mholdef

Lives in France Lyon, France
Has a website at www.500px.com/MarkHoldefehr
Joined on Sep 27, 2005
About me:

Current Equipment List:
Nikon D850
Nikkor 14-24
Nikkor 24-120/4
Sigma 50/1.4 ART
Sigma 50/1.4 ART
Nikkor 85/1.4G
Nikkor 70-200/2.8E FL ED VR
Tokina 100/2.8 macro
SB-700
Elinchrom Ranger Quadra Flash System
Lee 150 Mk II filter system

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On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (310 comments in total)

The 35/1.8G didn't copy over to this list

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 06:43 UTC as 30th comment
On article In photos: a bucket-list trip to the Serengeti (53 comments in total)
In reply to:

D200_4me: What's a trip like that cost anyway? Let's say a week in the area...

I spent 2 weeks in Tanzania and had the trip of a lifetime. I had been to South Africa for 5 days which was fantastic, but Tanzania is special, as you not only have the animals, but beautiful landscapes. Last but not least, it is certainly worth interacting with the Masai. I've since been to Namibia and Botswana, and can't wait to go back (will be hard with two small kids now so will have to wait a few more years !!!)

These trips are expensive but I'm blown away by some of the prices some US travel agencies charge, they literally are ripping people off, with costs over $1000 per person per day. Depending on the level of luxury you're looking for, you should be able to find safaris in vicinity of $500 per person per day.

Check out this site:

http://www.africatravelresource.com/

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 06:11 UTC
On article Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art DxO results: a new king is crowned (246 comments in total)

Very impressive. I really love my Nikon 85/1.4G and don't see any issues with it, would be curious to compare with this lens.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 06:52 UTC as 12th comment
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (766 comments in total)

Canon AE-1

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 20:23 UTC as 367th comment

Wht a sad loss for the photography community. Rest in peace Michael.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 17:13 UTC as 43rd comment
On Article:8533054559 (70 comments in total)

The review states "In the DxOMark test the HTC 10 performs very well and with a DxOMark Mobile score of 88 takes the joint number one spot, next to the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge".

However, I did not see any review of the S7 or the S7 edge from DxO when I visited the S7 page.

Curious as I am looking to upgrade from my iPhone 5S to a phone with a better camera

Mark

Posted on Apr 17, 2016 at 04:45 UTC as 3rd comment

Gitzo does make great tripods, but I own a Benro C2680TB1 that only cost me $350 and is almost as good for half the price.

I use my Benro with RRS ball heads and clamps and this makes for a very solid but lightweight travel combination.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 04:10 UTC as 6th comment

This is a great service, only now that I've backup up all my iPhone images to Google Photo, I've still trying to figure out how to "select all" images and make a 2nd backup to my computer ! :)

Any help here is welcome as did not find this in Search

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 04:58 UTC as 7th comment
On article Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom (225 comments in total)
In reply to:

mholdef: Really hope that the performance will be improved. I have a loaded iMac Retina and Lightroom is nowhere near it should be in expected performance. Photoshop on the other hand works quite well, even with heavy files.

I am very surprised by your comment about Lightroom performance on the Mac Pro, as the iMac Retina appears to be the fastest machine out there, at least end of 2014, on common Photoshop filters.

http://macperformanceguide.com/iMac5K_2014-photoshop-filters.html

Granted Lightroom is a different application, but I would be curious to know why performance would be vastly different on a Mac Pro.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2015 at 06:33 UTC
On article Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom (225 comments in total)

Really hope that the performance will be improved. I have a loaded iMac Retina and Lightroom is nowhere near it should be in expected performance. Photoshop on the other hand works quite well, even with heavy files.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 12:25 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies

I agree and feel that many runner ups are better than the winners

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 17:35 UTC as 26th comment
On article Nikon D750 Review (2001 comments in total)
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James Bligh: I cannot find a word about internal reflection and shutter shock issues of D750 in this review. Please point me to it if I missed it. When dpreview never even mentions (not to say evaluate) the issues, you can no longer say dpreview review is a comprehensive review which I think is a shame. Once renowned for its objective reviews and a comprehensive source of information about camera gears I am afraid dpreview has fallen into the realm of mediocrity many review sites share. The present generation of dpreview staffs may have wasted their talent and ruined the reputation of dpreview. Phil Askey will lament over it seeing the prestige he has built up tainted.

It is not hidden that Amazon owns Dpreview

http://techcrunch.com/2007/05/14/amazon-acquires-dpreviewcom/

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 08:23 UTC

What a crazy story

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 17:40 UTC as 55th comment
On article Mountain Magic: Shooting in the Lofoten Islands (74 comments in total)

Nice series, thanks for sharing.

Mark

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 12:57 UTC as 43rd comment
On article In Photos: Iceland captured in infrared (77 comments in total)

Nice pictures Andy !

Mark

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2014 at 12:42 UTC as 42nd comment
On article Nikon Df Review (1620 comments in total)
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mholdef: I like Dpreview but this review confirms that it is more oriented towards high tech gear and spec sheets than the photographic experience.

I have been using the Df the past two weeks (which by the way is officially my wife's as I own a D800E) and I can tell you the camera is a joy to use and produces beautiful images.

Which leads me to believe once again that The "Dpreview experience" as they would prefer it is much more aimed at the techy / gear freak than the photographer.

As everyone is entitled to their opinion including Dpreview that is my opinion as I frankly don't understand all the negativity around the Df...except maybe that some people felt alienated by the Nikon marketing campaign as not being photographers for all these years.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2013 at 08:57 UTC
On article Nikon Df Review (1620 comments in total)

I like Dpreview but this review confirms that it is more oriented towards high tech gear and spec sheets than the photographic experience.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2013 at 09:38 UTC as 116th comment | 13 replies
On article Nikon Df Review (1620 comments in total)

I own this camera and it is GREAT ! Don't listen to these silly speculative comments from people who just look at spec sheets and who haven't handled the camera.

Indeed it isn't cheap but you get an incredible camera that handles well and is very light, a real charm with some small primes. Back to the basics.

Mark

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 20:18 UTC as 134th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon Df Review (1620 comments in total)

So essentially Dpreview is saying this camera is outstanding (81% rating) just overpriced from a technology standpoint ?

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 09:37 UTC as 188th comment | 2 replies
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