Timur Born

Timur Born

Lives in Germany Germany
Joined on Dec 9, 2011

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mayurgogoi: To collect it is very tough--so many items--good collection -but I need some of items close photos-in first photograph we have seen few white balls near a small container-these should be specific and it could be taken under normal light -green back ground-or macro photography-We can understand the time period through single pics----but more to add--!

More close ups please to depict the time--may be the words--made in England,china,Russia,Germany--then we can understand the country where it was made,we can understand the technology applied then.

I have read that once Made In Germany was famous--German Knives were Razor sharp--but then Japanese good were worst in quality--now that Japan is world leader by means of dedication ,hard work.

Actually (AFAIK) the "Made in Germany" label was invented by the British to kind of "warn" against German copies of originally English industrial goods. Germany's industry was just evolving and copied lots of things cheaply that were already established. Only later "Made in Germany" became a label of quality and others took over the job of cheap copying.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2014 at 08:02 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2004 comments in total)

Thanks for the article and demonstration shots. Enjoy your vacation!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 21:19 UTC as 265th comment
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2004 comments in total)
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W5JCK: Darth "M4/3" Vader, "Luke, come to the Dark Side of digital photography."

Seriously though, a good article that correctly backs up the physics and true life usage.

Will this change the minds of the M4/3 and 1" crowds? Nope. They are religiously devoted to their noisy, little cameras and quite content to believe the fanatics among them who proclaim the laws of physics to be untrue and evil. They will remain in the Dark Ages of digital photography. No Renaissance awakening for them.

"I'm not bashing the gear"... "those toys are worthless"!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 21:18 UTC
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quailoaksphoto: I observed some significant moire in the a7s at lower ISO which was obscured by noise at higher ISO. Because of this, I would not consider the a7s, especially for video.

There are two reasons for the moire you noticed:

1) Less pixels = less resolution = more prone to moire with very fine detail. Nyquist and such...

2) Lightroom's demosaicing algorithm isn't able to resolve very fine detail without producing labyrinth patterns. The latter are deliberately smeared away by LR, which in turn produces moire instead. Other raw converters might get away without the moire on the very same areas (Raw Therapee being one example).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 16:40 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 and E-M1 get firmware updates article (50 comments in total)
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brycesteiner: Both the E-M5 and the E-M1 were great cameras when released and Olympus continues to upgrade them when issues are found. With image quality so high on all models now, I think this may be the difference between companies that survive in the future.

Updates for the E-M5 (issues) are not exactly on their agenda, but I like the ongoing love for the E-M1.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 14:55 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Timur Born: Will dust stay out when this camera is stuffed into a pocket? The main drawback of my Panasonic LF1 (smaller than RX) is that dust creeps in very fast and now some of my images are full of dark spots.

Thanks for the answers!

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 07:57 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Timur Born: Will dust stay out when this camera is stuffed into a pocket? The main drawback of my Panasonic LF1 (smaller than RX) is that dust creeps in very fast and now some of my images are full of dark spots.

If I need a case the whole idea of a "pocket camera" is moot. The RX100 already is too big to comfortably wear it in a jeans pocket (hence why I bought the LF1). A RX100 + case would compete against dust and weather sealed MicroFourThird that fit in jacket pockets, too.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 13:16 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

Will dust stay out when this camera is stuffed into a pocket? The main drawback of my Panasonic LF1 (smaller than RX) is that dust creeps in very fast and now some of my images are full of dark spots.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 11:18 UTC as 521st comment | 9 replies
On Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 and Lightroom 5.4 now available article (70 comments in total)
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rrr_hhh: Hi all,

I have a problem with this update. I own both PS CS6 and LR5.3 and have the right license for both applications (but I'm not in the creative cloud).

I first tried to update LR yesterday. But when I checked from inside the application, it said my app was uptodate.

Then I launched PS and there found the Camera Raw which I could update.

I waited till this morning to check for LR, but still no update available. And the new lens profiles while available from PS, aren't available from inside LR.

Has anyone got the same problem ?

While LR 5.3 claims that no update is available, the Creative Cloud application offers LR 5.4 as new installation instead of an update. Guess someone just botched the update checksum mechanism or something like that, which made 5.4 appear like a new major version.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 10:55 UTC
On Adobe launches Lightroom for iPad post (131 comments in total)
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owenleve: This is a cute app. When are they going to allow one database/library to be used across two different computers? THAT is the missing link... not this.

To be fair, this is possible already with Windows computers. Of course it's not officially supported, not everyone knows how to do it and concurrent access from more than one computer is not a good idea.

So yes, you are mostly right. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 16:44 UTC
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steelhead3: Was this a problem mentioned in the DP review?

My photos keep getting blurred. But then I keep (try) shooting my jumping around kids in bad indoor light. Think I should spend more money on gear? ;)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 20:51 UTC
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tanniewu: Waiting to have this update to my E-P5 and E-M5! Although, I didn't see it as much an issue to me... luckily perhaps :P

Coding firmware is complex as it is, but upon questioning I once was told by Toshi Terada (of Olympus) that they have to put *all* camera functions through quality assurance testing even when they only change small things in firmware. So, as always, it's a question of costs.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 17:51 UTC

And now please add a full silent electronic shutter mode on top of it!

Anyone has an idea what this means: "The camera operation when the Frame Rate of live view is [High] have been improved"?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 17:48 UTC as 31st comment
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JRFlorendo: Canon is serious about still photography when they match Sony's EXMOORE sensors, that's what every Canon fanbase has been waiting for +8 years now.

The porn industry chose the less expensive VHS format and generally video tape was not seen so much as a serious market by the movie industry until it hit them hard. Quite similar to how video over web developed just lately: first porn and "private" copies and then the bandwagon of commercial offerings.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 09:23 UTC
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fdfgdfgdgf: "DSLRs can capture the moment better than mirrorless, because you're viewing directly, not through an LCD"

That was a good one

Two examples of EVF restrictions:

- The Olympus E-M1 is said to have one of the biggest and best EVF currently available. Its VF optics seem really good, but for live viewing it does not even make full use of its "superior" resolution. The latter means that looking through the E-M1's EVF during live view yields quite exactly the same somewhat unsharp results as the lower resolution EVF of the E-M5. The only time when you can see its full resolving power is during playback of already recorded images.

This is a problem of processing power, because for live view (and focusing) only a fraction of the sensor is used to build the image (16 mp at 30-240 Hz is out of reach for current processors). OVF don't care.

- The EVF of the Panasonic LF1 is both small and comes with a low resolution. But it's still useful and usable and curiously its main drawback is neither its size or resolution, but the bad optics that cause considerable geometric and color distortion. This is a problem of optics.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2014 at 20:55 UTC

I see a screw on filter ring on the 8.5 mm lens.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2014 at 19:30 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On Fujfilm interview: 'The only way is to keep innovating' article (228 comments in total)
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TheWhiteDog: I like Fujifilm's attitude. Despite its name less than 13% of its income is derived from anything to do with photography so their level of care in firmware updating old cameras is very commendable and I may only own an X20 right now but I will grow with them. It is a great time for photographers, it is like ice cream, Canon & Nikon are vanilla & chocolate, the classics and will always be the most popular. But chocolate & vanilla are not perfect for everyone, hence the need for more flavors, and these days there are lots of great flavors in cameras. Pick & choose your favorite and be thankful the selection is there as it wasn't always so in great digital cameras.

It's not all shiny on the Fujifilm support/firmware front, though. Leaving the X10 sensor debacle aside there are several firmware issues on the X10 that have never been fixed and are reported to be affecting other Fujifilm EXR cameras as well.

Still one has to recognize and appreciate how "old" models still get updates. Albeit the definition of "old" really is messed up nowadays.

At last Photokina Fujifilm did not offer a service counter and demonstrating any issues to the externally employed booth crew was rather useless. Other companies offered dedicated service and I even got a direct e-mail address from one of the Olympus support members. Of course the latter doesn't mean that issues get fixed, but at least you can communicate them properly.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 11:44 UTC
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Neodp: The f/0.95 only would realize its light gathering prowess if onto a superior comparable sensor (better DR, tonal, color sensitivity), no matter its size. Micro 4/3 is not there yet. It's too much a compromise. A non-compromising lens is no match. Then, there's less 3D looking bokeh blur, and its quality. Meaning, you should understand, the Bokeh is similar to f/1.8 on larger sensors. Not f/0.95. Not light I say; but the Bokeh. Which is not an F-Stop measure; but looks different depending on the crop factor at the same F-Stop, due to your relative focal angle vs. distances (you place your 25mm m43 where a 50mm FF would be for the same angle.) Composing that same angle, puts you into more DOF range, and that's less Bokeh in the [actual] differing mm of the different sized systems. The actual mm focal length does not change.

An equivalent focal mm is not the same as an actual focal length mm, in all of its photographic qualities.

Buy wisely.

Calling this lens a "toy" is hardly any basis for a serious discussion.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 18:40 UTC
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (899 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: I love the design of this camera. I think that all mirrorless systems should have a camera with this shape in their lineup. Fuji X-E2 is also very nice, actually.

Yes, but there is very little room between the grip and the lens. So while the NEX-6 overall felt good at the grip my fingers didn't like getting squeezed and kind of stuck in there.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 18:34 UTC
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (899 comments in total)
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binauralbeats: VGA resolution? Sorry, I know "many reviewers said the EVF is great", but that doesn't change the fact that it is significantly lower resolution. Less is not more. More is more. Personally, I'd like camera makers to spend more on the EVF than the rear screen. In fact, leave off the rear screen and spend it all on the EVF.

How useful higher EVF resolution is in practice depends on how Live View is implemented. On the Olympus E-M1 the higher resolution of the EVF compared to the E-M5 is mostly only useful for playback. During Live View the image is about the same on both cameras, as in: considerably less detailed compared to the final playback image.

Guess we first need faster processors before we get to see the full resolution of EVF being used. Don't know what Sony's implementation looks like, but they deal with the same fundamental problem. During Live View you cannot process the *whole* sensor's input while trying to provide fast AF along the way. It's just too much data to crunch in real-time.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 10:49 UTC
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