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K RAVINDRAN: Vow. What a color! You haven us a chance to view God's colorful creations.
Congratulations.
Thank you for sharing.

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Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2018 at 19:46 UTC
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Protogonus1: Besides which, WE are interested in TRUE STILL PHOTOGRAPHY, not piece-of-trash videos, which are less than a dime a dozen, really a penny a million, in the actual (trash) world of hoi polloi videography.

Something makes me dubious as to whether movingpictures has any idea what Protogonus1 has and hasn't accomplished. Something like, I dunno...logic, probability, experience, confidence, openmindedness, etc.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 06:16 UTC
On article Russian drone pilot pushes his tiny drone to 33,000ft (363 comments in total)
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racin06: This just confirms why the U.S. FAA requires the passing of the Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate (in which I hold) examination to fly drones commercially. There are way too many knuckleheads out there flying drones irresponsibly. Oh, and I'm a political conservative (commonsense conservative). The U.S. Government MUST regulate our airspace for the safety of Americans.

Franz, I think perhaps you're the moron if you're unaware of the clear, substantive reasons for Musk's Falcon Heavy launch.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 02:53 UTC
On article Why brand market share shouldn't matter to you (552 comments in total)
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ewelch: Market share is one of many numbers. The best example I can think of is Apple vs the competition in cellphones. In spite of the fact that the iPhone X is now the best-selling premium phone in the world, their market share is far behind Samsung, Google, LG , etc., because Apple doesn't sell a non-premium phone. So even though their numbers are smaller overall, they still take over 70 percent of all the profits for smart phones.

I'm sure cameras are different, but just like most of the phone industry, profit margins are razor-thin, so any big changes in numbers can be disastrous for companies making those kinds of devices. Not much profit, much higher risk of failure in the short term. (See Windows Phones, Blackberries)

The vast majority of Samsung sales have nothing to do with "non-premium" phones.

Separately, I rather imagine the main reason behind any iPhone's sales rank has much less to do with its "premium" attributes, and much more with its brand loyalty; not unlike when a vastly inferior (by specs) Canikon model outsells a Sony alternative.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2018 at 17:46 UTC
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r1975: So an expensive, higher-spec computer (8 core, 64GB RAM, 16GB graphics) can prove faster than a much less expensive, lower-spec computer (4 core, 16GB RAM, 8GB graphics) in some tests. Well, duh... Yet people turn this into a "Windows" vs "Mac" debate - which it wasn't in first place. Now if he had set up identical spec machines for a fair test to compare just the operating systems difference, they'd probably both perform very similar. This bloke's really just boasting that he's got a new $6400 computer and trying to justify the purchase to himself (and his wife) by making it look better than everything- he wouldn't dare compare it honestly to a carefully matched equal spec equal performance Windows PC, because it might show he only really needed to spend $3500-ish and he's wasted a lot of his money.

EJ, no it didn't.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2018 at 19:58 UTC
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grasscatcher: This kind of stuff makes you ask the obvious question, "Why don't smartphone manufacturers make the batteries easier to replace (i.e., by the consumer)?"

The Samsung S5 has a user-replaceable battery, and that phone is waterproof! It is actually quite easy to swap out the battery on that phone. It also accepts a microSD card. So "waterproofing the phone" is not a valid excuse. The mfrs want to get $$$ out of you every two years, one way or the other.

Isn't it funny how batteries tend to last two years, and the standard phone carrier contract has been two years....

Hmmm...what makes me think if someone here exaggerated an iPhone's weather-sealing, Gmon750 wouldn't have a coronary correcting the post.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2017 at 04:08 UTC
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Roddy McLean: I am a photographer not a videographer, so video improvements do not excite me. What would excite me is the total removal of that feature with a corresponding reduction in cost to me. I am also amazed that after years of users complaining about the disgraceful menu system, Sony bring us the R3 with that "vacant lot" STILL above the "alpha" logo. Sony what are you thinking about!!!! I want a camera that I can adjust on the fly without having to dig thru miles of crap to find what I want. Yes I know about all the buttons but I don't want them either. Sony, your big sensor and output is great, your focus system too, but please look at a Fuji next time you are thinking about upgrading the A7 body.

I said I'm with Roddy -- specifically, the direction of his comments, if not the specifics of them. At no point did I say, suggest or hint that "the inclusion of video (is) keeping (me) from creating photographic art" -- and yet here you are, attributing to me a position I never took, before going on present an entire paragraph debunking that position. Good work, T3.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 17:36 UTC
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Roddy McLean: I am a photographer not a videographer, so video improvements do not excite me. What would excite me is the total removal of that feature with a corresponding reduction in cost to me. I am also amazed that after years of users complaining about the disgraceful menu system, Sony bring us the R3 with that "vacant lot" STILL above the "alpha" logo. Sony what are you thinking about!!!! I want a camera that I can adjust on the fly without having to dig thru miles of crap to find what I want. Yes I know about all the buttons but I don't want them either. Sony, your big sensor and output is great, your focus system too, but please look at a Fuji next time you are thinking about upgrading the A7 body.

I'm with Roddy. It's Digital PHOTOGRAPHY Review, not Videography. Note that DPR's "challenges" are for best PICTURES, not vids. I imagine some of us still want to create art, for those whose attention spans don't require something which moves.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 04:02 UTC
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beenthere: The problem isn't the HW - HP is 'meh' in that respect. The problem's in the OS.

I'm pretty sure the target market for this product views its OS and a chief selling point.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 14:57 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1206 comments in total)
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Georgeee: Thanks DPreview for the first impression review. Looking forward to seeing the full review, which I regard as the "official review" of a camera product. You guys did great job to quickly publish a review when Canon 5D IV was out.

For photo, full frame always has advantage on image quality. that's physics.
For video, no need for that big sensor, so m4/3 can really compete with others and to be the best. Panasonic made smart choice in that regard.

Also full frame makes not just a "perceivable" difference but an indispensable one if cropping is needed (and it is needed in many situations/applications).

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 00:41 UTC
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johnduncan: Given it addresses the perceived flaws of the 6000/63000, not sure how anybody could find anything to complain about in this camer...oh.

Not nice to hold? -- how?! The A6300 is very nice to hold (at least most seem to think so, myself included), and the a6500 only improves that situation with added grip-depth.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 21:01 UTC
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R N: What vacuous whining. How can one complain about a camera that "should" have been made two years ago without knowing the details of the technical challenges and the details of the cost structure? Canon makes cameras, not unicorns.

It doesn't matter what internal reasons Canon may've had vis-à-vis such a two-year delay, because that delay is externally defined; i.e., either it was two years late -- from a market perspective -- or it wasn't (an assertion, in turn, I'm not making). Seems you're fending off vacuous whining with vacuous fanboying.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 04:55 UTC
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onlooker: All good, but: "Image files should be uploaded to the site as jpegs (72ppi)" -- ?? ppi is a measurement of monitor pixel density, and has no relationship to jpegs.

That's not true. ppi regards pixel density, which is a function of the static jpeg resolution set when editing image size.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 02:40 UTC
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PhotoUniverse: Fo all those who whine about post-processing:
"Ansel made photographs, he didn't take them': Jeanne Adams interview"

https://www.dpreview.com/videos/7587024559/ansel-made-photographs-he-didn-t-take-them-an-interview-with-jeanne-adams

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Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 02:36 UTC
On article Still solid: Fujifilm X-E2S Review (239 comments in total)
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By standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Fujifilm seemed like they have used the SAME sensor on like 5 dozens types of their camera.

How is "knowing what you're getting" an advantage when the alternative would be getting a new (i.e., upgraded) sensor? Generally speaking -- and I know I'm going out on a limb here -- most upgrades don't involve downgrades in performance.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 08:02 UTC
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SeeRoy: "Mirrorless may be the future..."
This guy's the new Nostradamus.

Erm...SeeRoy was being sarcastic, in line with the article and 99% of the comments here: going forward, mirrored cameras are no longer a viable alternative.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2016 at 19:00 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (549 comments in total)
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Smaug01: High ratings, but ugly as sin. Not for me, thanks.

Funny, I think its looks are its best feature. I guess that goes to show questions of taste have no place in a review of tools -- whether they're hammers or cameras. Best to focus on what they do and how well they do it.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 08:20 UTC
On photo Raptor in the Sky in the Black & White Photo of the Week #18 challenge (8 comments in total)
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MichaelIsGreat4: OMG, another black and white photo worshiper who thinks that black and white photos add something "artistic" or special when the truth is that black and white photos are photos that miss a lot, their colors!!

It is like reverting back to black and white TVs when we are now in the era of 1080p color TVs and soon in the 4K color TV era!!!!!

Wake up, we live in a colorful world and therefore your pictures MUST reflect this colorful reality, not the stupid and false idea that there would be anything artistic with black and white pictures when these black and white pictures are missing the colorful reality that is all around us!!

I suggest that when you have this unhealthy urge of doing a challenge with black and white photos, you ask the participants to provide BOTH the black and white photo as well as its color version and this way we will judge if the black and white photo really adds something special compared to the original color one!!

Your TV analogy is as foolish as your comment is in general. Do you really think that because TVs are in color, that everything should, therefore, also be in color? -- like, say, a tux? Duh. Your views challenge the very premise of Ansel Adams. If you don't understand composition and contrast, perhaps you should refrain from commenting on art -- however defined.

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 09:41 UTC
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Chris62: Oh..wow?????
Samsung NX1 presented in 2014 is better specification.

Specs are one thing, image quality is another. Unless you prefer to look at spec sheets, look at the studio scenes here (when available), or at IR's comparometer...the A6300 will win hands-down, just like the a6000 before it.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 07:48 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know (575 comments in total)
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MFiftysomething: They tried to copy the Sony A7 grip design

Tried, or did?

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2015 at 11:28 UTC
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