Cariboo

Joined on Aug 31, 2007

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Cariboo: This article is INCOMPLETE & MISLEADING!!!!!! The only images that are updated as discussed in the article are those that are from an altitude of 100+ Kilometers!!!!!!!! What a pile of BS! Images from below 100 kms can still be poor, horrible & ancient. My area images are 10+ years old. So come on DPR is it that difficult to be more accurate?

P.S. The new website has been a nightmare to use & log in to. Finally able to do it with Vivaldi Browser but still not easy. Why are things being made more complicated & resource hungry? Not everyone has high speed internet access & unlimited bandwidth to run heavy scripts or long pages of code. If things don't improve, it will be Bye-Bye to DPR & the likes of Google.

Ha, Ha, fun comments. The point was that the article by DPR was misleading & incomplete. Perhaps you should read it to see how accurate it was. So what if the headline said NASA images, all these Google Earth images are from satellites/space, even if at near ground level, so that comment doesn't make any sense or is just inaccurate.

Thank you for speaking for me about not appreciating Google Earth, however I greatly do appreciate it, free or when paid. That is not the point, the point again, was the misleading article by DPR, NOT Google's update service.

Are you people just responding out of emotion vs. fact?

Finally, Vivaldi worked fine, quirky but fine. Chrome is bloatware that I don't need to use & in past trials, it has not been perfect either. The problems are from the website codes getting more bloated, which makes things more difficult for non high speed internet users, ie: most of the world.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 17:28 UTC

This article is INCOMPLETE & MISLEADING!!!!!! The only images that are updated as discussed in the article are those that are from an altitude of 100+ Kilometers!!!!!!!! What a pile of BS! Images from below 100 kms can still be poor, horrible & ancient. My area images are 10+ years old. So come on DPR is it that difficult to be more accurate?

P.S. The new website has been a nightmare to use & log in to. Finally able to do it with Vivaldi Browser but still not easy. Why are things being made more complicated & resource hungry? Not everyone has high speed internet access & unlimited bandwidth to run heavy scripts or long pages of code. If things don't improve, it will be Bye-Bye to DPR & the likes of Google.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 23:07 UTC as 10th comment | 7 replies

BIZARRE! More HYPE. The "pack" looks just like a fabric box. VERY Innovative! A new product? New Hype? Can't even show the suspension system? These pack makers, Gura Gear was the same, just don't get that a camera pack weighed down with gear needs to be carried safely, not just for the gear, but for one's BACK!!! Tamrac lost me as a customer years ago after trying their poorly fitting packs & the overhyped cost of G Gear, for another poor carrying pack never was attractive to me (they admitted it was designed for short distances i.e. was not great to carry). I would not risk my spine to this sort of poorly fitting boxes. Great, it has patent pending"butterfly" access, but it looks like it will fit the backs of only a select few, if at all & for an incredibly over priced cost.

Tamrac as a good brand? I would have believed GG first, as at least it didn't yet have as bad a track record. Bye Bye to both for me.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2015 at 23:07 UTC as 10th comment

No EVF? No deal. I stop looking at P&S's to purchase, when they don't include an EVF. Nice that Panasonic is finally offering that option. So I bought the LF1 & the EVF works great. As an aside for me, it also looks like the Panasonics have other better features too. So for me, Panasonic 1, Nikon 0.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2014 at 04:33 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On article At last: Snapseed for Android! (39 comments in total)

Seems just like Bloatware aimed at Google+ users. Really? Does the app really need to be 26 MB's in size + processing memory? That's the best that Google/Nik could do & still not make it compatible with pre Android 4.0?

I'll stick with the Photo Editor app by Macgyver that is 1/20 th the size & which does FAR more. Photo Editor is a great app for photographers with no agenda for data mining & selling as per Google's intentions. For me Snapseed is a useless gimmick in comparison. Sheesh!

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2012 at 20:53 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article Samsung and Google unveil Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0 (132 comments in total)
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Photog23: I think the SuperAMOLED screens in the Samsung smart phones put them head and shoulders above all other smart phone manufacturers, especially for viewing pictures and reading text. If you have never seen the screens, go get a demo. You'll be amazed. I'm not so interested in the smart phone form factor, but the Galaxy 7.7 that Samsung will be releasing soon with the same SAMOLED screen is going to be REALLY interesting to photographers.

But the down side about all of these phones is people never talk about call quality anymore, which means that call quality will continue to progress in it's path to irritatingly awful. This is why I owned and rejected a high end smart "phone". I've decided that they may be smart, but they aren't a phone. For me, a tablet and a flip phone with good call quality are the best combination of technologies.

I have looked at a SA screen on the Samsung Nexus S & compared it to my eventual purchase of a HTC DHD. The non SA screen of the HTC DHD (older technology too) WAS FAR SUPERIOR FOR MY NEEDS. The non SA screen of the HTC DHD offered more accurate colors, a better tonal range & better resolution. I am a pro photographer with 25+ years experience & am very tech literate, so I knew what I was looking at & for. The HTC DHD was for my eyes as a photographer MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH better than the SuperAmoled of the Nexus S. Maybe to kids or folks looking for contrasty eye candy, it would be the opposite view?

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2011 at 19:19 UTC
On article Samsung and Google unveil Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0 (132 comments in total)
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wutsurstyle: If dpr insists on these articles of smartphones with "cameras" then we might as well feature video cams that take hd stills, binoculars that take photos, spy pens, trophy cam trail cameras, and everything else out there with a photo lens.

As a 25+ yr Pro photographer, I use my Android HTC DHD phone camera A LOT, so I appreciate the reviews by DPR, as cell phone review sites don't look at these devices from a photographer's viewpoint. I only wish that my cell phone camera had more manual controls & better image processing apps without the gimmicky effects. I am going to look into app design for pro photographer functions. All of these devices are tools that help me as a pro do my job(s).

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2011 at 19:14 UTC
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