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dbo: If one compares apples with apples the price level of the Surface book is on par with the latest 15" MBP.

Why is there no option for 32GB memory? Is it chip set limitation?

"As for the price... it is what it must be for the specs."

That may be true for the base price, but the cost of memory/storage upgrades is ridiculous -- $500 to go from 8GB/256GB to 16GB/512GB is absurd, and another $500 to go from 512GB to 1TB is even more so.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 18:41 UTC
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Greg7579: I'm a travel photographer who uses the Surface Pro 4 with the 6th generation i7 U-series low power chip. Intel this week released the 8th generation i7 8550U. This is huge generational leap with a 50% increase in speed over the 7th generation chip. The problem with Apple and MS is they just released their latest models with the 7th generation Kaby Lake chips and they are slow to update models, so getting the new chip is going to take a while. I may have to go to the HP Spectre x360 because it already has the new chip. I'm sure Dell and Lenovo will have it almost immediately also. The bottom line is that this competition is providing photographers incredible editing and processing power on the road with hybrids under 3 pounds. And if you want to go to a 15 inch clamshell or convertible, you can do it at 4.5 pounds. Make sure you get the i7-8550U in your new convertible, 2-in-1 laptop.
Greg Johnson, San Antonio, TX
https://www.flickr.com/photos/139148982@N02/albums

According to the Microsoft Store website, the Surface Book 2 (which is the subject of this article) is available with the i7-8650U -- an 8th-gen chip.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 18:30 UTC
On article First iPhone X hands-on field test with sample photos (384 comments in total)
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Jerry Ci: I can't believe DPR published this stupid article. "Just like the first iPhone helped us see the future we couldn’t quite put into words, so does the X .... With the iPhone X you can feel the future again in the smartphone." If DPR couldn't put anything into words, why didn't DPR wait until they actually had something useful to say. Seriously, all I saw in this article was fan-boy drooling. DPR can do better.

I can't believe Jerry Ci wrote this stupid comment. "If DPR couldn't put anything into words, why didn't DPR wait until they actually had something useful to say." If Jerry Ci couldn't even bother reading the post so that he'd see DPR didn't write it, why did Jerry Ci think his uninformed opinion was even worth disgorging onto the internet? Seriously, all I saw in this comment was an ignoramus ranting pointlessly. Jerry Ci can do better.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 16:44 UTC
On article First iPhone X hands-on field test with sample photos (384 comments in total)
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giorgionerd: Why don't you shoot a studio scene and include it in the studio scene comparison tool?

Even if tested with a limited number of ISO settings it would be a valuable comparison.

Thanks

"Why don't you shoot a studio scene and include it in the studio scene comparison tool?"

RTFA :-)

"We'll be getting our own review unit and you can be sure we'll test that stuff"

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 16:41 UTC
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Bilbo_bobbins: landscape shot looks no better than my current iPhone 6. Second portrait shot looks pretty nice, but again it has nice light and it has blow the whites. Third shot in the car is blurry and no better than my current phone.

Overall I would say there is no different to other phones already out.

lol .. you'd think someone who frequents a photography site like dpreview would know that progress at this point -- especially in smartphones -- comes in increments .. without direct comparisons (same shot, two phones), you can do nothing but guess.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 16:38 UTC
On article First iPhone X hands-on field test with sample photos (384 comments in total)

Gotta love how he writes "I’m lucky enough to be *strapped* with one of the very first iPhone X's" .. as though he's a hitman and not a photographer.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 16:35 UTC as 69th comment
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NZ Scott: If only you Americans knew what "fanny" meant in the English-speaking world...

How can spelling be "pretentious"?

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 16:27 UTC
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filmrescue: When I'm photographing women, I'm hyper conscious of and respectful of her space. If going to touch her at all to move her into a pose, I ask and let her know what I'm trying to achieve and I touch nowhere "out of bounds" or even near to that. Why are people defending this clown here. Not only do models need to be treat with respect simply from the standpoint of decency, Richardson only makes all of our jobs more difficult when gaining the trust of a model. Terry Richardson is amongst the worst of humanity. To hell with him.

wetsleet: I'm not the one making the claims. Challenging me to prove the reverse, i.e. to prove a negative, is not "cutting both ways" .. it's just a basic misunderstanding of precepts in logical argument. Poor try overall.

zxaar: Making such claims on your weak and arbitrary determination of the accusers "not going to police" (even though you don't have access to police files, lol) is misogynist crap.

Dragging out that tired old defense of "ad hominem" means nothing.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 03:18 UTC
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filmrescue: When I'm photographing women, I'm hyper conscious of and respectful of her space. If going to touch her at all to move her into a pose, I ask and let her know what I'm trying to achieve and I touch nowhere "out of bounds" or even near to that. Why are people defending this clown here. Not only do models need to be treat with respect simply from the standpoint of decency, Richardson only makes all of our jobs more difficult when gaining the trust of a model. Terry Richardson is amongst the worst of humanity. To hell with him.

"but women have history of lying about it for destroying someone's career."

Misogynist crap .. prove it.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 23:12 UTC
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filmrescue: When I'm photographing women, I'm hyper conscious of and respectful of her space. If going to touch her at all to move her into a pose, I ask and let her know what I'm trying to achieve and I touch nowhere "out of bounds" or even near to that. Why are people defending this clown here. Not only do models need to be treat with respect simply from the standpoint of decency, Richardson only makes all of our jobs more difficult when gaining the trust of a model. Terry Richardson is amongst the worst of humanity. To hell with him.

So what if Richardson is "a guy who does pornographic/salacious shoots with the full consent and awareness of his models and his subjects"?

Does that mean he cannot ALSO be a "harasser"?

I'm not saying I have proof either way -- only that you seem to be pretty certain of your position. Why is that?

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 20:09 UTC
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NDT0001: What a joke this is. His entire career is based upon on this type of conduct. And now all of a sudden the fashion industry is running for cover to avoid guilt by association? He never made any attempts to hide his methods and results yet he’s been hired by these publications for years. In a lot of ways I applauded him for at least being transparent about his position. On the other hand you have The magazines and blogs who feed off his perversity and now wish to take the moral high ground only because it may affect their readership. No prospective model can ever claim that they didn’t know what kind of material he produces and the methods he uses to achieve it no matter how young or naive.

minababe: And is Kate Upton one of the complainants? No? Then how is that relevant?

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 16:17 UTC
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cdembrey: Time marches on. The Puritans are back in control ... but not for long—because time always marches on. What is shocking today, will be mainstream again tomorrow—that's how it has always worked. Hem lines go up, hem lined go down, than back up again.

Richardson's problem is that he hasn't changed with the times. And the Terry's World photos will always be available on-line—if you don't want to be haunted by the past, don't flaunt it on-line.

Don't take this as a Richardson/Toback/Weinstein defense. There have always been sleazeballs, and there will always be sleazeballs. Sometimes being a sleazeball is in style, other times it isn't. A lot of this depends upon how much money you generate for the 1%. The 1% has been known to hop onto their high-horse and back-stab the people they were promoting yesterday if there is a profit to be made by doing so.

cdembrey = more heat than light

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 16:14 UTC
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Najinsky: Harder to name celebrities who haven't exploited their sexuality than those who have, to some degree or other.

Sexually reproducing beings, influenced by sex - shock horror!

Meanwhile, Sony a7Riii sample gallery published, beautiful provocative lady featured, lol, welcome to the circus.

Najinsky .. "exploiting sexuality" is not the issue .. the issue is the difference between consenting to do so and being required to do so, against one's wishes, in order to continue making a living.

Fatdeeman is right. You don't get it.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 16:13 UTC
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SarahTerra: Keep in mind Conde naste is a subversive feminist / liberal /democrat / SJW media organization. They use their publications purely for advancing thier political agenda under the banner of science and tech etc to try and "con" readers into their way of thought.

They have been caught multiple times trying to manipulate articles, stir up fake controversy, fake comments, biased accounts + moderation in order to push their political views.

Not saying this guy is innocent, but Conde Naste is one of the most biased, corrupt and dirty organizations out there...guarantee the management is just as dirty as this guy.

One of the dangers of groupthink is that its participants cannot imagine any other way of being; those who don't share the group's outlook are assumed to subscribe to some other rigid doctrine .. which leads to morbidly hilarious situations like SarahTerra here using her Received Wisdom to accuse Conde Nast of itself being a slave to dogma. It would be quite funny if it wasn't so lately prevalent.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 16:08 UTC
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cybertec69: This anti white male nonsense by the feminazis has gone completely overboard, now if you are a white male and try to even look at a female you can be labeled as a sexual predator. What gets me is why none of these women never said anything before the gold digging went into overdrive.

cybertec .. sucks to be you

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 21:47 UTC
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Jay A: I'm sorry but some of the responses here seem to be coming from misogynistic men who have no clue nor do not care about a woman's right to a job without her having to deal with unwanted sexual advances. While I am sure there are many whores who give in to the advances of the predators especially in Hollywood, no one should have to be subject to this kind of thing in order to secure a decent and respectful job.

Battersea: except that reporting a burglary won't cost you your career. Do you think it was that simple for a model who didn't want to work with Richardson? Look at the huge list of huge magazines he shot for. Come on.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 19:21 UTC
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cybertec69: This anti white male nonsense by the feminazis has gone completely overboard, now if you are a white male and try to even look at a female you can be labeled as a sexual predator. What gets me is why none of these women never said anything before the gold digging went into overdrive.

"virtue signalling" .. how predictable. Why not call me a White Knight while you're at it? You MRA guys really are pathetic.

And for the record: no, I don't think that models/actresses are happy trading sexual favors for fame/money .. I think they'd probably rather just do the work that they're being paid for, and to not have to worry about the consequences of turning these guys down.

Or are you saying you'd be happy to hand out BJs for a lucrative contract?

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 19:19 UTC
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stevo23: It appears that we are judge and jury now with respect to these things. He could very well be guilty, but it needs to be confirmed in court first. Can't say men like Weinstein and Richardson haven't earned this, but it's going to hurt the good guys now.

stevo: It's possible I presumed too much. If so, I apologize. Still -- if you didn't mean that "the good guys" are going to get caught up in a flood of false accusations, what were you getting at?

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 19:02 UTC
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Tiderace: He admitted to having models have oral sex with him during shoots. These are not allegations they are facts

StevenE: Since you can't possibly know that for sure about either Weinstein or Richardson, I'm getting the feeling you're referring to someone else here ..

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 18:59 UTC
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Jay A: I'm sorry but some of the responses here seem to be coming from misogynistic men who have no clue nor do not care about a woman's right to a job without her having to deal with unwanted sexual advances. While I am sure there are many whores who give in to the advances of the predators especially in Hollywood, no one should have to be subject to this kind of thing in order to secure a decent and respectful job.

StevenE, or they've been threatened with the destruction of their relatively young careers by a powerful and reputable photographer, and have no real choice if they want to continue earning a livelihood in their chosen profession.

(BTW: if the sex is part of the deal, why isn't it in their contracts along with the money and fame?)

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 18:47 UTC
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