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On article DxOMark Mobile report: Sony Xperia Z2 takes top spot (146 comments in total)
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Rick_Hunter: Thanks... I'll keep using my D600 and my Zeiss ZF.2 lenses for photography...

Great news! Thanks for sharing.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 20:49 UTC
On article 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months (593 comments in total)
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Virtually Grey: Apologies for having to split my post into three (now four !) - below but I wanted to say what I wanted to say!

Would it not have been easier to reply to your initial post? That way everything would be together and in the right order.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 20:40 UTC
On article 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months (593 comments in total)
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Virtually Grey: It's a Supermarine Spitfire, not a Seafire. Or is it known by another name outside of the UK where they were made?

A quick Google would have given you the answers you needed...

From Wikipedia:
"The Supermarine Seafire was a naval version of the Supermarine Spitfire adapted for operation from aircraft carriers. The name Seafire was arrived at by abbreviating the longer name Sea Spitfire."

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 20:37 UTC
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vetsmelter: "Lumia 1020's Pro Camera app coming to other PureView devices" -> but not the greatest, largest sensor Pureview device, the Nokia Pureview 808, oh no let's just forget it ever existed. Thanks Microsoft for keeping this MS Pureview.

People knew full well that the 808 wasn't going to be supported, even before it was launched.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2013 at 08:58 UTC
On article Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor (757 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Come on guys, your green eyes are casting an unearthly glow over the whole Comments page. Admit it, if you were wealthy enough to be able to afford this camera without blinking, you wouldn't be wasting your time bleating about it would you.

Whilst the 'you're just jealous' approach holds water for some of Leica's other gear, it just doesn't wash with this.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2013 at 10:21 UTC

I think Hasselblad are to be commended. This is the first time that I can recall the DPR comments section showing anything like a consensus.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 23:11 UTC as 159th comment | 2 replies
On article 5 impressive videos shot with the Lumia 920 (8 comments in total)
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JKP: I guess I'm just being picky, but after watching videos from EOS SLRs tweaked with ML-firmware, these look blocky and lacking of fine details. Especially the 1st video was suspiciously coarse, even at 1080p. Something wrong maybe?

Video from mobile phone in 'not as good as a dedicated camera with much bigger sensor' shocker.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2013 at 10:00 UTC
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wetracy: "...at a price rather lower than the camera manufacturers' equivalents."

It's just "lower." What's the "rather lower" claptrap?

I think what you really want to say is that it's significantly lower, but your ad sales people will not tolerate that. And you can't bring yourself to go with the simple and straightforward, "at a lower price." So you make yourself feel better with a silly and superfluous "rather" tossed in.

I'd rather read honest copy.

wetracy - I dread to think how irate you'd get about something meaningful.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 15:03 UTC
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dpLarry: Full Frame sensor in a compact body is cool and unique and have great low light but it is not a huge technical breakthrough.

There have been 35mm film compact cameras decades ago and those even have to have space for the film canister and rewind mechanism and AA batteries. Some of them even have zoom lenses. And most of them only a couple hundred dollars. The RX1 have a fixed lens..

It's not a bad thing it got camera of the year award. They won't sell that many of it because of the price and limitations. But it is not a big technical achievement putting a FF sensor inside a compact body.

Oh dear, I'm sorry everyone. I was supposed to be looking after dpLarry tonight...and...well I only went out of the room for a moment and when I came back I saw that he'd opened the laptop and had been busy typing away.

I promise to be more vigilant in the future. Sorry again folks.

*come on Larry, step away from the keyboard*

Link | Posted on May 15, 2013 at 21:30 UTC
On article Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A99 review (496 comments in total)
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snow14: to me this camera is just oh ok

Thanks for sharing snow14, now I don't need to waste time reading the full review!

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 23:04 UTC
On article Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A99 samples gallery (159 comments in total)
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ET2: When are studio images coming?

Does no-one ever read the text?

"our first opportunity to get hold of a production-standard camera"

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 08:06 UTC
On article Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A99 samples gallery (159 comments in total)
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gl2k: Astonishing. I just found about a dozen hands-on previews of the A99. But dpreview, on of the biggest camera websites, has just a few images without any comments.



Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 08:02 UTC
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grazuncle: was it a Billion dollars to send this to Mars? (vaguely remember this figure in a news broadcast.. might be a whole lot more. )

Great inovations and technical skills to get it there .. no doubt abut that. But you can't walk here on Earth in the daytime and feel 100% safe.

begs the question....

Alan, the only questions I'm asking are:

"Where would we be if, throughout history, people had no ambition to explore their surroundings?"

"Why do people question the price of everything but understand the value of nothing?"

"Why do you think that, as an alternative to sending this amazing craft to Mars, NASA would have spent the money making the streets of Birmingham safer?"

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2012 at 12:07 UTC
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Vitruvius: And don't forget that there is no optical zoom, it is digital. Which means that that the advantages of the PureView technology will decrease as you zoom in.

Vitruvius - you're totally missing the point of PureView. The reason it's a 41MP sensor is so that you can allow a 3x zoom and maintain a 5MP image.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2012 at 08:06 UTC
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PhillipA: Everyone is saying "pity no EVF" , but the specs say EVF optional - c'mon Mr. Butler - which is it ??


Link | Posted on May 17, 2012 at 11:22 UTC
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EssexAsh: If it doesnt come with a trained chimpanzee to hold the lens cap for me then im afraid im just not interested.

*edit* in a bellboy suit please.

An Hermes-designed bellboy suit?

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 12:41 UTC
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fz750: Fat lot of use because the airport authorities in Europe (initially pressured from their US conterparts and now arguably out of step with the trend in the US) insist that every computer or tablet is shown individually in its own try through the scanner.

Iit may not even be put on a soft case or cloth in Zurich (so your iPad back gets nicely scratched..)


Blimey, a tricky situation indeed. Your example has indeed rendered the bags useless as a carry-on item.

Unless - and it's a bit of a long shot - you take the item out of the bag at the scanner, then put it back in on the other side. It...might...just...work.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2012 at 08:26 UTC
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