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DWinter: People complain so much and so often about so little nowadays, despite having so much to choose from, that it's hard to even keep track sometimes. Some people will just never be happy, no matter what. I'd say there are quite a few folks out there that are either spoiled or enjoy complaining just for the sake of it. I prefer to ignore both kinds, and I assume companies do it as well.

Absolutely! Good old times when we had no choice but to buy what only we could afford, usually just one item of a kind. I would save all my bread for a year, then break the piggy bank and go for the booty. Except for checking on new equipment, however, I also come here to brush up on my dialectical skills. One can see amazing examples of uncovering the other side's hidden assumptions here!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 16:48 UTC

If you JUST happen to belong to the world's 95% of people not familiar with the Fahrenheit system, freeze-proof down to 14°F means -10 degrees Celsius.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 03:32 UTC as 65th comment | 6 replies
On article Zeiss unveils super-wide Batis 18mm F2.8 (177 comments in total)
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FuhTeng: E-mount ain't got no lenses! I need me a wide angle prime to shoot my cats from 6 inches, this just won't do for my needs! And who thinks f/2.8 is acceptable for wideangle! I demand a 16 mm, 4 inch minimum focal length f/1.4 lens!

You'd better get a gun if wanna shoot your cats, then you don't even need to get so close.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 15:09 UTC
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morepix: "The zen of" is a long since worn out expression. You could have found a better headline for this little collection.

I like the low key images. The others are OK, but more everyday.

@ KariP: Thanks for bringing this up. Herrigel was my inspiration - or fascination - for quite a while during my college years. But you really stole the game with your summary - just point and shoot :D That's a mark of a true philosopher!

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2015 at 07:30 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1296 comments in total)
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Another anlge: Another angle at the aperture. Non-professional. (Part 2 of 2)

What aperture shows, actually, is how much of incoming light (illuminance, light “quantity” per unit of area) is passed to the sensor. Same aperture in different systems (with similar properties of lenses – refraction, transparency etc.) will provide roughly the same illuminance. And now is the sensor, its physical properties, which is important.

How about if you set your nick straight to start with?

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2015 at 03:25 UTC
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J A C S: Lenses?

@ JDThomas: Cheap weird Russian and European lenses, you say? There's a lot of bias in your diction. When I was a kid, the only good quality, affordable cameras around were either made in the USSR or East Germany, like the M42 lens mount Prakticas and Zenits. Yet I would often look into the shopping window to check out the then modern Japanese AF point-and-shoot cameras, far beyond what I could ever afford, and I was thinking: How exotic, how lofty... But weird? Just because you don't know it doesn't mean it's weird.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 06:23 UTC
On article Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II (280 comments in total)

Now how about a sequel called something like "Ten Things They Don't Want You To Know About The Sony Alpha 7 II"?

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 12:16 UTC as 47th comment

Looks like the Chinese copied the design of Leica Summarit 50. Even the font, though not exactly the same, bears conspicuous resemblance to the original. As I've just checked, this Chinese company has their Chinese language website under construction(!) I wonder if anyone has US$360 to spend on a lens like this with dubious origin and optical quality.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 15:13 UTC as 50th comment
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Superka: Epson V750 true optical resolution on film is 2300dpi. Too poor for film scanning.
I doubt v850 will be better. It is not a film scanner.
Used Nikon Coolscan, Imacon, Minolta, Plustek - that are film scanners.
6400dpi on Epson is a bad joke.
Can you compare it to Imacon 6300dpi? Here is what Imacon can at 6300 (24x65mm Xpan frame)


Neither Epson user have ever saw this resolution on 135 film.

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Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 03:44 UTC
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Boss of Sony: I'd prefer an article explaining the point of photography. So far, I can't see a point. It's just people playing with high-tech toys that do nothing useful. The world is here for me to see in all its glory. I don't want reduce the time I can spend enjoying the real world just to produce and view small, 2-D representations of it on a computer screen or a piece of paper.

The very meaning of photography? I wonder what you are doing at a digital photography review site in the first place. You can't expect knowledge to be ready-made, well-cooked and served right in front of you. Well, anyway - some do it for work, some for art, but most of those who visit this site are enthusiasts who take photos for fun and esthetic pleasure, to document their travels and life moments. I, for example, am preparing my first photography exhibition in my hometown in January to share a part of my life with the community.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 03:14 UTC

Some time ago I bought a Pix-Star frame for my mom with the same idea in mind - help her keep in touch with her sons and daughters spread around the world via photo sharing. Except for resolution it seems to me a better product than this Famatic, esp. with much better remote control via the internet: https://www.pix-star.com/products/

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 12:28 UTC as 11th comment
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Donnie G: 2015 will be the "death" year for at least one of the current crop of camera manufacturers. Who will be the one to quit the camera business? Hint! It won't be any of the DSLR makers. Heh Heh Heh

"The fact that... will have to... in the not too distant future has been known..." Just FYI, before something has really happened it's not a fact but a mere conjecture or an educated guess if you please.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 06:58 UTC
On article Best Gear of 2013: The results are in! (159 comments in total)

I voted with my wallet. Sony RX100 II. That says is it all.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2014 at 02:44 UTC as 29th comment
On article Fujifilm announces XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS wideangle zoom (172 comments in total)
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DVT80111: F4
what's the excitement?

... unless you meant Nikon F4, a camera that makes me excited even today, 25 years after it first saw the light of the day :P

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2013 at 12:06 UTC
On article Fujifilm announces XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS wideangle zoom (172 comments in total)

Well, it surely did take a while! Now I can start thinking seriously about my next camera body as ultra-wide is my favorite angle.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2013 at 11:53 UTC as 16th comment

Joseph Petzval (1807 - 1891) a mathematician, inventor, and physicist best known for his work in optics. Born in the town of Spišská Belá in Slovakia (the then Zipser Bela in the Kingdom of Hungary). The Petzval lens was developed in 1840 and became an ideal lens for portrait photography. It is highly intriguing that this simple concept of two doublet lenses with an aperture stop in between would get revived some 170 years later. I can't stop laughing at the audacity of the project managers!

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2013 at 16:57 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies
On article What if historical figures had Instagram? (19 comments in total)

This is just so funny :))) I loved your comments as much as the photo processing itself. God bless humor and creativity!

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 04:57 UTC as 4th comment
On article Nikon Df combines classic design with modern technology (314 comments in total)
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Denis of Whidbey Island: Well, I own a D800 and am contemplating adding a second body. I just don't see why I would choose the Df over another D800 or D800E. And I'm probably the target audience, having owned the F, F2, F3, F5 when they were new.

I wonder why you skipped the F4...

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 16:01 UTC
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