princewolf

Lives in Turkey IZMIR, Turkey
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tkbslc: I can't see any adults wanting lenses with these colors.

Unfortunately, "adults" in the sense of the word you used, make up a very little portion of the consumers.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 12:48 UTC

Fictional Story below:

2025 Newsflash "Olympus just announced it has abondoned the u4/3 system for the more versatile nano-4/3 system. The new system promises more compact lenses in an affordable price. Executives swore there will never be a pico-4/3 system. By the way, experts wonder how the new nano-4/3 will fare against medium format cameras currently in the 100MP range , offered in similar size and price specs comparable to an APS-C camera 10 years ago. "

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 10:27 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies

I will always frown upon users who prefer smartphones over proper cameras...just like other older folk frowning upon me for using digital :)))

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 08:06 UTC as 65th comment | 5 replies
On article Lily Robotics sued over claims of false advertising (140 comments in total)

1) Lucky US backers where laws do protect the consumer. For those of us in other countries, no such luck... It's inspiring that a judge took a stand against those who say "your money is as good as gone in crowdfunding, just get over it." Start-ups are responsible for what they fail to deliver, ad should be held accountable.
2) Refund of exact amount is misleading. The company undoubtedly made a lot of money by putting the funders' money to banks or other investments, profits that could be had by the backers if they had kept their money. Refunds must include a decent interest.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 08:22 UTC as 7th comment

A true photography-related article on DPR! The end must be near... :) Is it though?

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2017 at 08:33 UTC as 5th comment
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Frank C.: All that's missing is a "PRESS HERE" sticker with arrow next to the shutter release and this camera is ready to go!

And the "TURN CAMERA ON HERE" sticker for the power button, don't forget that one.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 10:46 UTC
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ChroMagnon: I am going to play devilś advocate here, even though I would never have this thing. The Relonch website indicates who the audience is (hint: itś not us, DPR readers). The key traits are: think the SLR is complicated, don´t like to edit photos, have a ton of photos they never review, don´t like the look of a trad camera, don´t think cell phone photos look good. (The CEO calls a DSLR a ¨20-button plastic monster¨! LOL!) So the audience is people who want high IQ but don´t want to do what it takes to get nice images. They probably have market research (shared with their venture capitalists) to this effect. I definitely know a lot of people like that and Iḿ sure you do, too. Relonchś answer (promise) for this audience is to sell the photos, not the camera: to edit, retouch and deliver photos that look great without the user having to do anything. For that audience (not us), that service may be useful. BTW, the fee is $99 to reserve and $1/photo to use, not $99/mo.

I will edit photos when I get back from the trip in my own time for free, thanks. That I can afford a Safari doesn't mean I'm willing to put $1000 to flames.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 11:36 UTC
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ChroMagnon: I am going to play devilś advocate here, even though I would never have this thing. The Relonch website indicates who the audience is (hint: itś not us, DPR readers). The key traits are: think the SLR is complicated, don´t like to edit photos, have a ton of photos they never review, don´t like the look of a trad camera, don´t think cell phone photos look good. (The CEO calls a DSLR a ¨20-button plastic monster¨! LOL!) So the audience is people who want high IQ but don´t want to do what it takes to get nice images. They probably have market research (shared with their venture capitalists) to this effect. I definitely know a lot of people like that and Iḿ sure you do, too. Relonchś answer (promise) for this audience is to sell the photos, not the camera: to edit, retouch and deliver photos that look great without the user having to do anything. For that audience (not us), that service may be useful. BTW, the fee is $99 to reserve and $1/photo to use, not $99/mo.

With the number of photos taken by the average user(>>99 per moth), $1per photo is still too steep. Returning from a Safari can easily cost you $1000 with this pricing.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 09:28 UTC

It's quite ridiculous to anyone who knows what shutter speed is, but not commercially unreasonable, as there are A LOT of people who have more money than brains.

I'm sure they were mentioned before, but here are a few downsides:

-If camera capture is not good, there is only so much you can do to correct it in PP.
-If you wish to correct them yourself, why not download a free PP software?
-Are you really crazy about sharig your intimate family photos with a server God knows where?
-Waiting until 2018? And pay up-front? Really?
-The vibrant colors won't make it any prettier.

But I never tell people where to waste their money :)

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 07:11 UTC as 144th comment

Every product has its own positives and negatives and I don't think we should make the whole company responsible for one bad product, which this clearly is. If this camera was priced lower than the standard M262, because the loss of an LCD DOES warrant a fall in price, it could be a winner. But pricing it MORE than the camera that DOES have an LCD? Come on. As another poster noted, why not limit the frame no to 24, and while you are at it, make the raw files inaccessible for one day(development time) to give the feel of retro? I am beginning to believe that Leica has started snatching marketing boys/girls from Lomography. Their motto: Sell less for more! Ok customers are sheep and all, but even then...Oh, and I will not bother reading your negative comments, but if you have a lot of free time who am I to judge?

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 07:22 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies

But...but I loved her...

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 06:00 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1161 comments in total)
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mcshan: Which flash will it accept?

sb 260

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 21:01 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1161 comments in total)
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mcshan: Still wondering which flash this camera takes? Has anybody seen a photo of the Q with a flash mounted? I get high ISO so please don't tell me about that. There are times only a flash will do. Will the flash be bundled or another $700 or so purchase?

Leica website offers I think it was sb-260 flşash unit.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 19:34 UTC
On article Canon EOS 70D Review (716 comments in total)
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User7673929503: Hello,

I am planning to buy Canon 70D, with Canon EF-S 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens. My intention behind buying this lens is just to make sure that I need not carry multiple lenses, and this should help me learn DSLR techniques. Please advise if this is a good combination.

Thank you.

Hi User :)
You can also try the Tamron 16-300mm it's a great travel lens.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2015 at 20:41 UTC

Too expensive, too late...

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 17:13 UTC as 32nd comment
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Wye Photography: Hmmmm, considering if it was not for these chaps (Niepce, Daguerre, Fox Talbot and Hershel, etc.), you guys would not be masturbating over your latest piece of electronic imaging gadget. A little respect is in order.

still, we would have been masturbating on something all-right :)

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 12:19 UTC

If they don't give full refunds to backers, it's a rip-off, as that amount of money brings them huge interest in any sensible bank.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 22:56 UTC as 42nd comment | 3 replies
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fedway: skeptics abound.....technology marches on meanwhile the octogenarian crowd in DPReview say, I want my glass plate camera back - don't need no software correction

Glass plate cameras are cool... did you see some samples on flickr commons? Way better than film... If they could shrink this digital one reasonably and put a larger sensor camera(1'') now that would be progress...which they will do sometime in the future. With this, the question I ask is why not 100x zoom? and it will go down in price in a few short years, and Nikon brand demands a premium while there will be other competitors soon enough. Of course, we can always agree to disagree, a gentlemen's disagreement...which usually ended in duels and that's bad.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 19:53 UTC

Yet another 1/2.3'' tiny sensor camera...

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 06:10 UTC as 64th comment | 5 replies
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munro harrap: There is also another good reason for keeping all the art we have here here. Its called war. You can see online what IS and the Taliban do, so their people's culture would be safer were it in the UK, all of ity, rather than in Iraq, Syria or Afghanistan, and we now also have to control who is allowed to buy stuff as any number of artworks purchased privately not only disappear into bank vaults,

but can be bought by people who then destroy them as ideologically unacceptable.
I dare say that is already happening, so stop sales and guard our human heritage.

After looting so many of the world's treasures for the empire, it's not hard to understand your worries, they are pretty well founded.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 11:19 UTC
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