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On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (381 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Is the review really only 2 pages? Is there no conclusion page for it?

Yes. Just link to the review of predecessor model or one with the fullest review. That was done more in the past.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 15:56 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (381 comments in total)

Would have liked to see a Pentax model in that comparison screen. However, at $749, the Rebel T7i looks like a bargain.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 15:52 UTC as 78th comment
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (342 comments in total)
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quietrich: Many interesting comments here, my ‘two cents’:

Ansel Adams was a photographer, not a guru. I once attended a retrospective and the prints produced in the 1930’s were very different from those produced in the 1970’s. Seems high-contrast was a banker. The f64 group weren’t that interested in high DR – they wanted to emphasise the depiction of reality which was what, in their view, characterised photography.

This was in the ‘modernist era’ – eighty years ago – are we still busy trying to replicate it? Making the same images, aiming to replicate the ‘natural sublime’ that we all now know is irrelevant.

Guys, please, take a look at some other stuff. And Google “Anthropocene” We are well beyond this visual postcard nonsense.
Cheers.

Good thoughts. Part is that some of that crew were really abstractionists, like Picasso would said, I am more interested in depicting that is in my mind. I never believed in photography = music or logic, but of these folks did, I believe.

Certainly, many of these iconic images (I think of Snake River done by Howard Bond) are pristine, nature without the cigarette end, etc.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 03:19 UTC
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Gesture: May be entirely reasonable and proper to do and may have been building for some time. But haven't we seen this before with companies under competitive siege. Step One in the upgrade playbook-vigorous enforcement of intellectual property. Although in the modern age, intellectual property is clearly an important aspect of asset value. And the first to something isn't always the one to prevail in the marketplace. Talking about you, Kodak.

Thanks for that link.
Open innovation=that's what they call it these days.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 17:27 UTC
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eMTi: You at DPReview should take out 3 DL Nikon cameras that will never happen. I sold two of my cameras to get enough money to bay two Nikon DLs. The DL camera never happen, money was spend and I am now without camera and money, because I trusted Nikon. I also believe I am not the only one that Nikon screw up....
The another screw up from Nikon was when they stop updating software for there excellent negative/positive film scanners, and soon after that Nikon stop making them, and refusing to let other company to continue to make such excellent and affordable film scanners and charging them insane money. This and other things will be the beginning of the down fall of the sleeping Nikon.

Vaporcamera like we used to have vaporware in the software industry. You saved for something you had your heart set on and it didn't happen. We understand.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 14:58 UTC

May be entirely reasonable and proper to do and may have been building for some time. But haven't we seen this before with companies under competitive siege. Step One in the upgrade playbook-vigorous enforcement of intellectual property. Although in the modern age, intellectual property is clearly an important aspect of asset value. And the first to something isn't always the one to prevail in the marketplace. Talking about you, Kodak.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 14:52 UTC as 22nd comment | 6 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta DiMAGE X (134 comments in total)
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jrg: Hello staff at DP!

Go to the main overhead bar of news, reviews, and then hit cameras. You will see a list of different brands. If you click on Minolta you get nothing. If you click on others you get a list of cameras going back to the 90's. what happened to the Minolta camera list? Minolta may be gone but the list is historic and needed reference too. why a blank paGE? Especially in light of this article. What gives?

Yes, Jeff, I was sorry to see some of the legacy resources dropped. DPReview has been invaluable for those of us who were following out the history of digital cameras when they became affordable as vintage machines. I've looked at Ricoh, Casio, Toshiba, Minolta, Epson, etc. early entries.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 16:04 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta DiMAGE X (134 comments in total)

I wasn't impressed by some of the earliest Minolta compacts, but a clear winner is the Minolta G500/G600, co-developed with Konica. Excellent focus, exposure, color rendition, pleasing images.

In those days, these cameras were limited by the modest widest angle and noticeable barrel distortion at those widest angles (usally 35mm EQ.).

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 16:01 UTC as 19th comment

I thought it was all the Canon Pro-100 printers they moved.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 03:33 UTC as 5th comment
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Gesture: DPR still has the DL cameras listed under Nikon cameras.

Thanks, Revenant. Like many here, I was really interested to see what Nikon would do with a fixed lens 1" sensor compact. I want their new compact cameras to be distinctive, not rebadges? or ordering from a common subassembly pool like so many compacts seem to be.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 16:44 UTC

Only $500. Bring it in @ $350 and sell some lenses.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 10:02 UTC as 11th comment

DPR still has the DL cameras listed under Nikon cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 09:58 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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zavart: On the subject of legacy and compatibility I would like to remind everybody that Canon did exactly the same thing as Sony now back in 1987 with EOS 650 and later with EOS 1 . Somehow nobody then was really concerned that previous Canon's lenses were not compatible ! In fact the situation back then looked even worse for people who already owned Canon lenses. At least in Sony case You can use via adapters most other lenses with only reduced functions ! Play forward ...and You see stacks of Canon lenses at major olympics ! So much for the loss of business lol So...back in 1987 Canon was playing the same game as Sony is playing thirty years later !!!

Back in the film days, I always thought advanced amateurs benefited from trickle down: autofocus, autoexposure, winders, etc. In the digital era with so many novel platforms, I think many things go more directly to consumers these days?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 22:00 UTC

Did you calculate lost sales? Only takes one body and one lens to succeed in photography.. I expect more from DPReview than silly articles like this. It's almost like Popular Photography and Modern Photography have been reborn. Herbert Keppler would approve.

Might as well not innovate and compete-Samsung learned.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 19:16 UTC as 117th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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zavart: On the subject of legacy and compatibility I would like to remind everybody that Canon did exactly the same thing as Sony now back in 1987 with EOS 650 and later with EOS 1 . Somehow nobody then was really concerned that previous Canon's lenses were not compatible ! In fact the situation back then looked even worse for people who already owned Canon lenses. At least in Sony case You can use via adapters most other lenses with only reduced functions ! Play forward ...and You see stacks of Canon lenses at major olympics ! So much for the loss of business lol So...back in 1987 Canon was playing the same game as Sony is playing thirty years later !!!

Samsung Redux?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 03:07 UTC

This will be one of the benchmarks of modern digital photography.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:43 UTC as 113th comment | 1 reply
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)

Put a racing stripe on it. Sounds fantastic. Only from the mind of Minolta, err Sony.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 15:24 UTC as 432nd comment
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (393 comments in total)
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knows_nothing: Why remove the second card slot on the 7500?? Ever had a card stop! Second slot is a life saver.

It's more about the mentality of the manufacturer. I think any DSLR above $800 should have 2 card slots, not just Nikon D7200.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 17:55 UTC
On article Canon EOS 77D Review (272 comments in total)
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Dante Birchen: The fact that it has a pentamirror instead of a pentaprism disqualifies it. APS-c has a small VF as it is. Don't cut costs like that.

Exactly. Otherwise, what's the sense of prevailing with OVFs. Give us more value, not less.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 17:51 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (393 comments in total)
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knows_nothing: Why remove the second card slot on the 7500?? Ever had a card stop! Second slot is a life saver.

Well, hopefully, it has bracketed auto-exposures. Give us more value, NIK-ON, not less.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 12:46 UTC
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