WalPhoto

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noflashplease: First off, Benjamin Von Wong is a "Sony Artisan of Imagery," so this is essentially a product placement for Sony. Second, I think that the elaborate setup has taken precedence over any redeeming social message. The end product is less about discarded plastic bottles polluting the oceans and more about a heavily sponsored photographer's risque mermaid photoshoot and lots of free gear from Sony.

Hm, I repeat it once more: I didn't know that guy and I didn't understand his photos. He can be a really nice guy, but I'm allergic to Sony from all that ads. To your pathetic comments about bringing people together: I'm running three big sites, all pro-bono, just to help people out as they arrive to the country I live in; work I make/pay for almost 20 years now, just to help them out. And I've spent like 15 years grounding/leading a youth gospel group.. - and a lot similar non profit projects, so yes, I can understand and feel with folks doing something pro-bono; and I feel sorry if any nice guy was able to find any negative message in my 1st reply - I don't like Sony ads, I didn't know that author, and most importantly, I didn't understand his pictures. For me art is something you don't need a long story about the author being a nice guy to understand the art itself; although put in a context it can of course make more sense and be more sympathetic. I wrote about art, you about guy.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 21:08 UTC
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electrophoto: I find this so utterly stupid... it might be a huge success... ;)

That's often the case ;-)! The more stupid, the more successful, as people are not engineers. We make often the wrong assumption people are exact/correct, but most people are even not able to read&interpret longer email text. That's why delivering services to the real world often sucks.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 16:08 UTC
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noflashplease: First off, Benjamin Von Wong is a "Sony Artisan of Imagery," so this is essentially a product placement for Sony. Second, I think that the elaborate setup has taken precedence over any redeeming social message. The end product is less about discarded plastic bottles polluting the oceans and more about a heavily sponsored photographer's risque mermaid photoshoot and lots of free gear from Sony.

Hm, I've never heard his name nor what does he shoot - and I surely don't 'hate him'. I just didn't understand that pictures - I hope that's a legal option still also today :).

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 18:35 UTC
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noflashplease: First off, Benjamin Von Wong is a "Sony Artisan of Imagery," so this is essentially a product placement for Sony. Second, I think that the elaborate setup has taken precedence over any redeeming social message. The end product is less about discarded plastic bottles polluting the oceans and more about a heavily sponsored photographer's risque mermaid photoshoot and lots of free gear from Sony.

Funny, I didn't read the original article text, just looked at the photos - and I thought "another gear/setup orgy, no idea what it is"; until I saw your message here that it's about plastic bottles :-D! So yes, I can confirm that w/out reading the "user manual" I could not understand what it is. For me the art means that one doesn't need a "manual for dummies" to get the message; photography should speak international language, as it used to just a few decades ago.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 16:45 UTC
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PlumShots: Good to know DPReview now will be reaching out to manufacturers on behalf of users when bugs are reported.

DPR should start a section on the site to consolidate bug reports and responses/fixes by manufacturer.

Now that would be really cool! Pls include also a status workflow info, so we can see they have seen the feedback and it's work-in-progress (something like JIRA for SW devs) - it motivates then for more feedback and calms down while bug fixing. Also a company could cooperate with DPR creating some beta testers / early adopters group, so the community here could test it thoroughly before going live. I know myself how hard is to put together a real test group, being an SW engineer in TeleCom - here they could have a superb wide real end user base, not a few techies testing internally.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 17:28 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1397 comments in total)
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Aroart: Sorry, but I would rather take an xt2, d500 or 2 d7200's for that price...

Hm? You could also get 3x iPhones instead. Or 200x hamburgers.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 20:23 UTC
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NDT0001: Lucky all the tech heads on these forums aren't the judges! Sheesh!
β€œThe best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”

The situation is today's "photo" webs present dumb pictures and let their visitors to search for the "hidden meanings". When one googles for real photo artists like Martin Martincek or Robert Doisneau, nobody has to spend hours discussing if those are dull snapshots with "hidden messages" or the real art with humanity in the center. If we higher the abstraction border absurd enough, everything starts to be an art, as every single human face time-frozen in a photo has something to tell us about the author/time/subject. But such approach renders Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata be a comparable art to Hip-Hop mixed in LogicPro in 5 minutes on the (once again more crippled) Macbook.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2016 at 12:09 UTC
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NDT0001: Lucky all the tech heads on these forums aren't the judges! Sheesh!
β€œThe best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”

You're writing about democracy - and judge other people for expressing their feelings about an photograph!.. Are you able to realize that shift? Such implicit focus change brings hate and wars - and sure no democracy.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 21:11 UTC
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barrym1966: nothing special. photography competitions seem to be about the story behind the photo and not the photo itself. This kind of shot could easilly have been captured by an amateur with an iphone

I definitely stopped publishing any pictures for any 'jury' as the last year's Nikon photo contest was won by a picture showing two naked men in a low light swimming pool. I've spent many hours with my photo story: the idea, concept, arrangement, lightning.. - made it intelligent and funny (IMHO of course) and technically nice. Looking back, I should have taken a bath naked in the evening with a colleague - or just stop publishing any pictures in these 'modern' times, which I somehow preferred :o). Another 'winning' picture was a chaotic family mobile snapshot, which most people have thousands of in their smartphones.. Not worth any time/hassles for any 'contests'; you have to love your pictures yourself and listen to those people you care about.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 13:36 UTC
On article OWC's Thunderbolt 3 Dock adds 13 ports to your MacBook (146 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: 300 dollars ???? 300 really ??????

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YOU WANT A DONGLE ? a frickin 300 dongle

this debacle , just when you think it cant get any worse
this is 100 dollar item , if that . at best !.... but lets sell it the apple faithful for 300 usd?.........my god ! you cant make this crap up

Come on, you are buying the missing 30% of the Macbook, the price is very reasonable :-)! Now it should be produced in 2 versions: the second one being built into a fully functional keyboard with the missing F-keys, so they eventually get the SW developers back into Apple platform. But you'd be travelling with 2 bloody devices, as this is not just another docking station, it's the missing vital part, crippled away by the ingenious engineers. Their logo with the missing apple part gets very real these days.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 07:31 UTC
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Karroly: When I want to shoot a "supermoon", I just take a tele lens with a 7% longer than usual focal length...

Or you get a bigger tortilla..

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 07:20 UTC
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princecody: While I will postpone my purchase of the EM1 MII because of the higher than expected price it would've been Nice if Olympus did a promo kit for $2100 that included the 25mm Pro for an extra $100 πŸ˜‰πŸ‘πŸ»

We have such "promo-kit" here in Switzerland: 2350USD - without any lens..

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 18:38 UTC

Guys, in Switzerland this costs 2.3kCHF = 2350USD!!!...

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 18:32 UTC as 8th comment

This signals that Apple is now aware of making a sh$$ty design decision. But I would buy once again the old MBP instead of the new one, even if they would give the missing parts now for free. I just can not use the new MBP with the crippled keyboard and dissected SD/HDMI/USB3/charger/LAN - that's not a price point, this is a usability point! And I'm still not over my forced decision spending a few thousands $ few days ago for the fastest old MBP I could get, as that's the best notebook I ever used for developing SW in my whole career. I'm looking forward talking to our DEV colleagues @Google Zurich, how the new MBP was welcomed there :-D!..

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 09:08 UTC as 41st comment
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WalPhoto: Now somebody should explain why there is no USB3, GigaLAN, HDMI, no F-keys..

One day Apple sells a vanilla CPU with the bloody Apple logo glued onto it and tells you this is the newest/slickest/sexiest/coolest Macbook PRO and you can always put a Logic Board, RAM, SDD and other useless crap into your sad Apple survival pack - where is already a Gigabit LAN adapter, HDMI adapter, USB3 adapter, SD card reader - and nowadays also the keyboard with the missing F-keys, so one can use it also for something else than photo/music editing. Steve Jobs would hate this; when you need to explain your fans how good it feels you still pay the same price and get less in your Macbook but your Apple survival bag grows year to year.

@PieterB
I'm wondering you took your time for replying to that ;-).. I don't bother with such bright comments, as I can't save the world :o).. Yes, yes and yes, of course a notebook without a LAN, SD-reader, F-keys, USB3, HDMI etc. makes no sense - for me and you at least. But there are happy people carrying around the dreadful ASP (Apple Survival Pack) all the time they need something Apple trashed; and pay happily to Apple for that anyway.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 15:55 UTC
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shoevarek: Thank you for showing beauty of Polish landscape. Few years ago, following Zygmunt Glogier's fascinating book, I made trip along Narew river, a bit south off Drweca. Great advanture, spying on moose families, being chased by wild hog, seeing misty river mornings. Drweca joins Wisla river near beautiful city of Torun. The idea for my next trip. Thanks a lot.

Would you pls give the name of the book ;-)? I tried to gugl it but am not sure I've found the right one, as the author's name is a bit differently spelled and I found a geologist (is it him?); thank you!

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 17:47 UTC
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (764 comments in total)

The first one I really shoot a lot with for years was my always beloved Beirette:
http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Beier_Beirette_vsn

I had actually a 6x6 before, which I can't remember exactly anymore ;-). Looked like Flexaret, but the trigger was a plastic white button, positioned vertically and not like the one I found now in Google.

We were developing with my father since I was 4 years old; I started on my own with being 7yo, saving money for the 36/21DIN ORWO film, using Rodinal R-06, 1:100 shaking the tank the whole night regularly. And E-102 1:7 for the positives. Today I still can't "burst" - it hurts somehow to "damage so much film" :o)!

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 14:56 UTC as 532nd comment
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abluesky: I don't agree:

1) the port and card are not cumbersome because the card is thin, easily removable from the camera, and because it sticks out of the lapptop, easily removable as well. What he claims is cumbersome is actually convenient.

2) my camera does not have wifi. Purchasing a wifi ad card is much more expensive. I process my raw images and wifi transfer is slow and cumbersome.

I still enjoy my 2011 MBP. It still functions well for everything I do.

I will be following the Surface line now.

@itguy08
Hehe, into what?! Ah, you surely meant USB-2/3, but you will have to buy a SD-reader for USB-C or lug around in your ASP (Apple Survival Pack) the USB-C-to-3 adapter. Just google for "SD card USB-C" - all those links are full of "make your Apple reader SD" bull***t ads - these exist just because Apple created this useless need for them.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 13:40 UTC
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Mr Keys: Never even used my cardslot on my laptop. Easier to just use the usb-cable. Wont miss it at all.

Dude, "USB" cable :-D? Come on, you mean USB-3-to-USB-C adapter and THEN your USB cable ;o). This hollow motherboard case doesn't provide an USB for you anymore. But agreed, better to connect your USB cable to the USB-3 adapter from your ASP (Apple survival pack), than to put another SD-card reader into your personal ASP. So you WILL miss the USB hole now pretty sure :--)).

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 13:34 UTC
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WalPhoto: Now somebody should explain why there is no USB3, GigaLAN, HDMI, no F-keys..

One day Apple sells a vanilla CPU with the bloody Apple logo glued onto it and tells you this is the newest/slickest/sexiest/coolest Macbook PRO and you can always put a Logic Board, RAM, SDD and other useless crap into your sad Apple survival pack - where is already a Gigabit LAN adapter, HDMI adapter, USB3 adapter, SD card reader - and nowadays also the keyboard with the missing F-keys, so one can use it also for something else than photo/music editing. Steve Jobs would hate this; when you need to explain your fans how good it feels you still pay the same price and get less in your Macbook but your Apple survival bag grows year to year.

@PieterB
I work mostly with DEVs and I can see how Apple is loosing these guys. Which is really sad, as I loved to use MBP in the past 10 years. To be able to work, we have to lug around the hated Apple survival pack, with all those missing bits and parts; right while the last Apple conf we were in a Skype session while watching the debacle and discussing what to do next, as a few of us were waiting full of expectations if the new Macbook will bring back the Apple trashed vital parts, and now they trashed even more, USB3/Keyboard/SD-Card... I wish Apple could have watched the Skype session how their new baby was welcomed by us ;-).. So I ended up the next day buying the best previous-version Macbook I could get, as Apple didn't cripple it that much in before - USB3 and F-keys still on board. My colleague looks for Lenovo this week, the other one gets most probably MS-Surface. I'm the only of us 3 who invested once again into Apple, but it's very probably my last one, which hurts.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 13:23 UTC
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