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 Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9: What you need to know (211 comments in total)
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dmanthree: Should have been named the GX90. Definitely not an "upgrade" to the GX8. I was hoping for a genuine improvement to the GX8, but this certainly isn't it. It's a nice, capable cam, but when you drop something like weather sealing and put a less capable EVF in you may alienate GX8 users looking for something more. And that "grip?" Really? When you recognize that the grip is so lame you sell one as an add-on, you've failed. Not for me.

„I like a little fill in flash - but the rotating screen gone “

Just my sentiment.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 17:37 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9: What you need to know (211 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: What we need to know:
Tonight, before you sleep kiss your GM1,GM5, GX8, GX80(85 or 7 MkII) and give a big hug.

Keep your hard earned cash for more capable products and enjoy your photograhpy.

And never forget to buy nice flowers to your wife in thia time of year :)

Disagree partly, but find wording agreeable anyway.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 17:33 UTC
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tinternaut: So has Panasonic finally put that long in the tooth 16MP sensor to bed? I like it. The GX80 has been selling very reasonably on eBay. If this makes drives that cost down a little, then paint me even more tempted towards a GX80 (though the EOS M100 is also vying for my attention, as it would be something completely different to muck about with).

Wot no Hi Res mode?

"Wot no Hi Res mode?"
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Had the same thought (with different spelling though).

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 18:52 UTC
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Rich Evans: Panasonic seems to be real desperate to get a hit. It used to be Sony releasing cameras every 3 days. Now Panasonic took the crown.

Lower resolution, tiny sensor, not enough DR, heavier (so much for light Micro Four Thirds) and the customary unreliable Panasonic focus system? GH5 might be a good video camera but the rest is just terrible, spend your money in something better folks.

„You are an aggressive little man aren't you“
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Gentlemen...

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 14:10 UTC
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Don Sata: 12,800 bucks, hard to use but it blurs the background.... or get a cheap 50 mm lens, buy a set of blurred ciclorama backs and spend 12,000 dollars in women, liquour and rock and roll...

Can't decide!

May i change the rock'n roll for jazz & salsa?

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 06:08 UTC
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PhotoKhan: A company decided to acquire the "Kodak" name for god-knows-what.

Following that strategy, they're now into crypto-whatever.

Why is DPR, a photography site, continuously publicizing these mega-shenanigans?

...Is it because of name nostalgia?

Should we expect full coverage of the "Kodak-crack" if and when it appears?

I also think this is no topic for a photocentric site - just as Canon's photocopiers or Olympus' medical equipment aren't.

"@Focus Shift Shooting: OK, you're new. But mind your manners in future."
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+3

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 17:54 UTC

Like others here, i would also suggest to not show the video on DPR (the video *does* fascinate), but to only show a low-res still image taken from the video to illustrate the drone operator's recklessness.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 16:04 UTC as 95th comment | 1 reply
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gameshoes3003: I replicate some pictures because I legitimately think the one I saw was awesome, and I want my own. Furthermore, I'm inclined to believe that, for social media, the picture is only the documentation of being present. The image has little bearing on the experience the traveler was able to take away.

Say, the "Firefall" at Yosemite Nat'l Park. I took my photo of it last year. My picture looks just like the thousands of others. But, it's mine. I saw it with my own eyes, and I'm taking the experience with me. The picture is just evidence that I was there.

"My picture looks just like the thousands of others. But, it's mine. I saw it with my own eyes, and I'm taking the experience with me."
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To each their own.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 20:53 UTC
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h2k: "This video shows that everyone takes the exact same Instagram travel photos"
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Surprised?

I'll pay any Paris tour guide big money to take me *away* from that tower they seem to have there.

20 people will offer to snap me with my or their camera and will ask me to snap them. I dislike hordes and hordes-behaviour. I've seen other Eiffel constructions with similar appeal. I am aware that I might still be considered stupid, especially as the area is void of other nice places.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 20:51 UTC

"This video shows that everyone takes the exact same Instagram travel photos"
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Surprised?

I'll pay any Paris tour guide big money to take me *away* from that tower they seem to have there.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 17:40 UTC as 60th comment | 2 replies
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DPFranz: I wish the conclusions could be summarized in text. Not sure why, but whenever I see video only content...I just stop being interested.

„I wish the conclusions could be summarized in text. Not sure why, but whenever I see video only content...I just stop being interested“
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Same here, only i know why.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 23:14 UTC
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Martin JC: Be aware, very aware. Google is interested in Google. Do you really want to log your life with 'clips' and hand over that data for free to Google?

"Be aware, very aware. Google is interested in Google. Do you really want to log your life with 'clips' and hand over that data for free to Google?"
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YES!!! YES!!!! YES!!!!!

I hear many a selfie enthusiast scream.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 18:16 UTC
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tinternaut: Sounds like the device worn by some of the characters in The Circle. So who fancies going transparent?

"So who fancies going transparent?"
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Well not me, i promise. But others wearing the thing will make anyone in their path transparent anyway.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 18:14 UTC
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h2k: "The Hasselblad H6D-400c multi-shot captures insane 400MP images"
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Headline could have been so much nicer indeed w/out the "insane".

I would more likely read an articel without the "insane" in the title, except perhaps an article about the health condition of an *interesting* person.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2018 at 12:15 UTC

"The Hasselblad H6D-400c multi-shot captures insane 400MP images"
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Headline could have been so much nicer indeed w/out the "insane".

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 19:40 UTC as 56th comment | 2 replies
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HRC2016: If CVS was really concerned about its customers' health, maybe they would encourage them to not smear chemicals on their faces in the first place.

"...they would encourage them to not smear chemicals on their faces"
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Correct. And fwiw, i don't hold cameras on my face (but snap with live view).

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 06:10 UTC
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jl_smith: Translation: We at Google need to create a facial recognition database for our future world domination plans (or to enable the plans of your Supreme Government). In order to further that cause, we've created this nice distraction which should completely negate the hesitations of the cautious. Trust Us [tm].

"which should completely negate the hesitations of the cautious"
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Not mine though. I thought this offer smelled fishy right away. Let the "influencers" and their "followers" feed their face to Google et al. I'll stay happily under my rock.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 19:34 UTC
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FrequencyDancer: "Leaked"

"Alleged thumbnails"

"Unknown if retouched"

"Unknown if paid work"

So it's basically fact-free hearsay and gossip in a foreign language?

A stunning return to form for DPR after the temporary "Hassleblad factory tour" blip of excellence!

Agreed that the DPR news should have been written after one had had properly understood the "foreign language" texts.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 06:51 UTC
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Fujica: One question, how come these backpackers are so clean?

- A brand new tent
- A brand new camerabag
- A new camera
- A brand new laptop

And even their hiking shoes have no mud on them....

This is nothing like a real hiking experience!

"This is nothing like a real hiking experience!"
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No, it's a real advertising.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 10:26 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (1012 comments in total)
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princecody: This is the Greatest camera I've EVER seen. Its has it all! :)

„Its has it all!“
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Yes, including flash!

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 15:58 UTC
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