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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 (1376 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 21st 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 (200 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 1st 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.
Stew
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 DPReview.com.

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.

Lars,
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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Faith Yeung: But you cannot directly post photos under Photos app into other forum/website.

Well that's a poor design decision!

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 17:05 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.

How does this compare to the Snoppa M1? Or others.
Instead of highlighting only one ... please help readers COMPARE, contrast, and guide us.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 18:52 UTC
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (766 comments in total)

Kodak plastic box camera, circa 1958.

First "good" camera was in 1967, a Mamiya-Sekor SLR with 2 lenses, 50mm and 135mm. First images were of a bullfight in Nogales, Mexico on Ektachrome.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 19:40 UTC as 37th comment

For that expensive price especially trying to innovate, Microsoft should have included two Thunderbolt 3 ports and Seventh generation i7, DDR4.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 13:23 UTC as 16th comment
On article Google's Pixel phones: What you need to know (122 comments in total)
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JSmitty: Full resolution, free storage with Google Photos eliminates need for SD card or massive GBs. Period! Old school types need to learn how to utilize this technology. All of your images are at your disposal, on demand, whenever you want them. It works and it's far superior to the old way.

Absolutely not equal. SD cards are for my photos, to use/transfer to my PC, NAS, print them or share in ways I choose. G Photos is for Google to use my photos, and for me to have limited or no access (many great places in the world do not have free wifi or inexpensive mobile data).
I'd use and always prefer a 200GB microSD to any online storage, especially one from data-mining disrespectful-of-privacy Google.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 21:56 UTC
On article 6K here we come: Here's the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 (173 comments in total)
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Mister J: Been shooting with Pana since I chopped in my Nikons for an FZ50 years ago. Had excellent results ever since, and no regrets in saying goodbye to the mirror and all those lenses.

I wish they could shave an inch and a half pound off this camera so is a bit smaller than Oly em5 II. THEN I'd switch to a Penny setup.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 02:49 UTC
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pburness: I can remember when 10Megabyte hard drives were considered high tech... How far technology has moved on.....

PorscheDoc,
That is a good one. I remember punching 80 character IBM cards for an IBM 360 / 70 and having the programs in Fortran IV blow up on line 17, so we resubmit the next night and get the results in the next day, and now they blew up online 23.
Long before a cathode ray tube, or "real computing."

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2016 at 16:25 UTC
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pburness: I can remember when 10Megabyte hard drives were considered high tech... How far technology has moved on.....

Oh yeah, I paid 1000 dollars (not a misprint) for a 10 MB hard drive. And it had value then.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 02:24 UTC
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steelhead3: These I am sure are for server farms like Facebook and Apple (in my backyard, they are huge)

Of course we'll see 60TB spinning drives. These two media will coexist for years to come.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 02:22 UTC
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Morpho Hunter: Ah .. but does this phone do great macro shots like my Blackberry Passport?i.e.

http://www.normanday.net/p14243548

(Who cares I hear you all say):

The app for macros, flashlight and magnifier, is amazing! Variable zoom, can be greater than 1:1 with led light and pretty accurate color. Worked on my Xperia Z3, now LG G5. Check it out. (Oly m5 II photographer)

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 11:42 UTC
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bigfoot_2001: Great work. Looks amazing and I love the scenes of the construction of the buildings.

I am more a nature time-lapse photographer. Here my work:

https://vimeo.com/149216936

Very impressive Markus. I much prefer your time lapse, the respect for nature, the Galaxy and our place in it.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 15:45 UTC
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