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Linerider: Seriously??
These are points offer nothing new or significant and this is nothing more than click bait!

1: 12MP is good enough?
Then get the Samsung S7, its pretty much got the best phone camera

2: It shoots Raw?
So does the Samsung, and its a year older and cheaper. Why is this news?

3: The iPhone 7 Plus has a proper zoom. Kind of?
Ok, ill give it that, but the Samsung is wider

4: ???

5: The iPhone 7 Plus can do bokeh. Kind of?
There are many apps you can download which can pretty much do the same thing

6: It's optically stabilized.
Again, the Samsung, and cheaper.

7: It's quick, and powerful
Yawn! All new phones are quick and powerful

8: It shoots 4K
Did i mention the Samsung? Did i mention cheaper??

9: It's water-resistant
A year late, a buck short

10: Good iPhone cameras lead to better 'proper' cameras.?
And?? What does that have to do with the iPhone?... specifically??

10.5: It's an iPhone camera.
However this can be a minus as well as a plus.

after a few explosions, samsung is advertising free for apple.
by the way, how are you liking your antenna. remember apple made it a trend (by removing it) and note 2 kept it inside their pen

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 06:27 UTC
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Jun2: My advice is "don't use a bagel as calibration target"

i prefer dough nut use a bagel target

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 13:38 UTC
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Max Iso: Idiot NASA astronauts, still using such outdated technology....

I suspect you have better credentials than "idiot NASA astronauts"? Mind sharing your accomplishments?

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2016 at 02:34 UTC
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King of Song: I hate to say this... but I will anyway. That guy is not a photographer, he's just a guy with a camera, who happened to be in the right place at the right time but still managed to ruin the shot.

being lucky is mutually inclusive in non-controlled environment photography.
unless of course if you have a crystal ball, but then you are a sham most of the time

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 14:26 UTC
On article 3,200 megapixel LSST camera gets construction approval (252 comments in total)

I will not buy it unless and until DXO approves its DR and the inbult lens! They have done a fantastic job so far of DR testing - considering I can pull details out of deep shadows and brighter areas from my D800E.
I also strongly urge DPR to review it once its released. pretty please.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 00:12 UTC as 30th comment
On article The Wild Southwest: Jory Vander Galien's landscapes (62 comments in total)

southwest - can never get enough! great images/justice to such a landscape

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 23:53 UTC as 6th comment
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1621 comments in total)

It is a myth that Fullframe is path towards liberation.
Real Upgrade path is when one hits limitations in currently used bodies and the next best available option regardless of the format - which can be in your current format usage or even within FF models.
So your whole argument is pointless as it is based on a myth of myths. Also since you only shoot sub-FF bodies, it is hard to grasp and justify the other side. Both have strengths and weaknesses, but I see your point.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 19:06 UTC as 254th comment

Been following Thomas Mangelsen's work over 15yrs. His images are inspirational and have this extra element out of nowhere - as if he is at the right spot at the right time, mostly blending nature/landscape with wildlife.
Location wise, those end up being the places I find fun to shoot at too - from southwest to alaska to India

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 00:09 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df (372 comments in total)

much to the amazement, over 10yrs ago, this was found in saddam's basement.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 15:27 UTC as 86th comment
On article FotodioX WonderPana FreeArc Filter System Review (33 comments in total)
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mr.izo: next time include things like canon 17-40, 17 tse, maybe sigma 12-24 etc. you know, things that people actually use for landscape photography..

maybe you realize that the article focused on filters for bulky/protruding lenses with no-filter ring options

Link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 14:27 UTC
On article Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK (165 comments in total)

its called - a pocket

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 22:42 UTC as 83rd comment
On article Pentax K-3 Review (515 comments in total)

Without even reading the review, I ask all Nikon (and Canon) whiners to get K-3 since this is one awesome camera! Time to move-on/upgrade to this wonderful k-3, and never look back!
PS: Pentax enthusiasts/owners - I am not putting down k-3. I do believe that pentax/samsungs/sony/panasonics give the N and C cameras run for the money when it comes to interesting (for better or worse) feature sets. But you can certainly have our whiney crowds and make them feel at home for ever :)

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 19:21 UTC as 150th comment
On photo Splash! ©2014LThomson in the Horse & Water challenge (2 comments in total)

well done!

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 15:38 UTC as 2nd comment

USA is becoming Unavailable in States of America

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 15:19 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
On article Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 (224 comments in total)

It is a little too late but good that Nikon got the message. Plus its free advertisement for Nikon.

After the devastating Tsunami Nikon had to rush out cameras and revisit their roadmap, apart from immediately taking care of their employees. It is not an easy task, yet they could have done it a bit better in terms of issue/acknowledgement. My D800E is pretty perfect but the first D800 that I first got was a bit out of focus, which I did exchange after 6weeks.

Of course one now wonders what will happen to grey market China bound D600's! Fixed but new D600 for Sub-1k in ebay maybe?

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 22:57 UTC as 67th comment
On article Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary (596 comments in total)
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Blackraven: Lordy lord! There are a lot of trolls out today! The camera looks great and is extremely-well sensor, fast focusing, touch-screen, wifi, articulating LCD, EVF, new lenses......... WOW
Those of us who are keeping up with technology will know that the IQ/sensor size ratio is improving with each generation. The V1 had pretty good IQ that is good enough for most "consumers". It certainly could print 16x24" size prints without any problem. This new sensor will certainly be an improvement on the V2's.
The styling is many many notches above the V2. If the materials and surface finishes matches the high-level of styling then we're talking about a premium product.
There's a good lens choice from regular speed to fast lenses that are small and good to excellent optical-quality.
The price is a little high for me now but i hope this will come down over time. I'm keeping my eye on this one for sure.

Photoman, thanks for coming back as a reminder

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 06:07 UTC
On article Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary (596 comments in total)
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saralecaire: Nikon really knows how to milk their customers huh?

D600 with D610, DD4 with D4s, separating that pathetic looking grip which looks like it was supposed to be part of the camera in the first place. Then selling it as an accessory at a premium price.

I'm surprised other companies like Sony or Pentax still aren't able to overtake Nikon.

your kind of canon owners should be more worried about canons outdated sensor and features

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 06:06 UTC
On article Stunning 360-degree view from One World Trade Center (69 comments in total)
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arhmatic: For the Portland bridge test --- all that gear and effort spend, and they came out with ZERO files?

How is that possible?
They forgot the put the card in? Details?

they used a canon :)

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 01:01 UTC
On article Stunning 360-degree view from One World Trade Center (69 comments in total)

Now if they had only used D7100 and a Nikon 80-400mm @400mm f/8 instead of some lower-mp canon.

oh yes a gigapan pro can easily handle both.. and more (I have used it with Sigma 50-500mm)

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 01:00 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
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topstuff: Whats this about Americans not liking small cameras?

It is bizarre. Do Americans think that large = better?

Makes no sense. No sense at all.

Not really. At one point we thought texting was lame - why text when you can call type of attitude.

Then we adopted it and took it to the next level.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2014 at 05:16 UTC
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