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On article 2017 in review: a look back at March (22 comments in total)

More than ever, the world moves on.

I felt like Popular Photography hit its peak when the late Herb Keppler once admitted in his monthly column that he could see no difference in image quality between two images, one in 35mm film, the other from a 6MP Canon (or was it Pentax?) DSLR. That was a pivotal moment for me as I finally got off the fence and went all in with digital.

Herb Keppler's death sucked the life out of the publication though, and the magazine just didn't resonate with me any longer. I was still sad to say goodbye to Pop Photo.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2017 at 19:25 UTC as 8th comment
On article 2017 in review: a look back at February (84 comments in total)
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Lightgreen: Being dumped by an ex? Long forgotten.
Being dumped by Nikon? I'm still miffed about that cancelled DL.

I "dumped" my Nikon DX gear after the Company "unannounced" the DL cameras. I was a certain DL 18-50 buyer prior to that. I've concluded Nikon management has lost their way in a rapidly changing world.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 18:16 UTC
On article 2017 in review: a look back at January (12 comments in total)

I kind of like these"year-in-review" stories, don't know what all the whining is about.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 17:37 UTC as 1st comment
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras for students (68 comments in total)

What if the student photographer is more into video than stills? I would think the premium point-and-shoot Panasonic LX-10 is far better suited to video than the Nikon D5600.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 12:56 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras for video (140 comments in total)

A really tough bunch here with these comments. My interpretation of DPR's verdicts: Panasonic and Sony are trying harder with "prosumer"-level video than the two lazy establishment companies Canon and Nikon

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2017 at 20:16 UTC as 14th comment

What a great read this was!

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 02:22 UTC as 92nd comment

Yes I believe computational photography is in its infancy. It very well may be the disruptive technology that changes the playing field with regards to the establishment companies and one or two upstarts we haven't heard of yet. A great read by the way. Happy Thanksgiving.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 15:23 UTC as 84th comment
On article Sigma's new 16mm F1.4 will cost $450, ships this month (359 comments in total)

This has to be the bargain of the year

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 18:01 UTC as 67th comment | 2 replies
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russbarnes: I love the armchair analysts on DPReview. They know the sales figures for every segment of the market for every manufacturer and even the specific success and profit figures for specific models. It's an astounding level of knowledge, way, way beyond anything in corporate accounts. In addition, they are all CEOs of their own successful companies, understanding the full ROI path for product lifecycles, detail on R&D costs, machining, production and distribution. Thanks for the entertainment again, it always makes for hilarious reading.

Well apparently some of these armchair analysts are brighter than the dimbulbs running Nikon. Nikon management can't find their way out of a paper bag. Their corporate arrogance has led them to where they are today.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 21:11 UTC
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cosinaphile: WHILE I AGREE WITH NIKON REGARDING SMARTPHONE ROLE IN THE DECLINE OF COMPACTS oops caps.theyve been extraordinarily unwise in reading \acting on consumerswings in product desire
i cant not mention the cancellation of the 18-50 dl camera after a series of lies from Nikon regarding its fate after many missed release dates.This camera clearly would have sold well. but nikon seems oblivious to actual information about consumer wants, relying instead on ?, who are consistently clueless about the state of the industry or marketplace
they never once provided a enthusiest corner evf version of the 1, this in the light of leicas 60 year success with the formfactor,sonys success with 4 gens, all in production of rx100 , Olympus pen F,fujis 4 gens of X100
pushing idiot key missions,unwanted bridge camera,& awful heartless effort in the 1 system
everyones a victim of cameraphone success.. but some companies are victims of their own toxic cuture and hubris regarding change and adoption


Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 20:09 UTC
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ISOhappy: Better hope they sell enough life preservers (D850s) to keep them afloat.

Agreed. About the only thing else they've got going for them is the D500.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 23:30 UTC
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RedFox88: No DL cameras and nikon 1 ended. Nikon dslr only?! Singing goodnight nikon?

Well there is that P900 too...

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 23:04 UTC
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ybizzle: Great news for the 5 Pentax Q owners.

I'm one of those 5 Pentax Q owners. Why would Metabones market something like this for what many believe is an abandoned Pentax system? I'd sure be interested if it was $149, but at $490, nope.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 22:24 UTC

The only thing that stood out to me (besides Manny's beautiful wife) was the quality of the OOF backgrounds: the FF/lens combo produced more pleasing rendering.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 20:59 UTC as 111th comment
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skanter: I find that the ergonomics of phones make them almost impossible to shoot with.

That, and how can you see the screen in bright sunlight? I'm old fashioned I guess: I need an EVF/OVF.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 17:09 UTC

Sony RX10 IV is money better spent. (Unless I need to make phone calls)

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 20:18 UTC as 170th comment | 1 reply

Sony RX10 IV is money better spent. (Unless I need to make phone calls)

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 20:18 UTC as 171st comment

Looks like a winner. Hope it is as good as the specs seem to indicate.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 03:58 UTC as 7th comment
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Jonathan Brady: Between this reticle and the review, it's pretty clear where DPR stands on the 6D Mark II... Unless you're IN LOVE with Canon or are looking for a backup body, then pass on the 6D Mark II. Better choices are the 80D (better value = invest in lenses) or another brand's entry or even mid level FF (because the price is the same or lower for better tech/results).
I have to agree. In terms of benefits for consumers, the 6D Mark II is a rather narrowly targeted camera. Very few people are better off choosing it over something else. Unfortunately, most people won't bother to educate themselves regarding the options and/or they're so married to the brand that they can't wrap their heads around the fact that they're paying more for less.

@Marty4650 - That's my theory with the Nikon D7500: it was designed to sell more D500 cams. Funny though, I haven't heard the word "crippled" in reference to the 6DII as much as I've heard it in relation to the D7500. I don't know what to think about the 6DII.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 16:33 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Canon EOS 80D (251 comments in total)
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Ken Aisin: Enough coverage of the D7500 already.... No matter how you look at it, it is a downgrade from the D7200, and a rip off for $1250 USD.

Ken + 1

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 17:56 UTC
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