Eric Hensel

Eric Hensel

Joined on Dec 25, 2011

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I can't stand synching...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 19:44 UTC as 1st comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2277 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 (233 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 78th comment
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andy1331: It's stupid to believe plastic = bad quality, metal = good quality.

Here are some fact's:

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/12/assumptions-expectations-and-plastic-mounts

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 (92 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 17th 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 (171 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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JanePete: 'With a bicycle and a humble attitude you can travel to the heart of a culture."

I wouldn't call it "humble" to think you can actually "travel to the heart of any culture" just because you are on a bike. I'd call that naive and rather arrogant.
The photos, I'm sorry to say, are also nothing really special.

"Nothing I have written can be seen as trolling."
Only if you don't understand the term :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2014 at 20:03 UTC
On Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday article (238 comments in total)
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Samuel Dilworth: Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Why does no-one make a sophisticated camera today?

Camera-phones have mopped up the non-enthusiasts. The mad boom of selling SLRs by feature count to people who used one feature – full auto – is over. Soon the boom of bigger and better sensors will be over.

What remains is an unmet need to focus on quality, simplicity, and usability.

In this discussion about LX100 fluff features:

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/0540594623/opinion-why-buy-a-panasonic-lx100-when-you-could-buy-a-gx7?comment=5054615263

… NameFinder said:

“I think, the LX100 with its retro outer layout of direct dials heads in that direction. Now, if the inner layout would follow, freed of gadgets and clutter, we would have a classical photo camera.”

Although I think “retro” is misused here, he/she makes a great point. Where is this camera?

The wild enthusiasm over Nikon’s Pure Photography campaign validates the concept, though the baroque Df was an insult to it.

"But good design is good design, always."
No --it's a learned thing, and your age, your background, and your education have a huge effect on your perception of "Good Design". Neuro-motor skills are something else.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2014 at 19:19 UTC
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JanePete: 'With a bicycle and a humble attitude you can travel to the heart of a culture."

I wouldn't call it "humble" to think you can actually "travel to the heart of any culture" just because you are on a bike. I'd call that naive and rather arrogant.
The photos, I'm sorry to say, are also nothing really special.

Hungry troll...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2014 at 19:13 UTC
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raztec: In the late '80s I cycled across N. Africa, the Middle East and Europe and can attest to the fact that what he says about traveling by bicycle is very true.

However, I can't imagine taking so much gear. The weight, while not as critical as in hiking, is still huge from my experience.

My only question is: would you take this much gear with you if you were to do it again? Wouldn't a simple Nikon FM2 (or equivalent) plus slide film have been sufficient?

You worry about weight, and add 100 rolls of film, or more...
I could see lighter equipment --but digital.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2014 at 19:08 UTC
On Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday article (238 comments in total)
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Samuel Dilworth: Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Why does no-one make a sophisticated camera today?

Camera-phones have mopped up the non-enthusiasts. The mad boom of selling SLRs by feature count to people who used one feature – full auto – is over. Soon the boom of bigger and better sensors will be over.

What remains is an unmet need to focus on quality, simplicity, and usability.

In this discussion about LX100 fluff features:

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/0540594623/opinion-why-buy-a-panasonic-lx100-when-you-could-buy-a-gx7?comment=5054615263

… NameFinder said:

“I think, the LX100 with its retro outer layout of direct dials heads in that direction. Now, if the inner layout would follow, freed of gadgets and clutter, we would have a classical photo camera.”

Although I think “retro” is misused here, he/she makes a great point. Where is this camera?

The wild enthusiasm over Nikon’s Pure Photography campaign validates the concept, though the baroque Df was an insult to it.

Exactly, Fedway. " For example, Apple's ios is less customizable than Android yet it seems to be enough for a large enough variety and number of people. "
Apple's restrictions make me crazy -so there you go...:)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2014 at 04:18 UTC
On Post-Photokina polls - Tell us what you think article (198 comments in total)
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MrRoger: I do believe Ansel Adams always used large format.

If you're looking for relevancy, it's probably in the articles...not down here :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 03:08 UTC
On Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday article (238 comments in total)
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Douglas F Watt: Speaking of hot bullet points, which of the first impressions reviews of new cameras will make it to a final (full) review? Some? All? Is this information a state secret?

Waiting with baited breath. Not to be confused with being baited by manufacturers.

It's spelled 'bated' -there should be no confusion :)
Here:
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bated

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 15:38 UTC
On Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday article (238 comments in total)
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Samuel Dilworth: Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Why does no-one make a sophisticated camera today?

Camera-phones have mopped up the non-enthusiasts. The mad boom of selling SLRs by feature count to people who used one feature – full auto – is over. Soon the boom of bigger and better sensors will be over.

What remains is an unmet need to focus on quality, simplicity, and usability.

In this discussion about LX100 fluff features:

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/0540594623/opinion-why-buy-a-panasonic-lx100-when-you-could-buy-a-gx7?comment=5054615263

… NameFinder said:

“I think, the LX100 with its retro outer layout of direct dials heads in that direction. Now, if the inner layout would follow, freed of gadgets and clutter, we would have a classical photo camera.”

Although I think “retro” is misused here, he/she makes a great point. Where is this camera?

The wild enthusiasm over Nikon’s Pure Photography campaign validates the concept, though the baroque Df was an insult to it.

"There is room for someone to focus on simplicity and quality. A photographer’s camera, if you will."
You can only define this for yourself, and others with similar taste --which I suspect will vary along age lines and geographic area.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 15:31 UTC
On Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday article (238 comments in total)
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SKPhoto12: I am astounded by all the requests for " a small, portable, mirrorless, rangefinder style" medium format camera!! It is an oxymoron. Why not ask about the continued trend to smaller, simpler, high quality, mirrorless bodies that produce IQ more and more like the big DSLR's? Fuji, Olympus, Sony, Samsung and Panasonic have been trendsetters and it would be so nice if Nikon and Canon would follow.

It's easy to guess that 20 years from now cameras as we know them will only exist as anachronisms. Guessing what will replace them is the difficult part.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 15:27 UTC
On Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday article (238 comments in total)
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ezed999: Would be interested to see if anyone has a comment on this "feature":

Just spent an evening reprogramming my OMD EM5 saved preferences (MYSETs) using the camera interface. It's a great feature, but it's a giant pain in the rear. It took several hours to check all of them and bring them back to were I want them. It sure would make sense to be able to do the whole thing with a computer interface and to be able to get a printout. After all, it would just be two computers talking to each other through a software interface. What about it Olympus, Nikon, Panasonic, Sony, Fuji, Canon, etc?

ezed

What a genuinely useful suggestion --on a DPR forum, too ;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 15:21 UTC
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