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Jefftan: If u read the comment, people who own TG-5 know how good a camera it is and highly recommend it

it is those who don't own it said they would rather use smarphone

I think my smartphone camera is great - amazing in fact. And so is my DSLR. But I think the best value camera in the family is my daughter’s $200 Canon Tough camera. Incredibly versatile, lots of keepers and you never have to worry about it getting damaged. Beats me why they don’t just stick a phone in cameras like these?

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2017 at 08:07 UTC
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composed: So much 'smartphone' related coverage here...

I am not denying that our smartphones are handy devices for taking snaps etc (please don't tell me about so-and-so making a living on his/her phone on Instagram).

I would guess that most people that are coming to this site are more interested in photography and advanced techniques but I could be wrong...

I’m someone who has a keen interest in photography and cameras regardless of whether they’re in a phone or not. To suggest the current phone cameras are not real cameras is blatantly false as they are clearly more than capable of being favorably compared with any number of image capture devices. Photography, is in the eye of the beholder.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 20:17 UTC
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Sirandar: Who would fly a drone anywhere near an airport?

There are really only 4 answers to this question:

1) Someone unaware of the airport's existence. Unlikely as planes are constantly landing and airports don't exactly keep their existence a secret.

2). Someone deliberately seeking notariety.

3) Someone being paid to do so for various possible reasons

4) Someone actively engaging in destructive intent....

What does any of this have to do with the average drone operator?

Personally I hate drones with a vengeance,. But it is an extremely slippery slope punishing and disempowering people because of what someone else might do....

I experienced this myself in Jasper National Park along the icefield Parkway..... You can't camp anywhere along the road partly because of bears and mostly because of what other people might do...

There’s only one rule. No dick heads.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 21:43 UTC
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neatpicture: To be honest, any portrait of Steve advertised and used as it did would have been iconic.
I do not see this image to carry anything else but Steve personality. Sure a clean image, but that is all it is in my opinion.

Haha...anything but his personality?! That's exactly the point of portraiture you numpty.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 22:17 UTC
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james s. kennedy: I don’t use movie mode much on my cameras or phones, but I liked this, and I do like my iPhone 8+.

Would Apple haters consider getting a life.

Hating IS their life.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2017 at 22:14 UTC
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racin06: And here is cinematic 4K video shot with the Samsung Galaxy S8:

What is the purpose of this article?

Haha. You just gave Apple a free kick there. The footage in this article is far more likeable. Regardless - the video and stills capabilities of most modern smartphones are great.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2017 at 22:12 UTC
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Berkrathes: I thought maybe I could learn something. But no. Quality of dpr is going down.

Aww you just mad cause he can take a better portrait with his iPhone than you could with your own "proper" camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 21:37 UTC
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GarysInSoCal: Sorry... but I'm a freak off the leash. I would have unhooked that model from the school teacher preppy look and brought her over to the wild side with some hairstyle and wardrobe re-adjustments... and shot her with some extreme focal length lenses... something that NONE of these photographers did. Even thou there were slight differences in their styles, all their images looked basically the same... BORRRRRRRING! My 'freak off the leash' style is here:

Narcisissism is so dull. The arrogant self promotion. The belittling of others to advance your self. The whiney thin skinned response to criticism. Your a text book case helping to make America grate again.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 21:36 UTC
On article Confirmed: Bowens is going out of business (48 comments in total)
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Trundling: So not only you want to publish rumors but you want to make a series? Just FYI, nothing on the official company page. Serious websites (which I wrongly thought this was) don't run around the internet listening to who says what. They CALL the company and ASK directly.


Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 08:28 UTC
On article Study: people don't actually like looking at selfies (200 comments in total)

Selfie: Of self, for self.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 06:02 UTC as 57th comment
On article Google Pixel XL camera review (200 comments in total)
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NJOceanView: I'm getting to this review late, but I have to say I'm very impressed. I prefer the Apple interface but if I were a Droid user this would be my choice hands down. Most impressive to me is the IQ at higher ISOs. On my 7 Plus when I force up the ISOs I get that mottled batik look when pixel peeping. That dynamic doesn't show at all on the Pixel, and the noise from the Pixel's high ISOs presents itself as a very pleasing super-fine grain. Apple tends to do what it wants without regards to the competition other than offering large screen Plus models, so I can't expect them to answer this with comparable improvements. But I hope they use this to spur at least some higher level of IQ for their future offerings.

Wilful B.S

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2016 at 00:15 UTC
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photogeek: I find it kind of interesting that Mr Adams is not in any way famous outside the US. That's in a stark contrast (please pardon the pun) to e.g. Henri Cartier Bresson, who is famous worldwide, and deservedly so. I'm not a fan of Adams' work myself. It's good, don't get me wrong, but the amount of praise lavished upon this photographer is entirely too much.

Ansel owned his art - you've only managed to own your ignorance.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 20:24 UTC
On article Google publishes gallery from upcoming Pixel smartphone (158 comments in total)
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lukecookphoto: The problem I have with phones is that above base ISO the amount of detail quickly melts away and they use poor quality plastic lenses. You can see it here just like every other phone.

Biggest hurdle for me is I don't like the shooting experience. I have an S7 Edge which is as good as the Pixel or better but using just a touchscreen is frustrating and not gratifying.

Still, they're useful for taking quick photos of my dog.

Who is suggesting you use a phone for situations where those issues become problematic? Put in historical context the photgraphic and video capabilities of a contemporary smartphone are nothing short of amazing. That said - I'd use your DSLR to photograph your dog and your imagination when your out and about with your phone.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 21:38 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (905 comments in total)
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marike6: Removing the mini-jack feels like fixing something that isn't broken. But iFans are fiercely loyal, if Apple removed the LCD, defenders would say "but they are including a Lightning-to-HDMI cable in the box you can plug into your laptop should you need to". ;-)

For people who enjoy shooting with their phones, the camera could be interesting.

Five bucks says the iPhone 8 has a headphone jack..:)

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 21:32 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (905 comments in total)
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mezastel: I'm still wondering why Apple decided to buy Beats, headphones so awful no self-respecting music lover would ever consider buying. It totally tarnishes Apple's image to be involved with Beats.

I don't think Beats would have been bought on Jobs watch. I think Apple got hustled by two of the best. Plain and simple.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 21:21 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (905 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: why would you repeat the nonsense from apple that this is a tele lens ? , it is in fact a normal lens if its 56mm equiv is to be believed

you are a camera review site and as such have readers who understand that this does not even qualify as a short tele .... i will repeat its a normal equivalency

now dp review , why dont you recover your self respect and correct the errors in the above article to reflect the realities of fovs as intelligent people understand them

a measure of honesty would have you state that in addition to apples wide angle they have a nifty fifty normalish lens along side

im waiting ......tic tock tic tock

if they had any brains at apple they could have put a tiny 105 equiv or even 85 and had a fov to actually compliment the incredibly boring focal length apples phones use

whan a river of garbage photos has been spawned since phones replaces cameras for the unwashed masses......looks like some things will never change

Wow. No life huh?

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 21:12 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (905 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: more specifically and truthfully a telephoto lens must have a telephoto group in it as part of the optical formula .... or it simply aint a tele, literary and figuratively .... ill bet apples to oranges this measly short lens the 56 , has no such thing ... no tele group , and as such is only a very slightly long normal , if im being kind.


Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 21:09 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (905 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: it t is my fervent hope that the removal of a normal audio jack , bites them in the ass and that very few i phone user migrate to this abomination

apple has gotten away with no sd card support and no usb support because frankly
the religiously faithful accept what they are given ,

as someone born a roman catholic ...ive seen the glassy eyed bliss of the faces of some of the simple minded as they consume transmuted human flesh in the form of a nutritionally worthless wafer the texture of a packing peanut

so nothing suprises me .... but if i ever prayed , i pray that the removal of a normal audio jack , causes as or more damage to apple as the spectacularly pointless and worth less apple watch .. i hope their stock tanks ... i hope they are shamed into an about face

lord i pray.....amen

I'm at a loss to see the logic behind the headphone jack omission, however most "expensive" headphones come with a 6.5 adaptor. Instead of that you just use the lightning to 3.5 adaptor. Not ideal but hardly difficult.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 21:04 UTC
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Shifter: ZZZZZZZ. ZZZ. ZZZZZZZZZZ. It's called Photoshop, Ansel lovers.

Well, no prizes for being an ignorant douche nozzle pal.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 23:29 UTC
On article SmugMug Films: Passport to Morocco (47 comments in total)
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Marcus Beard: I read the comments here with interest. I'm not a big fan of Trey's photography - but one has to admire how he has marketed what he does so successfully. Any yes - it is becoming a little tiresome to here repeated faux philosophy. I'd recommend seeing the truly amazing National Geographic photographers Proof videos though - a different league.

Cheers for the link. Great stuff.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 09:40 UTC
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