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yahoo2u: Boys club full of w@nk factor.

Don't be so hard on yourself. Leave the club and leave ..... it alone.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 03:48 UTC
On photo Dad and the Kids in the A Big Year - birds challenge (5 comments in total)

Superb shot and also darn cute :) Wonderful sharp feathering details and good behavior. Excellent work from behind the gear. Danny.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 00:19 UTC as 5th comment
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princecody: $7k for a manual only camera 😏 @ least include a Leica Q with purchase 👍🏻

You keep going on about it and its starting to sound like jealousy and sour grapes. Some of us are capable of using a manual camera including manual focus, some are not. Fairly easy to see which camp you fit in from your comments here ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 18:15 UTC
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princecody: Is a Leica swag bag included with purchase?

You've replied three times one after the other, almost like you are talking to yourself. A little senile today are we ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 07:33 UTC
On photo Kingfisher with catch in the Best Wildlife Photo of the Week - 5 challenge (2 comments in total)

Excellent shot Den. Gorgeous colours and a bonus in its beak. Congrats and well deserved. Love these KF of yours. Danny.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 09:10 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Bianca Buitendag-7809 in the Surfing! challenge (12 comments in total)

Now that's action !! Excellent shot and the water movement couldn't be any better. congrats on the win and the shot. Danny.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2016 at 00:35 UTC as 7th comment
On photo Natures Frame in the Local Park challenge (27 comments in total)

Amazing Robert. What a large print this would make, top shot and fine work. Danny.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 04:54 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
On photo Rainbow Bee-eater in the Your Best Bird Photos challenge (14 comments in total)

You beauty Vas, top shot and what a wonderful coloured bird they are. Congrats and well deserved.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 04:54 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2159 comments in total)
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akophoto: I have owned three NEX cameras. The NEX6 was the best.

They all captured superb images.

I wouldnt buy another as they dont have the longevity of a DSLR.

All three suffered issues due to this.

The are flimsily made. The shutter button went on one. The screen on another, the shutter on another.

I am now trying Pentax.

If I went back to mirrorless I would go to Fuji.

Shhhh, my 4 1/2 year old NEX-7 might here ya. Don't scare it, it still works just fine as is, but its a bit of a mess. Hey I'm rough on gear.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 12:39 UTC
On photo Common Kingfishers (2) in the Bird Fight challenge (14 comments in total)

Stunning shot and excellent timing. Love the colours, the action and the back ground. Top shot !! Congrats and well deserved.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2016 at 23:47 UTC as 8th comment
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (542 comments in total)
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MikeF4Black: Same question as for the Pen F: Why would anyone buy this over an X-E2?

And yet when we look at some FF users gallery at DPR or their website, we tend to wonder why they use FF.

I guess maybe its just a choice after all.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 16:01 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (542 comments in total)
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MikeF4Black: Same question as for the Pen F: Why would anyone buy this over an X-E2?

Fairly simple I would have thought. You can't mount m4/3 lenses on a X-E2. Why on earth would anyone buy an X-E2 over a Nikon D5 ?

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 17:54 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony a6300 real-world samples (352 comments in total)
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ShutterNot: Not very inspiring shots. Can't tell if it's the camera or the photographer. Maybe little bit of both.

Don't worry about it Dan, check their galleries and web sites out ;-) ;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 05:53 UTC
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matthew saville: This, for $1K? I might finally be able to get into wildlife photography. Oh wait, there are no FE "big gun" wildlife lenses... Drat. I wonder how well this AF system works with a Canon super-tele... If the A7R II's adapter EF-FE performance is any indicator, it won't be too shabby...

Matthew, looking at your website and DPR gallery, you don't need long tele lenses or fast AF, so don't worry about it ;-) I use Canon super tele lenses on a Sony NEX and AF still doesn't interest me, but this camera does for other reasons.

You seem to be all worked up over something you don't need for some reason :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 07:22 UTC
On photo Great Blue Heron with "Fish take out". in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (14 comments in total)

That is the type of shot we live for !!. Superb shot and oh how I wish that was mine. Fantastic work from behind it as well. What a shot !!. Danny < in awe..

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 03:51 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (719 comments in total)
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Fri13: Nikon really has dropped the ball. The have given strong signals about their incapability use latest technology to improve their users capabilities get the shot.

1) The EVF lag they mention is in good EVF negligent to even best reaction times. The only real "limitation" is the missing live view but with 10-15fps you don't really need one unless subject is moving from frame side to side like in mogul skiing, but then you can always use tracking and problem is solved totally. The OVF is huge limitation in low lit scenery or bright lit scenery and EVF wins, until you hit to -20C and EVF slows down!

2) The incapability call digital stabilization as is, instead they fool their customers to think that "electronic stabilization" is somewhat lossless. OIS and IBIS are electronical stabilization, but not digital ones.

3) D5 and D500 are not going to be updated for years, strong signal that mirrorless variant isn't coming. That means Nikon users need to wait 3-5 years to get better changes.

Fri. You are far better off keeping away from these sorts of topics IMO. Danny.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 20:08 UTC
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aramgrg: Sounds like there was no other name left for optical image stabilization for Olympus :-)

@aramgrg. Yes, there already are professionals using m4/3.

As said in another post, you don't need to be scared of this lens, looking at your gallery you don't need it and not on the Nikon anyway. It's an m4/3 lens, not Nikon.

BTW, I use Canon lenses so don't try .... fanboy. I'm probably a lot older than you are and not a boy ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 20:34 UTC
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Suhas Sudhakar Kulkarni: As a one time m43 user, I feel that the lens is a bit heavy for the original promise of compact system of m43. Given the small camera bodies it seems to be challenging to balance this big lens. The price is also higher than expected.
I do not have any doubt about sharpness and focusing ability of the lens though.

@vscd. What happens when you mount a Canon 300 F/2.8L, 500 F/4.5L or the 800 F/5.6L on m4/3 then ?? ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 11:28 UTC

Well done Oly, congrats on a superb sharp lens looking at the reviews so far. A few using m4/3 will certainly be able to use it and some I can think of deserve it. I couldn't justify it, but heck its a nice lens for m4/3 !!

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 11:17 UTC as 24th comment
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aramgrg: Sounds like a good lens, until one sees the price.
How comes a lens covering 4 times smaller area is more expensive than canon and nikon ones?
Well, they know the market better. Not for me for sure.

So its ignorance then in that case. Come back when you know what you are looking at ;-) You don't need one.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 07:53 UTC
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