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Roland Karlsson

Lives in Sweden Stockholm, Sweden
Works as a Programmer
Joined on Feb 23, 2002
About me:

Collector of K-mount and M42 stuff. Main camera K-5. Also interested in camera technology, e.g. Foveon. Also interested in computer based image analysis and transforms.

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Lars V: Some more thoughts...

Let's make the assumption that the owner of an M-D already owns other Leica (or other) cameras. The decision to use the M-D for a shoot or journey is then an active decision not to review images on location.

Conceptually this is no different from turning off the display on a camera that has a display.

I have no doubt that the quality of this Leica, as always, is beyond top-notch. I also have no doubt that the M-D will attract buyers.

I guess I'm just questioning the rationality of purchasing an M-D if you have another M body with a display that you can disable.

The again, sometimes the Leica market defies logic, especially from a cost-aware perspective.

Try to turn off the LCD on almost any camera and still use it. You will turn into situations where using the LCD is necessary.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 21:36 UTC
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Kiwisnap: If it had a new range of AF lenses and was like an interchangeable lens Q, I'd order two tomorrow.

Manual focus belongs in the bin of history as far as I am concerned.

As far as I can see there are lots of cameras that meets your requirements. So, what is your point?

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 21:34 UTC
On article Swirly bokeh: Lensbaby announces Twist 60 lens (118 comments in total)
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clicstudio: I don't understand who would buy such a lens and produce an effect that can't be removed. Basically if u don't want it, you are stuck with it.. In photoshop you can do the same and have control over the effect.
All of the lens baby line is the same. Photoshop can emulate all of their effects with a lot more precision and control.

@clickstudio. No - you can neither simulate bokeh nor spiral bokeh blur effectively. You can onlu mimic it. You have to be at the actual 3D scenery to do that - or maybe have a lytro image or something, maybe a hologram. The effect depends on the distance to the subject. The image, once catched is flat. With some skills you might maybe mimic it os well that it is hard to tell apart from the real thing. But, then maybe it is time taking up painting instead.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 16:35 UTC
On article Miggo wants to 'DSLR your iPhone' with the Pictar grip (133 comments in total)

I have my phone in my pocket. It is a flat thing that I can just put down there easily. My compact camera I have in my jacket pocket or around my neck. Now, where should I put that grip? How do it improve on my phone plus compact camera?

My Sony phone has a camera button on the edge. So, I can quite comfortable hold it with two hands and push the button. I have not tried it, but I see no improvement with this grip.

So, no, I do not think the grip is for me. Cute idea though.

NOTE - I am of course imagining that you had a grip for my Sony phone. That you do not makes it even less interesting for me.

BTW - do iPhone have a camera button?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 21:49 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Swirly bokeh: Lensbaby announces Twist 60 lens (118 comments in total)
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Biowizard: I find photographing through the bottom of a jam jar is somewhat cheaper.

Brian

Lets see your jam jar pictures!

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 17:54 UTC
On article Swirly bokeh: Lensbaby announces Twist 60 lens (118 comments in total)
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ozturert: The sh.tt.er the image you get from lens, the more expensive it gets.
"Hey, we take your state of the art camera and destroy your images so badly that'll make you want to waste your hard-earned money".
But some like the effect, eh?

Funny to say, but simply not true. Neither for normal lenses nor for Lomo type of lenses.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 17:53 UTC
On article Swirly bokeh: Lensbaby announces Twist 60 lens (118 comments in total)
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Charles Bandes: Why all the hate? This lens looks really exciting to me.

@Charles - the "hate" argument again. Totally irrelevant, this time as almost always. Why do you think anyone hate the poor lens?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 17:51 UTC

cool - but too low quality.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 15:00 UTC as 4th comment
On Connect post Huawei clarifies Leica-involvement in P9 camera design (51 comments in total)
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Retzius: in marketing speak, "co-engineered" means a Leica rep flew over and they have one face to face meeting

Easy to be funny. Now, what actual info have you got?

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 19:02 UTC
On Connect post Huawei P9 Leica-branded dual-cam made by Sunny Optical (79 comments in total)
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Anadrol: That just should be illegal, it is fraud (or should be considered as fraud).

It is not illegal. If it should be illegal is up to discussion IMHO. Many cameras today have Leica or Zeiss lenses. And those lenses are not made by either, nor are they designed. They are approved! Probably after paying a huge amount of money. One can wonder what it takes to get approved, except the pile of money.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 19:56 UTC
On Connect post Huawei P9 Leica-branded dual-cam made by Sunny Optical (79 comments in total)
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tscholent: It IS fraud!

Sort of, yes. A very common fraud though. I used to get annoyed. But, welcome to modern capitalism, where you buy brands or lease them. Or maybe buy a company in order to get its patents and become a patent troll. So much fun!

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 19:51 UTC
On Connect post Huawei P9 Leica-branded dual-cam made by Sunny Optical (79 comments in total)
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stevo23: Huawei = another name for the ultimate in product piracy.

Either you are joking (pulling our legs) or you have some serious problems. In any case - I am out of here.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 18:59 UTC
On Connect post Huawei P9 Leica-branded dual-cam made by Sunny Optical (79 comments in total)
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stevo23: Huawei = another name for the ultimate in product piracy.

You have problem Steve. Let it go. No matter if you are right or wrong, you cannot affect it. Life will be better if you decide that it is not your business (any more). /Take care!

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 18:39 UTC
On Connect post Huawei P9 Leica-branded dual-cam made by Sunny Optical (79 comments in total)
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stevo23: Huawei = another name for the ultimate in product piracy.

Stevo, it seems you have an axe to grind regarding the Huawei company. Now, this thread is about the Huawei camera and its Leica sign. Your ranting is totally irrelevant for this news, at lest until you can show otherwise.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 18:00 UTC
On Connect post Huawei P9 Leica-branded dual-cam made by Sunny Optical (79 comments in total)
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stevo23: Huawei = another name for the ultimate in product piracy.

They have payed Leica for licensing. How is that piracy?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 21:20 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (549 comments in total)
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Les Hall: There's a reason why books have white and not black pages. It may be just about using less ink, but it is also much more legible when it comes to text. Reading forums just wears me out with that inverted color set-up.

As for images, I think black is too much for that too. 50% grey would be perfect.

Books are white because paper is white and ink is black. Doing the other way around do not really work. They are also white because it is a reflective media. The white of the book adapts automatically to ambient light. Moreover, lots of books use slightly gray paper.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2016 at 19:12 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (549 comments in total)

Aint want no light theme! Black is the color of DPR!

I think it loses its seriousness. And ... it is so nice when the computer do not blind you and destroy your night sight. I am trying to edit some photos here. Need the ability to see well.

I always change the theme of all my photo related stuff to black or dark gray, and also have a darker desktop.

So, nice that you are trying new things. But, I hope you keep the old theme as a choice.

EDIT: I see that this is your plan. Thanx!

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2016 at 19:05 UTC as 120th comment
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dulynoted: Beautiful place. I just checked and it turns out that I only live 3 hours away by train. I might have to take one of my off days to go wonder around. Would be worth the trip.

You are the lucky one!

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2016 at 18:53 UTC
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DiegoRodriguez: That 'soap bubble bokeh' is interesting, but the price is so excessive and unjustified.

Yep. This is the problem with all those vintage remade lenses. They do a quite simple lens, with only two or three or four spherical lens elements. That's fun! Sounds like a good idea. If it costs $100. Or maybe $200 for a more advanced one. But ,,, here comes the problem. They want $500 for the simple one and $1000 for the more complex.

I mean, you can get the fantastic Samyang 85/1.4 for $250 and the totally outstanding Samyang 135/2.0 for $500. They have nine and eleven elements and some of them are aspheric.

OK - maybe they get buyers. More power to them. But it is weird.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2016 at 18:52 UTC
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dulynoted: Beautiful place. I just checked and it turns out that I only live 3 hours away by train. I might have to take one of my off days to go wonder around. Would be worth the trip.

Its a big place. Maybe more than an off day?

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2016 at 10:01 UTC
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