Julian

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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Does this mean that from lightroom 6 onwards we are gonna be limited to cloud versions only? If so I will plan my migration away from lightroom.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 17:17 UTC as 67th comment | 3 replies
On MIT algorithm predicts photo popularity article (97 comments in total)

So to test this someone should run it with the winning images from the world press photo competition and see how highly they score...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 10:06 UTC as 42nd comment
On Adobe leaks 'Lightroom Mobile' app article (212 comments in total)

99$ a year for a mobile application! I wonder how many takers they'll get for that given that you can buy the full pc version for not so much more...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2014 at 09:17 UTC as 75th comment

Well if they do this with the next D800 update I won't be installing it. The price difference between a 3rd party battery and the Nikon original where I live is a very clear factor of 4!!!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 18:00 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply
On Enter the cold challenge (6 comments in total)

Well that kinda depends on where you live on the globe...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2013 at 10:07 UTC as 3rd comment | 3 replies
On Leica invites entries for 2014 Oskar Barnack Award article (63 comments in total)

A shame its only open to "professional photographers".

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 11:16 UTC as 32nd comment | 6 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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jadmaister2: I'm sure it's all been said, but my 2p worth is simply, too big and way too expensive. A stupid £2800 ish in the UK (thats $4500 to you american types) puts it $600 above the D800 with the same lens.
I'm a photographer. I appreciate a nod to aesthetics, they are important, but Nikon, please?!
No video? Fine. I'm even glad. A dedicated movie camera is a better bet anyway if your that serious, but what I wanted was something smaller and at a cost which even you Nikon know is right. The D600/610 is affordable. The D800 is aspirational. The D4 is a pro cam, so not a fair comparison. Which, out of 610/800 does this camera most resemble in build and features?
So. £1000 dollars too expensive then.

A joke in Sweden too - the Df also costs about $800 to $1000 more than the D800 in Sweden - which means they missed the ballpark.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 11:26 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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Collie Camp: "Is this retro done right?"

Designwise: No.

Pricewise: No.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 11:04 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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qwertyasdf: Add a pseudo film advance crank as a thumb rest, and many would die for this camera...

Advancing film is the most characteristic action in shooting film!

you should patent that idea!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 06:42 UTC
On Nikon D610 preview (634 comments in total)

Just read Thom Hogan's site for a good write up on this - quite fascinating.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 10:36 UTC as 101st comment | 1 reply
On 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months article (591 comments in total)

If you look at the high-iso scores on dxo-mark, the smaller sensors still have a long way to go in low light photography. I have yet to try a smaller than aps-c sensor that I'm satisfied with in low light - My D800 excels in low light though.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2013 at 16:27 UTC as 22nd comment
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Julian: I doubt somehow that they will be offering a service to put these into D800's somehow (as implied in this article), although I look forward to seeing this tech in future Nikon kit. They're for sure gonna need to have plenty of good new features to persuade me to upgrade my D800.

It was the sentence that mapgraphs quotes above. I understand its intent is to explain the potential benefits in a way that people can understand, but it was also at the same time unintentionally misleading.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2013 at 07:07 UTC

I doubt somehow that they will be offering a service to put these into D800's somehow (as implied in this article), although I look forward to seeing this tech in future Nikon kit. They're for sure gonna need to have plenty of good new features to persuade me to upgrade my D800.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 16:23 UTC as 20th comment | 5 replies
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)
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Julian: I might wait for the price to come down on this, and then replace my GF1... It looks like they finally nailed all my key gripes. I love the inbuilt viewfinder, the silent shutter sounds awesome ;) I wonder how the new sensor handles at the higher iso's... Looking forward to some samples...

Well my big cameras are a D800 and D3 (which I know I should never compare this against - but I naturally do as these are what I use day to day) - if I can get anything like D3 high ISO I would be ecstatic - given the announced ISO range of the sensor - this might be within the realms of possibility.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 09:08 UTC
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)

I might wait for the price to come down on this, and then replace my GF1... It looks like they finally nailed all my key gripes. I love the inbuilt viewfinder, the silent shutter sounds awesome ;) I wonder how the new sensor handles at the higher iso's... Looking forward to some samples...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 07:16 UTC as 386th comment | 3 replies

Just to ask a dumb question - Won't having a clear pixel risk more blown highlights?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2013 at 08:55 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
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friedduck: Reading through the comments I'm surprised how many miss the point of the exercise, namely that it's his skill as a photographer that's important and not the tools that he happens to be using.

It's good work all things considered. It saddens me the Trib has gone this route and I hope the paper suffers for it so that others don't follow their example.

Its the Sun-Times not the trib.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 10:36 UTC
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1879 comments in total)
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CosmoZooo: LOL...I find this all very funny...it's like Adobe took a shotgun and b-a-m shot off a foot. There is still aonther foot in place to hop around for a while but eventually they will fall flat on their face unless they change their minds about playing with firearms :)

Let's face it...no matter how good the software is - it is still software. It can be mimicked by other software and it can be challenged. There is already competition out there and even open source alternatives. Until now the price for some folks was worth it but as the cost model becomes prohibitive those people will reevaluate their choices.

This is an opportunity for another company to step up and take the market and if Adobe doesn't change their minds quickly enough it will happen.

Amen to that. Lightroom is good, but the new updates for 5.0 don't sound so breathtaking - photoshop has just too many features I suppose there is always elements - but I think everyone will now seriously reevaluate Adobe products.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 07:04 UTC
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bills_pix: I wonder if it will be subscription only. Adobe is not making near enough money off it at $99 to keep them happy. Prepare for the worst with Adobe.

Thanks ljfinger - good to know - then I will review the new features - and maybe wait for LR6.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 10:33 UTC
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bills_pix: I wonder if it will be subscription only. Adobe is not making near enough money off it at $99 to keep them happy. Prepare for the worst with Adobe.

Can you skip out an upgrade though - and take the one after for the upgrade price?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 10:28 UTC
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