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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Still I thought the all-caps word in the teaser text was totally appropriate.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 22:07 UTC as 46th comment
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Dante Birchen: Why take pictures at all? Just tell the AI what to show you.

" Unless it is a picture of a personal event, there's probably already better pictures of it on the internet than you will take."
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Scratch the "probably".

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 12:42 UTC

Don't know.

I cycle sometimes with camera bag on me. I'd still prefer a shoulder bag with the right kind of belt to this kind of model. This new thing doesn't appeal.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 06:33 UTC as 12th comment
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semorg: I think the only people buying this are the ones idiot enough to ride their bikes without a helmet

Love your approach.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 06:30 UTC
On article Olympus 45mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (191 comments in total)

The kids' photos certainly show the lens in a good light, so to speak.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 22:44 UTC as 32nd comment
On article Olympus 45mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (191 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: Utterly predictable that DPR nerds would end up debating equivalence with FF.

It does not matter. No one cares.

All that matters is that these lenses present new opportunities for m4/3 users. Couple these lenses with amazing IBIS and you have new creative possibilities.

Next thing of course we need comparison shots between the two lenses.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 22:42 UTC
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Yake: Perhaps DxO can acquire Lightroom too and save it from becoming subscription only.

"Perhaps DxO can acquire Lightroom too and save it from becoming subscription only."
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Nice suggestion. Not sure though if they're the best new Lightroom home. But have no better idea either.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 18:07 UTC
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MediArt: No Touchscreen?

"@alpard78 you big trolls!"
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What a mediartful statement.

[duck+cover]

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 10:01 UTC
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MediArt: No Touchscreen?

The touchscreen is not mentioned in the introductory text, that's why superficial readers might assume there's none. I had looked after that feature too, eagerly, and finally found it somewhere in the bulk text, fortunately before commenting.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 08:08 UTC
On article Hello Lightroom CC: Embracing the future (510 comments in total)

DPR: "and you can still organize by albums if you wish"
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I don't want that. I want to organize by folders and file-names - features that stay on when the software is gone. And exactly that seems difficult or impossible in shiny new Lightroom CC 1.0. At least to me.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 05:52 UTC as 13th comment
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AJC Photography: I miss mine ... but mostly only when keeping it at ISO 50. Seroiusly fabulous image quality at that low ISO. This FULLY articulating screen WAS and STILL IS absolutely fabulous. I was so excited when I upgraded my 20D to 60D for this reason more than any other. Don't use my (partly) two-way tiltable Fuji X-T2 screen anywhere near as much as my (now both sold) Canon cameras above. With Fuji, I cannot:

* Swivel it out to the side (avoiding my greasy nose going all over the screen)
* Grab it quickly, boldly and easily (and twist it at speed to any angle)
* Fold it back in on itself to protect screen sometimes (in say a camera or NON camera bag)
* Go 'extreme' angles with how much it rotates (and still not worry about it breaking or the cables and bracketry 'behind' it ... which look vulnerable compared to the FULLY articulating Canon ones.
Once you have experienced the very very best implication, ergonics-wise ... it is very hard to take second best. More so almost 15 years later !!

"This FULLY articulating screen WAS and STILL IS absolutely fabulous."
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That's what made me change from film to digital in the first place, starting with a Powershot G3. It offered me many more angles onto the world than any DSLR.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 05:17 UTC
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HRC2016: Why waste space reminiscing about an old camera?
Will the people who like this then complain when it takes a long time for reviews of current gear?

"This site can and should cater for a variety of tastes, not just what you personally happen to like."
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This is revolutionary thinking, but you might actually have a point.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 05:11 UTC
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HRC2016: Why waste space reminiscing about an old camera?
Will the people who like this then complain when it takes a long time for reviews of current gear?

"No camera reviews were harmed in the creation of this article :)"
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Ah, relief relief.

And at least 1 reader was nicely entertained through the creation of this article.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 05:10 UTC
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munro harrap: Throwback Thursday is worth a lot more attention than an hours work, tut, tut!!
There are things missed by those who descry its usefulness. Important stuff, like Ways of Seeing. You see in different ways with different machines, whose sensors capabilities limit and explode possibilities. Suppose I gave you now a Nikon Coolpix 950? Its viewfinder is pathetic-like an old Leica viewfinder, and it has a swivel body. Its like nothing you have ever used before- and you have to go shoot stuff on its low capacity CF card. You are used to a Canon 5DsR. What do you do, and HOW do you achieve good results? (Because you still can). Or you get to use Barney's G5 but you have never used anything below 24MP FF- what do you do, and how do you explode/exploit its limitations to produce truly stunning original work. These are really useful things to do, believe it or not, like using a mobile phone's camera adds immeasurably to one's output, eh?

I quite like the Throwback Thursday too. I still think that the very first installments were more entertaining, written with more of an, as you would say today, "narrative".

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 05:08 UTC
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lukecookphoto: "Here’s a suggestion, save your $125 to donate to Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico and use your smartphone instead. You’ll feel better and your photos will look better too."

Ah, I see this is one of those opinion pieces, which can otherwise be filed under "garbage".

Let people buy what they want or encourage them to buy another product if you think it's better, but do not try and guilt trip them into charity.

"Ah, I see this is one of those opinion pieces, which can otherwise be filed under "garbage"."
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And your smart comment can be filed under ___ ?

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 05:01 UTC

I've only seen the video's title page, as shown here.

Do the video's creators intend to e taken seriously by such a picture?

Or do they intentionally act like comedians to grab a wider, if not more knowledgable audience?

I won't dare to start the video, looking at this horrific title pic.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2017 at 18:29 UTC as 57th comment
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KEnrique: Don't understand why people keep on using Lightroom or Photoshop Raw to convert raw files... They are terrible!!! Try Capture One, or anyone of the good raw converters!

"I may not be very fond of Lightroom due to its heavy resource usage and the absurd subscription model pricing that makes it infeasible if you're not shooting professionally, but nobody else had come up with a better workflow management software."
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Agree with every aspect. Lightroom has a good flow, that's sure.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2017 at 11:30 UTC
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Angrymagpie: Oh dear, can’t some people just shut the hell up and enjoy great photography and the wonderful behind the scene documentation?

It’s depressing that great content like this still gets a lot of hate

"Angrymagpie - Oh dear, can’t some people just shut the hell up and enjoy great photography and the wonderful behind the scene documentation? - It’s depressing that great content like this still gets a lot of hate"
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Self-righteous, arrogant, shouting commentary like that makes me say anything you want to prohibit me to express.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 21:19 UTC
On article OnePlus 5 camera review (89 comments in total)
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h2k: I thought the introduction page should mention either "stabilized" or "not stabilized". I didn't see that information on the introduction page.

If there was no stabilization, the lack of it should still be mentioned in my opinion, even though i could also look it up elsewhere.

Or did i miss something?

"When a camera comes with OIS it's listed in the specs, when it doesn't it is not listed."
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I think it would be more clear if OIS is mentioned in both instances - if it's there or if it's not there. That way, you don't have to remember DPR's policy regarding the mentioning of OIS.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 21:35 UTC
On article OnePlus 5 camera review (89 comments in total)

I thought the introduction page should mention either "stabilized" or "not stabilized". I didn't see that information on the introduction page.

If there was no stabilization, the lack of it should still be mentioned in my opinion, even though i could also look it up elsewhere.

Or did i miss something?

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 05:46 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies
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