Eric Hensel

Eric Hensel

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

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Oh! they're attacking my beloved Canon (Fuji, Nikon, Oly, Sony etc.). How about the fact that they've never had specific tests for this phenomena before? You have to start somewhere, and this is it. Should they have withheld the results for a year while they re-test a dozen other cameras? Internet conspiracy phenomenon, indeed.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 18:41 UTC as 7th comment
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ProfHankD: Just a little reminder that the rolling shutter defect is IDENTICAL to the effect of using a focal plane shutter for capture of a still image above the flash sync speed. In other words, this problem for video is in fact just as bad in stills taken at high shutter speeds with the vast majority of interchangeable-lens still cameras -- even ones using film. I'm not saying it is ok, rather, I'm saying it's strange how people only seem to complain about it for video, because it bothers me just as much for stills.

It's very much a similar thing, Kubicide. I suspect the Prof is referring to to an object moving faster than the slit of a focal-plane shutter's ability to freeze it -resulting in tilted/curved lines.
http://www.tutelman.com/golf/measure/focalPlaneDistortion.php

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 18:27 UTC

Thanks.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 20:41 UTC as 16th comment
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV First Impressions Review (1053 comments in total)
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studiopwp: No mention of ISO performance. Can we conclude there is no improvement, or even worse than the 5DIII? Also no mention of the highly anticipated return of the red illuminated AF points. Slightly underwhelmed, might go for the 1DXII after all

" sweeping, emotive and unsubstantiated statements" Like 1/3 ev being out of the margin of error. These aren't scientific papers, and making speculations on previous performance is perfectly acceptable in an enthusiasts publication. Most scientists write boring copy, and it's rare that you find one who writes like an enthusiast; while not ignoring the facts.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 17:05 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV First Impressions Review (1053 comments in total)
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studiopwp: No mention of ISO performance. Can we conclude there is no improvement, or even worse than the 5DIII? Also no mention of the highly anticipated return of the red illuminated AF points. Slightly underwhelmed, might go for the 1DXII after all

"about 1/3 EV gain between the 70D and the 80D for example." So...just about visible?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 06:21 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV First Impressions Review (1053 comments in total)
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ttran88: Is there a way for me to shoot with dual pixel through the OVF? I don't want to hold a heavy DSLR out like a smartphone to have accurate AF.

That's a mighty big kludge...

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 06:17 UTC
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Eric Hensel: I'm a DPR fanboy, and I can't for the life of me understand the thinking behind this list, or the recommendations -there's not much meat on these bones.
Having said that, I'd love to see a comparison of *output images* between the known converter leaders :DxO, Capture 1, Lightroom etc. A real review, in other words?

Thanks for asking! I'm old and crotchety, and full of opinions ;)
I'd say by the wealth of posts following this article, you've hit on a topic that would bear further exploration...

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 06:00 UTC
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RStyga: Ugly design... Fortunately, K-1 follows K-7/5/3's design lines.

Typical native-English condescension.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 05:00 UTC
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Eric Hensel: I'm a DPR fanboy, and I can't for the life of me understand the thinking behind this list, or the recommendations -there's not much meat on these bones.
Having said that, I'd love to see a comparison of *output images* between the known converter leaders :DxO, Capture 1, Lightroom etc. A real review, in other words?

Wenmei, as others have pointed out, there was much confusion concerning the inclusion of Lightroom, etc -making it unclear as to the thrust of the article. To answer your question, I primarily use Lightroom as a RAW converter/editor, and have been working with Capture1 for awhile to see if maybe I would prefer it. I seldom require Photoshop-level editing/manipulation, but have been using Paint Shop Pro since the mid 90's, and continue to today.
I believe a comparison article involving the most-used RAW-conversion programs would be highly valued, here.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 04:15 UTC
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Noogy: How could you not include Corel PaintShop when it is better than most of the alternatives you stated?

Mac-centric thinking?

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 22:48 UTC

I'm a DPR fanboy, and I can't for the life of me understand the thinking behind this list, or the recommendations -there's not much meat on these bones.
Having said that, I'd love to see a comparison of *output images* between the known converter leaders :DxO, Capture 1, Lightroom etc. A real review, in other words?

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 20:55 UTC as 46th comment | 5 replies
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Mike CH: Why do I get the feeling that neither DPR nor Time knows what meme actually means...

(Hint it does not mean 'a lot of re-tweets' :-) )

Unfortunately, common usage always trumps the pundits.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 18:28 UTC
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Pritzl: Actually, the difference is pretty dramatic. In Spencer's image, while Bolt's hand is sharp, his face, arguably the focal point of the image, is blurry. In contrast, Kai's image managed to freeze Usain's smile in sharp contrast to the blur everywhere around him.

Simple -the right-hand forms what is nearly a thumbs-up wave, which adds greatly to the feeling of exuberance; like he's saying "bye-bye!"
That completely outweighs any slight increase in sharpness with the other image.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 15:52 UTC
On article Pentax K-70 real-world sample gallery (62 comments in total)
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Isacas: Are they a bit under exposed or is it my eyes?

Smh...

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2016 at 00:22 UTC
On article Review: Simple Booth Event Edition photo booth app (21 comments in total)
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Eric Hensel: I don't get it, I don't want it, and will argue vehemently with anyone who does.

No thanks -Sarcasm.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2016 at 00:20 UTC
On article Review: Simple Booth Event Edition photo booth app (21 comments in total)

I don't get it, I don't want it, and will argue vehemently with anyone who does.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 18:10 UTC as 7th comment | 5 replies
On article Pentax K-70 real-world sample gallery (62 comments in total)
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pacnwhobbyist: Pentax colors are interesting. They definitely have a unique color palette compared to other camera makers. Impressive overall though.

" You aren't supposed to *leave* them underexposed when converting to jpeg!"
The majority are SOC -leaving the raws for manipulation if desired.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 01:15 UTC
On article Pentax K-70 real-world sample gallery (62 comments in total)
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Isacas: Are they a bit under exposed or is it my eyes?

I believe 75% of the pictures I see are over-exposed these days. I'm old-school and trained on B&W, which seems to have a lot to do with it.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 17:22 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Samyang missed an opportunity. I'm being totally selfish here, but I don't think I'm being completely unreasonable. This lens wasn't needed. Its hyperfocal distance wide open is 12'. Plus they already have it in non AF spec for less than half the price.

If they absolutely needed an SLR UWA prime I feel like a compact + light 18/3.5 would have been it.

But as an FE shooter, I can't help but wish they filled out the gaping holes for affordable primes in our lineup. 18/24/35/85 F2 AF, all under 400g and $500. Those lenses would not be limited in use to FE shooters... those are good FLs for all the APS-C MILC systems out there too. A real shame

"I know if they made a 35/2 AF for FE mount I would not have bought my Canon 35/2 IS." But you already have it...a lens in the hand ;)

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 20:43 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Samyang missed an opportunity. I'm being totally selfish here, but I don't think I'm being completely unreasonable. This lens wasn't needed. Its hyperfocal distance wide open is 12'. Plus they already have it in non AF spec for less than half the price.

If they absolutely needed an SLR UWA prime I feel like a compact + light 18/3.5 would have been it.

But as an FE shooter, I can't help but wish they filled out the gaping holes for affordable primes in our lineup. 18/24/35/85 F2 AF, all under 400g and $500. Those lenses would not be limited in use to FE shooters... those are good FLs for all the APS-C MILC systems out there too. A real shame

Excellent points. Like a number of others, I suspect the relative ease of constructing the autofocus comes into play, for their new design. You are forgetting the new, shorter, optical design, which if it has less distortion than the original, will be compelling. Automatic aperture control and exif information are nice too.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 18:57 UTC
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