Iku-Turso

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Imager of: Wow. I just purchased the P30 pro 3 days ago. I’m now going to take it back and just go back to an iPhone. Probably best anyways. Android still very buggy.

@Mariano I don't think you understand what open source means. People cannot just "write a code then upload it on your phone". In situations like these being open source is the only saving grace, it's something companies cannot use to hit others and customers with. All modern infrastructure should use open source code.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2019 at 14:05 UTC

This is why you shouldn't rely on proprietary, closed-source software. Corporations control them and they can take them away. I hope this is also something people take away from these events. Also, I hope this accelerates the development of viability of Google-free Android and that Huawei starts selling their laptops with Linux.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2019 at 08:23 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply

I don't care about the Apple vs. Android argument. I'm annoyed about two things:

- As a software dev & photographer his arguments are nonsensical. So, either his technical understanding is on a level that lead to him being let off from Google or he's thinking "I'll just write some techno mumbo jumbo, I'll sound smart and people wouldn't understand anyway". What he wrote is either cringe-worthy or insulting or maybe both.

- DPR posting a click-bait article (again) which is pretty much devoid of any good information. I see it as falling down to the level of many other sites that only care about the number of clicks and screen time. Shame on you.

I know nobody cares but you have earned a place on my blocked sites list. I'll see myself out.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 16:36 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (549 comments in total)
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Michiel953: Same question as for the Pen F: Why would anyone buy this over an X-E2?

@ecka84 They're optically very different lenses so the price comparison doesn't make sense.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 19:26 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (549 comments in total)
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Michiel953: Same question as for the Pen F: Why would anyone buy this over an X-E2?

lel the ff dinosaurs be salty

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 22:50 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (549 comments in total)
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Michiel953: Same question as for the Pen F: Why would anyone buy this over an X-E2?

I shoot a lot of macros and landscapes, so I usually want all the DoF I can get. Also, like you said yourself, A7 was an awful camera to you. Now do you prefer smaller sensor or not? Or does the answer lie in a very large number of *other* factors people weigh when choosing cameras/systems? Given that pretty much all the modern mirrorless cameras have good enough image quality for the vast majority of photographic needs it boils down to all kinds of different things. Form factor, lens selection, IBIS, silent shutter etc etc etc.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 21:51 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (549 comments in total)
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Michiel953: Same question as for the Pen F: Why would anyone buy this over an X-E2?

Yeah, I remember you from the Pen F review. Feeling insecure about your choices?

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 20:31 UTC
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falconeyes: As I see it, there will soon be a lot of demand for technically sound AF performance measurements.

Rishi, how far are your and DPR staff's plans to deploy a proper AF testing suite?

It could be something like a series of chequered plates with different contrast ratios (like 1.1:1, 2:1, 10:1) and controlled lighting (-3EV, 2EV, 10EV), camera at the same place focusing starts from infinity.

Timing could be measured very accurately from an audio track.

Sharpness/blurriness of the results could be measured by doing frequency analysis on the pictures.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2016 at 05:26 UTC
On article Video: What's in the future for Sony's Alpha system? (266 comments in total)
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greg57: 37 minutes?!? Guys, when my favorite information websites release videos, they have the decency to add a summary of it. I'm interested in Sony but sorry, I don't have 37' to give. TL;DR :P

Yup, this is not a rampart problem here on dpreview but it's a trend that news and other pieces of information (news, installation guides, tutorials, whatever) delivered in video format only. I want to be able to skim and also not interrupt whatever I might be listening to at the moment to watch a video that long.. or there needs to be a way to determine if it's worth a watch first.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2015 at 18:26 UTC
On article Sony reportedly shifting focus to full-frame cameras (447 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: In Sony's own words: "Hope it will stick for them"

Otherwise they will be abandoning another format again and again leaving their customers in the cold.

Sony forgets that you buy yourself into a system instead of buying a 'new' camera. If you drop system after system as Sony does, then that leaves their customers with regret and anger. The same customers that seem to be happy now with the camera they have now, until their system also gets dropped....

@Mr Birk
I didn't say that Sony isn't listening to the market. I was referring to Sony pretty much forgetting about their SLT/DSLR customers who might still like to stay in the system and use their current gear to the fullest.

The new full-frame mirrorless cameras sure are fine and dandy but they aren't a viable option for entry/mid-range hobbyists/enthusiasts. If you care (well, I do) about the body-size the A58 is really the only option and compared to the competition it is a sorry one.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 02:50 UTC
On article Sony reportedly shifting focus to full-frame cameras (447 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: In Sony's own words: "Hope it will stick for them"

Otherwise they will be abandoning another format again and again leaving their customers in the cold.

Sony forgets that you buy yourself into a system instead of buying a 'new' camera. If you drop system after system as Sony does, then that leaves their customers with regret and anger. The same customers that seem to be happy now with the camera they have now, until their system also gets dropped....

@Mr Birk: What's wrong with their current cameras? If you happen to own an older APS-C DSLR/SLT, say A55, and want to upgrade or just replace the failing body there's not much to choose from. There's no current smallish body with A-mount support and IBIS.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 23:00 UTC
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PhotoKhan: I said this many years ago, I'll repeat it now for the benefit of avoiding any more future hassle.

The sooner any professional or advanced amateur photographer who rely in Raw output starts using LR and exploring it in order to get the amazing potential it entails, the sooner you'll be doing yourself an huge, mind-peace-inducing favor.

I'll avoid any stunts that companies eventually would pull on me and continue using Darktable, it's a very powerful raw editing software.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 22:22 UTC
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Michael Piziak: No need to buy any retouching tools now that I've got Gimp.

dosdan beat me to it :) It takes time to learn how to use Gimp but that's how it is with any complex program.

There are no adjustable layer effects (except what can be adjusted with effect of the layer and masks). Not yet at least.

I have been using gimp 2.9 for quite a while and it's been 16/32-bit / channel for like a year now. However, I do admit that more and more of my photo retouching work has moved over to darktable as it gains more and more features (like non-destructive layer effects).

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2014 at 10:30 UTC
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Michael Piziak: No need to buy any retouching tools now that I've got Gimp.

@NetMage I have only used Gimp for a few years. Would you mind giving a rundown of features an enthusiast photographer would be missing that PSE or PSP provide?

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 23:10 UTC
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AndreSJ: I word question. LENSES?

Majority of the good usable lenses are alpha mount lenses which don't have OIS. This is the E-mount's downfall for me, no IBIS.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 02:36 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review (503 comments in total)
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ttbek: Why is the Canon PowerShot G1 X II not on the graph? Is it because it would make the Sony look bad (even just a little bit, lol)? Honestly the Sony reviews on here tend to go into fanboy mode -_-. It makes no sense not to have the Canon PowerShot G1 X II on the graph considering that the review has it in the chart just above (but also fails to make note of it in the text, and why isn't the original G1 X in the chart... since it's in the graph). It's a tradeoff of course, less range, but I think it's worth both mentioning in the text (the good and bad of the comparison) and having it plotted on the graph.

How do you know you produce good, balanced reviews? Sony fanboys whine about Canon-bias and Canon fanboys whine about Sony-bias.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 11:45 UTC
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Horshack: Canon denied they've been spending more time innovating video technology instead of stills, citing the development of their dual-pixel technology as proof...a technology used primarily for video on the 70D :)

That said, their dual-pixel tech is very cool and should play a more prominent role in stills AF for future generation bodies.

@Horshack, when I hear that holding at arms length argument I can't help thinking that the person doesn't have an access to a camera with a good live-view implementation, no offense. I have Sony a77, I use the live view often and never shoot at arms length. I can use better stances than with viewfinder that's why I use live view. I shoot at ground-level, cradle the camera on my lap, brace it against myself at hip, use railings etc to stabilize the camera. That's many angles and stabilizing options that would require very awkward postures with viewfinder.. I'm not saying that you would need it, but many people like myself do see good live view as an invaluable enabler.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 07:32 UTC
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