dholl

dholl

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

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On article Readers' Showcase: Tom Goodman (90 comments in total)

cool that you've got your own style, tho' the raindrops/scratched-glass are a bit cliche.

#13 is really good, i'd have that on my wall :)

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2015 at 17:54 UTC as 11th comment
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $1200-2000 (328 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: The comments have dwindled into a trickle for this category.

A clear indicator that general consumers will only be willing to pay for the features that they need and have smarter budgets.

Unless one is a professional, it really is such an uncool thing, these days, to be strapped with heavy DSLRs as huge necklaces.

It makes the common enthusiast tourist like a wallet endowed wannabee or pretend pro.

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nobody thinks about how cool their camera looks...unless you're a wannabe hipster?

Handling is very important. DSLR's have unique handling which mirrorless hasn't matched, or when you do get the odd mirrorless in DSLR-shape, it still lacks the optical viewfinder which many prefer.

Personally I prefer DSLR because I can use them without thinking too much. A mirrorless I often find is too small, fiddly and display-driven.

If you think it's "uncool" to be seen with a DSLR that reveals where your priorities are when looking for a camera. And that's fine. It's just not how most people think.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2015 at 17:51 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (495 comments in total)
In reply to:

JakeB: That is one ugly camera.

And yes, it does matter to me.

Those who have no eye for design have no business using cameras in the first place.

look at this frakkin' hipster

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 22:35 UTC
On article Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue (347 comments in total)

high-end Canons are "made in Japan". high-end Nikons are not.

I believe this fact bares further investigation as there lies the answer to Nikon's problems.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 11:26 UTC as 42nd comment | 7 replies
On article Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue (347 comments in total)
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dholl: unfortunately the one great competitor to Canon is becoming a laughing stock.

utterly unreliable since that D600 fiasco.

@trk, completely agree. My user review of the 5DIII/6D admitted the D600 offered better IQ but that the Canon is the better tool as it simply works (ever tried comparing the live-views of these cameras?)

@haW, all...100%...of the D600's were affected. Any future service advisory will remind one of this fiasco as it adds to the unreliable reputation Nikon is sadly building.

@VP, and the D800 L-AF issue. And the D750 flare issue...etc

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 11:25 UTC
On article Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue (347 comments in total)

unfortunately the one great competitor to Canon is becoming a laughing stock.

utterly unreliable since that D600 fiasco.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 20:16 UTC as 80th comment | 8 replies
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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).

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 23:33 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.

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.

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. "

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

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2013 at 17:24 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

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.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2013 at 17:22 UTC
On article Ten items you should have in your camera bag (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?

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2013 at 14:16 UTC
On article Ten items you should have in your camera bag (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).

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 23:24 UTC
On article Fashion photography with the 41MP Nokia Lumia 1020 (124 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.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 14:10 UTC
On article Fashion photography with the 41MP Nokia Lumia 1020 (124 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.

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.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 15:29 UTC
On article Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix S800c Review (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.

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.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2013 at 13:23 UTC
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