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DWinter: People complain so much and so often about so little nowadays, despite having so much to choose from, that it's hard to even keep track sometimes. Some people will just never be happy, no matter what. I'd say there are quite a few folks out there that are either spoiled or enjoy complaining just for the sake of it. I prefer to ignore both kinds, and I assume companies do it as well.

@jim11. who said that you will have to flip the screen to shoot? You can just leave it as fix screen. Some people that want the flip out screen is there for them. I hardly use the flip out screen when I had the FZ 200 but when I need it, it's there. Another good thing about a flip out screen is that you can flip the LCD screen in for extra protection when storing the camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 11:55 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1191 comments in total)

Great camera. There will be several people out there will be considering this for portrait/landscape, etc.

Even though I will not be purchasing one of this (well, who knows), I love the bigger format as I used to shoot the 500CM back in the 80's. Nothing better. Now that this format is becoming more affordable, hopefully the "FF equivalency" crap that seems to keep popping up like mushrooms every time a new body or lens will eventually dissipates (doubt it).

Maybe Mamiya, Bronica and the rest of the MF players can come out with their version at an affordable price will be great. More choices, better prices. A lot FF users might be interested. Of course some good lenses too.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 23:05 UTC as 52nd comment | 3 replies

We ALL live in a matrix. What we see is not actually what we saw. It never really happened. It's just our imagination. If you see someone taking a photo of their food, kids, pets, etc, it's just our mind playing tricks on you. IT IS NOT REAL! IT IS NOT REAL! IT IS NOT REAL! Just let those "poor" folks enjoy their their moment because in the matrix, there's nothing real.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 06:07 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article Huawei clarifies Leica-involvement in P9 camera design (54 comments in total)
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deep7: That augers well for image quality. The reviews will be interesting. (Not that I would personally get an Android phone but many people get on with Android just fine.)

The Huawie is an Android device, just like LG, HTC, Motorola and others. I am curious about this new Leica branded camera phone from Huawei and see how good they really are.

The thing is Huawei's prices are getting more expensive, I bought the Ascend Mate 2 after two Note 3 crap out on me in 1 yr. Got the Mate 2 for $250 over a year ago (cheaper now) compared to Samsung Note 3 for $600+ when first came out. First Note 3 died after after 6 months and replacement died in about 6 months.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 22:16 UTC

I would like to do an "equivalency" of this to FF as a lot of FF users uses equivalency to other smaller format.

What would be the medium format equivalent of a F1.4 f-stop on a FF? F5.6? or maybe F8.0?

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 02:05 UTC as 46th comment | 2 replies
On article Ona launches Clifton leather backpack (120 comments in total)
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alcaher: I wish this company the worst with this new product and their other leather products... After all it seems they dont wish the best to all the innocent Cows and animals.

Comments like this is uncalled for. I guess the OP does not realize that the hide from the cows or any other animals are sold/donated to others that can make some useful things instead of throwing away and get wasted. I just wish farmers raise more animals for food consumption and have their unused parts be made to other items. Too bad that the bag in this article is a bit too pricey.

BTW, I love good steak and good leather jacket.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 09:15 UTC
On article Ona launches Clifton leather backpack (120 comments in total)

$499.00? I might sell some equipment to be able to afford this :) but then, I will not have anything to put inside.

Nice looking bag though

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 00:36 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (309 comments in total)
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One_Oldman_4U: You can get the 1 Series.

The thing is, making these fast lenses for the 1 Series ILC, they will be a lot bigger than what's on a fix lens irregardless if they have the same sensor size. If they do, a lot of people will be whining about the size. The physics involve for designing fix lens and interchangeable lens is totally different.

But the way I look at it, this is just my opinion, the 1 Series will fade away sooner that expected. If they ever will come out with a V4, it better have a built in EVF, better sensor/IQ go back to SD card, higher capacity battery, better grip, etc, etc, etc priced less than $700.00. If not I will jump ship to M4/3. I like these new DL series but I still love the flexibility of ILC's.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 15:01 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (309 comments in total)

You can get the 1 Series.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 19:36 UTC as 27th comment | 8 replies
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (309 comments in total)
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Mark9473: For a long time, many people have complained that Nikon had missed the boat on large-sensor fixed-lens zoom compacts.

Now Nikon have rectified this - in a big way, so it seems.

Summary of comments here below and on the forums:
"What on Earth were Nikon thinking when they decided to make large-sensor fixed-lens compacts? Do they think we are stupid? The lenses on these are permanently attached, for crying out loud! We want interchangeable lens cameras!"


You can get the 1 Series.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 19:34 UTC

They all look good on paper so far. I like the 18-50. My question is, will they have the quick and accurate focus of the 1 Series? If the have same IQ as the J5, even better. If they do, the 18-50 will be on my hand sooner that expected. I have M4/3 for the rest of my shooting.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 11:09 UTC as 94th comment | 2 replies

From a business point of view, this is outstanding and this make sense. There are literally 100s of millions worldwide that uses their smartphone/tablets to take photos and videos. If Sony can make at a bare min of $1.00 that's 100 million (which for a fact they will make at least 10X that). It's not what one wants but what the company has to do to make money.

Enthusiasts, amateurs and advance amateurs, pro's using P&S, ILC's and DSLR camera is only a fraction of their sensor business. Let Sony perfect this technology before migrating it the the bigger sensor cameras will be great.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 06:54 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On article Tamrac launches Hoodoo series with two camera bags (27 comments in total)
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ThatCamFan: I miss the old tamrac backpacks. The new designs are just ugly.

I agree. Those are "fugly". And what kind of hiking pack that does not have a reservoir, or at least a water bottle holder.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2016 at 12:26 UTC
On article A classic reinvented? Domke Chronicle Review (122 comments in total)

With the popularity Micro Four Thirds Systems, what will it take for DPR to review camera bags/backpacks designed and suited for the M4/3 Systems?

Let say take the biggest M4/3 body (Oly EM1 and/or Pany GH4), and a small back up body, a large lens, couple of med and small size, accessories (battery grip, extra batteries, card holder, etc.), with maybe a small laptop or tablet holder?

Would be nice :)

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 06:48 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
On article The good, the bad and the analog: CES 2016 'Best of' (57 comments in total)

I'd rather buy an iPhone or an Android phone than this. I don't know what kind of future this will have (if it will ever to production but I doubt it ever will) but it will not last long. In this digital age, cameras in smartphone (iPhone and Android) will just get better. Analog? hmmmmm! I also don't think that other's will make accessories or support this.

I remember when Kodak came out with the first digital back for SLR that was used in both Nikon (DCS 4xx) and Canon DCS 5xx) 20 some years ago and they were the turning point of high end digital cameras. Yes they very expensive at the time but it was the newest and latest and greatest technology in the digital camera world.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 07:58 UTC as 8th comment
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (783 comments in total)
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MikeFairbanks: That's quite a hefty price for a crop sensor that's less than half the surface area of a full frame. Wow. If I were a dedicated sports photographer, especially for high-speed sports like skateboarding then I'd be all over something like this, but outside of action it's overkill at that price.

For me.

@ Alan. If you can find a New Ferrari, please get 2. I will be willing to pay you 12000 for the other one and I will come to pick it up and even buy you a several pints/liters of your favorite beer :)

You just can't satisfy everyone. cheers!

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2016 at 20:38 UTC
On article Light L16 packs 16 cameras into a single portable body (400 comments in total)
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stimpy77: While I think the camera is intriguing and I like the idea of the portability of such [theoretical] image quality, I always thought that this form factor made people look like jackasses. "Oh there goes the average everyday consumer holding up their smartphone trying to take a cheap smartphone picture again." I can't imagine how derpy I'd look out on the field with one of of these. I get enough flak with my LX100.

@ FiveForm H I L A R I O U S!! LOL

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2016 at 09:12 UTC
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (783 comments in total)
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dougster1979: The endless comments moaning and whining about the price of this camera.......You have a choice, yes a D750 is cheaper if thats the camera for you and you prefer full frame go buy it. If you like Landscape photography its probably not the best choice. Nobody is holding a loaded gun to you, and forcing you to make the purchase. Nikon is simply expanding it range...."but its too expensive for me....." "I can buy a D610 for this much....", "....why would I spend that much on a crop sensor..." If you don't want to, don't!!!

I agree 100%. People that whine about a product and compare it to another one of same manufacturer (or from different vendor) just don't make any sense to me. if product X, Y, Z is cheaper, have better specs, etc, than new product A, B or C, go buy the X,Y,Z. That's why manufacturers make different product level so consumer can have a choice.

Smart user will purchase a camera that will suit their need, may it be small sensor, FF, etc, doesn't care how much because it's what they need.

Some buys the new products because they can whether they need it, want it or for any other reason and not complain about it.

Choices. Choices. Choices.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2016 at 09:07 UTC
On article Photokina 2014: Nikon stand report (updated) (95 comments in total)
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HCHuang: Still no waterproof housing for AW1..sad

Ok. Have you heard any AW Series rumors? I've search everywhere and not a word. New body (AW2?) New lens? There was a rumor a while back that Nikon might introduce a AW 10-100 lens?

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 11:19 UTC
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