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Just piling on. This is worse than useless. Dumb idea.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 17:41 UTC as 64th comment
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Searching: Didn't know light could bounce.

Wish there was a "dislike" button.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 00:20 UTC
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Marcos Molina: Lots of Photoshop, not reality. Rubbish.

Weak, jealous criticism. This is a good image, foreground slightly pushed, nothing more. Gain some experience, then revisit. Bitter, table for one?

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 00:19 UTC
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W5JCK: This doesn't look natural at all. The stars appear to have been photographed well after sunset, probably near or after astronomical twilight when the sky reaches the darkest level in relation to the Sun, that is, when the Sun dips 18° or more below the horizon. Other posters pointed out it appears the stars were layered in, and I agree. The image would look a lot better if the clouds completely covered the sky, or if the stars were more representative of how they would actually look near sunset. Most of the image is way too dark to be of much interest. It does have great potential, but only if the faked star layer is removed and the image is reprocessed.

In other words, remove anything appealing from the photo, and I'll "approve" it. I'm too threatened by the appeal of the photo; I need you to make it weaker, so I can more completely criticize it.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 00:15 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III (204 comments in total)

Looks like a high-value small package in line with the m4/3 idea of small, light, capable. I think this would be an excellent package (with the 14-42) for someone getting into photography, or a small travel kit, though it doesn't allow much subject isolation at f/3.5-5.6. Add a fast prime, and you have a really nice little kit. Bravo, Olympus.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 13:36 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply


Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 15:47 UTC as 12th comment
On a photo in the Hasselblad X1D Sample Gallery sample gallery (6 comments in total)

Very strange, off topic, but it was so weird to come to this picture on first click of the gallery link. The apartment on the left is the apartment I lived in when I was born. We moved out in 1971, but it's still there!

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 17:08 UTC as 2nd comment

I guess I just don't know what a good photo is. I find the winning photo mildly pleasant. But if I had shot it, I'm not sure I would have even kept it. Kudos to the winner though, surely a great honor.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 17:56 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
On photo DSC_3937 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (14 comments in total)

Pretty nice for 6400. Wow.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 04:45 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Nikon D600 Preview Samples sample gallery (14 comments in total)

Pretty nice for 6400. Wow.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 04:45 UTC as 1st comment
On article Nikon announces D4 'multi-media' DSLR (228 comments in total)
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HiRez: Meh. It looks nice, I'm sure it's an excellent camera. That said, it doesn't seem like much of a leap over the D3. If you need HD video, that's obviously a big deal, and we'll have to see if there's been some major leap in ISO performance. But it doesn't seem like they did anything really innovative here (like X100 hybrid VF type thing). And why did they get rid of the AE-L/AF-L button?

I guess we now know what to expect of the D800: evolutionary changes. Probably same sensor as D4, with HD video, maybe 6 fps, and not much else different. Hopefully priced at $2,500 or so, but more likely $3,000.

RE: the AE-L/AF-L button. I wondered about this, too. My guess is that the capability is still there somewhere. Anyone know what that joystick-looking button at top right corner of the display does? Perhaps that can be assigned to be AE-L/AF-L on press?

Edit: Hmm... there is another at the lower right corner...are these joysticks?

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 15:32 UTC
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pjsalty: What is the function of the projector? To project images onto a wall or screen?

Is anyone really going to blow a bunch of cash on accessories for a camera with a 1" sensor? I'll be very interested to hear what the iq is before I leave my m4/3 cameras.

Looks like it has focus button independent of shutter release - good.
Thom says PASM resides in the menus - fine, I don't switch a lot while shooting.
I'll be very interested to find out if the EVH on the V1 is decent - is 1.2M dots competitive with other EVHs?
Very curious about the shutter delay - my LX5 is too slow. I want something under 100ms.
A lot of negative, mocking replies. It's not what I would have chosen exactly, but I'm not sure it is as bad as these posts would imply. I'm still curious to find out more...

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 20:12 UTC
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