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On article Casio targets golfers with Japan-only Exilim EX-FC500S (36 comments in total)

Now this one should be in gold edition, not the Df :D!

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 07:29 UTC as 16th comment

Hard to say if those Nikon marketing gurus are genius or criminal - but they are sure laughing a lot this year :-D.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 07:46 UTC as 84th comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production (210 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: Its not going that well with 4/3 at the moment.
Hope they'll be able to come up with a game changer.

Many people looking for a small system are now looking towards Fuji due to their APS sensor, retro look and more or less same weight and AF performance.

Hm, looking at this from perspective would mean: switch to full frame from APS-C, then seeing medium format: sell it and go MF, then compare to large format: switch to LF. But somehow people switch the other direction ;-). MFT seems to be a quite sweet compromise between quality (not going to 1" or compacts) and size (not going FF direction). It will be interesting when Sony provides more E-mount lenses; but MFT will be smaller and less proprietary I guess.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 16:45 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production (210 comments in total)

I think it's practical that DPR informs us otherwise out-of-time folks also about not confirmed rumors, although I see unhappy comments below. To be honest, not everyone has enough time to check all the rumors sites every single day, but DPR belongs so far to sites which a few users visit daily ;-). I personally prefer to be informed also about rumors (which were in in this case in the air anyway months ago, so they are likely to happen), than to be totally surprised when it may be happens, as such information might influence buying decisions, as if one should get the vertical grip for EM5 or wait a bit and see. It's funny people visit here so often and then complain about this site :-D - there are millions of very good pro sites, but to be frank, reading them is not always as relaxing as DPR news and so one doesn't check the pro-sites so often. So thank you, it's cool IMHO :o).

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 07:00 UTC as 56th comment
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PaulRacecar: I like the 300mm f/4. I have the Panasonic 100-300 - it is ok but it's slow and cannot be as sharp and well-adjusted as a prime. The price is very reasonable IMHO.

Yep, that makes of course sense ;-)! And the focusing speed is ok for you? So much different opinions everywhere :-(.. Thx

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 13:22 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G7 X Review (454 comments in total)
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jkokich: Lotta Cons for a Silver award.

That's exactly I'm wondering about as well.. - DPR could probably rethink the rating scale - it's not very useful having ALL the cameras 75% or like that. I can't remember a camera being classified as 'brick, 15%'. Of course one can say 'all the cameras are very usable today' - but one could contra that with 'do some normalization please'. A camera having slow/unreliable auto/manual focus, clumsy exposure compensation dial and other "features", should definitely not qualify as "silver award" I think. Considering this, only a brick with a hole inside could do worse. There is probably no camera on the market currently, which is really "bad", but please, take this into account when using your rating system: when all anyway-oh-so-modern cams qualify in worst case as "silver", it's almost useless. Of course you can shoot good enough with anything, but that's not the point here.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 18:57 UTC
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J4Hug: Was there a release date for these?
I will start saving now anyhow.
I have the Panasonic 7-14 - in good light and not too much contrast it is an excellent and light lens. I also have the original 4/3rds 7-14 which is an amazing but heavy lens - the M4/3 7-14 is likely to replace both! but when I wonder..

Yes, exactly :). When I need an no-distorted image, I put the critical (vertical lines) subject in the center. Horizontal lines are just fine. Or of course, one can profit from the effect, like seashore looks as world, or trees as circles etc. ;-). For me, the 12-40/2.8 is enough wide open to invest into something between 7.5 and 12 (15 and 24 FF view). Would use that money for an tele-zoom probably.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2014 at 18:46 UTC
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PaulRacecar: I like the 300mm f/4. I have the Panasonic 100-300 - it is ok but it's slow and cannot be as sharp and well-adjusted as a prime. The price is very reasonable IMHO.

By "slow" you mean the min aperture or the focusing speed? Have you looked at the Oly 75-300 II as well? I was considering these two guys but still can't decide ;-). What do you think? Thx!

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 16:09 UTC
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J4Hug: Was there a release date for these?
I will start saving now anyhow.
I have the Panasonic 7-14 - in good light and not too much contrast it is an excellent and light lens. I also have the original 4/3rds 7-14 which is an amazing but heavy lens - the M4/3 7-14 is likely to replace both! but when I wonder..

Just a tip: have you looked at the Samyang 7.5mm/3.5? It's fixed and manual focused, but at this focal length and starting @3.5, it's not an issue. And I love the aperture ring on it ;-)! It's a very special nice lens, it has that "something" one can love about it. For 300$, you can give it a try before spending too much for this zoom. It makes totally beautiful pictures, I was surprised how sharp it is! Never missed any wide zoom since I've got it!

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 16:04 UTC
On article Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df (370 comments in total)

Should definitely be included on any "develop your personal style" checklist! Just imagine taking a portrait with such a perfect BRIcK camera as the Df always was and now even in gold! - you don't have to say "cheese" anymore :o). Have you read in the user manual: 1. If you ever run out of money on your trip, just trade this gold brick for a car and a decent camera with a few lenses; 2. When taken to the most countries don't forget to wear a gun in your other hand.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 06:58 UTC as 132nd comment
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cpkuntz: I've never heard of this problem. Glad I bought a D810 for good IQ rather than a Sony.

Wow, well, I never had a Sony so I thought it's really a Sony problem! I mean: who produces a fix-it gadget when there is no real need :-o?! If it's really not a problem, Sony should stop them as it makes look the Sony cam look like bad designed..

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2014 at 16:46 UTC
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cpkuntz: I've never heard of this problem. Glad I bought a D810 for good IQ rather than a Sony.

Yes, I thought exactly the same, although I bought Oly - but not Sony either! It feels a bit better to spend $$$ for stuff like lenses and not replacing the clumsy camera parts :o).

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2014 at 09:53 UTC
On article Google launches Nexus 6 with 13MP and OIS (101 comments in total)

SD card slot: S3/5, LG3 - all of them in our household have it, but we never needed it. Battery is gone in 2-3 years, but the phone as well anyway. 32GB phone connected to Synology via VPN, can hold thousands of images and a few bloatwares like TomTom/Sygic/Navigon. How often did anybody change the overflown SD? I bet almost nobody, as you would loose all your other files, like albums, GPS card material etc. - this is not a floppy disk with a just a few saved data files. And there is even no external slot: you have to open the phone at most models. It's more a decision than a replace gesture. So you have to clean up the SD anyway and live with the very same SD. And for backing up: instead of relying on removing a SD from a broken phone (which must be unsecured/unencrypted for this, which is a PITA anyway), you can setup your NAS app (Syno's DS photo rocks here) for copying the images to the NAS: you come home, the files are immediately @NAS and you can share them from the browser.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 07:07 UTC as 4th comment

Folks, they've accomplished it - we actually really SEE THE IMPOSSIBLE: how the marketing smarties once again fooled the general poor honest man, still trusting another BS phantasmagoria. Instead of bringing something really smart they gather awareness like this. It's somehow sad, they were creative once. There are so called 'code smells' in the SW engineering, where you can 'smell' something is going really wrong without knowing exactly what it is in concrete. It comes to mind also in this context here: although you don't know why, you can smell from playing such psycho marketing games you can safely switch the gear w/out loosing too much opportunities in the coming years. Abandoned CanNon 2 years ago and never regret it :o). Their dull marketing voodoo like this make me somehow feel happy I've sold all their FF gear and L-glass. I was shooting this weekend the beautiful Swiss autumn with MFT and couldn't be happier! It's much better to see the possible than the impossible ;-).

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 06:34 UTC as 85th comment
On article Drobo launches Mini with 8TB pre-loaded (39 comments in total)

From a photographer point of view, I usually connect a pocketable USB-HUB for 10$ to my phone (Android: no problem with most devices; iPhone: should be possible somehow as well) and backup to another SD, if I wish to have the shots saved twice until I arrive at home. Or when shooting video as well, to a small RAID-1 2.5" HDD. I would have to buy a lot of SD cards to reach the price and weight of this DROBO. SD 64GB UHS-I is something like 50$ and takes a few thousands RAWs. How much film material have we carried around just a few years ago? I can shoot @16mp something like ~100 36-frames classic films. When I buy 2 of these SD cards I've spent ~100$ for those 100 rolls of film - with a backup - and it fits my wallet. If I feel like traveling with a big gadget, I take my MBA for that weight/money. I don't get the point somehow of 'small' NAS-like devices; may be for pro video shooters or something like that. Because at home one has a real NAS with 3.5" 7x24 server drivers.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 06:25 UTC as 17th comment
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Lassoni: all I see is woman's butt. This is plain wrong!

Hehe, I wonder too which man sees the cam-bag right to the butt :-D!

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2014 at 17:36 UTC
On article Apple to cease development of Aperture (425 comments in total)
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Alexander Vienna: this is very sad news..... so we will use a MacBook Pro and no apple software any more.... so will there be an adobe laptop soon??

:---))).. Exactly.. To move files around could be dangerous for the user.. Apple thought for us.. Now Apple thinks to kick Aperture is a smart move :). For the smart users. You get the point. Adobe is specialized in producing image processing SW since their beginning. Apple is specialized in developing good HW and acquiring companies who produce good SW. To put all your photos (AND the edits!) in a Mac-only platform is a risky investment, at it's best. How many hours do we spend editing all those thousands pictures? Creating collections, key-wording and may be as me developed plugins for LR? Now I don't feel safe when the company producing this app lives primarily from HW sales, with strong focus on mobile/tablets.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 06:29 UTC
On article Apple to cease development of Aperture (425 comments in total)
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Alexander Vienna: this is very sad news..... so we will use a MacBook Pro and no apple software any more.... so will there be an adobe laptop soon??

:-).. You guys are very smart.. Have you actually tried your powerful hints? So please boot up OSX, enter Finder and TRY IT :-D! The CMD-X is for editing text, not moving files around! Yeeees, every man in this would expect the clipboard to work exactly for everything - welcome to OSX, it's not like that here. I'm developing for cross-platforms every day, so I know the pain.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 14:09 UTC
On article Apple to cease development of Aperture (425 comments in total)
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Alexander Vienna: this is very sad news..... so we will use a MacBook Pro and no apple software any more.... so will there be an adobe laptop soon??

I was in the same boat - Macbook Air really rocks, but surely without OSX. Currently, MBA/MBP are hard to beat with Lenovo etc. Rock solid, brutal powerful - but forget about OSX. If you don't like Win + MS, install Ubuntu; I went with Win8 - I mean: basic stuff like copying files to Synology is a nightmare with OSX, from generating .DS_Store BS, up to not being able to copy/paste files with keyboard, missing "create file here" shortcut menus etc. OSX could make sense when you edit 4K video on external thunderbolt drive - but that's not the general user. Being able to control the computer with keyboard shortcuts is near to impossible under OSX.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 06:48 UTC
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