Roger Nordin

Roger Nordin

Lives in Sweden Stockholm, Sweden
Works as a IT Consultant
Joined on Dec 27, 2002
About me:

Hi there, had may fair shares of digital compacts, starting from the 1.3Mpixel Canon Powershot A50, and then later a decade or so with Canon dSLRs from 10D to 7D. Then I made the next transition to mirrorless...

I am now shooting with my mobile phone, my Micro Four Thirds system, or occationally the Canon 70D which my wife uses most of the time otherwise... Most of the time, the DMC-GM1 is in my jacket pocket. If I going somewhere dedicated to take photos I probably grab my DMC-GX7 and/or the OM-D E-M5.

Shooting mostly RAW and using Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop to finish off my photos. Spends more time at the computer than behind the camera I think.

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art99: Where's the 4K video feature ??

Who shoots videos with the intention of NOT viewing them 5 years later? Shoot now, throw away tomorrow? The still images of my first digital camera, a 1.3Mpixel Powershot A50, doesn't even fill a standard computer screen or HDTV these days without upscaling, but I still may go back to relive the memories from the trips we made together. But I do miss the clarity and image quality from my current cameras when viewing these images. So why wouldn't we want our memories of today to be saved in 4K mode for the future?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 06:29 UTC
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Rick_Hunter: KEN ROCKWELL USES THIS. (enough said)

PerfectlyClear works wonders of giving the Wi-fi-transferred-on-the-go photos a nice pop before uploading online, without spending too much time and trouble. Clearly a worthwhile app to have in the toolbox! Never use the portrait mode though, which ironically seem to be the only thing people here are looking at. Why everyone here seem to be into fashion photography is beyond me. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 12:28 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (434 comments in total)
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tennjed: It is as if Panasonic marketing does things specifically to spite customers. I have, and love, the GM1.....When I can use it, which is any time there is no sunshine in the area. I was hoping for the GM5, or something similar, since purchase of the GM1. Now, Panasonic decides they are not going to sell this interchangable lens camera, body-only. I do not need, and will not pay for, another identical kit lens. At a bare minimum, they should offer a kit version with the newer 35-100 lens.

It is probably foolish for me to rant here. My purpose is to make Panasonic aware of the fact that I- a loyal Panasonic customer- want a body-only option for this camera. How insane must I be to think that Panasonic would monitor a consumer based site like DPreview?

Here in Sweden you can find several resellers selling both the camera and the kit lens as split-box offers, at much lower cost than the camera-only or lens-only retail prices to boot. I just picked up the GM1 for 1990 SEK (about $195 USD exkl sales tax - it was introduced at 7990 SEK camera body cost) excluding the kit lens, and I found the kit lens "bulk" at another retailer for same price. A lovely package at a lovely price. Here, Panasonic cameras are notorious at being sold on close-out rock bottom prices a year or so after introduction, unlike Olympus who hold their prices much longer. Guess it may be because of the rate that Panasonic spits out new models.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2015 at 13:21 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (385 comments in total)

If you need to take concert photos, just flip the LCD partly out *up*, and hold the camera upside down and start taking photos, getting an excellent view of the partly tilted *down* LCD. Be creative! :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 13:22 UTC as 81st comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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Kedacai: I can not catch the idea
"The hallmark feature of the LX100 is its Four Thirds sensor which, as we mentioned, is significantly larger than any other zoom compact save for the PowerShot G1 X II and its predecessor. If Panasonic used the entire 16 megapixel Four Thirds sensor it would be twice the size of the 1" sensors found on the likes of the Canon PowerShot G7 X and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100, but the camera's multi-aspect ratio requires a crop, so the difference is actually 1.5X"

What does muti aspect ratio mean?How does it affect the actual COMS area?

Thanks.

Well, 3:2 and 16:9 ratios are actually *wider* than 4:3, something that would NEVER happen if they were just a crop of 4:3. I.e. 24mm equivalent focal length is maintained even throughout the apect ratios at the wide end. Just cropping to get other ratios would make it more narrow, i.e. not retain a "consistent diagonal angle of view".

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 21:20 UTC
On 5 Kickstarter projects for photographers post (26 comments in total)
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remo1232: Yes OK, they want us to support. How can you support a product that is not even in the market?

Open your wallet

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2013 at 10:09 UTC
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Spectro: Every time you update Lightroom it is redownloading 872mb. why can't they just do like window little update for just the newer codec.

That must be the silliest single reason to base your choice of workflow on that I have ever seen

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2013 at 09:48 UTC
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dcperspective: No IS No Sale for me.

Leaving out IS (or OS, as Sigma likes to call their variant), gives them the perfect release to sell this lens again to the target group a year or two later, now upgraded with OS. Makes perfect money making sense to me :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2013 at 04:33 UTC
On High-end pocketable compacts 2013 roundup article (264 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Wow. Y'all need to fire your "fact checker".

The LF1 has a Q.menu

c labs noted:

"Q.Menu system which allows you to adjust exposure compensation, Step Zoom, aspect ratio, resolution, sensitivity, white balance, AF mode, movie quality and monitor brightness using either the front or rear dials. "

And your own picture shows the Q.menu button on the lower right:
http://www.dpreview.com/files/news/9157282048/LF1_F3-7001.jpeg

It makes me wonder if you actually spent much time with the LF1?

So your major gripe then would be a lack of exposure flash compensation? For a point and shoot (to me) that's not really a big deal.

It's quite interesting to see what a different opinion PhotographyBLOG came up with for the LF1 - "We've been very pleasantly surprised by the LF1, so much so that we can highly recommend what is an excellent compact camera."

But DP Review has to be commended to find those niggles - no flash exposure adjustment is just lazy and sucks big time. Really NO excuse to fail to provide it on what is supposed to be a camera above the bottom consumer level compacts!

On the other end, Panasonic doesn't provide it even on the entrylevel MFT GFx series of system cameras either, so it comes as no surprise if you know Panasonic... It's there on their LX series and higher spec:ed MFT system cameras, though.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2013 at 12:25 UTC
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justin23: assuming of course it comes to your device... I love my android phone but OS updates take forever to reach the phone after android has been released.

No it's a platform issue. I love my Android phone, but fragmentation is real, and a true downside of Android as a platform. Having to load custom ROMs onto it is not a solution, it is merely a workaround around a real problem.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 18:03 UTC
On iON announces tiny rugged HD video camera post (42 comments in total)

The price difference is too low to have a serious impact on the GoPro (not offering any killer features beyond the GoPro). A real GoPro killer is either killing it with some fantastic features the GoPro doesn't offer at a compare pricepoint, OR approaching the same feature set for a fraction of the pricepoint. GoPro is MUCH too solid a brand to be touched by a me-too offering at a me-too pricing point!

A latter camera is the $70 USD Mobius camera, which a lot of people doing RC photography could find good-enough to do areal 1080p 30fps or 720p 60fps video with real-time video output to feed a FPV transmitter, where previously the only option was to save and pony up for GoPro camera. It's hardly a killer, but at least it's an interesting option.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 19:35 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On Niki Feijen's haunting images of abandoned houses article (218 comments in total)
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bigdaddave: A wideangle lens and Photomatix. Big deal.

I didn't see YOU post them......... I am glad the original artist DID!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 15:24 UTC
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)
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rxbot: Pocket lint has a review with raw and jpeg samples. Their conclusion is E-P-5 wins on IQ but G7 wins on package because the Pen5 does not have the built in EVF so adding a finder adds a lot to the package cost.Auto focus speed both cameras are blazing fast. Personally I will wait till the next versions of XE-1 and Nex6 come out as I like 16MP APS-C sensors.

From what I have been reading the GX7 sensor gives lower high ISO noise at the expense of earlier highlight clipping vs the E-M5. Seems to me the sensors are very close, just that Panasonic vs Olympus used different approaches to how to tune the sensor. Doesn't surprise me either, my GF3 and GX1 has very abrupt highlight clipping and limited highlight recovery compared to my OM-D E-M5, which has just amazing highlight recovery and resistance to clipping. I am so amazed I sold my Canon APS-C stuff, I just didn't see a point sticking with it at all.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 19:55 UTC
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (631 comments in total)
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Treeshade: Strange that many comments call for a fixed prime lens m4/3. Wouldn't such a camera be at a direct competition with APS-C sensor - GR, Coolpix A, and X100s? Prehaps true pocketability with sunken lens is the answer. Could Panasonic put a touch screen, a m4/3 sensor, and a 17.5mm/2.8 AF lens in a 30mm thick casing?

@Jorginho that is just plain nonsense. The OM-D E-M5 gives me such much more usable high ISO performance compared to the noisy Canon 7D APS-C sensor. Duh! And better usable DR as well...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2013 at 20:38 UTC
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Mescalamba: CV is going to make (or at least they try) 42.5/0.95 .. price not different tho. But its faster (85/1.9 equiv).

http://www.voigtlaender.de/cms/voigtlaender/voigtlaender_cms.nsf/id/pa_42_5_f_0_95.html

Or you can try SpeedBooster and C/Y 50/1.4 (should be close to bit odd 70/2 lens).

@marike6: "That's assuming that small size is something you want."
Well, if you are not interested in Micro 4/3, then what is your interest here?
So tiresome to see all this trolling from insecure people interested just to get the world to agree THEY have the "right system" - and others must either just plain wrong, or maybe even just plain stipid? Geez!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 13:48 UTC
On Fujifilm X100S Review preview (489 comments in total)
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Naydooner: Bought one a few weeks ago after owning the original model.
Where the original 100 fell down was in shooting my grand kids:
the pic I was expecting... was not the one I got. I was that disappointed that I sold my X100 and just on the strength of the first reviews, quickly bought the new S model. Guess what? Same problem! There's an inherent shutter lag here: that shows markedly when taking pics of the fleeting facial expressions of children. The cam missed the shot a good 9 out of 10 times. Not like my Sony A77 or my Sony A900! For that reason alone I took the X100S back to the sellers.
Perhaps the next iteration will fix this: that criticism aside I loved the camera and for everything else including my passion... landscapes, it worked superbly.
For shooting active kids...NO! For everything else... incomparable! Like I said; I am eagerly awaiting the third iteration of the X100!

Interesting. I find that using the OVF, I many times think I just missed the expression when pressing the shutter, the image taken has just captured (can be seen already in the brief preview that flashes by in the viewfinder as the shot is taken) is that fleeing expression, just as if the camera took the shot before I pressed the shutter almost. I guess that is one clear advantage with an OVF compared to EVF. Maybe you were using the EVF or LCD? Try the OVF optical view instead? I find it works really well actually photographing my daughter, and trust me, she can sometimes have many different expressions in just a couple of seconds...lol

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 12:41 UTC
On Fujifilm X100S Review preview (489 comments in total)
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Ybor: Fuji makes wonderful mirrorless cameras that have some funky quirky issues. They are better than Sony mirrorless line from my ownership and usage of both in past several years.

make sure you have a warranty because you may need it with a Fuji X camera. After saying this I say that the X100S is a useless model when you have the X-E1 and lens selection.

I am sure the X-E1 is a nice camera. That said, it is a different beast than the X100S. The X-E1 does not have the supernice Hybrid viewfinder with an optical view option, nor does it have the wonderful silent leaf shutter with the magically fast flash sync speeds, that with a press-of-a-button ND filter (another missing feature of the X-E1) allows you to shoot outdoor sunlit portraits and fill-flash withs packed with loads of creamy bokeh.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2013 at 07:57 UTC
On Adobe releases subscription-only Photoshop CC article (397 comments in total)
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dylanbarnhart: Sad. Usually we would wonder how well 'Camera Shake Reduction' filter works.

I am pretty sure that Focus Magic (availaböe as a 64 bit plugin) does a better job anyways, at both removing camera or motion blur, as well as fixing out of focus images!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2013 at 02:59 UTC
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Doug Pardee: The big questions: what about Lightroom? Will it be frozen, too? What about Raw file updates to it?

Yeah. Lightroom 5... what about Lightroom 6? Is version 5 the end of the line?

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 19:43 UTC
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falconeyes: That's just a patent, Nikon won't implement it.

As otherwise, they would already have done the simple and obvious: write lens serial no. into EXIFs and make NX crosscheck against a Nikon-supplied blacklist server.

Just re-route that server address in ipconfig to a port on localhost, i.e. an agent program on your computer that runs silently in the background, imitating the Nikon server protocol, that says "yes OK" to every query by NX.
Exactly like how some Adobe Photoshop activation hacks and the iPhone jailbreak works (a local agent mimics the protocol of the supplier's server, allowing non-approved usage).
Well, at least the user of the camera would know it was stolen... but it wouldn't really prevent usage. Besides, maybe the user just resorts to using Lightroom, etc, anyways...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 06:19 UTC
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