Eric Hensel

Eric Hensel

Lives in Southern Oregon
Works as a Finish Carpentry
Joined on Dec 25, 2011

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Zoom Zoom Zoom: :
The real tragedy of it all, is that soon we dont need to bother taking pictures at all anymore what so ever. As everything gets more manipulated and faked out, the act of taking a picture of anything for the purpose of portraying any kind of reality, becomes pure obsolescence. We just need 3D to be come better and eventually good enough to compose any image with whatever elements we want in it.

And hey, I have nothing against it and progress surely is inevitable. Just that the time is soon coming to call "photography" something else as it irreversibly fades out from what it once meant or was supposed to be.

People want pictures of real places , real friends, doing real things -I wouldn't expect that to change anytime soon.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 18:48 UTC
On article More Nikon D850 samples images added (144 comments in total)
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wakaba: Excellent samples showing the overamplified bayer sensor. Its only better because Canon`s even worse. The Nikon DSP is old and slow. The cam lacks basic functionality I have on my phone but a lot of unusable japanese featuritis. I will wait for a Nikon MF mirrorless with working Wifi and vid control. Till this shows I buy Canon. Even though I prefer Nikon.

Set the controls for the heart of the sun.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 05:20 UTC

Must be Friday ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 21:50 UTC as 75th comment
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photo perzon: Cell phones? They are 99.9% of all devices.

Edit:
Antares beat me to it ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 21:43 UTC
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Alex Permit: Ban aerosol cans instead! At least the ones which contain flammable propellants, such as butane or propane.

Cigarette lighters?

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 21:42 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (819 comments in total)
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Koolblue2: Add the Minolta SRT series, preferable to the x700. Don't need a battery to take a photo. Though they do use a battery for their meter. The battery must however be of the 1.3 volt variety.
The X700 have known issues with capacitors that provide the power to flip the mirror up and down. The capacitors leak quickly and need to be replaced every few years. As well parts are nonlonger available for the x700....perhaps buy several to have a parts body.

Thanks, rsf, that's a clever fix with the Schottky, and should be do-able on many cameras of the era (Like my Miranda GT)

Here's the direct link: http://www.rokkorfiles.com/conversion.htm

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 21:35 UTC
On article More Nikon D850 samples images added (144 comments in total)
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adegroot: where are the exciting landscape photos with good light, taken with really sharp lenses? So far, haven't seen any.

Don't shoot the messenger -neither of us was there, were we?

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 21:25 UTC
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zacharry: I wish you could find a font that showed a clear difference between a small "L" and a capital "i". Every time I see a reference to AI, I wonder to myself WHO IS THIS GUY CALLED AL? HE'S INTO EVERYTHING NOW!

Time for DPR to institute a "Big Grin" icon, for posts like this.
Along with the "Dislike" of course ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 21:22 UTC
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NickyB66: As soon as I saw the word 'Kickstarter' my expectations dropped. Hope they succeed though.

It's no different than Venture Capitalism --it's just out there where the rest of us can see it...and invest. Free Market baby...

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 21:19 UTC
On article Canon patents a huge, hinged and reversible DSLR LCD (165 comments in total)
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munro harrap: I do not see how you can patent an idea. Were I to do the same, I would patent what Laptops have- completely removable screens that I can, if I want to, take a distance from my camera somewhere more comfortable to observe wildlife subjects without disturbing them, or allowing me to use camera angles that would be physically difficult to see properly on camera. After the LCD on the R1 I thought this was the next logical step, and that was 12 years ago.I do not see why anyone should need a separate screen, like a tablet or a laptop, but making vital controls inaccessible is possibly a clue: is this a practical joke? This is after all Canon we are talking about, no?!

Exactly. The entire concept of "patent" has changed over the last 30 years. They give them out like dinner mints, these days.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 16:15 UTC
On article More Nikon D850 samples images added (144 comments in total)
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adegroot: where are the exciting landscape photos with good light, taken with really sharp lenses? So far, haven't seen any.

"Not sure why!" Time constraints.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 16:12 UTC
On article Hello Lightroom CC: Embracing the future (481 comments in total)
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mcslsk: LR 6.0 serves me well. I don't need any additonal features nor cloud storage. All I would like to see is support for new cameras and lenses. To pay for that on a monthly basis is a rip off. Will see how far DNG-onverter gets me.

"You can still run 20 years old software on a Windows 10 as long as it does not need any low-level access to the hardware."
No -*you* can....been there, done that. What about Win11, Win 12? Win 128bit? I've wasted too much of my life, already, dicking around with legacy software/hardware compatibility issues -it's a young person's game.Life is so much easier going with the (computing) flow...when your main interest is actually Photography.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 16:00 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (819 comments in total)
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Koolblue2: Add the Minolta SRT series, preferable to the x700. Don't need a battery to take a photo. Though they do use a battery for their meter. The battery must however be of the 1.3 volt variety.
The X700 have known issues with capacitors that provide the power to flip the mirror up and down. The capacitors leak quickly and need to be replaced every few years. As well parts are nonlonger available for the x700....perhaps buy several to have a parts body.

Caps don't fix the voltage issue.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 15:49 UTC
On article Hello Lightroom CC: Embracing the future (481 comments in total)
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mcslsk: LR 6.0 serves me well. I don't need any additonal features nor cloud storage. All I would like to see is support for new cameras and lenses. To pay for that on a monthly basis is a rip off. Will see how far DNG-onverter gets me.

It will work until your operating system no longer supports it, and you can no longer avoid upgrading your OS. 5 years? Who knows ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 05:28 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1547 comments in total)
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Spectro: Before I would go banana over Adobe practice, the prospect of a stand alone LR 7 is still out there right? They just said new CC and Classic cc, no mentioning of a LR7 standalone existing or not.

Otherwise, this is really selfish of Adobe to think we want their Classic CC or regular CC. Monthly subscription is a corporate fee structure. Plus I don't care to edit from the cloud. MS tried this stunt before. Most of us are hobbyist and don't make money off our photos, so the endless yearly milking/drain for money from our casual shots over a hobby is applauding. I still use Adobe creative suite 5.5 at home because that is all I need. Lightroom with its brush is so more powerful then other other raw editors out there, plus stitching makes LR actually good. Well I guess I will have to look else where when I get a new camera for a software editor, too bad LR has the best features for what I do.

What, we have to use a gimpy PS element.

I don't have a link for you, but you'll see, if you keep reading, that LR6 is the end of the line for standalone, and won't be supported past the end of the year. No LR7.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 04:02 UTC
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biza43: Do all the whiners here also go and complain about the cost of Ferrari and Porsche?

You bet they do biza...

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 16:43 UTC
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Peiasdf: Windows 10? No thanks. I am not a Mac user but recently I have been forced to get Windows 10 after I screw up my Windows 8 registry and Windows 10 is a POS. How is it acceptable Microsoft put ads in start menu? You pay $100 to $140 for the OS and it comes pre-loaded with sponsored contents and MS is also doing targeted ads base on programs you've installed/opened. Since when it is OK to charge money and force ads?

No ads here, either.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 16:20 UTC
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riknash: A heavyhanded approach to drone use. The only ones which will be allowed to use drones outside will be law enforcement and other first responders like firemen, forrest firefighters, conservation officers. You can be sure the law enforcement folks won't be broadcasting their locations.

They (media trolls) have successfully socially engineered, vilified the use of drones by the general public. DJI, desperate for sales will do anything to help encourage sales by finding any means possible to help encourage the lawful use if their products.
It's going to be much more difficult for the FAA to restrict private autonomous air transportation, once it overakes commercial air transportation.

"They need to be licensed, courses take, rules set out, insurance obtained, and enforcement. Just like your car; " and your gun...wait...

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 04:25 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2054 comments in total)
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Hugo808: "Live view autofocus still clunky for both stills and video shooting"

I've tried one, it's rubbish in live view, not just clunky. I wonder why DSLR makers don't make improving this a priority as it's the only thing that might make the mirrorless converts return to the flappy fold. It's not like Nikon etc are short of the technology is it?

"as it's the only thing that might make the mirrorless converts return to the flappy fold." Not this one. I "prefer" the eye-level EVF...and all the other advantages.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 04:22 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2054 comments in total)
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pancho_rivera: This is an amazing camera, but unfortunately it does not count as a worthy tool for my type of photography. I really believe that new DXO module for Android iPhone 8 will be the key. Though I did consider the new Sony A9, but unfortunately it has the same megapixel image as the Fujifilms micro APS-C XProfessor 2. I do like the skin tones I get from the D850, but when I shoot jPeg, it seems very soft on both my Nikkor 24-120mm f56 D and my Nikkor 28-200mm ED G f/56 lens. I would consider switching to Canon, but they do not seem to mount the incredibly sharp Sigma Artistic series for Nikon.

This is what happens when sarcasm isn't funny, or obvious enough, because it has no point. Just another troll.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 04:12 UTC
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