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On article Fujifilm X-T1 Review (656 comments in total)
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Ijuf Nonac: This is an excellent camera for everybody who want trees to look like some funny computer generated things (or maybe a painting?).

Take a look at this image.....
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/fujifilm-x-t1/samples/lmo/DSCF3822.jpg

It certanly looks like a 'beautiful' painting and not something comming from a brand new camera. When this image is viewed at 100%, everything becomes a complete mess!!

This a problem with the Adobe software, not the camera. Apparently there are still people who don't realise that Adobe are incapable of writing software that works properly with XTrans files, even though Capture One and other applications including the inicamera engine produce outstanding results.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 14:20 UTC
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FocusPuller: Because what the world needs is YouTube videos of cats, babies, and people falling down in 4K? Thanks, Sony.

Exactly.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 17:02 UTC
On article DPReview Gear of the Year - Part 1: Fujifilm X100S (307 comments in total)
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Woodlink: Wish it did come in black, but bought one anyway.

Black won't make it take better pictures.

Would look great though.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2013 at 12:38 UTC
On article 5 photography apps to download to your new iPad (158 comments in total)
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Lee Jay: "5 must-have iPad apps for every photographer"

I'm a photographer. I don't have an iPad, or any other Apple products of any sort. In fact I don't have a tablet of any sort either. Getting a decent smartphone got rid of any interest I had in a tablet.

Guess it's not for every photographer, huh?

Exactly

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 18:44 UTC
On article 5 photography apps to download to your new iPad (158 comments in total)
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maizhan: My vote is for Snapseed, absolutely.

Totally agree, much quicker and great filters.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 18:43 UTC

Nice pictures spoiled by a really terrible website. Some horrible scrolling nonsense with a magnification option that just zooms in on the existing resolution image which if course looks terrible. Probably cost a fortune too. There is nothing fashionable about bad user interfaces.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2013 at 13:40 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review (1200 comments in total)

Excellent, especially for lens reviews.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2013 at 08:44 UTC as 73rd comment

100$???? Ridiculous fad for ridiculous people.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 16:05 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Accessory review: The iPhone Lens Dial (17 comments in total)

Extremely poor review of an extremely poor product. The reviewer totally fails to take into account the ridiculous price when saying this like "Home button access aside, the iPhone Lens Dial is a good option for folks who want a solid case with multiple lens options."

No it isn't because it's a rip off. Ok, token mention of the prices but come on, it should have been slated as an over expensive gimmick.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2013 at 22:06 UTC as 9th comment

This is really sad news. Not at all surprising though, and perhaps good news for the few remaining independents.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2013 at 20:08 UTC as 83rd comment
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1508 comments in total)
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David247: The best camera is always the camera you have in hand, but this poll is a popularity rating. There are many good cameras these days, in fact you have to go out of your way to find a bad camera. Not every camera can be in the list. A lower "popular" rating does not make a camera bad. Not making the list doesn't make a camera bad. I grew up in a time when large format and medium format were still the kings. 35mm, including Leica was often considered a "toy" camera due to "poor image quality". However versatility and portability of 35mm won the heart of "field" journalists". It was 35mm, with its then inferior image quality, that made photography popular as it is today. Look back into the photos of the 50's and 60's. Many of the images were seriously substandard in quality, but their spontaneity and reality changed the world. In the end it is always the photographer that makes the image and the difference. Pick the tool that works best for you. No bad choices here.

Absolutely true. If this method was applied to music or books then 50 shaed of grey would be better than all of Shakespear's works, and Katy Perry would be better than Pink Floyd or Frank Sinatra.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2012 at 16:51 UTC
On article A sneak peek at our forthcoming camera test scene (320 comments in total)

Will the old scene be preserved somewhere in a museum? I'm only half joking - it's been extremely important to may people (and no doubt manufacturers) over the years and it would be a real shame if it all went in the bin!

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 08:23 UTC as 116th comment
On article A sneak peek at our forthcoming camera test scene (320 comments in total)
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Trondster: Noooo - no Baileys logo! That tree has been the definition of sharpness for ages!!

Haha yes!

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 08:22 UTC
On Article:4886827527 (250 comments in total)

I think this is an essential move - to separate mobile and traditional photography, and it allows dpreview top get a foothold in the technology side of mobile photography. Well done!

Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 08:20 UTC as 57th comment
On article Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system (699 comments in total)
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scotbot: It's a shame that the expand images function has been lost - only one post can be expanded at a time and it's still small. That's a real shame on a PHOTOGRAPHY orientated forum.

It also seems to default back to the really annoying threaded view after replying to a post from flat view.

I appreciate the upgrade but it's ruined the photo-sharing functionality by keeping everything small.

Thanks, the old large size expanded images were great for viewing picture threads. Also great to see you're on the case with the mobile version!

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 22:09 UTC
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