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ex-Army, Fell walker, makes the occasional photograph.

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On article DPReview TV: 2019 New Year's Resolutions (255 comments in total)
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whoosh1: New Years resolution for Dpreview:
1) get to system usability reviews than reviewing features. Basically what really matters - the current cameras are all competitive. Most users are never going to use many of the new features - but appreciate better usability and importantly things like how many lenses are available new, how many available on the cheap on the used market, etc.
2) Do not be so Sony focused - they are not Canon of 10-15 years ago. Phil Askey's dpreview was never so Canon focused then - no reason for Amazon dpreview to be so Sony focused now.
3) If you have a video review - include text transcripts - most folks do not have time to go through videos but can scan through text quickly.

@Thoughts R Us, when was the last time a Sony did BSOD?

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2019 at 16:47 UTC
On article DPReview TV: 2019 New Year's Resolutions (255 comments in total)
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GlobalGuyUSA: *brings out gas cannister*

*literally adds fuel to the camera industry fire*

**** star comment.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2019 at 16:41 UTC
On article DPReview TV: 2019 New Year's Resolutions (255 comments in total)

How about a DPReview review?

Nah, just joking, I’ll only get banned.

Straight to it. After careful consideration and trying a few cameras I switched from FF canon to the Z6. I am a peripatetic Fell hiking photographer and tired of carrying bulking heavy gear. I love the Z6, the sensor is amazing. The level is a little distracting and I miss the external meter select switch I had on my Fujifilm S5. Nikon, for 2020 a 70-300mm f/4 or a 100-400 f/4 Z mount would be nice, oh, and a 100mm macro. Yeah, and ditch the mirrored dinosaurs 😁

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2019 at 21:55 UTC as 26th comment
On article DPReview TV: 2019 New Year's Resolutions (255 comments in total)
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Entropius: Nikon:

* I'm leery of giving up my D500 for a Z-series camera because of ergonomics. The D500 is so easy to control. If you're going to convince me to move to the Z-mount, convince me that the Z-whatever will be as easy to control as the D500.

* I guess we're never going to see any more DX wide F-mount primes. But you might make some for Z-mount DX. 14mm f/2 Z-mount DX would be wonderful.

* The most revolutionary new products from Nikon in the last few years haven't been the Z-mount cameras; they've been the PF lenses. The engineering division hit a home run here. Tell the business/marketing folks!

I love my Z6.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2019 at 09:16 UTC
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Temp Username: A few days late, but, hey, never mind.

https://petapixel.com/2019/12/19/500px-updates-terms-sparks-fresh-outrage-among-photographers/

https://www.dpreview.com/about

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2019 at 22:48 UTC
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Amit Bar: I am not a member there, but it is a concern on all TOS of the big companies. When you try to read all the small letters, you never reach the end of the document. I wonder whether there any chance to limit the overflow of words to a document which can easyly be followed...

@vscd, no apostrophe.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2019 at 22:47 UTC
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Mark Turney: Hey DPReview,

Why was my previous comment removed? Is this some kind of big brother whereby a person can’t say the obvious truth about the connection between Chinese companies and theft of intellectual property?

Thanks,
LONG-time DPR member

Free speech isn’t allowed on DPR.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2019 at 22:45 UTC

A few days late, but, hey, never mind.

https://petapixel.com/2019/12/19/500px-updates-terms-sparks-fresh-outrage-among-photographers/

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2019 at 22:49 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies
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Peter1976: Dogs are the new cats!

NEVER!

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2019 at 15:17 UTC
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Rinman: Especially that greenish image with the lady in front of that building shot through grass... Soooo moody, I love it! Almost makes me wish my camera had worse noise. Similar mood as that Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water album cover:

https://cdn.smehost.net/simonandgarfunkelcom-uslegacyprod/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/4469498.jpg

How many rolls of film and dev costs would be needed to exceed the cost of Fauxtoshop?

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2019 at 15:17 UTC
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Rob890: easily done in Light Room

I wish intelligent and pithy comments were also easily done in Lightroom - I would be making frequent use of it.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2019 at 15:16 UTC
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TN Args: Excellent. Just delete all the comments. ;)

As distasteful as it may be, the certain type of man getting all upset and angry have a right to get upset and angry and Constitutionally express themselves.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2019 at 12:42 UTC
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Vanitas Photo: Love all the photos!!! but for once I would advocate to close the comment section in an article, the sheer amount of envy and toxicity some have here spawn the vilest and most saddest comments I have ever seen.

No.

Is there not free speech?

Is there not free speech and freedom of expression even if you find it distasteful, vile or toxic. Prohibiting any form of free speech even if it is obnoxious is the road to liberalist fascism and goes against the Constitution does it not?

Do I agree with a Women only competition or Formula W or the para-Olympics, I don't know. I feel alright about the Disabled Photographic Society (in the UK).

Over the past ten years in my School the students comprising the photography courses have been predominately female. I think the americans would say "go figure".

Photography isn't just about making nice pictures, it has been used as a political, social and moral instrument. Leica must have known that this competition in particular would court some degree of controversy.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2019 at 12:37 UTC
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Tungsten Nordstein: At what point will the mentality of the dpreview membership have a negative impact on their revenue?

I wish dpreview had 50/50 female/male membership.

If you look at the Scandinavian countries, which are by far the most egalitarian countries, you will find that the differences between men and women are greater then ever. The data goes against contemporary social modelling. For example, there are even less women going into STEM. Draw you own conclusions.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2019 at 12:16 UTC
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dr.noise: You better don't stand like that behind the propelled grenade laucher

Better than standing in front of it.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2019 at 19:37 UTC
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Tungsten Nordstein: At what point will the mentality of the dpreview membership have a negative impact on their revenue?

I wish dpreview had 50/50 female/male membership.

and dpreview.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2019 at 19:36 UTC
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BaldCol: What is the appeal of taking deliberately crap photos?

Hides the fact that the photographer is equally crap.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2019 at 09:10 UTC
On article What the Z50 tells us about Nikon's APS-C strategy (682 comments in total)
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iainlea: My 2 cents.

Nikon is wasting resources supporting the APS-C market.

Leave the market and concentrate 100% on FF or do a MF range but APS-C is dead. Smartphones are improving and APS-C will be the next victim. Simply offer a stripped down Z6 as entry point and fill out the FF line with lenses and improve the software and connectivity and workflow.

Been sending a suggestion to Nikon NPS for the last 3-4 years but that falls on deaf ears... here again: put a smartphone electronics (android) into the battery grip and let that take care of all the communications to numerous endpoints instead of the current snapbridge "solution"...

Well, you haven’t.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2019 at 13:43 UTC
On article What the Z50 tells us about Nikon's APS-C strategy (682 comments in total)
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iainlea: My 2 cents.

Nikon is wasting resources supporting the APS-C market.

Leave the market and concentrate 100% on FF or do a MF range but APS-C is dead. Smartphones are improving and APS-C will be the next victim. Simply offer a stripped down Z6 as entry point and fill out the FF line with lenses and improve the software and connectivity and workflow.

Been sending a suggestion to Nikon NPS for the last 3-4 years but that falls on deaf ears... here again: put a smartphone electronics (android) into the battery grip and let that take care of all the communications to numerous endpoints instead of the current snapbridge "solution"...

@iaianlea, have you considered working for Nikon as they could no doubt benefit from your considerable insight and wisdom?

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2019 at 17:32 UTC
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Barry Duggan Photography: Can anyone recommend a website as big as this where people discuss actual images rather than gear?

I don’t shoot film and I am an actual photographer.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2019 at 17:30 UTC
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