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The Name is Bond: Apparently the photos were in fact very bad. So much of what the client said is quasi right.

So the bride had hysterics and went too far. I can imagine a young immature person doing that. But if the photos were really bad then this result is unfair and looks legalistic, and the judge has seriously damaged a private individual in favour of a business that shouldn't have been operating.

Were you able to view the photos?

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2018 at 15:10 UTC
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mr_landscape: Agreed with micsmics. Article is lying, this is not the best camera-phone.
6 yo Nokia PureView808 is STILL a best camera for daylight.

Check tests 2 and 3 to see messy over-sharpened and over-saturated output of GP.

See? That's the difference between real optics and cheap picture computing.

More to read:

Periodically using N808 for stock photography.

Don’t know which one is best but giving an opinion via a review is not lying. Of course there can be differing opinions but it doesn’t mean either is lying.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 12:57 UTC
On article A letter from the Publisher (332 comments in total)

Congratulations Scott. I am looking forward to 2018 and all the great things that the DPR team will bring to us.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 15:59 UTC as 123rd comment
On article 2017 in review: a look back at December (19 comments in total)
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KerryBE: Thanks for these look backs. Visiting DPR daily sometimes lessens the perspective over longer range.

It still is a serious review site as far as I am concerned. There is lots of bluster but we obviously see it differently. Happy New Year

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 00:58 UTC
On article 2017 in review: a look back at December (19 comments in total)
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KerryBE: Thanks for these look backs. Visiting DPR daily sometimes lessens the perspective over longer range.

There is criticism from some customers no matter what they do. I think they strike a great balance when it comes to listening and adapting and just letting the bluster go by.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2018 at 13:44 UTC
On article 2017 in review: a look back at December (19 comments in total)

Thanks for these look backs. Visiting DPR daily sometimes lessens the perspective over longer range.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2017 at 14:21 UTC as 12th comment | 5 replies
On article 2017 in review: a look back at September (10 comments in total)
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Dante Birchen: How about a look forward to 2018. I am very bored with these rehashes.

You can’t ignore them? Just don’t click on them?

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2017 at 01:38 UTC

I am not an action camera owner but have pondered it. I wondered about the very question addressed in this video. This is helpful. Thank you.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2017 at 22:30 UTC as 41st comment
On article Season's Greetings from (85 comments in total)

Thank you Simon and all the DPR staff for all you do! All the best on new adventures. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2017 at 12:43 UTC as 58th comment

I wonder if Barney will get one. I recall a comment a while back when he said he was maxing out his Mac Pro.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 20:39 UTC as 31st comment
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Shlomo Goldwasser: Time for at least a 1inch sensor?

Isn't that the Sony RX 00?

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2017 at 02:47 UTC
On article These are the 15 most popular Flickr photos of 2017 (205 comments in total)

I think they are all great. Some resonate more than others. Love diversity.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2017 at 02:43 UTC as 34th comment

Great stuff.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 22:38 UTC as 40th comment
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Chris Noble: Surreal... By his own admission, Barney has hardly used his "Gear Of The Year", and all the variants are "OUT OF STOCK" in his employer's store listing below the article (as of when I write this). Disconnect between marketing and merchandising departments?

Or there wasn't a connection.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2017 at 02:08 UTC
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Lichtbild: "So I don't own one (...), and I've barely used it."

I guess the news is out now Barney, your brother in-law is head of marketing at Nikon USA. Nothing against it, we all have to make our living.

A more independent review might have pointed out that the camera is very noisy even at base ISO and at over 1kg body-only is a big chunk to lug around. Also, the dynamic range that DPR so much emphasises on, is for one only a tiny bit better than say the D750 and secondly very quickly drops with higher ISOs. The ISO125 shot that Carey so much drools over, technically does not exhibit exceptional dynamic range. But hey love is blind so they say.

I had hoped your #2 article would be about the vintage lenses you're using in M-mount.

It's not a review. It is his choice of Gear of the Year and why he thinks so.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2017 at 17:52 UTC
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Albert Valentino: “I want to write about a camera that I've used very little.” Why? This is something Ken Rockwell would do!!! Hard to care about anything written after reading his disclaimer. Considering this, the title also is bit ironic.

Assume you didn’t read it?

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2017 at 16:52 UTC

I enjoy making B&W photos from my color photos. Interesting too see the process go the other way. I like these in B&W and also in color.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 21:47 UTC as 15th comment

Fun creativity

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 00:54 UTC as 45th comment
On article Photo story of the week: Fire and Ice (179 comments in total)
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Nikoncanonfan: Anyone else noticed we are alternating between brilliant and dire photos each week? We've got this and skyscrapers in mist are superb, then we had the wanderer and bear on landfill pictures which were the spinal tap of photography. What's the agenda here dpreview?

They have stated their agenda. To present a variety of photos and approaches in taking photos to give different perspectives to a variety of readers. Doesn't mean the photos will be judged great by everyone. Some people will find value in the story behind a photo some won't. Probably no one will find all the stories something they will identify with. That is OK.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2017 at 17:22 UTC
On article Photo story of the week: I Am Legend (170 comments in total)

Thanks for the story behind another photo. Some of the photos are more interesting to me than others but I always enjoy the different stories and approaches. It doesn't have to result in a photo that I would consider top notch to be of value to me.

I continue to see comments as to why these are chosen as "Photo of the Week" as it seems to imply to some that it is a best photo of the week. Maybe a title of "Photo Story of the Week" would clarify. Anyway please continue this series.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 15:20 UTC as 96th comment
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