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chipmaster: Why is any review or article that is positive to smartphone photography viewed with so much disdain and polarized view from the camera heads, be them mirrorless, DSLR or even medium or film heads. Could you all be just that insecure, LOL.

I shoot with a DSLR, rather high end, matter of the fact, and many times only take a smartphone, I'm comfortable that too. I think all you guys need to lighten up about your insecurity :D

Jeez! dr. noise is one confused little troll.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2018 at 12:02 UTC
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DrGerm: The problem with all these "shooting XYZ with only a smartphone" article is this: we only ever get to see the shots that the author got. We never get to see the ones he/she could've gotten with a serious camera, but just didn't with the phone.

Exactly the same with any camera. Have you ever seen a shot someone didn't get?

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2018 at 11:56 UTC
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MichelBB: I do not understand how people are so excited about the pics quality. To me the quality is horrible. Just look at shadow parts in the pic "Australian Camp, Pokhara, Nepal." or "Bhoudanath Stupa, Kathmandu". They or not only noisy, they are pixelated !!! I would be ashamed to show that to my family. Seriously. If camera size is so important you can take an a6000 (as an example) with a small fixed lens that fits pants pockets easily. Why taking photos with the smartphone?

You must come from one uptight family if you would be ashamed to show them those pictures.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 19:32 UTC
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SASand: To each his own. Why is this worth an article?

Chin up expro! I am sure you will get over it. Sadness, great shame and all.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 19:29 UTC
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Chris2210: It's good that the limitations of the technology - generally and specifically - are flagged in the article, but I can't help thinking it would have been wiser to headline the piece ...smartphone to document... rather than 'iPhone'.

I'll add a disclaimer here - I'm a pretty happy [perhaps excluding the price] iPhone X owner. But you KNOW you're going to get howls of protest that the site is being turned into an Apple advertorial.

There's no reason why you shouldn't mention the specific hardware, [in fact it would be strange if you didn't] but it really adds nothing headline it or [by omission] to suggest that the same results might not be achieved by any of the more recent devices made by a host of manufacturers. I know you suggest just that later on in the piece - I just think you're asking for trouble not making the brand in this case of very much more subsidiary importance.

They are accused of fronting for Sony, Canon, Apple, Nikon and more depending on which articles they publish. Everyone has a go at DPReview when they see a "competitor" to their favourite brand.

Like it or not, the iPhone is the single most popular phone on the market and the most popular single device/model for photography. But it's certainly not the only one that gets a mention here.

The article is about photos taken by the writer's dad. He happened to use an iPhone. And I for one am happy he shared them and I got to see those photos. I like them.

We can live with that. There are 460 comments to show that people are interested. If they weren't they wouldn't be clicking and commenting on an article clearly titled as relating to the iPhone.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 13:00 UTC
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dr.noise: Well, if someone's preferences and purpose is to make crappy pictures of beautiful places, then OK it's the right tool for the job. What else is there to say. Portraits are more or less tolerable, I don't know why, but my eyes are bleeding looking at the landscape photos in 100%. Otherwise nice pictures are completely destroyed. I think no more than 30% of original details are preserved. Not saying this as a hater, I didn't even look at any Iphone shots earlier and I expected them to be much better, given all the praise.

You claim your eyes are bleeding looking at someone else's photos, but go on to say you are "not saying this as a hater"?

Of course not. (sigh). That would make you a troll, right?

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 12:51 UTC
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Anulu: I missed when dpreview announced they are official apple advertising site...

It's only a few week since people were accusing them of advertising for Sony because there were a few articles on Sony products. And not long since people accused them of advertising for Canon.

Not easy keeping children happy. They'll cry when they don't get their favourite feed. Hopefully the complainers will grow up to enjoy a varied diet of news and views on lots of different brands without bawling at every article they don't approve of.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 12:42 UTC
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David Tembleque: I find these pictures an insult to any photographers work.
If you are looking for compact size, just buy a proper compact camera.

I care about the size a lot too, here is what you can do with a 900€ camera that fits in the palm of your hand:


I agree with the others. The insult comment is a bit much; both unnecessary and ignorant.

I also prefer the natural look of the iPhone photos to the Instagram filter look too.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 12:09 UTC
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M W B G: What a load of iPhone advertising crap. Enough with the iPhone propaganda. We know they are paying you but we've seen enough

MWBG, How is featuring the single most popular smartphone in the world in articles biased?

Considering it is also one of the most popular devices for taking photos, it has a place on a photography site as much as any other DSLR, mirrorless, compact or other type of camera.

Anyway, stop clicking on articles clearly titled as being iPhone related if you have such a problem with reading about them. Even if the site was biased, that is their business, just go to one you prefer better.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 06:04 UTC
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kobakokh: The right tool: why one photographer brings only an iPhone to document his trips to Nepal.... Because of for this home or daily photography any camera will be enough... Also this photographer I think is very lazy person, or very poor person, can;'t buy normal photo camera...

Did you read beyond the article title? The photographer is the dad of the DPReview Editorial writer, Carey Rose, who published this article. See his comments below.

I do believe Carey's statement that his dad, the man who took those great photos above, is not a "very lazy person" as you suggest.

Here is Carey's comment to another person below: "not sure you need to resort to calling a man who travels halfway around the world and spends 12 hour days helping kids with disabilities 'lazy.'"

You might like to follow up with your apology. But then again, your comment suggests you have no idea why it would be appropriate.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 05:53 UTC
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Hinder: " I think some people see nature as completely separate from their lives, when actually we're all part of it."

Please tell that to government who keep kicking people off public land, think animals own the earth and believe all humans should die.

@Hinder, which government thinks " animals own the earth and believe all humans should be dead"? I think we would have heard of that before now if that statement was true.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2018 at 03:47 UTC
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Photo Pete: So... tell me again about how apple products are quality products that are built to last.

Got a iPhone 5S I use as a backup and when traveling. Still going strong. Still working nicely. Also have an iMac that is over ten years old in one of my offices. Still going strong. Still got a Mac Pro from many years ago when they were the tower build. Still purring along.

Is that enough?

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2017 at 22:23 UTC
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mxx: Apple must think their users are stupid, and judging by the responses of the Apple fans below, it seems they're right.

You are absolutely right, Daryl. But this must be the season for calling others stupid for choosing a different phone to oneself. This comes around from time to time.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2017 at 20:21 UTC
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Sonylover1: Why dont you guys living in USA just sue Apple and the cro-k, Tim Cook?
I am on my 4th Iphone. I have noticed the drain all the way from 4 to 5 to 6 whenever there is a new IOS.
Sabotaging a bought product on purpose is a crime.
The credibility is lost.

Older product gets slower? Well, hell, isn't that a shocker!

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2017 at 20:16 UTC
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Berkrathes: There is no bad news when it comes to PR for a Rockband look what he got even we are discusding it.
It's a bit disgusting but that's how the world is.
On the other hand: in dubio pro reo
Don't know what to think
It's complicated

I think tedolf is being sarcastic, Monty. Or at least I hope he is. John McEnroe making tennis into a man's sport? Hilarious. He is famous for not being able to take decisions against him like a man.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 23:50 UTC
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mbot: Funny thing is, the FREE RawTherapee app has performance on-par with DXO PhotoLab and Capture One 11. I know, I did side-by-side tests. Capture One 11 at $300 is a ripoff.

mbot, your English is riddled with mistakes. But you think you are right, which is all that matters to you. Vik is correct above. I had to laugh when he/she pointed out your mistake in the very comment where you tried to correct his comment.

Correcting English on an international forum is the habit of either a troll or a bore. Most likely both, given your curmudgeonly attitude to both photography and communication.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 17:50 UTC
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Gerard D C: Adobe marketing fluff and fobbing-off are legendary. No surprise that they think customers will accept any old promise or gimmick.

Just been reading posts on the Adobe forum about problems with their new Dimension CC application for placing 3D elements into photos. It won't open on many computers!

Dimension CC is an amateur 3D toy compared to the top apps in the industry, but according to the Adobe product manager on the forum, it doesn't work for many people because it uses the "latest technology". She said she knows "it sucks" if you have a machine a few years old.

The most arrogant part is the claim that it is built on better technology than industry 3D content applications like, Maya, Houdini, Clarisse, ZBrush, Nuke and many others that work perfectly on the same computers. Those tools provide special effects and rendering solutions that are truly cutting edge.

The Adobe alternate universe where mediocrity is saluted as cutting edge is indeed a strange place.

"Reilly Diefenbach". More of your trolling on behalf of Adobe! The topic here is Adobe regardless of whether you still want to shut down the discussion or not.

Adobe's attitude to customers doesn't change across products, so it is interesting to hear about how badly they are handling the Dimension CC fiasco.

By the way, Dimension CC is for photo editing, specifically adding computer generated models to your photos. It isn't high end anything so their claims that it needs better computers than the best software in the movie industry is laughable.

Lightroom users shouldn't be surprised how badly Adobe are handling the LR product when you see that.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 21:16 UTC
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Franz Weber: I wish that Apple would create a real zoom camera with a 1inch or a micro 43rd sensor and a fast lense. This camera should have instant Wi-Fi, iOS, iCloud Photosteam, and the clever True Tone flash technology with a Xenon white light and a LED brown light. And wireless charging.

At least they will charge us wirelessly with the iTunes store.

So CanonKen, an ultra slim phone that acts as a Sat Nav, Computer, Health Tracker, Camera, Music Player, Video Recorder, Sound Recorder, Internet Browser, Instant Messenger, Game Console, Personal Organiser, Portable Movie Player, Location Tracker, eBook Reader, Alarm Clock, Calculator, eWallet, Internet Radio, and many thousands of other things with apps is a "simple" product?

Remember when virtually all of those things came as separate devices?

I doubt that it is in Apple's plans to split those out into separate products again. So, I wouldn't expect a standalone camera from them either.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 03:58 UTC
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(unknown member): That's great footage! I'm still learning about photography, but I think I'll get into drones and do the same thing but with boats! Yes!

I highly recommend you try flying under those boats!! Yes!

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 18:05 UTC

So DPR, you admit this act is "highly illegal", so what was your base instinct? To lure some social-media-gawker types to your site in the hope you can make money somehow from it?

Disappointing. The old, unique, indispensably useful and highly respected DPR must be spinning in its grave.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 18:02 UTC as 104th comment | 3 replies
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