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On article Photo of the week: Torment (72 comments in total)
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tko: It's manipulated! Altered and presented as truth. Not even one image, but four! Fire that photographer immediately! And I'm sure Photoshop was used somewhere. According to some DPR members, it's cheating to post process for contests. We need to train the public to spot fakes like this before its too late.

At least it you believe the news from DPR . . .

:)

Ansel enhanced his photos, yes. But enhancing to bring out the original details, VS. completely manipulating and adding in scenery, in this case, making the sand look like nature painted those "trees", is false advertisement. This may be considered "art", but not a REAL photograph of the scene as it was on that day.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 22:06 UTC
On article Photo of the week: Torment (72 comments in total)
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tko: It's manipulated! Altered and presented as truth. Not even one image, but four! Fire that photographer immediately! And I'm sure Photoshop was used somewhere. According to some DPR members, it's cheating to post process for contests. We need to train the public to spot fakes like this before its too late.

At least it you believe the news from DPR . . .

:)

Yep this is definitely manipulated and fake photo. Please DPR start checking resources and double check. I'd rather see REAL images of landscapes that are UNALTERED. Some color manipulation in Pshop is fine, but adding and taking away elements, and using extreme filters, NO.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 17:38 UTC

Most ridiculous case, judge should have told PETA to take a hike. It doesn't matter if a cockroach pressed the button. The photographer that owns the equipment, obviously owns the output of it. Unless of course it was another "HUMAN BEING" that took the photo.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 21:06 UTC as 91st comment | 2 replies
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SantaFeBill: Sadly, when the airlines get through packing us on the the 787, it will be the Nightmare Liner.

Need more leg room and less bulky seats! Not everyone is four foot tall!
Make all seats for 6ft+ people!

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 03:52 UTC

Still using jet engines?

Guess those space aliens have all their anti-gravity technology trademarked.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 03:51 UTC as 74th comment

"Of course, these images could benefit from a little time in ACR. Once we get Raw support, we’ll add conversions as well as more samples."
No! Quit worrying and "editing photos to taste". End users on here want to see OOC images, and pure RAW images, with no edits!

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 15:12 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (693 comments in total)
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VisualFX: I wish they would use OLED instead of LCD for VF and rear display. LCD is old tech.

Budget camera is now $1200 body only?
Other manufacturers have been able to incorporate OLED screens for much less. Samsung, Olympus, etc.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 19:32 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (693 comments in total)
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MLPhoto88: Will anyone beside the die-hard color hawk photographers see any difference in color? How many printers & monitors can actually show the rendition from the camera accurately? On paper you can fantasies about any specs but in reality are they ever even seen? At the end of the day sRGB JPEGs online can only show so much color & then unless you are actually selling large format 16-bit printed work in galleries there is not really any benefit to this camera.

I dont see how it will save money. In any case, you still need another camera due to this camera has lots of grain at higher ISOs.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 19:30 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (693 comments in total)
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on1on: The best quality image can produce this camera is ...? not idea...
no SFD, and no X3F processed files
same as Pentax k-1, not fast enough, not good enough

There is nothing organic about the noise.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 03:32 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (693 comments in total)

I wish they would use OLED instead of LCD for VF and rear display. LCD is old tech.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 02:50 UTC as 33rd comment | 9 replies

This looks like a knockoff of Panasonic Lumix rugged camera, which you can get for $150 or less now.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 21:06 UTC as 10th comment
On article Fujifilm GF 32-64mm F4 R LM WR sample gallery (140 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: These raws are compressed, right?

They should be about 110MB, if shot uncompressed.

They have been "edited to taste" by DPR. Not original RAW's.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 20:17 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 32-64mm F4 R LM WR sample gallery (140 comments in total)
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kinglau711: All images are "Edited to taste". Everyone taste is different...
Why don't you just display the straight out of camera picture ?

I agree with @kinglau711. I'm tired of seeing everything "edited to taste". This started awhile back here on all the camera reviews. I want to see the ORIGINAL UNTOUCHED RAW output, and the Original JPG files produced by the camera.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 20:13 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 32-64mm F4 R LM WR sample gallery (140 comments in total)
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dachshund7: I'm interested in this camera but I find it impossible to get excited about what's posted online. For the GFX in particular, which is supposed to produce incredible detail and sharpness, this is pretty frustrating. So is the whole topic of mounting DLSR lenses on the camera - the extra sharpness depends on the dedicated Fuji lenses, so posting images taken with other lenses is like saying, "I got the camera and now I can make it like a standard DSLR!" Fuji's site has full-res images for download, and their YouTube videos show off the camera well. I know, scrape together the money and just buy one....

Some of the "quality" has to do with the person behind the camera. You should know that DP reviewers are not all "Pro" photographers, but just hobbyists. Give a monkey this camera and he could take a photo too. Will it be good? Probably not.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 20:10 UTC
On article How do you know you need a new camera? (409 comments in total)

Since Samsung quit business, do i need a new camera to replace NX1?

No. It works perfectly fine for my needs. In fact, just bought a second body.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2017 at 01:57 UTC as 94th comment | 1 reply
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T3: Clearly, there are some people here who are afraid of competition. I don't know why. We should all be cheering on Sony and every other camera company, because a camera world that is dominated by just two companies is not good! It's not good for consumers, it's not good for prices, it's not good for technology and innovation, it's not good for choice. Wake up and get out of your small brand-worshipping bubbles, people! Choice and strong competition is good! Sadly, there are going to be people who will reply that we only really need two camera companies: Canon and Nikon. And we only really need on ILC type: DSLR. And that everything else is just a waste of time. Sad.

People complain of Sony price fixing, but when a non-Japan company (Samsung) comes out with lower priced and higher spec'd NX1 camera, no one buys it. HUMMMMMM.......

Link | Posted on May 28, 2017 at 01:53 UTC
On article How do you know you need a new camera? (409 comments in total)
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obsolescence: Obsolescence is a taskmaster, but it is unavoidable. I have come to the conclusion that more than one format and brand/system are needed to cover the range of requirements for pro work. It's nice to own all this hardware, but the cost-benefit ratio is low, therefore owning one system and renting others as needed is the best option. This makes careful planning of each shoot critical, but it's good discipline and helps to discover what works without having to risk buyer's remorse.

What are some examples of needing more than one brand/system?

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 18:53 UTC
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Kona Mike: I'm so tired of people touting the size of mirrorless cameras. Yes, with some lenses it can be a smaller system. But not as small and convenient as a phone.

One of main benefits of mirrorless is getting the glass closer to the sensor. The closer the glass is to the sensor, the better the image can be. Why do you think Canon came up with EF-S? At the time their EF-S 17-55 f2.8 was reviewed as one of the sharpest zooms. All from moving the glass a little closer to the sensor. A a crop sensor didn't need a mirror as big as a full frame lens, so they moved the lens' rear element into the body a little more.

Another benefit more important than size is the auto focus on the sensor. No need to worry about front focus, etc. or micro adjust.

I'm sure as the processor speeds improve and battery life improves the mirrorless experience will improve, but lets not kid ourselves about the size. They aren't going to beat the convenience or pocketability of the camera on your phone.

We are not talking phones here though. We are talking DSLR vs mirrorless, which there is a size-able difference in some cameras and lenses.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 02:43 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (376 comments in total)

No built-in VF? No thank you!

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 15:49 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (828 comments in total)

Zeiss Ikon Contessa - Now that was a nice camera.

Still have my dad's camera in perfect working order. High craftsmanship, that has never been repeated.

https://www.cameraquest.com/contessa.htm

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 16:02 UTC as 328th comment
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