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On article Readers' Showcase: Maxime Siegler (47 comments in total)

"...Eureka Dunes in Death Valley. It was in January 2010, the sky was deep blue, temperature was pleasant (mid 60 deg F)... The view was absolutely spectacular, as the sun set over the surrounding rocky mountains. It was soundless, windless as if life never existed." What a simple, elegant description. Did you capture an image you feel conveys or are we to be satisfied (which I am) with the image and emotions you evoke?

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2015 at 04:34 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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alcaher: The message could be a clue or they just wrote that just to capture the big attention of the canon users.

so maybe is the long waited 100-400mm lens update which is a extremly popular lens and its meant to be use with the new 7dmark2

or +40 Megapixel FF box camera for who know how much!

Seeing the actual ad, and link to Canon USA - this isn't "NY only..." Making all the word (which are probably derived from comments on sites like this one), make sense with regard to the 100-400, but the chatter about a 1DXs is interesting (although possibly a 1D announcement would be a bit premature given the 7DmkII release).

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 15:11 UTC
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alcaher: The message could be a clue or they just wrote that just to capture the big attention of the canon users.

so maybe is the long waited 100-400mm lens update which is a extremly popular lens and its meant to be use with the new 7dmark2

or +40 Megapixel FF box camera for who know how much!

Indeed, all those words can be applied to Canon with regard to the its not releasing an update to the 100-400; but Mr. Gurdes is right, if this is a NY-only ad, not likely.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 10:48 UTC
On article Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review (477 comments in total)

Unless I am caught in a time warp, Sony has introduced an RX-100 Mark III (and I have one!). Editors missed that the article describes the RX-100... Mark II. Unfortunately, you conclude on a slightly sour tone, but miss the point about this camera, the IQ. Maybe that's a problem with 'First Impression' articles, where you are constrained to not discuss the image. Then again, maybe the image isn't 'mind-blowing' or take it out of the 'middle ground.'

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 05:28 UTC as 164th comment | 1 reply

Would be kinda fun shooting video through this rig. I can imagine showing up on a movie set with it and getting some interesting looks.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 17:15 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On article Portfolio: Photography student Luke Evans (157 comments in total)

Can I just say how disheartening it is to see a site dedicated to photography respond to a portfolio with such utterly senseless commentary. Some of these are interesting photos. It might be worth taking a moment and thinking about his work, rather than offhandedly trashing it. His exploration with the Xerox is smart and creative (indeed, I had to go to his site to understand what he was doing and why it was worth a look, which is something that could have been explained here). The vitriol that has taken over this site's comments is really come to a new low. Anyone who posts an unsubstantiated comment like "junk" should post a link to their images for fair critique. What does "junk" add to understanding? For the student or the viewer? I'm not for censorship, but please, if you are just going to be rude and thoughtless, go somewhere else.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 11:13 UTC as 54th comment | 4 replies
On article 1939: England in Color (part 1) (222 comments in total)

Anyone know what the car is? What a fun-loving family!

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 15:39 UTC as 111th comment | 2 replies
On article Chicago-based Calumet Photographic closes U.S. stores (195 comments in total)
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love_them_all: I always preferred Calumet over Samy's in the LA area. The staff of Samy's had done numerous unethical transactions to my friends and I back in the days. They over charged us on used equipment and used high pressure sales techniques on things we didn't need. Back then we were students and didn't know better. Then I discovered Calumet and never turned back. Their rental house is one of the best in LA.

Several years ago I moved from Los Angeles, but return there twice a year. I inevitably end up in Samy's for something on every trip and have shopped there for nearly 30 years without anything unethical - it's a pretty shocking, and unfair, charge. I've shopped there, Calumet and Bel Air for years. Unlike love_them_all, I did like them all, but especially Samy's and Bel Air. Calumet had generally higher over the counter prices with less stock on hand and sometimes not the most helpful staff, never saw it busy, which said a lot.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 07:32 UTC
On article Accessory Review: Tamrac Zipshot Tripod (94 comments in total)
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tim_b: reminds me of tent poles...

My first reaction - the tent pole design. And for those concerned about how rugged, my tent's about 15 years old and gets plenty of use.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 10:51 UTC
On article Concert Footage from Nokia 808 Pureview (256 comments in total)
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TrojMacReady: For those who complain about missing vocals, here's a more vocal example:!

Joesiv, from a lapsed-recording engineer's perspective, your last paragraph is great, succinct analogy.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2012 at 18:15 UTC
On photo daddy I saw a lion in George Veltchev's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Curious to know if this photo was altered or is the depth-of-field and curved character of the background blur due to the shape of the trees (and an interesting optical illusion) or some editing.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2012 at 02:16 UTC as 1st comment
On article Canon launches EOS 60Da DSLR for astrophotography (229 comments in total)
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Vegasus: I am not a pro photographer, and every time there is a new SLR, i am only interest in low lights capability, dual memory cards, large screen with million dots and face detection for focusing.

and every time i visit this website i expect new product, but after 5 years knowing about this website,... i think those top manufactures making cameras is like buying a car... same car with lotsa variants. 4 cyl, v6 or v8 engine wif same body.

To your interest, at DP review you can in one location follow the improvements in each area - low light sensitivity, features such as dual memory cards, etc. They are the same in the same way as you can now get 200hp out of a 2.0 litre car, when 10 years ago the horse power was far less. The interesting thing is to see the technology advance. You purchase at a point where you need the technology AND the technology meets your needs. I think of it as a great window on the advances (and limitation) of current technology.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2012 at 13:25 UTC
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ybizzle: $399? Buy a Canon T3 and call it a day...

Compare the image quality of the T3 to the Sony NEX-5n or 7 and you will understand where the difference lies. The dollar figure is only one aspect to the equation.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 23:56 UTC
On article First Impressions: Using the Canon PowerShot S100 (182 comments in total)

Some reviews have observed poor battery performance/power consumption. Did you experience this? Also, you note the camera is slightly faster than S90/S95, any observation regarding shutter lag?

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2011 at 23:50 UTC as 65th comment | 3 replies
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