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Just what the photography world needs. Another bag!!

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 13:48 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1127 comments in total)

I've been considering the D500 but, features aside for a moment, it appears to have nearly the same levels of noise control and dynamic range as my NEX 7 and Leica X Vario. AF might be faster and more accurate, and the build is certainly robust. But in terms of IQ alone, I don't see why this camera is getting so many rave reviews. It's big, it's bulky, it's heavy and it's quite expensive for a DX format enthusiast camera, don't you think? I'm puzzled.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 17:44 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies

Simply a bad, bad, bad idea. Maybe the worst photographic idea of the modern era. Bad at any price, much less $99 a month! I can't help but wonder why this is getting so much publicity here as well as elsewhere. Surely DP's editors know a bomb when they see one.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 13:04 UTC as 85th comment | 1 reply
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Ebrahim Saadawi: At the price I wonder how many preorders will they get? 16?

Even high-end video people are not interested (due to the mount choice) and due to the presence of an already just as good version for 1/4 the price.

This is just weird.

You can almost get a Canon 50mm f/1 AF for that price point on ebay (the dream lens). Or get an f/1.2. Just weird.

Great lens. The price is just incredibly stupid.

16? How about 6.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 23:18 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-3040 Zoom (121 comments in total)

Good looking camera. I didn't own one, but I did own the C-5060. Similar body design but 5MP. Loved it. Took very sharp, very pleasing images. I even used it on a pro job once when my big Kodak SLR/c died.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 15:03 UTC as 61st comment

I've owned a MacBook for over a year. Best of its breed, without question. I have nothing to complain about except that I had to pay the higher price for my adapters. Bought them earlier this year. Should I e-mail Tim Cook for a rebate?

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 13:03 UTC as 145th comment | 1 reply
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (654 comments in total)
In reply to:

Alphoid: Bets on how much it retails for? Post your best guess below. Closest guess is the winner.


Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 14:52 UTC
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digitalhecht: "...3MP is good enough for a magazine cover, 6-8MP is good enough for a large-ish wall print and anything more than that is a bonus..."

Really? In which universe? Please put the crack pipe down and step away slowly...
(Also, please define "large-ish".)

Yeah ... I was going to comment on that one, too. 3MP for a magazine cover? Must be an awfully small magazine.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 20:35 UTC
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Joe Ogiba: John Sculley (former Apple CEO 1983-1993 ) said today on Fox Business that the iPhone 8 will be the one to get since it will be the 10th Anniversary of the iPhone and Apple will give it many new features not on the iPhone 7 (4K 60p ?).

When it comes to technology, he had and has no "insights" whatsoever. He's good at faking it though.

His ten years as Apple's CEO produced no significant products whatsoever and one product that was not only a dismal failure, his pushing the designers too hard and too far to get the product out resulted in several suicides. That product was the Newton.

Scully's decisions were responsible for:
— Apple's stock dropping some 80%, maybe more
— the firing of Steve Jobs (who was brought back ten years later to clean up Scully's mess)
— the horrible mistake of licensing Apple's OS to third party computer makers, who then went on to build absolutely terrible Mac OS machines that reflected poorly on the Apple brand
— and the termination of several hundred freelance creative people who, until Scully, were providing Apple and Steve Jobs with outstanding writing, design and support materials

I know. I was there.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 20:33 UTC
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Joe Ogiba: John Sculley (former Apple CEO 1983-1993 ) said today on Fox Business that the iPhone 8 will be the one to get since it will be the 10th Anniversary of the iPhone and Apple will give it many new features not on the iPhone 7 (4K 60p ?).

John Scully is a destructive psychopath who nearly brought Apple to ruin. Of course he says that the iPhone 8 will be the one to get! He'd say and do anything to hinder current Apple sales. He knows nothing about Apple's future plans, nor is there a chance in hell that Apple would talk with him much less share product info with him.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 17:12 UTC

Hey guys: you used "it's" instead of "its" in your opening comments. Come on now. That all-too-common typo is beneath dpreview.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 12:56 UTC as 43rd comment | 4 replies
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1165 comments in total)
In reply to:

Wild Light: once you understand Leica's products, the price while expensive, becomes no wonder. Then when you own it and use it, the price becomes forgotten and you are left with something you realise is unique and you don't care about the ignorant haters. My 6 year old M9 and Noctilux mostly killed my G.A.S. and I don't feel much of a need for anything more beyond evolution upgrades when I have the need for them. Having played with the Q a little, I think it's a great camera that Leica really got right and if I had a pressing need for it I would buy it in a heart beat.

Couldn't agree more. The cost becomes not only forgotten but irrelevant once you understand the Leica camera and use it to its fullest potential. Most reviews of Leica gear are well-intentioned but almost always are written by users who didn't or couldn't spend enough time with the gear to realize its true capabilities. Compare dp's review with Sean Reid's and you'll see what I mean.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 13:09 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2484 comments in total)

All of the sample images seem to be VERY soft, lacking the detail and clarity of even my Olympus E-P5. Is it me (my eyes)? My computer? The Fuji?

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2016 at 23:09 UTC as 148th comment | 1 reply
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (273 comments in total)

No big loss. I owned the NX500 for a couple of days. Images were very good, but not out-of-this-world. A little soft, in fact.

The biggest failing of the camera ... a failing it shares with many others ... is the uselessness of the LCD in normal bright daylight. It's impossible to see anything. And since there's no EVF nor any provision for attaching one, using the NX500 in daylight means shooting blind and guessing what you're going to capture. It was a nice looking camera, though.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 22:10 UTC as 60th comment | 8 replies
On article Ona launches Clifton leather backpack (120 comments in total)
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Jack Simpson: I'm, actually, surprised at how many ONA camera bags we do sell in our shops but, price aside, they are nice looking camera bags :)

"Stylish" is always in the eye of the beholder. I went out of my way to visit an ONA dealer to see the ONA selection, particularly a leather model, and was quite disappointed in the workmanship and the handling. The bag was far from "simple" when it came to opening, removing gear, closing, etc. It felt clunky and awkward, especially compared to my old trusty, my Billingham Hadley Pro (I have no affiliation with them). "Stylish" is nice, but long-term, real-world usability is far more important.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 22:04 UTC
On article Ona launches Clifton leather backpack (120 comments in total)

It weighs almost 4 pounds before you put anything into it. Does that makes sense?

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 14:45 UTC as 36th comment
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veroman: They pretty much copied the color scheme of the brown Samsung NX500. Looks good, though.

My comment has to do specifically with their choice of BROWN, not simply that they've used leather.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 18:43 UTC

They pretty much copied the color scheme of the brown Samsung NX500. Looks good, though.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 15:13 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies

Appears to be an advertisement/promotion of the Sigma lens more than it is a case for using wide angle for portraiture, which I, personally, would never do.

Suggesting wide angle for portraits has been around for decades. Sometimes it works, but most of the time it's no match for a solid, 85mm + portraiture ... for what I think are obvious reasons.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2016 at 21:35 UTC as 85th comment | 7 replies

Link please? Could not find the update on the Adobe web site.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 14:16 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
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