Kurt Friis Hansen

Lives in Denmark Denmark
Joined on May 2, 2012

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abluesky: Wait a year - Apple will (reportedly) drop the price, upgrade the processor, and increase the ram.

http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-will-drop-price-of-new-macbook-next-year-increase-ram-limit-32gb-2016-11

Why wait a year for something, that may or may not arrive, and may and may not fulfill your requirements. I doubt, that Business Insider could be regarded as a bonafide Apple spokesperson. And if they're not, their speculation on the future may be just as good as anybody elses.

There are plenty of good Windows alternatives for ANY need, available now, but I grant you - most of the time you do not even need a single dongle to use the critters!

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 22:59 UTC

It may help you personally to vent your feelings, but the only thing, that really, really matters, is the Apple financial statement in february 2017 and at the latest the statement in may 2017.

If Apples downward trend continues or takes up speed, then I guess a certain CEO with minions will have to look for other pastures.

We certainly live in interesting times...

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 21:59 UTC as 110th comment | 1 reply
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (762 comments in total)

Agfa Click - around 1960. I simply loved that camera.

Eventually most smartphones surpassed it, but...

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 21:23 UTC as 341st comment
On article Leica and Huawei to create joint R&D center (91 comments in total)
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Nikonandmore: This company has reached a point in its glorious history where there is as much "Made in Germany" in their branded products as there is "German engineering" in mass produced Japanese rebranded photo gear, and "Wetzel Heritage Quality & Innvation" in R&D Optical & Software Systems of Chinese made garbage.

Leica (or whatever it's left of it aside from their name and red dot) should dedicate itself only into releasing more Panasonic Camera Clones, multiplying Fuji Instamatic Plastic Sofort Cameras, and compulsively selling their name to Chinese Cellphone makers & collect easy royalties. It's all a fraction of the work than actually having to produce anything of their own and eventually they can stop altogether pretending they actually make photographic equipment. Finally they can close their German offices, move to China, and change their name to CHEICA.

It's a great path for the company they once were.

Apple could, but there's probably that little inconvenient matter of taxes to take into account ;-)

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2016 at 23:26 UTC
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BobVell: I wish cases designed to be "carry on size" were actually the size currently allowed by airlines. This case is too big for both major Canadian airlines (Air Canada and WestJet). (It also is too large for other international carriers, e.g., Air France, Lufthansa, etc.). All it would take is Pelican to shave 1 inch off... To those who say you can squeeze by, try Air Canada at Toronto Pearson and squeezing the rigid case into their metal measuring frame. Then get ready to check your Pelican. In some sense, Nanuk is even worse with respect to Air Canada because they're Canadian!

@Leandros S: You are right, but some airlines also state, that they allow hand luggage with a combined size of 114/115 cm or 45 inches. This typically apply to "business-luggage" in sizes like 16 x 16 x 10 inches (or some variation thereof). You would never fit this into most measuring frames, alas, they're still accepted. But it is highly recommended, that you check all airlines (remember to be extra thorough with codeshares) involved in your flights out anf back. And PRINT a copy, of the content of their homepage (in case you meet a check-in attendant with a bad hair-day). Also remember, that ANY protruding corners, handles, wheels and whatnot MUST be included in the measurement.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 12:58 UTC
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BobVell: I wish cases designed to be "carry on size" were actually the size currently allowed by airlines. This case is too big for both major Canadian airlines (Air Canada and WestJet). (It also is too large for other international carriers, e.g., Air France, Lufthansa, etc.). All it would take is Pelican to shave 1 inch off... To those who say you can squeeze by, try Air Canada at Toronto Pearson and squeezing the rigid case into their metal measuring frame. Then get ready to check your Pelican. In some sense, Nanuk is even worse with respect to Air Canada because they're Canadian!

@pf83 - You are - of course - right. I was a bit too limited in my view on the world. And even KLM, Air France and Lufthansa may accept the odd deviation, as long as the 115 cm "total" limit is not broken.

The main problem is often weight, though many international airlines honor the "personal item" notion, that may include a small (often very small) notebook computer (Lufthansa in addition to 8 kg, Air France KLM included into the 12 kg allowance in monkey class).

I was thinking of BA, that also has a totalt carry-on allowance of max. 23kg (two items of different sizes) with the proviso, that you must be able to place the goods in the upper compartment without any help; and that is strictly enforced. Especially if you're the old, fat and ugly variety of passenger ;-)

Now, if you want to fly from Europe to Asia (in monkey class) some airlines have a strict one piece, max. 7 kg limit for carry-on (som charters even less).

Then there are the exceptions from the official rules ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 22:33 UTC
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BobVell: I wish cases designed to be "carry on size" were actually the size currently allowed by airlines. This case is too big for both major Canadian airlines (Air Canada and WestJet). (It also is too large for other international carriers, e.g., Air France, Lufthansa, etc.). All it would take is Pelican to shave 1 inch off... To those who say you can squeeze by, try Air Canada at Toronto Pearson and squeezing the rigid case into their metal measuring frame. Then get ready to check your Pelican. In some sense, Nanuk is even worse with respect to Air Canada because they're Canadian!

I agree with BobVell.

Most (case) designers seem to have never used their own designs in real life ;-)

Even if the size was accepted (I know of only one airline in the world accepting this as carry on luggage - unless you pay for an extra seat), the weight of 3.9 kg (8.69 lbs) for this monster without foam/inserts does not leave much for local flights inside China or Brazil (rather large countries). Both countries have an official, government enforced weight limit of 5 kg for carry on items. I have seen and experienced the panic breaking out, when said limit was enforced.

On top of that, how would you get that thing accepted as carry-on on feeder airlines leading to places, where you need really robust gear? You can of course charter your own small air-plane to fly from i.e. Brasilia to Manaus, if you need to fit things like lenses or cameras into the box.

On normal flights I doubt, that you'd avoid checking in the goods.

Pay for an extra seat and a "floor-violin" is acceptable.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 18:11 UTC
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jesus_freak: Sony is marketing this as having "pro-grade" video capabilities, but the usability regarding focus is anything but.

A fly-by-wire manual focusing ring, CDAF, and no touch screen make it difficult to do ANY follow focus/ focus pulling effects (manual or auto).

Heard about WiFi and remote control through smartphone/tablet Apps? No chance of inducing wobble in the process (at least not in the camera ;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 01:22 UTC

Adobes revolutionary new perspective interface in Lightroom 6.5!!!!

Is it a - huge - bug or just a hint of worse conditions to come?

In Lens Corrections, Manual, Transform, You could "level" deviations in horisontal and/or vertical perspective by moving the rulers - i.e. to compensate "tilting lines" in high buildings etc.

There's no horisontal and/or vertical compensation anymore.

The levers now control size in horisontal and vertical direction respectively. Zero is 1:1 width or height, and minus or plus direction only stretches the width or height of the image (with very little perspective adjustment if any - it looks more like minimal rotation). The effect is, that -100 and +100 looks pretty much the same - only stretched... Not quite, what I have been used to in earlier versions.

Adobe is a master in producing new and quite unexpected bugs in parts, that needed no modifications at all, and again-again they forgot to test the application before release.

Back to version 6.3.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 05:47 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

Friday 13, November I downloaded the Mac version (setup.dmg) from the link supplied.

Today I had time to perform installation with a total crash (Lightroom 6), when starting Lightroom, where everything - suddenly - was missing from the menuline. Had to restore from TimeMachine to get back to a working setup.

When I go to the direct download, I'm only offered version 6.2.1 which I already have. And this works - again - after rolling back from my TimeMachine backup (no thanks to Adobe).

How about updating the download page?

I've now lost the last bit of my waning confidence in Adobe.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 18:51 UTC as 13th comment
On article Accessory Review: Western Digital My Passport Wireless (84 comments in total)
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DLGW: I bought one a few months ago, after about a week of experimenting I returned it.
Three main complaints:
- Despite being 'USB 3' - the card reader/drive interface isn't, it's terribly slow.
- Not being sure that it's actually copying - nothing is more maddening? Did you just backup my files or not?
- No option to 'read whole card'. The current set up is fine if you just shoot with *one* camera. What if you shoot with several? I can't run the risk of a duplicate file name (no matter how small).

WD hasn't thought of this as a photographers device- the software on it is essentially 'hard drive backup' software.
Hopefully the next generation of this device will correct the serious flaws in this (and they are easily fixed). With a bit of tweaking this could be a 'must have' accessory.

To: Ed Stark:

Aw... eh... still 10 hours left on my flight from Santiago de Chile to Paris, and WLAN is not allowed on this flight.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 17:11 UTC

I may be blind, but neither manual nor description on WD web page mentions anything about handling and distinguishing between several SD cards, that one may have in use (i.e. first 32GB for main camera, second 32GB for main camera, first 32GB for secondary camera etc.). Files with identical names on different cards are a distinct possibility.

Verification after transfer seems to be shrouded in clouds also.

It would be nice, if WD would describe the handling of multiple SD's in detail.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2014 at 13:05 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
On photo Night on Via por Santa Maria in Kurt Friis Hansen's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

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Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2012 at 14:07 UTC as 1st comment
On article Photokina 2012: Hasselblad Stand Report (47 comments in total)

The "loony-line" is obviously not intended to be used for anything practical but as a "show-off" amongst billionaires. They are few and far between, so what will Hasselblad do with their existing line? Are they also to be regarded as show with little real substance?

I guess, that very few Hasselblad pro-users would have "thunk", that a new "loony-line" would solve their future needs.

What will be the next big thing in pro tools? Only a Caterpillar in pink and fake gold lametta could top Hasselblads move, and I do not expect that in the near future...

Since I did not expect Hasselblads latest move, I may be wrong on that "tool" front too...

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 14:25 UTC as 26th comment
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Jonathan Reed: ThinkTank makes the best bags out there. Worth every penney.

I agree with Goreyo.

I see the same thing at airports all over the world. People WILL NOT read. Even if they read about the weight restrictions, they try to get around them anyway.

I've seen a (european) lady trying to get 20+ kg hand luggage on a domestic chinese flight with max. 5kg (as is standard on all domestic Chinese flights). The same restriction applies to all domestic flights within Brazil, and in a lot of other countries. It applies to all carriers.

It will not be upheld on all flights, but wait till you hear the moans and screams and protests and...

Why use Thomas Cook, when you - at least officially - are allowed any weight on bord EasyJet (as long as you can lift it yourself), up to 23kg - max 2 units - hand luggage on BA (again you must be able to lift it yourself), and for i.e. KLM/AF you are allowed 12 kg, on Iberia 10 kg and most Star Alliance flights 8 kg, 2 x 7kg with Qantas domestic within Australia etc.

It's not even a case of "pay up or shut up" ;-)

Link | Posted on May 4, 2012 at 12:51 UTC
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