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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On article MIT previews autonomous tracking drone (4 comments in total)

Great to keep tabs on someone.

Like, your partner?

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 04:10 UTC as 2nd comment
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Edmond Leung: "..... no electricity, etc. But that’s just a minor inconvenience compared to what the people who lived through the disaster have endured."

I really respect him; especially his thinking, his style.

I thought he sounds like a very decent guy.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 21:15 UTC

"Because free is better."
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I suppose you mean free in the sense of "no financial transaction required". But then, every so often, other more dubious and less transparent transactions do happen.

I am very much against free. I'd love to pay for, say, Google Maps and get rid of a lot harrassment, but earn a few solid advantages.

Anything that's advertised as "free" has me running up the trees. Even if some marketing uncles believe the word is droole-inducing.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 12:35 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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chshooter: It might be small and light but i strongly suspect that must come at a price. Most likely heavy distortion that needs to be fixed in camera or post with a loss in image quality.

And 1700$ is too expensive compared to the proven Sigma 12-24 Art lens

"It might be small and light but i strongly suspect that must come at a price. Most likely heavy distortion that needs to be fixed in camera or post with a loss in image quality."
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Great early review!

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 06:02 UTC
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CameraLabTester: Great shot on that Capt Christine Walsh wave!

The image shows how Boeing engineers hurriedly taped down red and yellow spaghetti wiring on the front dashboard of the cockpit!

That lens packs a wallop!

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"The image shows how Boeing engineers hurriedly taped down red and yellow spaghetti wiring on the front dashboard of the cockpit!"
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Nice observation.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2017 at 12:09 UTC

I noted that you repeatedly criticize the "washed out" JPG colours and recommend to process raw files.

I'd thought that i don't expect the target group to do raw "developing" at all. The target group might, though, switch just once and for all to a different in-camera "my colour" mode like "Vivid" or "Vibrant" (even if skin seems to saturated then). I thought it would have been nice to recommend and demonstrate such a colour mode. I'm sure it's there. (Admittedly, i didn't read all of the review, so there's a chance i missed a respective note.)

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 17:27 UTC as 60th comment
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h2k: It's nice to see a super wide angle with a filter thread of 46 mm. From looking at the product photos, i wonder if you could still also use step-up rings (adapters) (*) on this Laowa 7,5mm.

All my filters are 58 mms. I'd love to put them on the Laowa 7,5 mm with an adapter. I just wonder if this adapter can be used at all, given the way the Laowa is constructed.

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Sorry if the correct word would have been step-down ring.

"Listed CF is 12cm"
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On an UWA, that's not allowing the closeness I'd like.

I hadn't thought about getting more distortion on UWA + close-up filter than with less extreme lenses.

Anyway with this 7,5 mm lens I could easily try it out, because I already have a larger-than-needed good close-up filter.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 23:15 UTC
On article Fantastic footage of fjords with the DJI Mavic Pro (55 comments in total)

"This footage, filmed by CreateOne film production on a DJI Mavic Pro high above Norway has us all checking our vacation days and airline ticket prices."
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I'd never go somewhere because of impressive aerial images. I won't see it as the drone did - not at all.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 23:03 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF gallery and first impressions (316 comments in total)

"I personally prefer my out-of-focus highlights to be defined circles or ellipses."
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Half agreed: Circles yes, ellipses no.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 11:43 UTC as 81st comment | 2 replies
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stevez: Ordered mine a week ago and I'm hoping for the free filters. I'll probably sell the OLY 7-14 ..... too big and heavy for the system, plus you can't add filters to it. The manual and calibrated focus scale will nice to have again for astrophotography.

Please report back after some days of testing.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2017 at 07:34 UTC
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h2k: It's nice to see a super wide angle with a filter thread of 46 mm. From looking at the product photos, i wonder if you could still also use step-up rings (adapters) (*) on this Laowa 7,5mm.

All my filters are 58 mms. I'd love to put them on the Laowa 7,5 mm with an adapter. I just wonder if this adapter can be used at all, given the way the Laowa is constructed.

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Sorry if the correct word would have been step-down ring.

Mike, thanks. I was planning to try polarizer and close-up lens. I have both of them already, so i'd only have to invest in a step-up ring. It's good to know that the lens hood can be removed.

I had pondered to get the lighter version, as it seems to be only 20 USD more expensive. It remains to be seen if that version has a removable lens hood as well (i'd guess so). On the other hand, the lighter version might perhaps be less durable and solid which would be a con.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2017 at 07:34 UTC
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h2k: It's nice to see a super wide angle with a filter thread of 46 mm. From looking at the product photos, i wonder if you could still also use step-up rings (adapters) (*) on this Laowa 7,5mm.

All my filters are 58 mms. I'd love to put them on the Laowa 7,5 mm with an adapter. I just wonder if this adapter can be used at all, given the way the Laowa is constructed.

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Sorry if the correct word would have been step-down ring.

Obs, thanks - but my question had been: Will the Laowa 7,5/2,0 be able to accommodate such a ring, given the way it is built?

Link | Posted on May 6, 2017 at 05:08 UTC

It's nice to see a super wide angle with a filter thread of 46 mm. From looking at the product photos, i wonder if you could still also use step-up rings (adapters) (*) on this Laowa 7,5mm.

All my filters are 58 mms. I'd love to put them on the Laowa 7,5 mm with an adapter. I just wonder if this adapter can be used at all, given the way the Laowa is constructed.

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Sorry if the correct word would have been step-down ring.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 12:40 UTC as 4th comment | 8 replies
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h2k: Sorry, if i may ask:

- Does this lens send EXIF (for easy corrections by lens profile)?

- Is there any hi-quality rectilinear alternative prime below 10 mm for MFT? (Not fisheye, not lo-quality results, not Oly's or Pana's zooms incl. the new 8-16.)

Thanks!

I noted one more contender:

Walimex Pro Fisheye 7,5/3,5

Sold for just 160 Euro.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 12:25 UTC
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luben solev: I came here to hear about the date itself, or at least how you got the date.....and left disappointed. :-(

+1.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 11:32 UTC
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ReCaptcha: "Back then, one of the most useful items I carried in my camera bag was a towel. Come to think of it, that's still true." Very true. After all, "A towel ... is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have."

I think in really hard times, a spoon might even top a towel.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 11:31 UTC
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Archiver: This article seems to be missing the part about getting a date with the 1D Mark II.

We need this part of the story.

For science.

Please deliver.

Agreed. A tease that's nothing but a tease is nothing (and creates wary subscribers).

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 11:29 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (381 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Is the review really only 2 pages? Is there no conclusion page for it?

I do appreciate DPR trying different formats and styles. And I agree i'm am old DPR reader and thus might be biased in favour of the old layout. But anyway, in any review anywhere i'll look for the "conclusion" or "verdict" first and it's not easy to find here - it's not mentioned in the table of content. The word "conclusion" should be there.

And I feel the conclusion should be at your fingertips.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 16:18 UTC
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3tagebart: Rishi <3 Sony :-)

Rishi, i just hope you won't get discouraged here. Hope you have the strength to - as one humorist said - "not even ignore those".

We get phantastic, free content here presented in a very clear and professional way and with a very convenient minimum of commercial interests shown by the site owner.

If we don't like an article, we can simply skip to something else which we will enjoy and learn from. It's easy. And free.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 08:48 UTC
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Daniel L: a9 is like a new iPhone, bloggers write anything that sells traffic out of nothing.
What's next? a9 unboxing video? bend test? How to get the best my-first-shot with a9?

"What's next? a9 unboxing video? bend test? How to get the best my-first-shot with a9?"
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This is quite insulting and might imply you didn't even read/understand the headline.

Why not actually post your remarks on a frenzied blog? Why not simply ignore this information here, if it doesn't appear to be convenient?

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 08:44 UTC
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