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tomblankenship-dot-com: My month old Dell XPS has 64GB RAM, i7-7700 processor, 256SSC, 2TB drive, 7 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 3.1 ports, BluRay read-write, 6GB Nvidia 1060 and 4-yr warranty for $1,699. Incredible, screaming box. Apple can't come close to price/performance. That's the way it's always been and will always be.

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Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 23:34 UTC
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Jason: He got a virus on his Mac? The last time I read about a Mac virus in the wild, contracting it pretty much required a willing infectee.

Regarding price: Mac components are often better. The SSDs on 2017 MBPs, for example, are really fast. I think it would be hard to find an equivalent SSD upgrade. Also, in my experience, no other large company will go so far to ensure satisfaction. Apple has repeatedly replaced/repaired out-of-warranty products for me free of charge, saving me thousands over time--well worth a higher initial price.

Plus, Mac OS system-wide keyboard shortcuts make screen life worth living.

I have a 2017 13" MBP. It has been fantastic so far. Lack of ports has been a non-issue. I got two USB-A adapters for $9 on Amazon, and got on with my life. I sold my 5 year old MBP for $850!

My 5 reasons to buy PC over Mac:
1- You can't spend more than a few hundred bucks
2- You run Win-only software and can't/won't emulate it
3- You love tinkering with hardware
4- Gaming
5- ?

"Mac components are often better"

Oh man, the stitches I had from laughing.

"The SSDs on 2017 MBPs, for example, are really fast"

Pretty much any modern laptop that has M.2 SSDs are really really fast.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 23:24 UTC
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cityofdust: I'm not happy with no view finder cameras but that's my personal problem,

I have the t3 one battery life very bad sadly so I wait for one who solved this trouble
or is it solved ?

the article doesn't mention battery life so you have to take the manufacturer's CIPA rating for that I'm afraid

it's able to charge from a powerbank/external charger over microUSB so that mitigates the problem somewhat

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 05:57 UTC
On article Canon EF-S 35mm F2.8 IS STM Macro sample gallery (98 comments in total)
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Ernest M Aquilio: A very nice array of images, I think this lens does well all around and considering the price tag it becomes an even better investment. Nice to see APSC getting some attention to the line.

Yes, most of the STM lenses released so far are all actually very good and value for money. Love the 24mm f/2.8, the kit lens isn't so bad, the 40mm has an awkward focal length for APS-C but has amazing IQ and the 50mm is a great update to the previous one which has been around since 1987 (and the 2009 udptate).

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 10:51 UTC
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Raist3d: Taken with GX850 in the last week. Olympus f1.8 24 mm . Great for street photography. It's a quiet speed demon and focuses better than any of the okympuses I have tried (penf, em5 mkII , other pens).

http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/talkingtoheadphonesp1060050.jpg
http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/p10605012017-ricardo-hernandez-machado.jpg
http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/p10605062017-ricardo-hernandez-machado.jpg

@Raist3d: Oly 24mm? Was there such a lens?

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 05:06 UTC

Excellent pictures, excellent review. The Breiðamerkurjökull ice cave is especially stunning!

Would love for DPR to include more of these as 'supplementary' to the usual technical reviews (not everyone actually cares if lens A is sharper than lens B, once it's sharp enough it's sharp enough).

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 04:59 UTC as 24th comment
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)
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maximme: hope Hasselblad can accept talents from outside europe

well, Ming is from outside of europe, so I don't know what you're concerned about :/

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 06:26 UTC
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LarsPolarBear: Not quite sure why people should get excited about this... for these prices you can get other cameras...

e.g. Oly E-PL7 with underwater casing...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00SW10CKM/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1479974443&sr=8-5&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=olympus+pt-ep12&dpPl=1&dpID=51URYBaDV%2BL&ref=plSrch

The E-PL7 comes with a small flash which works quite well under water...
This is a m4/3 camera with a proper housing...
There are also good deals for Canon G7x (II) or Oly OMD 10 with Meikon housing availabe. Not sure what they are trying to achieve...

@DavidsfotosDotCom

The camera in the picture is with housing, the camera itself is a slim-compact type
http://www.sealife-cameras.com/sites/sealife/files/products/dc2000-inner-camera.jpg

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 09:58 UTC
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XeroJay: Lotta hate on the new mbp here... Good. If nobody buys it, the price should drop like a stone and I'll get one for less than I expected.

Price drop? Apple?

Sure, maybe when the next MBP 2 generations dow ncomes out...

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 23:41 UTC
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tireur: Wrong, Apple Germany told me: both cameras have image stabilisation.

@wetsleet

There are 2 types of VCMs, one of which has OIS built-in. VCMs are primarily used for the focusing and/or zooming mechanism of small camera modules.

While both camera modules on the i7+ uses VCM, only the wider one has OIS.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 02:05 UTC
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tireur: Wrong, Apple Germany told me: both cameras have image stabilisation.

@wetsleet
VCM = Voice Coil Motor

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 05:43 UTC
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PhotoSenpai: What type of lens do you find most useful for photos from helicopters? What was used in the shots above.? Some great photos above.

Photography is one of my hobbies. Ironically, one of my other hobbies is flying and I own a helicopter and am a private pilot. I get to see some great sights/views; however as I'm the one on the controls, can't do both at once

well, yes, Senpai did say he cannot do both at once.

this is where a camera capable of recording 4K would be of use I guess, since you can set it to record while flying, and grab 8MP stills from some frames and possibly do some stitching to create a panorama.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 08:28 UTC
On article Samsung announces ruggedized Galaxy S7 Active (36 comments in total)
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abi170845: Why not just get a Sony Z series?

Whilst most Z series are IP68, this is MIL STD-810G standard compliant and has shatterproof glass.

It's nice to have a 'flagship' phone with this level of ruggedness, previously only available through the China brand Runbo rugged phones.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 07:39 UTC
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (571 comments in total)
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miksto: Ultra-compact? This camera is not pocketable. Why is it ultra-compact? What is then Sony RX100 line up? Super ultra compact?

The title just seems silly and inadequate in this part.

@milksto

From page 1:
"Between the continuing evolution of the RX100 and a7-series', Sony is on a big roll when it comes to small tech. And in this case, 'small' doesn’t mean 'insignificant'. With many of its recent cameras, Sony has achieved the miniaturization of technology and functionality traditionally reserved for bulkier DSLRs and the like.

With the Cyber-shot RX1R II for example. Sony has somehow managed to cram a high-res electronic viewfinder, a Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm F2 lens and the same full-frame 42MP BSI CMOS sensor and autofocus system from the a7R II into a coat-pocketable body"

Whatever they meant, they did say.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 20:39 UTC
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (571 comments in total)
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miksto: Ultra-compact? This camera is not pocketable. Why is it ultra-compact? What is then Sony RX100 line up? Super ultra compact?

The title just seems silly and inadequate in this part.

I guess they mean Ultra-compact for a full frame camera. Compared to any other non-rangefinder style full frame cameras, it is relatively small.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 11:35 UTC
On article Extreme made easy: GoPro HERO4 Session review (64 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: What is the size of the sensor in this device?

It's mentioned on page 4, it's a 1/3.2" sensor

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 05:04 UTC
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rrccad: without the phone support .. what the #($)*&#$ is the point of it?

@rrccad

guess what though?

"It will, however, be equipped with LTE communication facilities, and will be able to send text messages and send and receive data via telephone networks with an appropriate SIM card in place"

It CAN receive SMSes.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 07:52 UTC
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rrccad: without the phone support .. what the #($)*&#$ is the point of it?

people in Japan use e-mail and text most of the time, and most texting apps have built in call functionality, so they're not missing much

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 03:09 UTC
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