MikeDPR

Joined on Jul 7, 2015

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On article Best cameras under $1500 in 2020 (191 comments in total)

Samsung NX1 would still own this category lol.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 13:42 UTC as 68th comment | 1 reply
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MikeDPR: It's about time DP do an overview of LR alternatives. Didn't they say they were planning one a while back with a readers poll of what programs people want to see covered?

They should at least let you edit any photos that were imported before subscription ended.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 18:39 UTC

LR Cloud version is cleared targeted toward casual (i.e. smartphone) shooters. But I'm not sure these people are the type that spend extra money on such things. Maybe couple bucks on apps but not monthly subscription. Adobe is trying to create a new market but will fail hard IMO.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 17:51 UTC as 160th comment | 2 replies

It's about time DP do an overview of LR alternatives. Didn't they say they were planning one a while back with a readers poll of what programs people want to see covered?

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 17:02 UTC as 175th comment | 4 replies

They shuttered the camera business when smartphone and semiconductor biz was going through a slower time and wanted better bottom line numbers. I hope they reconsider now that they are killing it in those businesses. I for one think we are due for a new breed of proper (i.e. large sensor) cameras with brains of smartphones to incorporate "computational photography" advances we are seeing in smartphones. There's no company better positioned than Samsung.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 14:31 UTC as 117th comment

Ha ha I bought, sold and bought back this bad boy plus extra lenses. There's still nothing quite like it as a whole stills + video package.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 14:20 UTC as 120th comment
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1623 comments in total)

The main problem for me is not that it's subscription only, it's that they are packaging it with PS which I don't use and charge me $10/mo. I would have no problem with LR only plan for around $5/mo which roughly equates to what I used to pay for a new standalone LR every couple years.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 01:43 UTC as 467th comment | 1 reply

Every photo has to be uploaded??? You gotta be kidding me. Privacy and lack of control issues aside, it will be awful experience uploading gigabytes of new RAWs you just took on typical cable ISP upload link. It may be tolerable for jpeg shooter but not for RAW shooters. It's a definite no-go for me. Thanks for making it an easy decision for me. Adobe.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 01:19 UTC as 121st comment | 2 replies
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(unknown member): Dxomark can post what they want, dpreview and the media will always report about it. How many dxomark articles do we get next week? That's unserious journalism. But obviously dpreview does not understand what conflict of interest means as dpreview itself accepts sponsored content.

Rishi, does it really matter when DPR pushes headlines like that just about every week? You guys are enabling DXO. noisephotographer has a point.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 02:36 UTC

Dxo: "Expedited and timely release of review costs extra."
Google: "No problem, take our money! Here, grab some more, that's fine!" (wink, wink)

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 19:52 UTC as 119th comment
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MikeDPR: Call me a hater but I just don't understand why people pay premium to carry around something with a big glowing corporate logo. Shouldn't it be the other way around? Well, can't blame Apple, kudos to Apple marketing team for pulling it off.

@retro I know what you are referring to but both you and Lifehacker have only superficial and shall I say "uneducated" view of the computer world in whole. (Again, kudos to Apple marketing team!) I rather not make this a long lesson, let me just put it this way: Apple's own factories are run by Windows and software running on it. That's right, they can't make iPhones and Macs without Windows. On the other hand, I'm 100% sure PCs can be made without Macs. Think about that for a second. Enough said. :)

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 00:50 UTC
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MikeDPR: Call me a hater but I just don't understand why people pay premium to carry around something with a big glowing corporate logo. Shouldn't it be the other way around? Well, can't blame Apple, kudos to Apple marketing team for pulling it off.

I've owned two in the past and they were nothing special. In fact, they were less useful than a PC due to lack of software for my use. Now I don't mind having another one for web surfing and other basic tasks which they are good for, but they would have to be cheaper than PC for me to consider it. Right now, I have to pay more and look like I have a product endorsement contract. No thanks.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 22:58 UTC

Call me a hater but I just don't understand why people pay premium to carry around something with a big glowing corporate logo. Shouldn't it be the other way around? Well, can't blame Apple, kudos to Apple marketing team for pulling it off.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 21:36 UTC as 313th comment | 4 replies
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jake werner: Just wondering if all the clipped edits were done on his Mac or his Dell?

What clipped edits? I don't see any, they all look superb to me. Maybe you should check your setup?

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 20:54 UTC

i'm going to go make some popcorn.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 20:32 UTC as 348th comment | 2 replies

"I was reminded recently by a senior executive that the company never announced that it was officially exiting the camera industry..."

So you're telling me there's a chance. :)

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 17:33 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On article Next level: iPhone 7 Plus camera review (194 comments in total)
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(unknown member): "Given both modules are using the same sensor"
That's wrong. Or did Apple tell you something different? The 56mm camera has a 1/3.6" sensor whereas the 28mm has a 1/3" or 1/2.9" sensor. The exif data of the 56mm camera tell you that the focal length is 6.6mm whereas the focal length of the 28mm camera is 4mm if I remember correctly.

Author wrote the review thinking two lenses have the same sensor?

Uh oh.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 17:28 UTC

Seems more than typical amount of flare for a smartphone. We are not even talking about shooting into the sun here. I highly doubt they will be able to fix these in SW.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2016/10/26/google-acknowledges-pixel-camera-lens-flare-issue-will-use-magical-mathematics-fix/

http://petapixel.com/2016/10/26/google-pixel-lens-flare-problem-software-update-fix-coming/

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 20:13 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
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pca7070: Rubbish comparing to Nokia 808.

Nokia Lumia 1020 is right up there too. Their superior IQ is very obvious to my eyes. (Not surprising given their larger sensor size.) Yet those two are ranked consistently well below most recent Android and iPhones according to DPR/DxOMark. That tells me there's something fundamentally wrong with their reviews.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 23:58 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (336 comments in total)
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MikeDPR: Do we know if they have improved on sensor size? I can't find any info on it. One thing that made iPhones consistently underperform compared to other high ends like GS7 and Lumia 950/950XL was its smaller sensor size (1/3" vs 1/2.4" or 1/2.5"). Dual focal lengths are certainly nice to have but I'm more interested in peak IQ which is dictated in large part by the sensor size. I hope they didn't *reduce* them in order to support two lenses.

I heard bokeh is possible too. But is there some sample shots from Apple demonstrating such capability? I hope they are not full of distracting artifacts rendering them a mere gimmick you play with once for novelty.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 01:11 UTC
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