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minababe: In answer to people saying how tribalism and racism are a part of human nature, just know that this is a classic tactic apologists of these ideologies resort to to defend the indefensible. It's called normalization. By taking something and making it seem like it's a "fact of life" or "human nature" or "in our genes", they are trying to get everyone to adjust to their skewed perspective as some kind of norm.

Because so many apologists are resorting to the act of normalization, these types of tweets and photos cannot be tweeted and shared enough. Racism, xenophobia and intolerance are not "norms", a fact of life, an indelible part of the human condition or "reality". They stem from the minds of individuals who are racist, xenophobic and intolerant and encourage this state of mind in others. If we don't counter this type of nonsense, we're going to allow these types of people with their skewed mindsets to redefine reality for the rest of us in the same way the Nazis did in the 1930s.

again -- Peiasdf -- who are the lions and who are the impalas in your critical thinking?

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 11:19 UTC
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El Chubasco: Great photo and a great man!

"There are many better Obama / Souza photos" - don't be coy, show which ones impressed you?

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 03:57 UTC
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skanter: Clearly demonstrated the difference between the former president and the vile current one.

"It is a staged photo. Hitler have even better staged photos if you are interested." - you know Pete Souza? what else would you like to say about his photos?

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 03:54 UTC
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hemp0matic: I'm utterly fascinated that there seems to be no escape from this insipid political rhetoric. C'mon, was it a good picture?

"even DP review is weighing in and publishing articles favouring a particular political rhetoric" - so it's just DP review that's guilty and not every other website posting the most popular tweet of all time?

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 23:14 UTC
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minababe: In answer to people saying how tribalism and racism are a part of human nature, just know that this is a classic tactic apologists of these ideologies resort to to defend the indefensible. It's called normalization. By taking something and making it seem like it's a "fact of life" or "human nature" or "in our genes", they are trying to get everyone to adjust to their skewed perspective as some kind of norm.

Because so many apologists are resorting to the act of normalization, these types of tweets and photos cannot be tweeted and shared enough. Racism, xenophobia and intolerance are not "norms", a fact of life, an indelible part of the human condition or "reality". They stem from the minds of individuals who are racist, xenophobic and intolerant and encourage this state of mind in others. If we don't counter this type of nonsense, we're going to allow these types of people with their skewed mindsets to redefine reality for the rest of us in the same way the Nazis did in the 1930s.

"What I was taught growing up is critical thinking, scientific method and logic, not idology." - so who is represented by the lion and who is represented by the antelope in your critical thinking?

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 23:10 UTC
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crazyryoga: The hypocrisy of a former US President. How many bombs have been dropped under his 8 years presidency? How many airstrikes killed innocent people? Was that all about love? I know I'll get hate for this, I don't care, it's the truth.

" I know I'll get hate for this, I don't care, it's the truth."
but, as Batman said, if you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and then make a change. hoo.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 14:46 UTC
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Richard Murdey: Digital cameras were always used by non-photographers under a kind of protest. They didn't wanna use 'em, but they had no choice. Smartphones - and the sharing of photos through facebook, instagram and such, are a more convenient and better way to do things, and non-photographers have happily left cameras for good. They will never come back.

Cameras still remain tools for photographers, from amateur to professional. That core market hasn't really changed in size all that much since the film days. Whether it's a small mirrorless ILC for travel, or a full dSLR kit for event coverage, or some retro vintage model just for the fun of it, none of this demand is under threat from smartphones. Even entry level mirrorless models and compacts are still wanted. Just not at the inflated levels of the pre-smartphone "bubble years" of digital cameras.

or, stop using the label "non-photographer" and view every person who uses any type of camera is a photographer, they're not forced users or protesters

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 12:07 UTC
On article LG G6 camera review (126 comments in total)
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Dante Birchen: No fake-bokeh function. It is a pro, not a con :p

"permanent access for the NSA" - what does that have to do with photography?

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 15:19 UTC
On article TIME releases 100 most influential images of all time (165 comments in total)
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Scales USA: While we can argue all day about the selection of images, I'm wondering how they came to change the world? Photos of multiple wars, none of them seemed to change anything, soldiers are still dying. Same with photos of poor and starving people, things have not really changed.

you are left wondering because you didn't bother to head over to their site to check the very interesting stories and videos behind the photos

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 05:36 UTC
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gingerland: What a set of miserable gits there are on this site. As an engineer and a photographer, I found this fascinating. The point of it was to demonstrate what a clean cut could be achieved using that technique and thereby showing a very interesting cross section of the inside of a camera. What true photographer would not be interested in seeing that? Pot that in a clear resin and it would make a great decorative piece.

the irony is that those people writing here with emotional responses are most likely increasing the likelihood that articles such as these will get posted on this site by creating more discussion and adding to the total comment count. the smarter thing that they could have done to get what they want was to not react at all.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 12:22 UTC
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moizes 2: So what is the practical target of this barbarically made test? Power of overpressed water gear? Dead camera body turned inside out? Why?

you misunderstood, it wasn't a test.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 17:29 UTC
On article Tiny marvel: Panasonic LX10 sample photos (78 comments in total)
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Chuckmet: I turned the T.V. off because I'm so tired of hearing all the mean spirited political talk, even though the election's over, it continues. I thought I'd visit DP review to check out the articles and it didn't take long before I encountered more mean spirited talk, this time over the opinions of a camera or the reviewer or the photos.

it's not like spam. it's like watching t.v. in a bar with other patrons who are loud and obnoxious. you can avoid all the negativity by watching t.v. in your private space, analogously you can be reading only the d.p.review and not going into the comments section. to avoid spam adverts is a little different, you have to install ghostery or ultimate ad blocker. the t.v. equivalent would be to tape shows on a dvr and fast-forward.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 15:32 UTC
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Peter Galbavy: Very big "meh?"

I have had my Panasonic DMC-CM1 for almost a year, it's a two year old model and the only negative versus this is the version of Android. It's got a better sensor, it's cheaper, it's proven tech. I was hoping for so much more.

Why can't any of this hoofwomble companies at least add a real mini flash? AFAICR only one old Samsung phone/camera has a xenon flash. These LEDs are awful.

you're welcome

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 17:38 UTC
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Peter Galbavy: Very big "meh?"

I have had my Panasonic DMC-CM1 for almost a year, it's a two year old model and the only negative versus this is the version of Android. It's got a better sensor, it's cheaper, it's proven tech. I was hoping for so much more.

Why can't any of this hoofwomble companies at least add a real mini flash? AFAICR only one old Samsung phone/camera has a xenon flash. These LEDs are awful.

"...add a real mini flash?"

because xenon flash isn't necessarily better in low light conditions, you risk overpowering the ambient light, washing out the background, and introducing uncorrectable red-eye on living subjects.

"These LEDs are awful."
with a weak LED flash, you are likely to get a more balanced, natural shot.

if you are always shooting in P or Auto, then yes you can use the power of a xenon to take shots at a higher shutter speed or to fill-flash in bright sunlight. however, a more skilled photographer using a CM1 can get around those issues by using Shutter priority for moving subjects or proper composition instead of relying on external lighting for still portraits.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2016 at 19:22 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm F10 (122 comments in total)
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T0ASTERvan: Purely because of necessity and afford ability, My wife purchased the FujiFilm XP60 as of this year the camera will have turned 3 years old and I'm still not convinced any FujiFilm products can compare with other like cameras. Although I carry the camera everywhere I go, I'm finding myself using the LG Rebel more than the XP60. I've actually shot myself in the foot attempting to sell or trade my XP60 just so I could purchase something better.. In my opinion, Save your green for something better and don't make the mistake I did by purchasing anything fujifilm.

as long as you learn that mistake is "assuming that an entire brand is lousy thanks to the experience of a specialized model"

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 13:16 UTC
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Rick Knepper: "why they didn't make a FF instead of this"

Just listened to a short DPR video interview with Toshihisa Iida, Fujifilm's General Manager of the Sales and Marketing Group, and he says Fugi felt like the gap between APS-C and FF is too narrow. They wanted to go after the "top, top resolution" .

Or, the gap between their current lineup and their competition is too narrow

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 07:44 UTC
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noflashplease: The digital era didn't kill this studio, which was an artifact from the era of the British Empire. The firm was famous for taking pictures of colonial administrators, British celebrities and Maharajahs. It appears that Bourne & Shepherd lost their main source of business with the end of colonialism and the ensuing decades when India was a closed, socialist economy. The very fact that the Indian government owns the decrepit physical building, and as the landlord allowed it to hall into such a state of disrepair, proves the point.

the word is neglect

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 17:43 UTC
On article Two in one: LG G5 camera review (90 comments in total)
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skytripper: Although there are undoubtedly some photographers who take pictures with their smarphones, smartphone "photographers" are generally not photographers at all, but merely consumers who take snapshots with their smartphones. Having the ability to hold a camera in your hand and press the shutter does not make one a "photographer" any more than drawing lines on a piece of paper makes one an "artist".

" No qualification makes someone "a photographer" " - yes there is, the qualification is someone who takes photographs.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 11:37 UTC
On article Two in one: LG G5 camera review (90 comments in total)
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skytripper: Although there are undoubtedly some photographers who take pictures with their smarphones, smartphone "photographers" are generally not photographers at all, but merely consumers who take snapshots with their smartphones. Having the ability to hold a camera in your hand and press the shutter does not make one a "photographer" any more than drawing lines on a piece of paper makes one an "artist".

having the ability to post a comment does not make one a pundit any more than typing a sentence on a computer makes one a linguist.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2016 at 02:24 UTC
On article Two in one: LG G5 camera review (90 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: LG really screwed up with G5 and the sales number shows it. It is already the ugliest of flagships (especially after the beautiful V10) and the friend modules just make it uglier.

The camera is good, not as good processing as iPhone and Samsung and not as good hardware as HTC. I hope LG put something amazing in the V11

you're executing lg's master plan of profit exceedingly well. by creating an ugly product, people like you will comment about the beautiful V10 and buy that instead.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 14:39 UTC
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