PowerG9atBlackForest

PowerG9atBlackForest

Lives in Germany Germany
Works as a Pensioner
Joined on Apr 10, 2008
About me:

Canon G9
Olympus E-PM2, P12-35, O45, O60, O75, O40-150

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On DPReview in Cologne: We're at Photokina! article (13 comments in total)
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Samuel Dilworth: Looking forward to your coverage. I wish I was there. It’s unlike any other camera show on earth.

Samuel, it's heaven on earth.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 20:18 UTC
On Beginner's guide: shooting high-key at home article (68 comments in total)

Referring to chapter 3 'Editing':

Amazing how they converted the b&w-striped dress (1st photo) into a red one (2nd) with just, quote: "... some adjustments to the exposure, contrast and color using the controls under the Basic Menu..."

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2014 at 14:52 UTC as 31st comment
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mpgxsvcd: You had me until "Manual Focus". Manual Focus would be great for the interior architecture shots that this lens was intended for. However, I need it for low light action shots which really require good AFF.

Have a look at the lens body. Where on earth would there be a space left for an AF drive?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 20:01 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (434 comments in total)
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Helen: "Sadly, Auto ISO is not available in Manual exposure mode"

Is that certain? It always has been available on previous models and it would be unusual for Olympus to delete a function, going by their previous track record. It isn't available out of the box, but has always been available after one visit into the appropriate page of the "gears" menus.

Yes, Richard, thanks for making it clear early and many thanks to Helen again for pointing at it.

It is a very useful feature indeed and I regularly use it with my E-PM2 and the 75-300II for that guaranteed aperture and exposure time for sports and wildlife photography.

Compliments, Hermann

P.S. Now Richard, did you mention the good news as well, that unlike the earlier PENs the PL7 now will support the full resolution of that fabulous VF-4?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 20:09 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (434 comments in total)
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Helen: "Sadly, Auto ISO is not available in Manual exposure mode"

Is that certain? It always has been available on previous models and it would be unusual for Olympus to delete a function, going by their previous track record. It isn't available out of the box, but has always been available after one visit into the appropriate page of the "gears" menus.

Thanks, Helen, for putting the finger on it: "Sadly, Auto ISO is not available in Manual exposure mode"!

If that was true it would be a not-for-me camera and could not replace my E-PM2.

Hermann

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 10:32 UTC
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PowerG9atBlackForest: Omitting the icon (other companies desperately do want one) is some form of self-destruction, another sign of schizophrenia at Leica?

Omitting the red dot will not diminuish the attraction to thieves but to buyers. Of course, they do recognise the brand even without the dot, and of course, a Leica without a dot is still a Leica - no question about that.

It is the owner who venerates the dot.

Would Lacoste drop their crocodile as a safe-guard against loss oft investment of their customers?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2014 at 10:10 UTC
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PowerG9atBlackForest: Omitting the icon (other companies desperately do want one) is some form of self-destruction, another sign of schizophrenia at Leica?

Once introduced - no matter when - an icon by tradition is meant to be venerable and shall stand for the whole; at least, it shall serve as a signal, as a substitute if you like. The red dot is Leica. Giving it up is giving up the identity.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 17:51 UTC

Omitting the icon (other companies desperately do want one) is some form of self-destruction, another sign of schizophrenia at Leica?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 09:02 UTC as 52nd comment | 11 replies
On LensRentals looks into the Canon EF 16-35 f/4 IS article (62 comments in total)

Roger and his crew at Lens Rentals' do a great job. I wish one day they would enlighten the mystery behind the failure of some of the first M.Zuiko 12-40/2.8s Olympus never has confessed to.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2014 at 10:29 UTC as 6th comment

Do not get backgrounds mixed up! lol

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 19:57 UTC as 50th comment
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bluevellet: German camera used by the Soviets to immortalize German defeat.

I sincerely wish my wife would say the same about my purchases.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 11:02 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2031 comments in total)

Well done, DPR!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 16:39 UTC as 324th comment
On Beyond the ordinary: Tim Dodd's Everyday Astronaut article (102 comments in total)

Hilarious!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 21:05 UTC as 31st comment
On Blast from the past: Photographing steam locomotives article (72 comments in total)
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PowerG9atBlackForest: Particularly nice!

Any activists out there who might think of air pollution?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 14:44 UTC
On Blast from the past: Photographing steam locomotives article (72 comments in total)

Particularly nice!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 10:59 UTC as 41st comment | 3 replies

The battery was all-ready in the charger, courtesy of Leica Services in an attempt to facilitate the work of DPR as much as possible.

One cannot blame DPR for not finding the battery because the charger was not included either.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 08:47 UTC as 82nd comment

Quote: "...To attach the Visoflex (Typ 020) EVF you must remove a small cover from the T's hotshoe. We were delighted (but not altogether surprised) to find that even this component is lovingly crafted from brushed aluminum..."

Unfortunately when re-attached, this lovingly crafted cover will cause a beautifull short cut within the electronics. Well - unless the camera is not deposited safely in the display cabinet. Also note the logic: No battery - no short cut!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 08:00 UTC as 87th comment

It was a test to find to what extend DPR would be capable of reviewing things thoroughly.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 07:47 UTC as 91st comment
On A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher article (168 comments in total)

That charme of an otherwise soul-less machine!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 10:48 UTC as 81st comment

I am glad and satisfied at the same time that I could feel the need for harmony behind what that man says and does. Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2014 at 12:09 UTC as 8th comment
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