Henry Falkner

Henry Falkner

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Retired (on paper only)
Joined on Feb 11, 2002
About me:

Keeping Sandra happy, more photos, more videos, more accordion playing for the Morris dancers, more newsletters for the radio club.

See http://www.pbase.com/hfalkner

Henry Falkner's recent activity

  • Interesting. The Olympus SZ-30MR is NOT a competitor though - I gave mine to an amateur radio friend, and he is thinking of replacing it with the most recent SH-2. The SZ-30MR has been surpassed in ...
  • I have read the other answers to date. When a card causes me a problem like that, I first do a slow format on the computer, by un-ticking 'quick format'. This overwrites every old file with a ...
  • The advantage of RAW is that the camera does no pre-processing. Over the years, with my travel zooms in particular, the excessive sharpening and noise reduction to match has been pointed out to me ...
  • The GH4 is well thought of in several DPR Forums. It has sockets for an external microphone and earphones, and you have a good selection of video formats. While I make do with a travel zoom for ...
  • Having read the discussion so far - with the full-frame D800 you need not worry about sharpness versus resolution. Last century at photo school I learnt that there is a trade-off between sharpness ...
  • I took ten exposures, with and without flash. It was the second one that worked. I did very little cropping. I did - The original washer was missing entirely, and I had to learn again where the new ...
  • Some of the people who feel their survival is threatened might get angry with you when you take pictures of them - which might endanger your survival. You may not want an instrument that is ...
  • Created discussion thread SH-2 - Drip - Drip - Drip
    Normally, photos taken at a change of tenant in an apartment only serve for documentation, like, 'This is what it looked like before you moved in'. From an administrational point of view - this ...
  • Created discussion thread SH-2 - Cruise Ship AMSTERDAM
    I missed most of the cruise ship visits this season, but yesterday I managed to get both the arrival and the departure of the AMSTERDAM on video and stills - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uPJSjwRPfg
  • In the drop-down 'Camera' menu select 'side-by-side camera comparison'. According to that, there seem to be no world-shattering differences between the two. Besides, you can get a firmware update ...
  • It depends entirely on the purpose of the shot. This one was a filler at the end of a newsletter I edit - Since it is a composite from two JPEGs, it probably took about half an hour. This one is an ...
  • Both crops do work for me when you want to emphasize the harbour. It is just that I wanted to convey a sense of depth by including more foreground. Thanks for looking. Henry
  • Created discussion thread SH-2 On A Nice Day
    We are having a nice weekend, in-spite of the lousy weather forecast. The selection starts on this gallery page - http://www.pbase.com/hfalkner/henry119&page=2 There are some new JPEG RAW ...
  • It is a quick way of showing in my replies that have no photos with EXIF, where my current experience is. Henry
  • I agree totally. It is only when I do shots specifically for 33x23 inch prints that I use the JPEG+RAW setting in my Olympus SH-2 travel zoom. But I will do this JPEG shot again today, with RAW as ...
  • The guy on the left is smoking a water pipe. I believe it is known as a hooka. In the middle East they smoked opium in those, according to my father when I was a teenager. Henry
  • Replied in I agree...
    Historically - it became impossible for low-end compact buyers to get advice here when the first reply was from a DSLR owner telling the enquirer that the camera he or she was looking at was crap. ...
  • Created discussion thread SH-2 - Detail, Sort Of
    http://www.pbase.com/hfalkner/henry119&page=2 The SH-2 JPEGs do show more detail than my previous pocket travel zooms - But with 'Intelligent Zoom' (DZ x2) detail does still fall apart - Off Topic ...
  • Replied in Twit
    When I was a photographic technician in Britain I was one of two Swiss in the lab - 'Swiss Twit number Two'. Now I am even Twitter. Henry
  • Thanks for dropping in. I have three transceivers and ATU, several Volt meters, grid dipper, frequency counter, portable 2m and HF antennas... Henry
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