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I was glad to see most of the comments here, cause after perusing the images I wondered what I was missing - or had I become jaded? Nothing inspiring.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 01:54 UTC as 52nd comment
On article Photo story of the week: Torment (74 comments in total)

I like it a lot. That's all that matters to me.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 21:56 UTC as 7th comment
In reply to:

Xeexon: We did this to ourselves. We were whiny, ungrateful, hyper-critical trolls who loved dpreview so much that we destroyed it via the comments section.

This is why we can't have nice things.

Well, this and the bed-wetting thing.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 23:55 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (484 comments in total)

I was perusing the review here of the Panasonic LX10 and it's noted there:
"The LX10 repeats Panasonic's odd decision to put a marked aperture ring on a camera with a variable maximum aperture." And it's brought up again, listed as a "con" on the conclusion page. AND, in their conclusion, "an aperture ring with F-number markings on a variable aperture camera makes no sense."

They really seem to see this as a big negative - but when Sony does it, not a word about it.

Or - did I miss something???

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2016 at 08:30 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies

I'm waiting for the RX1R II RR2 IV RX. How many is that?

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2015 at 16:55 UTC as 66th comment | 2 replies

I can coax nice results from a 1/1.7 BSI sensor but I've never gotten good results with a 1/2.3 sensor. Use the bigger sensor in a super-zoom? 1" sensor requires a camera that's too bulky for me. Oh well. Maybe next time.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 01:29 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies
On article Ricoh GR II: What's new and what does it mean? (207 comments in total)

I'd have been pleased with nothing more than a tilt screen. I'm not a fan of add-on viewfinders. However a tilting LCD screen makes shooting so much easier in bright sunlight and makes those odd shooting positions do-able. Oh well.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 02:17 UTC as 12th comment
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nevada5: As with predecessors, a great design. But in front of that technology you need a great lens, and that's where Sony falls short. I bought the II model and found what some other owners reported, the lens is soft away from the center. Perhaps it's copy variation, but I can't afford to buy and re-sell in the event I don't get lucky.

I have one of those sharp-from-corner-to-corner-even-wide-open lenses. It's on a lowly Nikon P330. Fantastic sensor or fantastic lens, pick one cause you can't have both. Sigh.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 20:56 UTC

As with predecessors, a great design. But in front of that technology you need a great lens, and that's where Sony falls short. I bought the II model and found what some other owners reported, the lens is soft away from the center. Perhaps it's copy variation, but I can't afford to buy and re-sell in the event I don't get lucky.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 20:42 UTC as 71st comment | 7 replies

Very informative article, thank you for the work put into it.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 01:26 UTC as 131st comment
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ag80: I'm not judging if price is right. But the value of this photo is not about canyon which has already been photographed many times, but about the genuine moment. It's a unique moment in time when dust formed a shape of a 'phantom' in the ray of light. Do other photos that were claimed to be the same have that? Can you repeat that easily by just driving there and sitting all day waiting for the 'right light'? Nope.
What makes it art too is the ability of author to recognize a strange play of light quickly and press the button. It may also be random and could be discovered later, but that doesn't make it any worse. Somehow good 'random' photos happen to good photographers a lot more often.
So if you bring that shadow of a phantom in any less picturesque surrounding or convert to color back it would still be interesting and unique by itself.

I've shot Antelope Canyon - upper and lower - 3 times. At or near noon the sun will provide the beam of light as shown. You have someone stand in a crevice and throw dust into the light. Lots of photogs do the same thing there. It's fun and creates drama. I'll have to check my archives and look for the right phantom. Maybe I'm rich??? I'm calling my realtor.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 22:56 UTC
On article Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review (477 comments in total)

Several times, with the X20 I clicked "add to cart", but the words "Tends to smudge fine details (even at ISO 100)" kept me from purchasing. I can compromise on a lot, but not IQ.

Now I read that the guts of the X30 remain the same as the X20. Ughhh!

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 06:06 UTC as 156th comment | 1 reply
On article onOne Software's Perfect Effects 8 available for free (113 comments in total)

I just downloaded it and had a go with it. Some very useful filters there. I don't use filters as a rule, but included here are some B/W, tonal, contrast masking, etc filters - very usable stuff.

While installing I got a pop-up that my video card was not sufficient to run the program. I clicked OK and I figured the install would abort. But it continued and the program runs perfectly.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 01:20 UTC as 40th comment
On article Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II real-world gallery (132 comments in total)

I was always impressed with the IQ right up to the edges with my G1X. Image #0135, the corners make me wonder what's going on here???

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 01:47 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On article Review: Ona Lima camera strap (148 comments in total)

Uncomfortable, too big for the camera, lots of metal parts to scratch the camera/LCD screen. But it looks great so give it 4.5 stars.

Can you say S_H_A_L_L_O_W ?

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 18:48 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
On article Two photographers re-imagine city potholes (147 comments in total)

There are a couple of interesting images there. Maybe two.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2014 at 17:36 UTC as 28th comment
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary (533 comments in total)

Please please please - dynamic range.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 07:08 UTC as 147th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon Df Review (1620 comments in total)

To help with making a decision one often makes two lists - One list of Pros and one list of Cons. When the Cons list is significantly longer, well.....

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 07:13 UTC as 323rd comment
On article Roger Cicala cynically re-defines photography (53 comments in total)

Freaking hilarious!

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2013 at 18:09 UTC as 13th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review (611 comments in total)
In reply to:

PeterF: I was actually interested in this camera until I found out it had no optical image stabilization in video mode and also not ability to take stills during video mode.

Page 233 of the manual - "Recording still pictures while recording motion pictures", "During motion picture recording, press the shutter button fully to record a still picture."

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 04:24 UTC
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