PowerG9atBlackForest

PowerG9atBlackForest

Lives in Germany Germany
Works as a Pensioner
Joined on Apr 10, 2008
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Canon G9
Olympus E-PM2, P12-35, O45, O60, O75, O40-150

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On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (127 comments in total)

"...whatever you say in your part of the world..."

We say "Frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes Neues Jahr!"

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2014 at 21:17 UTC as 67th comment | 2 replies
On All-in-one: Ona Capri bag review article (168 comments in total)

Anyway, it's a well written review!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 14:27 UTC as 17th comment
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Lassoni: Battery life is probably going to be the same as in Sigma's cameras. Treat each battery like a film roll.

I like the idea but not quite. I understand that display and EVF normally take the lion's share in power consumption.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 08:36 UTC
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munro harrap: Well, dont say Dpreview haven't warned you to keep all your work to yourselves!!!
Google now reads your hard drives online, reads your emails (allegedly for terrorism and child-protection purposes), and scans everything it can for images it can upload to its illegal libraries, as do Microsoft and Apple (what an Ap For?)

The idea here obviously is to be able to search through what it has stolen in order to more rapidly be able to sell it on. YOu cannot file it or sell it if you do not know what it is, and with the volumes they deal with, they need it to sort through everything ASAP.

They call it victimless crime, except you then cannot make as much money out of your work because somebody else has, or is going to. It is why Flickr and other such sites exist. This is business. It cares not for your "art".

... and all those cynical excuses: ...Google is eyeing the technology as a way to help the visually impaired better interpret photographs...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 22:18 UTC

The funny (or sad?) thing is Googlers will think: This IS a group of people shopping at an outdoor market - the infinity of one photograph reduced to nine elements of language!

By the way, nine out of two thousand available to them, either through Google or through their individual convolutional neural network; there might be no difference in the future.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 22:05 UTC as 14th comment
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (348 comments in total)
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Trubbtele: Like the horse :-) nothing is wrong anyway in art ;-) Is up to you what you like.

I understand how you feel und would agree in many aspects.

On the other hand, we humans have the tendency to superimpose upon others (animals included) what we feel and what we do sometimes ignoring that by doing so we may violate their dignity, art included. L'art pour l'art?

A horse photographed by a wide-angle lens (it's proudness, dignity) would feel offended by the distorted proportions I am sure ;-))

There is only a limited freedom of what we can like, even in art. So it is not totally up to you.

I know it's exaggerated and blown ways out of proportions. But I like to say it this way to point onto the wide-angle lens with horses again. Never mind ;-))

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 10:18 UTC
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (348 comments in total)
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PowerG9atBlackForest: That photograph with the seemingly happy young lady and the painted horse on the beach may meet the comtemporary feeling of modern good life today but from an equestrian (and photographic) point of view it is a no-go.

NEVER use a wide-angle lens for photographing a horse! Unevitably, it will disturb the otherwise harmonic proportions of the animal.

The way the horse moves and (because) the lady takes her seat (as she takes it) she must feel uncomfortable while bumping up and down.

I know this is how today's photographers who do not know about horses usually take pictures - easy and cool but profoundly improper. Sadly, it is the expression which counts.

Rishi wrote: "Yes, one should never, ever break rules in photography, or any art-form for that matter."

Did I notice a hint of irony? Of course, I am fully aware of those artists of genius who deliberately broke the rules creating new exciting things and eventually setting new rules by themselves.

It is just that a horse never should be photographed using a wide-angle lens ;-))

I appreciate your work, thanks. Hermann

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 11:39 UTC
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (348 comments in total)
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PowerG9atBlackForest: That photograph with the seemingly happy young lady and the painted horse on the beach may meet the comtemporary feeling of modern good life today but from an equestrian (and photographic) point of view it is a no-go.

NEVER use a wide-angle lens for photographing a horse! Unevitably, it will disturb the otherwise harmonic proportions of the animal.

The way the horse moves and (because) the lady takes her seat (as she takes it) she must feel uncomfortable while bumping up and down.

I know this is how today's photographers who do not know about horses usually take pictures - easy and cool but profoundly improper. Sadly, it is the expression which counts.

Lovely, Rishi, thanks! You restored my peace of mind! Compliments, Hermann

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 11:37 UTC
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (348 comments in total)

That photograph with the seemingly happy young lady and the painted horse on the beach may meet the comtemporary feeling of modern good life today but from an equestrian (and photographic) point of view it is a no-go.

NEVER use a wide-angle lens for photographing a horse! Unevitably, it will disturb the otherwise harmonic proportions of the animal.

The way the horse moves and (because) the lady takes her seat (as she takes it) she must feel uncomfortable while bumping up and down.

I know this is how today's photographers who do not know about horses usually take pictures - easy and cool but profoundly improper. Sadly, it is the expression which counts.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 09:43 UTC as 30th comment | 5 replies
On Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday article (238 comments in total)
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Bruce Clarke: Stream hopeless here near Oxford from the DPR site. Switched to CreativeLive site, and fine for a few minutes. Now that has packed up. Will wait for the repeats!

(at) Samuel who wrote: "...Ray Acevedo’s info about who is buying the Olympus OM-D E-M1 was pretty fascinating..."

Do you really mean that? What he said, I found it rather plain and commercial.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 19:21 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1659 comments in total)

Farewell wording!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 20:14 UTC as 269th comment
On DPReview in Cologne: We're at Photokina! article (15 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 (69 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 32nd 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 (494 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 (494 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 53rd 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
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