EricWN

Joined on Feb 19, 2009

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sop51: Beautiful device! I'd really love to have one, and a couple of lenses, but I can't see myself actually buying one. I suppose labels like "Wetzlar," "Summicron" and "Germany" justify the steep asking price(s), but do these words even mean the same things they did years ago?

Seeing "Werzlar" engraved on the top plate of my early chrome M6, and "Summicron" on my 35 and 50mm f/2 lenses, always resulted in a certain pride of ownership, and the assurance a 30-year-old camera/lens would still sell for more than I originally paid, but spending this kind of money these days on any digital device that will be totally out-of-date in four or five years seems like a waste of good money. But, we can dream.

Yup, that brutal typo police force that throws you a smiley.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 01:13 UTC
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Michael: No IOS is main flaw in my opinion.

Good point. At least they tried by taking on the space black colour scheme and were heavily inspired with the antenna band design the last three iPhone generations had. Oh, and the speaker cutout holes. :)

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 01:50 UTC
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ecka84: Overpriced APS-C system - don't care, not interested, FF costs less, dramatic size difference is a myth.
Cheaper but still too expensive medium format - don't care, not interested, niche product, cannot afford.
Nice and reasonably priced FF - Hello Canon, Nikon and Sony, my old friends :).

And how is that related to the article?

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 19:52 UTC
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DYOC: how about sharing some of the wealth
and update their lousy EVFs to 3.68+ MP.

Depends on how much more of your lousy money you'd like to invest! ;)
They have to keep making profits...

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 19:49 UTC
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MikeFairbanks: They need to make it run full-scale Lightroom and Photoshop. If it only has 4gb of ram it will be slow (not sure if it has 4 or more).

Fujica, then prove to us why Adobe cannot do it. Adobe is a terrible company with a slow uptake for new operating systems. The iPad Pro is way more powerful than our computers a couple years ago and yet they don't manage to port their product. Pro has always just been a marketing thing and everyone knows that. The iPad has a full OS btw, otherwise it wouldn't work. Does it need every bell and whistle from the last 20myears of computing? Surely not. Mac OS is a desktop OS with no touch tech and surely not the way forward.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 13:59 UTC
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xiao_xiang: Samsung really need to innovate. With those thin bezels and colors it looks just like the last couple of generations. Wait.... not Samsung?

There is clearly a shortage of photography related news if this qualifies.

I think brand loyalty is blown out of proportion. I don't think people buy products they don't like just because they want to support a brand.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 01:22 UTC
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PhotoUniverse: Ordered a 256 10.5. Get it next week!

Enjoy! Don't forget to share your thoughts after a few days of use with the iOS forum!

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 01:14 UTC
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Light Pilgrim: I have the original 9,7" iPad Pro, it is nice, but not as nice as using a pen and paper. Question. Are there any changes to the Apple Pencil? Is it still the same or there is an upgraded version of it?
Aside from a bigger and brighter screen, is there anything game changing?

I think the pencil is the same, but I believe the new iPads have better screens, a bit more horsepower and storage options too. Plus the Smart Keyboard comes in more languages too. All good updates in my opinion but probably not enough if you already own a previous Pro.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 01:09 UTC
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juvx: I want to change up my workflow for Portrait photography completly to an Ipad pro.. i feel the performance, raw support, FOLDERS and apps are all there now to do it completly on the ipad. Im not giving up my macbook pro or my Windows desktop PC because Video editing still isnt even close. But for photos, i think its possible. Should i go with the 10.5 or 12.9 inch though? hmmmm Thoughts?

I really like the screen estate on my 12.9 Pro. Keep in mind Apple will take the product back in the first 14 days or so, in case you don't like it.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 01:04 UTC
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MikeFairbanks: They need to make it run full-scale Lightroom and Photoshop. If it only has 4gb of ram it will be slow (not sure if it has 4 or more).

Yes, Adobe should up its game in this regard, finally.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 01:02 UTC
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (342 comments in total)
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Arastoo Vaziri: This is like those HDR horrors that gave the technique a bad name, only in black and white.

The real tired cliche here is the over-the-top negativity that some DPR visitors think appropriate whenever they see something they don't like.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2017 at 21:40 UTC
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (342 comments in total)
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Arastoo Vaziri: This is like those HDR horrors that gave the technique a bad name, only in black and white.

Thanks for adding your guess. Thought it's pretty well established that everyone is different.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 22:55 UTC
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (342 comments in total)
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Arastoo Vaziri: This is like those HDR horrors that gave the technique a bad name, only in black and white.

I don't think I can agree. It has a way different look and the pictures look stunning to me.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 23:04 UTC
On article Leica offers free fix for faulty AF in some S lenses (92 comments in total)
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iAPX: What's interesting is that Leica consider it's Lenses lifetime to be 5 years.

Even when they sell failing and faulty devices to consumer, at their impressive price tags, they don't think for a moment that they might last for 10 or 20 years. As it was for the older non-AF lenses.

This is clearly Leica's fault, and it should be fixed, whatever age of the lens. Or they have to clearly state that they might work for 5 years.

I know of no manufacturer that fixes stuff for indefinite amounts of time. Five years is generous for electronics.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 23:32 UTC
On article Leica offers free fix for faulty AF in some S lenses (92 comments in total)
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DotCom Editor: Arrogant and condescending. PR Fail.

Free repairs and the acknowledgement of issues is arrogant to you?

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 23:30 UTC
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EricWN: Sure, anybody reading camera news recently knew that Nikon had a hard time, but the writing style of this piece is unnecessarily unprofessional. Might be great for the Onion, but I would have not expected less of a negative attitude.

I get your input, Blue Falcorn, and I think it's ok to let readers know that one personally is left cold by those presentations or feels frustrated but this is clearly mocking a manufacturer and that's just as bad as all the hateful comments from non-journalists.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 14:59 UTC

Apart from the one question about the x100F, the only product the majority of readers here will ever be willing to afford, this reads like a joy fest without any critical elements. You could include questions from the forums, topics that are common in the forum etc. Besides, like last time, in a proper Interview I expect to be able to understand who says what, calling out the person who provides the statement.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 14:53 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
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techjedi: If they really want people to think about medium format differently, just price this camera like a full frame camera. It will be one of the best selling camera launches of all time. No idea what the margin is on a camera like this, but it feels like they could still make money at around $3500 for body and keep lens prices as they are expecting.

Wonderful to read some people out of place justifications why they used insults to make a point when commenting on somebody's opinion. Name calling is the first step to trolling.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 14:44 UTC

Sure, anybody reading camera news recently knew that Nikon had a hard time, but the writing style of this piece is unnecessarily unprofessional. Might be great for the Onion, but I would have not expected less of a negative attitude.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 14:34 UTC as 72nd comment | 7 replies
On article iPhone 8 front camera rumored to capture 3D images (76 comments in total)
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james s. kennedy: In terms of IQ, is there any substantial difference between an iPhone 7+ and some of the fixed lens quality film cameras of the past such Retina IIIC, Vito III, Konica auto S2 or Canon GIII?

Relevance to article?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 04:50 UTC
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