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On article NAB 2017: Hot products and trends (47 comments in total)
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matthiasbasler: > I'm not convinced that consumers are quite ready to begin moving to 8K TVs yet, especially since most of them haven't even gone 4K.

You got it.
How much is a 4K beamer for home cinema currently? 4000€ and upwards.
But this will of course not be a showstopper for industry to promote 8K anyway.

Im still waiting for content for my 3d tv.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 21:00 UTC
On article NAB 2017: Hot products and trends (47 comments in total)

Jeez thanks for scribbling all over my new lens.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 20:50 UTC as 10th comment
On article Sphere of frustration: Nikon KeyMission 360 review (159 comments in total)

Think I would wait for the Yi 360 camera to become available in June.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 16:31 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply

Just to show the stupidity of that famous on-line auction site that starts with an E. There are A900 cameras selling for more than used A7 II bodies.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 13:54 UTC as 66th comment | 4 replies

Photographers have to make money some way so I suppose suing a dead man is one way to do it. At least some lawyers wont go hungry this winter.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 13:25 UTC as 22nd comment | 8 replies
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (534 comments in total)

I would like to see a feature for feature comparison between this and the D500. Seems like there isn't much for the $800.00 price difference.

Not having dual SD card slots is almost a deal breaker. main reason I bought the D7200 was the dual card slots.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 14:38 UTC as 75th comment | 3 replies
On article Sigma releases price and availability for sd Quattro H (370 comments in total)

I just got my manbunn tightened up and my beard is nice and long. I'm rockin those skinny jeans. I think I'll order a Sigma SD Quattro H camera! All my hipster friends have ordered theirs.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 13:16 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)

All that money just to take a few snapshots of the kids to post on facebook? Jeez you could sure feed a lot of homeless people for the price of one of these. Even NASA can't afford them now.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 01:18 UTC as 49th comment | 2 replies

OK other than intimate massage devices just what is their area of strength? I have been waiting for a replacement for the LX100 but it looks like there may never be one.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 18:57 UTC as 128th comment | 5 replies

I keep a 35mm f1.8 on my D7200. I use the 18-55 kit lens a lot. I went back and looked at my exif files for the 18-55 and seventy percent of the time I shot it within +- 5mm of 35mm so I guess my brain prefers around a 50mm equivalent lens. This is a fun article. Good job DPR.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 18:52 UTC as 114th comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (391 comments in total)
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Dennis: This is very much like back in November when DPReview asked about the first camera and GaryJP so totally nailed it with his comment:

"...Like many photographers this whole thread reminds me how much I miss my dad.. Without him I would not be here..."


Along those lines; I used my dad's Miranda Fv (much like the Sensorex) quite a bit, used a friends Minolta X-300 and ended up on a Nikon path for years until going digital...

You nailed it Dennis. If it werent for my Dad and his thousands of Kodachrome slides I would never have had this lifelong interest in photography.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 14:01 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (391 comments in total)

I used the Kodak plastic brownie to take my first pictures on 127 roll film. My Dad bought a Kodak Retina in the 1960's I used that until I scrimped and saved enough money to buy a Pentax Spotmatic F in High School. While in college I bought an Olympus OM-1 system which I wore out just in time to start playing with digital. I had one of those Sony cameras that stored pictures on a floppy disk. Today I carry my iPhone and a Panasonic LX-7 every day. I use a Nikon D500 for work in industrial photography. I still shoot film and thanks to the Millenial hipsters it's making a comeback. I knew they would turn out to be good for something.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 13:52 UTC as 229th comment | 1 reply
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (495 comments in total)

So for eight thousand dollars you don't get autofucus?? Ithough the whole point of a rangefinder was to easily find the range to the subject. I guess the hundred or so one percenters who can afford one can also afford a tape measure to get their distance correct. Stupid millenials. Next they'll start shooting film because digital images offend them.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 15:47 UTC as 117th comment | 9 replies
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justmeMN: Comparing stand-alone camera sales to smartphone sales strikes me as less than perfect. With a smartphone, a camera is just an add-on to a product that is usually purchased for other purposes.

I have never bought a new cell phone thinking about the camera. I'm sure that is not a consideration for most people. The camera on the phone is just nice to have. So if the cell phone had never been equipped with a camera would the compact camera market have declined anyway? I don't think the correlation is as strong as the author would have us believe.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 14:06 UTC
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joelbedford: It's a little sad to see. I've always wanted a compact with great image quality for about $1000. A simple, elegant compact with great image quality. Nothing fussy like video, or wifi, or zoom. Just give me good battery life, a fast fixed lens, and a sensor that does well up to ISO 1600. That's all. I've tried a few, including the Leica D-Lux 109, and have returned them all. For now, the 'compact' I have is Fuji's x100s which is beyond a compact and above $1000.

Yes it is above a $1000 Joel but it sure is a great camera!

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 13:56 UTC

Before smart phones with decent cameras the soccer moms all carried their little cameras to take pictures of the kids. The smart phone ended that cycle. I go to a lot of events where parents are watching their children participate and almost a hundred percent are pulling out their phones and taking pictures with them. The pics will end up on Facebook or other social media because that is the trend today. It is a little sad for those of us who have a deep interest in photography and the process of taking a meaningful image. To the average parent or teenager it doesn't matter. Your phone is your camera and the fleeting image of your child's accomplishments will make the rounds of the family then be forgotten or lost when the phone breaks or is lost or stolen. Many people don't know that you can actually transfer the pictures off of the phone to somewhere more permanent.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 13:53 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply

I read Pop Photo as a youth when I was given a Kodak plastic camera for my tenth birthday. As a teenager I scrimped and saved birthday money, odd job money to buy a coveted Asahi Pentax slr with the 50mm lens. Pop Photo and my dad's playboys were great magazines. I will always remember the 20 pages of ads from New York city camera dealers where you could see the cameras and lenses you desired only to find out that the deals in the backs of magazines didn't exist and you were never going to get your equipment at those advertised prices. There is nothing like a real paper magazine.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 13:41 UTC as 23rd comment

Maybe if they would have developed one camera instead of three this would have worked out. I had ordered on the waiting list at Amazon. Now I'll wait for the next generation Panasonic LX100. I carry my LX-7 every day. Its a step up from an iPhone but not by much these days.

If only Nikon would have done better market research and scrapped the stupid Nikon 1 series (1 buyer?) to concentrate on the development of the DL series.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 16:15 UTC as 281st comment | 2 replies
On article Study: people don't actually like looking at selfies (200 comments in total)

Austria, Germany and Switzerland? The three countries where almost everyone has a stick up their ass? They don't like selfies because they don't like fun, of any kind, i really mean that. Name one German, Swiss or Austrian comedian. Ever met a Swiss tourist in a bar in Miami? The only thing annoying about selfies are selfie sticks which thankfully have been banned in most places.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 13:41 UTC as 49th comment | 16 replies

This is a case study of how difficult it is to bring a product to market. In my manufacturing field injection molds run upward of $200,000 just to get the test molds.The final production molds add another $100,000. I'm surprised they thought they could get molds for $75,000 USD. How unfortunate because their first product was really nice. I have one and use it all the time.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 21:26 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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