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mezastel: Wex is pretty good and I've bought stuff from them in the past, but then started things from USA because they were cheaper. I still don't get how people in Europe can buy things from Europe when you can get it from USA and most manufacturers give global warranty, so all you have to do is get an adapter and you're good to go.

Global warranties usually only last 1 or 2 years. I have had repairs and replacements for goods well beyond that using the UK's Sale of Goods Act which gives up to 6 years cover.
I couldn't have done that if I had bought from the USA.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 16:21 UTC
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Rick Knepper: "I’m more interested in those little surreal moments that happen in front of me, and they seem to happen in front of me daily."

Dennis Hopper exhaling smoke is a surreal moment worthy of capture?

Interesting maybe, and worthy of capture, but hardly surreal.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2016 at 11:59 UTC
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justshootyou: How can you design a back pack to lug around heavy camera equipment and not have an integral padded waste belt to offset the load from the shoulders?

It has both a concealed waist strap and a sternum strap.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 09:03 UTC
On photo Welsh Yachts in Stephenbw's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

My Dad has a small boat moored here. Which one is yours? I'm off down to Porthmadog next week; I'll look out for it.


Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 15:04 UTC as 1st comment
On article Fujifilm UK X Signature service officially launched (125 comments in total)

They appear to be available for purchase now, £129.98.

The navy X100 looks nice, but I think I'll put the money towards an X-T1.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 23:09 UTC as 43rd comment
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WT21: Also note -- when Google bough Nik, they sent out an e-mail saying you needed to allow your account data to transfer to Google. If you said "no" then you likely don't get this deal.

I don't recall receiving this email; when was it sent out?

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2013 at 16:35 UTC

It says on their website
"To download the latest version of the Nik Collection, please refer to your download email. If you have not already received an email with the download link or if you need the email re-sent to you for software you have already purchased, please click to receive the download link via email. Or, if you are interested in downloading the trial of the Nik Collection, please click to download the trial."

I can see where you click to get the trial, but nowhere to be sent an email for software already purchased. I bought the complete collection in 2011 but would like to get the latest versions.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2013 at 15:26 UTC as 110th comment | 1 reply
On article Mobile-friendly forums launched (102 comments in total)

Excellent news. I just tried it out on my iPod Touch and love how clear and easy to read it now is. This will make it much more accessible when I'm away from home. Thanks

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2013 at 21:08 UTC as 71st comment
On article Just deployed: New forums system (699 comments in total)
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The_Wicker_Man: Not nice ay all. I know some changes take some gettimg used to, but the new layout is much less readable

Not true Simon; I generally like new designs and I actually love this one. Once the wrinkles have been ironed out I'm sure that I'll love it even more.
Thanks for all the hard work.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2012 at 13:33 UTC
On article Just deployed: New forums system (699 comments in total)
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Badbatz: Why in the "flat view" mode the messages ae not properly indented indicating answers to a particular message in a thread? As it is now, all answers appear to be to the OP.
Also, the new forum/thread page is too heavy and loads way too slow on mobile devices and/or with a slower connection. How about removing some icons and windows dressing or at least allow per-user configuration indicating whether an user wants the windows dressing or not.

As has already been pointed out, Flat View was never indented. Flat View now tells you which post has been replied to, which it didn't do before.

On my iPod Touch the load speed is unchanged, and the layout and performance is much improved.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 15:05 UTC
On article Just deployed: New forums system (699 comments in total)

Another bug?

I just uploaded some pictures to my gallery for a challenge. The pictures in the gallery show the EXIF data but the same shots embedded in the challenge say "No EXIF data"

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 14:14 UTC as 199th comment
On article Just deployed: New forums system (699 comments in total)
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JohnK: Fixing something that wasn't broken.

1. Pop-ups. I'm not a fan of the pop-ups when hovering over a thread on a main forum page. Too many pop-ups on dpreview already, IMO. Distracting and discontinuous, IMO.
2. Member names missing from front forum pages: I miss being able to see the member's name so I can decide if I want to open a thread.
3. Ignore list: I liked having the threads from users on my ignore list separated, in gray at bottom of page. Mixing them in is less efficient, IMO.

May I ask who are these changes for? Who asked for this? Aren't there enough members and forum visitors already? Is the thinking that more people will come to dpreview if it's flashier and more "fun"? I think the new look ''dumbs down" dpreview for the short attention span crowd. IMO the overall affect of the new dpreview is schizophrenic and thus harder to find information. Oh well, I've spent too much time here anyway.

2.Members names, and more info than before is all there in the full view; names only disappear in collapsed view.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 14:01 UTC
On article Just deployed: New forums system (699 comments in total)
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PAUL TILL: I've got to say it.

In the 4 years I've been here at dpreview I don't ever remember a newbie complaining that the forum was awkward to navigate, in fact I don't recall ever hearing anyone say it needed overhauling.

Sometimes things just work and in my opinion there was absolutely nothing wrong with the old styles. We had a few glitches after your move across the ocean but other than that it was perfect.

It's like when a car manufacturer spends millions of £'s developing the handling on their car and the owner sticks a set of alloys on it with the wrong offset and wonders why it no longer handles as it should.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

I just don't get the "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." mantra.

By that logic we'd all still be shooting film and have dial-up modems…

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 11:41 UTC
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Polyglot92: Thanks for asking for feedback:

- Please get rid of the hard to read turquoise
- Make the thread titles more compact again - too much scrolling required now
- Make replying with a quote more intuitive: My first reply in the new format ended up in the signature which is hidden by default, and I still haven't figured out where to put the reply to a quoted post in this format.

You can change the blue back to yellow yourself.

You can make the thread titles more compact yourself.

I don't know what your third point refers to; all of my replies to posts, quoted or otherwise, have appeared just where I expected them to.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 11:16 UTC
On article Just deployed: New forums system (699 comments in total)
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PAUL TILL: It's just a miserable experience now, can anyone recommend another decent photography forum now that this one's taken a nose dive down the sewer?

It's like viewing a web site optimised for a mobile phone now.

Rather a melodramatic response to a few changes in the appearance of a free photography forum. The content will still be the same.

I for one am happy that I can now use the forums as easily on my iPod as I can on my iMac.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 00:36 UTC
On article Just deployed: New forums system (699 comments in total)

I like the changes but their are some bugs.

Links, even to other DPReview pages, don't appear to be working.

Viewing in 'Flat View' is not retained after posting in a thread but defaults to 'Threaded View' which is a little annoying.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 00:24 UTC as 323rd comment | 1 reply
On article Photographer Profile - Brian Griffin (17 comments in total)

I remember, and love, his Depeche Mode and Elvis Costello album covers. It was the only time I recall actually looking at the album credits to see who had taken the pictures, and I was soon able to recognise his work.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2011 at 00:00 UTC as 10th comment
On article Street Photographers test freedom to shoot in London (184 comments in total)
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digby dart: Like many of these exposés, the ignorance of normal well meaning people is being preyed upon. Simply reminding people, in polite terms, what you believe the law allows in any spot in the world is usually enough to diffuse a potential situation. Security people and the like are not lawyers, simply people doing as they are told and or their job.

The too-ing and fro-ing over the public/private parts of the footpath, shows a condescending behaviour that is beneath contempt. The evasive manner of the street photographers, clearly to illustrate their superior understanding of things was and is indefensible. Not at all the sort of odd chaps one would ask around for a meal. :D

You don't need to be a lawyer to know that it is legal to take shots of any building from a public space. These rent-a-cops and their bosses should know that and not waste the valuable time of real police officers.

In many cases I believe that they do know the law, but choose to use intimidatory tactics to get what they want, and in most cases probably succeed in doing so.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2011 at 12:13 UTC
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