YiannisPP

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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) (1513 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) (1513 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) (1513 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) (1513 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 134th 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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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

And my 820 never drops calls on its own, I thought the 920 was more or less the same device with higher ppi screen and more memory... Do you mean that your 920 drops calls from time to time that you are sure the iPhone wouldn't? Because that would go against many reviews that put Nokia pure "telephoning" capabilities above Apple's....some iPhone models have been known to have reception issues over the years, not the case with Nokias at all.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 16:17 UTC
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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

You have been very unlucky if your glass broke. As I said mine has fallen countless times and nothing. As you yourself noted, comparing the iPhone 6+ with the 3 year old 920 is not right. I am not sure how your navigation was flawed, maybe not used properly somewhow? I stand by the general picture I painted about the merits of each brand's navigation quality over the last years. I'm driving all the time and sometimes I have to tell people to meet me somewhere where none of us have been before. I always get there, they frequently get lost. I am specifically talking about offline navigation.
Finally, I didn't say apps are useless, I am a developer myself (though not for smartphones). Their usefulness in improving one's life though is undoubtedly way inflated by the media and fanboys alike. Please give me a couple of apps that are missing from Windows and thus make it a no-no for you. I am curious.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 16:01 UTC
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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

Finally, my phone's yellow polycarbonate body is cracked on all four corners from the 20 times it has fallen off my hands or jacket pockets. That's because it was cheap and I don't treat it like a precious jewel, I just throw it around. The (bright and deep-blacks, intense colours) screen though still looks like new and looks better than all the other screens I see in devices of similar price range even today. But that's no problem, I can easily replace it with my more serious looking black version cover. Let me know what happens when you drop your iPhone and when you are able to replace the back cover or its battery. And when you can easily pass your photos to someone else's device that doesn't have itunes. And...OK, rant over.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 15:36 UTC
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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

And talking about making it back home alive, my 3-year old Nokia Windows phone has always been showing my the right way through its excellent offline navigation app, even 3 years ago when there was nothing comparable in other devices. But what would you know about it? You never tried it I'm sure. Even now that the rest have somewhat caught up, my GPS is always spot on while none of my friends who have iPhones and Galaxys really use them for that purpose. Now that's something useful, showing you the way when you're lost. Not being able to switch off the lights with my phone, not having chrome or FF, or an app to pay my card? Big deal, there are alternatives to all that, I go to Internet Explorer or Edge and just do everything from there.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 15:06 UTC
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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

It is very simple indeed. You spoke like an Apple marketing executive. If you are not one, then their marketing has really been successful. My Nokia 820 is pretty darn usable, thank you. And definitely more fun than those boring Samsungs for example. I ain't saying that Apple didn't revolutionize this sector of course, but as I said, those famed apps which are now used as a weapon against MS, are not nearly as essential as you make them out to be. Sometimes I really do wonder how do I make it back home alive. How do I survive and how haven't I got depressed already, lacking those necessary and super fun apps and all...

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 14:55 UTC
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