Valiant Thor

Valiant Thor

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On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (322 comments in total)

If you look at the D5600 specs on the Nikon site, it is identical to the D5500.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 02:55 UTC as 38th comment
On article A comfortable fit: Panasonic Lumix GX850 overview (119 comments in total)
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timo: No EVF, no thanks.

It's a tiny camera for God's sake!

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 05:56 UTC
On article Nikon brings its D5600 DSLR to the US (91 comments in total)
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Retzius: They should offer kits with the VR version of the 70-300 AF-P lens. Including the non-VR version will only result in disappointed newbies who get blurry pictures because they don't understand the limitations of the lens.

I think that the 18-300mm is better.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 05:47 UTC
On article Nikon brings its D5600 DSLR to the US (91 comments in total)
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noflashplease: I really can't see what this brings to the market, other than much maligned "Snapbridge" connectivity feature, which is more of an embarrassment than a selling point. These days, Pentax is ahead of Nikon in terms of liveview autofocus with the on-sensor phase detection of the K-70.

Sad to say, but I wouldn't recommend either the D3400 or D5600. As far as I'm concerned, the D7200 is Nikon's entry level model. Anything below that isn't worth buying.

I disagree. I found a D3400 2 lens kit brand new in the box at a local Colorado pawn shop for $300. Found it to be a great little camera with very high ratings from most of the camera sites. The photos are outstanding and the 1080 60p video is quite good as well.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 05:39 UTC
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2016 (271 comments in total)

The Camera Store in Calgary also picked the D500 as the Top Camera of the Year.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2016 at 05:29 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2016 (271 comments in total)

Well, I'll have to see what Ken Rockwell has to say about this.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2016 at 03:35 UTC as 45th comment | 2 replies
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2016 (271 comments in total)
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Mateus1: My Awards 2016:

1. Best FF: ex aequo K-1 & A99II
2. Best action cam: D500
3. Best mirrorless: X-T2
4. Best m4/3: GX-85
5. Best 1": FZ-2500 (hoped for Nikon DL 24-85)

You almost got it right, here's my edited list:
1. Best FF: ex aequo K-1 & A99II
2. Best action cam: D500
3. Best mirrorless: E-M1 Mark II
4. Best m4/3: G-85 (not GX)
5. Best 1": FZ-2500 (hoped for Nikon DL 24-85)

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2016 at 03:00 UTC
On article Google Pixel XL camera review (200 comments in total)
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The Squire: Very impressive. Probably the first camera phone you can pixel-peep without going urrrgh! Even ISOs in the 800-1200 range look pretty decent.

fuego6: First of all the web page you reference crashes browsers. Second, this is far more than a 10-second removal process. First, you have to root your phone which can be complex and dangerous. Then, the actual procedure probably takes 20 to 30 minutes and is certainly beyond the capability of most phone users. Thanks for the suggestion, but the procedure is ridiculous.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2016 at 01:35 UTC
On article Google Pixel XL camera review (200 comments in total)
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snapa: To all the people who can not figure out why Google did not offer a microSD slot, here is the answer: They would not be able to charge $200 more for the extra internal memory in the phone. That will make them a LOT of money! It seems like a pretty straightforward business decision to me.

People who can afford this phone, can and WILL get the 128GB vs the 32GB version if they really need it. It is a very nice phone with a GREAT camera, and that Google assistant feature will make it my next phone. I want a smaller 5 inch screen, so this phone seems perfect for me, with the 32GB memory ;)

32GB is plenty of memory for most users. Samsung has nice hardware but their phones come loaded with every kind of crap software, junkware, and bloatware in existence which cannot be uninstalled. For that reason alone I have the Google Pixel which only comes with the basic android operating system, no junkware. Samsung can take a flying leap with their software bullsh*t.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2016 at 03:56 UTC
On article Google Pixel XL camera review (200 comments in total)
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The Squire: Very impressive. Probably the first camera phone you can pixel-peep without going urrrgh! Even ISOs in the 800-1200 range look pretty decent.

For all you Samsung fanboys, the Samsung phones come loaded with astronomical amounts of crapware, freeware, junk software, and memory hogging bloatware most of which can't be removed. They are the absolute worst in the business. The Google phones come with just the basic operating software. I'll take the Google any day to the boatload of junk on a Samsung.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 05:25 UTC
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FantasticMrFox: 2012 I bought a top of the line MacBook Pro 13' with almost maxed out hardware (i7, 8GB Ram, but no SSD etc.) for what I remember to have been between €1,500 and €1,700. The recent 2016 MacBook Pro 13' configured to maximum specifications now runs €3,279.

Have they gone insane? A price increase of 100% over just four years?! Who is supposed to be able to still afford that stuff?!

@JakeB: Your tiring old wives fanboy tales about viruses, ransomeware, and malware on Windows machines is getting real old. I've used dozens of Windows computers for personal and business use over the last 25 years and have never had a single virus or problem. Your brain has been fogged by the Apple distortion field.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 01:58 UTC
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penguinman: I bought the new Mac Pro 15 inch on the first day it came out. It worked beautifully until I downloaded Photoshop CC. Then the computer froze up and Photoshop would not work at all. After two days of frustration and no solutions from Apple support (phone and the Genius Bar), I took it back for a refund. Wonder if the update means it works ok now on the new Mac Pro.

I have the new MBP 15-inch and Photoshop CC works just fine.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 01:53 UTC
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Albert Valentino: The more I see this Touch Bar the more I do not like it. My 2009 15" MBP was due (perhaps overdue) for an update so I was planning on a 2016 MBP. But the combination of high price, touch bar, and the fact that nothing I own connects to it without a bag of dongles, put me off. At some point I will need a new computer, but I just can't warm to the latest model :(

I have the 15" MBP. The other main issue is battery life. Apple says 10 hours All the reviews say as well as my experience is about 6 hours. Very disappointing for an Apple product.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 01:49 UTC
On article Gear of the Year: Richard's choice - Fujifilm X-T2 (172 comments in total)

I agree with this article and the camera that want to make to "get out and shoot" philosophy. I feel the same way about my new E-M1 Mark II acquisition. The only reason I didn't choose the X-T2 is the poor video and the funky Fuji menu system. Oh, and the fact that I have about 35 Panasonic and Olympus Micro Four-Thirds lenses. :)

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 03:43 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
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goblin: Is this some sneaky advertisement suggesting that the handful of remaining users at Yahoo all beat the Guiness record by holding 80+ million accounts each ?

@dark goob: What good is changing your password? The point is, the hackers now have all your personal information for use with identity theft operations. They're not looking to get your password to log into your email account to read messages to aunt Martha about a new soup recipe. Duh.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 03:30 UTC
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torji: Too bad the new macbooks won't have SD card slots though

Not that they "won't" have, they "don't" have. However, a simple $5 adaptor on ebay solved the problem.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 03:08 UTC
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massimogori: Amazingly flexible and this is just the start. Wait till Apple removes also the number keys.

Their next plan is to remove all the keys and use the new Apple iMindmeld and just think your input into the computer.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 03:00 UTC
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Aaron801: These bags look like the kind of designer wear that would be a target of theives becuase they look very expsenive. If usedfor thier intened purpose the theives would get a pretty nice bonus of an expensive bag WITH some expensive photo gear in it. I do think these bags are pretty stylish but I'd much rather put my camera gear into something that looks much more ordinary...

Didn't take long for the paranoid "thieves are everywhere and they're out to get me" complainers to show up.

By the way, professional thieves are well acquainted with your "ordinary" camera bag decoy scheme.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 03:20 UTC

I think I'll still wait for the Nikon DL 18-50.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 00:09 UTC as 53rd comment | 3 replies

Like some others here, I found that the best way was to use my iPhone 7+ with the Instax App and their SP2 printer. The quality seems a little better than using one of the Fuji cameras. By the way, the local Costco store is now selling bulk packages of the Instax film at a great price.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 03:26 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
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