Geir Ove

Geir Ove

Lives in Norway Norway
Joined on Jul 6, 2001
About me:

Take more and better pictures and having fun in the process :-)

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On Fujifilm X-A1 real-world and test scene samples news story (105 comments in total)
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Geir Ove: Hello DPReview Staff,

When can we expect to see the X-E2 Review? I have to resort to other sites to find Reviews nowadays; this is not like it was in the Phil Askey days...

@Hugo808

Thanks, I already knew these facts. However, the same things can be said for every Canon and Nikon incremental model as well: Does this mean DPR should only review the first model, and then state that the newer models are "almost the same" QED ?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2014 at 18:23 UTC
On Fujifilm X-A1 real-world and test scene samples news story (105 comments in total)

Hello DPReview Staff,

When can we expect to see the X-E2 Review? I have to resort to other sites to find Reviews nowadays; this is not like it was in the Phil Askey days...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2014 at 09:06 UTC as 6th comment | 6 replies
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)
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peevee1: "3 fps with continuous AF" tells that PDAF does not really work yet.

Not necessarily: It can be that the lens and / or the PDAF processing line is the bottleneck. AND; it does not tell us anything about HOW good it is at 3 fps: It can be excellent (hopefully) or...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 21:47 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)
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Stitzer23: If only DPR would provide one ISO3200 shot of the dimmed test scene with each of these previews. I'd consider half the full review done :-)

How come then fujirumors.com/first-look-fujifilm-x-e2/ has loads of sample image at this time?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 19:39 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)

DPReview:
Errors in review: Seems to refer to the X-E1 in places where the text should read X-E2...

E.g.: "The X-E1's movie mode still feels like something of an afterthought"

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 17:02 UTC as 99th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1202 comments in total)
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Pavel Sokolov: Where is GPS/GLONASS??? Wtf guys? I don't want to search for an actual locations where I took the photos.

I could not agree more ! It cannot be battery life: On my Smartphone, I can take hundreds of GPS tagged photos without running out of battery! I just bought a Fuji X-E1 to replace my clunky Canon 50D. I have to use an external GPS to to GPS tag my photos.

BUT, this is indeed the last camera I buy with NO GPS: I just love how I can see the location of all GPS tagged pictures (in LightRoom etc)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2013 at 14:20 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Preview preview (380 comments in total)

No Built In EVF - No Buy. Even my Minolta A1 from 2003 managed to have a BUILT IN EVF...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2013 at 18:57 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
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GeorgeZ: It MAY cost more with the OVF than the EM5?
It costs more even without it!
The EM5 now is € 1099 here with the 12-50mm, the E-P5 will cost as much but with the 14-42mm.
And if Olympus doesn't change its policy, that price will be the fixed price for the first couple of months, maybe by then the EM5 will even be further reduced.
The P5 is certainly a nice camera but Olympus is asking too much.
The PM2 can be found for almost a third of the P5, the E-PL5 for less than half- both with the same sensor/engine.
I just don't get it Olympus.

The missing EVF is such a let down. I have the XZ-1 with the extra EVF, but it makes the camera clumsy to handle....

Come on, is a built iin EVF that complicated? My old Minolta A1 had one back in 2004-ish...

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 22:41 UTC

The way Stephen Elop has handled the excellent product Damian created, the Nokia 808 Pureview, I do understand that he leaves Nokia:

Damian helped create an excellent technology that Elop has tried to hide: Where are the ads for the Pureview? At least not in Norway.

Oh, yes, that's right, the Lumia 920 (was it) uses the "Pureview" technology, or at least a lobotomized version of it with an 8 Mpix sensor:

And here I thought that the PureView tech was all about downsampling a High Res sensor (41 Mpix on the 808) and doing clever image processing in the process...

Good luck Damian, I certainly hope that Landrover / Jaguar knows to appreciate your talens!

Geir Ove

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2012 at 17:39 UTC as 8th comment
On Interview - Phil Molyneux, President Sony Electronics article (133 comments in total)
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Geir Ove: Hello Sony,

Your technology is exciting! I will buy Sony equipment and replace my outdated Canons as soon as you include a GPS in your NEX Series ! PLEASE!

Geotagged images saves me a LOT of time: No more fuzz with "where on the earth is this"? And, LightRoom now supports Geotagging !

So sony PLEASE: EVF and GPS, and I'm sold !

Hello,

Yes, that's true, but all External equipment adds to the bulk that I am trying to get away from.....

So, built in EVF & GPS is what I am shopping for, on a Sony !

The A77 has both (if my memory serves me right), but I would want a NEX with both...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2012 at 21:29 UTC
On Interview - Phil Molyneux, President Sony Electronics article (133 comments in total)

Hello Sony,

Your technology is exciting! I will buy Sony equipment and replace my outdated Canons as soon as you include a GPS in your NEX Series ! PLEASE!

Geotagged images saves me a LOT of time: No more fuzz with "where on the earth is this"? And, LightRoom now supports Geotagging !

So sony PLEASE: EVF and GPS, and I'm sold !

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2012 at 20:55 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies
On DSC00224 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)

What's going on?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 20:44 UTC as 2nd comment
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms news story (628 comments in total)

DPReview,

Isn't there enough vulgar comments in this thread by now?

I thought this was a photo-forum...

I don't thin much of the camera, but really guys ....!

Geir Ove

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 21:12 UTC as 275th comment | 5 replies
On Sony NEX-6 Hands-on Preview preview (229 comments in total)

Sony, listen:

Yet another camera with everything BUT a GPS?

I bought a Nokia 808 with GPS, and the convenience of GPS tagging has really sold me on this feature: No more "Where was this picture taken".... And, displaying the pictures on a Map adds a new dimension to the joy of photography

Thus, I am amazed at all the new gear with all kinds of bells and whistles, but NO GPS ???

I will NOT buy any camera in the future that does NOT include a GPS !

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 12:57 UTC as 84th comment

Again, interesting, but as I said in a comment about the NEX5-R:

I bought a Nokia 808 with GPS, and the convenience of GPS tagging has really sold me on this feature: No more "Where was this picture taken".... And, displaying the pictures on a Map adds a new dimension to the joy of photography

Thus, I am amazed at all the new gear with all kinds of bells and whistles, but NO GPS ???

I will NOT buy any camera in the future that does NOT include a GPS !

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 12:55 UTC as 120th comment | 5 replies
On Sony Alpha NEX-5R preview (145 comments in total)

Interesting, as I am looking to replace my oversized Canon Gear.

However, I bought a Nokia 808 with GPS, and the convenience of GPS tagging has really sold me on this feature: No more "Where was this picture taken".... And, displaying the pictures on a Map adds a new dimension to the joy of photography

Thus, I am amazed at all the new gear with all kinds of bells and whistles, but NO GPS ???

I will NOT buy any camera in the future that does NOT include a GPS !

Geir Ove

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2012 at 12:55 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
On Nokia 808 Review: Damian Dinning of Nokia Responds article (214 comments in total)
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Jostian: Thanks Damian for taking the time to reply, I was VERY keen on the 808 till I saw the low res screen and plasticky build...WHY would you have such a low res screen on a phone with such an amazing camera?????? Screen res is lower than 3 yr old N8, makes no sense!!!

Hello,

From a Nokia 808 owner: The screen is just GREAT, and poses NO problem, and by the way it has the BEST Contrast Ratio of any Phone on the market:

http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_808_pureview-review-776p2.php

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2012 at 22:39 UTC
On Nokia 808 Review: Damian Dinning of Nokia Responds article (214 comments in total)
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Valentinian: to my understanding, Nokia's great idea was to put a 40 MP camera together with a phone, and to use digital zoom (with consequent lower, but still enough MP).
Ok... but... ehi... Sony RX100 has 20 MP, optical zoom AND also digital zoom !... wonder what is the RX100's IQ when zooming down to 5 MP versus Nokia IQ ...

Hello,

Do not forget the PureView technology: If it was this obvious and easy to pull off, why haven't the Big Ones (HTC, Apple ...) done this before?

Nokia has shown it's power to Invent, and they have great people like Mr. Damian Dinning!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2012 at 22:34 UTC
On Review: Nokia 808 PureView article (353 comments in total)

Unique Nokia Map features:

Nokia has Nokia Maps (last version 3.09). It lets you download to the Phone Maps from any number of countries and navigate OFFLINE.

The phone will also show ALL your Pictures on the MAP, a very very nice feature if you ask me!

This is NOT found on other phones as far as I can tell: Last time I tried my HTC (with Android) I had to be online all the time: Expenses forbids this, especaially abroad...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2012 at 19:29 UTC as 77th comment
On Review: Nokia 808 PureView article (353 comments in total)
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Geir Ove: I do not understand this "over-focus" on what OS any device is running: If the device (PC. phone, whatever) does its job and runs the apps you need, who cares?

I am a programmer and develop farily advanced systems: The OS is NOT important, but the applications I can run on it is: They make up the system!

A tip on the 808 Blown Highlights: Manually turn on the ND filter in bright sunlight! It should turn om Automatically in Auto mode, but for 3-8 MPix res it does not seem to do this from tests I did yesterday. However, it does seem to work in full res 38 MPix mode. I will do more tests to try to verify this.

@ seilerbird666

"The OS is not important to YOU"

No, it is not, and it is NOT important to > 80% of the users, because they don't have a clue about using the OS functions, just the APPS!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2012 at 19:20 UTC
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