anthony mazzeri

anthony mazzeri

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Dell's PR people did a great job. Every single article and preview I've seen so far is equating it to the new 4K Surface Studio.

When it is in fact just a repackaged current Wacom 27" Cintiq to work with the new Windows 10 Studio features like the dial etc.

It even works with a standard Wacom pen.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 19:09 UTC as 2nd comment
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Debankur Mukherjee: The fall of Kodak is really very sad.........they made some of the very early digital cameras.......

Hindsight 101.

Kodak and Fujifilm should have committed fully to making their own cameras and lens system to take on all the other camera makers from the very beginning in the early 1990s, not just sub-contract bits and bobs like this or later base their own DSLR cameras on the other camera makers' existing mounts.

At least Fujifilm managed to survive and learn and are doing it properly now.

Digital camera world today could have been a completely different place with Sony trying to displace Kodak and Fuji as #1 and #2 instead of Canon and Nikon.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2016 at 06:02 UTC
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Fotowitt: "...Apple Inc. is known for being a pioneer..."
Really? Or mayby, very good copypastewrapitnicelypeople?

Fotowitt, Apple was the pioneer of consumer computing with the Apple ][, but it was still the preserve of geeks adding expansion cards, etc. It was Jobs' dream to get computers into every average home as an off-the-shelf consumer device like any other TV or radio, while Microsoft/IBM focussed on getting into every business like any other typewriter or calculator. Hence the 'consumer firsts' hitherto the preserve of research or industry - no complicated command lines so the GUI and the mouse, no confusing interfacing so the out-of-the-box all-in-one build, etc.

The problem was to be a consumer device, it lacked anything to consume on it by abandoning the geek expansion cards and gaming of the Apple ][. The irony is with the advent of PC clones, it was Microsoft who went into every home as a consumer device as gaming became a mass-market consumable.

It wasn't until the iPod and iTunes that Apple finally had the consumable they always wanted - music. Then movies, photos, social etc etc.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2016 at 05:32 UTC
On article OWC's Thunderbolt 3 Dock adds 13 ports to your MacBook (150 comments in total)

This article is confirmation of the theory that people only ever look at the pictures and read the first and sometimes the last line of any news article. And picture captions if there are any.

Because despite the very first word of the actual headline being the name of the manufacturer OWC, the first line of the article says "When Apple introduced..."

And so we see people launching into posting comments declaring this to be an Apple product.

So Lars take note. The first line. Put everything into the first line. The rest is just bumpf and filler.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 05:12 UTC as 30th comment
On article OWC's Thunderbolt 3 Dock adds 13 ports to your MacBook (150 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: 300 dollars ???? 300 really ??????

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YOU WANT A DONGLE ? a frickin 300 dongle

this debacle , just when you think it cant get any worse
this is 100 dollar item , if that . at best !.... but lets sell it the apple faithful for 300 usd?.........my god ! you cant make this crap up

Optical audio, ethernet, FireWire 800 indicates to me this is more of a all-in-one product for studios etc with a lot of legacy or pro-level specialist equipment that would cost far more than $300 to replace or upgrade when they upgrade to the latest computer.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 04:37 UTC
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ColdViking: Now wait for the Apple fan-bois to come along and explain why touch screens for computers is useless.

Not me. I've been using Macs with a Wacom Cintiq screen since the 15" PL-550 with only 1024x768 resolution on Mac OS9 - and it was beige, like the computers were all back then too.

A pen screen has always been minimum requirement for me. Apple (or specifically Steve Jobs) always believed this was something third parties like Wacom could provide for the small user base who wanted it, so that's the way it's always been for Mac users - until the iPad Pro and its awesome pencil.

Apple is also on the same path as MS in devising ways to meld their desktop-mouse and mobile-touch OSs into a single eventual unified system. MS coming out with this new Surface may spur Apple on to doing something similar with a pen/touch iMac using the same iPad pro Pencil technology - maybe an iMac Pro.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 23:47 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (699 comments in total)

Hard to guess from US pricing. A bargain $329-429 USD always translates into a disappointing 899-1,099 in UK, Euro and Australia for some reason.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 08:04 UTC as 140th comment | 1 reply
On article Fotopro FS-X1 is a Xenon flash for the iPhone (19 comments in total)
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naturetech: Perfect flash for my DxO ONE!

My initial thought too, but the article mentions it uses its own dedicated camera app.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 23:51 UTC
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anthony mazzeri: I've been waiting for macro and wide-angle attachments. I was hoping though for specific DxO-made lenses rather than just an adapter for third-party lenses. Now I have to find a decent 30.5mm-thread diopter and w/angle.

One thing they haven't sorted out yet is availabilty through their online store direct is still only for the US or selected Euro countries, so the rest of us in the world still need to rely on retailers prepared to ship outside the US-Euro zones, such as B&H.

Ah, there's a new e-store in-app. See if that's also US/Euro-only.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 11:24 UTC
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ybizzle: The 3 people that own this must be jumping for joy! ;)

I definitely am. Been waiting and expecting. But a little more patience still required as B&H has them listed as 'coming soon'.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 06:27 UTC
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BeefCoffee: It's really too bad, this camera looked like it was turning out some nice renderings with the super raw function. But..Apple is going to ditch thunderbolt right? So...when that happens, does this camera become %50 off or more? Just doesn't make much sense..especially since Apple is known to adopt and drop so often.

@BeefCoffee, Intel's Thunderbolt connector and iPhone lightning connector are two different things. The confusion is with the names being similar natural phenomon.

The iPhone lightning connector is just a standard USB cable - with Apple's own proprietary connector.

Intel's Thunderbolt is another variant of the more heavy-duty computer display and data throughput like Parallel, SCSI, SATA, Firewire and DVI cables etc. These are continually being replaced and phased out by newer versions every few years as technology improves.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 06:18 UTC

I've been waiting for macro and wide-angle attachments. I was hoping though for specific DxO-made lenses rather than just an adapter for third-party lenses. Now I have to find a decent 30.5mm-thread diopter and w/angle.

One thing they haven't sorted out yet is availabilty through their online store direct is still only for the US or selected Euro countries, so the rest of us in the world still need to rely on retailers prepared to ship outside the US-Euro zones, such as B&H.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 05:17 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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Old Cameras: It's still a two handed fixed focal length camera you have to assemble and start up everytime you want to take a picture. And then disassemble, turn off and put back in your pocket so you can have your hands back. Quirky, clumsy, cumbersome, slow and inconvenient, all for $500.

@Old Cameras, no it's not, no you don't, no you don't. And no, no, no, no, no and yes.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 04:33 UTC
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kimsch: The two owners are probably happy with this update...

@Angular, it's quite simple criteria really - it's the camera I find myself reaching for every time when I walk out the door. The IQ is so good I've never found myself wishing I had brought a bigger-sensor camera instead.

Bigger bulkier cameras may have slightly better image quality, but if they are sitting idle not actually taking any photos they can't possibly compete in terms of being my best camera.

Likewise, mediocre image quality like a phone's inbuilt small-sensor camera or a clumsy user nterface doesn't make me want to take photos either.

For the record, my previous best camera was the Ricoh GR Digital III.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 16:50 UTC
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Photoman: To describe this camera in the famous words of Dennis Hopper..."but why?"

Holding the phone with one hand and tapping the screen with your other index finger just like with the inbuilt camera app or any other app is not any different to normal phone use.

You must be incorrectly imagining that it's heavy enough to require a second hand just to suppport it.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 10:07 UTC
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Zozi: I own it and LOVE it... guess I am one of the two happy owners!
Thrilled that they keep making improvements.
Smallest form factor I know that shoots raw (doesn't need to be connected to phone).
Photo quality excellent IMO.
Different strokes for different folks!

Me too, so I guess that makes me the second one.

Nice of DxO to put all the effort into the continual iOS improvements and feature add-ons just for two owners!

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 01:58 UTC
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Photoman: To describe this camera in the famous words of Dennis Hopper..."but why?"

If you have to ask why, then it's not for you. You're just not the market for it.

Whereas I was asking why has it taken so long. And why was it left to a non-camera company like DxO to finally do it? Like Thom Hogan, I've been waiting for something like this from Nikon since 2007, but they clearly lack the foresight, even in hindsight.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 01:44 UTC
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kimsch: The two owners are probably happy with this update...

Best camera I've ever owned. I feel sorry for you.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 01:05 UTC
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parcheesi: I like mine. It's super portable and renders stunning jpegs. The update with the framing assist makes it even more useful. There are some usability quirks, but overall I'm happy with it and especially like to carry it as a travel camera. Haters may hate, but it doesn't diminish my joy.

Hear, hear.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2016 at 03:46 UTC
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Mike FL: From the REAL users:

"This was a joke. We purchased the item and it kept freezing every time we connected it to the phone and the only way to turn it back on was to press the small reset button. The camera would again work for 2-3 images and freeze again...

DxO has a 30 day refund policy and due to the fact that I never used the camera when it arrived and took the camera with me when travelling assuming it works, by the time I returned (and was not able to use the camera during our vacation) the 30 days was over."

"The device froze right out of the box, just after I plugged it in my iPhone, and it got very warm. I couldn't find a way to reset it or shut it off. The battery finally drained after a couple of hours. I'll try this again once fully charged, but if I still have some problems, it's going back."

http://www.amazon.com/DxO-20-2MP-Digital-Connected-Camera/product-reviews/B014ALWJA8/ref=cm_cr_dp_qt_hist_one?ie=UTF8&filterByStar=one_star&showViewpoints=0

Wat a joke.

Obelix, I had already stated in a previous comment that I was very happy with my purchase so there was absolutely no need for you to ask me again in the form of an accusatory question to try and impugn me.

I am absolutely totally sick and tired of being forced to defend my camera choice to trolls.

I've been through this before. Look back several years in my posting history to see this is deja vu all over again now exactly the same thing with EVERY SINGLE Ricoh GXR review and article not just here on DPR but ON THE ENTIRE FREAKING INTERNET being flooded by trolls who had never even touched the camera but were on a mission to hate on it.

Even just mentioning the GXR now I fully expect a troll response dissing it all these years later from someone who's never even touched one.

Seriously, there were trolls here when this DxO ONE was launched saying it was made of cheap plastic. Just proves they are just full of manure, so you're questioniong the motives of the wrong person.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2016 at 03:36 UTC
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