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On article Hands-on with Olympus' tiny 12-45mm F4 Pro lens (196 comments in total)
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Critical Thinker: Still quite large for an f/4 lens covering a m43 size sensor. Would rather get the Panasonic 12-35/2.8.

Yeah, it's hard to understand why people get such large F4 lenses like Olympus 12-100 F4 and 300 F4 when they can get the Panasonic 12-35 F2.8 instead. This new Olympus 12-45 F4 isn't much better.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2020 at 06:57 UTC
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landscaper1: As someone who's visited Canada numerous times since I was 8 y.o., this is one more example of why I so love the Canadian people. I swear, despite being a lifelong American, I'd move there if they'd have me. Alas, it's harder for a retired American citizen to move to Canada than it is for a refugee from across the Atlantic.

So Americans want to treated the same as refugees fleeing war. I find that odd. How about the people of USA stop accepting refugees first before criticizing Canada for accepting them?

If you want to immigrate to Canada, you follow the Points System, just every other immigrant, whether from overseas or not. Don't expect special treatment simply because you're from the US.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2020 at 00:19 UTC

I'm sure Facebook/Instagram have their own agenda, I doubt their "fact-checking" is just as bad as CNN's. The only information source I can trust these days is Fox News.

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2019 at 02:09 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

Maybe Flickr's losses are much less than before but not fully erased, but what I wonder is how much the profits of Smugmug have increased during that time, through all the advertising it now gets on Flickr, and the advertising it getting right now here on DPReview. Is there really cause for concern if you look at both sides of their business together? Don't be fooled.

Personally, I already have a proper portfolio website, so I don't need to pay for a social media account. Instagram is good enough. Flickr doesn't offer anything to me that I don't get from other platforms.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2019 at 19:50 UTC as 79th comment

I don't know. I find that when I post photos here or on IG and I get little or no response (which happens a lot) then I probably will be less eager to post again, not more. But maybe that's just me.

I have found that even since the likes got hidden, my photos have been getting fewer and fewer likes on Instagram. Seems like people on IG mostly like each others' posts as a way to get attention to themselves and get their names out there. So maybe fewer likes is actually a good thing. I don't mind it too much.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2019 at 03:06 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply

Likes disappeared from the Instragram app, but I can still see Likes with Firefox. I thought it was the same with every browser.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2019 at 21:56 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies

People who are not serious about photography might be satisfied with Micro Four Thirds, but eventually they will realize that they would be equally satisfied by their smartphone, if they haven't already. If Olympus wants to survive as a camera maker they need to stop trying so hard to appeal to smartphone crowd and start trying to appeal more to real photographers, and that means going full frame.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2019 at 20:21 UTC as 122nd comment | 13 replies
On article 2019 Black Friday and Cyber Monday camera gear deals (127 comments in total)

A lot of you might tempted to buy new lenses as these prices, but remember that lenses like any electronics product steadily drops in price. Like, if you buy the latest, fastest computer, you will pay a hefty premium, but if you wait a few years you will only pay like half price. Camera lenses and bodies are the same. Just wait a few years and you get a bigger discount that what you see here.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2019 at 02:54 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies

Olympus continues to dedicate themselves to a tiny sensor. That's why they will continue to fall further and further behind eveyrone else.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2019 at 17:29 UTC as 8th comment | 9 replies

I really like that Sony tries to think outside the box instead of giving everyone yet another mirrorless camera with a fake pentaprism hump. Their cameras look completely different from everyone else's, but maybe looks aren't the most important thing.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2019 at 09:38 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
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LoneTree1: What is the real purpose of this move? I remember when they removed dislikes from one of the platforms. Did it lead to suicides or something?

Why don't you try actually reading something before responding to it or commenting on it? They explain exactly why they are doing this with a direct quotation from the Instagram CEO.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2019 at 17:09 UTC
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Lemelisk: I strongly dislike the move. They removed likes months ago in canada. I really miss the feedback on how "good" my photos were, likes were more like a metric on my improvement as a photographer. I don't really see what is gained by removing such a feature. The first few weeks of the test I could see likes on my photos, but not the likes on other peoples photos - if you are going to remove likes, why not atleast go with that format or give people the option to turn seeing their own likes on or off?

You can see how many like your photos have by clicking on the "Liked by [whoever] and others" text beneath each photo. Click on the "others" text to see everyone who has liked it and also the total amount of likes.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2019 at 05:45 UTC

They tested this in Canada first and I found it very useful since my photos usually get 0 likes. However, it doesn't affect the browser version of IG so people can still see the lack of likes for my photos get that way.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2019 at 04:11 UTC as 16th comment
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Jeff Greenberg: ===
Yet another learning curve.
Several pro photo labs nearby.
Only skill needed is extracting
credit card from wallet...

Did you seriously think these $4,695 and $6,595 printers are targeted at the casual user? Or that pro photo labs don't need printers of their own?

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2019 at 01:23 UTC
On article Video: Beat creative block with these 5 tips (48 comments in total)

Photography isn't just about making photographs but also looking at other people's work as well. They might provide some additional ideas or inspiration.

Photography is a form of communication, a means as much as an end, so if you are receptive to others and you have something to say yourself, the photographs will come naturally.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2019 at 06:45 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply

Very inspiring photos. I will definitely have to take a closer look at either Canon or Nikon for my next camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2019 at 00:33 UTC as 17th comment | 12 replies

Sort of like how Robert Capa risked his life to go to Vietnam to photograph the war there.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2019 at 21:04 UTC as 82nd comment | 5 replies
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doady: LOL, no flash hotshoe on a $900 camera. These new cameras are a far cry from the old Canon G series. And these companies wonder why everyone is buying smartphones instead.

It's funny how some people interpreted my comment as a claim that smartphones have hotshoes. I always overestimate people's intelligence on this website.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2019 at 19:17 UTC

LOL, no flash hotshoe on a $900 camera. These new cameras are a far cry from the old Canon G series. And these companies wonder why everyone is buying smartphones instead.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2019 at 23:44 UTC as 36th comment | 17 replies

I never understood why so many people take the time to click on and read and comment on an article that they clearly have zero interest in. If I didn't know any better I would think they are bots too.

Maybe people who have too much time on their hands aren't much different from bots. Or maybe these commenters are more like the people who buy bots: just trying to get attention and likes for themselves at any opportunity, but whatever means possible, just to satisfy their ego somehow.

I see this kind of attention-seeking behaviour a lot on Flickr as well. Even without the money/business/advertising aspect of Instagram, Flickr is not much different, fake accounts included. That money angle that documentary highlights is interesting, but the root of the problem is much deeper than that if this comments section and Flickr are any indication. The money is more of a symptom of people's desperation for attention rather than the root cause.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2019 at 05:27 UTC as 8th comment
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