Eric Hensel

Eric Hensel

Joined on Dec 25, 2011

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1656 comments in total)

I'm curious how many still need a dedicated delete button on-camera. I always do my deleting in post.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 22:15 UTC as 68th comment | 5 replies
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (546 comments in total)
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yonsarh: Proud to be Made In Korea products.

"As long as no-one gets hurt for that reason alone, and provided we accept that others may be equally proud of their country," --and there the problems start.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 21:45 UTC
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Whitesands: I won't. Buy anything samsung again....My experience has been very poor reliability with their products.

True confessions.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 22:59 UTC
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Marcelobtp: Its getting funny to read comments, more than the announcement.

You must be new --it's been like this for years :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:32 UTC
On Nikon announces AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED article (73 comments in total)
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photofan1986: Meh, I have a Panasonic 20 f1.7, it's even faster, and so much smaller and lighter, that they managed to make it a pancake. Come on, Nikon, give us the pancake version :D
Ps: That's humor ;-)

Once again sarcasm fails on an international site --what a surprise :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 23:25 UTC
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (336 comments in total)
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RichRMA: I'm glad they criticized the use of plastics. We see camera lenses working, dating back to the 1800's still, yet none of these plastic bodied lenses will likely survive anywhere near that long, even if the electronics do.

The extra-fine haptics and the precision of the focusing mechanism can only be achieved with a metal design. The robust all-metal barrel is also well equipped to deal with the rough daily work of a professional photographer, ensuring a long product life. In contrast to lenses containing a lot of plastic, which can become unbalanced over time, the metal ZEISS Otus lenses remain stable for many years. This ensures that the image quality remains consistently high.

Given the quality of modern plastics, I think you'll see problems with the optics (mold, delamination of doublets, etc) first --just like metal bodied lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 03:30 UTC
On Samsung introduces Galaxy Note 4 phablet with OIS post (73 comments in total)
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Valiant Thor: As I observe people and society I am 100% convinced that the smartphone is the worst invention in the history of the world, bare NONE. It has turned a once observant and interactive society into pathetic, electronic addicted, anti-social zombies who walk around with their glazed empty eyes affixed to those crappy little LCD boxes glued to their hand, their thumb frantically pushing stupid little chicklets around the screen with the look of a meth addict on their face and mortal fear in their mind that they would accidently miss one non-essential, meaningless message from an emotionless fellow zombie that is doing the same thing. What used to be meaningful family social outings have turned into four people sitting at a table lifelessly and listlessly staring hypnotically at the endless supply of meaningless pixel propaganda which never leaves their hand. Other than that, nice phone!

Nice post, Joel.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2014 at 03:43 UTC
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)
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Chez Wimpy: I am sure they are doing it out of the kindness of their heart.

LKJ --DPR is an international site, many here speak English as a second or third language, making sarcasm a poor mode of communication.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 05:19 UTC
On Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR article (206 comments in total)

You can see the noses in the air from here...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2014 at 17:34 UTC as 4th comment
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Kim Letkeman: "The resulting video, seen in the demo below, is quite impressive. As of now, the team does not have a release date, but mentions that those who are interested should stay tuned as they 'are working hard on making [their] hyperlapse algorithm available as a Windows app' - Note that the word app most likely hints at a Windows 8 application and not legacy desktop software (sorry Windows 7 users)."

I'm looking forward to playing with this app ... and I think it might be time that users and reviewers put on their big boy pants and stop wasting so much energy whinging about Windows 8. Using dirt cheap tools from Stardock, I have been running Windows 8 exactly as I ran Windows 7 for years now.

" I think it might be time that users and reviewers put on their big boy pants and stop wasting so much energy whinging about Windows 8. "
Well put...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2014 at 01:20 UTC
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peevee1: From $220? What's up with hundreds of $$$ for a freaking bag? How are they 5.5 times better than $40 bags from Target?

I understand --I have a $100 Lowepro that has probably 90% of the features and quality. That last 10% is always dear ;)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2014 at 02:54 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1532 comments in total)
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marc petzold: @HowaboutRAW

The Nikon D810 is sth better, of course...but costs also more than twice then the A7R - for neglible more performance, also it's much more heavy, and i must say the best thing with E-Mount ever is that you can virtually adapt every lens from the past 60-70 years, that doesn't work with most DSLR because of the mirror box, and bajonet flange. *If* i would have the money, i'd go for E-Mount, not Nikon anymore...it's just too heavy, too expensive (good lenses) and take too much space into the bag anyway - but i do enjoy shooting with my APS-C Nikon's, but i won't upgrade them to FF, because of size and price issues, i'd go for Sony. For example, it's way cheaper (and more fun) using the A7 with legacy mf primes for myself rather than buying the D610 with the 35/1.4 Sigma...much more expensive, no aperture control onto the lens, plastic lens body, etc...and more weight into my bag anyway.

I'm certainly happy we straightened that out...
"The D810 outperforms the A7r in every tangible feature."
Depends on what you consider tangible --and some of those you list are really too close to call.
I'm not a pro...don't shoot sports, seldom use AF, and after carrying SLR's around for years, have no interest in that form-factor, or the OVF.
I'm looking ahead to improvements in milcs. My Nex has interface issues, but nothing that's a deal-breaker, and they just get better.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2014 at 00:07 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1532 comments in total)
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AllOtherNamesTaken: All that and not a word about autofocus, perhaps the D810's most significant improvement? Did I miss something?

"Nearly everyone is reporting they no longer need AF fine tune on any combo, "
Given mechanical tolerances, this is a ridiculous claim.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 19:51 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1532 comments in total)
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marc petzold: @HowaboutRAW

The Nikon D810 is sth better, of course...but costs also more than twice then the A7R - for neglible more performance, also it's much more heavy, and i must say the best thing with E-Mount ever is that you can virtually adapt every lens from the past 60-70 years, that doesn't work with most DSLR because of the mirror box, and bajonet flange. *If* i would have the money, i'd go for E-Mount, not Nikon anymore...it's just too heavy, too expensive (good lenses) and take too much space into the bag anyway - but i do enjoy shooting with my APS-C Nikon's, but i won't upgrade them to FF, because of size and price issues, i'd go for Sony. For example, it's way cheaper (and more fun) using the A7 with legacy mf primes for myself rather than buying the D610 with the 35/1.4 Sigma...much more expensive, no aperture control onto the lens, plastic lens body, etc...and more weight into my bag anyway.

Those two things aren't of particular importance to me...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 19:48 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)
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EcoPix: Well I've just wasted half an hour of precious time looking into this camera, judging by the preview, the sample images and the comments.

I use a NEX-7 and Nikon, Contax and Sony glass. It does a good job, but I can't live with the terrible user interface or the horrid jpeg noise reduction. And now it's starting to play up.

What would you experts suggest for a replacement? Going by the info gleaned here, this camera ain't it!

"Even the best lenses for this system, I've not used the Sigmas, don't really get to Sam, Fuji, Oly level performance."
Wrong.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2014 at 07:19 UTC
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EssexAsh: "Sony might bring curved-sensor technology to smartphone"

Just the one? or is your grammar appauling.

No worse than your spelling...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 06:04 UTC
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km25: What about the sickle? I saw an interview of the Russian who rased the flag. The thing I remember the most was, why did the American and English troop have nice clean uniforms, cartons of cigarets. And the Americans had rolls of money. Did we not also win the war? The peole of Russia leared how they were being taken.

""War does not determine who is right. Only who is left." (Often attributed to Bertrand Russell, but no sources exist.)"

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 18:28 UTC

Nice production and music. Some are very old, but still good.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 06:07 UTC as 19th comment
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Samuel Dilworth: Paving the path to subscription-only Lightroom, as feared …

I long for the old days of selling something the customer wants at a fair price. Why is this model so untenable?

String --you started the exaggeration (and condescension) with your non-answer to the OP.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 21:29 UTC
On Quick Review: That Steady Thing article (68 comments in total)
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stevens37y: What about using a tripod?

Probably the most overwritten piece of snark I've read this week, gray....

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 20:51 UTC
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