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On a photo in the Panasonic Lumix G9 sample gallery sample gallery (4 comments in total)

On the enlarged version one can see the time difference of the 8 exposures .

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 21:21 UTC as 1st comment
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Victor Ventoso: I live in Brazil and I would say that 20 million people can afford to buy a Nikon is Brazil. Probably just a marketing stunt from Nikon. I have been a Nikon user for ages but it all changed a couple years ago. I switched to Panasonic LUMIX that has the best electronics (Panasonic) and lenses (Leica) and an acceptable price. We all must be prepared to say goodbye to the DSRL cameras in the near future and hello to the mirrorless like Sony's and others. Things are changing fast.

You forget that “switching” is mostly done when options don’t exist. Myself I keep my options by using all formats and makes.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 17:28 UTC
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stevo23: Hopefully this isn't the beginning of trouble like Samsung.

The difference is that Samsung didn't have any promise - nice little camera in the NX1, very little market share and very little promise of growing it. Nikon has good market share and a good embedded base. The revenue stream is visible and if they're careful, they can steer through this and come out healthy.

And if they do head into trouble, they stand to be an acquisition target as there are some valuable assets and decent capital there. Would Sony buy them? Fujifilm? Canon? Ford Motor Company? Versace?

Ripe for a Russian Oligarch to ply his “art”…g-d knows russia could use a “clearer” view of things.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 17:22 UTC
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Sdaniella: if Terry Richardson has gotten a much deserved accurate "Harvey Weinstein" seriously industry power-sexual predator designation

then, he's getting his due: banishment from access to industry models

You forgot to mention that “access” is and always will be a two way street lest contracts require the models family and lawyer attendance for the shoot.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 19:37 UTC
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Najinsky: Harder to name celebrities who haven't exploited their sexuality than those who have, to some degree or other.

Sexually reproducing beings, influenced by sex - shock horror!

Meanwhile, Sony a7Riii sample gallery published, beautiful provocative lady featured, lol, welcome to the circus.

And you have “Rusty Donald” saying it’s ok they all want to be touched by the p…. ergo it must be ok for the rest of us ?

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 19:28 UTC
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PropaPH: well you know they say no publicity is bad publicity....

So are Terry and other Pro’s going to insist in Models bringing along their favorite girlfriend tomorrow ?

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 19:16 UTC
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Dan Wagner: Well as they say in fashion, "one day you're in, and the next day you're out." Terry should be made to walk the plank!

With the exception that Terry liked the “in and out” as a occupational hazard …

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 19:05 UTC
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(unknown member): The Chinese should buy Leica and move production to China. I bet they could hand build those cameras faster and cheaper! Not to mention China has already surpassed Germany in optical design back in 2008! Saying the Germans make the best glass is as laughable as saying Americans still build the best cars! Ay caramba!

Some folks here imagine thousands of german born and bred workers and engineers toiling away in Jena when actually the “United Nations” are reflected in it’s staff .Leica Factories today could reside in almost any country as long as the “No Compromise” dogma is maintained .

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 21:39 UTC
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rdupre: Here in Amsterdam, Leica is opening a big store in de most expensive shopping street.
How bad can that be?

The Dutch have a humor unlike any other…really !

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 21:22 UTC
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Marty4650: This whole concept is pure nonsense.

When it comes to business, talent counts most. No one buys inferior photos because the photographer happens to be a white male. It just doesn't work that way in the real world. If all the best photographers were Eskimos, then they would get all the work.

Yes.... the Eskimo photographers would "get more than their fair share." And only because they had the best photos.

I am amazed that anyone can be so vapid as to suggest racial quotas for hiring professional photographers.

Agree 200% and there is no other field where talent is more important !

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 18:24 UTC
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(unknown member): I’m going to have another go at it, just because I think it’s important.

If I’m a white Caucasian in a largely white Caucasian society, I am privileged to always be included and represented by default. I am a member of several associations, which are all predominantly representative of the society in which I live.
For instance, if I’m a member of the British Institute of Professional Photographers, then (by default) I’m a member of the British Institute of white Caucasian Photographers.

Now if I’m a black female photographer, then I’m not represented at all, because I’m in a minority. I can choose to join the British Institute of white Caucasian Photographers, but that won’t help in terms of inclusion and opportunity. So, as all ‘minorities’ have always done, I’ll join the association that represents me, rather than the association that represents the majority.

It isn’t rocket science, and there isn’t any ‘racism’ here. It’s just an attempt at representation and inclusion.

So, as all ‘minorities’ have always done, I’ll join the association that represents me, rather than the association that represents the majority…sic
I’d say either association will “represent” you on paper but only that “big white” owned one will truly be able to “make” you into the artist you DESERVE to be.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 18:13 UTC
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Stigg: Here is Benjamin Franklin's take on this subject:

“Why should Pennsylvania, founded by the English, become a Colony of Aliens, who will shortly be so numerous as to Germanize us instead of our Anglifying them, and will never adopt our Language or Customs, any more than they can acquire our Complexion.”

https://qz.com/904933/a-history-of-american-anti-immigrant-bias-starting-with-benjamin-franklins-hatred-of-the-germans/

It looks like this deranged belief known as racism and its psychotic definitions of fictitious "races" was birthed in the Anglo mind and spread throughout the world and was so devastating that it encouraged the subjugation and destruction of "lesser races" throughout the globe - including the genocides of N & S America.

I thankfully live in NYC, the most diverse city of ethnicities on the planet, and I would not reside here if it were not that way. Its why I left my home country of England decades ago. I reject the concept of races. There is only the human race.

Thankfully you don’t have to worry about the “english world” having a monopoly on racism.And the cream will always go to the top no matter what color the skin.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 18:00 UTC
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Clyde Thomas: Can't we just reduce saturation a little bit, instead of going total black & white?

Can’t we just all get etc.etc. ? B&W divide on this Continent alive and kicking !!

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 17:49 UTC
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jamesfrmphilly: saddens me to see how many racists there are in here......

Agree with you and it saddens me too.How ever racism has many forms and is mostly internalized and of course that includes every so called race.With regard to foster photographers of identifieable ethnicity I believe there is a certain amount of unnecessary pity involved that degrades the Artist.Perhaps the help should be directed towards poor neighborhoods ?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 17:39 UTC
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (418 comments in total)
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babart: All I need to know is that it costs too much.

Thinking about upgrading our 4S’s (Yes that old on Can $35 a month without data).Will have to cancel Landline and Cable to compensate (Can$250/month)for it..worth while ? Pitty to take street shots and selfies with a phone camera when I have Fuji xt1 and x100f…no?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 16:58 UTC
On article Canon G1 Review (17 comments in total)

Raw was the cat’s meeauw then…now folks ask for dual pixel sensors and 20 fps lol…

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 16:37 UTC as 12th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: the iPhone 4S (92 comments in total)

Hey …are you poopooing my 4S ? Yes based on the cost of running a 6 or a 7 up here in Vancouver I would have to unload Can$100 for a basic plan.Right now I pay around Can$130 for me and my wife but have no data.Yes we would like 7’s but can’t afford $300 extra a month…so welcome to Canada.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 01:23 UTC as 4th comment
On article Photo story of the week: The Purple Hour (121 comments in total)
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Arca45Swiss: My photo of the week

http://www.douglasdolde.com/m/-/galleries/recent-images/-/medias/845698f2-497c-4209-930c-06ee11aea7aa-desert-garden

Now that I find worthy of a exhibition.I’ve been there and you just given me ideas…thank you! (What a incredible place that is !)

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 00:37 UTC
On article Photo story of the week: The Purple Hour (121 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Noah Placebo was one more victim of DPR censorship.
"When we don't like what you say we erase it "

My assumption (you can call me an idiot for assuming ..it’s ok) is that Erez is doing this for “free ad milage “ ? The money cannot possibly be the reason because he makes it from his Photo Tours.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 00:26 UTC
On article Photo story of the week: The Purple Hour (121 comments in total)

Erez’s work fits DPR protocol . Considering he’s a professional his images are great but not exceptional.He gives lessons (tips) on his many (high end $$$$) tours. Why his images feature on DPR more than one time has to be answered by DPR. I second the desire by Commenters to feature images by outstanding pros and amateurs alike although would also understand DPR’s decline on account of the tech character of this site taking a back seat .

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 00:19 UTC as 8th comment
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