Eric Hensel

Eric Hensel

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

Comments

Total: 1405, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
In reply to:

Bambi24: I'm not a pro sports shooter, but I don't think pro sports shooters look at specs or cost the way DPReview does. I think they are brand loyal due to familiarity and trust and care very little about camera specs beyond a certain point. They want their short-middle-long fast lens, 10fps burst, a sturdy camera with weather sealing, and their back-up camera. I don't think they care about specs beyond that.

My friend is a gardener, but he also does arborist jobs climbing in large populars to cut them down. He always uses the same equipment, the other brands might be newer or lighter or have different specs. It does not matter. He grew up with brands he trusts, his job and life depends on that brand, and switching brands would only include risks for no real gain.

I don't think Sony's strategy will work, I don't think there will be Sony cameras at the next olympics. It's just not about specs in that world, it's about familiarity and trust. You don't build trust with specs.

Yes --while an old arborist won't change the tools he trusts --the young ones have no such loyalty, and will use new tools, perceived to be better. I saw the same thing in 45 years in the building trades. Note that this is not a hard and fast rule -there were many old-timers (like me) who were always looking for an edge with new tools.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 17:51 UTC
In reply to:

SteB: I'm trying to get my head around a 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 being seen as a substitute for a 300mm f2.8 prime. I love my Canon 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 IS L II, but I wouldn't see it as a substitute for a lens that is 2 stops faster. They are very different types of lenses.

Where did the article say the 100-400 is a sub for the 300?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 17:47 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (691 comments in total)
In reply to:

tkbslc: On top of all this, I just don't know if the motivation is going to be there. Pros have a job to do. They know the Canon gear works and works well for that job. Why bother learning a new system if the old one is working fine?

" They will shoot their current gear until such time that it no longer meets their needs. Then they will replace it - probably with the next newer model from the manufacturer they currently shoot."
Not if there's a genuine game-changer available. Pro's are like sheep...

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 18:07 UTC
On article Huawei P10 camera review (78 comments in total)
In reply to:

Biowizard: OK, I get it - the words are ambiguous. Nonetheless, somehow, when I go to a website like DPReview, and see an article called "xyz CAMERA Review", I tend to expect to find - how can I put this - a Review of a, er, um, CAMERA made by xyz. Not a phone!

Brian

Your post wasn't subtle at all Brian, merely tedious. Alex's sarcasm was too subtle for you.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 18:41 UTC

Wonderful pictures.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 17:57 UTC as 3rd comment
In reply to:

FLruckas: I'm assuming they're in parallel and hot swappable....

That wasn't what flruckas meant...and he knows it.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 05:19 UTC
In reply to:

steelhead3: I do wonder if the Pentax K1 had to pay design royalties to Sony or at least to some Soviet designer.

You'd have to go back to 1951, and the East-German Exakta.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 02:56 UTC
In reply to:

naththo: That top of Sony A900 may be a breach of Pentax design copyright?

I think you'll find that the iconic pentaprism shape started with Exakta (makers of the first 35mm SLR), and the Japanese copied it.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 02:52 UTC
In reply to:

FLruckas: I'm assuming they're in parallel and hot swappable....

flruckas -you said "I'm assuming they're in parallel" -which implies there is another possible connection. They have to be in parallel --why bother asking?

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 01:27 UTC
In reply to:

FLruckas: I'm assuming they're in parallel and hot swappable....

the voltage doubles when run in series...probably not ideal ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 00:10 UTC
In reply to:

atodea: I moved to Olympus from Nikon FF. Maybe this particular study for a very short time span does not tell a very convincing story but I would not be surprised to see Sony taking no. 1 in 2-3 years unless Canon and Nikon really start inovating. They are relying on the maturity of their systems but they did not really invest in mirrorless, still tell the story that lens IS is better than IBIS while the new story is that you can combine them, etc. This could be the start of the end for two legendary companies. I hope it's just a warning, they see it and they start inovating again.

"They'll never get the number 1 spot."
Never is a very long time.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 00:59 UTC
On article 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners for photography announced (168 comments in total)
In reply to:

Contra Mundum: They should disqualify any propaganda 'art' from participating, otherwise it becomes just as ridiculous as a Nobel peace prize.

The problem is it's nearly impossible to tell sarcasm from standard operating procedure, with the current administration.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 03:00 UTC
In reply to:

tom43: If you want to get most realistic colors, go for slide film. All these digital sensors have still not reached the color depth of a Provia or Velvia.

I shot them all, back in the day (Kodak, Fuji, Agfa etc.) reversal, and negative. Pop-Photo had tests every year to determine the best films --because they wen't even close to accurate.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 20:48 UTC
On article Headed to Havana? Check out these photo spots (61 comments in total)
In reply to:

Reactive: Shouldn't that title be "Heading to Havana", i.e. a verb? You can have a single-headed arrow or a multi-headed monster, but you can't be headed to a destination. Personally, I'm flyed to Spain for my holiday this year ;-)

Exactly BBq

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2017 at 19:52 UTC
On article Headed to Havana? Check out these photo spots (61 comments in total)
In reply to:

Reactive: Shouldn't that title be "Heading to Havana", i.e. a verb? You can have a single-headed arrow or a multi-headed monster, but you can't be headed to a destination. Personally, I'm flyed to Spain for my holiday this year ;-)

3 people agreed with the OP without bothering to look it up?
"Headed
adjective
1.having a heading or course."

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2017 at 03:57 UTC

Balderdash...kerfuffle...

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 20:29 UTC as 32nd comment
In reply to:

Amarillo Toby: But is it a DSLR-killer?!

I'm surrounded by brilliance.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 01:21 UTC

Zooms? Defeats the point of the article. I'm in my mid-60's --50mm on 135 equivalent, of course.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 22:55 UTC as 99th comment | 2 replies
In reply to:

GabrielZ: This seems like good value for money, for what you get. I'm the first here which is a first for me. LOL!

Have a curmudgeonly day, Eskerahn.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 19:05 UTC
On article Re-make/Re-model: Leica Summaron 28mm F5.6 Samples (202 comments in total)
In reply to:

Eric Hensel: Hilarious...

Yes -the corners...of my mouth are tilting up...

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 20:14 UTC
Total: 1405, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »