AbrasiveReducer

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Roland Karlsson: It is not good looking. It is ugly as h&%&%¤. Even Darth Wader looks better.

It got Barney a date. Of course if it had been a Sony, with their elegant design and beautifully integrated handgrip (just kidding) he would have had to fight the girls off.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 14:15 UTC

I still use my D700 for some things and it's close to 10 years old. It's like the film camera business model where you spend a lot and want your money's worth.

When cameras were 2 megapixels, it made sense to buy and buy. The high prices for those early cameras indicate some consumers agreed. But now, a decent camera is so good that an "upgrade" isn't an upgrade. Of course there is always the enthusiast who wants the stereo with 16 speakers but companies can't rely on that.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 22:19 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (381 comments in total)
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Elliot H: once again and for the last time:

"Rebel" rebel again WHAT??

silly name for a supposedly serious camera

where's that black tape again

This will definately make me reconsider recommending Canon cameras to people alhthough I do think IXUS is catchy.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 16:35 UTC

Perhaps it's time to reconsider the wit and wisdom of Ken Rockwell.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 15:18 UTC as 40th comment | 3 replies
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stratplaya: When DP finally reviews this thing, anything less than a 96% rating would be a shock. It may even earn the coveted platinum or diamond award.

Very funny, but wait, there's more. Owners of this (spoiler alert) Gold Award ++ camera get free access to airport lounges, prority boarding, pre-security clearance and a lapel pin made of Beryllium, shaped like a tiny Elcassette machine.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 15:14 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix FZ80/FZ82 real world samples gallery (77 comments in total)

Nice to have a sony day in Seattle (had to work Sony in there somewhere.) I think many people would be more than happy with these photos and with the features and price.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 15:56 UTC as 20th comment
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (342 comments in total)

Nice images and B&W moves you a little further from taking the same pictures everybody else does. There seems to be a lot of interest in monochrome, from plug-ins to gray inks.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 17:25 UTC as 77th comment
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eMTi: You at DPReview should take out 3 DL Nikon cameras that will never happen. I sold two of my cameras to get enough money to bay two Nikon DLs. The DL camera never happen, money was spend and I am now without camera and money, because I trusted Nikon. I also believe I am not the only one that Nikon screw up....
The another screw up from Nikon was when they stop updating software for there excellent negative/positive film scanners, and soon after that Nikon stop making them, and refusing to let other company to continue to make such excellent and affordable film scanners and charging them insane money. This and other things will be the beginning of the down fall of the sleeping Nikon.

How does a camera "happen?" Or not happen?

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 06:58 UTC

Nikon vs. Ikon. I like it. Kodak had a good thing going with infringement suits. I say go for it, Nikon. Just don't sue yourselves by accident.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 06:53 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
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OlyPent: Why don't the camera-makes move to more geologically-stable and climate-stable areas? Seems like every week, some flood or earthquake is hobbling the semi-conductor industry.

I wanna be a coal miner, but I'd have to move.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 17:43 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience (1281 comments in total)
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DouglasGottlieb: Have the A9mii rumors started yet? I hear the ii addresses a lot of issues nobody has

People are so snarky. I don't think Sony will replace this model until DPR stops running articles about it, which could be never.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 16:54 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience (1281 comments in total)
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kreislauf: the more the crowd raves about the sony a9 and a7, the more I want a Pentax K-1

It's like having 1,000,000,000 ISO. Some people are able to take the photos they want without that feature. So maybe this person doesn't take sports photos.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 16:49 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta DiMAGE X (134 comments in total)

Not the greatest picture taker but unlike current pocket cameras, it could be carried in a pocket.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 16:41 UTC as 44th comment

Here's an idea for an interesting article. Ask retailers how they feel about various brands. Are the promotions good? Do they backorder everything, leaving you nothing to sell? Will they cut you off if you sell gray? Will they credit you for returns of equipment that's not really in new condition? How long do repairs take and how often do they need to be done more than once? Is the rep responsive to your needs? Are rebates easy for customers? Do they force you to stock items you don't want/can't sell? Do they throw in enough free stuff (camera bags?)

Of course none of this is as important as dynamic range (joking) but when I walk into a warehouse store that has a small selection but sells tons, there's a reason why that stuff is there.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 05:44 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
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beavertown: Canon is like the number one camera giant of Apple that will never die like the phoenix. Number two Sony will always be number two.

If we're talking about free publicity on DPR, Sony is already #1.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 05:24 UTC
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pacnwhobbyist: The Toyota of the camera industry.

And Nikon is like Nakamichi.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 05:22 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (503 comments in total)
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Chuckmet: When can we expect to see reliability and durability comparisons between top camera makers. All I ever see is tech. And price comparisons which is important but not as important as reliability in my opinion.

Isn't poisson French for fish? Honestly, arguments about how much things cost or why trips and videos need to be subsidized by manufacturers seem a bit hollow when Amazon is the parent. But maybe they're just stingy.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 18:11 UTC

I guess you can't patent this; the upside down thing is certainly not new. Nice heads, though.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 16:26 UTC as 8th comment
On article TriLens triple lens holder coming to Kickstarter (165 comments in total)
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Marty4650: This might catch on among hip hop rap singers who like to wear their pants low.

Well, maybe. But if you start out with your pants low, and clip this baby on, that's a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 16:44 UTC

This is an interesting topic and the timing is perfect since DPR hasn't paid much attention to Sony since yesterday. Of course anyone considering a switch will do their own math, so this isn't really necessary.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 16:37 UTC as 139th comment
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