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On photo Old West in the Old and Abandoned Barns challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks, I liked the atmosphere of real scene and the photo did capture most of it.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 05:03 UTC as 1st comment
On photo DSCF7492 in jcmarfilph's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

this photo seems like a great choice for using the "red only" effect letting all the rest in black and white. Is it possible to do that after taking the photo with the HS50 ?

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2013 at 21:40 UTC as 1st comment
On article Want to remember something? Don't take a photo (183 comments in total)

totally agree with 57even point, the important thing is to travel with plenty of time available. First enjoy the moment and place, then take your time and enjoy it further with your camera. Photography has actually improved the way I spend my vacations.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2013 at 20:37 UTC as 74th comment
On article Homemade rig captures extreme macro shots of snowflakes (186 comments in total)

Thanks Alexey for the beautiful photos and for taking the time to explain how to make them, something we rarely see here on DPR.
You are an artist and a teacher.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 11:11 UTC as 35th comment
On article Hands-on with the Nokia Lumia 1020 (143 comments in total)
In reply to:

rpm40: Can anyone direct me to a good comparison of the 1020/808 against traditional compacts? I looked at the dpreview image comparisons for the nokia 808 against a variety of compacts (particularly the Nikon p330 which I am interested in) and the results looked pretty bad. Honestly, equal or worse to 1/2.3" sensored compacts. I suspected that the results weren't a fair representation of what the nokia can do, especially with all the praise I've heard.

So what's the verdict? Can a nice point and shoot like the s110, p330, xz-2 etc. still handily beat these large sensor phones?

If you don't need to add filters, lens converters, and other accessories, then the Lumia 1020 will be what you always wanted. I was also looking for a good compact for interiors and low light photos, decided on the Olympus XZ-2, but now that I have the 1020 I don't need a compact anymore. For all other situations when a camera is better than the phone (super-macro, super-tele, ultra-wide, filters) I have a 1/2" Fuji HS20, but for low light the Nokia blows it away in image quality and detail at high ISOs. Hope that answers your question.

A dream combination will be to have the 1020 as a compact, always with you, and a good DSLR or M4/3 like the Olympus OM-D M-1 + 2 or 3 quality lenses ;-)

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 21:51 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nokia Lumia 1020 (143 comments in total)

Here is a great comparison by Evan Tchelepi Canon D800 28 mm lens versus the Nokia 1020. Has 100% zooms to see all details and defects :


Conclusion is simple, a phone will never have the versatility/image quality of the D800 with good quality $$$ lenses but this phone renders excellent detail with low noise 38MP photos, in many situations as good as the D800 with that kit lens on. A phone is more convenient to carry around plus is always there.

I have a Lumia 1020 and picture quality is much better than that of my HS20EXR for most situations, specially in low light. Awesome technology !
Win8 Amber smooth, so far I'm loving it. Also have iPhone and Symbian Belle phones which don't miss at all except for a few features. Nokia camera apps are all there with extensive features, now RAW support will come with the Black firmware update. Nothing to complain about this top quality camera-phone.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 21:41 UTC as 15th comment
On photo Never mind the rain in the Photograph of a Female Photographer challenge (13 comments in total)

Best of the lot !!!

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 18:41 UTC as 4th comment
On photo P6223092 in Ben O Connor's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

WOOOW nice photo Ben ! great bokeh and sharp on the insects.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 00:30 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Hands-on with the Nokia Lumia 1020 (143 comments in total)
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mrdancer: Now, if they could just get this kind of technology into compact P&S cameras, it could be their savior.

Wrong, just check the samples !


Only a few high level P&S can take pictures as good as the Nokia 808, check the studio test with 38MP and 8MP JPEGs and you will see that only Fuji X-20, Olympus X-Z2, SONY RX100, Canon G15 and similar can compare at high ISOs like 800 and 1600.

If you really want good quality photos get a NEX-F3 for U$500 or an entry level DLSR. But non of those will go all the time in your pocket as a phone does ;-)

Best camera is the one that's with you all time ?
But if you like photography and want the best of both worlds buy the best camera phone and a good 4/3 or DSLR.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2013 at 23:57 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nokia Lumia 1020 (143 comments in total)
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Photato: This smartphone can't handle rich saturated colors, even at the lowest ISO and good lighting.
Pictures look life-less.
All you have to do is compare against even cheap P&S like Canon Elph 100 HS or other at DPReview studio comparison shots. (And those are tripod steady shots)
Check the reds or the yellows from the batteries.
At higher ISO, colors get even worse.
This camera-phone would be good for those that like to shoot black and white resolution charts all the time or anyone that want to impress on the 41MP badge.
A real shame, since i wanted to see Nokia do well with their flagship camera-phone, but they decided to come with the same MP bull crap.

Don't agree with Photato's comments. It all comes to final product quality : JPEGs. That results from a combination of factors, lenses, sensor size / type, thermal dissipation in and around sensor circuitry, image processing engine, etc. Check this link :


compare the NEX-F3 with the X-20, X-Z2, G15 and Nokia 808 38MP vs 8MP all at ISO1600, you will see the 808 8MP JPEGs are as good as the rest but the NEX-F3 of course. That is really impressive. Check the Samsung S4 in the same studio sample and it definitely sucks. Seen HTC photos and it's larger pixels don't matter because at the end JPEGs are as any other cheap phone.
To get better colors and exposure just change Nokia's default values to get anything that pleases you : saturation, sharpness, white balance, etc.
OH and it saves your setup for next time !

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2013 at 23:44 UTC
On article NASA uses smartphones to snap photos of Earth (7 comments in total)

They should try the Nokia 808 38MP photos or even 5MP pureview on that, battery will last much longer too ;-)

Link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 18:23 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Take Off in the UFO challenge (4 comments in total)

Great photo !!!

Is that a communication tower ?

Single exposure or two different ones ?

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 22:40 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Green Waves in the What Is This? – II. challenge (4 comments in total)

Tayabak or Jade vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys), green flowers, cropped and rotated 90 degrees.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2013 at 00:39 UTC as 1st comment
On photo What's this? in the What Is This? – II. challenge (8 comments in total)
In reply to:

Eyefull Tour: Sea life. Sponge?

Yeah I think that too

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2012 at 00:02 UTC
On photo bigger than a bread box? in the What Is This? – II. challenge (9 comments in total)
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Uncle Jack: Jet and vapor trail.


Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2012 at 23:57 UTC
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