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Motorola Mobility -- sold to Google, dumped by Google to Lenovo at a fire-sale price. Yet, I see no discussion in this interview about the viability of Motorola as an ongoing concern. If the company is a mess, it doesn't really matter how good the technology is.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 12:51 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
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DotCom Editor: That tripod has the skinniest, flimsiest legs since Ruffian.

No, that's not correct. Ruffian was a she.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 12:34 UTC

That tripod has the skinniest, flimsiest legs since Ruffian.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 03:14 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies
On article Under pressure: Canon vs. Nikon in a hydraulic press (295 comments in total)

This will make me a better photographer how, exactly?

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 20:14 UTC as 105th comment | 4 replies

Even the Chinese rely on Japanese cameras.

Remember, back in 2008, the proposed acquisition of 3Com by Huawei was blocked by the U.S. government on the grounds of security concerns.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 18:57 UTC as 64th comment

Infrared signals are line of sight. To avoid that, just carry a small mirror and point the phone's camera at the mirror instead of at the stage.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 23:26 UTC as 178th comment | 4 replies

One snap of the shutter to get it right with 4x5-inch sheet film. And then to transport a satchel of film magazines to a field lab for processing.

No 13 frames-per-second silliness. No autofocus. No image stabilization. No automatic metering. No blinkies. No instant image review. No auto ISO. No TTL image composition. No histogram. Just history.

Could today's photographers get the shot?

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 18:19 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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LWW: Nice for people with money, not so good for those with enthusiasm or talent.

Enthusiasm, talent, and money are by no means mutually exclusive.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 13:02 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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beckmarc: Great travel camera but it will be a target for thieves

Just make a label with the Canon logo and apply over the Hasselblad logo. It would no longer be a target for thieves.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 13:01 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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Teru Kage: First of its kind, yes. Game changer, no.

It's too expensive for most of the consumer market, and the transition to mirrorless isn't a strong enough reason for pro Hassel users to convert.

Nevertheless, it proves the concept that mirrorless medium format can be done. That may be enough to spur aggressive thinkers Sony, Pentax, and perhaps Nikon to develop their own products, priced within reach of a much larger audience. Canon, as usual, will have its head stuck in the sand and do nothing.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 12:59 UTC

Definitely not an Arca Swiss compatible lens plate. Useless...

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 01:49 UTC as 20th comment

Not likely I'm going to put my faith in this when I need gear to be at a particular place for a particular shoot at a particular time. I'll stick with the tried-and-true LensPro To Go and its high level of service.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 19:31 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies
On photo Boston sunset in the Your City - HDR in overdrive: cityscape challenge (10 comments in total)

Very nice. Can almost see Whitey at the courthouse around the corner. The only thing I'd change would be to fix the verticals, especially on the building at far right to the right of the Customhouse tower. Just grab that top right corner in PS and pull to the right until the verticals are, well, vertical. Other than that very nice. One of my favorite spots to shoot, though I tend to shoot above the chain. I like yours better.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 14:15 UTC as 3rd comment

According to the list, five the top 100 gadgets of all time are video game consoles or handhelds. No doubt this list was compiled by a bunch of pimply faced males with no social lives or skills whatsoever.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 16:56 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies

Were the musicians in outer space, too?

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 16:28 UTC as 8th comment

Wouldn't this make more sense for APReview rather than DPReview?

That said, I sure do miss Panatomic X.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 02:43 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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PhalaNik: Really what is the point? Regardless of brand they all look so bad once the ISO hits the 100k mark that its clear the marketing dept have too much say in the specs. Nikon are simply loosing face here, why do you want your flagship camera to be capable of capturing images at the lowest quality possible by using ISO 3 bloody million. It's a total joke. If you want a real laugh pop over to imaging resource to see the samples at ISO 3m. I can’t see anything on offer from the D5 that would make a D4 or even D3 shooter feel the compelling need to upgrade. Save you cash and get a few lenses.

"Nikon are simply losing face here..."

Not just Nikon, but clearly also the lady in the sample photos. Her face is completely obliterated.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 12:20 UTC
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jaykumarr: Engineering Manager: "we fixed the problem that was slowing down the focus by 50%"
Marketing Manager: "Our fix made focus faster by 50%" . So buy dock from us.

Responding to DrunknCoder

Right you are! I hate it when TV commercials say, for example, that you can "take 8 times fewer pills" or use "five times less detergent," etc. The fact is, you can't reduce anything by more than 100 percent. They seem to think you can reduce by 800 percent and 500 percent, respectively. I can understand using only one-fifth as much detergent, but to say I can use five times less is impossible and illogical.

You said it: Marketing has never been any good at math.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 16:40 UTC
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sh10453: It would be very useful if DPR would follow up with a report comparing the cost of printing using these printers vs. printing at professional printing services.

The price of ink (regardless of manufacturer) is ridiculously high, and buying cheap refill ink is not a desirable option for quality prints.

To me, it's not about cost, but, rather, about CONTROL. I have a 44-inch printer and it allows me to tweak to get my images perfect. There's nothing more disappointing than getting a large print back from a service bureau only to discover it's not exactly what you had in mind.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 15:20 UTC

The superb Minolta Diage A1 of more than a decade ago did wireless flash control with no extra hardware needed. Canon still doesn't get it.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2016 at 17:44 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
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