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On article A letter from the Publisher (331 comments in total)

It's a wonderful site, but this is the first time I've been on in months. I stopped coming on quite a long time ago after it was taken over by a sizeable subset of measurebators arguing like Trump and Kim Jong-un about which lens resolves their test charts better or why Canon (or Nikon) users are going to Hell. I either go on Cameralabs or the Imagingresource now, I'm afraid. Great philosophy, great site. Good luck.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2018 at 19:58 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply

The beauty of the 6D Mk1 was that it produced noise-free, clean images at almost any ISO. Looking carefully at the sample images, even at base ISO, and the sky and plain surfaces are riven with chroma noise, and the images just don't have that same bright, clean 'bite' the original camera had - to my eye at least.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 15:42 UTC as 28th comment | 5 replies

Looking at these images, there's a lovely clarity that my Nikon D40 also renders .... it's something to do with the colour rendering and clean nature of the JPGs. I have several more "modern" cameras, but I still shoot with my D40, and imagine those with a 10D still do so.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2017 at 11:14 UTC as 9th comment
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HakanL: ... another one in the DPreview "it's been cut in half" series.

Next week: the Sigma Foveon sensor is sent to jail for crimes against colour balance.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 10:59 UTC
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Kiste: Apparently not weather sealed....

I doubt any of us are that well weather sealed against that sort of water jet though lol

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 10:57 UTC
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Tan68: "Is that a giant chunk of glass.. ?!"

I wonder why they thought it was important to prove the camera still worked before they cut it in half. All that says to me is they wanted the camera to be aware of it fate.

"This red light kept blinking..."

They set the self timer and forced the camera to take a picture as the water jet approached... this is horrible. This is like taping a victim's eyes open... Boy, happy Saturday, everyone.

I recommend adding some sort of warning or rating to the review.
no Canon fans under 27

Even my old Nikon D40 shuddered in its little cupboard.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 10:56 UTC
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photophile: Up next - a phone cam being hung, drawn and quartered.
This will be followed by a laptop being roasted on an open fire.

Closely succeeded by 35mm camera having a red hot poker shoved up its tripod bush and a 5 x 4" plate camera being tried for heresy.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 10:55 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D40 (176 comments in total)

Not only do I own a D40, but I am still using it. The large pixels make it excellent in low light (still) and it renders colour and tones with pleasing, fresh clarity. I have other more modern cameras now, but it is still producing wonderful images.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 16:37 UTC as 62nd comment

Weaker flash; no sensor cleaning. A backward step for a forward number.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 20:44 UTC as 11th comment
On article Behind the Shot: Shredded (90 comments in total)

Late to the party on this one -- what a shot -- and great advice too. Keep up the good work!

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 18:04 UTC as 9th comment
On article Top tips for composing great landscapes (130 comments in total)

Beautiful work, great advice. Thank you.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 17:37 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
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veroman: Hey guys: you used "it's" instead of "its" in your opening comments. Come on now. That all-too-common typo is beneath dpreview.

How do you stand it, Barney? Nice review, nice camera, nice landscapes!

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 18:04 UTC
On article Nikon Coolpix P600, P530, S9700 go big on zoom range (45 comments in total)
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Everlast66: I think Nikon are soon going to go into RPG/bazooka manufacture business

Is that for making Photobombs with? ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 07:30 UTC

Well, thank God it wasn't his hand!
Kudos, Mario!!! That's what I call a long exposure!!!

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2013 at 09:46 UTC as 52nd comment
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max metz: Huge effort, 3 cameras raw examples in one hit, excellent commitment to bringing dpreview members and visitors the latest evidence about the latest gear.

Admittedly some of the comments below illustrate short intellect reaching for something on a high shelf - but there are many many more who find this level of expertise and diligence invaluable.

Big thanks to dpreview for presenting this stuff. :-D

Agreed, and then some .... ;-)

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2013 at 07:04 UTC
On photo Cherry in the Billboard: Succulent fruit challenge (3 comments in total)

Very nice!

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2012 at 20:42 UTC as 1st comment
On article Just Posted: Nikon D3200 preview samples gallery (499 comments in total)
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Yod: Is there a black body available or just the red one? Best wishes.Yod

Yes, the standard black is available, Yod, though I must say I like the red finish (I already have standard issue Nikon D40, 5000 and 7000, it's a bit different...)


Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2012 at 20:40 UTC
On article Just Posted: Nikon D3200 preview samples gallery (499 comments in total)

Excellent images - it's amazing how technology has moved on. Four short years ago I bought my 6Mp Nikon D40 and now an equivalent ENTRY LEVEL camera has a spec that not even the top of the range cameras of the time got near. Amazing.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2012 at 20:17 UTC as 86th comment | 2 replies

Just three short years ago when I was buying my Nikon D40 I wouldn't have believed it was possible for an entry-level camera to have this amazing specification. Digital camera technology has advanced so quickly.

Mind you, my D40 still takes beautiful photographs, far better to my eye than my D5000 or D7000.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2012 at 06:53 UTC as 34th comment
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark III hands-on preview and video (264 comments in total)
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JamesCC: Many of you guys here sound like a bunch of sore losers!

Complain and complain. Is that all you know how to do?

What were you expecting? A Canon 5D Mark III with highest ISO1,638,4000? Weighing at 500g? Costing US$500?

The 5D III is one fine camera to me. And I'm a photographer. If a camera is good, I say it is. Whether it's by Canon or Nikon or whatever.

If it's not suitable, look for another model or even brand! Stop whining about this and that! There are tons of different cams out there.

why only 6fps? Why not 8 like the 7D? Come on, stupid. What else do you want? Why not include 1X features with the price of a 7D and weight of a 1100D?

Look at how much the III has improved over the II and judge. Don't go shooting rubbish from your mouth on what you want, rather than appreciate the many new features that have been given to you.

Well said, James. This looks like a fantastic photographer's camera, and I may just succumb. 22Mp is plenty of resolution -- I'm more concerned with overall image quality, particularly for landscape, and the great viewfinder and colour rendition of the 5D MkII are bound to be retained and improved upon. I'm a Nikon user currently but that may change soon!

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 09:59 UTC
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