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On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS 5D (222 comments in total)

Enjoyable read but personally I could have done without the comparisons to later versions. I don't think that this what "throwback/retro" is all about. A hands on excursion with the camera and a new set of images would have been good IMO rather than use the 10 years old review images.
I recently considered one of these as a first DSLR but was offered a Nikon D80 (16327 actuations) with the Nikon 18-135 for £100. After committing I found that the kit included the later 35mm 1.8 DX and an HD600 flash so even more of a bargain!

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 11:12 UTC as 56th comment
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rrccad: Barney needs to work on his y'all's.. :)

....and his lasso's (la-soo)

Enjoyed that, will never be able to afford the kit, but dreams are cheap.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 10:42 UTC

Looks like fun but all of the colour schemes more suitable for girls. How about a camo version for boys?

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 10:23 UTC as 14th comment

Using the original, one click on a suitable option in PhotoScape "Backlight" makes the image as close as I need to the final one posted here.
PhotoScape is free.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 11:14 UTC as 45th comment
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medon78: Color rendition on most pictures is not very exciting... is it just me?
Nice gallery, anyway! Hope to see DPR switch back to "OOC JPEG" galleries like this one in the future when evaluation new bodies.

I found pretty much everything here rather dull and dark. Not much pop considering the light is mostly good. Comment is from an LX3 and LX7 owner.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 10:47 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Review (19 comments in total)

I have recently bought an LX7 with the add on viewfinder to use alongside my LX3. Very pleased so far. I note in the pros that it has "three types of bracketing". Can you tell me what they are. It does say no WB bracketing and HDR is a scene mode. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2016 at 22:29 UTC as 1st comment
On article Class 10 200GB microSD card on the way from Lexar (71 comments in total)
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maxnimo: Those microSD cards are just too damm small. If you drop one you can't even find it. If you try to pick one up with large fingers you need tweezers. If you sneeze at one it's gone out the window.
I prefer regular SD.

I recently bought a Samsung ST88 compact in a trendy shade of purple with matching colour Lowepro case for the princely sum of £20. Was surprised to find that it had a 4GB Micro SD card in it. Came out in late 2012. Surprisingly high spec for a compact, Works well too. You won't find it on the DPR Samsung list but worth looking up. Maybe the first camera use of Micro SD?

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 13:18 UTC
On article Extreme made easy: GoPro HERO4 Session review (64 comments in total)

What's the point of all of the speeded up clips. Impossible to assess anything with those except on the odd occasion when the car stopped. Yes I'm sure an owner of these might use it once or twice for fun and maybe a time lapse function can be useful for recording some events. Most will always use it in really time.
I'd rather have one of these. LCD screen and even Raw if you want it.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 13:32 UTC as 14th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Scott Matthews (45 comments in total)
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brn: Most are quite good. I am confused as to why the aspect ratio on all of the landscape shots seems to be off. Is it just me or is DPRview messing with the aspect ratio (I can't imagine it's multiple photographers)?

What do you mean about the aspect ratios being "off"? Unless you have strict requirements to fit a page when publishing, freely cropping an image to give the best composition and impact will rarely find the aspect ratio ending up in basic round figures. I certainly don't crop to match standard printing paper sizes.

I like these images. Nicely done.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2016 at 12:48 UTC
On article Apple launches battery case for iPhone 6 & 6s (147 comments in total)

I wonder if there would be less vitriol if this article showed the white cased version? It looks fine to me and possibly improves the grip as well. An 80% increase in battery life is useful but $99 is expensive.
Note, I don't own an iPhone or any other smart phone for that matter.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 13:05 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply

As far as branding goes I've known the Mamiya name for just about as long as I've held a camera. Had a Mamiyaflex for a while. Never heard of Phase One and suspect that I might not be the only one, so having future models with the Mamiya name makes sense to me.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2015 at 19:00 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1571 comments in total)
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deluk: With the IV, does it still switch off the camera when you push the viewfinder back down?


Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 21:28 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1571 comments in total)

With the IV, does it still switch off the camera when you push the viewfinder back down?

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 23:54 UTC as 187th comment | 3 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (497 comments in total)

Quotes "as a left-eye shooter, my nose will sometimes move the AF point."

"The only downside we found is that the wider screen can be nose activated if you're a right-eyed shooter."

That should cover most of us then.......

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 11:57 UTC as 93rd comment | 3 replies
On article Samsung NX1 Review (1256 comments in total)

DPR - Ref your comments on poor JPEG quality, was the camera tested with the update mentioned at the end of the shooting experience section?

*At the time this page was published, Samsung had just released a firmware update which promised to improve Jpeg processing.

If so, it would appear that a bit more work is required.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 11:57 UTC as 181st comment | 1 reply

Nice colours. Somewhat lacking in sharpness and detail definition but I can't get the originals to open to do a better check. Anyone else with this problem?

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 11:48 UTC as 8th comment
On article Fujifilm X100T Review (697 comments in total)

Is the image on page 4, Classic Chrome or Provia? Typo?

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 11:21 UTC as 130th comment | 2 replies
On photo South Bank Skyline London UK in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (9 comments in total)

Excellent, almost surreal. Tower Bridge not London Bridge by the way.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 12:19 UTC as 5th comment
On article Panasonic reveals Lumix DMC-GF7 with tilting LCD (81 comments in total)
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aris14: No matter if this or any other camera offering an easy way for selfy pix have the best IQ ever or whatever whatsoever...
Selfies is the depiction of an ill egoism and selfism thus depicting the problems of a rather significantly ill culture... Or should I say civilization..?

Regardless of your opinion of selfies, they can be useful to let you take pictures of yourself. perhaps with a companion, and also include that stunning view behind you. Getting a full 180º isn't a major engineering feat.
Just a thought, but the ability to hold the camera upside down at arms length to take pictures or videos behind you using the screen can make that extra 90º very useful. Shots over a crowd or wall come to mind. Gets the negative comment in the preview.
" It’s great for taking selfies, but not so useful if you’re trying to take overhead shots at a concert."

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 14:54 UTC
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