Sactojim

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On article Through the lens of black women photographers (203 comments in total)

Can't wait for the Asian women photographer photo exhibit! NYT..lol, says it all.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 15:13 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
On article 4 times when a Hail Mary might be the right move (100 comments in total)

DPR, you guys are getting stranger by the week with these posts.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 20:01 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
On article GoPro shows its first 360-degree camera to the world (5 comments in total)

GoPro's a bit late to the party as Kodak Pixpro's 360 Orbit has been out and winning awards for 6 months now. http://360rumors.blogspot.com/2017/01/ces-2017-why-kodak-orbit360-4k-could-be.html
No question GoPro is the big dog, but good to see competition. Pixpro has done very well with their HD video cams. Here they take on GoPro and the Kodak quality looks much better: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgN-MWL793Y&t=72s

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 15:05 UTC as 1st comment

So it appears DPR is now a branch of the Huffington Post? What's with you guys and your need to throw politics into this site??

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 21:55 UTC as 8th comment | 6 replies
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bluehighwayman: The photos are cool but whenever I see one of these stories I have to chuckle. I spent 5 years and over a half million miles as a cross country truck driver. It is an occupation that I'd highly recommend to anyone with an interest in travel, photography and the politics of America. Being that no one would pay me to do any of those trucking seemed the ideal job. After that experience I was not surprised Trump won because the ugly elephant in the room is the undercurrent of racism in rural America. When folks meet you as a trucker they tend to be themselves. I can't count the number of times having a conversation on those trips that someone would start referring to President Obama using the 'N' word. Yeah I took hundreds of photos but have never posted any because I was too depressed from that experience. I still have all my log books and may put together a story but Trump being President confirms what I learned on the road.

Trucker: wow, you really like to paint with a very broad brush and your story reads like fiction. We grew up in the ag community of Central California and while 3 of us kids are conservative and 3 liberals, this last election 2 of my 3 liberal sisters (RN's) voted Trump as they were fed up with the lies of the left. Their husbands are former military and despised what Obama has done with the political correctness and gutting the military. Hillary was the same old lies of the elite left and wow, did the Dems suffer a beat down: Trump won 2, 623 counties vs 489 for Clinton, Repubs control the House, the Senate, and US governors with 33 Repubs vs 16 Dems. Food for thought.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 16:58 UTC
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stratplaya: I hope DP isn't aspiring to become a type of Huffington Post with some photography stuff thrown in.

I, and I'm sure many others, would appreciate coverage on photography without a political angle.

Joey, one look at your posts prove you don't come to DPR for anything photography related. Hopefully, DPR cuts the political correctness crap with posts from a nasty mag like Vice.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 16:45 UTC
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brettmeikle: Fascinating and horrifying by turns. These may well stand as a pictorial decline of America in the 21st century.

james kennedy: related to Teddy K? You spew lots of nonsense, but wow, you are nothing more than a self anointed know it all. Btw, what happened to the global cooling scare of the 70's? You are entertaining though!

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 19:47 UTC
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Arca45Swiss: Should be titled The Deplorables who elected this con artist

Ahh, and this from a new leftist who recently joined in search of a platform to spew liberal nonsense and hate. What is it with all these euros who post negative about our President and our US way of life here?

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 19:42 UTC
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ovlov: I hope some pictures are added from Comey's upcoming testimony​ on Trump's attempts at obstruction of justice.

The Russians did it, the Russians did it...lol, that mantra of the far left is laughable. So why has there been NO proof of anything? I suspect the Dems biggest fear is that the truth will come out. Look what happened to Seth Rich who saw thousands of emails that were very damning. It was murder for hire. If one believes he was murdered for robbery, then one is very gullible.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 19:36 UTC
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katastrofa: The most shocking thing for me in this photo story was actually learning how many Americans had the right to vote taken away from them. USA seems to be using the criminal law to disenfranchise millions of people.

Kat: Right to vote taken away?

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 19:28 UTC
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sgt gatr: Seems like just another article trying to paint anyone who dared to vote for Trump is a backwards redneck or white trash racist. The marginalization of Trump supporters is staggering and shows how out of touch far left liberals really are.

Noah: conservatives control the House, the Senate, 33 of our States governors are Repubs, Trump's win carried 2,640 counties in the US vs Hillary at 489. The President appointed a middle of the road Supreme Court justice to even things out. Enjoy the next 4 years and maybe more.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 19:27 UTC
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brettmeikle: Fascinating and horrifying by turns. These may well stand as a pictorial decline of America in the 21st century.

Ahh, another little Aussie who loves to stick his nose in US politics. What is it with you liberals outside the US who hate our way of life?

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 16:50 UTC

Uggg, some of the most poorly captured images I've ever seen. Vice magazine? LOL..does anyone actually read this trash? Why is DPR even putting this out there? Desperate for attention DPR?

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 16:45 UTC as 52nd comment | 2 replies
On article 2017 Roundup: Consumer Long Zoom Compacts (166 comments in total)
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jim seekers: I have a friend who works in a camera shop and i tested the Nikon P900 , Canon SX60 HS and the Sony HX400V, out of the three of them the Sony HX400V has by far the best image Qaulity , Sharpness and Colour Qaulity and I found its stabilisation to be the best, the Canon lost lots of detail and was very soft at 65x and that Nikon gets Duller and Darker when zoomed in, I printed A4 with same shots , ISO , Day and Low Light and the Sony HX400V images zoomed in at 50x kept their sharpness, does anyone else agree with me.

Well this is the first time I've ever heard/read that the Sony has better IQ than the P900 or the SX60. I see many review sites pan the HX400 for water color smeared images. Maybe special settings need to be applied?

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 19:01 UTC

Ugg, why glorify this horrible murder with a photo of the assassin? I'd rather see one of the guy strapped in the electric chair. This is not art, edgy, creative..it's a sad and sick photo with no value.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2017 at 14:55 UTC as 1st comment
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (386 comments in total)
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Sactojim: What?? LOL..this is laughable DPR: "There's little point having a better quality camera if your images remain landlocked on the memory card while everyone around you posts their phone images to social media or sends copies to other family members." Do you reviewers really think this is a salient point where you bash the camera because you found the wifi a bit too difficult? You want difficult, go review Nikon's SnapBridge fiasco. Wifi is not at all a critical factor in choosing a dslr.

Thanks Richard. Appears we disagree on intended audience and their need to more quickly post to social media. Maybe you have it correct that it's a big factor for some. In talking to family members who use their smartphones for images, I encourage them to try a dslr for general photography. The feedback is that in any situation, the dslr wins big time, not only for reach, but for indoors and movement. My solution: carry both! Thanks for the well rounded review and glad to see these camera companies continuing to raise the bar with excellent products.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 19:06 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (386 comments in total)

What?? LOL..this is laughable DPR: "There's little point having a better quality camera if your images remain landlocked on the memory card while everyone around you posts their phone images to social media or sends copies to other family members." Do you reviewers really think this is a salient point where you bash the camera because you found the wifi a bit too difficult? You want difficult, go review Nikon's SnapBridge fiasco. Wifi is not at all a critical factor in choosing a dslr.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 02:12 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies

If people think that this company or any other company that has it's products made in China are treating their contract workers well are out of touch. China is rife with bad working conditions: 12 hour days, virtually no breaks, no raises, no holiday pay, no vacation pay, no pregnancy leave, etc., and if one cannot keep up with the fast pace..gone. www.chinalaborwatch.org/report/109 Companies have products made in China for many reasons: cheapest labor in the world, no accountability, no unions, monitoring of employee wages, treatment, etc. These companies are completely insulated from any abuse charges because work is contracted indirectly with a third party labor contractors. PD chose China to maximize profits. cheapest labor on earth with zero accountability on workers rights. Interesting how they spin this as environmentally friendly.
https://www.wired.com/2015/04/inside-chinese-factories/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sharan-burrow/top-ten-worst-countries-f_b_7553364.html

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 15:04 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies

Humm, another company riding the popular and trendy "socially responsible..green) product wave. Interesting in that all of their products are made in China where human rights, wages, working conditions, factory production emissions, etc. don't play well into their PR mission statements. From their website: "All Peak Design products are manufactured in Wuxi, China, a city of about 6.3 million people in the southern Jiangsu province of China along the Yangtze River." PT Barnum would be proud.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 17:30 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (634 comments in total)
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racin06: I understand that a camera's looks don't make a photographer, but seriously, the KP is one ugly camera!

Good gracious, since when is having a beautiful (in someones eyes) important? And who could even judge whether it's beautiful or not? The post here can be funny.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 03:41 UTC
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