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Lives in United States Rochester, United States
Works as a Instructional designer (technical writer)
Joined on Feb 28, 2004

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SimenO1: As an European reader, I feel like an unwanted reader when DPR don't even bother to quote standard international length units.

@Jacques: You wrote, "You entirely missed my point, which was that, unlike your clueless father, I DON'T rant about signs in other languages."
As I see it, you are ranting about signs in other languages: Your reply to Simen01 started with, "YOU feel unwanted because people on the other side of the ocean use THEIR standards?" However much you'd like to deny it, you're ranting, in this case, about a European reader's proposal that metric measurements be included in product descriptions. It's the exact same thing my father did, except that you're *preemptively* demeaning/belittling the foreign language/measurement inclusion with your condescending recommendation that Simen01 "stay home" or "accommodate sometimes."
Ever heard that bit of conventional wisdom: "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all."?

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 18:32 UTC
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SimenO1: As an European reader, I feel like an unwanted reader when DPR don't even bother to quote standard international length units.

@Jacques: Regardless of how much you've traveled, you clearly can't see beyond your narrow, American world-view on this issue, based on these two sentences you wrote: "Here's a thought: you can always stay home. If you want to interact with the world, you're going to have to accommodate sometimes."
This advice is what any savvy Internet-based retailer should be using as a mantra. Instead, you're telling a prospective consumer on the *world-wide web* that they can "always stay home." Here's a news flash for you: that reader you chastised is already "home," and he or she may choose not to patronize DPReview if the site neglects to publish metric specs of products the site reviews.
If that reader doesn't patronize DPReview, that's one less prospective consumer likely to buy photography-related products by clicking one of the site's ubiquitous links to Amazon.
It's DPReview that NEEDS to "interact" with the world, and *they* will have to accommodate "sometimes," not the other way around.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 17:43 UTC
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SimenO1: As an European reader, I feel like an unwanted reader when DPR don't even bother to quote standard international length units.

@Jacques Cornell: Lousy analogy. Highway signs in a physical environment do not = camera equipment specs on a website owned by an Internet-based retailer that, according to wikipedia, "has separate retail websites for United States, United Kingdom and Ireland, France, Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Australia, Brazil, Japan, China, India and Mexico. Amazon also offers international shipping to certain other countries for some of its products.[15] In 2011, it professed an intention to launch its websites in Poland and Sweden."

You remind me of my clueless father, who used to rant about signs and instructions offered in foreign languages (I'm an American, btw). If you're selling products to an international audience/target market, and you don't include specifications and/or instructions in foreign languages, you're cutting your own throat, and you deserve to lose market share or go out of business.

And people like you wonder why so many Europeans don't like Americans.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 13:56 UTC
On article Just Posted: Ricoh GR Review (214 comments in total)
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radissimo: I always cheer to underdogs,so I am very happy that Ricoh outperforms Nikon in many ways...
I am wondering how would be the picture quality with also pocketable SONY RX100 @28mm with f1.8 like? I know that GR is more user friendly,but again they have many things common:
*pocketable,same size and weight
*good and fairly bright 28mm
*fixed screen, no EVF/OVF
can be RX100 more flexible with similar IQ?

This laboratory JPEG spec is meaningless to me. I only shoot in RAW, and seldom at base ISO. If you want to obsess over JPEG IQ at base ISO, why not just stick with a smartphone? If you're interested in a comparison that approximates real-world use (or at least the way I use the GR), go the Studio Scene Comparison (RAW) page for DPReview's Ricoh GR review, and replace one of the other cameras being compared to GR with the RX100. Download the JPEGs for the GR and RX100 and compare them in separate windows at full magnification, or just move the little crop window around to view close-ups of different parts of the studio scene image.

If you can't see the obvious IQ superiority of the GR (and the Coolpix A) over the RX100 IQ, then I suggest you have your eyes examined.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2013 at 17:22 UTC
On article Just Posted: Ricoh GR Review (214 comments in total)
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radissimo: I always cheer to underdogs,so I am very happy that Ricoh outperforms Nikon in many ways...
I am wondering how would be the picture quality with also pocketable SONY RX100 @28mm with f1.8 like? I know that GR is more user friendly,but again they have many things common:
*pocketable,same size and weight
*good and fairly bright 28mm
*fixed screen, no EVF/OVF
can be RX100 more flexible with similar IQ?

My previous compact camera was the RX100. I loved the RX100 and the IQ was very good compared to any compact camera I'd owned. But from the start I didn't like how it felt in my hand. Too slippery and not very comfortable to grip. I bought Richard Franiec's custom grip for the RX100, and that helped.

The RX100 performed well, and its AF was very fast in bright light, only slightly less fast in low light. Then I noticed that I was always shooting the RX100 at its widest angle, never zooming in, and I was attracted to the GR's APS-C sensor and what I had read about how good it feels.

So I sold the RX100 and bought a GR, and I couldn’t be happier. I've never owned a compact camera that feels so right in my hand and so thoughtfully designed for serious photography. The GR inspires me to be a better photographer so that I can take full advantage of its potential. And the GR IQ beats the RX100's. The only way the RX100 is more flexible to me is that it has a zoom lens. I love the GR more.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 23:41 UTC
On article Just Posted: Ricoh GR Review (214 comments in total)
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rusticus: good camera - unfortunately ugly - I do not buy

Your loss. Beauty in a commodity, for me, is determined by how effectively an item fulfills its intended purpose, and this is one of the most beautiful cameras I've ever owned.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 19:05 UTC
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