Mr Thompson

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On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review (560 comments in total)
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anticipation_of: If I were Sony and thinking about what to focus on in the next version that would help justify another price increase, I would say: build quality. Also, and relatedly, tactile feedback. This camera is trying to get some buy-in from professionals looking for a convenient, versatile backup camera or who put a big premium on lightness. It would probably find more success in that niche if it felt more pro-grade to hold and operate. And it would also just improve the shooting experience a whole lot if it felt better made. This is a camera that wants to shoot photos, but it doesn’t want to be picked up up and held, if you know what I mean.

"This is a camera that wants to shoot photos, but it doesn’t want to be picked up up and held, if you know what I mean."

Spoken like a man who has spent some time with the camera. Check his profile folks, he has. Same here and the same conclusion.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 04:56 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)

R.I.P. Adobe. This is the final straw.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 03:39 UTC as 437th comment | 4 replies

Follow the UN actions over the last 60 years. They have a record of destroying sovereign governments. They can eat poopoo and die.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 00:53 UTC as 22nd comment
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bogdescu: This is a step in the right direction.
But the only way I would EVER consider buying this camera:
- include a chip that locks ISO, grain and color/BW settings for 36 exposures in a row;
- include a time-delay after 36 shots, making the camera unworkable for 60 seconds (or however long it takes for an average pro to change films);
- make a cover that's possible to open yet unnecessary and link it to the "format card" function.

Mark nailed it. Thank you.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 02:26 UTC
On article Lumu Power meters light, flash and color temperature (22 comments in total)

I would buy one if it will work with an iPhone in a Lifeproof case. Not an option for current products.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2015 at 03:57 UTC as 1st comment
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RStyga: The replacement of the brass top with aluminum reducing by 100g the overall weight is an improvement. It only took them a century (in digital camera years) to come up with that but, anyway, it's a good thing. However, crippling the camera and call it a feature (or back to pure form or whatever the Book of Stupids dictates) is something very few manufacturers have dared to do but no surprise coming from Leica. I would think that removing the fiddly, complex and archaic RF mechanism would reduce the cost much more than removing LV/video but, hey, Leica's market... er, I mean engineers, know better. Try to knock a bit hard on a surface with this 'high-quality' body and see how accurate your focusing will become. Oh, well.... and the price is Leica, i.e., still for victims of the red dot. Overall, another great product form Leica. Maybe they need to reach bankruptcy without Panasonic around to wake up from their lethargic and monolithic sleep.

Crippling? There a some of us that don't care about video, live view, auto focus that misses or a crutch like exposure compensation. Perhaps it's old school. White balance, ISO, shutter speed and aperture are all that I want on a camera. All the extra crap on the fancy whiz bang cameras just gets in the way of capturing the moment.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 02:18 UTC
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KonstantinosK: Poor man's M Typ 240

More like a purist version. I would have purchased this over the M240 if it was available.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 02:07 UTC
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Nathan8: Oh my poor wallet

Took the words out of my mouth!

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 19:47 UTC
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1507 comments in total)

Sony's RX100 is the break through camera of the year. Simply amazing and my M9's trusty sidekick.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 02:45 UTC as 297th comment
On article Sony NEX-5R Hands-on Preview (145 comments in total)
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burninggarlic: how about the battery life?

Looks like we will keep both 5Ns and skip the 5R.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 18:15 UTC
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