Henrikw

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

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Kai Pfaffenbach: "When Usain Bolt prepared for his 100m semi-final I decided to play with slow shutter speed for that race. I set my camera (shutter speed) to a 50th of a second and was waiting for the moment when he passed my position. In this very right moment he looked to his left with the proud smile and my first thought was: 'hopefully I got this sharp.' Well, I've been a lucky bunny in this case but I still would not have imagined at this moment that this picture would go viral and get worldwide recognition.

Very impressive shot . Here at 100%
https://s14.postimg.org/t5xc7ljep/RTX2_MJSI.jpg

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 09:57 UTC as 17th comment

People who really want to film/take pictures in these areas will just jailbreak the phone. Surely there will be a workaround.
I'm a happy android convert btw

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 08:36 UTC as 116th comment | 2 replies

Switched to the S7 Edge a few months ago - iphone user for 7 years.
All my worries about switching to Android were unfounded. The phone is amazing in every way - camera, expandable memory (I have almost 200gb), everything is configurable, and no reliance on software to add music and videos.
I certainly don't miss apple and doubt I ever will.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 11:36 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

Limited use without auto focus. Could have been a great wedding lens, but 1.2 manual focus would not work for this purpose.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 10:28 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (516 comments in total)
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RedFox88: 3 nikon reviews in a row? How much are they paying dpr?!

Why are people so hung up on whether dpr is being paid by the manufacturers? If you think the review is biased and unfair, state why you think that is. These dodgy bribery theories are getting a bit tiring to be honest.
Dpr takes heat if they don't review enough and accused of bias if they review too much. Ridiculous.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 10:50 UTC
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oscarvdvelde: and astronaut Tim Peake takes the better photographs with it: https://www.flickr.com/photos/timpeake

Absolutely right - wow, thanks for the link!

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 08:16 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2154 comments in total)
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ogl: A6000 has sharper pictures

Yes - why would that be?!?
http://s12.postimg.org/qsuaavl0r/Screen_Shot_2016_03_18_at_09_47_07.png

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 09:50 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2154 comments in total)
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dbm305: On the comparison tool the A6300 seems a bit sharper at base ISO than the A6000. That's odd. Is there are weaker AA filter? Is it a different lens? Am I fooling myself?

Other way around in the corners:
http://s12.postimg.org/qsuaavl0r/Screen_Shot_2016_03_18_at_09_47_07.png

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 09:49 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony a6300 real-world samples (368 comments in total)
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Henrikw: I feel a bit more effort could have gone into the gallery. People practising parkour sounds like the perfect opportunity to capture some stunning action shots, but I see none.
Anyway, I'm in no doubt this camera is another winner from Sony - I've had the A6000 for a couple of years and it continues to impress me.
When it comes to capturing action, I will pick this any day over my 5D mkIII.

When I say action I don't necessarily mean sports. Could be the kids running around. Or recently I got some cool shots of my son racing his 30 mph rc car. I covered a big Dodgeball event last year with the a6000 and I got better shots then previous years using the 5d MkIII/MKII. Using mostly the 50mm 1.8

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 15:11 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony a6300 real-world samples (368 comments in total)

I feel a bit more effort could have gone into the gallery. People practising parkour sounds like the perfect opportunity to capture some stunning action shots, but I see none.
Anyway, I'm in no doubt this camera is another winner from Sony - I've had the A6000 for a couple of years and it continues to impress me.
When it comes to capturing action, I will pick this any day over my 5D mkIII.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 09:25 UTC as 62nd comment | 3 replies

bravo Tamron!
Glad to see them expanding this range of high quality lenses. I bought the SP 35mm and it's an amazing wedding photography lens.
I will still keep my Canon 1.2, but I'm sure it will be a big hit

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 10:14 UTC as 45th comment
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M1963: It's appalling to think of everything these refugees went through, from fleeing their countries on account of the war to falling prey of greedy smugglers - only to arrive in Europe and be treated as they if they were terrorists and criminals.
Hungary, a member state of the EU, is actually under a fascist rule; all member states seem to regard refugees as an embarrassment at best; Denmark passed laws to confiscate the refugees possessions; and they're the subject of prejudice and racism all over Europe.
Yet when I watch the news, all the EU cares about is that Greece and Portugal pay their debts and submit to Herr Schaeuble's whims.
Sometimes I feel ashamed of being an European.
On a more positive note (if there's anything positive about this refugee crisis): this is indeed a great picture. I believe it carries on with the best photojournalistic tradition. Robert Capa and W. Eugene Smith would certainly approve it.

The refugee situation is being exploited by people from non-war zones such as Eritrea and Albania. Look up the statistics.
It is not up to us to invite the world's poor to live in our welfare states - first of all it does nothing to sort the problems in their home countries, secondly, it is a threat to our welfare. Even Merkel has admitted this after her open border invitation.
The media is tirelessly promoting the refugee situation as purely being about families fleeing certain death. Statistics again paint a different picture. Rather than being desperate for safety, the able-bodies young men have found time to research which countries offer the best welfare payouts, and which ones are most lenient on family reunifications. Such as: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmqbtyfQ3f8

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 11:14 UTC

I love the IS, but 22mp is completely unnecessary. Image quality is what counts and most smart phones still have a long way. Can't see how packing 22mp inside an even smaller sensor is going to improve the quality - particularly low light/high iso which is where every single smart phone utterly fails.

I was planning to hold on to my iphone 5 until there is a big leap forward in image quality (I take loads of photos with my phone).
Seems I will be waiting for a long time
http://www.mobipicker.com/sonys-new-22-5-megapixel-exmor-imx318-apple-samsungs-flagship/

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 09:24 UTC as 13th comment | 5 replies
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Thematic: Portraits with different focal lengths. (shared with permission)

http://s2.postimg.org/z4j7r4eih/Focal_Length_Portraits.jpg

Showing the differences in compression.

her nose looks massive at 24mm. not very flattering.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 09:29 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)

Awesome camera for the pro market. Can I just remind people that the pro segment value build quality and more than happy to carry the weight of it? The lenses they attatch to it will often diminish the size/weight of the body.
Seems people have become too accustomed to mirrorless/light weight/portability marketing and shocked when a camera of this caliber and purpose enters the market.
If you consider weight a disadvantage it simply isn't aimed at you. And that's when you move on.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 10:27 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2161 comments in total)
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Henrikw: Excellent review. Thank you.
I am more convinced than ever that this is my next camera upgrade.
But I'm still waiting for proper tests on the accuracy using it with the Canon 85mm 1.2. This lens is my bread and butter, and I need to make sure it performs as good (hopefully better AF) than on my MKIII,
Having this amazing lens image stabilized would be a dream come true!!!

Thanks for the replies. This certainly sounds promising!!!

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 15:37 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2161 comments in total)

Excellent review. Thank you.
I am more convinced than ever that this is my next camera upgrade.
But I'm still waiting for proper tests on the accuracy using it with the Canon 85mm 1.2. This lens is my bread and butter, and I need to make sure it performs as good (hopefully better AF) than on my MKIII,
Having this amazing lens image stabilized would be a dream come true!!!

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 23:34 UTC as 192nd comment | 5 replies
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Ron Poelman: Why all this playing with modes ?
Boo Hoo, the toys are junk.
Where are the basic SMALL ctr point focus shots ?
No one's going to fiddle the modes as a play is developing,
you point, you shoot, you pray, surely.
How FAST and how ACCURATE is the focus in a normal mode ?
In other words, how did it go used in the way we expect ?
Not in some pointless, "feature" walk through.

That said, EVF still too slow for sports ? Fair enough. Back to you Sony.

The purpose of shooting this game was to do a camera/lens test while experimenting/giving feedback on various AF settings - not capturing material for news publishing. This was by no means pointless to those of us considering buying this camera

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 00:07 UTC
On photo Woodland Path in the A fresh take challenge (23 comments in total)

Could we please have some comments on the workflow?

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2015 at 22:16 UTC as 3rd comment

regardless how big you make these hotshoe softboxes, they will never compete with the result achieved from bouncing the flash on a white wall. If I can't achieve directional light from my flash I'd rather turn if off

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2015 at 21:43 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies
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