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Lives in United States Portland /USA, OR, United States
Joined on Jun 23, 2001


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On article Behind the scenes: Shooting Lamborghinis in the snow (84 comments in total)
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brn: As someone who is both a photography enthusiast and an automotive enthusiast, I'm beyond tired of exotic cars in the snow. It's been done to death and I stopped caring about ten years ago.

Then why did you bother reading and viewing? And taking the time to post your opinion here? Personally, I enjoyed it and I'm not at all familiar or bored.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2018 at 15:14 UTC
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NicoPPC: Great !

What is the difficulty grade of this climbing route? Only classic routes over there? Or with bolts as well?

Small camera, great photos. Maybe to small for big hands...

Yup, no problems at all.
I don't have to "try" ... use it frequently.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2018 at 22:10 UTC
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NicoPPC: Great !

What is the difficulty grade of this climbing route? Only classic routes over there? Or with bolts as well?

Small camera, great photos. Maybe to small for big hands...

Nonsense, I'm 6'3" with large hands, have no difficulty with my em5 ii

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 03:21 UTC
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Imager of: Well I for one agree with the ban. You pay that kind of money to live in a nice neighbourhood and then have to deal with a bunch of pro photographers constantly outside your house. I bet most of you would change your tune if you lived there. Take your clients somewhere else.

Issuing permits and making money misses the point completely. First, this is not a city law that was added, it's a neighborhood HOA trying to control the ambience of its neighborhood. Secondly, dozens of photographers and groups walking and driving is no way to treat a neighborhood. You would think Common Sense would prevail, but apparently it's a rare thing.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2017 at 16:52 UTC
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Lee Jay: My astrophotography lens is 2,800mm.

Never thought I'd see a 14mm assigned the same term!

For the author and many commenters here to coopt the term. Astrophotography, instead of using the more appropriate night landscape photography, has engendered discussion here and the littles thousands of astronomers. Is using a fancier word really beneficial to all concerned? Perhaps that should be reconsidered.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 02:58 UTC
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freejay: This is all well done, looks astonishing and a lot of people will like it. But for me this is one of these overprocessed, unnatural pictures I can only call paintings - there's nothing in it I would associate with photography.

You must have a rather narrow view of Photography. It's clearly a photograph, carefully composed, with excellent lighting.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 01:36 UTC
On article These are the best smartphone cameras you can buy (178 comments in total)
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otto k: It's a good thing the categories don't feel forced at all...

Categories selected by Amazon marketers so "every mfr looks good"?

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2017 at 22:56 UTC
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SandySandy: Why MicroSD Card???

Seems promising though.

Because it's much smaller and not any more expensive

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 03:14 UTC
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Cian3307: If it is found that the monkey owns the copyright, how is anyone going to get permission to use the photo? Or do you use the photo and then get sued by the monkey? How does the monkey prove he/she is the monkey in the photo? Is that particular monkey still alive? If it is dead, how long before the copyright expires? The whole idea of an animal owning copyright is ridiculous. What planet do PETA live on? Haven't they got better things to be doing? I'd better be careful how I use all the shots from my camera traps. All those foxes, pine martens and hedgehogs might haul me into court.

You miss the point... since only Humans an hold copyright, the image HS none. No one thinks animals should.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 12:05 UTC
On article Ask the staff: wedding season weirdness (277 comments in total)

I also had a Rotary friend insist that I take the pictures for her son's wedding in Southern California. She was from Indonesia, he was there temporarily, but the bride was a SoCal girl.

The wonderful thing was to be able to follow the couple all day long and after the wedding. The other wonderful thing was that the ceremony and reception were on a yacht cruising the harbor at Sunset, so lots of great ambient light shots, some fill flash.

Uncle Bob and all his friends were in front, in the way, but when I tugged on their shoulder they politely stepped aside... by 2 ft. The images turned out great, especially the lovely scenes in the garden with the couple, and some creative vertical shots from the ground looking up past them two ceiling lights. Turned over all the digital images and they praised my work.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 11:07 UTC as 33rd comment

This you might be enough to get me to upgrade from my G5. Providing the price is not too much.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 17:54 UTC as 5th comment
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rcower: Nice device, happy to know I can use it while scuba diving in boiling water.

It scrunches the molecules of the silicon wafer so that it won't write reliably ... but when the pressure is relieved some, it works well.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2017 at 06:55 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1393 comments in total)

So I've read DPR reviews, specs and some user comments about both EM1 II and GH5. Both have greatly improved autofocus. I enjoy my EM5 II, but miss faster AF - and really want better low-light quality images.

As either of these $2000 bodies would meet my video needs - less important to me than landscape and some action stills - which would you select? And why? What are the critical choice factors between these two state-of-art MFT bodies?

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 18:37 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
On article Nine tips to help you win at photography competitions (100 comments in total)
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Autriche78: I haven't entered any competitions because I don't think that photography is about competing. If I'm satisfied with a picture I've taken for my own personal use, then that's good enough for me. If someone has asked/hired me to take pictures of an event based on what they've seen of my work, and they are satisfied with the images I've produced for them, that's also good enough for me.

Of course, I'm an aberration in today's world, where everything is about competition and recognition. I'm quite happy to be an anonymous guy, alone with my camera, looking at the images I've taken years later and enjoying the memories of that moment in my life.

You are not an aberration, most people think like you

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 14:56 UTC
On article Study: people don't actually like looking at selfies (206 comments in total)
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Doug Pardee: A related study found that the majority of DPReview members like posting their opinions about DPR news articles, but very few of them like reading other people's opinions.

I ejoy reading studies about the opinions of those who read about studies of selfies. Sometimes I take a picture of myself reading such opinions. And eating celery n peanut butter. Sheesh

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 01:00 UTC

I've never bot a Nikon, probably will not ... yet owned SLR (now ILC) since 1968 Mamiya Sekor. However, that was a great video celebrating achievements, fast-paced and proud. Kudos, Nikon.
Now, as others have said, please adapt to newer, smaller, more friendly bodies and lenses, compatible with other makers, and you may survive another 10, let alone 100 years. Imagine if there were 4 sensor sizes used by all makers (from smartphones to full-35mm format), with matching lens hardware, pins and specs. All the compatibility, choice to consumers and benefits of competition that would bring would be outstanding. A market leader could rally others to join ...
Just do it.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 08:11 UTC as 2nd comment

My LG G5 has two cameras, the wide angle of which is extremely useful, and a removable battery so I can carry two spares and use it 24+ hours, or 3 days typical use in the tules. The pinch/zoom is a smooth transition from ultrawide to moderate tele. It's a great mix, wish other makers adopted these 2 features.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 15:09 UTC as 10th comment
On article Happy Holidays from DPReview (150 comments in total)

Thanks for the humorous images and texts.

Scott, you _should_ be sorry for all the ads... They are taking way to much screen space (in PC) version, barely tolerable for handhelds. Please scale back a notch, so we can get to content quickly and without interruption or hassle.

If Simon or others think more ad revenue is needed, either raise rates or think again!

Thanks for listening.
PS Happy Holidays

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2016 at 15:08 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
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melgross: "Not yet ready for commercialization" means that these are essentially hand made devices which may, or may not, be able to be made using a production line methodology.

Just as the numerous battery technologies we've been reading about in the past few years, this may never come to light.

Leave articles like this to Popular Science ... where we read about it 30 years ago, and still no commercially viable application for cameras. This article shouldn't take space on

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 02:26 UTC
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SimonSander: There are several indigogo and kickstarter campaings running for phone gimbals. It would be helpful to know which special features etc. qualify this one to be featured on dpreview? It doesn't seem to offer any extras compared to other (existing and coming) gimbals ... including the silly blocking of the phone's audio port during recording. I have pledged for a competing gimbal campaign that allows to connect microphones to the phone , which, in my opinion, is the biggest issue of the current phone gimbals.

I appreciate that this isn't his article, and it was quite complete. The question is how is the editorial decision made for selecting this product and I'm getting all the others? There are several others which have unique aspects as well which are as deserving of news, at least in my opinion. So how do you do that?

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 19:05 UTC
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