Eric Hensel

Eric Hensel

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

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On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (73 comments in total)

Terrific, inspiring video

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 23:06 UTC as 14th comment
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chkproductions: Several years back I read an article where the most important factor in a consumer making a decision to purchase is from a "trusted friend", someone they personally know. I assume this influencer thing is an attempt to replicate this factor. But the lack of trust that people have with information and commentary outside of their immediate sphere of trusted relationships dooms any real lasting value of purchase manipulation through "influencers". Influencers is just the most current "technique" that will go away and be replaced - much like the technique of the moment in photography styles get replace with the next.

But the real issue to me is this - most everyday people have come to realize they just have too much "stuff" nowadays. They don't need anymore. How many microwave ovens do you really need in your lifetime? And any amount of "influence" isn't going to make you buy more.

"You know my parents still have a GE toaster from like the 70s.."
That would be me...but people like me would tell you toasters from the 70's and 80's are junk...it's the 40's/50's you're thinking of...ad infinitum ;)

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 20:30 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (180 comments in total)
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JosephScha: The new GF8 is still about $500, should have been included. And the G7 when on sale sells for $599, I wonder how close to $500 qualified.

" I wonder how close to $500 qualified."
When you draw a line in the sand, close doesn't matter...

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 18:27 UTC

Take a peek at the comments? Nah...

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 05:52 UTC as 50th comment
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Mark Banas: Meh. I don't see this VR thing getting traction any time soon...
;-)

That about covers it...

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 05:48 UTC
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lambert4: Kudos to Fuji, I do not own the X system but applaud them for bringing a TC to market so quickly for their users. I believe the wait for one in M4/3 was twice as long. The maturity of the mirrorless cameras is becoming very evident lately. It's a good era to be a photographer, now if we could all win a lottery to support our habits.

"Except for the fact big lenses don't make sense on small bodies."
You're confusing fact with opinion, and it's an opinion I don't share...

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 06:30 UTC
On article SmugMug Films: Passport to Morocco (48 comments in total)

Happy folks in Morocco...the unhappy ones seem to congregate here.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 16:21 UTC as 8th comment
On article Samsung unveils 256GB EVO Plus microSD card (87 comments in total)
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Marksphoto: I need a 10TB sd card. It's 2016 and the technology isn't catching up progressively, they way it was meant to be, I mean if it doubled annually 10 years ago, today they should at least quadripple, they are giving it to us in bits and pieces... That's because they want to sell you the bulky external hard drives and stock your shelves with useless cards of yesteryear...

-Because I don't have any devices that employ Thunderbolt.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2016 at 20:14 UTC
On article Benchmark performance: Nikon D810 in-depth review (255 comments in total)
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Sean65: I see the photographic community have been hit quite hard by the 5 Star review culture. Are people unable to make their own decisions these day and rely completely on journalists to tell them what to buy?

Nonsense -the reviews in Popular Photography, and Modern Photography, were just as eagerly awaited in the 60's. Sure the terrain has changed, but people are the same...

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 17:36 UTC
On article Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery updated (67 comments in total)

Pro-Tip --never lay your guitar flat on the stage...ever.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 16:59 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
On article Samsung unveils 256GB EVO Plus microSD card (87 comments in total)
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kayaro: That's great to have 55,200 photos stored but if the card go wrong than you will LOSE 55,200 photos at ONE GO. Oh, is the 10 years warranty include recover all the photos?

...and now I want some ramen...

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 16:50 UTC
On article Samsung unveils 256GB EVO Plus microSD card (87 comments in total)
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EJ Fudd: 55,000 photos..that HUGE..call it the TRUMP card

I'll never be able to use that idiom again ;*)

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 22:21 UTC
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Gesture: Interesting, the Mac installer is only 70MB???
But if the Linux versions work, that might be fun.

No need.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 21:39 UTC
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Gesture: Interesting, the Mac installer is only 70MB???
But if the Linux versions work, that might be fun.

"The Windows 64 option, provides one of those awful tiny "online" installers."
Awful how? They always work fine for me.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 19:34 UTC
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winparkman: It looks like Lightroom 5. I don't trust Corel and I've used Corel products since the early 1990s with Coreldraw 1 (still use Corel X7). Their recent developments have left me cold and from what I've gleaned of this product, it remains a cheaper (both in cost and feature set) competitor to Lightroom.

"but I have used PaintShop pro since the early 1990s"
Me too...it had a better more intuitive UI, then, as well. It isn't remotely a competitor to PS, these days, and if you need Photoshop, you know this.
I've had AP since 1.0, and have to agree with the original poster...it works about as well as the price would indicate. Lightroom works better for me.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 19:27 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1936 comments in total)
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Phathom: I think it's pretty unfair to compare the D810 to newer cameras at this point. This overall conclusion should reflect what the camera was like in comparison to the rest of it's competitors a few years ago. At that point it was revolutionary and outstanding. Everyone else was playing catch up. Just because it took nearly two years for your review that shouldn't influence the overall results.

I envy your patience, Barney ;)

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 19:13 UTC
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maximme: those who backpack for long periods will advice you to carry
your heavy stuff on TOP of your backpack
and the lighter stuff at the lower part of the bag.....

and USE the belt to take the load.

He can do what he wants...
I speak from my own experience...
This holds true with a frame that shifts weight to the hips or not --we're still talking mass, and center of gravity. The framed pack helps with back stress, but doesn't change the laws of physics ;-)

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 18:31 UTC
On article Heavenly bodies: Nikon D810 & D810A field test (111 comments in total)
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LF Photography: Nothing against Nikon or the D810A, but this particular sponsored video at this time makes it look as if Nikon is worried about the Pentax K-1 taking over as the DSLR king of astro-photography, which it probably will. Hence this sponsored video, trying to convince astrophotographers to stay with Nikon.

Then again, I could be wrong and this could all be a coincidence.

Anyway, nice video.

The interwebs -all conspiracy...all the time...

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 05:42 UTC
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maximme: those who backpack for long periods will advice you to carry
your heavy stuff on TOP of your backpack
and the lighter stuff at the lower part of the bag.....

and USE the belt to take the load.

You are more likely to make it to the other side if you keep your center of gravity in the center. Putting a bunch of weight up near your shoulders, or head, will magnify any missteps you make, and make it harder to recover...splash...
I know this from empirical research :-D

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 05:07 UTC
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forpetessake: Good idea and another point of failure.

"let's put it this way.. if you are worried about an LED failure .. how do you cope with a camera? "
SMH...exactly.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 05:05 UTC
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