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On article Drone footage captures the raw power of Iceland (56 comments in total)

Wow, very impressive video. I wanted it to be longer, especially during the waterfalls.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2016 at 09:07 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On article First sample images from 20MP Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III (194 comments in total)

About time photos were taken in places other than Seattle. A pity Amazon is located there. dpreview moved from London to another rainy and cloudy place! Maybe you need a branch office in Australia? Sunnier than Seattle and flowers every month of the year.
By the way, the specs suggest the camera would be great for closeups of flowers. You know, fill the frame with them and see what the macro feature is capable of.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 00:38 UTC as 8th comment

Frickr is okay mainly because there aren't any other sharing sites that are better to participate in. You used to have to pay to post anything larger than 2048 pixels. Now it is 'unlimited' so paying doesn't give you much except statistics. There should be a way to run it at a profit and keep members happy or at least satisfied.
The one annoying thing to me is that the majority of members disable downloading so the largest you can see is 2048. That isn't wide enough for panoramas. If they can solve the sharing restrictions it will be great.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 07:50 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
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Snikt228: There's nothing more silly looking than people holding up a giant plate to take photos with. Even less convenient than a camera itself.

Nothing more silly than people using phones to take landscape photos especially at night.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 04:04 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)

Nice to see a Pentax FF. My first camera was a Pentax way back in 1958.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 02:07 UTC as 610th comment
On GalleryItem:3371584 (1 comment in total)

Nice capture. A special moment.

Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 12:44 UTC as 1st comment
On article Vote now for Best Product of 2015! (130 comments in total)

A7RII is first and everything else is second.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 06:51 UTC as 27th comment
On article The great outdoors: Canon EOS 5DS and 5DSR Field Test (104 comments in total)

The only photo that impresses me is the last one...the landscape. Lots of detail there.

In the photo of the 3 on top of the cliff there is so much noise...@ ISO 100! That is disappointing.

More landscapes would show what this camera can do.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 04:16 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
On photo G FORCE in the High speed challenge (17 comments in total)

I agree, sharp wonderful photo.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 11:21 UTC as 7th comment
On article Light L16 packs 16 cameras into a single portable body (398 comments in total)

Might be the first camera able to capture the red filaments of Callistemons! If so it might be a great flower camera. All Bayer sensors are hopeless at capturing the red Bottlebrush flowers. Ends up a red blur when the filaments overlap. If several lenses can capture the same filaments from different angles they might be able to resolve all of them which would be amazing.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 02:59 UTC as 118th comment
On article Apple reveals 12.9-inch iPad Pro (212 comments in total)

Nice size, format, and resolution for showing people my photos. Have been waiting for a larger tablet for a few years now. I prefer having a USB port to import and export data. I don't like the long narrow tablets and laptops that most make today. Will definitely have a look but on the fence at the moment.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 03:47 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
On article UPDATED: Canon PowerShot G3 X real-world samples posted (166 comments in total)
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abe4652: In judging the IQ of a camera, why do I have to wade through picture after picture of great artistic quality, but little value in judging the camera. By all means, be an artist, but please take the camera, point it at a house with lots of detail, and shoot. Is that asking too much? And then, only then, do the artsy stuff

Send me the cameras and I will take some photos in Sydney. Flowers are out all year round, sunny, cityscapes, landscapes, seascapes, etc., etc. No worries at all.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 06:35 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5DS real-world sample gallery (216 comments in total)

Like someone already posted on the 5D forum. I don't see any compelling reason to buy this camera based on the samples.

Dpreview can surely do a better job demonstrating what that sensor is capable of. Shots from a moving helicopter don't do the camera any justice at all. The aerial shots of Seattle are not that sharp. Very disappointing all round.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 03:23 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies

Sony is making what Canon should be making in the compact market. Canon made the best compacts 10 or so years ago and have lost the plot since. They never put all the desired features on any particular camera. Contrast that to what Sony, Panasonic and even Samsung are doing today.

The RX10 should be great for closeups of flowers.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 08:54 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply

I have to make a comment about what happened when I got the A7R. I was getting excellent results and retired my Canon arsenal of three DSLRs. Also retired the NEX7. Some friends were impressed with the detail I was getting in my photos but heard about the shutter shake so refrained from buying a Sony. With the A7R II, I wonder what objections they will have now?

The new Sony isn't cheap at $3200 but the Canon 5Dsr costs $3900 so, to me, the Sony is still worth buying. Both will cost more in Australia, of course.

By the way, this is the first announcement of a camera I have read here that contains almost all positive and being impressed comments.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 03:16 UTC as 136th comment

Does the review get updated to include these features?

Link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 01:24 UTC as 64th comment | 6 replies
On article Big Zoom: Nikon Coolpix P900 real-world samples (163 comments in total)
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chillgreg: Only 1 2000mm sample??? Of a mountain with no fine detail? That's the headline feature! What's up with that @Dan?

Barney Britton is an okay guy...probably the best reporter at DPR. However, some honesty here is required. Simply state that 2000mm on such a camera is not going to yield anything clear or useful. I have a 600mm lens and can't use it for distant scenes most of the year in Sydney. Okay for surfing and other close subjects.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 01:22 UTC
On article Big Zoom: Nikon Coolpix P900 real-world samples (163 comments in total)
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chillgreg: Only 1 2000mm sample??? Of a mountain with no fine detail? That's the headline feature! What's up with that @Dan?

LOL! It is not the camera it is the weather!

Link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 00:47 UTC
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