hjaeger

Lives in Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark
Works as a Consultant
Joined on Mar 3, 2012

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(unknown member): Wow if the D850 scores a 100, does this mean this is the world's most perfect camera. People keep saying mirrorless is the future though and that D-S.L.R.s are the past? Is there any wedding photographer professionals who can give their opinion? I notice wedding photographers are the best photographers ever, since they shoot in the most demanding situations, that even require them to work long hours. They obviously are the best in the world so their opinion about the best camera D850, must be taken as truth. Thanks again to everyone here, I'm learning so much!

@pancho_rivera - I think you have misunderstood what the DXOmark score represents, if you only judge "better camera" on the merit on DXO's combined score

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 06:35 UTC
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(unknown member): Wow if the D850 scores a 100, does this mean this is the world's most perfect camera. People keep saying mirrorless is the future though and that D-S.L.R.s are the past? Is there any wedding photographer professionals who can give their opinion? I notice wedding photographers are the best photographers ever, since they shoot in the most demanding situations, that even require them to work long hours. They obviously are the best in the world so their opinion about the best camera D850, must be taken as truth. Thanks again to everyone here, I'm learning so much!

The DXOmark score is not a percentage score - it goes beyond 100. For example the Pentax 645 scored 101 a couple of years ago

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2017 at 18:19 UTC
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El Jeffe: Heat sink tripod plate?

Or built in batteries to charge the camera? ;-)

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 07:42 UTC
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FTIMMO: Adobe went from software maker to money maker.

All businesses are money makers eventually - otherwise their business won't survive

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 20:51 UTC
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cdembrey: The head does not swivel, how do you use it for bounce flash?

I can buy two (2) Canon 600RT II Speedlites for less https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/speedlite-600ex-II-rt-speedlite-wireless-capability One for On Camera use, and one for Off Camera use.

The head on the A1 does swivel...where does it say it doesn't?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 22:40 UTC
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kryten61: Where are its light shapers? Does it take Profoto std accessories?

No, the A1 will not take the OCF or RFi speedrings. Outside of the filters/gels, bounce card, dome etc, I don't believe the are any A1 specific modifiers.

If I get one, I'll be using it with my Westcott Apollo softboxes

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 12:15 UTC
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hjaeger: The Profoto A1 launched in the Nordic countries today @10am. I had a play with the A1 at my local Profoto dealer; yes, it is expensive, but really a nice piece of gear. I'm seriously considering selling my 4 Canon 600ex-rt's and trigger (not seeing much use after I bought into Profoto's B1/B2 series) and get a single A1 for situations where I don't want to bring the B2s.

FYI - the battery is removable; the A1 cannot use the OCF softboxes, barn doors etc., and there is no umbrella mount on the A1 (just like any other speedlight I've known)

I forgot to mention that (just like the Canon 600ex-rt) the A1 can double as an Air TTL trigger for other Profoto products.

What I liked about the A1:
- easy/simple menu system
- the magnetic mounting for filters, bounce card etc (similar idea to my beloved Magmod system, but more elegant, as it is built-in)
- the modeling light (although I haven't missed it on my Canon's)
- the built quality/feel of the A1 (Canon speedlights are not poor quality, but the A1 felt just a bit better)

Looking forward to borrowing the A1 in a couple of weeks to compare to my 600ex-rts, before potentially selling TV em off

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 12:03 UTC

The Profoto A1 launched in the Nordic countries today @10am. I had a play with the A1 at my local Profoto dealer; yes, it is expensive, but really a nice piece of gear. I'm seriously considering selling my 4 Canon 600ex-rt's and trigger (not seeing much use after I bought into Profoto's B1/B2 series) and get a single A1 for situations where I don't want to bring the B2s.

FYI - the battery is removable; the A1 cannot use the OCF softboxes, barn doors etc., and there is no umbrella mount on the A1 (just like any other speedlight I've known)

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 11:53 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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zodiacfml: Missed opportunity there. They could have done that while the camera is taking a video.

Film cameras are notoriously bad at taking videos ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 18:47 UTC
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tjbates: I dropped WD years ago when they introduced a proprietary USB connector. Bad idea.

A proprietary USB connector?

I remember being annoyed when WD changed from mini-USB to micro-USB, but I am yet to encounter a proprietary USB connector from WD (or anyone else, for that matter)

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 19:58 UTC
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sirhawkeye64: I could care less about the casing. What I want is a plug that I can attach to my DSLR when I'm out shooting (in particular, on vacation or other week-long or longer trips) so I can download photos directly to the drive. Or better yet, an SD CARD reader that can read SD cards and copy directly to the drive without the need for a computer. That's what I want.... Make quick backups while on the go.

"Or better yet, an SD CARD reader that can read SD cards and copy directly to the drive without the need for a computer. That's what I want.... Make quick backups while on the go"

Western Digital has had this exact product for a couple of years; it's called My Passport Wireless (https://wdc.com/products/portable-storage/my-passport-wireless.html)

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 19:54 UTC
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entoman: Very pretty, if that's what they think people want, but nice rounded corners on the casing would make the unit less prone to knocks. Rather than redesign the casing to attract the girls, it would have made a lot more sense to users if the redesign fee had been spent on producing a rubberised waterproof and shockproof casing.

This is a 6.7"x5.5"x1.9" box, probably weighing somewhere between 2 and 3 pounds - not a product I would want to carry around... so a rubberised, water- and shockproof casing makes no sense to me

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 19:49 UTC
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Ayoh: The 85mm looks quite large - 20 cm longer and with 3 more elements than the Sony 85mm GM. This will be quite a performer but also easily 1100-1200 grams.

"20 cm longer..." - that is one massive 85mm lens :D

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 14:44 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2156 comments in total)
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mezastel: Canon's new camera is also going to be crippled with a 30-minute video recording limit, something the Sony A7x line of cameras no longer suffers from :)

@mezastel - thanks for spelling it, it was not easy to guess from your original comment that you were referring to 3rd party/hacked firmware. In that case, you're right - MagicLantern is not yet available for the 5D IV

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 12:27 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2156 comments in total)
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mezastel: Canon's new camera is also going to be crippled with a 30-minute video recording limit, something the Sony A7x line of cameras no longer suffers from :)

@mezastel - see page 92 in the manual for "your" A7R II (http://pdf.crse.com/manuals/4576983411.pdf)

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 07:56 UTC
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panpen: Canon? I forgot they are still in business

No panpen, they haven't gone out of business in the 3 weeks since you last commented on a Canon article :)

Link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 11:12 UTC
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RichRMA: The issue is being taken seriously by the mfg? And here I thought a chronic 60% defect rate would be taken lightly.

The second paragraph in LensRental's article:

"The bottom line is that 4 of the Canon T6s and 2 of the T6i cameras we received had to be sent back because of a defect in the sensor stack (the layers of filter glass over the sensor). This is out about 10 copies of each; the others were absolutely perfect."

6 (4+2) out of 20 (10+10) is 30% if you read the article; actually it is still 30% if you don't read it :)

Link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 10:58 UTC
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CameraLabTester: Ummm... how much is a Pelican case, please?

It's not everyday that someone wants to get rid of it for $20 on eBay...

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He ordered one from B&H for $30. This is the link from the article http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/83166-REG/Pelican_1150_000_110_1150_Case_with_Foam.html

EDIT: I must have been typing too slowly :)

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2013 at 22:39 UTC
On article Roger Cicala investigates Canon's AF marketing claims (89 comments in total)
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stelioskritikakis: 6D has left out, why? i don't know but it smells like 5D3 + 1Dx promotion

If you check the date this article was posted, you will see that it was posted 1-2 months prior to 6D being released

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2013 at 10:23 UTC
On article The GigaPan EPIC Pro (42 comments in total)
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Stefan Zeiger: I've been shooting for some months with a GigaPan EPIC and a Sony RX100. I also had problems with blurry pictures in the beginning but haven't seen those any more since I bought a more stable tripod (but, of course, that's with a much smaller and lighter-weight camera than the one you used in the review; plus, I spent more on the new tripod than on the GigaPan). I wish there were an option on the GigaPan for a delay before taking each shot to give the camera time to settle. As a work-around, you can increase the per-shot time and use a self-timer on the camera (2 seconds on the RX100, so it greatly increases the time needed to take all the shots).

I have to agree on the software. It's OK when it works but without a way to control it manually, it is very limiting. I tested many stitching tools and found Autopano Giga to be the most capable with the pre-aligned shots from the GigaPan (but also one of the most expensive options).

Carsten, first of all thank you for the review - with regards to the wobbly tendencies of the EPIC Pro, is it not possible to have it take multiple shots in each "location"; not bracketing but shots with same exposure? I believe I read that somewhere; I do know that it may result in extra post processing effort to remove the doublets

My own EPIC Pro is making its way through customs clearance here in Japan, so I am looking forward to testing it next weekend - weather permitting :o)

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2013 at 09:48 UTC
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