Jorgen E

Jorgen E

Lives in Sweden Sweden
Works as a Flight Test Engineer
Joined on Jan 30, 2004
About me:

Nikon D3, D2H, D7000, D200, D70, V1 and a Canon S90

Nikkor AF-S 14-24/2,8 G ED
Nikkor AF-S 16-85/3.5-5.6 VR G ED
Nikkor PC-E 24/3,5 ED N
Nikkor 24/1.4 ED N
Nikkor AF-S 28-70/2.8D IF-ED
Nikkor AF-S 50/1,4
Nikkor AF-S 60/2,8 N Micro
Nikkor AF 85/1,8
Nikkor AF 105/2,8 D Micro
Nikkor AF-S 70-200/2,8 VR G IF-ED
Nikkor AF-S 70-300/4,5-5,6 VR
Sigma F 600/8 (mirror)
Nikkor TC-14EII, teleconverter
Nikkor TC-20EIII, teleconverter
3 x Nikon Speedlights
Nikon Coolwalker
A bunch of SanDisk CF cards

Nikon F801 and a Minox GT
Nikon Coolscan IV ED
Nikon Super Coolscan 5000

Core i7 2600K, 24'' TFT, 16GB RAM, ~10TB HDD, 470GTX

3 x Lowepro backpacks
Manfrotto, Carbon Fibre Monopod + Tripod

Next buy: AF-S 300/2.8VRII

Comments

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On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)
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Jorgen E: I will NOT let myself be held hostage by Adobe and their "pay-us-for-the-rest-of-your-life"-strategy. I'll stick with my Production Premium CS6 Suite, and continue to update Lightroom for as long as Adobe let me. When that doesn't work anymore, I'll find some alternatives. I think I'm done with Adobe...

It's not about cost.

It's about potentially losing access to the edits you made during the period you subscribed. It's about standing there with NO software WHATSOEVER, the day you decide not to continue paying Adobe for as long as you live. It's about Adobe's attitude towards customers who have supported them over the years, buying expensive licences. It all boils down to greed an arrogance, really...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 15:34 UTC
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)

I will NOT let myself be held hostage by Adobe and their "pay-us-for-the-rest-of-your-life"-strategy. I'll stick with my Production Premium CS6 Suite, and continue to update Lightroom for as long as Adobe let me. When that doesn't work anymore, I'll find some alternatives. I think I'm done with Adobe...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 08:18 UTC as 81st comment | 7 replies

If I can find any reasonable alternatives, the "CS6 Creative Suite" I own now, will probably be my "thank you and goodbye" to Adobe...

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 08:12 UTC as 579th comment

I agree with previous posters: if I stop paying, the software should "freeze" and continue working "as is", just like a purchased version would.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 07:06 UTC as 589th comment

I pay serious money to Adobe for my CS6 Production Premium suite, and this is the thanks I get? Is it really right and fair to prioritize those who RENT your product, over those who BUY it?

This is very close to unacceptable, Adobe!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 10:00 UTC as 38th comment
On Lightroom 4 Review article (469 comments in total)
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Carl Sanders: Anyone know if this is needed if we have photohshop CS4 and oneOne, these appear to do everything that Lightroom does, thanks

Can you say: "database"?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2012 at 19:47 UTC

This is a typical training exercise from a very basic Photoshop course. It's like freezing drops of water in mid-air, with flash lighting; everybody has tried it...

There must be thousands of "isolated red double-decker busses, in front of Big Ben" out there.

Copyright infringement? Oh, please...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2012 at 08:28 UTC as 277th comment

Thank you VERY much !!!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2011 at 13:15 UTC as 219th comment
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bryanbrun: Too many weaknesses:

10-30mm lens. Wow. 20mm of total focal length control.

650 - 900 price.

No depth of field control without mounting a 100mm lens.

Lenses are too large compared to Micro Four Thirds.

No wide angle lenses.

Controls are gimped. Why no PASM on a $900 camera when the dial is there?

Due to sensor size and 2.7 crop factor older Nikon lenses will be difficult/impossible to use.

There is no value proposition when you compare this with a $500 dollar Olympus E-PM1, which can mount an array of very small and high performing (~F2.0) lenses.

There is little or no interest in the Nikon 1 format. Take a peak at the Nikon 1 forum to see the definition of moribund.

The only place for this system is at a $300 to $500 price point with an array of small pancake lenses.

Good thing I'm not "inside your house", then...

Why on earth would it matter to me, if you find 50mm with a 2.7 crop useful for indoors shooting, or not?

What a weird comment...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2011 at 10:21 UTC
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olympian_dp: I haven't seen dpreview act as such a shill for a company in quite a while. I wonder how much Nikon pays them for all of these "reviews"?

Rude and offensive.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2011 at 08:02 UTC
On Nikon 1 System Preview preview (151 comments in total)
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T3: The camera and lens are way too big for the size of the sensor. Fail. Regardless of how the image quality is, such a small sensor means terrible DOF control.

Depends entirely on what you're shooting. If you're interested in macro, the larger DoF will work for you, and not against. You will also be able to use a fast lens like the 50/1.4 wide open, without getting the razor thin DoF you'd get if it were mounted on a DX or FX camera. Sometimes you want that razor thin DoF, but far from always.

"Good DoF" does NOT equal "Shallow DoF".

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2011 at 14:19 UTC
On Nikon 1 System Preview preview (151 comments in total)
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duartix: The lenses are almost as big as m43, the cameras follow suit, the prices are surreal. Where do they think they are going with this system?
I mean these cameras have an amazing sensor readout performance but anything else just doesn't make any sense...

The Nikkor 10-100PD is sort of a special purpose lens for video, so let's compare the more "normal" 30-110VR instead:

Sony NEX 55-210/4,5-6,3 --> 64x108mm, 345 gram, 3495 SEK.
1 NIKKOR 30–110/3,8–5,6 --> 60x61, 180 gram, 2390 SEK

The Nikkor is: smaller, half the weight, larger aperture, and considerably cheaper.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2011 at 09:57 UTC
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G Davidson: I'm sorry, but the two-handed picture with that massive zoom lens says it all. Unless they can make some seriously smaller zooms for this thing, it really falls behind m4/3 too far to be taken seriously. Well, that's from me, there's no telling what the consumer response will be and the lack of controls mark this out as a consumer-oriented product.

It seems that Nikon's latest foray into the compact world shares the Coolpix mix of innovative features yet a final package that photographically falls behind the competition. Perhaps the combination of small sensor and fast operation will be just the ticket for the intended audience. But will anyone non-enthusiast be willing to spend so much on a consumer item? It really is a long shot and they ought to sort out the pricing, $500 would be about right, which is where I see it ending up in a couple of months.

"I'm sorry, but the two-handed picture with that massive zoom lens says it all. Unless they can make some seriously smaller zooms for this thing, it really falls behind m4/3 too far to be taken seriously".
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Well, the 30-110VR seems to be very compact -- even more so than the Olympus m43 40-150 equivalent.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2011 at 09:32 UTC
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bobbarber: I'm a m43 user and where this camera fails for me is price point.

I do think some of the features are interesting and the image quality is "good enough" for me (and I'm sure most of us, except, well, pixel-peeping is the life blood of this forum).

I also like the idea of a very small sensor camera with interchangeable lenses, because of the advantages for telephoto.

But this camera is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too high priced, especially considering all of the excellent dslrs in the used camera market.

And if it is for non-enthusiasts, then why are they trying to sell it with a couple of esoteric features that even the majority of enthusiasts care little about?

If it were a $300 or $400 camera, maybe.

"If it were a $300 or $400 camera, maybe".

So, you think the pricetag of a Canon Powershot S95 -- $350 at B&H -- is a reasonable price level for the Nikon 1 too?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2011 at 09:10 UTC
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Boris: Just buy a Canon G12 for 1/3 the price... at least it will fit in a big pocket!

Prices from a large Swedish retailer:

G12: 4590 SEK
J1, incl 10-30VR: 5690 SEK

So, the G12 actually costs 80% of a J1 / 10-30VR combo.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2011 at 07:50 UTC
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lordsakana: At this price I would opt for an APS-C sensor.

If I want to use APS-sized lenses, I'll use one of my DSLRs.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2011 at 07:43 UTC
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johnparas11zenfoliodotcom: http://www.adorama.com/alc/article/Nikon-J1-AdoramaTV

"One of the fastest AF systems in the history of photography".

Quite a contrast to the crappy AF systems in most mirrorless cameras today. And then I'm being kind, not even mentioning AF-C performance...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2011 at 17:22 UTC
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digby dart: dpreview used to be a place were those interested in photography could catch up on the latest photography news and read impartial reviews of gear from a variety of manufacturers, that didn't seem to change much when Amazon bought the site some years back - however the recent push for this new Nikon system has really confirmed a change in the flavour of this site.

In short order the Nikon 1 system has been given its own forum, supported by a seemimgly endless series of articles advertising the system - articles now often followed by links to Amazon to purchase into that same system.

Most of the response to the Nikon offering has been negative, dispite this the push goes on undaunted. Disappointing.

Another m43 guy, groaning about the injustices of the world...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2011 at 15:50 UTC
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bryanbrun: Too many weaknesses:

10-30mm lens. Wow. 20mm of total focal length control.

650 - 900 price.

No depth of field control without mounting a 100mm lens.

Lenses are too large compared to Micro Four Thirds.

No wide angle lenses.

Controls are gimped. Why no PASM on a $900 camera when the dial is there?

Due to sensor size and 2.7 crop factor older Nikon lenses will be difficult/impossible to use.

There is no value proposition when you compare this with a $500 dollar Olympus E-PM1, which can mount an array of very small and high performing (~F2.0) lenses.

There is little or no interest in the Nikon 1 format. Take a peak at the Nikon 1 forum to see the definition of moribund.

The only place for this system is at a $300 to $500 price point with an array of small pancake lenses.

As already pointed out: you don't measure "focal length control" i millimters. It's a 3x zoom. Quite normal, actually.

"DoF control" isn't automatically "bad" just because DoF is large. It entirely depends on what you're shooting. DoF will work BRILLIANTLY for a macro shooter, with a 40/2.8 DX Micro-Nikkor mounted on his V1.

"No WA lenses"? When did you last experience a COMPLETE camera system being released from day one? There are several lenses in the pipeline, as we speak.

"Due to sensor size and 2.7 crop factor older Nikon lenses will be" -- a blessing for som shooters, and a bit harder to use for others. The 50/1.4 will be a brilliant short tele, the Micro 40/2.8 will "equal" the 105/2.8 FX Micro, the 85/1.4 will be a very potent sports tele lens.

And, isn't it funny, how it always seem to be the persons usually hanging out in the m43 forum, who also have the strongest views against the new Nikon 1 and CX format? Just saying...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2011 at 15:48 UTC
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Ingloryon: Can anybody tell me why should I buy a compact camera which is as expensive and not-that-compact-with-lenses as reflex cameras?

"the m43 offerings *it's usually compared with*"

In other words, m43 cameras like the GF3 ($599), the NEX-C3 ($649), and the E-PL3 ($699). These m43 offerings are absolutely more like the $649 "J1 + 10-30" combo, than the V1.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2011 at 10:09 UTC
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