Dazed and Confused

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On article OnePlus 5T first impressions review (52 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 (9 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 (310 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 (310 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 (310 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 9th 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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Weerterbos: Ah, an interesting piece about strobing a sports arena!
Oh no, just name dropping and a 2 photo guess-about.

I also think it would be courteous to at least mention the Reddit discussion they likely got this from, too: https://www.reddit.com/r/photography/comments/6esozl/how_do_nba_photographers_get_images_like_this/

It's totally fine to get inspiration from other sites, but I do think it should made clear, otherwise it starts looking like you're doing a Buzzfeed.

Apologies if this is just a total coincidence.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 07:21 UTC
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RedFox88: Hmm... this camera or a house...hmmm....

Where are you buying houses for $50,000?!

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 12:03 UTC
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String: It's only for a hipster, it's too expensive, blah blah blah... why not look at it as more of a fun little project you can build with young kids and get them started with photography. Is that really such a bad thing?

>Who cares how easy it is?

I imagine lots of people do. Surely the point of an educational exercise is to pitch it at the correct level? An appropriate level of complexity is where the time and enjoyment comes in.

I don't see how not blindly agreeing that every photo product is perfectly suited for every use just because it is a photo product is bitter - I'm just pointing out the likely much better options for achieving your goal.

I suppose if I pointed out that a Sony A9 might not be the best first camera for a toddler, and gave you a helpful link to more suitable cameras, that would also be me being 'bitter about photo products'?

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 12:26 UTC
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String: It's only for a hipster, it's too expensive, blah blah blah... why not look at it as more of a fun little project you can build with young kids and get them started with photography. Is that really such a bad thing?

Building it is literally just putting the pre-assembled board in the case and tightening 4 screws. It's about as educational as Nokia's interchangeable covers from 20 years ago.

If the build itself is the main purpose, there are already plenty of far better options: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-diy-cameras-can-build-today/

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 21:52 UTC

>Interestingly, none have upgraded to the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II or 5D Mark IV.

That's the thing I find most interesting about this article. If they felt no need to upgrade their cameras anyway, even with the comparative ease of staying within systems, I wonder if the Sony offers them enough to switch entire systems.

In my experience, I find that pros are often less concerned with having the very latest or 'best' gear than many amateurs. If it's good enough, it's good enough - why pay more?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 12:04 UTC as 218th comment | 1 reply

This all comes down to the fact that it isn’t really medium format – it’s a crop to keep cost and size down. While it’s still obviously got benefits over full-frame, they’re not as pronounced as the traditional medium format sizes would give.

It’ll be interesting to see whether this size survives if and when larger medium format becomes more readily available. It could be a sweet spot, like 1.6x, or disappear like most of the 1.3x crops did when full frame became more affordable.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 10:59 UTC as 448th comment | 3 replies
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