MikeDPR

Joined on Jul 7, 2015

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On article Fujifilm X-T3 Review (2480 comments in total)

So they've caught up to NX1 now? ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2018 at 22:38 UTC as 146th comment | 1 reply

I get the lower noise due to averaging, but how is higher dynamic range achieved? Does it perform exposure bracket also?

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2018 at 23:52 UTC as 94th comment | 2 replies
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Marty4650: Apple had to downgrade the display on the iPhone X in order to help sell more iPhone XS, XR and XS Max phones.

It was a simple business decision, and it will probably help boost Apple share prices.

@PentaxNick Apple hid it because it was a design flaw that could cost them dearly in recalls, sales and brand value. (Boosting early upgrades was a very big side benefit for them but probably not the main goal.) They got caught and went to the Plan B which was to wiggle their way out, which in the end worked because Apple has become "too big to touch" in the US these days. It was all very calculated moves from the beginning.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2018 at 17:11 UTC
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Marty4650: Apple had to downgrade the display on the iPhone X in order to help sell more iPhone XS, XR and XS Max phones.

It was a simple business decision, and it will probably help boost Apple share prices.

Strange this is all about Samsung to you...I'm still waiting for you to refute Apple's fraud. Sorry, "oh but my 6 yo iphone works fine!" doesn't count. :)

Giving full refund and a discount voucher for new model is not a remedy? *shrug* How much refund did Apple give let alone acknowledge the issue? They tried to hide and made you think you needed to pony up another $800 for a new phone....until they got caught. They pull this sh*t all the time (e.g. MB keyboard recently) That's Apple to you. You like such company? I don't.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2018 at 05:02 UTC
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Marty4650: Apple had to downgrade the display on the iPhone X in order to help sell more iPhone XS, XR and XS Max phones.

It was a simple business decision, and it will probably help boost Apple share prices.

@MikrRan I gave a factual description of what happened -- Samsung made, acknowledged and remedied a HW bug....only because you brought it up and it contrasts to what Apple did. I'm no fanboi of anything. I just think Apple got away with a fraud which you (seemingly as a true iSheeple) are unable to repute.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2018 at 04:38 UTC
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Marty4650: Apple had to downgrade the display on the iPhone X in order to help sell more iPhone XS, XR and XS Max phones.

It was a simple business decision, and it will probably help boost Apple share prices.

@MikeRan You don't seem to understand. It was a design flaw specific to those affected models (6S, 7 etc). The fact your 5-6 yo iphones are not affected is irrelevant.

Note 7 battery problem was openly acknowledged by the maker and owners were offered full refund and a voucher for a new purchase. Meanwhile Apple committed a fraud that took billions of consumers' money (mainly for forced premature HW upgrade). Uninformed and fanbois enable this kind of fraud.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2018 at 04:17 UTC
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Marty4650: Apple had to downgrade the display on the iPhone X in order to help sell more iPhone XS, XR and XS Max phones.

It was a simple business decision, and it will probably help boost Apple share prices.

@ArtGret & MikeRan Batteries aren't supposed to degrade so bad within a year like many experienced. It was simply a deficient battery design and Apple hid it to avoid recalls and brand damage AND to boost new sales. It was a fraud. They are fortunate the pro-Apple media and the government gave them a pass.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2018 at 03:33 UTC
On article The PureView trademark is now owned by HMD Global (84 comments in total)

I think there's a solid demand for a 808/1020/950 successor (with Android obviously). I've moved on to Samsung S8, but the 950/950XL camera is still probably the best all around phone camera. Combine a large sensor like the one from the 808 with the latest computational photography tech and they could sell quite a lot.

And do away with thin and slippery body designs that require you to put on a fugly case that makes the whole thing thick, ugly and heavy ; just design in a built-in case (like the old Galaxy Active series but less unduly) and, even with a big camera module, it shouldn't be much thicker and heavier than than the current phones with fugly cases on.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2018 at 21:32 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On a photo in the Nikon Z7 sample gallery sample gallery (2 comments in total)

Um, what's the point of this image?

Yeah, way too many shallow DOF shots and too few wide angle, deep DOF landscape shots.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 21:58 UTC as 1st comment

Please tell me Nikon is using Samsung NX mount. (NX is full frame capable, I heard)

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2018 at 01:08 UTC as 194th comment | 2 replies
On article Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Review (221 comments in total)
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KWNJr: Whatever you think of the camera/lenses on this phone, the screen should allow you to display the images you take with you camera to good advantage. Can you sync your camera to the phone for display (Wi-Fi or Bluetooth)?

Don't know about other cameras, but my NX1 works quite well with my S8 via Samsung's app. Remote shutter with exposure controls, remote live view, image transfer, GPS tagging, etc. Really wish they resurrect their camera business..

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2018 at 16:32 UTC
On article Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Review (221 comments in total)
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Tom 13: The review reached quite different conclusions than the DXOMark... an interesting comparison.

I've been noticing in the past there's a general bias in the US-based media against Samsung phones and for iPhones. Home field advantage, perhaps? I haven't personally compared GS9 against iPhone X, but my experience with GS6 through GS8 were telling me Galaxy cameras have been slightly to noticeably better than comparable iPhone cameras, but you get a different reading in the media.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2018 at 16:04 UTC

Yeah but what about those billions of dollars people were duped to spend on new iphones?

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2017 at 23:52 UTC as 146th comment
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MikeDPR: In terms of dollar amount, this probably is the biggest consumer fraud in history. How much money was wasted by duped consumers? How about environmental waste?

They are all big, but which one is the biggest? I can't think of a bigger one than this one if you run the numbers.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2017 at 23:13 UTC

In terms of dollar amount, this probably is the biggest consumer fraud in history. How much money was wasted by duped consumers? How about environmental waste?

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2017 at 22:11 UTC as 50th comment | 4 replies
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MikeDPR: So Apple swindled hundreds of billions from consumers who would otherwise have replaced just their battery for $80 instead of paying $800 for a new phone???

There is a big difference between "excellent condition" and "as new" term which you used. Maybe English is not your 1st language...

Look, you are obviously a big Apple fan and don't want to join the class action lawsuit. Fine, but many do, justifiably. Apple will be paying billions in the end and will lose a lot of new revenue also now that people are aware of Apple's trick/fraud. No, I don't expect fanboys like you will change, but there are a bunch other "normal" people who buy iPhones. Lol, can't believe you are trying to pull "hey you are a fraud also if you sold it on ebay" card. Very funny.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2017 at 21:45 UTC
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MikeDPR: So Apple swindled hundreds of billions from consumers who would otherwise have replaced just their battery for $80 instead of paying $800 for a new phone???

1. Selling used phones as new is a fraud and I haven't come across such listings.

2. These consumers had no idea Apple were deliberately slowing down their 1-2 year old phones. But Apple execs did. To me those execs committed a fraud in massive scale. We are talking hundreds of billions in US dollars. Run the numbers.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2017 at 20:19 UTC

So Apple swindled hundreds of billions from consumers who would otherwise have replaced just their battery for $80 instead of paying $800 for a new phone???

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2017 at 19:13 UTC as 74th comment | 6 replies
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MikeDPR: Lower the monthly subscription price to $5/mo for LR-only plan which would be similar to what I used to pay for standalone license (~$120 upgrade every two years) and I will switch. I get that $10/mo is cheap for those who use Photoshop, but I don't care for PS.

And they better offer it sooner than later because people like me will run out of patience and just invest time to fully switch to another program. Once that happens, it will be very hard for Adobe to win back those people.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 17:58 UTC

Lower the monthly subscription price to $5/mo for LR-only plan which would be similar to what I used to pay for standalone license (~$120 upgrade every two years) and I will switch. I get that $10/mo is cheap for those who use Photoshop, but I don't care for PS.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 17:10 UTC as 94th comment | 4 replies
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