YiannisPP

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On article iPhone 8 Plus sample gallery (195 comments in total)
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wabre: it's just too much of a hype around the iphone and it's qualities. technically, it's just another smartphone with a camera. nothing spectacular. other smartphones are similar - some worse, some better. there seriously is nothing special about these pictures - even if taken by an iphone 8. really, there's nothing special about these. stop making an iphone the steve jobs cult gadget...

So you just write meaningless words? Hmm, OK then, I'll make it a note! Forgive me, I thought this meant something on your part.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 11:18 UTC
On article iPhone 8 Plus sample gallery (195 comments in total)
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YiannisPP: I appreciate people being positive and saying the best camera is that with you, this is very good for a small device, etc. But I'm afraid you're missing the point of this website. This is a place for comparing technicalities and see what device is better than the other, at a technical level. Yes most modern cellphones take decent pictures for what they are and most look great on a small size. The problem is most of them cost a small fraction of this iPhone. The camera is perhaps the most important part of a cellphone nowadays (together with the obvious calling ability and I would add navigation) and this iPhone offers very poor value for money in the camera department, judging by these samples. Unless of course this isn't anymore a place for technical comparisons, but simply a vehicle for marketing (which obviously works wonders judging by the way people seem so pleased by these samples!).

And the Sultan of Brunei has money to eat in golden plates (and probably owns a golden Leica). Is that a commendable thing? Money can always be spent in better things. How about helping someone in need? Does Bill Gates eat in golden plates?

As for living "in one of the most beautiful places in the world", that made me chuckle...yeah, I do too, but beauty and culture come in many different shapes and if you're not interested then good for you.

Here's my phone, bought it brand new for 104 euros, discount price as the sheeple deemed this to not be worth more (while the think a 1000$+ iPhone taking nice watercolour jpegs is absolutely worth it "because that's what I have with me all the time!"
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57770695

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 11:14 UTC
On article iPhone 8 Plus sample gallery (195 comments in total)
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Easy Rider: It is what it is, a camera on your phone that can take okay shots for social media use and tiny prints with okay colours, decent enough DR but not great detail. Nothing more nothing less, simple as that.

Sure, it's OK.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 16:38 UTC
On article iPhone 8 Plus sample gallery (195 comments in total)
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YiannisPP: I appreciate people being positive and saying the best camera is that with you, this is very good for a small device, etc. But I'm afraid you're missing the point of this website. This is a place for comparing technicalities and see what device is better than the other, at a technical level. Yes most modern cellphones take decent pictures for what they are and most look great on a small size. The problem is most of them cost a small fraction of this iPhone. The camera is perhaps the most important part of a cellphone nowadays (together with the obvious calling ability and I would add navigation) and this iPhone offers very poor value for money in the camera department, judging by these samples. Unless of course this isn't anymore a place for technical comparisons, but simply a vehicle for marketing (which obviously works wonders judging by the way people seem so pleased by these samples!).

Absolutely agree. Also saving about 1000$ (by buying a cheap phone that takes as good pictures to email), money that you can then use to go on a fantastic trip that you will remember for the rest of your life, is the thing that stuffy, snoby old iPhone users of any age seem unable to comprehend!!

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 13:00 UTC
On article iPhone 8 Plus sample gallery (195 comments in total)
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Easy Rider: It is what it is, a camera on your phone that can take okay shots for social media use and tiny prints with okay colours, decent enough DR but not great detail. Nothing more nothing less, simple as that.

@MarcoKoehlermkh
Are you a real person or a troll bot? But yeah I agree, I'm also better than Lebron James, it's undeniable!

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 11:02 UTC
On article iPhone 8 Plus sample gallery (195 comments in total)
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wabre: it's just too much of a hype around the iphone and it's qualities. technically, it's just another smartphone with a camera. nothing spectacular. other smartphones are similar - some worse, some better. there seriously is nothing special about these pictures - even if taken by an iphone 8. really, there's nothing special about these. stop making an iphone the steve jobs cult gadget...

Yeah, let's mock the guy for saying something we don't like. His/her comment is spot on. Besides I'm pretty sure that if Jobs was still alive, he wouldn't have let this happen as he had an eye for detail. He would've had a careful look at these sub-par jpegs and told his engineers to bloody fix it! Because I think I've seen better samples from previous iPhones.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 10:59 UTC
On article iPhone 8 Plus sample gallery (195 comments in total)
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YiannisPP: I appreciate people being positive and saying the best camera is that with you, this is very good for a small device, etc. But I'm afraid you're missing the point of this website. This is a place for comparing technicalities and see what device is better than the other, at a technical level. Yes most modern cellphones take decent pictures for what they are and most look great on a small size. The problem is most of them cost a small fraction of this iPhone. The camera is perhaps the most important part of a cellphone nowadays (together with the obvious calling ability and I would add navigation) and this iPhone offers very poor value for money in the camera department, judging by these samples. Unless of course this isn't anymore a place for technical comparisons, but simply a vehicle for marketing (which obviously works wonders judging by the way people seem so pleased by these samples!).

Correct me if I'm wrong editors of DPR, but this is 'predominantly' a site for reviewing digital photography products, not a general digital photography site where the basic talk is photographers and their different styles, photography techniques, advice etc. I don't care if the iPhone is the number one camera. Just as I don't care if Beyonce and Katy Perry are the best selling pop musicians. In this site people have every right to call it as they see it, technically. These photos look like watercolor and I repeat, my 100$ Lumia takes at least as good jpegs. Now go on and mock me like another guy did ("enjoy your Lumia, you and the two other guys who have it"), this just shows the herd mentality that make people pay way too much for what they actually get and need. They buy iPhones because basically think "it's the most expensive, therefore the best and it's the must have phone". And when samples like that come out, any critical eye ability goes down the drain basically.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 10:52 UTC
On article iPhone 8 Plus sample gallery (195 comments in total)
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YiannisPP: Wow..just wow! I needed to unearth my password to comment on DPR after many years! I mean I haven't been following the releases in later years (my RX00 I still does a marvelous job), but I thought by now the top flight mobiles will have surely surpassed consumer digicams of the past. And then I look at these samples...and they are amazingly bad..I don't even know where to begin with. Yet I'm sure people will convince themselves that they're awesome, or at least good enough, DxO or whatever it's called will pronounce this iPhone the best invention of the 21st century so far and people will happily depart with their hard-earned $$$ to be able to get such crappy photos. I'm pretty sure that if one analyzes modern consumers' blood, they'll find sheep DNA injected in there. My 100$ Microsoft Lumia takes better photos than this and that's no exaggeration. That, or whatever software is at work here (HDR, whatever) does a horrible job. Anyway, rant over, enjoy your iPhones people!

That's such a lame reply, but not surprising. I do enjoy it though, thank you.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 15:03 UTC
On article iPhone 8 Plus sample gallery (195 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: Very funny reading the comments from all the armchair Magnum expert photographers here on DPR, as they snidely complain and act so superior.

Look guys ( and I would bet that the majority are retired ageing North Americans ) the simple fact that the iPhone is the most popular image taking machine mankind has ever created.

Phones have commoditised photography. Indeed, perhaps phones have even killed off "photography" as we know it.

The way I see it, given the old cliche that the best camera is the one you have with you, I see absolutely NO POINT in complaining and sneering about the IQ. It is as good as phone cameras can be.

The whole point is this: Phone cameras take pictures no other cameras take. They do this simply by being available. Always in our pockets. Unless you guys carry your "oh so superior PROPER cameras" around with you ALL of the time, everywhere you go, then your attitude to iPhone makes no sense.

"It is as good as phone cameras can be" Lol, no it's most definitely not.
If we go by the axiom that "the iPhone is the most popular image taking machine mankind" (therefore suggesting there other cheaper phones that take noticeably better photos are irrelevant), then this website should stop making reviews of other products, because what's the point, the iPhone is the best! DPReview, you have no point to exist! (except maybe to market products).

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 01:21 UTC
On article iPhone 8 Plus sample gallery (195 comments in total)

I appreciate people being positive and saying the best camera is that with you, this is very good for a small device, etc. But I'm afraid you're missing the point of this website. This is a place for comparing technicalities and see what device is better than the other, at a technical level. Yes most modern cellphones take decent pictures for what they are and most look great on a small size. The problem is most of them cost a small fraction of this iPhone. The camera is perhaps the most important part of a cellphone nowadays (together with the obvious calling ability and I would add navigation) and this iPhone offers very poor value for money in the camera department, judging by these samples. Unless of course this isn't anymore a place for technical comparisons, but simply a vehicle for marketing (which obviously works wonders judging by the way people seem so pleased by these samples!).

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 10:25 UTC as 21st comment | 6 replies
On article iPhone 8 Plus sample gallery (195 comments in total)

Wow..just wow! I needed to unearth my password to comment on DPR after many years! I mean I haven't been following the releases in later years (my RX00 I still does a marvelous job), but I thought by now the top flight mobiles will have surely surpassed consumer digicams of the past. And then I look at these samples...and they are amazingly bad..I don't even know where to begin with. Yet I'm sure people will convince themselves that they're awesome, or at least good enough, DxO or whatever it's called will pronounce this iPhone the best invention of the 21st century so far and people will happily depart with their hard-earned $$$ to be able to get such crappy photos. I'm pretty sure that if one analyzes modern consumers' blood, they'll find sheep DNA injected in there. My 100$ Microsoft Lumia takes better photos than this and that's no exaggeration. That, or whatever software is at work here (HDR, whatever) does a horrible job. Anyway, rant over, enjoy your iPhones people!

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 16:37 UTC as 49th comment | 2 replies
On article Merry Christmas II you: RX1R II sample gallery updated (138 comments in total)
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YiannisPP: Take my advice you guys, just think for a moment...these are extremely high ISO 42MP files shot on a cloudy day you are looking at 100%! What did you expect exactly, that Santa dropped by mistake a camera from the future whose 42MP pics shot at ISO 5000 on a cloudy day look great at pixel level? Wake up!
And Merry Christmas!

If you can't point to a particular shot that you think is not OK, then it seems to me you're just making up problems.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2015 at 19:13 UTC
On article Merry Christmas II you: RX1R II sample gallery updated (138 comments in total)
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YiannisPP: Take my advice you guys, just think for a moment...these are extremely high ISO 42MP files shot on a cloudy day you are looking at 100%! What did you expect exactly, that Santa dropped by mistake a camera from the future whose 42MP pics shot at ISO 5000 on a cloudy day look great at pixel level? Wake up!
And Merry Christmas!

Which particular one do you think is sub-par?

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2015 at 15:30 UTC
On article Merry Christmas II you: RX1R II sample gallery updated (138 comments in total)

Take my advice you guys, just think for a moment...these are extremely high ISO 42MP files shot on a cloudy day you are looking at 100%! What did you expect exactly, that Santa dropped by mistake a camera from the future whose 42MP pics shot at ISO 5000 on a cloudy day look great at pixel level? Wake up!
And Merry Christmas!

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2015 at 13:28 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1494 comments in total)
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YiannisPP: Can someone please explain to me the "I own it" and "I had it" votes that come up every time a not yet released camera is presented here? I've always been curious. At first I thought it's just people who mistakenly press the wrong button but surely the percentage is rather high to be it? Then it could be people who just mess around but again the percentage seems too high. What is it?

I was hoping for a DPR take on this. Yes it can be some misguided people but even they would get bored of doing the same thing over and over again, especially since no-one seems to care. Weird...

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 09:09 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1494 comments in total)
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YiannisPP: Can someone please explain to me the "I own it" and "I had it" votes that come up every time a not yet released camera is presented here? I've always been curious. At first I thought it's just people who mistakenly press the wrong button but surely the percentage is rather high to be it? Then it could be people who just mess around but again the percentage seems too high. What is it?

Lol maybe. Of course there are other reviewers out there who get access to those and maybe they too enter their votes in DPR:) Either way none of those people "own" the camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2015 at 15:32 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1494 comments in total)
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YiannisPP: Can someone please explain to me the "I own it" and "I had it" votes that come up every time a not yet released camera is presented here? I've always been curious. At first I thought it's just people who mistakenly press the wrong button but surely the percentage is rather high to be it? Then it could be people who just mess around but again the percentage seems too high. What is it?

Let DPR reply to that, but I doubt it. It cannot be that 17 of DPR's stuff (do they have as much in total?!) had tested this:)

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2015 at 14:59 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1494 comments in total)

Can someone please explain to me the "I own it" and "I had it" votes that come up every time a not yet released camera is presented here? I've always been curious. At first I thought it's just people who mistakenly press the wrong button but surely the percentage is rather high to be it? Then it could be people who just mess around but again the percentage seems too high. What is it?

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2015 at 11:41 UTC as 139th comment | 6 replies
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Priaptor: I am pretty amazed at the Apple fans (and I happen to be one, but am not married to Apple) berate Windows and their new products. Granted, Microsoft has had a questionable past, however, those of you old enough to remember, even with Jobs, Apple also had a questionable past.

Microsoft IS getting their act together. Their newest products are sold out. Quite frankly, if it were not for the entrenched ecosystem of their apps on iOS, they would be facing more competition from Microsoft than they currently are. Microsoft is waking up, have indeed released some fantastic products over the last month and the cross platform capabilities of Windows 10 IS BETTER than iOS and El Capitan. Windows 10 still has some work to do before I can truly embrace it in a "tablet" format BUT it is very close.

While I am not calling for the demise of Apple or its entrenched user base, Microsoft is making great headway

Headphones not working (never heard this before), calls dropping, OK, I give up, the 920 must be really bad and the iPhone really great...Your last paragraph says it all really, all those other companies coming up with "the Android", but it's beyond Microsoft's capability really...I get it now:)
By the way, is this your wife or kid thumbing up everything you write a min later?!

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 22:29 UTC
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