AbrasiveReducer

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On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (473 comments in total)
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Frank C.: sue sue sue sue!!! the american ....err... euro way!!

...And if you add in the D600 debacle, suing Nikon is the Asian way as well. Hopefully, they'll find some kind of firmware fix, before someone in Africa sues Nikon.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 23:44 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (454 comments in total)
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felix from the suburbs: Kind of sad to read all of those mocking comments. When I was starting out in armature photography Hasselblad was a premier brand and our "someday" camera should we ever win a lottery or inherit enough money from some unknown relative. I guess it's just another causality of the digital age. But I, for one, hope that they knock it out of the park and regain some of their lost glory - even though I likely wouldn't be able to afford it unless that unknown relative with money decides to write me into their will.

While mocking comments aren't useful (as with most internet content), these rebranded cameras carry the taint of attempting to deceive the customer and nobody likes being fooled.

A Sony camera with a wood handle is just that, and should be priced accordingly. Leica has had success with re-labeling less expensive products and charging a lot more but they occupy a more "glamorous" place than Hasselblad. Anyway, let's hope this is a camera that gets Canon and Nikon off their butts.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 17:41 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (454 comments in total)
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Alec: Hasselblad A7RII, with a wooden grip. Actually the entire camera is made of wood, including the optics. Highly collectible.

Besides the general limited edition, serial #s 1 through 100 will be "exclusive premier select limited", made of the rarest wood species responsibly hand-picked and salvaged. Will come with a VHS tape of celebrities, brand ambassadors, company management and other qualified individuals sharing how holding the Hasselblad A7RII makes them feel completely differently from any other camera.

I suspect they dropped the Sony cameras because people didn't buy them. Ridicule may have played a part, but a savvy move whatever the reason. Now, to find out what gold taps in the lavy means.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 03:58 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (473 comments in total)
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Kaso: "Honesty is the best policy." The traditionally honourable Japanese have become rather slippery in their business conduct. On the technical side, the digital camera manufacturers, notably Nikon, still don't get it -- a few years in and none of their communications functions work properly and intuitively. At the same time, they spend a lot of precious time on moving buttons around and reshaping the grip -- over and over again. (I am a consumer, having zero allegiance with any brands.)

First of all, congratulations on being a consumer with zero allegiance to any brand. They don't have any allegiance to you, and stepping out of the fan club mentality allows you to concentrate on photography instead of defending and providing free advertising for your favorite corporation.

That said, I wonder if this current debacle is not the fault of engineers but rather, the good folks in marketing. One of my Canon bodies has 2 card slots, one of which is terribly slow. There is no technical reason for this; somebody wanted to save money, and I doubt it was an engineer.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 04:34 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (473 comments in total)

This is good news for Thom Hogan. But I'm surprised Nikon users haven't jumped on Andreas V for going after Nikon.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 20:59 UTC as 161st comment

Looks nice but it's amazing the insults that are generated by pointing out this lens is large and heavy. Well ok, it's neat, sweet and petite.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 01:26 UTC as 56th comment
On article Fast telezoom: Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 sample images (164 comments in total)
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Kaso: On an APS-C camera, the Sigma 18-35/1.8 Art and this Sigma 50-100/1.8 Art are equivalent to over a dozen f/1.8 primes at top performance. Simply awesome!

It weighs as much as a dozen prime lenses?

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 18:48 UTC

I see you get other stuff, but it is kind of funny. One for $300 or three for $1000.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 16:26 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

A lot for the money.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 23:04 UTC as 93rd comment
On article Magnum signed square print sale returns for third year (78 comments in total)

Nice! The last one is too slick for me, but those folks swimming at Brighton Beach is a delight! Brighton would be a great place for a camera testing business; lots of contrast and dynamic range.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 16:51 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
On article Magnum signed square print sale returns for third year (78 comments in total)
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mxx: No thanks, I'd rather take my photos myself for free and sign them myself.

I buy all my prints from Ken Rockwell. Its easy, if you know how to win "at" eBay.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 16:44 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift Resolution: Updated Field Test (211 comments in total)
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Impulses: Pentax ought to create a LR plugin if Adobe can't be bothered to work on the K1's Pixel Shift development any further... To spare Mac users from Silky, if nothing else.

Agreed. Even if SilkyPix allowed you to take multiple exposures of stuff that moves, it would still be a hassle. I think your suggestion of always taking a non-pixel shift image is a good one because a lot of times, you don't see movement until it's too late.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 20:47 UTC
On article Nikon offers free battery exchange for D500 owners (104 comments in total)
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ChrisH37: I think this news story could see a record for people not reading/understanding the words contained within before shouting off about recalls in the comments!

We're doing pretty well already...

Nikon doesn't even make batteries. So, if there is a flaw, it's the fault of the supplier.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 16:49 UTC
On article Nikon offers free battery exchange for D500 owners (104 comments in total)
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renault5: 'no charge' , oh the irony!

At last, a sensible comment.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 16:43 UTC
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trungtran: Did sigma underestimate the dynamic range of the Canon sensor. No problem here if it was a Sony, you can just push 10 stops in post to correct.

But really, it is too be expected with non OEM equipment that you will have compatibility issues. Same thing everytime I update windows, i find multiple apps no longer compatible and i have to look at alternatives.

Let's not compare Sigma to Microsoft. That's just not fair. Most combinations of Sigma lenses and various camera bodies work just fine.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 00:26 UTC
On article Waterfails: We test Pentax K-1's Pixel Shift (225 comments in total)
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Paul B Jones: Was there was an internal DPR memo from the bosses to the writers to stir up more pointless controversy? The headline here is annoyingly reminiscent of the recent "destroys" one. Not a good trend.

Go Bernie! (There's a conspiracy against him too).

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 16:41 UTC
On article Looking Sharp: A focus stacking tutorial (224 comments in total)

Before we had this user friendly technology, you would just tilt the lens a bit. Of course there are other things focus stacking can do that can't be done an easier way.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 03:12 UTC as 24th comment
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spitfire31: I expect this will work/not work similarly to the other 'content (somewhat) aware' tools – perfectly sometimes (with images that you could easily fix yourself), and just a bizarre disaster at other times, so you still have to fix it yourself. Not too impressed. ;-)

True, but better than not having it, especially in situations where it gives a convincing result.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 21:41 UTC
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Reilly Diefenbach: The best gets better. All the malcontents who won't spend ten bucks a month on their hobby are probably feeling the pressure :^)

For you, we'll raise it to $25/month because you like it so much.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 21:38 UTC
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PhalaNik: Never had a WD drive or a Sandisk CF or SD card fail on me. Used both exclusively for the last 10 years plus.

Hard drive manufacturers are like cable providers. Everybody hates them. Talk about a fun, exiting job. Imagine working in a call center, talking to people whose hard drive, SSD, memory card has just failed.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 17:09 UTC
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