Dazed and Confused

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WilliamJ: "100% 925 sterling silver"
Oh my ! What an argument ! Precious metal is never expressed in per centage but in karat or in part for thousand (here, 925 parts for a whole thousand of solid metal).

In other words, 100% of 925 has no other meaning than 925. This marketing wording is 100% bullshoot !

It makes total sense - 100% of it is made of 925 sterling silver. As opposed to, say, the camera being 925 sterling silver, and the chain being made of something else.

Every part is 925 sterling sliver.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2018 at 09:20 UTC
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CaPi: „Massive“
Click bait
Thats not a relevant number for consumer products.
Necessary but this headline is another low for journalism

How can they be using 'massive' as clickbait when they don't even use it in the headline? Or anywhere on their homepage for that matter...

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2018 at 08:59 UTC
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Dante Birchen: What's wrong with 85mm Leica? And what's up with the F2 aperture?

>And what's up with the F2 aperture?

What do you mean? Leica Summicrons are always f/2.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 14:21 UTC
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Simon Says: Get a good looking boyfriend and girlfriend as subject.

Both? If you say so, although I'm not sure what my wife will think about it...

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2017 at 15:50 UTC
On article Have your say: Best smartphone of 2017 (58 comments in total)
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Dazed and Confused: It's amazing how many people in the comments are just voting for phones they like, rather than for what this award is actually for - Best Smartphone CAMERA of 2017.

I know people out there love their headphone jacks, microSD cards and swappable batteries, but none of those are actually what this poll is about.

Good point - they need to fix that.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 13:42 UTC
On article Have your say: Best smartphone of 2017 (58 comments in total)

It's amazing how many people in the comments are just voting for phones they like, rather than for what this award is actually for - Best Smartphone CAMERA of 2017.

I know people out there love their headphone jacks, microSD cards and swappable batteries, but none of those are actually what this poll is about.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 12:47 UTC as 17th comment | 14 replies
On article OnePlus 5T first impressions review (55 comments in total)
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Heikki Piirainen: “18:9 aspect ratio”? What’s wrong with saying 2:1?

Easier to compare with the current 16:9 standard, and the 18.5:9 that some other phones are now using.

You might not have a problem, but for many people visualising the difference between 16:9, 2:1, and 37:18 is harder than for 16/18/18.5:9.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 08:28 UTC
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tom1234567: The British DICTARSHIP strikes again,

most people in the UK don't trust the police,
they can be quiet arrogant and usually are

I prefer that the police are quiet. Why would you want noisy police?

And, when actually measured, trust in the police is increasing, and crime is falling. But don't let facts get in the way of an incoherent rant.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 08:30 UTC
On article 2017 Holiday Gift Guide: under $50 (11 comments in total)
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evogt500: Mostly at Amazon...Surprise!

Given how practically everything is available from Amazon now, I'm more surprised that they've found stuff that isn't for sale on Amazon at all.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2017 at 16:45 UTC
On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (308 comments in total)
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Dazed and Confused: I just realised I assumed that this is an exclusive list, rather than just a list of *some* of the lenses they recommend.

Given there's no source posted, I'm not going to read anything into this list.

Airships in general, really.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 22:37 UTC
On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (308 comments in total)

I just realised I assumed that this is an exclusive list, rather than just a list of *some* of the lenses they recommend.

Given there's no source posted, I'm not going to read anything into this list.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 20:59 UTC as 112th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (308 comments in total)

No primes at all between 28mm and 105mm? Really? I can only assume Nikon have some new lenses in that range on the way.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 20:04 UTC as 131st comment
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GodSpeaks: Just one more reason why you should NEVER trust anything to "The Cloud".

@GodSpeaks

What has Google deprecating their old software, and replacing it with a new version (as well as there also being loads of third party alternatives) have to do with trusting the cloud?

That's like saying there's one more reason to never trust anything to physical media when a company releases new backup software, or an OS updates it's file system.

Or did you not read the article?

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2017 at 09:58 UTC
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Dante Birchen: I would strongly advise not to use the new backup and sync app. It is uploading all of my photo's to drive taking up space even though I use high quality instead of original. When i don't select the pictures folder it just doesn't back up anything. This software obviously is not ready yet.

Are you sure you have it set up correctly? I have it uploading photos from one folder and backing up separately from others, and it's working flawlessly. I might just be lucky (or you're unlucky and have hit a bug), but there are quite a few setup options, so there is potential for human error.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2017 at 09:56 UTC

Such a shame. 66 is far too young nowadays, and she was still producing great work.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 09:10 UTC as 4th comment
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WT21: Who is she and why should i care??

>Do you define the worth of someone by whether there is a Times article

Not at all - and I certainly never implied that in my comment. I clearly pointed it out because it provides a lot of detail to help answer your question of who she is.

I apologise that I didn't realise that your obnoxious, patronising question was meant sarcastically.

>do you ever think for yourself?

I will assume you had the same intention with that question.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 10:32 UTC

The photos in the New York Times article are brilliant. I have to admit to not really knowing much about the art of self portrait photography, but I'll certainly be looking into it more.

This, combined with the video on microSD cards, makes it a good day for DPReview. A nice combiantion of the art of photography, and some genuinely useful technical information. Some of the linked articles had got a bit 'Buzzfeedy' lately (e.g. the AirBnB eclipse promo). Shame this article didn't make the main feed, though.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 09:55 UTC as 10th comment
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WT21: Who is she and why should i care??

>Who is she

It literally says in the article:

"Sherman—who is well-known for her critical self-portrait work following the release of her Untitled Film Stills project [...] MacArthur Genius Grant recipient"

and it links to an in depth piece about her in the New York Times.

But as you couldn't even read those 4 paragraphs, I imagine you'll struggle with this comment too.

I do not understand why people think it's so cool to not know stuff, or to not bother to find out.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 09:50 UTC
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Tons o Glass 0 Class: I know I shouldn't be complaining about a USB port and the ability to upgrade firmware on a budget clone lens but why is it on the front?

And they claim 12-point sunstars from a 6-bladed aperture... ('_')

I'm sure Canon had a zoom lens with 12 pointed stars from 6 blades. I think they put a sharp bend in the blade, so creating 12 'corners'. Didn't work at every aperture, though.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 15:54 UTC
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xlabsmedan: Its a panasonic with red label :D

Really? What is the Panasonic equivalent?

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 15:36 UTC
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