brkl

brkl

Lives in Finland Oulu, Finland
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Joined on May 22, 2008

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On Lytro Illum in the hands of five leading photographers article (162 comments in total)
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brkl: Lytro is not being very honest about the resolution of this camera. It's obvious from their examples that the pictures are never sharper than about 1MP. The only use for this camera I've been able to come up with are depth pans of still frames in some video production, but the sharpness is so low that you couldn't really use it for that purpose either.

I'm going by what Lytro shows us. Those examples and this video, which amounts to the same thing. Surely if the camera could do better they wouldn't keep it a secret.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 19:36 UTC
On Lytro Illum in the hands of five leading photographers article (162 comments in total)

Lytro is not being very honest about the resolution of this camera. It's obvious from their examples that the pictures are never sharper than about 1MP. The only use for this camera I've been able to come up with are depth pans of still frames in some video production, but the sharpness is so low that you couldn't really use it for that purpose either.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 18:29 UTC as 53rd comment | 3 replies

That's not an 180-degree lens.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 06:31 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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dylanbarnhart: Sony fragmentation continues. Just when you thought the Alpha was great, Sony tells you the SLT is better. Then the NEX came a long with even better image quality in smaller size. Then scratch that, full frame NEX is here. Oh and lenses you bought don't work now. If you're sick of buying lenses, then the RX superzoom is for you. Actually who needs a camera anyways, since we're all using camera phones nowadays. So scratch that and buy the QX lens camera instead. All you really sacrify is image quality.

But really, no matter what lenses you buy today, they won't work for yet another Sony system to be announced tomorrow. But don't worry, there will be adapters.

I thought Sony learned a lesson from their TV days. Guess not.

What lenses don't work? NEX lenses work. Alpha lenses work with an adapter. What are you talking about?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 19:01 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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Jikester: Another mount? Nice.

No.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 13:56 UTC
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Peiasdf: Ahh, so the difference between pro and amateur is a press-badge. A lot of the photos are "better" because they were taken from restricted areas.

That's ridiculous. The Suntimes photos were taken by their reporters who surely have press badges.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2013 at 11:08 UTC

Now make one that turns a 300mm large format lens into an ungodly light-capturing beast.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2013 at 20:38 UTC as 79th comment | 1 reply

This is just a ruined NEX7. I've been scoffing at Leica for years, but this is by far the most idiotic camera product I've seen.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 15:01 UTC as 409th comment
On Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm F1.8 Preview preview (212 comments in total)

Since when is 150mm a portrait lens?

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2012 at 00:48 UTC as 45th comment | 8 replies
On Leica unveils X2 16MP premium large-sensor compact article (208 comments in total)

What a hack job.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 00:59 UTC as 68th comment
On Shooting with the Leica M9-P article (648 comments in total)
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Bevardis: Rangefinder system is outdated? Please, with some training you can be just as fast as any SLR lens, if not even faster. And also >100% viewfinder is such an amazing thing.

Taking pictures with RFs is nothing like SLR in many respects- not better, not worse, but just so different.

It is such a shame no affordable camera exists.... Even at $9000 M9 body offers inferior performance to entry level DSLRs for $500. Solution- do the film and dream of Canonet D :)

xtoph: You are saying you can check focus, adjust focus and trigger the shutter in less time than it takes an Olympic sprinter to respond to a bang. I don't think your M could take the strain. Might catch fire or melt.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2012 at 01:43 UTC
On Shooting with the Leica M9-P article (648 comments in total)
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Bevardis: Rangefinder system is outdated? Please, with some training you can be just as fast as any SLR lens, if not even faster. And also >100% viewfinder is such an amazing thing.

Taking pictures with RFs is nothing like SLR in many respects- not better, not worse, but just so different.

It is such a shame no affordable camera exists.... Even at $9000 M9 body offers inferior performance to entry level DSLRs for $500. Solution- do the film and dream of Canonet D :)

Show me a rangefinder user who can focus in 0.1 seconds.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2012 at 09:07 UTC

Longitudinal CA has been such a pain. If this tool really works that well, it's a great leap for fast aperture photography.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2012 at 13:47 UTC as 3rd comment
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Donar: Is the slow startup problem also fixed? I stopped using my X100 because startup time could take several minutes! And in between that time it looked like it was dead/broken and was not going to startup at all. Oke when I re-formated the memory card the problem was gone, but I like to work with large sdcards for a reason so was thinking of the OM-D EM-5.

I really like the panorama mode for the X100, but the internal stitching isn't that good, especially with white highlights (snow). Is that fixed? (does anyone know how the OM-D panorama mode works? The NEX-7 panorama mode seemed to work better than the X100's.

That's probably a problem with the SD card, which could be fixed by formatting it.

EDIT: Duh.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 10:48 UTC

Jesus. I was certain I would never see another firmware for my X100.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 10:47 UTC as 35th comment
On Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 test samples article (458 comments in total)
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brkl: That's pretty remarkable. As good as the best of APS-C it seems.

dgrogers: Huh. I wish they had a light meter in the scene. It gets difficult to make any conclusions regarding the actual performance of the cameras. I would at least like to know the procedure they use to make sure each shot gets the same amount of light.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2012 at 03:25 UTC
On Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 test samples article (458 comments in total)
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brkl: That's pretty remarkable. As good as the best of APS-C it seems.

odl: Yes. But is there any reason to suppose they weren't?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2012 at 15:17 UTC
On Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 test samples article (458 comments in total)
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brkl: That's pretty remarkable. As good as the best of APS-C it seems.

Hmph. I take that back. Looking at the ISO 6400 JPEG EXIF and comparing E-M5 and Nex 7, E-M5 is getting a lot more light.

E-M5 Exposure value = log2 (6.3^2/(1/1600)) ~= 16

Nex 7 Exposure value = log2 (8^2/(1/2000)) ~= 17

So that's a full stop more light for the E-M5. The ISO 3200 Nex 7 shot has the same EV as the ISO 6400 E-M5 shot (log2 (8^2/(1/1000))). Therefore, if you want to compare those cameras, you have to choose Nex 7 shots with a stop lower ISO to get a matching exposure.

That's still a good result for the E-M5, but not as shocking.

(Wolfram link for the logarithmic calculations: http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=log2+%286.3%5E2%2F%281%2F1600%29%29%2C+log2+%288%5E2%2F%281%2F2000%29%29%2C+log2+%288%5E2%2F%281%2F1000%29%29
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Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2012 at 13:57 UTC
On Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 test samples article (458 comments in total)

That's pretty remarkable. As good as the best of APS-C it seems.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2012 at 12:42 UTC as 56th comment | 11 replies
On Canon EOS 5D Mark III preview (923 comments in total)

I'm sure it's a terrific camera, but damn I hate the way it looks.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 10:51 UTC as 310th comment | 4 replies
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