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show me the money! (in the envelope and not some white powder).
but I am glad competition is alive and kicking butt.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 05:43 UTC as 28th comment
On article Nikon D4s First Impressions Review (1027 comments in total)
In reply to:

red fuji: Here is a nice camera bag for this camera

sorry.. more like this will be perfect. will keep the thieves away

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 00:48 UTC
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JAF_AZ: Barney: The one question that goes unanswered that baffles me is why do these companies refuse to outline what their "roadmap" for near future development is going to be.

Now, maybe that's a naive hypothetical question on my part. That said, it's clear from forum posts that everyone wants to know what's in the pipeline so we can plan our purchases. Wouldn't it make sense that someone is less likely to "jump ship" and change brands to "XXX" if one knew that there was a V3 or a D400 or whatever in the pipeline? I think the majority of users here would be patient enough to wait for something innovative that takes time to develop if they knew a "Dxxx" is in the pipeline. Think of it this way: A lot of us are just sitting on our wallets and will not buy anything at all, waiting for Canon and Nikon to make a move. Almost sounds like a hostage waiting game. Who's going to blink first. This policy of "no comment" is just plain crazy. Sorry about this rant.

Roadmaps are for people working inside the company and not outside people/consumers/competitors to steal/wait/offer.
Unless of course you are a government organization, but even then.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 16:33 UTC

Too many questions on video bored me and probably the Nikon execs - losing precious time in the interview process. Please keep the video questions to Canon execs who somehow get excited that having video will persuade still photographers to buy video cameras.

The last question definitely woke me up. oh well!!

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 16:24 UTC as 138th comment
On article Sony Alpha 7R Review (809 comments in total)

good to know sony caught up with 36mp FF after couple of yrs

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 20:46 UTC as 222nd comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon D5300 Review (323 comments in total)
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Zeisschen: With the a6000 news just prior to this, it's hard to believe both product pictures are made in the same year 2014. Compared to the modern Sony design this camera just looks like a cheap plastic tool from the 90s.

got raw?

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 01:04 UTC
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ecm: Anyone else notice the "BUY ON GEARSHOP" tag just below the article title? Click on the $2,798.00 link and it takes you to the SLT-99.... Irony? from DPR?

no need to click. just read what it says on the left side of the cost?

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 03:58 UTC
On article Nikon issues statement on rumored D600 / D610 swap-outs (118 comments in total)
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markprincess: Big Deal! I sent in my D40 for repair to fix a faulty battery compartment door and Nikon sent me back a D4!

they only gave you 10% of a D40!

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 22:06 UTC
On article Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera (896 comments in total)
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tomtom50: Modern cameras have three basic settings, Aperture, Shutter, and ISO. Three dials, each with an A setting, gives you all eight permutations all the way from auto everything to total manual, with no need to illuminate a screen. And the new Fuji finishes it our with exposure compensation.

This is the first digital camera I could happily use 'dark' only using the LCD for review and few screen overlays in the finder.

From the photos it looks like Fuji has built the camera Nikon claimed they were making.

the top lcd in nikons do not 'glow' in the dark, but you can always black tape it
if you are using pro-dslr body (including older aps-c's like d200/d300..) you can change most of the 3variables that you mentioned via buttons and viewfinder
now, im pretty sure that the evf of this camera will be brighter than the ovf of nikons that I mentioned.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 22:28 UTC
On article Wyoming's stunning weather and landscapes in time-lapse (231 comments in total)
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Mirrorless Crusader: This is nothing special at all. All they did was make a stop-motion video out of long exposures taken at sixty-second intervals so that you see roughly an hour of time elapse per second. Anybody who's rich enough could do that with barely any skill at all.

try standing in one thunderstorm in the open field to get just one shot and lets see how brave you are..
or try going to one spot before the sunrise/sunset to hopefully get one good shot...
if you know about wyoming/grand teton area, one has to deal with -30F in the mornings before the sunrises.. and i can assure you that even taking out the camera from the car/jeep is a painful process.
anyway, im done responding to a troll

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 16:17 UTC
On article Canon shows off new PowerShot N100 'Story Camera' (158 comments in total)

looks like canon learned a new word 'selfie' from uber dictionary and decided to quickly adopt it in their cameras to show they are advance and trendy thinkers.

they think that all photographers pose like the khardashians behind the camera.

congrats to canon for winning the first top innovation award for 2014 that no one can beat for a long time!

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 17:53 UTC as 21st comment
On article Nikon Df Review (1620 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: When you start to run out of innovation, you start digging the closets and attics that remind you of how great you were in the past.

Yes, drape over that mediocre digital contraption with the beauty of a begone era.

Innovation is dead.

Long live Nikon.

and Canon. (coming out with an AE-II? why not?)

and Pentax. (MX rising from the grave)

Keep those Jurassic Models coming in, folks!


Basically its not for you. You could have simply said that, but instead you took the not-so-scenic route.
Now what is your opinion about old classic cars with modern engine under the hood? Oh dont worry, you dont have to explain it here. :)

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 00:48 UTC
On article Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan (613 comments in total)

whatever it is, it does not look pretty.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 20:57 UTC as 106th comment
On article Homemade rig captures extreme macro shots of snowflakes (186 comments in total)


Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2013 at 15:40 UTC as 75th comment
On article Enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup (2013) (466 comments in total)
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BNapa: When I shot weddings regularly about 7 years ago. I suffered through Canon's sub par focusing and flash system. I envied my friend's Nikons for what Canon lacked. Then again I was shooting mid-range Canons and they were shooting high-end Nikons.

When I picked up my Pentax K5IIs, I had high hopes that the focusing would be better than my 6D's but it was not.

What I charged did not warrant or support buying high-end Canon or Nikons to get a camera that would focus when i asked it to. I have high hopes that K3 would be the camera.

I would gladly use manual focus just so the camera allows me to triger the shutter at the right moment. But my eyesight is not what it used to be so I have to rely on autofocus.

I miss a lot of good shots because of the focusing problem. My 5D, 7D and now the 6D and the k5IIs all have the same problem.

Do I have to switch to Nikon to get it done?

stop beating around the bush and just try a Nikon. I am sure you will love the consistency and accuracy of its focusing.
That is one of the biggest reason why I enjoy my Nikons. They just work like you expect them to, and beyond. Even a simplest Nikon has affirmative focusing to keep you "locked-in" to focus on your photography rather than being stuck with a wishlist camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2013 at 16:49 UTC
On article Roger Cicala cynically re-defines photography (53 comments in total)

boring.. we have seen that shot with Sigma 300-800mm hood and cover.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 23:38 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer (628 comments in total)
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kimsch: Adobe must be really desperate. I think I will wait for the $4.99 offer ;-)

not really desperate. but i think they were testing the waters, i mean cloud, for scalability and issues before opening up to the general public.
While 4.99 will pretty much bring in the upgraders, 9.99 is pretty good for anyone starting with photoshop & lightroom. its wait and watch now - if they introduce 7.99 for CS 7 with splendid features & lightroom, i may jump in. 100/yr may not be bad.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 17:24 UTC
On article Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' (551 comments in total)
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Tom Goodman: I am as in favor of advancements in technology as the next person but this is just getting out of hand. I don't yearn for the days of old. I don't go to exhibitions because the images were made on a cellphone. And I certainly don't give a hoot whether the photographer used pure rainwater for the final bath or devised a new sharpening tool that takes voice commands. I just want images to change my perceptions and understandings. Let me put this another way: when is the last time you saw an announcement for an exhibition of paintings at MOMA or the Met that said the show will feature work done only with horse hair brushes?

you put in a lot of effort in stating that this camera is not for you.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 20:07 UTC
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DaveCS: Maybe it's me but the title of the DPReview post:
NYT offers a look 'hometown' across the U.S. through the eyes of teens

Makes absolutely no sense. It needs, at the very least, an "at" nestled in there between "look" and " 'hometown' ". Sorry but while the photos are great title read not well when missing word thing (catch the drift?).


small issue. the nyt title is 'my hometown', so it still makes sense.
Hope you saw the images before jumping into dpr comments though?

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2013 at 15:54 UTC
On article iPhone 5s Studio Comparison (263 comments in total)
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Wye Photography: One thing I dislike about Americans is their overtly nationalistic and patriotic attitudes. You know, hand on heart and that "One nation under God" lark. And what do they do, buy phones from a Korean company instead of an American company. Makes me laugh.

Perhaps Americans aren't as nationalistic and patriotic as the media makes us Brits believe.

Apple is a US company. 95% of the strategy, design, implementation, execution of their products happen in the US. Manufacturing and assembly of the products may happen outside the country where it can be cheaper and economic.
What is wrong with the picture is your interpretation of how high-end products are engineered, manufactured and sold. You are stereotyping based on certain observations and assumptions, making you look childish and foolish.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2013 at 17:57 UTC
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