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, but... most of the time, I just carry my 35mm dream machine: The Fujifilm X100S

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. Maybe the X100S will change my ways?

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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 (128 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 (219 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 (639 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 (484 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 (484 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 (408 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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tkbslc: I know this is supposed to be compact, but I think a lot of people would trade a little extra weight for a more manageable aperture. F6.7 is one of the darkest lenses on the market.

Lots of opinions here, but I wonder how many complainers have actually USED any of the systems they complain about? The post above is a perfect illustration that often you need to stop down on a larger-sensor system to gain acceptable DOF at extreme telephoto focal lengths - yet I see people here are complaining about "everything being in focus"..! So silly.
The 75-300 is plenty sharp wide open at f/6.7@300mm, at least my copy is. My point of reference? My Canon 7D with the 100-400L which is now collecting dust in the drawer.
The 75-300 with the OM-D is a match made in heaven. You can even relax and fall back to the dreaded P mode (but please don't tell anyone here at dpreview!!), it chooses ISO, speed and aperature very wisely.
It travels in my jacket pocket every day. A larger aperture would have given me 15 minutes more usage as sun falls. I'll take the smaller size any time!
4/3 not as forgiving as a FF camera? Sure, but please show me the Canon 150-600 FF lens to go with it! lol

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 07:01 UTC
On Hands-on with the Lenovo K900 post (48 comments in total)
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ChapelThrill23: I don't get the attraction to phones with screens that big. It looks nice enough but it is too big. It might be a nice size for a purse but not for a pocket. It isn't that much smaller than a tablet.

I carry my 7" Android tablet (a Huawei Mediapad) in my jeans pocket WITH an additional soft protective casing on! Every day, no issue... fits both front and back pockets. So this is really slim size... sounds just about perfect (holding to 7" tablet to the ear still feels somewhat bulky, so I resort to headset during calls)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2013 at 08:57 UTC
On Just posted: Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM lens review article (182 comments in total)
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ulfie: DxOMark test results/specs are great yet the actual image quality even for the "originals" are really no better than say the Panasonic 20 f1.7's which costs about 1/3 and is only a tad slower f-stopwise and a tad tighter FOVwise.

Who said anything about ISO?
Who said anything about DOF?
Shutter *speed* is the same. That's what counts for me, when shooting handheld in low light. And millions of other shooters as well... Maybe not for you, in your particular application. But difference in DOF actually may work the other way, enabling you to actually shoot at better shutter speeds while still maintaining enough DOF for the shot. Let try to add some perspective here, ok?
Maybe your particular application requires this particular focal length. But that aspect aside, those looking for ultrathin DOF should be looking at longer telephoto lens.
And those looking for a different effect on ISO should be looking for another camera. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2012 at 13:44 UTC
On Phase One releases Capture One Pro v7 article (106 comments in total)

I was gonna try to see how Capture One handled high-ISO RAW images from my Olympus OM-D E-M5... installed it all, did the first import, and the first RAW image I clicked on... BANG, it crashed.
I hope they get this sorted out. As a QA engineer, I find such lack of stability appalling, to say the least.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2012 at 18:57 UTC as 8th comment
On At last: Snapseed for Android! post (39 comments in total)
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chillgreg: If your Android phone is pre 4.x (ICS/JB) then forget about it. My "old" Samsung Galaxy S2 is not compatible. Hence does not appear in the Play Store for me.

Pathetic.

What you are seeing is the Android fragmentation problem itself, and is a much larger issue than just an App. What's particularily ironic in this case is that the app is released by Google, the OS developer itself. What is pathetic, is that they still cannot get a platform specification out that can be updated uniformly and in a timely fashion. In the end it means that we consumers need to shell out $$$ for new hardware i.e. new handsets just to update our OS far more often than we want or need new hardware.
Btw, this is an example of what I am talking about:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2395401,00.asp

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2012 at 11:18 UTC
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