Klarno

Klarno

Lives in United States Santa Fe, United States
Has a website at http://www.photoklarno.com
Joined on Mar 3, 2009
About me:

Panasonic GH2
Olympus E-PL1

Olympus MMF-2
Panasonic 14-42 f/3.5-5.6
Holga 25mm f/8

ZD 14-54 f/2.8-3.5 II
ZD 11-22 f/2.8-3.5
m.Zuiko 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6
Sigma 19mm f/2.8
Sigma 30mm f/2.8

Tamron Adaptall 70-210 f/3.8-4.0
Asahi Super Takumar 50mm f/1.4

OM 50mm f/3.5 auto-macro

Metz 48 AF-1
2x LumoPro LP160

Markins Q10 head on a Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod with sawed-off center column.

Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 on a Mac

My choice of filters and why:
Hoya HMC UV(c), the best reviewed multicoated UV filter. I'm of the camp that believes in using a UV filter in lieu of a lens cap.
Basic Tiffen 0.9 ND (72mm) and circular polarizers. Basic B+W 0.6 ND filter (58mm). I've never noticed sharpness degradation from filters, and I don't shoot with these kinds of filters under conditions likely to cause reflection problems.
Tiffen Digital HT 0.6 ND grad. The only multicoated ND grad.

Comments

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On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' news story (331 comments in total)

If Olympus were to produce a camera like this, market it to the luxury crowd, give it the absolutely stunningly huge viewfinder of the OM-1 that makes everything we have today look like a sad joke, and maybe reissue a few OM lenses with modern coatings or even new designs, I think they could have a hit on their hands. A Leica for the DSLR shooter.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 17:15 UTC as 10th comment
On When Bad Weather Means Great Photography news story (28 comments in total)

It's not so much that bad weather makes good photography--as it is that the bright, sunny weather that makes ordinary people want to go out and do things makes for BAD photography.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 21:28 UTC as 4th comment

I really don't buy "satisficer" as a word.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2013 at 14:47 UTC as 24th comment
On Rumors start: New iPhone by June, and in color post (5 comments in total)
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PhD4: As fast as Apple is rolling out new product, with hardly any upgrade, keeps Steve Jobs rolling over in his grave.

What does the "s" stand for.... Silly colors ?

S stands for the same thing it did in the 3GS, 4S, and I daresay the Nikon D3S and D300S.
That is to say, it doesn't stand for anything, except that it's a model with upgraded hardware in the same body style.
Just like your computer, smartphones have components that are being continually improved just like anything else. You can expect the iPhone 5S to have better performance than the iPhone 5. This would be in line with the cycle that Apple has adopted, and it's really not rocket science to figure out their cycle:
1st generation, iPhone. Introduces the line, but isn't a refined product.
2nd generation, iPhone 3G. Refined product.
3rd generation, iPhone 3GS. Upgraded hardware in the same body style of the 3G.
4th generation, iPhone 4. Upgraded hardware in new body style.
5th generation, iPhone 4S. Upgraded hardware in the same body style of the 4.
6th generation, iPhone 5. Upgraded hardware in new body style.

Rumor mill aside, I think you can figure out what the iPhone 5S will be.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2012 at 22:20 UTC
On Olympus US gives $500 price and December date for 17mm f1.8 news story (277 comments in total)
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bryanbrun: You don't buy this lense over the Panny 20mm b/c it focuses faster and silently, you buy it b/c the bokeh is so much better than the Panny 20mm.

The Panny 20mm suffers from harsh pancake bokeh.

The Oly 12mm with the same build and features is one of the top selling lenses on amazon for CSC. Oly is duplicating that approach.

marike6, the shape of a point light blur circle has to do with the shape of the lens opening, that is correct. But the visual quality of bokeh is also heavily influenced by any number of other factors going into the lens design. Take a blur circle of a point light source: if the perimeter of that circle is brighter than the interior, that leads to a busy appearance which is not appealing. What you want is for the blur circle to be of even illumination, or brighter in the center than on the perimeter. And that also has nothing to do with the shape of the lens opening; it's to do with the balance of aberration corrections in the lens versus other optical design factors.

With a pancake lens, there's simply less optical material available to work with, making appealing bokeh much more difficult to achieve relative to other factors (such as how the image looks when it's in focus).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2012 at 23:36 UTC
On Olympus US gives $500 price and December date for 17mm f1.8 news story (277 comments in total)
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Kodachrome200: I dont get these crazy expensive m43 lenses. Small formats should not be a premium format. These lenses cost more than FF lenses. thats nuts

High quality optics in smaller formats actually calls for tighter tolerances and greater precision in manufacturing.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2012 at 16:01 UTC

Wow, the iPhone 4S didn't sell as well in the same quarter that the iPhone 5 was released.

This is totally newsworthy.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2012 at 00:57 UTC as 5th comment

You misspelled "Ultimicron" in the title and the summary.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 20:54 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
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Fuchsteufel: http://guide-images.ifixit.net/igi/6RsOCVTleZnGaPMl.huge

The iPhone 5 cam sensor (left) is about 20% smaller :( I loved the quality of 4s pictures, and I have an iPh5 on order. So disappointed. I may cancel and get a Galaxy or something.

You're looking at the camera assembly, not the sensor. Your comparison right there is like saying the Sony NEX 7 must have a smaller sensor than the Canon 7D because the body is smaller.

We know the focal lengths of the lenses (4.28mm on the 4S, 4.13 on the 5). We know the effective focal length as embedded into the EXIF. (35mm on the 4S, 33mm on the 5). Simple math shows us that there is at most a 2.3% difference in sensor size.

If we consider that there may be a rounding error involved (since EFLs are always rounded to the nearest integer), and then consider that the true EFL of the 4S camera may be 34.6mm, and the EFL of the 5 camera may be 33.4mm, then we get at most a 0.04% difference in sensor size.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 15:21 UTC
On Sir Jonathan Ive to design one-of-a-kind Leica M rangefinder news story (164 comments in total)

Android fanboys are so cute whenever anything even peripherally to do with Apple is mentioned.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 14:43 UTC as 52nd comment | 5 replies

This might be everything I've ever wanted from a Leica.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 03:00 UTC as 64th comment
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lita: T stops? Hum, I wonder if each lens is adjusted for its particular light transmission response like the Arri's or Pana's....?

Rather few lenses are individually tested for t-stop response anymore, because lens making techniques have advanced enough that such individual calibration isn't really needed outside of the highest end, like Zeiss master primes. T-stops are just a better measurement than F-stops for exposure, especially when shooting different lenses on multiple cameras and expecting the exposure to be the same--not just within tiny fractions of a stop, but the same.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2012 at 18:51 UTC
On Mars rover camera project manager explains 2MP camera choice news story (187 comments in total)
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Guerito: The truth is that NASA has a 250MB daily cap. ;-)

Sure, Sprint would give them unlimited data, but also nonexistent rural coverage. And I don't think two having two relay satellites qualifies Mars as urban...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2012 at 06:46 UTC
On Mars rover camera project manager explains 2MP camera choice news story (187 comments in total)
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cleverinstigator: I'm sorry why not put up a few satellite relays in between so we can get some decent images of the planet why spend that much money on a mission that is 8 years behind in sensor technology. 2mp is a joke for landscape shots.

Luckily, the lenses of the cameras on Curiosity have a very long EFL. you can expect gigapixel panoramas in short order.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2012 at 04:08 UTC
On Mars rover camera project manager explains 2MP camera choice news story (187 comments in total)
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jcb9001: Maybe next time they should put a 4x5, film, a minilab, and an Epson V750 flatbed scanner on the rover.

Seriously, if this Cameron fellow wants 3d movies, he can build his own rover and send it to Mars. What is stopping him?

Interestingly, during the cold war, Kodak developed spy satellites that used large format film, an onboard minilab, and a telecine to beam the pictures back to earth.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2012 at 04:07 UTC
On Panasonic DMC G5 preview (93 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: Why is the EVF still aligned to the lens? What sense is that? Move the EVF to the left (viewing from back) so people can use the touch focus thing they added.

Even SLRs can have the viewfinder pushed all the way to the left. But they don't do it that way. Having the viewfinder aligned with the lens is the least disturbing way of doing things for macro photography, and is the best ergonomic compromise for right and left eyed users.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2012 at 16:21 UTC
On Sigma USA announces price and availability of DP2 Merrill news story (257 comments in total)

When the fixed-lens Sony DSC-R1 cost the same seven years ago and had a more capable lens, this kind of pricing is a joke.

Sigma isn't Fuji and they sure as heck aren't Leica either. Sigma isn't a manufacturer of luxury products, so why do they keep pricing their cameras like they are?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2012 at 20:15 UTC as 32nd comment | 4 replies
On Sigma USA announces price and availability of DP2 Merrill news story (257 comments in total)
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nekrosoft13: They really shouldn't call this 46MP, this camera takes about 15MP pictures. Foveon is 3 layer and they add pixels on each layer to get the 46MP count. but in reality images produced are 15MP

But zamac, the thing is, for the sake of human perception, luminance resolution matters orders of magnitude more than color resolution.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2012 at 20:13 UTC
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tongki: 2x3" ? what's that size uses for ?

it's a fairly standard size for a wallet photo.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 08:46 UTC
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Peter KT Lim: Photo quality come from the size of the image sensor, not mega pix.

The sensor has more than one quality...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2012 at 07:50 UTC
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