sandy b

sandy b

Lives in United States Southern Minn, United States
Works as a tech writer
Joined on Jan 4, 2002

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MikeF4Black: Gruesome, so sad. Nothing to add really. Thanks to DPR for posting this.

Both sides crazy stupid? Nazis and those who oppose Nazis are no more morally equivalent today than they were 70 or 80 years ago. Wake up, you are defending and supporting evil.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 03:26 UTC
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Malikknows: Bravo, this needed saying, Allison. Esp this bit, relative to DSLR's:

"They're big, confusing and come with a significant learning curve. Camera manufacturers have been able to sell cameras to somewhat unwilling customers because they alone held the keys to better images."

Yet when this exact point has been made by others on the site, they are attacked. "If you don't like the features, don't use them," they say. Yet this misses the point. The cel phone interface is easy and intuitive. Until DSLR's offer a similar experience (short of a Leica price tag), they will be increasingly challenged by phones.

No, because they are the cameras that cannot be replaced by smartphones. No matter how good they get.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 19:06 UTC
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Malikknows: Bravo, this needed saying, Allison. Esp this bit, relative to DSLR's:

"They're big, confusing and come with a significant learning curve. Camera manufacturers have been able to sell cameras to somewhat unwilling customers because they alone held the keys to better images."

Yet when this exact point has been made by others on the site, they are attacked. "If you don't like the features, don't use them," they say. Yet this misses the point. The cel phone interface is easy and intuitive. Until DSLR's offer a similar experience (short of a Leica price tag), they will be increasingly challenged by phones.

If you can drive a car you can use a DSLR, it's not exactly rocket science.

But for Facebook, and that's where the vast majority of photos end up, (or snapchat or Instagram), a smartphone is perfect and entrenched.

The Smart phone is probably the most important and socially changing device in the last couple of decades. I hate to be without mine, and the younger generations simply won't. It's how they communicate.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 14:34 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1051 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: A very good review! Now we don't need to think about Canons anymore. Nikon is the clear winner, Canon has lost the game.

An extraordinary loss is a one-time event. Nikon wrote off some stepper equipment. Otherwise, they were profitable, and have been for quite some time, and will be again this year. Reduced profits, yes, but that's true for all, even Canon. Canon is not immune, total numbers of DSLR's shipped is down significantly for them as well. Canon is doing better than Nikon and all the rest, they do many things very well, and as a result, have gained market share. Nikon is no danger of going under anytime soon, and that is a good thing for the market and us. Their last quarterly report showed some small improvement, but still, could not be considered good news.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 01:09 UTC
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Quantum Scientist: Nothing's too good for the American taxpayer.

Are you sure it's not the Mexicans paying for it?? Are you really sure?

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 20:54 UTC
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Quantum Scientist: Nothing's too good for the American taxpayer.

Better science than a wall.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 12:29 UTC
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munro harrap: What is wrong here? First the picture shows someone unable to see anything through anything with the camera in the grass too close to work in focus. 2. Then whoever it is endangers this machine with a coffee in his hand. 3. Then there is an article about the share price of a company, when this is allegedly a photography site, not lloyds of London, The Financial Times or an appropriate area...

While I laud many efforts here, reporting ANY companies finances is not one of them.

Because Nikon does it right.
•JPEG
•Raw (NEF, lossless compressed, compressed 12 or 14 bit)

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 13:44 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: No matter what happens with cameras, it's all about the sensors. Do you think Nikon will start making their own sensors any time soon? What a great position to be in. And Sony's been a good investment too, if you bought right after they released the Seth Rogen movie and the Koreans hacked them.

Nikon would be crazy to make their own sensors. Fabs cost billions. Far cheaper to order and have someone else build. Nikon is adept at sensor design. Plus, they are not locked in, Sony is not the only fab in the world. They do have among the best designers though, and they are always willing to sell to Nikon, who buys more Sony sensors than Sony ILC camera division.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 13:40 UTC
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Majauskasson: Nasa publicity stunt. With all the satellites pointing all over the place Nasa can place itself in orbit with the moon in eclipse any time it wants and get clear space shots. Baffles over satellite lenses can get eclipse shots anytime. The eclipse happens constantly in relation to satellites and other points besides the odd "over the Earth" eclipses. Nasa keeps releasing these highly publicized events to keep the gullible masses hyped up. Using 1950's vintage planes is appropriate since the they are as old as the first young people who grew up during that first big lunar hoax, Apollo. Most people have figured out that great joke on humanity (Mars is the other one) but Nasa keeps going with these idiotic performances for the benefit of the remaining "true believers".

I have so much to say about "opinions", but trying to educate the deniers is wasted words, and would get so political in the wrong place.

Now, did some one lose a tin foil hat?

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 17:41 UTC
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landscaper1: Uh, DPReview ... those "full frame fighter jets" are actually highly modified Martin B-57 Canberra medium bombers, hence the "B" in WB-57F.

F16

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 17:32 UTC
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Majauskasson: Nasa publicity stunt. With all the satellites pointing all over the place Nasa can place itself in orbit with the moon in eclipse any time it wants and get clear space shots. Baffles over satellite lenses can get eclipse shots anytime. The eclipse happens constantly in relation to satellites and other points besides the odd "over the Earth" eclipses. Nasa keeps releasing these highly publicized events to keep the gullible masses hyped up. Using 1950's vintage planes is appropriate since the they are as old as the first young people who grew up during that first big lunar hoax, Apollo. Most people have figured out that great joke on humanity (Mars is the other one) but Nasa keeps going with these idiotic performances for the benefit of the remaining "true believers".

Why do technical dummies hang out on tech sites?

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 17:27 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Adobe Lightroom 1.0 (124 comments in total)

Good program. Not crazy about the whole file thing, will have to look at the bridge > ACR .

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 13:55 UTC as 33rd comment
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justmeMN: DPR has an article about Sony's positive financial results, but didn't say a word about Canon's previously announced positive financial results. And DPR wonders why some people think that it has a pro-Sony bias.

I do see your point. Report them all or none. I would prefer none, there is to much bickering around here the way it is.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 19:03 UTC
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justmeMN: DPR has an article about Sony's positive financial results, but didn't say a word about Canon's previously announced positive financial results. And DPR wonders why some people think that it has a pro-Sony bias.

RRcad: 15 front page articles on canon in the last month. Stop yer whining.

https://www.dpreview.com/products/canon

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 18:38 UTC
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justmeMN: DPR has an article about Sony's positive financial results, but didn't say a word about Canon's previously announced positive financial results. And DPR wonders why some people think that it has a pro-Sony bias.

Nikon has never run red ink until the last year and only because of a extraordinary charge off, otherwise they were profitable.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 17:59 UTC
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eric333: So how much does she get after paying all the legal fees? Enough for a McDonald's hamburger?

The lawyer will typically receive 1/3rd off the top. There may or may not be taxes due depending in the situation. If there is a punitive judgment, that is almost always taxed. Person injury usually not. Loss of income, which this might be, usually not. The payment will definitely put them in a higher tax bracket next year tough.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 16:14 UTC

I did not see anything stunning in those two pictures, should have brought the camera.
Smart phones are great for snaps, use it all the time, for Facebook, but this replacement of dslr's is bs.
Sounds like a guy with an axe to grind.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 15:33 UTC as 111th comment
On article Fujifilm GF 110mm F2 sample gallery (153 comments in total)

Wow, great camera, great lens. Greatly out of my price range. But sure fun to look at.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 22:51 UTC as 6th comment
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cosinaphile: i hope this is a killer camera with crazy dr and strong sales

Nikon needs this big time

They only will not sell sensor specifically specced and built for Sony camera. Nikon can specc and get built any sensor the order. They are two totally separated entities. Sony buys sensors from sony. Nikon buys more sensors from sony than sony.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 17:51 UTC
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cosinaphile: i hope this is a killer camera with crazy dr and strong sales

Nikon needs this big time

Your quite the clown show.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 17:48 UTC
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