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On photo classic burger in the The earl of sandwich challenge (3 comments in total)

Looks great. How can anything that looks so good be anything but good FOR you?

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2018 at 20:53 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Winter sunrise in the Pop up flash challenge (11 comments in total)

Wonderful shot. Creative and interesting.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2018 at 04:05 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On photo Kitesurfing lifestyle Aruba Hi-Winds Beach Party in the That hot day of summer.. challenge (1 comment in total)

It would be more than a snapshot if you'd not cut off their feet in favor of more sky. I like the mood and the setting but you shortchanged the photo.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2018 at 17:28 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Hot day on the beach.. in the That hot day of summer.. challenge (6 comments in total)

Really good shot, yet some fool sandbags it with a one-star vote.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2018 at 17:23 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Acrobats in the Your City - Builders challenge (9 comments in total)

This is a really good photo - and two people gave it the worst possible rating, 1/2 star? Pathetic sandbaggers.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 02:53 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
On photo Up In Smoke in the News worthy challenge (8 comments in total)
In reply to:

splashy: Nothing good about this picture, only thrill seeking sensation.

Nothing 'thrill seeking' about it. It's a very good photo of a fire being fought by the fire department. Of course if birds and flowers are the kind of photos someone enjoyzzz... zzz.... zzz...

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2018 at 22:56 UTC
On photo Up In Smoke in the News worthy challenge (8 comments in total)

An awesome shot, and someone gave it 1 star.... pathetic.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2018 at 04:21 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On photo Saks Fifth Avenue in the holiday lights at night challenge (1 comment in total)

Some of the top entries, and very beautiful shots, got 1/2 start to 1.5 star votes. This voting system is for the birds.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2018 at 01:22 UTC as 1st comment

Tough to worry about dynamic range when your camera doesn't work.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 21:19 UTC as 93rd comment
On photo Breakfast for Carlos in the Your Best Contest Worthy Shot challenge (10 comments in total)

I'm not a fan of these photos but the fact that someone saw fit to rate this shot only 1/2 star tells plenty about how poor these 'challenges' are at honest scoring.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 23:47 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Basilica Di Santa Maria in Aracoeli in the Religious challenge (11 comments in total)

How could anyone give this photo only 1 or 2 stars?
This is why these challenges are a joke.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 17:47 UTC as 4th comment
On article Canon EOS M100 review (778 comments in total)
In reply to:

treepop: No 4k. No Optical sensor stabilization. Very few STM lenses. No thanks. I'm a huge Canon fan boy, but haven't seen anything special out of Canon since the 5D Mark 2.

Canon is mostly a DSLR company and as such I doubt they are interested in bringing out a whole line of non-OIS lenses for a camera with IBIS. Since IBIS is a lousy fit on a DSLR (stop and think about it, I'm not gonna explain) they have little reason to crank out a lot of non stabilized lenses. Honestly I can't recall taking any image with OIS and saying 'Gee, if only I had 5 axis, it would have been good!'

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 18:14 UTC
On photo The Grimm 11 year old in the Trick or Treat challenge (1 comment in total)

Great shot! And I recognized the Canon color before I checked the EXIF info.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2017 at 06:15 UTC as 1st comment
On photo _MG_5100 in the Welcome to the Saloon! challenge (4 comments in total)
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KrisAK: I'm weirdly fascinated by this image: it has a near HDR quality that nevertheless works remarkably well, and lends it the look of an illustration...or maybe CGI rendering. Can I ask how was it processed?

I'm not the photographer but I'm going to jump in and make a guess that Photomatix was used. Now to see if the photo's owner can tell us for sure.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2017 at 05:11 UTC
On photo Spellbound in the Phobia challenge (10 comments in total)

A one-star vote? I hate spider photos but I have to say this one is great with the composition and the moon and the web. These challenges' voting is BS.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 03:17 UTC as 7th comment
On article Leica TL2 first impressions (381 comments in total)

It looks like it was machined from an ingot. Leica users care about aesthetics as well as the lens. If I was a Leicaphile I don't think I'd buy it.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 16:29 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
On photo DSC02201-RGB in BlueBomberTurbo's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Should have shot this at 1/100 and much lower ISO. No reason for 1/400th of a second and the high ISO IQ is not so hot.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 06:11 UTC as 1st comment
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (558 comments in total)
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Kenneth Arthur Owen: There's a noticeable quality difference between the fuzzy cropped Patas monkey pic near the top of this article and the far better version of the same shot following the "view original" link.

DPR's resized photos are markedly inferior to full sized originals. Before posting your photos to DPR, resize them to full screen size or somewhat less and then upload them so they can be viewed at full screen without being resized and ruined by DPR's system.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 06:05 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (558 comments in total)
In reply to:

NorthLight: I took the SL1 & 18-135 STM lens to Iceland a couple of years ago on a trek through the highlands (rough tracks, no bridges across rivers) on a dirt motorcycle. It was a grueling trip with rocks, rock ledges, sand, mud, arctic blasts with arctic squalls. The SL1 & lens in a Lowepro AW bag survived it all. I only shoot RAW and was able to make some stunning 13x19" prints with careful processing. I normally shoot with a 1DX2 and L lenses but the SL1 "consumer" camera really surprised me for quality (& size & weight reductions). Last year a friend, another pro photographer, took this combination over the Inca Trail (4 days of rain) and likewise got great images. The SL2 might well end up in my kit. My SL1 has been incredibly reliable.

If anyone thinks IBIS belongs on a DSLR, good luck with the crap AF that results from the sensor working with a jittery image, and enjoy your jittery OVF as well. Just go buy a Pentax if you want IBIS and all its 'benefits'. It's perfect for mirrorless but not for DSLR.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 06:02 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (558 comments in total)
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Kharan: I don't know if it's DPR's compression messing things up, but those samples have a very strong '2010' feel to them... I owned an SL1 and it was a very nice JPEG shooter, despite the blown oranges and yellows (fantastic for many landscapes, terrible for people). These samples look drab, soft, and kind of washed out.

Modern digital cameras still make better photos when you have good light. Cloudy / overcast / tree-shaded light is not as good quality as good sun or even flash when appropriate. Crap light is crap light.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 19:49 UTC
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