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On article Cokin launches vintage-styled Riviera Classic tripod (94 comments in total)
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Paul JM: Fantastic looking piece of kit. Would be nice to hear some hands on experience so we can hear how well it works in the field, but for the naysayers below, if you dont like the look, or think that the look of the gear is irrelevant, then dont read the article, go take some photos, and cease whinging on these forums. If a manufacturer has taken the time to make their gear aesthetically pleasing, then good on them. I spend hours drooling over the craftsmanship of my combination of a gitzo CF tripod and ArcaSwiss head, and dont feel guilty about it for a moment. I was under the impression that photography was all about aesthetics, well certainly in the shots. Nothing to feel guilty about wanting great looking gear

Hear, Hear!

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 02:29 UTC
On photo Medus Kūka in the The Dark Master challenge (2 comments in total)

That looks like something that cost 10 dollars and adds 10 pounds to your weight!

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2016 at 01:58 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Sunset on the mud flats near Heide in the Mobile phone photography challenge (6 comments in total)

Really well done. Grats.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2016 at 01:25 UTC as 5th comment
On article Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Lens Review (245 comments in total)

On the real world tests the Sigma is nowhere as good as the Canon at Any focal length!

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 00:42 UTC as 65th comment | 11 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (396 comments in total)
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riveredger: Are all photographers as negative as those on this forum? No one here is ever satisfied with the reviews or the cameras.

Well it is called the dreaded "DPR Syndrome", uncureable sad to say.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 05:25 UTC
On article Manfrotto launches stylish Windsor Collection bags (60 comments in total)

Nice look, but they have a steal me look also!!

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 05:08 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $900-1200 (352 comments in total)
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Vegetable Police: If you forget about 4k. Can someone please rank the following cameras for best 1080p quality?

Canon 80D
Canon M5 (Will that flip down screen ruin all our lives on a tripod?)
Panasonic G85
Sony a6300/6500

I'm debating between all these cameras, and the Sony a7s solely for 1080p video use.

The Sony A6300 is terrible for HD Video. No clue about the A6500, no test yet.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 02:15 UTC
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Greg VdB: Nicely written test report, Dan, thanks!

(Personally I find this adds much more value to DPR than yet another news item about absurdly expensive accessories or yet-to-be-developed kickstarter gear)

Yeah but when you have Millions of dollars nothing is too expensive. Rich people can't spend their money faster than they make more money.

I lived in Naples Florida for 10 years. Money flows like water there. I was not rich by any means, but I knew some who had a ton of money. They went over to Sanibel, Captiva Island and spent 100 bucks a night, every nite on dinner. Never bated an eye about it. You can not believe the money some people have to spend. Million dollar credit limit on their American Express Black Card. Scary rich people in Florida.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 18:02 UTC

Well you must admit it would look good in the boot of a Ferrari. Although I can't even afford the bag, let alone the car!

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 17:37 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply

Like them or not, they will sell a ton of them.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 16:00 UTC as 9th comment
On article Pinnacle Prime: Olympus ED 25mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (201 comments in total)
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Pikme: How many pictures of a dog's face to we need to see?

Seriously, these are about the most uninspired photos for a new 'perfect' lens that I can imagine. I get it, a few photos to show the DOF and look for flare makes sense, but all these images might as well be concrete walls. Where are the images to show off the lens' rendering appeal?

It's not like you're lacking in photographers....

I think it is one of the Better set of examples as of late. Boy add that to the Olympus colors, hard to beat.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 15:51 UTC
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Sranang Boi: I have a feeling it will sell like hot cake. Specialist photographers have been dreaming of a camera like this.

Sell like Hot Cakes, yeah right. You will be able to buy a nice, brand new car for what the 3 lenses you Need and the body cost.

There is not 2% of the people on here that can justify to their wife to let them buy one LoL.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 15:15 UTC

I think it is just 30fps.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 14:20 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (564 comments in total)
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scott_mcleod: Question for those who have seen the camera *in real life* - many of the photos make the painted parts look a sort of bluish-grey (somewhat reminiscent of the T70 IIRC). Does it look that way to the eye, in natural light, or does it appear a more neutral color?

Well the T90 was an awesome camera other than the liquid crystal thingy going belly up after a lot of years.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 04:33 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon PowerShot Pro70 (111 comments in total)

I had one. I think I paid around $1,100.00 for it. Maybe more. A Ton of money back then.

But it was a nice camera with a Ton of CA in tree limbs. I loved it!

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 04:31 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2102 comments in total)
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tonyreidsma: In the DPR employment application is it a necessity for thick skin? I hope so.

Thank you DPR for your reviews and for this site, where we can come to learn, converse on the forums, and complain on the reviews. It's much appreciated by all.

On topic - I didn't realize Canon was even part of the discussion regarding the future of cameras. It's beyond me why someone would pay $3500 for something like this, but that's me. Some wonder why I just paid almost $2000 for a SONY lens. My wife is one of them.... ;-)

Well like they said if you just want to dip your toe into video I think this camera does that pretty well.

And this Dual Focus thingy Canon has is a REALLY BIG DEAL. There is not a camera, video company that would not kill to be able top say their product has this for not only Stills, but video also. And I bet patent wise they have it sewed up.

I would kill to have it in my Sony Pro Video camera, as well as my stills cameras. That feature alone maybe worth the price of admission, it is that good of an item to have.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 18:15 UTC
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Correction man: Cooke lenses are super things on Movie camera it will be interesting to see how they perform on Stills cameras IF anyone can afford to use them

They Are a bargain, try buying the Leica set. They go for 300k used if you are lucky..

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 17:53 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (341 comments in total)
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Maksim Yankovskiy: So a good photographer with armed with any camera will produce good images. What is new here? Composition is nice, but it's not the camera. The choice of lighting and shadows is nice, but it's not the camera.

The oversaturated colors, that's probably the camera. The pixelated look, that's probably the camera.

A note to all who say that DSLR photographers are threatened by tiny phone cameras. We are. But not because DSLRs are being rendered inferior, as you state. It is because of lack of effort of the general population to educate themselves on photography, on how an image is produced. Why the tiny sensor camera is technologically inferior to a larger sensor camera. Why a good fast focusing system is important. Why it takes a lot of heavy glass to generate a quality image.

We feel threatened because tiny phone cameras allow human ignorance to bubble to the surface.

Well I am happy for you that you are able to walk around all day 24/7 with a D5, or a 1DmkII around your neck.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 15:50 UTC
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jorg14: Did anyone ever mention how little they care?

Did anyone ever mention how little they care if YOU care. If you "don't care" why did you reply to this thread?

If you don't want one well that's fine. Seems like Apple this year has sold over a Billion iPhones now. Seems like somebody cares. I know I do.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 16:55 UTC
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Kevin Omura: Yup 12mp is good enough and here are some reasons why the headphone jack was taken out. I'm sure you could make it water proof to a degree but it's still a gaping hole where water and crud can collect especially something like sand. I'm ambivalent to the loss personally since I don't use headphones on my phone. On my Macbook it would be a huge deal though.

Here are some interesting reasons why the jack was turfed. https://www.buzzfeed.com/johnpaczkowski/inside-iphone-7-why-apple-killed-the-headphone-jack?utm_term=.uhZpJzQoW#.bdwn4wqa6

The stylus pen is in its own compartment and it had NO physical relationship to the internal cavity of the actual phone. Big difference. An oh I own both type of phones. So no dog in the fight as they say.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 15:52 UTC
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