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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h2k: No word on the weight?

Thanks, M.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 17:32 UTC
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h2k: Why not explain to the newbies what "Blue Ring" actually stands for? Not everyone is so market-savvy.

"HAHAHAHA! Good one, Barney!"
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Indeed.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 17:31 UTC

No word on the weight?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 16:00 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
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h2k: Why not explain to the newbies what "Blue Ring" actually stands for? Not everyone is so market-savvy.

Thanks Barney, now even i know!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 14:12 UTC

Why not explain to the newbies what "Blue Ring" actually stands for? Not everyone is so market-savvy.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 12:45 UTC as 15th comment | 7 replies
On article Olympus PEN E-PL8 First Impressions Review (70 comments in total)

Maybe there rarely was less development on a next-gen model?

Would love to see if there is any iq difference between PL7 and PL8.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 19:06 UTC as 32nd comment

Nice headline, and interesting op-ed. I guess the disses from fanboys and paid clickers come w/ the territory.

I personally could do w/out phrases such as "hell" or "for heaven's sake".

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 15:03 UTC as 281st comment | 1 reply
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h2k: I still don't see why Canon - who once introduced me to side-hinging monitors - now applies vertically hinged monitors. Side-hinging gives you many more viewing angles including portrait orientation and "around the corner" with tricky terrain or sunlight angles - *plus* all the angles you could get with a vertically moving monitor.

A side-hinged monitor gives a much larger variety of comfortably reachable viewing angles, and i thought that's what photography is about.

Mister J, on that aspect i fully agree.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 08:40 UTC
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h2k: I still don't see why Canon - who once introduced me to side-hinging monitors - now applies vertically hinged monitors. Side-hinging gives you many more viewing angles including portrait orientation and "around the corner" with tricky terrain or sunlight angles - *plus* all the angles you could get with a vertically moving monitor.

A side-hinged monitor gives a much larger variety of comfortably reachable viewing angles, and i thought that's what photography is about.

Sprout, thanks for an interesting aspect (which still doesn't fully convince me).

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 08:25 UTC

I still don't see why Canon - who once introduced me to side-hinging monitors - now applies vertically hinged monitors. Side-hinging gives you many more viewing angles including portrait orientation and "around the corner" with tricky terrain or sunlight angles - *plus* all the angles you could get with a vertically moving monitor.

A side-hinged monitor gives a much larger variety of comfortably reachable viewing angles, and i thought that's what photography is about.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 07:30 UTC as 67th comment | 6 replies
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h2k: I wonder if it's normal practice to bring only the first name in the headline ("Pre-Visualization: Ansel's views on what made his images so special").

I didn't grow up in Anglophone culture, so it might be just normal, still it had me wondering.

Musicman, thanks for backgrounds (from which i gather that in Britain the first name only is used for most royals and by tabloids, but not by quality papers for anybody except royals minus Queen and maybe for Mrs Thatcher).

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 15:17 UTC
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h2k: I wonder if it's normal practice to bring only the first name in the headline ("Pre-Visualization: Ansel's views on what made his images so special").

I didn't grow up in Anglophone culture, so it might be just normal, still it had me wondering.

Barty, thanks for your explanation. I understand that "Ansel" almost sounds like a registered trademark, known to any discerning photographer, DPR reader etc.

Still i felt it sounds a bit "colloquial". Do you write "Barrack" or "Hillary" in newspaper headlines? (I don't mean private blog entries or any quick-and-dirty publication.)

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 09:14 UTC

I wonder if it's normal practice to bring only the first name in the headline ("Pre-Visualization: Ansel's views on what made his images so special").

I didn't grow up in Anglophone culture, so it might be just normal, still it had me wondering.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 08:35 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies

"Epson's AR glasses will let you see what your DJI drone sees"?
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But this is nothing new, isn't it

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 17:43 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (336 comments in total)
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h2k: The first two associations i had after reading the first lines of this newspiece:
- Interesting that it's a photographer and not an environmentalist or scientist who writes this complaint. (Aware that this here is a photographers' website.)
- Could and should the observer who filmed the vandals have intervened even at the risk of not being able to film them? (He might have become their next target.)

Chris, thanks for your input.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 07:36 UTC
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (336 comments in total)

The first two associations i had after reading the first lines of this newspiece:
- Interesting that it's a photographer and not an environmentalist or scientist who writes this complaint. (Aware that this here is a photographers' website.)
- Could and should the observer who filmed the vandals have intervened even at the risk of not being able to film them? (He might have become their next target.)

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 05:39 UTC as 75th comment | 4 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS 5D (222 comments in total)
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AshMills: Still better than many photographers.

Harsh verdict, but certainly a fun phrase.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 18:07 UTC
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Nukunukoo: OMG. Optical zoom! I was about to get another Osmo at the end of the month!

Thanks for letting us know.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 18:31 UTC
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Mister Joseph: Lack of flippy touchscreen REALLY cripples the a6300 with its nice all-frame AF points!

I also don't know why Sony doesn't offer touch screens. I thought it would seem in line with their image and type of cameras. I am fully used to touch screens and find them gorgeous.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 06:41 UTC
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left eye: Would you prefer to read this in the standard DPR article format?
- which in the case of a short article would be on one or two pages.

Or do you like this format - photos with short annotations and *lots* of click-through buttons?

To be quite frank I'm getting annoyed by DPR increasingly using this click-through format, I prefer scrolling up and down articles.

Apologies if this article format 'vs' seems off-topic.

I've also said several times that i dislike the click-click-click format.

I was then told by readers that i could continue reading with the arrow keys instead of clicking on screen buttons. The arrow keys do make things a bit easier, but still on each new page again i have to scroll down to get to the text (and i have to re-concentrate).

And yes, i do "click" a few hundred times to write this reply, but i don't have to change page after page and re-concentrate to do so.

I still very much like most of DPRs content, and i (have to) accept anything here, but i will not read some of the content that's presented in click-click-click format which i might have read in a "longread" format.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 06:38 UTC
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