her? Not for long.

She hasn't done a thing for Yahoo....has run it into the ground actually; and yet is likely to be rewarded with a $219 million golden handshake (about 4,216 times the average American household income)...corporate America is gross.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 16:39 UTC

They seem to be keen on saying it is made in Germany. Are Germans the best at colour management?

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 01:47 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies

Wonder if the keys are in that car and if it works.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 13:51 UTC as 48th comment | 3 replies

Where are the interchangeable lenses or 25X zoom?

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 02:43 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
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Greynerd: In a way is nice to see such a convincing demonstration from one of the smartphone producers themselves of the major inadequacies of their products.
Long live real cameras.

Hey..sorry, but I don't like them. Perhaps I have a keener eye ;-)

I have used: Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Samsung 6 and 7, as well as Note, and Apple 5, 5s, and 6, and one HTC I forget the name of and two Blackberry's.

They don't cut it for me....but we agree, they are only useful for the "Facebook and Instagram folk", which I am not a part of. And that crowd is happy with substandard pics.

Oh and don't forget the most obvious issue...no zoom!

Enjoy your phone (and the drapes) :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 02:43 UTC
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Greynerd: In a way is nice to see such a convincing demonstration from one of the smartphone producers themselves of the major inadequacies of their products.
Long live real cameras.

I said "perhaps, under perfect conditions" and this is true...try shooting and not get blown out highlights or other issues I have stated. I'm not happy with that. If others are great, but when someone really wants a memory, a real camera has no equal. Phone cameras are portable, that I give you, and I do use them. Have you ever PRINTED a phone picture past 4x6? I have, with a multitude of different cameras...no contest. No contest at all. Even on 4x6 one can easily see the difference. I have also been on a number of cruises and to resorts...they say their on-site photography business has never been better because of the camera phone. People only bring a camera phone and end up being disappointed, so they pay the cruise or resort photographer a TON to get their memories. Camera phone quality is not there yet. But for the Facebook and Instagram folk, it is fine.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 01:22 UTC
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Greynerd: In a way is nice to see such a convincing demonstration from one of the smartphone producers themselves of the major inadequacies of their products.
Long live real cameras.

Sorry Eric, I can spot them a mile away...poor iso performance, no depth of field, horrible noise reduction. If you believe they are equal, keep smoking the drapes.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 23:49 UTC
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Greynerd: In a way is nice to see such a convincing demonstration from one of the smartphone producers themselves of the major inadequacies of their products.
Long live real cameras.

Love your comment. I always use a real camera, D300, at my kids events. I am one of the few that bothers to bring one. Yet when others cannot get any pictures with their cell phone "cameras" they inevitably walk over and ask me to take pictures of THEIR kids. This happens often over and over and over with most parents there. Cell phones CANNOT take good pictures except, perhaps, under perfect conditions. They cannot compete, except for portability.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 11:51 UTC
On article You've got mail: Five photo postcard apps tested (42 comments in total)

Handy if vacationing in Siberia...

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 10:11 UTC as 9th comment
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