Eric Hensel

Eric Hensel

Joined on Dec 25, 2011

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" it aims to be 'competitive' so that the camera will be 'accessible'."
Translation: for those with access to significant funds ;)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 19:13 UTC as 2nd comment
On FAA proposes regulations for commercial drone usage article (119 comments in total)
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Bluesmaster: Flying RC (radio controlled) aircraft is a hobby that has been going on for years without many people commenting on it. Technology is changing the hobby, just like it is changing every other activity people participate in. There are idiots everywhere that do crazy things -- there is no way to stop them and there never will be. Screaming ban this and ban that and injecting personal political beliefs about gun control isn't helpful in a discussion about this or any similar subject. If you live in the United States be careful what you scream for -- the next thing that is "banned" or regulated out of existence may be something you love or enjoy doing. You can't protect everyone from anything and everything that could happen in life...

There's a big difference between regulation and "screaming ban this". Perhaps you'd like to go back to the wonderful freedom of unregulated automobiles?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 17:45 UTC

Great stuff in this video.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 04:53 UTC as 9th comment
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sfphotoarts: pro tip, "set the white balance to cloudy" ... and ... "I always shoot raw" - haha, WB is a jpeg only thing, it has no effect on a raw image. You'd think a pro might know that.

Looks like someone learned something new :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 04:22 UTC
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Eric Hensel: I've never understood why they don't fit the O-ring to the camera-side mount --sealing any lens attached, at one of it's most vulnerable spots.

You don't understand --it would work fine.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 18:25 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Hands-on with new Pentax K-S2 article (194 comments in total)
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drummercam: You miss the disco lights? I thought you hated them.

DPR's consistent backhanded digs at Pentax probably encourage the other trolls to follow suite. It seems unprofessional to me, at the very least, especially since they've been reminded of it. There is nothing fresh here about the camera not figured out by others days ago. The one piece of actual news that DPR could have conveyed (about the battery compartment) wasn't mentioned or pictured. I have no interest in the reviewer's mere opinion as to color schemes or something else entirely unspecified about the LCD rotating that apparently irritates him. As for the childish fixation on the K-S1's blinking lights, I'm reminded of nothing so much as New York Times' Gail Collins' fixation on Mitt Romney strapping the family dog on the roof of the car on a drive to Canada. Get over it. This camera is going to sell very well, but for me it won't be a click-through from here to Amazon.

Folks see what they want to see.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 20:15 UTC
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Eric Hensel: I've never understood why they don't fit the O-ring to the camera-side mount --sealing any lens attached, at one of it's most vulnerable spots.

How many of those 10 are sealed :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 20:04 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Hands-on with new Pentax K-S2 article (194 comments in total)
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Simon97: Hopefully DPR will eventually put up some studio shots with it. I have wondered how this sensor compares to the Sony 16 and 24mp sensors.

" Before this stuff could be measured nobody gave a damn and yet they still took good photos." You know damn well they would've -had the damned data been available.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 21:34 UTC
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karlwunsch: I like those: "I own it" and "I had it" clicks on a lens that doesn't even exist apart from a handful of pre-production prototypes.

It's so 2014...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 21:00 UTC
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Eric Hensel: I've never understood why they don't fit the O-ring to the camera-side mount --sealing any lens attached, at one of it's most vulnerable spots.

You honestly believe it would wear out that fast?
It would be easily serviceable.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 20:53 UTC
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jkhush05: I guess DPR understands that anything negative about Pentax gets us Pentaxians worked up and hence we will visit the site more to complain which brings them more traffic. Best thing to do is to just ignore this site for anything related to Pentax. There are better sites like Pentax Forums and Imaging Resource who do a professional job and objective reviews.

No need to rely on biased and disrespectful reviewers for information. For the most part, the reviewers here have no experience using a Pentax long enough perhaps and are loyal to their Nikons or Canons, good for them. Let them stick to what works for them.

"When snide remarks are reserved for only a brand they for whatever reason never liked,"
This is nonsense, or you don't actually read the reviews.
Sarcasm has been a regular feature in the reviews of all brands, here. You are projecting your own expectations.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 17:16 UTC
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Eric Hensel: I've never understood why they don't fit the O-ring to the camera-side mount --sealing any lens attached, at one of it's most vulnerable spots.

It's a rubber o-ring -a dollar and five minutes to replace.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 17:12 UTC
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cdembrey: Times change, but Canon doesn't. At one time serious photography was done using 8x10 cameras. At one time Full Frame 35mm cameras were called miniature cameras, and pros didm't use them.

Mirrorless is just another progression of downsizing cameras, that has been going on for over 100 years. And Canon does't "get-it." They see the M3 as a camera for young women, something a "real man" wouldn't want.

So after 20 + years of using Canon, I'm switching to Sony and an adapted Tilt & Shift lens.

"the 1930's through really early 70's was dominated by small rangefinder cameras." Not true.
Speed Graphics were the photojournalists main tool until the 60's, and large-format ruled in the studio, and in landscape. 35mm was small potatoes before the 60's, and only dominated some fields.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 06:36 UTC
On Sigma dp0 Quattro announced with 14mm F4 lens article (138 comments in total)
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RKGoth: But still no support in Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom, which is the real issue for these - Sigma Photo Pro is simply not fast or stable enough, and is too limited in cropping/rotation and export to be worth the time taken to use it. It will no doubt be an exceptional camera and lens.

Excellent point, christom.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 22:50 UTC
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jkhush05: I guess DPR understands that anything negative about Pentax gets us Pentaxians worked up and hence we will visit the site more to complain which brings them more traffic. Best thing to do is to just ignore this site for anything related to Pentax. There are better sites like Pentax Forums and Imaging Resource who do a professional job and objective reviews.

No need to rely on biased and disrespectful reviewers for information. For the most part, the reviewers here have no experience using a Pentax long enough perhaps and are loyal to their Nikons or Canons, good for them. Let them stick to what works for them.

OTOH, one could gain a sense of humor...
I'm a Pentax user since 1971, BTW...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 20:45 UTC

I've never understood why they don't fit the O-ring to the camera-side mount --sealing any lens attached, at one of it's most vulnerable spots.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 20:30 UTC as 5th comment | 8 replies
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Fri13: Saddest part is that this software was designed for Linux, then was suppose to come as Open Source in future (in the past) but Microsoft made a offer that owners couldn't refuse....

And today one of the most helpful software to photographers is in hands of a mega corporation.

So Microsoft took what was, essentially, a prototype (in 2006) and turned it into a piece of software that worked?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 20:18 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (517 comments in total)
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scrup: I see a lot of complaints about it not being released in the US.
Guess its mostly old folks who don't know how to use the internet and order from Ebay or don't trust that the camera will last for more than a year and somehow need a local warranty.

"Guess its mostly old folks who don't know how to use the internet..."
Don't get your diapers in a bunch, junior.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 06:23 UTC
On Readers' Choice Awards 2014: The Winners article (141 comments in total)
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Caerolle: So amazing, two such completely different cameras tied for first. The next few years should be really interesting, if the camera business doesn't collapse upon itself.

I think he's right, the similarities far outweigh the differences, and many of us wish the small differences weren't there...
Most of us would be very happy with either.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 21:44 UTC
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Menneisyys: Another useless filter app. I wish Android app developers would try to beat Photo Mate R2's (for example color) noise reduction algorithms instead of writing flashy (but, for serious shooters, useless) camera apps for girls / women / teenagers.

You just lost your man-card, Menssys

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2015 at 20:15 UTC
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