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On article Manfrotto launches Off Road camera gear (57 comments in total)
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iPh0to: Why somebody would pick this up over a similar priced proper daypack like the f-stop Guru is beyond me. All those straps hanging ready to get snagged by a branch. Judging from the photo, there's no frame and hip support.

and the f-stop Guru doesn't have an air-gap system, so no way would i go hiking with that!

I guess we all have our own preferences..

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 08:05 UTC
On article Nikon D750 Review (2017 comments in total)

Would it not make sense, in addition to testing these two different (potentially affected) cameras, to repeat the same tests after being fixed by Nikon (and also against a camera NOT listed as potentially suspect)?

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 09:25 UTC as 194th comment
On article Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500 (283 comments in total)
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joyclick: How long will the "SLR' survive?

@ Nindy, do you have some campaign against DSLR or something..?

I use both DSLR and (it seems, mostly..) EVIL and see discontinued models of both each year(that's where I got mine from..), surely that's the consequence of a yearly replacement cycle and not the camera type?!

I still see far more DSLR users (by far..) than I do of any other camera type except mobile phones, but that doesn't make mobile phones better..

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 11:36 UTC
On article Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500 (283 comments in total)
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joyclick: How long will the "SLR' survive?


Err, that LX100 costs 50% more here currently than the Canon 100D with 18-55 STM lens and 60% more than a D3300 (with similar lens.)

I wouldn't dream to compare these 3 camera actually, but it's clear than it's neither Canon or Nikon that are the ones taking us for a ride..

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 13:07 UTC
On article Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight (281 comments in total)

Superb job! very well done review, great production and really interesting content (great camera (price/performance) by the looks of it too) and I have to add that museum to my list of things to do now!


Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2014 at 12:27 UTC as 11th comment
On article A second glance: two takes on the Leica X (403 comments in total)
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Glen Barrington: When I was 20, I would have killed for a Leica, but now that I'll be turning 65 in a week, I find, oddly, I have absolutely zero interest in owning a Leica. I don't need a beautiful, well built, reasonably competent, digital camera that is obsolete within 2 months of its release.

I feel I can get by with an uglier, less well built, but still reasonably competent camera that is obsolete within 2 months of its release.

Besides, most of my friends who would likely be impressed with my owning a Leica are either dead or confused by my inability to give up the passions of my adolescence. A couple are just confused.

My new E-M10 will likely last until I'm dead. And after that, it won't matter much, will it?

Don't encourage graverobbing.. :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 10:43 UTC
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JKP: Maybe next version will have narrower bezel. Top and bottom are quite wide. I would rather see those areas occupied by a larger screen.

The bezel is so you can hold it..

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 07:13 UTC
On article Ricoh announces WG-30W and WG-30 rugged compacts (77 comments in total)
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peevee1: For $300, you can buy TG-3 or WG-3 GPS, not this joke. Unfortunately, they missed again.
I want waterproof G7X, without any bulky underwater case.

Too risky, I've seen reports of people not somehow sealing the lens correctly or maybe the o-rings didn't seat properly, but either way there was water in the camera.. Maybe it was "operator error", but who wants that..?!

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 15:23 UTC

If it was anything significant why would they not have released/shown it at Photokina..?

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 08:54 UTC as 856th comment | 1 reply
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Serious Sam: i can almost see this thing getting a Gold Award now with the way DPR is covering it. In fact I dare DPR not give it a Gold Award. It is just like how Canon rob retailer of their best shelf space.

I think Digital Rev is really entertaining and whilst not in the technical league of DP (and others) I doubt it was ever meant to be. It's certainly very well produced and the "staff" are better than most "technical" tv shows you'll ever come across! Love the humo(u)r - like Topgear, but about cameras..

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 14:02 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 (349 comments in total)

The plastic quality looks like "Hyundai Dasboard 1997"..

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 11:53 UTC as 70th comment

From the BBC:
Mr Slater said he spent three days in Indonesia shadowing the monkeys in 2011.

"I became accepted as part of the troop, they touched me and groomed me... so I thought they could take their own photograph.

"I set the camera up on a tripod, framed [the shot] up and got the exposure right... and all you've got to do is give the monkey the button to press and lo and behold you got the picture."


Seems pretty clear to me that he deserves the credit for the photos and wikimedia are just wrong.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 20:35 UTC as 256th comment | 6 replies
On article Leica T Typ 701 real-world samples gallery updated (102 comments in total)
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T3: You don't buy a Rolex because it tells time better than other watches. The same goes for the Leica T. It's not pixel peepers and price comparison shoppers who are going to be looking at the Leica T. This is for the people who regularly fly business or first class, not for the rest of the people sitting in coach or economy class.


My daughter had one of those Sony vaio touchscreen models aimed at Apple, after 2 replacements and useless support (and arguably a poor OS for the touchscreen) it was exchanged for an apple product that works flawlessly, enough said.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 20:17 UTC
On article Sony a6000 Review (900 comments in total)
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caravan: Seems like a good product.pleased that it does not have a touch screen,biggest con for me is the articulating LCD.

Thanks for the review.

Of course I agree that in this example it is much more intuitive and logical if using liveview (I don't), but the statement made above was a rather all encompassing statement that touchscreens are the logical conclusion to all user/interface issues which is simply not the case. (exposure compensation and twin dials come to mind, for example).

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 16:10 UTC
On article Sony a6000 Review (900 comments in total)
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caravan: Seems like a good product.pleased that it does not have a touch screen,biggest con for me is the articulating LCD.

Thanks for the review.

T3: Touchscreens are a totally logical progression in human interface.

I don't agree at all, and very few HCI designers wouid either.

The best interface is the one that you dont think about and just use naturally, and for many people (me included) that might be one with dedicated controls in the right place, not 5 levels of menu on a touchscreen. (or 5 screens..)

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 15:31 UTC
On article Vanguard Heralder 51T Rolling Backpack Review (21 comments in total)

Just been looking at large (80litre) quality suitcases this weekend, weighing 3 to 3.2Kg from Samsonite, how come this "small" bag is so heavy?!

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 12:45 UTC as 11th comment
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David Fell: Is this just an Android tablet with the slideshow (Galley app) feature? I have a Sony Tablet S, when dropped into the cradle it goes into slideshow mode, so what is different about this product?

There are loads of people who, despite using email and the internet , detest the very idea of FB and refuse to entertain social media for a whole number of reasons and for whom this would be great.

My mother for example :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 14:54 UTC
On article Updated: Creating the Leica T (196 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: Nice design, attention to detail and use of quality materials in the manufacturing process of the camera body are all great attention grabbers, however the truth is that they don't always create a better tool to do the job, especially when electronics are involved.
What we see with Leica is that they are desperately trying to market pride of craftsmanship and mysticism of the brand name at exuberant prices.
The whole manufacturing process in today's broadly available technology (explained in pictures of the article) is nothing that cannot be achieved in China, Vietnam or Romania. Most likely with less manual labor involved if deburring process is carried out by the same machine tool which does the "carving" of solid block of aluminum, not by hand of highly paid worker.
Obviously, limited production runs cost more per unit but justifying the final price by extraordinary skills and experience needed to do the job is just a plain hyperbole in my mind.

I agree, but do you think anybody who is actually in the market for one of these cares? Same arguements for Rolex watches etc etc...

I suspect Leica is going in the direction of Vertu (massively overpriced status symbols..) which seems such a shame given their respected past.

They need to innovate, not decorate..

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 07:43 UTC
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