Eric Hensel

Eric Hensel

Joined on Dec 25, 2011


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On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (125 comments in total)

Thanks for the hard work, and for maintaining a sense of humor ;^)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2014 at 19:10 UTC as 22nd comment
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1207 comments in total)
In reply to:

Gesture: Nikon doesn't have to sell the most cameras in the world, just be profitable with what it does best.

"Now a smallish market, but idiots also wrote off turntables in the mid 1980s. Ha, ha, there."
Retro fad. Talk to me about them in 3-5 years.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2014 at 04:20 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1207 comments in total)
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Carlos Loff: Nikon has become overpriced on its top cameras - If Nikon does´t care about that it will run down hill - The Market is Out There !!!

Very true, Phil.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2014 at 03:57 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1180 comments in total)
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Peet van den Berg: "iTR struggles to accurately track moving subjects, especially fast ones" I have found exactly the opposite - its fast and spot on in half a heartbeat! Are the reviewers used to taking BIF pictures? Love this beast already!

You can lead a horse to water...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 02:05 UTC
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PhotoKhan: I am having trouble navigating this new wonderful, media-imposed, intelligent-devoided bubbly world.

...So, it is not sexism if it is commercial, right?

So, you think only men should be complex, Khan?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 22:51 UTC
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dgeugene1: Has anyone else noticed how many "legendary" photographers have goatees?

Peer-pressure/herding -same reason bike racers shave their legs.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 22:17 UTC
On Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II article (264 comments in total)
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dash2k8: What do I think? I think Sony should have moved the damn Record button somewhere else!

Still-shooters see it as the waste of a perfectly good button ;)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2014 at 05:23 UTC
On Sony announces US pricing for full-frame Alpha 7 II article (177 comments in total)
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chj: To Sony (and all camera manufacturers)

Put a damn touchscreen on your cameras. It is by far the best way to choose a focus point. Anyone that says otherwise has simply not used one and is exalting their "skill" in getting around their camera's limitations. Technology trumps skill. You can't get faster, more reliable autofocus than my GM1 (unless you have another Panasonic). Don't tell me about workarounds. The GM1 nails focus more often.

OK, manual focus can get tighter focus on a stationary subject that's willing to wait for you to set up. But with that kind of time, ANY camera can get tight focus.

So stop listening to photo geeks that equate touchscreens with bad phone photos. On a GOOD camera, a touchscreen is an immensely powerful tool that has more impact on photos than pixel peeping details.

Feedback from DPR photo geeks is 0.005% of the market. The other 99.095% are using touchscreen phones. The camera market is shrinking, because you are listening to the wrong market.

I'd love a touchscreen, too --just make it defeatable for those that wouldn't. Problem solved.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2014 at 04:22 UTC

They actually had a full "Design Center" for these?
The creative staff is always first to go.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 18:39 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On Kodak introduces PixPro SP360 action cam article (62 comments in total)
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Tungsten Nordstein: An extreme 360 degrees? Is that 361 degrees or perhaps even greater?

The OP doesn't understand what extreme means.
The sentence is fine.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 17:03 UTC

I can't stand synching...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 19:44 UTC as 5th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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miles green: Well there you have it: compare RAW at a common-for-birding ISO 800 with the Sony 24 mpx sensor found in the Pentax K3 & Nikon D7100 & (i think) the Sony A6000.

What i'm curious to see is how the new Samsung NX1 will perform, as it has a BACKLIT sensor. Maybe it will be the "quantum leap" some are talking about?

"and if a camera doesn't have god lenses, then it's all moot anyhow.."
Oh, man --I need a couple of those...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 22:46 UTC
On Pentax launches K-S1 Sweets Collection article (231 comments in total)

I'd rather have one of these than a fake Leica.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 02:25 UTC as 79th comment
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andy1331: It's stupid to believe plastic = bad quality, metal = good quality.

Here are some fact's:

Don't bother --these posters are mechanical engineers...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 03:51 UTC
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bajanexile: I own the Sony ILCE-7R and experience wobble with the Sony FE 70-200mmf/4 OS lens. I strongly suspect that the Plastic Shim/Seal is there as part of the weather sealing design to prevent the entry of moisture. You probably need to be aware that its removal may make the camera system less weather proof. I don't take images in the rain so it is not an issue. Regarding fitting the Fotodiox Tough E-Mount, I would suggest cutting a clean lens cleaning tissue to a size such that it can carefully be placed inside the opening above the sensor, preferably not directly on to the sensor. You want to avoid at all costs dropping the screws onto the surface of the sensor. Common sense and some care will suffice. If you are one of lifes ham fisted individuals then forget it. I have mine on order and will report the efficacy of "the fix" in due course. Steve

Wait --you're saying the lens with the adaptor fixes the wobble? Sounds like it's the mount on the lens that is the problem, then.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 03:50 UTC
On Lomography adds Lomochrome Turquoise film to lineup article (90 comments in total)

Aerochrome? Aero-Ektachrome infrared I assume? It's (the purple one) not even close.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 03:44 UTC as 19th comment
On Readers' Showcase: Documentary and Street photography article (112 comments in total)

The majority of these are at least very good, several are excellent.
There are a lot of commenters who have no eyes....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2014 at 21:27 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
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RockmanBirder: So many news articles about this have been written to inflame emotions without really explaining true details. If you take the time to read the reg, you'd find the definition for "Still Photography" is that which "takes place at a location where members of the public generally are not allowed or where additional administrative costs are likely, or uses models, sets, or props that are not a part of the site's natural or cultural resources or administrative facilities." (36 CFR 251.51) And it states as an objective: "Would preserve the wilderness character of the area proposed for use, for example, would leave it untrammeled, natural, and undeveloped and would preserve opportunities for solitude or a primitive and unconfined type of recreation". This seems pretty darn reasonable to me.

I think you're both right...and coming at it from slightly different angles.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2014 at 21:11 UTC
On Delkin introduces new 'Black' range of rugged SD cards article (54 comments in total)

It's pretty clear some of us expect photographic equipment to handle just like their John Deere mower.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 21:23 UTC as 9th comment
On Canon introduces new $78K 50-1000mm cine lens article (173 comments in total)
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Tal Shachar: If all camera manufacturers would join to create common lenses standard to fit all camera brands, I would consider buy expensive lenses, well not that expensive but expensive and big collection of them.

So you could have the lens you want, work with the camera you want? Imagine that...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 18:46 UTC
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