cheetah43

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On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (370 comments in total)

Visually, design wise, the X is a failure from the front. The substance is there at a big premium for the brainwashed to boast the bitten fruit logo. User-specified blurring and lighting options for portraits are advantages in order not to pay that silly premium - the stylus is a bonus too. If the Note could somehow bring in the front camera into unlocking the device ... [a matter of software?]. Yes, the Note is a much more elegant piece.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 05:48 UTC as 18th comment | 11 replies

Apple's competitors will have nothing to fear because with 8 and 8+ representing legacy, X being preposterously pretentious in price Apple's market will remain in the niche.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 09:40 UTC as 69th comment | 2 replies

8, 8+: so what hardware wise? Enormously wide bezels top and bottom, Home button!
X: so what hardware wise? Thick surround frame reminiscent of $200 gadgets! Is Apple trying to change the meaning of 'slick'?

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 09:28 UTC as 70th comment
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spineres: Buy one in a second. Loved the phone and hated to turn it in. It will need to be sub $400 bucks to get me back though. Cost me to switch back to my Note4. Hope they come soon.

Note 4 [5.7” Quad HD Super AMOLED (2560 x1440) screen] is still a very capable device.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 01:37 UTC

What distinguishes the phone from the Note? The Pen. What does make the Pen function? Software. Why don't they have the Pen as an accessory for the phone? One will simply not have a housing 'a la Note' for it [much better from design consideration]. You lose the Pen, you get another one. Hence, they will not need to have a Note as a different product.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 01:31 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

What distinguishes the phone from Note? The Pen. What does make the Pen function? Software. Why don't they have the Pen as an accessory? One will simply not have a housing 'a la Note' for it [much better from design consideration]. You lose the Pen, you get another one.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 01:21 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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Jacob the Photographer: Coming from an old Film background I photographed in the 1970's with 2 cameras: a Leica with 90mm for head shots and a Rolleicord for groups. Later in my own studio I used a Rolleiflex 6008 with 80mm & 120 mm. Both equally 'popular' . On 35 mm the combo Nikon F3 with Angenieux 28-70 (if I remember the 70mm focal length correct) was my do-it-all lens. But now with Digital I have done a lot of 360 x 360 panoramas which involve stitching. I also found that in spite of ultra sensitive sensors a 1.4 lens still performs better as a 4.0 lens. So I would opt for a 1.4 50 mm as I can use it almost universal , for portraits with a little cropping , but with stitching for wide landscapes. But also for nice night-scapes or evening shots in the city. Yep : 50mm 1.4 for the rest of my life :-)

Snap!

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 02:05 UTC

50mm [1.4] gets what you see day and night. Want to narrow the angle? Crop [Hi-res sensor assumed - good enough for A3 or even A2 prints]. Want a wider view? It's not really what the eye sees looking ahead [take additional pics].

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 01:57 UTC as 91st comment
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (890 comments in total)

If Fuji is the only one with hybrids what are the others doing? Sleeping? They should get the move on with hybrids too. Are hybrids compromise solutions? If not, the whole argument would be settled, since most seem to like both but are obliged to go for one or the other.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 05:54 UTC as 82nd comment | 8 replies
On article Leica M10 real-world sample gallery (343 comments in total)
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cheetah43: $6000 in 2017 at 5% per annum translates to $523 in 1967. What did 'M' cost then?

Clueless!

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 02:08 UTC
On article Leica M10 real-world sample gallery (343 comments in total)

$6000 in 2017 at 5% per annum translates to $523 in 1967. What did 'M' cost then?

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 01:14 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies

It would be interesting to upgrade / upscale existing scanned images of 1-2MB to higher resolutions offline.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 06:29 UTC as 11th comment

One exposed Kodachrome, sent off to Kodak for processing in special envelopes [film price included processing], received the framed transparencies [or film strip] back in a few days. In the mean time one could be exposing other rolls. Kodak used to print from transparencies too. Why not bring back those days?

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 05:00 UTC as 67th comment

In one year's time, hopefully, DPR will come up with E-shots and e-shots of the same scenes / subjects and compare them on these pages. No post-processing of the e-shots allowed!

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 04:44 UTC as 69th comment
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1383 comments in total)
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cheetah43: Lumping low low-light performance with low jpg and raw IQ performance what do you get? Mediocrity. Build Q, this and that score high, but the essential is mediocre. Full stop. Now, all this follows from the graphic above. If this comment is rubbish then something must be wrong with the graphic or the gold is only gold-plated silver.
Go and part with $2K + $xK for high quality lenses with that graphic rotating in the head!

Looking at the bar chart: raw performance 77%, jpg 70%, low light 65%. I do appreciate, prints will be fine. It seems odd that all other features score high but the essential, which is IQ, scores lowest. The term 'mediocrity' here is just relative to all the rest. Still, I should think, one would like to see IQ marked as <85% for a Gold medal.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2016 at 09:19 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1383 comments in total)

Lumping low low-light performance with low jpg and raw IQ performance what do you get? Mediocrity. Build Q, this and that score high, but the essential is mediocre. Full stop. Now, all this follows from the graphic above. If this comment is rubbish then something must be wrong with the graphic or the gold is only gold-plated silver.
Go and part with $2K + $xK for high quality lenses with that graphic rotating in the head!

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 12:00 UTC as 178th comment | 2 replies

$7800, $8000, $8950 for black, silver, red! 100 reds? Ohhh, 99 too many. Come on Leica! Do the good thing! Bring out one Summicron f2 but only one in lilac! Price? Left to your unique imagination.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 06:09 UTC as 62nd comment
On article The Leica TL is an upgraded Leica T mirrorless camera (118 comments in total)
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0MitchAG: A pop-up flash on something like this? I never realised the original had internal memory! Does anyone else feel like the Leica T could be so much more?

Remove flash, put in EVF in its place, a couple of dials for manual control, IS, 4K, ...

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 05:56 UTC
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (427 comments in total)

Con: battery limitation. How much does a spare battery cost? [The camera costs $1K]
Con: menu structures. Why does Sony not listen to comments in the specialist press? DPR! Write to them!
Con: lack of manual controls. Sony, get rid of the flash and put a couple of dials [shutter, ISO, exp. comp]. DPR! Write to them!
Why have flash when available light photography gives good results. Furthermore, how often does one use flash? Whereas dials are used very often, by some all the time. DPR! Write to them!

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 06:09 UTC as 72nd comment | 2 replies
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (427 comments in total)
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sh10453: Looking at the long list of cons, it seems to me that the emphasis and prioritization have been on some wrong features.
24 fps starts to get in video territory. So I may as well shoot 4K or HD video if I need such frame rate. After all, the camera is not intended for the African jungles wildlife, or the Olympics basketball finals.
The shorter battery life is not a step in the right direction. That's a big step backwards.
One of the highest priorities, as far as I'm concerned, should be to overhaul the menus. They continue to be a disaster compared with Canon's menus.
That's my experience with the A6000, and, from reading various reviews, it looks like it is an issue with all Sony cameras menus.

Why is it so damn difficult for Sony to sort out the menu structures in their cameras? They should employ a few software people [you don't need wizards] and take note of comments in the specialised press.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 05:58 UTC
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