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Technically this isn't an apology.

Can someone buy dpreview a dictionary?

from webster:

Definition of apology
plural apologies
1 a : an admission of error or discourtesy accompanied by an expression of regret a public apology
b apologies plural : an expression of regret for not being able to do something I won't be able to attend. Please give them my apologies.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 18:35 UTC as 9th comment

I'm disappointed the reddit comments were more informative than the dpreview commments:

In some ways your camera is probably not as good as Ansels:

https://www.reddit.com/r/photography/comments/8ebv2c/a_message_to_those_worrying_about_gear_your/

Some comments from redditors:

DJFisticuffs: I disagree with the premise, but I guess it depends on how you define "better."

Modern gear is certainly more portable and much easier to use, but in terms of image quality nothing digital (especially not what I am using) is going to touch an 8x10 technical camera."

]bearpics16:
Not to distract from your valid point, but the film Ansel used partially exposed for the infrared spectrum which is why his photos lack haze, seem really crisp, has clouds that look perfect, and made the water dark.

Obviously that changes little to nothing about composition and everything else, but you physically cannot get those results from a regular DSLR

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 08:49 UTC as 19th comment
On article Sony a7 III Review (1482 comments in total)

For many folks switching from other platforms or upgrading from APS-C the price and flexibility of the kit lens is attractive.

However dpreview provides 181 sample pictures and not a single one with the lens that sony puts in the box?????

For the A7 review 20% of the pictures were with the kit lens. Why are there none for the A7III?

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 07:52 UTC as 84th comment | 5 replies
On article Sony a7 III Review (1482 comments in total)

Reading through this review, I'm not convinced this would be a good upgrade for my A6000. For example for the sports tracking and Eye AF tests (two A6000 fails) it's obvious the DOF in the samples is (relatively) huge so we really have no idea if the feature actually works with wider apertures/shallower depth of fields. For soccer often the tracking on my A6000 is a total fail but set the aperture to F8+ and many AF sins are forgiven.

My biggest gripe with the A6000 is that if I want stills and video I need to carry and juggle two bodies as the camera can't take a full resolution picture while taking a video. My T2i/550D, EOS-M, iphone can all take a picture while taking a video. Sony cameras such as the RX100 also have this feature as do all panasonic mirrorless.

I just trudged through 13 pages of reviews and I still have no idea: Can the A7III take a picture while taking a video?

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 07:49 UTC as 85th comment | 7 replies
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kristian2000: People here don't want to hear this, but Instagram is the only photo site that matters.

Andrei I was commenting on "but Instagram is the only photo site "

site = web site. The comment has nothing to do with apps.

Actually though, youths these days all use snap chat and whatsapp to share pictures. Mom and Dads mostly use facebook to share a pictures of lunch and juniors soccer game.

A few use instragram but no where near as much as those three biggees.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 07:20 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1282 comments in total)
In reply to:

mailman88: Great detail at base ISO.
But I never use base ISO. Always shooting over 800ISO.

"Always shooting over 800ISO."

Are you a vampire afraid of the light of the daystar?

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2018 at 18:06 UTC
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kristian2000: People here don't want to hear this, but Instagram is the only photo site that matters.

Never use it.

Of the three instagram, flickr, smugmug instagram has the worst web interface. It looks like a photo sharing web site from the 90s. Most non-photo enthusiasts I know just post on facebook:

https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=mountains
https://www.smugmug.com/search/?q=mountains&c=photos#i=0
https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/mountains/

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2018 at 19:03 UTC

Awesome!

Good luck SmugMug!

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2018 at 08:08 UTC as 75th comment
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marcio_napoli: All this technology... just to make a beginner feel his toys and bells and whistles can somehow save his inexperienced @ss.

Know what really works?

To go out there, to shoot in real life, to face challenges in the actual world, to hear a real client yelling at you, to transform (with the help of strobes) a storm, dark sky shoot into a vivid, joyful Summer campaign, etc.

Now those things actually teach, oh boy, they really teach. Real life and pressure are the key words.

I feel sad there's so much apps out there trying to make the untalented one feel special.

It's the "let's give everyone a star" mentality.

Before you say something like "you arrogant @sshole", all I have to say is that my shots were real garbage quite a few years ago. They were lame as anybody's else.

But I heard so much "your shots are garbage", that I made the extra effort to learn.

Not app can do that for me or anyone else.

You have to earn it, all by yourself.

"go out there"

This is for studio shooting in a controlled environment?

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2018 at 08:18 UTC

Just an FYI as I'm leery of in-app purchases.

The only in-app purchases listed on the itunes (usa) web site are:

CarlyBikiniModel $0.99
ToniBikiniModel $0.99
ToniDressModel $0.99
AnnaBikiniModel $0.99

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2018 at 19:05 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
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PhozoKozmos: Canon isn't due for any big new camera releases
maybe minor models only

they may showcase:


expanded elaboration of newer In-Camera Customized RAW Processing,
first shown in entry-level
24mp APSC EOS M50 4k24p live-view interchangeable mount "mirrorless" digicam

which will extend into other EOS LV dcams (dSLRs + "mirrorless")

■ mirror ovf+evf EOS Cinema Camera
(a smaller low end S35 model; no elaborate fan cooling system): EOS C10 ?

Really?

I would think with the recent release of the 4K capable Digic 8 in the M50 that a new wave of upgrades would be imminent. Photokina would be the perfect time, right before the holidays, to introduce 4k versions of the EOS-M5/M6 or the rebels/powershots....

Ah but it's canon..... maybe next year?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2018 at 10:04 UTC
On article Sony 'striping': here's the fix (748 comments in total)

"To take advantage of Professor Dietz' work, you simply drag-and-drop a compressed Sony Raw file into the web application, wait a few seconds, and download the resulting file "

wow.........

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 16:45 UTC as 130th comment
On article Video: 10 Lightroom features you may not know about (37 comments in total)

TLDR: A 2017 video that does not reflect recent LR upgrades and depends on a $10 plugin that has not been updated since 2015.

According to the youtube comments: "Just tried it with the current version of LR on Windows. It doesn't work. Error messages and no effect on the image..."

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 03:52 UTC as 1st comment
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jhinkey: The 4x5 is really the sensor of interest for me after I win the lottery - wonder why they didn't develop/release that one first?

They probably developed it in parallel, they say they will release one this year:

http://largesense.com/products/4x5-large-format-digital-back-ls45/

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 03:44 UTC
On article Budget wide: Rokinon AF 14mm F2.8 FE sample gallery (67 comments in total)
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Relaxed: Somewhat odd decision to pair this one with a >$3k camera.

why? Because someone paying $3K on a 42mp high end body is unlikely to cheap out and get a soft 3rd party lens.

A better pairing would be something like the A7II or III sony's budget full frame cameras and add in one of the the APS-C bodies.

For folks switching over to Sony's latest and greatest and as the kit lens sony sells is fairly mediocre they'd looking for a lens. Unfortunately showing me how the lens does on 42 mp body does not help a lot trying to figure out if it's ok for the lower resolution or cropped (more forgiving) camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 18:09 UTC
On article Video: 10 Lightroom features you may not know about (37 comments in total)
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falconeyes: Good feature hints and except #1, all work with LR6 too.
I replaced #1 with a SmugMug account which offers the same functionality and much more, at a fraction of the price of CC.

It's been some time since I played with the smugmug LR plugin. Do you use it (or jeffreys) and how's it doing these days? Originally it was a bit buggy but I assume it's improved?

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 09:18 UTC
On article Video: 10 Lightroom features you may not know about (37 comments in total)

Gosh how is lightroom mobile/cloud a hidden feature?

It's literally the most hyped LR feature in the past few years even spawning it's own dedicated version of LR.

A real limitation for me is that you can only sync mobile with one catalog. Hard to pick which one...... or is there a way around this?

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 09:17 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article Buying Guide: Best cameras for parents (259 comments in total)

Gosh get a clue dpreview.....

Best camera for parents is a smartphone.

Go to anything involving kids/parents and the smartphones will outnumber the "real cameras" 10 to 1 (if you can even find a real camera these days).

The fact that there's not a single smartphone on the list and the fact that most almost everything on this list is $1000+, beyond the reach of most young parents, says a lot about the decline of the camera industry, and the weird distorted vision that camera journalists have of the world......

Gosh just look at your parent companies top 10 selling cameras. Every camera in the top 10 is under $400

https://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/electronics/281052/ref=pd_zg_hrsr_electronics_1_3_last

(OK yeah one is $449 but it's a bundle with flash tripod and 80 other things).

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 08:35 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On article Buying Guide: Best cameras for parents (259 comments in total)
In reply to:

AbrasiveReducer: What kind of clothes do parents wear these days that allow them to slip an RX100 right in their pocket? Unless you mean carry a coat year round to accommodate your camera.

"I can even fit it in my skinny jeans."

Yeah right. Pics or it didn't happen. If an RX100v5 can fit in your jeans pocket they ain't skinny. Maybe american "skinny" (you know where a size 36 is designed for a size 38 waist).

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 08:22 UTC
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1228 comments in total)
In reply to:

RubberDials: 40 comments.

29 by non Sony users.

Tells you all you need to know.

"40 comments.

29 by non Sony users."

Said by avid (pro?) sony commentator active on fuji and canon threads:

https://www.dpreview.com/members/3426780093/overview

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 15:10 UTC
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