DaveE1

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On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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mailman88: Ok Canon....you can beat the a9, with the future new 7mkIII at half the price.

@T3: You are taking this far too seriously. Nothing stopping you from buying a mirrorless camera. Just don't let the existence of great cameras with mirrors spoil life for you.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 22:51 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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aarif: 2 questions

1- what was the percentage of keepers
2- what was the NR setting looks kind of strong

Yes Esstee. It says it right there on the advertising! It must be true.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 20:25 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (503 comments in total)
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DWM: Another A9 article. Makes you wonder.

@Jonathan, you definitely need to find a real source of enjoyment. Life's short.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 17:34 UTC
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MikeStern: DPreview writing this article about the existing pros switching to Sony because, most of the audience of this website are the existing photographers. Let's remember, there can be a different angle DPreview could look through:
Let's say, newer photographers getting in to pro scene and planning to build their system. A9 will look like a more attractive body (if not a complete system yet) to get in with. And these growing professional photographers will be receiving Sony's soon to come offerings with longer lenses.
These younger pro photographers will eventually make old pros drool over the capability of their cameras. (No black out shooting!) And future will slowly shape around the better success story of Sony. Slowly but surely.
I am optimistic.

@Chris. Those kids are more likely to latch on to smartphones as they improve for video. They've 4K already at quality that leaves many of their social media channel videos in the dust in terms of quality.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 21:19 UTC
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MikeStern: DPreview writing this article about the existing pros switching to Sony because, most of the audience of this website are the existing photographers. Let's remember, there can be a different angle DPreview could look through:
Let's say, newer photographers getting in to pro scene and planning to build their system. A9 will look like a more attractive body (if not a complete system yet) to get in with. And these growing professional photographers will be receiving Sony's soon to come offerings with longer lenses.
These younger pro photographers will eventually make old pros drool over the capability of their cameras. (No black out shooting!) And future will slowly shape around the better success story of Sony. Slowly but surely.
I am optimistic.

No black out shooting seems to be the topic of the week. Or so I was told by a Sony marketing man.

I wonder how we managed to take any photos without it. Hallelujah. All praise be to no black out shooting... it has come to save us from whatever major problem that stopped us from taking good photos.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 19:30 UTC
On article iPhone 8 front camera rumored to capture 3D images (76 comments in total)
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Matt_Anderson: Well sexting just got much more interesting ...

TMI

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 22:41 UTC
On article iPhone 8 front camera rumored to capture 3D images (76 comments in total)
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samfan: Just change your name to JustAnotheriPhoneRumorsSite.com and be done with it, DPR.

Smartphones are the most popular cameras out there. I'd be shocked if a photography site didn't cover them in detail these days.
Now, is it strange that the world of photography has come to this? Maybe. But that isn't DPR's fault.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 22:39 UTC
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tinternaut: I haven't had the email yet, but living in the UK I assume I'm affected. Trouble is, I like Lightroom. I also like Photoshop, but mostly use Photoshop for final sharpening (typically USM before publishing), and occasionally use Photoshop's more advanced features (layers and content aware fill being firm favourites for some problems).

I could get a perpetual Lightroom licence plus something that would do what I currently do in Photoshop*, but that's another learning curve.

* No! Not GIMP!

Try Affinity Photo. There are sufficient similarities with Photoshop to get you started I think. I was surprised at how easily I picked up Affinity Photo even before doing a tutorial. If you are on Windows, they have created a Windows version recently but no trial yet. There's a trial for Mac though.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 15:13 UTC
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lickity split: Ha, I knew it was only a matter of time before they started to jack the prices up , my guess is every couple yrs they'll tack on a few bucks till your Adobe bill matches your cell phone maybe monthly bill.
This is one of them things where the consumer bends over for a second an Abobe sticks it in.

Sandy, sandy, sandy. You call the OP a creep, then you say exactly the same thing to another contributor.

I can understand that you think you are purchasing when you are actually subscribing to Adobe (as per your comment above). Confused.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 14:39 UTC
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sandy b: Cheaper than a Starbucks and a pastry. Automatically updated, seamlessly. The cost of updating when getting a new camera every few years was far more expensive. Plus no is forcing you to do it, it can still be purchased.

Where did you purchase it outright?

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 14:37 UTC
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Svetoslav Popov: Like him or not, dude is creative with his business, i give him that.

From what I can see, the creative aspect here that concerns people is the appearance of an insurance sales app from something promoted as a gear tracking app.

I don't get the education part. Then again I don't give the companies who call me to educate me on investment opportunities much time either.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 20:26 UTC
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Leandros S: Title needs to read, "help him keep track of your gear".

People who misuse your data are usually not the people who asked for it.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 00:51 UTC
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falconeyes: I like the app idea and many details.
What I don't like is that data is stored only on Jared's cloud service and that there is no tablet version. A true 'vault' would store locally and offer cloud backup/sync as an option, ideally via iCloud rather than a proprietary cloud. OTOH that can be fixed in the future, the potential is there.

We can safely and securely store spreadsheet lists in the cloud and retain full control without an intermediary app. You would have to have hundreds of camera systems to make a app and database necessary. Maybe stores might have a need. But I can't imagine why they wouldn't use a stock control system.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 00:44 UTC
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LensBeginner: Uhm... spreadsheet?
Been doing this for ages the old-school way...

I agree. There's nothing revolutionary about an app that creates a list. For small amounts of tabular data, a spreadsheet is actually more convenient for many people.

As for the insurance, I would never trust such an app to give me impartial, non affiliated advice.

I just don't buy this argument that photographers don't know that they can get insurance and need to be educated. I'm sure most people have come across insurance before... for their homes, home contents, their car, high value items, and so on.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 00:40 UTC
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Teila Day: How much does the printhead cost if a new one is required?

Is the printhead easily user installable? (yes, I realize that many printers require printhead installation by user during set-up anyway)

New coatings reduce clogs by what % in independent testing?.

Can printer sit a week and print w/out issues?

What has Epson done to make the printer more practical to swap blacks, reduce ink use, etc..

How much ink used in cleaning process?

How does it compare to the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 17 on a practical (not technical) note? ... e.g. what increased quality will a client readily see in the Epson print over the Canon?

Epson produces the best prints in my opinion (price dependent) but I still won't give Epson a dime because I view their products as poorly designed tools that I'd rather not have to deal with. I hope they redeem themselves with this printer.

@dinoSnake. Seeing as people are going "100%" in on this, I would have to disagree with you. From my own experience over many years, the Epsons have performed extremely well. As Vik2012 said, there are limitations with each technology, but print quality tops my priorities too. I certainly wouldn't use any of the Canon printers I have seen when I can get an Epson.

As for your landfill argument, I would point out that the brands that sell the most over time are the ones with the most old printers in landfills. HP and Canon would obviously top that list with printers that are not any less prone to obsolescence and breakdown.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 21:52 UTC
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sierranvin: Any new Epson model is no doubt designed to clog frequently, then spew vast quantities of overpriced ink in its ongoing attempts to clean nozzles. This is what all their models do!
It is Epson's fundamental mission: waste, then sell, overpriced ink.

Erm... no.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 19:38 UTC
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bundyman50: I was mad at Apple when they removed the superdrive, had to buy an external 1. Wireless is NOT always the most convenient..
Does Apple ever think to ask what its customers actually WANT in a new product???

@cosinaphile. Oh for the love of all things shiny, please leave Trump out of this. It's obvious what their point is. And it's a fair point.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2016 at 21:17 UTC
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Corwin Lee: As a long time supporter of Apple, I will seriously reconsider either to buy their product again. This step simply show how clueless they are on the impact by not having a SD card, it just say if you want to have convenient for your SD card, go some where else.
I believe Photography user is a majority for osx, so they demand us to transfer 64GB or even 128GB+ via wireless....
Good luck!

@Vik2012. You are correct, lots of people react impetuously when a manufacturer doesn't make "their" product.

Apple have done very well over the years from making decisions that some would not agree with. Every company has dips in sales at some stage, and given Apple's phenomenal growth it is inevitable that will slow down. But the doomsayers are going to wait a while for their predictions to come true, I think.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 01:59 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)
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arhmatic: Terribly crammed touch bar area. Who designs this things? The FN buttons were that slim, so now the entire touch bar is just a narrow line. It looks as if they were ashamed of this, so they made it as small at possible.

If you feel it isn't working for you, return it.

Oh, It hasn't been released yet, so you haven't actually used it.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 19:31 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)
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justmeMN: In their recent announcements, Microsoft totally "outcooled" Apple.

Erm... No.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 19:29 UTC
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