sierranvin

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On article Canon granted third most US patents in 2016 (145 comments in total)

Meaningless. Good luck seeing any of it "trickle-down" (does "trickle-down" sound familiar to anyone?) to their innovation-starved camera division. I feel empathy for skilled engineers in Canon's camera division, who would no doubt bring us so much more if "Big Corporation" strategic budgeting didn't so effectively eviscerate their ideas and competencies. Dodder along, Canon, as you lose customer after potential repeat camera customer. The camera division should be spun-off so as to be independent and allowed to take risks and RUN with their ideas and technology.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 22:00 UTC as 53rd comment | 8 replies
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (295 comments in total)

A fine thing, including some occasional material geared to beginner's.
Encountering everything geared to the (presumably) experienced or expert photographer can be like trying to sip from a fire hose for a novice!

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 03:31 UTC as 50th comment

Any new Epson model is no doubt designed to clog frequently, then spew vast quantities of overpriced ink in its ongoing attempts to clean nozzles. This is what all their models do!
It is Epson's fundamental mission: waste, then sell, overpriced ink.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 17:23 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies

If this is his glorious fantasy, his art, while living in beautiful Colorado, this molding disparate objects into... killing weapons, I only wish I could stick him with a one way ticket to Raqqa, Syria.
It's not interesting or pleasing, at any level. Go live amidst Daesh - Isis, they'll love it.
Plowshares into swords stinks.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 23:52 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
On article Meet two nomadic photographers who travel full-time (151 comments in total)
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sierranvin: This pair has made a strong choice about what to make of personal freedom.
I salute them for their boldness, esp. the initial "leap". I enjoyed their video.
I hope they pay some attention to what must be an extraordinary carbon footprint and do what they can to mitigate it when possible. All frequent travelers would do well to consider this, and what may or may not be left for future generations.
https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/carbon-clock/

@" little scottie" - Here's wishing you an early transfer to full time life and work in Beijing and/or Delhi, where you can scoff at air quality concerns all you want - in between coughing spasms.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 18:18 UTC
On article Meet two nomadic photographers who travel full-time (151 comments in total)

This pair has made a strong choice about what to make of personal freedom.
I salute them for their boldness, esp. the initial "leap". I enjoyed their video.
I hope they pay some attention to what must be an extraordinary carbon footprint and do what they can to mitigate it when possible. All frequent travelers would do well to consider this, and what may or may not be left for future generations.
https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/carbon-clock/

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 16:51 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies
On article Meet two nomadic photographers who travel full-time (151 comments in total)
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Ian Leach: The locations are stunning and the photos beautifully done, but the spiritual journey dialogue doesn't sit well with what is clearly a commercial enterprise. Everything in the media now days seems to have loads of deep meaning dialogue attached. I'd prefer 'look at this, it's quite nice'. Maybe I'm just a party pooper.

@ Ian
I'm riding my unicycle around the entire coast of Alaska, and hugging each polar bear and walrus I see, all for World Peace and Cancer.
Please donate generously!

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 16:38 UTC

She could get more if she threatens to unleash sharks with lasers on their heads inside Chipotle locations!

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 05:53 UTC as 67th comment | 3 replies
On article CES 2017: hands-on with the Canon PowerShot G9 X II (193 comments in total)

"Nurse, this patient is DOA. Call the coroner. Which patient is next?"

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 05:09 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
On article CES 2017: hands-on with the Canon PowerShot G9 X II (193 comments in total)
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mar2jeter: Yawn....Canon is so far behind Panasonic and Olympus when it comes to features.

@ pb 'n j - you may have a fun cannon, but this dull offering is just DOA!

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 05:05 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1194 comments in total)
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sierranvin: This camera appears to offer an efficient, highly functional touchscreen feature set, something the lunkheads at Sony can't seem to figure out (despite their selling full-featured touchscreen mobile phones)!

(doesn't anyone at Sony EVER get embarrassed???)

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 00:27 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1194 comments in total)

This camera appears to offer an efficient, highly functional touchscreen feature set, something the lunkheads at Sony can't seem to figure out (despite their selling full-featured touchscreen mobile phones)!

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 22:12 UTC as 219th comment | 5 replies

This appears to offer an efficient, highly functional touchscreen feature set, the thing the lunkheads at Sony can't seem to figure out (despite their selling full-featured touchscreen mobile phones)!

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 20:13 UTC as 13th comment
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sierranvin: This is precious info, and I'll be selling all my Sony gear and Zeiss lenses, esp. the Otus, so I can get Cannon for my cat photography work!

That's the spirit, Tom!
I'm glad I'm not the only one who appreciates such expertise to guide us!

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 03:25 UTC

This is precious info, and I'll be selling all my Sony gear and Zeiss lenses, esp. the Otus, so I can get Cannon for my cat photography work!

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 21:36 UTC as 275th comment | 3 replies
On article Happy Holidays from DPReview (151 comments in total)

Thanks to the team for all the detail you provide and analyze, it really helps me optimize my gear!
And here's to a Happy New Year ahead!

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2016 at 18:00 UTC as 91st comment
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sierranvin: The tiny sensor and lack of raw make this offering a wheezy-breezy joke.
C'mon, Sony, give us something good, something that serious photographers can take everywhere as their superzoom backup camera in case any of their more elaborate kit breaks out in the field, days from any urban center!
How about a full-frame sensor in the RX-10 III?

I understand your cynicism, mario, but it is the best opportunity/concept to premiere a curved sensor. So, a real advance, the same size as RX-10 III, NOT rocket launcher.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 23:39 UTC

The tiny sensor and lack of raw make this offering a wheezy-breezy joke.
C'mon, Sony, give us something good, something that serious photographers can take everywhere as their superzoom backup camera in case any of their more elaborate kit breaks out in the field, days from any urban center!
How about a full-frame sensor in the RX-10 III?

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 22:51 UTC as 19th comment | 6 replies

I don't think Cartier-Bresson is going to be displaced soon...

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 15:37 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
On article Submit your best shots of 2016! (79 comments in total)
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Ran Plett: I captured no photos, but was successfully able to argue that Canon has covered no ground on exposure latitude, Nikon continues to make over priced lenses, Sony cameras overheat, Pentax is, well, Pentax, all m4/3 lenses offer little in terms of "equivalence," medium format mirrorless is hardly better than a 5DsR, Tim Cook is slowly killing Apple, Samsung will burn your house down, all samples photos posted on this site were not captured by real photographers, all camera reviews get an unfair rating compared to other cameras, caring about image quality is pointless pixel peeping, and... deep breath... it's important to have three or four camera systems to compensate for the above mentioned shortcomings.

Ran, I am heartbroken that you omitted selfie-sticks from your summary of the year's crucial gains in the dpreview collective consciousness.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 03:18 UTC
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