Eric Hensel

Eric Hensel

Joined on Dec 25, 2011

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webrunner5: This camera is going to be a Canon 5D, Nikon D700 on steroids. Can't wait to get one.

So the amount of shutter noise is irrelevant on a video shoot --since still cameras are relegated to blimps.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 20:40 UTC
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munro harrap: In case you wombles do not know, photographer is the no 1 most dangerous profession. The percentage killed relative to the total number makes it so.It is an occupational hazard, and everyone who goes unarmed into a war to record it knows this. No ideology is involved, no politics are needed to cloak mass murder, but unfortunately her generation were inspired by a few in mine who fancied what they did made a difference.

Recording conflicts we in the West started ourselves was a futile irony that just never occurred to them strongly enough to keep them at home safe with their terrified stressed families and friends.

How many more?

"In case you wombles do not know,...."
Just a head's up son, never insult your audience in the first sentence.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 19:43 UTC
On Apple patents bayonet mount for mobile devices post (68 comments in total)
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Infared: Rut Roah!!!!!!!!!
....but I love "real" cameras soooooo much...this could be the beginning of the end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"There will never be a phone with a large sensor (like APS-C or bigger) and a fast lens. "
Never is a long time...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2014 at 00:53 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)
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Gary Martin: I hope they release this exciting new camera soon!

Dave: Sarcasm, not irony.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2014 at 06:01 UTC
On Nikon to offer D600 replacements if 'spots' continue news story (173 comments in total)
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PixelMover: With all due respect to dpreview readers who genuinely had dust/oil/spot issues witht heir D600...
Bear in mind the source. China utterly hates and despises Japan (My wife is Chinese..) and will do ANYTHING and EVRYTHING to discredit/blame/smudge.insult/demean Japan at any opportunity.

The D600 fiasco is just a god-given present to China.

Put it this way. I have spent 4 month is China now and most of the time, they eat Japanese food buy Japanese brands, use Japanese electronics. But every now and then, a government-induced Japan-hate is instilled, where people who ate Sushi yesterday throw bricks throug the sushi bar's windows tomorrow...

"Of course, if you don't know the histories of these 2 countries, then it's easy to see how this would make no sense to you."
Personal attacks just make your point look weak, Donnie.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2014 at 00:05 UTC
On Nikon to offer D600 replacements if 'spots' continue news story (173 comments in total)
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xmeda: Pentax :)

K-5 spots...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2014 at 23:59 UTC
On Camera from NASA's moon missions sold at auction news story (110 comments in total)
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Nukunukoo: The Chinese, with their current lunar missions would definitely love to expose the USA of staging the missions, but nothing. The Russians, would love exposing the hoax to the world about those fake missions, nothing would boost them more during the Cold war, but nothing. The Indians with plans to land an unmanned lander close to the Apollo 11 site and will show pictures someday but the conspiracists will scream "props!". The LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter) have been taking Landing Site pictures since 2008 but NOOOOO... those are obvious fakes.

Need Proof? Take it from a master Cinematographer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_loUDS4c3Cs

It really isn't that hard to prove the landings were real --the hard part is convincing smart people who did too little studying in school to be able understand logic, and genuinely critical thinking.
Some folks, I just don't bother any more.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 16:30 UTC
On 'Building Absence': Stephen Tourlentes' prison landscapes news story (155 comments in total)
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nycgazelle: Look at how Gregory Crewdson photographed seemingly empty spaces. There was depth...light...intrigue. This sadly doesn't even come close to moving me.

Ken --you must be a riot at parties. Art isn't about difficulty.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 22:06 UTC
On Winners of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, part 1 news story (113 comments in total)
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Alps44: How come there is no reflection of the camera in the first picture???

Probably photoshopped it out...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 21:52 UTC
On Gear breakdown: Behind the scenes with Chase Jarvis news story (37 comments in total)
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yabokkie: actually this is a good buying guide for new amateur users (with some modifications). just plan a system like Jarvis and that's the cheapest (best cost performance) plan than keeping buying low quality gears = waste of money.

some alternative gears may be
- instead of two D4's, one D800/D610 or D700, plus one D7100,
- instead of two 5D3's, one 5D3/6D, plus one 70D,
- Canon 24-70/2.8L2 and 70-200/2.8LIS2 instead of cheaper lenses,
- 50/1.4 (Sigma 35/1.4) instead of 35/1.4L,
- get the most robust tripod/head that you can carry first,

"Not being pedantic, but"
LoL

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 20:50 UTC
On Am I missing something here? article (564 comments in total)
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Anaxagoras: Excellent review. And I agree wholeheartedly except for one thing. Why the worry about exposure compensation?

When I started in photography, light meters were an expensive luxury that few of us amateurs could afford. So exposure was based on judgement, or 'look at the light and guess'.

Forty years on, all cameras have light meters, most of which are staggeringly good. I reckon at least nine out of ten photos I take are perfectly exposed. But what about that one in ten that isn't? Well, there's three ways to solve that:

1. Use exposure bracketing and throw away the two poor shots.
2. Focus on the real subject, lock exposure, then re-frame.
3. Exposure compensation based on judgement, or... Exactly the same as good old 'look at the light and guess'.

Why do Richard, and most reviewers, want to turn the clock back forty years and return to guesswork? I'm more than happy for exposure comp to be relegated to a 'third class' dial. Aperture and ISO are the ones I want quick access to.

Quick --when you adjust the exposure comp --what does it adjust? No cheating, now...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 20:21 UTC
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! news story (265 comments in total)
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Jack Simpson: Really …. we've had two(2) of 'em and sold 'em both :o and that was last week :o Hope you like it :)

Once more...in English?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 21:48 UTC
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! news story (265 comments in total)
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shadowhumper: WOW!!! FINALLY AM I RIGHT?

Can't wait for the unbiased review that will surely come from the guy that couldn't hold the excitement that had to blog about a box arriving. Is it the first camera he ever gets?

Let's see if you guys are going to trash the same of tired looks of the Nikons, as you do with Sony, and call the processor name stupid, because it does make sense to someone.

You guys could try to fake this enthusiasm for other brands like Ricoh and Sony and Pentax too right?

Decaf...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 21:45 UTC
On Pentax O-FC1 FluCard: The wireless details article (118 comments in total)
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wildkat2: Cant change white balance? Really? That is what you complain about? Beside the fact that Pentax has EXCELLENT AWB who really worries about White Balance when shooting RAW? And please don't tell me its concern for shooting jpeg. No one who buys a K3 and a FluCard is shooting anything but RAW.

You overwhelming need to say something, anything, negative about all things Pentax is really showing when you complain about not being able to remotely change the white balance.

The only way you can save the raw is a workaround. The rest of what you state is obvious.
I fail to see the " overwhelming need to say something, anything, negative about all things Pentax is really showing" in the review --perhaps you should switch to de-caf?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 20:46 UTC
On Giotto's launches 'Air' range of lightweight tripods news story (30 comments in total)
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jackspra: Sales in the states keep these companies rolling so give the price etc. in American language.

Which particular "American Language" are you referring to Jack?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 20:17 UTC
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(unknown member): Have Hasselblad not heard of the X-Trans sensor? the pinnacle of digital sensors have already been reached

You could buy 20 X-T1's for the price of this, Heck you could buy 40 of them if you wait 6 months.

It's apparent you need to work on yours, LWS...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2014 at 19:06 UTC
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Steve Balcombe: This is why we're still waiting for the 7D MkII - obviously it must be getting this sensor...

Sarcasm --poor idea on an international site...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2014 at 20:09 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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wetracy: "A camera for all weather?" Or just a silly, ignorant headline?

If there are no weather-sealed lenses available, why would anyone ask if it's a camera for all weather? Or, can I use it without a lens?

So, in point of fact, Wetracy is correct :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 00:12 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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CFBMD: Ok... I'm going to be the odd ball out. I was so excited to order the Fujifilm X-T1.... It has been a while since I had been so excited about a camera. Last time I felt this way I ordered the Nikon D2x the day it was available and never looked back. As a matter of fact that and my iPhone are my only cameras. Now many years later my old Faithful D2x keeps on working but outdated so I bought the X-T1.
I rushed out to the UPS dispatch since I missed the truck. Got my Fujifilm X-T1 and held it. The fist thing my 8yo daughter said was "ooh, it's so little" Not a good way to start. Feels solid, well built....but petite. Don't know how I feel about that. Also, I'm having a hard time adjusting/accepting the EVF. My biggest dilemma now... to return it or not?
I just cant believe I lost seep over this...for crying out loud... I am an OBGYN and used to stressful situations every day....why is this stressing me OUT!

When it really dawns on you that the EVF shows a close analog of what the image will be, rather than some unrelated look through a window, you will begin to enjoy it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 23:52 UTC
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FinDERP: There seems to have been a marked increase in price (and presumably demand) for film cameras and lenses on the second hand market over the last 1-2 years, an interesting (if entirely unempirical) correlation!

I see this as mostly the market in used lenses to be adapted to MILC cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 01:16 UTC
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