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mholdef

mholdef

Lives in France Paris, France
Has a website at www.fotomark.fr
Joined on Sep 27, 2005
About me:

Current Equipment List:
Nikon D810
Nikkor 14-24
Nikkor 24-120/4
Nikkor 70-200/4G
Nikkor 20/2.8 AFD
Nikkor 35/2.0 AFD
Nikkor 50/1.8G
Nikkor 85/1.4G
Nikkor 45/2.8 PCE
Tokina 100/2.8 macro
SB-700
Elinchrom Ranger Quadra Flash System
Lee 150 Mk II filter system

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Gitzo does make great tripods, but I own a Benro C2680TB1 that only cost me $350 and is almost as good for half the price.

I use my Benro with RRS ball heads and clamps and this makes for a very solid but lightweight travel combination.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 04:10 UTC as 4th comment

This is a great service, only now that I've backup up all my iPhone images to Google Photo, I've still trying to figure out how to "select all" images and make a 2nd backup to my computer ! :)

Any help here is welcome as did not find this in Search

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 04:58 UTC as 5th comment
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3439 comments in total)
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maboleth: 3699$ or 3999 euros! Should've been the opposite. 1 eur = 1,13$

There no longer is any import tax for digital cameras in the EU

However, prices for Europe include VAT which is higher than in the states, whereas the US price is without sales tax.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 12:53 UTC
On Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom article (229 comments in total)
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mholdef: Really hope that the performance will be improved. I have a loaded iMac Retina and Lightroom is nowhere near it should be in expected performance. Photoshop on the other hand works quite well, even with heavy files.

I am very surprised by your comment about Lightroom performance on the Mac Pro, as the iMac Retina appears to be the fastest machine out there, at least end of 2014, on common Photoshop filters.

http://macperformanceguide.com/iMac5K_2014-photoshop-filters.html

Granted Lightroom is a different application, but I would be curious to know why performance would be vastly different on a Mac Pro.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2015 at 06:33 UTC
On Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom article (229 comments in total)

Really hope that the performance will be improved. I have a loaded iMac Retina and Lightroom is nowhere near it should be in expected performance. Photoshop on the other hand works quite well, even with heavy files.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 12:25 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies

I agree and feel that many runner ups are better than the winners

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 17:35 UTC as 26th comment
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1946 comments in total)
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James Bligh: I cannot find a word about internal reflection and shutter shock issues of D750 in this review. Please point me to it if I missed it. When dpreview never even mentions (not to say evaluate) the issues, you can no longer say dpreview review is a comprehensive review which I think is a shame. Once renowned for its objective reviews and a comprehensive source of information about camera gears I am afraid dpreview has fallen into the realm of mediocrity many review sites share. The present generation of dpreview staffs may have wasted their talent and ruined the reputation of dpreview. Phil Askey will lament over it seeing the prestige he has built up tainted.

It is not hidden that Amazon owns Dpreview

http://techcrunch.com/2007/05/14/amazon-acquires-dpreviewcom/

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 08:23 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2696 comments in total)
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Serious Sam: Between the D750 and 7Dii, there is a $500 difference and from what I can see it is easily justified...FF, WiFi, Tilted And better LCD, a proven phase system..... just to name a few.

Of course there are sadly too many Canon shooters that got suck into the system and now has lens stock that prevent them from moving away from the system.

I wrote lately in an Australia forum that Sony has change the pricing and product cycle of FF cameras it seems Nikon is catching on....just not Canon. I wouldn't be surprise though as friends in channel tell me Canon are as arrogant as they were ten years ago.

Finally DPR, we have heard enough about Canon in the pass few days already. Please talk about something else.

You need to get serious Sam ! :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 05:43 UTC

What a crazy story

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 17:40 UTC as 53rd comment
On Mountain Magic: Shooting in the Lofoten Islands article (73 comments in total)

Nice series, thanks for sharing.

Mark

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 12:57 UTC as 43rd comment
On In Photos: Iceland captured in infrared article (72 comments in total)

Nice pictures Andy !

Mark

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2014 at 12:42 UTC as 37th comment
On Nikon Df Review preview (1627 comments in total)
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mholdef: I like Dpreview but this review confirms that it is more oriented towards high tech gear and spec sheets than the photographic experience.

I have been using the Df the past two weeks (which by the way is officially my wife's as I own a D800E) and I can tell you the camera is a joy to use and produces beautiful images.

Which leads me to believe once again that The "Dpreview experience" as they would prefer it is much more aimed at the techy / gear freak than the photographer.

As everyone is entitled to their opinion including Dpreview that is my opinion as I frankly don't understand all the negativity around the Df...except maybe that some people felt alienated by the Nikon marketing campaign as not being photographers for all these years.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2013 at 08:57 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1627 comments in total)

I like Dpreview but this review confirms that it is more oriented towards high tech gear and spec sheets than the photographic experience.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2013 at 09:38 UTC as 110th comment | 13 replies
On Nikon Df Review preview (1627 comments in total)

I own this camera and it is GREAT ! Don't listen to these silly speculative comments from people who just look at spec sheets and who haven't handled the camera.

Indeed it isn't cheap but you get an incredible camera that handles well and is very light, a real charm with some small primes. Back to the basics.

Mark

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 20:18 UTC as 128th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Df Review preview (1627 comments in total)

So essentially Dpreview is saying this camera is outstanding (81% rating) just overpriced from a technology standpoint ?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 09:37 UTC as 182nd comment | 2 replies
On Nikon Df Review preview (1627 comments in total)

Crazy all the emotional comments here about my camera being better than your camera...unbelievable. I also think that Dpreview is a bit hard on the camera with this review which deserves a better rating.

I own a D800E and my wife bought a Df which I personally love, it is lightweight, looks great, handles very well (except one beef I have is would have been nicer to have AF spread out more) and delivers outstanding images.

At the end of the day I think you need to try the camera yourself and see how you like it and how image quality meets expectations. Most people I know who have handled the camera like the camera more once they've had the opportunity to handle it.

Mark

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 08:51 UTC as 183rd comment | 3 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2792 comments in total)
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Aleo Veuliah: It seems that Dpreview completely missed the philosophy of the Nikon Df, and to who it is aimed.

Anyway well done Nikon.

DP has missed the boat here...maybe a generation thing ?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2013 at 08:50 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2792 comments in total)

Have owned the Df for a couple weeks and it is a true joy to shoot with small primes (I'd say anything up to 500g is OK, but longer lenses tend to be a bit off balanced), with amazing image quality.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2013 at 06:11 UTC as 62nd comment
On Nikon Df real-world samples gallery article (223 comments in total)

I am just baffled about the wildly negative reactions about this camera

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 19:35 UTC as 24th comment | 13 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2792 comments in total)

Just got the Df this week, very nice, light, rather small and compact body, well made and works beautifully with primes.

Takes a tiny bit of time to get used to controls. Great viewfinder and most of amm great images, the first I had to shoot were between ISO 2500 and 12800 and that is where this camera shines.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2013 at 05:34 UTC as 81st comment
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