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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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 :)

Direct 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.

Direct 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.

Direct 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.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 06:02 UTC as 82nd comment | 1 reply
On f/22 challenge (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...

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 10:30 UTC
On f/22 challenge (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...

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 17:33 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
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Aaron801: I don't think that being a pro photographer necessarily has all that much to do with one being a great artistic photographer. Sure, for categories like wedding and product shots nearly everyone doing it is pro... bit for the rest, I'd be willing to bet that a lot of my favorites would come from the amateur crowd. Pro's are the ones who can take the most consistent photos in any situation because they tend to really know the technique, but I don't think that they really have any corner on the creative vision part of it... I think that it's a kind of sad oversight that they competition isn't open to all.

Yet there are many famous amateur photographers whose work often exceeds the seasoned pros - and for street photography I'm thinking of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivian_Maier

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 11:46 UTC

Looks good - I wonder if it can shoot lossless 16 bit RAW files...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 11:30 UTC as 232nd comment | 2 replies
On Sea Mirror in the Done With Reflective Surface challenge (9 comments in total)

Really like this shot. Well done! A shame I'm a bit too late to vote for it...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 17:56 UTC as 3rd comment
On Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR article (197 comments in total)
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Julian: Isn't there a danger that the green leds light will creep into low light shots?

I'm thinking long exposure shots (so yes with a tripod). I suppose as long as the user can switch off - then its ok.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 10:28 UTC
On Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR article (197 comments in total)

Isn't there a danger that the green leds light will creep into low light shots?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 10:31 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies
On Hasselblad unveils pixel-shifting 200MP H5D-200c MS article (230 comments in total)
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Ellis Vener: There are some pretty stringent limitations on multi-step backs
-the camera cannot move, even a tiny amount, between frames.
-same thing with subject: absolute stillness required.
- the lighting needs to be absolutely consistent exposure to exposure, during the sequence.

So is this camera for?

If you photograph fabrics , especially carpet and rugs;, or certain types of products including furniture, sculpture, and artwork.

OK I get it so they move the sensor by minute amounts and shoot multiple exposures. This technique is surely susceptible to ghosting problems.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2014 at 07:27 UTC
On Hasselblad unveils pixel-shifting 200MP H5D-200c MS article (230 comments in total)
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Ellis Vener: There are some pretty stringent limitations on multi-step backs
-the camera cannot move, even a tiny amount, between frames.
-same thing with subject: absolute stillness required.
- the lighting needs to be absolutely consistent exposure to exposure, during the sequence.

So is this camera for?

If you photograph fabrics , especially carpet and rugs;, or certain types of products including furniture, sculpture, and artwork.

Thats what I dont get - is this camera just taking multiple exposures and then interlacing them with some fancy software to claim a higher resolutiion? and if so what are the advantages of this approach over just the standard 50MP body and some good post processing software? I would think you have more options with the second approach - as you can choose what images work best together with careful consideration.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2014 at 06:44 UTC
On -Transparent Building- (Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (2 comments in total)
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ConanFuji: In the architectural industry, transparency and reflectivity have an inverse connection.
High reflectivity is not high transparency.
Transparent means it lets light pass through.
That means you can see more of the insides.... for example, a greenhouse.

That's good - its not just me thinking this! I was expecting lots of greenhouse / see through building shots - and was surprised at all the reflections!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2014 at 10:33 UTC

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 69th comment | 3 replies
On MIT algorithm predicts photo popularity article (90 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 (209 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 55th 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
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