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On article These are the best cameras you can buy right now (477 comments in total)

Still no DPR love for the excellent Sony a99ii. Pity

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 16:26 UTC as 43rd comment
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landscaper1: My sincere compliments to Mr. Shainblum for the incredible image.

However, I took particular note of the fact that he has a girlfriend who's not only a landscape shooter like himself, but is willing to endure the physical discomfort of that trek (most likely more than her partner) along with him.

I hope he realizes the real treasure of that night was the lady who made that trek up and down with him.

Landscaper1 is right. *Anyone* would be lucky to have a partner willing to come along on such a physically arduous trek to get a photograph. Sad to see ptox interpreted his remark in such a narrow, bilious way.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 22:14 UTC

Beautiful image. If I could make just one shot like that in my lifetime, I could die happy.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 19:47 UTC as 54th comment | 1 reply
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SarahTerra: Right on, sue him good.

Frightening and maddening to me all the millenials who grew up on social media that don't see a problem with using the photo unauthorized.

There used to be a world where your thoughts, privacy and rights were respected and valued.

The programmed youth of our time now give it up without a second thought, in the name of vanity and false hopes of fame. Then whine on facebook about how they are working at starbucks for nothing, and making someone else billions.

Trump 2016

Blaming Trump for decades-old nebulous, complicated copyright laws?! Oh ha ha ha ha ha...

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 13:42 UTC
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MacroBokeh: There's a new cliche "Nikon is dead"...

All the Sony a-mount owners chuckling at your quip...

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 13:54 UTC
On article Sony a7R III sample gallery (259 comments in total)
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VadymA: I don't like Sony colors.

Use Capture One Pro for Sony to adjust the colors to your liking. Only $50 for Sony owners. It's a fabulous deal.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 19:44 UTC
On article What you need to know about Sony's a7R III (622 comments in total)
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hammarbytp: The lack of PlayMemories apps is a weird omission. With Sony hardware improving leap and bounds with each iteration, the deficiencies of the in-camera software become more glaring.

PlayMemory apps papered over some of those deficiencies, and while not perfect, their removal just highlights how poor Sony in-camera processing is, especially when it comes to in-camera RAW processing

Can you still send a picture to your smartphone or tablet, at least? I couldn't live without that feature.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 12:53 UTC
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Stigg: many millions in R&D spent to enable hours of in-focus brat videos and tens of thousands of in-focus brat snapshots. children could sit still decades ago and parents were satisfied with a few dozen imperfect snapshots. it seems that the parents of today are mentally unbalanced as well as extremely spoiled and need to document everything down to potty visits (the kids' and their own - plenty of selfies in the loo about).

sony and other similar advanced toy-makers for adults should invest all of that money in year-round free clinics teaching the fundamentals of photography and offer psychotherapy. maybe that would cure a lot ills, including the GAS problems i read about here.

Stigg wins the Scrooge award for misanthropic cynicism.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 18:43 UTC
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MrImprovement: Capture One works well enough for me in "free for Sony" version; for $50 more I can upgrade to their full version. And I don't have to pay and pay for storage.

$10/month for 1TB = $120 per year, same pricing as 4 years ago from Google etc. Yet drives have increased capacity and cost less per-TB than then.

The Sony/Capture One partnership is a fantastic perk for Sony owners.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 22:45 UTC
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PhotoRotterdam: I use Lightroom for photo management (as a DAM) and DxO for conversion of RAW images.

Been trying other DAM's, but so far haven't found any that can match the support of Lightroom for key words, IPTC etc.

I see the end coming (like Aperture was killed of), so what will be a durable solution? I only want a proper photo management tool with great cataloging and tagging features which plays nicely with other post processing tools.

I like PSP's organization features too. Keywording is easy, & the map feature is great. As for raw, I prefer Capture One or ACDSee. But if working in PSP & I have a raw file that just needs simple adjustments, I just use the Adjust tab & save the results as a jpeg. That bypasses the clunky raw editor.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 22:43 UTC
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grandmasterphill: Can someone suggest viable alternatives to Lighroom?

ACDSee is excellent too. I use both C1 & ACDSee with a little Paintshop Pro thrown into the mix.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 22:36 UTC

Another fun article about Great Cameras of the Past. I love Throwback Thursday!

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 13:22 UTC as 67th comment
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caravan: Good for them…The slender Sony A9 however is the future.

Well, this gal has no interest in a bulky full frame no matter what the rating. I'm perfectly happy with my smallish full frame Sony a99ii: less fiddly than the a7 series, yet portable enough to put in a purse, especially with an oldie goldie Minolta 28-105mm (a fine, featherweight lens).

But I don't wish to rain on the D850 parade. Enjoy your fantastic new camera, Nikonians, and happy 100th anniversary!

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2017 at 16:25 UTC
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daleeight: Oh yeah, a much better deal than Adobes subscription model that people hate with a passion, yet has netted Above millions in revenue. The whole argument and comparison to others pricing is old news and can stop. people don't want to fork over $10 a month for one, but are happy to find $120 to plop down one time? So they have $120 laying around, but not $10 this month and $10 next? Yeah, the subscription never ends, I get it. But the software is used on every image you edit. If you are switching software apps because of the pricing model, then you need to think better. If you can't afford the $10 a month, then maybe you need to take better out of camera images. Evaluate LR, ON1, Capture1, etc based on your needs and leaving pricing out. Skip this version then. Save the money. Get the next one. In 2 years you could then invest $200 in On1, or $240 in Adobe LR and PS... that $40 important? Or is any improvement any time more important than waiting 2 years to upgrade?

What do you care how other people choose to spend their money?

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 12:41 UTC

Clever idea & cool results! Thanks for sharing.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 17:23 UTC as 27th comment
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1582 comments in total)
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photog4u: Joy-stick is unusable which in my opinion renders the camera useless. Focus point is impossible to see in the EVF. Lenses are tired especially when compared with their e-mount brethren and Sony doesn't appear to be too keen on refreshing them any time soon. I wanted to like this camera as it ticked all the boxes for me, at least on paper. Once I got it in my hands however, the joy-stick and focus point issues were an immediate buzz-kill. A9 it is.

The joystick was awkward at first, but now it works much, much better. I don't have to be careful about thumb placement anymore.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 00:41 UTC
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mick232: Pathetic attempt of being funny.

Tempting meat, apathetic critic.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 21:56 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2104 comments in total)
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aioravecz: Seems like a great camera, but nothing really special compared to my a99II...probably a bit more rugged and the AF is probably on par. The video seems great on paper but will probably be dissapointing in real life. they should have incorporated a oversampled 1.5x crop mode....

"The A99II loses ca. 30% of light due to the semitransparent mirror." Oh no, not this again. The Sony SLTs lose 1/3 to 1/2 OF A STOP, which is not the same as losing 30% of light. One third of a stop is one little tick on the meter scale that you see in the viewfinder.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 22:58 UTC
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panchorancho: This is a great camera at an awesome price. Total Sony A9 and Canon 5DR killer!

"...A-mount is dead..."

I've been hearing that for 7 years.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 12:55 UTC
On article Don't buy another lens, buy a flash instead (336 comments in total)
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Dante Birchen: Just never ever under no circumstances point your flash directly at your subject. No need to buy new flash. I got mine as a side catch when buying an old film slr for it's lens (and a nice compact camera bag as a bonus :p)..

Re flash pointed directly at subject, my favorite shots last year were taken using the camera's pop-up flash. You can learn to use it discretely or to make a subject pop against a dark background.

I moved to full frame this year, & I really miss having a pop-up flash.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 16:27 UTC
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