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Henrikw

Henrikw

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Jul 16, 2005

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I look forward to see how this camera performs with the Canon 1.2 in low light.
Could it match or even outperform the 5d mkIII in AF speed and iso?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2015 at 22:34 UTC as 45th comment | 2 replies
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Henrikw: Great to see that there is finally a reaction to Tamron's brilliant 24-70 VC. I wonder how long we need to wait before Canon adds IS to their 24-70. As their 70-200 II proved, IS does not compromise image quality.
As for criticising it for being heavier...come on!!! Lift some weights and man up. I'm carrying my 85mm 1.2 along with a second camera/lens for up to 8 hours at weddings and feel absolutely fine afterwards.

Well, we are not talking lenses with the weight of a manhole cover. People are criticising it for being marginally heavier. Good optics and weight are usually inseparable so I would say a bit more weight is a good tradeoff. If your arms are getting tired from the bit of extra weight - yes, you might consider working out a bit.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 14:18 UTC
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Weyskipper: Interesting to read the amount of off-topic royal hate. Collectively there is much logic in saying let's abolish the royals. Nobody deserves anything. They are just lucky. True, this equally applies to the Kardashians and many other celebrity stunts. There is a bit more class with the royals I would argue...

However, whatever emotional arguments people have here are a few facts:
- The British Royal Family costs £33m a year of taxpayer money
- it is estimated they bring in around £500m of tourism revenue for the country
- many other countries have royals who do much less for their countries
- the actually work quite hard to use their brand to help the UK.

Finally, life is not fair, best is to get over it and focus on your own contribution and happiness. Move on folks as they say!

You are the only one mentioning "fairness and cost" in connection with the Royals. They aren't. It's not the Royals of anno 1600 - their function these days is very different and as mentioned above, they do a lot of good for the country including bringing in a £500m tourism revenue.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 08:55 UTC
On Under the hood: A closer look at the Sony a7R II article (586 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: Happy to hear that they are finally bringing the AF up to speed.

I would say the AF was already up to speed on the A6000 - but this is a further step in the right direction

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 21:14 UTC
On Under the hood: A closer look at the Sony a7R II article (586 comments in total)
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MidwestDad: Look, the Sony marketing slideshow! Just what I would expect from an unbiased review site...not :)
Seriously, did someone go to a Sony marketing event, drink some kool-aid and then take snapshots of all the slides from the PPT presentation?
Wouldn't a link directly to Sony work just as well if not better?

Unless these claims are part of a fake marketing gimmick, what's wrong about posting illustrations and examples of the technical capabilities of this camera? Is any article praising a camera "biased"?
Let's wait and see if it lives up to these expectations. If it does (and I can't see why it wouldn't), the hype around this camera is indeed justified.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 15:11 UTC
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Weyskipper: Interesting to read the amount of off-topic royal hate. Collectively there is much logic in saying let's abolish the royals. Nobody deserves anything. They are just lucky. True, this equally applies to the Kardashians and many other celebrity stunts. There is a bit more class with the royals I would argue...

However, whatever emotional arguments people have here are a few facts:
- The British Royal Family costs £33m a year of taxpayer money
- it is estimated they bring in around £500m of tourism revenue for the country
- many other countries have royals who do much less for their countries
- the actually work quite hard to use their brand to help the UK.

Finally, life is not fair, best is to get over it and focus on your own contribution and happiness. Move on folks as they say!

Good post. Thanks for shutting up the haters

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 23:14 UTC

Great to see that there is finally a reaction to Tamron's brilliant 24-70 VC. I wonder how long we need to wait before Canon adds IS to their 24-70. As their 70-200 II proved, IS does not compromise image quality.
As for criticising it for being heavier...come on!!! Lift some weights and man up. I'm carrying my 85mm 1.2 along with a second camera/lens for up to 8 hours at weddings and feel absolutely fine afterwards.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 09:43 UTC as 17th comment | 5 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1547 comments in total)
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Henrikw: Looking at the ISO performance (RAW), I'm a bit surprised that there has been so little development since the first version. Still, looks like an amazing camera

I was:) Certainly better than II

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 11:37 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1547 comments in total)

Looking at the ISO performance (RAW), I'm a bit surprised that there has been so little development since the first version. Still, looks like an amazing camera

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 11:15 UTC as 52nd comment | 3 replies
On Readers' Showcase: Luis dos Santos article (53 comments in total)
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chj: Sorry, but this is similar to photographers who focus on shooting graffiti. The architects and graffiti artists may deserve praise, but unless you are really adding something more to it in your photo, it's not your art. In these photos, I don't see the photographer adding enough to call it his own.

There is very little you can do with photographing a wall with graffiti. Much more effort has been put into these pictures - I bet a lot of people wouldn't even see the potential when walking around these locations but Luis made them look impressive with the choice of equipment, composition and technical skills. Superb set!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 14:34 UTC

If only they would put a 1" sensor in this one. That would be a winner

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 08:35 UTC as 49th comment | 2 replies
On Sony: An eye on focus article (763 comments in total)
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Henrikw: In the first video only one shot at 0:44 seem to be accurately focused on the eyes. I wonder why it's so keen on the tip of the nose. Hopefully this problem will be ironed out eventually. Great progress in any case

Would the problem not be sorted if PDAF could be switched off in favour of contrast AF (eye has more contrast than the nose)?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 14:31 UTC
On Sony: An eye on focus article (763 comments in total)

In the first video only one shot at 0:44 seem to be accurately focused on the eyes. I wonder why it's so keen on the tip of the nose. Hopefully this problem will be ironed out eventually. Great progress in any case

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 14:18 UTC as 133rd comment | 4 replies
On Readers' Showcase: Martin Kozak article (69 comments in total)

Brilliant photography - well done!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 14:02 UTC as 13th comment
On Canon announces 50mm F1.8 STM lens article (310 comments in total)
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SarahBK: Improved close focusing distance and aperture blades - Canon is finally listening to us!

All it needs is better sharpness at f/1.8-f/2.2 over its predecessor and it will be an absolute winner.

Yep, lack of sharpness wide open and inaccurate focusing was an issue with the old lens. Fingers crossed Canon has ironed out these problems so f/1.8 is usable without too much compromise. If so, it will be an absolute bargain

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 15:08 UTC

Wow - again, big kudos to Tamron! I bought their 24-70 in a heartbeat and sold my Canon equivalent - no regrets. Now my Canon 16-35 will be replaced by this wonderful new lens.
Keep it up!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 12:25 UTC as 27th comment

Thanks for this great video.
I'm very happy to see the A6000 getting all this praise as it's well deserved. At some point, even the biggest camera snobs will have to come to terms with the fact that Sony has created a little, cheap mirrorless which holds it's own against the big, expensive dslr's - in some areas outperforming the Canons and Nikons.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 16:55 UTC as 75th comment | 3 replies

1st picture was shot with a 5d mkIII at iso1000, but it's incredibly noisy.
I imagine it was very underexposed. Cracking shot though!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 15:29 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply

Very excited about this lens!
Tamron has really upped the game lately, and unlike Canon they actually listened to photographers (wedding photographers in particular) and added IS to their 24-70 lens. And before you start – adding IS does not deteriorate quality – look at the canon 70-200 mkII. Not being a lens snob, I have absolutely no problem sporting a cheaper Tamron alternative if I feel it offers more than the Canon option.
About the weight "issue"…seriously?!? If you see weight as a negative, are you also blaming the amazing Canon 85mm 1.2 for being too heavy? Weight happens to come with good quality glass. If you can't lift it, go to the gym and man up.

I wish Tamron all the best and will do my best to support them.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 08:48 UTC as 43rd comment

Cameras like the 5d MKIII have dual card slots - my primary cards are 1 maybe two 64gb CF cards (depending on wedding size) - backup is a 128gb sd card.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2014 at 10:29 UTC as 20th comment
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