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On article 2019 Buying Guide: Best cameras for travel (194 comments in total)
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Lusis100: A smartphone is your best traveling hardware

"A traveler travels ........... photography is not the reason"

Interesting. I've not heard this before. Makes sense I guess. Now I realize that I just "go places" rather than travel. I just returned from 2 months traveling, er... I mean "going through" Europe. Though I think there were a few moments of traveling thrown in there too.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 23:00 UTC

After the fiasco with the "new and easier to use" upload page and after LR came to a screeching to a halt on my Mac, I went back to the standalone version 6.0. It works.

I am now utterly terrified to download any update from Adobe.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 02:59 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (717 comments in total)
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DualSystemGuy: Can't wait for the review, sometime in 2018 after cameras such as the 1DX, D4, D4S, and D810 have been reviewed ;-)

You should ask for your money back.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 00:09 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 II: What you need to know (135 comments in total)
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snapa: I thought one of the big selling points and advantages of the m4/3 camera system was its small size, weight and cost. Looking at those pictures makes me think WOW, that is one huge camera and lens. I wonder what all that weighs and costs?
Does it take better pictures than of some of the best APS-C cameras and lenses, at a lower price, that is the question ;)
From what I saw in the comparison shots, it did not IMO.

I was thinking the same thing. Looks like my 5DIII. Maybe bigger! What was the point of this system again??

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 04:51 UTC

Wow! I didn't want a 5DS because I didn't need one. Now I really want one even though I don't need one!

I also didn't consider the 11-24mm because it's too expensive and I don't need one (the 14mm prime and the 16-35mm continue to serve me very well). Now I REALLY want one even though I don't need one!



Link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 02:02 UTC as 46th comment | 2 replies
On article CP+ 2015: Canon shows 11-24mm in cross-section (62 comments in total)
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CanonKen: I'd love a defective front element as a paperweight.

Me too. A lot of wind rushes through my office every time I read through DPReview comments. ;)

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 04:32 UTC
On article Go wide! Hands-on with Canon's 11-24mm F4 L (217 comments in total)

Well, now they're just showing off.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 02:21 UTC as 7th comment
On article Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried (352 comments in total)
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OR2BAJA: I love my D750 and I have an affected body. I have shot a ton outside and have not been able to replicate the issue. I think people are still hesitant about how the D600 was handled but it seems that Nikon is squaring away this issue.

Mine likewise falls within the service advisory and I've also never experienced any problems despite shooting into the sun a lot. Still, I sent mint to Nikon today mainly for peace of mind for later resale value.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 19:32 UTC
On article Nikon D750 Review (1978 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Well as nice as this camera is, I'll wait until the D760s comes out.

Me toooooo!!! I'm going to sell my D750 tomorrow and my old reliable 5DIII that has a stout 80,000 actuations from weddings, portraits, real estate shoots, fashion shoots, and years of travel.

I'm just not going to take a picture except with my inferior cell phone again (even full blown weddings), until the D760 is released.

It never occurred to me before, but I think I should be a "waiter of near perfect gear" rather than a photographer capturing fleeting memories that will last generations.

Yes, the former now holds sway...

Thanks Ape!

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2014 at 06:45 UTC
On article Nikon D750 Review (1978 comments in total)
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Ramjager: The 5Dmk3 AF system is "behind the times"!
Talk about garbage hyperbole writing.
41 cross sensors? Seriously.
Maybe rather than writing hyperbole the author should spend some time taking photos that require AF rather than making up utter garbage on a keyboard.
The 1DX focus module is still THE BEST action AF system period and the 5Dmk3 uses that very system.
Typical of DPR these days authors with little if any knowledge of the subjects they discuss is a norm
Wakey wakey DPR stop writing hyperbole based off zero experience.
Given how dated the Canon AF module is 90% of the worlds sports photogs should be upgrading from there 1Dx's that dominate sidelines because it's AF is behind the times!
Yea right.

Egads... The anger in this post is not proportional to the perceived wrong...

Regarding my 5DIII: Nikon still has nothing comparable to the very capable dual cross-type points (lenses f/2.8 and wider). It focuses equally well in all lighting conditions as compared to my D750.

Regarding my D750: Canon still has nothing comparable to the 3D tracking and face detection focus. The cross-type points in the Mark III also cover more of the frame, which makes it more useful to me for wedding shooting.

Nothing about one camera makes me mad at the other. The wording in this review regarding AF, in my experience, does overstate the Nikon AF ability a bit. It's really, really good, but yes, the dual cross-type AF points of the Canon probably deserved a little more love.

Meh. Oh well. I like 'em both.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 02:33 UTC
On article High-end full frame roundup (2014) (595 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: "We recommend: Nikon D750"

I am a Canon user and I endorse this recommendation.

I'm a heavy professional user of the 5DIII (weddings mostly) and am also becoming a heavy user of the D750. I also strongly endorse the D750 recommendation. In actual use, however, I find the focus system on the 5DIII to be more "aggressive," just as capable in extremely low light, and equally as accurate. The 5DIII has nothing similar to the 3D tracking or auto face detection, but otherwise has been equally accurate and awesome! I love using both cameras.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 02:00 UTC

First!!! :)

I wonder if Canon truly believes they use the best sensor available in each of their cameras? They chose Sony for the G7X but used their own in-house sensor for the 7DII. Maybe they truly believe that, in looking at every facet of the sensor (whatever that means), it actually is the best in terms of overall, final image quality (despite a tradeoff of more shadow noise, thus reducing DR below Sony's sensor).

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 16:43 UTC as 168th comment | 6 replies
On article Nikon D750: What you need to know (114 comments in total)
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dmanthree: I may be in the minority, but I really like this cam and may buy one to complement my m4/3 setup. Great feature set, and I expect the IQ to be very similar to the 610, maybe a notch better. I'll wait and see, and wait until ACR can handle the files.

I think you're in the majority by far. DPReview forums and comments make up an interesting, largely closed sociological network of nerdy techno/photo geeks (many who probably hardly ever shoot anymore if they ever did). Sometimes it's hard to watch. Sometimes it's a chorus of entertainment. And sometimes ... on rare occasions ... it's even informative. :)

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 00:28 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (2007 comments in total)
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Ben Lazar: I sold my D800 to a friend and got the D810 over the weekend. In my opinion, it's absolutely worth it, mostly for the improved mirror mechanism--much less vibration and it's so much quieter. With far less mirror vibration, focus acuity is noticeably improved, and I can bring my shutter speeds down without any fear of the slight blur that I would sometimes get out in the field with my D800, and which relegated it to mainly studio shooting for me. All the little changes have added up to a greatly enhanced shooting experience--the D810 is a camera I'm enthusiastic to take anywhere, under any shooting conditions--Fashion, Landscape, event work, etc. I'm still just getting into the camera, but so far it just feels wonderful, with no niggling issues whatsoever.

I always knew the D800 was only good for in-studio!! ;)

(we can say that now that the D810 is out right?? Which makes Nikon still awesome right??? Even though we were saying they were awesome when they weren't....??? ;) )

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 00:30 UTC
On article Canon USA brings white EOS Rebel SL1 to America (115 comments in total)
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Bill1969: Pure marketing crap

Sometimes I actually buy things because of marketing crap. :)

I'm not sure if this is "pure" or not. The camera IS functional and some people WILL really like it.

And although I'm only 43, even in my limited age I've noticed that companies who exist to make a profit ... well ... they often market their products. :)

Oh heck, who am I kidding... I probably just inadvertently revealed that I'm not a purist when I obviously should be... I always fall into these traps...

Link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 20:50 UTC
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TravelPhotog: Great images! Love #6. The dust spots on the sensor seem particularly appropriate in that one! :)

Thanks for coming here and commenting about your image NLD! And I was serious when I said the dust spots were appropriate. :) They don't detract from the image IMO but are easily removable if they annoy you in the future. Again, great shot! I can't imagine how difficult it is to keep a camera clean at Burning Man!!

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 23:48 UTC

Great images! Love #6. The dust spots on the sensor seem particularly appropriate in that one! :)

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 21:39 UTC as 22nd comment | 7 replies

This is a low price even just for a one-time print for personal, noncommercial display. It's not like I license photos on a constant basis or anything, but the last few I licensed were priced way beyond this and the licenses were limited to very specific uses and timeframes.

On another note, I'm curious how many people actually buy from 500px. I have tons of photos "favorited" on the site, but it has never crossed my mind to actually purchase one!

Hmm.. Now that I think of it, maybe the 500px agreement will allow me to buy them cheaply and relicense or resell them for much more. ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 02:52 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
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