Julian

Lives in Sweden Uppsala, Sweden
Works as a Software Engineer
Has a website at http://siarl.zenfolio.com/
Joined on Jul 26, 2003

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On article Heavenly bodies: Nikon D810 & D810A field test (111 comments in total)

I really enjoyed this vid, thanks DPreview once again! Keep up with these vids that draw us into new and fascinating areas of photography.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 17:58 UTC as 51st comment

Personally I'm fine with these charges, as you are paying for qualified judges to spend time and effort reviewing your images.
Plus its not really very expensive if you think it is - then just enter a single image. $10 these days is not a lot of cash.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 10:33 UTC as 5th comment
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jackpro: Wow time to sell up & jump on this drone gig 4k & obstacle avoidance at that price unbelievable😂

The trouble is that regulations vary everywhere, and the drones are becoming so common place, and capable of flying at the same altitudes as commercial aircraft, there is a real danger there.
If its not possible for drones to fly near airports, but the pilots are reporting them less than a wingspan away, then what use are the regulations anyway. The firmware protection sounds like a sensible measure for this device, but not a universal one.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 11:30 UTC
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jackpro: Wow time to sell up & jump on this drone gig 4k & obstacle avoidance at that price unbelievable😂

Last week a pilot reported a drone within a wingspan of his aircraft landing at Heathrow, whilst I'm very pro aerial photography, people should not fly these things anywhere near airports! Its just a matter of time before there is a major incident, and then I fear that the regulations you are seeing today will be dwarfed by what will follow.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 07:23 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 First Impressions Review (981 comments in total)

This looks like a really interesting body. Good to see some more competition in this area, especially with other manufacturers busily raising their prices...

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 07:59 UTC as 125th comment
On article Nikon releases D500 4K UHD sample video (203 comments in total)
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coody: Not practically useful because of its limited recording time.

The D5 recording time is fixed in the latest firmware upgrade - so its also now 30 minutes.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 07:30 UTC
On article A classic reinvented? Domke Chronicle Review (97 comments in total)

I bought a new lowepro bag where the strap had plastic clips, and the biggest problem with them is the noise they make, really not good if you are trying to shoot in a quiet environment. Fortunately I had saved my old strap from my previous lowepro back - which had solid metal clips, and that is the one I now use with the new bag...

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 14:47 UTC as 21st comment
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)
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joyclick: weight is no issue to the targetted users.
There will always be a bunch of them who will moan and whine,essentially wishing easy life with no sweat

Ha! Just wait until you get older and the back problems start...
Not that I'm against the D5 at all - from the specs looks an awesome piece of kit, perfect for the professional photojournalist, just too heavy for my back - and I don't have an assistant to carry my stuff around - awaiting someone to build a drone robot that will carry all of my gear for me...

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 07:36 UTC
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FM1978: The one mistake Nikon made in going from the D700 to the D750 was to drop the separate AE-lock and AF-on buttons, an important pro-level feature. Yes, you can reprogram the Fn button in the front of the camera to do this, but its not the same thing. I'm not sure why Nikon removed this nearly central feature of its pro cameras. It would have made the D750 ergonomically perfect in demanding shooting situations.

I agree, it makes it harder to focus and recompose, one of the reasons I was happy I went for the D800.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 11:41 UTC

I'm not sure how unique this design is as I bought a similar designed pair of gloves from Amazon not so long ago for £20... They weren't neopreme though - and I think it would be worth paying extra for some extra protection, but with this price I think they are starting at the high end of what people will be prepare to pay.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2015 at 07:16 UTC as 36th comment
On article PIX 2015: Chasing light with Joe McNally (38 comments in total)

Always really enjoy listening to Joe speaking, almost every word is a gem. Thanks for posting DPR!

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2015 at 19:12 UTC as 14th comment
On challenge Football or is that Futbol? (1 comment in total)

What about rugby football? ;)
http://www.rugbyfootballhistory.com/originsofrugby.htm

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2015 at 07:43 UTC as 1st comment
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thomas2279f: Looks good but the stinger of all photo inkjet printers is the high price of Ink..

I tried inkjet for many years, but to pay €30 to €40 for a cartridge that contains the absolute minimum ink the manufacturer can get away with, and then to compare the print results with those of a lab - whose costs were less, the lab wins every time.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 10:18 UTC

For me the 200-500 will be judged on the sharpness at the tele end of this lens. It will be interesting to see how it compares with the Sigma and Tamron offerings, I will wait for a few reviews - but I'm already getting my old Sigma 150-500 ready for Ebay.

The 24-70 is way overdue a renewal, and so most welcome. Thats 2 lenses on the same day that really interest me, gotta start saving the pennies.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 10:21 UTC as 64th comment | 4 replies
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Julian: Really the brand should not come into the equation at all, and I think dpreview challenges could benefit by not showing this information.

Fair do's :)

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 16:10 UTC
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zorgon: 1.3Kg is insanely heavy for an aerial photography camera body. But then I guess if you're rich enough to afford one of these, then you're rich enough to buy a drone capable of lifting it.
What's with the firewire 800 interface though? The Mac doesn't even use that interface any more. It's as if they designed this camera 10 years ago and didn't have the resources to change it to USB 3.0.

I'm guessing its not for drones but rather full sized aircraft.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 10:05 UTC

Really the brand should not come into the equation at all, and I think dpreview challenges could benefit by not showing this information.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 10:42 UTC as 6th comment | 4 replies

If someone gave me one of these I certainly wouldn't say no, and I would shoot with it 90% of the time - as I prefer to shoot mono and the size and design definitely appeal. That said I do think you gain a lot in post processing when converting colour images to B+W, how you can map say blue tones to darker shades of grey to get those really contrasty skies.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 06:02 UTC as 83rd comment | 1 reply
On challenge f/22 (12 comments in total)
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Julian: I always understood that diffraction seriously starts at anything over F/13 on a full frame sensor, and so shooting at the higher stops will have a big hit on overall sharpness, and so not so beneficial to the end results, so I generally avoid f/22 or higher, please correct me if I have got this wrong though...

hmmm in that case maybe I should retest some of my lenses - just to see for sure...

Link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 10:30 UTC
On challenge f/22 (12 comments in total)

I always understood that diffraction seriously starts at anything over F/13 on a full frame sensor, and so shooting at the higher stops will have a big hit on overall sharpness, and so not so beneficial to the end results, so I generally avoid f/22 or higher, please correct me if I have got this wrong though...

Link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 17:33 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
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