hydrospanner

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On article Nikon to offer D600 replacements if 'spots' continue (175 comments in total)

This entire debacle is a big missed opportunity for Nikon.

In the end, they're having to do what should have been done in the first place anyway, but now it's perceived as a negative, with them grudgingly providing customer support because they've been forced into it, and every time someone reads a story about it, it reminds them of the negativity.

Had they been proactive, and as soon as the issue was discovered, offered free maintenance/replacement/upgrading to all D600 owners, it would have been less costly for them, and great for their PR image.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 16:18 UTC as 72nd comment | 4 replies
On article Review: Ona Lima camera strap (148 comments in total)
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extraone: problems I see
1-way overpriced.
2- metal buckles are the weak point. it will also scratch the gear when youre placing it down .the strap comes down & will scratch the lens/body. as well, when U lift up the camera up to your eye, it too is how it will scratch your gear.
3-the leather looks stiff as hell. they should have softened it. even the weight of the camera doesnt help w/straightening the leather out. look at the 3rd picture w/the plaid background. look at those waves.
4-there's no strap loops to hold the extra leather straps from flopping about, making it look very sloppy. its obvious not a lot of thought was given to this.
5-it does have a nice look to it, but its such a sloppy implementation.

I wonder how stinky the leather is.overall, no more than $40. me personally, give me my nikon AN-6Y & im in the clouds. I was considering the black rapid, but dont want my gear flopping about on my thigh and people being able to walk by &kneeing it

Check out the Joby slings.

After my BlackRapid was stolen (along with a lit of my other gear), I replaced it with a Joby strap. Similar concept, but it incorporates a system that allows you to effortlessly cinch up the strap so that the camera rides high & tight (I like mine just behind my elbow when not in use), but then the strap extends out to proper length when you need it.

Really slick system.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 18:46 UTC
On article Review: Ona Lima camera strap (148 comments in total)
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Steve Bingham: A review of a camera strap? What crap. We all have our favorites. I love the Tamron N-45 in black for $25. Quick release snaps that don't scratch the camera, great padded neck area of SOFT brown leather.

I love how you criticize DPR for posting a strap review, then go on to give a review of your own.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 18:44 UTC
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Cane: What's the purpose of going with such a small body if the lens sticks out this much? If you of manage to get it in a pocket, people are gonna think your too happy to see them.

Exactly.

It completely eliminates the primary advantage of the GM1.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 14:07 UTC
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Jogger: £549.99 = DOA

"Not really, look at this Zeiss and expensive CanNikon glasses released. If it were a L, people would have drooled at this price..."

And if this were a Zeiss, L, or Nikkor, it wouldn't be DOA at this price.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 14:05 UTC
On article Snapseed features creep into Google+ for Android app (12 comments in total)

Come on Google...how many times, and in how many different ways, do we have to tell you we don't want to use G+?

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2014 at 03:07 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article Samsung Galaxy S5 features 16MP camera with 4K video (93 comments in total)
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Daniel Bliss: I cannot get my hands around a three inch-wide phone. Not. Going. To. Happen.

Pity. Seems like a nice design otherwise. But the obsession with ever-bigger displays has to stop. Try scalable UI instead.

"To say that Jobs was a bigger inventor than Edison just shows how you lack knowledge of the history. Edison was a true innivator [sic]."

This is a great point. While Jobs was good at what he did, Edison pretty much wrote the book on Bogarting other people's hard work and inspiration for recognition.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 16:10 UTC
On article A look inside Sigma's lens factory (89 comments in total)
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Ian SS: Sigma has come a long way, years ago, they were considered inferior but with new lens line-up and razor sharp lenses, it has become one of the best lens manufacturers! This is the result of hard work and good management, well done!

I love examples like this, where effort, innovation, and commitment are rewarded with success.

Especially in the case of the major 3rd party lens makers, they seem to be in tune with the consumer, as well as identifying weak points in OEM lens lineups. When they give the consumers what they want at competitive prices, they deserve their success.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 20:28 UTC
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peevee1: Sounded nice until... No GPS - no sale.

Where is my TG-3?

I guess it's subjective then...for me, no GPS is a huge plus.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 13:12 UTC
On article Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera (890 comments in total)
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Holger Drallmeyer: If I hear another "IQ" comment one more time I throw up. Learn how to shoot and use your IQ for crying out loud.
..on a much brighter note..interesting looking Camera :)

...because image quality should *not* be a concern when evaluating a camera?

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 17:27 UTC
On article Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera (890 comments in total)
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Jim in Hudson: I don't understand this recent fascination with top plate dials, unless it's mostly for looks. Back when dials were the way to control cameras, it was all there was. The major disadvantage was having to take your eye away from the VF to make a change (well, you had to change film to change ISO). There was no superimposed (or bottom strip) indicator of settings. Now, basic camera controls do the same and you can see exactly what you're changing with speed, aperture, and ISO without ever taking your eye off the subject. Of course you need a logical and easy layout to the button and wheel controls but it doesn't take much to learn.

>The major disadvantage was having to take your eye away from the VF to make a change

Not sure about that.

As you said, the ISO is effectively static, and the shutter & aperture are completely adjustable without taking my eye off the viewfinder of my FM2n...

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 17:25 UTC
On article CES 2014: Canon Stand Report (48 comments in total)
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tkbslc: People freaking out because Canon knows this isn't a photography tradeshow.

There's a stand report because it'd be a serious lapse of coverage for a site like this to say nothing about the Canon display at CES. It's news, whether it's interesting, exciting, entertaining, or none of the above.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 19:54 UTC
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grafli: Well this lens is obsolet with the existence of the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8

groucher, can you back that up with a link? I was under the impression it wasn't a mount issue but rather that the lens only projects an image circle capable of covering a DX sensor.

yabokkie, same to you. I'm not saying that it wouldn't be 35mm, I'm saying the image circle won't be big enough.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 18:43 UTC
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ybizzle: A page out of Fuji's design on the XF1. Sadly, it has none of the charm or sophistication of the XF1. Of course, the image quality is also lacking. The XF1 was and still is the pinnacle of compact camera design. Elegant, yet modern especially in brown/tan form. Truly an exceptional piece that harkens back to the Leica days and the M6 Titanium. Magnificent!

I was within a hair of picking up an XF1, but the wonky mechanics of the lens barrel turned me off.

I'm guessing you own one...how's it work for you?

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 20:33 UTC
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grafli: Well this lens is obsolet with the existence of the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8

But the Sigma won't give full coverage on an FX sensor, IIRC.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 16:00 UTC
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hydrospanner: One too many zeroes in the model number to interest me.

Now a D330...

Barn,

Look at pictures of the back of a D7xxx and a D300. Totally different handling experience.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 13:17 UTC
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hydrospanner: One too many zeroes in the model number to interest me.

Now a D330...

Jake, do you actually use the features of a D300 that sets it apart from a D7100? If so, I'm surprised you still say that.

Even the layout & handling alone is enough that I won't consider it. If my D300 dies before Nikon gives us a replacement, I'll chuck the system and go elsewhere.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 05:23 UTC

One too many zeroes in the model number to interest me.

Now a D330...

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 02:55 UTC as 56th comment | 11 replies
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