Rickard Hansson

Rickard Hansson

Lives in Sweden Svalöv / Skåne / Sweden, Sweden
Works as a IT-Consultant/technician
Joined on Jul 18, 2004
About me:

Nikon D300
Nikon 18-70 f3.5-4.5
Nikon 50 f1.8
Sigma 150 f2.8 macro
Sigma 50-500
Nikon SB-600 & SB-800 flashes


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On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (821 comments in total)
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RedFox88: No difference form d4 to d4s in RAW, but the d4s is better at JPG at very high ISO. Worth paying for the d4s if you have a d4 or d3s? No.

stu 5 - the difference is so small that it is irrelevant and will not be seen in most cases. The power of the new D4s is in the jpeg engine.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 07:17 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (821 comments in total)
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rwbaron: It appears Nikon has cleaned up the RAW performance by a good half stop compared the D4 which is admirable. I would say 409,600 D4S is not quite as good as 204,800 on D4 but close. I also looked for the 1DX to compare but alas not on the list so I took the 6D and wow, I had no idea the 6D was that good at low light high ISO shooting. Very close to the D4S at 102,400. This is good news for all of us regardless of brand.

I have an hard time seeing that difference whe nwatching the raw samples. I would say they are almost identical in RAW performance. It seems that mostly JPG engine benefits from the new hardware.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 07:13 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Things we found that had been cut in half news story (107 comments in total)

"One of the interesting things about telephoto prime lenses is how few pieces of glass they contain compared to a lot of zooms. This is the Canon EF 500mm F4L IS II USM, sliced wide open for all the world to see. Shameless."

Interesting that we pay so much money for so much air. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 10:00 UTC as 41st comment
On A look inside Sigma's lens factory news story (89 comments in total)
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ric63: Great video, would like to see more.
The 50-500 I have it a stunning lens, super fast, super sharp and the coulours are amazing.
I would not hesitate to recomend Sigma to anyone.

I have their 50-500 also, i had both the previouls version (without OS) and now i have the new one with OS and i liked both of the.
I can also recommend the 50-500 lens.
But i also have the new 70-200 2.8 OS lens and i am quite dissapointed about it, it is really soft and lacks contrast wide open and when the OS kicks in it shifts the image a bit.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2014 at 11:56 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1595 comments in total)
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halai: DPR, you forgot to mention "NO VIDEO" as a con. I was looking forward to purchase this camera, then found there is no video function. It would have been a perfect camera for me. Oh well, will save my money for something else.

I don´t see "no vid" as a con in a camera made for photographing.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 23:57 UTC
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backayonder: I saw one in a shop in Sydney yesterday and it sure is big and clunky.

T3, D4 is a brick in size and weight to better balance and support the bigger lenses that are widely being used with the D4.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2013 at 10:30 UTC
On Niki Feijen's haunting images of abandoned houses news story (219 comments in total)

I like them all.
The HDR setup works great for them.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 12:09 UTC as 105th comment
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mbrobich: Nikon you suck. Where the H*** is the D400 ?

JohnEwing - The D600 is FF, the D400 would be DX, similar to D300(s).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 21:15 UTC
On Bell Labs creates lensless single-pixel camera news story (56 comments in total)
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Mssimo: Yeah..but does lightroom support it yet?

ManuelVilardeMacedo - Lightroom is not covered by the Creative Cloud (thank god).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2013 at 23:23 UTC
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Mssimo: Looking for software to convert DNG back to NEF.

DNG is an open standard, so why the concerns?

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 19:41 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: All right Apple, is this what you've been waiting for to release Aperture X with Photoshop-like editing tools?


Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 19:37 UTC
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viking79: This also scares me as it could easily be a way to prevent 3rd party companies from making lenses for their cameras.

To me, there is too much hassle involved in this, i.e. do you want security or freedom and I would rather have freedom. Sure, it sucks to have a lens stolen, but when it prevents you from shooting it is even worse.

Has anyone here ever had a Honda? Ever unplugged the negative cable and not been able to find your radio code? Really sucks.

It does not mean that you NEED to enter a password for the lens.
It might be an system that gives you the possibility to password protect the lens, probably with an turn on/off function for the feature.

Example: you are travelling and shipping your lenses in a box, you do not wish to box to be stolen and sold, so while travelling you enter passwords for the lenses and if all goes well, when you arrive at destination you can "unlock" them again.
Just an example.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2013 at 19:44 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon EOS M preview samples gallery news story (130 comments in total)
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WT21: I am thinking this is a very poor set of low-light test shots, and DPR is at fault here.

I have complete ZERO interest in this camera, but look at those low light shots. Almost all have negative EV dialed in. The guitarist shot has -2.33!!! What camera is going to do well in low light with a -2.33 EV? Also, these could be dialed in for high NR.

Again, I have no interest in this camera, but it seems to me the low light sample shots are like HUH???

Reason for dialing in neg EV is that you wish the image to reflect the mood, the darkness. Otherwise it will try to brighten up the scene and that would look bad.
dialing in -EV gives you an better shutter speed as well and can keep high iso down.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 14:30 UTC
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chlamchowder: The price seems a little steep - you could get a 80-200/2.8 AF-S or Sigma 70-200/2.8 OS for a couple hundred dollars less. The old 70-210mm f/4 costs about $200.

So unless you really want a light lens with VR, there are some cheaper alternatives that are very attractive.

The sigma 70-200 f2.8 OS HSM is NOT as good as the nikon lenses.
I have the new sigma 70-200 OS HSM and it is not in the same league as the nikon versions.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2012 at 20:41 UTC
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Maxis Gamez: Can't wait to try focusing at f/8 with my 800mm.. Hopefully will be faster than with the 1D MKIV.

Glad Canon Listened!

www.gvisions.org - Bird Photography

To focus at f8 with that lens would require you to mount an 1.4x teleconverter.
As kapanak says, all modern cameras always focus using wide open aperture and stops down first when it is time to take the shot. Regardless if you have setup your camera to take an shot at f8 or f11 or f5.6, the lens will always be used at f5.6 when focusing (the lens we are talking about now).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2012 at 20:37 UTC
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Alejandro del Pielago: Dear DP: And what about the full review of the Canon EOS-1D X ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Please, CONNECT you with your readers ! ! ! ! ! !

dholl - Most people doesn´t base their purchase of a camera solely on one review.
So, even if dpreview reviews it, then i guess most people paying those moeny for a camera will check other reviews and more important, TRY THE CAMERA in stores.
If you look at the people on this site, majority of them is not the target audience for an 1Dx or similar model anyway, that goes for the D4 from nikon also.
I guess dpreview have an broader customer base to please and therefore prioritize other cameras first.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2012 at 20:35 UTC
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Vicariousgeorge: For that price, I'd just as soon grab the Sigma 70-200 2.8 OS for $150 LESS. I've actually used the Sigma before, and the particular copy was ridiculously sharp.

Considering the collar is ANOTHER $200+, you really aren't getting all that much for your money for an f/4 lens.

This should be around $1000 - collar included.

I have the 70-200 2.8 OS from sigma and compared to the nikon products it sucks.

Also, you loose compatibility with nikon 1 series using any sigma OS lens as of today, that is not the case with nikon branded lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 07:34 UTC
On Just Posted: Hands-on Nikon D600 preview news story (376 comments in total)
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Amelio Rate: Seems like a great camera except for 1 thing: USB 2. I already wait forever for my D7000 photos & videos to transfer and the 600 takes even larger files. Why in the world wouldn't Nikon go with USB 3 which has been a standard for nearly 2 yrs already (and which probably only saves them pennies per unit)!?

For both my old D70 and my D300 i haev never ever transferred any images from the camera.
When i bought my D70 2004 i also bought an firewire card reader for CF.
When i bought the D300 i continud using the FW reader until it broke and then i bought an USB 2 reader instead.

Even if camera is usb2, an external reader, most of the time, is faster.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 21:54 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 review news story (373 comments in total)

I have to say that their high iso is RAW shots are very clean compared to the J1/v1 (which have lots of color blotches), nevertheless i still like my J1 with possibility to use all kinds of nikon lenses on it (with ft1 adapter).

But still, kudos to sony for making such color free high iso raw files (even if the noise is there).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 21:36 UTC as 110th comment
On Canon EOS-M: hands-on preview of Canon's first mirrorless EOS news story (1229 comments in total)
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calvinboy24: Don't really care about the specs really, nitpicking over this vs. its other like competitors barely registers a difference in the photo output the way I shoot and edit.

I just like the idea that I can use my existing EF lenses on it via the adaptor. I just hope the adaptor can allow full control of the lens. My understanding is that the Nikon adaptor for SLR lenses is limited.

The nikon adapter is limited to only work with AF-S or AF-I lenses with built-in focus motor because the nikon adapter does not have built in focus motor.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 17:30 UTC
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