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Lives in Germany Oldenburg, Germany
Works as a photographer and media designer
Joined on Feb 20, 2010

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flbrit: This is also bad news for people who like NIK. It is very probable that there will now be zero development of the software and it will wither on the vine of advancing os's.

Google purchased this company and I'm sure the sellers were happy at the time. Now, it devolves and the user base is left to dry out in the wind.

I'm all for capitalism but sometimes monolithic companies like Google, and now Walmart who are deserting many small towns, having put out of business some mom and pop stores, are not serving us best.

interesting, you are all for capitalism but not for its outcome? that is kind of moronic, don't you think?.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2016 at 02:51 UTC
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Lens Fanatics: David & Goliath combo !
An amazing small A7series camera with a usual huge dslr size lens.

I was really hoping that Sony will use their "engineering genius" to make a small lens to match the small mirrorless camera.
Quality wise most advance/pro cameras are not very far apart. "Size really matters" is the idea that some of us got lure to this system.

well there always is the physics you can't get around. certain lenses will be bulky forever. and todays technology adds a lot to image quality and comfort, so even the primes can't be as small as they used to be.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 08:11 UTC
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Joseph Black: Interesting in terms of art, but as a real photo shoot with a bride and groom I think it's just people making something meaningful into something needlessly epic. Everything has to be epic. You can't watch a sporting even without every video or commentator acting like every second you watch is some world changing event. In the case of a wedding, doing something like this for anything other than a few art shoots is taking meaning and turning it into nonsense drama. It looks like this isn't a common occurrence or even the main thrust of any given shoot, but I still don't get why real people would do this.

i agree, the forced "epicness" is getting on my nerves too but that is implied in the economic system. everyone needs to sell stuff so they jazz it up.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 07:24 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1512 comments in total)
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falconeyes: Still looks tiny besides a D4s
http://camerasize.com/compare/#639,543

Whatever negativity I read about this SL, it seems to be the first mirrorless which doesn't look and feel like a toy.

it is really weird to see your link and the pics from the articel.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 13:00 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1512 comments in total)
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Richard Craze: Oskar Barnack must be turning in his grave right now. Look at the size of that thing! Douse a 35mm camera have to be that big! Who ever designed this camera must have been inspired by Lego. I thought Hasselblad had lost the plot a few years back but now it looks like its Leica's turn.

i agree with some opinions here that in a body like that there should at least be the Leica S chip, if not a true medium format chip. i don't care if it is a womans hand, that thing is huge and the lenses are even larger.

but i like it anyway. it's going to have superior image quality and that is all that matters.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 12:42 UTC
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ABM Barry: In answer to my previous post where I stated: "Pros won't buy it"

shoppingboy, contradicted:
He replied: "Why would you want to calibrate the screen. Apple screens don't need calibration".
poor ill informed little boy
I forgot about the totally ignorant and brainwashed!
This is where Apple spend their money, .. Hide the facts, .. keep-M-dumb. ....... I dumped all my Apple gear 5 months ago, ..

@the rest of commenters here: i perfectly know what calibration is, how to do it and when to do it. i just smelled that smelly smell of Apple bashing BS in the original post, so i had to answer.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2015 at 09:05 UTC
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ABM Barry: In answer to my previous post where I stated: "Pros won't buy it"

shoppingboy, contradicted:
He replied: "Why would you want to calibrate the screen. Apple screens don't need calibration".
poor ill informed little boy
I forgot about the totally ignorant and brainwashed!
This is where Apple spend their money, .. Hide the facts, .. keep-M-dumb. ....... I dumped all my Apple gear 5 months ago, ..

@darngooddesign: exactly. for most people it's wasted effort. and as a photographer with private or small business clients it's wasted effort too, because on that end nobody knows what you're talking about and you can't waltz in there to calibrate their screens, though i often want to ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2015 at 08:58 UTC
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ABM Barry: In answer to my previous post where I stated: "Pros won't buy it"

shoppingboy, contradicted:
He replied: "Why would you want to calibrate the screen. Apple screens don't need calibration".
poor ill informed little boy
I forgot about the totally ignorant and brainwashed!
This is where Apple spend their money, .. Hide the facts, .. keep-M-dumb. ....... I dumped all my Apple gear 5 months ago, ..

well, technically he is wrong of course but he is also right at the same time. Apple screens look kinda ok out-of-box. And for most people even photographers that is good enough. The only people really needing this whole calibration thing are the guys in prepress and printing.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2015 at 02:34 UTC
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JaimeA: Talking about photography:
This image lacks class. The family is too orderly, predictable in a bourgeois setting, aligned in an unimaginative way, obviously following instructions [now face the camera! smile!]. The good queen looks diminished. Not a hint of excitement or artistry. Testino has made many memorable images. Not this one. Paging Horst, Beaton!

Well, again the Dpreview crowd does not disappoint. i suggest you all go back to your garden shooting flower macros or hdr churches.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 23:55 UTC
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ThatCamFan: I like the processing of the image, but the moment is bad. not a good photo of them.

lol! what are you talking about? it's an official family portrait and a very good one, the moment is perfect. it rarely gets any better in OFFICIAL FAMILY PORTRAITS

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 23:51 UTC
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haiiyaa: I have two hobbies, one is photography and the other one is computer gaming. The average age here is probably around 50 while the average age in the games I play is 13-14. Despite the constant trash talking and death threats I receive when playing games, I still think the dpreview community is worse and more immature. is it because they spend thousand of dollars on their camera equipment, yet will never be able to get a shot like this?

@Streakshooter

lucrative career opportunities in photography? roflmao!! Those days are over and i hope that the word goes round among the young people who want to be a photographer. It's still a very fine basic education for everything else in the media business but sadly it's not a proper way to earn a living anymore, at least not for a large group of people like it used to be.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 04:54 UTC
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Jeff Seltzer: I understand the idea of a very expensive, niche product/brand that's supposed to appeal to a small audience that truly can appreciate the expertise and craftsmanship and is willing to pay for the opportunity. I guess you can say that's the goal for any luxury brand. But, you expect those products/brands to truly set the bar and lead the way in terms of innovation. Is that we have in this case?

"Ferrari is truly innovative"? Are you serious? They are just transforming the image and sometimes technology of their racing stuff onto their regular cars. What's innovative about that?

The OP is right: luxury products are luxury because they stay the same in a world of crazy (forced) changing.

I like Leica, they remind me of the good old days of photography and the monochrome camera was a bold move. I respect that. It even made sense in their world. The fact that the dpreview crowd can't follow, makes Leica even more likeable.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 05:21 UTC
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marc petzold: It would be great, if CANON would also add the 5D Mark I as supported.
Oldie, but Goldie.

i agree! still a fantastic camera with a unique image impression.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 09:21 UTC
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review (1317 comments in total)
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Coyote_Cody: I wonder if Canon is stuck in the:

'video too sharp (GH4/etc) looks too non-film like', so we make our video low rez and low detail & colors weak to approximate the old mostly low rez video film of Yesteryear ?

You think ?

Canon needs better DSPs and better video algorithms - very obvious to most of us.

I respect Canon for many things, but living with head in sand or in the past is NOT one of them !!

They are too fine of a company to be this neglectful of video and many other features that are missing in their cams - all/most of their cams - they have the money - they should use it for development !!

Plz pleasantly surprise us/me Canon in 2015 !!

the whole japanese technology industry has fallen behind, especially in software and everything mobile. the decay of the japanese videogame industry is also kind of tragic.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 07:58 UTC
On article Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z (250 comments in total)
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John McMillin: I know what you mean about the strong reaction a camera such as this will draw from bystanders. About ten years ago, I pooled spare funds with a photographer friend to buy a used Pentax 645 film camera, just for grins. After I received it and shot a roll., I arranged to meet up with him at a convenient spot that happened to be my kid's elementary school, right at afternoon pickup time. The sight of two men handling such an apparatus in sight of children so alarmed one mom that she called the principal out to confront "the perverts." It was a good thing that I already had a friendly relationship with that principal, as a parent and volunteer. The mom still was convinced we were up to no good. "See-- it's a movie camera!" she accused. So I whipped out my big, long, uncut ... roll of developed E-6 and asked her, "Do you think we're an IMax crew?" Well, I wish I had said that! She's still sure I'm a perv, I bet.

people are idiots nowadays. that alone wouldn't be a problem but the massive change of laws everywhere will make every (street) photographer an official perv very soon.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 06:41 UTC
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion (502 comments in total)
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MisterPootieCat: Sorry Bettina, you lost me at "a color profile that reminded me of puke". It sounds like you can't even figure out how to get the color profile right. There's no evidence to support your claim either.

@MisterPootieCat: that is not true. The colors of the 7D really looked like puke if you use the jpgs or the Canon Profiles in DPP or Lightroom. There would be a lot of work necessary to get the colors right. Natural broad daylight was ok but anything else, especially high-iso, looked like crap. Even the old 5D looked much better.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2014 at 08:49 UTC
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion (502 comments in total)
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AksCT: This article does not claim to be a "comprehensive and technical review" of the camera. It contains a lot of subjective and personal views of the author. Clearly, as posted in these comments, others have broad and differing personal views.
However, it is quite disappointing to see unrelated and inappropriate comments.

If the comments turn out to be the ones i'm reading here, yes, please don't comment!

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 07:52 UTC
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