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Lives in United States Edison, NJ, United States
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The prices for this show, and walks, seminars, and memberships are out-of-site, especially considering it has become a much smaller show (just look at the exhibitors floor plan.) If you have a free ticket, it's an OK way to spend a couple of hours at the most- Otherwise, walk the High Line on your own from end to end, and then and visit B & H (corner of 34th St and 9th Ave) where you can see and handle all the cameras you are interested in in a much more relaxed way, and you'll have more $'s in your pocket to pay for them.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 21:18 UTC as 4th comment
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otto k: People seem to ignore the most important thing - this is compatible with everything EOS ever made. You need an exotic lens? Check. A TTL macro ring flash with this and that? Check. Cheap third party accessories? Check. Small compact non-tele kit? Check. Whatever? Check. And this thing will be ~800$ in no time (comparable to 80d and a bit more expensive than 760d).

I can already see how it's going to go in shops - people browsing rebels/70-80ds - salesman - this one has everything but it's also smaller AND lighter (especially with kit lens or 22mm they show it with) AND has better video (not really, but 5 axis something something) AND you can use VF in video AND see what you are going to get (exposure compensation and beginners?) AND you can use everything you would on 80d. Sold.
In shops this camera will be "yes and" model for most buyers. I predict very good sales for Canon.

What shops? Amazon? Target? Best Buy? B & H on line? There are no more B & M photo shops left to have this discussion with (I personally would have to invest hours going to NYC via NJT to have this discussion at the 'Canon's Island' on B & H's second floor- I think not.)

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 10:09 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

Your new Light/Bright/white whatever you cal it website looks like every other photo rumor/review web site on te net.
Leave good enough alone- when you are looking at white type on a black background, you know you are on DPR and nothing else, least of all, Amazon.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 15:05 UTC as 120th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon PowerShot G7 X Review (485 comments in total)

Gee, both the RX-100 and the RX-100 II both got Silver Awards like this Cannon and went on to be very successful cameras.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 23:05 UTC as 119th comment
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Babka08: How much did Panasonic pay for this article anyway?

This article was paid for by camera sales on Amazon who owns DPreview. Camera sales on Amazon are supported by camera makers who often pay large dealers like Amazon to promote their products in the dealers' publications and/or web sites. Just check how Amazon has been squeezing book publishers which has been widely publicized in the press.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 19:54 UTC

I was excited about the upcoming LX100 having owned an LX-3 for years so I looked at the GX-7 as it is supposed to feature the same EVF yesterday at B&H. There seemed to be something dodgy about its EVF in my eyes as I compared it to Sony's and Fuji's looking at the same scene inside B&H. I found the Panny's EVF lacking contrast, and somehow mixing over saturation and a pastel rendition at the same time. Fuji had the best EVF, followed closely by Sony- both with maybe too much contrast- more so with the Sony, but both with more accurate color hues than the GX-7. Am I being overly fussy for expecting a $ 900 camera to have a competitive, state-of-the EVF as one of its main features?

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 15:29 UTC as 97th comment | 4 replies
On article Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 (442 comments in total)

What is with the black tape covering the Lumix name on the upper right corner on the front of this camera in all of DPR's shots? Did Panasonic start off calling it something else like LX 8 and then change their mind and adopt a number like we see on a Sony compact?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 03:07 UTC as 61st comment
On article Calumet Oak Brook, Illinois store reopens this Sunday (42 comments in total)

I visited the Phill'y store for the first time about two weeks before the chain folded- it was like death warmed over, and staffed by the walking dead. There was also a Ritz store a 4 minute walk from my condo that would only want to sell rip-off 'packages' instead of just cameras, and it pushed store branded accessories. If the Ritz folks are now running Calumet- what can we expect?
A better investment in my time is to go to B & H in NYC (3 hours each way) to see camera hardware 1st hand and order on-line from B & H (I don't need to pay NYC city and state sales taxes.) For accessories, I don't mind paying list prices from The Camera Shop, a real classy camera store that is a 10 minute walk from my home. My love for Calumet from the 60's and 70's (metal 'Kodak' view cameras, reasonably priced pro color lab processing systems) that helped build my pro lab business has long since faded.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 14:23 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
On article Kodak reborn: A look at JK Imaging's 2014 lineup (199 comments in total)
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FinDERP: The actual Kodak company still make (amazing!) film.

This is just a brand name :/

The 'actual Kodak company' still make (amazing!) film. Not so- the actual Kodak company in the U.S. is in the printing technology business. Another 'new Kodak company' is making Kodak branded film and is based in the U.K. owned by U.K. Kodak pensioners.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2014 at 09:19 UTC
On article Chicago-based Calumet Photographic closes U.S. stores (195 comments in total)

Having moved to Philadelphia 4 years ago, I decided it was time to visit the Calumet Store here for the first time a couple of weeks ago. What a disappointment, empty shelves, a few silent staff acting like the walk dead, not a word spoken to me- I made a quick exit. I was always proud to be a Calumet customer as I was a founding partner in a pro color lab in Boston in the early 70's when Calumet provided us the low cost processing equipment that enabled us to build our business. Earlier in my college days, I bought a Calumet metal 4x5 view camera like so many other young serious photographers then did. That camera was the first and the last one I used in my lab business before I sold my interest in it and moved on. Calumet Camera, R.I.P.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 13:36 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
On article Miggo Strap and Grip review (86 comments in total)

Where is the Gearshop/Amazon in this picture? Shouldn't I be 'One-Click' away from buying these items?

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2014 at 11:24 UTC as 36th comment
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary (533 comments in total)

Looking to upgrade from RX100, had my eyes on an RX10 but the new Canon semi-compact camera might bring me back to Canon as an RX10 is big, heavy, and expensive.

Concerned that the lack of the ability to control DR in a single exposure mode like Fuji and Sony cameras do- I am hooked on this feature but see no reference to this ability in current and future Canon cameras- Can someone enlighten me?

Love the idea of an EVF that you can shoot looking down into it.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 16:42 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
On article CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (200 comments in total)

Concerned that the lack of the ability to control DR in a single exposure mode like Fuji and Sony cameras do- I am hooked on this feature but see no reference to this ability in current and future Canon cameras- Can someone enlighten me?

Looking to upgrade from RX100, had my eyes on an RX10 but the new Canon semi-compact camera might bring me back to Canon as an RX10 is big, heavy, and expensive.

Love the idea of an EVF that you can shoot looking down into it.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 16:40 UTC as 12th comment
On article CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (200 comments in total)
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DanielFjall: Don't need it, not buying it but I want it.

Looking to upgrade from RX100, had my eyes on an RX10 but the new Canon semi-compact camera might bring me back to Canon as an RX10 is big, heavy, and expensive.

Love the idea of an EVF that you can shoot looking down into it.

Concerned that the lack of the ability to control DR in a single exposure mode like Fuji and Sony cameras do- I am hooked on this feature but see no reference to this ability in current and future Canon cameras- Can someone enlighten me?

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 16:37 UTC
On article Editorial: Why I can't stop taking iPhone Panoramas (298 comments in total)

Just wondering on the theatre interior shot since it seems it was a live stage show if photography was allowed in the theatre (especially of the lit stage?)

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2013 at 20:37 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply

If a camera would make an instant print, and also write the same image to an SD card, it would be a winner for me. Kodak checked-out the possibility of making a Kodak APS camera that would also write images to a memory card, but their addiction to film/chemical/paper/print profits won out (battle won, war lost.)

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2013 at 14:10 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

I've been flipping back and forward between an image of a Nikon 1 and the new Polaroid. Funny that the strap lugs and the focus assist lamp are all in the same place. Maybe Nikon has found a new outlet for their 'highly successful' Nikon 1 camera system by partnering with a 'highly successful' camera brand like Polaroid?

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 02:31 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On article Instagram responds to clamor around TOS changes (77 comments in total)
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Horshack: It's the same rope-a-dope strategy Facebook employs in all their ToS changes. It's designed to lull you into a false sense of security while they systematically keep pressing the ToS until they have the right to sell all your private information to the highest bidders.

If they want to use my profile photo to promote their services to other users, then they should compensate me, or give me the option to prevent them from using it. Otherwise they are steeling my image, as well as my photo! Wise-up folks, you own both the image and the photo of yourself when it is used for commercial purposes (and you don't need to post one of yourself on either service.)

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2012 at 18:57 UTC
On article Complete our survey for the chance to win an iPad 2 (117 comments in total)

How about sharing the results with us since we provided the input at no charge? Or will 6Sight and PMA cuddle the results to only paying members and/or confrence attendees?

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2011 at 21:48 UTC as 66th comment
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