dholl

dholl

Lives in Germany Berlin, Germany
Joined on May 27, 2006

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ceaiu: Why is everyone assuming only Sigma is affected? Maybe they're the only ones (or just the first) to have a fix.

Spectro, can you provide a link which backs up your claim that Tamron/Tokina are part of Nikon's lens protocol? I took your word for it as the explanation makes sense, but Revenant seems to disagree.

Sigma's most well-known issue is how their analogue-era AF lenses can't stop down on all Canon DSLR's made after 2002. They've got history with issues like this. I hope they sort it out ASAP. And that includes discontinued lenses.

Otherwise, no matter how good their glass has been lately, they'll lose sales via lost consumer confidence (tho' this is something Nikon have been losing too thanks to poor QC in their camera bodies lately).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 23:33 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)
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halkal: What's up with all these first impressions and previews? Don't you do REviews anymore? How about actually finishing some of the previews, like the canon 70d wich has been in preview for months.

it's beyond a joke now. 9 of the last 11 'reviews' have been "first impressions". How many of them will get full reviews? from a marketing-strategy aspect, a website full of previews but no reviews is a really bad idea.

it's damaging the good name of DP Review.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2013 at 12:19 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: Another small victory in the battle against AA filters. A few years ago, an optical expert with multiple degrees told me there would never be consumer cameras without blur filters. His explanation made reading DxO methodology seem like a children's book.

a lot of 'learned' experts with their multi-degrees have no intelligent flexibility in their intellect. it means they can't actually foresee how tech will develop, as their knowledge is limited to what the textbooks say about current tech.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 23:22 UTC
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Peter Bendheim: Before this camera, photography was in the hands of the wealthy and the masses were excluded. This camera democratised photography, and changed everything.
100 years later, the iphone and smart phones have done much the same thing on a far larger scale in a world where the population is now many times larger and photography had, by the onset of the 21st century again become a pursuit for the middle classes.
Makes one think.

"(Funny side note. My auto correct thinks InstaGram should be spelled "Instamatic")."

ha! that's a nice moment...tells a story all on its own.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2013 at 18:03 UTC
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Peter Bendheim: Before this camera, photography was in the hands of the wealthy and the masses were excluded. This camera democratised photography, and changed everything.
100 years later, the iphone and smart phones have done much the same thing on a far larger scale in a world where the population is now many times larger and photography had, by the onset of the 21st century again become a pursuit for the middle classes.
Makes one think.

I agree with this bit:

"The smart phone brought photography to those not interested enough to photograph otherwise. "

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2013 at 17:53 UTC

this portrait is stunning even if taken today:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3191/2780164461_d409092d86_o.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2013 at 17:24 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
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Peter Bendheim: Before this camera, photography was in the hands of the wealthy and the masses were excluded. This camera democratised photography, and changed everything.
100 years later, the iphone and smart phones have done much the same thing on a far larger scale in a world where the population is now many times larger and photography had, by the onset of the 21st century again become a pursuit for the middle classes.
Makes one think.

not the same thing at all. An iphone costs around €500, plus the super-expensive 2-year datapacket which is another €800...hardly a camera for the paupers, is it?

My first camera was a Canon A530 which cost new about €100. It's cameras like that which helped the pauper get into digital photography.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2013 at 17:22 UTC
On Ten items you should have in your camera bag article (288 comments in total)
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XeroJay: They missed:
-flash gells
-electric tape
-precision screwdriver set
-colorchecker passport or at least a grey/wb card
-Advil

don't even know what half those things are.

you're sure they're relevant?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2013 at 14:16 UTC
On Ten items you should have in your camera bag article (288 comments in total)
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Robert Schambach: Sorry but a really useless article.

disagree. i've been out photographing for about 8 years now, but still there was something on this list which is a new idea (to me): namely bringing business cards not to promote yourself, but to assuage any potential issues with the more paranoid members of society (an issue which seems to be getting worse every year).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 23:24 UTC
On Fashion photography with the 41MP Nokia Lumia 1020 article (123 comments in total)
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WACONimages: Come on DPreview! For every photo challenging a newbie smart-phone can be used! Are you gonna post that as news every-time?!?!?

I'm a experienced full-time event/concert/press photographer. So next time I take some nice pics at a gig with a new smartphone you will post this on your front-page?

I'm a gadget freak to quiet a bit myself. But I'm getting real tired about the smartphone hype. Use that time maybe to post more! lens reviews and camera reviews as well. Just saying.

There's an obvious agenda here: lens reviews result in less potential Amazon sales than overhyped Smartphone articles do.

Simon Joinston used to say he kept all Smartphone guff on Connect, which meant that DPR weren't wasting resources when otherwise they could be reviewing Canikon's flagships or lenses.

But now with the iphone panorama, and now this, we can safely say that DPR have forsaken the idea of optimal IQ in favour of Smartphone convenience.

A betrayal of what this site was supposed to be about? That's a matter of debate, I'd say.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 14:10 UTC
On Fashion photography with the 41MP Nokia Lumia 1020 article (123 comments in total)
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monkeybrain: Why isn't this on Connect? What's the point of having Connect if you don't feature the articles about mobile photography on it? This is especially so when posting articles like this here will surely just stir up a hornet's nest.

Seconded. This is what Connect is for.

And the pics look awful by the way. Plastic-processing.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 14:01 UTC
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Tom Caldwell: Interesting that cheap shots cost so little.

I am sure that the Lao workers will be well trained, conscientious and hard working. They will save hard to supplement their diet with big macs and coca-cola so that they might have a true sense of belonging. I am sure that Nikon will soon enough get a payback for their investment well before they consider reducing prices to their more affluent customers.

If the laughter subsides long enough consider how much hand assembly in Germany might add to the price of an average camera.

If these cameras have a Nikon badge out front people still will bow graciously as they hand over their credit cards to buy them. No doubt re-assured that the Lao assembly process is checked by regular operatives in Thailand.

Hopefully they'll be trained enough to build shutter mechanisms that doesn't splatter excess lubricant onto the sensor.

That's be nice.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 15:29 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix S800c Review article (79 comments in total)
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ryansholl: Now let's be fair, folks. If this is competing with camera phones, we need to compare it to its competition and evaluate its message-carrying abilities.

If it's got android, there are a number of free apps for voice recording. You can record your message, then either leave the camera somewhere where the recipient can find it and listen or, if they're not too far away, do a crow-hop and throw the camera to the call recipient. I've noticed lag before with my Droid X/M, it's just a little worse here. There's always the carrier pigeon route as well. Though it may be a bit heavy. OBVIOUS solution using a strand of creeper.

So, as a camera, it totally wins out, and as a phone it shouldn't do too bad except in the voice lag department.

With that considered, I think this camera is deserving of at least 68%.

But that's the problem. DPR aren't reviewing the likes of Leica M.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2013 at 21:10 UTC
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Daniel K Berman: Great comments and discussion. The Mobile Photography Awards are for photos shot and processed on...mobile phones and devices. Just like a Street Photography Awards would be for...street photos. Nothing wrong with categories and sub-genres of the medium. We at the MPA are thrilled at the art representing our Awards this year. Whether the images won in the VisualFX category or the Landscape category. It's all good. It's all subjective. Whiners will whine that the camera isn't as good as a DSLR. You're right. And your point is...?

A few points:

- pixel count has nothing to do with fidelity (this is one of the first lessons you learn once using larger sensor cameras, or older compacts with 3-5mp)
- it's great that many are busy taking pictures, but it's also great that many are debating online. Where would art be without discussion about it?
- this might be the "connect" site, but the dpreview homepage insists on linking to it in its main news feed and incessantly also on the right-hand sie, regardless how often I 'hide' the connect-news, it still pops back in plain view after every new visit.

dpreview obviously want normal camera users to partake in this site, so here I am.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2013 at 13:23 UTC
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Daniel K Berman: Great comments and discussion. The Mobile Photography Awards are for photos shot and processed on...mobile phones and devices. Just like a Street Photography Awards would be for...street photos. Nothing wrong with categories and sub-genres of the medium. We at the MPA are thrilled at the art representing our Awards this year. Whether the images won in the VisualFX category or the Landscape category. It's all good. It's all subjective. Whiners will whine that the camera isn't as good as a DSLR. You're right. And your point is...?

This is dpreview, a place I've been shamelessly addicted to for about 7 years. I read and comment on any subject that interests me. Currently I'm interested in how the phone photography scene may be doing more harm than good to the craft of photography. This site gives me a platform to discuss this.

Why are you here? I'd never accuse you of wasting your time, you just happen to be on-message.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2013 at 23:25 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix S800c Review article (79 comments in total)
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BingoCharlie: So glad we got this review. Forget the NEX-6, GH3, XE-1, and 6D. A review of the Coolpix S800c is what DPR users have been clamoring for.

marike6, that argument is so old it's died of boredom.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2013 at 23:17 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix S800c Review article (79 comments in total)
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BingoCharlie: So glad we got this review. Forget the NEX-6, GH3, XE-1, and 6D. A review of the Coolpix S800c is what DPR users have been clamoring for.

Like GeorgeZ says, can we have some feedback why dpreview have the hardest time getting hold of cameras? Even amateur review sites get complimentary review copies...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2013 at 22:56 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix S800c Review article (79 comments in total)
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BingoCharlie: So glad we got this review. Forget the NEX-6, GH3, XE-1, and 6D. A review of the Coolpix S800c is what DPR users have been clamoring for.

The 6D was first previewed 6 months ago. It is one of the most significant cameras of the last few years.

We're still waiting for the review.

Not complaining, just reflecting what many in the community are thinking.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2013 at 21:57 UTC
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Daniel K Berman: Great comments and discussion. The Mobile Photography Awards are for photos shot and processed on...mobile phones and devices. Just like a Street Photography Awards would be for...street photos. Nothing wrong with categories and sub-genres of the medium. We at the MPA are thrilled at the art representing our Awards this year. Whether the images won in the VisualFX category or the Landscape category. It's all good. It's all subjective. Whiners will whine that the camera isn't as good as a DSLR. You're right. And your point is...?

I read this a lot that phone-photography scenesters come back at critics with strange accusations that the critics somehow feel "threatened", that they should "deal with it".

Some of us want to protect the craft of photography so that future generations continue to create stunning real-world images. If we identify a scene which is cheapening the craft while self-congratulating itself as championing it, then of course you should expect criticism.

Deal with it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2013 at 17:09 UTC
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longman: There should be different categories for photographers and photoshop manipulators.
Being able to produce pictures in photoshop doesn't mean you can compose a photo..

Again, this tired old argument that in film days people also manipulated photos, and again bringing up the tired old name of Ansel Adams.

Reality Check: what percentage of all photographers (whether hobby, pro, artist or other) manipulated film photos after taking the pic? Probably about 0.01% That's one in every ten thousand.

The vast majority just took their pics, 'manipulated' them before the actual shot (as in choosing film, filters, waiting for good light, staging light etc). They were developed mostly by a local camera shop.

What is the percentage of phone photographers who manipulate their images after actually taking them? Vastly more...perhaps 50% of all phone users who consider themselves 'photographers'.

Think about what this means for the craft of photography.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2013 at 20:37 UTC
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