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Eric Hensel

Lives in Southern Oregon
Works as a Finish Carpentry
Joined on Dec 25, 2011

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steelhead3: The subscription service has made Adobe irrelevant.

So you use the software -but it's irrelevant? :)

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 06:01 UTC
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teddoman: Don't know if databases are any better now, but I hated using photo databases because if I moved a file in Windows, the database had to be rebuilt. So I love the idea of a non-database RAW editor.

It's far clumsier moving files in Lightroom.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 05:54 UTC
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Eric Hensel: "world’s fastest, most flexible, and easiest-to-use RAW processor and photo editor on the market "
A tall order, right out of the gate.
I've used Lightroom for 4 years -it works well, but the interface and file-handling are beyond inscrutable for me. I'm trying Capture1 and having interface issues there, though it may be just lack of familiarity.
Let's see how this new one looks.

I'm not that precious about my settings, and am not a pro. It's a consideration, but not a deal-breaker for me.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 22:58 UTC

"world’s fastest, most flexible, and easiest-to-use RAW processor and photo editor on the market "
A tall order, right out of the gate.
I've used Lightroom for 4 years -it works well, but the interface and file-handling are beyond inscrutable for me. I'm trying Capture1 and having interface issues there, though it may be just lack of familiarity.
Let's see how this new one looks.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 22:03 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies
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wri7913: I wonder how many of the Sonikon fanboys could shoot without "chimping" their screen every shot.

Back in the days of film, you had to know how to make a photograph using the fundamentals of Photography. You had to think through each shot and imagine how it would look or know how it would look based on your settings.

Today its pixel peepers galore, chasing after the largest megapixel (while either not printing or small prints under 11x14) while preening about their sonikon gear. LOL

I can't believe people think these "back in the day" pastiches pass for genuine arguments...as if Ansel Adams wouldn't have jumped on a modern Hasselblad with a nice rear screen. Pffft...

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 19:52 UTC
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princecody: When is the Leica without a lens coming out? I'll Pay double ☺️

ps: Leica Free T-shirt hopefully included 😉

"Ya know for a hundred years most photos were shot without being able to preview the result as it was seen by the film?"
In the 16th century they ground their own paints -which were very limited in color...because they had to.
How far do you wish to take your false equivalence?

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 19:48 UTC
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jhinkey: DPR - Unfortunately the image is of the A7R which I don't think is the target of the firmware . . .

Sure looks like the II to me...the RII isn't marked on the front. The control-wheel tells the tale.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 00:23 UTC
On article Highlight reel: top video trends from NAB 2016 (36 comments in total)
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Leonp: (About 8K prints, or stills) Of course, in real life this is not going to happen. If I stop my HD television signal, I don't see a sharp 1080x1920 pizel image. Really far from that. So I don't expect 4K of 8K video to be uncompressed. Should I?

New information for me -thanks to both of you...

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 02:39 UTC
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Boissez: Most of those are remarkable, I especially find the Curse of Coal and the tibetan nomads interesting. All in all, a great selection.

Also, while some of these shots are troubling, reading some of the empathy-deficient posts in the comments is even more troubling...

Seems to me the world's big enough to handle both.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 18:18 UTC
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Debankur Mukherjee: MF always wins over AF...............

When you start a post with an insult -there's no point in finishing.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 17:03 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Giulio Magnifico (76 comments in total)

Terrific group of compelling shots.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 05:35 UTC as 24th comment
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trungtran: If only DSLRs had apps, this could be done easily in software to fine tune a lens to body.

The app could guide the process with prompts and save the settings directly into the camera.

It would work as simply racking through the different focal lengths in a zoom and having targets at different distances.

Start at the wide end, focus on minimum distance. Camera would be in phase detect, get focus. Switch over to sensor detect get focus, calculate difference. Save setting in camera database.

Next would be to move target further away, repeat the process until you get to infinity, then move to the next focal length. It would be a tedious process but if you wanted ultimate accuracy these settings need to be done.

Each zoom lens could have fine tuning for up to 5 focal lengths and 5 distances. 25 checks, can be possibly done in 1 to 2 hours.

Your camera has a computer in it -I'll be happy when it is better utilised

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2016 at 00:32 UTC
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thxbb12: AF calibration: this is the very reason I switched to mirrorless about 3 years ago. I'm so glad I did.
Eventhough Nikon's implementation is very useful, it's still suffering from many downsides. The real fix is to achieve AF on the sensor. There is really no way around it, no matter how much duct tape we put around it ;-)

Choice is good.
"poor EVF experience in low light and contrasty light and poor battery life."
Both complete non-issues in my experience.
"It's a predictable and sensible advancement"... It is a kludge.
Carry on.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 21:34 UTC
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Frank C.: AF module....mirror.. over complicate cameras.. and are destined for the dust bin, as technology progresses sensors and EVFs will get so good they will provide the answers to everything, just look at how advanced cpus and gpus have gotten over time. So now we have Nikon trying to fix a limitation with what in reality is another limitation, they should try and concentrate on technology instead like Sony is doing

features are different from complications due to obsolete technology ;)
I fully expect to see cameras, and software become less complicated, from a user standpoint. Artificial Intelligence will let them learn how you work, and adjust on the fly. User-interfaces are still in the stone-age.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 18:13 UTC
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thxbb12: AF calibration: this is the very reason I switched to mirrorless about 3 years ago. I'm so glad I did.
Eventhough Nikon's implementation is very useful, it's still suffering from many downsides. The real fix is to achieve AF on the sensor. There is really no way around it, no matter how much duct tape we put around it ;-)

You think Nikon created this kludge merely because "Mirrorless users love to overstate this problem"?

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 18:04 UTC
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rsf3127: It seems that the factory had no IBIS.

"Some people are just too sensitive to be on the web."
Walk a mile in their shoes.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 17:43 UTC

Nice lens

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 17:21 UTC as 29th comment
On article Miggo wants to 'DSLR your iPhone' with the Pictar grip (133 comments in total)

I don't need this...so neither do you.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 17:12 UTC as 47th comment
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Retro1976: I don't know why there is so much hype over the Sony A series bodies and lenses. Look at these samples: The rich color, skin tones, contrast and detail - the images are lovely, superb. Sony doesn't come close to Canon in this regard, and yet time and time again people talk about the superiority of Sony sensors, yet my eyes don't see it.

Derp!

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 17:03 UTC
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photogecko: Did they fix the shadow banding? Or how about the price?

The lenses will hold value well, modern Leica cameras will become fancy doorstops.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 16:59 UTC
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