JakeB

Lives in France Paris, France
Joined on Aug 22, 2010

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On article Leica TL2 first impressions (362 comments in total)
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Clyde Thomas: This should be a fantastic product for Leica. Luxury gift markets are reaching for the $2G level. They hit the premium laptop price range. Excellent optional gift for a graduate... who is not a serious photographer... but doesn't need another MacBook.

Bravo Leica! More of this please.

Bravo Clyde,

For trolling the Leica Troll.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 09:01 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (828 comments in total)
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davesurrey: If ever there was a DPR article designed to encourage click-bate (sorry, comments) this was it as every man and his dog will want to say why their particular favourite old-timer should have been included.

But I have to take issue with the first page of this article. However before doing that let me say that I have nothing against old film cameras and in addition to owning several digital cameras I have more than a dozen film ones including a Bronica ETRSi system, Olympus Trip and 35SP, a Fed 2, Brownie 1 box and several old MF folders. But…

Let’s not reinvent the English language. These are FILM cameras and not analog ones. There’s been enough said about this in the past and whereas it’s correct to differentiate analog and digital in the computer world it isn’t in ours. Even some of these cameras mentioned used digital electronics so the analog/digital distinction makes no sense, plus the web tag says “film”.
....to be continued

Totally agree, Karroly.

Dave's an old pedant.

Can't expect people like him to keep up with current language usage.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 11:54 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D Sample Gallery (110 comments in total)
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AngularJS: I'm not in the market for this camera, but the images are great. Since all modern cameras are more or less the same, all credits go to the photographer!

Sort of like saying all people are more or less the same.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 09:55 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D Sample Gallery (110 comments in total)

Great shot (cocktail glass) but the bokeh is terrible.

Look at the right upper-third of the image -- it actually hurts the eyes.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 09:54 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

I don't understand -- how can the failing New York Times afford to double photographers' pay?

Guess they must need extra-talented Photoshoppers to help fake all those stories?

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 11:50 UTC as 18th comment | 5 replies
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attomole: Apple screwed up in this market and it's hanging by a thread of loyalty, one killer product is not the answer, as the trash can Mac demonstrated, it's quickly out of date, they seem to be doing the exact same with mackbook pro. The price is not such a big deal, perceived quality is ( and they have that in buckets) but sustainability and trust is not there, they lost the plot with pro apps and pro hardware.
They can still have this market but they need a committed strategy

Hanging by a thread?

Apple is Fortune 500's most valuable company.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 13:47 UTC
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Gatoraied: I've been using exclusively Apple products since 1984 and as of the past few years got fed up with their manipulating control freak attitude. I felt like a battered wife in being slapped around and coming back for more. Thats over! No doubt Apple has made innovating products, however, they also seem to have this notion that whatever we make, however bad or overpriced, just buy it and don't complain. They have repeatedly incorporated zero third party compatibility, even with items such as $5.00 USB charging cables. When they abandoned Aperture the writing was on the wall for me. Their so called replacement, Photos, is a piece of crap! They sacrifice functionality with cuteness because the fan boys & girls buy anything they make without question. If I didn't live on a modest retirees budget, I'd replace every computer, phone and tablet I own right now with PC's & Androids. Just tired of their pompous attitude.

'Photos' is not a piece of crap.

It is a simple photo-editing app for Mac OS and iOS with the kinds of adjustments most people who own iPhones want.

As such, it works extremely well.

Aperture was a professional photo-editing program that had no app form for iPhone or iPad.

Apple now offers no professional-level photo-editing software. You can, however run Lightroom, Photoshop, Capture One, etc. on Mac OS.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 13:45 UTC
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Coliban: Nevertheless i think, since Steve Jobs passed away, this company lost it´s direction. They produce either useless garbage for yuppies like the iWatch, concentrate the whole development-department on iPhone and are trying to guess, what the **** hell Steve Jobs plan was when he invented the MacBookAir, one of the coolest things in computer, a Unix based system with a nice UI, for years, in the smallest and lightest housing and have no use nor update the MacBookPro/Air line because those brave accounting clerks like Tim Cook would never understood why the hell people need MacBook when he has such nice things like the iWatch, iGarbage and iPhone and Apple earns billions of dollars with those sweet little funny colored devices...

Col, the new MacBooks are THINNER and LIGHTER than the Macbook Air.

They are still underpowered, but so was the Air in its first year or two.

So I don't know what you're complaining about in relation to the Air.

With regards to the Pro, the complaint is clear -- lack of updates for years.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 13:35 UTC
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Coliban: Nevertheless i think, since Steve Jobs passed away, this company lost it´s direction. They produce either useless garbage for yuppies like the iWatch, concentrate the whole development-department on iPhone and are trying to guess, what the **** hell Steve Jobs plan was when he invented the MacBookAir, one of the coolest things in computer, a Unix based system with a nice UI, for years, in the smallest and lightest housing and have no use nor update the MacBookPro/Air line because those brave accounting clerks like Tim Cook would never understood why the hell people need MacBook when he has such nice things like the iWatch, iGarbage and iPhone and Apple earns billions of dollars with those sweet little funny colored devices...

Looks like the MacBook Air will be phased out because the new MacBook Pros are as thin.

Or if you really need wafer thin you can go for a MacBook.

iPads and iPhones are incredibly useful computing devices.

The problem lies with the MacPro line which has been completely neglected, as has the Mac Mini.

So no need to overstate. A nuanced summary will give a more accurate picture.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 13:17 UTC
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JakeB: Too expensive.

It's a joke, you morons.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 12:38 UTC

Too expensive.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 19:56 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
On photo Umbrellas in the An A to Z of Subjects- Week 21, U challenge (5 comments in total)

Great composition, great shot.

Congratulations!

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 09:37 UTC as 5th comment

I have an iPad Air 2.

Excellent tablet. Simply pure quality.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 10:51 UTC as 4th comment

This is why Fuji camera owners are the envy of Nikon, Canon, and, shudder, Sony people.

Fuji produces already excellent cameras and then continues to improve them for years where other companies force their users to buy new hardware.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 20:10 UTC as 77th comment | 32 replies
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (783 comments in total)
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Bombastic: Fuji has been teaching Leica how to get it done right.
Again.
Again.

And again..

I have never ever, ever, ever seen a Leica defender agree to take a double blind test to identify a photograph taken with a Leica M vs. one from a Fuji.

The reason is simple.

In the hands of a skilled photographer and post-processor, no one could consistently tell the difference.

The Leica Look my *ss.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 15:28 UTC
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Chris Yates: Welcome to the Golden State. Even having placed everything in the trunk and completely hidden, someone broke into our rental car trunk with a crowbar and stole some all our stuff and trashed the car for fun in San Francisco.

WHERE in San Francisco?

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 18:56 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (783 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: "Exaggeratedly derided Adobe Camera Raw"...

Really? Given the history of how other software suites have done a (much) better job of handling Fuji X trans files, i think the derision is not unfair.

How does DPR come to the conclusion that the problems with Adobe and X trans are exaggerated?

The Fuji users who flock to C1 and Iridient aren't doing it for their health. They do it because the results are better.

"ACR is not nearly as terrible as is sometimes suggested."

Doesn't exactly suggest X-trans shooter should use it, does it, Rich?

Capture One Pro for the win.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 12:25 UTC

I haven't used the camera, have never even touched a medium format camera, but I understand that it's a terrible camera and, basically, not as good as mine.

I will now share this opinion with everyone on this site.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 15:27 UTC as 91st comment | 3 replies
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MikeF4Black: Viewfinder experience is pretty central to whether you like using a camera, or you don't.

I understand this one is pretty horrible.

I love the OVF of my D810. No shimmering, no artefacts, no lag, no tv screen experience.

Ah, yes, Nikon's medium format D810.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 15:24 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1092 comments in total)
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JakeB: Let me be the first to say it's too expensive.

It's irony, you dimwit.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 11:17 UTC
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