h2k

Lives in Germany Southern Bavaria, Germany
Works as a Write, edit, translate, photog, video tutorials
Joined on Apr 14, 2009
About me:

Writer, editor, translator, photographer, video tutorial producer, in English and German, based in Germany.

Interested in assignments. See link here to my English website.

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dvilaplana: Nice app, but they chose the wrong name. This has nothing to do with a Technical camera.

I was expecting some kind of tilt/shift corrections and blurred backgrounds nicely given by that AI. Then we could start thinking of technical cameras, right?

That app's name truly misleads, guys.

"That app's name truly misleads, guys."
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Isn't that what marketing is all about? And politics?

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2018 at 17:09 UTC
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Jonathan Brady: Drip
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18mp APSC re-used and re-badged with tiny tweaks
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6D + tiny tweaks = 6D Mark II
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50mm f/1.8 slightly tweaked = 50mm f/1.8 STM
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EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS USM II + a few minor tweaks = v.III
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This is obviously not an exhaustive list if you've paid any attention to Canon's releases over the past decade.
Some people are fed up with being drip fed updates and have, or want to, leave the Canon system. Others appreciate the value of older tech and the downward pressure that tweaked "new" products put on perfectly adequate old product's used prices. There are, of course, also those who will buy tweaked products because of an inexplicable brand loyality. None of these is an incorrect mentality for the consumer, but it's pretty obvious which consumers Canon are courting.

OP, entertaining drip feed!

(Even if it might be an established style figure, of which I'm not aware though.)

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2018 at 16:28 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI first impressions (261 comments in total)

From this text i understand you shot strangers for this test, after introduction and asking permission? Did they sign anything or does their ready smile signal willing cooperation?

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2018 at 15:06 UTC as 49th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI sample gallery (236 comments in total)
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h2k: I fully understand that the lens for a small sensor delivers only limited bokeh. The many portraits in this series (thanks!) allow to judge the bokeh - the degree of softness and its character.

The degree of softness is limited, as necessary. The bokeh's character is dull. I've had even smaller cameras which delivered a more atmospheric (not nervous) bokeh within their limits. It's a matter of taste also, but this bokeh here disappoints (again, not the degree of softness, but its rendering).

Maybe some bokeh tests in high contrast and backlit situations will reveal more.

Hi, thanks for your comments. The nicest bokeh from a compact i ever got was on an Olympus XZ-2 (an exceptionally sharp, brillant lens with striking (if little) bokeh with it's very own (unobtrusive, non-nervous) character; i do quite a few close-ups and enjoy good bokeh) (aware that any Hasselblad out-bokehs the models mentioned above by a trillion). I think i had some older Powershots too that outperformed the bokeh seen here. The bokeh here reminds me of some uninspired Gaussian blurring. But IIRC there were no high-contrast or backlit scenes which are essential to judge bokeh.

The very first MFT 14-45 lens from Panasonic (starting at f3,5 or so) had the same bland, washed out bokeh i see here, other MFT lenses delivered much more pleasingly.

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In my initial statement, by "smaller" i meant smaller sensor/focal length, not smaller camera body. Maybe i should clarify that.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2018 at 13:17 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI sample gallery (236 comments in total)

I fully understand that the lens for a small sensor delivers only limited bokeh. The many portraits in this series (thanks!) allow to judge the bokeh - the degree of softness and its character.

The degree of softness is limited, as necessary. The bokeh's character is dull. I've had even smaller cameras which delivered a more atmospheric (not nervous) bokeh within their limits. It's a matter of taste also, but this bokeh here disappoints (again, not the degree of softness, but its rendering).

Maybe some bokeh tests in high contrast and backlit situations will reveal more.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2018 at 11:39 UTC as 71st comment | 4 replies
On article Sony announces Cyber-shot RX100 VI with 24-200mm zoom (756 comments in total)
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Rich Evans: Sony is doing something brilliant with these little cameras.

While a bit expensive if portability and high IQ are paramount look no further than the RX100 line. My daughter uses my old RX100III (syncing to her iPhone) and I occasionally take it fishing as well. It still produces stunning pictures! I didn't know what Sony could do to entice me to buy one more but here it is.

For most people out there there is not much need than one of these little cameras. The longer reach will take a lot of weight of those who like to go hiking, fishing (me), vlogging and overall photographing. Exciting news!

Also (since they always show up in every thread), don't let the Micro Four Thurds fans bully you into thinking this chip doesn't punch above its size matching the slightly larger MFT. This is another nail in the MFT system coffin unless they go back to their motto of cheap & small, this camera runs circles around MFT in almost all departments, losing only in one: lens selection. LOL!

"Micro Four Thurds"
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I like you.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2018 at 15:43 UTC
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Mike CH: 26 min video?

Who sits through that?

"If people expect to be entertained, 26 min is probably more reasonable, than when people expect to be briefly informed. I belong in the second category."
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Count me in.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2018 at 07:38 UTC
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Mike CH: 26 min video?

Who sits through that?

"26 min video? Who sits through that?"
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Well certainly not me.

I'm all for a well written article (and DPR low and behold has a good standard) - and i'll never subject myself to about *any* video. Ugh.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 18:40 UTC

"...the best photo spots, from New York City to Beijing"
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Thanks, but i know how to avoid these places even without an app.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2018 at 04:09 UTC as 25th comment

...one participate explaining, "It could be a rubbish photograph but if somebody commented on it, it made it worthwhile."
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Yuk.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2018 at 17:09 UTC as 51st comment

Well, i very much prefer written content and i don't want to be "entertained" in a style tailored for kindergarden dwellers. Let's hope that all information spread by these Youtube personalities (meant without a bias, honestly) would also be available as text.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2018 at 18:48 UTC as 178th comment | 1 reply

If there is Kickstarter campaign to *stop* this project, i'd for once take part.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 15:45 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony a7 III Review (2194 comments in total)
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keepreal: As I have been saying all along, lenses are two big, too heavy and too expensive. Only a proportion of camera users need wide aperture lenses. Unless you actually like EVF, the Nikon D750 is still the new D750, What a waste of brilliant technology this is.

In this review "Nikon's aging D750..." what nonsense.

"As I have been saying all along, lenses are two big"
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We all should listen more two you.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 06:57 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (2194 comments in total)
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Prognathous: Most popular comments all pre-date this review :-(

"We're working on implementing this real soon."
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Scott, great, thanks.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2018 at 18:42 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (2194 comments in total)
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Prognathous: Most popular comments all pre-date this review :-(

I also think old comments (made on previously published parts of the review) should be separated from comments made for the final complete review.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2018 at 14:33 UTC
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Paul B Jones: I really like flickr just the way it is, in all its glorious simplicity. And I really don't like website revamps. I'm probably in for a world of pain.

Lot of envy loaded off here.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2018 at 07:02 UTC
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Paul B Jones: I really like flickr just the way it is, in all its glorious simplicity. And I really don't like website revamps. I'm probably in for a world of pain.

"I really don't like website revamps. I'm probably in for a world of pain"
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You must have experienced much pain in the last 2 decades.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2018 at 04:55 UTC
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barringtonpro1: Personally I like this, but most people can't tell the difference between cell phone quality chip and medium format quality chip, images. The rules of 1950's format still apply but, too few notice anymore. The "photo drawing true compression" from it's long focal length lenses and short distance must be beautiful.

The window of opportunity with this is maybe, 7 years, serving the uber rich. Wish I could be there.

"h2k - of the people I know, including myself, almost all photos are deleted, hardly any are saved. Most are not worth saving except family and friend photos. Not many know how to take a good photo, especially for most cell phone and tablet hotographers."
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Mshot - i certainly agree that most photos deserve deletion, and i regret that my current cam doesn't have batch deletion, as had a previous model.

But i heard several snapshotters with lots of ugly pics tell me, "why delete, storage is cheap and you never know..." Anyway i'm all for deleting too, and i try hard to weed out as much as possible. I think 1 keeper per day - seen over 365 days - would be a nice rate.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 15:17 UTC
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barringtonpro1: Personally I like this, but most people can't tell the difference between cell phone quality chip and medium format quality chip, images. The rules of 1950's format still apply but, too few notice anymore. The "photo drawing true compression" from it's long focal length lenses and short distance must be beautiful.

The window of opportunity with this is maybe, 7 years, serving the uber rich. Wish I could be there.

"Most people don't care about IQ. They look at a photo for half a second and delete it"
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I don't think so. I think they look at a photo for half a second and move to the next photo. I never heard that anybody deleted a photo.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 04:31 UTC
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1233 comments in total)
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Zdman: DPR the masters at click bait. 746 comments on an opinion piece and counting. Some new camera announcements don't even get that type of interest. Bravo.

YES! Anything that attracts discussion must be click-bait!

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 12:06 UTC
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