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On article 2014 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: People (24 comments in total)

If there's a difference between these excellent photos and "professional" photography I don't see it.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2015 at 17:47 UTC as 10th comment

Maybe they'll buy one of those DVDs for $25 that has images. There's probably one called "sports."

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2015 at 17:44 UTC as 18th comment
On article New GF: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies (398 comments in total)
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whyamihere: I like the adorable grumpiness and lack of awareness of the anti-selfie, anti-social media crowd. It's as if nobody in the history of the world ever photographed (or painted, or sketched) a self-portrait, published that picture in a public location for all to see (like an art gallery, or an online portfolio), or shared their photos with friends and family (photo albums, 35mm slide shows).

It's not narcissism. It's the same thing as before, just in a form you're all uncomfortable with because you don't know how it works.

Marty for president! It's fine to take pictures of whatever you want, even "bird's" (which is actually spelled birds.) But to place such undue importance or seriousness on people taking their own photo is a bit much.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 17:39 UTC
On article Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom (229 comments in total)
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dangie: As Lightroom prides itself on its organising qualities it needs to have its own method of finding duplicate images, instead of having to download and pay for an external plugin.

Amen. I'd also like to be able to delete files from within Quick Collection when I hit delete.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 20:59 UTC
On article Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried (352 comments in total)

Say you were working for a small company and not getting the publicity you felt was deserved...Instead of spending tons of money on pure photography, leave a screw out somewhere and your product will be in the news every day for months. All for a problem that is easily fixed. And between shows, too when there is no other news.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 17:37 UTC as 65th comment | 7 replies

Customers are so grumpy. This problem is random and only appears under very specific conditions. Unlike oily shutters, it's fixable. If you want to argue that Nikon would not have done anything prior to the D600 fiasco I agree, but they've learned their lesson.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 23:01 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
On article New GF: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies (398 comments in total)
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GoneMirrorless: So the new goal is to make cameras an easy/quick extension for smartphones with seemless integration.

Take better quality selfies and post on social media.

Everyone is right I think. Younger camera buyers are not accustom to using a VF. Just like they prefer tablets to laptops and touch-screens to a mouse, they prefer LCDs to VFs.
I wonder, does it fit in a pocket like the GM1?

Younger camera buyers have better eyesight. They can see a screen 6 inches in front of their face without reading glasses.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 18:04 UTC

When it comes to sales, convince and mediocrity will always trump excellence and hassle. The brand names don't mean much but the mistake enthusiasts make is assuming everyone has the same "passion" they do.

To those of us who grew up with film cameras, exposure meters and focusing, anything digital is about as easy as it gets. But to someone who already expects auto-everything plus instant image availability, a big camera that doesn't do anything but take pictures must seem like a burden.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 05:59 UTC as 8th comment
On article Gary Fong launches virtual camera tutorial service (139 comments in total)
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Thys: One thing you have to say about Gary Fong - he might NOT know much about cameras (judging by his contributions on the forums) but there is NOTHING wrong with his marketing skills :-) Poor fools who actually PAY for this 'service' haha...

Spot on. I sort of admire him. Like Tom Vu in real estate.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 19:58 UTC

I wonder why they didn't just say "Demand has been so overwhelming, we ran out".

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 17:37 UTC as 65th comment | 4 replies
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mpgxsvcd: I fully understand that issues can arise and that Nikon is handling the situation appropriately. However, I can’t help noticing that other companies aren’t having quite the same issues. Something needs to be corrected at Nikon. The other companies don’t have these issues.

Every company has these issues. Spots, specks, orbs, focusing, light leaks. Welcome to complex digital cameras designed in Japan, manufactured in China and rushed to market because consumers are complaining they aren't innovating enough.

The only news is how the problems are handled once discovered. In this respect, the proposed legal trouble Nikon had with the D600 was a blessing to all concerned. With the D750, they're not messing around.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 17:32 UTC
On article Gary Fong launches virtual camera tutorial service (139 comments in total)

I think people are forgetting that somebody pays money for his "innovations". Is that his fault?

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 01:38 UTC as 31st comment | 5 replies
On article Canon to move camera production back to Japan (109 comments in total)
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itsmeavi: I think this move will somehow justify the premium price that Canon charges for their products as Made in Japan shouts quality, As we have recently seen that manufacturers are having issues with their DSLRs having manufacturing defects and no one wants to spend thousands of their hard earned cash and then wait for a fix to come.

China missed out on 50 years of development and it will take time to match Japan. When I was a kid, Made in Japan was literally a joke due to poor quality.

Obviously, with enough supervision the Chinese can make quality products. But if you think there is absolutely no difference, I'll offer you two identically designed cars and you can decide if you really think the Chinese one is likely to be as carefully checked as the one made in Japan.

Of course, flawed designs result in flawed products even if they're made in Switzerland.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 21:59 UTC
On article Canon to move camera production back to Japan (109 comments in total)
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extraone: the problem I see is not the QC but the work ethics.

out of all the asian countries, japan is the only country that has a very hard work ethic.

they live to work. all the rest work to live.

It's not the work ethic so much as the Japanese are perfectionists. They're obsessive with everything. Products, procedures, train schedules, sushi, everything.

The Chinese are pragmatists. In China, you make a good copy, cheap. In Japan, you make a copy that's as good or better than the original.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 21:48 UTC

Never say never. If they try to beat a $5000 camera with a $5000 camera, no. But if they beat a $5000 camera with a $2500 camera, maybe. Someday we may be looking at Sony, Samsung and Pansonic fighting for a declining market instead of Canon and Nikon and Sony and Fuji.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 21:33 UTC as 122nd comment
On article Samyang launches 135mm f/2.2 lens for stills and video (151 comments in total)
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3dreal: Leica had a 135/1.4 prototype for R some decades ago.

Spiratone sold a 135/1.8 around 1975. It was a stinker, with a sticky diaphragm but they go for good money on eBay.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 18:06 UTC
On article Canon to move camera production back to Japan (109 comments in total)

I'll miss that great Chinese quality.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 21:06 UTC as 22nd comment | 11 replies
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Xentinus: They have sold faulty cameras,but gracious Nikon has decided to make a favor to its customer.So,they must be happy?!

I think it's from Airplane II. Lloyd Bridges asks Chuck Connors "What's your point?" and Chuck replies "I have no point!" Inept as Nikon's customer relations may be, they're not childish enough to engage in "Canon does it, too." Although it would be amusing if they did!

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 21:13 UTC
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Clear as Crystal: Can't believe people are trying to turn this into a negative story about Nikon build quality. Was there ever a camera that received absolutely no negative comments and absolutely no reported issues? Nothing is perfect, Nikon seem to be really trying to change the image that they don't respond to build quality issues.

Also this is about Nikon addressing concerns, why the hell is anyone even mentioning Canon, Pentax or Sony? If you really need to justify your choice of system you desperately need:
a, a life
b, to actually take some photos
c, more confidence in your own ability to choose or
d, less of a Napoleon complex

Incidentally this is coming from and admittedly amateur Canon and Fuji user.

You're confusing two different things. There has never been a camera that didn't receive negative comments because there will always be things people do or don't like.

As for reported issues, the miracle is that most digital cameras, even complex high end ones, arrive defect-free. But since perfection cannot be guaranteed, Nikon is doing the right and smart thing. I am 100% certain that their quick and thorough response is the result of the D600 situation. This could be the start of a new era in Nikon customer service. Hope so.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 22:21 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1621 comments in total)
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Papi61: This is what I don't understand; why do you *HAVE TO* sell all your DX lenses when you buy a full-frame camera? This is what manufacturers would want us to do, but it's not a rational choice, especially now that lenses aren't selling on EBay as well as they did a decade ago. You'd be taking a huge loss, and for what? What's wrong with using a DX body *AND* and a FF one? A DX body is certainly more useful when you shoot with a long tele (or tele zoom), while your FF camera has the upper hand in low light. In other words, best of both worlds.

I've never known anyone at any manufacturer who pays attention to the used market. No one has the time. The closest would be Nikon with their gray market policy which can trip up potential new customers who might not yet be able to afford new Nikon. They buy something used, and Nikon holds them responsible for the sins of the previous owner.

As far as I can tell, the market for used $1000+ OEM lenses is excellent. It's older digital bodies that you cannot give away. There's simply too much to go wrong.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 00:28 UTC
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